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My first time Prawning

Hello!

My friends and I decided to go prawning in Bishan one day & I decided to try it since I’ve never done it before! I must concur that it looks easy but it’s not! There’s actually a technique to hook up the prawns.

That night I only caught 1 measly prawn and I let a lot get away as I didn’t know how to “hook” them when they were nibbling on my bait. I’m not a naturally talented fisherwoman…

I’m happy with my lone catch though! And the biggest plus point for me that night was there were plenty of cats & dogs at the prawning village for me to play with!

Better luck next time! LOL…

XOXO
Jessica

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How to Make Kimchi Pancake

Hello all!

Kimchi pancake has always been my favorite appetizer dish in Korean restaurants and I always look forward to savoring it! So I decided to find out how to make it at home since I made my own homemade kimchi!

Turns out it’s super duper easy to make!

All you need is:
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup chopped kimchi
3 tablespoons kimchi juice
1 shallot of small asian onion finely chopped
1/4 cup water

Put all of e above ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix it all up
Line the non stick pan with a layer of olive oil
Cook on medium heat on each side for about 5 minutes and Wah lah! U have a homemade kimchi pancake!

Enjoy this simple but yummy recipe!

XOXO
Jessica

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Robinson Waterfalls

Had a lot of things planned out for Day 2 –

  • Visit waterfalls (Robinson & Parit)
  • Visit Boh Tea Plantation
  • Visit the Rose Garden
  • Have tea & scones
  • Visit more strawberry plantations
  • Visit the Bee Farm (very disappointing)

Robinson waterfall was not really a waterfall to me, but at least Parit Waterfall made up for the Robinson one! That was all the hiking we did in Cameron Highlands 😛 My dream is to see a really big waterfall that will set me in awe! This is like a baby….

This is my 1st tea plantation visit (that I can remember, those that I went really young doesn’t count!) and it’s a beautiful sight from the top of the highlands. The drive up to the Tea Plantation was rather scary tho’.

I thought this “la3 ba1 hua1” or trumpet flower can look like a small hat! My own fashion….

The workers at the plantation hard at work under the hot sun sorting out fresh tea leaves.

This is the tea factory. It was a pity that production was not scheduled that day, so there was no tour of the inside of the factory. That would’ve been interesting!

After a hot long walk around the plantation, we sat down for an ice cold Boh Tea’s very own “Orchard Splash” it was so delicious that we had to buy some home to drink!

This is another tea plantation owned by Cameron Valley.

Pitcher plant in one of the strawberry farms

This muddy stream is at the Rose Valley. Don’t you think the water looks like Teh Tarik?

So many pretty flowers! I had a swell time taking tons of photos of and with the flowers!

This hibiscus flower is the biggest I’ve seen – it’s about 20cm in diameter!

I particularly love the name of this flower – High Heel Shoes flower! LOL!

Funnily, in the Rose Valley there was this “zoo” section where they kept Peacocks, Turkies, Rabbits & chickens.

The rabbit was so cute & craving for attention, the minute I squat down, it came up to me and wanted to be loved.

After that we headed to this Tea Shop for it’s famous tea & strawberry jam scones, it was delicious! I loved the jam & buttery scone.

That’s all we did on Day 2. No Bee Farm photos as it was so bleah that I didn’t take any pics at all!

Coming soon – Giant Cicada that visited us in our hotel room.

XOXO

Jessica

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Hello Everyone!

I’d like to share the wonderful time I had up in the highlands in Malaysia. I really miss the cool weather, relaxing atmosphere and friendly people there. And most of all the strawberries and fresh air!

The last time I went up to Cameron Highlands was when I was 4 or 5 years old! So U can imagine how NEW this place seems to me this time round.

Driving up to the highlands, we collected a lot of “passengers” along the way. Frequent SG-Malaysia drivers should get what I mean… ;P

My squashed free riders!

Finally after 6 hours of driving, we reached Cameron Highlands! First stop, lunch! Hungry… Stopped at this “Zhi Char” place where many locals frequent to find out what’s yummy in that place.

There’s this dish there called Sambal Belachan Asparagus Beans which is super delicious and I’ve never even heard of Asparagus Beans before. Have you? The beans are fresh, crunchy and taste nothing like asparagus. And U can never go wrong with Belachan fried vegetables.

After lunch, we settled in Equatorial Hotel. It’s not the most glamourous looking hotel but it’s at one of the highest points on the Highlands and every evening on the top floor, my balcony is surrounded by clouds! Imagine walking in clouds… so mystical!

After dumping our stuff down in the room, we headed to Big Red Strawberry Farm. Apparently the biggest strawberry farm in CH.

It was a rainy day which made it even colder but more shiok! I love the cold… Interestingly, every strawberry farm grows cactus for sale as well. Very pretty cacti!

“V” is for Victory!!!

Don’t these cacti look like roses?

BIG cactus – about the size of a beach ball!

Strawberries grown hydroponically

Who’s that big fat strawberry?

Unripe strawberries

Mmm… fresh…

The life cycle of a strawberry – See how the white flower slowly withers down to the core where the strawberry slowly grows bigger. I’ve never seen a strawberry flower before so cute & pure.

Feel so healthy in the farm seeing so much edible greens around me.

Can U spot what’s wrong with this poster?

Big Red’s famous strawberry sundae! Yummy!!! Strawberry sundae has never tasted better

My “trophy” hee hee…

After eating the yummy sundae and a very steep drive downhill, we headed to the street side market beside the hotel.

And when we reached there, clouds were everywhere! Pretty…

The minute you arrive at the Street Market, the wonderful aroma of sweet corn surrounds you as vendors grill freshly grown corn on the cob.

After snacking on sweet corn, we decided that we’ll buy some back to Singapore! Can U imagine going to CH to buy corn?! Hilarious!

That’s the end of day one and we turned in early from the long day.

XOXO

Jessica

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Hello!!!

I’m up in the highlands of Cameron! Visited the waterfalls, tea plantations, strawberry farms so far. I’ve yet to see the bee farm and rose valley! Can’t wait!

Thank u dear for this wonderful birthday trip!

Here’s some pics of a tea shop we stopped by for tea, scones & fresh homemade strawberry jam!

XOXO
Jessica

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Hello!

Been busy planning n co ordinating this bridal shower/hen party/bachelorette party for my good friend Berinda! Thanks to the Internet & online shopping, it made planning it easier! With great help from Jaime who planned out the bridal games & Pamela who helped out with the decorations! And the rest of the girls who came early to help set up!

It was a fun filled night of games, laughter, secrets, champange, cakes, pies & lotsa love for the bride to be – Berinda!

Maybe I can consider party planning as a sideline business? Hmm… It’s really stressful but I enjoyed the whole process!

XOXO
Jessica

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Hello!

If you’re looking for cheap and good western food, you should try the food at Delight n Delicious. I love the Paprika Chicken on the menu. A thick and juicy slab of chicken covered with mozerella cheese accompanied by black pepper brown sauce is simply heaven! Especially when I love cheese so much! Ate there twice at 2 different outlets and both the taste and quality are consistent.

Must try!

The Kopitiam
Blk 450 Clementi Ave 3

Or

29 Food Centre
Blk 26 Jalan Membina
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XOXO
Jessica

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Too much Satay!

Came to East Coast Lagoon hawker centre for satay cos someone has a craving for pork satay…

The last time I came here for food was at least half a year ago! I used to frequent here so often as it was so near VJC and I used to stay in the East for a few years.

The Satay at Teddy BBQ n Chicken Wing is not bad (Chinese stall next to the famous wanton noodle). The chicken satay is nicer then pork though but my all time favorite satay is still in Tioman Paya Beach Resort!!! I miss the BBQ seafood n satay there so much!

Cool night, good food. I can sleep so well tonight!

XOXO
Jessica

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Apple Foldovers

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I saw how easy it is to make Apple Foldovers on Asian Food Channel, so I decided to give it a try! And indeed it is easy!

The secret to the apple stuffing is to add a dollop of butter when you’re cooking the apples over the stove!

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How to Make:

  • 5 small Royal Gala Apples (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon (I like a stronger taste)
  • 1 TBSP of water
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 a lemon (juiced)

Simmer the above ingredients for about 20 min till apples are soft & brown & thick.

Add

  • 1TBSP of flour
  • 1 dollop of butter (around 1 TBSP)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence

Stir until mixture thickens.

Cut 25cmx25cm pre-made puff pastry sheets into quaters.

Fill each quater with 1TBSP of apple stuffing.

Seal edges of puff pastry with egg wash. Press down & use back of the knife to “cut” in semi circular patterns on the edges.

Bake in oven at 175 degree celsius for 25 minutes.

This is a very easy to make desert for any occasion!

XOXO

Jessica

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Alternative Ramen at Central

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Hello!

This is a good alternative to Marutama at Central for ramen! It’s Hokkaido style ramen so it’s slightly different to the choices U get at Marutama.

I had the Spicy Miso Ramen & it’s was pretty good!dsc05125

Rating: 8/10

It’s one of the better ramen I had in Singapore but I still like the chicken balls nutty flavoured one in Marutama.

However, the ramen egg-wise the Marutama’s one is better.

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Rating: 6.5/10

All in all, I will go back to this place to try the other ramen esp the Special Pork ramen! Do go early as the queue forms quite a bit during peak meal hours!

6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#02-76 The Central
Tel: 6224 0668

This lil restaurant is tucked in one corner of the mall near the short escalators. Happy eating!

XOXO

Jessica

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