KACS Chicken Katsu Curry – Taipei Hankyu Food Court

I stayed at the W Hotel Taipei (terrific hotel BTW) awhile back, which is conveniently attached to the Hankyu department store which has a great Japanese themed food court in the basement.

I tried the chicken curry meal at the KACS stall (strangely KACS stands for Kaoshiung Airport Catering Services). Not sure if its some novelty naming scheme of it they really do provide catering services to airlines.

Either way, tasted pretty good and I walked away a satisfied customer.

Haji Kadir Sup Tulang – Golden Mile Hawker Centre

Went to Haji Kadir on my first visit to Singapore to try the Sup Tulang that Anthony Bourdain made so famous.

Hope you brought some napkins!

It was good, but wish they would take it easy on the red sauce. The red sauce was overpowering the natural flavors of the meet and marrow. A novelty that everyone should try on their first trip to Singapore, but I probably won’t be coming here regularly by myself.

Bangkok Thai Hawker Stall – 369 Tanjong Katong Road

This is my favorite Thai seafood place in Singapore. It is located in the hawker centre adjacent to the youth hostel on Tanjong Katong road. I’ve been here 4 times and each time is a delicious, sensory overloading experience.

Crunchy fish with exotic thai sauces

The show-stopper here is the Thai fried fish. They fry a fish and then smother it with exotic Thai sauces. It is out of this world!

Seafood salad, good but nothing special

Tom yum soup, nice and spicy

Shot of their stall.

Expect to pay roughly S$30 for a fantastic meal for 2! I literally visit this place every time I am in town.

XO Noodle at Newton Hawker Centre – Singapore

This is actually my 4th time eating the XO Noodle Set at this hawker stall.

XO Noodles, soup, and fried cheese-tofu and tempura

This place was actually where I got my first taste of Hawker fare when I first visited Singapore. I’ve gotten hooked on their XO noodle set since then. They no longer advertise the XO set, but if you ask for it, they will hook you up.

They’ve got pics of celebrities on their stall, so I reckon this place might be famous? Regardless, I will continue to eat the XO set here, it is consistently good!

Oasia Hotel Singapore – Novena

On my last trip to Singapore, I decided to try a new hotel, the Oasia next to Novena MRT.

It is a new hotel owned by Far East Organization, a large real-estate developer in Singapore. I think it is a great hotel. Really nice pool area, OK gym, and good location near the Novena MRT.

First Class Cathay Pacific Flight – HKG to JFK

While I was my way back to LAX from Singapore, I had take the scenic route through JFK.

Fortunately, I used my frequent flier miles to book a First-class ticket. Considering it only cost me 75,000 miles 1-way for a 16 hour flight, I think it was well worth it!

Wasn’t able to get any breakfast pics since it was too dark. As for the First-class experience, it is definitely great, but honestly, business-class on CX is already so good that I don’t really feel like F-class is justified.

The new business-class hard product on CX (reverse herringbone) is very much like F, but at a much more reasonable price point.t

Singapore Airlines Lounge – Terminal 3, Changi Airport

On my flight from SIN -> KUL, I had booked a business class flight since economy was full. Total waste of money since the flight is only 30 minutes long, but on the bright side, I got to check out the Singapore Airlines lounge in Terminal 3.

Terrific buffet spread!

WOW, great buffet spread, trendy interior design, and very courteous staff.

Really enjoyed this Malaysian pineapple drink as well!