403 Havelock Road
(SG.00+++ per person)
I’ve never really eaten Penang food before, which must mean I live under some sort of (food deprived) rock.. because the food’s just delicious! Loaded with coconut milk and unhealthy ‘stuff’, the food isn’t really something you’d gorge on every day.. but since this was a one-off buffet we were attending, I absolutely STUFFED MYSELF FULL. So much so that I couldn’t really breathe properly afterwards, and was so sleepy I wanted to take a nap right there at the table. Boasting ~40 different dishes, we basically tried one of everything.. and it really adds up – it’s probably not healthy to eat so much until you want to puke.. so my new resolution is to STOP EATING from now on. Well, maybe not, but to eat a little less 😛
I was delighted with the array of dishes available, most of which I’d never had before. A foodie’s paradise :)~ All the food was good IMHO, and the packed restaurant was a testament to that. I tried to pick a favourite, but I’d have listed all the food 😉 But if you forced me too, I’d say the popiah and all the desserts. Yum!!
One of the buffet tables
Asian drinks: sweetened soy bean, Bandung (love the colour!)
and.. er.. something else
Kway Pai Tee – some vegetarian thing. I LOVED it!!!!
Popiah – a star dish
Some sort of mee rebus-type dish, can’t remember the name
That mee rebus-type dish, fried porridge, and flat noodle cake with curry
Prawns and beans
Sticky yellow rice and curry chicken
Char Kway Teow and fish
Veg and deep-fried soft shell crab (mmmmmmmmmmmm…)
Otak and satay
Some flat noodle cake with curry
Duck with mee swa noodles, in herbal broth
Fresh bean curd dessert
Coconut pancakes with caramelised bananas
Tapioca cake and this sticky thingy with bean stuff inside (loved it)
Cake and jellies
Rice (served with kaya) and some sorta cake we couldn’t identify
It was a brilliant meal, but really took the concept of over-eating to the limits 😉 Got home and weighed myself.. and was 1.5kg(!) heavier than normal – so I guess that’s the amount of food I ate. Arghh!!
Also paid a visit to the eBay Singapore office in the afternoon.. they took me out for a delicious lunch at Shanghai Restaurant @ 282 South Bridge Road (opposite Maxwell Market). I was fascinated with the interior.. it had dark wooden tables and benches, a la China style, and the waitress only spoke Mandarin. A really authentic restaurant, it’s speciality is “Xiao Long Bao”, my favourite!! We ordered pretty much all the dim sum dishes on the menu and everything was great :)~
The beautiful eBay building, with the Singapore flag above it 🙂
I so want one of these couches for my apartment!!