2012年12月25日星期二

Christmas Eve at DB Bistro Moderne

I love Christmas. I love the beautiful magical decorations, I love the Christmas songs, I love it's holiday seasons, I love it's time we close the year.

Last year, the Man proposed to me at the rainy Christmas Eve night. We had a long day at Botanic Garden and movies before the dinner. We didn't have any reservation, but we ended in Cut in Marina Bay Sands. Not bad a dinner at all!!

This year, I wanted to make sure we have a good table for dinner, I kinda forced the Man to make a reservation at DB Bistro, still, in Marina Bay Sands. To celebrate the fact that we closed the year fine =)

So, here are what we ordered.

Complementary bread basket (I love their bread)

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Appetizer: Escargots Persillade (Wild Burgundy Snails with Garlic & Parsley Butter,  French Baguette)

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Christmas Menu: Scallop Black Tie (Scallop with black truffles) This is supposed to be an appertizer, but I had this as main

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Main: New Orléans Casserole (Mussels, Clams, Pork Sausage, Bluefoot Mushrooms, White Wine, Garlic Fries)

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Desserts: CHOCOLATE FONDANT (Crispy feuilletine, Tonka Ice Cream)

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All in all, we love the food. We think the ingredients were fresh. The clams and mussels tasted fantastic to be stewed in wine. The scallop was fresh and this is the first time I tasted black truffles. But, the chocolate fondant was a bit disappointing. I think the one I had during our Europe trip was much better. Anyway, we're still happy with the dinner =)

The bill definitely didn't come cheap, but we expected that for a fine dining experience. Once a year, I guess that wasn't too bad. I was planning to pay the bill this year, to celebrate my good year. But because I got the Man a Christmas gift, he decided to pay it. Hohoho!~

Last but not least, wish all of you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! If you're not having a great year this year, don't worry, you're going to have a good one next year! Plan ahead and hope for the best! If you're having a great year, you're going to have a better one!

*Sorry for the low quality of the pictures, the restaurant was very dark and I had to turn on the ISO very high.

2012年12月5日星期三

Lemon & Rosemary Chicken with Chickpea Salad

My second attempt, healthier =)
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Cooking is just a series of experiments to be carried out in the kitchen :)

2012年12月1日星期六

Toast Bread with Chickpea Salad

Since the dinner last night, I think I got myself hooked on to the chickpea salad. So, I made the same salad for my breakfast again. However, minus the sauce from frying the leftover chicken, the salad wasn't as good as last night. But at least, healthier.

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Yum~

I love my breakfast!

2012年11月30日星期五

Lemon & Rosemary Chicken with Chickpea Salad

I'm glad that our first episode of "Wedding Trilogy" had ended, still a month plus before the back to back second and grand finale. And I finally found some time in the kitchen, once again.

I have been looking forward to cook myself dinner after work again, even before my first episode. I once again, shopped for food magazine, and couldn't wait to experiment them! Today, finally! =)

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This recipe was meant for pork in the magazine, but I used chicken. And, it's actually under healthier recipe, but due to the fact that I always associate healthy food with not-too-delicious food, I refused to follow the recipe 100%. However, well, it really turned out very unhealthy! So, I promised, I'll do a lighter version on my second attempt.

But oh boy, I'm proud of myself. I sent a picture of my dinner to the Man, and he said with this look, I can sell it at $20. Hahaha!!! *proud*

Please click here for the original recipe.

As for my own version, instead of lean meat, I bought chicken thigh. And I chose to fry the chicken with butter. And, I didn't use onion, just because I'm lazy. I sprinkle a little of lemon juice and pepper on the salad before serving.

Do try this at home, it's really good ^.^

2012年11月29日星期四

Baked Potato

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I love potatoes a lot, I cook them in all forms.

I pan fried them, mashed them, cooked them in soup, make potato salad etc. The easiest and my favourite (cause it's so easy for lazy people) is to bake them. Oven is one of the best invention one can find in kitchen.

My favourite is to bake mini potatoes. We can normally get a packet of approximately 30 mini potatoes less than $2 in Shop & Save. For lazy people like me, please remember to get the pre-washed potatoes.

Ingredients:
1. Potatoes (duh~)
2. Bacon (It's always better to get streaky bacon, but for healtier choice, you can always chose back bacon)
3. Butter
4. Grated Parmesan cheese
5. Rosemary and some mixed herbs
6. Salt
7. Pepper
8. Olive oil

 Method:
1. Wash the potatoes
2. Cut the potatoes into halves (If you get big potatoes, dice them)
3. Marinate the potatoes with salt, pepper, rosemary, mixed herbs
4. Mean while, heat up the oven to 200 degree Celcius.
5. Dice the bacon
6. Place a piece of Aluminum foil on the baking pan and spread butter on the foil
7. Arrange the potatoes nicely on the butter 
8. Spread the bacon evenly on top of the potatoes
9. Spread the grated cheese on top of the bacon. Alternately, you could spread them before serve
10. Put the potatoes into preheated oven for 25-30minutes
11. When the potatoes are nicely baked until golden brown, serve :)

2012年11月24日星期六

Eternity

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Tied the Knot

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This is the excuse I have for being not very active and not very committed in my photography hobby this year.

Yes, we've tied the knot last weekend with blessings and wishes from friends & families =)

2012年9月3日星期一

旺角金鱼街

到香港之前,慧妮问我想要到哪里。我说,我已经到过香港,对我而言,没有特别想去的地方,所以他们应该跟着他们的计划,我随行就可以。不过,我有个小要求,就是要去旺角。要去金鱼街。

九年前,到旺角觉得这各地方很特别。特别的乱,特别的吵,特别的挤⋯⋯街名也很特别。雀仔街、金鱼街、通菜街、女人街、花园街、西洋菜街⋯⋯

喜欢金鱼街,因为金鱼街真的卖金鱼。还有很多很多宠物。各式各样,这里的宠物店简直是没得比。

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一袋袋的金鱼


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小husky


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我不知道它是什么,在那里,他们都叫龙猫


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印度纹乌龟

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乌龟开会


如果只见允许,我会在这里慢慢走,慢慢把每间店里的小动物看完。呵呵!

2012年9月2日星期日

尖沙嘴映月楼点心

在香港,吃点心是不可错过的事情。

我们住的酒店,就在尖沙嘴。因此,也就找找附近有什么好吃的点心。在网上搜搜,看见了这间“映月楼”。网友们说得不错,我们就决定试一试。

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映月楼的餐牌


映月楼坐落于文化中心(就在Star Avenue旁),一面吃点心,还可以一面欣赏海景,看看对面的中环。我们吃点心的那天,天空一场的晴朗。虽然不是在街上游走的好天气,但绝对是坐在室内欣赏风景的好日子。

我们仗着人多,点了一桌的食物!

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网友推荐的胡椒包,不错


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鲜虾肠粉,普通


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马蹄糕,不爱甜食者勿近


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萝卜糕,不错


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刺猬奶黄包,很好吃!又可爱!


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其貌不扬的金鱼虾饺


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叉烧包


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鲍汁荷叶饭,很香很好吃


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得意小白兔,不爱甜食者勿近。这整个小白兔,是一粒棉花糖。虽然不比平时市面上的棉花糖甜,但还是很甜!


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凤爪


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鲜虾腐皮卷


整体地说,这家点心楼不是最好吃的点心楼。不过,水准很是均衡。吃完点心,虽然有感觉比较普通的菜色,却没有一道是难吃的。我还是最喜欢奶黄包和荷叶饭。加上美景,这个地方确实不错。

香港招牌

香港街上形形色色的招牌,一直是我对香港的印象。距离上一次到香港旅行,已经是九年前的事。一下飞机,到尖沙嘴看见色彩缤纷的招牌。我很高兴,这里和九年前一样,多姿多彩。

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下午抵达尖沙嘴宝勒巷

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旺角街景

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庙街一景

2012年8月17日星期五

Marina Bay Sands Skypark@Level57

Marina Bay Sands Skypark 建好这么久以来,我还是第一次造访。如果不是恩来星加坡走走,我想我也很难会有机会找个借口上来看看。毕竟,看一下夜景,也要花费$20。不过,说起来,Skypark 还是比Singapore Flyer值得。除了因为可以看得更高更远,Skypark并没有时间限制。Singapore Flyer 嘛,转完了一圈就得下来。而且,Flyer比较贵哦!

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Clarke Quay方向 (鱼眼)

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一样,不过是广角镜

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Gardens By The Bay

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Singapore Flyer


说起Skypark, 其实去年圣诞节前夕是应该在这里度过的。不过,下了一场大雨,破坏了男人的求婚计划。结果,因为那场大雨,只好在MBS外人来人往的喷水池旁。婚是求了,头也点了,不过Skypark还是延迟了八个月才来了。

哈!

2012年6月17日星期日

冰咖啡

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天气炎热得可以杀死人。今月的电费一定超标,可是我真的热到受不了。

冰咖啡还是前阵子在Pioneer Woman的部落学到的,一直都没有做。今午这种天气,正是喝杯冰咖啡的好机会 :)
(偷偷地说,这个桌布也是新买的)

戒咖啡和戒烟一样,不是戒不了,而是不想戒。感情也一样,明知没有结果,还是一味踩下去。到不能不戒的时候,才乱七八糟的收手。

热⋯⋯真的很热⋯⋯

Breakfast

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It's just a simple tuna sandwich that I've been eating for a week. I took this picture simply because I bought some kitchen cloths from Daiso and I love them :P

2012年6月16日星期六

Cats

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I'm never a cat person. I'm the dog person.

But as everything is in life, it's unfair. The market is mostly flooded with cute products of cat prints, not so much of dog prints. And Singapore allow stray cats under the HDB flats, but not the dogs. Cats are simply taking a bigger space in my life. Even though, I'm still a dog person.

I used to hate cats, but not anymore. I don't love them still, but not hating them anymore.

I'm in love with the new kitchen cloth I got from Daiso. Couldn't resist to take a picture of it :)

I know, sounded stupid again.

2012年6月10日星期日

Drips Bakery Cafe

Went to Drips Bakery Cafe with Kia Hooi on Saturday, as a start of her orientation in Singapore. I thought she will need a place with lesser crowd to start with, instead of crazy long queues for every single meal in the city center.

This was only my second visit to Drips, and the first time to come with public transport. I just love my iPhone! With the help of the map, we found the place! :)
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I consider we went quite early, so there were still some empty tables around. So I didn't feel so embarrass to take pictures in the cafe. But I avoid the crowds behind.


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The coffee is brewing

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Selling small and cute souvenirs, but I bet customers are here for the food mainly

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Fong wasn't around on Saturday, too bad.

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My lunch, smoked salmon sandwich.


I thought the first smoked salmon I had in Drips was better because of the bread. The bread we had yesterday was just a multi grain. But the one I had for the first time was cranberry. It went so well with the mustard and the salmon. Yum!

We were full after the sandwich, so we didn't order any tarts. But actually tarts and desserts were the whole point of visiting Drips! Well... There's always next time :)

2012年6月5日星期二

飞快的

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大大的咸蛋黄
在7.01pm那一刻,还是清清楚楚的。

一分钟后⋯⋯

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就往下沉了


飞快的时间,这么快就六月了⋯⋯

2012年5月20日星期日