Friday, November 29, 2013

大姐, Da Jie Niang Dou Fu

Soya Bean Soup, Yong Tau Foo

Another stall naming itself the 'Big Sister', this time it is the Halal Da Jie Yong Tau Foo and they have a website you could visit. Ric wanted the soupy rendition while i was craving for some savoury sauce, and Aunt chooses the Laksa.

We aren't disappointed with the food. Ingredients are fresh and the sauces well balanced. But Da Jie could perfect their service if the serving of noodles weren't this petty; doing with lesser salt on the Laksa's samba chili and improves the Laksa recipe to add more punches. Then could they be the 'Big Sister' and charges $13.80 for 3 bowls of noodles with 6 ingredients each.

 Hakka Yong Tau Foo

Laksa Yong Tau Foo

Saturday, November 23, 2013

陈年老桔, Essence Lime with Liquorice

三叔公, Essence Lime with Liquoorice (RM$22, 800g)

The weighty bottle of San Shu Gong Lime syrup sat on the kitchen shelf and does not draw any interest after Dad bought it home, prettily wrapped. One day, Sis came down with a nasty cough and thought it tasted really nice after i made her some - i was marinating freshly cut Aloe Vera with the thicken lime syrup.

Today, i am doing the Aloe again. Recovering from my Flu, the dry throat and bitter mouth-feel made me craves for the bitter-sweet-sourish drink. Actually, i hate Liquorice (甘草) in confectionery, but this is really tasty.

The precious bottle, now seats in the fridge.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hot Tomato Cafe and Grill

USA Pork Chop & Sausage ($11.50++)

Hot Tomato is an affordable dining cafe serving all-time favourites - grilled meat and spaghetti. A Sirloin sets you back at only $11.50++ while their best of Filet Mignon is but $16.50++. Given the standard of gill today, we felt safe to come back for their steak.

I hope their steak comes with the same garlicky pasta and crunchy lettuces, dribbles in lemony dressing. We like them both when serve with our Pork Chop today.

The name of hot tomato though, kept coming back as hot potato... Don't you?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dunkin' Donuts - it is happy food

After Ric packed a sugar glazed Dunkin' Halloween for office that day, i couldn't wait to get my hands on more Dunkin'. Yah, i have a thing for donuts ;) It is happy food.

Dunkin' Donuts ($1.70 each)

So we finally got them. 

But it wasn't the same thing having so much of it in one go. It got cloying as i was greedy to taste a bit of everything - everything is nice, except for the Oreo because i like my donut soft, warm and sugar glazed not crunchy or nutty, don't you? 

Still, this is too much of a good thing. Next time, i'll go slow. Don waste it.

The Christmas Box!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Nando's Chicken

Nando's 1/4 Chicken, with choice of 2 sides ($13.90++)

Nando's is all about their signature flame-grilled Portuguese Chicken that was marinated for 24hrs in Piri Piri sauce and then basted in your choice of Peri-Peri flavors - mild, hot, extra hot and lemon with herbs.

We were having the mild spice level and the lemon with herbs. For such lightness, the sweetness and aroma of the juicy grilled chicken is distinct; which i thought was commendable. Howbeit, the rustic temperament of the good chicken makes eating it in sit-down restaurant, unreal - it would have been cool to serve this in a less formal setting, an alfresco laid-back eatery, perhaps. Then you get to suck the juices off the chicken bones!

Sides of Chips, Mediterranean rice, Potato wedges and coleslaw for making it a meal, weren't worth the mention.

Friday, November 8, 2013

吉祥, Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh

Ang Ku Kueh, peanuts or sweet bean paste ($0.70 each, box of 10 at $7)

It may sound crazy - the amazing buying power of office's lady. A total of 47 boxes were ordered today when Ji Xiang Confectionery does free delivery with a minimum order of 30.

How's the taste? Not bad at all, but none too amazing. Freshness does it, with convenience of delivery to the doorstep; the merriment of bulk purchases with colleagues is irresistible :)