Miso in my pocket

Stumbled upon this packet of miso soup when i popped by Plaza Singapura Daiso.
As it was during lunch hour, tummy is rumbling. Its a bad idea to shop for food when you are hungry!



I picked the packet up and tried to make sense of its contents. Visually i see the miso soup image, looked at the illustrated cooking instructions scanned through the ingredients.

Next i found myself joining the lunch time crowd payment queue of about 30 folks ahead of me.

Got to office, couldn’t wait to checkout the contents!


Miso paste – to add hot water
Wakame seaweed included!



Overall, its a gratifying quick fix for miso craving!  Would be great to throw in some tofu! Yums! I know my miniature lady will love it too! Banzai!

You can find Daiso outlets here:



Mother’s Day lunch – Thai Tantric

Happy Mother’s day to all mummies! My lovely sister booked this restaurant for our family to celebrate this special day for the 4 mommies.

Located at orchard towers, yes orchard towers! Tucked at one corner, this restaurant cooked up some pretty wicked authentic thai dishes!! I must say the space is pretty cramp, not very friendly for strollers and big gatherings.



Thick and clear Tom yum soup


Steam seabass. This dish was a bit on the salty side.



Overall food was quite mouth watering, certain dishes we find to sweet or salty.




Thai Tantric Authentic Thai Cuisine
#03-23 Towers, 400 Orchard Rd, 238875

Mouthwatering Bo Bo Cha Cha

In a nondescript food Centre -North Bridge Road Market and Food Centre. I happened to stumble upon this stall that sells hot dessert as well as simple dimsum like Chee Cheong fun, siew mai, soon kueh.

I noticed people queing and ordering bowls of creamy ochre looking soup overflowing with sweet potatoes from this shop. I soon found out it was Bo Bo Cha Cha.

I ordered a bowl for myself. It was indeed mouthwatering! Generous supply of sweet potatoes, yams, jelly, yes those chewy soft jellos!!  The ‘lemakness’ I find was just right, a bit on the sweet side though. Overall, awesome dessert for $1.80!!


North Bridge Road Market and Food Centre #01-112

White Beehoon in Toa Payoh

Our relatives from Kuching stopped over in Singapore after their holiday in Beijing.
On their last night of stay, we brought them for dinner. We decided on Hong Yun Seafood at Toa Payoh.

We had altogether a total of 16pax, which occupy 2 of their 5 tables within the air-conditioned room which I had booked 2 days in advanced!

white beehoon
Signature white bee hoon
3 egg spinach

baby squid

yam basket

We didn’t had a big feast. Our total bill for 2 tables came to about $188. Our menu consists of:
– White Beehoon
– Yam basket
– Har Cheong gai
– Potato leaves
– Fried baby squid
– claypot toufu
– 3 egg spinach
– Fuyong egg

After dinner we stroll down to nearby Frozen by a thousand blessings

We ordered about $30 of yogurt to share and try! Lovely!

The cafe was empty then at about 9pm after our group step in, the room was filled with noise from my nieces spewing “OMG” and taking non-stop selfies! They were all so excited to see the varieties of toppings and the self-service yoghurt dispensers! Soon crowds began to flow in!


frozen 2

frozen 01

Overall we had a great night out with food and dessert! Hope our aunty and uncle had enjoyed their stay in Singapore and I believe my uncle had gone back many pounds extra, according to him as he said “I have eaten non-stop ever since I touched down in Shanghai till tonite!”

Hong Yun Seafood
124 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #01-459
Singapore 310124
03:30pm – 10:15pm
10:30am – 01:15pm

Frozen by a thousand blessings
Block 126 Toa Payoh Lorong 2 #01-551

Sunday’s Hainanese lunch

On Sunday somewhat past lunch time, we were around Cityhall area and our tummies hankering for food, I suggested nearby Purvis Street as I was yearning for chicken rice and chap chye!

10 minutes later we found ourselves inside Chin Chin Restaurant. The place was filled with sunday crowds and tourists, tables uncleared and boisterous chattering but all these adds to the ambience!


Chap chyeimageChicken for 1 person


Toufu mix


Garlic on chili is a must!


Chin Chin Restaurant
Address: Beach Road Conservation Area, 19 Purvis Street, 188598

Homemade walnut cake

After searching through google for ‘potluck dishes for big groups’ i came upon this site mrandmrsvegan page with pictures of palatable looking walnut cake, on the box there’s the person contact. The next moment I realised I have just ordered
a 2kg slab from the affable sounding Mrs Lim!

walnut cake 01  Generous topping of walnut and double layer with sweet jam lightly spread. Sweetness was moderate, texture was soft.walnutcake 02 Simple box with contact number.DSC_0746Location to collect the cake at Yeley Building.
Mrs Lim is a affable lady, she does her baking at her residence at Yeley Building. According to her she does it out of love and she enjoys her craft. Many have approached her for business ventures, but she declined them all.

All orders are made by phone, and best to do it 1 to 2 days in advance as she is mostly overwhelmed with orders.
Besides Walnut cake, she too take orders for her Kueh Lapis, Butter cake.

I look forward to my next order of kueh lapis from this good humoured cake artisan.

730 Upper Serangoon Road
Yeley Bldg
6280 2251 Mrs Lim