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Hello! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my blogs. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy! :)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

THA: Krua Apsorn

Nice contrast between the green and yellow curries!

Looking for authentic Thai food loved by the Thai royal family? Come to Krua Apsorn (lit. Kitchen of the Angels), which chef has previously served Princess Mother Srinagarindra and her daughter, Princess Galayani Vadhana, who is the sister of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Krua Apsorn is always packed during lunch and dinner hours, and I have to admit that the eatery may be a bit difficult to find for tourists.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

THA: Bangkok City Inn [Breakfast]

Free flow chicken rice, anyone?

Strategically located in the heart of the city, Bangkok City Inn (3*) is within walking distance to CentralWorld, Erawan Shrine and Pratunam Market, but to name a few. It's also close to the expressway and the skytrain.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

THA: Phan-Khom Contemporary Thai Cuisine

Massaman chicken curry - one of the most delicious food in the world?

I chanced upon Phan-Khom when I was looking for a nice, quiet dinner in CentralWorld, the third largest shopping complex in the world. Actually, I was taken in by the word 'contemporary', as well as the fact that the restaurant wasn't fully occupied.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

THA: FoodLoft @ Central Chidlom

Chilly lemongrass drink to freshen up!

From Thai to Greek cuisine, Chinese to Indian dishes, you can discover a lot of things under one roof. Having an open kitchen concept, FoodLoft allows customers to see the cooking process in each of the stalls. You'll get a card as soon as you enter the restaurant, which you give to the staff when you get something from one of the stalls for he/she to register your order. When you leave, you give the card to the cashier and pay for your food.

Monday, July 23, 2012

THA: China Town Restaurant

Highly aromatic chrysanthemum drink!

Welcome to Bangkok! Finally we've added {Thailand - THA} as a new label in this blog. Lined with tables full of Chinese characters, China Town Restaurant was the first eatery I patronised when I reached Suvarnabhumi International Airport, one of the two international airports in Bangkok.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ramadan 2012 is Here!

To all our Muslim friends, have a blessed Ramadan! :)

From today onwards, I shall go back to my habit of updating the blog in the evening, Singapore time.

Have a nice meal day,

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

HKG: Neptune's Restaurant

HK's first aquarium dining experience!

Fancy dining under dim lighting with an unobstructed view of a huge aquarium tank full of fishes right before your eyes? Come to Neptune's Restaurant in Ocean Park, HK's premier theme park which was put in the 12th position of the world's most visited theme park by annual attendance in 2011.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

PHI: Best Western Hotel La Corona [Breakfast]

First time having kung pao vegetables!

Situated in the Ermita district of Manila, Best Western Hotel La Corona (3*) is within walking distance to (at least) two places of attractions: Rizal Park and Manila Ocean Park, both of which I covered in one day.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Grandpa would Love the Porridge Too!

I'd like to apologise for not updating my blog regularly. My grandpa passed away on the same day I published the review on Chowking. Rest in peace, grandpa! I'm sure God has prepared a very special place for you up there!


I ate two and a half bowls of porridge, I know not where my relatives got it from, on Friday night, after the closing of grandpa's casket. Served piping hot, the thick porridge was savoury due to the use of chicken broth, I believe, and was full of chicken bits, mushrooms, you tiao (Chinese cruller), fried wanton skin strips and scallions. Topped with fiery chili sauce made of fermented yellow soybean (not shown), it was a great dinner.

I should be ready to update the blog again by tomorrow or Tuesday! See you! :)

Have a nice meal,

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

PHI: Chowking

The biggest Chinese fast-food chain in the Philippines!

Combining a Western fast-food service style and Chinese food, Chowking was founded in 1985 when burger joints were dominating the Philippine fast-food scene. I remember I dined at one of the branches in Jakarta before, but I couldn't recall what I ate.


Monday, July 9, 2012

PHI: Aling Tonya's Seafood Palutuan {MOVED}

"A place where you can have your seafood freshly cooked according to your specifications."

UPDATE (30/09/2017): The restaurant has moved to SM Mall of Asia.

Started as a humble local eatery in a wet market in Baclaran in the 1980s, Aling Tonya's Seafood Palutuan has since grown in business with a total of 8 branches. Cooking charges vary according to the weight of the seafood items ordered, as well as how would you like them done.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

PHI: Jollibee

Peach and mango in a crispy pie!

In the Philippines, who doesn't recognise Jollibee, the friendly-looking bee wearing a red blazer and a chef's hat? The profitable fast-food restaurant chain which shares the same name with its mascot serves not only the usual burgers and fried chickens, but also dishes to suit local tastes.