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Monday, August 29, 2011

Earle Swenson's @ Changi Airport T3

Treated hubby to Earle Swenson's at Changi Airport Terminal 3 tonight as I had bought 2 Groupon vouchers.  For $20 a voucher, I can buy $40 worth of food from any of the Swenson outlet, including Earle Swenson's (ie a discount of 50%).  I am aware that Earle Swenson's price is much higher than the other family Swenson outlets, so I decided to buy 2 vouchers instead ie I paid $40 for $80 worth of food.

We both enjoyed the varieties that the salad bar offers.  Both our mains comes with salad bar buffet.

My plate of salad, nice varieties right?
Hubby's plate of salad
Baked Cheese Mussels
Found an unexpected guest in the mussel
Hubby ordered poultry combo
 I ordered tenderloin steak (Medium Well) with butter herb sauce
Banana Split
Total bill was $85.60 and hubby topped up $5.60.  Did I say it was my treat earlier?  :P

Din Tai Fung 鼎泰丰 @ Junction 8

After viewing our photos at "Brights Studio", we proceeded to Bishan Junction 8 for our dinner.  This was a birthday treat to my brother.

Shrimp wanton soup
Shrimp wanton ramen
Pork ramen
We ordered their chilli crab xiao long bao!  The dumplings are bigger than the normal ones and it was stuffed with crab meat inside.

Yam paste xiao long bao
The birthday boy

Sunday, August 28, 2011

NATAS Fair 2011

Hubby and I went to Natas Fair at the Singapore Expo yesterday, hoping to get some good travel deals.  We had our lunch first at "Yummy Chopsticks" at Expo before going to the exhibition halls. 
The fried rice photo in the menu looked so appetizing and it tempted me to order their fried rice.  I saw this fried rice on almost every other tables too.  However, it tasted like those fried rice designed for kids, with lots of mixed vegetables which I didn't really like.
Mango and Shrimp pancakes
The flattened shrimps could be found in between the mango and the skin of the pancake.
Crispy Tofu
I liked these big fried wanton with tofu inside but the bottom part of the skin was very oily.
Xiao Long Bao
Definitely cannot be compared with those restaurant type of standard.  The skin was thick and inside was not juicy.
After lunch, we bought the admission tickets at the mastercard counter whereby we could get a $1 off per ticket.  Thus, we paid $7 for two which was later refunded back to us by the travel agency after we bought the package from them.
We signed up for 8 Days Yunnan Shangri-la Deluxe tour package with CTC.  This is the fourth time that I took up China tour package with CTC.  The staff who served us was really helpful and very service-oriented.  We got the dates that we wanted and signed the package with him without going to the other tour agencies to do comparison.
Looking forward to the trip in December!!

Yummy Chopsticks
Singapore EXPO, #01-41, Hall 4 Atrium

Operating Hours:
11am to 10pm

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Family Photoshoot and Dinner treat at Hua Yu Wee 华友园

My brother, who is 8 years younger than me, just graduated from SMU.  He had done very well in his academic, graduated summa cum laude.  We did our family photoshoot at "Brights Studio" at Kovan.  As I brought along my own camera, we took the opportunity to do some photoshoot on our own before the actual one done by the professional.

Do I look like a fresh graduate? Actually, I had graduated exactly 10 years ago! Haha...
Me n Hubby
My parents
Mum reserved a table at Hua Yu Wee restaurant at Bedok.  The dinner was my brother's treat to us as he would be receiving his first salary from his first job soon.
I ordered this home-made tofu with spinach on top. 

Sea-cucumber Duck

Chilli Crab... We also ordered the buns to dip into the gravy
I loved these butter crabs best!!

We happened to see comedian Mark Lee and his family having a birthday celebration here too!
Overall, this was a great meal!