Saturday, November 25, 2006

Dem Oishii Curry Puffs :-S

We ate 'Oishii Curry Puffs' today (Chinatown dere one).... Dere were:

1) Oishii Puff (lyk chicken pie liddat one.. non-spicy)
2) Traditional puff (Old Chang Kee style one)
3) Black Peppa Chicken Puff (nuff said..... no curry one... is black peppa sauce one)
4) Sardine Puff (cheh)
5) Prawn Puff (replace d chicken n eggs wif jus 2 miserable prawns.. spicy one)
6) Vegetarian Puff (I fink dis one asso non-spicy one.... Mebe lyk a fried soon kueh liddat??)
7) Happy Puff (chicken n cashew nuts.. non-spicy one)

If dere were anymo, I can't rememba.... Dat Jian very happi today... We shared 3 curry puffs. We had a traditional, a prawn & an oishii puff. I lykd d oishii puff d best, cos it was lyk... kinda creamy inside... Cos of d cheese inside, I fink... Den d traditional, den d prawn one.... Actualli, I din particularli fancy d prawn one... Cos I dun realli lyk to eat prawns... As fer d traditional one.... well... I still lyk d 'Old Chang Kee' curry puffs betta... I fink partly cos deirs bigga... Mebe d flavour mo robust all..... EHEHEHEHE.... Overall conclusion.... nice, fat, skin crispy n not too thick (lyk sum places dat lyk to cheat ppl of fillings?) & fillings sufficient.... Can try la... Next time we'll go back n try d otha flavours... Btw, it's 6 fer d price of 5... Betta buy all d same priced ones... I can't realli rememba how much dey were..... I FINK d vege, traditional, oishii & sardine were $1 each. D rest were $1.20, but DUN quote me ok.... I SAID aready dat I'm NOT SURE.

We ate inside d shop itself... Quite miserable... Got halfway cookd stuff all around (fillings n all). I'd ratha buy n tek away... We bot a can of Iced Lemon Tea to wash it down. Dat stewpid Jian say until lyk very nice liddat, d combi. Afta gorgin hisself on curry puffs, still dare to say curry puffs fattenin all... Wot a stewpid twit... D eldery lady behind d counta asso abit daft... She actd lyk she din realli wan to sell us d curry puffs.... AHAHAHAHAHA.....

Nar... gif yew all see pikchure:

Oishii Curry Puff is located at
12 Upper Cross Street Singapore 058329
Tel: 6220 9377
There is a running promotion where customers who purchase 5 items will get the 6th one free.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Chicken Chop or Kill The Chicken

Wahhh look at us ... all ready and prepared to attack the kitchen!!!

Well well, we decided to cook again cause it's just too tough thinking about what to eat when we go out when Lynx is on this wonderful Atkins diet. Last week when we went grocery shopping I picked up some chicken and promised Lynx that I'd cook chicken chop for her, after her yucky experience at Coffee Club with their Rosemary Chicken. It was tasteless and dry with little bits and pieces of rosemary. Instead of Rosemary Chicken, I made her Chicken Chop in brown sauce. Actually I didn't realize it was Rosemary Chicken ... Anywho, that's what I made Chicken Chop Yum Yum ... it's pretty difficult cooking for Lynx now cause everything has to be flourless and carbless ... we've cut down on carbs so much in the house that I feel faint sometimes.

Of course, my attempt at food styling is pathetic (partially it's cause I couldn't thicken the sauce) ... anyway I am practicing, next time will make one nice nice for you all to see! Oh and to add to that we had some salad and fried cod fish with chowda garlic and onions!

Jerry's Delivery Courteosy of Cuisine Express

One late night me, Rice King and Lynx decided we were too lazy to cook, however, our ultimate problem is that Lynx is on the Atkins Diet ... what a pain in my butt!!!!

So we decided to order from Jerry's! The food was good as usual ... mmm you gotta try it ... delicious ... the wings are delicious as usual ... but kind of lacked the kick you can get at Jerry's itself.

Maybe I am going through my super spicy phase where I can eat lots of spicy things, cause the other day when I went to this Mala Steamboat at West Coast there ... well it wasn't really spicy enough for me also. Hmmm ..... like Lynx says: ur so strange ... sometimes can eat spicy sometimes cannot even touch.

Feast your eyes on our food for 3:

Eat Until Sweat & Burst

After reading several forum discussions and food blogs talking about this Thosai restaurant, I decided to bring Sumdumful to eat at Sri Kamala Vilas Restaurant, because she was an Indian woman in her previous life. Sri Kamala Vilas isn't really a restaurant, it really looks just like a coffeeshop. But even though it may look very small from the entrance, there's really ample seating at the back.

Masala Thosai
My Masala Thosai was good. I think there are usually 3 types of condiments served with thosai. My favorite is the thick orange one you can see in the picture. I think it's called Sambar (not sure). Some places like Sakunthala's at Dunlop St. (another famous thosai place), don't serve sambar though. The thosai was filled with a generous amount of masala curried potato. I should have cut it open to reveal the potato inside.

 Masala Rava
Sumdumful had Masala Rava. Note the size of the Rava compared to her body! In case you don't know what Rava is, it is very much like thosai, except that it is crispy, has lots of holes in it, and a bit oilier - probably fried. The rava here comes embedded with flavourful sliced green chillies and fragrant curry leaves. Very Delicious. It was served the same way as my Masala Thosai.

Masala Chicken
And we shared the Masala Chicken! :P~~~
Very fiery and delicious. I must go back and eat soon. The masala chicken was very hot and spicy. And the serving was huge too. I thought the server had intentionally given us a large order so they could charge more, but this plate was only an unbelievable $3. The chilli-red chicken came with lots of thick gravy which we ate with our thosai. There were lots of onions, curry leaves, star anise, and other indian spices in the gravy.

The servings here were so huge that even though we only ordered the 3 items above, I couldn't finish my food, which is unusual for me. The food, especially the masala chicken, was also very hot. So, we ate until we were SWEATING & BURSTING! We also ordered lime juice which went beautifully with the food and helped douse some of the tongue fire.

The final bill for 2 of us, including 2 cups of lime juice, turned out to be about $9.20 only. I'm coming back for more.

Sri Kamala Vilas Restaurant (not Komala Vilas)
Block 662, Buffalo Road (Tekka Market)#01-16
Beside the POSB ATMs

Just found out - Sambar is actually the vegetarian curry.
The orange and white coloured pastes are tomato and coconut chutneys respectively

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Best Korean Food in Singapore

Besides indulging ourselves in the comfort of our home, whereby the meal becomes something between korean and japanese style, we love going to this place called Da Chang Jing ... it's just like the TV Show ... the food is splendid and awesome and we get our little private rooms where you can have the privacy and a waiter/waitress to serve you your meal. You eat like a king/queen! Too bad we haven't managed to convince the management to let us sneak a dog in yet ... but i doubt we will ever bring Pixie. Just imagine we go and eat korean food and we already come out smelling like we've been in someones kitchen the whole day.... and the smell doesn't come off so easily... The most amazing thing is that it's not that expensive and you'll actually get really really full. Lots and lots of side dishes, and the cool part is that almost everytime we go, it's something different.

Compared to Sarebol, Da Chang Jing definitely beats them. Sarebol's self proclaimed infamous Korean food was an extreme disappointment. From service to taste, the entire experience was depressing. I even had to LS after the meal, which made my stay at Acid Bar that night short and depressing.

Our meal at Da Chang Jing was about the same price as Sarebol, and the portions at Da Chang Jing actually fed 6 people whereby Sarebol was just enough for 3; unfortunately, we had lots of left overs at Sarebol cause the food was just horrendous.

Need I say more, compare the photos for yourself! These are the photos from Sarebol.

Da Chang Jing gets our vote and is located at the Yess Leisure, 25 Shenton Way! Must try must try!!! Afterward you can go to K at Party World which is in the same complex!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sunday, 5th November Steak Dinner

A hearty meal for a day of rest... Yummy delicious steak and salad cooked by Chef Satellite, whom happened to be too lazy to post this up herself.

Anyway, this time round she used the grill to make the lovely steaks.

Rare was extremely rare, medium rare was rare, and it goes on ... you know how it works.

Look at these delicious photos and you'll see what we enjoyed ... yummmmmmssss

Ah the sauce was a dark brandy brown sauce, how it was made again is a mystery cause I don't remember how I made it. Hahaha ... there were alot of ingredients.

Mmm ok, yah now I remember, the salad was an italian based salad with a secret italian sauce ... Satellite's not letting out the secret to making her sauce, but I think Jian and I know her secret! Muahahaha....

No alcohol was involved after and during this meal. Like said it was a day of rest.

Satellite, Jian, Sumdumful and myself went for a Saturday brunch at Pontini's which offered free flow sparkling wine, red n white wine, beer and fruit juices. The food was ok, but of course we loved the Oysters that went with the wonderful sparkly.

What else was nice ... hmmm I'll let the rest post up what they thought was nice. Unfortunately this time round, I found their Caesar Salad Dressing a bit disappointing and the cooked foods looked very dry. Oh yah, and the cart with the prime rib never made it to our side. I think they had Osso bucco ( I think that is what it was!) but I never had a chance to eat it .. I think Jian ate some. They have pizza, pasta and they can even cook up some eggs for ya. Sumdumful had a plate of eggs, she claims the fried eggs were perfectly made!

Osso buco
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Osso buco is a regional dish from Piedmont, Italy. Osso buco translates literally to "bone hole", a reference to the marrow which gives the dish its distinctive flavour and body. Traditionally, a veal shank is used in this dish. Other staples include white wine, broth or stock, and aromatics.

A nice recipe you can try at home to make Osso buco

Pontini Italian - located at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel - 392 Havelock Road

Be tempted by Pontini's unique dining experience, offering an extensive a la carte menu well complemented by an excellent antipasti buffet, all within a modern and contemporary setting flushed with true Italian flair. For more exclusive dining, there are four distinctively elegant private dining rooms. Closed for Lunch on Saturdays and all day Sundays and Public Holidays. Dress Code Applies

Operating Hours
Monday - Friday Lunch Noon - 2.30pm D
inner 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Saturday Brunch Noon - 2.30pm D
inner 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Sunday Closed

Price Guide
3-course Set Lunch $34.00
4-course Set Lunch $40.00
Appetisers $7.00 - $19.50
Soup $10.00 - $13.00
Pasta $16.50 - $38.50
Pizza $18.00 - $25.00
Main Course $26.50 - $32.00
Dessert $9.50 - $25.00
Saturday Brunch Adult: $50+++ with free flow of Prosecco, beer, wine, soft drinks and juices. Child: $25+++

Other Information
Special Menus - Vegetarian
Children's Facilities available - High chairs
Contact Number(+65) 6233 1133

So let me go on, after we went to the lovely Saturday brunch, we pretty much continued on drinking throughout the night ... that's why we required a nice hearty meal the next day ... and yes, we were all smashed. Muahahahaha