Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Christmas Dinner 2010

Time of the year again.. to celebrate Christmas.. What did you guys get up to ??? Besides chiling out in this cold . Did anyone do anything more interesting?

Aa was bent on creating his special meat feast Christmas dinner once again . I m really sick of beef having eaten it for 3 consecutive days...but it was so good though..

and here's what why....

C started prepping the dessert first. A personal favourite of hers... Pear Crumble..

Make sure u layer your pears. Patience !!!

Pour your crumble over the pears and leave it to set in the fridge

Make sure u include some of your five a day.

The first main course.. 2kg of sirloin with roasted potatoes.. bathe in olive oil....

Gammon ham.... 3kg? .... hmm..

Ever since the superb creation from last year, Aa was looking very forward to making it again .
After boiling it in a huge of water with cloves and spices. The ham was taken out to be poked with cloves.

Mix up your favourite glazing. The one used here is a mixture of mustard and honey.
Once glazed.. Give it a good roast..

TADA!!!!!.. HOney Roasted GAmmon Ham.

Roast Beef all done.. Potatos looking a little chao tar!! lolol

Brussel sprouts and carrots...

Where's my food.....

Yummy smoked salmon appetisers.

C getting the table all set up .. Cheapo crackers from Tesco.. 10p ONLY!!!

Another Aa favourite. Clam chowder with oysters... emm.... er... Yummy? (haha I don't like oysters you see..)

I had 2 slices.

And another 2 slices of these.

Hmm.... YUM YUM

Pear Crumble + B and J to finish off..

Very satisfying meal. Thanks Aa.

P.s Was Christmas meaningful for you ?

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Sunday, 19 December 2010

Fried Mars Bars

Been using my 3GS Camera alot recently...

It dosen't get more authentic than this... A true Glaswegian Deep Fried Mars Bar in Glasgow..

It used to be just the loner mars bar but I see they have up the ante by pairing it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It ain't haagen daaz but it certainly tasted nice.

Btw not every chippy does fried mars bars.. Check out this LANCET article..LOL... I once heard its because the oil can be contaminated when you fry the mars bars . Chippy myth?

King's Cafe
71 Elmbank St
Glasgow G2 4PQ
0141 332 3247

Friday, 17 December 2010

After Eight...Chocolates

I walked into the office today to find a nice pink box addressed to the doctors. I thought Santa had come in early.... I left it for a good few hours (*busy with work+ SHO decided to pontang) before my registrar came in at 4pm to open it. Turns out to be a box of after eight chocolates from one of the patients.

The toll of the day made me wonder if she had leave a "hidden" message in terms of my finishing time today lol..

Actually .. It wasn't so "bad"... I only finished AFTER SEVEN................ -__-"

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Black Ice Party @ Brel

Black Ice was the theme of the GUSS X'mas dinner.
Thankfully no one slipped on their way to dinner

I had a nice pot of mussels and drowned myself with a bottle with Timmermans. Other highlights of the night were the duck salad and the chocolate brownie.

The waffle was... unfortunately upsetting..

Do Check out their Xmas menu. It looks good too.

P.s.. Been busy.. so posts have been shorter

Ashton Lane
Glasgow G12 8SJ
0141 342 4966

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Its time to Jolly with a Pandoro

Hooray... Christmas is round the corner. ... and .... I've kicked started a series of dinner parties with one starting at my place.... unfortunately........ I din't managed many good pictures lolol... Too busy eating stuff liao !!!..... The next time I'll let my flatmates do the cooking and I'll take the pictures.....

So.... in place of the dinner pics... I shall present to u how we set up the pandoro

Step 1: remove the cake from its packaging.... Duh....

Step 2: Look for your best serrated knife ( the one with many teeth. aka bread knife). Slice the cake up into 1 inch layers

Step 3: Sprinkle the icing sugar (included in box) onto the top of the cake. Make sure u coat it evenly.

Step 4: Eat with your favourite icecream or whip cream. Our choice for the night was Haagen Daaz (2 Tubs for 4 pounds at your convinient Tesco Superstore. Limited TUBS!! )

And here's my helpful assistants Elne & Jsn. Don't you think they got a very good 夫妻相. I got them to use the cake for as a practice model for their actual wedding cake cutting ceremony lol.

Do Check out Elne's super cake recipe.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Its snowing in Glasgow !!!

Though I finished late, I was quite glad the winter sun was still shining onto Glasgow.

A heavy snowfall had painted the entire city white overnight whilst I was concuss under my duvet wondering why it had suddenly turned so cold.

Wondering through the streets, I could almost feel the spirit of Christmas approaching.

(All we need now is some carols playing in the background)

I m going to miss this place when I leave......

P.s. I lost my gloves..... ><

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Charity Cupcakes

Sorrie If I have been neglecting my readers.. I have been really zonked out by work these days that I just haven't got time to edit my photos.

So I thought I ll take something with my phone today and show it to you guys.

Cupcakes made by the ward physiotherapist.

The purple one's vanilla not yam..... and the white one's yellow.

Taste really gooood !!!!!!!

P.s.. Thats my office phone on the right and the phleb trolley wheel at the top right hand corner.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

MOther and Daughter Tag Team Cook OUT!!

Cook out at the Tung Castle this evening, with LingT wiping up a peppery and ironically Singapore Bah Kut Teh !!!.

Credits to her for cooking up this cauldron of a meat stew.

The cooking skills have definitely improved after becoming a modern housewife lO!L!OL!

That wasn't all that we were eating that night.. .....


~ ~ ~ * * * * * LUCKY * * * * * ~ ~ ~

Auntie immediately grabbed some gong jai min when I asked her if we were having "long har min"

At least now I can say I have had lobster with instant noodles hahaa..

We couldn't wait to dive into dish but obviously I was once again holding everyone back with my food paparazzi

Yum Yum !!

P.s. Please focus on the claw and not on the girl LO!LOL!

Thank you for the dinner L & Auntie K

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Sheng ZI !!! 圣子 !!!

We had an overdose of bamboo clams at See Woo... I reckon we chowed down 6 pieces each .. maybe even 7.. its was soooooooooooo GooooDDD !!!!!

and relatively cheap tooo compared to Singapore.. ONly S$40 dollarss for this HUGEE plate!!

Ka Ching !!

P.s They say you eat Pocky on Pepero day since they look like 11/11... I think Bamboo clams can be a good substitute too. lolol..

Oh man.. totally not romantic at all....

Monday, 8 November 2010

TGI Friday's Food Bloggers Cocktail Event


Well maybe not.. I am just trying to psycho myself out of the Monday Blues.

Anyhow. about a month ago I got an invite from the folks at 3 Monkeys to attend a food bloggers event at TGIF. *YEEkss* ~~First ever food event invite~~.. sadly, I turned them down because i was due back home in Singapore.. pRetty Gutted..

Thankfully.. by some divine intervention (TGIF). the event was postponed and hey hey.... suits up! and off we go.!

It was amazing to finally meet the other fellow bloggers TheGlasgowFoodBlog and WoWdeWow as well as the event organiser Chris at the bar top.

To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect but Chris and the TGIF staff were really friendly and helped us settled in. *With drinks of course!!*

TGIF have basically just introduce a new cocktail menu featuring over 60 cocktails to suit all types of tastebuds from the alcoholic to the non-alcoholic, from the wild and whacky to the mild and subdued. Ladies and Gents.. There's something for everyone. I even spotted an oreo cocktail...

O_o ~!!

One thing you don't want to miss at TGIF is the food. Pretty American style food with your usual fries and fixes. The platters were amazing. I really like the ribs but haha I din't manage to snap a shot because they were literally gone in a flash.

Just before we got on with the day's cocktail activties, Phil, the store manager brought out some platters for us to share.

As we started eating, he started telling us more about the history of how it was founded and its UK history. The story was really interesting but I was so engrossed in the food I was hardly was able to digest what he was saying. So.. here's a link for you to find out more.

While the story continued and the food was demolished by us, Ricky the bartender kept replenishing our drinks. Thanks mate. but you know... I am from the East and I can't take my alcohol well haha.

Ricky, the man behind the Bar.

Check out all his wee pins. !!! Each one has a special significance to it !!!

Eventually, we all got behind the bar and started to make our drinks of our own. Here's Briony with her Ghremlin.

Mark with his Mojito.

Graham, also made Mojito.

What's cocktails without some flaring. Ricky was on hand to show us some of his bartending tricks. Very smooth very slick. A great way to charm the gals I would say. Although they don't have any public courses just yet, Ricky hinted to me that there might just be something down the pipeline. So stay tuned to their website for more information.

Erm.. yea .. I broke something opps... lolol

The final activtiy of the day was a cocktail making competition between the four of us.

First up was Graham.

Graham's Creation. haha Sorrie man. I can't remember what you made but it tasted good. ;)

Next up Briony .

Here's her strawberry champagne creation.

Mark and his ultra intense Manhattan

Tada ! All our creations.

I am not kidding you but it came down to a tie between me and Graham and we had to do a shot pouring challenge.

*drumm rolllss....................................

I WON !!!!!!

Can't believe it myself but yea I managed to snag some TGI Friday's Vouchers.

haha guess that means I'll be returning for more food and cocktail soon aye ? haha

Thanks once again to Mark and Chris for organising the event, to Phil for the hospitality and Ricky for the cocktail tips.

Cheers !!!

TGI Friday's
113 Buchanan Street
Glasgow, G1 3HF
Tel: 0141 221 6996


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