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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Morganfield's Weekend Buffet

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Ribs = Morganfield's
Morganfield's at Suntec City

From the blog post title, yes, it's an awesome news:
Morganfield's is having Weekend Buffet!!

Weekends can’t get any better than that. Kids Eat for Free!
Kids below 8 years or 120cm in height will get to enjoy a free meal for every adult’s main meal.

Sharing with you guys what my hubby and I had.

Chilling started with:
*Pink Lemonade (Left) S$6.90/glass, S$16.90/pitcher
 *Lychee Virgin Mojito (Right) S$9.90, S$23.90/pitcher
*drinks are not included in the buffet

UNLIMITED SERVINGS of Garden Salad, 2 soups and 10 sides to chose from.  And of course all the 4 flavours of Sticky Bones!

Mushroom Soup
If you like mushroom soup, you need to order this.  It's not too thick, very tasty with little cubes of mushrooms like sago within.

Garden Salad
This goes extremely well with meat.

It's not possible to conquer all the side dishes with just my hubby and myself.  We had:
Garden Veggies, Baked Potato and Corn Bread.
The corn bread is a MUST ORDER.  It's fluffy and soft with corns.  I happily stuffed myself with another bun despite of being full to the brim, it's freaking delicious!

Now, the star of buffet....
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Slow cooked till juicy and tender (extremely) Sticky Bones!
The meat will fall off the bones with just a gentle push with a fork, but most of the time I ate with hands, waahaaahaaa.....

Smoked Peppercorn (front)
Spicy Asian (back)

Hickory BBQ

Garlic BBQ

The above signature ribs that you see comes in 1/4 slab for each serving.  The portion is perfect and both of us was able to eat ALL THE 4 FLAVOURS OF THE STICKY BONES.  No more agony in deciding which one to order.

Another lobang to share:
Birthday Ribs Pass
Celebrate your birthday with Morganfield's! Spend $400 on your birthday and get 1 year free ribs! You will be treated with half a slab of Sticky Bones every month for a year! 

Carnivores, you may fall in Morganfield's 3 outlets:

Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 4, #01-645, S 038983
(Next to Promenade MRT)
Tel: 6736 1136

The Star Vista
1 Vista Exchange Green, Unit #02-23, S 138617
(Next to Buona Vista MRT)
Tel: 6694 3635

VivoCity
 Harbourfront Walk, Unit #01-51A, S 098585
(Next to Sentosa Boardwalk Exit)
Tel: 6225 0501

Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11am - 11pm,
Friday – Saturday/Public Holiday Eve: 11am – Midnight


Friday, 8 July 2016

Traditional Japanese Cuisine - Barashi-Tei

Date of visit:  01-07-2016



Was invited for a food tasting at Barashi-Tei recently.  It's located along the stretch where once famous Rocher bean curd is.  The nearest MRT station is Dhoby Ghuat but I took a longer walk from Bugis (cos' I always lost my way inside Dhoby Ghuat station, don't laugh >.<).

Some interesting background of  this cozy little Japanese restaurant, the founder and chef, Zhen Feng was a Fitness instructor.  The authentic dishes at Barashi-Tei are the result of his hard work and persistent learning from a 60 year old Japanese Master Chef for 10 years.
Barashi-Tei takes pride in making their food from scratch.  That includes their Shoyu and the Yuzu Tea below:

Yuzu Tea S$3.80
This home made beverage was refreshing, available in both cold and warm.  Another drink that I tried was Genmaicha S$1.20 (forgotten to take pic of it, heehee...)

Avocado Salmon Salad S$13.80
Big slices of torched salmon paired with generous serve of buttery avocado, saliva inducing visually and the taste did not disappoint.  Good for 2 - 4 pax.

Sashimi Salad S$13.80
Another colorful and cheerful healthy serve of salad.  Sashimi lovers can't miss this.  Good for 2 - 4 pax.

Yaki Tamago S$5.00
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, MUST TRY, HAVE TO TRY else your trip to Barashi-Tei is totally in vain, seriously.   Barashi-Tei's Tamago does not have a pretty and perfect appearance cos' it's handmade.  But it's so delicious that I don't know how to describe it.  So, this is how REAL Tamago taste like!

* FUN FACT - Factory made Tamago can be freeze and thaw, texture remains the same.  Fresh made Tamago will shatter into crumbs if freeze and thaw.  So Barashi-Tei's Tamago cannot be frozen leh...

Rice Paper Ebi Maki S$10.80
Crispy prawns wrapped in jelly thin rice paper.  It's less filling than normal sushi, so you can eat more!

Chirashi Don S$23.00
Imported rice from Japan blanket with 4 types of sashimi - Salmon, Mackerel, White Tuna and Mekaijiki.

Bara Chirashi S$13.80
Smaller portion compared to Chirashi Don, sashimi and tamago were cut into bite size cubes.

Kurama Ebi ( Japan Tiger Prawn) S$7.80
We could smell the fragrance of fried garlic from far before this reached our table.

Wasabi Ebi S$7.80
Same as Kurama Ebi, the bouncy texture was very enjoyable.  Glad that wasabi sauce was mild in taste, cos' I am not a wasabi person, heehee...

Sirloin Steak Foie Gras S$19.80
 VALUE FOR MONEY.  Mini sirloin steak wasn't as "beefy" as I would prefer it to be, but the foie gras was simply thumbs up!  The sauce could be served separately, cos the foie gras was bursting with sweetness on it's own. 

Gindara Nabe S$24.00
Gindara = Cod fish, Nabe = hotpot
Miso soup base with cod fish slices, accompanied with seaweed, tofu, assorted mushroom and veg.  This was a pot of healthy and delicious goodness in home cook style.  Certainly a crowd pleaser which everybody loves.  Good for 4 - 6 pax.

Spicy Salmon Maki S$12.80
Salmon and prawns lovers falls in!  This is a divine sushi made for you with slight spicy-ness teasing your taste buds.

Oyster Bacon Kushi S$3.80
Bacon with natural saltiness enhance the mild sweetness of oysters and successfully covered the "fishy-ness".  For those who never or dare not eat oysters, maybe you can give this a try.

Mango Pudding S$3.80
Very smooth and soft mango pudding for the young or old, man or woman, everybody!

Matcha, Yuzu and Goma (seasame) Ice Cream S$15.00
I couldn't decide which flavor I like better.  All were milky with distinctive flavors that melts in the mouth.

If you appreciate freshness in Japanese cuisine, Barashi-Tei will not disappoint.

Barashi-Tei
266 Middle Road
Elias Building
Singapore 188991
Tel: 188991
Tel: 8421 5228
Opens daily: 11.30am - 3pm and 6pm to 10pm








Sunday, 3 July 2016

Hoping to have another baby..

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I suppose most of you know that my kids are at their teens already.

Darren, now 18.
Luis, now 15, and it seems like yesterday...



The house is generally quiet, very quiet, if I don't open my mouth to talk and nag.

I am starting to miss the giggles and wailing (I am serious) from those toothless little humans.
And those baby scent, even babies' butts smells like roses (of course not when they are poo poo-ing).

I am so hoping to have another baby at home.

But........ the current situation is......
We do not have a baby at home, my old "factory" is unlikely to be able to produce one.  Now can only pin for grandchildren which is probably another 10 years or longer >.<

Meanwhile, I am making myself (my clothes) smelling like baby with this:
Farlin Laundry Detergent S$5.90 - S$15.90

I also use it to soak my lingerie as it removes stains and it's gentle on delicate fabrics :)
So now there's a faint baby scent around the house though we don't have a baby lolxx....

Farlin is from Taiwan, specializes in baby products.

Farlin Laundry Detergent is:
* Mild Formula - Hypoallergenic for baby
* Plant Base Cleaning Agent - Eco-friendly cleanser
* Natural Stain Remover Extract - Low foaming, no residue, gentle on sensitive baby and adult skin
* Natural Derived Tangerine Extract - Removes stains and grease, anti-odour formula with fragrance (that baby smell!)
* High Water-Soluble Formula - Able to dissolve in water even at 30°C
* Suitable for both hand wash, top or front load washing machines

Another product that it's useful to our baby-less family is this:
Baby Bottle Wash S$5.90 - S$11.90

 This is a multi-purpose liquid cleanser for baby's bottle, bowls, cutlery, even toys.  And it's also a cleanser for vegetables and fruits!

Farlin Bottle Wash is:
* Plant Base Cleaning Agent - Eco-friendly cleanser
* Natural Grease Remover Extract - Non-residue, safe and gentle for daily use
* Natural Derived Tangerine Extract - Removes stains and grease easily
* Plant Extract Cleaning Agent - FDA approved ingredients, organic and strong in removing grease and dirt
* PH 5.5 - Mild, non-irritate for sensitive skin
* Multi-purpose cleanser - Suitable for baby's bottle, bowls, cutlery, toys, vegetables and fruits


Farlin is available online at  www.mummybebe.com


WIN $50 e-Voucher to shop! 

We have 3 sets to give away!


To stand a chance, simply
1) Like www.facebook.com/mummybebesg and www.facebook.com/farlinbabysg
   2) Share the above Facebook links on your Facebook
3) Drop a comment on my Facebook Page www.facebook.com/SusanWong.sg/ where you see this photo of Farlin products:

Closing date of contest 9 July 2016, 9pm.

GOOD LUCK!



Saturday, 18 June 2016

Coney Island Singapore




If this blog is not too new to you, you probably know that I am one of those "abnormal" weird woman who enjoys parks and natural reserves more than shopping malls.  Now that I am working in shopping malls, it dreads even more to walk into one during my off days.  Like a man now, I'll only shop when absolutely necessary.

I had discovered Coney Island way back in 2013 when I was exploring this North Eastern Riverine Loop.  You can read about it HERE.  But the island was not open to the public during that time, so didn't think much about it nor did any read-ups.

It was a pleasant surprise when it finally open it's gates on 10 Oct 2015.  People from all parts and corners of Singapore flocked to this little island, it's like, finally another new place to visit for boring Singaporeans.

So yup, I actually visited the next day.  I should had ride on the hype and 一窝蜂的 blog about it at that time to increase this blog's page views.   But I didn't, heehee.... Had been busy (lame excuse) also the motivation is just not there lah.  I am no longer interested in pursuing blog fame, neither do I have to energy to seek attention the way I used to when I started blogging many years back.  But I know I have a small group of readers who don't mind my lousy english, still liking this space and I am thankful and grateful ^.^

Urrgg.... getting off the track, so back again to the topic....

The usually quiet and peaceful Punggol Promenade was crowded people with during my first visit to Coney Island on 11 Oct 2015.
Though expected, but I didn't know how to feel.   Hate the crowd for disturbing the tranquil?  Or love it as finally more people gotten to know this beautiful place.

Here's a pic of the "All Sold Out" situation at 7-eleven at Punggol Settlement after we left Island.  Like kena robbed like that, we nearly died laughing, waahaahaa....  We grabbed whatever was left as we were really thirsty.

The poor exhausted looking cashier said to us very softly: "Sir, do you have the exact cash?" 
Hubby: "Sorry, I don't have any coins with me."
Cashier: "Sir, can pay by NETS?  I really no more change..."
She damn poor thing can, lolxx....
Hubby: "How come the store so empty?  Are they sending more stocks for you?"
Cashier: "Many many customers today, stock came but not enough, they delivering some more later... I very tired....." She was almost breathless.
The poor girl was working alone to deal with the sudden massive crowd.

The bicycle rental shop's business was bustling too.
The shop tender: "I am happy got business lah, but I do unitl no time to drink, no time to go toilet you know.  Until now still haven't eat lunch leh....".  The middle age lady said to us frowning but she couldn't hide that satisfactory smile from within.

7-eleven and the bicycle rental shop Huat Cai cos of the opening of an island that looks like a penguin. Oh yeah.... lolxx...  Just hope that people don't get jealous and increase their rental sia.

I had visited Coney Island 3 times over all these while and had entered through the West Entrance gate at Punggol Promenade each time.

The reason is Punggol Promenade has this 2 storey Punggol Settlement with rows of restaurants which is a deadly attraction to me.   My favorite spots for calories replenishing are White Restaurant and Horizon Bistronomy.
White Restaurant

Horizon Bistronomy

I compiled the photos taken during my 3 visits, and here they are with the shortest captions possible since it's already nothing new.  Starting from the West Gate to the East Gate:
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Here's a map of Coney Island.
  Like what I had said, it looks like a penguin.
West Entrance = Butt Feet of Penguin
East Entrance = Mouth of Penguin

The length of the Penguin is only about 2.4km and the widest width across the belly, I estimated myself, it's probably 500m.  To explore the whole island, you can start from the Main Path (in dark green) then make a u-turn to the Earth Track (in light grey) or vice versa.  Either way, the total distance will be more than 4.8m.

View from Punggol Promenade.

Hubby and I tried to 自造浪漫 (create romance) by renting this couple bicycle in pink.
But in less than an hour, we butts really hurts T___T  We had sore butts for the next few days after this lomanti ride....

 到此一游 tourist pic at the West Entrance although can't really see my face lolxx..

The Main Path is easy and a little boring with occasional nice spots.
However the even and broad path is great for jogging.




I had walked into the Reserved Area in hope to find the Coney Cow but no luck :(

Only saw foot prints, could be wild dogs, could be wild boars, but didn't see any :((

The Earth Track covers the beach which is divided into A, B, C, D and E, 5 sections.



Heard that some visitors were bitten by sand flies, but were so far so safe for us.


Opposite land is Malaysia.  So do take note to switch off the auto-roaming on your phones, else you may be using Malaysia's network without knowing.




Casuarina Exploratory near the West Entrance is a "mini playground" made from Casuarina trees.


Taking pictures of garden lizards is becoming my forte, lolxx..

Also, spot the monkeys.

Some just cross the path like a boss.

They gotten used to seeing humans and they aren't afraid.

But do keep a distance in case they gets aggressive.  Monkey scratch or bite can be nasty.

Nobody's home...

See the nests?

Close-up!

Heeheehee.... this just tickles.

The other than building a few shelters, pathways for easy walking, and a lonely toilet, the natural habitat is left as it is for us, urban folks to enjoy.



Flowers grow on it's own in a rebellious manner.




Unleash my rebellious wild flower in me, I lead my sisters and family members of 7 pax over this "No Entry" zone.
That thrill of breaking the rule.... I tell you.... lolxx.....

The solid walkway turned muddy and swampy as we walked further.

We proceeded in single file.  This is probably the most beautiful part of Coney Island.


Without any guide, at our own "risks", we found the legendary
HAW PAR BEACH VILLA.
It's all fenced up.  We would like to walk around outside the fence to at least see how big is this abandon villa, but walkway with plywood were only this much as seen in this photo.


We didn't want to step into the mud, so we left without seeing much other than this information board pinned on the fence.
For those who are interested, Haw Par Beach Villa is located at Beach B area.  Rightfully, guided tour is recommended, you may find out how to join HERE.

Walking towards the water dam is where WEST Entrance is.

I'll be rich if I set up a mobile drink stall here!


Let me move slightly off the track, away from Coney Island which is having too much limelight.

Back to the main land, towards Lorong Halus, we discovered a small piece of hidden heaven.

The view is very similar to what I had seen at Tampines Mountain Biking Trail.

And it leads to this pond.

By the pond, I enjoyed a concert sang by the birds and insects.  My heart was filled with peace and joy.  Thankfully I took a video, replaying it makes me happy ^.^  Being happy is very easy, I hope you find yours too.