Sunday, September 28, 2014

Balestier Market

Been a long time since I revisited Balestier Market. I post about this market in my Singapore Blog.

The two stone lions flanking the Balestier Market signboard were gone.

I wondered where the stone lions (a replica of the original Merdeka Lion) are now. I googled and try to find the lions and chanced upon this blog another set of the replica merdeka lions.

At first I thought is the same set of lions but closer look, especially the tails and eyes, it looked kinda different so is not the same pair.

Geez, did not know there's so many sets of replica of the merdeka lions.

The Balestier Market is attracting more customers cause there's a lot new stalls in the market selling very good food. The new stalls were all relocated together from Long House food Centre which were closed.

I went from stall to stall to take photos of them, so many food but too bad I have a very small stomach hahaha.

There were many ceilings fans and also huge fans like this in the market, so not to worry feeling hot and stuffy in this market.

Of course, I must try Ah Hui Prawn Noodle after watching last friday's documentary show on Channel 8.

It was indeed very good and at S$5 with two and half big prawns, is really worth it. The broth is really very tasty.

Hubby ordered the chicken and mushroom hor fun, I found the bowl of noodle look odd and then I realised my hubby asked the stall holder not to add any vegetables hahaha. He hated vegetables.

For dessert, we ordered the sweet potato soup, really very tasty and good , had the taste of ginger in it and the soup was really steaming hot.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lunch at Chisozanmai at Central Mall

Had buffet Lunch at Chisozanmai at The Central Mall. It costs about S$20 per person ($14.99 for the buffet and $1.99 for free flow of drink before tax).

Lots of varieties but no seafood nor beef.

The fried section

Vegetables corner

Different types of broth for the hot pot

Sushi Section

Shabu Shabu pork (no beef for that day)

Desserts - emptied very fast but they were quick to replenish the desserts

We had two different broth, the tom yum broth and the pork bones broth (tasted really good)

Lastly a DIY ice cream

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mid Autumn Festival 2014 - Mooncakes

Today is the mid autumn festival celebrated by most chinese in all parts of the world. It falls on the 15th day of the eight lunar month in the Chinese calender.

You can read more about the origins of the festival from wikipedia.

Mid Autumn Festival is also known as Mooncake Festival, so the most important thing is having mooncake on this special day. Most will purchase the mooncakes for themselves as well as gifts to family and friends.

The traditional mooncake actually consist of fillings of lotus paste only but nowadays they comes in so many flavours such as green tea, durians, coffee, etc. The boxes that contained them also comes in very pretty designs and colours too.

Thought I share some photos of the mooncake that we purchased. Most of the photos of the mooncakes belong to my siblings, they looked so beautiful and unique and I got my siblings's permissions to post their photos of the mooncakes.