Tag Archives: Dragon Year

The CNY Calories Showdown

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 […]

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Mandarin Court – Abundant Pen Cai & Bak Kwa Nian Gao

Have you realised that the Pen Cai has become a local Chinese New Year staple in recent years? This Big Bowl Feast is a traditional Hong Kong village cuisine, said to origin during the late Song Dynasty when locals collected all their best food to serve a fleeing Emperor. It is not difficult to understand […]

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Le Cafe – Best Golf Ball Pineapple Tarts in Singapore!

[Updated Feb 2015] Some food reviewers claimed that Le Cafe has “the best pineapple tarts” and “the king of pineapple tarts”. For those who intend to buy the tarts from their Middle Road shop directly – sorry you have to reserve them way in advance. Orders have also closed early. Got money, want to buy […]

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Crystal Jade – All Set to Impress with Eight Treasures Pagoda

Come Lunar New Year, every restaurant seems ready to outwit, outplay, out last all others with interesting (and sometimes strange) takes on Lo Hei and Peng Cai. For this 2012 Chinese New Year menu, Crystal Jade seems all set to impress with their innovation of the Pagoda of Eight Treasures, a Chinese take on the […]

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