Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Laksa Noodle in Miso

I have been cooking lunch in office for a few months and got to say that I have saved quite a fair bit of money.

Let me share with you an easy, quick and oil-free recipe for Laksa Noodle in Miso which I have cooked today.


Serving for 2

Ingredients:
200g Laksa Noodles
6 large prawns
1/2 round tube of silken tofu (cut into small cubes)

Sauces:
1 tbsp mirin
1 tsp Japanese soy sauce
2 tbsp white miso paste

Garnish:
1 stalk Spring onion
Seaweed

Instructions:

1) Boil a pot of water and add in the Laksa Noodles to cook for 1 minute.

2) Rest the Laksa Noodles in a bowl and add in the small cubes of silken tofu to cook.

3) Rest the silken tofu cubes and add in the prawns to cook.

4) Rest the prawns.

5) In the bowl of cooked Laksa Noodles, add in the sauces and mix well.

6) Serve the marinated Laksa Noodles in a bowl and add in the prawns, silken tofu cubes, spring onion and seaweed.

Till my next cooking session in office.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sunday Out with Mum

26 June 2016

Brought mum out to town, like finally,

We walked from Takashimaya to shop for footwear but ended up spending more time at the Gundam fair at the atrium.

No regrets as we got to see the mascot, I am guessing it was the Strike Gundam. I can't imagine how heavy the costume is.



Continued to walk down to Centrepoint just for egg tarts at Honolulu Cafe.



We queued for about 30mins and each of us could only buy 3 egg tarts for dine-in and takeaway. We were advised to order 6 in total, ate how many we wanted then takeaway for the rest by spending $0.50 for the box. They sure know how to do business.

About the taste, I still prefer Leung San Hong Kong Pastries at Tiong Bahru. Comparing the two, the crust of the egg tarts at Honolulu Cafe is thinner and flakier but the egg custard could be sweeter. I wouldn't queue again just for the egg tarts.

I also had the hot milk tea which you got to add the white sugar by yourself. It is quite thick but didn't impress me much.

Enough of food for now, we walked down to Plaza Singapura and did some shopping at TEMT. I could understand why their business was not bad as the prices were really low. A casual top can cost as low as $4.95?! I bought a sleeveless top at $9.95 which I was quite impressed.

And yes, we headed for dinner at Teng Bespoke Vegetarian Restaurant at 5:30pm.

There aren't many (or even none) vegetarian japanese restaurants in Singapore? Let's hope it won't disappoint.

The ambience was good and staff were friendly.




We ordered one of the chef's recommendation, Avocado Maki ($15), to share, Buck Wheat Noodle for myself ($11) and Golden Mushroom Tempura Don for mum.



The avocado maki was a good appetizer. The avocado was fresh and thinly sliced. Just a small dip with wasabi and soya sauce is sufficient.



The portion of the soba was quite big and 2 to share would be ideal if you have other dishes.



Mum loves the fried tofu and the miso soup. I especially love the black sesame panna cotta. It should be about $22 for a set like this.

We also brought Unagi Maki (Chef's Recommendation) for takeaway, We spent $70 in total for an extremely full dinner.

We didn't bought much stuff but we indeed bought food home.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Supper at Twins Kitchen

28 May 2016

Chir Chir had 50% off all menu items in May from 10pm - 2:30am except for alcoholic drinks. KZ, Ama and I intended to patronize again but the queue was too long and we had to wait 2 hours for a table. Our solution was to had supper somewhere else and that was when I suggested Twins Kitchen. Thankfully their last order was 11:30pm.

Twins Kitchen was opened by a pair of cute Korean cute guys. If you are lucky, you will spot at least one of them.

We ordered Army Stew ($40), Truffle Fries, Soy & Garlic Chicken and Topoki. The staff was sweet to add noodles into the Topoki for us. The gravy was thick and taste yummy. I would definitely order this again.


See how much ingredients were in this plate of goodness? I am missing this while blogging.

The Soy & Garlic Chicken was not as salty as 4 Fingers's but had bigger chucks of meat to leave you licking fingers.


I also tried their honey ice-cream beer which was better than Chir Chir's beer with whipped cream The texture of the honey ice-cream is similar to the foam of the beer. This is a 1st choice during hot weather.

I guess it won't be long till I am back to let them have my money.

Twins Kitchen
7 Craig Road
Singapore 089667