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Foodie Treat : Peony Jade


I discovered a special promotion for chinese lunch buffet at Peony Jade and went with a big group of friends (of course not forgetting our two hungry boys).

Till end of the month, Peony Jade is having a special promotion with the use of NTUC card:

Lunch buffet Monday to Friday (at Clarke Quay restaurant) : 1-for-1 deal.

Dinner buffer Monday to Friday (at Keppel Club) : 1-for-1 deal




Tasting is believing.  Not only is the promotion a good deal, the food is a greater deal *haha*.

The dishes served are by no means cheap because we are eating dishes like abalones, prawns cooked in different styles (wasabi, herbal, oat, salad), fish ……more…. and altogether my friends ordered up to 35 dishes for 12 people (not forgetting desserts too)! The servings are really big. Ordered, re-ordered, cooked and served.  I can’t believe 9 ladies and 3 males (including our two boys) could have that huge appetite!

Joy of eating as a big group is always the joy of tasting more delicacies.

Verdict is the price paid is really worth it considering the sumptuous quality and quantities:) When we split the bill, each paid S$29 per person for lunch buffet.

As promotion ends this Friday, when can we have such a good deal again?









Jelly fish





Foodie Treat : Waffle Ice Creams


Our boys love waffles …..topped with butter or kaya or other jams.

Especially delightful when served with ice creams. Especially the ones at Geláre….

Hmm. Thick and crispy waffles.



Patronise the cafe on Tuesday for waffle ice creams and all waffles are sold at half price on Tuesdays.  We got our waffle ice cream at S$10.90 (usual price S$14.90) with two scoops of ice-creams.  Pay S$1 more to top up with bananas. Choice of maple or chocolate syrup.

Simple but satisfying:)

Below is another version of waffle ice creams served at New Zealand Natural.  Thinner and crispy waffles but served in two pieces.



There are other waffle ice creams that we have tried at other cafes,. I am sure there will be more waffle adventures to share. At least, it is one common liking for boys and me:)

Foodie Treat : Porridge Story


Our whole family, except one member, LOVES porridge. 

Not to worry:)

Whenever we go for porridge buffet, Darren who doesn’t really enjoy porridge, loves the DISHES of the TAIWAN or TEOCHEW PORRIDGE as much as we do. Hence, he can easily opt for the rice and the dishes go perfectly well with it.

As I fondly recall even before our marriage, Papa Ed and I would patronize the porridge stall at the Casino over at Genting (Malaysia) whenever we were there.  It’s interesting that we went to Casino then to enjoy our night supper of warm porridge instead of gambling.   The salted egg, preserved vegetables and meat floss….. Ahhh…I am drooling as I speak:)

As the story continues, we have influenced our kids especially Brendan to enjoy the Teochew and Taiwan dishes served for porridge. Even at home, we cook our own congee with lots of dried scallops, silver fish, minced pork/fish slices/shreds of chicken and top it with eggs if we want it creamy…oh yah…top with ground pepper and shallots too. Simply heavenly:)


Oasis Taiwan Porridge

One of our favourite restaurants serving Taiwan porridge is Oasis Taiwan Porridge. The crave started when mother-in-law used to drive us to the Oasis Taiwan Porridge (then located at Stadium Boulevard) and the crave continues till now when it relocates to Toa Payoh.

They serve a pot of sweet potato porridge which gets replaced onced emptied. It’s almost like swallowing porridge to one’s heart content:)  Maybe we could have a taste of cheaper Taiwan Porridge elsewhere but the taste of food served here seems to remind us that “we are home”:)


In the tranquility of  Toa Payoh Parkpic91



Address : Lor 6 Toa Payoh, next to Toa Payoh Swimming Pool.


Crystal Cafe

When we prefer to have more vaierty of dishes at fixed cost, topped with peanuts and ikan bilis, cakes and desserts, and have a slow quiet meal - we would opt for Crystal Cafe at Orchard Grand Court. 


 Sweet potato porridge - eat as much as we like:)



Of course there are many other dishes -  braised pork knuckles, other braised stuff, vegetables, fried fish, curry, fried noodles, rice….cakes and desserts. The porridge dish that our kids love most everywhere they go is THIS - BEAN STICKS!pic81


Address: Orchard Grand Court, 131 Killiney Road


Hotpot Culture

Stumbled upon Hotpot Culture at Marina Square the other day.  The porridge buffet is reasonably priced and served only for lunch. With more than 25 dishes, plus desserts, fried beehoon/kuay teow and fried rice too, we paid $7.90 per adult (member pays only $6.90) and $1 less for kids below 1.2m in height (to include additional service charge and GST).  Very worth it considering our boys were fully bloated when they left the restaurant:)



As I post, I am so craving for that meat congee right now, with that pig intestine and egg (half-cooked) or even a large bowl of plain porridge from Crystal Jade. I have been on an eating splurge since my allergy crisis. Oh Dear! Must beware of my waistline..*haha*.

We will be trying porridge buffet at other places too:)

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