Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Ice Kachang ($1)
Ice Jelly ($1)
Their Ice Jelly was what we always ordered, especially fragrant Jelly with mild sense of almond essence - nice.
Sweet icy Kachang was our saviour today amid the mid-day sun... ahhhh...
(Despite this mid day heat, these nights can be especially chilly with fresh breezes...)
Monday, December 29, 2008
I'm contented of a surviving plant; flowering is an added bonus.
Flowering buds on 23 Dec '08.
Beautiful rare sight for me... pity i will be away for the New Year these few days. When i'm back, i hope to see the other 2 fresh buds :)
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Today, my collection of the OCBC Sasha Bear Christmas series is complete!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
So how does theirs compare to Selera Kita's, their famous adjacent stall?
Sama-sama... almost similar Mee Rebus gravy, main different is that you get a whole hard boiled egg at Selera for the same price instead of the half here but Warong compensate with a little more noodles ;)
Friday, December 26, 2008
We arrive at Margaret Drive Hawker Centre for a real late lunch. Looking around the desolated food centre, we observed a number of people having the Wanton Noodle from this stall, #01-510.
Its noodle was NOT a bit over-cooked. In fact, it has the chewiest texture among our many Wanton Mee exposure :)) Tasty Dumplings in soup too.
A nice surprise finds.
With a menu that consists of mostly deep fried Pork, Chicken and Prawn, i was drawn to their accompanied shredded lettuce. Ric and i shared a set as i refused to order 2.
Fillet Katsu Teisyoku ($14)
Our Fried Pork Tenderloin Cutlets Set comes with Rice, Miso soup, Potato Wedges, Pickles and a shredded Cabbage Salad.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
We had preferred somewhere quiet for dinner at Tampines Round Market. Today's our revisit to the Lee's Seafood BBQ since June, and I've been craving for its flavorsome Fermented Soya Bean Sauce used on their Clam dish.
鼓汁拉拉, White Clams in Bean Sauce ($6)
Barbecue Sambal Stingray ($8)
All seafood served today was at their freshest, and no MSG used.
But something was not quite the same as before... the flavor of the Bean sauce and Sambal just doesn't go together with their main ingredients anymore?
It's a shame; and also what i dread most when their standard slackens.
I had enjoyed their food here and hope; someday the boss would be back behind the stove. There really is no short-cut to good culinary.
Friday, December 19, 2008
This was mum's 2nd try at replicating Babi Pongteh from the late Lee Chin Koon, originator of Mrs Lee's Cookbook. And we want to succeed at it this time.
With the help of the Thermal Pot, the fried mix of Fermented Soy Beans, Garlic, Shallots and Pork Trotters were put to a boil for 20mins, off the stove and stewed for 3 hrs.
Leaving the Trotters to cook by itself, a pleasant Nyonya dish awaits us by dinner time.
Tender, glutinous and tasting strongly of the cooked Spices, this Nyonya styled of Braised Pork Trotters can certainly be graded above our plain Hokkien Soya Sauced version.
I had a small bit at Supper time, and the extra stewing time in the Thermal Cookpot enhanced the taste even further. I guess, tomorrow's taste would be Superb!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Prices had since risen from $2 since April to the $2.20 now. But we still love it as much and couldn't quit or find a substitute for it.
But some things never change, their ever sulking-faced salesgirls who never worded a word of "Thank you" for your purchases.
So, if you find one that can offer the same addictive chewy bite as the Baguette here, do let us know, so as to save us all the trips to Takashimaya for our cravings. St. Leaven's by FourLeaves.
Its picture here just lure me into the kitchen again...
Roasted Chix Leg ($13.80+)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
At Vivo City Shopping Mall, 1st level just opposite to Tangs!
Its 2nd global store at that - the first had just been launched in Regent Street, London last month!
Sis and i had always enjoyed reading the National Geographic magazines, so i was really thrilled to step into its store by chance today.
The shop was done up Museum alike, or even a feel of the Science Centre :) Great interior decor!
Loved its spaciousness, lightings and smoothing musky sense of nature - we were transported to another zone, another space of time.
Now instead of shopping for its merchandises online, we could see and feel the product before buying, it's that great!
We were a little time constraint today, but i'm bounds to find something i like on my next visit here, soon... a store so extensive and interesting with affordable merchandises, i really need some time to explore...
An impressive array of pictures by NG Photographers.
Spirit of National Geographic being - Inspiring People to Care About the Planet. We hope their aspiration in educating the public would start here...
Tou Kee, 多记 (#02-216) was serving up palatable Chee Cheong Fun and Yam Cake at $1 per serving. Simple fare but really nice to have when you are here.
Chee Cheong Fun & Yam Cake ($2)
Run Ji, 润记热食 (#02-140) was already having a steady queue at its stall front.
Most were ordering plates of Duck Rice but Ric decide to try everything and ordered a "掺掺", meaning "a little of everything".
The plateful, with rice and porridge ($10)
What was commendable would be its self-concocted savory Soya Sauce, succulent duck meat and their addition of Dried Spicy Shrimps, 辣虾米 on the rice.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Good Steamboat broth apart, we were impressed with the Braised Pig's Trotters served, it's real big & mighty. We had expected to pay $10 for this but it was much lesser.
Braised Pig's Trotter ($8)
Despite its chunky size, it was well-cooked to soft gelatinous texture. Guaranteed to satisfy all you Collagen demands :)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
For a dish that looks good for photo-taking, and even better in taste...!
Truly simple steps to follow:
1. Horse Mackerel (Tenggiri) fish were marinated with Turmeric powder and Salt for 10 mins.
2. Fry the fish with hot oil & remove to plate.
3. Stir-fry 3 minced Garlic before adding in 6 pounded red Chilies.
4. Stir well, adding in 4 tbsp water, little Salt and Sugar to taste.
5. Switch to low heat & simmer for 3 mins.
6. Open the lid, add 2 tbsp of Vinegar, stir and pour it on top of the fried fish.
Rendering our support for the Buzzing Cashier program, we decide to order from the Japanese House housed in Bedok South Food Centre.
The queues that's been snaking this store had since disappeared when they were first featured on TV, months back.
Has it been the bad economy?
Chicken Cutlet Don Set ($4.50)
Everything was prepared upon ordering; meaning we waited a cool 10mins for our Don after placing the order.
The rice set with Miso was served steaming hot! This was good compared to our usual cold rice dishes served up in Japanese restaurants.
Else, it was an average fare of Don with slightly over-cooked egg. But the egg omelet was stuffed with a good deal of sweet onions, which i enjoyed :)
And what can be better than a comforting warm cup of coffee after our shopping at Millenia Walk :)
Franky's Kaffe Kitchen, a Korean Cafe was offering $2 Spinelli coffee, almost daily, except during the lunch hours of 12-2pm. You've got a choice of an Americano, Latte or a Cappuccino.
We had the ultra creamy Cappuccino; i had imagined leaving the foams on my upper lip for a Santa Claus Moustache :)
Quiet place, with smiley service. Recommended.
Today, we had breakfast at North Bridge Rd Market before going downtown shopping.
And Ke Shuan Xing Carrot Cake was one of our popular Fried Carrot Cake stall.
The elderly hawker with his 2 other older lady, offers friendly service that gave you the dining nostalgia of the Singapore 60s once again :)
An old school good plateful at a modest pricing of just $1.50.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I've been having a hang on the Nasi here, since last fortnight visit; dreaming of coming back here... what a glutton i am :)
There's nothing like the unpretentious Coconut Rice with mildly sweet spiced Sambal and Peanuts with Ikan Bilis. Everything else is just secondary.
I dreamt of this basic combination here, everytime somebody mention Nasi Lemak... hahaha... I love the Chilli Sambal here.
Most importantly, there's no MSG induced thirst after consumption!
Basic, with Drumstick ($2.50)
Minced Meat Mee ($2.50)
At last it arrived, but we were served the $2.50 bowl when we had specifically wanted the $2 ones :( The China lady taking the orders had kept urging us to order the bigger portion.