Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
A total of 2,300 lanterns line the streets of Chinatown for the annual light-up. The centrepiece is a 12m-tall and 6m-wide Merlion lantern, facing Upper Cross Street, adorned by the national flower Vanda Miss Joakim and the Aranda Lee Kuan Yew.
We had dinner at Tiong Shian Porridge before the official lanterns light-up ceremony.
Deep-fried intestines. We both prefer braised ones.
Frog legs cooked with ginger and spring onions in claypot to go with our porridge.
The emcee - Sebastian Tan
There were lanterns of old iconic playgrounds of Singapore.
Didn't manage to get any good shot of the fireworks as our view was quite bad.
We then went over to Mei Heong Yuen for some desserts.
Green Tea Show Ice.
Singapore icons/ mascots...
We had Garden by the Bay in lantern form here as well.
The lanterns will be on display at Chinatown until 12 October 2015.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
I reached the EXPO at around 11am (I thought I was very early) but was surprised that there was already a huge crowd of mostly old uncles and aunties there.
Decided to have a proper brunch first before snacking around. Ordered the Penang Prawn Noodle from this booth.
Penang Prawn Noodle at $3 per bowl. Nothing fantastic. The place was quite crowded already and I managed to share a table with 3 nice aunties.
The colour kuehs from this booth attracted my attention.
Decided to buy a packet of carrot cake/ yam cake (5 pieces at $2.50) to snack first.
Kueh at $3 a pack or 4 packs for $10.
I bought a box of Ginger Drink with extra honey at $5. There are 10 sachets in a box so I am going to go on a detox for 10 days. Haha... Just kidding!
This was one of the most popular booths as there were free food samples! Fried fish fillets, popcorn fish, salmon tempura etc.
I couldn't resist the temptation and bought 1 kg of salmon tempura ($10) and another 1 kg of popcorn fish (also $10). They threw in a slab of fish fillet into my free cooler bag.
You can get a free cooler bag for purchase of $20 and above. I think it is very useful to me if I were to go to market or supermarket for grocery shopping.
The 4 packets of kuehs and glutinous rice that I bought from Hougang Nonya Kueh's booth ended on our dining table as dinner.