Jun 19th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
Din Tai Fung’s annual Steamed Chilli Crab Dumplings (xiao long bao) promo is back again! Courtesy of Din Tai Fung Singapore, one lucky AromaCookery reader will win one chilli crab dumplings voucher (worth S$6.80 for 4 pcs) as well as S$20 Din Tai Fung vouchers.
Din Tai Fung vouchers for 1 lucky AromaCookery reader!
Here’s how to win these vouchers:
- “Like” AromaCookery’s FaceBook page.
- Leave a comment in the Din Tai Fung giveaway post on AromaCookery’s FB page. Contest ends Sunday, June 23 2013 at 23:59pm.
- Check AromaCookery FB page on Monday, June 24 2013 to see who’s the lucky winner. It might be you!
Terms & conditions:
- This giveaway is only for those residing in Singapore.
- Each person is entitled to one lucky draw chance.
- Draw will be conducted by random number generator.
- Chilli Crab Dumpling voucher is valid till 31 August 2013.
- $20 voucher (2 x $10) is valid till 30 September 2013.
If you can’t wait to try these dumplings, they are available at all Din Tai Fung outlets from 1 July 2013 to 31 August 2013, priced at S$6.80 for 4 pieces (except Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa outlets where they are available at S$7.50).
Citibank Cardmembers enjoy 15% off Steamed Chili Crab Dumplings during this promotion. Continue Reading »
Jun 18th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
Hubby and I were invited to Da Paolo PizzaBar to try out their new brunch menu. Nestled in the leafy neighborhood of Jalan Merah Saga away from the bustle of Holland Village, Da Paolo PizzaBar is a pleasant laidback venue to kickstart the weekend.
Berry Merry, S$20++
We ordered two salads and two breakfast mains. Both of us loved the fruity Berry Merry salad. There’s salad leaves, berries, grapes, dried figs, walnuts, and creamy gorgonzola dressing with raspberry vinaigrette presented in a crisp crepe bowl.
This sweet, tangy, crunchy, leafy, and cheesy ensemble is a splendid combination of flavors and textures. Continue Reading »
Jun 16th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
Happy Father’s Day to all daddies, granddads, dads-to-be, and god-fathers (have I left anyone out?)! We paid homage to the dads in our family with a lavish lunch at Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant. There are two Beng Thin outlets — one in Toa Payoh, and another posher venue at OCBC Centre which is in the heart of the financial centre.
We picked this Hokkien restaurant because Father-in-law is Hokkien and loves Hokkien food!
For today, the restaurant only serves set meals, no ala carte options. There are 6 set menus to choose from. We picked the S$298++ for 8 pax menu. Here are all the dishes, 8 courses in total.
Beng Thin Duck Salad 鸭丝冷盘
First up is a very appetizing appetizer — roast duck, jellyfish, rock melon and honeydew strips, and crushed peanut.
Before serving, the server pours plum sauce over the ingredients and tosses everything up. This chilled appetizer was absolutely delicious and very more-ish! Continue Reading »
Jun 14th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
It’s the June school holidays, so the extended family went on a day trip to Sentosa. We had lunch at Malaysian Food Street, one of the cheaper food options in touristy Sentosa island.
The theme food court was fully occupied during lunchtime, despite its large seating capacity.
More than a year ago since I attended the media preview of Malaysian Food Street, I was curious what the standards here would be like now.
Penang Lim Brothers Char Koay Teow, S$5.50
Despite being a tad salty, the Penang fried kway teow was pretty good. Of course, it lacks the full oomph of the authentic version we had in Penang. I would rate it 7/10.
But without comparing, it was rather flavorful and balanced taste-wise. It also came with plenty of chives and lup cheong (Chinese sausage). Nice! Continue Reading »
Jun 10th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
Hello! Where have I been the past 2 weeks, you ask? Well, I’ve been working on a really BIG and exciting project. All will be revealed soon!
In the meantime…
The original plan was to eat at Five Spice Prawn Fritter, but the stall was closed that day. So I went to try its neighboring stall, Teck Kee Wanton Mee, which is also another long-established name.
Teck Kee Special – noodles with char siew, soy sauce chicken, fried fish wanton & soup with wantons, S$4.00. Additional 2 shrimp dumplings S$1.50.
Ordered their house special — noodles with char siew, soy sauce chicken, fried fish wanton and a bowl of soup with wantons. The shrimp dumplings 水饺 looked really fat and enticing, so I ordered two (S$1.50) to try. Continue Reading »
May 28th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
A year ago, there was a chicken rice war in Maxwell Food Centre when the former chef of famous Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice left and opened his own stall two units away. Tian Tian’s regulars went over to Ah Tai. But when we came here for lunch on Vesak Day, the queues were back at Tian Tian.
Could it be due to Ah Tai’s “unhygienic practices”? Or is it because Tian Tian’s food is better?
Half chicken + chicken liver platter.
We came in a group of 4 and ordered:
- Half a chicken, S$11
- Add-on chicken liver, S$1.00
- Oyster sauce vegetables, S$3.00
- 4 plates of rice, S$2.80 (4 x S$0.70)
Total cost: S$17.80 Continue Reading »
May 27th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
This stall at Amoy Street Food Centre is somewhat of a legend among regulars here. Why? In a land where rising food costs have pushed vendors to cut food portions, this stall still serves very generous portions at very affordable prices!
Pork rib horfun, S$4.00
This massive plate of food plus a bowl of soup wontons is only S$4!
They sell char siew wanton noodles as well, but I feel that their char siew is too dry.
On the other hand, their stewed pork ribs is amazingly fall-off-the-bone tender and oh-so flavorful! The braising liquid is lip-smackingly rich and tasty. There’s also some random pieces of braised tofu puffs which has soaked up all that delicious gravy. *slurp*
That red gravy you see is the sauce for the noodles. It’s ketchup-y sweet and teasingly spicy all at once! Continue Reading »
May 23rd, 2013 by Julia Khoo
When Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee opened their first Singapore branch in March this year, there were reports of crazy long queues, like one hour and longer! So I waited till the initial fuss died down before checking them out.
Even though it was after 2pm on a weekday, I still waited 10 minutes for my turn.
Chickenjoy with Spaghetti meal, S$6.60; and add-on regular-size Fries, S$1.50.
And this is what I got for my first Jollibee experience: Jollibee’s signature fried chicken Chickenjoy with Spaghetti set (comes with a soda), plus add-on regular-size fries. Total bill: S$8.10. Continue Reading »