Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ghee Leong: Traditional Bakery

This is one of the few traditional bakeries in Singapore. They produced the black crusted bread. This shop is located at Whampoa Drive and produce these breads for provision shops and coffee shops.

The shop is called Ghee Leong. Look at their also archaic signboard. Nice eh?

You can see racks and racks of these "chao tar" (burnt) top bread.

Do not judge a bread by its looks! Here is a close view.

Can you imagine eating the crust? No, it's not meant to be eaten!

They are to be sliced off! It looks like these!

They are then sliced and pack into bags. Sorry, I bought the bread but forgot to take photo of it! These will then become the 'kaya toast' that you get in many shops.

In tomorrow's post, I shall post more of the breads :-)
Bread lovers, stay tuned!

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Foodies got to take care of their health!

Remember I was tagged some time ago, and one of the 5 things that about me is that I take blood test yearly?

Here's the photo of the nurse taking my blood. (with another nurse who graciously agreed to take photo for me! haha..)

This picture shows the 2nd tube of the 3 tubes been sucked out of me! The 1st tube is in the nurse's palm.

The first tube being 'sucked' out of me is available at my Singapore Daily Photo blog.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Estivo Gelateria @ Greenwood Avenue

Last night, friends and I had our monthly meet up and eat and celebrate people's birthday in that month. The 20 over of us had dinner at Peperoni Pizzeria and later search for a place that can fit so many of us to have cake and tea.

The place next door (yes right next door, who was very empty) said they had tea and desserts. This kind lady said they will prepare the tables for us. 1 minute later, another more 'senior' lady said they can't arrange a place that can fit 20 over of us, want us to sit separately. We kindly declined their offer and walked away.

Hey, just a look and you can see it can be done, guess if you ask employees they just can't be bothered, unless the boss is there, all of us thought it will be a different story. They could easily have gotten $100 over from us if they did a bit of work. Enuf said of them.

Anyway, we walked along Greenwood Avenue and saw a gelato place. Estivo Gelateria. Yey! everyone was happy. Asked if they can fit 20 of us, well, this place is much better, they said OK, shifted the tables around.

All very yummy flavours!

Prices are reasonable too!

This is what I had. This is one of the many cups ordered.

This is what I had. Choc Chip Peanut Butter something, plus Butterscotch something.

We also had an ice cream cake for the birthday boy.

Ok. More ice cream / gelato place, click on the Label Ice Cream below, Blogspot will list them all out :-)

We saw from their brochures they hold parties too. They are at 26 Greenwood Avenue, S 289224. Do a search for their phone numbers :-)

Update (4 July 2011):
Their Greenwood outlet is closed. Visit them at:

383 Bukit Timah
#01-05 Alocassia Apartments
Singapore 259727

Tel: 6469 6763
Fax: 62343890

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

NUSS Guild House: CNY Lunch 3

Continuation from yesterday.

This is Stir Fried Lobster Meat with Crab Roe in Egg White Sauce on Farmers Green.

If you think the dish name is a mouthful, well, it's asparagus with some sauce. haha..

Hong Kong Noodles (but we're in Singapore leh... haha)

Chilled Sweetened Eight Treasure with Fungus Soup. (we think sugar must be on sale!)

The End. That's one of the many CNY makans we had. The rest of it, I did not have it in Singapore, so not appropriate to put in Singapore Food Blog. haha.. Tell u, they are much tastier! All home cooked by mum and aunties. oooo....

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

NUSS Guild House: CNY Lunch 2

Here's the menu for that day.
We have already shown you the Salmon Yu Sheng yesterday.

Today, we shall continue with:
Hokkien Style Fish Maw Soup. It's basically so so starchy, err. nuff said.

Sweet and Sour Squirrel Fish. The fish could have tasted fresher. (that's the comment from everyone on the table) haha...

Broccoli with Shitake Mushroom.

Baked Rock Salt Chicken. It comes with minced ginger and chilli sauce.

Here's how it ended up on my plate.

Tired now. continue tomorrow...

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Friday, February 23, 2007

NUSS Guild House: Lou Yee Sang

Today our office had our annual CNY lunch. It was held at the Guild House at NUSS. (NUS Society)

There was a lion dance performance too. And these 'fireworks'. haha..

See what a mess it made to our table! Luckily our food was served a bit later, but our drinks, sauce, chilli etc, all gone!

The first dish as usual is Yee Sang for this occasion. The top orangy part is raw salmon. The rest are shredded carrots, cucumbers etc... with keropok!!! of course!!!

Oh yes, the fun part! "lou-ing" the yee sang, meaning to toss it in the air! The higher you toss it, the better!

The Yee Sang on my plate!

While 'lou-ing', you are suppose to be saying some auspicious chinese proverbs, and here are some of them. Yes, they had a list for us at our table. :-)

Have you 'lou' your yee sang yet? This is a practice that is only common in Singapore and some parts of Malaysia.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

McDonald's Golden Coins

Once in a while, I pop by McDonald's. Here's something unique. You know Hash browns, but these are called Golden Coins. It's actually hash-browns but they are savoury and shaped round.

Only available for breakfast I think...

Time for breakfast and off to work. Arrhh.. so many colleagues are all on leave this week for the CNY holidays, and I am working :-(

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Loong Fatt Tao Sar Piah (Balestier)

Around a week ago, colleagues and I visited another fellow colleague who had just given birth at Thomson Medical Centre. After visiting them, we walked across the street to buy the famous Tao Sar Piah there.

There are many stalls there, but most people says the one by Loong Fatt's the best.

This is their box. It says they are the original and only outlet.

And also claimed to be the best. haha.. (it's printed on the side of the box)

This is how it looks like. We bought both the savoury and sweet versions. The ones with sesame seeds are the savoury ones.

The inside of the tao sar piah. (the pictures are not so clear)

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Kua Chee - Eating bird seeds!

Hmmm do you feel like a bird when you eat seeds? Well, today's post is all about seeds!

This is the normal kua chee. The black and golden ones.

But if you like wasabi, well, nowdays there is this spicy variety too!

What about lavendar? You thought its only for aromatherapy? No, it's another flavour of kua chee.

For people who like things pink pink, here's rose flavoured kua chee!

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Monday, February 19, 2007



These are chestnuts! Have you seen them in the original form?

This might be more familiar with you all. The ones that are roasted and ready to be sold.

This stall is selling 1/2 kg for $4.

Want to see another vendor selling chestnuts? Visit my Singapore Daily Photo blog to see it. The other vendor's selling it for only $3.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007


For many people, persimmons are delicious fruits. Dried persimmons like these shown here are also very popular with people.

This hip uncle with a pony tail selling persimmons. The small little red plate is where the samples are. He will be snipping them into tiny pieces for everyone to try.

Zoom in for you all to see..

Just in case you can't see it, here's an even nearer picture.
Flattened fruit :-p

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sweets in Chinatown

Wishing all Chinese Readers, a Happy Reunion Dinner tonight. Hope you have a good time eating and catching up with your family. (not forgetting an abundant collection of Ang Pows. haha...)

I am posting from outside Singapore, (phew luckily parents have broadband).


Sweets on sale at Chinatown.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Leg of Ham, Eastern/Chinese Style

If you have been following my other blog, Singapore Daily Photo by Keropok, you would have seen some of the Chinatown photos.

Here's some more, for Christmas we saw the western style leg of ham. In Chinatown for Chinese New Year, there's this Eastern Leg of Ham.

This is the vendor cutting that huge leg into smaller chunks.

Soup that's cooked with a very tiny bit of the ham taste very very good!

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Home Made Jam Tarts

There's so many types of jam tarts being sold at supermarkets, last year we found one that's so nice and we bought lots of it and everyone realised it ran out. This year we did not see it on sale.

But it's ok. We have some home made jam tarts given to us by our cousin. Her mum made it.

Ming the Merciless from NYC says he wants some. Hmmm how?

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