August 2nd, 2006


animals in a cup

a cup of noodles, that is. :)

i'm going to be spending the next few days posting backdated stuff (but not actually backdating them because they'd get lost in my own archives...). i also made sure i chalked up a few wonderful meals last week, so i can post them this week. so stay tuned! :)

way back in april, i found the cutest cup noodles in cold storage at takashimaya. cup noodles are great for hunger pangs before bedtime because they're not too heavy a meal, are idiot-proof to make, and are usually quite yummy. i'm not sure about everyone else but i tend to crave something savoury and steaming hot at night, and often pass over stuff like cold bread and biscuits even though they're convenient.

these are darn cute! each animal comes with a different seasoning, and each packet comes with two animals X2. they turn out exactly the same as the picture on the packet and taste pretty good too! the texture of the noodles is springy and they cook evenly in hot water, unlike maggi which sometimes has uncooked bits. but then of course, there is a rather large price difference. :P i've lost the receipt but if i'm not wrong, these nissin ones are about 3 or 4 times the price of maggi ones.

great as a treat for kids! (but watch the msg levels)

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crystal jade kitchen

no, i'm most certainly not eating solid foods yet. i'm simply torturing myself by preparing and posting my pictures leftover/saved up from the past few weeks (or months). mostly of food and some of other stuff. :)

now, this set here is to show the world my three favourite dishes at crystal jade kitchen!

crystal jade kitchen has branches at quite a few different locations. i haven't been to all of them, but i feel that the one at great world city isn't quite up to standard in terms of food quality. highly recommend the suntec city outlet. it kicks ass.

the suntec city crystal jade kitchen does the above three dishes to absolute perfection. roast duck slices are succulent and juicy, eggplant and minced meat come savoury and piping hot in a claypot, and the deep-fried squid in spicy salt is ultra-crispy and a joy to sink your teeth into.

unbeknownst to many, this place does a mean plain congee. it looks like boring white stuff, but is in fact cooked with broth so there is a delicate fragrance and flavour. a bowl of plain congee is the perfect accompaniment to my three favourites above.


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