Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm X100 on Fujinon lens system, fixed 23mm F2

Let my Sony Nex-5n retire to the dry cabinet while we work out something with the Fujifilm X100 as Ric was pretty impressed with the good reviews he read.

I was simply drawn to the good feel of its solid, two-tone body. Its convenient analogue controls encourages swift customization of our shots and has the beauty of the 1970s compact classics. Which is why i took to the change.

Let's see what we have on this blog, following this post :)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ayam Penyet Stall at NTU Canteen 2

Ayam Penyet Set ($4.50)

Ikan Grouper Penyet Set ($6)

Whenever we wanted a lazy weekend, we headed to the NTU Canteens. Elsewhere outside, is too crowded, rowdy and hurried. 

Lately, we came upon this Ayam Penyet stall at the newly revamped Canteen 2. Food is freshly deep fried upon ordering and you wait for your number to be called when ready. Flavorsome curry laded the set plain rice and the accompanying sambal chili is as authentic as the real thing, reminding us of Indonesian dining. 

The canteen serves German beer - not a bad idea to chill off the evening here.

Tiong Bahru Lien Fa Shui Jing Pau, 水晶包

Chinese Turnip (Bangkuang) Dumpling ($0.70 each)

You know what is this? Eaten before? If you are even too young to visit the previous, old Tiong Bahru Market, i bet you don't know this very popular finger food we called 'Tiong Bahru Crystal Dumplings'. The taste is uniquely Lien Fa's only.

Lien Fa had since moved to the Alexandra Village Food Centre, situated next to the Dover Road Wanton Mee which i blogged. Their briny dumplings still comes with thin chewy skin, tasting sweet and crunchy with turnip and water chestnut, and a condiment of their reciped chili; it is as good as it gets! Nothing change.

When we were there this morning, the stall owners were busy with boxes of pre-order! Call them at 6274-5561, if you don't want to risk waiting or running a wasted trip for their sweet Yam and Red beans crystal dumplings ($0.80 each), which are not always available.

佳记, Dover Road Kai Kee Wanton Noodle

Wanton Mee, dry ($2.50)

At a place like Alexandra Village Food Centre where good food abounds, it's easy to miss out the good stuffs. Kai Kee here serves a luscious fare of local Wanton noodle with handmade noodle textures of the proud Fei Fei's!

If you do not wish to travel all the way to Joo Chiat for Fei Fei's and pay their much inflated prices, give Kai Kee a chance here. No regret.

Hill View Steam Food

It baffles our friends abroad, how Singaporean loves their fried bee hoon and noodles. Well, we too loves this sinful fried carbo! And this is one stall you gotta have - at Blk 91, Whampoa Food Centre.

Because of the extra steps taken to steam their fried vermicelli, it churns out a lovely texture that's soft, springy and non-oily! And when you compare their serving size to another characteristic fried bee hoon at Fatt Kee, Queen Street Market, Fatt Kee's seems ridiculously scanty.

Warmly steamed rice roll and savory rice porridge, this one stall appeased our morning hunger. But i can't get enough of their steam vermicelli and takeaway 2 more bags for tea break :P

Chee Cheong Fun ($1.40), Peanut Porridge ($1.20)

Steam Vermicelli ($1), with Fried Fish Cake ($0.80)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Heart & Soul - South Eastern Australia Sweet Shiraz Moscato

Heart & Soul Sweet Shiraz Shiraz Moscato, 11% vol.


This is our after-dinner wine by Andrew Peace Wines - sparkling sweet and dry at the same time! Now the man has no complaint. Scarcely ever, i'm drinking up faster than he does.

As jovial as seeping Brown Brothers sparkling red...! This is delicious.