American burgers from Seoul, it's pretty intriguing so I had to try it. Freshly made buns, prime beef patties and greasy fries straight from the deep fryer. However, the sauces are a little different from ordinary mayo and bbq.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Fish & Co for fried, grilled or baked seafood. It's like a restaurant version of Long John Silver with a dozen different kinds of fish and chips to choose from.
Their signature drink Jungle Monkey Freeze, a giant soda for 2 was popular while my mom and I were there. It's massive, that's no trick photography! I ordered Kola Tonic instead, another signature drink.
Cute fish pot holders to hold the sizzling pans of food.
Seafood meals are never complete without chowder. Something strangely comforting in the creamy wholesomeness of cream soup thickened with potatoes and leeks.
And their famous seafood platters. You can smell the seafood on the grill. Then you dig into the buttered rice underneath *ohh whee* kinda like seafood paella on BBQ.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I started on the JDMIS silver making class today. You get to work with pure silver art clay, something relatively new in the industry.
The end result is fired over a stove and catches fire (see top left).
The final product is polished and washed before appearing like the above. A silver patterned pendant. I am probably going to use as a tag.
Different types of silver art clay you can buy home to practice.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
My favourite local snack/dessert is Goreng Pisang or fried bananas. Especially so when the local pisang raja is used. Once you get through the crisp outer layer, an intense sweetness bursts forth like honeyed syrup. It gets dressed up when prepared at home or in restaurants, with cinnamon dusting and coconut ice-cream.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This singaporean favourite comes with a starchy chili gravy and lots of eggs that you are supposed to dip mantou (fried or steamed) in or pour onto your rice. So you get to munch on the crab meat and enjoy the savoury gravy at the same time. My favourites are the fried mantou that are good enough to eat on its own.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
This famous Chinese food chain has a seafood restaurant at East Coast. Whilst the food is fantastic as to be expected, they also offer an occasional seafood dim sum buffet that is well-known to be value for money.
The food is really the same as what they serve in their other tung lok restaurants, so the chefs do take care ensuring the ingredients are as fresh as possible. This location is quite old too.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
You can buy it cheaper on the internet. Remember to factor in shipping as fragile items cost more plus insurance.
It's enamel inside the glass plates that create almost life-like fruits and lemon wedges. After it arrived, I noticed quite a few air bubbles inside and changed my mind. That's one reason not to buy things online when you can't inspect the quality. Such a pity, it looked really good in the close-up photos online too.
* updated 31 Mar 2013: received lots of compliments from everyone that has seen these plates and it is quite unique as I have yet to find an equivalent product ;)
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
My sis's favourite salad, so I thought I would give her recommendations a try. Canele and Projectshop Cafe serve theirs with a poached egg on top. When you break the egg, the yolk drips over the salad like dressing. It really is better.
I had a dessert coz I was still hungry.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Chinese restaurants usually put out a dish of peanuts or achar when everyone is first seated. My favourite is boiled peanuts, usually in soy sauce, occasionally with herbs. It's soft and mushy, almost like porridge. I also had cod fish, another cold water oily fish after salmon.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Another team lunch, this time at Mirchi - an Indian restaurant owned by Harry's Bar. The food is authentic as my Indian colleagues have atested. We had a tandoori platter to start off and I really took a liking to charred Indian bbq. In particular, the mutton kebab that tastes like meaty otah and the chicken. Garlic naans always go down well especially with mutton curry, lentil curry and butter chicken, really hearty savoury fare. Washed down with a mango lassi.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Lorna made me a similar sandwich this morning with ham. So I made the trip to McDonald's for lunch (bad back and all) for the new Big n' Tasty with cheese shaker fries. The fries were fantastic! Big n' Tasty is really a quarter pounder with sauce overload - good but messy to eat.