10,000 Steps With Tosh: From Crazy-Good Curry Puffs To Chilling Curses In Joo Chiat And Katong

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10,000 Steps With Tosh: From Crazy-Good Curry Puffs To Chilling Curses In Joo Chiat And Katong

STORY: Sim Ding En
31 October 2019

Make your daily 10,000 steps more fun and adventurous with local actor and musician Tosh Zhang.

His walking kakis in this episode: Sam Wong and his wife Lee Yee. You might have heard of the self-taught chef who runs Lucky House Cantonese Private Kitchen at his home at Upper East Coast Road.

By day, he runs a wholesale company that trades wedding and dancing shoes. By night, he dishes out mouthwatering dishes such as roast duck, braised sea cucumber, and steamed prawns with chai por.

(Pssst! We hear there's a three-month waiting list to tuck into chef Sam's cooking. You can find out more here.)

The affable chef and his wife join Tosh on a 10,000-step route around the Joo Chiat and Katong area, and discover one of the most beloved pieces of Malay confectionery in the area, a tree that produces rainbow colours as it sheds its bark, and hair-raising supernatural encounters from a real-life ghostbuster.

Yes, you heard that last part right.

Since 2004, Grandmaster Chew Hon Chin, 72, and his son, Senior Master Jeroen, 44, have been in the business of banishing demons. The shop they run is located at Katong Shopping Mall, and its facade is horrifying to say the least. (Watch the video above to see why.)

If you don't believe us, just take a look at the picture below. It's just one of the many blood-curdling objects you'll find in the display window:

This video and story are part of our 10,000 Steps With Tosh series. Joined by different walking kakis in each episode, Tosh brings you on routes around Singapore that help you discover new things about our sunny island, even as you fulfil your daily recommended 10,000 steps.

And if you're interested in walking the route featured in this episode, simply click the Google map below.


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