Category Archives: Cantonese

Hong Kong: My Favourite Places to Eat

Confession. I’ve been putting off the idea to write about Hong Kong for the longest time now. I first made a visit to this global Chinatown just about this time last year. I can vividly recall how the city folks were slowly gearing back into their routine after a long break over the Chinese New…

Elegant Inn Hong Kong Cuisine, Menara Hap Seng: A ‘Simple’ Reunion Dinner

The eve of Chinese New Year is fast approaching. As is with tradition, it’s an evening where family members gather around the dinner table to feast (seriously do you expect any less from us Chinese?) on their last meal before the New Year under the lunar calendar rolls in. In the movies, it’s often portrayed…

Li Yen, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur: Mooning over Mid-Autumn Festival

Today is the 15th day of the eight month in the Chinese lunar calendar, which makes today – officially – the Mid-Autumn Festival (???). I know it is hard to keep track when the day is actually celebrated, given how early mooncakes of many different varieties are sold as early as July each year. Ironically, this festival…

Day Trip: Photowalk at Morib Beach, Hai Yew Heng Pau & Cendol Banting Kamarudin

Adele angrily launched straight into the chorus of her hit single, “Rolling in the Deep“. Groggily I came out of slumber and instantly regconised the ringtone. I picked it up and checked the time, it was half-past-bloody-six in the morning. Damn, it’s still dark out there. Who on earth would be calling me so early…

Wonton Soup: A Recipe to Cure Homesickness on Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and this is traditionally a time to spend with our nearest and dearest. While there are many of us who look forward to the holidays, I also know of just as many who dread spending time with their kins. I am sometimes guilty of this too. We…

New Formosa Restaurant, SS2: Feasting on Love

Where do I begin to tell the story of how great a love can be. A sweet love story that is much older than I am. Where do I start? Perhaps, I can start at the part where a young Chinese chef from Malaysia, who traveled to a far eastern republic island to search for…

Elegant Inn Hong Kong Cuisine, Menara Hap Seng: Cantonese Cooking 101

A couple years ago, Menara Hap Seng was known as MUI Plaza. I used to work here between the years of 2005 – 2007. Back then, it was a run-down building which has seen better days and was very much an eyesore. These days, in place of the once gray and dodgy building is a…

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