Monday, 23 April 2018

Summer Kitchen. Mom's Home Cooking in Johor Jaya 夏.厨房



Summer Kitchen 夏.厨房 in Johor Jaya was opened in 2015 but I had not heard of it until buddy Krystal shared her joy in stumbling upon the hidden gem. Piqued by Krystal's enthusiasm and because I like mom and pop eateries, we checked in at Summer Kitchen this morning - making it our first stop for today's food trail.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Tropique Cafe & Restaurant @ Spring Labs Ekoflora in Johor Bahru



JB has a cool new Instagram hotspot - Spring Labs Eco Ekoflora (about 30 minutes drive north after clearing JB immigration). There are many Instagrammable buildings and nice cafes to hang out in here. I tried Tropique Cafe & Restaurant and so love it 💗

Saturday, 21 April 2018

JB Flying Wanton Mee in Johor Jaya is Tops in Taste & Mouthfeel



Dropped in on Edwin's 桃园面家 at his new address at 59, Jalan Bakawali 50, Taman Johor Jaya, JB. I last ate Edwin's flying wanton mee four years ago. Oh my... through Edwin's continuous efforts, his wanton mee has gone from good to great 👏👏👏 I like it so much more now.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Wei Wei Hakka Lei Cha in Johor Bahru 威威咸茶美食店



When local born and raised Hakka boy, KK declared that Wei Wei in Taman Daya has dethroned his long time favourite lei cha shop in JB, it's time to stop mugging around. I quickly invited KK to meet for lunch at Wei Wei as authentic Hakka lei cha and yong tou foo are among my favourite dishes.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

gCafe Mount Austin. Where to Chill in JB with Coffee, Cakes and Soft Shell Crab Laksa

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I like soft shell crabs and laksa. So, when I saw that gCafe in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru launched a soft shell crab laksa, I quickly went to try it. (There was a nice soft shell crab laksa place in Indahpura, Kulai but it closed a year ago.)

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Meeting Amazing Patrizia Perucca in JB. Florence Grandmother Rounding the Earth on Foot

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Friends who know me well enough to ask me "what is your dream" will know that I dream of doing an overland trip either self drive or by public transport from Singapore to London or Beijing while I am physically able. 

Today, I met an Italian grandmother who is doing something which I dare not even dream of. Patrizia Perucca is circumnavigating the world on foot 😱 After leaving home in Florence, Italy a year ago, Patrizia arrived in Johor Bahru after walking 14 countries. I dropped in on her just before she set off for Singapore.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Tasty Hotpot. Spicy Sichuan Mala Xiang Guo in JB 有点香麻辣香锅



The two month old 有点香 Tasty Hotpot restaurant, spiced and heated up the JB food scene with it's authentic Sichuan style stir fried mala xiang guo 麻辣香锅. The restaurant located just beside KSL mall at Jalan Kijang is the hottest thing in JB F & B since Mar 2018.

Which Claypot Chicken Rice in Chinatown Complex Food Centre?



This is the second time I am blogging about Zhao Ji Clay Pot Rice in Chinatown Complex. The last time was "for information only", this time I am recommending it. I normally don't recommend an eatery on my first blog post about it. If I still like an eatery after a few revisits, I will then write a recommendation.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Sunday, 15 April 2018

History of Original Nanyang Heritage Hawkers in Chinatown Complex 牛車水美食講故事



The story of Singapore Chinatown food and hawkers is an integral part of the history of our Chinatown. Food is one of the precious few tangible links left between today's Chinatown and its origins.

Wait.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Fei Ye Ye 肥爷爷 Wanton Noodle with Soya Sauce Chicken in Chinatown Complex

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Had Fei Ye Ye's wanton mee with soya sauce chicken for lunch in Chinatown Complex today. I enjoyed it as the wanton mee was old school and the soya sauce chicken was tender, juicy and sweet.

Chinatown Complex Food Centre 👟👟 Heritage Trail of Original Stalls of Old Chinatown 👟👟

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Even before Sir Stamford Raffles stepped foot on Singapore in 1819, hawkers already plied the streets of Chinese Campong, the precursor of today's Chinatown. As Singapore prospered thanks to Raffles making Singapore a free port and capital of the British Straits Settlements, the population in Chinatown quickly grew with immigrants from southern China.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Unagiya Ichinoji. Tokyo's Miyagawa Honten joins Singapore's Live Eel Frenzy

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Last night, I attended a media preview of Unagiya Ichinoji at Robertson Quay which opens to the public today (12 Apr 2018). Unagiya Ichinoji, by Tokyo chain Miyagawa Honten, is Singapore's fourth unagi restaurant to serve live eels.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Ru Ji Kitchen at Holland Drive now does Bak Chor Mee & it's Good too

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I had a meet up in Buona Vista this afternoon, so I took the opportunity to lunch at Holland Drive food centre, one of my favourite hawker centres in Singapore. Circling the busy hawker centre, I noticed that Ru Ji, the famous fish ball noodle stall had expanded to two stalls - side by side. The new stall serves bak chor mee. As a born and bred Singapore bak chor mee lover, I naturally chose to try it.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Yalong Bay Flaming Chicken in Toa Payoh North 亚龙湾地道小厨

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I had been curious about Yalong Bay's flambeed chicken since it appeared on social media about a year ago. Finally checked out the famous flaming fowl today in Toa Payoh North near Braddell MRT station. It tastes quite nice and worth a try, if only for novelty's sake.

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