Thursday, February 26, 2009

Because this is too awesome

The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney keyboard Medley. Ahh, it makes me want to steal my sister's keyboard and play the music. Especially Swimming, Anyone?

And here is a guitar's version of Turnabout Sister. Ahhh. Awesome sauce. This guy can fight with the Orchestra version of it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dating Violence Awareness week

Today is the last day. Better late than never ne?

Friday, February 06, 2009

Today's Dinner: Instant Curry with Rice

Instant japanese curry is so easy to cook that anyone can probably do it. You just need to place the bag into boiling hot water for 5 minutes, remove it and empty the contents into your rice. Fast, easy and stomach fulfilling. But one of these days, I'm going to try making real japanese curry myself. The chicken meats in these instant packs are so small.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Today's Lunch: Frikadellen and Pasta

Spaghetti Bolognese
I decided to cook Spaghetti Bolognese and Frikadellen for lunch today with my sister. Spaghetti Bolognese is really easy to make. Even a person like me can cooked a reasonably delicious bolognese. Although I admit I cheated by buying ready made sauce.

FrikadellenThe Frikadellen (German Meat Patties), however, was a failure. I think it was because that I left my bread soaking in the water for over 15 minutes - I was busy frying the onions - and that it was the first time I tried to pan-fry anything that is not onions and mushrooms.

The result was a sad lump of beef that couldn't stay together. My sister (no thanks) steadfastly refused to consume the brown mess. I have to say that I was mildly surprised that it was actually edible and did not taste too horribly for a first attempt. I'll probably try to cook this agian. But only when I have the money to buy more minced beef. Beef from NTUC is really expensive.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Food Review: Lava Rock

P1150511I discovered recently that there was a western stall in a coffee shop offering express lunch set of Fish and Chips for $3.90. The fish was fresh and crisp. As I do not like tartar sauce, I feel that the Fish and Chip could have tasted better with other more savoury sauce. The french fries were normal. I find them bland despite the light dusting of chilli powder.

Lava Rock gives me an impression of Botak Jones and Astons. But only time will tell if this store will ever make it as big as the other two.

Lava Rock is located at Blk 681 Hougang Ave 8 £01-853 Guan Soon Cherng

When family gatherings make you fat

Chinese New Year is always the period where everyone in my family will gorge themselves with food. A typical family gathering is frightening. But a Chinese new year family gathering is nothing short of horror. The amount of food seem to double and no matter what you do you just can't keep yourself away from the food. What a delightful nightmare.

Stirring and messing up the Yu Sheng while screaming broken chinese phrases is always a great deal of fun. Note to self: do not place the fish in the freezer.

After Yu Sheng it was time for the main course! Being descendants of Peranakans, we had to have some Nonya food for the reunion dinner. Please don't ask me the name of this, I have no clue.

Chilli Prawns
Chilli Prawns! Seafood is a must for CNY dinner. Since there was no steamed fish, the prawns had to be included.

Roasted Pork and Char Siew
Roasted Pork and char siew.

Nonhan? I don't know the name. My aunt did a good job for this though it still pales in comparison to my mother's.

Roasted Duck
Roasted Duck. Bought from some stall.

Leeks again
Leeks. Any teochew family ought to have this in their dinner. We used to have Fa Cai in this dish. But the spiralling cost of the moss and the environment harmful harvesting methods have made ask ceased to have it for part of the reunion dinner.

Chinese Soup
With fish naw, scallops, fuzhou fish ball, handmade meat ball and etc. Sweet? You bet.

Some other stuff not pictured in here. Dessert, Brown Brother white wine and choya.