madison: wah kee, wonton noodles


Part of the reason Grace and I were in Madison was for Wah Kee.  A friend, knowing that we are always looking for good Chinese food, referred us to Wah Kee for their wonton noodles.  Wonton noodle soup is a simple dish which only needs (well) noodles, soup and wontons.  But I suppose you what … Continue reading

madison: quick trip


On Saturday, Grace and I went to Madison for a day trip.  We arrived at the capitol around 1:30 and saw the last of bit of the Dane County Farmers Market.   By that time, it was mostly bakeries left and they had started to discount all the goods.  So we picked up a few items including a massive maple … Continue reading

macau: zi yat heen (slideshow), two michelin star chinese


Walking through the Four Seasons Macau we came upon Zi Yat Heen, a 2 Michelin starred Chinese restaurant.   It made us wonder: what doess Michelin starred Chinese food look like? Menu Dim Sum Combination (har gow, shumai, char siu sou) Conpoy Soup with Shredded Abalone and Assorted Ingredients XO Cheong Fun Steamed Garoupa with … Continue reading

macau: pork chop bun, egg tarts

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After getting back to Hong Kong from Singapore, Grace and I swung through Zhu Hai on our way to Macau.  In a period of 6 hours, I went through 3 customs desks.  Though I had never been to Macau, I had heard that it was flourishing as the “Las Vegas of Asia.”  And it certainly has the gambling and … Continue reading

singapore: street ice cream


One of the stranger things I’ve eaten on the streets of Singapore is not any animal viscera or a strange fungus, but an ice cream sandwich … literally … an ice cream sandwich.  As I was strolling down Orchard Rd on a given tropic night, my mood was best described as moist; I saw the vendor on … Continue reading

singapore: ion center food court, li xin fish balls


So hawker stands aren’t your thing, what can you do?  Well, you’re in luck! Singapore’s love of food is evident even in the high-class malls of Orchard Rd.  Ion Orchard Center is maze like mall on Orchard Rd with a large food court (Food Opera) in its basement (B4).  The food court has a set of … Continue reading

singapore: mei heong yuen dessert, mango snow ice


After lunch at Holland XO Fish Head Bee Hun, the Singapore heat was starting to nag.  As we were leaving Chinatown, we passed the open air Mei Heong Yuen Dessert.  The restaurant takes up the space of two stalls side by side with some seating out front and serves traditional Asian desserts.  While I love … Continue reading

singapore: fish head bee hun (hoon)


My father is admittedly not into street food.  He likes it, and appreciates it, but I think he just enjoys the environment of a restaurant more.   As a compromise we went to a small restaurant in Chinatown with street appeal. Holland Village XO Fish Head Bee Hun is a small restaurant or Zhi Char which … Continue reading

singapore: hawker stands, peanut pancake


Singapore,  oh how I love your hawker stands!  I have yet to find a place that takes as much pride in its street food as Singapore.  Sure, there are probably enough high profile people that gush about it (Bourdain, KF Seetoh etc), but as an eater I can’t help myself.  The place is built for … Continue reading

hong kong: airport food, crystal jade


We rushed off to the airport before dinner and when we arrived, I was hungry.  We still had some time before our flight to Singapore and since Grace’s parents were with us we opted for Crystal Jade over Popeye’s Fried Chicken (though I have been to the one in the HK airport before and it … Continue reading

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