Sunday, 29 April 2012

Food Hotel Asia 2012

Food Hotel Asia (FHA) is a biennial trade show started in 1978 showcasing food and hospitality products around the world. 
The recent FHA this year; FHA 2012 is the largest ever held in Singapore with 2,800 exhibitors from 71 countries taking up Hall 1 all the way to Hall 9 in Singapore Expo! That is over 92,000 square metre of space! It was held from 17 to 20 April 2012 at Singapore Expo. The show spanned across the various sectors such as Food, Hotel, Bakery & Pastry, Hospitality and Tea & Coffee.

How can any foodie miss this experience! I shall let the pictures do the 'talking'!
Tigerson Philti - Art of Cake Design and Chocolate Ornament
Tigerson Philti - Edible Chocolate Prints [Left to right: LV Bag, Mahjong Tiles]
Chocolate Louis Vuitton (LV) bag or Mahjong, anyone?
Coffee art!

Ice Cream - Movenpick
Movenpick, Swiss ice cream.
Kindori Ice Cream
Kindori Malaysia Ice Cream with its concept of frozen fresh fruits (blast frozen) blended with fresh milk base. They were looking people interested in bringing the ice cream concept to Singapore (franchise model).

Automated Ice Cream Machine
Customers just need to press the black button and the machine will automatically move the cone upwards, let the ice cream dispense on it. When it is done, the machine will move the cone downwards. Can start putting a coin or note slot so that when $1 or $2 is slotted in your can get your ice cream! Imagine Ice Cream vending machine.
Stick Skewering Machine by Kong Shiang Engineering
Stick Skewering Machine by Kong Shiang Engineering (KSE) a Singapore company.
Bread Vacuum Suction Depanner
Yamato Manufacturing
Yamato Manufacturing is a Japanese manufacturer of noodle making machines and equipment.
Yamato Manufacturing
Yamato Manufacturing 
What is the best way to show case your noodle machines and equipments capabilities? Well, make and cook the noodles and let visitors sample them!
Yamato Manufacturing  - Sampling Hours
Yamato Manufacturing  - Yakisoba
I was in time for their Yakisoba sampling.
Yamato Manufacturing - Ramen
Guess what, I went back on the 3rd day and saw them distributing the Ramen for sampling.

Pure-Bred Iberico Pig
Pure-Bred Iberico Pig - Ham
Left to right: Abalone, Lobster 
Yes! There was even abalone (available for sampling) and lobster!
Looks like a fish market? Well, these are real! Seafood, snowcrabs, clams, fish, lobsters, scallops! 

The pictures above are just the tip of the ice berg. The show is so big that it is hard to cover everything. There were bakery (bread, cakes, biscuits), beef, pork, parma ham, hot dog bun, korean kimbap, green tea, strawberries, pizza, coffee machines, machines of all kinds, wine, ice cream, fish, salmon, vegetarian, fruit juice..the list is endless! 

The show attracted such a huge crowd that there was a traffic jam into expo. Moreover, I had to queue 1 hour just to get my pass even though I had pre-registered. Still it was well worth the wait!
The next Food Hotel Asia 2014 will be held on 8 to 11 April 2014! Can't wait, hope I can visit it then!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Tiong Shian Porridge 長城粥品 (New Bridge Road) 2nd Post

Another visit to Tiong Shian Porridge located near Chinatown MRT station along New Bridge Road.
Tiong Shian Porridge needs no introduction among foodies. Readers of FoodieFC would have known that I am a great fan of this place. Despite living in the North, I still find myself (with her) making a special trip down here. (I am a foodie!!) For the benefit of doubt, Tiong Shian Porridge specialises in serving porridge and claypot frog leg! Yet again, during this visit, the place is packed!
The lady who determines if you get 1 piece more or less meat.
Raw Fish in the freezer
Look at the number of plates of Raw Fish in the freezer!

Here's how to order: Find a empty table (or share a table). Make your order at the cashier and inform them of your table number. Lastly, pay and wait for it to be delivered to you. We waited for around 20 minutes this time before getting our food. Lucky us! During our last visit, we waited for half-an-hour.
Raw Fish (small) $3.90
Tiong Shian Porridge is also know for its Raw Fish. You can observe this for yourself when you are there. Almost every one orders this! The Raw Fish consist of slices of raw fish, chilli, ginger, lettuce, spring onions and shallots. All you need to do is to squeeze the lime juice and mix the ingredients up! The fish is fresh with no fishy taste. This is a must order! For just $3.90 you get so many pieces of raw fish and it taste so yummy.
Braised Bean Curd $2.60
We observed that most people ordered the Braised Bean Curd (Lou Bean Curd). Hence, we decided to order one too. The Braised Bean Curd was unique. It was very soft, and silky smooth on the inside. The sauce on top complement the dish well especially when paired with plain porridge. Add in the chilli at the side to give it a spice it up.
Shredded Chicken Porridge $3.20
The Shredded Chicken Porridge was on the salty end. However, I must mention that the shredded chicken was well marinated and cooked. Very flavourful and soft chicken meat!
Dried Chilli Frog Leg $8.00
Ordered Dried Chilli Frog Leg again. Right amount of sweetness and spiciness. The frog (meat) was tender and flavourful having adsorbed the sauce. Delicious! 
Plain Porridge $0.60
As usual, I ordered a bowl of Plain Porridge for myself. The reason for ordering this is to add the sauce from Dried Chilli Frog Leg and the frog leg into this! It will transform into the best plain porridge ever.

Again, Tiong Shian Porridge is one of my favourite food destination especially for porridge or claypot frog leg.  The down side is that you have to be prepared to sweat it out eating this as this place is not air-conditioned. (this is something worth sweating for). Should you have difficulty finding seats, there's level 2!

Tiong Shian Porridge 長城粥品 (New Bridge Road)
265 New Bridge Road, Ann Kway Building
Tel: 6221 1596 / 6222 3911
Opening Hours: Daily 8am to 4am

Tiong Shian Porridge 長城粥品 (Whampoa Drive)
Blk 82 Whampoa Drive
Tel: 6254 0952
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9am - 230pm, 4pm - 12am
                          Sat 9am - 12am 

Friday, 27 April 2012

Pizza Hut Singapore: Enjoy $7 Off Ala Carte Cheesy 7 Bliss / Cheesy 7 Bliss Hawaiian / Cheesy 7 Bliss Meat N Shroom Pizza (till 28th April 2012)

Source: Pizza Hut Singapore
Pizza Hut Singapore: Enjoy $7 Off Ala Carte Cheesy Bliss Pizza (Till 28th April 2012)
Enjoy $7 off Cheesy 7 Bliss Pizza / Cheesy 7 Bliss Hawaiian / Cheesy 7 Bliss Meat N Shroom

- Valid from 24th to 28th April 2012
- Valid for dine-in or takeaway (quote C7 for delivery orders)
- Print or flash coupon to redeem
- Limited to 3 redemptions per bill
- Promotion cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts and offers

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Starbucks Singapore: Buy 1 Get 1 Free (26th to 27th April 2012)

Source: Starbucks Singapore
Starbucks Singapore: Buy 1 Get 1 Free (26th to 27th April 2012)
Purchase the NEW Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino® or the returning favorite Soy Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino® in Venti size and enjoy another FREE!

- Valid from 3pm to 7pm, 26th to 27th April 2012
- Limited to 3 beverages per customer
- Complimentary beverage given will be that of the lower value

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Ah Chew Desserts 阿秋甜品 (Liang Seah Street)

Ah Chew Desserts has been around for some time and needs no introduction. For those who have not heard of this name, well it specialises in serving dessert. There are at least 2 more shops selling dessert located near to Ah Chew Desserts along Liang Seah Street; Bugis.

Ah Chew now occupies 2 shops next to each other. This has doubled their sitting capacity. However, if you are coming in a big group of more than 8, it is likely to be hard to find seats as there are only 3 round tables. Moreover, you will not be able to chat after your dessert as there like likely to be a queue outside waiting to enter.
Menu (a)
Menu (b)
Once you have ordered, you do not need to wait more than 5 to 10 minutes for the desserts to be served.

Watermelon with Sago (Cold) $3.20
You can add an ice-cream into the Watermelon with Sago for just $0.90. Very refreshing and thirst quenching. The mixture of the sweetness from the watermelon and the fragrance of coconut was perfect. Coupled with the sago, this dessert is perfect for me. Certainty one of my favourite desserts in Ah Chew.
Ginko, Barley & Bean Curd Skin (Hot/Cold) $2.10
The Ginko, Barley & Bean Curd Skin was much better than the one I had in ION Orchard. There was generous portions of barley and bean curd skin.
Any guess what is this dessert?

Hawaiian Papaya Boiled with Fresh Milk (Hot/Cold) $2.70
It is the Hawaiian Papaya Boiled with Fresh Milk. I ordered the hot version of the Hawaiian Papaya Boiled with Fresh Milk. The papaya was boiled in milk till it was soft and it's fragrance was infused into the milk. Not that this dessert is lousy, but just that this is not my cup of tea. There are many other desserts from Ah Chew which I prefer.
Fresh Milk Steam Egg White with Chocolate Cookie (Hot/Cold) $3.20 
You can either order the hot or cold version of Fresh Milk Steam Egg White with Chocolate Cookie. I ordered the cold version. Quite like the way how it is served. As you notice from the above picture, the brown bits you see are chocolate cookie.

Below the layer of chocolate cookie is the fresh milk steam egg white. The fresh milk steam egg white was smooth and soft, there was a strong egg after taste which did not appeal to my taste bud. Luckily there was chocolate cookie to accompany the fresh milk steam egg white.

Overall, this is my favourite desserts shop. Nothing like a good bowl of dessert to complete a meal.

Ah Chew Desserts 阿秋甜品 (Liang Seah Street)
1 Liang Seah Street
#01-11 Liang Seah Place
Tel: 63398198
Opening Hours: Mon - Thur 1230pm to 1130pm
                          Fri 1230pm to 1230am
                          Sat 130pm to 1230am
                          Sun 130pm to 1130pm

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