Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Colonial Hainanese Restaurant & Heritage day trip

wanted to bring daddy to try out the hanamese restaurant at Armenian St for quite some time... but we always have so much to-eat-foods in the list...
12102008, finally we reached this... Colonial Restaurant, Hainamese Cuisine



despite the foods are a little bit pricey...
the deco and atmosphere are just great... can see the owner has put efforts to set up the restaurant...
feel relaxing while dining there...




































and the most important thingy, the foods worth a double thumbs up while the services are awesome as well... ^^















the purple drink is the Fresh Grape Juice, while I had the nutmeg drink at the right back...















the rice was filled in Coconut bowl...it was special... the coconut shell certainly added more fragrance to the rice...















The Beef & Radish Stew is so yum yum....
fulled of my fav carrots... ha ha... the beef is well-flavoured and tender enough...
guess they've cooked it for long hours, every piece of beef has absorbed the soup and become so juicy...
















Sambal Eggplant....
surprisingly, while trying out the dish, I keep eating something really soft and tender... at first I thought it was eggplant, as the normally the Sambal Eggplant only consists of Sambal, little shrimp and eggplant, wont have any other ingredient...
after I examined clearly, it was something white in colour... thought it was chicken but too soft and smooth to be that, but tasted unlike fish anyway... not crab not pork...
after consulted the waiter, we been told that they're Chicken pieces...
omg... I never eaten chicken soft like this.... they were so tender, hardly can describe...
think they had been marinated before cooked.... as it tasted so diff while you chew on it...
yummilicious !!!
















Cuttlefish & Turnip stit-fry.. I got no idea how to name it in English... but we used to call this dish as ' Jiu Hu Char' in Hokkien..
the ingredients as Cuttlefish, turnip, carrots, chinese mushroom...
it goes great by wrapping with the lettuce and last but not least, it is important to add on some sambal in the wrap....















Hainamese Spring Roll... stuffed with marinated minced pork, carrots, chinese mushroom and etc... :P
must have it with the special sauce... some mixture of soy sauce, chilli and other ingredients...
















Inchi Kabin....
Fried Chicken it is... je je said it was tasted weird... after tried out, I told her it was mainly because of the aroma of lemongrass that they used to marinate the chicken....
















Nnonya Curry Fish Head....
the curry is Amazing.... spicy level just nice... nyonya style curry normally would have heaps of chopped onion... which already well cooked and blended in to the curry nicely....
sprinkle of Laksa Flower and mint on top before serving, to add on more fragrance to the dish...
fish is fresh, curry is nice... yum yum...
could you believe it... it is a SAFE !! yeah... a safe to keep $, jeweleries, precious belongings and wutever...
as huge as a fridge...
a Fab collection !
























opps.... missed out 1 more dish...
Stir-fry Mixed Vegie...
the chicken stripes are the same as those I mentioned in Sambal Eggplant...
so nice, so tender... the veggie is fresh and nice... :)















daddy told me, the owner of this restaurant was the son of the owner of the Famous Lor Mee next to the Guan Yin Temple...
no wonder I saw a lot of little poster on the wall, promoted the Lor Mee...
we didn't order it since we had already ordered so many dishes...
but if it is the recipe as the one next to Guan Yin Temple, doubtless it would taste Great !
after settled the bill, the uncle opened the gate next door, and invited daddy and us to have a tour at the art gallery...
it owned by the good friend of him...
pieces of artworks displaying on the wall, as well as the collection of antiques around the house..

















































































the structure of those old house is very tall and very long... the open-air balcony at the centre of the house is so amazing...
a number of uncles sitting there, enjoying their 'branded' chinese tea and chit-chatting with frens....
after the tour around at the artgallery... we decided to have a short heritage tour...
the poster is so antique, right..?
















I wonder if this motel still doing business on these days...














































Yap Temple
















I like the interior of Yap Temple...
the design is grand with So-Gold.... whenever I enter here, I would feel 'wow'... each time
the engraving are so unique, especially those pillars at the main entrance !!















I can't remember what kong si is here....
































look at this hOuse !!! ha ha !









This is the exit of Tua Pe Kong temple...












we actually went to more places... too much to post here.... thus, I would end this post at here...



Tuesday, December 30, 2008

JETTY Hokkien Mee

It is one of my fav hokkien mee stall during my childhood...
I used to call it as 'jetty hokkien mee', due to this hokkien stall was located at Weld Quay last time...
I can't actually recalled the place, I was still very young before it moved to here, still Weld Quay, but now located at a kopitiam under a flat nearby 5th Road...
I remember it was really situated at 'hai ki', got water water and boat boat around the little kopi tiam last time...

the specialty of uncle's hokkien mee was his soup based is more to pork ribs instead of shrimp...
it tasted totally different from all the others hokkien mee which soup based are wholly or more to shrimp..
his soup is clearer compared to others, and well-flavoured with the nice aroma of pork ribs...

the Milo Iced 'Gao' is really so riched...


























I like eating hokkien mee with the wood chopstick plus steel spoon in Chicken bowl...
the traditional one...
not many places using this anymore...
an appropriate set of dining ware & cutleries gonna make the dishes taste even nicer... it would certainly bring up the aroma...









the uncle was still that nice and recognised me eventhough I haven't go there for couple of years...
but he always mixed up me with my cousie...
as we look kinda similiar... and our Dads look like twins bro... he he....

hOliday happening weekend at sOi 11

06 Dec' 08... zha pe lang gathering
was actually planned to meet up at the New Irish BAR in Tanjung Tokong...
since Khuang & Stef complained that, they've got there for more than half an hour but still no one is bother to serve them... we ended up moved the venue to SOI 11, UPR...
Steffie asked me to get a name for this gathering... but I really got no idea how to categorize this gathering since I invited whoever I met throughout the week... he he
it was a Peng Wah + Dell + Aussie housemates...
therefore, heaps of crazie group pics turned up that nite... he he

ex- School Bands members...
*couples at the back, top right corner are the keh lei feh #1 & #2











Flutist vs Piccolomist





Scopio Babies.... Oct/ Nov















Dell Asia Pacific, SG REL... (current)
ISR vs Fin
Pg Tar Colleage, 2003-2005


















Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Perempuan Cina... graduated 96/97
















while everyone is enjoying and making fun, this kind gentleman was settling the bill for us...
Thanks for the Wine~ *winkz ^^

we were from 908/68 La Trobe St Victoria 3000 Australia.....
















soul mate in Aussie!! I missed our bed talk times~!!!!
it was really a happening nite... as I've bumped into a lot of people throughout the nite...
met our highschool mates when we were on da way to ladies...
kei kor... i think it has been years that we never take a pic together like this...
Mei Leng and Mi Mi who has just come back from S'pore !!
they are enjoying emselves playing their acting-game...
they said they're anti-Twilight....
mainly just because their gf are so crazie about Edward... *winks~
while mung hating it due to no-reason.... aiks...
Twilight Poster - Pg version... the one in Orange was a desperate Vampire...
Last group pic to end that wonderful nite...
Wilson happened to sit at the table next to us... hence, cincai cincai let em to join us for this pic....