Archive for February 2010
Finally I got to use the bento box I bought in Tokyo! Using some recipes from this bento box book I borrowed from the library, I filled up the bento box with a really simple dinner meal.
After watching Gordon Ramsay make French lamb cutlets, I decided to make some with my friend who suggested 2 ways to season lamb cutlets – cumin and mustard.
Victor’s Kitchen is a small dim sum eatery in Sunshine Plaza, which is probably the only place in that area of town that you can really get dim sum.
It was set up by Victor (obviously) who came from Hong Kong, and brings the HK style of dim sum to our shores. Most of the dim sum is pretty standard but there are some dishes which are prepared in the HK way, like the milk tea or the chicken rice.
Now I won’t say that the dim sum here is fantastic or cheap, but if you need your dim sum fix when you’re near Middle Road, it’s Victor’s Kitchen!
Chilled Hong Kong milk tea. You won’t find this style of milk tea in Singapore, it’s chilled by ice in a bowl which prevents the milk tea from being diluted as the ice melts.
Had a nice dinner after work with my friend at the Oriole Cafe & Bar.
The Works Burger at the Hand Burger is what you would call throwing everything and the kitchen sink into 1 burger.
Let me recount what’s in the burger: first of all, there’s a grilled 180g sirloin beef patty, then it’s topped (in order) with barbecue and aioli sauce, sauteed basil pesto mushrooms, beer-battered onion rings, bacon strips, sunny side up egg, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and finally toasted buns.
I would say it’s worth trying at least once for the madness and combination of tastes but as a burger, I think I’d rather stick to the Botak Burger. Also, it’s practically impossible to eat as a burger.
Located at a pretty ulu corner in the far far East of sunny Singapore, there lies a quaint little cafe restaurant called The Garden Slug.
Normally I wouldn’t come all the way to the deep East side just to eat but I’ve been seeing some good reviews about this place floating around Twitter.
When @danielchant organised a tweetup at The Garden Slug, I took it as a good opportunity to meet the local tweeps and visit the cafe as well.
Went to Pek Kio for lunch and found out that this was the hawker centre with the famous Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles.
I’d heard that it was good and after reading the review on ieatishootipost, I knew I had to try it at least now that I happened to be here.