You are The Devil

Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession

The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.

Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

 

 

[I actually tried this 6 months ago and got the same result....oh dear]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALI TRIP - day2 Sun April 15th 2007

11.25am : Breakfast at Krispy Kreme www.krispykreme.com (approx $10 for 12)

 

 

 

 

 

1.30pm : Ketupat Restaurant (approx $15 per person)

 

 

Sate Madura (Beef satay in madurese style)

 

 

Wajan Laut (Seafood fried rice with prawns, calamari and spicy eggplant)

 

 

Watermelon juice

 

 

Pakis ala Bali (fern tips, tofu and shimps with fresh chilli)

 

 

 

5.50pm : Staring out at the Indian Ocean at Ku De Tah (www.kudetah.net)

 

 

6.13pm : Sunset Beach ball

 

 

7.30pm : Jimabaran Beach Seafood (approx $25 per head)

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALI TRIP - day1 Sat April 14th 2007 Warung Made www.madeswarung.com ($10 per person approx)

Gado Gado (indonesian vegetable salad in peanut sauce)

 

 

Nasi Campur (Mixed Rice)

 

 

 

Sat April 14th 2007 Brek Ristorante www.brek.com ($30 for a cheese & tomato)

About to fly off to Bali....

This is only the 2nd time I felt impressed enough to write about a food experience in this photo gallery, it took place at the departure lounge at Changi Airport. As a background, Brek in singapore is the only branch in the famous Italy based Brek chain outside of italy. I wondered why a chain of respected Italy based restaurants would open in Singapore of all places, thus my interest was piqued and it was on this day that I tasted the best pizza ever. As a pizza purist, I ordered the most plain pizza possible, the cheese and tomato so the the real soul of the pizza would not be masked by unecessary toppings. What follows below is a sublime food experience shared between 4 friends, each gobbling down the 2 large slices allotted to them. It was actually difficult to hold the camera steady to focus as the lure of the pizza was tugging on my tastebuds.

The current branches of Brek in italy

 

 

A huge pizza, that looked rather plain from the outside

 

 

The rich marbling of the mozzarella and tomato

 

 

thin and crispy

 

 

even after 10 mins the base was still stiff and crispy, the true mark of a well made pizza

 

 

 

Thurs April 12th 2007 Wing Seong Fatty's ($20 per head approx)

Yam Pot (still fried veg with chicken and cashew nuts served in a mini pot made up of mashed Yam)

 

 

 

 

Sun April 8th 2007

Lunch @ NYDC www.nydc.com.sg ($12 per person) Ciabatta with bratwurst sausage

 

 

 

Dinner @ new singapore outlet of Marutama Raman www.ma-rutama.co.jp ($13 a bowl)

 

 

 

 

Fri April 6th 2007

 

Victors Kitchen (lunch)

 

 

Har Gao (steamed king prawn dumpling) $3.50 per portion

 

 

Dinner : Steamed Chicken @ 5 Star chicken rice

 

 

Squid in sambal sauce

 

 

 

Thurs April 5th 2007 La Nonna @ Namely Avenue

 

Bread, balsamic vinegar and olive oil

 

 

puttanesca penne

 

 

margherita

 

 

tiramasu

 

 

The waiters

 

 

 

Sun April 1st 2007 Lazy sunday brunch

15 malaysian mangos for $5 (bought day before in malaysia)

 

 

Malaysian pork and rice dumpling (aka bachang) for $1.50

 

 

 

 

ARRGHHH!!!! April fools trick from friends ($10 per ticket) : tricked into watching a truly awful film Mr Bean's Holiday, I was an unwilling passenger in this move as I hate Mr Bean and thought I was going to see german awarding winning movie The Lives of Others

 

 

 

Sat March 31st 2007 A cross border trip to Johor Bahru in Malaysia

 

 

 

huge mug of sugarcane $1

 

 

Oyster and egg omlette ($5)

 

 

its a tradition to wash your teacups in bath of water before using it (hygene reasons)

 

 

Malaysian style spice infused pig bone soup in claypot (bah kut teh)

 

 

steamed otah (spicy mashed makarel)

 

 

 

 

Fri March 30th 2007 Wasabi Tei ($9 per single portion)

A double portion of salmon sashimi with some extra creamy salmon belly thrown in

 

 

 

Wed March 28th 2007 Waraku Japanese Restaurant($13 per bowl)

Tonkatsu Ramen

 

 

 

 

Mon March 26th 2007 Din Tai Fung ($7 per bowl)

Vermicilli soup with deep fried bean curd and minced meat roll

 

 

 

 

Sun March 25th 2007 Noo Cheng Big Prawn Noodle ($8 a bowl)

Huge prawns floating in the sweetest prawn soup base in Singapore

 

 

 

 

Sat March 24th 2007

 

Saturday Breakfast : Rum and Raisin Icecream (www.andersensofdenmark.com) and Pure Orange Juice (www.floridasnatural.com)

 

 

 

Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak ($3.50 per portion) http://www.sbestfood.com/adamrdnasilemakno1

 

 

 

Aston's Specialities at East Coast Road ($15 per head) www.astonsspecialties.blogspot.com

 

 

Ribeye steak

 

 

I like it bloody

 

 

 

 

Fri March 23rd 2007 Noodle House Ken ($15 per bowl)

 

Cold noodle ramen in sweet sesame sauce

 

 

 

 

Sun March 18th 2007 Tian Tian Chicken Rice ($3 per plate)

 

The famous owner of the single most famous food stall in singapore selling singapores most famous dish

 

 

Chicken Rice - Singapores National Dish

 

 

Char sui Chee cheong fun ($3 per portion)

 

 

 

Sat March 17th 2007

 

Delicious Muffins @ Sunshine Plaza ($1.30 each)

Staring out of the window whilst eating the muffins and chicken pie bought the day before

 

 

One of singapore national dishes : 828 Katong Laksa @ United Square ($3 a bowl)

 

 

 

Fri March 16th 2007 Victor's Kitchen @ Sunshine Plaza

late night snack : Steamed ginger milk pudding ($2.50 each)

 

 

 

Sat March 10th 2007 Crystal Jade Kitchen @ Takashimaya SC

Wonton Noodle ($6.50 per portion)

 

 

Pea shoots ($12 per plate)

 

 

 

Fri March 9th 2007

 

3.08 pm : Fresh & French @ Vivocity

here is Benoit caramelizing my Creme Brulée ($4.20 each)

 

 

 

 

 

4.15 pm : Modestos @ Vivocity (http://www.modestos.com.sg) approx $20 per head

 

Rucola and parma ham pizza

 

 

4 cheeses pizza

 

 

A very good friend's farewell dinner

 

 

6 pm : Mei Heong Yuen Dessert @ Chinatown

 

 

Mango, Sago and Pomelo pudding ($3 each)

 

 

 

 

9 pm : Hachi @ Orchard Emerald ($60 per head)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea shell

 

 

Otoro - fatty tuna sashimi

 

 

dumpling soup

 

 

mizuna leaf salad

 

 

 

steamed red snapper head (surprisingly no fishy smell at all)

 

 

 

Sat March 3rd 2007 McDonalds Potato wedges http://mcdonalds.com.sg ($2 per portion)

 

 

 

Fri March 2nd 2007 Sabai ($43 per head)

 

9.30pm : On the 4th floor of Takashimaya Shopping Centre......

 

 

 

...there is a grand entrance to a thai restaurant called

 

 

 

....Sabai....which in Thai means....

 

 

 

"Khao Tang Naa Tang" - Crispy rice crackers with minced chicken & prawn coconut cream dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Som Tum Malakoh" - Spicy papaya salad

 

 

 

"Gang Daeng" - Red Curry

 

 

 

"Kow Neuw Mamuang" - sticky rice with mango

 

 

 

Thurs March 1st 2007 House of Hunan ($388 for table of 10)

 

Bakwa (bbq sweetened pork)

 

 

Lo Hei is to toss the yuseng in the air, a common tradition in Singapore, during the chinese new year

 

 

Yu Seng aka Yu Sheng (literal translation : fish raw)

 

 

Cold jellyfish appetizer

 

 

Prawns with pickled chilli

 

 

 

 

Wed Feb 21st 2007 Tonkichi Tonkatsu Seafood ($60 for 3 person Tonkichi Set)

The pestle and mortar is used to crush the sesame seeds after which you add the Tonkatsu sauce (similar to a thick worcestershire sauce) to form a dip

 

Suggested by Mina & Emi. Tonkichi Seafood Restaurant in Takashimaya is quite an authentic Japanese restaurant. Tonkatsu is breaded deep fried pork cutlet served with shredded cabbage, miso soup, yellow mustard, and rice.

 

 

 

Tues Feb 20th 2007 Yee Cheong Yuen Noodle Restaurant (since 1970)

 

An old restarant based at Holland Village, allegedly selling really good ipoh hor fun

 

 

This is the famous Yee Cheong Yuen "Ipoh Hor Fun" ($3 per plate)

 

 

Yee Cheong Yuen Chicken Rice ($3 per plate)

 

 

 

 

Mon Feb 19th 2007 Victor's Kitchen (approx $20 per head)

 

Simple and small dim sum menu, at very reasonable prices

 

 

 

Victor preparing the dim sums (he's worked for 20 years in HK restarants as a dim sum chef before coming to Singapore)

 

 

 

Scallop sausage and carrot cake

 

 

 

Victor's "har gao" which is a King prawn dumpling (foreground) and prawn dumpling with parsley (background)

 

 

 

steamed BBQ pork buns "Char siu bao"

 

 

 

 

Sun Feb 11th 2007

 

Late 4pm lunch - Ichibantei ($14 a bowl of shoyu ramen)

 

 

 

A perfect sunday with friends

 

 

 

I love to smash (photo taken by Davin Tan)

 

 

 

Geylang Lorong 9 dried chilli frog legs with porridge ($24 for a portion)

 

 

 

Sat Feb 10th 2007 - a long day

1.40am : Senoko Fishery Port (http://www.ava.gov.sg/AgricultureFisheriesSector/FisheryPorts/SenokoFisheryPort)

In a search for high quality fresh food, I went to the port for just caught live prawns at $20 SGD per kilo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3am : Chong Pang Nasi Lemak ($3 each) . The award winning stall on Sembwang Road opens till 6am

 

 

Grabbed a few Deep fried peanut ball at 50 cents each

 

 

 

4.20am : Natalies house

 

 

4.40am: eating and photographing

 

 

1.30pm: Yan Palace ($19 per head approx) http://www.yanpalace.com.sg

Century egg porridge

 

 

Char Sui Bao

 

 

4.30pm: East Coast Park, Working off the calories with a stroll http://www.nparks.gov.sg/park11.asp

 

 

 

 

 

10pm: Mr Prata

 

 

Tea Halia (warm ginger tea) and Roti Prata (dough pancake)

 

 

 

Dosai (savoury southern indian crêpe)

 

 

 

 

 

Wed Feb 7th 2007 : Togi Korean Restaurant ($15 per head)

 

 

 

Kim-chi Jeon and tuigim mandu (fried dumpling)

 

 

 

The smoke arising from the thick chunks of frying pork (Samgyeopsal)

 

 

 

Mul Naeng-Myun (Water Cold noodle)

 

 

 

Tteokbokki (Rice sticks in chilli sauce)

 

 

 

Mon Feb 5th 2007 : Wacha ($40 for set meal) http://nakafkd.com/wacha

I dont write much on this page as its supposed to be a photographic diary, but this time I cannot resist to share in the total joy I had eating here at Wacha.

This was one of the most value for money (and more importantly) tasty meals Ive had. Wacha is a high end japanese crockery and craft boutique that happens to have a few seats for eating.Theres only 3 tables, with the owner serving, and another lady (the chef) downstairs creating the food. It was so quiet and relaxing that I felt like I was sitting in a friends beautiful living room eating dinner.

As I talked with the chef she expressed her suprise and was worried that too many people would find out about them and come to eat. She probably would not be able to handle the large crowds being the only person cooking. I get the feeling that this place will not be the quaint little place it currently is for much longer due to the exposure from other websites, so everyone that reads this do yourself a favour and go visit before they increase prices (as they rightly should).

 

The very gracious host, (who we later found out was the co-owner) patiently explaining the dishes.

 

 

 

I knew I was in for a special time as soon as the laquer table mats and painted wooden chopsticks were laid.

 

 

 

As mentioned this is a high end crockery shop, 3 cups and saucers for $2,400 SGD ($1,500 USD)

 

 

Excitement as the starter comes in a strange enclosed basket, which looks like it contains 3 dishes

 

 

...but its revealed to contain 6 dishes in total

 

 

 

Octopus with wasabi, scallop frills, enoki mushrooms

 

 

Stewed burdock root and beef

 

 

Potato gratin

 

 

Gyokuro green tea fried rice

 

 

 

black sesami ice cream sundae with nata de coco and ogura (add extra $10)

 

 

 

Sencha green tea from Shizuoka (extra $7)

 

 

 

Home made green tea cheesecake (extra $6)

 

 

 

 

Sun Feb 4th 2007 : Boon Tong Kee ($20 per head) http://www.boontongkee.com.sg

 

Dinner at the new air con section at the famous boon tong kee branch at Balestier Rd

 

 

fried fish with crab

 

 

 

garlic prawns

 

 

 

4 veg stir fry with pine nuts

 

 

 

Sat Feb 3rd 2007 : Hong Kong Street family restaurant ($18 per head)

 

A late dinner at Novena Square after the saturday badminton session

 

 

Honey lemon chicken with corriander and chilli

 

 

Sambal belacan water spinich

 

 

deep fried pork and water chestnut in a sweet plum sauce (hei jo)

 

 

 

Fri Feb 2nd 2007 : Da Paolo pizza bar ($22 per head) http://www.dapaolo.com.sg/pizza_rest.htm

 

Dining outside under the night sky

 

 

 

impressive wine rack

 

 

 

Rocket and parma ham pizza

 

 

 

Cheese and tomato pizza

 

 

 

Tiramasu

 

 

 

Fri Feb 2nd 2007 : Deli France (free) http://www.delifrance.com.sg

Egg mayonaise in ciabatta bread

 

 

 

Fri Jan 26th 2007 : Borgo on Bukit timah Road ($50 per head)

 

Bread with balsalmic vinegar and olive oil

 

 

Baby spincih with Ricotta cheese, sliced almond and italian dressing

 

 

 

Crayfish with broccoli sauce

 

 

 

Margharita pizza

 

 

 

Ossobuco dello chef

 

 

 

Gnocchi with pumpkin sauce and crispy bacon

 

 

 

 

Fri Jan 26th 2007 : Canadian 2 for 1 pizza ($28.90 for 2 pizzas) http://www.canadian-pizza.com

 

the "Alantis" seafood pizza from singapore based company "Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza".


 

Wed 24th Jan 2007 : Song Trang Restaurant ($30 per head)

 

 

Assortment of fresh and fried spring roll starter

 

 

 

Special Song Trang fish salad

 

 

 

Steamed shrimp cake

 

 

 

Pho Bo (Beef Noodle Soup)

 

 

 

Stewed beef shin soup

 

 

 

Fri 19th Jan 2007 : Blue Lobster Seafood restaurant ($45 per head)

 

 

 

Crabcake on mango salad

 

 

 

Seafood soup with brandy

 

 

Grilled prawns with thyme and tarragon rice

 

 

Cod with Lychee

 

 

lobster spaghetti

 

 

Lime sorbet and vanilla chocolate chip ice cream with sugar shards

 

 

 

Jan 13th 2007 : Dining IN @ Vivocity ($21 per head)

 

the fantastic long entrance to Dining In

 

 

crab herbal soup

 

 

Kailan

 

 

eggplant with rice sticks

 

 

fried rice with pine nuts

 

 

 

Sat Jan 13th 2007 : Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice ($9 each)

 

Mashed ginger with corriander

 

 

Roasted Chicken

 

 

Prawn and pork dumpling

 

 

Kailan in oyster sauce

 

 

 

Fri Jan 12th 2007 : Crystal Jade Kitchen @ Plaza Singapura ($17 per head)

Seafood hor fun

 

 

Baby kailan with garlic

 

 

Eggplant with pork in hotpot

 

 

 

Sun Jan 7th 2007 : Adam road food centre

 

 

Selera rasa Nasi Lemak (http://www.sbestfood.com/adamrdnasilemakno1) this is supposed to be the best example of Nasi Lemak in singapore

 

 

Nasi Lemak using basmati rice

 

 

Noo Cheng Adam Rd Prawn Noodle

 

 

 

the $12 crab noodle

 

 

 

the $7 dollar standard big prawn noodle with amazingly sweet & tasty prawn soup

 

 

 

Sat Jan 6th 2007 : Boon Tong Kee + Founder bak ku teh + Durian

 

The very tasty chilli sauce

 

 

the ginger and chicken stock infused rice

 

 

pea shoots

 

 

Kang kong

 

 

the cinema at balastier had interesting architecture

 

 

Founder late night bah kut teh

 

 

night time durian snack

 

 

this was the XO variety selling for $11 each

 

 

 

Fri Jan 5th 2007 : Eating with kids @ Pasta Fresca http://www.pastafresca.com ($20 per head approx)

 

 

 

spinich pasta with mushroom

 

 

 

4 cheeses pizza

 

 

eggplant pasta

 

 

crabmeat pasta

 

 

olive pasta with peppercorns

 

 

 

 

Mon Jan 1st 2007 : Air flown fresh salmon @ NTUC supermarket ($17 per piece)

Nothing beats buying sashimi grade salmon and cutting it yourself in the comfort of your home

 

 

 

Sun Dec 31st 2006 : Fig and Olive @ Vivocity ($26 per head)

 

 

Dory in cream sauce with pasta

 

 

Cable car ride to sentosa to see new years eve fireworks

 

 

 

Midnight snack : Fishball noodle ($3 per bowl)

 

 

 

Fri 12th May 2006 : Legendary Soto Ayam in Semarang, Indonesia

I am putting this old photo here as this is a dedication to one of the best ever meals I have had. Soto Ayam is basically Indonesian chicken soup. I was taken to the best known restaurant serving this. The delicious taste still lingers in my mind, and Im sure that my many indonesian friends will be licking their lips looking at this photo.

 

 

 

Thurs Dec 28th 2006 : Roquefort cheese ($8 per 100grams)

This unpasteurised goats milk is made only in the Roquefort village in France, dubbed the King of Cheeses, its my favourite cheese.

 

 

 

Wed Dec 27th 2006 : Noodle House Ken ($15 per bowl)

Large cold noodle in a sweet sauce

 

 

 

Tues Dec 26th 2006 : Swiss Culture @ Suntec ($30 per head)

 

Fried squid

 

 

Baked scallops with cheese

 

 

Steak and bratwurst

 

 

Basket of wedges

 

 

 

Mon Dec 25th 2006 : Corduroy and Finch http://corduroylifestyle.com/home.htm ($30 per head)

 

Dimly lit, with large sofas and celebrity photos bringing a unique ambiance to the place

 

 

Sirlion steak burger

 

 

Salad to go with it

 

 

 

Sun Dec 24th 2006 : Prawn Noodle ($3 per bowl)

 

This is another award winning stall at the AMK food centre, the soup base is very sweet from all the boiled prawns

 

 

 

Thurs Dec 21st 2006 : Rasa Sayang Western Food ($5.50 per head)

The singapore version of fish and chips - complete with coleslaw and garlic bread

 

 

 

 

Mon Dec 18th 2006 : Economy rice @ Ang Mo Kio food centre ($4)

 

Typical affordable food in singapore, with optional bottle of freshly brewed barley water ($1)

 

Sun Dec 17th 2006 : Din Tai Fung http://www.dintaifung.com.tw/eng @ Paragon

 

Sunday dinner, this chain of restaurants originated in Taiwan has now spread to Singapore

 

 

The famous Xiao Long Bao (steamed pork dumpling) with juices about to explode on the tastebuds

 

 

Pork and glutinous rice shaomai

 

 

 

 

 

Steamed shrimp and pork dumpling

 

 

 

Sun Dec 17th 2006 : Piper's Pies ($6.50 each)

 

Beef burgandy steak pie for lunch

 

 

 

Sat Dec 16th 2006 : Founder Bah Kut Teh & Balestier Rd ($9 per head)

 

The definition of Ego and Pride, a wall full of photos of yourself with TV stars.

 

 

The over-rated Bah Kut Teh (Pig Bone Soup)

 

 

The famous owner sleeping through the whole thing right behind us, you can tell his staff are impressed

 

 

Fri Dec 15th 2006

 

2pm lunch in office : Novena sliced fish soup ($5 a bowl)

 

 

10pm dinner with collegues : Noodle house Ken ($15 a bowl)

 

 

 

Thurs Dec 14th 2006 : Eng Seng Seafood ($25 per head)

 

A good friend's last day in singapore and she requested crab (note the very famous high pitched Owner behind)

 

 

 

 

Tues Dec 12th 2006 : office christmas party (free)

 

 

 

egg mayo sandwich

 

 

corriander and mint cutlet

 

 

turmeric and cabbage rice

 

 

paneer jalfrezi

 

 

dijon chicken and pesto pasta

 

 

 

Sun Dec 10th 2006 : my friend Rus' wedding

11.02am : catered food provided during tea pouring ceremony at groom's house

 

 

 

 

5.41pm : Home made queh lapis (layer cake) and banana cake made by Rus' mom

 

 

My friends and I : united by badminton (note this shot was taken using my camera by official wedding photographer Terry)

 

 

 

8.50pm : The first of nine courses arrive

 

 

fish maw soup

 

 

Steamed live prawn

 

 

Scallops with macadamia nuts

 

 

sea cucumber with garden vegetables

 

 

Steamed fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat Dec 9th 2006 (11pm supper): Hong Kong family street restaurant ($10 per head)

NOTE : we went to a different branch of the same restaurant on the same day to eat Sambal kangkong again

 

Rice noodles

 

 

Fried tofu with mushrooms

 

 

Frogs legs with ginger

 

 

And for the second time tonight (since its so tasty and healthy), Sambal belacan kang kong

 

Sat Dec 9th 2006 (6pm dinner): Hong Kong family street restaurant ($14 per head)

 

2 - 5pm : The regular Saturday afternoon badminton session to work up an appetite

 

 

followed by a walk to the restaurant next door to eat the usual cannot go wrong dishes like, Yu tio

 

 

Yam

 

 

Extra large sambal belacan kangkong

 

 

Thai style jellyfish

 

 

honey spicy chicken

 

 

Cereal prawn

 

 

 

 

Fri Dec 8th 2006: Office christmas party (free)

 

Ruv's homemade seeni sambol sandwich

 

 

 

Naga's home made vegetarian bee hoon

 

 

 

Sun Dec 3rd 2006: Kuching Kolo Mee ($6.50 a bowl)

 

 

 

 

Sun Dec 3rd 2006: Mien by First Pasta ($3.90 per plate)

 

This is a hawker stall in Bukit Timah Food Centre

 

 

Frequented by expats and locals alike

 

 

seafood tomato pasta

 

 

 

Sat Dec 2nd 2006: Flo ($12 a beer)

 

Saturday night Calsbergs

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

Sat Dec 2nd 2006: Hong Kong Family Street Restarant ($14 per head)

 

Yu tiao stuffed with sotong

 

 

Baby kailang with garlic

 

 

Sambal belacan kangkong

 

 

spicy chicken with lemon lime

 

 

 

Fri Dec 1st 2006: Basil Alcove ($90 for 6 persons)

 

The ponytailed chef in his tiny kitchen with 2 helpers

 

 

Mushroom and bacon Aglio ($5.50)

 

 

 

BBQ pork ribs ($10.80)

 

 

 

Pan baked cod ($16.80)

 

 

 

Bratwurst sausage ($8.80)

 

 

 

Chicken advocado ($7.80)

 

 

 

Fri Dec 1st 2006: Pepper Lunch Pepper Steak Bowl http://www.pepperlunch.com.sg ($15 each)

 

 

Sun Nov 26th 2006: Ikoi Sashimi buffet http://www.miramar.com.sg/fnb.asp ($35 per head)

 

All you can eat raw salmon

 

 

The friendly sushi chef spent 10 mins meticulously sharpening his knife beforehand

 

 

Much more of this was to follow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat Nov 25th 2006: My friend Natalie's home cooking ($0)

 

Japanese chicken curry with coconut encrusted prawn

 

 

Cabernet Savignon

 

 

 

Sat Nov 25th 2006: Whitley road big prawn noodle ($4 a bowl)

 

 

 

Sat Nov 25th 2006: Marina Mandarin 8 course wedding lunch ($650 per table of 10)

Last course - Mango sago with ice cream

 

 

 

Fri Nov 24th 2006: Satowa Kitchen ($35 per head)

The Japanese chef named this restaurant after his wife

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Nov 20th 2006: The Manhattan Fish Market ($25 per head)

 

Crispy shrimps

 

 

 

Premium sea catch whole fish platter

 

 

 

Mussels in Louisiana shrimp sauce

 

 

 

 

Sat Nov 18th 2006: Cha Cha Cha ($17 approx)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri Nov 17th 2006: Wasabi Tei ($20 per head approx)

 

Sashimi

 

 

Grilled Makarel

 

 

 

 

Sun Nov 12th 2006: Boon Tong Kee ($22 per head)

 

A sunday morning stroll to look at the lighting shops on Balestier Rd in Singapore

 

 

This same road has the legendary original branch of Boon Tong Kee chicken rice

 

 

Sambal belacan chilli kang kong

 

 

Fried tofu

 

 

The very famous, cooked to perfection, Boon Tong Kee steamed chicken

 

 

Four vegetable sambal belacan with macadamia nuts

 

 

Cheese king prawn

 

 

 

Sat Nov 11th 2006: Park Royal Hotel ($40 per head approx)

 

Double birthday party

 

 

 

Steak

 

 

 

Fresh Oysters

 

 

Teriyaki vegetables

 

 

Chocolate fondue

 

 

 

Mon Nov 6th 2006: Robatayaki Naniwa ($33 per head approx)

Amazing, a restaurant so authentic, their menu is completely in japanese and does not have prices!!!

 

Required : a japanese friend is needed to help with the ordering while I excitedly do the photographing!

 

 

 

 

Ikura

 

 

 

Eggplant with miso and ginger

 

 

 

Hijiki

 

 

 

Some kind of grilled mushroom with grated raddish

 

 

 

Grilled Aji fish with yam paste

 

 

 

 

Sun Nov 5th 2006: Wild Rocket ($35 per head approx)

 

Focaccia with olive oil

 

 

 

Laksa pesto spaghetti with quails eggs

 

 

 

Wild rocket salad with pumpkin and feta cheese

 

 

 

Shitake mushroom pasta with truffle oil

 

 

 

 

Sat Nov 4th 2006: Raffles hotel ($70 per head reduced to $46 with discount)

 

The Bar and Billiard Room evening buffet with live music from Claressa Monteiro (far left)

 

 

Lobsters, fresh oysters, and Sashimi

 

 

Steak

 

 

 

 

Sat Nov 4th 2006: Local hawker food ($4 per plate)

 

Fresh sugar cane juice and fried carrot cake

 

 

 

Sun Oct 29th 2006: Hiong Kee Dumplings ($1.70 each)

 

Traditional Hokkien Bak Chang

 

 

 

Sat Oct 28th 2006: Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice($11 per head)

 

Hainanese chicken (roasted style)

 

 

Sambal belacan kankong (extra large portion)

 

 

 

 

 

Fri Oct 27th 2006: Pondok Jawa Timur ($8 per head)

 

Indonesian style, smashed fried chicken

 

 

Fri Oct 27th 2006: Thailand gummy sweets (free)

 

 

 

 

Saturday Oct 22nd : Eng Seng Seafood ($21 per head)

 

Chilli

 

 

Yew tiao filled with fish paste

 

 

Seafood hor fun

 

 

Black pepper crab

 

 

Sambal chilli kangkong

 

 

 

Friday Oct 21st : Wasabi Tei ($21 per head)

 

Jellyfish with sesame oil

 

 

 

fermented soya beans

 

 

 

salmon sushi

 

 

The $42 bill

 

 

 

Saturday Oct 14th (supper): roti prata ($1.50 each)

 

 

Saturday Oct 14th (dinner): award winning beef kway teow ($5 a bowl)

 

 

Saturday Oct 14th (lunch): award winning food at Hong Lim Hawker centre

 

Tai Wah award winning minced pork noodle ($4 per bowl)

 

 

Outram Park Char Kway teow ($2 per plate)

 

 

Oct Friday 13th part II: Noodle House Ken ($14 a bowl)

 

authentic Chasu Ramen in Shoyu base with half boiled egg

 

 

pan fried gyoza (additional $5 per portion)

 

 

 

Oct Friday 13th: Kyoto Curry House ($8 a plate)

 

Japanese Beef Curry

 

 

 

 

Sunday Oct 8th: Kim's ($4 a plate)

 

Hokkien Prawn Noodle

 

 

 

 

Saturday Oct 7th: Church of St. Bernadette (free)

 

Indonesia food - Ketoprak

 

 

 

 

Friday Oct 6th: Nanbantei ($40 per head)

 

Starter

 

 

 

asparagus and bacon yakitori

 

 

 

Sashimi

 

 

 

beef with blackbean yakitori

 

 

 

more sashimi

 

 

 

Foie Gras

 

 

 

a different type of bacon yakitori

 

 

 

chefs recommendation yakitori

 

 

 

Next was drinks at the MezeBar at Meritus Mandarin ($15 a beer)

 

 

 

 

Sunday Oct 1st: Piper's Pies ($6.50 each)

 

"Peter's Special" version

 

 

inside....beef, red wine, mashed potato

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday September 30th : Wasabi Tei (approx $18 per head)

 

Hijiki - a starter with stewed pork and seaweed

 

 

 

 

Salmon sashimi

 

 

 

 

Salmon sushi

 

 

 

 

Nabe Yaki Udon - Noodles in Claypot

 

 

 

 

Cod fish teriyaki set

 

 

 

Beef teriyaki set

 

 

 

 

the very strict sushi chef and his assistant, this is a 2 person operation

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday September 24th : Yhingthai Palace Restaurant (approx $30 per head)

 

Thai ice tea

 

 

 

Rice cakes with coconut and chicken sauce

 

 

 

Pat thai

 

 

 

Sambal chilli kang kong

 

 

 

Green chicken curry

 

 

 

Otah

 

 

Saturday September 9th : The Sage Restaurant (approx $60 per head)

 

 

 

Not ordered free starter, not even on menu.

 

 

 

Fricassée of Burgundy escargot with lentil du puy and field mushrooms, poached egg and Italian parsley foam

 

 

 

 

Hot green pea veloute topped with a chilled espuma of sugar snap peas and crispy Prosciutto di Parma

 

 

 

Veloute of pumpkin and bittersweet chocolate with brioche crouton topped with chilled foie gras confit

 

 

 

Duck leg confit with sautéed field mushrooms, Layonnaise potatoes and whole grain mustard jus

 

 

 

Underneath! -sautéed field mushrooms, Layonnaise potatoes and whole grain mustard jus

 

 

 

Ravioli of braised lamb shank topped with sauce choron and crispy Parmigiano Reggiano, Provencal ratatouille and roasted garlic jus

 

 

 

 

Chocolate soufflé with homemade vanilla ice-cream and a Grand Marnier custard

 

 

 

Pumpkin crème brûlée with homemade pistachio ice-cream on blood orange jelly