Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

One of the places that my kids love to eat at is Lui’s Taiwanese Restaurant. Why? Simply for one dish, the Deep Fried Chicken Legs with Rice. Yes, it does come with a side of blanched vegetables, but they always try to give those away. First they take three drumsticks, slice them open to increase…

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Bento Lunch

When I am working in our Richmond office, I usually don’t venture out to eat in the area. I usually simply eat a combination of yogurt and granola and at times extra food that my staff brings in. But once in while I have lunch meetings, and today was one of those rare days; I…

Japanese Western

I am not writing about Japanese cowboy movies. Is there such a thing as Japanese Westerns? I am pretty sure there is. But today, I am sharing with you my experience with Yoshoku. Yoshoku refers to a style of Japanese cuisine that has been heavily influenced by Western cuisine. Many Japanese coffee shops would serve…

My Comfort Food

Pinpin Restaurant of Fraser Street touts itself as Filipino-Chinese cuisine, serving a combination of authentic Filipino dishes as well as Chinese dishes that are originally from the province of Fujian, located in south east China. The majority of the Chinese who migrated to the Philippines came from that province after the Spanish occupation of the…

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Miserable weather today; dark, heavy rain and downright stormy. The long, mild and sunny summer really spoiled me. After picking up my boys from Chinese school, it was time to figure out where to go for lunch? Our destination of choice? McNoodle House for a nice bowl of Wunton Noodle Soup. When we arrived, I…

All About Balance

Making a great bowl of Laksa is all about balance. The balance of the soup broth between a savoury, light chicken broth and the rich, heavy coconut milk. The balance between the thick, yellow noodles and the thin, white vermicelli. Yes, the both noodles together is the best way to have this dish. Then finally…