Sunday, May 25, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Spaghetti Weekend

After a week of hard work, it's nice to reward ourselves with a nice treat on weekends. SPAGHETTI!!! One of the Cookies' favorite things. Yum! =P~
Here's a snap of the delicious spaghetti I and my Cookie jointly prepared. ^_^ Instead of the usual ground pork, we used cheese hotdogs. For the noodles, we used fusilli pasta. Nice.
I've pretty much perfected my red sauce. Next project is to learn to cook white/cream sauce.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Eating Healthy

Well, at least we try... :D

This is what I did with the left over pechay from my Pork Nilaga recipe. I have missed this dish especially that which my Mama prepares. Sigh... Missing home. Sniff.

Have the ingredients ready - mince garlic, chopped onions and tomatoes, sliced up pechay. Heat up some oil in the pan. Combine garlic, onions and tomatoes. Sauté. Add some fish sauce. And the pechay, stems first and the leaves last as the leaves will cook faster. If it gets a little dry, add some water. Variations include adding some bits of pork, chicken or shrimps.

Not yet done with "test driving" my new indoor grill. And so, after that fun barbecue party I hosted for some friends last weekend, I found this nice (decent size) piece of bangus (milk fish) at Carrefour, Plaza Singapura.
For the stuffing, I chopped up some tomato and onions. Mixed them up in a bowl with a little sugar, salt and pepper.
I already asked the Auntie at the grocery to scale the fish and clean it. Once the stuffing is ready, just put them inside the slit of the milkfish. The stuffing might spill so what I do is sew up the fish. :)
Heat up and oil the grill, put in the fish. Let it cook. ^_^
The left over stuffing may be a nice side dish.

Singapore Adventure: GSS 2008

The Great Singapore Sale starts tomorrow!
Let the shopping begin! ^_^

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Chicken Barbecue

This is my first smokeless grill kitchen experiment. It did turn out quite lovely. :)
These are chicken wings marinated in my special barbecue marinade mix. Hehehe....
It only requires the basic ingredients. For the main ingredient, Chicken Wings, of course!
For the marinade, minced garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, small lime juice, brown sugar, pepper, chili flakes for some heat. Just mix 'em all up!

Let the chicken wings sit in the marinade for some time. Then you're ready to barbecue! :)

Good luck!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Cookie Day @ Vivo City

The Cookies have been together for 28 months now. And so, to celebrate this, our special day, we went spent it on a day-long date at Vivo City in Harbourfront.

We started the day off with a little stroll at the mall, and a little snack. Then we went to see Robert Downey Jr.'s latest flick, Iron Man.

It is an interesting movie. I am clueless on what the Iron Man comic books are really about. But while seeing the movie, it didn't really matter because the story actually stands on its own. Even mirroring US vs Afghanistan conflicts. Robert Downey Jr is fit for the role, putting in the humor and arrogance required for playing the roles of billionaire industrialist Tony Start, as well as giving his 100% in the action sequences. Nice. Gwyneth Paltrow did an awesome job as well. I can almost forget how much View From The Top disappointed me.

Okay, enough from the movie house. After the movie, we went for burgers at Carl's Jr. We chatted over burgers and we had a fantastic time. This is what I love the most about what my Cookie and I has. We'll never run out of things to talk about... 8->

After early dinner, it's time to get our Mario Kart game for the Nintedo Wii! ^_^ Too bad they don't have the extra Wii Wheel anymore. So, we just got the game with one Wii Wheel.

When Wii game shopping is done, we had a quick visit at Best Denki, and the little innocent visit resulted to a 185 SGD purchase for an electric barbecue grill. :D And so now, the Cookies are a proud owner to the Tefal Excelio Comfort Grill + Griddle. I already have some chicken wings marinating. I am taking this baby for a test drive tomorrow! Wish me luck! ;)

And to cap the day off, a take away from Awfully Chocolate. It's a bit expensive for a 7"/ 0.5 kilo chocolate cake, but it sure is heavenly!!! Just looking at it makes you drool. Yum!

In a couple of hours, another work week shall commence. Can't wait for next weekend. I wonder what's in store. ;)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Paper Hats

Now that my holiday days are over, it's crunch time again back at work. And as part of the company's initiative to make the technology staff understand the industry they are supporting, the company is sponsoring a "game".

(Un)Fortunately, yours truly has bee assigned as a team captain for a group of 3 person. Part of the team captain's responsibility is to come up with hats that will identify our team during the game process. I have attempted to make paper hats out of instructions over the net -, and I was successful.

One down, two more to go! ^_^

Friday, May 2, 2008

Philippine Adventure: Wondering What I have been Up To? (Part 2)

When: 25-26 April 2008
Where: Calatagan, Batangas

One of the things I have missed being abroad is the company of my kumares. They are my food trip buddies and lacuacha buddies of all time! Hehehe...
This time we went on a road trip to Calatagan, Batangas where the Golden Sunset Resort sits. It was only an overnight thing but the fun level hit a high mark.
We went swimming and toured around the resort. During our visit, the Miss Philippines Earth were also checked in. We had a glimpse of the candidates but dismissed it seeing we are way prettier! Hahaha...
Too bad we were not able to see the Balsa Show and the famous Golden Sunset Critters Parade. Sigh. The resort food isn't as exciting either. But the Batangas Coffee is still phenomenal.
After checking out of we went to Caleruega Church for some sight-seeing. Then dinner was served at Leslie's in Tagaytay. Sarap ng bulalo!!!

More photos of our Batangas-Tagaytay Adventure in my Friendster Photo Album.

Philippine Adventure: Wondering What I have been Up To?

When: 28 - 30 April, 2008
Where: Bohol Island, Philippines

I went with my Mama and Sister to Bohol for 3 days and 2 nights and it was a blast! We booked accommodations at the Bohol Beach Club on the island of Panglao.
We went on a country-side tour to see the Tarsier, the Chocolate Hills, the Baclayon Church, and went cruising at the Loay River on board a Catamaran while enjoying a buffet lunch. We also went for Dolphin Watching and though the weather didn't cooperate, our mission was accomplished. Dolphins did come to play with us! Hehehe...
More photos of my family's Bohol Adventure in my Friendster Photo Album.