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

Qionghai Traditional Snack : Leaf Dumplings


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