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Being an Penangite, I am extremely particular on Penang food serving in Spore.
To me, Penang food served in Singapore is never as good as those serving in Penang.
Yes, even just a normal hawker stall in Penang.

Well, I guess everything is different – ingredient, wok, method of cooking and blah.
All these count.

Well, it was my first time visiting Penang Place. They served authentic penang food. But to compare with the Penang buffet in York Hotel, Penang Place seems to lose out a little. Well, we pay according to quality. In Penang Place, the food are really in buffet style with 2 special compartment for the noodles. However, in York Hotel, most of their stuff are served fresh from the wok and the last time i went, the buffet was displayed in a hawker style. Well, that’s the big difference.

But nonetheless, Penang Place is still recommendable if you are missing Penang food. =)

Penang Place
6 International Business Park
(off Boon Lay Way)
#01-05 Atrium
Singapore 609918

(Shifting soon.)

It was a little treat to my date. But, eventually the treat was off. Yes, ego of a man. =/
The food was alright. I feel there arent alot of choices. But still, I got to eat the few “wanted” dishes of mine.

Penang Char Koay Teow and Chicken Satay

I hate it when they try to fuse Spore taste into Penang food. In Penang char koay teow, we do not have clams and fish cake. We usually just have huge prawns, tau kay, egg and koay teow. Taste wise, it’s quite average.

Penang Lok Bak

Well, it is similar to our Spore Nyong Hiang. Still, there is a difference. I was quite pek chek when I don’t see the usual chili and sweet sauce for Penang Lok Bak. Unhappy girl. But the lok bak was not bad.

Penang Assam Laksa

Finally! Something that is nice and similar to the one! Yes, it’s fab~! ^_^ Sour enough Spicy enough! I like this alot! But, for diet purpose, one bowl is good. Yumm~~~ I am surprise my date was able to take the taste. Great to see he really eat anything. Hmm..like a cow or a goat. lol~

Penang Hokkien Mee

It has been always my all time favorite since I was a kid. Never go bored with it and best to go with Teh Peng. LOL~i requested to self service myself and have actually overtaken the noodle. In the end, the staff have to change my bowl to a bigger bowl! Hmmm..I think my mama cooked better. Yes, for your info, she just cooked last sunday!

The one I had in Penang Place was so-so. The soup base is the main culprit that result in a big cut off in this hokkien mee. It can be better if it has cooked longer. Yes, not fragrant and diluted.

Note: Penang Hokkien mee tastes better with chilli and chilli oil. And of course, top it with alot of fried shallots. It’s good.

Pulut Tai Tai a.k.a Kaya kueh

Being an auntie-to-be, I took all of the leftover before I even finish my mains. lol~ Ya man! I was so afraid it will be gone but the time I am ready for dessert!hahaha~Good that I took it first or else i will be super cranky……

If you are wondering why this kueh kueh is in blue and not green, yellow or wateva colour, the reason is the food colouring. The colouring is extracted from a bluish flower called Clitoria ternatea.

It serves best with kaya. This is my favorite kueh kueh and a traditional kueh kueh for wedding tea ceremony in Penang. I have no idea wad so fascinating about this but just simply good! =)

Chendol

In Penang, we are famous for our Ice Kacang and Chendol. We used “solid” red bean for our dessert. As for ice kacang, we add sarsi to it to enhance its taste. Well, that’s why I don’t take Spore ice kacang. Penang Sarsi Ice Kacang is still my favorite.

The chendol in Penang Place was so-so. Hmm..partly is my own lack of experience in making chendol.

Overall, the eating experience was not bad. I do have high expectation for Penang food. Thus, it mights suit your liking. If you have not tried Penang food before, you ought to try it. Of coz, the best place is still to try in Penang. Otherwise, Penang place might be a good alternative for value-for-money eating experience.

I will go for York Hotel and snap some pictures  if I got the chance. =)

ICookUEat@Thai Food

Once again, kuraprincess took up the culinary challenge.
And this time round, she has chosen THAI food.
Thai food really gave her a real good time. You bet.

It wasn’t as successful as the previous 2 sessions.
Well, i underestimated the preparation time and has little confidence in it.
I can easily screw up the dishes by adding the wrong amount of seasonings and blah.

And the chilli padi, gave me a real PAINFUL experience.
I scooped out the seeds with my bare fingers…
And guess what?

My whole hands were on “Fire” and swollen…
My mum told me to rub salt onto my hand to get rid of it.
I almost do my swearing at her! It was like rubbing salt onto bare wound la!
The pain totally spolit my cooking mood.
But fortunately, everything are still served at its edible state..lol~
This time round, I have invited my canoiest over.
A time to catch up and taste my cooking. =)

Thai Minced Pork With Basil

I thought this dish turned out pretty not bad. Adequate spiciness and seasoning. The basil made the whole dish got the very “THAI” feel. I have added long beans to make it “healthier”. lol~ Personally, I fancy this dish. The egg goes damn perfect with the fish sauce. Yes, they are so much better than dipping it with light soya sauce. Yes better. Especially when the yolk was still creamy, the taste was perfect.

My friends think it was not bad too. =)

Ingredient u need:

– 500gram of minced pork
– Basil leaves (holy basil)
– Oyster sauce
– long beans
– Chilli padi & garlic
– Fish sauce (To add “saltiness” to the dish)
– Pinch of salt

Tom Yum Soup

Oh.The tom yum soup certainly need alot of improvement. It didn’t turn out bad but I am unsatisfied with it. Not soury enough. Spiciness was “up”. Abit too watery. =(
Ingredient you need:

– Seafood
– Straw Mushroom
– Onion
– Lemongrass, blue ginger, lime, lime leaves, chilli padi
– Fish sauce

Besides the basil pork and tom yum, I made lemongrass drink too. Pretty easy drink to make. Refreshing. =)

Well, a good experience after all. =) Do leave me a msg if you need the steps.
*Gosh I am so addicted to cooking. =)

Session 4 : Own creation.

I believe most of you have tried Bak Kuh Teh and have their preferred favorite stall to dine in.
Bak Kuh Teh, a meaty herbally dish, has not only attracted the old aunties and uncles but our younger generations.

Bak Kut Teh, one of the top choice for supper. If you usually club at the former Double O place, you will always see a crowd dining in after hours of dancing and liquor. And that includes my girls. lol~
For myself, I not really a meat person. But yes, I do love Bak Kut Teh. I like their soup with you tiao dipped in. Or soup with rice and dark soya sauce chili padi. Simple yet heavenly.

So far, I like Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh which is like so away from me. But, finally, I found delicious Bak Kut Teh that is..
Ya..near my house. lol~

Hong Ji Claypot Bak Kut Teh
Blk 19 Marsiling Lane
#01-329
Singapore 730019
(Blk 19 is a super long stretch of block. Find the crowd to eat the real one.)

BaK Kut Teh ($4.50)
“Herbally” Bak Kuh Teh. It’s kinda different from the one I usually have. “Peppery” is not appropriate on it. Yes, “Herbally” is still the most appropriate word to use on Hong Ji’s Bak Kut Teh. In Hong Ji’s, the Bak Kut Teh is authentic since they used claypot to serve and am so sure they are not stingy over their herbs. Felt so “Po” (Hokkien) after sipping the soup down. Kinda rejuvanated and felt “stronger”. lol~

The meat is tender and goes really well and tasty with their superduper hot chili padi with dark soya sauce. Yes, damn spicy. I had 2 drinks. Rare for chili eater like me.
Their other side dishes like Tau Ki, Salted veggie, peanuts are good too. Well, if you are an “internal organ” person, you may want to go for mixed claypot or whatever.

Oh yes, certainly deserve a try.
And for that, I would want to thank YX for introducing such good food~!!!!!!

THUMB UP!

Zillion years of waiting & continous seeking interested party to go with..
And finally, got to dine in RELISH!

Well, a wrong month to dine in though =_=
7th month. And I got this quirky habit of not touching beef in this month.
Other than that, I am into beefy burger.

So..
Din get to eat Relish’s beefy burger. *Droolzzzzz*

RELISH

#02-01 Cluny Court (next to Serene Centre)
501 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259760

Tel: 67631547

To be truthful, I was extremely excited.
I still can’t get over the deconstructed cheesecake I had in Wildrocket last year!
So anything for that!

Relish is famous for their burgers, especially beefy burger. And sobs..
I wished I have gone before the 7th mth. =/
Well, for that reason and dieting reason, I went for Portobello Tofu Burger.
Oh dear, it’s so vegetarian!!!

Portobello Mushroom Tofu Burger($17.90)

So healthy~~! I am not loving this. The tofu is more to its bland side. Like Tau Gua. Recently, I am quite into mushroom related dishes. It’s not to my liking. I still adore the cheese n shroom sandwich in TCC. Yes, I should have pick something more meaty. I am so glad I have additional topping of bacon but still look vegetarian to me.

But if you are much of a mushroom lover, especially portobello, then you might like it. For the mushroom wise, it tastes fresh and simply authentic.

The Wildrocket Beef Burger ($17)

Aye~~It looks so yummy! Okay, I had a small small bit of it. And oooooh no~~why it is the 7th month! =( Just that small bite already buy me over! It’s chewy and have great texture with pleasant juicness in it. Well, my date commented this is one of the best beef burger he has tasted so far.
Sobssssssssss…WHY~~!

*Sigh* Shall hold back my urge for Relish’s chewy beefy burger for a month.

And..

Finally, the deconstructed cheesecake I have been yearning for….

Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake (Below $10)

This is so AWESOME~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would kill anyone who dares to snatch this away. Why known as deconstructed?
Well, as you can see, their presentation is unique. They just throw the biscuit crust, the cheese, the strawberry, ice cream into that glass. But it tastes so good! My date tried and he loves it. And of coz, I did not share much.

I want more of the cheese. Creamy yummy cheese. Perfectly baked biscuit curst. Soury yet fresh strawberry. Argh. I just love every part of it.

I demanded for more of this.


P.S: I want to go back to eat their beefy burger.

As we entered to the second half of 2010, more and more of my fellow friends joined me to be “24”
And in July, we have Cheryl my hao jiemei~~!!!!!
Finally catch up with me in age hoh~~~~
As usual, a dinner is a must.
And a trip down to double o is definitely a MUST.
Well sad to say..double o is a disappointment.
We visited Zouk. Also not that fantastic anymore. At least for me.
Maybe old le. Alot of songs like not my era~~~and hard to dance when every1 is basically just “Rubbing” and not dancing…=_=

We had a fab dinner at~

ITALLIANESE PASTA PIZZA & VINO
#01-02, TripleOne Somerset
Singapore 238164

tel: +65 6736 4211

Happy Birthday~~~~~!!!! ^_^

Four of us at dinner. The rest cant make it or meet us at club.

The pix is blurred I know. The waitress cant even take a simple photo. =_=
Gosh..we are so small in the pix even after I helped her to adjust the position and the zoom.

But the dinner is good.

Sicillian Chicken Salad

Delicious~~~
Very fruity and healthy~And good!
I had 2 serving..^_^

Napoli Bianco Pizza

~signature meatballs, pepperoni and diced chicken on Alfredo saucewith melted mozzarella cheese.
Sound damn good and its taste damn good too. The pizza dough is fluffy and the ingredients are fresh and tasty. Very nice. I have no idea how to describe but it’s nice!!!

Grilled Chicken Milanese

Sinful and Healthy meal. Sinful part is the sauce. I like the sauce. Creamy and salty. And healthy part is that they used chicken breast and it is grilled.  For the chicken wise, it is a little bit too dry. There is a division between the sauce and the chicken. They cant blend in together. Guess it’s the dryness of the meat. But the sauce is nice that I can just scoop and drink it without any main to go with it.

It’s definitely a restaurant that i will pay a visit again.
Will be looking forward for my delicious food from them! =)

After which, we headed off to Zouk and Double O for our late night celebration.

Of coz not forgetting about Neeky who joined us at Zouk~

Well, Double O is not as good as before. I miss the old place =(
Our favorite couch is gone. The whole place is very FLAT.
Don’t feel the “happening ” anymore…=(

Time to find a new place to club~~~

Without any plan, I got to feast in Wild Honey!
Initial plan is to dine at some japanese restaurant in Mandarin gallery/
However due to the long queue, we abandoned the thoughts and randomly chose a cafe to satisfy our growling stomach.

And we came to WILD HONEY!
Brunch all day LONG!!!!
I LUP Brunch~~~~!!!!!!

Wild Honey
333A Orchard Road
#03-02 Mandarin Gallery
Tel: +65 6235 390

I was certainly spoilt by choices.
So many different type of brunch!
Gosh~In the end I chose…

Tunisian: Sizzling pan of tomato stew, fried eggs & chorizo sausage ($18)

Fabulousssss!!!!! So sinful as a breakfast lo! Tomato based minced meat sauce with sausage and 2 eggs. Oh come on! how many dude will eat that as breakfast? But it is good. I don’t mind to be sinful for the great taste. I finished the pan till no sauce is left. Savoury~


The bread was fluffy and tasty–the toasty taste is great!
Nice!!!!

Once I was done with it, I sms-ed Cheryl and Py about it! I can’t miss out my HDB taitais from it right?
It’s so great that I am so going to come back for the rest~~~

This time round, I challenged myself with Japanese Curry Katsu Rice.


And got…

My sportcamp pals to try my cooking~~~ ^_^

Look fab?

I was so thrilled!!! I was so worried that it might not turn out well. Worried the katsu not cooked. Worried the curry won’t turn out well and blah blah blah.
But gladly, it turned out fine! They commented that it tasted same as what they had outside! ^_^
With these encouraging comments, I was smiling all night long. =)