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Old School Delights @ Upper Thomson

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Five Stones. Chaptek. Hopscotch. He-man. Old Maid. Ultraman.

If you recognised or played a majority of these, welcome to the 80s and 90s. I grew up playing these and Old School Delights simply helped bring back memories of how I used to win erasers in the eraser flipping game.

Each table comes with a toy box like the one below.

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Pretty cool stuff if you ask me. It’s a pity my partner didn’t want to play any of these with me.

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The cafe’s interior uses the traditional chalkboard menu and you actually order by writing down what you want on a mini whiteboard. How Cool Is That.

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I originally wanted to order their signature Mee Siam but alas, it was sold out for the day. So I settled for Curry Chicken and Joy went for Fish & Chips.

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The fish was well-covered with batter and their serving of truffle fries sides were generous. The curry tasted normal. Nothing exceptional. Frankly speaking, I expected more for it’s price ($9.8).

The cafe’s front also houses a shelf where you can buy some of your old childhood’s toys!

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Despite being a bit costly, I did enjoy my meal here with it’s attention to childhood memorabilia. It’s definitely a place worth visiting to hang out and catch up with old friends & ex-school mates!

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Traditional Teochew Wedding Favours x Thye Moh Chan

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Shuang xi – Double Happiness

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Weddings are always such joyous occasions, and what better way to celebrate them than with good food. It is rare these days for young couples to choose to give such traditional wedding favours to family and friends, but I am glad my cousin did.

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Teochew Wedding Favours

Salty Tau Sar Piah | Lar Piah | Assorted Crisps (White Sesame, Black Sesame, Pistachio, Rice Puffs, Peanut)

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Coming from a traditional Teochew family, I grew up eating Lar Piah, a kind of traditional Teochew mooncake that came way before those flaky skinned yam moon cakes we all enjoy today. It is essentially a flaky skinned mooncake (yet different from that of said yam mooncakes) baked in pig lard and filled with smooth sweet tau sar (bean paste) filling. Unhealthy, yes I heard you.

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Thye Moh Chan does the best I’ve eaten and I was a tad disappointed when the old uncle who ran the place decided to retire. Thank God for corporate chains like the good people at Breadtalk who bought the recipe and are keeping tradition going, albeit at a higher price. But what’s there to complain about if it still tastes just as good? These aren’t just wedding favours, they are also mooncakes so why not try something a little different this Mid-Autumn Festival?

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U Mariánského Obrazu @ Praha, Czech Republic

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Svíčková na smetaně 2

Svíčková na smetaě

Pečená Kachna 

Vepřo-Knedlo-Zelo 

Staropražská česnečka s opečeným chlebem 

Velkopopovický Kozel 10% (Tmavé) 

I confess it was quite a mouthful to say all of this when I first entered U Mariánského Obrazu. This restaurant serves delicious traditional Czech food at such affordable prices and the local beers are a must try! Though the Svíčková na smetaě is my favourite, these bread dumplings fill you up fast.

If you want a slice of Prague and are willing to travel out of the tourist areas, I would recommend this place. Kudos to local Czech friends for introducing this place to us!

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