Wednesday, September 8, 2010

By the River

One of my favorite places to eat @ Robertson Quay is Aburiya. It's in my opinion, one of the best places in town for Japanese/Korean BBQ. Any BBQ lover will tell you that it's all about the meats & they do theirs the old fashioned way with charcoal. Hmm I love table BBQ.

You can order your meats marinated in several ways - pepper, tare (sweet sauce) or miso. The wagyu rib eye is reason enough to go there.

Korean rice wine

Wagyu rib eye
Meat that melts in your mouth

Pork Belly with black pepper

I didn't take a picture but The Girl loves beef tongue & so do I

On top of the meats, we would also order a platter of vegetables - corn, green pepper, mushrooms & onions. Kim Chee soup. Bibimbap.

Foie Gras

What it's burnt ?!....well that's the best part
Yummy burnt rice

We enjoy taking a stroll after dinner

or make another stop at Wine Connection

for wine & cheese

There is a very good selection of cheeses

& gourmet food items

Monday, September 6, 2010

Seafood Paradise @ Singapore Flyer

The story of Seafood Paradise & the chain of Paradise restaurants in Singapore started as a zhi char star in Defu Lane (where is that ?). Doesn't matter that the location is out of the way, Singaporeans will know how to sniff out good food.

I still don't know where Defu Lane is which meant we had gone to the Seafood Paradise @ Singapore Flyer. These are just some of my favorite classic Chinese dishes.

The cold platter
so chinese wedding

The Girl inherited my love for this

My favorite way to prepare fish - Steamed
The best part - the fish cheek
My family will fight for that

Steamed prawns
Deshelled & then eaten with cut chillies & dark soy sauce

Abalone & Sea Cucumber

Chilli Crab
(not exactly their best dish)

This is apparently their signature dish
Seafood Paradise Fried Rice
maybe I'm just not a big fan of fried rice
I don't see the fuss

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Emily of Emerald Hill

I wrote this a few months back but forgot to post - just found it in my draft box. Oops.

For the first time, I watched Emily of Emerald Hill & I was in love.

A play written by Stella Kon & 25 years after her first performance, Margaret Chan took the stage again playing the role of Emily Gan. I can't even begin to describe what I love about it. It's a monologue of a Nonya matriarch - her thoughts, her feelings, the life of a nonya lady in 1950s. A timeless story - issues that resonate even in 2010.

More importantly, watching Margaret Chan is a delight. I'm so lucky to have caught this performance esp since it was done on the last night before the Vic would be closed for renovations. Throughout the play & in between laughter, you will be wondering if you like Emily, hate her or just feel sorry for her. Just imagine bearing the weight of the play on your shoulders for the entire 2 hours (or however long it is). But never once did she miss a beat. You are with her all the way.

Even though I'm not from a Peranakan family & couldn't understand some of the Malay phrases, I thoroughly enjoyed the play & just loved Margaret Chan's performance. Apparently the play is studied in schools & we should be proud of it - something truly Singaporean.