Lunch With Jade & Eileen @ Tea Cosy

Finally got to meet up with the Teen Supermodel Jade, together with the MTV Video Editing Expert Eileen…*Blinks* Okay Just kidding….on their professions!  Anyhow….

Lunch was at a very sweet looking place with an equally sweet name ‘Ten Thousand Angels aka Tea Cosy.  Unless you’re there for the set lunch special, the prices are above average.  Food tasted quite good, though presentation was average.

Will let the pics do the rest of the talking….

Restaurant Front

Location & Opening Hours

They Sell Angels Too

The First to arrive was.......Me! followed by this Madame..

Eileen Looking thru the Menu ( Iphone Pic)

And then there was Jade! (Iphone pic)

The Set Lunch Special Menu

Professional Photographer Wannabe..! She's actually very good!

My Ordinary Latte Served On A Sweet Looking Saucer

Lychee Freeze...Looks Yummy eh?

Our Salad...

Jade's Grilled Chicken Pasta

Eileen & I ordered the same Bangers & Mash!

Eileen on the other hand ordered it for Aesthetic reasons....if you know what I mean 😆

One For The Memory Bank!

Providence1974, Blackespresson & Juleslife together at last!

Eileen’s Entry on this meet

Jade’s Entry here

Tulang Craving Satisfied Once Again!

Tulang Merah

Finally managed to get hold of some delicious Tulang Merah aka Bone Marrow aka Bone Steak from Woodgrove.  I had been craving it for over a month now but couldn’t find a place nearby where it is still being sold, so that I could buy myself a packet for home.  It had been more than two years since I last dived into it!  Besides this dish in my opinion, is best eaten twice a year only due to the high cholesterol content.

And as to why I’d rather buy a packet home instead of eating it at the food stall?  Well this is certainly not a dish I would savor in public! Why? Because it gets very MESSY!

To truly enjoy it, you’ll need both hands to gnaw at the tender meaty bits around the bone, then there is the sucking and knocking of the bone so that the rich, creamy marrow can slide out nicely either unto the spoon OR you could take a direct hit into the mouth.  Some would advise using a straw to suck out the marrow, but for me it is like eating chicken wings with a knife and fork! You just don’t do it if you want to truly enjoy the wing!  Besides sucking out the marrow using a straw looks disgustingly like liposuction!

Anyhow here are some things you should avoid if you want to enjoy this dish….

  • Don’t ever wear white! Unless you want a red on white polka dot suit.
  • Don’t invite anyone to join you unless they too are very much into this dish. Because their disapproving, disgusted looks might put you off.
  • Don’t be afraid to suck, lick and tear at it. That is why it is best to eat it at home!

Now here are some things you might want to do again to enjoy this dish….

  • Keep lots of tissue paper or paper towels at hand.
  • Place the dish over some old newspapers.
  • Coat your hands with margarine just before eating. (ignore this is if you are fine with your hands being stained red for a more than 24 hours)

Found a Malay recipe for this dish that looks good though I very much doubt if I’d bother cooking it for myself.  So if you do try it, let me know how it turns out okay? Click HERE.

Dinner At Fook Weng Restaurant

As always with Good Company, Food and Wine taste better!  It helps that the food is really good too!

19 Mar 2010

Fook Weng Restaurant

3 Seng Poh Road
#01-01 The Cape Inn S168891

  • Neighbourhood:Tiong Bahru
  • Tel:6536 1691
  • Operating Hours:Mon – Sun: 9am–3pm, 6pm–11pm
  • Getting There:Nearest MRT : Outram Park / Chinatown

Entrance

The Menu

The Menu

Gathering Of Families

The Gathering Of Families

First Time Using A Pair Of Chopsticks

Deep Fried Egg Plant With Pork Floss

Succulent Pork With Almond Bits

Succulent Pork With Almond Bits

Steamed Crabs With Glutinous Rice

Simmered Teal With Tientsin Pear ( A Duck Dish )

Roast Chicken

Salted Egg Prawns

Individual serving of Hor Fun and Fried Rice was served and not pictured here….

Pomelo Sago With Mango Cream Dessert

All Washed down with fine spirits 😀

First Trip To Batam

Everything was booked and paid for through a Travel Agency a month and half before, to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary.   I paid $258 for the honeymoon package exc. misc ferry taxes. ( Was a little confused about this bit because it included the return ferry tickets, seaport tax so what else was there?)  So armed with our passports, luggage and travel documents we made our way to Harbourfront.

Boarding Passes And Ferry Services

We had to proceed to the 3rd floor at Harbour Front, I believe it was unit 03-25 to exchange our voucher for Boarding Passes.  But before we could get them we had to pay $40 (i.e. 20 each) for some other taxes, fuel? terminal? Anyhow the counter staff was pleasant enough, and issued us the card-based boarding passes together with electronically filled immigration cards.  We were also informed that we would have to book the return either at the Ferry Terminal or through the Hotel.  We could take any of the ferries based on their individual schedules from any of the various ferry terminals though we would have to make our own arrangements to get there.  The ferry terminal stop for where we were staying was called ‘Waterfront’

Only after leaving the counter and having gone through customs on level 2 thereby proceeding to the departure hall did I realise our boarding passes showed the name of Ferry and the destination as Sekupang Terminal. ( What!? didn’t the lady mention ‘Waterfront’ earlier?)  Well we finally got on board the ferry at approx 1205hrs. 

Then at approximately 1245hrs we arrived at Sekupang with almost everyone else alighting,  then I heard an  indonesian guy at the dock shouting something like Harris Resort next stop.  Lucky for us, I recalled reading about a similar situation the day before in a  forum where a lady mentioned the same thing happened to a Japanese couple sitting beside her and her family.  She stayed on the ferry while the Japanese couple got off at Sekupang and ended taking a cab on their own to ‘Waterfront’.   She knew this because they stayed at the same resort.  Well the Ferry did end up at ‘Waterfront’ at approximately 1315hrs. ( or 1215hrs Ind) 

Shuttle To The Hotel And Hotel Services

There was a shuttle bus waiting for us at the Ferry Terminal which took just five minutes to reach the resort we were staying at.  We were provided a welcome drink while we waited to check in.  I enquired if the Cabana Room was available as a free upgrade and it was! So we happily made our way to our room.  We had to forgo our voucher for the free shuttle to Nagoya Mall as we had booked our 1hr massages followed by 30mins Aromatherapy soak at 1700hrs which didn’t leave us time for shopping.  So we had lunch first and used our free bowling voucher instead.

I’ll let some of the pictures I took, do the rest of the talking but I regret not bringing my camera along for our Candlelight dinner which was fabulous. (The desert at the end was to die for!)  However I will type out what we had for dinner below.

Overall our stay was GREAT and I must say that the service provided by Harry’s Resort was fantastic.  Almost every single one of the staff be it the cleaning crew, service staff, security etc. in fact I am almost certain that all of them were always smiling and ready to greet you or to be of service.   Their resort will make a great place for a family retreat, i.e. fun activities for the kids, relaxation for adults and SUPER Delicious food all round. 

Oh and by the way, we were given two pairs of Footprint slippers and a pair of Bandanas complimentary.

Entrance To Our Cabana Room On The Left

Entrance To Our Cabana Room On The Left

 

Our Kingsize Bed with flowers

Our Kingsize Bed with flowers

 

Praline Chocolates and a Fruit platter on the desk awaits

Praline Chocolates and a Fruit platter on the desk awaits

 

MiniBar and Electric kettle and Hot Drink Area

MiniBar and Electric kettle and Hot Drink Area

 

Closet Area - Open Concept

Closet Area - Open Concept

 

Bath & Beyond Area

Bath & Beyond Area

 

Toilet

Toilet

 

Television & Lounge Sofa

Television & Lounge Sofa

 

Our Verandah With A View

Our Verandah With A View

 

View Of The Beach From Our Verandah

View Of The Beach From Our Verandah

 

The Inside Seating Area Of The Cafe Where we had lunch

The Inside Seating Area Of The Cafe Where we had lunch

 

Traditional Pizza Oven With Hanging Salami!

Traditional Pizza Oven With Hanging Salami!

 

Wood Fire To Cook Our Calzone Pizza

Wood Fire To Cook Our Calzone Pizza

 

Best Tasting Pizza Ever!

Best Tasting Pizza Ever!

 

Char Grilled Sea Bass With Herbs And Veggies...Yum!

Char Grilled Sea Bass With Herbs And Veggies...Yum!

 

Then It was off to burn off some calories

Then It was off to burn off some calories

 

Me And My Bandana!

Me And My Bandana!

 

Poolside Views

Poolside Views

 

Poolside Views

Poolside Views

 

Bicycles and Tricycles For Hire

Bicycles and Tricycles For Hire

 

Poolside Views

Poolside Views

 

Poolside Views

Poolside Views

 

Poolside Views

Poolside Views

 

Relaxing By The Pool

Relaxing By The Pool

 

Poolside Views

Poolside Views

 

Poolside Views

Poolside Views

 

Poolside Views

Poolside Views

 

Dugong Drying Out In The Sun

Dugong Drying Out In The Sun

 

Doesn't this make a great ad for a relaxing Holiday?

Doesn't this make a great ad for a relaxing Holiday?

 

Guess Who's?

Guess Who's?

 

Ahhh This is the Life!

Ahhh This is the Life!

 

See Ya Next Trip....zzzz

See Ya Next Trip....zzzz

 

Our Candlelight Dinner Menu

Must mention that the ‘candle light’ was actually a tealight in an old fashioned lamp. ( Thought it looked cool) Great too when there were 2 minutes blackouts 3 times in a row *grins*

The main course is one we chose from a list of three choices……first off we had…..

SELECTION OF FRESH BREAD

Home made fresh bread served with butter

SALAD

Symphony of Greens and Mango Salad served with grilled tuna flakes and adventure dressing.

SOUP

Creamy seafood soup served with garlic bread

MAIN COURSE

Grilled beef fillet & Jumbo prawn served with shallot reduction sauce, buttered vegetables and potatoes.

SWEET TEMPTATION

A platter of warm pudding and marinated pear served with blueberry and vanilla sauce

Dinner At Wo Peng

Another great place to eat with no corkage charge! Dinner was fabulous and well paced….Complimented with some great tasting wines, champagne and company.

Wo Peng 476 Mcpherson Road

Wo Peng 476 Macpherson Road

Dinner Setting

Dinner Setting

Starter : Fried Fish Skin with Broth dip

Starter : Fried Fish Skin with Broth dip

Tender Pork With Kai Lan

Tender Pork With Kai Lan

Succulent Prawn In Egg White and Beans

Succulent Prawn In Egg White and Beans

Kong Bak In Pumpkin

Kong Bak In Pumpkin

Fried Pork With Curry Leaves

Fried Garlic Pork With Curry Leaves

Water Chestnut Cream With A Tinge of Zesty Lemon

Water Chestnut Cream With A Tinge of Zesty Lemon

Fried Sweet Pastry Desert (oops forgot the name)

Fried Sweet Pastry Desert (oops forgot the name)

Side View Of The Pic Above

Side View Of The Pic Above

Forgot to take a pic of the delicious Crab Bee Hoon we had much earlier because I dug into it straightaway! *grins*

Chinese Popiah

Popiah (Serves 3-4)

There are many different ways of cooking popiah. This version requires a lot of work and should be done with friends / family on a weekend or public holiday. It takes an estimate 4 hours from start to finish. But the end result is worth the sweat and blood.

Ingredients :

Filling :

Turnip (3 medium-size peeled and shredded)
Carrot (2 peeled and shredded)
French Bean (150g diced)
Tau Kua (2 shredded)
Ground Pork (200g marinated with soya sauce and pepper)
Prawns (15 medium-sized diced)
Garlic (8 cloves minced)
Salt (1 tsp)
Water (1 to 1 1/2 cup)

Garnishes :

Lettuce (1 strips)
Chinese Parsley (4 minced)
Cucumber (2 peeled and shredded)
Beans Sprouts (200g)
Prawn (15 medium-sized)
Eggs (5)
Sugar (1tsp)
Chilli (5 de-seed and blend)
Garlic (10 cloves, blend)
1 bottle thick sweet sauce

Popiah Skin :

2 cup of wheat flour
1/2 cup of corn starch
3 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of oil
1/2 teaspoon of sugar

Method :

Filling –

1. Heat a big pot with oil fry the garlic until it is light golden brown.
2. Add in pork and prawns, fry until cooked.
3. Gradually add in the carrot, french beans, turnips and Tau kua. Continue frying until fragrant.
4. Add in salt and water then simmer until soft about 45min.

Garnishes –

1.Wash and dry the lettuce, cut it into strips. Rinse and dry the chinese parsley cut small. Peel and shredded the cucumber.
2. Boil a pot of water to cook the beans sprouts (don’t cook too long) dish out the bean sprouts and put in prawns shelled, after the prawns haven been cooked, remove the shell and cut in to half.
3. Beat the eggs and add sugar. Make an omelet then cut into strips.
4. Finely blend the red chillies into a paste
5. Peel and finely mince then blend the garlic into a paste.
6. Place each garnish on a separate serving plate.

Popiah Skin –

1. Add all the ingredients and mix well in a bowl
2. Take a COLD flat pan and add just enough mixture to cover the pan surface
3. Use high heat and gently fry the mixture until it cooks, forming a skin over the pan
4. Carefully turn the skin over and dry the other side
5. Do not overcook the skin else you will end up with a flat biscuit
6. Allow the pan to cool down before frying the next skin

Tips :

1. If you like Chinese sausages, you can fry some and add it in as a garnish.
2. If you like fragrant peanuts, you can fry some and pound the peanut.

Lunch At Waraku Japanese Rest Marina Square

Strange I couldn’t find a post of the first time I ate there with a group of friends from Stomp, anyhow today I had lunch there with a colleague.  I was however, suppose to have lunch with JD who gave me a last minute excuse that he had to report back to camp *blinks* 😆  

This will be my fourth visit there and though the food is still very good, there seems to be a decline in service.

Total bill came up to $26, mine alone was $14….

 

My Sukiyaki Selection

My Sukiyaki Selection

 

A Closer Look...

A Closer Look...

Another angle...

Another angle...

My Colleaguess Hot Soba and some rice dish...

My Colleagues's Hot Soba and some rice dish...