Sunday, April 25, 2010

Qing Ming

Qing Ming is a time we pay respect to our Ancestors and we make it a point to meet up annually for this event.

Its a most tiring affair, starting with the buying of offerings & food in the morning, followed by a 'mini amazing race' round the island from a temple in the North, to the CCK cemetery in the West, to a Church in the South, and finally ending off with dinner at a Tze char stall in the East (at the edge of Changi Village).

l was too tired to take note of the stall name and was too busy eating to take any pics. But the food was good and affordable. We had cereal prawns, chilli crabs, onion beef, pork ribs, yam basket, etc and the bill was less than $200 for a table of 10.

Wonder if the younger generation will still continue this tradition cos its a meaningful reminder of our ancestral roots and the fragility of life.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

After blogging abt San Hao (三好) in my last post, l shall now talk abt ' Wan Hao'! My sis & I visited this posh chinese restaurant @ Marriott and tried their ala carte buffet lunch @ $55++ pax. The ambience was good and the food even better. The staff kept changing our plates and even made sure the dishes were paced out nicely so we can enjoy them hot. Such thoughtfulness is seldom seen in restaurants these days.

The most memorable item must be the US Kurobuta pork which simply melts in the mouth! All the other dim sum & side dishes were delicious too, esp the prawns which were fresh & taut. But my main grouse was the roast pork, which tasted like something u could have gotten for $2 a plate at a hawker centre. Nonetheless, l'll still sum up the experience with one word... 'HAO'!

Buddha Jump over the wall, beef tenderloin, kurobuta, siew mai & har gow

Sea Perches (7 spices & garlic), Coffee ribs, roast meats & desserts

320 Orchard Road
3F Marriott Hotel
Tel: +65 6831 4615