Thursday, August 03, 2017

Fast and Easy Dark Soya Sauce Sotong(aka squid)

Today I am going to share a family recipe called the dark soya sauce sotong. This dish is very simple to cook and it only requires 4 ingredients.

Sotong( it all depends on how much u intend to cook)
Red dates dark soya sauce
Black ground pepper (based on how much u can take)

1. Marinate the sotong with the dark soya sauce and pepper for at least half an hour
2. Heat up the wok and pour the sotong in to cook.
3.Once the sotong curls up , it is ready to eat and add a bit of sugar at this time.
4.Ready to serve.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Movie review on Transformers: The Last Knight

For this movie, it was not as exciting that I had expected it to be. My expectations before this movie were more of the fighting scenes. It does not give me the adrenaline rush that I wanted.

Story plot was not really exciting. I was just a bit bored during the show until the ending part. There were certain scenes of the transformers where I thought that the scene looks a bit satanic. However, this is my personal opinion.

Do write in your comments on how you feel about the movie to share with me. 

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Food Review on Enchanted Garden's June menu @ V hotel

Aloha everyone, it has been since a long time I wrote on my blog after my grandmother has passed on. For this food review that was done on a weekday afternoon at Enchanted Garden at V Hotel, I was being invited by fellow blogger Jess aka JessSeasons to join her with courtesy from the boss, Mr Chris.

I loved the signage of the restaurant as it gives a very romantic feel. Here's how the signage of the restaurant looks like:

I guessed no one who has thought of that within the signage of a restaurant depicts words like with heart and soul. Let me tell you that I could see the effort in the whole team of people working in this restaurant is all great team players. This is the first time that I have been to a food tasting event whereby I could see all of them helping out one another.

This food tasting was jointly also joined by two other fellow bloggers.They are Isabelle and Yunzi.
Left to right: Yunzi, myself, Jess and Isabelle

Let's take a look at the array of food that Mr Chris and his team have taken effort to prepare for this food tasting
We had a total of 10 dishes for food tasting 

Allow me to list down all the dishes for your reference

Spicy Topshell -$8.80
Spiced Crispy Anchovies $8.80 
Korean Spiced Chicken Wings - $12.80 
Fish Fingers-$7.80 
Cheesy Pork Balls- $9.80 
Seafood Croquette-$12.80 

Grilled Pork Chop-$18.80 
Baby Back Ribs-$18.80
Miso Cod Fillet-$32
Lamb Shank -$26.80

Here's the up close and personal photo of each individual dish 
Spicy Topshell 

For this dish, I was not able to review due to abstaining from seafood after chicken pox for 100 days.

Cheesy Pork Balls 
For me, these cheesy pork balls were just nice in taste as they were not too overwhelmed with the cheesy taste. I did not dip the balls into the sauce. However, our host for the day, Rain told us that it was all handmade

Spicy Crispy Anchovies ( Photo credits to Jess) 
This plate of anchovies seems to be air-fried upon tasting cos there is not a hint of oiliness in them. Great to get them when you are having happy hour at the restaurant.

Seafood Coquette
This seafood coquette packs a punch on its own without having to add any more sauce. The crunchiness that comes out from the bread crumbs can give the cracker kind of feeling.

Korean Spicy Fried Chicken 
This dish is made with the head chef's special concocted sauce. It is more towards the sweet kind of spiciness rather than the kind of sambal spiciness that we are looking at.

Fish Fingers

This one taste a bit like chicken fingers just that it does not have cheese taste

Lamb Shank

This dish is well braised as the meat is able to be still stuck onto the bone and also it is tender when you bite it. If you take a look at each dish, you will be able to see the chef's effort to introduce vegetables to each dish for healthy living.

Miso Cod Fillet 

This dish is made from overnight marination of the special sauce which was concocted by the chef. What I like about this dish are the flavourful miso cod fillet and the mashed potato. The mash potato is something which does not give the very starchy kind of feeling after each mouth.

Grilled pork chop 

This dish was tasted cold as we were busy taking photos so can't really give an exact review for it. Probably when it is eaten hot, it should be more tender. Wished that it was tenderised more 

Baby  Back Ribs 

I did not taste this dish for the fear of dark soya sauce. The other ladies felt the taste was just nice.

For my personal opinion of this food tasting session, the top dish goes to the miso cod fillet which is a must try. 2nd dish would be the cheesy pork balls.These 2 are my personal favourites.

At the end of the food tasting session, we decided to check out the entire premises and realised that there are certain spots which are good for a wedding proposal, hanging out with bf/gf for a sweet whispering session and some photo taking.

Here are some photos which I feel good for wedding proposal and our photo taking session.

The fun shot that the other ladies took 

This place is catered for solemnization. The enchanted garden offers its premises for private events.

Great for catching up among friends.

Not to forget, just to share that Enchanted Garden offers happy hour all day long from 11am to 12 midnight daily. For current month's promotion will be 1 for 1 drinks  for happy hour.

For my readers, there will be a 15% discount for the main course and also 15% discount on soft drinks once you show my blog post.Promotional items are not applicable for the 15% discount

Saturday, June 11, 2016

My current favourite side dish- black fungus with slight spicy sauce

Today I was supposed to attend the global wellness day at RWS. However , I was feeling a bit feverish and tired.I decided to get some rest. After resting for almost one whole day,I felt a bit better. I decided to make black fungus with slight spicy sauce.

Recently, I have been crazing for this dish most of the time during dinner time. It is so simple and i just managed to learn from someone else.

Why I decided to cook this dish is because that it has the following benefits.

The benefits are:

  • lower cholesterol
  • improve blood circulation
  • help people with the dry throat


Small black fungus- soak and blanched in boiling water and drain dry.
1 teaspoon of vinegar
1 clove of mince garlic- chopped finely
3 sticks of the coriander leaves chopped finely
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoon of light soya sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil 
1.5 desert spoon of Lao gan ma chilli oil

Mix the sauces together with the black fungus after draining the black fungus. Leave it for a while and then eat .

Monday, May 30, 2016

Steam fish with light soya sauce


1 sutchi fillet
3 slices of ginger shreds
2 chilli padi
1cm of water in pot
light soya sauce
a pinch of salt

Recently, i tried to prepare this simple and fuss free steam fish dish.

I first cut the sutchi fillet into half.

Next , I rub some salt onto the fish. I will also start to boil about 1 cm of water in the pot.

Once water is boil , put the fish in with the ginger shreds, chilli padi and also the light soya sauce to cover the water and boil for about 15 mins.

Serve hot with rice.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Review of Spicy Thai Cafe @ Blk 115 Aljunied

On March 25 2016, I was invited by my blogger friend to accompany her to the food tasting of spicy thai cafe's menu. It was held on Good Friday. What a way to celebrate Good Friday.

Spicy thai cafe serves a wide variety of thai dishes which could be found on their website  Spicy Thai Cafe Menu. For this food tasting, we had a variety of nine dishes. These 9 dishes are tom yum seafood fried rice, thai style curry crab, deep fried kang kong, with special thai sauce, fish maw crab meat abalone soup in coconut, deep fried sea bass with mango salad , bbq japanese squid with roe, bbq pork belly and stir fried basil, minced chicken and long beans,stir fry crab meat with bean sprouts.

Tom Yum Seafood Fried Rice -$6

This is a one-off occasion where the fried rice is put into the mould of the heart shape. For a single portion, it is not done in this manner, Good for those who are considering to do proposal via food.
Stir fry fish maw, crab meat with beansprouts-$18

Seriously, I did not even taste that there were crab meat or fish maw in this dish. I have to be honest about that. Nothing fanciful about this dish to be exact.
Deep fried sea bass with mango salad.- Seasonal pricing

This sea bass was deep fried till crispy and when you dip the fish into the sauce of the mango salad, a hint of the sour factor makes it refreshing.
Thai style curry crab- Seasonal pricing

To be exact, I dun really fancy this dish when it turns cold. This dish was served hot . However, due to the photo taking of the bloggers, it turned cold. The eggy taste actually overpowers the thai spices or curry flavour.

This fish maw soup with crab meat and mini abalone in coconut was the best of the night. It has a very rich and flavourful taste . However, a bit salty to my liking. It cost $28 dollars.

What i write is based on my own opinions and taste might want to go and check it out yourself... 

To get there, you might want to take bus 80 from aljunied mrt station. Have a good rest and a good meal on labour day.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Review of Kungfu Panda 3

I decided to watch Kungfu Panda 3 impromptu after a day of hard work. This is my me time reward cos I really need a laugh to relax. After searching for a few cinemas, I decided to watch it at the one nearest to my home. A money saving tip: watch it on Tuesday . If you want more space to sit in the event of disturbance from other cinema goers, do go for morning shows.

Kungfu Panda has some Tao elements in the show. I found that the best part of the show is that when Kungfu Panda Po manage to be able to teach others how to learn kungfu. Po was hesitant on being a teacher when his teacher decided that he has to teach his peers kungfu.

Most importantly, I guess the ability to be able to grasp on knowing that each one of us has to focus on our own strengths and not weakness and master it. Without that, we are not able to radiate out the light as in our sphere of influence to tell others that we are excelling in this area. I guess this was my biggest takeaway from this show.