comfort food

Eiah-Sae Hainanese Coffee Shop in Bangkok


Eiah-Sae is probably the last authentic Hainanese coffee shop in Bangkok’s Chinatown.  I was very eager to find it when I arrived in Bangkok. Searching for mouth-watering local foods is part of the fun of traveling. During my stay in Bangkok, I love trying out food recommendations from my Thai students and friends. Waking up Continue Reading

Hainanese Chicken Chop By Eastcoastlife


My Hainanese hubby and son love eating my fried Hainanese chicken chop. It’s a simple dish which I could prepare in a jiffy. I often store chicken chops in my freezer, in case there is a sudden request for it. As I used cracker crumbs for the crust, the chicken chop tastes crispier. Nowadays, food Continue Reading

Hainanese Pork Chop : Singapore Old School Version


I learnt to make Hainanese Pork Chop from my father-in-law. My family love a delicious pork chop which is tender on the inside and crusty outside. This traditional Hainanese pork chop is coated with cream cracker crumbs. Then it is deep fried. I learn this from my late father-in-law who was a talented cook. He Continue Reading

Hot Spring Goose Restaurant, Hainan Qionghai


Qionghai is famous for its hot spring goose, also known as “Wenquan Goose”. I can’t get goose meat in Singapore, so whenever I return to Hainan, I will indulge myself. My relatives rear the famous Hainan hot spring goose in their backyards for their own consumption. They will always cook me a Hainan hot spring goose Continue Reading

Hainan Trip : Must Try Hainan Rice Noodles


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