Where can you find Mei Feng Roasted Chicken Rice ?
Where can you find Mei Feng Roasted Chicken Rice ?
That is the theme of the 88th Anniversary Celebrations of Gan Eng Seng School Dragon Scout Group (DSG), a family that I had been with for many years since my Secondary One school days , spanning 20 years and still going strong. With such a rich, long and strong tradition and family roots in both Gan Eng Seng School (founded 1885) and Dragon Scout Group (founded 1922), not many schools or scout groups in Singapore can stand up, tall and proud of such a rich and long heritage !
Coming back for the 88th Anniversary Celebrations Dinner, it was a homecoming for me, having been out of touch with the Dragon Scout Group due to my freakish accident 9 months ago and wasn’t able to keep in touch with their activities and events. A simple buffet dinner for the young boys and girls, ventures, rovers, leaders, teachers and old boys (a.k.a Dragon Chapter) coming back together, for the gathering, catch up and connecting many generations of the Dragon Scout Group family.
Dedicating to all the young Dragon Scout Group boys and girls, continue to keep the Dragon Scout Group fire burning bright and big, always glowing and shining, a beacon of light to all the past, present and future family members of Dragon Scout Group, remember our school anthem –
Fire, in its most beautiful and controlled moments, moving and flying around with such grace and passion of the performers, accompanied by music. This is Bonfire Festival 2010 on the Friday night on 26th November 2010.
Having watched Bonfire Festival performances for the past few years, it’s been great watching them grow bigger and better over the years, here’s my Bonfire Festival 2009 post and my photographs from Bonfire Festival 2009 on Flickr ! Therefore, I was back again to catch Bonfire 2010 and it was a night to be mesmerised by the graceful fire performances again !
The program on Friday night was firstly Open Stage for aspiring performers to showcase their latest routines and performances at 8pm and at 915pm, The Challenge whereby 8 performers were randomly paired up with different musicians playing different instruments to produce their own unique personal performance and interpretation of the music along with their fire performance. These performances were simply superb and I hope my humble photographs would be able to showcase their true passion and performance in the Bonfire Festival 2010.
Tonight, on the 27th November 2010, a Saturday night, this is the program, 9m-10pm – Invisible Self -> A Bonfire Production. More details would be on their website here ! Do take note of the festival ticket door price, check out their site for more details!
Let me bring you through Bonfire Festival 2010 (Friday Night 26th November) performance through my eyes and lens ~ Bonfire Festival 2010 …….
Formerly tucked away in a small shophouse along Purvis Street, in hot and humid conditions, patronised and followed by beef noodles lovers, I had enjoyed their beef noodles at their Purvis Street outlet and did not realise that they moved to the other street beside them and gone through a revolutionary change in their layout, design, decoration and history.
Before I go further, let me introduce their famous trademark dish, the Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Kway Teow … look at the photo below.
The gravy is not too thick, nice and smooth (if you choose the dry noodles option), holding it up well even when the noodles/kway teow is mixed with the beef portions. There are different varieties of beef portions that you can order with your beef kway teow and I chose the mixed Beef dry Kway Teow set, a nice mixture of beef slices, beef balls, beef intestines and liver. The beef portions are tender and tasty, not overcooked and definitely fresh. Take a closer look at the crushed peanuts and pickled vegetables on my beef noodle, that’s 2 key ingredients that makes it special too !
The chili and fish sauce, along with their soup, is a must have combination of spices and seasoning to complement your beef noodles/kway teow.
Alright folks, where can you find them ? Here’s their information –
Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Kway Teow (formerly Purvis Street)
38 Seah Street
Do drop by and try the Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Kway Teow !
In the heart of Tanjong Pagar, beside the hawker centre, coffee shops and restaurants around there, there is also a food court on the 4th floor of Amara Shopping Mall, another popular lunch time eating place for the Tanjong Pagar CBD crowds. Amara Shopping Mall has been in the district for quite some time already and their selection of food stalls there are popular and well liked by the CBD crowds.
There is a stall there at Amara Shopping Mall Food Court, that sells Japanese Cuisine and it is sold by the locals, there is an inevitable debate and discussion on whether non-Japanese natives like us locals would be to cook and produce authentic Japanese cuisine as good as the Japanese. For Benkei Japanese Cuisine, I believe that they are able to match up to the standards and authenticity of the native Japanese cooking.
During lunch time, they have a nice steady crowd of customers queuing up to order their food from them, quite a wide variety of Japanese set meals at a decent price too ! They also opened for the evening crowds too for dinner and having eaten at their stall for a number of years already, it’s still as good, tasty and delicious! The folks at Benkei Japanese Cuisine stall are a bunch of friendly folks and it’s nice chatting with them, if they have the time since they can get really busy during lunch time !
I took their Saba fish and Chicken set meal, take a look at them !
Where can you find Benkei Japanese Cuisine – Amara Stall
Amara Shopping Mall
165 Tanjong Pagar Road
4th Floor Food Court
If you are around the area during lunch time, do drop by and taste Benkei Japanese Cuisine ! It can be pretty crowded during lunch time !
Do drop by and visit them and find out more about their other dishes there !
Christmas 2010 is coming soon, in about a month’s time, it would be Christmas Day soon! A time for celebration, feasting and merry get together for family, relatives and friends. Singapore is also gearing up for Christmas in the Tropics with her traditional Christmas Light Up and dressing up for a month of celebrations with beautiful lights and decorations along Orchard Road.
Starlit Christmas is this year’s theme for the Christmas Light Up and on 20th November onwards, it’s the start of the Christmas LIght Up and Orchard Road is decorated beautifully! Starting my journey from ION Orchard, walking down towards Ngee Ann City, Hereen and walking back to Tangs, there were different coloured themes and lights for each segment of Orchard Road. Along the way, there were Christmas trees of different colours, designs and sizes standing tall along Orchard Road.
Many locals and tourists alike were out in force, enjoying the atmosphere, taking photographs and relaxing, with their shopping bags too. Shopping centres are out in force with the festive season, decorating their buildings and attracting customers inside along with their festive deals.
It’s the time of the year, when it ends and people start to relax and take holidays, shopping and catching up. Hope you all have a nice and fun December 2010 and a Merry Christmas !
Chicken rice, is one of our popular dishes in Singapore, well known and well liked by both the locals and tourists too. Hainanese Chicken Rice is a wonderful cuisine, loved it greatly and I do regularly eat Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Situated in one of Singapore’s oldest shopping centre, on the 5th floor is this food outlet known as Hainanese Delicacy, a Hainanese Chicken Rice store that had been there for quite a number of years. During lunch time, it’s always crowded and have lots of people queuing up to eat there. One of their specialty is that their Hainanese Chicken Rice is boneless and customers don’t have to take away the bones before enjoying their chicken meat.
Take a look at the Hainanese Chicken, it’s tender and delicious, nicely cooked and not oily. The sauce that accompanies the Hainanese Chicken taste great too, bringing out the flavour of the Hainanese Chicken, a perfect compliment. For the rice, you would be to taste the aroma and chicken flavour that are inside the rice, not too soggy and their cooking style suits my taste buds. Their chili is not too spicy and have lots of “power” spiciness nevertheless, mix it nicely with their ginger paste and thick black soy sauce, you have an awesome combination for your Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Hainanese Delicacy is located at
Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #05-116
They are definitely a specialist in Hainanese Chicken Rice and they are definitely worth a time to go there and eat Hainanese Chicken Rice!
BMW, a brand for many generations, well known for their cars and technology. BMW World was in Singapore, showcasing BMW’s latest innovation, design and heritage, held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. It’s a mix of everything, from their history to the future BMW car, motorbikes and bicycles too.
Inside the convention centre, a well designed layout and path leading to the main display area, where the BMW cars were placed to welcome the visitors. The central portion of the convention hall layout, a round lounge area with nice sofas, a nice place to sit down, relax and have a drink. Met up with Sue before starting to explore and admire sexy and beautiful BMW cars together at BMW World Singapore.
The whole range of BMW cars were not on display, selected existing models were on display, nevertheless, it still attracted a lot of attention among the visitors. The M3 GTS was on display and it’s really cool ! The future car of BMW, the Gina Light Visionary, simply impressive and sleek.
Walking and checking out the other BMW World displays, the bicycles (road bike and mountain bike) were pretty cool too and it will be lovely to own them ! At least I can say that I own a BMW ! Their motorbikes were big and powerful, perfect for road trips !
Take a look at my BMW World Singapore photos collection …. Won’t it be nice to own a BMW car ? The M3 looks really cool and I do like the 1 series, especially the 130 🙂
Nasi Lemak , a very popular rice dish that comes along with many different dishes filling up the plate, different varieties between different cultures in South East Asia. What does Nasi Lemak means ? In the most simplest analogy, it’s rice cooked in cream whereby the rice would be soaked with coconut milk, steamed/cooked and pandan leaves would be thrown in to give a nice fragrance to the rice.
Ponggol Nasi Lemak, cooked and prepared by the Chinese, is a popular outlet for the residents living in the Upper Serangoon/Hougang area and people from other parts of Singapore too, especially in the late hours and a highly popular supper location. What makes this Ponggol Nasi Lemak that popular ? Before I go in depth further, take a look at the combination of dishes on my Nasi Lemak !
My plate is filled with ikan bilis (deep fried anchovies) with peanuts, egg, deep fried chicken wing and curry vegetables. There are other dishes available as well and it would be up to you what kind of combinations you would like to have on your plate of Nasi Lemak.
Let’s start with the rice, nice and delicious fragrance, the ikan bilis with peanuts is nicely fried and crispy. The chicken wing / chicken drumstick is one of the main attraction there and it is highly popular among the people queuing up for the Nasi Lemak.
Ponggol Nasi Lemak is located at
965 Upper Serangoon Road
Opening Hours : 1730 to 0330 (Closed on Thursday)
You have to visit Ponggol Nasi Lemak and have a taste of Nasi Lemak (Chinese style)!