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Monday, 26 December 2011

Sushi Tei (Singapore + KL)

Yes, this is gonna be about my eating spree in Singapore and KL, and coincidentally in the same Japanese restaurant chain: Sushi Tei.

The view outside Sushi Tei, Singapore:

The interior:


Sis and Guan Yu:

Browsing the menu:

Chawanmushi:

I'm not a very big fan of chawanmushi, but I have to admit, this one was pretty darn good.

Guan Yu's Spicy Ramen:

As she very aptly put in her blog POST, it was Spicy Ramen gone wrong. The chef took her statement of "make it as spicy as possible" a little too literally and ended up with a bowl of overly spicy ramen. O_O Luckily they agreed to give her another bowl when she told them it was WAY too spicy.

My Chicken Tamago Don:

I'm drooling just thinking about it. Seriously. Chicken was just the right side of tender, the egg not under/over cooked, and overall just... *droooooooool*

Lou's Scallop Tamago Don:

Didn't try this (cause I was stuffed with my own main dish) but according to my sis, it was really really good. Scallops were fresh and smelt like heaven in a bento box.

The highlight of the evening though, HAD to be this:

It's called "Golden Roll" and it's honestly the best thing I've ever tasted in my life!


The mango was sour + sweet, the prawn crunchy and rice cooked just right.


Went back to PGP feeling utterly stuffed and satisfied.

Now...

Sushi Tei, Kuala Lumpur:

Mom and dad browsing:

Sis and Aunt:

A couple of sushi dishes my dad scrounged from the sushi belt:

Sis and I:


I digress: both pictures were edited using Facecam (iPhone APP)

Chawanmushi:

Again, another bowl of goodness. Definitely comparable to the one we had in Singapore.

Dad's Sashimi:

I don't like raw stuff so I didn't try those, but my dad gave the thumbs up when I asked him how did it taste, so I take it as it was good enough for him (and my dad's not easy to please food-wise).

Nom nom nom... and mom taking pictures with her iPhone:

My sister's drink:

Okay it was nice, but a little too over-priced for Sprite + Cherry flavoring. *frown*

The dish I was itching to try the most: GOLDEN ROLL!!!

To my complete and utter disappointment, it was MUCH smaller than the platter we had in Singapore AND it didn't taste half as great. So yeah, don't order this in KL, cause the mango was ALL sweet and too soft (too ripe for my liking) and the prawn was nothing to shout about either.

The same chicken dish I ordered in Singapore:

Now this, was good. Just as delicious as the one I had in Singapore, if not better.

Sister ordered the same thing she did back in Singapore too: Scallop Tamago Don.

She liked this one better than the one in Singapore. Something about the scallops being yummier or something of the sort. 

Aunt and mom both ordered the bento sets:

Taste was great, but the portion was a little too large for one person. Luckily my dad didn't order a main dish so he could clean up after my mom and aunt. LOL!

Verdict: the main dishes were comparable, but the Golden Roll in KL really REALLY let me down. However, eating at Sushi Tei in KL is definitely cheaper than in Singapore, though the portions in Singapore are larger so I'd recommend food-picking girls to share (or bring your boyfriend to clean up after you).

For more info, visit their WEBSITE!


Next post: Creamier, Singapore!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

What you get when there's flour and an oven

As mentioned in previous posts, my sis, Qabir, Tarrant, Guan Yu and I had 2 baking err... stints, if you will, at her place.

This was the day where I had my Jap exam and had my sis go to Guan Yu's place herself, and I joined them later on.

I didn't take photos of the process cause I wasn't there, but yeah. It's a chocolate brownie/cake:


It was quite yummy, a little burnt on the outside, but still yummy. 

And then 2 days down the road, we were back at Guan Yu's (without Tarrant). This time to make strawberry cheesecake!

Qabir was diligently making the base of the cake:

My sis mashing up the cream cheese:

Our work station:

While waiting, we had this to keep us occupied:

Yummy stuff:

After chilling the cake, we added the jelly err... concoction? on top and stuffed it back into the fridge:

It's ready!!!

I swear, Guan Yu and my sis were in hysterics when they tried to cut the cake cause the jelly kept wobbling. -_-"


Wobbly jelly:

Qabir, Guan Yu and my sis:

After the cake (which was totally drool-worthy), we just sat around and talked while sipping tea:

The rest of the night was spent playing 3-man Chor Dai Di (cause Guan Yu needed her beauty sleep) and chit chatting till wee hours of the morning. This is Qabir hugging one of Guan Yu's many soft toys and pretending to look innocent:

We left Guan Yu's place the next morning exhausted - my sis and I were falling asleep on our feet in the train. LOL! We went RIGHT to bed upon reaching PGP and got up at 3pm-ish cause we had to get ready for dinner with Xing Lin, Guan Yu and Qabir.

Anyways, my sis will be attempting Christmas baking sessions in the next few days so I'll make it a point to take pictures and post them up here (hopefully along with the recipe).

Next up: Sushi Tei dinner(s)!

Utter Bliss

Yes yes yes I've got a bazillion posts overdue - I was away in camp + tired + busy + lazy.

Anyways... James is back! Hahahaha. I got a little worried cause his flight was supposed to touch down at 9.30pm last night but he didn't call till way past 10. Lol. 

I, for one, am glad that there will be no more Skype-ing for the next year and a half:

That was when he was still in Aspen. 

I'm not a very good person to talk to via phone/video calls, cause I get distracted by whatever else I may be doing. But I'd prefer Skype to phone calls any day (it's like conversing normally with a person, just not in the flesh - and I don't like talking into inanimate objects *frown*).

James, Andrew and Tjia Hwei dropped by earlier for lunch at my place and we went out for a drive after that. I'm not gonna lie, it was definitely awesome seeing James after more than 6 months of Skype-ing at odd hours of the day, once a week (or two). Will be going over to Penang with him and the family soon, so I reckon it's better for him to spend more time at home since I'll be seeing him everyday in Singapore while he still can.

Ok I promise my next post will be on our baking adventures at Guan Yu's place!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Café Cartel Lunch + Swensen's Dinner

It was yet another day out in Singapore for my sis and I. We met up with Guan Yu at Plaza Singapura for lunch. On the way there. . .

The Olsen Twins, Singapore Version:

Lunch:

Guan Yu was quite appalled at how small the piece of chicken is and told me to snap a picture of it with her finger in comparison:

Mine:

This was pretty nice, though I would have liked the fries to be a little less oily.

Dinner was at Swensen's:

STICKY rock candy! I swear I'm obsessed!

My purchases from HELEN:

Louisa's Macaroni and Cheese:

My Hawaiian Pizza:

Benji also brought over Garrett's:

He got the Chicago Mix for us: Butter and Caramel if I didn't remember wrongly.

DESSERT!

That was the favorite part of the evening. Chocolate ice cream + Oreos + Marshmallows + Whipped Cream = HEAVEN! 

We munched on Garrett's while watching "Already Famous"

It was an amusing movie, no doubt. Her Malaysian accent needed a little more work, but then again that's because I'm Malaysian so. . . *frown* To be fair, all she really needed was to add more Malay words into her sentences. Lol!

Baking adventures at Guan Yu's place up next!