Tiong Bahru Bakery

I needed G’s help for my upcoming trip to Japan, which is why I willingly pulled myself out of bed in the morning and dragged myself down to town. The worst part about waking up early – finding out that there are so few proper breakfast options in the city, namely the City Hall/Dobhy Ghaut area. Continue reading

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill

I had a Friday night drinks event in town, so I persuaded M and D to have dinner with me in town so that I wouldn’t have to rush from place to place later. I ended up choosing the Pelican and was able to get a quick reservation for that peace of mind. Continue reading

Sum Yi Tai

When Sum Yi Tai first opened, it was super crowded from the outside and it was impossible to get an online reservation through chope. I reasoned that things might get better within a few months and was willing to wait for the hype to die down. Furthermore, there were many more new places on Boon Tat street to try. A few weeks from when Sum Yi Tai opened, J actually had drinks there with a friend. She didn’t seem too enthusiastic about the place so I forgot about it till my dinner date with Y and M. Since we were looking for a place for drinks after dinner, I thought it would be a good opportunity to check the place out. Continue reading


Catch up dinner with Y and M after a long arduous summer term. It sounds like an exaggeration, but when you’re cramming 12 weeks curriculum into 4 weeks, that’s really intense! Since Y kindly allowed me to pick, I suggested trying Den, which markets itself as a European style bistro by day and a contemporary tapas and wine bar by night. I had already noticed it during my visit to FYR which is just a few doors away and had been really keen to check it out. Continue reading

KL: Super Crab Aroma Seafood Restaurant

This my seventh and final post on my eating adventures in Malaysia (2015). Previous posts can be found here.

My last night in KL, I told D that I wanted to eat crabs. Coming from a really health conscious family in Singapore, there’s hardly any opportunity to eat crabs. After all, crabs are meant to be eaten in a group, not individually. D decided to try this new place in PJ which had received some favourable reviews among the food bloggers. We got there around 7pm and were able to get a table pretty quickly. We got two crabs to share – salted egg and buttermilk crab. Continue reading

KL: Kedai Makanan Sinki

This is the sixth post of my eating adventures in Malaysia. Previous posts can be found here.

“I’ll take you to this place which only locals know. Can’t be found on lonely planet….”

True enough, a quick google search revealed that this restaurant has yet to be pinpointed on the numerous commercial websites. Rather, any information found is through the numerous food bloggers who have been sharing their experiences on their various websites. Yay, score one for food blogging!  Continue reading

KL: Shin Kee Beef Noodles

This is the fifth post of my eating adventures in Malaysia (2015). Previous posts can be found here.

When I first came to KL to visit D, this was one of the first few places he brought me to. Sadly though, in my other visits since then, we’ve not been back. This time, I requested to go back again, as I still remembered how awesome the bowl of noodles was (after so many years!) and that became the dinner plan. Apparently, in the evenings, the owners shift location to a stall on Petaling Street, which is where we went for my beef noodles fix. Continue reading

KL: Madam Kwan’s

This is the fourth post of my eating adventures in Malaysia (2015). Previous posts can be found here.

Madam Kwan is like the Violet Oon of Singapore. A very accomplished cook, a person who has dedicated many years to achieving the perfect recipe and has been recognized nationally for her efforts. Similar to Violet Oon, Madam Kwan serves her food in comfortable air conditioned restaurants and such comforts are reflected in the prices. Interestingly, Madam Kwan’s nasi lemak has been recommended as one of Malaysia’s best nasi lemak and she has recently opened a branch in Singapore’s Vivocity.  Continue reading