Time to eat

In my phone, I have many pictures of food, rather of myself, my family members or friends. Medically speaking, I could have a condition where I am obsessed with food.

Or maybe not. Maybe I just really love taking pictures of food, and I don’t see anything wrong with that!

Tom Yum Mussels

Tom yum mussels I made a while ago. Mussels are cheap, and can be made to taste like a billion bucks if you know what to do. Squeeze a whole lime, chop up two cloves of garlic, one chilli padi, some ginger and lemon grass, mix everything together and let it steam for about 15 minutes before turning everything out on a nice deep plate. That’s how I devoured them while watching a movie. Yup. Greedy.

Beef Laksa @ Kota Kinabalu

This was taken even waaaaay back, on my trip to Kota Kinabalu last year with Big G. I’ve only ever had the traditional laksa in my life, so when I came across this beef laksa in KK, I had to have it. It was unlike any laksa I had before; not very rich or creamy, but light, fragrant and had a hint of various spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Also, look at how beautiful it is!

Pakora

My friend Ama had a sudden pakora obsession, and it sort of rubbed off on me, so I spent some time perfecting my pakoras, and this was my best (and tasty) attempt.

Red Velvet Cake @ Stranger's Reunion Cafe

This was taken in August on National Day. I have nothing much to say except that it looks hipster as fuck.

Mee Goreng @ Al Azhar

My heart attack on a plate. There is a 24-hour mamak place not far from where I live, and one night after drinking with my cousin, we headed here for supper. Whenever I am there, there is only one thing I crave for and that is their most disgustingly sinful plate of greasy fried noodles, topped with an egg. Very bad for the arteries, but very good for the soul.

Red Ruby Dessert

One of my most favourite local desserts, ‘Red Ruby’ is actually chopped water chestnut coated with a layer of tapioca flour that has been dyed red, and then cooked until it looks translucent, almost ruby like. Put it in a bowl of coconut milk and it becomes a tasty dessert.

Onsen Tamago @ Sushi Tei

I am infamous for liking rich and sinful foods, but occasionally, I do like to settle for simple dishes, especially when the weather is cold and all you want is a bowl of simple noodles. Onsen tamago never fails to satisfy that craving. I hope to replicate this one day.

Waffle @ Mado

And lastly, I don’t ever feel guilty to indulge, and why should I? You should be able to eat whatever you fancy while you’re still young and in good health!

Happy 50th Birthday, Singapore.

So Singapore recently turned 50 years young, and we had an extended weekend (Friday to Monday!) to celebrate that moment. Public transport was free, so my cousin and I took advantage of it and went around, only to realize later that it was such a bad decision because everywhere was crowded!

However, the crowd situation was made better by this baby I had at Stranger’s Reunion Cafe somewhere in Outram.

Red Velvet @ Stranger's Reunion

It was pure coincidence that the cake was in the same colours of the National Flag.

Happy 50th Birthday Singapore. <3

Happy Father’s Day…

amma

…to my mother, the strongest pillar of support in my life.

For all the sacrifices you’ve made for us.

For being a strict disciplinarian, but also showering us with love when we needed it.

For worrying about us, and ensuring that we were alright.

For standing up against society, for holding your head up high, and setting an invaluable example for us; that society cannot and will not dictate how we wish to live our lives.

For showing us that life’s problems and hurdles make us better and stronger people.

For never making me feel the absence of a father.

To you, Happy Father’s Day.

Kai Xuan Chinese Restaurant, Johor Bahru

I was over at JB last weekend, and my friends and I decided to give this place a visit for their Dim Sum lunch buffet.

Location wise, it was very convenient for us; the restaurant is located at Putri Pacific Hotel, just a 10-minute walk from City Square.

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Prawn Dumpling Soup.

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Egg Tarts.

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Har Kow.

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Century Egg Porridge, my favourite!

Variety was good and the food was, needless to say, delicious. It’s also halal, so that’s a bonus for our Muslim friends! We paid about RM50+/person, which is a really good price for quality Dim Sum Buffet. A must visit when in JB!

Langkawi 2015

It’s no secret that I love Langkawi. I have been there so many times that I have lost count, and each time I am there, I discover something new.

This time, I had the honour of taking two of my cousins, and needless to say, we ended up having more fun that we would have imagined.

Some beautiful shots captured on my humble Asus Zenfone 6, further enhanced with VSCO Cam:

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Beautiful scenery all around, and less than two hours from Singapore (by flight). What’s there not to love about this amazing island called Langkawi?

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A few shots taken on top of Telaga Tujuh Waterfall. The tiring climb up is worth every drop of sweat when you are presented with a view like this!

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Dare to stand on the fibre glass bridge? I did, and with a bit of coaxing, so did my cousins!

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We rented scooters and whizzed around the island. A new experience for me, even though I’ve been there many times. A convenient way to see places too!

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Goodbye Langkawi. It has been only two weeks since I left you, but I am already looking forward to my next trip!

Batam 2015

I know I have been missing in action way too long. My apologies! :D

Good Friday meant that we had a long weekend, so my good friend and I found ourselves in Batam.

We reached Batam really early in the morning, and since neither of us had breakfast, we settled for a delicious meal of Nasi Ayam Penyet.

Batam Ayam Penyet

I loved the chilli sauce the most; homemade, and slightly fermented. Perfect accompaniment for the chicken and rice.

Harris Batam Centre

Harris Hotel at Batam Centre.

Red Chillis

Green Chillis

Coffee and Donut

A couple of hipster pictures that I took with my phone. Thank god for photo editing software that you can download to edit amazing pictures! Otherwise, I am a shitty photographer. :P

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Adios!