Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lola's Cafe

The forever crowded Lola's cafe at Kovan, we popped by on a rainy evening for an early dinner and still had to queue.


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Coffee and the popular wings. (You can get one-for-one coffee with the entertainer app!)

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The honey paprika wings were sweet, crispy and altogether delicious. Although I felt that the flavor laid more in the skin and did not really penetrate the meat.

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The mains were decent though nothing to shout about

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Ending our meal with a decadent nutella tart mmm


Will come back to try the brunch menu, if only it wasnt so crowded



5 Simon Road
Singapore 545893

 6284 0349

Mellben seafood @ pasir ris

Back to Mellben for more crabs! This time at pasir ris, which the eastie in me is deliriously happy about. (We dont have that much good food here in the east i.e. pasir ris, so must celebrate more)

Mellben in my opinion serves the sweetest crabs.

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The signature crab bee hoon soup, rich thick soup filled of crab essence, remember to order extra soup because you are going to want more

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The golden sand crab came in a luscious creamy buttery salted egg yolk sauce, soooo good.

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And finally laksa crab with too much 'hum' , we went overboard and added too much, scaring even the waitresses there lol

Cholesterol overdose but ah we throw all health concerns out of the window with crabs this good.

Blk 440 pasir ris dr 4
#01-13 S510440
6582 0397

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Khun Mee Thai Noodle Bar





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That was some pretty good thai noodles, a pity the egg was over-cooked. However the noodles were springy and the sauce tasty.

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A decent rendition of my favorite som tum, this version has salted egg in it too!

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Mango sticky rice - the mango wasnt as sweet as I would like but what can we expect, we are not in thailand eh

Overall I felt the food here was quite authentic and tasty, will definitely come back

Bedok Point
799 New Upper Changi Road
#02-32/34
Singapore 467351

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Guangzhou Nov 2014 - Travel Diary Pt 4


Guangzhou has several attractions and we visited a few (Chiamlong safari park, Chiamlong theme park and the wong fei hong temple/museum). Of the three, I highly recommend the safari park which is basically a zoo. Huge place with several types of animals and shows that will occupy old and young equally (who doesnt like cute elephants performing tricks!), one day is almost not enough.

Best parts of the zoo include

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baby animals! Theres a nursery where visitors can see tiger cubs, baby monkeys and this adorable baby chimpanzee; he was adorably mischievous and we spent a good 20 mins watching him get up to his antics 

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A train ride round the "safari" where animals were divided into different parts of Africa based on where they originated; we got to see zebras, bears, even camels grazing 

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Close up of animals! Visitors get to feed the animals (for a small fee) and it was so much fun! We fed this lovely giraffe leafy greens and took many a selfie with him. Other animals available for feeding include tigers, elephants, cute little monkeys etc

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And the main attraction - pandas! 
Chiam long is home to many pandas, my absolute favorite animal; I spent at least a good hour watching these cute animals going about their own business

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As luck would have it, we had the privilege of viewing the world's first panda triplets. As the mama panda would only take care of one cub, the other two would have to be taken care by staff. And well taken care they were, with a huge nursery filled with toys. 

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Mama panda with the other cub. Awww 


Monday, May 11, 2015

Guangzhou Nov 2014 -Travel Diary Pt 3

More food updates from Guangzhou


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Seafood from Shangxiajiu street, looked tasty but was disappointingly one-note; not much taste other than the spices used.

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Dim sum at a nondescript restaurant opposite the hotel and darn was it good dim sum



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Liu sha bao passed the test

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and the xo fried carrot cake was probably the best I ever had. Would go back to Guangzhou just for this dim sum again

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Explored the mall next to the apartment, this place serves meat in a large pot with seasoning/spices. This was fish (non-spicy) and the below was prawns (spicy). Both were pretty darn tasty though the spicy version got too numbing after awhile.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

GuangZhou Nov 2014 - Travel Diary Pt 2

So we stayed at the GuangZhou South & North International Apartment which was pretty awesome. Luxuriously decorated in typical chinese style (gold accents, chandeliers, brocade wallpaper etc) and comes furnished with microwave, fridge and a washing machine. Each apartment fits 6 comfortably (3 king size beds) but for some reason only comes with 1 toilet so there may be some awkward situations. But still given the location (next to Beijing lu) it was great.
The train station is a distance away (~10 mins walk)

As mentioned Guangzhou is basically a less modern Hong Kong so of course, the food was awesome. Especially so if you are a Cantonese (going back to your roots and all that right)

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cant do without your combination plate of meats, not as good as the ones in Hong kong but still decent

Chanced upon this eatery that serves food from another city (cant quite remember) but the porridge filled with peanuts, seaweed and other bits n pieces plus that dumpling soup was excellent.
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Nothing beats a chok (rice congee) and cheong fun (rice roll) breakfast. The congee was rich and thick, evidence of many hours over a charcoal stove. The orange one came with cordycep but tasted much like the rest (well at least theres some health benefits?). The cheong fun had too much fun, too little ingredients. Still tasty.

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Some  street food at Shangxaijiu pedestrain street. clams and oysters which were way too garlicky it killed off pretty much any seafood taste urgh. I did get some pretty tasty grilled octopus at the stall next door though

Monday, May 4, 2015

GuangZhou Nov 2014 - Travel Diary Pt 1


Some amusing sights from my trip to Guang Zhou in Nov last year.

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Victoria Secret's knock-off?

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Suggestive trashbin at the zoo

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Say what?

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Spotted at our apartment (which was pretty awesome, think gold interiors and chandeliers)

That said, Guangzhou is basically Hong Kong just less crowded