remember that very happening post about my green nails that matched my green top that matched my green drink?
yes, that post.
which is just like this one.
starbucks always brings out the best in us, no?
believe it or not, this was our attempt to visit the science centre last week. yes, the science centre that nobody goes to anymore. nobody of our age group, at least.
till today, i don’t know what was the exhibition D wanted me to see, but i believe it was a good one, or it won’t be so crowded. i mean, this is the science centre we are talking about okay, at jurong east, and not even that near the train station, so there won’t be any other reason for the crowd lah, yeah the exhibition must be good, hahaha!
having said all that, though, we decided not to enter the exhibition in the end because the place was closing, and i had dog-sitting duties that evening, and couldn’t bear to leave nemo alone at home without food for too long, hahaha. okay that’s all to my very pointless, anti-climatic post.
i’m so creative with my titles hor, hahaha! i know it makes you cringe when you read it, but it sounds so bad that it’s good, don’t you think?
in an attempt to venture out of our comfort zone, D and i decided to have a more oriental-style brunch for the weekend.
everybody’s favourite dim sum place, swee choon.
i love old-school chinese restaurants.
drunken chicken and xlb.
so good they deserve a close-up each.
the drunken chicken is especially good because you can taste so much wine that it’s hard not to think that the chicken is really drunk, hahaha! a bit on the salty side, i have to say, but makes a good appetiser nevertheless. xlb may not be as good as that of dtf, but close enough, i think?
the pork and century egg porridge, on the other hand, doesn’t quite meet expectation, me feels. disclaimer: i’m not really a fan of pork and century egg porridge to start with hor. people who like home-cooked cantonese-style congee may like it better; for me, it tastes too much like sick-time comfort food.
first picture shows the pan-fried carrot cake, which is surprisingly good. “surprising”, because i’ve never had a really good carrot cake in any restaurant before, and so don’t really expect much when it comes to this dish. however, swee choon’s carrot cake is freshly made, not too oily, crispy on the outside but soft on the inside (without being too mushy). in one word – PERFECT!
in comparison, the other fried item – banana fritter or something (i was totally not interested, and didn’t take a bite, so not quite sure what it was, hahaha!) is not quite worth mentioning, according to D.
next up – egg yolk bun. is that the name? i cannot quite remember, but you know lah, hor? quite a common dim sum dish what!
another amazing dish! the first picture is of me opening up the bun to show the steaming hot yolk lava in there but the perfectionist photographer in D insisted on showing the egg yolk gushing out as the bun was being torn open. thus, the hands in the second picture are his. i already had my bun in my mouth because i was more concerned about it turning cold, hahaha!
as you can judge from my enthusiasm in elaborating on the dishes, i’m very impressed by this popular dim sum supper place. why do people eat dim sum for supper, i have no idea but yes, swee choon is indeed, wow cow chow!
and to end off the post, here’s D looking totally fueled for the day from the good food, and me looking cuckoo bird, because i don’t like selfies, remember?
where got people take photo with wet tissue one right, you tell me? tsk.
dear D bought a new phone recently, and i discovered that it comes with a camera app that is similar to snapchat, with many funny faces to put on our own. as much as i dismiss fads like that, i still had a field day with this, HAHAHAHA!
not being biased or anything, but i think we look best with kitty faces, don’t you think? hahaha!
weekend date with D again!
this happened quite long ago, hehe, but the photos will make the wait all worthwhile!
we visited the last kampung of singapore, and then dropped by at the japanese cemetery park too. both were D’s ideas. i don’t know how he got to know these places, and why he would think of going there, but i love it when D does all the planning, because he always knows the best things to do, and best places to go to! most importantly, he takes the best photos. ♥
OH NO I’M LATE AGAIN!!!
it’s been a week since my last (rather insincere) update, hiak hiak, and i’m afraid this will be one of those again, oh nooo!
D brought me to some ulu pandan peranakan restaurant for dinner, which i really enjoyed, not only because of the food, but also because the place was not really crowded, and…
there were good photo spots nearby, hahaha!
though it seems like D has another way of sabo-ing me on camera now, secretly zooming in max on my prata face, tsk!
i promise my next update will have more content okay?
the best thing to do after a hard day’s work…
D and i don’t usually eat at a hawker centre, but once in a while, especially after a long trip away from home, having such singapore-flavoured dishes is a welcoming treat.
now that we have scarlet to bring us around, we make it a point to venture out of our familiar territories, and try new food that we don’t usually have; things like char kuey teow and satay and all that, yums yums.
okay i better pause here for a bit because i’m starting to feel hungry, but it’s already past midnight here in sydney, and i only have milo snack bars in my room, of which i already had three, eeks!
making the best use of a lousy trip; we wanted to check out pasarbella at turf city, not quite knowing what it actually is. turns out we enjoyed GIANT supermarket more, hahaha! and this old audience stand too, actually. we are so good at finding backdrops, no?