Lunch'ed with dar dar today at RedStar. Its a chinese dimsum restaurant, located on the 7th floor of Chin Swee Estate. The interior is pretty big, with a seating capacity of appx 100 or more. They dont have menus here. Instead, you have to order from the waitresses pushing the dimsum trolleys around.
We ordered har gao, siew mai, char siew cheong fun, har kok, century egg lean meat porridge, fried prawn tingy, and pan-fried carrot cake to share.
The porridge came served with golden crispies! The first time i had golden crispies with porridge was at a dimsum restaurant in HK. In fact, i was hoping this bowl of porridge, from RedStar, would taste just like the ones i had in HK. But sadly, it didnt. Oh well...
Dont you think the cheong fun looks like pig's innards? Or maybe, a brain? HaHa. I LOVE the Har Kok! Its super crispy and every mouthful will simply be bursting with oil. Sinfully good!
The eggtarts here are the flakey-crust type. Each order comes in 3s. Hence, dint manage to try as dar prefers the non-flakey version. You may not know it but when it comes to food, dar and me can be total opposites. But one thing's for sure, we never say no to peanut butter and chocolate! Ha Ha Hah!
My overall dining experience at RedStar wasnt exactly fantastic. The food quality here is pretty average and service is terrible. I asked 3 different waitresses a simple question ("Do you serve only one eggtart?") and they all couldnt give me the answer i wanted. Only the 4th waitress did so. In case you're wondering what the other 3 waitresses' replies are, its,
"now dont have, must wait 10-20 mins later." *&^%$#@!
I wasnt even asking about the availability of eggtarts. All i wanted to know was whether i could order 1, instead or 3, eggtarts. If yes, then great, i'l wait 10 minutes for the freshly baked eggtarts. If no, then i'l ask for the bill and leave. But strangely, all 3 couldnt handle sucha simple question. Was my chinese so difficult to understand? =/
After lunch, we headed to NLB's reference library. Spent about two hours mugging before heading to Steeples for a chocolate peanut butter milkshake fix. We both think its by far the bestest milkshake in the whole of Singapore! =P
Walked around town and bought some stuff from Far East, Orchard. Rode to Lau Pa Sat, to meet dar's friends from CoffeeBean for dinner.
We all shared chili stingray, sambal kangkong, fried baby squid, cockles (just like oysters, i dont like this either), bbq chicken wings, and satay! Wasnt exactly very filling as i was only eating abit here abit there. I must say that the iced milo from some drink pushcart stall is super nice! Its thick and creamy but dar reckons its too sweet.
Warning: The teh-o-peng from Lau Pa Sat all CMI. Dont even try.