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 »
May 21st, 2013 by Julia Khoo
The packaging for Yung Kee’s century eggs & pickled ginger
During our short Hong Kong trip, we didn’t have time to dine at the legendary Yung Kee Restaurant. No chance to try their famed roast goose, but we did manage to buy a box of their equally famous century eggs to bring back home. Continue Reading »
May 20th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
From left: Bong Bong grape drink; Sikhye
The weather’s been crazy hot these few weeks! I thought it’d be interesting to introduce these two Korean canned beverages that I’ve discovered. They are quite refreshing when chilled, especially the Bong Bong grape. Continue Reading »
May 17th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
Tong Heng egg tart, S$1.50
Price hike alert! Tong Heng’s signature egg tart as of today is retailing at S$1.50 per piece. I remember it was S$1.40 last year.
This must be one of the more expensive egg tarts in Singapore. But then, it’s also one of a kind.
Silky smooth, wobbly custard in thin, flaky pastry shell — this seemingly simple old-school snack is deceptively hard to master. And that’s why despite its relatively steep price tag, Tong Heng’s egg tarts are still as popular as ever.
285 South Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6223 3649
Open: 9am – 10pm daily
Images in this post were captured with Sony Alpha SLT-A58 with 1855 lens (review unit from Sony Singapore).
May 16th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
Holy moley! This is the second year I’m celebrating Mother’s Day as a mother! Last year, I was a mother of one. And this year, I’m a mommy of two. No plans to be a mother of three next year, if that’s what you’re thinking!
On Sunday, we celebrated Mother’s Day with the extended family. As we haven’t had dimsum for some time, we opted to brunch at Imperial Treasure Noodle & Congee House at 100AM (the former Amara Shopping Centre).
Baked BBQ Pork Pastry (char siew puff), S$4.20++
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May 14th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
If your sweetheart/boss/co-workers/family/in-laws/friends/clients have a sweet tooth, you might want to check out The Baker’s Story. Score brownie points with your sweetheart/boss/co-workers/family/in-laws/friends/clients with these yummy brownies from The Baker’s Story.
Chief Baker Eric Tan has over two decades of experience as pastry chef in 5-star hotels. The Baker’s Story has a range of cheesecakes, tarts, mousse cakes, and fresh cream cakes, but their bestselling item has to be their signature cream cheese brownies.
Assorted brownies from The Baker’s Story
Clockwise from top left:
- Mint Cheese (S$2.30)
- Cream Cheese (S$2.20)
- Orange Cheese ($2.80)
- Walnut Chocolate ($2.30)
- Crunchy Cheese (S$2.80) Continue Reading »
May 13th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
While hubby had fried chicken briyani, I had nasi padang from the same row of stalls 4 units away.
My choice of dishes came up to S$4.80.
Clockwise from 11 o’clock: Potato bergedil (croquette); stir-fried okra/lady’s fingers; beef rendang; and sotong hitam (squid in black ink). Total cost: S$4.80
If you’re expecting totally soft and tender beef, you’ll be disappointed. But I liked the beef rendang, precisely because the meat was chewy with some bite (in a good way). The meat was thoroughly infused with fragrant rendang spices, hence every bite was full of aroma and and flavor.
The rest of the dishes were decently executed.
This stall has been here for some years now, and it gets very crowded at peak lunch hours. I heard that their ayam penyet is also pretty good. Will have to try that another time.
Not sure of their opening times, but they should be open for lunch on weekdays. Continue Reading »
May 10th, 2013 by Julia Khoo
Another year, another cake! Well, at least I didn’t have to go buy my own birthday cake like last year. Hubby surprised me with this Chocolate Hazelnut cake from Bengawan Solo.
Chocolate Hazelnut cake (S$27.80 for 0.5kg)
Adorned with just berries, pistachio, and gold dust, the cake looks simple but classy.
Inside: Three layers of chocolate sponge, sandwiched with fresh cream and covered with chocolate ganache.
The chocolate sponge was soft, moist, and fine-crumbed. And we liked that there wasn’t too much cream (we’re not fans of heavy cream frosting).
Thank you for the gorgeous cake, honey!