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10 Best Noodle Dishes In Sabah: The Noodle Capital Of Malaysia

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 Best Noodle Dishes In Sabah

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Sabah’s rich culture is something to shout about, especially when it birthed a unique cuisine brilliantly invented by its locals. Hidden within its scenic spots are restaurants offering delicious and unique Sabahan noodles that may sound obscure to those who’re not familiar with East Malaysia. Nonetheless, here are 10 dishes in Sabah that’ll prove Penang has a competitor when it comes to noodles.

1. Tuaran Mee @ Tuaran Mee Restoran

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Tuaran Mee is to Sabah what Char Kuey Teow is to Penang and Kai Si Hor Fun to Ipoh. Originating from Tuaran Town, this popular noodle dish is usually stir-fried and served with slices of chun kien (Hakka egg rolls), char siew and vegetables. 

Heads up egg fans: The yellow noodles are traditionally handmade with egg yolk and has a springy texture, and the dish is sometimes even stir-fried with eggs. Tuaran Mee Restoran also serves variations of the dish for different tastebuds such as Tuaran Mee Lihing (added with Sabah’s unique rice wine). 

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Address: Mile 6, Jalan Tuaran, Inanam, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Operating hours: 6 am – 230 pm

2. Beaufort Mee @ Restoran Beaufort

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Beaufort Town features soft yellow noodles in thick sauce with thinly sliced pork and plenty of choy sum (leafy vegetable used in Chinese cuisine) called Beaufort Mee. To obtain that wok stir-fry flavour, the noodles alone are stir-fried first to slight crispiness before introducing the thick gravy base. 

What makes Restoran Beaufort great for this dish is that they use organic vegetables and their pork is tender and sweet!

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Price: RM6
Address: Lot C-9, Lorong Bunga Inai, Kepayan Ridge, 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +6013-5599789 (Mr. Lee)
Operating hours: 8 am – 2 pm & 6 pm – 9 pm daily, except Mondays.

3. Ngiu Chap @ Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap

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Ngiu chap, which translates literally into ‘beef mix’, is a noodle dish starring an array of beef cutlets including beef balls, beef brisket, beef tripe, beef tendons and other parts served in thick beef broth. 

Kah Hiong boils their beef cutlets and daikon radish for hours with their secret blend of herbs and spices, infusing their broth with beefy flavours. But if the beef broth is slightly overwhelming for you, there’s always the kon lou (soy sauce) version, which is ‘dry’ and broth-less. 

Turn up the heat by dipping your protein in their homemade Kah Hiong chilli sauce, sold in bottles in the shop — great for people travelling outstation and want a taste of home or visitors who’d like to relive Sabah’s good food back home. 

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Price: RM7 – RM9.50
Address: Block A, Shop No. 2-0-10 Kolam Centre Phase 2, Ground Floor, Jalan Lintas, Kolam Centre, Luyang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 
Tel: +6088-254161
Operating hours: 7 am – 3 pm daily

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If you want to try something innovative, give the Ngiu Chap Laksa a try at Yii Siang Hainan Ngiu Chap — the first of its kind in Sabah. The dish simmers ngiu chap in thick and creamy curry-style laksa. 

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Price: RM11
Address: 36, Ground Floor, Block C, Nountun Industrial, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 

4. Sang Nyuk Mee @ Kedai Kopi Hing Lee

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  Sang Nyuk Mee

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The next meat-packed noodle dish brings us to Tawau where Sang Nyuk Mee originated. Hing Lee has been serving this iconic Sabahan dish, which features marinated pork on noodles, for 37 years now! 

We recommend trying the standard kon lou base because the combination of dark soy sauce with soft and tender pork slices tastes heavenly. If you’re a sinful eater like us, request for more pork lard! But be warned, it’s an oily dish. Like the ngiu chap, this dish is also served with other parts like internal organs. 

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Price: RM5.50
Address: TB 529, Ground Floor, Bandaran Baru, Fajar Complex 91000 Tawau
Contact: +6089 750381

5. Tenom Mee @ How Lee Coffee Shop

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Tenom Mee is a Hakka dish from Tenom and its distinct taste lies in its delicious Hakka noodles. While this dish look simple, it’s in fact very flavourful — making it versatile enough for any topping and even to have it on its own. 

We’re bringing our night owls to How Lee Coffee Shop because they open from dinner time all the way to 3 am in the morning! Alongside their Tenom Mee, How Lee offers toppings such as siew yoke (roasted pork belly), roasted chicken, fish balls and more. Psst, we heard they also serve the best porridge in town! 

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Price: RM5.50
Address: No. S-26, Lorong Mawas 1, Jalan Kolam, Taman Foh Sang, Luyang, Sabah, 88300 Kota Kinabalu 
Contact: +6016 8391938
Operating hours: 6 pm – 3 am, daily

6. Tamparuli Mee @ Restoran Wun Chiap

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Often mistaken for Tuaran Mee, Tamparuli Mee is also known for its handmade noodles and chun kien but compared to the former, Tamparuli Mee has a springier texture. Siew yoke and scrambled eggs are also key ingredients that make the Tamparuli Mee different from its noodle cousins. Some suggest having it with tomato sauce because it pairs well with the egg – we’ll let you be the judge of that.

The best and well-known eatery for Tamparuli Mee has to be family-run Restoran Wun Chiap, where the dish got invented back in 1978. To be able to enjoy a dish in its origins is rare so we’re glad the restaurant is still in operation till today. 

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Price: RM5
Address: Lot 9, Jalan Berjaya, Pekan Tamparuli, 89257 Tamparuli, Sabah
Contact: +6088 782845
Operating hours: 9:30am – 5pm, daily.

7. Fish Noodles @ Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant

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Seafood will not be left out from this mix, especially in KK (Kota Kinabalu), where the seafood is fresh from the docks! We’re bringing you to the Hilltop area of KK where Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant serves one of the tastiest fish noodles in town. 

You can add fish fillet, fish skin, fish head and other fish parts that you fancy with your noodles. If you’re not a huge fan of the smell of seafood, have it in tomato soup base (or milky tomato soup) to neutralise that fishy scent. And of course they have kon lou, tomyam and clear soup to cater to all preferences!

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Price: RM10 onwards
Address: Lot 8, Ground Floor, (Hiltop) 1-0-1, Kolam Centre Phase 3, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Contact: +6016 838 0238
Operating hours: 7 am – 3 pm

8. Mee Sup Kota Belud behind UMNO Kota Belud building

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Kota Belud too has its own noodles. Chicken broth is key in making this a flavourful dish and an unnamed gem of a restaurant behind the UMNO Kota Belud building does it best. Plenty of chicken is used to prepare the broth and noodles are homemade. Being a Chinese establishment, you can’t go wrong with having a little char siew along with chicken cutlets on your noodles. 

This dish is always served with some fried shallots on the side. Our take for the perfect serving in every bite is to have some noodles, some broth, some chicken meat and some of that crispy fried shallot in one spoon!

For the halal version, you’ll find noodle stalls in Pasar Tani Kota Belud operated by Muslims. 

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9. Mee Sup Pipin @ Mee Sup Pipin 1

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Originally known as Mee Sup Inobong, later Mee Sup Pipin, named after the founder’s surname, this dish can be found in Kampung Inobong in all its authenticity. Served with fresh chu chap (pork mix) in clear soup, this is one of the lighter noodle dishes on this list. But if you can’t resist the oily stuff, they have fried pork lard!

The stall is on Jalan Tomposik by the main road, which is the owner’s shophouse. There’s another Mee Sup Pipin at Jalan Khidmat, operated by the family. They both serve Mee Sup Pipin with variating sides – in the latter, you’ll find stuffed tofu, braised chicken feet, wild boar meat, Hakka steamed pork with yam, sup tulang and even Hinava.

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Price: RM4 onwards
Address: 89500 Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia (Click here to see it in Google Maps)
Contact: +6016 8302088 (Christina).
Operating hours: 7 am – 3 pm, daily

 10. Mee Tauhu @ Kedai Kopi Mee Tauhu Tawau

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Mee Tauhu is a popular breakfast food in Tawau and we recommend trying Kedai Kopi Mee Tauhu Tawau. It’s similar to the yong tau fu in Peninsular Malaysia except their ingredients such as tofu, chili, brinjal and bitter gourd are stuffed with fish paste instead of pork so it’s halal in many places. 

The noodles are simple – plain stir-fried with a sunny side up – because the attraction is tofu in bean paste gravy that you can dip in sweet sambal sauce. They also serve nasi kuning (tumeric rice) with their tofu and sambal, for those who relish in the go-to traditional rice, tofu and sambal combination.

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Price: RM5
Address: Leeka Light Industrial Estate, Jalan Taman Perindustrian Leeka, Off Jalan Apas, 91000, Tawau, Sabah
Operating hours: 7am – 2pm

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Sabahans must be pretty happy about being in the quieter part of Malaysia, in comparison to the Peninsular Malaysians of KL, Selangor and Penang – their delicious menu like Tuaran Mee and Beaufort Mee can then remain low-profile. The lack of foreign copycats means locals will always stay entitled to their noodle gems! 

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The Best Cyber Monday Deals 2016 In Tech [Now Available – Continuously Updated]

By | November 27th, 2016

If you thought the savings were over when Black Friday came and went, you were most definitely wrong. What you’re about to look at are some of the best technology deals available on the world wide web, priced to entice, and in celebration of this year’s Cyber Monday.

We are well aware that deals are continuously starting and stopping during the madness of Cyber Monday, so make sure you keep coming back to this page to see exactly what’s on offer throughout the day today and tomorrow.

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Cyber Monday isn’t exactly a new experience at this time of year. It is held on the first Monday after Thanksgiving, and provides real savings, and therefore real importance to price savvy consumers who love to introduce new technology into their lives without having to part with maximum money.

Your current technology stack, whether in your home or workplace, may be exactly where you thought you wanted it to be, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be hitting this page throughout the day to see exactly what you could become the proud owner of without having to spend much of that hard earned dollar.

Speaking from experience, even if you have all of the main tech and large products that you need, there are invariably some accompanying accessory in these deals that would definitely compliment that hardware. Check out the populating list of deals below.

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Joo Heng Restaurant: Cantonese Style Comfort Food

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Most zi chars in Singapore serve popular dishes which have been drawn from the different dialect groups.  Dishes like sweet and sour pork, hotplate tofu, seafood hor fun, har cheong gai and the like can usually be are found in your typical neighbourhood zi char stall.

There are, however, a few subgroups of zi char which offer a slightly different set of dishes.  The first is what I would call the “Hong Kong St” zi char which offers dishes like fish head bee hoon, san lou hor fun and har cheong gai.  Then there is the “Teochew” style zi char which serves steamed pomfret, cold crabs, liver rolls, chye poh omelette and oyster omelette.  Finally, there are the Cantonese style zi char like our restaurant today which serves steamed song fish head, minced pork with salted fish, tofu prawns, bittergourd pork ribs and pork liver.

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Joo Heng has been famous for the longest time and it was one of the first zi chars which blogged about in 2006 when I first started to prowl the streets of Singapore in search of its best food.  Since then, Mr Soon, the marathon runner owner of Joo Heng had passed on and his son, Mr Soon Kay Lock,is now operating the restaurant full time.

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There are very few zi char restaurants in Singapore where the owner happens to be a chef and who still insists on going to the market to buy fresh produce every morning.  When I asked Mr Soon why he still makes the effort to visit the market himself, he told me that that really is the only way to ensure that he gets the good stuff!

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Our kakis all found the food marvellously moreish with flavourful sauces begging to be paired with a mouthful of rice.  We all agreed that the best dish of the day was the sliced fish with ginger and shallots.  The fish was done perfectly with a wok hei that is so thick that you won’t have to nudge your nose to the plate, clear your nostrils and take a deep breath in order to detect it. 4.5/5  The other dish which I really like is the minced pork with salted fish.  Chef Soon still chops the pork by hand every day in order to achieve that wonderfully bouncy texture and uses Mui Heong salted fish from the East Coast of Malaysia to give the dish its distinctive flavour.  4.5/5

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The rest of the dishes were all very good albeit not as outstanding as the first two I mentioned.  Connoiseurs of pork liver (of which I am not) would enjoy the sauteed pork liver with ginger and shallots which our kakis agreed was expertly done such that the liver slices were still tender yet cooked through.   The prawn tofu is good 4.25/5 but my favourite would still be the one at Sik Bao Sin which is thick with rice wine fragrance. The Song fish head with bean paste was a little oversteamed that day so the meat was a little tough and I felt it needed more bean paste.  3.5/5

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Conclusion

People who have eaten at Joo Heng a long time ago would have you know that they were much better in the past.  That may be true, but there is no way to be objective about such platitudes. The tastiest ingredients of any given dish are always a ravenous appetite garnished with a sprinkling of nostalgia.  But if you are looking for a satisfying meal of rice and several dishes, then Joo Heng will still deliver the goods, and very quickly, I might add.

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The signboard mentioned the word “famous” and accolades prominently displayed at the front facade, but there wasn’t any queue right in front of Ming Yun Famous Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle even during the lunch peak hour, we were skeptical and wonder if the stall truly lived up to the standard.

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The fried hokkien mee served with thick yellow noodle and thin mee hoon chock-filled with seafood like squid, prawns and ladened with eggs in a flavourful gravy. Copious of sinfully crispy pork lard and the fatty pork belly may not go well with those health conscious but it is an essential parts of a good hokkien mee, you just have to freak it out and let the cholesterol takes the control for a moment.

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Ming Yun Famous Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle may not be made you dream about it all the time but it has the right chemistry to entice your palate. The essence of the seafood, eggs, pork belly all well permeated into each strain of the noodle, it is overall a well-cooked hokkien mee though the sweetness may be slightly overpowered the savouriness.

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Our verdict on Ming Yun Famous Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle

Ming Yun Famous Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle showcased a good rendition of Hokkien mee, not the top notch Hokkien mee but good enough for anyone to enjoy a plate of succulent noodle.

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Best Food 2016 Part III: 10 Best Meals Under $20 in Singapore

Meals under $ 20 are usually one-bowl meal, to be eaten quickly without a care for ambience, and Asians shine at that, because we fetishize our busy-ness, and we gobble down our food, unlike the European 3-hour lunches.

We are proud to say that out of the 10 shops on the list, 7 are Singaporean-owned, and out of the 7, 4 are small businesses; this isn’t intentional although we strongly support local small businesses. It just so happens that they are delicious and they prove that they can match quality food to those of multi-million corporations.

Also needless to say, many Japanese shops are on the list, since Japanese are workaholics and want to settle their meals quickly; they excel in one-bowl meal.

One down side about these budget meals, however, is that it is often unhealthy, deep-fried or with lots of fats. At least 8 out of 10 shops here won’t be getting the HPB healthy logo. I do wish in 2017, we can see cheap and healthy non-salad food on the list. Health food is always so expensive.

These are the 10 Best Budget Meals Under $ 20 for 2016:


fish-and-chicks-salted-egg-yolk-fish-and-chips-ang-mo-kioFish and Chicks started the trend of adding salted egg yolk to fish and chips ($ 9.90), and many Western food stall chains began to copy them. Because of their creativity, the small stall at Ang Mo Kio kopitiam quickly expanded within a month or 2; they now also operate from a stall at Cineleisure food court.


Chef Ming Tan, formerly from Lolla, which BBC calls the best 10 eateries in the world, started this takeaway hipster sandwich shop. The sandwiches go for $ 15 to $ 17. Recommended: cheese steak sandwich ($ 16), packed with sliced beef brisket with molten cheese sauce.


xin-hao-ramen-sg-priceThe Singapore-inspired ramen restaurant, set up by 3 Singaporean friends, serves very affordable ramen at about $ 11. Their broth is packed with collagen, and will coagulate when left alone for 30 seconds. There is a choice between lean or fatty char siew. I’d rank the ramen as top 10 ramen in Singapore.


face-to-face-city-square-mallWe have returned to the Sarawak family brand, Face to Face, many times after our initial review. Their delicious noodles range from $ 8.90-$ 12.90. They use a higher proportion of egg to flour in their noodles; it’s very smooth and silkier, gliding down the throat. Recommended: Hot & Spicy Pan Mee ($ 8.90); soup pan mee ($ 8.90); hakka yong tau foo (5 pcs $ 7.50) made fresh daily.


bonta-bonta-unagi-don-japan-food-townBonta Bonta, which means “Japanese way of thinking,” specializes in rice. It uses kinme mai, or rice that doesn’t require washing by using the latest rice-milling technology, retaining a “sub-aleurone layer,” so that it’s sweeter, and has more vitamins but less calories than normal rice. There are pretty expensive donburi (rice bowl) here, but the most delicious, unagi don is at $ 15/$ 28. It’s sprinkled generously with shichimi, or 七味 powder, which gives it a spicy, sweet kick. There seems to be cloves and cardamom in the powder, pungent, choking and shiok for me. We got the $ 15 bowl but if you can splurge, it’s worth going for the bigger bowl.


kin-cow-singapore-reviewSingapore owners got the traditional Thai beef noodles recipe from Mr Ruud and his wife in Bangkok where they have 11 Sud Yod Kuay Teow Reua (boat noodles) outlets. They use Australian or Japanese beef, and the noodles come in a lardy sauce, aromatic of shallot oil. Recommended: Australian brisket noodles DRY ($ 10.90).


tempura-kohaku-tempura-don-suntecAfter the tendon craze that is sparked off by Tendon Ginza Itsuki at Tanjong Pagar, the only worthy contender of Itsuki for the best tendon is Tempura Kohaku. What separates Kohaku is their special spicy sweet sauce that gets better and better with each bite; the sweetness of the sauce is so addictive. For so many ingredients, $ 15 a bowl is a steal.


arnold's fried chicken singapore reviewWhenever we have a fried chicken craving, we only go to the halal Arnold’s Fried Chicken. Why settle for second best, baby, put yourself to the test. There is always a long queue for the chicken, but it is worth it. We’ve seen a man eating a whole fried chicken himself! But this is a place without judgement. 2-person combo meal goes for $ 24.60.


tsuta-ramen-michelin-starTsuta is the first and only ramen shop in the world to receive a Michelin star. Their broth is lighter than the traditional bowl of ramen, which makes me think that this bowl is more “Westernized” and more international. Recommended: Truffle shoyu ramen ($ 15-$ 22.80, depending on toppings).


hong-kong-soya-sauce-chicken-singapore-menuThe cheapest Michelin-starred meal you can get at $ 3 a plate of chicken rice. A whole chicken is only at $ 14. The skin is sweet and gelatinous, not disgustingly and slimy, and the meat, even the breast, was tender like baby’s ass. A piece just glides deep down the throat. Divine! Also get the wonderful char siew. They now have a restaurant at 78 Smith Street, Singapore 058972.


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10.5-Inch iPad Rumor Reaffirmed By New Report

By | November 25th, 2016

Rumors are once again pointing to the possibility of a new, 10.5-inch iPad being sold early next year, with Apple apparently keen to take advantage of education and enterprise markets, which prefer the larger screen of the iPad Pro but simply cannot justify its increased price when buying in bulk.

The new iPad would be less powerful than iPad Pro models, perhaps without Apple Pencil support, whilst taking advantage of a new A10X CPU, which is already rumored to be at the heart of next year’s tablets.

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The latest claims of a 10.5-inch iPad come from the notoriously unreliable DigiTimes, but they do potentially corroborate something that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said a few months ago – and Kuo has a very good track record with these kinds of things, so DigiTimes may actually be about to get one right for a change!

The launch of a mid-range 10.5-inch iPad may also tie into a report from Kuo that has Apple ready to produce a lower-end iPad in the 9.7-inch size, which would potentially help the company compete with less costly tablets running Android.

Apple is launching the 10.5-inch iPad mainly because 10-inch and larger tablets have been popular among enterprises and the education sector in the US, the sources said. Its existing 9.7-inch iPad may be too small and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro too expensive for such procurement, the sources indicated.

Until now the iPad mini has been the entry level iPad for those on a budget, but a larger offering at the same price point, or at least cheaper than current 9.7-inch iPads would potentially help Apple stave off competition from Android-toting commodity hardware.

With production of a 10.5-inch iPad slated to begin next month, we expect to start seeing leaked photos of parts and such around that time given the way things have gone of late. Apple used to run a tight ship, preventing leaks and such, but that is far from the case these days. When was the last time an iOS device was announced and we didn’t already know everything about it, for example?

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Two Wings Chicken @ Timbre+ Ayer Rajah – nice but..

We do enjoy the crisp coating and juicy meat, however, Two Wings Chicken may not impressed us too much with its tame flavour, the seasoning seems to focus on the exterior and neglected the interior substance.

Two Wings Chicken @ Timbre+ Ayer Rajah – nice but …

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It is an upgraded urban food hall located among the industrial buildings. Timbre+ offers a diversity of restaurant-grade food and the hawker food under one roof at an affordable price.

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The place is well ventilated and spacious, huge fans provide consistent air exchange to keep the non air conditioned place comfortable. Live music performance helps to enliven the ambience while dining here. two-wings-chicken-4

Two wings Chicken is one of the tenants here and their popularity has triggered our curiosity to check on their worth.

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The battered chicken wings has a nice crisp coating and tender meat but the flavour is not something can create a deep impression on you.

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We need to dip into the chilli sauce which is 99% resembled the Hainanese chicken rice chili sauce to perk up the flavour.

Salted egg flavor 8.9

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The additional salted egg sauce doused over the wings help to lift up the flavour compared to the original flavour, again, the chicken tasted ok but not something with a wow effect.

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Our verdict on Two Wings Chicken

We do enjoy the crisp coating and juicy meat, however, Two Wings Chicken may not impressed us too much with its tame flavour, the seasoning seems to focus on the exterior and neglected the interior substance.

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iOS 10 Storage Full? Free Up GBs Of Space With This Trick Without Jailbreak

By | November 24th, 2016

Getting iOS 10 storage full messages? Here’s a trick that will help you free up GBs of space on your iPhone or iPad without jailbreak.

Storage on iPhones and iPads has long been a bit of an issue for some people. Those people often have smaller capacity devices such as those with 16GB or even 8GB storage, but the issue can befall those who carry 128GB devices too. It all depends on what you have installed and usage as well, but if you’re down to the last few hundred megabytes, you better have a plan for freeing some space back up, and fast.

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Pre-iOS 10, there was a little trick that would free up space with minimal effort, and it involved downloading a large movie. As it turned out, iOS would recognize there was a shortage of free space and then attempt to rectify that by removing unused, old temporary and cache files from applications.

Setting a movie to download, then jumping into settings from the low storage alert could often result in quite a lot of space being left over, but unfortunately, it appears iOS 10 put paid to that process. Fortunately, it turns out that the same method works just fine using the App Store and a large app of which there are plenty to choose from.

Our recommendation would be a multi-gigabyte app, likely a game, and preferably one that’s free or at least one you already own. To make the magic happen, all you need do is start to download the largest app you can find and then watch within the Settings app (Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Available) as iOS goes about removing files it doesn’t need in an attempt to free up space. Then, simply cancel the download once you can see that space has been created and the amount of space used by your apps has reduced. That’s all there is to it.

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So how much space could this trick save you? Well, we’ve heard of users going from a few hundred megabytes free to a couple of gigabytes and that, to us, is not to be sniffed at. Really though, next time, just buy a larger capacity device.

You owe it to yourself.

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More ways to win that Citroen Car and S$ 40,000 cash from OCBC

Singapore’s most anticipated food game is back! From now till the 28th of November, play the McDonald’s MONOPOLY Game and play your chance card to stand to cash in for this year’s Grand Prize – a Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 Pure Tech worth S$ 55,000

You could also be well on your way to S$ 40,000 in cold hard cash, gold bars worth $ 25,000, or tickets to hop on a luxurious cruise with your family and much more. Every game label counts.

That’s why we’re so glad to have McCafé join in as Monopoly santa after McDonald’s restaurants and McDelivery. Read on to find out how you can score these game labels with these other meal alternatives!

About McCafé

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Acclaimed for making one of Singapore’s most affordable lattes, and with more than 50 outlets across the island, it’s hard to miss them. Here since 2003, McCafé is easily one of Singapore’s top spots for wallet-happy quality coffee.

They’ve revamped their menu this year – here are your options for getting closer to the grand prize when you’re done with burgers and french fries:

1. Fuel up with a mid-day Sandwich Set

Chicken Pesto Sandwich & Cappuccino Set from $ 8.20

It’s half-past three – you’re dozing off at your desk and your tummy is growling for a quick snack. You can grab that bag of chips from the office pantry, but you’ll regret it as soon as you’re done. Your alternative – grabbing a hearty sandwich from the nearest McCafé instead.

Just like how the Game of Monopoly is entirely up to chance, every coffee comes jazzed up with one of their iconic Monopoly Designs.

The best-seller is their Chicken Pesto Sandwich – filled with fajita chicken tossed in a dressing of basil pesto, stacked with wild rocket and tomatoes, and encased within a Ciabatta bun. 

And if you’re not a fan of pesto, there are 3 more favourites to lean on! 

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Take your pick from and choose from their refreshing Chicken Mayo, White cheddar and Spinach on Light Rye Bread, their wholemeal creation Chicken Ham, White Cheddar and Tomato Sandwich, or the all-time breakfast staple Egg Mayo, Chicken Ham and Spinach on Light Rye Bread

En route to my $ 40,000

2. Cinnamon Melts Set – Warm up with some sweet, sugary goodness

Cinnamon Melts & Toffee Nut Latte Set from $ 6.35

Winter may not be coming, but with the rainy twist in the weather of late, sometimes all we need is  some good dessert and a warm cuppa to keep you toasty. The Cinnamon Melts has to be one of the best things to come out of the McCafe dessert bank.

Doused with rich cream-cheese icing, these mini bite-sized chunks of fluff go perfectly with a good cup of brewed coffee and tea.

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Matcha fanatics will zoom straight in for their Green Tea Latte but I recommend their Himalayan Tea Latte for being the most exquisite pick of the lot.

Unlike the upfront spiciness of Indian Masala Tea, theirs embodies a good mix of sweetened tea latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon!

Ka-ching: 1 more game label added to my stash

3. Beat the heat with their Frappe Set

Toffee Nut Frappe with Double Chocolate Muffin from $ 7.35  

A complete coffee menu is not made without a range of Frappes to slurp on. Think ice-blended versions of their coffee and tea latte menus combined. There are 6 signature flavours to choose from: Mocha, Green Tea, Himalayan Tea, Double Chocolate, Caramel, and Latte

Choose your favourite frappe and their baristas will hand-craft everything from scratch for you. Customise your frappe just the way you like: full cream or low-fat milk, topped with whipped cream or not. You can pair it with any of these delectable muffins: Mango Yogurt, Double Chocolate, or Wildberry.

Not a coffee person? Go for their Himalayan Tea or Green Tea Frappe Source: @mccafesg

Now anyone can look like Mr Rich Uncle Pennybags!

On top of that, McCafe baristas are giving away a hippie moustache with every cold beverage purchased! Right in time for Movember. Slip them onto your straw for the ultimate photo prop.

Close to 4 million dollars worth of prizes to be won

We all know anticipation of peeling open a game label, hoping to see that hint of dark blue. I constantly keep my fingers crossed when revealing my fate, hoping and praying to have a Marina Bay or Sentosa Cove label staring back at me so I can cruise home in the comfort of a new car. 

Even if your Lady Luck hasn’t been shining down on you just yet, all hope is not lost! We all have a chance to be winners thanks to the millions of Instant Win labels circulating the island. From snagging freebies like Big Macs to French Fries and Oreo McFlurries, and even Shaw movie passes, they’re certainly kickstarting this festive  season of giving!

Your chance to win the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 Pure Tech worth S$ 55,000 ends on 28th December 2016 – so don’t say TSL bojio, I jio you now to lim some good kopi. You might just win a car. 

Find out more about the McDonald’s MONOPOLY Game today!


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Oculus Rift To Get Xbox One Games On December 12

By | November 23rd, 2016

Microsoft has made good on its promise to make Xbox One games compatible with Oculus Rift, and vice versa, even though it may have taken it a little longer than we would all have hoped.

Having been originally announced back in June of 2015, the plan to bring Xbox One games to Oculus Rift will now come to fruition this December 12th. Gamers will be able to download an Xbox One streaming app via the Oculus store, allowing them to see what they need to see in order to get things synced up with the console.

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All video and audio content will be redirected from the TV to Oculus Rift during gaming sessions.

It’s not just the Xbox One (and Xbox One S) that has, or is going to gain support for Oculus Rift, either. Microsoft fully supports Rift on Windows 10 and the company continues to sell its own Xbox One wireless controllers alongside the Rift as part of a partnership between the two companies.

Virtual Reality gaming is finally starting to gather some traction, although the age old concerns of space required, the costs associated and simply worrying about looking like a fool during gaming sessions continue to hamper its adoption. Sony already has its own VR headset on the market and Microsoft continues to muddy the waters by working on its own Project Scorpio, believed to be a VR-ready Xbox console. Expect to see this for real some time in early months of 2017.

Personally, I am still not really sold on virtual reality and what it brings to the table, but at a time where game companies are looking for that next big thing, VR is looking most likely to be that change in pace the industry is hoping for, whether that be the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift, Sony’s PlayStation VR, Valve’s HTC Vive or something else entirely.

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