Saturday, January 31, 2009

CNY's Dinner @ Aunt's Kitchen

Aunt loves entertaining and we love being entertained. She cooked for another 'set' of relatives, and we were invited as well. It was another feast for she cooked what the guest wanted to eat. (ya, orders were placed. haha..)

Here's her version of Sweet and Sour pork. It's topped with pomegranates.

Sweet and Sour pork with pomegranates

Her rendang. Spicy and so tender.
Just tell the butcher you want it for cooking rendang and they will tell you which cuts of meat is good and they will cut it for you too.

Beef Rendang

The 'ngo hiong' that my cousin helped aunt rolled.
You can see the ingredients right, big chunks and full of prawns and pork.

Home made deep fried meat wraps

The Nai Bai stir fried.

Nai bai

The home made Sio Bak. The skin on top is extra crispy. :-)

Home made roast pork

This is the Duck Feet Web, Sea Cucumber, etc Mixed Dish.

Duck Web, Sea Cucumber Mix

We all feel so Blessed to have an aunt who loves and feeds us so well. :-)

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Siam Kitchen @ Parkway Parade

This is a continuation after yesterday's Yee Sang.

The food we ordered was served after they cleared the big Yee Sang platter. We were already full after all the vegetables! Luckily we had foresight and ordered the following to be shared. It's might be difficult if you are out with friends or colleagues, but with your own family, it is easy. ;-)

The kind waitress gave us a plate each and we just scoop a bit each from this individual portion dishes. The Olive Rice, that was quite lovely, though a tiny bit oily.

Olive Rice

The Phad Thai's not bad too.

Seafood Phad Thai

The Thai Fried Chicken's not too shabby, but as you can see a bit oily.

Thai Chicken Wings

The salted fish bean sprout's salty. LOL. We ordered two bowls of white rice to eat with this.

Bean Sprouts with Dried Salted Fish

The Beef Soup Noodle's salty but quite flavourful. It has lots of bean sprouts which I like. :-)

Beef Noodles

The green curry's quite thick and nice too.

Green Curry

We had two bowls of individual Seafood Tom Yam soup to share.

Seafood Tom Yam Soup

Err, I am not a fan of this kind of pancake, so I shall not comment. ;-p
Maybe more prawns would be better?

Prawn Pancake

But I like the coconut ice cream. It was our cousin's order, but we all had a tiny scoop or two from her bowl.

Coconut Ice Cream

Eating tiny amounts of food from different plate can be quite filling!

Siam Kitchen
Parkway Parade
80 Marine Parade Road
Singapore 449269

Tel: 6342 1588

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Yee Sang @ Siam Kitchen

Was accompanying dad and mum and our uncle and aunty and cousin to visit our grandma's cousin at Marine Parade. This grandaunt can really really talk! Anyway, it was interesting listening to her stories. LOL...

After the annual visit, we thought we will have lunch nearby. We popped by Parkway Parade, and wondering around settled on Siam Kitchen.

We saw the Yee Sang and thought why not? So, here it is, it might be the first Yee Sang I had in a halal establishment. The waitress was a Malay and she read out the 'auspicious phrases' as she poured the ingredients over. She must have practiced her chinese! (We can invite our Malay friends here for Yee Sang!)

The colourful ingredients....

The Start...

The Salmon being added - "Nian nian you yu" (Abundance of leftover every year)

The Salmon added

The "oil" was poured - "Soon Soon Li Li" (Smooth sailing in the things that you do)
The "plum sauce" was poured - "Tian Tian Mi Mi" (Sweet as Honey)

The "oil" and "sauce" poured

The crunchy crackers poured - "Huang Jin Man Tang" (Gold Nuggets all over)
The pepper and spices. (I forgot what they said) haha...

The "golden nuggets" added

We then 'tossed' the salad. It might be the cleanest we ever had. No spillage and also the first time we finished everything. It's either we are really hungry or this mix was delicious. We never seem to have finished our Yee Sang before!

Served on a small platter

Siam Kitchen
Parkway Parade
80 Marine Parade Road
Singapore 449269

Tel: 6342 1588

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chinese New Year Breakfast

I was not around in Singapore for the Lunar New Year. All the children and grandchildren traveled across the causeway to have reunion dinner back with parents and grandparents.

It's quite funny that we only get to see our other cousins back in Malaysia at grandma's place, though many of us live here in Singapore. We seldom visit each other face to face, but only exchange messages on Facebook (sigh...)

These yummy food photos in Malaysia wont be appearing here. haha.. Not eaten in Singapura. LOL...

Anyway, back in Singapore and we had this for breakfast. Bee Hoon with pig innards, duck web and abalone peppery soup.

Bee Hoon Soup

This is the traditional dish on my mum's / aunt's side. The "Pek Ker" (Rice Cakes) that the Heng Hua people have.

Fried Pek Ker

Wishing all a Blessed Lunar New Year.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tang Dian Wang @ Bukit Panjang Plaza

This was one of our family lunches we had one Sunday afternoon. We were at Bukit Panjang Plaza and was wondering what to eat and we saw this new place called Tang Dian Wang. (I think there was a restaurant with a different name the last time we were here) We decided to try it out.

Tang Dian Wang @ Bukit Panjang Plaza

The Shanghai Siew Mai. Shanghai Siew Mai's stuffed with glutinous rice.

Shanghai Siew Mai

We had two kinds of lotus leaf rice to feed the few of us.
This is the one with Lap Cheong (Chinese sausages). Half of us seem to like this.

Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage Wrapped in Lotus Leaf

The other half like this one instead. Also glutinous rice, but it has a fragrance of orange peel and it's pork pieces instead of sausages.

Glutinous Rice with Pork Wrapped in Lotus Leaf

Our cousin like the steamed chicken. She had a bowl of white rice to go with her favourite chicken. It's warm too.

Steamed Chicken

For the namesake of this place, we ordered their soup. The soup comes in this nice pots and they will serve us. This was the soup of the day. Old Cucumber Soup. Yummy.

Soup of the Day

We also had some dumplings. They are quite nice.


And Hae Zhor. (Prawn nuggets) They were quite good too. The inside's not dry at all, but very moist.

Hae Zhor

We also tried an orange chicken. Very fruity!

Orange Chicken

A nice place with nice food.

Tang Dian Wang
Bukit Panjang Plaza
#02-27 to #02-32
1 Jelebu Road
Singapore 677743

Tel: 6892 6953

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Monday, January 26, 2009

The 360 Restaurant and Bar @ East Coast Park

This was a birthday dinner we had few weeks ago. One friend wanted to try out The 360 Restaurant at East Coast Park, so we booked a place for 5.

The view is good here, but the food's so so only lah. You get to see skiers skiing in the lagoon. (Cable Skiing). We realise that most people were just enjoying their drinks here.

For the food, here's what we had:

Calamari Rings.

Calamari Rings

Chicken Wings

Fried Chicken Wings

Momo had the Cajun chicken. She did not really like it though.

Cajun Chicken

Dino the birthday girl had Fish and Chips.

Fish and Chips

Our two other friends had the Burger each. It looks good and huge.
But it's a tad too salty though.

The Burger

I had curry chicken. The curry's quite nice.

Curry Chicken

The rice, keropok and egg that goes with the curry.

Keropok and Egg with Rice for the Curry Chicken

A nice place to drink and for views. Food's so so lah.

The 360 Restaurant and Bar
1206A East Coast Parkway
Singapore 449891

Tel: 6442 5718
Hours: 11.30 AM - 11 PM (Weekdays), open till midnight on Friday, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays.


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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Old Hong Kong Kitchen @ Square 2 Novena

Ms Internal Security wanted to have dinner with Dino as Dino couldnt make it to dinner the last time we met. [Actually, i think its another opportunity to try out another place :P] But we all gladly agreed as we all wanted to try out new places too!

She suggested Old Hong Kong Kitchen as she said there is 10% disc when she flashed her work card, so off we go.

We were deciding what to eat. They have dishes, as well as congee, rice - if you wanted carbo. We picked 2 congees to try. This was nearer to me, so here it is. "Lai Wan" Style Congee. It has lots of ingredients and its very sweet. I like this one.

And its served with deep fried fish skin. Very popular in Hong Kong. This is very crispy and can be salty too. But this one is just right.

We saw Sweet and sour pork with Lychee and thought, is that going to taste? So we ordered to try. Cant quite taste the lychee but its quite a twist to it.

Our friend said the carrot cake here is good, and must order. So we ordered carrot cake and it came fried with bean sprouts and eggs.

Lastly, our healthy thoughts told us we must order some vegetables. So we decided on kai lan with chinese herbs. Turns out to be a soup like thing with herbs on top. Very nice and different.

I was still hungry after all that! So i ordered a bo lo bun with pork. This is very crumbly at the top. Its so so.

Overall, it was a good meal.

Old Hong Kong Kitchen
10 Sinaran Drive #02-76/91
Square 2,
Singapore 307506

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe @ Orchard Cineleisure

Last week, went to watch Red Cliff 2 with a bunch of friends. The movie was at 7, so we could not have dinner first because everyone was rushing from work.

So after the movie, it was after nine, and we were all quite famish. (we still had appetite after all the bloodshed in the movie. haha..) We did not want to walk around, and the nearest food place that can seat the 10 of us was Xin Wang.

Just the serviette ;-)
There are the 10 of us, but not everything we ordered was err nice. Everyone had lots of complaints and funny looks when the food came. But anyway, here's some of the food photos.

This curry is nice, thick and fragrant. Yes, only the curry. LOL...
The chicken, they are kind of tasteless. We passed the chicken around to a few person, and those who tried it said this chicken's most probably boiled separately and added in later. Sigh..

Err, curry chicken.

Well, the curry is not too bad, so you can still eat the curry (without the chicken) with rice.

Rice with Curry Chicken

Or if you like their soft bread. This bread is soft and nice and it sucks the curry like a piece of sponge. :-)

Bread for the Curry Chicken

This peanut butter toast looks nicer. The person who ate it did not complain, so should be good.

Peanut Butter Toast

This is what the 4 of us at one corner shared. The "ice kacang". (Forgot the name on the menu).
It's really huge! The people around us were looking at it.

The "Ice Kacang"

Not sure about you all, but we are one of those who like to play with out food.
We pretend our spoons are excavators and we dig holes all around. This is the tunnel part.

The "Ice Kacang"

This is the other side of the ice kacang. Our other friend digs from the top down. :-)

The "Ice Kacang"

Then suddenly, the structure gave way, and our ice kacang collapsed! Aiyah!

The "Ice Kacang"

Think this place is ok for desserts and toast. For food in this branch, only if you are really hungry. There's a lot of people here because it closes late. (24 hours on weekends)

We observed something though. When we went in, I think the average age of the people dining must have gone up by 5 years. haha...
(sigh, we are old....)

Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe
Cathay Orchard Cineleisure
8 Grange Road
Cathay Orchard Cineleisure #02-11
Singapore 239695

Tel: 65-6235 6480

Monday to Wednesday – 11am to 2am
Thursday and Sunday – 11am to 3am
Friday, Saturday and Eve of PH – 24hrs

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