Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shrove Tuesday - Tea Break

While doing my Chinese New Year visiting rounds, I stumbled across this nice cozy cafe in Toa Payoh near Braddell MRT Station.

The cafe was Shrove Tuesday and there's an explanation of the meaning of Shrove Tuesday on the wall inside the cafe.

There's quite a lot of nice food stated in the menu but as we had heavy lunch, did not order, will try the food when I visit again.

Like how little details like the teaspoon that comes with designs of musical instruments.

The waffle was really delicious with durian ice cream on the top.

Would definitely come back again.

ADDRESS: Block 94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 #01-32 Singapore 310094 TELEPHONE: +65 6258 2254 OPENING HOURS: Sunday - Thursday : 10am - 10pm Friday & Saturday : 10am - 11pm

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dinner at Xin Wang Cafe Plaza Singapura

Over the weekend, hubby and me had dinner at Xin Wang Cafe, Plaza Singapura before heading to River Hong Bao 2015 in Marina.

Hubby had Black Pepper Chicken Chop

I had the Signature Fried Rice

Chinese Tea

Friday, February 20, 2015

Chinese New Year 2015 - Day 2 - Lunch with siblings and family

Day 2 of Chinese New Year, today went visiting at my brother's house where all the siblings and family gathered to exchange Chinese New Year's greetings and wishes.

The second day of the Chinese New Year, known as "beginning of the year" was when married daughters visited their birth parents, relatives and close friends. (Traditionally, married daughters didn't have the opportunity to visit their birth families frequently.) Read more from wikipedia

As my parents were not around anymore, so we prayed and make offerings to our parents.

After prayers, we had lunch, we ate what we offered to our parents, it was as if our parents are with us.

For desserts, we had mango pudding, I made them. :)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese New Year 2015 - Day 1 - Lunch with in laws

Day 1 of Chinese New Year, had lunch with family and my in laws. Cooked some curry chicken, assorted vegetables, fried meehoon and deep fried some mini spring roll and cuttlefish balls. Ordered some pizza too.

For dessert, I made some mango pudding.

Chinese New Year is a very tired affair for me, had to spring clean the house, do marketing , cooked reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year and cooked lunch for guests on Day 1 of Chinese New Year.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lunch at Food Republic Food Court City Square Mall Singapore

Love the beautiful interior designs at the Food Republic Food Court in City Square.

The designs looked like those shophouses in the vicinity.

One of my favourite food, thai food. :)

Hubby had sweet and sour fish fillet with rice, while I got the set (if I am not mistaken think is less than $10). My set consists of thai pineapple rice, with tomyum soup and a dessert. The fish cake was ordered separately.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Chinese New Year is fast approaching in a few days time, so decided to bake some pineapple tarts instead of buying them from the supermarkets. Home baked is still the best.

Since today is Valentine's Day, I used a heart shape cookie cutter to shape some pineapple tarts. Happy Valentine's Day.

Guess I am getting on in age, could not bake as much as I wish, waiting for the pineapple tarts to cool down, before transferring them to containers.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Lunch at Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine in Chui Huay Lim Club

Established since 1845, Chui Huay Lim Club has a rich history of 167 years. It was originally setup for Teochew businessmen to engage in business networking. You can read more about the rich history from its official website..

Earlier this month, we went there for lunch, the lunch was really good. As we were teochew, the food really click well with us siblings, and the food is really very good and tasty.

We were first served some thick tea before lunch.

Teochew Cold Crab

Ter ker Tan (Pig's trotters jelly)

Braised Goose Meat

Teochew Braised Duck (The duck was so tender and moist - really very good)

Prawns with salted egg

Stir fry spinach

Claypot tofu

Braised fish maw with mushroom, etc

Teochew Steamed promfret

Ee Fu Noodles

Soup with mushroom

Lastly, the must order dessert for teochew cuisine is the orh nee or yam paste with gingko nuts

The bill came to over $570+ for a table of 10, we ordered quite a lot of good and tasty food. Will come again. :)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lunch at Tak Po Dim Sum Resaurant Chinatown Singapore

Before shopping for our Chinese New Year Stuff, we had lunch at Tak Po Dim Sum Restaurant in Chinatown.

Worth dining here, the price is very reasonable.

Minced pork with salted fish

Fish slices cognee

Chee Cheong Fun with shrimp (rice noodle roll)

Char Siew Bun (we did not want to order one plate that consist of three pieces, we just ordered one piece)

Wu Kok (Yam cake), nice of the restaurant staff to cut the item into two part so that sis and me can share, without us asking them to do so

Fried Carrot Cake (nicely cut up into two parts for us to share)