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The Dragon Tree House @ Bencoolen Street, Singapore

A morning leisurely walk around the Bencoolen Street and doing prayers in the Kuan Yin Temple nearby with my parents was favourable. Spotted a stall weighed down with local folks having their famous Katong Laksa magnetized me. We settled down at the Dragon Tree stall for a substantial meal before moving on for more go sees.

Nasi Lemak was fulfilling. Prefered having nasi lemak in packs, and especially with banana leaf wrapping up the fragrant and spicy teasure ;P

An addition of Otak-Otak to it gave the 'kick'.

CCF with sweet sauce and chili was something i longed for since left for Glasgow. I find every serving of food we ordered an antidote!

Wun Chai Ko (literally translated as baby bowl pudding...... or Rice pudding). Another thumbs up!

The stall's specialty: Katong Laksa. Only a spoon is provided to feed yourself ;P Clearly, they want you to savour more of their tasty, spicy and aromatic broth. An addition of pounded herbs and chili added the 'oomph' to it definitely. Spicy! I like.

I was eyeing on next stall's Wan Tan Noodles but I was too full to gobble up anymore ;P Till next time :)

The Dragon Tree Milk Shake House
180, Bencoolen Street

#01-04 S189646

Tel: +65 6238 7156

Chen Fu Ji @ Clarke Quay, Singapore

The development of a dockside is truly astounding. Offering an array of restaurants and pubs with different constructs with a deviation of banquet and feast. As a first timer to Clarke Quay, we enjoyed strolling around, in search for some good food for dinner.
Taking bus and train from Woodlands all the way to the spotlight venue with mom was a merit gained.

Mom was in the mood for some Chinese food.
Here we were....
In Chen Fu Ji.

Imperial Fried Rice ($18)

Skim-Over Noodle ($18)

Paper Wrapped Chicken (4 pcs - $14)

Chili Crab (100g - $3.60)

Sauteed Baby Kailan with CFJ Sauce ($9.80)

Every dish was unforgettable and worth a try. However, the Chili Crab was kinda too spicy for us. Had a better one at the Bottle Tree Park. More updates soon! ;P
Will definitely be back to Clarke Quay to try conquering the fares around!

Chen Fu Ji
23A Smith Street,

Singapore 038937

Tel: +65 6323 0260
Fax: +65 6410 9239
Website: www.chenfuji.com.sg

Another New Chapter. Another New Baby.

Our journey of food blogging started off pretty simple.
We were undemanding on the photographs we took. Simply because the fervour has not been built just yet. However, more and more pleasing and tempting pictures captured us.

I decided to make a move.
Ended up with the PowerShot A650IS.
I was contented. just enough.

Time goes by.
More captivating depictions seen.
We opt to achieve those.
Learning, adjusting and pressing new buttons is fun.
He is not hugging his feeling anymore.
He made a new move recently.
We ended up with a 'baby'.
Camera ok.
Canon EOS 450D is a super duper sweetheart.
He spends more time with the baby than me. now.

Chris is flying off to UK with me!!
Another new chapter and journey awaiting us.
Prevailing hitches together.
We will.

Da Dong Restaurant @ Chinatown, Singapore

I missed my first Europe trip.
But I still traveled.
I traveled half the globe to Singapore, to see my dear parents.
It was all worth it.
Glad they are doing well now :)
And I'm welcomed with all the love I longed for.
Not to forget as well....
the long missed food!!

Dad is on an array of medications. From immunosuppresants to multiple vitamins and antibiotics, he's bored rigid and as an upshot from this major surgery, he lost a whooping 10kg. Proteins and energy from meat, vitamins from veges are what he needed to replenish his defeated appetite. Since he is getting on better, we headed to the Chinatown in Singapore.
Da Dong Restaurant was dad's pick. Went for some simple food. It was all warm and cherished as the hindrance and difficulty that we were all worrying about was disentangle. Happily sitting and having dinner together with mom and dad was a true bliss, I felt.

Winter Melon with Spare Ribs Soup

Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

Braised Mushroom with Bean Curd

Stir fry Sang Yu with Ginger and Chives

Vegetable (Kan Choi) with kei chi

Do check out this place if you are to drop by Chinatown. Enjoyed every dish. Very flavoursome. My personal recommendation would be the bean curd and the soup. Truly mouth watering!
You could also check out a little store nestled just opposite the restaurant, known as the Wuerstelstand selling sausages.

Cheese Sausages with mustard and ketchup for $3.50.

More updates on Singapore food coming soon!

Da Dong Restaurant Pte Ltd
(by Fatty Weng)
39, Smith Street,
Singapore 058952
Website: http://www.fattyweng.com
Tel: +65 6221 3822

Tai Zi Heen @ Prince Hotel, KL

- A lavish dinner attended by Chris while I was still in the faraway land of UK -

By Chris:

Not to forget the invitation from BBO, the accompaniment of Simon, Hwei Ming, Shirley, Sharon and Jennifer, it was nice meeting you guys and the adjunct of good food along with noble companionship definitely help kill my boredom.

Tai Zi Heen was the spotlight of the night, located on the first floor of Prince Hotel. Chinese cuisine have became prevalent and well-liked among many nationalities and chinese meals have already dwell in readily in our ambitious appetite. Different types of cooking approach, undeniable creativity in the preparation of each dishes is worth every applause. I enjoyed feasting on these delicious preparations and I'm giving thumbs up as well for their appealing food presentation. Clutching on to the principal of "色香味聚全", it would not go wrong.

Here are some of the lip smacking dishes that we tasted that night.
Talk about creativity, inventiveness and resourcefulness!

Left: Sweet & Sour Crab Sauce on Fried Mantao (Chinese Bun)
Right: Herbal Chicken Soup with shitake mushroom, dried fish belly, tong kwai, red dates, kei chi and dried scallop. Very soothing and flavoursome.

Dim Sums. We just can't miss it when you talk about dining in Tai Zi Heen. We were served with a special treat: the Four Season Prawn Dumplings 春夏秋冬. This serving has not been launch just yet. No worries, it will be out in no time!
Each colour of the dumplings represent different seasons.
Green-Spring, Black-Summer, Yellow-Autumm, and White-Winter.

Four Directions Siew Mai 东南西北. And again, each directions is made up of different ingredients.
East-Abalone, South-Rendang, West-Tuna, and North-Fresh Hokkaido Scallop.
Such special siew mais... it was my first time tasting and encountering these.

Left: Crispy Roasted Chicken Topped with Szechuan Sesame Sauce.
Right: Oven-Baked Black Cod Fillet with a Butter and Parmesan Cheese Crust.

Ying-Yang Prawns. Crispy prawns tossed with Asian dressing with garlic pepper sauce. This was really appetizing and palate triggering. The orange coloured sauce covering the fresh prawns generously was the essential thousand island dressings, while the other type was cooked to perfection with marmite.

Wok-Fried Diced Beef Tenderloin with Black Pepper and Crispy Garlic. High quality Australian tenderloin was a star!

Stir-Fried Honey Peas with Wood Fungi, Pine Nuts and Lotus Root was served on the right time as we wanna go easy on the amount of meaty dishes earlier.

Chilled Mango Puree with Ice Cream, Sago and Pomelo
. Bet Christine would love to savour this as she hearts mango a lot. Something to refresh and enlighten us up as this dessert is quite decent.

The Mooncake festival is just around the corner (it's tomorrow!) and we were also served with the icon of the festival. What's more? Mooncake for sure. Below is some of the traditional servings of mooncake; White Lotus, Pandan, Assorted Nuts and Red Bean.

Snow Skin Mooncake was also on the menu. The deviation of many different flavours made me indecisive on which on I should go with first. Some of the creative mooncake spread they have include: Gummy Bear, Lavender, Mango Cheese, Custard Corn.
FYI, the Star have appraised their creation of Chocolate Whiskey as one of the Top 5 mini snow skin mooncake in the Nouveau Bites category.

Thumbs up to Chef Ricky Thein who has more than 20 years of gastronomic practical contact and knowledge!

P/S: There is a promotion that is still currently on, from 1st August to 30th September and from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm, you'll get to enjoy 50% discount from the a la carte menu except for premium food item.

Tai Zi Heen
1st Floor
Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur
Opposite Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
No.4 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2170 8888
Fax: +603 2170 8999

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Happy MoonCake Festival to all!
Best wishes to you and your loved ones!

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