Nan Hwa Chong Fish-Head Steamboat + Tom’s Palette

Located near the junction of north bridge rd and jln sultan lies a coffeeshop which served mainly steamboat. I dun see other stall other than the drinks stall there.

CL who had lunch there not long ago, decided to bring us there to try out their charcoaled steamboat for ourselves.

just realised that’s my ex-sch name … “Nan Hua …”

红哥里 Red Snapper (Ang Gor Li) Fish Steamboat S$28
charcoals were pre-heated before they put into the ‘chimney’.
we din take fish head cos both of them dunno how to eat them.
fresh fish sweety soup with chao dar taste. tasty!

Additional 金针菇 golden mushrooms (S$3) were ordered.

啤酒排骨王 Beer Pork Ribs King (S$10)
meat were unusually served in cubes than ribs; very tender and tasty,
but we unanimously agreed that there was no beer taste at all.

南乳花肉 Pickled Tofu Pork Belly (S$8)
this tasted similar to the pork ribs dish but came in different sauce;
nicely fried; crispiness on the outer layer and tendering in the inside.

time for a healthier drink after all those mass feasts for the past few days … as if … 😛

Does other non-restaurant steamboat soup refillable? The staffs here were pretty attentive in refilling. But CL and NL were too bz eating and ignored them when they asked … hahaha … We were pretty lucky to find a good spot too. Most importantly, we were early for the crowd to start.

We were talking about the whampoa steamboat that I ate near 10 yrs ago. The place where I witnessed a big rat running across along the top of the high stall walls @_@

Anyway, any other nice steamboat place where is more excessible to the ‘westerner’ me? ^__*

The trio walked all the way from bugis junction to the destination, enjoying the sights around this little arab. But we were quite hungry to browse the shops then, esp those at haji lane which we had long heard of how interesting this little street is. By the time we returned after dinner, boutiques were closed, except for those ‘puffing’ restaurants.

We made a detour passing thru jln kapa aliwal st to take a pix of this going-to-be-demolished uniquely designed Concourse mall, and oso in search of the xing hua restaurant along beach road which I cun find it (wrong direction ba).

After detouring to bussorah st, we found yet another stretch of lifely restaurants which seems quite happening too.

We din head back to bugis junction but instead we walked all the way to shaw towers. Lots of walking today =P

CL was the leader today while NL and me only the followers. hahaha…

CL had mentioned to us many times of the good reviews received from this home-made ice cream parlour. Finally found the chance to try them out.

Strawberry and White Chocolate with Cranberries / Chocolate and Peanut Butter / Pink Guava and Tangerine
All flavours were fantastic. I have special likings for sour taste and so pink guava+tangerine were truely mine : )

We read many ‘ridiculous’ requests of flavours from the pin-ups, and overheard that they are coming up with luo han guo and pumpkin tml … interesting huh …

More ice-cream cafes had popped up nowsaday. It’s going to be a sweeeeeeet yr ahead ^_____^

Last but not least, a trip back to bugis junction simply for shots on the lee hwa crystal xmas tree and weird-crooked xmas tree by the fountain.

My fav ……. Carousels!!!

Nan Hwa Chong Fish-Head Steamboat + Tom’s Palette

Xmas Chalet-cum-BBQ (2)

Cat and MZ together with their kids arrived as NL and PL was about to leave.

As LC and her family arrived an hour or 2 later, all of them left for an afternoon swim, while I took my short nap in the room. Tired sia …

taking a stroll to ehub before the bbq start …

Soon everyone arrived … including kids!!!! @_@

Everyone dispersed after the gift exchange session … leaving Cat, MZ and me, with 2 other kids. And the mess they left behind @_@

28 Dec Sun

Cat, MZ and I, with their kids, had our breakfast at mcdonald (again) before we leave for home.

A good long nap began …

Xmas Chalet-cum-BBQ (2)

Xmas Chalet-cum-BBQ (1)

Finally came the awaited day!

Rather xiong in co-ordinating this 3D2N chalet-cum-bbq xmas celebrations, cos it involved 2 different grp of ppl with a total ‘attendence’ of 9pax (1st nite) and 12pax-with-7kids (2nd nite).

1st nite was fun. 2nd nite was fun+chaos.

I had been searching online for recipes in marinating chicken wings for bbq … never so hardworking in helping 妈咪 with her cooking before, so 惭愧. The gals/guys had better appreciate my ‘work’.

26 Dec Fri

JT, AG, PL, FY came up to my hse to collect all the bbq stuffs after our collection of the famous satays at the hawker near my place before we set off to downtown east. 1st time to my place ye …

Downtown east chalet had changed so much until I couldn’t recognise. Majority of us from both grps had never stepped in here since poly/sch days. Even when I mentioned my stay to colleagues, they were rather shocked cos such stays were only frequent during those sch days.

AG suggested an unusual way of exchanging gift by picking a number each. This number will decide his or her sequence in choosing any of the wrapped gifts on the floor or ‘snatching away’ the already chosen unwrapped one from the previous person. Should that person’s gift ‘snatched’, he or she can choose any gift from the floor again.

Sound messy? Nevermind! Anyway we had a fun messy time ‘exchanging’ of gifts. ho ho ho!

It was almost 2am before we decided to leave for the beach for more childhood play …

All 8 of us finally ‘concussed’ by 3am+ … sleeping squeezingly in a small room =P

27 Dec Sat Morning

Time for the rest to pack and have our breakfast before I start to receive another grp later in the morning.

Being a weekends ‘long hours’ sleeper, having breakfast at mcdonald was extremely hard for me =P

forgotten to show where’s our room located … “一起饿死” @_@

Xmas Chalet-cum-BBQ (1)

Xmas Eve

I had no plan for xmas eve (thinking of ‘resting’ my stomach for upcoming chalet-cum-bbq) initially until Ms Sotong gotten ‘aeroplaned’ by her friend and so approaches me for a date since we having official half day off. I pulled BS along since all 3 of us were ‘westerners’.

And with this, I spent the whole afternoon in vivo and set off to the extended jurong pt late evening till 10pm+, ended the day with bad blisters on my feet and spoilt shoes =P

BS had to clear her work before meeting us up, and so YT and I went off 1st, resulting with tons of pix … and window displays weren’t spare too =P

All restaurants were packed and so ended up at republic foodcourt for their gor hiang and bak chor mee. BTW, they were for BS and me only =P

It was still drizzling after our dinner. But the reflections on the wet floorings were so beautiful.

YT left us for her xmas countdown as we headed off to the newly extended Jurong Pt at 8pm+. The size of ‘extention’ which is equivalent to an additional mall.

Exclaimings from both of us : “we were amazed that they were able to find the same flooring and railing designs despite after so many yr since the old jurong pt opened. watmore, the flow of linking both JP1 and JP2 was so perfect!”

wat meant to be near S$200 expenses becomes near S$120 after great sales and some ppl’s careless mistake 😛


Xmas Eve

3 Rs For Xmas

I have been working on these right from the beginning of this year …

1st only tried out on unused jap cookie boxes …

With the increasing nos. of unwanted calendars, I decided to try out on them too …

And soon a bunch of them 🙂

As xmas is getting nearer, I soon realised some of my gifts doesn’t fit into them and so it’s time for me to dig out my collections of nice used envelopes and wrappers from stores.

And not forgetting the mini well wishes cards?

obviously these came from used CNY cards …

Oh dun worry, these were company received cards given by clients. I WILL NOT throw away cards given by friends and relatives 🙂

With some garnishing from my ribbon collections …

I’m ready to be a Santa Claus loh! Ho ho ho! =^___^=

See! Reduce, reuse, recycle can be very fun too ^____^ … and it’s cost saving =P


Cutting out the cardboards ain’t easy. I was even thinking of searching for company who can do the mold for me =P

3 Rs For Xmas

1st Xmas Gathering Of The Year

Subject: 1st Xmas Gathering

Venue: 大妹’s hse

Well, her hse was so much bigger and ’emptier’ … and most importantly, kids-friendly environment =P

We had wanted to arrange a xmas hi tea gathering as usual. Knowing how unworthy the rate will be for kids above 3yrs even though they dun eat much, and the ‘freedom’ of kids, I decided to use her hse for our party.

Both toy collectors, BT and T, could finally meet after introducing them to each other over the msn. T was so excited to showcase his collections @_@

Watmore I can proudly ‘show’ 小王子 to them too … hehehe …

Miscalculated … that’s alot for 7 adults … ended up taking the leftovers as my dinner cos the rest were going for another session in celebration of winter solstice 冬至. We totally forgotten about this festival when we confirmed the date of our gathering.

cun believed that this is the work of both T and his bro who learned the baking from youtube …
wow!! great job somemore! but more rum and lesser coco powder will be better … choking la …

Took a lift from BT when the party ended, and alighted at Lot 1, cos … another extention done to a heartland mall! Just a small extention though, with few more shops space added to each level.

Btw … how come New York New York popped up at all extended/new heartland malls? At least I had seen it at West Coast Plaza and Lot 1. Hmm……

1st Xmas Gathering Of The Year