Monday, November 27, 2006

Penang Kitchen

So we finally got around to eating at Penang Kitchen - again, at Coronation Arcade opposite Coronation Plaza - facing the Shell station. No pictures of food this time, but anyway -

1. Lime Juice - was not as good as neighbouring Curry Wok. But...
2. Laksa - Key's dad praised the laksa noodle - one bite will bite through it easily!
3. Ngor Hiang and Belachan Chicken wing - both were very very good, and as a bonus, not spicy at all! I mean, even though it's called Belachan chicken. If I can eat it, almost anyone can.
4. Crispy fillet - was fantastic, the fish was complemented perfectly by the honey sauce.
5. Pulot Hitam - now I'm not an expert, but 4 other people at the table said it was good!

Well basically - if you're going there alone or twosome, try Penang Kitchen, the servings are good to go for just one to two people without wasting large chunks of food and money. If you're in a large group, go for Curry Wok, can order large amounts and sample all the great dishes.

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Friday, November 24, 2006


Swanky and expensive Japanese restaurant at Crown Prince Hotel - you know, where Swensen's is?

Really mood/ambience place, and small servings - but it's tasty! Not sure I would go there on my own at all, though. Still, if you have about two hundred to throw away, it's a nice place to eat Jap.

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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Curry Wok

Curry Wok - an awesome restaurant just opposite Coronation Plaza, at Coronation Arcade (not to be confused with nearby King's Arcade.

We went there looking for some other place - Key's dad had been recommended some place with good prok knuckles there. But we couldn't find the other place, so I recommended going to Coro Arcade to look for Penang Kitchen, which my sister had brought me to before.

Instead, we stopped at next-door Curry Wok, tempted by their pork knuckles. It was a good decision, since the food was awesome!

1. Lime juice. Yup, this was just fantastic. It tastes so clear! I don't know how to explain it.
2. Pork knuckles - Really really good.
3. Kung ba - Any place that serves decent kung ba is worth a visit.
4. Hainanese Pork chop - this was crispy on the outside, tender inside, and sweet, oh so sweet sauce.
5. Sayur Lodeh - this veggie dish had Key raving on and on, so you can guess how good it was.
6. Or - nee. This was possibly the smoothest or-nee I've ever eaten. And you can order it on its own!

Drop by here if you have a chance!

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Pera Makan

Went to this cool place at Joo Chiat Road called PeraMakan, at 92 Joo Chiat Road. Its website is under renovation, but you can call in for a reservation at 63457565. You can also turn in for parking at the Astro Hotel.It's peranakan dishes. Nice ambience for some slow dining. They do catering too!
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Saturday, November 04, 2006

I don't generally hold grudges - personal policy being it's much more miserable for myself than for the begrudged. If I'm offended, I'll usually forget it within a day and a night. Kind of like a short-term memory loss punchdoll - if you hit me accidentally I'll start frowning, but the next time you see me I won't be frowning anymore.

This generally means I also keep repeating certain "mistakes". But the upside of it is, I really don't ever find myself being miserable,that kind of bone-deep unhappiness that makes me feel like just being by myself. (Though I do like to be by myself now and then to read and stuff. This is more like wanting to be on a wind-blown plateau somewhere I can just scream and have only the echoes for company).

It's generally been a good way of life for me. In five years, I don't think I've ever been seriously unhappy. I like to think that to all my friends I'm just this guy who's always positive and happy, with some typically low-level bitching about poor service at a particular restaurant or having too much work at my job. Maybe a bit stupid in some ways - but I choose to be naive.

So why the hell am I so unhappy now?

Look, I'm done with sad, okay? I (expletive) refuse to be sad. So shut up mind, go away heart. I'm gonna be happy today, or else.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Board Games with Scott

Board Games with Scott is an interesting site with good video introductions to various games! I started with this intro to the game Power Grid.

And now I want to buy the game!

There are other games on the show, including Ticket to Ride (which i now feel like buying) and Fury of Dracula (which I've already placed an order for, prior to the intro). Check it out!