Driving Miss Foodie – the Food Details!

By , July 29, 2009 7:07 pm

The greatest thing about having a blog, is that you get to defend yourself to the world. Even if no one reads it, because you have thrown it out there, it is no longer with you and you have one less emotional baggage to carry around. I’m still talking about me. Dasmond had the audacity to say that I bully him when it is 1) Untrue and 2) the other way round! You’ll know if you managed to catch this episode of Driving Miss Foodie(驾车找吃路). And you’ll see just how maligned I am, how long suffering a host I have been to him. *squeeze out tears*

Ok, enough of whining hurhur here are the food details and pictures of me looking bullied.

Brewerkz

By , July 26, 2009 10:18 pm

I have been to Brewerkz many times (meaning I have many pictures from there) but never felt the urge to blog about it because my picks from there have always been rather mediocre. Not crazy about their burgers or salads or beers (to be fair, I’m not a fan of any beer).

So today, just before the Liverpool game at the stadium, we dropped in on Brewerkz. I doggedly took pictures since we were ordering new items from the menu and am I glad I did!

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The Chicken Quesadillas had tortillas that were flaky and crispy to the bite just the way I love ’em. They tasted so light it was easy to polish off an entire plate – I usually tire of the same taste after half a portion so that’s great news for me (but bad news for Dan cos he has half a plate less of food hurhur). The chicken also had this spicy seasoning which appealed to chilli loving me. This now tops my favourite place for quesadillas!

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Bestest Beef Ribs I have ever had. The meat literally fell off the bones with minimal prodding and it was uber tender. I liked that they didn’t overdo the barbeque sauce so with the butter rice, it combined to a perfect blend of texure and flavour. Y.U.M.M.Y.

We also ordered grilled chicken – That picture joined the rest of its mediocre counterparts – in a folder called Recycle Bin.

Bringing you only what’s really good (to me).

Brewerkz – at Riverside Point, Indoor Stadium and Bukit Timah.

Kobe Beef Here I Come!

By , July 22, 2009 10:32 pm

987danielongMeeting Kobe Bryant at wisma at 5pm and then meeting Kobe Beef at 7pm for dinner. : ) muahahahaha.

Twitter’s great cos how else would I know What we’d be having for dinner. Now there just leaves the little question of Where. The stars must be aligned (or shd I say the sun and moon? Sorry. Lame. Over.), because I was with Cynthia (Koh), and we’ve been talking about THE beef place for too long – Aochan.

It’s a small Japanese barbeque restaurant, unassuming in deco and location. Cynthia called for reservations the minute we decided – it is Very popular.

I’m not a big fan of barbeque dinners(paying to barbeque your own food is just wrong), but they are big fans of beef. We ordered raw beef, Kobe beef, premium sliced beef, cubed beef, beef Harumi, and miscellaneous pieces of chicken, pork, and vegetables. It’s obvious who the star of this place is.

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The last one’s pork. Quite hard to tell with raw meat which is why I stopped with the picture taking. Skipped the chicken totally – it tasted decent enough but that’s irrelevant in this scheme of beef.

Plus I was distracted once the food got cooking.

The Kobe Beef(Third picture). Divine. Melted In my mouth. See how the marbeling is so even? I’d order only this next time and I suspect it might be soon seeing how Dan was making indecent sounds with every bite. It was an extremely enjoyable dinner, complete with pretty good ice cream and sake inspired jokes. I also very much liked that I didn’t smell like barbequed food afterwards 🙂

Definitely good quality of meats here but that’s reflected in the bill – SGD260 for the three of us. Maybe not a weekly treat.

This is Yakinikutei Ao-Chan, 100 Orchard Road #02-22/26 Concorde Hotel (this is beside Cuppage Plaza, where Le Meridien used to be). Tel : 6735 6457

An unexpectedly sweet morning :)

By , July 19, 2009 11:12 am

It’s the start of another waiting working day. As I sit in my corner beside the power plug (My laptop batt has the lifespan of 12mins away from its lifesource), I hear a “You want?” coming up beside me.

I looked up and saw this : 

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It’s difficult to say no to these things even at 9 in the morning. My mind was going “It’s too early” as my hands reached forward and my mouth formed the words “I shouldn’t but thank you” and opened up for my indulgent hand to feed it.

I picked a winner! It was my favourite hazelnut flavour and even had the crispy hazelnutty bits inside 🙂 The perfect shape, texture and taste. Most macarons are wayyyy to sweet for asian tastebuds but these were just right. How rare! The first thought that came to mind, was to find out its origins and to share (Sundays make me want to care and share – an association with Sunday School from childhood days maybe)

You’ll like them too I think : www.etasweets.com 

**Ps : I like the packaging almost as much as I like the sweets inside – no more macaroons in clear plastic bags!

Family Montage

By , July 16, 2009 12:11 pm

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Fried Hokkien Mee!

By , July 16, 2009 10:59 am

On my list of frequently ordered hawker foods, Fried Hokkien Mee belongs at the bottom rung (along with Lor Mee, Mee Soto and any sort of rojak – a girl can have preferences right?). That doesn’t mean I don’t like it. That means I steal bites from others who ordered it and then am thankful that I didn’t. There just isn’t that special taste in it that I enjoyed as a kid. *mock grief* Did I change? Or did Fried Hokkien Mee? (someone please police my lameness)

So the other day when we were filming Driving Miss Foodie, Dasmond (Koh) pointed to this signage along East Coast Road :

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and said “Good ah. Must try!” Not wanting to be Miss Spoilt, I figured I could go with it. Plus if it really wasn’t good, I had the excuse of being full already from filming, right? Then the huge plate arrived – $25 for a 5 person portion. We thought it a tad expensive but there were many big succulent looking prawns so after justifying its cost, we proceeded to tuck in.

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My eyes opened wider as my mouth closed on the first bite. It had that taste I enjoyed when I had it as a kid! Just the right amount of starchiness and I suspect that the taste may just be…. ghee! but it was So Good. *drool*

We polished off the entire plate at 396 East Coast Road – Food R Us Coffeeshop. I expect the original to be of the same or better standard!

Are you twittering?

By , July 16, 2009 10:16 am

Are you twittering?

Across the causeway at Taman Sentosa

By , July 13, 2009 10:59 am

We had been driving around JB for 2 hours cos we were driving around blindly and accidentally got caught in rush hour jam. Fortunately we found a DVD of the Black Eyed Peas in concert (they rock!) and had something to amuse ourselves with whilst in said jam. But all good and bad things come to an end – the dvd ended as the jam did and by that time, our stomachs were calling for food and nature was yelling for relief.

Dan and I randomly picked a seafood restaurant to dine in cos we heard that ANY seafood restaurant would serve up good food in JB. I didn’t even get the name of the restaurant or the street cos it was so random I doubt we’ll go back. But I just had to show you the superb superb seafood we had :

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Fresh lobster, steamed in chinese wine, with strips of ginger and goji berries (wolfberries).

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Black Pepper Crayfish.

Both sound so innocent right? But both were lethal – they stunned me and dan into silence as we enjoyed mouthful after mouthful of perfectly cooked white meat. The freshness was apparent with every bite, and both sauces complemented the dish perfectly. I don’t think I’ve ever had such good seafood. I’m gonna try asking for my seafood to be cooked the lobster way in future.

There is certainly more incentive for us to drive across the causeway from now… Will keep you updated.

Passing Time

By , July 5, 2009 2:38 pm

Passing Time

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