Monday, November 10, 2014

Taiwanese Aiyu 爱玉 jelly recipe

Got the seed from Taiwan. Aiyu is very simple to make. You just need the seeds, water, sock (used to made coffee) and your hands. Was told to use just tap water because the minerals in the water will activate the pectin released from the seeds.
  • 40g Aiyu seeds
  • 1 litre tap water
Put aiyu seeds in the sock bag, twist the stock and tie it. Put sock into the bowl of water and rubbed it with my hands. You will have soapy's normal, continue another 5 minutes and leave it for 1-2 hrs to settle and harden. 
Make honey juice, lime or lemon juice to serve with the aiyu.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fu Shan Seafood, Toa Payoh

We wanted to try crabs from a different stall from Lorong 7 market area so here goes...

Crabs were priced seasonal and at $42/kg, we ordered a crab at $27 and good enough for 2. It was cooked in butter and salted egg, super yummy and still piping hot after we got home. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine

Must try Peking Duck. 
 Changi Airport Terminal 3, Crowne Plaza #01-02
75 Airport Boulevard
Tel: (65) 6822 8228

Just a regular weekend that we wanted to have a nice family dinner outside and most Chinese restaurants were booked by wedding banquets so we thought of Imperial Treasure at Crowne Plaza. Well raved for its good service and food.

Peking duck at $58 was value for money. The skin was well shaved and the meat chopped and stir fried with garlic.
The staff would show us the whole duck before moving aside to prepare the peking duck skin wrapped with spring onions and sour plum sauce for each of us at the table.
Wasabi prawn balls. Succulent prawns for sure. One is enough.
Broccoli steamed and topped with egg & crab meat gravy.
Steamed cod fish fillet, well prepared with no fishy scent or at least minimum.
Durian pudding, with some durian bits under the pudding.
Red bean ice. The shaved ice topped on the red bean was too coarse for my liking, can hardly even move through the ice to get to the bottom.

We also ordered Fried Rice and E-Fu noodles for sharing. Both were good, not shown in this post.

Staff was attentive and would proactively recommend to cut on portions (S, M, L) if they felt it was too much for the guests. Every 5 to 10 mins, they would also come by to check on our teapot to see if it needs a refill and change our plates after every other dish.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

International Buffet at Traders Hotel

Cafebiz offers a delicious buffet of exotic Asian, international and local cuisine. The show kitchen allows guests to view the chefs flexing their talents, making for a unique dining experience.
Phone (65) 6831 4374
Hours 6.30am – midnight
Location Lobby Level
Dress Code Smart Casual
Smoking Policy Cafebiz is a non-smoking restaurant. 

We enjoyed the lunch promo on a Friday - 1 for 1 with UOB credit card so S$57 for both of us. Lunch buffet ends around 2.30pm.

Personally like the kueh pie tee section. Cold prawns were fresh, no crabs though. Clams were fresh too.

Ice cream selection was so-so, smaller dessert section compared to Carousel.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tim Ho Wan Singapore at Plaza Singapura

 Comparing Singapore with Hongkong. Personally I think that Tim Ho Wan in Hongkong is much better.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pasar Bella Singapore

200 Turf Club Road Bukit Timah, Singapore 287994