Thursday, June 8, 2023

Lau Pa Sat, Singapore

On the second day, my colleague wasn't able to join me for an after-work dinner so i went alone on my food excursion.
It was a good 5 minutes walk from the office.
I was so keen on trying the SG version of kway chap, so i ordered one to try. It costs SGD5.
I also wanted to try the braised pork rice, so I ordered a bowl too. Greedy me! The braised pork rice costs SGD5.50
This is how my food tray looks like...fully loaded!
The braised pork rice...well, it tastes like homecooked braised pork 😃coz it is not heavily seasoned. The flavor is subtle than KL version.
It has some braised peanuts on it too. My kind of comfort food.
[Below] SG version of kway chap with lighter colour broth. It consists of flat, broad rice sheets.
and was served with a separate bowl of braised tofu, egg, vegetarian 'pork offal'.
There are 3 types of sauces available. The sambal, sourish & spicy chili sauce and garlic chili sauce.
It was a nice meal.
[Below] The Lau Pa Sat food court tucked in the center of CBD office buildings.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

McD Jjang Burger

[Below] The Singapore Straits as seen from the office. The building on the left is a luxurious apartment 'V on Shenton' which costs up to SGD20m++😬
I could only 'dream' of owning a unit there...
but my short-term dream is to try out the McD Jjang burger😀
Satisfy the stomach first before continue to 'dream on'.
Walked to the Springleaf tower which is just 5 min away. As usual, it was crowded with mostly office workers within the vicinity, but service was quick.
Nowadays, McD SG serves garlic chili sauce by default.
[Below] The cute box packaging.
The paper burger wrapper.
And ta-da!
Overflowing spicy sauce like Ramly burger.
Tastewise OK-la, slightly spicy and similar taste to Korean spicy noodles gochujang sauce.
The price for this set meal is SGD9.50nett.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Chinatown Singapore

Due to a short notice on the trip, my boss did not manage to get a better accommodation for us. He booked me a room nearby Chinatown which is about 15-20 min walk to the office. Despite slightly far from the office, the hotel is nearby the local attractions and eateries. Hence, going to Chinatown is just a few minutes walks away.
On the first evening, I walked to the Chinatown Point mall and tried the noodle in Tam Jai Sam Gor.
Ordered a spicy & sour mixian with added pork belly (SGD9.50 nett)
Rich and tangy soup. It was tasty and I finished it in no time.
After then, a visit to the library located at the mall's top floor.
Public library is quite common in SG mall. And good thing is that it has desk for anyone/public to do their work or reading, as long as they don't cause nuisance nor talking loud.
It has a children's corner too.
If i stay here, i would frequent to this library daily, coz got free aircond😂
Meanwhile, here's how the night scene looks like from the entrance of Chinatown Point.
The colonial style buildings are so well-maintained.
Colorful facade.
[Below] This old building is situated right in front of the hotel i stayed.
Some of the eateries at Chinatown. The building and the streets are brightly lit up.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Tiny Hotel Room

continuation from the previous post...
For the next few days, I was in a 9-6 office job, something which i dreaded last time, but somehow when in a different environment now, i felt so excited to go to the office.
I gotta enjoy my breakfast of imported HK Vitasoy😀when reaching office. It tastes 'not so sweet'...LOL *Unlike our locally made soy milk drink, ours 'not so sweet' still tastes sweet 😂
I also had Milo and Mini Coke Zero Sugar (which is imported from Indonesia). I prefer this portion of Coke as i don't feel bloated after drinking. The usual size is too much for me.
I walked back to the hotel around 6 plus, nice weather and sunset view.
My journey from the office at Robinson77 towards the South Bridge road (nearby Chinatown area) took around 15 minutes.
My hotel room is a tiny room with a single bed in Southbridge Hotel.
I did not book this place. My boss did.
Other than the tiny space, I have no qualm with the room. It is clean and decent room. The toilet is new and well kept, not those shabby ones.
As it is located above a pub/bistro which have a live band till midnite, there would be some noise from downstair (but it is still tolerable)
I told my boss to get a proper hotel room next time😅

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Hustling Bustling in Central Business District, Singapore

[Below] The busy Amoy Street where the office workers go for their lunch at the nearby Amoy food court. This part of Singapore city consists of colonial style old shop lots and modern skyscrapers.
Adapting to the lifestyle of an office worker, blending into the busy crowd on a Monday noon.
After WFH & hybrid for almost 3 years, getting back into a busy city lifestyle is definitely an eye-opener...Thankfully it was only for 3 days, before i m back to my own nest (WFH) again.
I passed-by plenty of skyscrapers on my way to the foodcourt to grab a lunch.
Robinson road & its nearby landmark, it has been quite some time since my last visit😅. Back then, I was still an undergrad catching train (back to KL) from the nearby Tanjong Pagar railway station.
It was stuffy and hot at the food court, so i decided to tapao and had my lunch in the office pantry.
Tapao-ed the fried radish cake (with lighter colour, not the dark one). 
I remembered the darker one tastes slightly sweet.
It costs SGD4 per pack. It used to be SGD2 many years ago. Inflation!
The office in SG is superb, top notch facilities. Even the fridge has a variety of drinks for the staff to enjoy - Ribena, Milo, Vitasoy, Coke (original & zero sugar), 100 Plus, kurma milk, beers (it has Asahi beer!), some bottled herbal drinks, wines...etc
I'm so spoilt for choice...

Monday, May 29, 2023

Uncle Chong Local Delights Bukit Jalil

The last time I went to Uncle Chong was during the lockdown, back in year 2020. There was a short period where we can dine-in with strict restriction (and social distancing). Back then, the shop was located a few doors away from this newly refurbished shop.
This new shop looks bright and clean. Definitely a place for a sit-down yumcha for youngsters and even the elderlies.
I was there (on Wesak public holiday) to try out their promo curry noodles...which is priced at RM5.99 nett.
The curry noodles have cockles by default. If i knew this earlier, i should have put a remark for them to omit the cockles. Other ingredients are chicken thigh, taupok, long bean, brinjal, beansprout and mint leaves. The curry is not spicy at all, but has strong santan taste (which i dislike). Nevertheless i finished everything, leaving only the cockles (and soup of course).
This outlet opens until 5pm. Last order at 4:30pm.
Later in the evening, I ordered something unusual at Starbucks Mid Valley.
Instead of ordering coffee, i had their hot meal...
Utilizing my Starbucks card (worth RM30) before it is forgotten too😀
I had rice with ayam percik and masak lemak gravy.
I also ordered the curry puff ala-carte.
These 2 items cost around RM27++
Both taste good. Cosy ambience in Starbucks too.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Lamei Mala Hotpot @ Pavillion Bukit Jalil

First time trying La Mei hotpot. It has outlets in Sunway Pyramid and Plaza Arkadia, but the nearest to my place is Pavillion BJ.
Went there around 7pm on a Friday, there were still ample seats available.
Me & my colleague ordered these:
Ordered 3 types of soups - the mala tang, beauty soup and pork bone soup. 
I like the taste of the beauty soup the most. 
The pork bone soup tastes peppery, more like msg soup.
Mala tang is definitely a no-no for me.
Food for 2. Yes, we are big eaters.
Not sure about the price, coz not me paying😀
[Below] A treat for myself. Bought a new handbag and a wristlet from Parkson BJ.
It's time to get a new one for both as my existing ones are in bad shape.
Meanwhile did some grocery/food shopping in AEON Mid Valley to utilise my vouchers (which I got on last year). Better use now before forgotten (and voucher expires)
Bought some sushi, and also the following pastries:
German egg tarts (RM8.90)
Currypuffs (RM5)
Mushroom pies (RM6)
Tastewise ordinary and nothing special. I like the German egg tarts the most.

Lau Pa Sat, Singapore

On the second day, my colleague wasn't able to join me for an after-work dinner so i went alone on my food excursion. It was a good 5 mi...