Tuesday 24 December 2013

Curry Chicken

Cooking curry chicken used to be a daunting task. My late grandma was a nonya and was very good at cooking curry. Whenever she wanted to cook curry, she would put all the spices needed into a motar and pound them to make the curry paste. She would make coconut milk the traditional way by adding water to shredded coconut, placed them in a cloth to squeeze out the coconut milk just like what 蕙娘 Huiniang (played by Joanne Peh) did in the TV drama serial 《信约:唐山到南洋》 ("The Journey: A Voyage"). So basically, everything was freshly made from scratch.

Now, there are so many different brands and types of curry paste. However, I was not satisfied with the end result I had with most of the curry paste that I had tried. So, I had to combine curry powder with some sambal chilli paste and salt to get the taste and colour of the curry gravy that I wanted. 

Recently, I bought the A1 Instant Chicken Curry Sauce for cooking the curry chicken.

This was what I did. 

1. After peeling the potatoes, I put them in a bowl of salt water to prevent them from oxidising and to add a bit of saltiness to them.

2. I heated some oil in a wok and stir fried some garlic in it. 

3. Next, I put in all the chicken pieces (1.2 kg) and potatoes (300 g), then added all of the A1 Instant Chicken Curry Sauce. Mixed well, added water.

4. When the mixture started to boil, I added 2 packets of the Kara UHT Natural Coconut Cream (200 ml each, actually one packet would be good enough). Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes and it was ready to serve.

The taste was just right - spicy and salty enough. I didn't even have to add more seasoning to the curry. Just what I wanted. :)

Sunday 22 December 2013

Quotes from Episode 18 of 《信约:唐山到南洋》"The Journey: A Voyage"

《信约:唐山到南洋》"The Journey: A Voyage" is MediaCorp's blockbuster of the year.  It is currently airing on channel 8 at 9 pm, Monday to Friday. 

Quotes from Episode 18:


which was translated as:

It's our intentions that make us good or bad.
We can decide to be good or bad.
So we have to constantly remind ourselves to keep to the right track.

Related Posts:

Last Episode of 《信约:唐山到南洋》"The Journey: A Voyage"
Episode 30 of 《信约:唐山到南洋》"The Journey: A Voyage"

Saturday 14 December 2013

Christmas Decorations and Street Lightings 2013

I really love the season of Christmas. Many shopping malls and streets are beautifully decorated and add more joy to Christmas. 

Below were pictures taken in or near various shopping mall.

Outside Raffles City

In Westgate Mall

The following video were taken at Changi Airport Terminal 3 and along the street near Changi Airport. 

All the pictures below were taken at Changi Airport Terminal 3, level 2.

Santa Claus Village

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Christmas Wonderland at City Square Mall

Saturday 7 December 2013

S.E.A. Aquarium and Maritime Experiential Museum in Sentosa

Ardon had a voucher that we could exchange for admission tickets to some attractions in Singapore. After looking through all the options available and with December being the rainy season, we decided on the S.E.A. Aquarium. The S.E.A. Aquarium is an indoor attraction and is located inside Resort World Sentosa. We topped up another $32 to get 2 adult and 2 child tickets. The admission ticket to the S.E.A. Aquarium included admission to the Maritime Experiential Museum.

On 4 December when the weather was better (cloudy most of the time), we drove into Sentosa ($6 per entry from 2 pm to 5 pm on weekdays) and parked at the Beach car park ($3 for 1st 4 hours). 

We took the Sentosa Express (free within Sentosa) from the Beach Station to Waterfront Station. Once out from the Sentosa Express Waterfront Station, we just followed the signboard and it took us about 5 minutes to reach the S.E.A. Aquarium.  We entered the S.E.A. through the entrance of the Maritime Experiential Museum. 

Maritime Experiential Museum

Vietnam Water Puppets

Statue of Zheng He

Ming Dynasty Treasure Fleet Commanded by Zheng He

S.E.A. Aquarium

Beautiful Corals 

Mangrove Forest

The above are just a small part of the photos and videos that we have taken. You will be awed by the large species of marine life in the S.E.A. Aquarium.

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Wednesday 4 December 2013

Christmas Wonderland at City Square Mall

We reached City Square Mall just in time to see the "snow" coming down from the second floor of the mall. 

After that, we brought the kids to the park at Level 1. As usual, we took some pictures with the Christmas decorations outside City Square Mall.

There were some games and rides at the park too. Each ride cost $4. For those who have spent more than $200 in City Square Mall, they would get a complimentary ticket.

The kids enjoyed the ride at the carousel. 

The picture below is the spot where the Festive Light Show and Snowy Playtime take place every night at 8 pm and 9 pm from 15 Nov to 29 Dec 2013.