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Hainan Trip : Must Try Hainan Rice Noodles

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I fell in love with my bowl of Hainan Rice Noodles when I first visited Haikou. Hence, I would eat Hainan Rice Noodles whenever I visit Hainan. The noodles are called fen (粉) in Hainan. It’s a classic breakfast dish for the residents who love eating rice noodles in the morning. There are coarse rice Continue Reading

Kristang Cuisine : Melba At The Mansion, Malacca

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My first encounter with Kristang cuisine was during my stay at The Majestic Malacca. Before that, I have never heard of it. I made a reservation for dinner at the in-house restaurant, Melba at The Mansion which is located on the first floor of the hotel. Beautifully decorated with lots of wooden furnishings, it has a spacious Continue Reading

Qionghai Traditional Snack : Leaf Dumplings

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Villagers in Qionghai use readily available ingredients on their land to make traditional snacks. The most commonly used ingredient is coconut. They also use some edible leaves, roots and stems as ingredients.  Some of these traditional cakes are really delicious. The younger generation are not willing to learn the skill and find it a hassle to Continue Reading

Edible Worms In Hainan – Peanut Worms

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I was petrified when my sister-in-law served these edible worms for the first time. My village folks had kind intentions. They specially cooked a bowl of Peanut Worm (Sipunculus nudus) Soup for me as it was a cold wintry day. It had been raining for days in my hometown Qionghai. The night before, I was feeling Continue Reading

Teochew Mooncakes : Sze Thye Cake Shop

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As the Mid-Autumn Festival looms closer, I look forward to eating traditional Teochew mooncakes. The elders in my extended family like Teochew la piah (flaky lard pastries 潮州朥饼). I made a trip to Sze Thye Cake Shop to buy some mooncakes for my family. Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month Continue Reading