Sunday, June 20, 2010

Baits by Ding Tai Feng (Resorts World Sentosa), Jones the Grocer(Dempsey)

Today was a fine day after 17 hour marathon and woke up just in time to find gran downstairs for breakfast. lets change the routine sunday so i went with her to church and listened to the funky hokkien sermon - getting jolted about fathers day, and the fact that fathers and mothers day needs to be around so children rem to be filial at least once a year =P and the lack of need for wives/husbands/kids day cos such love is natural on a daily basis and there is no need for a special occasion to commerate it. Food for thought. How often do you express your love for your folks?
todays sermon was basically about the need for being truthful and straightforward in life, and its rather sad that most people put up a front to impress and to get on in life, and only in a state of intoxication do people reveal their true self. Honesty is a value instilled by elders, and if the elders do not impart this, each generation will degenerate exponentially, and dishonesty breeds dishonesty. This is definitely nurture mostly, hardly nature. In a bid for self survival its hardly a brotherhood mentality in mankind. To remain civil and civic minded requires conscious reminding and self check so that we do not go astray.
And its so important to reward your children for their honesty. Do not chide them for being honest and reporting their breakage/failure/falls/dismeanour/misbehaviour else they will never trust you to help them with their failures. You only prolong the agony, not help resolve their problems.
My gran protects me so much she's such a love =) it is my pleasure to bring her out today. My intention was to bring her to Vivo to try Bosses, but somehow our spontaenity led us to Resort Worlds Sentosa. We somehow went thru the gantry unscathed - btw, turn LEFT to the RWS carpark, i turned right to the hotel drop off but ended up touring the island before going into the VERY EX! carpark. 7 bucks for first hour and 2 bucks for subsequent hour zomg.
We went up to Universal Studios (really regret not allowing gran to bring her smaller bag with the brolly), and took some gorgeous photos (it was sweltering hot so the colours super brilliant at the expense of all the uv hahaha), and zoomed into Hersheys World. Picked up Reese's Whites and the assortment Nuggets which we bought before in US (mainly for mummy who says its not enough!).
We walked around the shopping gallery, the hotel, past the casino (dont go casino after church la, haha), and then after a round about, past some lost locals at Hard Rock Cafe, we ended up at Baits by Ding Tai Feng (Resorts World Sentosa). We entered by the wrong entrance, and after going thru the semi full restaurant to the proper entrance, we were greeted by a queue of 2 groups. Waited again (sigh DTF always gotta wait), but we were ushered in quite fast. By then we were melting away.
Love this xiaocai - sour doused vegetables in chilli oil. The seaweed and tau guar were aplentiful. Somehow this reminds me of the doused noodles in Hong Kong - the small stalls within the shopping mall, where you can select the noodles and vegetables
This awsome Duck in spring roll was just amazing. Smoked duck (the skin seems fried too) in freshly fried crisp and thin spring rolls, really really yummy.
Claypot tofu was nothing much to shout about, except there was plenty of seafood within. Should have gone for the sizzling hot plate tofu.
Steamed vegeterian dumplings. The innards has minty veggies and was really tasty with the dipping chilli paste.
Gran was really full so i ended up eating much of the above =P, we quickly zaoed off to get the car to get out. haha! 2 hours = 9 bucks. Otw to Baits I saw 7th heaven and i shall try it another time. Apparently they have soups and savoury stuff there now.
Sent Gran home, then met up with mountains - at first supposed to be at Holland V but then after their crystal jade lunch at Holland v with pri sch mate, jo, plans to go essential brews were shelved cos well, the shop is shelved! what happened!
decided to head to Jones the Grocer (Dempsey Hill) thereafter.
Fans of fruitshakes was the new couple while qian and i stuck to our milky chocolatey choices. Qian's chocolate milkshake and my mudslide coffee on the right. Was between mocha irish coffee (ice blended) and mudslide but chose the latter as it came with a scoop of chocolate chip chocolate icecream. Really yummy, with all that chocolate sauce within too!
Anti pasti selection - we chose to replace with cheeses and pumpkin, and I thought this platter was rather interesting. I loved the stuffed tomatoes and the powdery cheese and the roasted pumpkin.
The crusty bread (that came with the platter) was also delicious esp when doused with the cream cheese from the platter.
Jas had to join her sister at gran's church to plan the wedding, so i sent qian back and headed to novena for books and bought 2 dresses!! spree alert man, the last trip to chinatown cost me a dress and a jacket and top. wow M, you're not the only one seeing red in your account.
Thanks for the sexy slippers jas and the yummy sweets qian =)

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