Something New…

A big hello once again!! It has been a very long while since I last wrote but today I am here to share new content. It has got something to do food and a cuisine I have never shared before on this platform. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

What is travelling without tasting the authentic local cuisine of one’s country. Traveling is about exploring and getting to know one’s culture, therefore today I would love to share about my recent travel adventure. About couple weeks back, I went on a short getaway to Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar is a mystery to many. A lot of people I know do not have much knowledge about the beauty within this country, especially the food. Thus on my trip I got to unravel the delicious blend of Burmese food.

The flavours of Burmese cuisine are impressive. My expectations of Burmese food was filled with fish sauce and milky soup bases, however I was so wrong with the image I had of Burmese food. It is packed filled with strong flavours such as peanuts, tea and spices; a rather unusual taste but an interesting and yummy one. I had to help myself for seconds and thirds and every meal I had, I was stuffed with satisfaction. From my observations, they love using peanuts in most of their dishes. Dishes such as thick rice noodles are generously coated with a thick smooth peanut sauce which provided a nutty and creamy touch to the dish. Another dish was a tea fried rice which was accompanied with cashew nuts. Also, most of their dishes are heavily carbohydrate based, just like the other Asian countries. Thus with carbs, all their dishes have a flavoursome gravy to go with rice or noodles. With a tasty gravy meant tender and soft meat, and that was all I got from all dishes.

First up I would like to talk about the tea fried rice. When the dish was first served, I thought it was olive fried rice due to its appearance and content, but later I was corrected that it was tea fried rice. Never heard of it, have you? Neither did I. I was so excited to dig in and when I took my first bite, no disappointment at all. It resembles an olive fried rice, dark with specks of tea leaves, it’s flavour is less nutty and more fragrant than an olive fried rice. There are bits of peanuts in it and the nut gives a crunchy and oily feel to the rice, but in a good way. It goes well with all kinds of dishes, curry, stir-fry or even as it is. This was one of the dishes that left a deep impression as it was something unheard of in Singapore. img_8014.jpg

Next would be a salad. Now this salad is something different, it does not contain any leafy greens or even much of a protein in it. It seems like a small side dish to go with the rice, it blends so well with the tea fried rice and I could honestly have eaten both by itself. It is a lemon salad. It is not sour and it is not bitter. It is so tasty that with every bite you could taste the fragrant lemon rind. This little dish is mainly made out of lemon rind with a hint of lemongrass and ginger, tossed with lots of spices but at the same time, very simple and satisfying. FullSizeRender

Lastly were the meat!! Most of the meat dishes are cooked in a gravy like dish. For example stewed beef/pork, curry fish/chicken. Thus the appearance might be a little dull and dark but do not be deceived by the looks of the dish because the meat is so tender and savoury. We got a stewed pork and mutton meatball. They were all seasoned so well, especially the meatballs. Right amount of fat and meat ratio to give the meatball a lovely bite. And as for the pork, they used pork belly, of which the fat melted in your mouth. And that was the only time I disregarded any type of diet I had. I had to savour each inch of the meats. IMG_8015

Overall my lunch of Burmese would be rated 11 out of 10. It was incredible. Each dish could be paired with one another or eaten by itself. It is versatile and a great variety of them. I believe I only unravelled a pinch of Burmese cuisine, however it was a great insight of the food and I truly fell in love with it.

Well I hope you have enjoy this piece and I hope it gave you a little idea of what Burmese food is and if it did, it would make me absolutely happy. Thank you for reading and till next time, See you!

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Tasmania 2016: Touch.

Hi all! Today I present you with the final piece to my Tasmania adventures. It is a little bittersweet to write the final one, therefore the short break in writing. So without further ado, let’s begin.

Today I shall be sharing about the connection of what Tasmania have to offer. With that being said, the post is all about places I have been that made an impact during my trip. Thus the word ‘touch’ in my title refers to the effect the nature of Tassie has made on me.

Tasmania has touched me with it’s vast diversity of animals. I am a huge animal lover, thus looking out for animals in Tassie was a highlight. Be it a Tasmanian Devil in a wildlife park or a wild wallaby crossing the road, it is such a great souvenir for the eyes and mind. All my life, I have been living in an urban city, therefore being exposed to wildlife all around you was intriguing and exciting.

Therefore visiting a wildlife park has got to be my Number 1 to-do in Tasmania. Seeing all the animals would just make you go “Awwwwwww”

The Nature of Tasmania has left a huge impact on me. Hiking to be greeted with a gorgeous view, surrounded with luscious greens with birds chirping is the way to start everyday. And when in Tasmania, there were a few occasions my family and I went on a short hike to some lookouts. Moments like during the hike when you notice everything around you from the little pebbles on the side of the path to the clear blue sky with fluffy white clouds to moments like the feast your eyes just had when the view from above was breathtaking and your mind kept replaying the scene of serenity and calm during the walk back down. And I only have a word to describe it all, healthy. It is healthy to mind, eyes, soul and body. With this, I am envious of Tasmanians.

All in all, the nature in Tassie mesmerised me in all corners. From wildflowers on the roadside to majestic waterfalls in National Parks, it is all god’s great creation!

Lastly, I am touched by the life people have there! At times, visiting farmers markets or food festivals in the parks, Tasmanian celebrate life. They have a smile on their face, selling their produce proudly. I clearly remembered a night when I was having dinner at a food festival in Hobart. There were life music, smokey barbecue filled the air and people dancing happily. Good Food, Good Music and Good People; that is basically the scene there in Tasmania! No matter which market I visited, the energy and vibe there is so electrifying, you would be naturally perked up.


Hence, the energy in Tasmania is something one should explore and discover. It heals you, mentally, physically and emotionally. I had such a great time touring the state and I have not had enough of it yet. Tasmania truly is special in my heart and the memories made there are irreplaceable.

And this concludes my pieces on my trip to Tasmania. Thank you for reading and till next time, See you.

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Month in A Nutshell: June.

Hi there! I think 2016 have been passing by too quickly as June is already over! Much has happened and today, I am going to share with the past and the future.

In the month of June, I travelled to Japan! It was a family vacation. It was a much needed family time as before the trip I was stuffing my face with books and notes as it was the examination period. I ate lots of udon and soba, practiced a little of Japanese and walked the streets of Tokyo. It was a lovely trip, however due to the fact that Tokyo is filled with skyscrapers as it is a city, I did not enjoyed the surrounding. But do not get me wrong, Japan is filled with wonders, both nature and man-made. If you do get a chance to visit, make the most out of it! Below are some pictures of me making the most out of the trip! Also, I wrote about my trip to Japan a couple weeks ago, you could view the post from here!

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The udon were handmade and ingredients so fresh! It was our first meal, and it was amazing!
Their fish market served another level of fresh produce! All tasted like the sea!
They took breakfast to a grand and delicious level. 
Their mochi are aesthetically pleasing, with a smooth skin and right amount of red-bean filling.
They feast well, very well.

The owl cafes are A MUST!

A trip to Tokyo DisneyLand is a must right…

And lastly, their view.

Happy to say that I managed to get into the kitchen to whip up some meals for myself! I cooked quite a bit, therefore look out for the recipes in the future. However I shall just give you a few sneak peaks… 😀

I published this recipe a week ago, Vermicelli Salad, Asian Style.

These recipes shall be up in the mere future, so keep a look out on it!

Aside from food and travelling, there was something that was truly magical that happened! I am now a writer on My Trending Stories! I would be writing on both Big On Food and My Trending Stories. I was surprised when they emailed me. And I gave it much thoughts, and decided to take up the challenge! It is definitely going to be a challenge as I need to balance my schoolwork with Big On Food and now, My Trending Stories. I would give both site my fullest attention and write with my heart. Thank you for your support and please continue to shower both sites with love! View my articles on MTS here!


June was a rather hectic month, however it was over before I knew it. It was filled with ups and downs, with every downs I learnt a little and grew a little. As the days goes on, I am starting to figure things out, what I want my future to be, how I want to think and live my life everyday. And I have been telling myself everyday to live life positively because there is no time for negativity. Move on if that something is making you so upset, because life goes on. You make your own choice for your own life. Live it happily.

Thank you reading and till next time, See you!

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Travel Adventure: Tokyo, Japan

If you have been following me on Instagram, Big On Food, you would know that I was in Tokyo for a short family getaway. So for today, I would be sharing my highlights of the trip!

I went to only Tokyo, for about 5 days.The weather was amazing, chilly yet filled with sunshine. When we arrived, it was dinnertime. I decided to Google the shops around the hotel, and within seconds, an udon shop appealed to me. I was intrigued and pretty satisfied with my finding. The udon store was just 5 minutes walk from the hotel, which made that factor a brownie point. We took a stroll and found the shop. The shop was tucked in a quiet alley way. It could only accommodate about 10 to 15 people at once. We were lucky enough to patronise the shop when there was not many people. We were seated quickly and was given an english menu, which was very helpful. The shop only sells udon noodles, cold and hot. If you are not a fan of noodles or udon, this might not be the shop for you. But do give it a chance as they sell excellent fresh udon noodles, with the perfect chewiness and great texture.

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Witnessing the master at work…

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We placed our order without difficulty and waited patiently. We ordered both hot and cold noodles.

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In this photo are the cold noodles. The one on the bottom is plain udon noodles with a fried tempura fish paste. The bowl on top was cold udon served with a soft poached egg with braised beef slices. A dipping sauce was given to both bowls of noodles.
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We got a hot tempura udon as well as a bowl of udon in a rich beef broth with beef slices. These bowls are hearty and delicious.

It was definitely a satisfying first meal to kickstart the trip. Both hot and cold noodles were heavenly. The shop was cozy and our meal there was enjoyable. However do keep in mind to visit the shop at a non-peak hour as right after we finished our meal, there was a queue in front of the shop. The shop is located at 2 151 0053, 2 Chome-20-16 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan (Shinjuku Station, Exit 6). It is called 慎 Shin Udon. Do check them out as their stuffs are fabulous. 

So after such an amazing first meal, we knew that Japan would not be too disappointing. The next highlight of the trip was Tsukiji Fish Market. This would be the place for all seafood fanatics as the seafood you get could not get any fresher. We spent an hour there and damage was certainly done to our stomach, in a good way.

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We tried fresh oysters, which had the essence of the sea. It was silky smooth and absolutely divine.
The sea urchins were creamy and exoctic. It was lovely to have tried it at the fish market.
This dish was pretty unique. It had crab meat, scallop and abalone. It was then blow-torched on the surface with a sauce and then served with fish roe.
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It has an intense flavour, savory from the sauce and sweet from all the fresh seafood. It was an explosion of flavour which I did not mind.

The last dish tried in the fish market was an interesting one. It had various eating methods, so it is best for the shop owners to explain how to eat this dish.

This dish is a rice bowl with cubed sashimi above the rice. So there 3 ways to enjoy this rice bowl. 1. Enjoy it with plain wasabi and soy sauce. (My favourite method, as it retained it’s original flavours of the rice and fish.) 2. Eaten with pickled ginger and pickles. 3. A broth added to the rice.
Instructions are provided on the ways to enjoy this rice bowl. It had english and it allows consumers to better understand this dish.


Overall, Tsukiji Fish Market is a must visit when in Tokyo. You would be able to witness fishmongers slicing fresh whole tuna fish and lots of people trying to get a taste of fresh seafood.

The final highlight of my trip was visiting an owl cafe! It was the most extraordinary of the entire trip. You might be thinking why I am raving for visiting some bird cafe, as you all know, I am staying in Singapore. In Singapore, you do not see much owls, I see lots of bats, pigeons and swallow but no owls, therefore it was an unforgettable moment to be able to visit an owl cafe! The little cafe we visited had about 10 owls, different species and opposite characters. We were able to pet it and hold it. It was impressive that owls were such cute and beautiful souls.

An owl selfie was necessary when you visit an owl cafe once in a lifetime.
I was rather nervous while holding onto the owl but all was well in the end.
Visiting the owl cafe was a memorable event that I would not forget.

These were the highlights of my short trip to Japan. I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I have. Thank you for reading and till next time, See you!

More information on the places I visited…

慎 Shin Udon–  2 151 0053, 2 Chome-20-16 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan (Shinjuku Station, Exit 6). Tripadvisor website: Shin Udon

Tsukiji Fish Market– Above Tsukiji Shijo Station on the Oedo Subway Line 

Shinjuku Owl Cafe, Mohumohu – 5F, 3-35-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

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Taiwan Heals.

Hey all. I just want to pop by for the final post on Taiwan. Lets begin.

Firstly, I would love to explain about the title above. I went to Taiwan with very little expectations. All I expected was to eat lots and shop. I did not think Taiwan would do beyond that. It healed me spiritually and emotionally.

Let’s talk about spiritual healing first. During my trip to Taroko National Park, seeing all God’s beauty unveil in front of me, that’s when I healed. All I am faced in Singapore are concrete jungles of skyscraper, sad to say, I am not one who appreciates skyscrapers. Therefore my afternoon spent in the national park brought me serenity and contentment. Serenity being how peaceful the birds are chirping and streams of water in no rush to be transported elsewhere. Contentment was reflecting on the troubles of the pre-trip preparations and still being able to be standing on Taiwan’s ground. I am saddened that I was unable to tour more of Taiwan, however that gives me another opportunity to visit again.

Being so high up above the ground, inspired me to pose for that picture.
There were many questions running through my mind when this picture was taken. Were we on the bus? If so, what time do we board? How long is the journey going to take? Right then, there were many uncertainty but with much uncertainty comes bigger responsibilities and faith.
Taiwan is a road many travellers have walked. However there are still so much to explore. Taiwan is beyond shopping and street food, it is filled nature’s beauty.


Now let us get deep with emotion! While in Taiwan, I had time to reflect on certain things that were thrown on my way throughout these years. I learnt a lot and I experienced so much, and glad to say that I could overcome some challenges I faced back home. This trip was an incredible adventure, once in a lifetime and I am so blessed to be able to have that memory locked in my heart and mind. It is a trip of lessons, faith and trust.

Experiencing some that I would never get a chance to in Singapore…
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Thank you my travel buddy for trusting and believing in me


In a nutshell, it was an amazing trip and #886BucketList DONE & DUSTED! IMG_4830

Thank you so much for reading and if you would like to check out other pieces from my trip to Taiwan, click on Travel Adventures and it would lead the way. Be on the lookout on Big On Food in June as there would be exciting stuff happening! So till then, See you!

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The Food of Taiwan, Part II

Here comes more food from my adventures from Taiwan! Get yourself ready for street food from Taiwan!

First up, we have one from the street food, which is the all famous deep-fried chicken cutlet. Taiwan is known for their humongous deep-fried chicken cutlet. Chicken that is deep-fried to crispy golden perfection, with juiciness promised along with every bite and seasoned with just a hint of spice and savouriness. I might be exaggerating about the juiciness as it is only promised when you enjoy your piece of chicken while it is fresh and hot.

There are stalls everywhere that sells chicken cutlet in Taiwan. I bought the chicken cutlet at Hot-star fried chicken! Just be on the lookout for a large blue sign if you want to try what I had!

Next, we have the ultimate street food of Taiwan! Stinky Tofu. I told myself to give stinky tofu a shot while in Taiwan as I want to review it to you. So I plucker up my courage and got my first plate of stinky tofu. At first, the smell would put you off and you would start wondering, why would people eat that; but when you take your first bite, you are instantly in heaven, in my opinion. I love tofu, and so this plate of stinky tofu was easy to finish. They use soft and silky tofu and that would ensure a crispy crust and a soft and delicate interior. The tofu were fried on the spot, making it piping hot and super delicious. They were accompanied with a sweet chili sauce with pickled vegetables. After getting to try my first stinky tofu, I would be more willing to go seconds. So if you are put off by the nasty smell, hold your breath/pinch your nose and just take a bite. You will not regret it!

I featured stinky tofu on my Instagram, @BigOnFood. Check BOF Instagram for my food and travel adventures!

While I was in the East of Taiwan, HuaLien, the locals kept urging us to try their all famous 炸蛋蔥油餅 (Deep fried egg in a spring onion crepe). It is uniquely made as they would deep fry the crepe and pour in the egg in the oil. I am utterly curious with how this is made as it is crispy, fried to golden perfection while the egg yolk was still runny and it was seasoned with a sweet and spicy homemade sauce. It was a yummy treat. Thumbs up for creativity and flavour! IMG_4324

Next calls for a plate of oyster omelette. There are a lot of variations of oyster omelette throughout Asia, like Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. The ones in Singapore and Malaysia are crispy and rather dry while the ones in Taiwan are chewy and soft and served with sweet sauce. Oyster Omelette are oyster cooked with a starchy batter which produces soft chewy starch and cooked with an egg. I personally like the ones in Taiwan but accompanied with the chili from Singapore and Malaysia! Going to Taiwan, this is a must-try dish as they make use of fresh oysters.

Oyster omelette stores are available almost everywhere in Taiwan, however do look out for stores that fry theirs till there are crispy sides as that would give you an experience of textures, flavour and colour!

This one is for those who are not on their diet as it is rich and so sinful. It is deep fried potato, stuffed with fillings and coated with cheese. The potato are first deep-fried and then the interior would be mashed and eaten with a filling of your choice, I went with the signature. And before it is served, a ladle full of cheese is pour onto the potato. To me, it was a pretty disappointing dish as there was too much cheese. But I love the concept of it, the crispy skin and the mashed potatoes with vegetables and ham. I would not recommend this, but if you love cheese and potato, this would be the dish for you!

I bought my at Shilin Night Market. It was not difficult to find as there was a line.

Lastly for street food, we have棺材板 ( Coffin bread). It does not have the best name but it has good flavours. Firstly, a loaf of small bread is cut in the middle to create a dent for the filling. You can chose a filling of your choice, I went with black pepper pork. It was something very interesting and seen only in Taiwan. Do give it a shot as the flavours goes very well together!

You might need to search for this as it is not in every night market, therefore do a little research where it is sold at.

An advise for you while on your trip to Taiwan is drink plenty of water. Pretty much of the food in night markets are deep-fried, therefore keep yourself hydrated as you do not want a sore throat while on holiday!

That is it for today! I hope you have enjoyed the street food of Taiwan! I would be doing one on breakfast and dessert next week, so stay tune! Till next time, See you!

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Chasing the sun in Bali {Day 10 of 12 Days of Christmas}

Thousands of apologies for not posting anything yesterday as I was feeling under the weather and could not bring myself to write anything. Therefore I would compensate today with 2 new post! This post would be a short one because I would love to let the pictures speak for itself… IMG_0474.JPG IMG_0477.JPG

That’s it for this post, this post was a short one as I had to allow the pictures to speak for itself and Bali’s sunset. Their sunsets are gorgeous and and colourful. I could stand there for the entire sunset and not blink for a second. Ok, maybe that’s exaggerating, but basically I would sacrifice 10 mins just for those colours.

We are just 3 days away for Christmas and I cannot get more excited!! I hope you are enjoying the posts so far and please stay tune for the last 2 post on my 12 Days of Christmas. Till then, Ciao~