Friday, May 31, 2013

Semi-homecooked dinner: Pig offal, cabbage

Blanco Court pig's stomach, intestines

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kam Long Curry Fish Head, Johor Bahru

Mom had been wanting to visit Johor Bahru's City Square shopping mall to run some errands. Before we drove there, I Googled around for good places to eat at near the shopping mall. If we are going to go all the way to Johor Bahru, we might as well fill our stomach with what is good there!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Vegetable noodles

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Kind of looks like soba noodles doesn't it? But it's zucchini noodles - thickly julienned zucchini so that it resembles noodles. Now that the sale in Singapore appears to be in full swing, I was wondering whether anyone has seen the Paderno World Cuisine or Benriner Cook Helper Slicer, or similar vegetable slicers on sale anywhere? I dream of eating things like zucchini laksa, zucchini fried "kway teow", zucchini "bak chor mee" and zucchini bolognese.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Terra Chips - New flavours at Marketplace / Cold Storage

A few days ago I was pleasantly surprised to see Marketplace at Raffles City displaying Terra Chips flavours that I have not seen in Singapore. Can you spot which ones they are?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Beng Thin Hoon Kee

For Chinese New Year this year, the company I work at decided to have its celebratory lunch at Beng Thin Hoon Kee. Our bosses chose a set menu beforehand, so I do not know the names of the dishes that we had, but can only describe them.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Merrell Barefoot Shoes on sale

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Heads up! East Mountain Sports is having a sale for Merrell Barefoot Shoes. Some shoes have been marked down to US$54!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Homecooked dinner: Wombok meatball soup

This is a one-pot meal that mom has been cooking and that I really enjoy. You can create it using a slow-cooker as well. The pork meatballs make the soup hearty and add some meaty depth to the flavour, while the wombok sweetens the soup. You can add chopped garlic to the soup base as well, but a topping of crispy garlic rounds it off, excellently, providing intense garlicky flavour to mouthfuls of vegetables and meat. Brilliant on cold, rainy days. Fast and efficient for working people.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Exercise, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and recovery

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Every day, I have to do some exercise, whether running, rowing, swimming, cycling, gymnastics, weightlifting, or even just walking. And if I can't get any exercise, I turn into a fidgety and grumpy monkey. When my friends find out that I exercise everyday, a look of shock-amazement appears on some of their faces. Many complain of DOMS from just one session; they say they have to rest a few days before they can go at it again.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Nongkhai Beer House, Golden Mile Complex


A month after returning to Singapore from Thailand last year, I was already craving for the sour-spiciness of Thai food. After some Googling around and reading the following reviews, I decided on Nongkahi Beer House at Golden Mile Complex:
- Edibles
- What's For Tomorrow?
- quirkyhill