What?!! The salted egg war is not over yet! First we have the salted egg seafood craze then comes the croissant and now I found this, the salted egg potato chips for all chips lovers this is one you should give it a try. Its actually not very new and if you’re a hippie for salted egg food, Im sure you might have read or read about this.
Extracted from the website: “The Golden Duck is Singapore's #1 purveyor of premium gourmet salted egg snacks, lovingly hand-crafted using an original Taiwanese-inspired recipe.” One can imagine snacking this on a weekend Netflix marathon but mind you, this small pack of chips hits hard on your wallet and even if you’re keen on getting some and wants it immediately, be prepared to run around sourcing for it.
There are a couple of pop up stores set up but it sells out pretty fast but if you’ve prepared to wait for it, you can actually log on to their website to pre-order and get them to send it to you with delivery charges of course. Alternatively they do have some partners carrying their products (yes you will need to call in to check for the availability first though).
So, I’m sure you are curious about the taste and can’t wait to have a bite on these right? You might imagine crispy thin chips coated with buttery salted egg, well… its actually not as crispy (I’m sure it was crispy before adding the yummlicious salted egg mixture) But one thing for sure is that its actually hand crafted, generous salted egg being mixed in with love. Its the first thing that is gone every single time especially during the Chinese New Year period!
Now type in and search for their website and get ready to enjoy the dangerously sinful but gorgeously yummy chips! Nomnomnom~~~
Once again I’m back to Joo Bar to try out some other eats and their drinks, well actually their draft Makgeolli (a lightly sweet alcoholic beverage native to Korea, made from wheat or rice and has a milky white colour and has about 6-8% alcohol volume).
My friend and I talked about it when I recommend this place to her and she told me that she had been here a couple of times and here I am back here again. Previously I was here for lunch but the evening crowd is much more, even on a weekday evening. Made up of mainly ladies, this is quite a place for small chats and small bites if you and a few friends would like to gather and have some drinks after a busy day at work.
We start off with a Makgeolli sampler set with five tasty flavours: original, yuzu, passionfruit, blood orange and lychee. The ice slush makes it chilling and easy to drink and if you fancy some fruity flavours, this is the one for you! The appetisers (rather pathetic and I didn't remember I had any appetisers the first time I was here for lunch) nothing great but its a good snack while waiting for my friend. Water (iced or warm) are chargeable as well
Baby paper eel is a good start before you have your mains or good as finger food. Slightly salty but it actually kick starts my stomach for my dinner coming up. Add some lime juice to give it a kick in the taste and this is love by many customers here. Next we have Joo Bossam, a small platter of boiled pork belly, in house spicy radish salad and also yucha kimchi. Spicy refreshing and yummy a mixture of textures and taste and great to pair it with Makgeolli.
Seafood pancake, a common dish when you go to any Korean restaurants, but I feel you can give this a miss. Because the pancake itself wasn't done properly as the flour still kind of raw to me. But they are quite generous with the ingredients. you can find mussels, clams, squid, shrimps and vegetables in it. My friends saw what I had posted previously and the grilled squid caught their attention. consists in their grill. Tender and juicy meat which I highly recommends it to you all to order. And lastly, army stew. Typical of Korean cuisine but a good one indeed at Joo Bar. Don't expect it to be a big stew ya (since all their dishes are kind of bite sized and not enough for a man’s stomach lol) small but the soup packs a good flavour. Consists of kimchi, sausage, luncheon meat, baked beans, ham and ramyeon (instant noodle). To end it off before we go, some more draft Makgeolli for a great dinner company!
Grab a few friends and do hang out here at Joo Bar for some drinks and bites. Do share with me if you encounter any more yummy dishes or drinks and I might be going back the 3rd time! :)
Just when I was about to post this article, I found out that there is another article on this lovely dish being posted. So I thought hmmm, should I post it as well or should I just leave it and wait for awhile. Hell no! I’m not going to wait anymore (actually I had been hesitating to post it for about 5 days) I want to share with you this lovely tea time snack. You find this everywhere when you’re young, at getai (literally song stage) (Simplified Chinese: 歌台), is a usually boisterous live stage performance held during the Ghost Festival and very popular in the 80s
Hougang Muah Chee (Hougang 6 Miles Famous Muah Chee as what many remember them as) is the ONLY one that I would crave for and guess what? They have a stall by themselves selling mainly Muah Chee and some Kuehs. The Muah Chee (a traditional snack made of glutinous rice, usually mixed with crushed peanuts and sugar.) here is very soft and smells heavenly just by itself as the sesame oil in it is fresh.
Making of this snack is not as easy as you think as it requires great skills and experience to achieve such texture and preventing it from hardening. So as I was saying, the typical Muah Chees are mixed with peanuts and sugar. But this, they come with heavenly fragrant black sesame flavour. and if you’re someone like me who can’t decide what to have, the traditional or the creative traditional, you can choose both which I always do lol.
From the pictures, you also can taste the fragrant peanut and black sesame. Trust me you have to come to try it for yourself! There are 3 sizes for you to choose from and I am sure you know which size I go for every single time. Small: $2.50 Medium: $3.50 Large: $5.00
Hop on over to HDB Hub @Toa Payoh (Opening Hours: 1200hrs-2200hrs). B1 Foodcourt and walk all the walk to the end of the foodcourt and you will see them! Try it out and let me know which flavour suits you best! Enjoy the Muah Chees! Oh did I say its self service hor, don't order and walk away ya~ :)