Archive | June, 2010

Yummy Claypot

30 Jun
Yummy Claypot
340 Joo Chiat Road
Tel : 6345 7345

I bet you have never seen this (unless you watched the tv program my parents did) or heard of this before :

a whole chicken stuffed into a pig’s stomach. Intriguing right? Trust me, I was shocked at how clever chefs could be. They have my utmost respect!

First it came in this HUGE claypot

They serve this table side, and this was exactly how it was served to us. First it was submerged in this super tasty and peppery soup which had herbs and fish maw in it. Then they took out the pig’s stomach and started dissecting it to take the chicken out. It still makes me wonder how they stretched it SO thin! Baby said we will give this a try soon! hehe

What’s more amazing is the chicken was still tender, the meat just simple drops off the bone. The stomach protected it from drying out! (:

the soup was SO GOOD. really. haha.

that’s how thin the stomach is!

of course that’s not all we had. haha

we ordered toufu : so good with rice ! haha

crispy egg omelette!

kai lan cooked two ways : with garlic and deep fried!

yes u read it right! it’s deep fried kai lan leaves! Super interesting right? it’s very very yummy! hehe

By the end of the night, our tummies were very very satisfied (:

(Please call to book forthe pig stomach soup a day before)

Pu Tien Restaurant 莆田菜馆 (VivoCity)

30 Jun
Pu Tien Restaurant
1 Harbourfront Walk
#03-01B (Food Republic)
VivoCity

I love days like these. Nothing is planned, just a free afternoon to spend with my dearest mummy. No fancy restaurants, no high teas, just a simple meal and having a nice chat (: I’ve never had this before, but mum has and she said I would like the bee hoon. and I did. She knows me best for sure!

It’s located in Food Republic, at a corner. and it was yummy. haha It was just the 2 of us, but we ordered quite a bit! and in the end, we had to packet the leftovers. hehe

this is the fried bee hoon my mum was talking about. It’s thin, but full of flavour. Every bite you take, gives you a punch. A nice punch, not those that hurt, those that make you smile. (: plus the peanuts that are hidden like treasures, gives u the crunch!

pair it with their homemade chilli, match-made in heaven.I would so buy the chilli if it’s on sale. haha

i secretly love to eat pork floss. LOVE. really. i do. and it’s just genius to top fried egg plant with pork floss. The blendness of egg plant with the saltiness and sweetness of pork floss : perfect.

and this golden crispy delish i duck wrapped in yam. I love this combination. I had it when I went to Pacific House for the first time. So glad we could find it in Singapore! (: Crispy on the outside, tender and soft on the inside. The duck was cooked to perfection. Still tender and juicy, not a single bit dry.

A simple yet amazing meal. Absolutely love days like this. (: Thanks Mummy!

Mad For Garlic

29 Jun
Mad For Garlic
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City (Galleria) #01-039
Singapore 038983
Tel : +65 6333 1507

A place that was recommended on New City Beat (城人新杂志) and it really caught the eye of EVERYONE in the family. In fact it was mummy and daddy that asked me to book this place for lunch with them! (: I was overjoyed and when I was there I really wanted to try everything! haha it’s an Italian wine bistro that is opened by Koreans! It originated in Seoul. How cool is that!

I love the decor of the place. Filled with wine and wine glasses, bulbs and bulbs of dried garlic. Very cosy, especially the booth seats. (: AWESOME.

As there were only the 3 of us, we had to limit our choices to the following three :

The Anchovy Garlic Cream Fondue : served with whole baked garlic cloves, vegetables and bread. This was a crowd pleaser I tell you. SO GOOD. Dad didn’t leave a single drop. You see, he is a garlic lover. (:

small but mighty.

the waiter in the background squeezing the garlic out. YUMS.

next up : The Garlic Bread Tower

how cute is this yummy little thing? STUFFED with heaps of garlic. But not too overwhelming for some reason. PERFECT!

press the garlic in well then…

cut it into 8 pieces and pop them into your mouth! (:

how pretty is this pizza? it’s the Garlic Snowing Pizza (:

mayo base, so it’s a little sweet to the palette, crispy slices of garlic, prawns, pineapple bits and the snow? Parmesan! This came in second. The Anchovy garlic cream still top the chart!

roll it up, and CHOMP ! see how thin the base is?

love them both to bits. (:

prepare for my return at the end of the year. MORE THAN ONCE !

A Sugee Cake Just To Say Thank You.

29 Jun

I recently stopped work and really wanted to thank my boss and I knew from the very start sugee cake was her facourite cake of all time. So I couldn’t not bake it for her. I never really baked it before, and was a little nervous to be giving her my very first attempt to be honest. But as I was leaving for Melbourne very soon, I didn’t have much time to bake another. So a successful first attempt was what I was praying for!

Thankfully, I read Ju’s post on The Little Teochew (yes the same awesome person who baked and shared her Japanese Cheesecake recipe, thank you!) a couple of months ago, and bookmarked the recipe of the sugee cake she baked (adapted from Cherry on a Cake) and hers looks amazing! So I took a deep breath and plucked up my courage and gave this a try.

Ju did use almond silvers but I didn’t have that, and used pumpkin seeds instead. However, they didn’t stay on top and sank all the way to the bottom instead! hehe I must say it didn’t look very pretty, but it did taste pretty good! and goes well with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Thankfully, my boss enjoyed it very much! (: So thank you Zurin, for sharing the recipe, and thank you Ju for giving the tips!

For the recipe : Click Here !

Hershey’s Kisses (Nutella) Blossoms

28 Jun

I have been wanting to bake these for the longest time. My dearest cousin, Gladys, blogged about these a while back and I promised her we would bake this together. I am SO GLAD we did! (: I had so much fun making it with her, and I tried my best to let her get involved, seeing how I am always very bossy in the kitchen haha. So I hope she enjoyed herself as much as I did!

So off we went to the supermarket to get Hershey’s Kisses! (: It’s like my favourite type of choc ever! I love the almonds ones, but something else attracted our eyes : CARAMEL ! Who could resist caramel ? I definitely can’t. hehe

to be honest, I have always been hesistant about making cookies. Of course I have failed in making cupcakes or cakes before, but somehow, the failure in making cookies hit me more than the others did! So I left the cookie baking to my baby. hehe. But this time, I decided to suck it up and give it another shot! I love how it looks! It’s sooo pretty! (: Makes me smile just looking at the photos!

For the recipe, CLICK HERE !

pss : thanks cousin for sharing the recipe and baking with me! love ya!

Looks Can Be Deceiving!

23 Jun

Ever judge something or someone by it’s or their looks?

I am definitely guilty! Especially when I baked this cotton soft Japanese cheesecake! I have made it before back in Melbourne and it was successful but was very thin. So when i saw this post by Ju, The Little Teochew (she is AMAZING by the way), and I couldn’t resist trying the recipe she used! To my dismay, mine did not turn out any where near hers. Her cake stood tall and mine stood timid and small, no matter how long I allowed it to rest in the oven before taking it out. BUT! the taste and texture of the cake was still super good! So with more practice, hopefully mine would look closer to hers!

So here’s mine, looking a little sad. But really, it was very good and everyone enjoyed it! So don’t judge anything from it’s outer looks, always give it a chance! (:

It was Father’s Day so I baked one for my dad, and one for Lester’s dad as well. Was really happy to hear both of them enjoying it! (: So here’s to all the fathers out there :

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY !

Recipe adaptd from The Little Teochew (I strongly urge you to visit her blog!)

120g fine caster sugar

6 eggs whites

6 egg yolks

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

50g butter

250g cream cheese

100ml fresh milk

1 tbsp of lemon juice

60g cake flour

20g corn flour

1/4 tsp salt

Steps :

1. Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour, the cornflour, egg yolks, lemon juice and mix well.

2. Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft peaks form.

3. Add the cheese mixture to the egg white mixture and fold well.

Pour into a 8-inch round cake pan (lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with greaseproof baking paper or parchment paper). Wrap the base of your cake tin with aluminium foil if you are using a springform tin, to prevent seepage.

4. Bake cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hour 10 minutes or until set and golden brown at 160 degree celcius.

Tips : So that the top will not be too brown, I covered the top with aluminium foil for 40 mins and took it off for the last 30 mins. Ju recommended to leave it in the oven for 1 hour with the door ajar so that it will not sink. I did that, but it didn’t work for me. Will definitely try it again! Remember to check out her blog! (:

ps : love you daddy! (:


Oomphatico’s.

17 Jun
163 Tanglin Road
#01-35 Tanglin Mall
Singapore 247933

Tel : 67339088

How cute is the name of this cafe? It’s hidden is a corner of Tanglin Mall and when you walk pass the place, you will not be able to resist stepping into the place! The warmness of the light, and their decor will draw you in almost immediately! No, I’m not exaggerating! Go see it for yourself!

Even their outdoor setting looks so cozy! (: Definitely a place I would have repeated appearance!

The prices are also very reasonable!

We ordered a starter : Mezze Platter. It includes freshly baked pita bread, zaatar hummus, baba ganoush, marinated feta, oives and labneh. The presentation was just so pretty! I was in awe when it arrived on the table!

You could have a set meal for $15 and it includes a soup or salad and a main meal (3 choices to choose from)!

June jiejie decided to have the set meal and for that day, it was tomato soup with a slice of garlic bread. So pretty the colours! (:

and her main was the pan fried red snapper with steamed pak choy and asparagus with a cepes emulsion. SO GOOD. the fish was so fresh. and the gravy just compliments the whole dish!

and I ordered the seared five spiced duck breast with duck confit hash cake, date and lemon chutney and a tempura spinach. Let me tell you. THIS.IS.YUMMY! (: Really. The duck breast was cooked perfectly. and the duck confit in the hash cake – genius! This is definitely a MUST TRY dish! You just gotta take my word for it!

Thanks for bringing me to this awesome place! (: And also for the treat!


Ps : I am so going back there at least once more before I head back to Melbourne!

A Celebration.

12 Jun
Hard Rock Cafe
Festive Terrace
Resorts World Sentosa

It has been 8 years since I’ve met up with them. And it’s been really nice to be invited to celebrate their birthdays with them! (: and even better then the celebration is at a place I’ve never been before : Hard Rock Cafe at Resorts World!

I totally felt like a tourist, cause I got lost. I pretty much covered the whole RW in like 20 mins. haha But well, it’s all worth it! The catching up and having the company of a few of my ex-classmates were just awesome!

Thanks for inviting me babes! (: It was really good to catch up and I’m very happy to hear all of you are doing well! Hope to meet up once more before I head back!

For the life of me, I still can’t believe Hard Rock Cafe is not located in the Hard Rock Hotel. Although Mish told me it’s because they have their own signature restaurant in the hotel, so they had to move Hrd Rock cafe somewhere else. Oh wells. Love the atmosphere, but the lack of staff resulted in overcooked beef, and slow service. But nonetheless, it was a really good night!

(ps : thanks Choy for the photos!)

the starter which I missed! Looks good aye? hehe Huge portion though! Everyone was kinda full after sharing this!

Choy’s bacon and beef burger! Was yummy! (:

Love how they used the toothpick with the flag to keep everything together.

My steak sandwich! (: It was well done though I asked for medium. But the flavours were good! So I shall not complain too much! (:

Emma’s and Ven’s mac and cheese! (:

and I can’t remember what’s the name of Jem’s dish! But it looks yummy! hehe

Boulangerie
Festive Hotel
Resorts World Sentosa

our dearest Mish was so sweet to buy cakes from Boulangerie that are made from a French pastry chef! (: And they not only good good, they tasted yummy! Thanks babe!

I took this one home! (: Always have been and always be a chocolate person! hehe

Can’t wait to meet up again and have more yummy food and good company! (: Haven’t laughed like that for a long time! Always good to meet up with old friends!

Peach and Cream Chesse Muffins

8 Jun

I was fortunately enough to get hold of this recipe from my cousin’s fiance. And ever since then, I have been making these muffins on every occasion! Even when I was in Australia. I use to make it at night so we could have it for breakfast the next day! (:

So recently, my parents were going for a KTV session with their friends and they were asked to bring snacks. So I decided to bake these for them and they really enjoyed it! It’s always nice to see and hear people enjoy something you’ve made!

So here’s the recipe I used. I changed it a little, like really little cos the original recipe is already very yummy!

I found these cupcake liners in my cupboard and I realise I bought so many and I probably don’t have to buy anymore till end of the year? haha (: But I will still get more cos these are just too pretty to not buy!

Click here for the recipe ! (: