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Battle of the Fragrant Biscuits #2

Heading back up to Ipoh in March this year, I acquired another batch of heong peah to attempt another battle. It’s been six years since the first. The contestants in this round are Sin Eng Hoe, Sin Eng Heong, Lam Fong and Ching Han Guan. Are Eng Hoe and Eng Heong related? Who knows? We’re […]

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The Suprette Burger

Jalan Besar. The place to get stainless steel screws and bolts, fencing material, real gardening stuff with real workman boots. And then there are the little cafes and boutique hotels that are popping up. There’s a hotel out there called Kam Leng Hotel. Refurbished from old shophouses, it also houses a tiny eatery called Suprette.

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Da Jie Famous Wanton Noodle

A couple of years back, I stumbled onto Da Jie Famous Wanton Noodles while wandering through the Jalan Besar area. I neglected writing about it (as I have for many eating excursions), and over the years, forgot the name. However, I did remember making a mental note to myself that this place was worth a […]

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Power Mee Rebus

Rahim Muslim Food, is located in a coffeeshop just near the Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic. For some time now, they’ve received praise for their Mee Rebus and I felt it was time to see what it was all about.

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Fish and Chips at ToTT

I have not written about my recent eats, simply because I’ve not been inspired to write about any of them. And the last thing I thought would kick start another post is fish and chips. What’s my ideal fish and chips? A non-breaded batter. Crisp outside. Succulent fish inside. Crisp chips. Not too hard right?

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Joy in a Sandwich Stack

There are not many exceptional experiences one can talk about when one eats at a fast food restaurant. There is that basic requirement that the food tastes consistent. A large food chain like McDonald’s fails every day from outlet to outlet. You’ve tasted it before. Fries that have been left out too long, too cold, […]

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Chicken Biscuit fight

There’s another famous biscuit that comes from Perak, and it’s the chicken biscuit. It contains zero real chicken, but has all the beauty of chicken flavouring. It also contains nam yu, a type of red coloured fermented bean curd, sesame seeds, sugar, maltose, winter melon, spices and a healthy dose of lard. It’s a far […]

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Burger Shack ain’t too shabby

After a disappointing meal at Fat Boys, I visited Burger Shack with rather low expectations. And those expectations sunk even lower when I saw this sign: To say I’m not a fan of the ice creams of Island Creamery, is an understatement. However, burgers should be judged on their own merit, and not on their […]

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Battle of the Fragrant Biscuits

Heong Peah, Heong Peng, Pong Peah, Biskut Wangi – whatever way you call it, it means fragrant biscuit and it refers to the flaky local biscuit that’s filled with a sticky, chewy filling of maltose, onions and sesame seeds. In Ipoh, famous for its heong peah, there are plenty of brands and it’s not always […]

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Fat Boys – Setting a low burger bar

How can anyone who loves burgers not be intrigued by a name like Fat Boys? It holds great hope for those of us who want a real burger. Surely boys who don’t mind being called fat have to know their burgers? Does Singapore now have a place, where we can find a good beefy burger, […]

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