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tiring day out

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i went out for so long today, goodness, and the time passes so fast, we seem to have not enough shopping before its the best time to get home..
New Year's Eve and the crowd is all swarming towards Marina there now..We took an mrt to Raffles City Shooping Centre and immediatly rushed to have my much awaited lunch Out Of The Pan..It was pretty crowded at that time and we initially was askd to wait but it wasn't a long one. We did not sit close to the fountain, which is sad:( Anyways, Mum and i ordered 2 crepes to share, i realise many people also order one crepe each and exchanged with one another to sample different flavours. There was so many to choose from and i was totally in dilemma of what to choose leh. In the end, we ordered a claypot beancurd in wheat crepe and a seafood mayo in sun-dried tomatoes crepe.
The seafood one is the winner, maybe because of the very tasty citrus sauce and chilli mayo, plus the prawns were crunchy,hmm,yummy..Just the thought of it makes me drool…

Paragon shopping

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Mum and i spent 1/2 a day at Paragon, at first we thought they may not have things for us to shop but in the end we still walked for so long. The first priority of us being there was actually to eat. We racky the basement and mum decided upon Din Tai Fung, since its the more affordable one amongst all the other food outlets namely Spaggheddies, Shimbashi Soba, Crystal Jade Palace etc. There were long queues at Din Tai Fung but we need not wait for very long since their service was fast. We ordered our food beforehand while waiting to be seated so that we do not have to wait very long after sitting down. The minute we settled at a small corner of the restaurant, our tea and most importantly the ginger arrived on our table. I then spotted the advertisement of new dishes and immediately added the red dates with glutinous rice appetiser. I thought the range of new dishes are only available at Raffles City Shopping Centre. It was a warm appetiser and tasted sweet and surprisely very delici…

2 yummy soups

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Remember the soup I told you about?it was very delicious and the beans were so soft..Mmm..i’m gonna ask mama to cook again! I know it’s not very clear in the picture but you can see how it actually looks like after it is cooked, they become white, no spots of red anymore. The recipe is easy:
Ingredients
1/2 a chicken, peel the skins off
10 pods of beans
A handful of red dates
A few slices of ginger
½ a pot of boiling water
A tablespoon of soy sauce
Method
1. Boil the water with the ginger slices.
2. Add in all the other ingredients and let it boil for about ½ an hour.
3. finally, add the soy sauce to taste.
4. put the soup in a thermal cooker if you have, to ensure the hotness and allow the ingredients to soften further.
That is really easy right? Another dish I tried that day was a dessert I invented. Also very yummy. I added many ingredients and they actually mixed together very well, sooo yeh !
Chapalang’ sweet soup
Ingredients

A handful of red dates
Some barley
Some green beans
2 indonesian sweet…

Rain rain go away...

has been raining the whole day, and i have been munching non-stop..Cooly days make you hungry very easily, so i eat and eat to keep myself warm. Steam rice cake to share with mama, i don't know why i like them so much, maybe cuz they are soft? can fill your stomach easily too!
Just had a sumptuous lunch cooked by the house chef MAMA! i always woof down her food and i think no one can beat her creativeness and swiftness in cooking. Even for the chilli, she insist on stone-beating them, it is very hard work you know. I try helping her since i'm here lor, tonite she is gonna cook a soup which i haven't tried before, it is with a kind of beans, red coloured shell. i helped her to peel this morning le.. I also request her to cook a dessert of green bean, mu-er, red dates, barley, sweet potatoes and bai guo( sorry, forgot the english name). Must be very delicious, can't wait to eat..yummy..Luckily i'm too full now,hehe..

Merry merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to all my dear readers and myself! This is the last day of this holiday which i think i will enjoy the most!
we "accidentally" step into Vivocity again..keke..we straight away pop into Carnivore for lunch, ooh, so hungry..Ready get set go!
I love buffets and this is the one-of-a-kind. There is this waiter who will go round the tables cutting meats onto your plate,for lunch today,we had fish, chicken drumstick,pepper sausage beef, honey ham, chicken wrapped with bacon, garlic bread and grilled pineapples. They were all very hot when served to us. I love the fish best, i had 4 pieces and 2 garlic breads which were so garlicky and crusty,and also many slices of pineapples until my mouth was so sore..
i also had many servings of food from the salad buffet, some mentionable ones are like the cheese bread( cute button like bread), cabbage soup with many ingredients, and the baked eggplant. i really had so much today that i couldn't move my heavy legs.
After walkin…

eve of the x'mas

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was still planning for today's activities..tot today is x'mas and tmr x'mas eve,haha..wad a mistake..
uncle called and say wanted to come and visit us, then we realise that some shopping centres will still open today,so we all go vivocity together. Guess it's the first place that comes into people's mind nowadays before even realising it..
the first instinct when i reach there is to rackey the food outlets,that's my favourite sport i think, shopping with many food related places to seeeeeeee..love to eat but often got bad demons circling in my mind telling me" those are the worst food for you, they will make you fat"haha..maybe not so much ever since i got lecturings from dad..aunt and i booked a place at Carnovore for their buffet lunch tomorrow oredi, ain;t we kiasu?but aren;t all singaporeans the same?heehee..nvm..
after that we decied to try out HK Kim Gary Restaurant at L2.it was very crowded and worse after our turn.Luckily we reach there earlier …

Rendezvous Straits Cafe

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its the eve of the eve of x'mas today! and we had already gone for pre x'mas buffet twice oredi!including today of course! we went straits cafe at rendezvous hotel today. i think it was pretty worth it and i ate alot too, and enjoy myself too.
well. we were the first on the booking list somemmore, so kiasu right?yah..we always like that de..i was so hungry when we reach there, i had 2 bowls of soba noodles and tofu immediately. then proceed to gobble more food,hehe..i'm kinda piggy like when i eat at buffets so embarrassing you know.haha, all the waitresses must be thinking," this skinny girl can really eat hor.." haha..well, i love to eat mah..some dishes i recommend will be the durian cake( i had 4 slices or more, i can't remember), laksa, stewed prawns, baked pear dessert, all their cookies, mango and orange cake, orange honey cake, green tea mousse cake and hot dishes like the seafood with spinach etc..i tried cous cous for the first time too and its a spi…

Aquamarine

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I just went to Aquamarine @ MArina Mandarin Hotel for their pre-festive buffet dinner yesterday with my mama and gugu. At first sight of the buffet table, I was so excited and started my gobbling trail. Starting off with the seafood section, I had everything from prawns to mussels to crayfish, I did not realize that I took some uncooked seafood as well(meant for bbq). I ate them! How silly right?
There was small individual plates of liver pate and marinated squid which were yummy…the hot food section consist of cheese baked slipped lobster, stir fried crabs, fried rice, pork ribs and lamb leg too! Soup were cream of chicken and herbal chicken, both perfect..in the Japanese section, there were chawanmushi, sashimi, soba, tempura and sushi. There were gado-gado, s’pore rojak plus all the other common salads and appetizers. I love the dessert section most as per normal, hehe.. got many tapas and whole cakes. I love the durian mousse cake, its so moist and duriany.haahaa..
This place is w…

Imperial Treasure

Yesterday was my mother’s birthday and we decided to eat something good but it’s up to her what she wants to eat after all. I suggested many places for her as I am the foodie info provider of the family, haha.. We decided that Takashimaya would be a good place to go since we couldn’t decide where to eat yet. But at the sight of the jam outside taka’s carpark, my dad drove us to Great World City where I know there is a Imperial Treasure Restaurant( featured in Mind Your Body yesterday).

Tada! And we settled into the dimly lit restaurant. Most tables were already occupied and we got a pretty good seat nevertheless. Our menus arrived but dad didn’t want to eat those recommended in the newspaper but wanted something hot. Hence, we ordered 3 dishes in claypot and 2 bowls of seafood soup in winter melon. I’m sorry that in the haste to eat, I forgot all about the photos! Sorry..

Back to the food, soup wasn’t hot enough, it would be tastier if they are steaming hot. The ingredients were not sel…