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breadmaking asian style

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I told you I was on a cooking class kick.

I had 8 hours of cooking class this weekend. First, of course, was my weekly basics course at Palate Sensations followed by a breadmaking class at Creative Culinaire on Sunday. This was my first class at CC although I had heard great things about Chef Judy Kho who runs the school and the adjacent cafe. She is nothing if not passionate for baking. She is also super nice and super patient and while 5 hours of baking seem crazy long it goes by in a flash.


Hello there, little dough ball. I like you and all of your friends.

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October 18, 2009 at 11:37 pm

tanjong rhu pau & confectionary

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After the nice pizza at Funan, I trekked over to the bus stop and pondered my next move. As usual, my first idea was to go to Parkway Parade, find some stuff to throw together for dinner, and kill some time.

One thing that’s nice about commuting by bus (other than the fact that it opens up more parts of the island than just the MRT) is that you get to see lots as the bus meanders through Singapore’s streets. I don’t usually take the 197 so I was really feelin’ the coffeeshops and storefronts of Geylang which I don’t normally get to see.

As the bus idled at a stoplight this caught my eye.

OMG YUM. I had read about Tanjong Rhu Pau & Confectionary in MS but the one near my house is closed on Sundays. After a short battle of should I or shouldn’t I, I hopped off at the next stop and walked over to the steamy pile o’ bao.

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October 5, 2008 at 8:04 pm

din tai fung, singapore

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Woot. Din Tai Fung post #2.

We thought we were being really special by having lunch at DTF at Raffles City. We found out later in the day (after walking down Orchard Road) that there are about a dozen DTFs in Singapore. Okay not a dozen. Per the website there are 5 in Singapore. Compare this to the single DTF that serves all of North America. Singapore ain’t even that big! Why are there 4 on Orchard Road? Dang.

The one at Raffles City is the newest and the menu is shaped like a bamboo steamer. Cute!

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May 19, 2008 at 6:20 am

chen fu ji noodle house, singapore

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I was rummaging through my pictures and noticed that I still have a few shots of Singapore eats that I haven’t posted yet…

MG and I noticed this place during our first stop in Singapore AFTER we had a meal at the food court next door. Doh! Good thing we had a few more stops in Singapore to come back to it.


Changi has plenty of eateries. This one is on the second floor of Terminal 2’s Transit Lounge. We had this meal after our stint in India. We tried to wait until we got to the Philippines for rice and fried fish but in the end we couldn’t wait any longer.

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January 7, 2008 at 11:53 pm