It’s Durian Season!

HELLO

It’s #durian season!! Yooo.

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Busy busy. You can see what I’m busy with every Wednesday 9.30pm on Suria with Tekan Minyak! Maybe you’ll even see a cameo of me.

I’ll write more on this BUT TUNE IN or check it out on Toggle for Free here: https://tv.toggle.sg/en/suria/shows/tekan-minyak-tif/episodes

Click the tiny ‘gear symbol’ to have English or Malay subtitles to watch!

Geylang Hari Raya Bazaar 2018!

It is said that it is least crowded on Sundays for the bazaars so I headed down to Geylang to check it out if it’s true. Since people need to work the next day, I guess?

So far, yeah! The crowd isn’t too scary but of course the food areas are jam packed but not too scary.

This year Wisma Geylang Serai opened and there are performances happening on stage on weekends during this Ramadan. You can check out their facebook here.

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Making cheese at Citizen Farm!

On an early Saturday morning I ventured all the way to 60 Jalan Penjara to visit the Citizen Farm. (Facebook is at Citizen Farm in case you want updates from them!)

There’s no penjara (jail) that I know of, just a nice edible garden farm of sorts.

My main reason was to attend the cheese making workshop by Annisa of Milky Whey Cheese who came all the way from Kuala Lumpur! (You can check out her instagram too at @milkywheycheese.)

Also that’s a chicken who was eating the mint on the other side before one of the Citizen Farm people shooed it away since his food was already in a tray.

Ohhhh my goodness. I learned how to make mozzarella cheese. The “instant” kind (aka took at least an hour) while Annisa brought some curds she had made in KL where it would take maybe 6-12 hours I think?? Anyway, since we only had 3 hours of the workshop, ours was a ‘fast mozzarella’ type.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

If you’re eating baulu, this is how it is made traditionally. I got to visit Joelyn to see how it is made (and eat it, hurhurhur).

I’ll have you know freshly made baulu is so, so good compared to baulu from the tupperware.

My friends and I have now a new tradition of taking a group picture in Overwatch during Chinese New Year since they have the place decorated! Also, it’s quite fun since we’ll be wearing our nicest skins just for the occasion.

Like how one really does real family/friends CNY photos at home.

And that’s it for this week.

It’s a chill week although, I’m checking out 2018’s All In! Young Writers Festival to see if I can volunteer for one day.

A Valentine’s Day Special

Hi, you guys might know I volunteer at Love Kuching Project.

You can donate in cash to them through money transfer, their bank account name is Love Kuching Project, the bank is DBS Bank, account number DBS Current 027-907655-0.

Or there are instructions here on the Donate Page too if you don’t know how. OR you can donate in kind by buying kitty litter or food here: https://www.polypet.com.sg/index.php?route=product/category&path=227_236

With that, this VALENTINE’S DAY, I am doing a special. Because I’m making chocolates* for self, I might as well use up all the ingredients and proper box for you**.

SO THIS IS GOING TO BE THE ANIME/MANGA CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE.

  • For at least $150 (donation to Love Kuching Project), I will make small box of chocolates, go up to your address*** on V-day evening (14 Feb) or you let me know your timing for Wednesday, I could even try make it on lunch/afternoon depending on my schedule and hand it to you and run away. (Tier 1)
  • $250, I will do the same but slam the chocs against you for those who like tsunderes and say “I did it for the cats, not you ok! Bakaaa!” and then run away. (Tier 2)
  • For at least $500. All of the above but I demand you eat the chocolate on the spot and ask “So… so how is it? They are my rejected ones so don’t expect anything great!!!” But in reality they are the best pieces I’d make for the batch. And then run away. (Tier 3)
  • For $1000, all of the above and a secret “confession” letter hidden in box with a picture of one of the LKP cats or choice of Dawn the cat pushing my face away pic as a thank you note keepsake. And then run away. (Tier 4)
  • BONUS: I might call you senpai
  • DOUBLE BONUS: It might involve a ridiculous costume so don’t expect anything romantic.
  • Notes: YOU CAN SABOH YOUR FRIENDS OK. All in the name of CATS. You don’t like humans, nevermind but you like cats can help them like this.
  • Don’t have enough as an individual? Pile up that money with friends to get at least the first tier.

ALTERNATE ROUTE

  • If you buy kitty litter or food that didn’t hit the $150 range, you won’t get chocolates but just a digital picture of me saying thank you with Dawn the cat.

The deadline for this ‘preorder’ is 12 February so I can prepare the ingredients and box ok?

HOW to get this?

  1. Go donate to LKP and email me a picture of your donation transaction. Either it is the cash tiers or the food route, you need to have proof you did it. My email is sarah(at)seriouslysarah.com
  2. Duh, when you’re emailing the transaction, you better be fast when I reply to you because I’ll ask where/when and arrange when on 14 Feb to do so.
  3. Get ready to receive chocolates or get scolded in a tsundere way

*Chocolates = I’m not a chef so it may/may not taste awesome

**You = whoever is reading this and hopefully is in Singapore unless you wanna send me a plane ticket?

*** Location better be east or central because I’m not travelling all the way to the west.

MEANWHILE, this SATURDAY, 10 February at The Garden Slug.

You can attend Garden Slug’s ‘Valentine’s day’ dinner where there’s no extra surcharge and a performance by Us-The-Hippies.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/180434589395676/permalink/181577162614752/

Be serenaded through the night with classic and contemporary favourites with a twist! Our favourite acoustic duo ‘Us The Hippies’ is back at TGS for one night only ♥

🎤 Mae’s warm timbre and 🎸 Jude’s soulful guitar will make this a night to remember… if you don’t mind a derpy joke or two peppered throughout the set. You can call this part live band, part comedy special.

🎫 Price of Admission: any 1 dish + 1 beverage (per pax) from our regular a la carte menu. Normal everyday prices, no “holiday surcharge”.

Make your reservation at http://bit.ly/slugtable or call 63460504 to book a good table ahead of others

Why? I say because TGS IS DONATING IN THAT TIER 2!!! So I’ll be there to give some chocolates. 

If you want to see some animuu nonsense in the name of cats, come by. After that I’ll run away.

Noods & Meats

Noods & Meats : Smokehouse by Firdauz Nasir is at BLK 414, Yishun Ring Road, #01-1871, Singapore 760414.

It’s just a feeder bus away from Yishun interchange. If you’re looking for the shop, it’s not some fancy restaurant but is in a neighbourhood coffeeshop.

It’s not ‘certified Halal’ but it’s Muslim owned. When I went, it was late afternoon in their first week or so of opening.

SAD FOR ME because since I went late afternoon, most of their main meats were not available except for the platter sharing ones and those are huge

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Din by Din Tai Fung (Halal) at KLCC

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Is Din by Din Tai Fung, Halal? Yes it is. Where is it? The one I went to is at level 4, lot 417 at Suria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I think that’s basically what you guys wanted to know. There’s alcohol in the beverages part of the menu but like many restaurants there, the food is halal while the drinks are separate.

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Geylang Ramadan Bazaar 2017

Mostly, I keep going to the Geylang bazaar is to just hope and find that one shop ever since it closed years ago. Anatolia. I miss it and before it closed shop at Far East Plaza, they used to have a stall at the bazaar. Le sigh. If you know any of the staff or the boss, tell them that I miss their salads and the lahmacun and my friends miss the pide and kebabs too.

Anyway, since then I keep going to it just to have a glimpse, to see if I will see them return.

For now, this post is for those friends who aren’t in Singapore and want to see how the bazaar is like now.

Warning. Lots of food pictures.

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It’s a circle? Walk and Eat

I walk a lot but in general, a random day out would happen vaguely like this. Mind you, it’s a lot of walking, eating and exploring.

I got to 76 Serangoon Road via the train and a bit of walking from Little India station to get to Komala Vilas!

It’s my favourite restaurant and heck, prime ministers have dined here too.

Here, I ordered pongal and teh tarik. If we’re doing the whole “food blogger” thing, the whole set cost me just $5.

If we’re not doing the whole “food blogger”… flogger? thing, AHHHHH pongal.

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