Archive | May, 2010

Baby’s Best Crispy Roast Pork

31 May

if you guys have been reading my blog, you know my baby is an awesome cook. and one of his signature dishes that everyone loves is crispy skin pork. He recently saw how the chefs at Masterchef done it and decided to cook it for me and his family after he’s tried it on his own back in Melbourne! I’m so glad he did. It was super yummy!

a nice slab of pork with the skin sliced and salted and dried in the fridge uncovered (:

and baby fried the skin first before baking it. (:

the worse thing happened that night. the oven suddenly broke down, and the portable oven tripped the whole house after heating it for 10 mins. So we had to use the small toaster! hehe and guess what? My baby pulled it off! hehe

it was cooked perfectly. (:

we all preferred this way of cooking the pork instead of whacking it in the oven from the very start.

well done sweetie! (: it was really good! hehe

have it with home-made gravy : perfect .

Can’t wait to have more of my baby’s cooking when I get back! (:

i love you.

Everything With Fries

31 May
Everything With Fries
40 Lorong Mambong
Singapore 277695
Tel: 64633741
Opening hours :
Sun, Tues-Thurs 12 noon-11pm
Fri-Sat 12noon-1am
Closed on Mondays

Even before I got home, I have been seeing and hearing about Everything With Fries. So when I got back, I just really needed to give this place a try! I decided to head there with Stephie one night and we really ate ourselves silly! Sadly, we were so stuffed we weren’t able to have the nutella tart that we planned from the start. haha guess we just have to head back again soon! (:

We started the night with floats! (: I had root beer and steph had coke!

we haven’t had floats in a while and when it first came, we poked our straws in and it started flowing out! haha by the time we sucked on our straws to stop it from overflowing, the drink was more than half gone! heh

our starter was a recommendation by the waitress (: Skinny wings! she said it was their signature, and so we tried it! It was really yummy!  Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. A really good recommendation indeed! We realise the reason why it’s called skinny wings, it’s not cause it’s healthy. haha but cos it has only one bone! they took out the other (:

Steph ordered creamy salmon in a cup! It’s like a thick and creamy stew that will allow you to dip the fries into it and indulge! (: I liked it, cause I am someone who loves gravy. haha and to me, this was really yummy! and tasty hehe

how good does that look? (:

my pork cutlet sandwich! (: it was so good. and I chose to flavour my fries with sour cream and onion. hehe really good i tell you. (:

and every main comes with a side of caesar salad! which i love!

definitely going back for nutella tart. SOON! (:

thank you.

30 May

i miss you already.

Valentine

22 May

coolest and sweetest music video ever (:

thanks Stephie for recommending it to me!

Bedok : Mini Food Paradise

18 May
Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim Mee Pok
308 Bedok Road (Simpang Bedok)
Bedok Shopping Complex
Closed on Mondays

We were going to East Point to collect mummy’s specs and decided to find something to eat near the area. We headed to Bedok! (: And boy was I glad we did! We found where the famous Jalan Tua Kong Mee Pok is! You see, Paul and Peggy have been talking about this place for the longest time, and after trying their chilli (which can be bought from there), I had to try this place. It was THAT good. (:

when you do visit this place, be prepared to wait. There is ALWAYS a crowd! We were there at almost 3pm and it was still crowded!

we ordered the small bowl of noodles ($3) and it was just nice for us, but I think for the big boys, they would need the bigger bowl ($4).

it was SO GOOD. (: loved every single bit of it! The noodles were cooked to perfection and they really gave heaps of meat for such a small bowl!

it came with a bowl of soup which was really tasty! yes i know, I only got good things to talk about this time. (:

Esther’s Pot Mini Soon Kueh
348 Bedok Road Bedok Market Place
#02-25/26 Singapore 469560

we also went to get mini soon kuehs! It has been my favourite since I was really little. Dad use to buy it for me on his way home from work, cause he knew I like them! hehe yes. I was always a daddy’s girl. hehe. This time, for the first time, I went there with my parents.

Esther’s Pot Mini Soon Kueh. Even better than I remembered it to be.

it’s only as big as a saucer! (:

I should do this more often. Going to areas in Singapore that I seldom go to and try their food there!

Now, I’m craving for prata. haha have been for a really long time! haha. Recommendations anyone?

Nandos : Pre-opening Singapore

18 May
Nandos
Bugis Junction
(Malay Street)
200 Victoria Street
#01-85 Bugis Junction

Thanks to Twitter I got a chance to enter the competition of winning pre-opening tickets for Nandos!

YES! Nandos has arrived in Singapore, at long last! (: And boy was it good!

Although there are only limited things we can order. but everything was freee! hehe (: What we were given were Nandos dollars, hehe so cute! 300 dollars to be exact.

So, almost immediately upon arrival, we were greeted by an enthusiastic bunch of people and were shown to our seats. It was a little different from the Nandos in Melbourne, as it’s not self-service. Rather we were served. They gave us a brief but clear explanation as to how the night was going to be and which are the dishes we could order.

As a starter, we were recommended to order the the peri soup and I was so glad you took that recommendation. It was really quite good! (:

and the food came very quickly too!

the happy faces (:

I had an extra ticket (I was given a table of 4) I asked Stephie to join us! (:

out chicken! (: hehe We ordered the HOT! we kinda felt that it’s actually spicier in Singapore as compared to the one we had in Melbourne. (: to suit the taste buds in Asia i suppose? it’s good! not complaining at ALL!

our sides! (: we were given a choice of 2 sides each! The must have that we all ordered as one of our sides was the peri peri chips. Then we ordered a different second side each.

I had the peri corn, steph had the peri potato salad, dad had the rice and mum had the coleslaw.

We all really enjoyed ourselves! (: Everyone who misses Nandos should really go give it a try! You won’t regret it!

Going Green Starts from Home

10 May

Want to learn how to clean your house in a greener way? Less chemicals and all natural! Check out CHOOSE. ! They’ve got a new class going and it’s a small sum to pay for a great cause! (:

Duration : 1.5 hours

Cost : $35

Location : 26A Sago Street S(059021)

GO sign up now!

Click Here

Happy Mother’s Day : Heart Cake!

9 May

To all mothers out there : Happy Mother’s Day!

To my mummy : Thank you for being so awesome all the time. Caring and loving us unconditionally. Love you very much! (:

I decided to bake a cake for both my mum and my baby’s mum. and was looking through blogs to get inspiration. Then it hit me when I saw a post on I am Baker : Heart Cake .

It’s not literally a cake that looks like a heart. It’s a heart in a cake! What better cake to bake for my mum right? hehe When I saw the steps to making it, I was a little taken aback. Firstly, big cakes aren’t really my thing. Secondly, neither is high layered cakes. haha so yes. I was taking a very huge risk! But I told myself, if I pull this off, it would all be worth it!

Like I am Baker, I used a white cake and filled it with red velvet cake to make the heart in the cake and topped it with buttercream icing. hehe The oohs and ahhs when the cake was cut made me smile, but sadly, the icing was too sweet for anyone’s liking! So I decided that when I do make it again, I should use a cream cheese icing instead. But well, I think the cake was yummy and the sweetness might still be bearable if u eat it with a cup of hot tea! haha but yes. Definitely changing the icing. hehe

The piece that was cut out had a nicer heart shape! haha the bigger piece looked like a butt according to my mum haha. I made a U-bottom heart instead of a V-bottom. Bad cutting skills!

overall, I enjoyed the making process very much. Though it was very time consuming. But the end result was worth every single minute working on it and also the smile on my mum’s face! Plus I found out it was difficult trying to surprise my mum. She would continuously ask questions. haha. (:

So here’s the recipe adapted from I am Baker! I won’t be writing the step by step cause her explanation is very very clear! and she has step by step pictures. hehe So hop over to her blog and give this cute cake a shot!

Thank you for everything again mummy. ♥

For recipe : Click Here !

First Meal Home : Big Eater

9 May
Big Eater Seafood Restaurant
No. 34 Upper Changi Road (Jalan Pari Burong)
Picardy Garden
Singapore
Telephone: (65) 6397-0480

Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve just arrived back in Singapore and have been spending my time with my family (: For those of you who don’t really know, I have a HUGE list of places to go to when I am back in Singapore. The list just keeps increasing! haha and those that I keep going, are definitely those that I will keep in my list!

My brother is one person who would always try to bring me to as many places in the list as possible, despite his busy schedule. hehe Thanks korkor! hehe So this time, we decided to go for something we both have  been craving (Especially me haha) CRAB! (: So we went to Big Eater! There has been mixed reviews about this place, but we decided to give it a go anyways! hehe

Kor made the booking a night before. But this place is huge! so unless you’re going on a public holiday, I don’t think booking is necessary. But just in case, just do it! (: Wouldn’t take long anyways. hehe

The good thing about this place is that the valet is free! (: of course we should always tip them after cause they helped us park our car. hehe

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