Monday, October 30, 2006

Pixie's yummy birthday prezzies.

Princess Pixie - updated 12 November
-look at the lil princess w/her moet!-

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Bon Bon Chicken

spicy bon bon chicken

this is a great way to make use of chicken left over from making soup. simply shred them and add sliced cucumbers and jellyfish. then chill. pour over sauce before serving.

sauce for bon bon chicken

  • sesame paste of smooth peanut butter
  • rice vinegar
  • sugar
  • worcestershire sauce
  • light soya sauce
  • chilli sauce
  • chilli oil
  • ground sechuan peppercorn
  • sesame oil
  • sesame seeds
  • chopped spring onion and cilantro

mix everything together in a bowl.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Due to a special request I am posting up addresses:

EN Japanese Dining Bar
Address : 207 River Valley Rd #01-57 UE Square Singapore 238275
Telephone : 6735 2212 Fax : 6732 7747

Morton's Of Chicago (S) Pte Ltd
Address : 5 Raffles Ave #04-00 Marina Sq Singapore 039797
Telephone : 6339 3740

Carl's Junior Outlets
Marina Sq
No. 6, Raffles Boulevard, #01-202/203 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Tel: (65) 6720 2720Fax: (65) 6720 2718
Suntec City
No. 3, Temasek Boulevard,#B1-048/049 Suntec City Mall,Singapore 038983
Tel: (65) 6820 2726Fax: (65) 6820 2725
Plaza Singapura
No.68, Orchard Road,#B2-25/26 Plaza Singapura,Singapore 238839
Tel: (65) 6720 1670Fax: (65) 6720 1671
Vivo City
No.1, Harbour Front Walk,#02-50/51, Vivo City,Singapore 098585
Tel: (65) 6820 2720Fax: (65) 6820 2718

Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant Pte Ltd
Address : 14 Scotts Rd #05-132 Far East Plaza Singapore 228213
Telephone : 6733 5666 Fax : 6734 2502

Cafe Brio's
Address : 392 Havelock Road Singapore 169663
Telephone : 6233-1100

CR@ Prinsep
Address : 44 Prinsep #01-01, Singapore 188673

Brewerkz Singapore Restaurant & Microbrewery
Address : 30 Merchant Road #01-05/06 Riverside PointSingapore 058282
Tel: (65) 6438 7438

Imperial Treasure Nan Bei
Address : 391 Orchard Road, #05-12 Ngee Ann City, Singapore.
Telephone : 6738 1238

KSC (no this is not KFC, it's where all the party photos and recipes come from)
please post comment and email address for this location... Menu changes daily and it is at $50 per pax, food and drinks ... plus whatever we fancy cooking.


Friday, October 13, 2006

Our Fav Jap Haunt, En Dining.

the reasons why we keep on going back to En restaurant? great service, great (and pretty!) food, good variety of sakes, nice ambience and best of all, Pixie gets to come along whenever we go there. there is always something new and interesting surprises to be discovered in their menu. despite the dainty portions and not so dainty prices, En has never disappointed. we had always enjoyed the pleasant dining cum sake sessions there. thats why, draco and i were there again on wed night, doing wot we do best- eating and drinking.

we had the spicy kimchi porkskin/cucumbers and all-time fav seared tuna tataki for starters-

then we had tempura oysters wrapped in shiso leaves which were rather unremarkable, unagi (eel) maki and goya Ohitashi (marinated raw bittergourd in vinegar soya sauce) once again.

Drinks At Morten's

above: bloody mary, hazelnut martini, chocolate martini and fresh oysters. morten's serve up an interesting and extensive list of martinis. on monday, draco and i decided on morten's for their $9.90 martinis and free-flow of tasty mini filet mignon sandwiches during their happy hour between 5pm -7pm. it's really quite a great deal. we ordered a fresh oyster plate. they went really well with bloody mary, to me at least. draco's not a fan of tomato juice and bloody mary.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Carl's Jr Chilli Cheeseburger

ain't that fantastic really. meat sauce was rather bland. the burger was huge and i didn't manage to finish it. maybe their other burgers are better.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Sunday's Dinner 081006

YAY YIPPIE JIAN Cooked for us all on Sunday ... it was lovely.

We had a salad, mushroom stew, rosti, and sausages!

Yum it was the best because most of us we were even too lazy to step outta the house... I keep blaming the haze but it's not ... it's my pure laziness of wanting to nua in bed all day.

Jian will probably write up the recipe later for the mushroom stew! It can double up as nice mushroom soup also. :-)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

New Takashimaya Pasta Place (Pasta Cafe)

I know i have been very lazy in uploading any food photos taken from my phone. Anyway here are the pics from the new pasta place at Ngee Ann City aka Takashimaya. We never took pictures of the establishment itself but it was all glass and white lights with diner style decor. It gave patrons a good impression. Anyways i'm really too lazy to write much since this is way overdue. The food looked good but the taste did not come together. Everything was just "under-tasting".

Prawn Salad

Fries with Dips (miso, salsa, marinara, mayo, ketchup)

Calamari with House Special Dip and Mayo

Dory with Potato Baked Rice

Seafood Baked Rice

Sefood Tom Yam Spaghetti

Seafood Pescatore

Laksa Spaghetti

I totally agree ... all the dishes were lacking in taste. Although the food styling was nice, it's a pitty. Pasta Cafe is located at Ngee Ann City, B2-37 very close to the Pepper Lunch outlet there. It's owned by Pokka Food

Signing off ~ Dracoholic

Lynx will never finish this review so I am posting it up anyway! Muahahahaha

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Nanbantei At Far East Plaza

last night was another binge night for eve and i. we dined at nanbantei japanese rstaurant at FEP. specialising in yakitori (japanese charcoal grill), this cosy little eatery provided a fun and novel dining experience for me. and you get to sit at the bar and watch the chef in action. we ordered a huge spread for juz the two of us - assorted sashimi platter, garlic rice, cucumber/wakame seaweed in vinegar sauce, grilled teriyaki codfish, cold tofu salad and various grilled yakitori sticks. we had -

  • asparagus maki (asparagus wrapped with pork)
  • tsukune (minced chicken balls)
  • okura maki (ladyfingers wrapped with pork)
  • gyu yaki (beef steak)
  • mini tomato maki (mini tomatoes wrapped with bacon)
  • shishito (grilled eggplant wrapped in shiso leaves)
  • nikuzume shiitake (stuffed shiitake mushrooms)
  • nasu ohba maki (i forgot wot this is, too many items!)
  • yasai sticks (grilled japanese green peppers)

we took only a few shots, as there were simply too many items to take.

assorted sashimi platter

mini tomatoes wrapped with bacon

grilled eggplants wrapped with shiso leaves

and i finally got to try nigori sake for the first time. it's a coarse-filtered sake which looks cloudy and is unlike any other sakes i've had. creamy and sweet, i must say it took a bit of getting used to, but turned out yummy and lush once i got the hang of it.

Tueday's Dinner Party

so i cooked dinner on tuesday for vic's very belated birthday. it was a five people sit-down affair with of cos, lots of wine and drinks. as everyone expected, dinner was delayed. it was served at 9pm instead of the appointed time, which was supposed to be 8pm. as always, i'm meticulous and fastidious when it comes to the chopping, dicing and the food styling even in my haste. the menu of the day was:

starter -
  • crab and grapefruit appetiser
  • mixed salad with balsamic dressing
  • crostini/bread with thai lemongrass pate

main course -

  • panfried salmon with green apple salsa, portobello mushroom balsamico, asparagus and wasabi mash

needless to say, we all ended up satiated to the point of food coma. and we washed it all down with lots of booze, yippee!

carbonara n roasted veg

  • Mmmm yummy Jian and Satellite made some roasted veg and cabonara the other night ... somewhere last week I think! But there was a twist to it ... so I guess someone else can write up the recipe for the Carbonara.

    Here's some beautiful pics for ya.

    Here's Lynx beautiful platter of food that she made somewhere last week as well! Yes it was another party we had.

    Jian's Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

    Carbonara for 5:
  • Boiled Spaghetti (I used macaroni cuz we didn't have spaghetti)
  • Chopped Garlic
  • 4 Whole Eggs Beaten
  • 15 rashers of Bacon (I used a mixture of Proscuitto and smokey bacon)
  • Half Glass White Wine
  • 3 Tablespoons of Cream (Traditional carbonara does not use cream though)
  • 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Chopped Parsley (Optional)

In a pot, heat olive oil and fry garlic and bacon together until garlic browns and bacon fat has been released. Deglaze the pot with white wine to liberate the flavours stuck at the bottom of the pot. Add cream, black pepper and some pasta water until sauce is reduced.

Add chopped parsley (for colour), grated parmasan and pasta into pot. Toss until pasta is hot, add beaten eggs and turn off heat immediately. Mix well, the beaten egg will cook in the remaining heat. Add salt to taste.

Plate and serve warm topped with more parmesan.