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Pan fried Snow Cod served with sweet potato mash and veggies

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, thailand on August 29, 2011 at 09:01

What happens when meetings leave u drained of energy and u have yet another long day tomorrow with no end in sight? And a rain that never stops???

Its room service to the rescue!!! The Pan fried Snow Cod served with sweet potato mash and veggies came highly recommended by the ladies manning the room service hotline @ Novotel Airport Bangkok.

It took 25minutes for the food to arrive, just enough time for a quick bath and change of clothes yay!!!

I made it just in time for their last order for the day. No cold salad and tom yam soup for me!

The food arrive piping hot and that’s the antidote to a hard day’s work.

Nicely presented with a breadbasket and a side salad. Yummy … Fresh snow cod that is cooked to perfection and the mash provided a beautiful counterpoint to the cod!

The meal cost about 950 baht all inclusive but I can’t remember the breakdown …

Location: Novotel Airport Bangkok

Marmalade Pantryโ€

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore, singapore on August 25, 2011 at 09:55

It was a long overdue catch up with one of my oldest friends, our friendship dates back to our preschool days and hence the term diaper-mates.

Haven’t seen her for the longest time and it has been even longer since we had a decent catch up session.

It was a fine thurs that we both happened to be free and in the same city, this combination is indeed hard to achieve.

We went to Ion and it was a tough struggle but we decided on Marmalade Pantry over TWG on the virtue of an environment that was more suited for a long overdue catch up session!

I wanted to have my sticky date pudding but D persuaded me to have the tea set with her instead as it offered better value and we were both hungry as we didn’t have time for lunch.

A nice selection of sandwiches, scones, cookies and a choice of 1 cupcake each awaited us with our choice of tea.

Not a bad spread and we did enjoy it but if I have to choose I prefer the english tea @ Goodwood park even though it costs more. And I kinda miss the old marmalade pantry outlet at PR as it was cosier and is more comfortable for long chats!

Marmalade Pantry
Ion, level 3

Wasabi Tai @ FEP

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore, singapore on August 22, 2011 at 09:30

Chikuwa Tei is an old friend who is better known as Wasabi Tai @ FEP, yes the one complete with grumpy food nazi uncle who only takes 1 round of food order per person, asks you to scam if you dun like his attitude and who serves some of the most reasonable homestyle japanese food in Singapore.

I’m happy to report that the food still taste as good as it used to but I’m somewhat disconcerted to find Mr grumpy food nazi uncle smiling and all friendly.

The old favs like uninagi, grill chicken, sashimi sets and charwamushi are still as good as they have bEen.

An old friend found, I bet I will be back often. Ps instead of waiting in line for hours like we used to, they now take reservations. ๐Ÿ™‚

A respite from the crazy Wkend orchard road crowd @ the island cafe

In Eating out, Food from Home, Outside Dubai, singapore on August 17, 2011 at 09:20

Need a nice little cozy place for a bite that you don’t have to queue for hours in orchard road that serves decent food at a decent price???

I present the Island cafe, the little joint that is hidden on the top floor of CK Tang. They serve the usual suspects of lamp chops, fish and chip and sirloin steaks but you shouldn’t leave without trying the local delights ๐Ÿ™‚

We had the mixed platter that consisted of wanton, fried chicken wings, satay and springrolls.

The star was the gardo-gardo. Gado-gado (Indonesian and Betawi language) or also called Lotek (Sundanese and Javanese language) is an Indonesian dish comprising a vegetable salad served with a peanut sauce dressing. It is thought to have originally been a Betawi dish.

Not the best that you can find but considering that you are able to get away from the maddening crowds, this place is a gem.

Meals in the Air Part 5

In High Altitude Dining on August 10, 2011 at 09:13

Another flight on yet another day.

We started with crab-cakes and a simple salad with balsamic dressing. The crab-cake was yummy and the salad decent.

The main for the day was disappointing to say the least. Had ordered the tenderloin but had ended up having shoe leather yuck!!

Had a baked cheese cake for dessert and that more than made up for the disappointing main … unfortunately no pictures as turbulence had prevented me from getting a decent shot of it.

Wing Kee Ipoh Hor Fun @ Changi Village

In Eating out, Food from Home, Outside Dubai, singapore on August 8, 2011 at 10:34

One of the simple things that I miss when I’m away from home is the Chicken Chop Horfan(a type of rice noodle) that is found in changi village. It is what I consider a simple pleasure of life, food does not have to be expensive and served in a posh location to be good.

The simple one dish meal that we have here is served in a food center that is non-airconditioned and is very basic but that does not stop me from coming back time and again and is often my 1st stop after I arrive in Singapore.

The food centers or what’s commonly known as the hawker center is a place where many yummy foods can be found for a very reasonable price and where-else can you find specialists who spend 20, 30 or even 40 years of their lives perfecting that one dish. Many people over look this group of people who are producing some of the best down to earth chow and as the younger generation are unwilling to slave over a stove in a hawker center, we find these guys a dying breed so do enjoy them before they disappear.

Back to the star of the post, the chicken chop horfan!!! For SGD$ 3 or AED9 you get a wonderful plate of wonderful horfan that is smooth ,silky and made tastier by the addition of that little bit of lard. The horfan is topped by a piece of deep-fried chicken chop that is crispy on the outside and so juicy and savoury on the inside … all that wonderful ingredients is topped by this special chicken sauce that is made by brewing boiling Old Mother Hens for many many hours!

I’m a big big fan of their horfan, let me know how you find it. Ps I know someone who always orders extra chicken chops when ordering their horfan!!!

Astons Specialties – changi airport terminal 1

In Eating out, singapore on August 2, 2011 at 11:47

It has been awhile since I stepped into Astons and I must say my time in Dubai had majorly spoilt me with many a good steak places like meat and company, tribes , Ruth and chris to name a few.

Aston is loved by the 2 little monsters also known as the 2 ‘E’s. It is often a after school fav if I were to pick them up from school. The Jack’s place for their generation I guess, simple inexpensive steaks.

Astons @ katong is the usual branch we go to but I must say not all branches serve food of the same standard but I’m glad to say that the one at the airport is pretty good!

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Fish and Chippy … in london

In Eating out, london on August 1, 2011 at 05:12

What kind of food do you think of if you are thinking of England? well one of the most common thing you would think of is fish and chip … simple classic, easy to find and not to forget easy on the pocket too!

Well had a long long day of training and I’m simply too tired to go hunting for food and so this leads me to the pub that is located in the hotel and that’s where I head for dinner.

I’m staying at the renaissance heathow airport hotel and i think the name of this pub is Duo but I could be wrong too. Service was pretty good and I got my fish and chips in 10 mins not too bad if you consider the fact that I was starving by then due to a lack of time for lunch and a breakfast that I had at 6am that morning.

Not the biggest fan of beer of i went for still water, yups still water to make me feel less guilty for the deep fried dinner keke.

The dinner didn’t blow me way but was decent i guess.