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debbieann May 12, 2013 06:25 AM

Sometimes the "best" food is the food that is close to where you live, so you can enjoy it without using bus/mrt. We live near Selegie/Middle/Short Sts and this Saturday we had excellent excellent pineapple tarts from Le Cafe - I think this is my favorite pastry in Singapore so far. I like the moonpie as well, but I really love the golf ball pineapple tart.

We also had tua huay - there is a long story about the two beancurd shops next to each other on Short St, only one was open, so we ate there. I thought it was a bit too sweet, but still delicious. I loved the you tiao. the one we ate at was Eryimin, but I want to try Rochor next time. Some places are more night time places, and other places are morning places.

We then wandered over to Sunshine plaza, which looks like a very ordinary set of shops, a few of the food places weren't open yet, but one had a queue, which is always a good sign - it was filled w people. It is Victor's Kitchen serving HK style dim sum. It was a little hard to figure out the process, but you pick up an order sheet yourself, you fill it out, incl table number and you turn it in. Everything was ok, but the egg custard buns were stunning - liquidy, salty, sweet - SO good. I guess we got lucky, because I read they aren't that fantastic every time, but for us they were fantastic. It was crowded and you share a table - the people next to us were very friendly and helpful, and suggested some other places we should try. I also liked the HK style ice tea w milk, it comes in a bowl of ice, so that the ice does not dilute the tea.

Later, at night we went to Lil Papa's Wieners! not for the food, but for the great beer selection - Dead Pony IPA, Moa Five Hop, Hawthorn Pale Ale - and then we went to kko kko na ra for some very good Korean fried chicken.

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    klyeoh May 12, 2013 06:19 PM

    Good to see you back in Singapore, debbieann. Try Mary's Kafe (only open for lunch on weekdays) if you have the chance:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/725425

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