Saturday, January 15, 2011

Boon Lay Raja Shark's Fin & Seafood Restaurant

It'll be our second year to witness Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration down here in Singapore. Apart from being a truly bright and colorful Chinese festivity, CNY brings inumerable food delights. From lavish meal gatherings to luscious traditional delicacies that speak of prosperity, abundance and generally good vibes, the market is full of food choices to make. And as a kick-off for this up coming occasion, we trooped down Boon Lay Raja Shark's Fin & Seafood Restaurant for a delicious banquet. It leaves me with no expectations at all as I entered the restaurant premises. It's a typical chinese restaurant you will find elsewhere.
But for the food and service, I'll give them 4 spoons out of 5. Generally, the quality does not disappoint. It will leave your tastebuds happy and satisfied. I enjoyed almost all that was included in our lunch repertoire which consisted of shark's fin soup, fresh steamed garoupa, wasabi prawn, spinach & mushroom, crispy-fried chicken, seafood salad, cold platter and yam paste for dessert. With all it's simplicity and downright filling taste, this is one restaurant I will definitely be back for more.

Friday, January 7, 2011

2011 Countdown @ Marina Bay

This 2011, we spent our New Year's countdown like no other. We braved long hours of waiting and squeezing into the massive throngs of people just for that spectacular fireworks display on the new Year's eve. That night, Marina Bay was beaming with colours and lights. The fireworks and musical show lasted for approximately 8 - 10 minutes. The ambiance was all about festivity, and hope for new beginnings. Happy New Year everyone!! May we all have a blissful year of the rabbit!
By far, the most breath taking view of Marina Bay I've seen!
Well illuminated wishing spheres...








Thursday, January 6, 2011

Yong Tau Foo - First Comfort Food in 2011



Call it a love at first. That's how I will likened my first encounter with this steaming bowl of healthy greens, seafoods, noodles and tofu. What is there not to like about this dish? I can hardly think of any. I can vouch that this popular soup - Yong Tau Foo is among the must-try local dishes around Singapore. So widely known is the dish that it's nearly impossible not to find a kiosk in most hawker centres and Kopitiams offering it. It's usually eaten either as plain soup or added with your preferred noodles. It can also be opted with the soup on a separate bowl and the rest of the ingredients dry. For the type of soup, there are also different varieties to choose from. If you're like me who prefers to stick to its "healthy appeal", I normally go for the clear broth. Otherwise, there's curry or laksa for the more daring ones. Depending on your appetite or how indulgent you would be, a bowl would cost around S$5 -S$10. If it's less sophistication yet filling and healthy eating is what you're looking for, this is one simple dish that perfectly fits.

Yong Tau Foo - First Comfort Food in 2011

Call it a love at first. That's how I will likened my first encounter with this steaming bowl of healthy greens, seafoods, noodles and tofu. What is there not to like about this dish? I can hardly think of any. I can vouch that this popular soup - Yong Tau Foo is among the must-try local dishes around Singapore. So widely known is the dish that it's nearly impossible not to find a kiosk in most hawker centres and Kopitiams offering it. It's usually eaten either as plain soup or added with your preferred noodles. It can also be opted with the soup on a separate bowl and the rest of the ingredients dry. For the type of soup, there are also different varieties to choose from. If you're like me who prefers to stick to its "healthy appeal", I normally go for the clear broth. Otherwise, there's curry or laksa for the more daring ones. Depending on your appetite or how indulgent you would be, a bowl would cost around S$5 -S$10. If it's less sophistication yet filling and healthy eating is what you're looking for, this is one simple dish that perfectly fits.