There is nothing more satisfying than roti prata and teh tarik for breakfast. To have this at a roadside coffeeshop is the quintessential breakfast for me. Oh, I do love the American breakfast, wanton mee, black carrot cake, kaya toast and nasi lemak for breakfast too, but somehow, roti prata is just extra special. It […]
AR Rahman: Singapore should have a Teh Tarik Institute Too!
Following my video blog on how to make Teh Tarik, I am more determined than ever to find that elusive cup of condensed milk pleasure in Singapore. I must admit that when it comes to Teh Tarik, the Malaysians trump us hands down. They have made Teh Tarik into an institution… literally. Institute Teh Tarik […]
Karu’s Banana Leaf Restaurant: Fish Head Curry worth travelling for
Fish Head Curry $28 There are two versions of Curry Fish Head in Singapore. One is the Chinese version where the fish head is steamed first before cooking in a curry which has less powdery spices and the other is the Indian version where the fish head is cooked a in pot of fiery spices […]
How to make Teh Tarik: As much as you would need to know
Ahhh… Nothing like a cup of Teh Tarik! The inspiration for this post came about during my last trip to Sandakan. It was hilarious, we all had this hankering for a good cup of Teh Tarik but everywhere we went, we only found Teh Tarik that tasted like condensed milk in dishwater. OK, it was […]
Teh Tarik can be a real emotive issue judging from the 79 heated responses from my last Teh Tarik post on Mr Tea. I wonder if there are more Teh drinkers than Kopi drinkers out there? Afterall, Tea is the most widely consumed beverage after water even though Coffee is the most widely traded commodity […]
This branch is closed Teh Tarik 80 cents, Ginger Masala Tea $1.20 Tall Cup You know what I see in my crystal ball? I see food courts becoming more international with more homegrown franchises selling international cuisine. The day will come when you will walk into a hawker centre and not be able to find […]
Hilmi Sarabat Stall: Ah The President’s Teh Tarik… At last!
Do you still remember my last post on our President’s Teh Tarik? Well, I thought I would never have a chance to drink of the Presidential Brew since the “Michael Bolton” and I both share the same working shifts. But yesterday was my lucky day! I happened to be down at Marine Parade Food Centre […]
With iwatch_ueat and liverpool I never really got used to Lattes and Cappuccinos even though I spent seven years in Australia. We even have one of those expresso machines at home at one stage and went crazy over frothing the milk. But at the end of the day, when the dust settles, out comes the […]
Want to drink the Presidential Teh Tarik? Hop down to Marine Parade Food Centre and look for this Sarabat store and you too can feel like the President…..at least for 10 minutes. Of course the President does not come down to the stall himself to drink the Teh Tarik. That would mean a lot of […]
Remember in my last Teh Tarik post I asked whether “Tariking” the Teh actually made a difference to the taste of the Teh? Well, I decided to put the question to the test. So in true quasi-scientific fashion, I put the question through a totally unrigorous randomised uncontrolled trial. The type of trial that can […]
Mr Teh Tarik: I wonder what the tarik does to the tea?
I wonder if Tariking the Teh actually makes a difference to the taste itself. Apart from cooling it down, and making the foam on top, does the extra air in the tea actually change its taste? Has anyone tried comparing a cup of tea before and after the Tarik? Do let us know. Mr Teh […]
Nothing quite like a cup of hot Teh Halia to wash down all that oil after eating stuff like Nasi Lemak and Nasi Briyani. The Tannin in Tea acts as an astringent to wash down the flavours, the fat in the milk binds to capsaicin (the substance in chilli that causes that burning sensation) which […]