Tag: Sichuan

Finding Peace and Happiness

Searing hot-pot
Searing Hot-Pot

The shop is small with only four tables and save for some huge prints on the wall, it was rather nondescript, resembling the hole-in-the-wall eateries in Binondo.  The two aircon units look fairly new but on several visits, they were never on.  Not even the Binondo eateries were this hot.  If you close your eyes for a moment and take a sniff, you can imagine being in a Chinatown restaurant instead of a Makati hole-in-the-wall.

The steady stream of Chinese patrons coming and going seems like a good indication of how good (and authentic) the food is.  Diners brave the stifling heat at (Old Beijing) Peace and Happiness Dumpling House so the food must be that good, right?  That will take a taste test to find out.

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Remembering Sichuan and more in Singapore Food Street

Singapore China Town Food Street
Singapore Chinatown Food Street

Chinese cuisine has always been one of my favorites. I remember Mapo Tofu being one of my favorite Chinese dishes in a local restaurant. When I went to Chengdu China and ate at Chen’s Mapo Tofu where the dish actually originated, I realized that the Mapo Tofu here is worlds apart from the original one. Since then, I haven’t tasted anything close to it or any of the Sichuan dishes I tried in Chengdu. That is, until I went back to Singapore’s Chinatown Food Street and found some restaurants that offer something close to what I remembered.

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