28 Apr 2013

Food!!! Dim sum for supper!!!

I have always wanted to try the famous dim sum restaurant Swee Choon after reading the reviews... This is probably my second time eating dim sum, I had my first dim sum experience in Sydney...
Blog link here: Sydney 2012 Day 2 Part 1
Not really a dim sum eater cuz Im allergic to prawns which means that 60% of the dishes I wont be able to eat.. =( anyway my next target is to eat dim sum at Hong Kong (I have been to hong kong but did not eat the dim sum... epic fail I know)!!!
Last friday after napping till 10pm, I woke up feeling hungry and decided its time to try the dim sum!!! Therefore me and Ben headed off to Swee Choon (Ben was with me at Sydney too haha)

Me with a "just wakeup" face feeling very hungry.... 

The menu list was really extensive... ranging from steamed dim sum to chinese la mian, however I knew what I wanted to order after reading all the reviews hahaha (I always make it a point to read reviews before trying out a new restaurant)

Warning: Food pics coming up!!! 

First up, some cold chicken with chilli oil... Ben liked it but I think its just pure spicy and not salty enough... (should have tried the drunken chicken!)

Their famous xiao long bao... I personally liked it, the skin is not very thick and the soup inside is nice...

This dish is a novelty dish... its called mee sua kueh.. one of the highly recommended dish... not really fantastic though (not a fan of mee sua to start with) 

Next up, my fav dish! looking like any ordinary steam bun... but no its not ordinary at all!!!

Its a custard bun with flowing custard which melts in your mouth! something to die for...

Sichuan chili oil wonton... which Ben ate 1 and I could only take photo of 3 =(  

The egg tart was a disappointment, the egg part is not soft, the pastry is too thick...

Lastly, the red bean pancake which me and Ben enjoyed the most...

Overall, the food isnt really fantastic, good place to chill with friends at night... We spent around SGD16 per person... which is quite cheap i guess

My top 3 fav dishes:
1) Red bean pancake
2) Custard bun
3) Xiao long bao

Swee choon restaurant 
183/ 185/ 187/ 189/ 191 Jalan Besar
Singapore 208882

Opening hours: 6pm to 6am, closed on tuesday
Supposedly very crowded according to other reviews, but when we reach around 1am, we were able to find a seat instantly...

Thats all for this post folks!


6 Apr 2013

Australian Outback Spectacular 2012

When my parents came over to brisbane for my graduation in July last year (haha i know this post is super outdated)... I decided to bring them to experience the australian outback without the need to travel inland and of course under the comfort of air conditioning... I brought them to watch the Australian outback spectacular, which is situated very near to movie world and is accessible by train and bus... Managed to drag Hazel along with me hehe

The venue is super cool, it looks like a big horse barn and most importantly we get free cowboy hats to wear!!! ok I know I overreacted but how often you get to wear a cowboy hat... look at the crowd... cowboy hats everywhere! =D

We were left at the holding area, where you can shop for souvenirs and take photo with the horses and sheepdogs... but me and hazel were busy camwhoring away with our cowboy hats... Anyway hazel was wearing the hat the wrong side... only noticed after reviewing the photos hahaha

And what is Australian outback without country music right? All you need is a cowboy and an acoustic guitar to light that cowboy spirit...

Soon it's time to enter the theatre for the real outback spectacular... we are not allowed to take any photos in the theatre but still managed to sneak a few pictures of the 3 course meal served. I love the experience dining with horses, sheeps, cows, dogs running past your dining table, other than the fact that the dust and sand might fly into your food... but once in a while we need to blend in with nature haha (yes, by allowing sand into your digestive systems =D)

Here are the food pictures... shall not comment anything about the food... afterall being able to see live animals performing tricks is already fascinating enough (Im a crazy animal lover...)


Main course...


Australian Outback Spectacular is really a very different experience... my parents enjoyed it, so did I... Wanna learn horse riding one day!!! =D

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