Wednesday, July 30, 2014

West Mall Kou Fu Food Court - Xin Zhuo Mi Fen

West Mall, Bukit Batok - Food Court

Decided to try a dish from this store at the West Mall Kou Fu food court, located at Bukit Batok.

Would it be the Hong Kong mee or braised ee-fu seafood noodles?  Neither.

Many dishes to choose from.  They will be prepared a la minute.

Decided to try this one - Sin Zhou Mi Fen.

That's the picture of the store.  You can't miss it.  Chinese Cuisine Express.

There is the end product.  $4.50 SGD.

The serving wasn't very big, but more than enough for one.  Nicely fried, with a strong 'wok' flavour.  I would eat it again.

This was my drink - Coffee Black, or Kopi-O as we call it in Singapore.

Safe travels!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Adventure of the Seas Day 11 - MDR - Olden, Norway

Main Dining Room - Day 11, ship had sailed from Olden, Norway.  The ship sailed at 3pm.  The inspiration for the menu was Shiitake.  Mushrooms, yeah.

When I was young, I was told never to eat mushrooms growing by the roadside.  Some mushrooms are very poisonous!  Alright, Shiitakes are fine.  I'm still alive.

Spinach dip.  This is something we never eat back in Singapore.  So it was worth a try.

Seafood salad.

Refreshing.  Quite a lot of seafood too!

And the mains.  What a load of mashed potato.  Worse, they tasted to good!  Yeah, while I try to avoid carbs, sometimes the carbs become irresistible.

This was a shrimp gyoza.  Frankly, this dish is good to share, but not so good as a single dish for dinner.  Four pieces, one for each adult.  Yummy! (The fun part about cruising with the family is that we can eat Asian-style too)

Curry, Indian-inspired.  We ordered the curry almost every evening.  In particular, my mother liked it.  Overall, the quality was good.

The fish.

I think this was the pork.

And the lamb chops.

Now, we move to the desserts.

This should be the low-fat panna cotta.

The sugar free option.

Now, isn't this mould very familiar?

The strawberry kiwi something.  Hah.

Warm chocolate cake.  Absolutely fantastic.

Dinner was good.  Thanks for reading!

Adventure of the Seas Stavanger Day 12 - MDR

Main Dining Room - Day 12, Stavanger.

Tonight was the Jasmine menu.  Jasmine rice?  I had read on the cruise critic boards that Jasmine night was supposedly the Lobster night?  Well, we didn't get any lobster tonight.  Either I read wrongly, or they changed the menus!

In fact, we didn't get any lobster in the MDR throughout this cruise.  Disappointment.

The seafood salad.

Another angle.

Mushroom puff - Creamed Wild Mushrooms.

The beef.  Carved Roasted Beef Prime Rib.

Yorkshire pudding plus the baked potato.  For us, on a cruise, this is way too much carbo.  So we usually avoid eating the carbs.   The meat was good!

Pan-fried Giant Prawn.  Good.

Another angle of the Prawns.

Duck Leg Confit.

Here was the dessert menu.

Grand Mariner Souffle

What cake was this?  The layers are nice.   I think this was the low fat angel food cake.

The Baked Alaska.  Just a pot full of ice cream!  The kids loved it.  They each had one  Yikes!

Can't remember what this was.

Nice!  I think this was really yummy.

Some pictures of the dining room.  The Captain was hosting dinner.

Oh, the gents.  This was outside the Windjammer.  No more loo with a view, unlike the Voyager of the Seas.

Thanks for reading!

Adventure of the Seas, Olden, Norway, Sailing Away Pictures and Videos

Here are some short video compilations of the sail away from Olden.

The fjord leading into Olden is the 6th longest in Norway.  It took us 4 hours to sail in.   We would have a wonderful view sailing out, as the ship left at 3pm.

Here are the two videos:

Shorter video - (available in HD)

Longer video: (also available in HD)

The rest of this blog page contain pictures of the sail-away.   We had good weather and many passengers stayed out on deck for many hours.

Very pretty scenery.

Cameras were all out.

Sail Away!

I think there was something happening by the poolside.  But nobody seemed interested.

Deep waters.

Just chill, and admire.   This was a Norwegian fjord!

Yeah, chill.

Oh yes, some dancing going on.

Peak, after peak, after peak.


Oh yes, scones for afternoon tea.  Simply delicious.

Also helped myself to some tacos.

From the aft balcony.

Thanks for viewing!

(See Main Dining Room Dinner - Olden)