Friday, January 30, 2009

Turkish Kebabs at Food Fair at Singapore River Hongbao 2009

This is one of the stalls at the food fair during the Singapore River Hongbao 2009. The economy may be bad but these stalls are making a lot of money during the fair.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dried Melon Seeds

During chinese new year, dried melon seeds are a must. Melon seeds or gua zi can imply not only "many sons" but also "multiple coins". (Source: infopedia)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chinese New Year Lunch

Chinese New Year Lunch at brother's house ....yummy....there's still lotus soup, fried mee hoon and briased mushroom not in the photo and of course my agar agar after the lunch.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Assorted agar agar and chendol agar agar agar

These assorted agar agar are for chinese new year. The green ones are chendol agar agar which I had posted before. The heart shaped agar agar are made with mandarin oranges. The rest of the agar agar with coconut made by my son (looked a bit untidy), I got the inspiration from baking mom's blog.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chinese New Year Cookies

Pinapple are favourite during the chinese new year cause pineapple in hokkien meant "ong lye" means fortune coming.
This year I received so many jars of pineapple tarts from friends that I dont have to bake my own pineapple tarts.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Oh these dried persimmon reminds me of my childhood. Used to eat a lot of these when I was young.

More dried stuff, like dried lotus, dried longan, etc
So have you done your shopping for chinese new year already?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Singapore Muah Chee

This is fantastic about the internet. I found the recipe for muah chee from cookbake legacy.

Elephant Brand Glutinous Rice Flour

Fried Shallot Oil (can be purchased from NTUC supermarket)

Shift the flour

Add water and mix well.

Steamed Muah Chee on tray coated with shallot oil and this is the result of the steamed muah chee

Cut muah chee into bite sizes and roll over the sugar cum nuts.

Yummy. Best when served hot.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lunch at Balestier Hill Shopping Centre

Hubby craved for beef hor fun so we ended up at our favourite zi char stall at Block 1 Balestier Hill Shopping Centre (opposite Thomson Medical Center).

Followed by a cup of tea with milk

We also ordered wonton noodle from a nearby stall but it was not that fantastic although it comes with a nice plate.

A bowl of wonton soup is always served with the dried type of wonton noodle. If you ordered the soup wonton noodle, the wonton will be served together with the noodle in the bowl of soup.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Da Zhong Guo in Chinatown Singapore

Da Zhong Guo pastry shop is famous for their nian gao during Chinese New Year and moon cake during moon cake festival. During these two festivals, queues can be expected at the shop. Da Zhong Guo has a very long history of selling pastry in chinatown.

I love the old fashioned cabinets and the shop was run by eldery boss and workers. Noticed those baskets on top of the cabinets. They are used during festivals or chinese festival. My mom had one of those traditional 3 tier baskets which was inherited by my brother.

These are the famous nian gao. I bought some too, and I will cook it after the chinese new year. These nian gao (chinese new year cakes) can be kept for a long time in the fridge.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Girl Guides's Chocolate Biscuits

A gift from friend.

I like the box which can be recycled, the girl guides on the cover looked so cute.
Am gonna use this box to keep my handicrafts.

Monday, January 12, 2009

High Tea Buffet at Chilli Padi Restaurant

My childhood friend, J and me were trying out the high tea buffet at Chilli Padi Restaurant. The price is quite cheap at only $8.60 (inclusive of service charge) but I wish they had more food.

The limited space for the buffet and the sitting arrangements are so close to each other that there are no privacy. The stranger next to you can listen to your conversation. I dont like the ambience in the restaurant.

Assorted Nonya Kuehs - yummy

Lotong to be taken with lemak (the lotong is a bit too hard)

Lemak to go with lotong

Laksa (sour type like penang laksa not the singapore laksa)



Chwee Kuay (a type of steam rice cake) and topped with chai poh (preserved vegetables)- this is very nice.

Curry Puffs

The only dish that looked very nonya to me must be the kuehs. I think the next time, I would have ala carte nonya at a nicer restaurant like the one in vivo city that I went to the last time.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dim Sum at Crystal Jade-Plaza Singapura

Last weekend, we had dim sum for lunch. We ordered so many dishes and some comes in double or My youngest son really can eat.

Beans - for starter

Egg tart-$3.40

Preserved Egg/Meat Congee-$6.80

Fried Carrot Cake - $3.40

Crispy Chicken(Vietnamese Style) - $6.80

BBQ Twin Meat - $18.80

Wanton with sweet and sour sauce - $7.80

Sweet & Sour Pork - $10.50

Rice Roll with Shrimp(2 plates-$7.60) and BBQ Pork (1 plate-$3.50)

BBQ Pork Bun-$3.20

2 baskets of siew mai - $8.60

Ha Kaw (4 baskets-$18.00)

My son and his 4 baskets of ha kau (his favourite)

Ok - he is shy to be photographed.
Now we need to pay 30 cents for plain water - OMG
We ordered chinese tea and soya bean drinks
GST-7% and Service Charge -10%