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I had a about 72 hours in Hamburg to check out the city – which was cold, windy but gorgeous nonetheless. I did European history for my GCE ‘A’ levels but haven’t visited the North of Germany where alot of the World War II bombings took place and the heavy pieces of history are all […]

The food has been pretty good of late. Maybe the catering company is also preparing for their annual appraisal review for next year’s contract. We had 炒饼 (rice flour noodles sliced thinly and fried) the other day at lunch with greasy chicken skewers with some cartilage for a nice crunch. Stir fry of mixed vegetables […]

Forgot my memory card the other day, but I think the lomo effect actually makes it look better. Dumplings are always good, the side of fried glass noodles with bean sprouts are even better. I think the image looks better in a way, what do you think? (taken with my colleague’s S90. I kind of […]

September 14 2010 is a special day to remember because all the dishes and matching variety were different on that day. It was my first time we had braised caramelised pork, which was delicious. I opted for a side of minced meat balls cooked with winter melon soup and glass noodles and a side of […]

So, I’m far behind my canteen diary, I’m investing alot of my time in reading these days. Management books (I feel so adult), some fiction and most recently tons of PR media reports and checking the Italian dictionary to maximise the opportunity to study Italian. Never felt more inadequate after being shouted at by a […]

I’m far behind my canteen diary project, and am just having a breather back home in the pore stuffing my face and going through loads of photos, editing them and catching up with my blog. I forgot how fast and free the internet is in the real world. I didn’t realise I ate at the […]

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Something new and rather delicious, a not so boney chicken dish cooked with soy sauce lots of cumin (yum!), ground black pepper, onions and some sugar garnished with coriander. Side dish of tofu was sour and it seems not fermented but the cooking method just didn’t bring the best out of those spongy wet bean […]

I finished up lunch in 15 minutes as it wasn’t anything particularly fun to linger over. I also tend to eat lunches alone alot—the only time of recovery when you’re not harassed by telephone calls and assaulted by emails (although I confess I sometimes answer my mobile with my mouth full since calls come at […]

Lunch this week was something different and got me a little excited prematurely, because the meatballs in the claypot were really just minced fat and probably all the unwanted pork bits you can think of put together, without any seasoning. The winter melon and glass noodles in the MSG soup were the only redeeming factor. […]

This week, we had something a little different, banana in place of yogurt and some curry potatoes. I hadn’t eaten in the canteen the whole week as I couldn’t stomach food. I choose crispy cartilagey chicken over “cat’s ears” noodle—the Chinese rendition of orecchiette (whichever was invented first… following the Marco Polo Silk Road travel […]

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