Dian Xiao Er - Lotus Root Soup
This is also part of the set meal. The portion is smaller than if you order it as ala-carte.
Still, the soup is not bad. But I prefer soup from Crystal Jade Dining In :-)
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Dian Xiao Er - Lotus Root Soup
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Dian Xiao Er - Mongolian Pork Ribs
This is part of the set meal, but they have ala-carte for this as well.
I would say that it has an unusual name. If you are wondering how it taste like, the most prominent taste is black pepper + sweet + savoury. Thumbs up for its unique taste.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Welcome to this new series. This time it's food from Dian Xiao Er.
They have branches in both Marina Sq and Vivo City. The pictures here are from Vivo City. As usual, the pictures in this blog are taken so that you can see for yourself how it looks and not the "official version" from their website. The dishes in this series are all part of a set meal that we ordred.
The shop front at Vivo City.
This is the famed Herbal Roast Duck from this restaurant.
Well, it is actually quite nice actually. Heard that people queue up just to eat this duck. The duck has crispy skin, the meat is moist inside, and a very pleasant, not too overpowering herbal taste.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Crystal Jade Dining In - Mango Pudding
If you love mango pudding, you absolutely must try this version here. As you know, most puddings are just the pudding.
But this version has:
1. Pudding made of mango
2. Pieces of the mango fruit itself inside the mango
3. Mango Juice with Sago
4. Bits of pomelo sacs
5. A piece of mint leaf
6. A cherry on top
We were actually quite full, but our little cousin loves mango pudding, so we thought, make her happy and order one. Guess what? When it arrived, each of us took a bite each and it was all gone!
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Crystal Jade Dining In - Ee-fu noodles with roasted pork, preserved sausage and vegetable - $20
This dish is actually quite delicious. I like it very much
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Friday, November 24, 2006
Crystal Jade Dining In - White Fish with Fig in Citrus Sauce
If you like fish, you might want to try this dish. I feel like I am eating Fish with Jam, but my sis and little cousin likes it.
The fish's does not have the fishy smell, there are many pieces of figs. Real orange pieces are cut up and used as ingredients to make this fish dish quite delicious.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Crystal Jade Dining In - WaterCrest and Pork Soup
I love the soups at any Crystal Jade. It's second best to mummy's soup.
This is the water crest and pork soup. Sometimes they serve in individual bowls like this, the other time I went, they served in a big pot. (But that was Apple and Pork Soup, even more delicious!)
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Crystal Jade Dining In - Baked Local Spinach with Egg in Casserole - $16
This is what the people there said is special. Hmmm. It's not bad. It looks like a huge creme brule to me.
The veg are all inside, covered in egg and baked in the oven to crisp the top. Maybe they used a blow torch.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
This is a new restaurnat in Vivo City. If you enjoy chinese fine dining, you should visit this place. The food's superb, their concept is on 'fresh, healthy and nutritious'. The presentation is excellent too!
Crystal Jade Dining In - Beef with Mushroom
The beef is medium done and the different mushroom complements the dish so nicely.
For this first post on this series, maybe I should show something extra and some tips as well.
Look at the plate and bowl. Very zen.
If you have never been a place with displays 2 pairs of chopsticks. Just to let you know, the black pair is for you to take food from the main plates. The silver pair is for you to eat with. ie put food in your mouth. Now you know :-)
Monday, November 20, 2006
Prego @ Swissotel Stamford - Ravioli Piemontese
Ravioli Peiomentese $23
This is veal ravioli with Pine Nuts. It's quite nice actually.
If you like to prepare Ravioli, try this Lobster Ravioli recipe by Chubby Hubby, and invite me over!
End of the Prego @ Swissotel Stamford series.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Prego @ Swissotel Stamford - Spaghetti Vongole
Spaghetti Vongole $22
If you like this, try the Seafood Pasta at 211 Rooftop Cafe. It's equally nice.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
This series is dinner at Prego at Swissotel Stamford.
Prego regularly change their menu, that's something nice about it.
The Starter, call Caprese (Tomato Salad) - $22
It's Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato and Wild Rockets with Olive Oil.
Quite delicious actually.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Most of the Yam rings that you eat are so boring right? The same cubes of chicken and vegetables stir fried.
You got to try this! Inside the yam ring is sweet and spicy pork chops! Oooo..... so so delicous!
The yam is very nicely done too! Crispy outside, and soft and tasty inside.
Monday, November 13, 2006
We are all familiar with Peking Duck, but if you do not like duck, this is a delicious alternative. This dish uses chicken instead, and it serves both the meat and the skin, and below the flattened chicken is a layer of crispy almond flakes.
The chicken on the dish.
When it has been wrapped up with the skin with the savoury sauce with cucumber and spring onion strips. Delicious!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
This series is the dinner my family had, celebrating one of the many birthday dinners that my sis had. West Coast Seafood is at the West Coast Recreation Centre.
The cold dish platter which consists of many things. Jap mini octupus, prawns with mayo, seafood rolls with salted eggs, fish crispies and the clams stirf=fry with greens in the rice vermicelli bowl in thte middle.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
This is the description according to the menu: a corduroy&finch bestseller larger version, omega3 rich 2 inch yellow fin tuna steak done rare, smothered in a wasabi cream + vine-ripe tomatoes nicely tucked in a sesame spotted bun.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
This is what my sis had. The übMonster!!!
What is that? It is the 250g of chopped sirloin topped with emmenhaler cheese, hickory smoked bacon, crispy salad, vine riped tomato and a huge bucket of chunky fries.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Today's 6 Nov. It's my sister's birthday. Our Care Group met for dinner at this place in Time Square, Millenia Walk. It's called überburger.
This is the mini überballs for starters.
Rich italian tomato sauce sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
This is home made Japanese Curry. Something really simple.
It's made out of Potatoes, Beef, Carrots, Onions and the Jap curry mix.
Puor them over Jap short grain rice, and topped with the jap pickles and japanese seaweed.