Longjiang Seafood at Commonwealth Avenue

Crab Vermicelli wrapped in Opeh leaf

Since everyone was living around the area, Jeff organized dinner at Longjiang Seafood when he read about it in the papers.

This was a refreshing change for me because usually good restaurants don’t occur near me; I have to like, hunt them down.

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Posted on 18th Dec 2011 in Makankaki, Sichuan, Singapore  |  Comments off

Yuxin Chuancai in Shanghai


I won’t say that I’m not a fan of Sichuan food but there are certain precautions that I need to ensure before having a Sichuan meal. This is because I have a tricky stomach (as noted in a public testimonial here) when it comes to chili and oils. Basically, I will reign mightily the porcelain throne, if you get my drift.

However, a Singaporean friend in Shanghai strongly recommended that we visit Yu Xin Sichuan Restaurant because, according to him, it’s the best Sichuan restaurant in Shanghai. It’s so good that he can spend the whole day there eating.

Hyperbole aside, we decided that lunch will be at Yu Xin.

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Posted on 17th Jan 2010 in Food and Drink, Sichuan  |  2 comments

An Fu Restaurant on Balestier Road


Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan Province, is known as “the Party City“. Ever wonder what’s the cause of such merriment amongst the locals?

Let me reveal the secret. It’s the suffering and pain that tourists go through when they foolishly sample the “local” prank food laid out by the locals who then run away and laugh as the poor tourist immolates into a lump of charcoal.

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Posted on 30th Jul 2007 in Food and Drink, Makankaki, Sichuan  |  5 comments

Silkroad at Amara Hotel

Was invited to lunch by my uncle to Silkroad at the Amara Hotel during the festive season. We were given a bottle of wine that was the classic, straightforward, fruity blend of Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot that was very pleasant to drink and the Eight Treasures tea (Babao Cha) was very nice.


Everything else wasn’t.

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Posted on 22nd Feb 2007 in Food and Drink, Sichuan  |  7 comments


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