Was craving for some fish head and Ric suggested we try out the 'cheap and good' curry fish head at 508, Bishan St.11 - All year round, the Mata Thai restaurant serves their fish head at $10.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
UCC Sumiyaki Instant Coffee, 90g ($10.80)
"You want your 'Charcoal'?" Ric teased.
That's how distinct the charcoal roasted beans tasted and smelled. Even its freeze dried clusters were tough, sharply edged, and of a darker shade of brown from the usual. Beautiful.
We like its strong roasted aroma, you may too.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Long Flat Moscato 2007, 187ml
Wine drinking from the bottle, i like that.
And the little bottle is pretty cool to drink from.
Our first Moscato, from Muscat grapes hit me as sweet, like the Welch's but not as dense. It was lighter and clear, with a low alcohol level of 5.5% that makes it so safe, yet hitting the spot for bingeing. Immediate after 2 gulps, i was bracing for air to clear the tipsy brain.
A great celebratory wine. It was refreshingly sweet with a clear hint of berry fruitiness, and spritzy too; you could save lots on champagne and take this instead.
But for that regular drink, i preferred my glass slightly dry, full-bodied. That's of more character.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
2 Tomatoes, 1 Chili, 1 Carrot, 2 Cauliflower
4 cloves of Garlic, minced
1/2 bottle of Del Monte Ketchup, 170g
About 10 fresh Prawns
3. Heat up a wok on mid fire. Add 2 tbsp of Oil. Add in minced Garlic, chopped Red Chili, followed by a tsp Salt. Fry these briefly. When the garlic start browning, add in the Prawns.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Welch's 100% Concord Grape Juice, 1.36L ($8.20)
It wasn't exaggerating to serve the juices in a wine glass; the Welch's grape juice is 100% juice, with added 120% of vitamin C, no sugar added and supports a healthy heart. You'll simply love the taste of it - slight sparkling, thickly flavored, sourly sweet. I am putting this on my shopping list.
A small glass like this packs a punch for a nice after-dinner sip. Serve chilled.
You could say it's red wine without the alcohol.
This thing really reminds us of the Cup at our Sunday holy communion!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
1 cup white sugar (reduce to ½ cup)
1 tsp vanilla extract (substitute with almond syrup)
¾ cup sunflower oil
2 egg whites, beaten (2 whole eggs, i have no use for the yolk ;)
1 cup all-purpose flour (220g)
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (110g unsweetened Milo powder ;)
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup mini-marshmallows
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Red Bean, Barley ($0.80 per bowl)Blogged about this old dessert stall in Commonwealth Crescent Food Centre, 2009. And we have been returning for their Barley sweet soup, faithfully. The food centre is also one quietly nice place for the afternoon break.
Nothing fanciful here, just some good old stuff.
Visit them before they're gone lah.
Double Boiled Chinese Yam Roots (Waisan) & Ginseng Roots with Chicken Soup ($6.90++)
It was a comfortably healthy meal with my familiar partner as we celebrated our day at the Soup, Suntec City. Contrary to some negative reviews i read, the kitchen here serves up a dishy fare.
Warm herbal soup calms the nerves instantaneously while the succulent steamed chicken tastes most refreshing when ate wrapped in green lettuces, cucumber slices and dollop of the gingery dressing. Light Olive rice provides a tasty carbo albeit the bare ingredient.
Samsui Ginger Chicken, small ($15.90++)
Teochew Olive Rice, small ($5.90++)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Free Trial Pack
Having adored Sri Lanka tea for the longest time, i gladly signed up with Dilmah in Aug when they launched their "Exceptional" range of flavored teas in Singapore. Swiftly, a trial pack of their 6 tea flavours were received.
The box, air-tight packed with plastic wrapper, when released, eludes a most charming aroma of crisp tea leaves... ... that was magically therapeutic!
Of these flavors, we really like these 2.
Elegant Earl Grey
Peppermint and English Toffee
Rose with French Vanilla
Fragrant Jasmine Green Tea
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
怡保料粉, Ipoh Liew Fun ($4.80)
"Shan Cheng" more adapt translation would be Hill City as named on their web page. Food offering was not awe-inspiring but was certainly something nice and different from our local fare. If you have a Groupon, it is double the bonus.
The Ipoh Liew Fun was no surprises as it came across as simply curry noodle with their better quality Yong Tau Foo.
怡保猪肠粉, Ipoh Chu Cheong Fun ($3.50)
What Ric really want me to have was their Chee Cheong Fun; rice noodle roll doused in curry and sweet black sauce. Arrrh... this is the special stuff. Simple tasting yet warmheartedly satisfying.
叉烧河粉, Homemade Char Siew Hor Fun ($4.80)
When we mention Ipoh cuisine, it's always the Hor Fun that came to mind. Of finer texture than our kway teow noodles, i always find them irresistible to have.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Market O Real Brownie, 80g (4,800 won, S$5.28)
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Meal for 2 pax ($11)
Still, he ordered quite a spread for us.
Getting over the onus of food ordering at the poorly lighted stall, we tuck into our cooled dishes... yah, and it certainly feels a little qualmish about taking in cold food, the squids especially... it was good cooking, nonetheless, just wished they have a food warmer or something.
The 'must-have' Pork Chop
The 'must-have' Cabbage Chap Chye
Braised Eggs and Tau Pok