when Kelly and I were zapping stuff at Science Bookshop and eventually when I was on the way to the YIH post office, our CG mates called (i must say they were fast to take off to Arts) beckoning us to join them for lunch at Burger King and with great team spirit (esp Kelly hehe) we ditched our initial plans to screw afternoon lects and lunch out. Hence the Lerk Thai set meal at NUS Arts Canteen I had as above (and the boring CXR lecture i totally regret, sorry kels!).
this green curry is really creamy - probably alot of coconut inside. Even the tomatoes were green! The unripen tomatoes were crunchy and must be the first time I had such tomatoes cos usually they are soggy and soft and just melt away into soups. Chicken was tender but as you can see there's not that much meat. This is a shallow plate by the way, not an entire bowl.
This papaya salad was actually nice to eat on its own, minus the prawn paste sauce or any chilli added. I suppose the tanginess of the lime they added and the crunchiness of the fresh raw papaya was tasty enough.
Oh won't talk much about the Tom Yum Soup (which Im supposed to avoid cos of the seafood but of cos i forgot about my casualty) cos it was really bland.
Tom Yam Fried Rice,$4.90
Stamp of approval from Kelly the fried rice connosieur cos her mom is such an expert at fried rice. I couldnt really detect the tom yam flavour in the fried rice but the rice was really tasty and not oil logged. Wok hei also made it particularly fragrant.
Returned back for a value-un-added lecture (and a better value Mr Bean Soya ice-cream =P) before escaping to Queestown Lib and KK Library then finally arrived at Golden Mile Hawker Centre, our first stop. The rest of the CG stayed on at the amazingly boring lecture, with the guys planning to watch The day earth stood still, later on- but Kels and I wanted to catch Twilight too, at possibly the same cinema as them -which we did not have time in the end for, cos we were busy eating but it was so much more interesting that way.
Hey kels, maybe if we did lunch outside and all, we might not have done this particular route today cos it'd be too hot to hang around Haji Lane. We'd have escaped to the movie. Whatever it is, spontaenity is the rule of the game for Jules and Kels eating adventures. Things just happen according to circumstance.
Like how we couldnt find parking within Golden Mile and had to park across the road (and pay 6 over bucks for parking a few hours!!!!!) at the Golden Mile Complex where buses bound to KL leave from. We didnt even go at lunch time! It was around 3 plus already and the hawker centre was not crowded too. But anyway, if we didnt park at the opposite complex, We wouldnt have stayed so long at the hawker centre nor explore the seedy Golden Mile Complex's Thai supermarket (though we regretted not having enough stomachs to try Diandin Luk) .
This is what we came to Golden Mile for: Sweet Stone Paradise ! Actually wanted to try ROC pizza and Ice Queen as well but they were both closed, with the latter being closed for good, or so we heard.
This stall is started by an Ang Moh and another Singaporean partner and now has expanded to Old Airport Road and a cafe at Hong Lim Park. There was alot of hype about it when it first opened and it closed on me (and Matt and Chiara) once when i came too late after dinner, so i was quite excited to try it this time round cos i really like Belgian Waffles. Looks like they're banging on the 'Angmoh desserts' buck - blatantly labelling their stall's specialties in that manner!
But of cos the owners werent there and in place of them is this very very very sweet old, mild mannered and pleasant English speaking couple ran this stall. Oh its really endearing, watching how they run the stall as if its their own, and being so gentle to each other and friendly towards the customers. Its such a good concept to have grandparently figures run this place cos it appeals to the family side of people (unlike those icecream/yoghurt icecream chains hiring those young nubile innocent babes - no guesses who they appeal to).The service was so good, the uncle actually brought us to the ROC pizza stall when we were wondering where it was. Real friendly chap, unlike those dao i-am-hot-and-i-know-it icecream hawking bimbos
With extra Single scoop $1.80
we requested for our waffles to be freshly made and they kindly obliged. Actually we were thinking of ordering the Royal Fondue set, which comes with additional fruits and marshmallows but we figured what we ordered were what we REALLY wanna try ie the waffles and fondue - so we should save stomach space for the many many other good food there - which we surveyed first as usual before deciding.
Ice cream choices included the fruity flavours of strawberry and Hawaiian sunrise (pineapple and orange), coffee, white mint, green tea and hazelnut. We chose Hawaiian sunrise (for Kelly) and hazelnut (for me)
The ice cream came in a whole scoop, making it hard to eat fondue style - we needed a metal stick and small mini scoops of ice cream a la Haagan Daz style. The ice cream was slightly icy and not dense, rather watery actually. Mixing the dark chocolate sauce and hazelnut icecream should be nutella heaven but it didnt taste much like nutella, possibly because the chocolate was really really dark. If you leave the chocolate on the ice cream for a while, it'd solidify to form a rather fragile hard shell. Good warm dark chocolate though, we devoured the entire bowl.
Of cos with that rich thick chocolate fondue, we had to follow up with something icy. And the next was what I found on ieatishootipost...really smooth grass jelly and it sure didnt disappoint..its called Zhao An Granny Grass Jelly. Makansutra endorsement of Die Die Must try.
The auntie was rather dao haha though she obliged our extra sugar syrup and extra ice request.
Then of cos, we couldnt ignore this SL II muffin stall as recommended by Michelle. I was eyeing the durian muffin when we first explored the place. Do you know there was also a Japanese review on the stall?! It was displayed on the counter..cant help but think about the namesake of a skin product also from Japan ..
They have many many flavours - apple, coffee nut, chocolate chip - with the most popular being Banana Walnut.
The crowd here is truly different - the ages vary and so do their sense of fashion. They look and dress differently - albeit with more individuality. Poeple watching area man.
really whacky phones. Check out the Donald duck one behind. and the plastic one next to the paino reminds me of epic pinball. If i had that on my cord phone the land line will forever be engaged. It was here where we found the Harry potter black roundish specs and kelly made me pose with it cos of my pseudo lightning feature so it was all really apt. haha.
Next, we decided to walk to Bugis instead of driving there through town madness and ERP and parking horror. It was just a street away, passing by Raffles Hotel. However we got distracted by this bakery along the same stretch as Coffee Nations and Blujazz Cafe.
yup we didnt try THE poutine but the spicy chilli crab one because we thought it'd be more unique. (and this lady in front of us who confirmed that it was good)
I guess fries wont taste the same again. We will be back to try the Poutine.
Of cos to round off the evening, we needed something sweet again so we were off to try crepes. I believe Crepes House(Bugis Junction) is a franchise from Japan, cos i saw this programme before where this place is hugely popular in Japan, with an insane list of flavours in the fake glass display outside the shop (like the ones below displayed on the counter)
the top 3 flavours.. it seems that strawbrerry flavoured crepes are really popular, even offered at Saybons too.