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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Kedai Makan Ah Poh

If you ask anyone staying in or have been to Pontian for recommended food, they may recommend this popular local eat from Kedai Makan Ah Poh. The place was very crowded with good turnovers on a Sunday Morning. 

Kedai Makan Ah Poh

The ordering chit is so traditional that they simply indicate the pricing and portion based on the number of diners. No doubt that it is a small piece of paper, they have already offered a good range of dishes.

Ordering Chit

While we walked into the indoor eating place, we will definitely pass by the open kitchen whereby the man was trying to fulfil the stacks of orders given to him.

Preparing Orders

Sides like these cannot be missed on my meal with Bak Kut Teh. We simply love to have these soaked in the claypot soup,

Chinese Crullers 油条

The Chinese Pickled Vegetable was not overly oily even with fried pork lard topping up the dish. The amount of taste makes dishes so appetizing. 

Chinese Pickled Vegetable 咸菜

The Braised Sauce was thick and perfect to go with our bowls of white rice. Pig trotters were very tender and perfectly done in their savoury sauce.

Braised Trotter 卤猪脚

A rare dish that not many eateries offered. The aromatic Chinese Yellow Wine was simply the best for the bowl of white rice, not forgetting the tender and delicious chicken in the claypot was totally addictive too.

Yellow Wine Chicken 黄酒鸡肉 

Offals were well treated and without any gamey taste. We had a claypot of Pig's stomach soup for sharing. The texture of the stomach was well mixed with button mushrooms and the soup was not too peppery.

Pig's Stomach Soup 猪肚汤

The subtle sweetness with a good hint of herbal taste was delightful. Like most the places, the soup from the Bak Kut Teh Claypot is refillable. Overall it was not too oily and a mixture of pig organs and meat were part of the delicious dish.

Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 

The servers were prompt in attending to us despite a big crowd during the peak hours. Environment-wise, I find it cooling and shady to be seated near the big trees.

Let's Eat

Enjoyed being in the environment with simple and local delights. If chance permits, I will like to be back again.

Kedai Makan Ah Poh
3, Jalan Taib Utama, Kampung Atap, 82000 Pontian, Johor, Malaysia

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Sabeen Sara Prata And Briyani Stall

The usual stall that we have always patronised was not open on the day and thus we were given a good reason to try out the other popular stall in Telok Blangah Food Center. We remembered many of the diners enjoying their plate of Briyani from one of the Muslim stalls and guess it's our time to try it out now.

Stall of Sabeen Sara Prata & Briyani 

At one glance at the stall signboard, they are offering biryani and roti prata only. For Briyani, there is a choice of chicken or Mutton.

Our Orders

Who needs a good presentation of the food when it tasted good? For both Chicken & Mutton Briyani, do expect the eye-pleasing serving that has a delicious drum or meat topping up the plate of Basmati Rice, papadum and colourful pickles to entice you. Instead, I would say what they prepared was a bare minimum, cut cucumbers, meat and rice with a plate of curry.

Plate of Food

The first mouthful of the rice had landed me an understanding of why people are patronising them. No doubt that the food was simple and straightforward, I must say that their rice is very fluffy and non-greasy at all. There is no gamey taste from the mutton. The meat was tender and the meat literally fell off the bone with the slightest effort. I drenched my plate of Briyani with the curry gravy given and had enjoyed every grain of it.

Mutton Briyani - $6.50

The chicken Briyani too, was tender and delicious with meat falling apart easily. Curry was thick and satisfying.

Chicken Briyani - $6

Overall, food is of the right amount of spice and not overpowering in any aspect of taste. I will be back again!

Rating: 3.25 / 5

Sabeen Sara Prata And Briyani Stall
Telok Blangah Food Centre, 79 Telok Blangah Dr, 100079

Wednesday, May 31, 2023


While the last visit to Flagwhite in 2022, we had finger food and drinks. This time I have decided to go grab breakfast with a croissant. Never did I know that this cafe is so prevalent in the vicinity for there was already a long queue line up even before Flagwhite is opened for the day.

We had the White Coffee and Avocado Banana Smoothie while waiting for our brunch to be served. 

White Coffee & Avocado Banana Smoothie - $6 &  $9

We had the Flag Your Brunch Meal whereby we could customise our Brunch. 
My Brunch on a plate comprised of 2 slices of Roast Pumpkin ($4), Scrambled Egg ($4), Grilled Tomato ($1), Breakfast Sausage ($5), Sauteed Mushrooms ($4) and Croissant ($4). The combination of items were perfect for me. All were good except the sausage for the meat was too minced and do not have a biting texture.

Flag Your Brunch - $22

While the Dining Partner had brunch with scrambled Egg ($4), Streaky Bacon ($4), Breakfast Sausage ($5), BBQ Baked Beans ($3), Avocado Diced ($4) and Sourdough ($4). The Avocado Diced was a good pairing with the sourdough. Besides the Sausage that was the disappointment, they could have also served their bacon in the non-crisp form.

Flag Your Brunch - $24

For those who are having breakfast in Flagwhite, it will be best to be there early for the seats are rather limited there. Its also good that besides the fixed items on the menu, they do like patrons mix and match their Brunch items on plate. I thought this is a very good idea!

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Location: 106 Jln Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598604

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Por Kee Eating House 1996

If you speak about delicious traditional Chinese Cze Char in an old-school environment, Por Kee Eating House 1996 will fit the bill. We did a reservation and were told that the dining is limited to 1 hour per table. For all we know, the speed of placing our ordered food on the tables was faster than we can imagined.

Totally love such vegetable combinations among Baby Bok Chye, beancurd rod, mushroom and broccoli. 

Four Treasury of Green 鼎湖四宝  - $21

Love the execution of Ee Fu Noodles. The noodles were soft and smooth with a good hint of mushroom aroma. The ingredients were mushrooms and beansprouts. If you are an Ee-Fu Noodle Lover, you might want to try out this recommended Noodle on their menu.

Fried Ee-Fu Noodle 干烧伊面- $15

Bamboo Clams were fresh and well seasoned in their savoury garlic flavour and sprinkled with some spring onions. The server helped to serve the Bamboo Clam individually.

Garlic Bamboo Clam 蒜竹蚌 - $12 Each

Apparently, Champagne Ribs are popular among diners. Nonetheless, there are two types of Ribs, you can choose to order the short ribs or the long ribs. The long ribs cost $11 each and definitely have more meat as compared to the short ribs portion. The ribs were generously coated in its marinade and together with the charred taste, I can totally understand why the dish was good. 

Champagne Short Ribs 香槟短骨 - $24

The HK Style of Steamed Live Fish was absolutely awesome. The freshness and tenderness of the Fish were commendable. Scallions were used as garnishing and the sweet soy sauce enhanced the taste of the dish.

"HK" Style Steamed Fish 港式蒸鲜鱼 - $40

I'm a fan of dining in such old-school settings and being served delicious & tasty Cze Char dishes. The advantage is that the restaurant was equipped with an efficient team whereby our requests are attended to immediately. On the contrary, they can be seen standing at one side observing, this can be very stressful to diners too. Afterall, Por Kee Eating House 1996 is still reputable among families and a good place for gathering for Cze Char. 

Rating: 4/5

Por Kee Eating House 1996
69 Seng Poh Ln, #01-02, Singapore 160069

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Greenwood Fish Market @Bukit Timah

Greenwood Fish Market has always been my place for a good meal for their fishes are fresh and comes with a good varieties 

Greenwood Fish

We were served with toast and butter as soon as we ordered our food.


The Lobster Bisque soup was good, the ingredients include Blue swimmer claw chunks and a splash of brandy.

Lobster Bisque - $14.95

The Sashimi Platter comprises a few types of Fish Sashimi. Salmon, Maguro, Salmon Belly and Hamachi. The food presentation scores and was served with a bed of ice. 

Sashimi Platter - $49.95

Crustaceans time! We had the Western Rock Lobster Chargrilled to perfection in its smokey flavours. It was served with vegetables and sauce.

Western Rock Lobster - $50

When it comes to Fish & Chips, Greenwood Fish Market offers a good variety of fish for this dish for example House Fish, Barramundi, Snapper, John Dory and Black cod. They also offer seasonal catch, just check with the server for fresh fish. We had the Red Snapper and it comes with fries and garden greens. The Fish came in nuggets and was well battered. 

Fish & Chips (Red Snapper) - $29.95 

I like surprises and for their fish menu, they offer fresh fillets, trawler Catch Fillets and Whole Fishes. Choice of cooking can be chargrilled, pan seared, battered, crumbed, steamed or baked with veg and mash.  I had the Australian Ocean Trout pan seared with vegetables and a bed of mashed potatoes. The Australian Ocean Trout resembles salmon from its exterior. Its crispy layer of skin was perfect and a good recommendation always. 

Australian Ocean Trout - $36.95

Seafood Basket is good for sharing. It comprised of battered fish, prawns, scallops, calamari, chips and mixed salad.

Seafood Basket - $42.95

I was disappointed and disgusted by the unprofessional service rendered by one of their servers. When we ordered the Sashimi Platter, we were told that it came with Swordfish aka Mekajiki. However, it was exchanged for Hamachi without our knowledge and when asked, the server insisted that one of the Sashimi fishes (Hamachi) was Mekajiki and left our table with a smirk.

We checked again with the ordering staff instead and she confirmed it was not Mekajiki (Swordfish) as it was sold out. The attitude of the server was uncalled for. He could have checked and confirmed with the sushi chef before proclaiming it. 

Rating: 3 / 5

Greenwood Fish Market @Bukit Timah
34 & 38 Greenwood Ave, Singapore 289236

Friday, May 26, 2023

Shiro-Yuki Dessert Cafe (Johor Bahru)

Flipping through the Soda with fruits from their menu, we decided to order them. These glasses of soda are served with reusable straws which I find that it's a good initiative.

My friend loves the Apple Mint Soda because it gave her a refreshing taste but I find it otherwise. I will prefer the Roses Lychee Soda for it tasted more refreshing to me.

Apple Mint Soda & Roses Lychee Soda - RM 11 Each

Enjoy the cup of Passion Mango Soda topped with Mango Cubes.

Passion Mango Soda - RM 11

We had also ordered the strawberry soda that was topped with chopped strawberry bits.

Strawberry Soda - RM 11

While I'm done with the Soda drinks on the menu, I decided to try out their Royal Thai Tea Boba. The Boba are chewy and not too sweet. Love the Thai Tea flavours.

Royal Thai Tea Boba - RM 11

We love the soft buns and the succulent Ebi Cutlet with vegetables, cheese and Mayonaise. The taste was savoury and addictive.

Ebi Mayo Burger - RM 20.80

The Cheezu Chicki Burger Meal comes with a glass of Ice Lemon Tea. The preparation of the burger was similar to the Ebi Mayo Burger. Both Meals are served with french fries.

Cheezu Chiki Burger - RM 18.80

One of us was attracted to the Blueberry Cheesecake in the fridge. Topped with Blueberries fruits and with a biscuit base.

Blueberry Cheesecake - RM 14.80

We were glad that the wait was finally over. We have been waiting for the appearance of Honeydew Melon Bingsu ever since we first visited the place and were told that it is seasonal.  

Honeydew Melon Bingsu - RM 36.90

The Bingsu was beautifully served in half portion of melon with Honey Dew Balls and Honeydew Melon soft-serve topped with almond flakes. With Nata De Coco and pannacotta at the base of the Bingsu's coupled with the sweet condensed milk, it makes having the Honeydew Melon Bingsu experience so enjoyable.

Honeydew Bingsu

Sumo Platter is good for sharing with popcorn chicken, regular fries, potato wedges and curly fries. Dipped them into the mayo, nacho cheese or chilli sauce given.

Sumo Platter - RM 27.90

Taro lovers cannot be missing their Taro Kakigori out!

Taro Kakigori - RM 22.90

The Chizu Peach Kakigori was fantastic. We all love the velvety pieces of cake found on the ice. The cheese sauce over the ice was yummy and for what you know, there are digestive biscuits crumbs among the ice, giving the Kakigori a riots of texture.

Chizu-Peach Kakigori - RM 23.90

The seafood Tom Yam Spaghetti was yummy! Love the creamy taste coated over the spaghetti! The lemongrass and spices' fragrance had also lifted up this dish. 

Seafood Tom Yam Spaghetti - RM 21.80

A neat presentation of Japanese Katsu Curry Rice with a distinctive separation of curry from white rice.
The spicy level of the curry was moderate and Chicken Katsu was crispy.

Japanese Katsu Curry Rice - RM 41.60

If you prefer a non-curry and non-fried version, you can order their Japanese Teriyaki Rice.

Japanese Teriyaki Rice - RM 18.60

Softserve with their classic Salted Caramel popcorn.

Salted Caramel Softserve

The Strawberry Milkshake Soft Serve come with a few slices of strawberries and a Lotus Biscoff Biscuit. It was not to our liking as we were expecting the Soft Serve to taste on the sweet side instead of being sour. Since this is also a seasonal item on their menu, we are looking forward to the next season's item.

Strawberry Milkshake Soft Serve - RM 12.90

Posted on 23rd January 2023

We were back at Shiro-Yuki Dessert Cafe before heading back to customs. Ushering the Lunar New Year in 2023, they come out with 3 kinds of different items on the menu and we were eager to have them.

The creative Wonder Melon Soft Serve was aesthetically pretty to our eyes. The watermelon was adorned with button chocolates on its fresh to illustrate its seed. While a cut in the middle portion was topped with chilling and not too sweet watermelon flavoured soft serve. 

Wonder Melon Soft Serve

While in the Chinese tradition, we won't miss out on pineapple for they represent good fortune. Their Ong Ong Lai Kakigori was good with sweetened pineapple cubes topping on the tip of the iceberg. Sweet and savoury with the pineapple syrup drenching over the Kakigori.

Ong Ong Lai Kakigori

Last but not least, the Golden Fortune Hotpot that filled with peach, pineapple, watermelon, and lychee as well as some Pannacotta bits topped off with their signature milky shaved ice.

Golden Fortune Pot

Pour the water over the pot and have some Instagram-worthy pictures and reels. Enjoy the rapid smoke from the dry ice.

Dry Ice Effect

We could not wait any longer for this pot was simply filled with an assortment of fruits.

Yummy fruits pot

While they have seasonal menu, I cannot wait for their next new item on their menu.

When the place is quiet and cosy, we made this another stop before heading back to Singapore. The place was already decorated and ready in the Christmas mood with additional on the menu and Christmas decorations around.

Interior with Christmas Decorations
Interior with Christmas Decorations

In the festive mood, they have a few more items, especially for Christmas.  They offered waffles with delectable dark chocolate and a scoop of mint chocolate ice cream, topped with mixed berries, chocolate sauce and a yummy strawberry milkshake soft-serve. 

Ho Ho Holiday Waffle - RM 20.90

The Chizu Chicki Burger set comes with a cup of lemon tea together with a burger and fries. It was creamy with its sauce and a decent meal. The buns had chicken patty, lettuce and tomatoes decking it up.

Chizu Chicki Burger Set - RM 18.90

The refreshing lemon tea was served with a slice of lemon among the ice cubes and glass straw was also provided.

Lemon Tea

The Soft Serve was made up of Yakult and was refreshing with chocolate shavings and some berry sauce over it, looking like a little Christmas tree.

Berry Fantasy

Posted on 25 November 2022

The last stopover before heading back to the customs landed us in Shiro-Yuki Dessert Cafe. The Cafe was situated in a bungalow and it is pretty impressive that a beautiful cafe is housed within therefore parking is no issue over there.

Shiro Yuki Dessert Cafe
Shiro Yuki Dessert Cafe

The Interior was vibrant and the environment was quiet.

Enjoy the seasonal treat of Watermelon Bingsu. The milk-based ice is paired with Lychee, and Nata Decoco and well adorned by these striking red colours of watermelon balls. It's a perfect bowl of dessert to beat the summer heat.

Watermelon Bingsu
Watermelon Bingsu - RM 19.90

There are 2 sizes for the Kakigori, the regular and the baby size. We had the Baby Matcha Kakigori. It was made up of Milk Ice, Matcha Powder, Azuki Red Beans, Boba Pearls and Boba Jelly. The Matcha Powder was used unsparingly on the Ice, resulting in a bitter taste and the Azuki bean was on the tough side ~ I would prefer it to be cooked to soften. Nonetheless, the combination of Boba Pearls and Jelly added additional texture to the cooling Milk Ice. 

Baby Matcha Kakigori
Baby Matcha Kakigori - RM $17.50

I'm not so much of Coconut Milk Lover but if you do, the coconut Milk Ice is fragrant and coupled with Fresh Coconut Meat, chewy mochi as well as some savoury gula Melaka sauce.

Baby Coconut Kakigori
Baby Coconut Kakigori - RM 17.50

Since they are also serving soft serve and other cafe food, it makes every reason to be back for other things as they are a stone's throw away from the CIQ.

Shiro-Yuki Dessert Cafe (Johor Bahru)
Location: 63B, Jalan Yahya Awal, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia