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.. With DH. (wrote this post back in Dec, but didn’t post it) He had a couple of business meetings in Singapore the beginning of this week. He drove so I went along. Usually he goes by plane but this time he needed to bring back the wine he shipped back from Napa Valley. He bought 27 bottles from Opus One, the Limited Edition Vertical 2005, 2006 and 2007. We opened one at another restaurant. We let JC, dh’s French buyer, choose a couple of wines at Lawry’s. We all had the restaurant’s famous prime rib. Dh and I shared the 15oz diamond cut because we also shared an order of baby back ribs. We could’ve gone to Morton’s but were just there in Hong Kong. I was longing for some good prime ribs and Lawry’s certainly satisfied that craving.
We also went to Long Beach Seafood at Eastcoast Parkway. This was my first time there. We certainly had the best. The men opened a couple bottles of whisky and lots of  great wine. We had sashimi geoduck and lobster, tiger sea mantis w/golden garlic, Alaskan king crab, renown crispy duck, BBQ fish. We couldn’t finish the food. I would’ve eaten more , but was a little ill. The next day, we had brunch at Marina Bay casino with dh’s bro and family bf departing for home. We had the usual dim sum dishes like siew mei , chee change fun, etc. It was ok. The outstanding dish was the melt in your mouth egg tart, and the salted butter pao. I think we just had too much good food and couldn’t appreciate anymore food.

prime rib

sea mantis

Alaskan king crab

lobster and geoduck sashimi

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December 2, 2010 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Brasserie Les Saveurs @the St. Regis Singapore

Brasserie Les Saveurs

Brasserie Les Saveurs

salad-fresh baby greens and grilled prawns w/walnut dressing

salad-fresh baby greens and grilled prawns w/walnut dressing

sashimi

sashimi

clam chowder

clam chowder

fresh oysters

fresh oysters

dessert

dessert

beverage

beverage

eggs benedict

eggs benedict

eggs and sausages

eggs and sausages

We went to Singapore last wknd.  Both dh and I had to do some banking there.  Plus, dh had 3 nights of SPG redemption left.  Had to use it by the end of the month.  We chose the St Regis again b/c it’s convenient for me to walk from the shopping complexes.  This time we had lunch and brkfst at the hotel-Brasserie Les Saveurs, an intercontinental restaurant with French brasserie favorites.  It was raining and we were hungry after checking in.  Dh checked out the spread and it looked very good.   The restaurant had his fave French oysters from Quiberon Bay.  He had a dozen of those.  Loved them with raspberry vinegar w/onions.  They were $3 a piece.  I never had them and have to admit they’re the best oysters I’ve ever had.  The sashimis were perfectly cut, not cubed, especially the hamachi.  Had a second helping of those.  I loved my baby salad greens with walnut dressing.  Will have to look up a recipe for that dressing.  Grilled prawns were perfect with my salad. The clam chowder was too creamy for me.   My main course was pan-seared Pacific seabass.  Dh had the wagyu beef cheeks. I almost got that too but we were going to Lawry’s for dinner that night.   Dessert was ok.  I had creme brulee, choc mousse, and cheese cake.  Didn’t have any of the yummy pastries.  I had to control myself.   We will try hightea or dinner there next time.

We usually have breakfast at the hotel.  I have my eggs and sausages and dh has to have his eggs benedict.  This time I also had muesli with fresh berries.

September 16, 2009 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

Aly’s lunch

Alyssa has extra classes (tuition) on M, W, and Thu after regular classes and since last month has been taking lunch from home.  I will pack what I’ve made  for lunch that day or give her left-overs from the previous night’s dinner.  She was ok with buying lunch from the school canteen.  Pretty simple stuff that she likes(tofu, chicken, green veg and rice).  Now, the rules have changed.  Children have to line up in single file and pay at the end after selecting the food.  And her main teacher has been making her class copy 2 essays after their last class.  They are always the last class to come out.   She said by the time she gets to the canteen, most of the good stuff is gone and left with yucky food.   I can actually leave her lunch at the guard house and some  ladies who volunteer  bring  them to the canteen for the children to their designated tables.  Did that a few times and she couldn’t find her Thermos.  Now, I’m forever waiting by the gate for her to pick up her lunch.  I guess I don’t mind so much as long as my child has a good lunch.  She only wants rice with meat and veg from home or fried noodles.  She won’t take anything soupy.  My firstborn is very picky.  I few times I had to buy her chicken rice from the hawker shops by the school cause I made porridge or soupy noodles.Aly's lunch

rice with roast duck and left-over vegggie beef stirfry

August 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment

Grand Imperial Restaurant

This is our new favorite Chinese restaurant in Bangsar.  Went there for dim sum one Sunday after Dhamma Sunday school.  We got there 1:45pm and the place was so busy.  We had to wait 10min for a table.  The manager came to sit and chat with Dh, so he’s been going there quite often with his friends.  Hmm…this is our only 2nd time as a family.  Oh well, the food is great.We ordered a few favorites like prawn siew mai, prawn dumplings, fish balls, radish cake, yam dumplings cheong fun, kai lan and chicken feet.  The chix feet sounds gross but it;s actually quite tasty.  The one here was a bit too sweet.   The kids didn’t like the pan fired fish cake.  Dh and I had to eat those.  I quite like the sauce that came with it. It’s a lot like the Thai sour sauce for seafood(lime, hot chilli and ginger).  The kids love the friend squid tentacles with mayo sauce.  Dh had to double the order.  The dumplings and chee cheong fun were average.  The radish cake and fried yam dumplings were excellent.  We would have dim sum there again.

 

May 10, 2009 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Christmas Dinner

Christmas came and went really fast. Seemed like ages ago. We had a simple pasta dinner for Christmas Eve.  My sil, Angela made the pasta. I made caesar salad with grilled chicken. For the Christmas day dinner we had the full works.  I had to have turkey this year.  I had a side buffet table with Christmas goodies like yule log, cookies, candies and fudge, plus a spinach quiche and toast grilled with sliced tomatoes and cheese for those who came earler and couldn’t wait for dinner.    For the main menu, I made scallops with asparagus as our starter,  roastbeef, roast turkey with stuffing and roast red potatoes,  broccolini with roasted walnuts.  I made a strawberry jelly custard trifle for dessert. We had some wine the Aussie cousin brought.

 

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Christmas goodies

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raspberry/pineapple punch, spinach quiche and grilled toast with tomatoes and cheese

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roast turkey with roasted red potatoes, baby carrots celery and onions, sage bread stuffing

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broccolini w/roasted walnuts, roastbeef, scallops wiht asparagus

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strawberry jelly custard trifle

March 2, 2009 at 8:38 pm Leave a comment

Cream biscuits

These biscuits are sooooooo good, they simply melt in your mouth.  YUM!!!  I got this recipe from tasty  by Roy Finamore who used to publish authors and chefs to streamline their recipes.  My dh ordered this book from Amazon last year and this was one of the first recipes I tried.  I always make biscuits to eat with beef stew.  I’ve tried different recipes with buttermilk, yeast, shortening and butter.  This one is the simplest and the best by far.  The kids always ask me to make extra so they can have some for snack and brkfst with jam. 

Cream biscuits(The recipe makes 10 biscuits)

2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp course salt, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 &1/3 cups heavy cream, plus more if needed.

Heat the oven to 375 degrees F or 180 degrees C.

1.  Put flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in mixing bowl and whisk to combine.  Pour in cream and stir with a fork or your hand:  may add a Tbsp or 2 more.  When there’s enough cream, the dough will come together and clean the sides ofthe bowl.

2.  Take  the dough out onto a floured counter and knead it 12-15 times, just until smooth.  Pat the dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut biscuits out with  2.5 inch cutter and put them on an ungreased baking sheet.  Brush tops with cream.

3.  Bake for 18-20 min, until risen and golden.  Serve steaming hot.

August 8, 2008 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

Yummy crabs

Yesterday we feasted on 2 dishes of crabs(buttered crabs and sweet and sour with fried buns) at Green View Restaurant.  We wanted a light lunch, but didn’t turn out that way.  First we started with sang ha meen, then hor fun(the kids’ fave noodle dish). Then we had the crabs and kai lan and a mixed stirfried veg. I didn’t stuff myself , so I did very well

July 23, 2007 at 9:06 am Leave a comment


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