Category Archives: Take-Away

Sen Bar & Restaurant – Authentic Vietnamese Food in Singapore #14

Heading to Geylang on a Friday evening after a tough week is not really my kinda thing. Don’t get me wrong – I love what Geylang has to offer in terms of food (think: Tze Char, Frog-Sexy-Leg Porridge…and the much debatable Beef Horfun); it is just not the part of town I would like toRead More

Queues, Queues & Longer Queues

It is getting so difficult to avoid long queues for food in Singapore. See below for the three “infamous queues” in town recently. Jollibee Singapore (Image by Sheere Ng, Makansutra)  Jollibee is one of my favourite fast food restaurants and my “must go” whenever I visit The Philippines. I love the juicy beef steaks  andRead More

Snippets of [Shanghai]

佳家汤包 - 佳家 is a very popular choice for this local snack.  The shop was fully packed at 3pm and most of the XLBs were sold out already (including the salted egg & pork XLB that I wanted to try). We settled for the crab & pork XLB – They tasted awesome and pretty much on par with DTF. That’s a huge compliment coming from the #1Read More

[Sydney] Il Bolognese – The Reason behind my Midnight Cravings

This is one pizza I find myself craving for at the wake of dawn, sometimes in the middle of the night and especially at the end of a tiring day in the kitchen. I can eat this for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner….any day of the year, I swear. BELLA’S SPECIAL ($20-$30 depending on size)Read More

Mark & Spencer’s Croissant – Singapore vs. London

I like the buttery croissants I had in London’s M&S.  I love butter (sorry heart, I will try to eat such sinful food moderately) - I remember an incident when I put a large slab of butter on a small piece of bread and my colleague asked me whether I was eating bread with butter OR butterRead More

[London] M&S Simple Food – Singapore Noodles

Marks and Spencer (M&S) Simple Food is a convenient option for a pre-packed meal in London. I tried a few boxes of these quick meals throughout my stay and all of them tasted more than decent. My favourite is the Singapore noodles – No surprises here. Singapore Noodles The description on the box -  Fine rice noodle with tenderRead More

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken (豪大大雞排) – Finally in Singapore

豪大大雞排 is a star attraction in 士林夜市, Taipei. It is a satisfying snack that is definitely worth making a beeline for. I was thrilled when I heard that it’s finally coming to Singapore. Long queues – just like in the Taipei night market. 豪大大雞排 has a bigger menu in Singapore.  The famous fried chicken came in several flavours i.e seaweed,Read More

Vietnamese Cafes – Authentic Vietnamese Food in Singapore #7, #8 & #9

[LEFT] Trung Nguyen Coffee – Authentic Vietnamese Food in Singapore #7 [RIGHT] The cafe was empty on a Saturday evening. I wanted to order my favourite Legendee coffee but it costs more than $12 which i’m not ready to pay . I took the cashier’s suggestion and ordered a traditional Vietnamese coffee – Creative 4: Creation ($6).Read More

[Ho Chi Minh City] Banh Cuon – Delicious Rice Rolls

One of my favourite snacks in Saigon is Banh Cuon (Steamed rice rolls). It is a popular local breakfast item and is similar to Singapore’s Chee Cheong Fun. Banh Cuon is typically served with bean sprouts and Vietnamese pork sausage (Cha Lua). [Left - Banh Cuon] The rice flour skin is very thin (much more delicateRead More

[Cebu] Cnt Lechon – I Found It

I have been to The Philippines several times but sad to say, my tastebuds do not agree with the food there. I’m actually happy to eat Jollibee (A local fastfood chain) whenever I visit the country – Perhaps I’m not trying the right food. We were very fortunate to have 3 Pinoys bringing us toRead More