• Did you just call me #Madam?

    I’ll admit it here and now: I never liked the word “Madam” and yes, that’s how I think of it – with a capital M which is what makes it sound all the more stern and authoritarian.…

  • Salad and chopsticks

    Just another regular day. I’m out eating alone. Again. I’m a vet at this, vet as in veteran, not veterinarian lol and I kinda enjoy it. It’s quite liberating because I don’t have to talk to anyone,…

  • Chasing dimsum

    Chasing dimsum

    The weekend took us on a long drive to a suburb far away. It’s not something I’m too crazy about, chasing food to the ends of the earth but sadly, we can’t find anything better in the…

  • Of dancers and right angles

    Of dancers and right angles

    Remember how surprised I was to discover I had bird’s eye chilies growing in my garden and what a shame it was that they were green, not red? Well, imagine my surprise (again!) when I noticed this.…

  • No plastic lids, no straws, thanks

    No plastic lids, no straws, thanks

    When I order a cup of coffee, it usually comes with a lid. They don’t ask if your order is “for here or to go”. They simply slap on the plastic lid. When I get to my…

  • Finally, roast pork with dry wantan noodles

    Finally, roast pork with dry wantan noodles

    I’ve been hankering after that siu yoke (crispy skin roasted pork) ever since our dinner at that obscure restaurant in the swanky part of town whose siu yoke was all sold out for the day. Now one…

  • Beefing about Mrs Daggers

    The day I went carb-less, sorta

    Some days the heat and humidity gets to me so much that I just want to get drunk on water and have nothing to do with food. But eat, I must! but to save myself the trouble…

  • Herbal chicken noodle soup, the real deal

    That #herbal noodle #soup

    I love it when menus come with photos of the food. At least it gives me some idea of what I’m getting. But photos can be misleading at best. A photo could look really good, leading you…

  • Tissue box auntie

    So I’m trying to pick out a few more boxes of Kleenex facial tissues. Chronic bulk shopper that I am, even with 7 packets of coffee, 6 body shampoo refill packs, 4 jumbo packs of 2 regular…

  • On an obstacle course to a great dinner

    Weekend dinners can be exciting especially when you don’t know where you’re going and the anticipation is driving you crazy. Seems like we’ve been speeding along for miles before entering a dungeon of a parking lot in…