Jia Xiang Sarawak Kolo Mee

By , October 25, 2008 9:56 am

i googled sarawak kolo mee and first on the hit list was Kenny Sia’s entry -i thought it a rather comprehensive entry so decided to include it here since he seemed quite the ‘authority’ on its authenticity(plus my favourite dish is the curry kolo mee and not what it’s actually famous for :P) . to my defense for the data lag cos his review was written 2 years ago, it is true what they say about out of sight out of mind – i just haven’t been anywhere where they are at in the last year, hermit that i am. i’m quite sure it’s a new branch that i went to at toa payoh (new is relative ok)

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the noodles are curlier (even more so than instant noodles) and had just the right touch of springiness. went perfectly with the generous portion of fragrant curry – i can almost smell and taste the curry as i’m writing this. it is that good (for me). my only gripe is that the potatoes weren’t soft enough.

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slippery and soft wanton skin doesn’t sound appetising but tastes great 🙂

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THE yummy kolo mee. i like that it didn’t have the eggy aftertaste of some wanton mee. the picture looks a little blurred cos i ignored all the steam and took a hasty shot – dan was starving plus my curry was waiting 😛

(rant on) pachelbel’s canon in d

By , October 22, 2008 11:37 am

it’s not a new piece i’m trying to learn – nat (ho) mentioned over dinner at the steak house that many songs are based on the chord progressions in pachelbel’s canon in d. it occurred to me to try to find out if that was true and which songs were guilty (yeah, call me the fact police). stumbled on this hilarious video. enjoy!

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Angus Steak House

By , October 17, 2008 12:11 am

suddenly i’m going out again 🙂

there was a sembonia launch last weekend in taka sq so when it ended at 7ish, we knew we’d be in a bit of a fix to find a dinner place for 8 people without having to join any queues or being stared at (trust me – 8ppl from the media industry can get very loud). so we finally settled at the angus steak house because there was a private room available with a minimum spending of $300, and for 8 people, that’s not tough 🙂

most of us got the set dinner which came with a hors d’œuvre, soup, salad, main course and dessert. suffices to say, we left very happy and sated. dinner cost $500+ but the company was priceless (i know, such shameless plagiarism)

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it looks like a healthy vietnamese spring roll, but tastes way better 🙂 it may just be the small gob of japanese mayo inside that totally transformed its flavour.

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warm fresh bread with a crusty top and soft, fluffy insides. we had seconds to go with the mushroom soup which i finished before remembering i had to take a picture.

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the regular japanese salad to cleanse the palate before main course was brought out.

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beef stew pot pie which had hearty chunks of beef in it. skip this if you’re going to angus steak house because like their name suggests, their specialty IS their steak. dont even ask why i picked this from the menu.

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there was a loud silence as everybody tucked into their superb steaks. i was kicking myself under the table for not ordering the same.

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very good tiramisu! slice it easily with the dessert fork, coat it with the sweet vanilla/caramel sauce and then cover with the crispy bits at the side. the perfect ending to our meal.

Peach Garden

By , October 16, 2008 3:10 pm

Before Tung Lok Signatures, Peach Garden was the place we’d head to whenever we wanted chinese food – dan enjoys the sharks cartilage soup plus there was the usual ensemble available in almost all chinese restaurants – roasted pork, cod fish, roasted duck. y’know, the same dishes in my other entries.

So a while ago, a good friend (Chongqing) suggested Peach Garden and i was pretty bleah cos i assumed i knew their menu well. of course it can only turn out that i found new pleasures in this old haunt.

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 a starter platter which isn’t even on the menu – leftmost : deepfried whitefish in some tangy sauce;  middle : two slices of cookedjustright duck; rightmost: succulent prawn smothered in salted egg yolk.

i give this dish two thumbs up because i’m an advocate of quality in variety vs quantity.

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Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside chicken. A little like Popeye’s chicken actually save that it’s served whole on a plate.

We also ordered a bitter gourd/sliced fish vermicelli which i thought was a tad oily, and had some of their desserts which didn’t quite do it for me so the above is really what i’d go back for 🙂

PS Cafe

By , October 3, 2008 11:46 am

not much food updates cos i havent been eating too well lately. and not much baking updates cos i haven’t been baking much lately, becos i haven’t been eating too well lately :p oh in case those sound like excuses, i’ll have to admit i’ve been feeling a tad lazy what with some new personal projects 🙂 

here’s something i had a while back which i liked for its high health quotient – yup, at PS Cafe

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CHICKEN TAU KWA BURGER
PAN FRIED TAU KWA WITH SHREDDED CHICKEN DRIZZLED WITH HOMEMADE SESAME SZECHUAN PEPPERCORN DRESSING, DRIED CHILLI OIL, CHOPPED ALMONDS AND SPRINKLED WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA TOPPED WITH FRESH PEA SPROUTS.

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TURKEY CRANBERRY SANDWICH
HOMEMADE CARAWAY BREAD SPREAD WITH MAYO AND CRANBERRY JAM AND LAYERED WITH SMOKED TURKEY, GRILLED CHEESE AND BACON. SERVED WITH BABY GREENS & A VEGETABLE SALAD DRIZZLED WITH CRANBERRY & PUMPKIN SEED PESTO.

i really like that their website includes the menu 🙂

now that PS cafe has got 3 branches – the original at paragon (which i went), the most raved about at dempsey, and the latest(not all that new cos i’m obviously suffering from data lag) at palais renaissance, you might wanna check out their different menus and beautiful gallery pictures before you make your choice on which to go.

http://www.pscafe.sg

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