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The CNY Calories Showdown - One Slice Of Bak Kwa Is 370 kcal

When I was much younger, being fat during the Chinese New Year equates to prosperity and a huge pinch on the cheeks, until I couldn’t fit into any pair of decent jeans. In today’s context, you need to be both slim and fit. After all, this could be the only time you are showing off to your relatives and friends in the entire year. So what’s stopping you? That very bag of bak kwa you queued up for an hour at Chinatown for. Before you continue munching on them while watching TV movie reruns, think about it. One slice......

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Most Visited Food Posts in 2011

Most Visited Food Posts in 2011

To kick off the new year, I’d like to share with you some data on your Daniel’s Food Diary’s activity in 2011. The website Daniel’s Food Diary started on a humble day on 15th July 2011, and had 121 new post that year. Not too bad for a start....

January 04, 2012
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Top 5 Food Fads of 2011

Top 5 Food Fads of 2011

It all started with Lao Ban at Old Airport Road Hawker, which revolutionised the familiar taste of the humble soya beancurd. Their soft and silky take of the tau hway is like an oriental crème brulee, which inspired several other shops to sell similar versions. I say the tau...

January 03, 2012
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It’s very Taiwan this Chinese New Year

It’s very Taiwan this Chinese New Year

It’s very Taiwan this Chinese New Year. If you walk down the Chinatown street bazaar, it won’t be too exaggerating to say that 20% of the stalls are selling some Taiwan goodie… … Mochi ball, fruit jelly, pineapple tarts, peanuts and anchovies. Why the trend? The flavours are aplenty....

January 27, 2011
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Your Favourite CNY Goodies

Your Favourite CNY Goodies

It’s time to pile on those calories once again with those wonderfully tasty Chinese New Year goodies. They are always all around, yet taste better as the dong-dong-dong chiang season approaches. Strange yah. Here’s rounding up some of my favourite CNY goodies. What’s yours? Egg Rolls Hand-made love letters...

January 21, 2011
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Best Food Newcomers of 2010

Best Food Newcomers of 2010

There is no stopping of new makan places opening up in Singapore, with ‘eating’ considered as one of Singaporean’s top favourite pastime. The two IRs Resorts World and Marina Sands, and new shopping malls like Ion Orchard, 313 @ Somerset, NEX, Marina Bay Link Mall has brought us exciting...

December 16, 2010
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8 Reasons Why You Should Like YuSheng

8 Reasons Why You Should Like YuSheng

Of all the Chinese New Year dishes, I particularly enjoy eating Yusheng 鱼生. Admit it, it’s not because it is symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor. Here are 8 reasons why you should like Yusheng. 1) It’s for Dieting This colourful dish seemingly gives people the impression that it...

February 11, 2010
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