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January 29, 2012

Soon Kee Lor Duck Rice, Singapore…deliciously sublime. My go-to place for braised duck rice

I’ve been to this stall in Thomson Longhouse more times than I can count and no that’s really not an exaggeration. I’m a fan. I love this place. I overeat every time I visit but it’s totally worth it. This is my go-to place for Lor (Gravy) duck rice.

I can’t quite put my finger on it but I think it is something to do with the ‘Lor’(gravy) and it blends so well with the yam rice. The deliciously tender and juicy boneless duck meat has something that what I would call a ’smooth consistency’ and it’s very pleasing to the palate. Maybe the texture of the rice has a role to play too as I do remember the yam rice I had there were always soft and puffy.

This is my undisputed Braised Duck Rice champion of the world! I can have this for lunch everyday. This is the true truth as i say it as it is…

January 24, 2012

Warner Bros. Studio VIP Tour, Los Angeles…I can’t believe how fast those two hours flew by

 

If you are a movie fanatic but want something more educational other than the  ‘rides’ as at Universal Studios this tour is for you. They take you on a tram tour throughout the studio and even go inside the working studios . You get to see sets (The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, Friends etc) . They show you the prop rooms ,sets , costume rooms . It’s a interesting day if you’re into television.
 
One highlight is a warehouse where the Batmobile, Harry Potter’s flying car, Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine and other various famed automobiles are proudly displayed. There is also the museum where  the entire second floor was dedicated to memorabilia from the Harry Potter films. I had only seen the first few Harry Potter movie, but I was excited to see so many familiar items. There was also the magic hat for “sorting” of young wizards. When placed on a visitor’s head, that person would be “sorted”! Fun! 
The tour takes just over 2 hours and we came out having learnt a lot about the movies. I don’t believe how fast those two hours flew by. This is the true truth and I am still saying it as it is…

 

January 2, 2012

Harmonique, Bangkok…woooooooonderfully characterful, quaint setting (and the food is terrific too.)

 

This characterful, quaint, reasonably priced Thai eatery is kind like an open restaurant with some tables inside and some courtyard tables in the patio full of plants, bamboo sticks, water cascades and fountains; creating a feeling of tranquility.

The food here is terrific too – great traditional Thai food with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Try the crab curry…it’s just fantastic. The grilled prawns on hot plate was ultra delicious. We also had the steamed fish with lime sauce and asparagus stir fried with chinese mushroom – yum.

Prices are moderate but this place isn’t cheap, however it is excellent value for money.

There are lots of places in Thailand to get great thai food but Harmonique is one of the nicest restaurants I’ve been to in Bangkok. It’s that little bit more special. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

January 1, 2012

2011 in review

Filed under: 2011, report — PEr @ 12:00 pm

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

 

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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