Recently made a short trip to HK to visit my good friend S. Before moving over, she was my shopping kaki at FEP and we used to spend loads in just 2-3 hours. We were great together because we had the same shopping speed – fast; and we kinda knew what each other would like. She has a keen eye for good stuff and her fashion taste is exquisite. MISSED HER SO MUCH. Well, older now, and in Hong Kong, we shopped till the holes in my pockets were so huge it was no longer just a hole. We had a blast though. Shopping, doing spa manicure/pedicure, eating and just being girly creamed with late night girly chats on her couch and watching shows like the Bridget Jones Diary. I MISS YOU BABE.
I love dim sum and where best to have them but in HONG KONG! Every time I am in Hong Kong we check out a different place for dim sum. This time, S brought me to DRAGON KING RESTAURANT. It was awesome! I loved the selection and the quality of the dishes served. My highlight has to be the scallop chee cheong fun.
I like it how they had it cut up into pieces each with a full scallop! I finished an entire plate all on my own! The place is cosy with little “cubicles” for each table which added to a sense of privacy. Great ambience and quality food, this place gets TWO thumbs up from me!
Not a fan of egg tarts but the ones here were really good!
THE UPPER HOUSE, situated near the Mariott Hotel, Conrad and Shangrila is a great place to just chill and enjoy the view of the harbour. Reservations have to be made as this place is usually packed especially weekends. The general vibe is a little like SEVVA. Perfect for a night out with the girls, or that romantic post dinner date. I love the view and the ambience. Kinda wish Singapore had more of such places. Now we just have so many rooftop chill bars springing up. Not that I am complaining, but it would be nice to have more of such options as well. I guess we do, like the one at Swissotel and perhaps at the Martini place at the Hyatt Hotel. But we could use more of such I think. Oh well.
Incidentally, there is a similar outfit in Beijing by the same people, called THE OPPOSITE HOUSE and I was there just 2 days later when I was over for business. Here the hotel’s focus is in its artistic design. I would definitely try to spend a night here come my next trip. Looks pretty cool. Somewhat like an arty farty boutique hotel.
Been traveling quite a bit for work. Last one was to Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai. I like Beijing. Wanna visit the Forbidden City again if I get a chance…
On the way to client’s…
When I was in HK, S and I went for Sunday Brunch at the Tiffin Lounge @ the Grand Hyatt. I must say it’s by far the best champagne brunch I have ever been to! Amongst the wide variety of desserts and international cuisine were PAN FRIED FOIE GRAS and CHEESE LOBSTER!! Those 2 were enough to make me go back the next time I am in Hong Kong. Be sure to make reservations!! Try to get the window seats if possible. Absolute decadence on a Sunday afternoon, made perfect by the best company – D and S!
Feeling hungry just looking at the pics…
Recently checked out Artichoke with R for brunch. Located at the old Secret Garden, I like the ambience here. It’s very cosy and intimate. My idea of a casual, lazy Sunday afternoon. It can get pretty hot if you are seated outside though which is really unfortunate as it is so much nicer outdoors – drats! Singapore weather!
Service is somewhat slow as it a small kitchen. Prices are very reasonable and the highlight for me has to be the BACON! It’s not often in Singapore that I get served the entire whole thick slab of bacon. Usually, its the thin fried strip, but here, you get it whole and full. Nicely grilled, with lots of oil and fat but absolutely YUMMY!
Sigh I really should start exercising. I think my body is protesting all these fattening food by growing a belch. :S
So it was one of those lazy nights at home where we didn’t want to travel too far yet I had to eat something yummy. Dad suggested checking out this place he drove past one day. Apparently they were selling crabs at $35/kg!! For those of you not in the know, places like Jumbo and Long Beach go at $44/kg and House of Seafood goes at $48/kg. I love checking out these random hawkers at HDB blocks as they usually can be very surprising. I was not disappointed. Not only was the crab tasty and fresh. All of the dishes were equally excellent. Delicious and very reasonably priced! Service was also prompt and good. I was thoroughly impressed. Will I be back? Definitely! (Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures of everything I ordered but I had the LALA with sambal, Black Pepper OR Spring Onion Beef, one or the other – very tender; baby kailan with garlic, and Black Pepper Crabs – 2: They are tiny at 800g compared to those 1.4kg I am used to, but still alright. I think I ordered one more dish but I can’t recall right now…)
The crab wasn’t outstanding but for the price paid, I say it was VERY GOOD. A mix between the peanut taste at House of Seafood/Still Road, and the sweet taste of Melban and No.3 Crab Delicacy. Will check out their other preparations next time!
Best and Most Memorable Ba Cor Mee @ Bedok Block 85. Cheap and YUMMY! One of my tops for favourite late night supper food!
Went to Oversea Restaurant for Lunch that day. I still think the char siew is one of the best but according to my friend, there’s a better one in KL. Some hawker stall. Whilst I still think their KL branch does it better, this serves me well too. Having been here longer now as compared to my previous entry on this, they now have more of the KL dishes available. Slightly over-priced in my opinion but definitely worth a try. Remember to reserve your char siew! And yes, it can get quite jelat so don’t over order!
The uncle convinced me to try this eggplant with otah and fish cake dish but I think I should have stuck to my eggplant and minced pork.
Had lunch at Golden Peony with my colleagues last Friday. I always had a good impression of Golden Peony @ the Conrad for serving good food ever since my cousin’s wedding at Conrad hotel 2 years ago. But I must say I was a tad disappointed at their dim sum selection. It was limited, and frankly, not great. The ala carte dishes took way too long to be served as well. Should have gone to Wah Lok…
This was not bad. Scallop with bean curd I think…but not outstanding.
I usually like my yoghurt plain without toppings but colleague bought this. LOVE frolick yoghurt, especially the one at Millenia Walk. It just tastes better. Yammi Yoghurt too!! sigh will miss this area when we move end of this week…
ok super long entry. Tired…gonna crash. Brand new week. And we move to asia square on Friday! Excited about new desk and screens and all but sure gonna miss our cosy nook at Millenia/Suntec. Haven’t figured out my travel route yet…
Went for dim sum lunch at Taste Paradise at ION today so look out for that review coming up!