Category Archives: Travel / Places of Interest

Wine Tasting in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

 “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” ~ Joan Collins, US actress and author ~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Lee Ho Fook, Collingwood Supernormal, Melbourne MoVida, Melbourne Pei Modern, Melbourne … Continue reading

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ChopinandMysaucepan – Our Third Blogiversary

“Life is not about the length of our time but moments in time that give us peace and joy. By capturing these moments on this blog, I hope it will also help you to relive your moments in time that … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting Yarra Valley, Victoria

“This pinot noir rose tastes a bit like my sense of humour. It is dry but sharp with a clean finish.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Mount Claremont Farmers Market, Perth

The weather has been great since I got to Perth to visit my sister and her family and today is no exception. The two-hour time difference between Perth and Sydney means I am awake by about 6am in the morning. … Continue reading

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Food Safari, Kuala Lumpur

“I will commit heinous crime if these noodles became staple prison food” ~ Chopinand on Ah Kam’s home-style fried noodles ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Jalan Imbi Market, Kuala Lumpur Restoran Soo Kee, Kuala Lumpur Restoran Siu Siu, Kuala Lumpur … Continue reading

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Acme Bar & Coffee, Kuala Lumpur

This is the eleventh blogpost in our series Singapore & Malaysia food trail 2013. Check out our previous blogposts in this series: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Teh tarik, Rafee’s Corner, Singapore Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, Singapore The Scarlet, a … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Kuala Lumpur

This is the tenth blogpost in our series Singapore & Malaysia food trail 2013. Check out our previous blogposts in this series: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Teh tarik, Rafee’s Corner, Singapore Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, … Continue reading

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Restoran Fei Jay, Kuala Lumpur

“My family comes back time and again to eat these little chickens because they are like no other ~ tender, succulent and juicy with that smoky savoury taste that no big, fat chicken can ever match” ~ Chopinand, on the deep-fried … Continue reading

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Restoran Soo Kee, Kuala Lumpur

“I know this char siew is world-class because every tender morsel gently melts away in my mouth and every mouthful is an eye-closing moment” ~ Chopinand, on the BBQ pork belly at Restoran Soo Kee ~~~~~~~~0~~~~~~~~ This is the eighth … Continue reading

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Food Safari, Singapore

This is the seventh blogpost in our series Singapore & Malaysia food trail 2013. Check out our previous blogposts in this series: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Teh tarik, Rafee’s Corner, Singapore Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, Singapore The … Continue reading

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Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine, Singapore

This is the sixth blogpost in our series Singapore & Malaysia food trail 2013. Check out our previous blogposts in this series: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Teh tarik, Rafee’s Corner, Singapore Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, Singapore … Continue reading

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

This is the fifth blogpost in our series Singapore & Malaysia food trail 2013. Check out our previous blogposts in this series: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Teh tarik, Rafee’s Corner, Singapore Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, Singapore The Scarlet, a … Continue reading

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The Scarlet, a boutique hotel, Singapore

This is the fourth blogpost in our series Singapore & Malaysia food trail 2013. Check out our previous blogposts in this series: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Teh tarik, Rafee’s Corner, Singapore Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, Singapore Mysaucepan and … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013, Singapore

This is the third blogpost in our series Singapore & Malaysia food trail 2013. Check out our previous blogposts in this series: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Teh tarik, Rafee’s Corner, Singapore Mysaucepan and I are on a 3-week eating spree and … Continue reading

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Teh tarik, Rafee’s Corner, Singapore

This is the second blogpost in our series Singapore & Malaysia food trail 2013. Check out our previous blogpost in this series: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Mysaucepan and I are on a 3-week eating spree and will be blogging about our … Continue reading

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Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore

This is the first blogpost in our series Singapore & Malaysia food trail 2013. Mysaucepan and I are on a 3-week eating spree and will be blogging about our street food adventures with lots of photos and tweets about hawker … Continue reading

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An afternoon sojourn … at the Blue Mountains

“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living” ~ Robert Mondavi (1913 – 2008), Napa valley … Continue reading

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Food Safari in Melbourne

I have always known Melbourne to be a food lovers’ paradise because of its vibrant multicultural and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Melbourne’s infamous climate of having “four seasons in a day”can sometimes confine one indoors all day. Some people believe this may … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients” – Julia Child, American chef and cookbook author One of my favourite activity to do in any city that I visit is to check out … Continue reading

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Bush-walking in the Blue Mountains

Climb ev’ry mountain search high and low Follow ev’ry by-way every path you know Climb ev’ry mountain ford ev’ry stream Follow ev’ry rainbow till you find your dream A dream that will need all the love you can give Everyday … Continue reading

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Hatch Cottage, Moss Vale, Southern Highlands

When we visited the Southern Highlands in autumn last year, we were really enchanted by the beautiful colours of the trees and vegetation. We are just a little early this year but nevertheless, we see so many beautiful colours around … Continue reading

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Chestnut picking in the Southern Highlands

“It’s a glorious autumn day, what are we going to do?”, Mysaucepan summons urgently. We are at the Southern Highlands during the Easter break for a second year in a row. We conjour beautiful memories of our Southern Highlands trip … Continue reading

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Gems from New South Wales’ South coast

One of the exciting things about living in Sydney is the sheer natural beauty of its seascapes, cities, towns and villages along the coastal line of New South Wales. On this sunny day, we take a leisurely drive from Sydney … Continue reading

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Trip to Perth, Western Australia, October 2011

We love our annual “pilgrimage” to Perth in Western Australia because it means spending time with my sister Alice and her family who moved there from Sydney in 1995. Through the years,  we have watched our nephew and niece grow up … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Marina Bay Sands and lunch at Jumbo Seafood, Singapore

I was on a business trip to Singapore recently and stayed at the Marina Bay Sands resort. It is not the most central of locations if you want to be close to the mega busy shopping precinct at Orchard road. … Continue reading

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