Friday, July 30, 2010

Claypot crab vermicelli (螃蟹冬粉) @ 螃蟹师傅

When you have a serious crab craving but looking for something new to inspire your taste bud, maybe this piping hot claypot crab vermicelli is another good option to you. In Singapore, you can find this dish at most of the (Tze Char) stalls in kopitiams all over Singapore. And I would like to have my crab vermicelli at this Tze Char stall – 螃蟹师傅, since they named themselves as crab master.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yum Cha @ New Hong Kong Restaurant, JB

Yum Cha is an integral part of Cantonese’s culinay culture which should be proud of. In Cantonese, yum cha means “drink tea”, and is a dining experience which involves drinking Chinese tea and eating dim sum dishes. Dim sum is a variety of small dishes; they can be steamed or fried, savoury or sweet and maybe tradition or fusion. They are usually tiny and will be served as three to four pieces in one dish. Because of the small portions people can try a wide variety of food.

Although you can yum cha at the noon time (as brunch or afternoon tea), but I like to yum cha in the morning. Just imaging early in the morning, all family members gather at the restaurant enjoying dim sum dishes and tea while chit chat with each other. Nothing is more happiness than this, isn’t?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Peranakan Cuisine @ Novena Peranakan Cuisine

I first spotted Novena Peranakan Cuisine while I am having WhitleyRoad big prawn noodles at the next door. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but being a nonya food lover I had to investigate.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Prawn noodles @ Whitley Road Big Prawn Mee

Eating is a key to the faculty of memory. You might forget a lot of things but still remember the flavour you have tasted before. Prawn noodles is one of the key to me, the flavour of the soup will keep remind me the happiness in my childhood. So, although prawn noodles is not one of my most favourite food, but I will be attracted by the Prawn noodles stall or restaurant.

One day, when I and KH were on our way to Novena MRT station, we have been attracted by the crowded of the restaurant. “Wow! Is prawn noodles.” “No, dear, is big prawn noodles, do you want to try?”KH. “Why not? Let’s see how good it is.”

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Singapore Food Festival 2010 – Clarke Quay Food Street

One of the major events of Singapore Food Festival is started on the last Friday (16 July). Since the theme of the year is Chinese Dialect food. Over 30 famous food stalls, eateries and caterers are banding together to create a long feast bursting with local flavours, and serving from their snacks to dishes served on festival.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Singapore Food Festival 2010 – Chinese Dialect Food in Singapore

Back to Singapore, Singapore Food Festival is coming soon. This year, the theme of the event is Chinese Dialect specialty dishes in Singapore.

In Singapore, the Chinese are grouped according to their respective ancestral groups – who made their way to Singapore from different parts of China. You can find the different communities like Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew, Hainanse and Hakka. All the communities have different language, cultural traditions and most importantly cuisine. You can find their own specialty dishes according to their community, for instance, Hainanese pork chop and Hainanese chicken rice as Hainanese cuisine; mee sua and braised kong bak pau as hokkien cuisine; braised duck as Teochew cuisine; and abocus seeds as Hakka cuisine.

From 16 July onwards, there are several major events which you shouldn’t miss;

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Penang trip – Day 3: Seafood feast at Bagan Prawn seafood village, Bukit Tambun

We left Balik Pulau in a rush, and drove to our next destination at the other side of Penang – Bukit Tambun for our seafood feast. What? Bukit Tambun!!! Yes, Bukit Tambun - the small fishing village which located at the south of Penang mainland; even myself also can’t believe how crazy we are as we really drive the entire Penang in a day (we drove from the Penang island to Penang mainland). Hahahah…
Swettenham Pier

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Penang Trip - Day 3: Balik Pulau Penang Asam Laksa

Since we were staying at Batu Ferringhi, as a food adventurer, we decide to take a drive the entire island of Penang. We were going to Balik Pulau, a town in the west central of the island. This small kampong is famous with durian and Asam Laksa, and we were hunting for – Penang Asam Laksa!

On our journey to Balik Pulau, we enjoyed the scene of the entire Batu Ferringhi beach

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bobby and June’s wedding banquet @ Park Royal, Penang @ 09-09-2009

I’m finally getting to posting pictures from sister’s wedding. This was one of the most fun weddings I have ever attended. Everyone has put in their effort in preparing this grand banquet, and blessing the newly-married. On that night, the wedding banquet was brimming over with happiness.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Penang trip - Day 1: Eden Seafood Village @ Batu Ferringhi (Part 4)

After the Georgetown trishaw trip, we went back to our apartment which at Batu Ferringhi. Well, the Batu Ferringhi is well-known with 5 stars hotels and luxury villas by the stretch of sandy beach. But, can you believe it? We only spent RM200 for an apartment (3 rooms, 1 living room, 2 bathrooms and 1 kitchen) per night for 6 persons. It’s damn a good deal, saved a lot of money for a family holiday.

View from our apartment, can enjoy for sun, sea and sunset from the balcony.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Penang trip – Day 1 in Georgetown, Penang (Part3)

Actually I was looking for something refreshing to relieve my thirst until the trishaw passed by a sidewalk. I spotted the crowd lining up in front of a stall. Out of my curiosity, I decided to check it out. What I discovered was the famous Teochew Cendol!