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Putien – Autumn Hairy Crab Feasting. Promotions with DBS & POSB Cards!

Putien has come a long way from its early days when it was still a zhi char style shop along its original location at Kitchener Road. I must have dined there for more than a decade, and this was actually one of the first restaurants I ever blogged about. What I really respect about the […]

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Majestic Restaurant – Modern Take on Chinese Food. Foie Gras on Watermelon?

This is my first visit to Majestic Restaurant since its opening in 2006 despite hearing so many positive reviews. Maybe because I had the impression it was expensive, or at least all its surrounding restaurants are expensive. Housed in Majestic Hotel near Chinatown, Majestic Restaurant is not the typical Chinese restaurant, and seems more suited […]

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Min Jiang – The Hairy Crabs Season Is Finally Back

Dear hairy crabs, I have waited for you for a year to be back. There are some things that I would have to wait for 300 days before I can savour again. One of which are the hairy crabs. These Chinese mitten crabs, which are Shanghai’s prized delicacy, only come during the days of Autumn. […]

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Crystal Jade Jiang Nan – Serving Multi-Coloured Xiao Long Bao & ‘Not A Fried Rice’

Crystal Jade has ventured into Jiangnan cuisine, again. While most may think that this concept at Vivocity is new, Crystal Jade once had Hui Cui which serves Shanghainese food, and Jiang Nan Cuisine at Ngee Ann City – with some of the popular menu dishes still remaining. Jiangnan food? How many of you can name […]

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Peach Blossoms Marina Mandarin – Its The Seasons Of Crabs Again

Singaporeans love crabs. Look at the number of different crab dishes we indulge in, and the different seafood restaurants around. Well, crab lovers are in for a treat with over 20 different crab delights at Peach Blossoms this October. Their Chinese Executive Chef Chan Shun Wong from Hong Kong has come up with two crustacean […]

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Prosperous Kitchen – Zhi Char with Curry Horfun & Salted Egg Pork

For a restaurant called Prosperous Kitchen, it doesn’t look very prosperous – there are always just a few tables occupied (if any), and usually by Westerners around River Valley looking to eat some Chinese chao mien. A stark contrast to Spizes the Makan Place and Boon Tong Kee just a few shops away, which have […]

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Kay Lee Roast Meat – Char Siew Shop Sold For $4 Million

[Updated 21 Oct 2014] Kay Lee Roast Meat has been sold for a jaw-dropping sum of $4 Million. This is $500,000 more than the original asking fee, because the market value of the shop space went up. Bought over by listed company Aztech whose Chief Executive was a loyal customer, they will look into expanding […]

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Academy Bistro – Lunch Within The Singapore Supreme Court

[Updated Oct 2014] The Academy Bistro operated by the Singapore Academy of Law SAL since 1989 will cease operations on 30 November 2014, stating “escalating costs and rising F&B service expectations”. The dining facility in the Supreme Court Building will be taken over by “a larger-scale, professional restaurateur”. In the meantime, the Academy Bistro will […]

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Anping Bean Jelly – Tainan’s Super Smooth Tau Hway

[Tainan, Taiwan] While Tau Hway (also known as Tofu Pudding, Douhua or Bean Jelly) has taken waves in Singapore, I always remember that the best ones are eaten at its ‘hometown’ – Tainan. And of course, Tainan is the birthplace of Bean Jelly before it became popular in other Taiwanese cities. My Taiwanese host families […]

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Old Hong Kong Legend – ‘Enter The Dragon’ Lobster Feast

Old Hong Kong Group founded by Hong Konger Victoria Li has a interesting business model, with 6 different restaurants at 6 price markets. There is the casual 24-hour Old Hong Kong Tea House at Katong Village, a Bruce Café at University Town targeted at tertiary students, and the very upmarket Old Hong Kong Taste and […]

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