Daily Archives: January 19, 2012

Orchard Road on 4 hours sleep

Three posts in as many days! I’m on a roll.

I don’t know why I get disappointed with plane food, when my expectations should always be low. But the menu said Chicken Bolognese! I love spaghetti bolognese… It’s the first home-style food I start to miss when I’m travelling in Asia. This was not what I would call bolognese in the slightest. They should probably just call it Chinese style minced chicken sauce with noodles and save me the heartache. Now I really want a good homemade spaghetti bolognese and I haven’t been out of Australia for 24 hours. At least there are lots of other foods to distract me in the meantime.

I managed to get a few hours of “sleep” on the plane, so when I arrived at my relatives’ apartment at 7am we headed out for breakfast and I planned to stay awake til the evening. We went to Chong Pang for some Hawker Centre breakfast. I had Char Siu chee cheong fan, which is one of my favourite foods! Nom! And I tried some Prawn Noodles (Har Mee) and chwee kway a steamed rice flour “cup” topped with preserved radish. A great way to start the day and make up for the horrible mush they pass off as a meal on the plane.

I spent the rest of the day with my Aunt Jane walking around Orchard Road looking at Chinese New Year decorations and stalls and “shopping”. I only bought one thing on Orchard Road (Do you here that oh husband of mine??) and it was a $2 packet of disposable piping bags from Daiso to make cupcakes for Chinese New Year!

I picked up some supplies for my baking and then headed home for a nap before dinner. My Aunty Veron prepared steam boat and fried chicken wings for dinner. Complete with super cute panda face fish cakes!

Heading to bed now and I plan to brave Chinatown tomorrow for some photo taking.

Photos below from today:

  • offerings for ancestors for Chinese New Year
  • an amusing box of fruit
  • so mad for Angry Birds here that there are even Angry Birds red packets
  • the biggest Jade Buddha in the world currently visiting Singapore
  • dried and waxed meats for Chinese New Year
  • cute cakes
  • stumbled upon a dragon dance at Centre Point shopping centre
  • and the Snack Corner of the apartment!