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So, this is one of my happy places in Singapore. The Company of Cats! You pay by the hour and get to hang out with friendly cats. And if you luck out at feeding hour in the late afternoon, you get to see all of them come out to play! The other secret I have […]

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Catching up with a backlog of photos and plenty of drafted entries and trying to polish up my lightroom skills while I’m at it. My friend Lydia who’s been living in Taipei for 10 years on and off now recommended this spot where she gets her regular beef noodles fix. Rich broth that wasn’t too […]

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This is our favourite spot in town for a quick in-and-out satisfying meal in Taipa. The broth thick, rich and delicious – you have options on extra pork slices, bamboo, egg, sea weed and onions as well as how spicy you’d like it. Our default order is always the signature pork broth based noodles (they […]

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Here’s the longer and original piece I wrote for the SCMP 25+ column that they have recently retired. It was about places that are over 25 years old, and in Macau, it’s very easy to find. Chu Kei has been around over 50 years, has pretty much the same menu and recipes and generations of the […]

No longer a new spot in ever changing Beijing, Pho Laboratory is hidden in a row of run down little houses in Sanlitun. The 20-seater has beautifully simple, industrial chic interiors done up by their architect proprietor. The Vietnamese coffee hits the spot and the noodles – well isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s […]

  This place opens at noon, and is always packed with locals, especially students from the high school behind. This eatery has been around for over 20 years with a new renovated look in the recent years and no hawker cooking with a cigarette hanging from his lips in his singlet – I was told […]

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Hong Kong is a gourmet’s dream, filled with local eats pouring out of every corner of the city, spilling onto streets and home to plenty of celebrity fine dining restaurants that delivers and rivals the same experiences you’d get in Europe or the US. And then there are lovely private kitchens, best kept secrets and […]

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A group of heavyweight foodie friends from Hong Kong came to visit and wanted to eat all day for the 12 hours they were in Macau. I put together an itinerary and took them around a rented coach to stuff their faces for half a day. Because it was Chinese New Year holidays, quite a […]

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Macau like Hong Kong have plenty of local diners/cafés that serve up typical dishes of pork chop buns, instant noodles with spam and egg to an assorted range of noodles from deep fried pork chops (Asian rendition of schnitzel) to curry beef noodles with tripe and wanton/shrimp roe noodles. There are also local confectionary buns […]

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We recently found our favourite neighbourhood noodle shop, just a 10 minute walk from our place, and the best part is they open till 3am and do delivery as well! Absolutely perfect for chefs who get home from work no earlier than 1130pm. The soups here are hearty, rich and thick and the handmade pulled […]

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