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Monday, March 26, 2007
I guess from now onwards I’l just adopt the habit of blogging at the end of the week. Firstly, it easier to sum up everything from day 1 to day 7 of the week rather than upload individual posts. Secondly, its troublesome to have to upload pictures everyday and thirdly, it saves time. So do rmb to check out my latest entries and updates/reviews about yummy yummy food every last day of the week okie? =D

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Saturday 24th March 2007

Econs test this afternoon in school. Though I dint study much, I personally felt that it was slightly easier compared to the first mid term exam. Maybe coz most of it were taught in JC, except for the drawing of graphs, which got quite tedious after a while.

Before that, both me and dear had our lunch at Amoy Food Centre. Despite it being a weekend, almost ¾ of all the stalls there were open for business. I had lor mee while dear had nasi lemak from the stall next door.





As its signboard says, “Yuan Chun FAMOUS Lor Mee”, this stall never fails to generate long queues. For $2, you get a not-so-miserable serving of fine beehoon, fried crispy flour bits and pork slices swimming in thick brown gooey lor mee gravy. Taste wise, I consider it slightly above average but not something to WOW about as there are much better tasting lor mees elsewhere. Would have been better if they served it with egg and fried fish.

The nasi lemak stall next door also generates long queues during lunch hours. Its sold out quite fast as well. Saw the queue last time and was wondering what all the hype was all abt but seeing the ordinary looking nasi lemak dishes on display made us decide to give it a miss. Today, their was no queue at all and so, dearie decided to give it a shot.



One mouthful and dearie was able to understand why people were willing to queue for it. I tried a chopstick-ful of it and thought that it was pretty good! The rice was fragrant, fine and had a nice rich coconut taste to it. Best of all, it only cost $2. Very cheap!

As it was still early, me and dear chilled out for a while. Bought a carrot+pear+apple+mango fruit juice while dear had tea and some ondeh ondeh to go along. Yum~





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Part 2

Dearie came to pick me up from my place at 6.30pm for dinner with my aunt, uncle and grandma. As usual, I’m always arrowed the task of deciding where and what to eat for dinner. Flipped through my food list and suggested having either crabs from The CrabShack or western from E.Black Board at Bedok South. Settled for the latter.



I had a ribeye steak with mushroom sauce ($14) and so did dearie as well. My aunt had pasta with clams ($5), aunty jo had aglio olio ($3) while aunty woon had fish and chips ($5).






The queue was pretty long but not as long as botak jones’. We waited for about 45 mins before our food came. Overall, I personally think Botak Jones’ serves much better western food. The pasta at E.Black Board is below average. It tasted very plain but I must say they are indeed very generous with their spaghetti serving. Still, Aglio Olio beats it handsdown. =P



The ribeye steak was much better but not say fantastic. No doubt, Fosters’ beats it handsdown. The ribeye steak was quite salty at the beginning and it wasn’t as tender as I would have wanted it to be. The sides, comprising mainly of fries and coleslaw sort of redeemed this dish. Ever heard the saying that potatoes always make the steak look bigger? Haha.



As for the fish and chips, I thought it was slightly above average. The fish was fried till golden brown and it was super crispy! The fish inside was fresh and it leaves behind a nice after taste. But still, Father Flanagen beats it handsdown. For some reason. The pastas, fish and chips and ribeye steak were all very salty! I wonder what’s up with the chef or as aunty woon puts it, maybe the saltiness comes from their perspiration. Haha. Yucks~ Though the food from E.Black Board was quite a disappointment, I guess I’l give it a second chance and will be back again to try their garlic bread, calarmari and maybe, Cajun chicken! =D

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Friday 23rd March 2007

Dear came to pick me up from my place at 8.30am in the morning. Rode to East Coast Park for a 45 mins jog. Almost dieded after 5mins. You’ll understand what I mean when u try running beside my dear. Its like sprinting all the way. Can die can die. =P

Then we went to marine parade for breakfast. Bought a plain waffle while dear had a walnut cake from Q’bread bakery. Bought drinks from the hawker center to go along. Sadly, the uncle who makes superb strawberry soursop juice seems to have mia. Bought orange juice from them yesterday and it sucks real bad. I felt really cheated, its as if they added water into my juice. Even NUS orange juice taste 10 times better than this. Please bring back the strawberry soursop juice uncle!

Lunch was at Amoy Food Centre. I had something different today – Teochew Mixed Beef Kway teow.



It came with tender beef slices, my fave beef tendons and their home-made juicy beef balls! All for only $3. Nice. The yummilicious beef balls make me wana come back for more. Wasn’t exactly full, so we went to Kampong Bahru to try fried Ba Zhang from 33 Nyonya Bistro. There’s fried mars bars from chippys’ and fried ice-cream and now we have fried BA ZHANG! Haha. Its very nice! The unfried version of the ba zhang is already fantastic (from kim choo’s at Joo Chiat), what more FRIED. In fact, it wasn’t oily and the outer layer was fried till crisp perfection. Its so delicious kids can acty eat 4 of it in one go! For some reason, service at nonya peranakan restaurants seem to be of high standard. For instance, the owner actually took the time to explain to us where he got the ba zhang’s from and why he thought of frying them even though we dint even ask him. He was all smiles when we told him his version of fried ba zhang was really good. Who wouldn’t be? I will be when everyone, including the media starts to rave about my future FNB business. =D







This hazelnut wafer snack is really good. Its just like eating a roche. It would be better if the wafers were crispier though. Or maybe mine was just lao hong oredi. haha. $7.90 for a box of 15 (i think) from Candy Empire. Go check it out~



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Thursday 22nd March 2007

YEAH! Last history tutorial for the rest of my life! This means that I wont have to wake up at 5.45am every thurs for history class anymore! Yippee~

Dear came to school to pick me up after stats lect. Rode to Far East for ramen again. This time, I had soupy ramen with steamed dumplings.



Not too bad but I tot the fried ones were much nicer. But given that im on a diet, steamed food it shall be. Dear ordered spicy beef ramen this time. Looks quite impressive eh but he tot it wasn’t spicy enuf. -_-!



Dear also ordered fried guo ties and he had to eat them all as No-Fried-Food was my motto for the day. Poor thing! Wasn’t very full so I thought of checking out The Deli at GoodWood Park Hotel. Went there last time with my aunt and I still remember the delicious tasting Chem Padak flavoured kueh lapis. Their durian mooncakes are one of my faves too. In fact, I believe they’re well known for all things durian. Learned that they were selling durian pastries for only a limited time period and so, decided to check it out today. They have durian mousse, durian dar dar, durian wafers, durian crepe, durian crumble, durian pandan and coconut cake, durian and crunchy hazelnut tartlet, durian roll, durian pudding and their signature durian puffs! I was simply tempted to order one of everything but resisted and ordered a durian crumble, durian puff and a durian + crunchy hazelnut tartlet.





Its heavenly! The strong durian taste is mind blowing. Don’t think I want my choc indulgence cake from secret recipe, or hazelnut praline cake from The Canele, or brownie cheesecake from SwissBake anymore. I want a durian mousse cake from GoodWood Park for my b-day! Thanks dearie. Love u lots! Hahahaha

Chilled out at Borders b4 heading back home. Came across this mini pocket sized book which I found quite interesting.



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Wednesday 21st March 2007

Dear made me angry today. Hmpf~

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Tuesday 20th March 2007

Dear came to pick me up from school after MS tut to go have lunch together. Headed to Far East for ramen again. I had their dry ramen while dear had the spicy seafood ramen. Ordered a plate of fried guo tie to share.





The dry ramen was much better than the crispy chicken ramen. It came with 2 fu zhou fishballs (The kind with minced meat inside), 2 crispy flower shaped dumplings, minced meat and veggies. The fu zhou fishball is nice! I bit into it and the juice exploded all over. The minced meat went very well with the ramen too! For those who don’t like vinegar, I suggest you tell the lady not to add vinegar as this dry version of ramen contains abit of vinegar. But at least its not so overpoweringly sour like the hong lim ba chor mee I had a few months back.





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Monday 19th March 2007





Had stats proj mtg at 10am. Dearie rode me there and waited 1 hour for me. After which, we went to the oldest Ya Kun Kaya Toast outlet located in Tanjong Pagar. We shared 1 slice of cheesy kaya French toast and each had a cup of teh-o.

After that, we walked across the street to Maxwell Food Centre for lunch. I queued up for sliced fish beehoon while dear had his usual pork porridge. The sliced fish beehoon stall is similar to the one at Old Airport Road. Not too bad but I still think the one, also at Old Airport Road, at the rojak stall stretch is much nicer. Talking about it makes me miss it already.

After lunch, we went to check out Central @ Clarke Quay. This place is like a maze! There are escalators everywhere coming out in all directions and overlapping one another! There are several towers as well and I think I will easily get lost. Though not all the shops are open yet, I foresee that its gonna be another hot spot for shopping. Thought their toilets were quite nice too. Sampled some mini donuts from Marcial Kobe as well. They have maple, chocolate, plain and icing coated flavoured mini donuts. They sell mini fish pancakes too. Cute.









Tobie my silky terrier. Cute ritee? Pics abit dark coz i dint wan the flash to blind him. Dint take any pics of my other dog flap as he was too black oredi muahahaha. =X





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