Category Chinese

Musings on Food: Hainan Zai

Hainan Zai (HBR Cafe) Pictures by Gisele Soo Hainan Zai has moved! I first wrote a review on Hainan Zai (meaning son of person from Hainan) shortly after they opened in early 2020. Then MCO and the pandemic came and…

Musings on Food: Xibei Good

西北有面 Xibei Good  Photos and videos by Gisele Soo SeeFoon Declares her love for Lard and Lardons Have you ever pondered on what transports you back to your childhood? For some of my friends, it is songs, for others it’s…

SeeFoon Moons over Mooncake

It’s that time of the year again: mooncake time. The time when all the shops vie for the most extravagant or most unusual mooncake accolade of the season. The dough is simple enough; made of flour, oil and sugar—but it’s…

SeeFoon Lusts after Laksa and Lobak

I love Laksa and I lust after Lobak. I have finally found a lobak that satisfies my ultra critical palate without having to go all the way to Penang. For me, Lobak must be infused with five spice powder, speckled…

Musings on Food: Sun Heng

SeeFoon Gets Fired Up Málà comes from two Chinese characters meaning, respectively, ‘numbing’ 麻 and ‘spicy (hot)’ 辣, describing the sensation in the mouth that the dish creates. Málà is almost as addicting as a drug. It is said that…
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