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

(Click to enlarge the pics as always)

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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On broomsticks aka In Which We Found Butterbeer

TL;DR: BUY BUTTERBEER IN SINGAPORE here: http://www.hopshop.com.sg/  they sell sodas too. Search for Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer

Player of the Game

What has Overwatch got to do with anything?

Well on Saturday night, my crew went to the Geylang Bazaar to buy food without me because I just finished work and had to go home.

And then.

They found butterbeer.

It was the brand we wanted to get years ago for our Harry Potter parties but the shop closed down. But now… it’s back!!!!!!!

And so.

I asked them to come to my house with butterbeer because I was stuck at home. Boo hoo tragic kingdom.

Driveee

And while I was Overwatching, I WAS FINISHING THE GAME QUICKLY SO I CAN TELL THEM TO COME (hence player of the game, get the objective, get my butterbeer), they conferred with each other and then yes.

THEY DID COME BY MY PLACE.

Waaah.

One of the most ridiculous plans we did. Them coming over just to let me try butterbeer they found at the Bazaar.

FYI, it’s near the market side/cheers of Haig Road, the stall name is Word. You can get butterbeer and a butterbeer float after the bazaar at their own bistro too so no worries on that.

WE REALLY ASKED.

Yay Flying Cauldron!

YAY!!!

Yassssssss.

EXTREME YAAAAY.

Try it chilled over ice. In a frosted glass.

Ahhhh, such Harry Potter vibes.

Ok. Here’s the comparison to people who have went to World of HP and tried the butterbeer and this.

This brand’s more buttery and sweet. But BOTH are good. So it’s really a matter of preference. With the bottle, we found that it has a distributor too, Rogue Merchants! So yesss. This is looking quite good for our future HP party when Fantastic Beasts comes out…

And if not at Word Bistro (they have rainbow bagels and other foods), you might want to try buy online which I found out from another friend it’s available here.

Butterbeer is back in Singapore for all you wizards! HUZZAH!

OK, BESIDES THE WHOLE BUTTERBEER THING. I’m pretty AWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww at my friends who DROVE OVER to just come by with the bottles of butterbeer cause we’re a bunch of nerds and shared it. They are ridiculous but so AWWWWWWWWWWWWW. A++ Imma make my salmon wellington for them once puasa is over and we all can have a great day together.

The Geylang Bazaar! In app form

Geylang Bazaar app

Hi guys.

It’s only for Android but you can get the Bazaar Geylang ’16 over in the play store for free.

What’s this app? It’s a list of food places that are pretty unique besides the usual vadeh or burger ramly stores.

Pretty much my brother went ughh, so hard to find all the places so in the end…

We made an app to just list them all down. Stuff might not be too accurate but we tried to take pics of the price list too. For more details, read the google play description of the app!

Sorry iOS users, it costs a pretty penny to be a developer and to set up a store there so… tough luck!

TL;DR

My bro and I went about the crowd taking pictures of nearly every stall of notable food. The rest were generic then no need to take pic. He coded the app, the end.

Pull it

Pulled beef fries with cheese

I just wanted to talk about this pulled beef fries with cheese I ate at Wilder. It’s under the ‘sides’ in the menu if you ever decide to visit them.

My crew and I just wanted to go there for the desserts but we did skip lunch somewhat just to eat dinner, so there. We ordered our mains which was pretty delicious and pretty much choped the tarts that was left that night.

However, this pulled beef fries and cheese.

This is not meant to be shared.

It’s meant to be hoarded by one or you could buy the pulled beef with the mashed cauliflower and vege instead because wow.

As Max said. This is like a Halal version of what char siew is.

The caramelization.

The softness.

The generous pile of beef under that baked cheese.

Oh no, oh no.

And there were four of us there.

It was gone.

Just gone.

Good bye.

No more.

And then our mains came so all was well.

How to Lo Hei for real

Hello friends.

All the guides online I’ve seen are how to lo hei are if you’re Chinese and you would totally get what it means.

This is a how to lo hei guide from a non-Chinese for our international friends who have come to learn our cultures also for Singaporeans here who haven’t experienced a lo hei before.

My drawings will be replaced with pictures but I wanted to get this out before tonight or noonish when corporate yushengs are had in offices.

FIRSTLY. Yes, number 1 questions is always is yu sheng, Halal?

Well, it’s a bunch of vegetables and either raw fish but mostly, if you’re in an office or whatever people will prefer to get smoked salmon since they can keep it in the fridge or somewhere while waiting for everyone to gather.

So for you vegetarians, it’s not uh vegetarian unless they got the vegetarian pack aka no fish. There’s crackers too so yes, if you want to look, it’s only the fish and the crackers.

The rest are pickled vegetables.

You can get tons of Halal Yu Sheng sets in the supermarket because it’s freaking packed vegetables in tiny containers.

Yu Sheng

It’s usually on a plate or in a plastic bowl/plate thing if you buy those sets from the supermarket since it’s easier for them to pack.

OK. HERE IT IS.

If you’re new to lo hei. You just joined  a company and stuff and this is new to you, THIS IS HOW to make you look like a professional lo hei-er. If you’re doing it at a restaurant, you can ignore below because all is SET UP for you.

How to Lo Hei for Real

1) PAPER IT ALL OVER

Paper the table

Yes. PLACE NEWSPAPER all over your table and maybe even the floor. Once, I had one year where we pre-empted because we had low ceilings and put newspaper on the ceiling. This is important especially if you don’t want the cleaners to be pissy at you in your work place OR yourself for not thinking of it first.

Do you know what a lo hei is? It is for luck and prosperity and we want that immensely so the higher the better, mmkay?

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Flung

I walked by Flavour Flings on my way to the coffeeshop previously but they weren’t officially opened yet.

Now they were and I walked in. It was a pretty simple layout with a chalkboard of sorts painted on the wall above their cashier (only cash please!) front.

Ok, very well.

I did flip through their menu, pages on a clipboard and settled for nacho cheese fries. Especially when I noticed something…

Their menu had turkey ham, salmon and chicken sausages. There were no signs of bacon at all. A hipster cafe always had bacon spammed (pun!) everywhere because it was a thing to do. This was a big clue to me… Was it Halal?

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