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