Welcome July 2021

4 Jul 2021 – From Chicken Rice To A Burger

Thu: have lived in this area for 2+decades and it is the first time tasting this famous yummy DeliciousBonelessChickenRice@KatongShoppingCentre – a perfect way to eat chicken if you do not like bones in them! I think it is good, Clement also still likes, but this is not his first time here. Katong chicken rice hawker hunk – Tiktok’s newest obsession. And no, I did not see him dancing live in front of the stall, so will have to return for another visit. Tkx for dinner at Jo’s. https://danielfooddiary.com/2020/06/03/deliciousbonelesschickenrice/


Fri: TGIF – all morning for more tests etc, taking time to chill in the cool shady courtyard in-between tests @SGH.  Picked up tarts @PâtisserieCLÉ/PayerLaberRd for tonight’s steak dinner@Theresa&ChengJ. Testing out their popular OrhBlanc, a fusion of OrhNee/YamPaste&FrenchMontBlanc which is lighter than the traditional OrhNee, quite fresh and not too sweet, bro Leslie liked it and I quite liked it too!

Sat: tkx to AudreyW for lunch @OldChangKee. An afternoon @CC for Audrey&April to buy 2pairs of Chaco – made fruit-cocktail-salad to share.

Sun: Happy 4th – has it really been 16yrs ago today I was into Day66 in PA/USA hiking the AT-ThruHike in 2005? Also the day when Glenda/HiHills, JohnW/MoFo, JimH/Alleghany joined our CandyAssGroup (MissWiggy, T2, Gadget & I, TigerLil) to hike with us and up to today we have remained friends – blessed to have crossed paths with such a wonderful group of ppl I truly cherish.

Tkx to Leo for setting up a new laptop from Michael and for getting me to try out new yummy foods at a 24/7 place, TheHainanStory:ChapterOne/HotelBoss/JalanSultan.  Tasted their Laksa, Uncle Robert Pork Cutlet,    Yuan Yang Satay with Peanut + PineappleSauce, Durian, OrhNee SwissRoll for dessert. Will be back to try more dishes.

Antoinette, a patisserie by PangKokKeong, now no longer, but his swiss rolls here now are delicious. Do miss these cakes from Antoinette:  La Rose – grand cru chocolate mousse, exotic caramel, almond nougatine, cocoa sponge, grand marnier, dark chocolate Chantilly. The White Swan – chantilly cream exterior is light and fluffy cheese mousse layered with brown butter sponge. Chloe – Yuzu cremeux, white chocolate vanilla mousse, almond stable and a light sponge cake. Pix from Feb2019 when I last had these!


The mosaic wall is quite amazing and so is the idea with using newspaper to wrap the food, bring back memories of fish&chips in Dublin/Ireland student days!


Always such fun with be in Leo’s company as he, too, likes gallivanting about like I do, especially when I am not familiar here in the JalanBesar area – some interesting buildings on the way.

Met with Clement in Chinatown and he too is another one who likes to gallivant like us! To celebrate the 4th in a USA style, picked up a Carl’s Jr burger@Funan to go heading for the bus stop by Fullerton – finally a shot of Chihuly in the dark!

Paramaniac shot credits to Leo

I believe everything and I believe nothing. I suspect everyone and I suspect no one – Inspector Clouseau/A Shot In The Dark

4 Jul – Happy 4th
14 Jul – Happy Bday Keith and Happy Bastille Day/France
17 Jul – Happy Bday Nancy Bowman
19 Jul – Happy 23nd Anniversary Linn&Jeff
20 Jul – Happy Bday David Yeoh
21 Jul – Happy Bday Albert Chua
22 Jun – Happy Anniversary Dike&Mark
23 Jun – Happy Bdays Lucas&James

From Garry3Jul: Trip around the block #23. So from Broome it’s off to the north and the Dampier Peninsula via Cape Leveque Rd. Most of the road up is pretty boring but head off to the west coast (avg 30-40kms) and it is a different world! Stayed at Embalgun Smithy’s Seaside Adventure. Great spot. Basic showers n toilet but that’s it. Oh, local community members passed by a few mornings selling freshly cooked large mud crabs.
Red cliffs, white sand and turquoise sea (albeit with some salties and the odd hammerhead shark)!
Finding Smithy’s Adventure can be an adventure and turning around down sandy track can present a challenge but all’s we ends well. The sand was so fine one of the rescue boards disappeared and wS dug out about 18 in below the surface.