FOOD, Living in... Singapore, Uncategorized GOLDEN ROOSTER, LOTUS THAI 16 August 2006

Since I started trying to exercise and eat less a few months ago, I’ve noticed my waist has narrowed. Which is a HIP HIP HOORAY on the one hand, but on the other, I’ve in-grown (is that the opposite of ‘out-grown?) almost all of my Alannah Hill pants and skirts, collected over the years 🙁 They just gape at the waist area, and/or swing round and around. Plus, Alannah Hill actually doesn’t make a size smaller, so buying everything in a smaller size is out of the question. So I can either:

1) Gain weight so I can fit into my clothes again
2) Alter my entire wardrobe to a smaller size

Talk about being between a rock and a hard place! 🙁 I haven’t made up my mind yet, but in the interim I’m going to start whacking a bunch of the definitely-too-big clothes on eBay. I also brought some skirts back to Singapore to get altered (as it’s cheaper here). Also considering writing in to Alannah Hill and begging them to bring out a smaller size for their bottoms 😛

Golden Rooster
Coronation Plaza, 587 Bukit Timah Rd
Singapore
$—-

Anyway, we went to Coronation Plaza again since I was getting my skirts altered there. And, of course, ate at Golden Rooster again.. since it’s the best 😛 I opted for their Daily Special, Ipoh Hor Fun. At first, I was a bit weirded out as the gravy was really thick and starchy.. but once I mixed it up with the noodles it was fine. The hor fun noodles were silky smooth and served with a generous portion of sliced shitake mushrooms, which gave the noodles a kick of flavour. The thinly shredded deep-fried chicken was the perfect accompaniment!

Mum opted for the Curry Chicken, Tofu and Veg with Rice.. which I didn’t try, but must’ve been nice as she bought another 2 portions for the maids for their lunch. It looked yum, anyway 🙂 Dad got the Chicken Chop with Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Fries and Deep-fried Bun. He basically inhaled the whole plate before I even got a chance to try it, but I did sneak a few fries off his plate 😛


Golden Rooster @ Coronation Plaza

Ipoh Hor Fun (SG$2.50)

Curry Chicken, Tofu and Veg with Rice (SG$3.00)

Chicken Chop with Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Fries and Deep-fried Bun (SG$4.50)


Spent the rest of the afternoon with mum shopping around Takashimaya and Wisma Atria. Didn’t buy anything though *proud*. That’s probably because we were more interested in eating than shopping – hee! Had our tea-time at the foodcourt, which consisted of various goodies:

Assorted chocolates

‘Clods’ – I believe these are Canadian. LOVE THESE!!

Singaporean iced coffee (nb: completely different
from the regular Western-style ice coffee)

Crystal Jade mushroom & chicken puffs, sitting pretty

Crystal Jade mushroom & chicken puff.. mmm…

Crystal Jade bun with red bean filling and cheese topping

Crystal Jade chicken pie – so wee and cute!

Had Gelare @ Plaza Singapura waffles and ice cream.. mmm…



Lotus Thai Restaurant
16 Murray Terrace
Singapore
$$$–

7 of us got together for dinner tonight at Lotus Thai, recommended by who brought us all there and did the ordering. It’s a little cosy restaurant along a busy foodie street, and whilst it was fairly quiet, apparently it’s a lot busier during lunch when the office workers come for some Thai fodder.

I’m usually pretty boring when it comes to Thai food – I either have Pad Thai or Green Curry.. I’m not very adventurous. So pretty much every dish that appeared at our table was totally new and foreign to mee – very exciting 😀 The service was really attentive and friendly, which is always appreciated! Overall, the food was really good – but I’d personally only have it once every few months. I found the food super flavourful and spicy and deep-fried, so it’s enough to tide me over a few months before I start craving it again. Reasonably priced though, it worked out to about $20pp and we were really stuffed afterwards!


Lotus Thai Restaurant

Prawn crackers with spicy dipping sauce

Lemongrass salad with prawns

Pineapple rice

Squid fried with garlic

Seafood tom yum soup

Deep-fried egg omelette

Kang Kong veggies in sambal

Seafood otak in coconut

Chicken deep-fried in pandan leaves

Steamed Groupa fish with lemon & lime spicy sauce

Tapioca dessert with coconut milk

‘Red Rubies’ – water chestnut bits in a squishy tapioca coating,
served with coconut milk.


I was asked to take the last photo with my Jade & gold bracelet, which Mum gave to me yesterday 😀 😀 😀 The reason was “Jade and Rubies”.. haha!! It’s actually a family heirloom (the jade bracelet, that is.. not the Red Rubies dessert). Or rather, it WILL be one 😛 My grandmother gave it to my mum.. who gave it to me.. and I’ll give it to my daughter eventually. It’s really delicate and, unbelievably, fits my wrist without having to be altered! I really love it. And it goes with the Jade leaf-shaped necklace that I was also given. It was actually given to me by my grandmother when I was born.. but I didn’t know about it ’till yesterday. Jade is just so lovely! 🙂 Am obessed with it now.

Anyway, we took a wander around after dinner and found ourselves poking our noses into Scarlet Hotel which is this sexy boutique-y type hotel.. all dark and moody inside and very hoity toity. So what did we do? We didn’t go in for some dessert.. or even for a drink.. instead, we went to use their bathrooms! Haha! They were really love though, and it took us a few secs to figure out the taps 😉


Interesting taps at the Scarlet Hotel

60 Comments

  • falterd posted on August 15, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    You really should try the stuff at Coronation Arcade, its the stretch beside Shell Petrol Kiosk before King’s Arcade after Coronation Plaza. They have the Chicken rice there, which is really good and the Thai Noodle House is not bad too. But then I pay student rates for the Thai noodle house stuff so perhaps it’s a little biased in that sense. Or you can try the stuff at the Cosy Corner (in Coronation Plaza) like the Katsudon and other rice sets. 🙂 Don’t just stick with Golden Rooster (I personally think it’s a bit dry)! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:24 am

      Ooooh yes we were eyeing Cosy Corner as well! They have such a mega menu

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on August 15, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    Yummy! I love going out to meals with you cos you take lovely pics! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:25 am

      Hee yes but everyone having dinner with me has to wait before eating so I can take pics.. poor things, hehe!

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on August 15, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    the food at golden rooster looks sooooooooooo good! I love ipoh hor fun! your mom’s chicken curry looks yummy too! fantastic thai food – I can have just the pineapple fried rice & pandan chicken only!!! I haven’t had that tapioca dessert for years :)~~~~~~~~~~

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:28 am

      That ipoh horfun was so terrific.. but I think the ORIGINAL stuff is a bit different, as mine had fried chicken 😛

      Reply
      • j0s1e267 posted on August 16, 2006 at 4:32 am

        yeah yeah the original is shredded chicken meat =D and I think the hor fun is supposedly hand made and very fine & smooth.

        btw, the taps at Scarlett Hotel are from Kohler =D Waterfall taps

        Reply
  • ipwwo posted on August 15, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    Bev, you are the only person I know that can eat that much food and LOSE weight. Its just not fair. Ugh.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:30 am

      Ooo actually, i lost weight before SG… since coming here, I’ve heaped it on and put on 1 kg *cries*

      Reply
  • isla_quack posted on August 15, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    oh my goodness, the hor fun looks so nice and at $2.50 – you can never go wrong!
    been loving to read your posts with all the delicious photos of the food in singapore, makes me want to go there soon 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:33 am

      It gives me such pleasure to have such cheap food… heheh..
      Do come for a visit if you get a chance, it’s a foodie/shopping paradise 🙂

      Reply
  • renew posted on August 15, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    You need to stop posting all these delicious food photos, I get so hungry every time I check my friends page! 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:50 am

      tee hee! I can’t help it.. the food here is too good:P

      Reply
  • etherealprey posted on August 15, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    Hmmm…more food pics..lso it’s called kang kong, i have no idea what they call it here in the states, something weird i think, but i love that veggie hee hee..

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:50 am

      I THINK it’s called “morning glory” but can’t remember if that’s the english for kang kong or another veggie…
      It’s yum though 🙂

      Reply
  • queen_bead posted on August 15, 2006 at 10:50 pm

    “So I can either:

    1) Gain weight so I can fit into my clothes again
    2) Alter my entire wardrobe to a smaller size

    Talk about being between a rock and a hard place! 🙁 I haven’t made up my mind yet”

    LOL! You’re probably the only person who would consider putting weight back on to fit into Alannah Hill! =D

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:51 am

      I think it’s a crap situation! Who wants to actually PUT on weight?? 🙁 And yet I don’t want to spend $$$ altering all my clothes. I think she should just make smaller sizes – problem solved 😛

      Reply
      • queen_bead posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:55 am

        There’s so much more variety in shapes and sizes these days, they definitely need to update the basis of sizing. How many years have people been harping on about how sizes are based on 1950’s (or 60’s?) measurements and yet we still haven’t moved away from them!

        People are definitely bigger, but often people can be a lot smaller too. Even our body shapes have changed.

        Reply
  • falterd posted on August 15, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    You really should try the stuff at Coronation Arcade, its the stretch beside Shell Petrol Kiosk before King’s Arcade after Coronation Plaza. They have the Chicken rice there, which is really good and the Thai Noodle House is not bad too. But then I pay student rates for the Thai noodle house stuff so perhaps it’s a little biased in that sense. Or you can try the stuff at the Cosy Corner (in Coronation Plaza) like the Katsudon and other rice sets. 🙂 Don’t just stick with Golden Rooster (I personally think it’s a bit dry)! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:24 am

      Ooooh yes we were eyeing Cosy Corner as well! They have such a mega menu

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on August 15, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    Yummy! I love going out to meals with you cos you take lovely pics! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:25 am

      Hee yes but everyone having dinner with me has to wait before eating so I can take pics.. poor things, hehe!

      Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on August 15, 2006 at 11:51 pm

    mm all food loook good! I had soo much oreo this time at the States! I love them, so much junk food and they are so cheap!not only gained weight, i gained pimples too 🙁

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:52 am

      I LOVE oreos.. thse come with half peant butter and half chocolate cream.. wonder what that tastes like 😛

      Reply
  • kare2711 posted on August 16, 2006 at 12:04 am

    Hey, I think the same as you! When I lose weight, my only regrets is the clothes I love so much couldn’t fit nicely anymore. Bummer, isn’t it?

    Btw, I am not a fan of oreo with the cream but I simply adore the double filling oreos.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:53 am

      I wouldn’t mind as much if they sold a smaller size.. then i’d just sell all my clothes and re-buy in the smaller size. I just dont’ want to have to alter my whole wardrobe, it’s a hassle :X

      I haven’t had double filling…. oooooo!!

      Reply
  • jarmz posted on August 16, 2006 at 1:55 am

    i was at taka/wisma after work yesterday and i couldnt resist walking into crystal jade!

    have you tried their “bo lo bao” with char siew inside? its super yummy!
    and their carrot cake and shrimp paste fried chicken wing is yummilicious!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:55 am

      I like all their goodies.. makes me want to eat everything! And i LOVE bo lo bao!

      Reply
      • jarmz posted on August 16, 2006 at 8:08 am

        hahaaa yummyyyyy!!! and it only taste good if you eat it right away, if not the crumbs will become mushy and pffft, it just doesnt taste good anymore.

        slurpsss

        Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on August 15, 2006 at 7:25 pm

    the food at golden rooster looks sooooooooooo good! I love ipoh hor fun! your mom’s chicken curry looks yummy too! fantastic thai food – I can have just the pineapple fried rice & pandan chicken only!!! I haven’t had that tapioca dessert for years :)~~~~~~~~~~

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:28 am

      That ipoh horfun was so terrific.. but I think the ORIGINAL stuff is a bit different, as mine had fried chicken 😛

      Reply
      • j0s1e267 posted on August 16, 2006 at 4:32 am

        yeah yeah the original is shredded chicken meat =D and I think the hor fun is supposedly hand made and very fine & smooth.

        btw, the taps at Scarlett Hotel are from Kohler =D Waterfall taps

        Reply
  • ipwwo posted on August 15, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    Bev, you are the only person I know that can eat that much food and LOSE weight. Its just not fair. Ugh.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:30 am

      Ooo actually, i lost weight before SG… since coming here, I’ve heaped it on and put on 1 kg *cries*

      Reply
  • isla_quack posted on August 15, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    oh my goodness, the hor fun looks so nice and at $2.50 – you can never go wrong!
    been loving to read your posts with all the delicious photos of the food in singapore, makes me want to go there soon 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:33 am

      It gives me such pleasure to have such cheap food… heheh..
      Do come for a visit if you get a chance, it’s a foodie/shopping paradise 🙂

      Reply
  • renew posted on August 15, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    You need to stop posting all these delicious food photos, I get so hungry every time I check my friends page! 😛

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:50 am

      tee hee! I can’t help it.. the food here is too good:P

      Reply
  • etherealprey posted on August 15, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    Hmmm…more food pics..lso it’s called kang kong, i have no idea what they call it here in the states, something weird i think, but i love that veggie hee hee..

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:50 am

      I THINK it’s called “morning glory” but can’t remember if that’s the english for kang kong or another veggie…
      It’s yum though 🙂

      Reply
  • queen_bead posted on August 15, 2006 at 10:50 pm

    “So I can either:

    1) Gain weight so I can fit into my clothes again
    2) Alter my entire wardrobe to a smaller size

    Talk about being between a rock and a hard place! 🙁 I haven’t made up my mind yet”

    LOL! You’re probably the only person who would consider putting weight back on to fit into Alannah Hill! =D

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:51 am

      I think it’s a crap situation! Who wants to actually PUT on weight?? 🙁 And yet I don’t want to spend $$$ altering all my clothes. I think she should just make smaller sizes – problem solved 😛

      Reply
      • queen_bead posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:55 am

        There’s so much more variety in shapes and sizes these days, they definitely need to update the basis of sizing. How many years have people been harping on about how sizes are based on 1950’s (or 60’s?) measurements and yet we still haven’t moved away from them!

        People are definitely bigger, but often people can be a lot smaller too. Even our body shapes have changed.

        Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on August 15, 2006 at 11:51 pm

    mm all food loook good! I had soo much oreo this time at the States! I love them, so much junk food and they are so cheap!not only gained weight, i gained pimples too 🙁

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:52 am

      I LOVE oreos.. thse come with half peant butter and half chocolate cream.. wonder what that tastes like 😛

      Reply
  • kare2711 posted on August 16, 2006 at 12:04 am

    Hey, I think the same as you! When I lose weight, my only regrets is the clothes I love so much couldn’t fit nicely anymore. Bummer, isn’t it?

    Btw, I am not a fan of oreo with the cream but I simply adore the double filling oreos.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:53 am

      I wouldn’t mind as much if they sold a smaller size.. then i’d just sell all my clothes and re-buy in the smaller size. I just dont’ want to have to alter my whole wardrobe, it’s a hassle :X

      I haven’t had double filling…. oooooo!!

      Reply
  • jarmz posted on August 16, 2006 at 1:55 am

    i was at taka/wisma after work yesterday and i couldnt resist walking into crystal jade!

    have you tried their “bo lo bao” with char siew inside? its super yummy!
    and their carrot cake and shrimp paste fried chicken wing is yummilicious!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 2:55 am

      I like all their goodies.. makes me want to eat everything! And i LOVE bo lo bao!

      Reply
      • jarmz posted on August 16, 2006 at 8:08 am

        hahaaa yummyyyyy!!! and it only taste good if you eat it right away, if not the crumbs will become mushy and pffft, it just doesnt taste good anymore.

        slurpsss

        Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on August 16, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    I am so glad I’m munching on something as I scroll down the food pics. Gosh, so tempting! Rubies are my fav! <3

    Hotel 1929’s quite nice too.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 3:41 pm

      It was the first time I had red rubies… soooo yum!

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on August 16, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    I am so glad I’m munching on something as I scroll down the food pics. Gosh, so tempting! Rubies are my fav! <3

    Hotel 1929’s quite nice too.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 16, 2006 at 3:41 pm

      It was the first time I had red rubies… soooo yum!

      Reply
  • pei posted on August 17, 2006 at 4:38 am

    Weight-wise: Jealous

    Food-wise: Still jealous

    Bracelet: Very nice – I love my jade pieces too!

    Scarlet Hotel: It’s ok lah…I was very disappointed by the rooms when I stayed there a couple of times. BUT! Definitely check out their rooftop lounge/bar Breeze if you get a chance…it’s a lovely place for a quiet drink. And following the above poster’s comments on Hotel 1929, try to have dinner at Ember if you haven’t already…yuuuummmmm!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 17, 2006 at 2:50 pm

      The weight’s not too good now, put on since coming back to SG *growls*…..

      We were going to check out that bar, but didn’t end up doing so! Anyway the parentals wouldn’t have been keen on a drink 😛

      Reply
  • pei posted on August 17, 2006 at 4:38 am

    Weight-wise: Jealous

    Food-wise: Still jealous

    Bracelet: Very nice – I love my jade pieces too!

    Scarlet Hotel: It’s ok lah…I was very disappointed by the rooms when I stayed there a couple of times. BUT! Definitely check out their rooftop lounge/bar Breeze if you get a chance…it’s a lovely place for a quiet drink. And following the above poster’s comments on Hotel 1929, try to have dinner at Ember if you haven’t already…yuuuummmmm!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 17, 2006 at 2:50 pm

      The weight’s not too good now, put on since coming back to SG *growls*…..

      We were going to check out that bar, but didn’t end up doing so! Anyway the parentals wouldn’t have been keen on a drink 😛

      Reply

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