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Have a nice day! 😀
Water Cakes – Chwee Kueh.
Next, P grumbled that there’s no saucer for the soy sauce that was stored in a teapot next to the sushi station. ALso, chopsticks were not offered.
Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup – I think there’s half a chix in there.
My Mother’s Day Dinner – Squid Ink Paella.
Sharksfin Xiao Long Bao – regular XLB with a few strands of sharksfin and the price shot up!
Can you guess what we had for lunch last Friday?
An aunty (not my aunty, remember?) served us our orders.
Banana Bread Ingredients
Steamed Jasmine Rice
When eating Dong Po Rou – choose those with the thickest creamiest fatty layers.
Cold Tofu with Meat Floss
We usually have Honey Baked Chicken, Seafood Fried Rice or Abalone Rice and one more usually a vegetable dish when we have individual servings of whole braised fins.
once steamed to the perfect temperature, this uncle will deliver them to your table 🙂
According to TCM, the nutritional value of Abalone (Dried Abalone is prized): 1. rich in protein: there are many nutrients such as calcium, iron, iodine and vitamin A; 2. its nutritional value is extremely high and rich in globulin; abalone is believed to contain ingredients such as essential metabolites which can destroy cancer cells; 3. abalone is yin-nourishing, calming liver and solid renal, adrenal gland secretion can be adjusted, have the effect of bi-directional regulation of blood pressure; 4. it has the effect of regulating menstruation, treating menstruation disorders, moisturizing internal dryness as well as constipation.
Have you tasted Hainanese Mutton Soup before?
Typical traditional Singaporean breakfast of soft-boiled eggs and kopi.
A small bowl of braising gravy from the pork or duck is usually given in a Teochew Muay 潮州糜 meal.
Peanut Ice Cream.
Caramel Toffee Chocolate Cake
Meng’s order – Yong Tau Foo Noodles. S$3.
How does it taste like? We’ve eaten brie countless times but never had it baked.
Tyng’s and my vote goes to this dish.
French Madaleines. Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions.
Pig’s Trotters with Ginger and Vinegar 猪脚姜醋
The mutton was very tender. I did not have to struggle when chewing and swallowing the meat.
Tony updating with more pictures of his Dong Po Rou collection.
Pai Kuat Wong literally translated into Rib King, usually from pork.
The various colours and textures of Bibimbap 비빔밥 make not only for a delicious meal but also an incredibly pretty dish.
Sweet Potato Porridge
Eat them with a dash of pepper and a drizzle of dark soy.
The meat has to be marinated in advance at least 4 hours ahead, preferably overnight.
Lor Mee (Braised Noodles) are usually eaten with black vinegar.
Life is short, eat dessert first.
This is a new dish on Nan Bei Restaurant’s menu. New dishes were created based on customers’ demand for more variety.
Morning Glory or Kangkong as we called locally stir-fried with Sambal and Cuttlefish.
BlackBalls Signature dessert with milk.
Stir-fried Dried Beancurd with Green Peppers – S$10.
Devon Scones and Cornwall Clotted Cream.
Chinese Buns (mantou) – S$5.
Fried Beansprouts with Salted Fish.
Velvety soft smooth whites with runny yolks.
XLB or Xiao Long Bao
Stewed Nappa Cabbage
Appetisers Section offered 7 dishes.
Toasts were served with the Baked Brie.
I was thinking since I’m at it (taking pictures) anyway, perhaps I should learn some composition.
Squid Ink Paella.
Beef Cubes were slightly over-cooked but very tasty. I loved the Puff Pastry!
Pork and Prawn dim sum.
I actually did it. Yay! I used to have very long nails and could pull the tab for fear of breaking them nails.
Used to be boiled peanuts but now it’s longan topping. The lady said they stopped serving the peanut toppings 7 months ago.
Roast Pork Belly.
Spicy Chicken – S$18.
And if you’re a big eater like me, then one plate is never enough right? What other food have I got there?
Taiwanese Small Eats 台灣小吃
Monkey King Chinese Tea
Breakfast my mom may not approve.
Garlic and Chilli La La.
Ever tried fish head in single portion size?
CNY Cake – Nian Gao
Pork dim sum.
Waffles with Pandan Flavour.
Curry Tuna and 12 Grain Loaf with Flaxseed.
Plain porridge with boiled peanuts are normally eaten with plain fried economic beehoon but I couldn’t find any that day so I settled for Chicken Congee with Alkaline Squid and Century Egg instead.
The skin of the chicken is yellow because the chicken was boiled in tumeric water.
Xiao Long Bao has become a norm when it comes to dim sum.
Tony and I do not spray oil or puff cigarette smoke on the food we present to you! What you see is what you get 😉
Hokkien High Tea.
Okay, chill yo”… The meaning of QQ in visual form!
Another piece of Zaza’s work.
Have you had your cuppa?
Lana used Tanh Hoon instead of Kway Teow as a special treat for me. Using her own homemade Pad Thai Sauce recipe, cooked with chopped sweet radish and served with banana flowers and scallions, the authentic way to eat Pad Thai.
Ah yes! Chinese Tea! We ordered Cha Wang (Tea King) aka Tea King Monkey Chief, Tea King Monkey King, Tea King Monkey Tea.
Delicious, succulent and creamy.
Marinating Crispy Chicken Wings.
Penang Char Kway Teow.
Chef cooking Wild Boar Stew in Desaru, Malaysia.
The dish is almost ready for serving.
Fried Fish Maw with Crabmeat – Fish maws are sold dried in two forms: deep-fried or non-deep dried. Deep-fried fish maws (in this dish) are puffy, light and looked like a yellow tubular loofah sponge.
Get up close…
Get even closer!
Mackerel Fish Curry on a bed of Basmati Biryani Rice.
Thosai or Dosa(i) தோசை – is a fermented crepe or pancake made from rice batter and black lentils. It is indigenous to and is a staple dish in the southern Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, as well as being popular in Sri Lanka and Singapore.
Rousong shaobing with egg.
Garnished with Chinese celery, crispy fried shallots, chopped raw green chillies, hardboiled eggs and half a lime.
Carrot cake – shredded radish cake.
Would you pay S$3 for your Mind, Body and Soul’s satisfaction?
Squid Ink Paella.
Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk.
Braised meat, egg and mushrooms.
Char Bee Hoon
They start to heat up your orders over charcoals – a rare sight in Singapore.
Let’s take a closer look.
Ginger Dipping Sauce.
Dong Po Rou
Crispy rice at the bottom of pan. The prawns were succulent almost crunchy. The suid was cooked just right. The clams were a little too tiny. Overall, I enjoyed the paella.
you’ve got it – Peking Duck!
Strawberries ready ti be dunk in chcolate
Yumilicious Fried Fish Noodle Soup.
From left bottom: egg tart, plain sweet dough with some almond flakes, luncheon meat roll, chocolate cupcake with rainbow sprinkles.
Because I am always busy clicking away and not eating. My dear friend put something on my bowl before the goodies are gone.
How did this become a Foo Chow cuisine??? My friend knew I love squid and so he ordered a quid dish but it turned out to be calamari rings served with Thai sweet chilli sauce… What a bummer!
Shoulder of Pork with Pasta
Moshi Moshi Dessert & Tea, Johor Bahru. Black Sesame Sorbet with Red Beans and Grass Jelly.
The finger sandwiches were a keeper! Thin Tomato and Cucumber slices, Chunky Crabmeat, Hard-boiled Eggs with mayonnaise and Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese and Dill.
Bittergourd scrambled with Eggs.
Why to steam Chinese Tapas, of course!
Coffee is my favourite drink. My brother, Nic, made me one today. No, not this one. He’s not a coffee barista!
black pepper crabs
Keep adding coconut milk until the desired consistency. Remember, it’s a ladle at a time. Let the curry simmer until oil exudes and rises to the top. Stir every now and then to prevent scorching at the bottom of pot.
Scallop and Prawn dim sum.
One for you and one for me.
Pork Terrine and Smoked Salmon. P had 3 rounds of salmon.
A toast to ALL Mothers!
Chinese Chives in Crystal Skin.
Hokkien Mee in Malaysia is braised with black soy sauce. It is a Must Eat when in Malaysia!
And if making a sandwich is too much on a weekend, order in a Pizza and…
Luohon Zai – vegetable rolled in beanskin wrap.
Exaggerated baby back ribs!
Head & Tail.
The minute you enter this kung fu themed restaurant, the waitresses will alarm you with their loud greetings calling you “da xia” which means big heroes.
Mushroom sauce in the making.
I like the clear salty broth. The layers of beanskin provides texture to this dish.
Fluffy Omelet with tiny pearls of Oysters in hotplate Malaysian style.
What’s your cuppa?
Chicken Roulade cut into coins, placed with the seam side down on a bed of sliced caramelised onions.
Singapore Mee Goreng.
Hailam (Hainanese – a Chinese dialect group) kopi.
Sambal Quail Eggs
That is mine 😀
This special item “da li wan” had one whole page by itself on the menu and is limited to one per person at S$2 each.
An extra order of Foo Chow Fishballs and Rou Yan Soup.
Birthday lunch at Hunky Dory Melbourne.
Once the skin has turned golden and crisp, turn the duck breasts over to sear the other side.
Coming to a boil soon…
Lana sliced the meat into even thickness.
Elegant High Tea at Brasserie Les Saveurs St. Regis Hotel, Singapore.
Chicken Biryani marinade
You can eat Dong Po Rou with mantou or rice.
Prawns with Mungbean Noodles.
The Fish Curry had a thick consistency. The spices were aromatic. I only wished it were more chilli hot. That’s my personal preference as I have said before, I like very spicy stuff.
3 Egg Spinach.
The chef was so nice! He said it would be better for our photography if he didn’t cook the fish first, lol…
The buns are soft and the charsiew filling not overly sweet as most Charsiew Bao are. Good choice.
Foo Chow Noodles.
4-5 minutes soft-boiled eggs.
Salmon from Queen Victoria Market, Malbourne, Australia.
Tang Yuan – Ah Bo Ling
Our simple dinner.
Red Duck Curry and Brown Rice.
Shaoxing Wine Chicken
Radish Flower carved by Zaza.
The twine made this looked like a gift parcel. So this one for’s you 😀
Voila! Chicken Roulade by Sam Poh.
Remember my motto? Fat is flavour!
Isn’t this a pretty sight?
So the Fish Curry did not sting my tongue and in quest for hotter food, Kim ordered Mutton Curry.
Grass Jelly with Mixed Fruits.
Pork Ribs (Pai Kuat Wong) – crisp outside and tender inside. The sauce had just the right amount of sour and sweet taste.
Sweet Potato Porridge – bottomless refill.
Bah Kut Teh
French Fries with Truffle Oil.
Asian Kueh Kueh (Snacks).
Kueh Pie Tee
Economical Bee Hoon is actually rice vermicelli fried with light and dark soy along with some beanshoots (bean sprouts aka taugeh).
Lobster in Superior Stock.