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Din Tai Fung’s Steamed Chicken Soup (Home-Cook Recipe)

Din Tai Fung is my favorite Chinese restaurant. The food quality at Din Tai Fung is consistently good.  Out of 10 of My Favorite Din Tai Fung Dishes, I want to put the spotlight on Steamed Chicken Soup. Everytime I order this soup, I am always amazed how such a clear soup can have such depth […]

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Xin Wah Kee (Velocity @ Novena Square) – Casual Chinese Restaurant

My stomach has been a little sensitive for the past few days. I wanted to have something soupy for lunch and a colleague recommended fish soup from  Xin Wah Kee.   Although Xin Wah Kee’s Chinese name 新華記 is the same as the popular Hong Kong cha chaang teng 新華記, they are not the same […]

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Wok Hey (Velocity @ Novena Square) – Stir-Fried Rice and Noodles

Wok hey, which can be loosely translated to “breathe of the wok”, is what all wok masters aspire to achieve. It is the telltale sign that distinguishes wok masters from other mediocre zi char stalls. From a single takeaway kiosk at the basement of Bugis Junction, Wok Hey has become a new favorite of Singaporean […]

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Zha Jiang Mian (Bean Paste Noodles)

Zha jiang mian which is commonly known as “bean paste noodle” is a classic Chinese noodle dish. I love a good bowl of zha jiang mian anytime but the ones I have had outside are always too salty for me.  Due to the circuit-breaker measures in response to the vivid-19 pandemic, I had to take […]

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Chinese Cuisine 中国美食 – Northeastern, Hunan and Sichuan Cuisines

My colleague recently brought me to a Chinese restaurant run by a friend of hers. This Chinese restaurant on Balestier road is helmed by two super chefs from China who both have more than 20 years of experience. Together, they whip up Northeastern, Hunan and Sichuan dishes. This Mixed Chicken Gizzard Salad 凉拌鸡胗 [S$8] is […]

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Mini Star (HK) Fermented Beancurd – Classic Hong Kong Snacks

There is a saying “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”. This type of food are usually the ones that have very pungent smell or taste. I can think of two foods that fall into this category, one is durian and the other is stinky tofu. Durian is known as the “king of fruits”, you […]

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Lucky Chicken Rice – Famous Chicken Rice in Lucky Plaza

Chicken rice is one of Singapore’s most iconic dishes. Everyone has an opinion on the best chicken rice in Singapore.  Located on the second floor of Lucky Plaza in a old-school corner shop, Lucky Chicken Rice is quite a famous restaurant for its chicken rice.  The restaurant is perpetually packed during lunch time but you […]

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Xiao Yao Ge 逍遥阁 – Northeastern, Sichuan and BBQ Restaurant

I decided one day that I want to start a healthy lifestyle so I walked from Bukit Batok to Chinese Garden. There is a slew of Chinese restaurants underneath the HDB block diagonally opposite the Chinese Garden MRT station and one of them is Xiao Yao Ge 逍遥阁.  Xiao Yao Ge 逍遥阁 specializes in Northeastern […]

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Ma Zi Lu Beef Noodles 马子禄牛肉面 – Famous Beef Noodles

Lanzhou beef noodles is one of the most iconic dishes of Lanzhou, China. MAZILU Lanzhou Beef Noodles is the most famous Lanzhou beef noodle restaurant with hundreds of outlets all over China.  Established in 1954, Ma Zi Lu Beef Noodles has been perfecting the traditional recipe for more than 50 years.  Ma Zi Lu Beef Noodles […]

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Ban Heng – All You Can Eat Ala Carte Lunch/Dinner Buffet

Although I am Chinese and I frequently patronize Chinese restaurants, I am not very familiar with Cantonese and Teochew cuisine. The only few Cantonese restaurants I have been to are Moi Lum, Sik Bao Sin and Red Star Restaurant, many of which were introduced to me by my ex-colleagues.  It has been a while since […]