I was introduced to this bizarre dish called “thunder tea rice” one day.
With a name like that, how could I not want to try it?
I hated the more traditional Hakka version my uncle loves and introduced me to, but this turned out to be really delicious. Filling, hearty, but not at all heavy, you got the sense you were eating something wholesome with all the peanuts, beans and the herbaceous gravy poured over the top.
Just skip the deep fried egg and bean curd.
(This was devoured at Suntec City Food Republic)
A trip to Tekka market, near Little India, about 10mins walk from my place down Selegie Road.
I love the different vibe this place has compared to the more ‘Chinese’ hawker-markets in Singapore.
My (Malaysian) friend insists that cendol cannot be consumed with a straw from a cup; it must be eaten from a bowl. To me it makes no difference…it just tastes bloody good.
My first trip to Hong Kong. The orgy of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes around every corner seemed like a total assault on all my senses every time I wandered the streets.
I thoroughly fell in love with the place and can’t wait to go back.
I haven’t been maintaining this blog as much as I used to.
Not from a lack of eating (by any stretch of the imagination), but I guess I’ve been caught up with trying to re-adjust to life as it is now.
I made a lot of resolutions at the start of the year; some I’ve kept, others I’ve failed miserably. Still, the fact that I managed to stick to / hold up some of them is somewhat of an achievement I s’pose.
Anyway, I miss this blog and the ‘work’ it took to maintain it - and when I say ‘work’, I mean ‘going to lots of places to eat food and take photos’.
I’ll try to get back into posting more again. After all, this blog maintained me through some of the darkest days of my life not so long ago.
A trip to Phuket.
[Photos taken with Canon EOS 50D]
May 2012 be filled with an abundance of good food.
(Oh, and love and happiness and peace and all that other crap)
A dinner at my cousins’ cosy little home. A meal with M & J is guaranteed to be filled with good food, prepared with love and from the best produce.
Yum Cha; Wealth Garden, Melbourne.
This has become our go-to yum cha restaurant whenever I’m home for a visit. The restaurant manager, Danny, is a fine host and always looks after us.
If you ever happen to come here, call up a day ahead and order the 8 Treasure Duck. It’s something pretty special.
I forgot to take a pic of my tiramisu :(
[Photos taken with Fuji X100]