Monday, July 25, 2011

Old Airport Road Food Centre

I'll let you in on a secret.

DH and I, we have a lunch date once a week. We drop off the kids for their chinese class at 1.30 pm, and only need to pick them up at 3pm. We have a late lunch at the nearby hawker centre.

And it has been sooo good. Luckily for us, this hawker centre is famous for its gastronomic delights.

In fact I havent finished indulging in all of them yet.

This one is my favourite, chee cheong fun with your choice of filling - mushroom, charsiew or prawn. Just last week, I chose all 3, and it made for a filling lunch (haha, pun intended).

Doesnt look like much, but it is super delicious.

This one was famous, but I didnt quite like it, it was too dry and didnt come with the sambal chili that I have come to associate fried prawn mee with.

In other news, Cutie had a school performance and he was great.

And Sweetie is now officially a teenager because she has discovered make-up.

have a good week my friends!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Royal Carribbean Cruise

We thought a cruise might not be a bad idea for kids and old folks.

Royal Carribbean seemed expensive, but heard decent reviews so we gave it a try.

Foodwise, there was a decent variety. A commonroom buffet restaurant and a nice sit down dinner room.

Sleeping arrangements were also good enough. There was a sofa pull out big enough for 2 kids.

we got to go on a day trip to Phuket.

We got to have fresh coconut juice.

Sweetie was not too impressed by it.

We sat at the balcony on the balmy evenings.

Sweetie liked hanging out on the balcony too.

We got to do some shopping at the Duty free shops.

Boys enjoyed shopping too.

For sweetie, the highlight was drinking the little cups of milk in the fridge every night.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Seoul Garden Hot Pot @ HarbourFront Centre

Had a team lunch here, and it was really not bad. Quite affordable, lunch sets were around $10 or perhaps slightly more if you add in dessert and a drink.

Here is my kimchi seafood pot. It comes with korean tang hoon (glass noodles) inside so its really filling. I didnt eat much of my rice. Top up about $3 for korean banchan (side dishes) like pickles.

This really refreshing korean ginseng drink with red dates costs only $3.90 and it tastes good. Healthy too.

Spent the weekend with batman and princess aurora.

we also went to Ryan's 6th party. Cutie totally had fun.

Sweetie too.

Check out the Angry Birds cake! So cute!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hungry in Hungary

I miss you readers just as much as you miss me... Yes, all 3 of you, you know who you are. (DH is not included in this list btw, he doesnt even come here, we can talk about DH to our hearts' content, yayy!)

So he brought me to Hungary and France. Sort of like a 2nd honeymoon almost. It was romantic and lovely and we could talk and hold hands and do all the stuff that we did before kids came along. We missed the kids so much of course... but it was soo good to be adults again. and not just parents. And he spoilt me rotten. We went everywhere I wanted to go, and we ate everything that I wanted to try.. and everything that I wanted, even if it was just a random comment, he bought. He was determined to make it a wonderful holiday for me... and he indulged me excessively! And he refused even a tiny gift!! We were at LV and he bought me 2 things (shan't tell you what) from there... and I wanted to sneak some cufflinks for him.. but he caught me and flatly refused..

We did loads of touristy things.. and ate at only touristy places like Champs Elysee, Eiffel Tower, St Stephen's Basilica.. This will be the one holiday that I will remember forever.. it's even better than my 1st honeymoon... honest! We were older and had been working long enough to afford luxuries that we other wise wouldnt have... and it was so so amazing.

first meal of macaron, in transit from Paris to Budapest

Foie Gras, first meal in Budapest, in our hotel room.

traditional hunter's soup with tarragon and wild mushrooms

Paprika chicken with roasted potatoes, another hungarian traditional dish

Chocolate Almond Crepes, hot favourite.

This was our first dinner that we had in a hungarian restaurant near the hotel..

My hungarian bean soup, was basically tomato broth with beans and some ham. Tasty, but nothing very exciting.

DH's hungarian goulash tasted similar to the bean soup. Just with more savoury additions like meaty things. The last Hungarian speciality was a traditional fisherman's soup. It arrived looking the same as the other soups, but oh my, what a pong! It was made with some preserved fish, i think it was herring (because I saw it at the breakfast spread) and my my it was very very fishy! Think sardines made into a soup. We all couldnt take more than 1 sip.

DH had the recommended Dunacorso chicken steak with goose liver. Its a speciality of the restaurant and a traditional hungarian dish. It was interesting, but again, not really to our taste.

I had the river catfish stew with cottage cheese pasta. Also interesting.

River Cruise, against the Parliament House. We are so in love. with Budapest, and with each other. Can you tell?

Thursday, June 23, 2011


HI my friends...

I miss you and I miss this blog... No time to blog, no time no time..

But, I did manage to try some new and interesting things recently:

escargot in France taste better!

Chic Parisienne at a French Bistro!

French Champagne also tastes better in France!

Pots of Steaming mussels - I had mine in dijon mustard and mushroom sauce and DH had his in white wine bacon and cream sauce. He liked mine more cause it was less jelat, but delicious all the same!

And here is my hungarian milkmaid and hungarian footballer saying hello.

More pics of hungarian eats to come. Hungarian goulash?

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Cut by Wolfgang Puck @ Marina Bay Sands

made a reservation at Cut at MBS. Been wanting to go for a long time... and we finally went on a Friday after work. Date night! Made arrangements for DM to babysit. Thanks loads, Mom!

So DH was a little late so i had a cocktail at the bar. It was a Cut original called Crouching tiger something dragon and it was a citrusy drink, very refreshing.

Then we had a complimentary starter, quite nice. Forgot what it was. Some kind of cheese bread nugget I think.

Then we had THE MOST AMAZING grilled bone marrow. It was creamy, melt-in-the-mouth, oh so decadently indulgently luxuriously delish. More more more please!

DH had the bone in ribeye...

And I had the NY striploin... they were both delish, and very expensive. But very amazing cos they were aged you know, so lots of wastage in aging the meat but so meaty and oomph. See the Maillard effect? My colleague MOKY says that is indicative of a good steak.

No sides, we ordered mushrooms and onions.. DH's pick. They count as vegetables he says. Delish too, but also ex. Like honestly, would you pay 20 bucks for a side of onions and another 24 for a side of mushrooms? Will you?

Medium rare in the middle, the only way to eat a good steak.

Cutie and Sweetie wouldnt stop calling, asking when we were getting home and "why were we taking so long".... By the 4th phone call, DH picked up my phone and told them to stop calling. :p

They were quite well occupied, nevertheless.

But very happy that we were home!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Table 66 @ 66 Tras Street

Gotta love restaurant week!! It's my first time participating in it, and it's a really good deal! Wows. Next time I will book more restaurants. This one, MOKY booked it for us, but wasnt able to make it. So the rest of us had loads of fun!

It was so funny cos all the way there we were making silly jokes, like how the name of the restaurant was very original, because it was named after its address (which is a pretty common thing here no?)

and that since Table 66 is a restaurant that serves Modern European cusine, then RM (who is from London) is a true blue Modern European will be the one who can fully appreciate it?!

haha. fun.

Really good complimentary bread. This onion bun was soft, slightly crusty, warm and delicious. I think the standard of bread has really improved in recent years. Amazing.

For all of us. Each had an individual serving of butter, a thin slice but just right. Hate it when it's too much, what a waste.

we shared a sous vide egg with iberico ham grilled asparagus and hollandaise sauce. Because MOKY bought a sous vide machine and has been making sous vide eggs at home. And we wanted to try it out.

Then we each ordered a wild mushroom soup with truffle croutons chives and fresh cream.

We all also ordered the same thing - grilled beef tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes, cherry tomatoes and beans.

The dessert of the day was a passionfruit tart with raspberry mousse. very tart.

All that for $25! Dont you love Restaurant Week?