Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I took a dare at the Black Squid Ink pasta (Spaghetti Al Nero di Seppia), Cuz had the Prawn Spicy Carbonara while wj had the Prawn Chicken Macaroni Gratin. We all started our meal with the complimentary mini-salad that comes with every order of a main course. Crisp ice-berg lettuce drizzled with a very 'salty' dressing; i think it must be a concoction of fish sauce and soy sauce or something. Guess that's must be one of the reason why they say Waraku Pasta is healthy. Here we are, sampling their small bowl of salty tinge salad with half a cherry tomato and other greens.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
wj and i shared a set meal which includes any crepe from the ala carte menu, 3 salads to choose from, and a selection of drinks which includes brew of the day, tea or soft drinks. Our first thoughts was to try out the Peking duck flavour but mum beat us to it. So we decided to try the Seafood jungle instead. Mum ordered the Tutti Fruiti salad and we had the Potato red skin Salad. Both salads came looking all colourful and yummy, but the taste is quite lacklustre. Nothing great here, and the salad sauce was really way beyond nice.
Daddy had the roast beef+bell peppers which i could see that he was enjoying himself totally. Mum stole a piece from him and said that his tasted better than her Peking duck. Wj and I tried mum's Peking Duck and thought that her Peking duck was far superior than our Seafood Jungle!
Sunday to Thursday - 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 2007
- Sambal Kangkong
- Bakwang Kepeting
- Buah Keluak
- Beef Rendang
- Chap Chye
- Bakwang Kepeting
So before the dishes came, the waitress offered us Keropok, spicy and appetising achar and chilli padi!!!The achar was quite good! Loads of crushed peanuts with just the right hint of sweetness and spicyness in all that strips of veggie. LURVE IT!
First up was the Bakwang Kepeting!!Seasoned meat-balls made with minced pork, crab meat and prawns simmered in a specially prepared broth accompanied with finely shredded bamboo shoots. Crunchy to the bite with nicely favoured morsels of crab meat. Thumbs up here. and servings was just one 'ball' per person. Sob sob, cant i help more please????
Arriving quickly was the Beef rendang,Sambal Kangkong and Nyonya Chap Chye.
Sambal Kangkong, nothing special here. But it's dad's favourite dish all time anywhere, anytime for a plate of greens. I find it abit oily...but i guess sambal 'anythin' is always oily.
This traditional Nyonya Chap Chye delicacy is prepared with an assortment of different vegetables and herbs like cabbages, mushrooms, glass noodles (tang hoon), black fungus and a touch of green paste in a claypot. Flavours all immersed in. Nice! and really good for those who cant take spicy food, this dish is a sure favourite!
Marinated beef stewed in a rich gravy of coconut milk spiced with chilli paste, ginger, lime leaves and a dash of curry powder - is the Beef Rendang!A dish of Indonesian origin with a Nyonya twist. Personally i didnt think the beef was tender enough, i thot the one i had in Batam was better! As for taste, it was quite savoury, just too bad that the beef was abit too 'stringy'
Ayam Buah Keluak (recommended!!!) Really love this one!Pieces of juicy chicken stewed with black nut gravy. A good balance of spicy, sweet and the unique aroma of the nut. A signature dish not to be missed! Yup, i think it's one of their signature dishes as there aint many restaurants that actually will take the effort to do a Buah Keluak dish. And it was simply lovely to dig the black paste out from the shell and mix it with my rice! SEDAP!!!
Friday, September 21, 2007
A quiet and spacious corner room, it includes special features such as a separate sitting area and a large writing desk, no free internet though.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
so what have i accomplished this weekend?
A small gathering at Punggol. (a new gf+potluck, carried baby, wooo... maternal instincts that i didnt drop the baby? and baby kayden didnt cry too!!! hopefully daddy's going to send me the photos then i can post some pretty baby photos here!!!)
An overnite at WJ's. (boring, no tv)
Huge dinner at Fisherman's Wharf (uncle turned 60, woohoo...more than half a century!)
A cousin who brought his new gf (what's with new gfs???!! is everyone changing partners? or getting hitched) and went from aunties to uncles, formally introducing her to us as if it was their wedding instead of his father's 60th BIG birthday.
Another trip to MOS. (no pictures here gals. quiet affair, angmoh & ahbeng fight, mohawk cutie, angmoh pickup, sharkeaters and werewolves, coyote auntie in black, non-alcoholic nite)
New old chair from office for tine. Lunch with family, yeah for rangoon Bak Kut once more, traditional dessert, full stomach with almond and walnut paste.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Fave: Jelly shoes.
i know i know they have been in the novo shoe shops for ages but for someone who is undertall like me...Sometimes i think quite hard whether should i go for skyscapers high heels to make me feel on top of the world or at least being able to grab the hanging holders of the bus, or to have comfy soles in one of these jelly shoes, which can be quite costly.
Finally i found a pair of jelly shoes exactly the one like those sold by Melissa Jelly Shoes!!! at best of all, i bought it at a price of $6!!!! hohohoho.....
will post my shoes for you gals to compare over the weekend....i try, no promise.