Author Archives: K

[Danang] Slow Living

It feels great to take a few days off to experience some slow living in Vietnam. Naman Retreat is definitely the right accommodation choice – we absolutely love the bamboo-centric architecture. Here’s how we spend our everyday in Danang! Ride a bike The sun, the sand, the sea….repeat Take a walk Play chess Attend pottery class Smoke some shisha EatRead More

Buttertrade – Go local with cakes

Tired of your oh-so-boring chocolate cakes? Why not indulge in these creative cakes which are infused with local flavours. Ondeh Ondeh Cake – Rich gula melaka sandwiched between layers of our local pandan cake and topped with toasted coconut flakes Pulut Hitam Cake – Light coconut cake with a layer of pulut hitam for that extra bite andRead More


It’s amazing how 5 years passed by so quickly. Updates became infrequent these days as our lives are consumed with incessant busyness. Gone were the days where we go for our secret Wednesdays (usually good value lunch sets in town) and they are now replaced with pre-scheduled monthly dinners. One thing however remains constant …..our loveRead More

Happy Birthday, P!

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Hai Di Lao & Buttertrade Deliveries – The Perfect Combination for a Fuss-free Celebration!

Hai Di Lao delivery at our doorstep We love the Hai Di Lao hotpot experience (not the waiting time though) and were extremely excited when the restaurant started offering delivery services island-wide.  We found the perfect occasion (Christmas and 2 birthday celebrations) to order! All you need to do is to call Hai Di LaoRead More

5 Other Places (Besides Putian) to get a Good Bowl of Heng Hwa Lor Mee in Singapore

Putian’s Heng Hwa Lor Mee Heng Hwa lor mee is a staple (Read #cookforfamily) in my family. We love this bowl of gluey, white noodles infused with a strong seafood flavor – that’s definitely comfort food for us. Everyone thinks of Putian when they think of Heng Hwa lor mee (or Heng Hwa cuisine) inRead More

KPT Coffee Shop – Sheng He Fishball Noodle & Fried Prawn Noodle

KPT coffee shop (Right opposite Punggol Park) is a real gem….if you look hard enough. This tasty hokkien mee co-shares the same space as the fishball noodle stall. It’s really easy to walk pass the stall and not notice the HKM’s presence. We celebrated a joyous occasion today with one of our favourite local delights. HBD, Twice.Read More

Happy Birthday, P!

Hitting the big 3 is a milestone after all or so “they” say. Have a blast!Read More

Teppei Syokudo – Get Your Barachirashi Fix at Takashimaya

The Teppei empire is expanding fast and furious, moving to quick service branches (Teppei Syukudo) in Takashimaya and Millenia Walk.  We can now get a bowl of their barachirashi (Kaisen don) easily. The bowl of overflowing sashimi ($16) was assembled after order. It was generously portioned and highly satisfying. I also tried a few of their fried items in other visits but found them toRead More

Soi 19 Wanton Mee & Shanghai Ren Jia – Will only return to the latter

Soi 19 Wanton Mee & Shanghai Ren Jia These two popular eateries are located almost side by side at block 151 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5. The $5 wanton mee at Soi 19 Wanton Mee I think everyone is familiar with this Thai wanton mee that is making headlines. The stall front shows the many accolades and reviews. It is well-known forRead More