Monthly Archives: June 2011
The reason why I insist on flying home every winter break- DURIAN SEASON!! :)
From 28 May to 17 July 2011, Goodwood Hotel offers a few options for you to enjoy their Durian Fiesta
- $26.80++ per person (Dessert Buffet with Durian Pastries only)
- $20.80++ per person (Top-up with any a la carte menu order)
- $39.80++ per adult (Taiwan Porridge a la carte buffet also includes the dessert buffet with durian pastries)
- $35++ for a 4-course “Design Your Own” Local Degustation Menu with the dessert buffet and durian pastries and $39++ for a 5-course meal.
Mum and I chose the 4 course “Design Your Own” Local Degustation Menu. So these were our courses:
Both of us chose Nonya Kueh Pie Tee for starters
Mum’s Hainanese Chicken Rice
And Char Kway Teow
My Fish Curry served with Roti Prata
And Prawn Noodle Soup
Onto my favourite part of the meal- the dessert buffet! Here are a few of my rounds
(I gave up taking photos after a while :X)
Durian Mousse Cake, Durian Puff, Banana Peanut Cake, Durian Pancake
Apple Jealousy, Frosted Carrot Cake and Pineapple Crumble Tart
Crunchy Chocolate Cake, Pandan Praline Cake, Pumpkin Berry Tart
Durian Orea Cake, various Nonya Kueh
Durian Pudding, Barley Ginko Nut Soup with Quail’s egg
If youre as crazy over durians as I am then you definitely have to make a trip down. Quite a number of people around us ordered the Taiwan Porridge Ala Carte Buffet and the dishes looked really good so maybe I’ll try that the next time I go down. But I had a really good time stuffing myself silly with durian desserts :) though I did feel a little ill after :( That’s for overeating when you have yet to fully recover. Rahhhh
Goodwood Park Hotel,
22, Scotts Road, Singapore 228221.
Tel: +65 6737 7411
I feel like that right now..I need a hug :( Im sick of being sick. Is that even possible? One month on and Im still getting fevers every day. We all know the hallmarks of inflammation- pain, heat, redness, warmth and swelling. And the most annoying of all is swelling because I really look very pudgy and swollen right now :( So much water retention in my face, arms and legs.. Char could really do with a hug right now :( My only consolation is that Im back home with daddy and mummy who are looking after me :) Im sorry, I’ll start posting food posts again once I can get out of the house without getting too short of breath. Till then, I’ll be on a hiatus..
Fi made a reservation for us to celebrate the end of exams and semester 1!
And I only have 1 complaint about this place- this place has absolutely no light! How can you eat without seeing what you are eating! I am just annoyed because my camera takes pretty crappy photos under inadequate light as well :( Booo so I apologise for the quality of my photos in this post BUT apart from that, everything from now on about Devour is going to be complimentary because the desserts here were nothing but fantastic.
There were 6 items on the menu and we ordered 5 of them..
Chocolate fondant, peanut butter ice-cream, rhubarb and vanilla ice-cream $12
Toasted custard brulee on chocolate hazelnut slice and pineapple sorbet $12
Lemon meringue pie and sherbert marshmallows $10
Chocolate donuts with salted chocolate fudge, honeycomb and raspberry sundae $12
Mandarin souffle and vanilla bean ice-cream $12
Well, this place was able to hold its own amidst the many many new dessert places springing up recently such as Steven ter Horst Chocolatier, Aviary Dessert Kitchen and Patisserie Jin. We all thought that every item was really unique in their own way though we each had our favourite one. Definitely worth a trip down to try their menu because they bring a different twist to whatever descriptions that may sound even remotely normal. Just be prepared that the lighting in this place is really quite sparse. But apart from that.. 5 ***** :)
96 Prospect Road
(04) 1153 6343
We walked all the way here from Steven ter Horst Chocolatier which roughly took us about 45min? It was such a spontaneous decision to come here but Im glad we did because the decor of the entire place was really a piece of art :) We got a couple of tapas to share because the desserts were still weighing a little heavily on the tummy so these were what we tried!
Gallery Share Plate $29.90- Tempura prawns, kangaroo medallions, pork balls, chorizo and chilli dipping sauce
Tortilla Omelette $10.90
Morton Bay Bugs $9.90- Crumbed and served with tempura prawns, wasabi aioli, tomato and baby celery
30 Waymouth street
(08) 8211 8820
It seems to me that the truly unforgettable moments are the moments that no one asks about. It’s not the moment when he asks you to be his girlfriend, that’s a story everyone wants to hear. Or the moment when he saved you from danger or the one where he saved you from the drunk guy at the party and hurt his hand but still carried you anyway. Those are memorable…but the ones that are truly inscribed on your heart? It’s the thousands of moments when he held your hand, in the car, on the streets or even while studying. The way your hands fit. His hand, with the funny callus at the awkward part of his palm. It’s the moments when you leaned on his shoulder, the moments when you hugged, to say hello, to say see you soon, to keep each other warm or just because you feel like it and when your head rests just at the height of his chest. Or the long walks you took with each other that you never wanted to end. These moments are the ones that hurt the most in the end. Because they mean the most. Because all the times these moments occurred? We took them for granted. Because we believed that there will always be another moment like this moment. And we dont realise what we’re missing till it’s gone…