Imperial Treasures At Both Cities


I was supposed to cook the Chinese New Year Reunion dinner this year, however because I had to go on a business trip which concluded on the 4th of Feb, so all plans of a home-cooked dinner were scuttled. This meant dinner at a Chinese Restaurant (non-Chinese Restaurants are not well-known for their Yu Sheng), which I am a little apprehensive because of past experiences.

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Posted on 20th Feb 2008 in Cantonese, Singapore, Teochew  |  Comments off

Teochew Chive Noodles & Preserved Crabs At Guan Hin

Teochew Preserved Crab

Jeff sent warning that Simon, one of our guides to great food in KL, was coming to town for a brief stop-over. A brief email conference was held to decide on a place for dinner. Simon has one of the sharpest palates around so it will be fun to see what happens.

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Posted on 2nd Oct 2007 in Food and Drink, Makankaki, Teochew  |  6 comments

Hokkien and Teochew Bak Kut Teh


Was a couple of hours early for what turned out to be an excellent dinner at Papi. So I decided to pop over across the road and get some tea.

Look, I needed something nourishing to fortify myself against the long wait ok? 🙁

Bak Kut Teh is a heavily spiced soup that contains primarily pork ribs. Some people order it with pork liver (it sweetens the soup somewhat) and other innards like stomach and intestines.

Grossed out yet?

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Posted on 2nd Sep 2006 in Food and Drink, Hokkien, Singapore, Teochew  |  6 comments

Teochew Preserved Crab at Guan Hin

This is just a quick post before I forget how this dish is made. Feel free to add on to the experience in the comments. The detailed entry for Guan Hin visit to come later.

Anyway, a friend of ours managed to persuade the owner of Guan Hin to make Teochew Preserved Crabs for us. Being a non-crab lover (long story), I was hesitant, but decided to overcome my inhibitions and just go for it.

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Posted on 23rd Aug 2006 in Food and Drink, Makankaki, Old School, Teochew  |  11 comments

4th Anniversary of the MakanKakis at Guan Hin on Whampoa West

The love of food is a mysterious process. Memories of the past bring us together in the present. Infinity becoming Identity.

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I find this to be a warm and happy concept.

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While I only joined recently, about 3 years ago, the warmth and often
mad passion of the MakanKakis is where one can draw strength from in
the relentless pursuit of good eating.

Happy 4th Anniversary to all.

Posted on 2nd Jul 2006 in Makankaki, Old School, Teochew  |  2 comments

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