Friday, October 21, 2016

Dinner @ Crystal Jade Restaurant

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Chinese Opera, not so popular in SG nowadays.

The festivities of the Ubin Thai Buddhist Temple is still ongoing, albeit on a smaller scale. Last night, it staged the Hokkien opera show which is not so popular these days. The younger folks do not know how to appreciate it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ah Seng Braised Duck Rice

Had Ah Seng's braised duck for lunch. When we arrived at 12 noon there was a long queue. Patiently, I joined the queue as this is one meal that I do not want to miss. Overall, the meal was satisfying and the price was reasonable ($11 for all the above).

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Marine Parade Char Kway Teow

We were at the Marine Parade vicinity this afternoon and decided to try the so called famous char kway teow there. The stall is at the Marine Parade hawker center. It is called the "Apollo Fresh Cockle Fried Kway Teow". Many has said that the food was good. I agree with them but that was perhaps 10 years ago. Now the kway teow is just ordinary with plenty of garlic. We will definitely avoid this char kway teow again. I read one review where the hawker assistant wanted to pick a fight with his customer.. more here

Monday, October 17, 2016

Accident in Zurich

The belly of an aircraft has been accidentally hit by a water servicing truck at Zurich yesterday resulting in a long delay. News are still sketchy at this point.

Few hours later:

The water servicing truck driver inadvertently stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes and crashed into the belly of the aircraft damaging the hydraulic flap covering. The truck top was embedded within the underside of the fuselage. However, there was no fuel leakage.
Cabin crew was recalled back to their hotel as there may be a long delay.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Farewell suckling pig dinner for temple's members

Rarely do they serve suckling pigs at dinner in such places. If they do, it means they are spending quite a bit because dinner with suckling pig is not only expensive but prestigious. A table for 10 people (dinner) in the heartland may cost about $1,000 with suckling pigs and $800 without. It usually comes with free flow of beer, cold drinks and Chinese tea.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Prawns, Sambal kangkong, potatoes salad lunch

Today's lunch

Bought the prawns from a wet market at Yishun. The price is quite ok ( 12 pcs or 500 grams for $14).

Yesterday's lunch at Eng's Noodles,Tanjong Katong Road

This is one of the best wanton noodles in Singapore. I dare not put too much chilly sauce on it because it is super hot and can cause stomach upset. Btw, the wantons are hidden underneath the noodles. This is Eng's way of keeping the wantons soft and tasty.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

At first I thought the festivities would stop after last Sunday's fireworks but it didn't. Last night, after a 2 day break, they continued and this time with variety shows and a grand dinner. The dinner was for invited guests and members only. I heard the PM was also invited.
I managed to catch a glimpse of last night's festivities and uploaded them onto YouTube. Hope you'll enjoy it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Another fireworks at Ubin Thai Buddhist Temple

Another night of fireworks by the Ubin Thai Buddhist Temple. This is the last day of this year festival. Usually it carries on for a month but this year, it is only for a week. Noticed that it has spent a lot of money on the festivities and the expensive two nights of fireworks.

Last night dinner was home-prepared pork chop

Today's lunch at home

Sunday, October 9, 2016

We went to Chong Pang and did some marketing over there this morning. Being a Sunday, the place was very busy and crowded. One consolation was that car parking is free of charge. Depending on where one park his vehicle. If it is nearer to the market center, free car parking is available from 1pm till 7pm otherwise it is the usual 7am till 7pm.
The above is my wife's version of Spaghetti Carbonara. It came with garlic bread and a small bowl of lettuce. Her standard of cooking is definitely better than mine.
These days, we seldom eat out. We feel that home cooked food is healthier and tastier.