Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mao San Huang Durian

went home surprised 2c 2 durians! family said some guys came 2 sell. by weight, costed $40 for 2! is it costly? cheater seller only cut a tiny opening. lucky got a very old wooden durian opener done by a very old family fr! aroma of Cat Hill King was soft. thick flesh, light bitter, quite sweet. normal durian colour. y not strong yellow? is it real Mao San Huang? winston remembered the best way to reduce durian's heat by drinking cold water fm its shell. we did enjoy it though feel cheated in a way. 


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Summer Palace Hotel Regent

Crystal Har Kau with carrot slice base. 

 Scallop Siew Mai. 5 of us. usual 3 pcs only. 

 Signature Crispy Dragon Beard Kau with egg skin base.

 eat Skin only Peking Duck done in traditional way 1st course. very fine & crispy skin well sliced by a lady manager. My Favourite!

2nd course Peking Duck Meat fried Noodle. Juicy Meat.

Tohu Crab Meat with Egg White & Vegetables. Smooth.

Juicy Deer Meat with Jade Green Vegetables will drunk any caterpillars. 

Wolfberries Aloe Vera Mango n Black Seeds Dessert. Healthy.

5 of us had 8-course lunch (ala carte) with char siew pau n dragon beard kau take away for around $300 at this should be Award-Winning hi-end restaurant of hotel Regent is Value for $. service was good only refilling of tea was rather slow. maybe there're kids thus the jasmine tea was lightened. i'll be back certainly.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Prawn Mee Ubi

thick, tasty n solid soup for tis Pig Tail Prawn Noodle! med prawn n veg fresh, pig tail n mee QQ. all for $4 only. take away + 20 cts. Lao Di Fang Beach Road at Fei Fei Coffee Shop, blk 302 ubi ave 1. it occupies a big stall. opened recently only. jus Prawn or Pork Ribs also available. if u cum by to try call me, pick up bill dun notify me. LOL.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Crab Attack

i was 2 slow, it happened 2 fast! the above power claw had my thumb in between! blood shot out! pain hit heart straight! tears rushed 2 eyes! only way was to Chop its claw off my thumb! washed off blood n proceed to slaughter 5 more crabs! couldn't find my usual gloves. 2 long no buy crab. eat is easy. lots of preparation. 6 medium size for $15.80. lucky it didn't attack my nail! 

steam crab is my speciality n preferred choice. fresh n tasty esp w my blood (kidding)! blend w beer well.

s'pore fav chilli crab done in mrs cheong's recipe. credit oso goes to my philippino maid who did d frying. gravy well balance. hot enough for both young n old. unlike my recent tried at a restaurant which was so hot n spicy tat b4 it reaches your mouth it disturbs ur noise! yummy! yummy!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Turtle Soup Eunos

lots of meats n fins. luv d fats. $8 for regular size. $10 for large. wat u c here is regular. so much better den those in geylang, gullemard, machperson, n tai seng. tell her not to add ch wine or pepper if u prefer not tat hot! turtle soup is good for both sexes, young or old.

this Herbal Soup stall is at a corner of the big Coffee Shop nearest to Eunos Mrt. it oso sells other soup eg black chicken. Worth Trying! usually closed on sat.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mr Wong Seremban Beef Noodle

when it 1st started some years ago at marine parade hawker centre was the owner mr wong's 1 man show. i was an early patron. what i ordered was beef soup w rice. he didnt hv rice so he went to the neighbour's stall to get rice. he'll personally bring you your order wherever you seated. it's nice both the food n service. BUT tat's history!
in recent years esp due to good press reports n reviews, business improved greatly n long Q! worst still no more deliver to you, Self-Service! mr wong employed a few staff. he's hardly there.
i no longer keen over his food. the taste were gone! last sun i'd mixed beef noodle dried. $4.50 was collected 1st. the famous sauce turned out 2b just something black n saltish! the noodle flat. beef tasteless! the soup was still ok lah but 1/2 bowl only! if mr wong was there, i'll surely highlight to him. he remembers me as the early patron.
U might wonder y there isnt photo in tis article! the Cow is gone, where got photo!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Peking Duck S'pore VS Peking

a big signet along ubi rd "Peking Duck $15.00" attracted many including my family member. it's actually a $ cheaper some yrs ago. my 1st remark tat time was "tis Peking Duck!" only take away fm a shop at ubi so no 1 will cut its skin 4u. till now to me it's jus Roast Duck! sometimes quite nice, sometimes horrid. today decide to exam it. ate at the original Peking Duck shop in Peking in '09. oso eaten Peking Duck fm diff local restaurants many times. so duck cant fool me.

2b fair to tis ubi Peking Duck, i decided to try all major parts including d Head! today they r lucky. skin quite QQ. whole big duck evenly cut up. meat quite tender. chilli sauce hot but Prawn Paste too strong! duck sauce too oily. extra pkt of duck sauce will cost 50cts!!! silly!!! 

                                                                                   if u want cheap roast duck u can consider tis but FORGET abt Peking Duck! i'm sober still after pairing it with Tsingtao Beer. lets talk tis beer now. when it 1st arrived here long ago, there'll were Beer n Stout. shortly the stout stopped it stay. a real pity! the beer originated fm Qingdao China was very Good! now not only its bottle was changed, its colour n contents were diff! the original beer was lighter in all aspects but tis is darker. thicker but bitter. i let a couple tried. they r v gd with liquor tasting. the girl felt Eeeeeeee! the guy said Disgusting! well for less than $5 to drain off the heat fm the duck, guess ok lah!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

MoonCake Awards 2011

base on all that i tried from HK Weng Wah, Wo Peng, HK Peninsula, Hilton, & Hua Ting Orchard, i'm glad to mention the following Awards. Thanks to Tham, May, Carol & Tony, Denise, June, & Chin Chin. for details of each type of mooncake, please refer to each blog. 

1. Best Carrier:          Hua Ting Orchard

2. Best Box:               Hilton

3. Best Taste:            Hilton's Double Yolk

4. Best New Taste:    Wo Peng's Black Sesame

5. Disappointment:    Hilton's Lotus Paste

Still have time to grab the Best. Happy MoonCaking. 


Thursday, September 8, 2011

MoonCake 11 Hua Ting

very impressed by the carrier design especially the ribbon. simply creative n artistic! box acceptable.

Orchard Hotel's Master Chef Chan Kwok won 2011 Chef of the Year & Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year. thus expectation from his Hua Ting restaurant is high. this White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts mooncake is too sweet although the paste is fresh & smooth. thickness of the skin acceptable but can be better. cake is soft & tender. u hold it u can feel it! wish it's more & larger macadamia nuts. 

Carrier/Box Design:     8/10

Skin & Paste:             19/30

Taste:                          6/10

Total:                         33/50

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MoonCake 11 Disappointing Hilton

lotus paste w M nuts. tis totally opp of its very nice lotus paste double yolks! skin thick & paste dried. both lacked shine. poor workmanship. store too long i tink. tasteless. only the box scored. Disappointing!

carrier/box design:      8/10 

skin, paste n taste     12/40

Total                       20/50

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Moon Cake 11 Peninsula Connoisseur

like other hk mooncakes, tis big boy peninsula listed down its ingredients n nutrition infor. box n carrier design classic but not outstanding. mini packed in 8.

after much lotus paste, for a change i've Mini Egg Custard mooncakes. tasted unusual n nice. mainly eggs, salted egg yolks, n custard powder. it's worth the long queue. understand that in hk, sold out!

Carrier/Box Design:     7/10
Skin:                           7/10
Yolk:                          7/10
Paste:                         7/10
Taste:                         7/10

Total:                        35/10

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Moon Cake 11 Hilton

very impressive Box & Design. worth the avg min price of mooncake at $50 a box. the 2 good luck coins will cheer you up. enjoy.

Baked Lotus Paste with Double Yolk n Macadamia Nuts is Hilton's signature mooncake. the Yolk is great. Skin fine. Wish to have more Nuts. prefer it to be Sweeter. worth $56.80 + taxes.

Carrier/Box Design:  8/10
Skin:                        7/10
Yolk:                       7/10
Paste:                      6/10
Taste:                      6/10     
Total:                     34/50


Friday, August 19, 2011

Mooncake 11 Wo Peng

1st time wo peng makes mooncake after abt 3 yrs in sg. among their many flavours, i tried what they called 1st in sg, Black Sesame White Lotus Paste. her owner is a celebrity master chef fm hk thus expectation is higher. skin fine. the 2 ingredients blended well. if more melon seeds would b better. box n carrier specially created w the pigeons pic which symbolised peace n harmony which the meaning in chinese is wo peng. overall good.

1. carrier/box design:      7.5/10

2. skin:                             7/10

3. paste:                         13.5/20

4. taste                             7/10

Total:                             35/50

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Moon Cake 11 Wing Wah

mooncake is a big thing in the mid-autumn festival. many sellers depend on this once in a yr event to rig in big bucks! my love for mooncake started in the 60s which u can read abt in MoonCake of like it so much that i can eat good ones 1 box a day!

from this yr onwards i'll do a serious review of whatever mooncakes i come across. to kick off the series, i've on hand the 60 something yrs old HK Wing Wah Mooncake. WW in short.

it's quite typical of HK style to pack their stuff in very nice metal box. WW shld b d 1st 1 to intro White Lotus paste here. tested its mini type. skin is very thin or fine which's an art. prefer the paste to be sweeter. egg yolk rather dried lacked freshness or what in cantonese called 'oil water'. amazed by its Ingredients n Nutrition information labels which many others dont disclose. 

1. Carrier/Box Design:   7/10
2. Skin:                          7/10
3. Yolk:                         4/10
4. Paste:                        6/10
5. Taste:                        6/10

Total:                            30/50


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Red Grouper Turns Grey

my order was Red Grouper. only the fins of the above were reddish! the restaurant manager explained that nowadays most of the Red Groupers are from Fish Farm & not from the Open Sea. that's why the colour differents somehow! on that note, recall that same issue with fish farm sea bass & sea sea bass. so the next time if your order looks strange, pse ask. dun b surprise that some eggs r not d usual egg shape! city chick & kampong chick lah then geylang hah!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wo Peng Restaurant & Cuisine

some yrs ago had cny reunion dinner at chinatown furama hotel's ch rest'. exec ch chef was hk platinum master chef tam kwok fai. v impressed by d crispy skin of d roast chick wich's better den bejing duck. its meat melts in ur mth! even d next day, warmed up by microwave oven, effect same! drank all gravy of d steamed fish! next day my mum ate up all d remaining fired glutinous rice for bkfast! till now cant 4get his good food. 

shortly heard tat he left not only furama but spore too. some yrs later, my dear fr stanley invited me to wo peng rest' 476 & 478 Macpherson Rd. for lunch. surprisingly, d chef owner was master chef tam kwok fai! assisted by a v experienced rest'manager may chai. of course old friends had good chat. fm den on we became reg there. he started w 476 den later 478.

in addition to d glutinous rice, the following dishes r highly recommended: any soup of d day. roast chicken n duck. not in pic: tong bo meat w pumpkin. fired fish skin. mixed veg claypot.

not in d std menu r daily exotic food which depend on what's available. worth trying eg beef or deer meat etc. must try d glutinous tea n brown rice tea. 

in less den 3 yrs they opened another branch. wo peng cuisine at 03-01/02 furama hotel chinatown!

over here fusion dim sum r served w new age desserts. very worth trying! some1 commented tat 1/2 hr wait for d egg tart was deserving!  

every now n then they cook up new dishes. if u r looking for a pl to pamper ur total self, family, clients n friends, guess here is it! reservation highly recommended: wo peng macpherson, ph 67479892. wo peng furama, ph 65332282.  

smiling personalised svc in both outlets. decor n ambience pleasing. parking no issue.

master tam was d 1st 1 to intro claypot treasure (poon choy) to spore. his version of raw fish salad (yu sheng) is no. 1. with $ n pre-order, he's able to wok up ur dream dish!