Tao Seafood Asia with Parents

One early morning, I noticed a missed call from best friend B. Then, she called again, “I want to ask if you want to eat Shark Fin!” Wow, my first question of day.

And so, I told Bret I want to bring my parents to the restaurant. Leia and my sister joined us too.

First dish was Crispy Skin with Salted Egg Sauce. I was tempted to order another plate.  Then the Premium Shark Fins with Crab Meat arrived. The waitress addedsprayed Gordon Bleu into the shark fin. Thats something new for us.

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Next, we had the Pot of Chicken in Caramelised wine. Name of the dish was enticing but I wasn’t impressed.  Tried Crab with Glass Noodles and I love the succulent crab meat. No wonder B told me people called the restaurant to reserve the crabs.

For me, the biggest drawback would be the location. Although we managed to find the way, I prefer a straight forward and easy to remember route.

Still, thank you B for the reccomendation!

Tao Seafood Asia

12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2 #02-10

Tel: 6844 9969

Chin Mei Chin with Parents

Today is thursday and I want to spend the entire day with my parents and sis. Brought them to Teck Porridge for lunch and then… Chin Mei Chin along East Coast Road. As we walked towards the confectionery, we could smell bread and cakes. The aroma reminded my mum of her younger days as a child.

Hainanese mini pastries.

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Besides pastries, we have kaya toast. Took quite a while for our toast and coffee to arrive.

My mum spotted the brand of the butter and said its her favourite. I like their home made kaya and signature round buns. So simple yet so unforgetable. My mum and I stock up their kaya for some Chin Mei Chin moment at home.

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And the aroma of coffee is alluring. I don’t drink coffee but if I do, I would have coffee black also known as kopi-o.

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Together with soft-boiled eggs, it is the perfect afternoon tea in the traditional local coffeeshop. My mum was amused by the 1950s flooring, furnitures and items in the coffeeshop. She pointed to the clock on the wall, “That clock must be at least 40 years old!”

There are not many traditional coffeeshops left in Singapore and I am glad to be here. However due to limited seatings accompanied with the constant flow of people keep, we left immediately after we were done with toast and kopi.

Nevertheless, I still like the old-school coffeeshop.

Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
204 East Coast Road Singapore
Tue–Sun: 8am – 4.30pm
(Closed on Mondays)

Vintage Tea Party at House Dempsy

B and I were thinking of high tea together. After google and asking the right people, we decided to make a trip down to dempsy. Glad to have GPS and I didn’t know Demspy is so big until that afternoon…

Every Thursday and Friday 3pm -5.30pm, House Dempsy serves “Vintage Tea Party”. I love vintage and this is a small section of the delectable selection of cakes, cupcakes and cookies.

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For my first plate, I had teriyaki chicken bun, assorted mini skinny pizza and vietnanese rice rolls with strawberry. Small bites allow us to try more varieties and definitely, a mouth-party experience.

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My high tea date has entered 2nd trimester and little precious gets to enjoy the sweet treats with us. Both of us were in love with the homemade lemonade with basil. I think I tasted pomelo. Very good stuff!

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Another plate. This time, sweet pastries. In my mind, need to work out really hard.

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On the whole, it was quite a charming experience for me. The retro english decorations and unique table settings were simply art, bringing me to another world. Service was attentive and warm too. Most certainly, I would bring my friends here for special occassion or gathering.

House

8D Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 6475 7787
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 6pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 4pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

Butter Cookies by Auntie Helen

Last week, I visited my friend’s mother. Auntie Helen bakes and cooks extremely well and this is my 3rd or fourth home made surprise from her.

Butter cookies that tastes incredible. Everyone in my family love Auntie Helen’s bake. She is amazing.

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Auntie Helen is very humble too. I have much to learn from her. Special thanks sbff, I am able to know a wonderful family 🙂

Beef Goulash at Jacob’s Cafe

Had lunch at Jacob’s Cafe situated along chang village.

People who works or worked near changi village will know the restaurant. Back then, I was 20 and lunching at Jacob’s Cafe would mean a good treat for myself and colleagues.

Time flies, 10 years have passed. The cafe is still very much the same. Lunch specials on their blackboard and I ordered beef goulash with bread. My friend, Sasi ordered chicken stew and he commented, “It still look the same as before.”

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It was my first time having beef goulash at the old-fashioned country restaurant. Taking my time to catch up with Sasi, I finished everything on my plate.

A dedicated dish filled with warmth and perfectly seasoned ingredients 🙂