Archive for January, 2012

Satay-Mu Revisited

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

nasi lemak

Going dark for SOPA & PIPA

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I am going dark on January 18 American time, or between noon January 18 WST my time until noon January 19 WST, If you want to know why, even if I and you are am not an Americans, read Corey Doctorow’s Boing Boing will go dark on Jan 18 to fight SOPA & PIPA because he puts it so much better than me.


Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Do not judge a book by it’s cover

Walking down James street returning from a team lunch last week, I noticed a menu in a window stating Malaysian Food, not knowing there was even a restaurant there, I noted nothing other than the location vowing to return later as I really enjoy good malaysian food.

On return I found a little nondescript cafe in front of a combination pool hall/karaoke space. Not deterred, I checked the menu on the window out, it was rather long and had all the usual malaysian/singaporean food I adore #8230;

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

“Do you just drink Bruichladdich?” was the question the cashier at 1st Choice Liquor as paid for a bottle of Port Charlotte PC7 (the bottle I planned to buy) and Bruichladdich Resurrection (I did not plan to buy, but I did not know it was there, and at $75 is was a offer to good to pass up). Was the start of a short and interesting conversation about single malt, The one bottle we where both drinking was Glenfarclas 15 Year Old.

Return to Helvetica aka recent whisky tastings

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
  • Port Charlotte PC7
  • Kilchoman Summer 2010
  • Bowmore Tempest

  • Glen Morangie 10 year old

XO Lounge

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

A man walks into a cognac bar and asked for a recommendation of a cognac to start learning about cognac. The barman replies “Sorry I know nothing about cognac”. …

Bruichladdich 12 year old Second Edition

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Bruichladdich 12 year old Second Edition label

The Venn

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

The Venn is a mixed used space an art gallery, a designer store and a small bar tucked between the two. The bar space is interesting space squeezed between the exposed back wall and the glass window of the store, with plenty of faux concrete to give it the designer industrial look. With such narrow […]

Old Shanghai Food Court

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

We need a better plan B

We usually have a team lunch on Friday. Dim Sum is one of our favourites and Dragon Seafood Restaurant is the preferred place. We turned up at Dragon Seafood Restaurant at 12:30 and the queue was out the door. So we needed an alternative, one team member who lives nearby suggested Old Shanghai Food Court …

Return to Hoka Restaurant

Friday, January 6th, 2012

After the Singaporean Style Fish episode, I decided to return to Hoka Restaurant to see if there was something on the menu that excited my taste buds. I ordered as I was getting seated and two minutes later, a regular Chilli Chicken and rice was on my table. Chilli Chicken consisted of chicken, capsicum, baby […]