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uncle leong’s seafood, ang mo kio

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One of the many mini mountains of crab shells left over from our bingefest tonight.

CrazyVinny (you’ll recall the one that goes left when we always go right) invited me, Steph, and Jay to join him, Rachel and his friend, Anand, at Uncle Leong’s Seafood. Uncle Leong’s is inside the vast Ang Mo Kio (AMK) estate in the northern part of the island (and I mean NORTH – check out the map to see how far this is from my usual haunts). The AMK HDB area is HUGE. Like, impressively gigantic but somehow still neighborhoody. I like to call it the ‘burbs. If you visit, I recommend taking the MRT to Ang Mo Kio and then taking a taxi to the restaurant. We taxied from Tangong Pagar and the trip cost almost SGD20.

Per the blogosphere there’s another well known seafood place in AMK called Melben which is apparently owned by Uncle Leong’s brother (and is just across the way). CrazyVinny’s friend Anand used to produce a food show on TV and he says Uncle’s is better. I’ve never tried Melben before but after our meal tonight, Uncle Leong’s is gonna be hard to beat.

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tummy in your tummy

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Some of the crew had been raving about the soup at this joint at the Arcade near Chevron Tower. I had a sip of the Chinese herbal chicken soup on Wednesday and had to agree that it was pretty good. The ginseng adds a herby flavor coupled with some cilantro which obviously I totally heart.

There was no herbal chicken soup on tap for our visit last Thursday but we had our choice of mushroom chicken soup, peanut lotus soup, and pig stomach soup. Lotus root gives me the willies. I was scarred for life after this nasty Photoshopped graphic made its rounds on the internet. Ugh. Just thinking about it makes me shudder. Pass on the lotus root and, obviously, pass on the pig stomach (at first glance). Mushroom chicken soup it is.

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September 20, 2008 at 11:17 pm

nutrition house/five loaves & two fish

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Sigh, finally all fresh and clean after a long day at work. I teed up a bunch of new posts for the next few days. Lots of frozen yogurt, HK reminiscing, and LA adventures to come…


Yah dude I know the title is a bit weird. The English name for this place is Nutrition House. The Chinese written on the marquee is apparently ‘Five Loaves & Two Fish’. Psh that totally makes sense.

I ended up at this place after an odd run to Gamba Karaoke this past Sunday. Side note: I don’t know why people karaoke anywhere else. Gamba seriously rules. Anyway, back to the food. I had never been before even though it’s in my friendly neighborhood Ranch 99 shopping complex. This place is open until 2am which is perfect for late night munchies. Even though it was midnight on a Sunday there were plenty of folks around (and not the rowdy kind that hangs out at Quickly).


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February 20, 2008 at 11:26 pm

din tai fung, arcadia, ca

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I unexpectedly found myself at famed Taiwan-based dumpling house Din Tai Fung last Monday night – in Arcadia of all places. Long story short, I was at Disneyland with no dinner plans and tagged along with JenLui and her college friends. One Mini Cooper ride and 40 minutes later -> soup dumplings in Arcadia.

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February 11, 2008 at 11:23 pm

fortune seafood, malolos, bulacan

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I treated our party of 10 to lunch at Fortune (Hong Kong) Seafood Restaurant in Malolos, Bulacan during our stay. Located on a business strip right off of the MacArthur Highway it is sandwiched between a couple of larger, flashier chain restaurants. Fortune touts itself as being one of those ‘forreal’ Chinese joints. I’m not Chinese so I can’t tell you how authentic it is, but for what it’s worth the meal was pretty darn good. Instead of pouring over the menu we ordered a family meal that set me back about USD 60.

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November 24, 2007 at 1:36 pm

fil-kor fried rice

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I was actually craving sopas tonight but was too tired to do tons of choppin’. As always, I had plenty of veggies and other ingredients plus some day old rice from the weekend. Of course, rice + randomness = fried rice.

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July 18, 2007 at 12:20 am

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