Food Culture

A typical Chinese breakfast in Beijing

If you have been following my blog, you would realise that I love to explore a new country through its food culture. When I arrived at my hostel in Beijing, my room was not ready yet so I asked the reception for a place where I can get some authentic Chinese breakfast. She gave me directions to an eatery down the street that serves authentic Chinese breakfast. I went there and after observing what the customers were having, here’s what I bought for 8.50 RMB. This meal is simple yet filling. I added a little sugar in the soybean milk because it tasted a little bland. As the pancake is prepared upon order, it is fresh and crispy. The taste of the pancake is very close to the you tiao in Singapore, just much bigger. There is also an option to order an additional wanton soup. I looked at the.
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Yee Fung Claypot Chicken Rice

Before our flight back to Singapore, I wanted to have a good lunch. We found this coffee shop, Kedai Kopi Yee Fung that was crowded with customers eating their 3 main dishes, Laksa, Claypot Chicken Rice, and Ngau Chap (mixed beef) noodles. I decided on having the Claypot Chicken Rice. I was delighted when I was served with my order. The claypot is a small, individual size, half filled with rice. On top are pieces of chicken meat (portions of a chicken drumstick, my favorite!), mushrooms, lettuces and an egg. The egg is half-cooked, which is perfect in my opinion. This is how I think this dish should be eaten. I start by taking all the chicken meat out of the claypot onto a plate. Next, I burst the egg yolk and let the runny egg yolk flow out onto the rice. Lastly, I stir everything in the claypot together, scrapping the.
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Kam Kee Bak Kut Teh

After our Mount Kinabalu climb, our muscles were sore and we needed some food badly. We checked in to our hostel at Gaya Street and headed out for dinner. We were told that we can find good Bak Kut Teh restaurants at Gaya Street so we were quite set on having some for dinner. We stumbled upon this coffee shop called Kedai Kopi Kim Min with a Bak Kut Teh stall called Kam Kee Bak Kut Teh. There were quite a number of customers eating Bak Kut Teh so we decided that it has to be quite good. We found ourselves a table and sat down. They had this large board on the wall that explained how to make your order. We decided to try the original flavor with mixed pork meat. We also ordered a plate of Tau Hu and U Cha Kui (You Tiao) and rice. Luckily there wasn’t.
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BBQ Seafood at the Night Market

Once we checked in to our hostel in Kota Kinabalu, the first thing we wanted to do is to get some local food into our stomach. I read many good reviews about the fresh and cheap barbeque seafood sold at the Filipino Night Market so I saved the address on my GPS and we walked to the night market from the hostel. When we first reached the night market, we thought we may have entered the wrong market because there were many stalls selling fresh fish, but none of them were doing any cooking. Seafood is sold at cheap prices in Kota Kinabalu as the city is by the sea with abundant seafood available. For a few ringgits you can get yourself 4-5 medium-sized fishes. Walking to the end of the night market, we were greeted with many stalls selling barbeque seafood. After checking out all the stalls, we found.
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Chicken Lok Lak

Lok Lak is another popular Cambodian dish that tourists enjoy, perhaps second to Amok. Served with white rice, Lok Lak is stir-fried marinated chicken served with fresh red onions, served on a bed of lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes with a dipping sauce consisting of lime juice, sea salt and black Kampot pepper. Lok Lak is also available in beef and pork variants too. I ordered my Lok Lak from a local stall for 3.50 USD after a long day touring the Angkor Wat. Having skipped breakfast to catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat. I was really glad that the portions were good as I was very hungry. I like how the crunchy lettuce and onion works well with the tender chicken meat. As an easy stir-fry dish, this dish is simple but full of flavor..
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