We had Teppanyaki for dinner tonight. As ah Huat would call it, the cooking show. The food is cooked in front of you using very basic ingredients like garlic, butter/oil, soya sauce, mayo, etc. It almost looks as if the chef if putting up a performance right at your dinner table.
There is a day in the lunar calender where whatever herbal soup has a greater effect on your body. Its Tonic day and the family decided to check out the korean Ginseng chicken restaurant from the Crystal Jade Group.
That garlic clove is a little too big. Overpowering the taste of the pork belly.
Its brownie time! I was inspired by the Brownie Factory brownies, which is oh-so-yummy! Plus my mum reminded me that I have 5 packs of butter in the freezer ( I swear I don't recall buying so many of them!).
If you are planning to bake something that is really rich, sweet and chewy. This is IT!
Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F. Line the bottom and sides of a 20cm (8in) square baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides. Butter the foil.
In a medium heatproof bowl, add the butter and set on top of a large sauce pan with barely simmering water. Melt the butter, then add sugar and salt, and stir until well combined. Next add the cocoa powder and stir until mixture is smooth and hot enough that you want to remove your finger fairly quickly after dipping it in to test. Remove the bowl from the skillet and set aside briefly until the mixture is only warm, not hot.
Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one. When the batter looks thick, shiny, and well blended, add the flour and stir until you cannot see it any longer, then beat vigorously for 40 strokes with the wooden spoon or a rubber spatula. Spread evenly in the lined pan.
Bake until a toothpick plunged into the center emerges slightly moist with batter, 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove baking pan and place the marshmallow on the brownie, then return the baking pan back into the oven for 3 to 5 minutes. Spread the marshmallow with knife dipped in water.
Let cool on rack. Prepare the chocolate glaze while brownie cools. Melt butter and chocolate in a large sauce pan over simmering water. When both chocolate and butter are well mixed, remove from heat and let it cool. Than pour the chocolate glaze over the marshmallow brownie.
Lift up the ends of the parchment or foil liner, and transfer the brownies to a cutting board. Cut into 16 or 25 squares.
Its a long over due post! But the food is simply too good to miss. Taste Paradise is located at Orchard Ion. We decided to check out this place because one of the waitress called my dad. Yes, waitress these days, especially those working in established chinese restaurants have the power to bring their customers to whichever restaurant they are working at. Well plus her service was really good. She ( I think her name is jojo or yoyo.) was even able to remember that ah huat does not like mushrooms!
It would be a great place if you are prepared to splurge.
The setting: Modern. The deco was simple but elegant, with portraits of chinese emperors welcoming you into the restaurant. Making you feel like royalty. Especially the use of gold as the main table settings.
Appetizer was immediately served as we decide on what to order. I think its some octopus salad.
The food: Simple great canto food!
The first dish was a stone pot shark's fin soup served with crispy spring onion roll. The hot pot kept the soup hot as we savour the soup.
The stone pot was pretty big, so we shared and look at the way my parents are getting excited over the soup.
Alright I can't really remember what this dish is. I think its bacon wrapping something. All I am able to remember is that this is too salty for my liking, and was a pretty ordinary dish.
But this cube beef, is ohh la la! The taste was just beyond description. It was so soft and tasty. Looking at the picture now, makes me hungry again.
Just look at him eat. :)
Of course no meal is complete without some cognac or whisky or both!
Thats the life man!
I absolutely love this picture!
Like parents like daughter
I think there were a few dishes in between that I did not take any pictures. Because it was either (a) I was too lazy to take any pictures or (b) the food was gone simply too fast.
Than came dessert. There was an avocado or was it pumpkin cream with ice-cream dessert and another jelly dessert. I thought the creamy dessert was too much to end the meal but the jelly dessert was pretty light and refreshing and would have been my choice!
Than there is the fascination with the dry ice.
Oh and I forgot about this gluttonous rice dumpling with salted egg yolk filling, if I remember correctly. Well even if I can't remember what was inside, I could still remember that it tasted pretty good.
We ordered a second portion because we wanted my mum to try it because it was so good!
heh..the dude at the background spoil the picture lah! -_-