Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quiche Recipe

Got this recipe in one article of Louise Moody in Epoch Times. I just used to cook it in Cafe World in Facebook, but now its for real. Good thing it went well. Thanks, Louise.

Recipe:
2 cups Gruyere cheese or aged-cheddar - grated
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion
1 cup broccoli(celery, cauliflower, or mushroom)
1 cup chopped ham (bacon)

Saute onion for minutes. Add vegetable and meat. Put mixture in deep-dish pie pan and top with cheese.

Egg Mixture:
5 eggs beaten
1 cup(200ml) cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
Ground pepper to taste
3 tablespoons cornmeal

Mix all the ingredients for egg mixture and pour over to the vegetable mixture created earlier.
Cook in the oven for 40 minutes (180 degrees C).
Let it cool for about 10 minutes before cutting.
The cornmeal sinks at the bottom which created the faux crust.





VERDICT

WILL: When I am wrapping our vegetables with newspaper, this column on staight times caught my attention. Quiche is only a 
thing that I used to know back when I am playing this game at Facebook. Hehe. 
      So now, Abbey cooked it for me, hmm actually I requested him to cook it haha!With hesitation, Abbey tried and I really fell in love. I ate this for my lunch and asked my collegues to try the other half. Haha! compliments for my husband is pouring down! 
      Love the aroma of cheese! Thanks Abbey!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Queen Mani

ABBEY:
This pack rests on our cabinet for many months. Used by the taste of Choc-Nut we didn't bother to open it. The time came to try it. Wow, not too sweet and tastes good. Very creamy and moist. I ate more than 10 pieces at one sitting.



WILL: Then here comes a competitor.. The Queen Mani. This milk chocolate wants to share to the  fame and legacybrought by the chocnut. hehe.Please do not blame me for making some comparison
with the one I grew up with.
      Well, on positive side, this is more creamier but lesser peanut. Competition is good. Keep up the good work, do not change the quality :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Man On A Ledge

ABBEY: I've watched "The Ledge" movie starring Liv Tyler and I thought this is a remake but its not. Its about an ex-cop who stood on a ledge and is planning to jump. Twist and truth will be known as the story unfolds. It is a good movie; keeping your heart pump fast and hands and feet sweating as if you'll gonna fall.


WILL: Thank you to F*** Magazine for this great privilege to be part of the people to watch this first in Singapore.I can say? this is a F*** goo movie. haha! Why, my heart seems to leap out of my chest.
      Action packed movie. Love this kind of movie! Very recommendable! 10/10. :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mr Punch Restaurant & Winebar

ABBEY: Three days before the occasion, I started to worry where to held our Hearts' Day dinner. As I searched the net, an ad caught my attention about a museum of toys. I visited the site then voila, they are offering a special 6-course meal for Valentines.

The place is located in Seah Street; 5 minute-walk from Esplanade MRT Station (Exit F). The restaurant is at the basement, museum on the middle floors, and wine bar at rooftop.

Our meal started from a cabbage rolled shrimp topped with caviar.
Next is soup chowder then California maki.

Our main course is chicken roulade with mashed potato and came our heart-shaped pizza topped with salmon, mayo dressing and dashi flakes.

The dessert is white chocolate with glazed dark chocolate along with strawberry rose.

The staff were very welcoming. Food is delicious. Their promotion includes a free 1-year museum membership, 2 tickets, bookmark and vouchers.

The experience is great and we hope to come back to see the toy exhibit.

















WILL: Until now I hold on my belief, I still do not believe on Valentine's day. Abbey accepted that and I respect his beliefs in return. He wants to dine out. Okay lah! 

After my office hour, we headed to Esplanade MRT station then walked our way to Mint's museum restaurant. 
      
Abbey proudly says to me that this is a 6-course meal with affordable cost and a lots of freebies in to it. Hehe. 
Every serving amaze me, as in all of it. What I love most? The appetizer. The siew mai-like food. 
      
The place is pretty nice but its too small, the diners are just beside the kitchen so after this evening, we went home with all the scents of food on our clothing. 

The service is quite slow but it can be suffice by the smiles and good gestures of the Mr. Punch people. We will go back here, but we will try their rooftop location. 


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Mr Punch Public House
(A) 26 Seah Street
(P) 8339 8966
(W) www.mrpunch.com
(H) 3:00pm – 11:30PM
(F) https://www.facebook.com/mrpunchpublichouse/

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Beanstro

ABBEY: I came from office and I was so hungry. As we wait for the opening of the musical we dined at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Beanstro in Marina Bay Shoppes. People flocked at the place but it only took a couple of minutes to have a seat. I got their recommended Beanstro breakfast platter from the All-day breakfast menu and costs no more than 15sgd. All the components of the platter complement well with each other; grilled tomato, sausage, bread and ample serving of scrambled egg. The meal satisfied my hunger. I hope they can serve the meals faster as well as the bill.






WILL: Before going to my most awaited play, Wicked, we went here for some early dinner. This is located just beside the ocular's eye. They have this like an al fresco dining. And on that side you can enjoy the site of some splashing water and the people riding the sampan.
      There is always a queue, a long queue and very lucky of us we are number is just number 3. So 15-20 mins were the approximated time for us to be have a place to dine in.
      Their Breakfast-All-Day is a great idea! We really love this!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bak Kwa

ABBEY:
I tasted the BBQ meat during my first year in Singapore. It was given to me by Ate Loide. It tasted great though the one I got is spicy.

Wilma's employer gave a half kilo of bak kwa to all the staff for Chinese New Year celebration. This time it is sweet.
Cooking is easy; fry or use microwave, cut into smaller pieces then serve on top of rice.



WILL: 
Thanks Boss! Its Chinese new year and all goodies and red packets were all over. Hehe.

      Bak kwa is in Chinese tradition. Every year they gave their close people this meat to linger on. This is Singapore's staple food every Chinese new year!
      So, thank you Boss for the Bak kwa, so goood! Huat Ah!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Frozen Planet

ABBEY:
This BBC documentary is an eye-opener for the people to appreciate nature's beauty of both pole regions.

It tackles the seasons and how the animals and people adapt to it.
Every animal, like whales, penguins, seals, and birds showed different ways to live and how to survive. Polar bears, winter wolves, and oxen were featured as well. 

It also shows the effect of global warming on the continents and its a very serious matter. We need to do our part to save our last frontier.

At the end of each episode the documentary show the scenes behind the camera.

Its a big challenge for the crew and staff to wait for the perfect moment to catch the action in temperature and weather that can put them to death instantly.

A big salutations for them. David Attenborough gave a good story as he does the narration.



WILL: I am so foolish that I all I know at the north and south pole were covered by ice all year round. Damn! Tangang-tanga lang ako. Wahaha. 
      I think all creatures here were all so cute, even the wolves and the prawns and jellyfish. 
Very alarming to know that the ice now at Antarctic and Arctic ate now melting so fast. Fast enough that the scientist assumes that we can see a mass of land instead of snow here in 2020. Shocks that's only eight years from now. 
     I think now there is no prevention for this problem. This two continents holds a lot of resources that's why there many countries wants to have this to be their own. 
     I don't know but i big part of me loves nature and to come this to my knowledge saddens me. Thanks BBC for this kind of exposition and exploration. I hope we can lessen the greenhouse effect and live a happier, greener life. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Singapore Airshow 2012

ABBEY: We got the ticket weeks before the event; 20sgd per person including 2-way shuttle service. The exhibition was conducted at Changi Exhibition Centre. We arrived at the venue 9:30 am, had our seat at the grandstand and wait for the 11am  air display. The participating countries were America, Malaysia, and of course the host, Singapore. 

It was a great show; a first time for me. Sound of sonic boom sends chills on me. Applause were heard for every maneuver especially for the complex ones. A number of planes were also in static display including Singapore Airlines' Boeing 747. It is to retire and they conducted free guided tour. We didn't got the chance to see it as all time slots were fully booked. Instead we got giveaways like postcards, card sticker and fan. A couple of snaps on the exhibit and then we headed home.














WILL: As the day approaches us, we are getting more and more excited but a bit weary for the weather that we will face during the AirShow. We rather sun bathe than all soaked up due to rain.
         
Lucky, not that much rays from the sun that beautiful Sunday morning. We arrived at Changi Terminal 3 around 9am and went our way to board on the free shuttle bus for every ticket availed.
        
The Airshow start 11am and lasts not more than an hour. Here we saw how the mechanical birds flew across the sky. Shocks, why I don't realize on my childhood days to be a pilot? Hmmm?.. Well, I wish one of my nephew will be one of those people commanding a plane.
        
We saw also some of the private planes. There are some people who are really rich affording those stuffs. Hehe. So that's all for now. See you Singapore Air Show again on 2014 of February.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Roasted Pork


The dish was inspired by the roast pork tocino style of overseaspinoycooking.net.

1/2 kilo of pork belly
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp paprika powder
1 cup soy sauce
1 lemon

Mix sugar, salt, garlic powder,  paprika, soy sauce, and lemon juice for the marinade. Place the pork and marinate it for at least one day.

Pre heat the oven to 300F to 325F. In a baking dish, place the meat with the fat submerged in the marinade and cook it in the oven for 45minutes to 1 hour.

After an hour, turn the meat over and cook for 20-30 minutes.

Serve with hot rice :)



WILL: Roasted pork? Hmmmm. Using oven for a viand is somewhat unusual for Filipinos. Mostly of out dishes was sauted, fried or have a nourishing soup. So abbey is taking a risk in this. Haha. Pasikat sa akin! Che! Hehe.  
The taste? Not what I expect. I am expecting this to be a liitle bland and the meat is hard as a rock or too crispy. Well, I am wrong, the spices really sinked in at its meat and is so soft that I can feel it just melts in my mouth. No need an extra effort to chew this. Hehe. Delicious! Try to do this one. 
Hayy natatalo na ako ni Abbey sa cooking challenge namin. Argh! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Underworld - Awakening

ABBEY:
This is the fourth installment of the series. And now the two immortal clans are not just trying to outlast each other but to protect also from a new enemy: the humans. The lycans found a way in which they can be immune on silver and became stronger and powerful. The movie also showed the fruit of Michael and Selene. The child looks like an character in a horror movie when she transforms. Effects are great. Kate still proves that she's hot :)




WILL: This is the genre of vampire-werewolf that I like. Well, honestly I saw this film from the very first one and quite shocked to know that there is number two. But here I am, continues to support the every upcoming movie. Love this Underworld Awakening. Every second of it. Hehe. Hmmm I'll give 10/10 for this. :) 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pandesal

Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup sugar
5 tblsp butter, melted
1 1/4 fresh milk, warm
1 tblsp instant yeast
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tbsp cooking oil ( I used olive oil)
bread crumbs

Mix the yeast, a tablespoon of sugar, and warm milk. Stir until dissolved and set aside. The mixture is ready once the bubbles form.

In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. (bread flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt). Make sure they are well blended.

Place the egg, butter and milk-sugar-yeast mixture into the bowl to form a dough. Take the dough and knead it on flour-sprinkled flat surface.

Once the texture is smooth, place it again in the bowl and let it sit for 30-45 minutes as the yeast do its work.

The dough size will be doubled by-now. Cut it into 4 long pieces, then into smaller chunks.

Roll the dough chunks in bread crumbs and place them in a baking tray. Set aside for 10-15 minutes before putting in the oven.

During this time, pre-heat the oven to 375 fahrenheit.

Bake the dough for 15 minutes. Serve the bread hot with your favorite spread or filling.



WILL: Abbey is so eager to make this bread. Pandesal is the most commonly bread you can see in every Filipinos' dining table every breakfast. This is so great to teamed up with coffee, but for me this is best with milky white champorado. Hehe. 
      When Abbey baked these, the aroma filled our house. So much to take everyone tasted his creation. Haha. 
     That was my third sickly day when he baked this one. I am so sick that even imagining a food to intake makes me dizzy. But when I smelled this one, i took all the effort to eat up some. The taste? Unexpected. This is the taste I am looking for in a pandesal. Firm and yet soft inside. Thanks baby. Magtatayo na tayo ng bakery. Hehe. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

3D Eyes Studio Cafe

ABBEY:
My wife told me that we will have a lunch out with her office mate since she got her new job (first blood, huh). I used to pass by this diner when I fetch her from the office. I got their chicken chop with mushroom sauce, soup and coffee. As the name implies the customer can wear 3d glasses provided and watch at 3D tv or marvel at their frames with 3D subjects. Set meal is 11sgd and up.






WILL: Its in! And as I promised its a date! Me, Abbey and my colleague Jay went here for some lunch.
The ambiance is amazing. They have this 3D TV for you to enjoy while eating. Even the paintings were in 3D. Hehe.
      Its Thursday and its burger day! I ordered a chicken burger and its taste unordinary. Unlike the chicken burgers in the fast foods. I am totally full. The price range is $10-15 per set meal. Not bad huh!
      This is located at Anson road, just in front of M Hotel. :) try here.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Guardian Mouthwash Peppermint with TTO

ABBEY: We got a lot of good products from Guardian and one of them is this mouthwash. This products keeps my breath fresh longer and had a nice taste, not that I drink it. Its alternative when our mouthwash from Pinas is depleted.


WILL: Really want to congratulate guardian for this great idea for incorporating tea tree oil with their mouthwash. 
      Tea tree oil is well know for its antiseptic and anti-bacterial feature. Hehe. When using this mouthwash, the freshness is very admirable and it somewhat leaves my teeth and mouth the feeling of moisturized. There is no stingy thingy on this. Love it a lot! We bought this not more than $6 at Guardian Suntec City Branch. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tuna Waldorf


A medium-size bottle of mayonaisse
1 can of tuna
Lettuce
Apple (sliced into chunks)
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients except for lettuce.

On a bun or loaf slice place lettuce and put a generous portion of the spread on top.



VERDICT
WILL: I dont have any idea of this sandwich spread until abbey told me he will make one. Hehe.
      This is a mixture of sweetness, saltiness and cruchiness of different ingredients. I love the fact of having mustard mixed on this spread.
      Love it a lot! :)Thanks baby!



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sushi Express Singapore

ABBEY: We were hungry after the visit at Asian Civilisation Musuem. While walking we decided to have sushi for dinner. So we headed towards Sushi Express at Citylink Mall. A plate of sushi is priced at 1.50. During peak hours a customer is given an hour to dine to give space to other customers who also want to eat.

I like the most is the salmon belly sushi. I forgot what they called it but it tastes delicious. I also tried the one with crab stick. We were full after finishing more than 20 plates of sushi.









WILL: Walk, walk, walk. After a long walk from ACM, I am craving to intake some wasabi hehe. Before meeting up Chat I saw Sushi Express now that has no queue. A great opportunity to taste their masterpieces, hehe. 
      All plates costs $1.50 and we really love their sushi and cakes! Yummy. But the wasabi is in packs, I hope they will get and cooked their own for distinction in flavor like the sakae sushi

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sentosa Flower Festival 2012

ABBEY: The festival ran from 22nd up to 29th of January at Sentosa. After office we went on the island. It lightly rained on that day but we still managed to enjoy the exhibit. The flower displays were so beautiful that people flocked at the site to take pictures. From my view that day the crowd outnumbered the flowers.
There's so many visitors that you have to wait for 30 minutes for Sentosa Express at Vivo City mall. In each station the queue is very long. We have to walk the entire way to the festival back and forth. Special thanks to the marshals and volunteers for organising the event. No incident happened on our day of visit.
Flowers in the shape of hearts, dragons, big flowers, fish are among the displays. Official photographers will take a snap of you with Sentosa's cameras and yours.










WILL: Yearly, sentosa celebrates the Flower Festival. What can we expect? Flowers!!! A lot of it. :) 
      I really do like flowers but I do not have the green thumb to grow them unlike my husband huhu. 
      Anyways congrats Sentosa! I think almost half of the people here in Singapore went here to see this magnificent floras. :) 
Amazed us more next year and I hope it wont rain. Hehe.