Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bonchon Fried Chicken, Overeasy

It was an EARLY day in the heritage musuem and thru the tour and subsequently thats to the nice G and C i got my Green Tea Soy Latte fix that morning, before Mr Bean too ! Vascular folks rock.

We started at BonChon Fried Chicken (B4 Ion Orchard) and our second visit meant we are gonna try others on the menu and this is our new favourite! Katsu Chicken burger. Gosh where do I start.. everything about this is fried food goodness - including the fried mantau.. It was most delicious with the kimchi coleslaw generously laden over the fried battered chicken.

The tofu and Kimichi rice set wasn't a big deal and was really too oriental for us ! It was the similar Kimchi coleslaw over the rice as it was in the burger.
the beloved 6 piece chicken set! All the wings to K and the drums to me. The best ever crispy sauce laden skin. Go for the chilli ones, the soy garlic one don't pack much of a punch. Gotta warn you the wings and drumlets are really quite tiny, they seem quite much like an appetiser.
The previous photos at Bonchon were taken by Kel's camera so I'm not sure if the fries look the same - but don't you think they look rather festive with the seasoning??
Avatar was no doubt, gorgeous but with a very old school storyline. It challenges you to think how we forget we live in an eco-system with other more powerful animals than us - who can soar the skies, and who can prance faster than us and many of our modern inventions are inspired to achieve that similar power we lack. We have become a dominant species despite a lack of such powerful characteristics. We forget what it is like to be hunted, and to hunt and gather our foods. (An Omnivore's Dilema is an excellent book, reinforcing how modern eating is most pathetic). Energy is only borrowed as mentioned in the library - machines and man-made energy is all but made with Earth's resources, and we are nothing with these, and our minds.
And the dreaming and letting your consciousness control your avatar - where does your consciousness go when you are dreaming? We wake to feed our dreams (as quoted in OHCM) and its always a wonder why we spend so much of our (or rather, mine!) lifetime sleeping. Recently MYB featured a sleep article, which rationalises that our most violent and sexual moments happen in our dreams because of the disinhibition of the frontal lobe, which serves to restrict our primitive urges. It suppresses the animalistic urges of incest, rape, murder - acts which are ironically, essential to survival in the animal kingdom.
There was evidently many messages in the movie - from Savin Gaia to the wars, and even the greed of corporate companies (in obtaining the tree's unvaluable resources) ignoring the savage of the plebians in doing so. Who are the real aliens in such instances - what right should we have over another species in claiming territories?
We watched many many Sci fi shows this year - including Moon, District 9 and Transformers (in declining preference) and I have to say that Moon is my Sci-Fi show of 2009 (or maybe even the movie of the year). Fantastic plot with minimal budget and actors even, it is a great piece of work.
The transition from human to avatar right at the end of the show is so similar to the transition i just read about in Her Fearful Symmetry ! (by the author of Time Travellor's Wife). This book had some interesting twists in the story, which was eerily similar to the show, given how i JUST completed the book.
Anyway, it was so many obstacles to watching Avatar - from opening day (J!!!!!!!!!!!! pangseh going to watch with your friends at night) and Friday (Princess and the Frog so we don't betray too =) to Monday (J's birthday and misst the show at TB). Tues before Singhealth's was most impossible so it became Wednesday...I'm sure you can sense how some buzz has died on the way there...
We went to the Library where I returned two books (Hot Flat and Crowded seems quite relevant after Avatar) and then decided at One Fullerton but before we began the trek there we went to Raffles City (in a bid to buy Root Beer but it has disappeared) so we went to Yoguru (B1 Raffles City) for the Mixed Yoguberry/Original. This is my favourite yoghurt icecream amongst all simply because of the creaminess of it all and its huge portion for $4.30!
Check out the white balls floating on the river and the no entry sign to boats!
We reached Overeasy (One Fullerton) and we were dying to try the Mac and Cheese. The Good Ol' Mac and Cheese tastes similar to the one at the White Rabbit Bar, which is no surprise, given how they're sister restaurants. But I love the fluid cheese with the crisp baked top of the macaroni, with crumbs all over.
Burger of the month is a Turkey Burger with BBQ sauce. It tastes pretty much like what you expect, really, with chunks of turkey meat aplenty and a tangy roasted pineapple slice in between. Avoid the stinging raw onions. Loved the bun - but I say, go for the To die for Burger.
But I must say I was most disappointed with the Haystack Fries with Parmesan!!! (I refuse to photograph it) It was really most un-crisp to the tad of being soggy despite us asking for it to be replaced. I was really disappointed cos I remembered the first time it was super awesome - and it was I say WAS my favourite skinny fries ever.
We chatted till 930pm all the way in the Billy Bombers like enclave of ours and Kels loved the ambience of our place, despite being packed. Reminiscing alot about secondary school like Mao (hahaha) and what could have been. Yes, what could have happened if we didnt make our choices then! Thank goodness!
And the queue at Butter...was just crazy.
Passed by Udders otw back but no cars outside - so I really really dared not pop in to get a pint. Then zoomed over to upper Bukit Timah to meet the aus folks - it was hilarious with flyfairy getting tekaned about going to wards in eye, and the terribleness of how people are and how they're still gonna get their own way anyway. Merry Christmas everyone!!

1 comment:

yixiaooo said...

merry christmas to you!