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DISCLAIMER

The views expressed in this blog are based entirely on personal tastes and preferences. Please do not take them as professional interpretations.

If you have any comments/suggestions/places you think serve great food, do share with us! Email me at qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com or leave a comment in the tag board. Thanks and cheers to future gastronomical adventures!

MY TO-GO LIST

7ateNine (Eaten!)
Au Jardin (Eaten!)
Au Petit Salut
Buko Nero (Eaten!)
Cugini (Eaten!)
Forlino (Eaten!)
Gunther's
Jaan (Eaten!)
La Strada
Le Bistrot
Nicolas
Pasta Brava (Eaten!)
Sage (Eaten!)
Tatsuya
Tetsu (Eaten!)

I LIKE

Canele
Cugini
Kuriya
Le Figue
LivinGreens
Nanbantei
Ootoya
Original Sin
Pasta Brava
Sage
Tetsu
Valentino

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chinese New Year

The family always gathered at my grandma's house on Chinese New Year's Eve for a steamboat session. Knowing I am the most fussy eater among all, grandma would ask me to "plan the menu" and prepared them in advance. This year, we had codfish, scallops with broccoli, prawns, po-piah, yam, Japanese mushrooms, pork and many others.

All of us love yu sheng! This was served in a very pretty large plate and bought from Crystal Jade. Taste wide, it was not too bad but nothing exceptional.

Sis, Eugene and I chipped in and bought Le Royale ($36.50+ for 500g) from Canele to celebrate our mothers' birthdays. This was really small and expensive but I don't mind since we paid for quality rather than quantity. Chocolate mousse was layered with hazelnut feullitine, almond success and chocolate genoise with rum. Grandma thought that this was too sweet and gave me her share!

On the 1st day of Chinese New Year, we had yu sheng again! This time, this was bought from a famous stall in Chinatown and tasted excellent!


Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! May the new year be filled with joy and laughter, good health and safety!

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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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