Monday, December 22, 2008

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant

Had lunch at this little known Peranakan restaurant in Joo Chiat where the shop name sounds anything but Peranakan. However, the dishes were authentic with just the right amount of spices, esp the Ayam Buah Keluak & Assam Pomfret. Definitely worth a 2nd trip.

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant
214 Joo Chiat Road

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Solstice

Today is Dong Zhi (literally ‘arrival of winter’) and families gather to give thanks for a good year, and celebrate it by eating tang yuan. These rice flour balls have stuffings such as sesame seed or red bean paste, and are served in a clear soup typically made of sugar and water, and seasoned with pandan leaves and ginger.

The word ‘tang’ (meaning ‘soup’) sounds like ‘tuan’ (meaning ‘reunion’); ‘yuan’ means ‘round’, and in the phrase ‘yuan man,’ means ‘complete’. Tang yuan thus signifies unity and prosperity for the family.

Managed to eat some tang yuan during din at Crystal Jade before catching the movie 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'.

The 'stars' of the Day....

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Finger Lickin' Turkey

Pre-x'mas dinner at my cousin's place. The turkey was delicious cos it was moist and not tough. The home-made apple sauce for the ham was yummy and the Ritz Carlton log-cake was rich & delicious too... Feels great to catch up with family and celebrate this cheery season together...

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Brought my sis to Keyaki @ Pan Pacific for din to celebrate her birthday. They were serving Hokkaido seasonal dishes and we tried some of the freshest seafood only avail this period.

Toro Sashimi, Grilled Salmon Belly, Teppanyaki Scallops, King Crab

Kinki Fish (avail once a yr...very fresh!), ebi tempura, garlic rice, tsukune yakitori

Thick Veg soup, assorted sushi, melon dessert

Keyaki Japanese Cuisine
7 Raffles Boulevard
4/F Pan Pacific Hotel

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Kim Choo's Kitchen

6/11 (sat)
- Inspired by Little Nonya's fine display of Peranakan culinary skills, we decided to try out the Peranakan cuisine at Katong. We had lunch at Kim Choo's kitchen and ordered 'ayam buah keluak', beef rendang, sambal udang & sambal kang kong. The place was quite authentic and the food tasted rich in spices.
- after lunch, went to Kel's place for MJ.
- at night, Kel brought us to the 'Fish & Co Express' at E! Hub, downtown east.. the food tasted like the parent store.. but was much cheaper.

Kim Choo's

Kim Choo's Kitchen
109/111 East Coast Road (Opp Katong Mall)

Fish & Co Express

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Birthday @ Chijmes

15/11 (sat)
Winston invited us to watch a dance at the Singapore Art Museum entitled the 'The Next Frame'. Its a series of vignettes combining film and dance to explore the theme of attachment and release. The dance was ok except for some technical glitches towards the end.

Anyway, it feels great to be back at my alma mater (yup, l was from SJI)

Next, the guys celebrated my birthday for me at Chijmes, 'Pizzeria Giardino'. The wood-fired pizza was delicious! l like the alfresco dining concept and nice ambience. Just realised Winston, SJ & me all had the same Bakerzin mango cake this year.. yumzz! But too bad sev still in India so cant join us...

20/11 (my actual birthday)
- sis bought me a t-shirt and treated me to a buffet at the newly opened 'Kuishin Bo' Jap Restaurant at Great World. Such a coincidence, we had din last year at the exact place when it used to be 'Kuriya' .. haha

Sumptuous Spread !

Friday, September 5, 2008

2nd Anniversary @ Mount Faber

5/9 (fri)

My blog's 2nd Birthday on 03-09-08! Went for din at 'Faber Rock' atop Mt Faber's Jewel Box . The ambience was great with a breathtaking view and a live band performance.

After din, we visited the new 'Henderson Waves' which is an unique architecture forming part of the 'Southern Ridges'. It was definitely an eye-opening experience !

Faber Rock
109 Mount Faber Road
The Jewel Box

Sunday, August 10, 2008


It was double celebrations of sorts where the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony took place back to back with our very own 43rd National Day Parade!

8/8 (fri)
- opening day of the Beijing Olympics
- an auspicious number which occurs once every 100 yrs. So we must be thkful we caught it in our lifetime.

The infamous pic showing Li Jiawei 'sweeping' the stadium with our flag



- on National Day, we had our own mini celebration at Kelvyn's house where his dad (retired cook) whipped out some delicious dishes for dinner . We had crispy skin roast chicken, bacon prawn roll, chilli crabs, fried cod fish and yee fu noodles.
- after din, we went to 'Summer Breeze' cafe @ Pasir Ris Park to chill

Fireworks at Esplanade (not as spectacular as Beijing's but equally captivating!)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Blu Jaz Cafe

14/3 (fri)
- celebrated SJ's 25th birthday at Blu Jaz Cafe, Bali Lane (very nice ambience and gd food!)
- SJ's received 2 identical 'Blythe' dolls ! (one from us and another from her gal pals...kinda spooky like chucky's dolls but they really look like SJ with the big eyes, hehe)
- after din, we chilled & cut the cake at Wine Company, Dempsey

15/3 (sat)
- had high tea at Great World Crystal Jade
- takeaway Macs & Chongpang Nasi Lemak

Sunday, February 17, 2008


- lunch at new Shokudo Japanese Restaurant (Marche Concept)
- din at Bt Merah View 'Teochew' Porridge
- clubbed at St James Powerhouse

- lunch at Tiong Bahru Hainanese Curry Rice
- movie at Vivo 'Ah Long Pte Ltd'
- din at Carls Junior Burger

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Lo Hei @ Imperial Treasure (Cantonese Cuisine)

We treated my family to dinner at Great World Imperial Treasure and celebrated my 2nd cuz birthday.