I seldom fry kai-lan as it always is sprayed with strong insecticides and the smell is overwhelming. But I cannot resist the crunchiness of its stalk. The greeness of the stalk attracted me when I saw it at the market and brought it home.
The vegetables was totally soaked in water for at least half an hour and rinsed many times to get rid of the chemical. It was stir-fried in high heat with marinated pork and rice wine.
Nex at Serangoon is huge, with hundreds of shops & restaurants and take a bit of time to complete the whole place. When time to settle for dinner we landed at the Crystal Jade where they are having a promotion - a set meal complete of 2 main dishes plus a drink, rice and dessert. We ordered 2 sets for 3 persons to share.
The scallops were fresh and the tasty sauce to go with the rice
Vegetables cooked with 3 types of eggs in superior stock
Deep fried prawns coated with oats to go with mayonnaise sauce
Life is so unpredictable. My father died shortly after discovered with lung cancer 3 months ago in June. Before he was healthy and go about his carefree life until he had his fall. When the hospital did a CT scan on his head it was shown his brain was invested with white spots. The spots were confirmed stage 4 carcinoma which spread from his lungs. He underwent 3 rounds of light chemotherapy and was given six-months to live, which was not to be.
It was a blessing that he did not suffer any pain. He was having breathing difficulty and hospitalized on his last days. He went into coma and slipped away in the morning on Saturday 3rd at 11.28 am with his children and grand-children by his side.
During those busy days cooking was impossible and meals were taken in the hospital. At Singapore General Hospital Coffee & Toast Cafe the food is flavorful although a bit costly for the public.
Chicken Rendang Nasi - A big chicken drumstick with thick curry gravy and santan fragrance, accompany with acar and fried anchovies & peanuts.
Thick chicken curry with huge potatoes and egg plants
Sweet sourish mee-siam to whet your appetite
Laksa in excellent gravy with huge fresh cockles and tau-pok. Biting into the tau-pok opens the flood of laksa gravy which is irresistible.