Diamond Kitchen in Laguna Park, Marine Parade Road

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I must confess that when I saw photos of Andrew’s lunch at Diamond Kitchen about 2-3 weeks back, I was salivating. That man sure can take good photos of a pork rib.

Being veteran makankaki, we are ever ready to spring into action at the sound of a SMS delivery.

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Posted on 27th Sep 2013 in Cantonese, Food and Drink, Makankaki, Singapore, Tze Char  |  3 comments

BBQ Crab in the pursuit of happyness



Previously, this blog was introduced to the concept of BBQ crabs by Meiling. I’m not particularly keen on crabs or any other crustaceans for that matter but I suppose it was a combination of good company and good Sake that did the trick: I really like the BBQ crab from Happy Crab.

And one way to prolong the happiness is to spread it around, very much like Marmalade (there’s nothing like those happy dollops of concentrated sunshine crowning hot buttered toast). Thus, I asked M and the Imp if they would like BBQ crab.

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Posted on 28th Jun 2011 in Asian, Food and Drink, Makankaki, Singapore, Thai, Tze Char  |  3 comments

Wo Peng with Tamarind & Thyme

Smoked Golden Snapper

When Su-Lin of Tamarind and Thyme visited Singapore, I wanted her to experience Tze Char of a distinctly higher caliber. To that end, I brought them to the restaurant where I usually bring visitors from overseas to: Wo Peng Eatery. They enjoyed dinner tremendously.

That is the tale, the rest is detail.


Posted on 3rd Jul 2010 in Cantonese, Tze Char  |  5 comments

Mu Liang Zai Liang Kee on Havelock Road


The original Liang Kee restaurant opened by the father (Ng Bak Liang) was in Ellenborough Market. After a long story, documented by the local press, there are now 3 restaurants bearing the Liang Kee name. Mu Liang Zai Liang Kee restaurant is opened by Ng Bak Liang’s fifth son, Ng Hong Seng, hence Mu Liang Zai (literally “Son of Bak Liang” in Mandarin).

It was a slow Tuesday night when I text’d Tony about the possibility of dinner on Saturday and he said he was interested in trying out the new Mu Liang Zai Liang Kee on Havelock Road. And before I know it, a group was rounded up and suddenly what was supposed to be a quiet Saturday dinner became a birthday celebration at Mu Liang Zai Liang Kee.

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Posted on 28th Jun 2010 in Food and Drink, Makankaki, Old School, Teochew, Tze Char  |  10 comments

The Malaysia Eat List 2010


My friends and I made a short trip north of the border over the Easter weekend to Seremban and Kuala Lumpur. It’s become an annual food pilgrimage for us. And despite the traffic forecasts of alarmist pundits with a journalistic bent, the travel up at 4pm, via the North-South Highway, was smooth; even with a short stop at a roadside collection point for the Malaysian Police Daily Wage Supplement.

It was a fun trip where we observed the little differences like how Malaysians like light soy whereas Singaporeans tend towards the dark; the standardized usage of the genteel “Tandas” (as opposed to the vulgar “Jamban”) versus the Singaporean thesauric “Gents”, “Washroom”, “Toilet” and yes, in rare cases “Jamban”; the technically competent, soft sell techniques of Malaysian mobile phone salesmen compared to our take-it-or-leave-it, tidak-apa temps. And the food, oh my…

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Posted on 11th Apr 2010 in Drink, Makankaki, Malaysia, Tze Char  |  4 comments

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