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Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Simplicity of Porridge

Porridge in my mind is a dish that is generally only eaten when you're sick. It's a bland concoction of watery soft rice with maybe some pork, fish or century egg.. Sounds familiar?

Well taking a visit to my usual post tennis haunt today one of my tennis buddies suggest we get the duck porridge, with a little trepidation I sheepishly agreed to a bowl.. What happened next was far from bland and boring!

Oh yes, come to papa

Aside from a bowl full of gruel and spoonfuls of sauce, this plate of heaven followed: duck deboned, hard boiled egg, liver, braised pork, two types of tofu and braised peanuts! A mini mountain for four hungry men!

Anything but bland!

After a little arranging on my part for the obligatory photo it was spoon and chopsticks in!

The rice as you would expect in porridge was soft and silky, coupled with the duck gravy and other bits of protein.. Yum!

Being a greedy lot one of them also ordered a bowl of yellow noodles, I'm not too much of angst of the yellow mee here in Singapore; it's a little too hard and chewy for my liking.

You can find this stall of goodness at Chuan Kee - Boneless Braised Duck, Block 150A Ghim Moh Temporary market

Friday, July 17, 2015

Back Alley Dining..

.. After an evening of getting reacquainted with my good friend 'Arthur' at one of the few places in Kuala Lumpur that serves a mighty grand pour of Guinness (Sid's funny enough) there was a call by one of the parties drinking for a late late late dinner.

To Arthur!

  What I love so much about Malayisa is the fact that you have a plethora of good food at almost anytime of the day. Malaysians I must say know their stuff when it comes to tasty food, find yourself a crowd of locals congregating by a back alley for food you know happy times for your tummy lie waiting.
Yummy yummy for my tummy!

Bumbung Nasi Lemak is no exception.
Located in Petaling Jaya is located at: Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park. Do not let the fact most of the tables sprawl out and down the back alley the Nasi Lemak is superb. From the light and mildly flavoured coconut/Pandan rice to the crisp and juicy spice infused fried chicken it doesn't get simpler (and better) than this! Oh and be sure your order yourself a side plate of sambal.. Ok next time I should also be sure to order an extra runny fried egg!

Oh hello beautiful!

From the time we got our table to when I realised I was on my last spoon full of
Rice I was wanting another plate.. "The elastic pants remember.. The elastic pants!" I refrained.. What a mistake! Now back in Singapore and writing this I'm hungry all over again!

Dam you tasty Nasi Lemak.. Dam you!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

.. So I had a frustrating day in the office!

it was just one of those days; buried under a ton of emails, phone calls that never seemed to end ��

Thought to myself.. Cook something.. You always feel better after cooking something, so a quick pit stop to the supermarket to pick up a veal loin, asparagus and some eggs.. 15 minutes later this happened:

Cooking it was simple enough.. Pan fry the asparagus in truffle oil season the veal with some Red Sea salt.. Sear in the pan for 2mins 30secs each side the fry the egg in the residual fat.

Told you it was easy!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I'm No Potatoe!

Found myself at Outram Park and feeling a little peckish; so my friend and I were wondering where and what to eat when I suddenly thought of visiting the very much blogged about Potato Head Folk at  Keong Saik street.

Drink first eat later; always 'thirsty' we decided some fermented grapes were needed!

I ordered for myself the Honkey Tonk burger: buttermilk fried chicken in a bun

While the burger in itself was huge.. Sadly it fell short of the mark; it was too big for any normal human being to eat with their hands, the sauce and the coleslaw was a little excessive and over powering that I couldn't taste the chicken and there was a small puddle of juice + sauce on my tray I could have swam in it!

WaAay too thick for any mere mortal! I do have to say that the location itself is a nice place to chill out at; until someone decided to turn the volume of the music up loud, the staff were very very friendly! It's just a pity the burger didn't justify the amount I paid for it.. Oh well there was the wine and the company to compensate for that!


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