Thank you Nuffnang for extending the invite, bf and I got to go to Buona Vista to makan with ieatishootipost and the fellow bloggers!
Picture credit: http://www.nuffnang.com.sg/smrt-makan-session/#top
Had group photo taken, which I still cannot find on Nuffnang, so I will post it up when they uploaded it up, and gave me permission to kope!!
On our way walking. I was busy talking pics, so I was sort of at the back of the line..
And the place we ate at: Spice Peranakan!
They had delicately set up everything in buffet style, for our convenience!
The food that I took. It was super yums!
Okay. This pic was taken before we had our mini lesson with Dr. Leslie Tay (who is also the official food blogger for: http://ieatishootipost.sg/)
And then we started off eating!!
And then the introduction of the food, ingredients and all about peranakan!
Hehe okay. I will introduce you to the food later. Be patient okay! ^^
Dr Leslie Tay coaching us on basic photography with the food on display..
The lady boss holding the papaya! *candid*
First. The papaya and dried shrimp- Papaya Titek!
No oil was used in the making, and only semi-ripe(green on the outside only) papayas was used!
It tastes like..... papaya. With a touch of spicy :D
Indescribably nice, and unforgetable.
The second dish: Ikan Tanban- fried baby sardine
It's the crispy kind of sardine, and all the nutrients(body parts) are not removed from the fish! Full absorption of Vitamin B12! http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=147
It's cripsy, a little spicy but it doesn't stink of fish! Awesome, yet easy to chew.
Third dish: Chap Chye- mixed vegetables
Yes. It is the one that we always orded. The mixed vege in curry.
But this has a total of 10 veges in it! It's really chap chye (10 vege in hokkien).
And the special thing is that the sauce is not Curry, but fermented beans!
The veges taste just right together with the sauce. At first I was doubting this dish by the looks of it, but after the first bite of the carrot, I couldn't help but get a second serving!!
Fourth: Satay Ayam- Chicken in satay sauce
It has real satay sauce in it, with slight Coconut milk and chilli in it!
Wa.. Thinking of it makes me drool already. The meat is so tender!
Fifth: Curry Fish
You think that this is the normal curry fish we eat outside?? No! It has coconut milk in it too, like the Satay Ayam, but this has their specially picked belacan!
Sixth dish: Kueh Salat- Coconut custard
Rich in coconuts, totally handmade!
And then we went off to take some pics again..
And the last dish, which is the best dish! (Also Dr Leslie Tay's favorite.)
It is made from the whole chicken leg, marinated in onion caramel, and finally nicely cut by the chefs after cooking!
It is fried. But the meat is still very tender!
As for the sauce, it's made from onions, but it doesn't have any stinky onions smell! (I hate onions)
Also, they were so thoughtful, and provided Tea! There was iced water too :D
Quoted from the lady boss:
The Peranakans believe in 'loses juice in blender' and thus they don't use blender for any of the marinating process!
They do not include MSG, and instead, they added in Belacan for the flavor!
Everything made fresh, no frozen ingredients were used.
Slow fire in the process of making, and no oil should be added.
And there you have it- the tasty, healthy Peranakan food!
Below is a newspaper article in their shop, featuring the lady boss' son!
He specialises in Sotong!
Specialising in making desserts!
A pic to add for fans of ieatishootipost!
Taking a tour around the shop!
We were supposed to take a test about SMRT Circle Line and Peranakans. The fastest and most accurate answers win!
Fastest two gets a Churpchurp plushie :)
*ahh so cute*
And I won myself a prize from SMRT!
Ahh.. That's the best pic I can get out of my cam. Bright sunlight, couldn't really pose well :(:(
Some even won books from him!!!
ME WANTS TOOOOOOOOOOO!
With his autograph some more.
And then we even got a goodie bag!
Before wrapping up for the day, the Nuffnang and Churpchurp peeps took a pic with me!
They were so friendly!! :D:D
HAHAHAH Unwrapping time!
This is the goodie bag that everyone got, including bf and I.
Sticky! "I love Circleline"
Colour Pencils, in this cute wood box!
It's made of recycled material!
Hehe, not forgetting my love!! :D:D
I unwrapped my gift from SMRT that I won, and to my surprise, it is........
Mad love SHE since I was young. I had all of their albums, all the way. Till recently, I stopped collecting them!
Super shocked that with this addition, my set of 'S.H.E collection' is complete!
Thank you, SMRT, and Nuffnang :D
Also, go download Dr Leslie Tay's application on iTunes!!
Featuring all the good-not-to-be-missed food in Sg!
His app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ieat-hawker/id471209087?ls=1&mt=8