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Avocado Juice @ Alexandra Village

Posted by icyelite on April 5, 2009

Alexandra Village is the best place to have avocado juice. Whenever someone sees me drinking avocado, they will tell me where is the best avocado in Singapore. Everyone’s answer is Alexandra Village (AV). Its the stall with a big avocado as a decoration for the stall. There are 2 avocado stalls side by side, so look out for the stall with a big avocado. If I remember correctly, the name of the shop is called “Avocado” too. Lol.

What’s the difference between this stall’s avocado and the others?

Compared to what I had drank before:

Color:The color of the avocado from AV are greener, darker as compared to the others. The ones that I usually drink are lighter green and near to white color. I guess alot of milk had been added, which explains the white color avocado juice.

Taste: It has a stronger taste of avocado while the lighter color of other stalls had more milk taste.

Price: $2 each for a big cup from Avocado, but $2 too from other stalls but smaller cup.

Next time, if you want to drink avocado juice, remember to visit Avocado @ Alexandra village.

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Vegetarian Wedding Dinner Prepared by Fo You Yuan Vegetarian

Posted by icyelite on November 16, 2008

The dinner is cooked by Fo You Yuan vegetarian from Geylang. The bridegroom had booked the ballroom and asked Fo You Yuan vegetarian to go there cook. I believe Fo You Yuan had moved all their culteries to the country club and prepare their food.

Let’s see what’s in the menu for today?

  1. Fortune Five Vegetarian Cold Dish
  2. Vegetarian Shark’s Fin Soup
  3. Spinach with 2 Types of Mushroom
  4. Vegetarian Lucky Trotters
  5. Lotus Duck
  6. Fried Vegetarian Chicken with Cashew Nuts
  7. Vegetarian Golden Pig
  8. Fried Rice with Lotus Leaf
  9. Yam Paste with Gingko Nut

Pictures of each dish:

Apettizer Fortune Five Vegetarian Cold Dish
Vegetarian Shark’s Fin Soup Spinach with 2 Types of Mushroom
Vegetarian Lucky Trotters Lotus Duck – when it first came
Lotus Duck – opened Fried Vegetarian Chicken with Cashew Nuts
Vegetarian Golden Pig Fried Rice with Lotus Leaf
Fried Rice with Lotus Leaf – in a bowl Yam Paste with Gingko Nut

Comments on the foods:

  • Appetizer – the appetizer is a cruchy, salty fish. Tastes and smells nice
  • Fortune Five Vegetarian Cold Dish – Nothing really special that I would want to comment about the food, its the same as any other cold plate
  • Vegetarian Shark’s Fin Soup – the shark fin has used “Dao Ki” as the main ingredient. Tastes not bad, but the picture looks abit oily
  • Spinach with 2 Types of Mushroom – there are 2 types of mushrooms in this dish. Overall, this dish tastes salty
  • Vegetarian Lucky Trotters – decorated with coropok, a good idea
  • Lotus Duck – the lotus duck when it came, it was nicely wrapped up. When we opened it up, we saw so many lotus seeds. Too many that we feel sick of it. If you noticed, the wrapped skin is made of “Dao ki” too
  • Fried Vegetarian Chicken with Cashew Nuts – this is a special one. The ingredients are fried veg chicken with cashew nuts, same as what you can find in Yam Ring. But instead of putting it in yam ring, they put inside a bowl shape popiah. The bowl is made of popiah skin and deep fried it, this is a good idea too. The skin tastes so crispy
  • Vegetarian Golden Pig – the best among all dishes. Even the bridgegroom’s mum says its a must eat, don’t miss this dish. Indeed its really good. Using lettuce to wrap the crispy vegetarian pig and cucumber, glazed it with sweet sauce. Yum yum
  • Fried Rice with Lotus Leaf – By the time, we had this dish, we were all full. We thought having noodles is better than rice. Rice makes us even more full. I can really smell the lotus leaf in my bowl of rice
  • Yam Paste with Gingko Nut – this is the worse though it may looks good. It tastes sour for my table, plus it is too watery. I thought it should taste sticky and sweet?

Read Vegetarian Wedding Dinner @ Orchid Country Club again.

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Blueberry Pie @ Hans

Posted by icyelite on October 19, 2008

I went to Hans with Andy @ Far East Plaza. It was almost dinner time, instead of ordering those usual meal, I had ordered blueberry pie. Hoping that it will gives me an idea of how to bake it in future or even teach me the different ways of baking an apple pie. I believe the way to bake an apple pie and a blueberry pie is similar.

Blueberry Pie Side View of Blueberry Pie

In fact, I am not sure of the correct naming of this blueberry pie. But it has crumbles on top and decorated with chocolate chips which enhances the taste of the blueberry pie. Yum yum, I love it. Is there any peach pie since apples and blueberry can become a pie. Oh, how about a durian pie too? Lol.

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McCafe – Cafe Latte

Posted by icyelite on October 4, 2008

On 4 Oct 2008, I went to McCafe with andy after my first day of Saturday rostered duty. Initially, we were thinking of walking towards Starbucks at level 2. Suddenly, andy stopped and keep looking into the McCafe  for power plug. Oh well, we were lucky that day, we found a comfortable seat with power plug. This is a good news.

That day, I wanted to order hot drink to keep myself warm. Don’t feel like drinking hot tea, so andy suggested I ordered from mcCafe. It’s the first time I order from mcCafe, hmmm, looking at the menu. I had a feeling I’m at Starbucks or Coffeebean. I ordered Cafe Latte, one of my favorite drink.

After ordering, I wasn’t given any receipt but was told to go back to sit and she will serve it to me shortly. Waited for 10 minutes, my latte came.

Large cup of Cafe Latte Top view of Cafe Latte

Why isn’t there latte art on top of my latte? If there is a M sign, maybe it would be nice? Lol. Where to learn latte art, though I know my art is real lousy. Haha.

The latte doesn’t smells as nice as those in coffeebean or starbucks. So don’t expect to have a nice smelling, tasty latte at McCafe. The latte that came, it is not hot but just warm. So in the cold environment, the latte becomes cold very fast.

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Simple Food @ Tampines (The Food)

Posted by icyelite on September 17, 2008

In my opinion, I would still prefer Roma Deli as compared to Simple Food due to the ambience in Roma Deli. The first time I went to Simple Food, I take away lagsana for dinner. To my dismay, I brought back a sour-taste lagsana. I called them back to “complain”, they suggested for one-to-one exchange. But I rejected because I had already reached home with a hungry stomach, no more energy to go change again when I still need to take 2 buses to get there.

Despite this scenario, it didn’t stop me from visiting them. However, I was resisted to order lagsana again. Other foods like chicken chop and such, which is freshly cooked, should not have this problem unless they did not keep the mock meats in the fridge.

The 2nd time I visited them, I lunched in together with my cousins. Simple food has a special offer menu. They had a standard set meal that comes with a drink, soup of the day and main course. I ordered a set meal with vegetarian seafood chicken chop as my course. The soup of the day is creamy mushroom soup, which tastes quite bland and watery. I feel that my creamy mushroom soup is thicker than theirs just that mine is not creamy.

Take a look at the food I had ordered on my following visits to Simple Food:

Special Offer Menu Soup of the Day
Seafood Fish Chop Hawaiian Fish Chop
Baked Rice Mango Salad

The different flavors of fish chops are something which Roma Deli did not provide. So if you wish to eat some western food, you can go to Simple Food. In fact, Simple Food sells cai fan that you can order dishes and eat together with rice. In addition, they are selling Zi Char like hokkien mee, fried bee hoon, etc.

Read Simple Food @ Tampines (Introduction & The Shop) again.

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