10-06-23 Ember, Lucky Plaza Chicken Rice, Coconut Rice place…

Posted: June 24, 2010 in Food and drink, Singapore, Travel

Food is usually the reason why I drag my ass out of the hotel…

Singapore was surprisingly cooler than Taipei when I arrived that day.  After checking in at the hotel at 5 in the morning, I slept till noon and met up with Viv for my first meal of the day.
那天我到的時候才早上4點多, 到了旅館5點, 睡到中午剛好起來去吃中飯~

On the way to our first meal, we drove past the new Sands hotel and casino.  Which now reminds me, I thought we were going to check it out? What happened?
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在去吃中飯的路上, 我們經過了新開的金沙賭場. 現在看到這個照片讓我想起來, 我們不是本來要去看看的嗎? 結果咧?

Lunch was a Ember, a umm… I’m not really sure what type of cuisine it was, Eurasian? Lunch is a 3-course meal, an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert for 38 SGD. Oh, it also comes with tea, coffee, or this fruity soda water thing.
中餐是在一家叫做Ember的餐廳. 應該算是歐亞創意料理吧? 中午一個人38塊錢, 可以選一道前菜, 一道主菜, 一道甜點. 有附麵包, 咖啡/茶/果汁.

Bread and butter, and the iced soda water thing~ The freshly baked bread has sun-dried tomatoes in it~
這個麵包是剛烤好的, 裡面是番茄乾~ 那杯是.. 果汁加蘇打水~
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Crab cake and soft shell crab. Both were good stuff~ and only now did I realize, that both were crabs~
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前菜一道是蟹肉餅, 一道是軟殼蟹. 兩個都很好吃~
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The main course, this was yam crusted veal loin. The outside was crispy, and veal was tender.
The coleslaw looking thing is suppose to be Japanese salsa, it’s mainly onions with a miso vinaigrette.
主菜是小牛肉, 外層是脆脆的番薯~ 那碗東西裡面是洋蔥絲, 紅蘿蔔絲還有什麼我也忘了的東西~ 然後用味噌油醋醬拌過. 還滿清爽的.
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This is the 12 Hour Cooked Pork Belly. The round thing is apple.
The meat was very tender, and the skin was VERY crispy~
這道菜看起來像烤乳豬, 搞不好他就是~ 肉已經熟透了, 很軟嫩, 那個皮是超級脆~ 那個圓圓的是蘋果~
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The dessert was apple tart with vanilla ice cream.
The apple tart was warm, and was very good~ Anyone know any restaurants similar to this in Taipei?
甜點是蘋果塔/派配香草冰淇淋. 這是現做的, 上來的時候還熱呼呼的~ 配上冰淇淋~ 讚~ 有沒有人知道台北有沒有這種類似的餐廳啊?
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Then we went to the China Town in Singapore, where Viv discovered the market that sells Taiwanese stuff, like kimlan soy sauce and pickled bamboo shoots and stuff~
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然後我們去了新加坡的中國城找到了一家有賣台灣東西的超市, 所以以後Vivian不用再從台灣帶金蘭醬油回去了~
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This is the Hai-Nan Chicken Rice at Lucky Plaza.
According to Viv, this is the only place that does both the rice and and chicken the right way. I have to say, it was great stuff~ The rice was flavorful and the chicken was tender, but why is it all white meal? Chickens in Singapore don’t have legs?
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這家在Lucky購物商場二樓裡面的海南雞飯是很多人推薦的咧~ Viv說有的地方的飯做得好, 但是雞肉不好, 有的地方的雞肉好吃, 但是飯不好吃. 這家是目前他們吃過唯一一家兩樣都弄得有水準的地方~ 確實是很好吃, 不過, 為什麼都是雞胸肉啊? 新加坡的雞都沒有腿的嗎?
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I forgot what this new mall is called… it’s got like all the big name brands in it~
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我忘了這個地方叫什麼, 反正是一家什麼名牌都有的新開的百貨公司~

And for the last meal of the day, we had the coconut rice.
The rice was cooked with coconut milk or something, it’s very fragrant. When you order, they give you a pile of rice, and you pick out what you want to go with it from a variety of fried stuff. The fried chicken was very crispy and juicy, I like it. The thing wrapped in the green leaf was minced mackeral with spices called “Otah”. It’s almost like a paste, but you can still kind of feel the texture of fish meat in your mouth. The drink was barley water, barley broiled in water… so it’s kinda like a soup? but it’s a drink… hmm… anyway, it’s a pretty good drink to go with the fried and spicy stuff~
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然後我們到了一家很有名的椰漿飯的地方. 飯聞起來很香的咧~ 配菜幾乎都是油炸的東西, 他們的炸雞很好吃~ 很脆又多汁~ 另外一個比較特別的就是那個用葉子包起來的東西, 它叫做Otah. 裡面是鯖魚磨成泥加入香料, 吃起來很有南洋風味, 還不錯啦~ 然後配上冰冰涼涼的薏仁水很搭喔~
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At the airport, there were a few 747-SP parked at the apron. 747-SP is a shortened version of the 747. Boeing produced these to meet the demand of an airplane for the “long and thin” routes back in the 1970’s. Airlines wanted planes for the routes that are too lengthy for the DC-10 and MD-11’s but needed lesser seats than a standard 747. So the 747-SP (Special Performance) was produced to filled the gap in the market.
It’s quite cute I think~ haha~  From the left, it’s the 747-400 cargo, and then the 747-SP, You can see the SP is much shorter, but with the same big head and tail~
第二天要離開的時候, 看見機場裡面停了好幾台747-SP. 他是波音在70年代為了市場需求縮短了正常版的747而來的型號. 主要是用來飛DC10/MD11飛不到, 但是又不需要747那麼多位子的航線. 照片裡面你可以看到左邊是新航的747-400貨機, 再來就是747-SP. 一樣的頭跟尾, 但是就是短了了很多, 還滿可愛的咧~

Hmm… I don’t feel like writing anything today, so… I guess that’s it~!

  1. Vivian says:

    Tai-de, I think your camera’s color is off and needs to be sent to the shop for a quick fix… even my phone’s color turned out better than yours… very strange… the mall is called ION, and we didn’t to Sands this time because we were both walked-out and tired, and also to save for your next trip in combination with Esplanade/Raffles Hotel… and, the ordering system at the Nasi Lemak is very stringent – you clearly specify your requests, and then you step aside. Very much like the Soup Nazi!

  2. Lei says:


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