I had lunch alone at Everton Park today. It was a lovely lunch. I had just finished a productive meeting. It was raining and had a hot bowl of fish ball tang hoon soup. But this is not just about the food.

As I was eating, I couldn’t help noticing this couple. They could be granddaughter and grandmother, mother and daughter or just friends. But whatever they case, they were talking and laughing all the time. When I say all the time, I’m not kidding. The obviously enjoyed each other’s company tremendously. And when they caught my eyes, and I smiled at them, they smiled back in spontaneous, innocent joy.

The Saturday lunch that warmed my belly and heart. Got more than my $3 worth 🙂

Oh, and for those of you who must see food, here is the lunch. Loads of crispy lard. I shouldn’t but I did 😉


As part of my informal food critic role, I am posting here what I had for brunch last Saturday. My favourite frog porridge in Singapore! Tiong Shan Eating House in Chinatown. They also serve an excellent Tofu and Raw Fish (Chinese Style). Take a look.

Frog Porridge Sign

I’m quite susceptible to MSG attacks and since I get none here, I can only assume they use very little of it. However, the frog porridge is highly flavoursome and apparently very nutritious too!

Frog Porridge - Before

Frog Porridge - After

Tiong Shan - Tofu

Tiong Shan - Raw Fish

The tofu is oh so silky on the inside which hard to find and the fish is nice and chunky, fresh with a good dose of lime and shallots in oil, absolutely delicious!