Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rochor Beancurd House - Portuguese Egg Tart

Original Portugese Egg Tart ($1.50 per pcs)

Sis has been buying traditional tau huay and soy bean drinks from the Rochor Beancurd House, and we realized that everyone's favorite remain with these old-fashioned beancurd rather than the new age soy pudding such as the Lao Ban.

Today, there's another nice surprise - Portuguese egg tarts. Just look at the flakiness of its layers of thin pastry! This is so tempting with the soft egg custard! Crunch......

Saturday, April 19, 2014

海记, Hai Kee Teochew Char Kway Teow

Teochew Fried Kway Teow ($3)

I've never blog about Hai Kee!? Didn't realize that! For we had known him since his time at the old Margaret Food Centre. Made famous by his $2 plate of moist fried kway teow which usually consist of 20 odd cockles; a type of seawater clams, people would line up outside his stall even before he opened.

Tonight, we just decide to join the slow queue at his relocated stall in the Telok Blangah Crescent Market and Food Centre, where he still fry his kway teow noodle one plate at a time.

Absence does make the heart grow fonder, thus waking our taste buds for tonight's dinner? The plate is undoubtedly lip-smacking good, albeit the MSG. And having 25 cockles in one serving means getting to enjoy every mouthful of small, fresh clams meat! For this, we queue!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Arirang Korean Restaurant

Chicken Ginseng Soup, Samgyetang ($20) + Rice ($3)

Korean cuisine is something i would craved for after an absence, so we bought a Groupon for the Arirang Korean Restaurant, thinking it shouldn't get too bad right?

And we were quite safe.

6 complementary side dishes of Banchan -
Anchovies, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Sweet Black Beans, Kimchi, Hot Green Chili.

Enjoyed the simple dishes of unlimited Banchan and hot Ginseng soup, albeit the missing glutinous rice which we considered mandatory in a Samgyetang.

Our first try of Korean dumplings made up of chives, tofu, Korean vermicelli and minced pork fillings were impressive. Overall food standard aren't stunning, but fairly comfortable for a repeat.

Steamed Korean Dumplings, Mandu ($15)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Trivento Tribu, Pinot Noir Argentina 2010

Argentina Trivento Tribu, 13.5% vol ($13.90)

I had thought all pinot noir grapes to taste somewhat there, but guess i am seriously mistaken. The Trivento, described of having "red fruits and violets; young with a touch of smooth oak" - was too abstract to be readily savour.

We both though it's a dry blend; not that i'm complaining because compared to the sweet
Pinot Noir of Naked Grape, i would prefer the drier blend. It depends on what's your take.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Alan Banana Leaves BBQ Seafood

We complaint about the less than satisfying chili sambal used on the Stingray and the stir-fried Squids which we had expected to be done on a hotplate BBQ. Maybe we made the wrong choice of BBQ stalls at Pasir Panjang Food Centre; there are a handful of them here? But Alan was observed to be the most popular.

Back home, i googled and found fave reviews on them, on the same food we were served. 

If you too feel that they are the best, you should try the Tokyo BBQ, at West Coast who actually spoils us. We couldn't accept anything less; except that Alan's Stingray is really plump and thickly sliced - it is value for money.

BBQ Stingray ($10)

Sambal Stingray ($10)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often.

"This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, size them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion." -  HOLSTEE

Came across these life quotes after installing Pocket Apps - it lets you save articles on the web pages that you like to read it later, offline. I didn't use the Apps to save anything cos we were too busy to find things to read on the internet, so i actually benefited from Pocket's weekly email to me that listed top 5 most popular read - Pocket Hits, they call it. Now, that's what i need.

And i like this read. Especially ringing, "When you eat, appreciate every last bite".