Sunday, July 24, 2011

it's been a while

yep and now i'm going tap tap tap on my mobile phone instead of type type type on the keyboard. maybe i can also call this mobile blogging but i think the real sense of the term mobile blogging is when you get to use an actual app to blog. guilty! i did download an app that i've yet to try so i'll just rely on good old Safari and make do of all the default settings in Blogger. since i have some time to spare while waiting for my princess to come out from her ballet class. there is really no point in this entry except that i have neglected blogging so much given how my life has changed drastically when i moved to Singapore last year. plus the fact that i came here alone then hubby followed and at last my daughter. next month we'll be experiencing our next National Day here. wow! can you believe it? time flies so fast. and oh yeah, i did neglet blogging. so i hope i can sustain this since my mobile phone is telling me it's possible to blog anywhere and anytime. watch out for some major typos though!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fish Soup

i can't seem to get enough of this dish. i've concluded that my most favorite dish in Singapore to date (been living here for half a year) is the fried fish soup at the Luk Lu Eating House at  Beach Road corner Aliwal Street. i know i blogged about this already or maybe just can't stop talking about it. i recently discovered that for additional 1 dollar, the aunty there can give me extra of everything (fish, vegetable - i prefer mixed and fried egg!!!). i think the aunty remembers me because the first time i tried ordering there alone i called her noodles - spaghetti! everytime i order, she just says 'the usual spaghetti' and i nod my head. lol!

Oh, the fried fish soup at the Beach Road market is also nice but for me, nothing can top my fried fish spaghetti soup.

Chee Cheong Fan

No matter how many times I practiced the 'chee cheong fan' word in my head preparing for the time when i finally get to order the dish, it still came out wrong! the aunty still gave me a blank huh? look and i had to repeat it 3x until she said the word correctly. embarrassing!

But the dish was reaaallyyyyy niiiiccceeee. just now my colleague said that the name chee cheong fan literally means pig intestines. the rice noodle is made to look like pig intestines. the sauce is sweet. there's a sprinkle of sesame seeds and chili on the side. strange name for a dish i told my colleage.

i've seen the picture of the dish in coffee shops and i saw people ordering it but didn't know the name. usually it was written in Chinese characters. hoping Zoie will learn soon. the other day i saw the name written in English with a picture of it then heard someone order it. there bloomed hope. haha. don't wanna risk describing it and getting a different dish.

my other colleague said that she prefers eating it with sweet sauce and chili but can order it with sesame oil and chili. sweet sauce... done! sesame oil, you're next!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nando's Singapore

Uhm-uhm. Nando's! We ate at their Bugis Junction Branch. I must say that the chicken is rather good! Err, I was a little disappointed with the size. Oh yeah it's big but you should have seen the other plates around me. :(
My sidelines were Mediterranean rice (yummy!) and peri fries (fries with chili sprinkled on it. Forgot to try the perinaise). My chicken was Hot. Too afraid to take the very hot periperi or I might end up with tears in my eyes and runny nose. Anyway, dipping my fries in their sauce (if you want more, they have bottles of their different sauces on the table. If you really really want more, you can buy a bottle), I found out that the very hot is just more sour than the hot periperi plus a little warmer feeling. Price-wise, a bit more pricy than our my favorite Aston's.

At first, I thought it was a Filipino restaurant as the chicken is grilled much like they do in the Philippines. But then I saw that it's Portuguese. Well, let's not go into the story of Spanish colonization and cultures being similar and all that... thus, food turned out to be similar blah blah!

Overall rating: Since I went there with my colleagues. I will go back with my family.