Dish Review

Double Happiness

BCCK Chinese New Year Buffet

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. On Monday, the Water Dragon will rear its hopefully auspicious head to the sound and lights of the supposedly illegal firecrackers. There will be food and snacks galore,  people showing off their new clothes, lots of ngabang (visiting) and the occasional Lion Dance. Of course, this is […]


Dates, Numbers, Direction and Fortune

BCCK Prosperity Chinese New Year Set

Us Chinese are a pretty superstitious lot. Don’t believe me? Try checking out the number of Chinese weddings during the Chinese 7th Lunar month. Compare that to the number of Chinese weddings during the Chinese 8th Lunar month.  One you would probably need to book at least a year in advance. The other you could […]


2012 Resolutions

Little Hainan Char Siew Rice

It is now the 5th day of 2012. I am sure most of you out there would have made some New Year resolutions for 2012. You know, like improving your finances, get a better job, get better grades, be better organized, take a trip, yadda yadda. To be honest, there is no need to wait […]


A Year in Review

Old Rex Cucur

Christmas has passed. 2011 is at an end. This is the last dish review for the year. This will be the 32nd dish review here on thetum.my. A lot of things have been learnt. I hope that over the last 32 dish reviews, my writing has improved. I believe that my food photography has improved […]


Gimme Gimme Gimme

Oriental Park Kolo Mee

Hey folks! It’s eve of Christmas Eve! I hope all your Christmas shopping is done. Last post I talked about buying gifts for friends and family but Christmas is also a time to receive presents as well! Hooray! I don’t mean to sound materialistic, but hey, getting Christmas loot is always fun.  And it isn’t […]


5 Ways to Lift Your Christmas Spirit

Raintree @ BCCK Christmas Eve 5 Course Dinner

It’s Christmas time again. How is your Christmas spirit? Has the Yuletide mood infected your soul yet? If not let me suggest 5 things that will surely help you gain the joys of this festive season. After all, if it helps me a non-Christian be as jolly as old Saint Nick, it would help anyone. […]


Lawyer Lawyer

Chong and Low Cafe Mince Meat Noodles

Lawyers have always gotten a bad rap. They have been the butt of many jokes probably only second to dumb blonde jokes. Nolo Press managed to publish a 171-page compilation of negative anecdotes about lawyers.  Some of these jokes accuses them of having less morals than a 2 dollar hooker and would sell the souls […]


Change is inevitable. Resistance is futile.

New Happy Cafe Chow Chai Hung Ngan

Change is inevitable. Resistance is futile. The other day my girlfriend and I headed to our sick noodle place. Yes one of us was under the weather. But to our surprise the stall was gone. Our sick noodle was no more. I still have no idea where she went. Maybe she just moved to a […]


Let the Judging Begin

Fu Yu Kopi Shop - Tomato Kueh Tiaw

Last weekend I was given the honour of judging a culinary competition at a local mall. Thank you to the organizers (you know who you are) for this chance. I’ve never judged a cooking contest before and even though this wasn’t Iron Chef, I enjoyed it tremendously. I was given a few sheets of paper, […]


Passion

Yi Zin Cake House Butter Bun

“Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable.
If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that’s their problem.
But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it.” – Mario Andretti