Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Coconut Water

I've always liked the song Da Coconut Nut by Smokey Mountain, aside from its catchy tropical sound, it tells a story about the magical fruit called Coconut. Why magical? Because you can use all parts of it, from roots to fruit. You can get wood from its trunk, roof and shade from its leaves, and the food from its fruit. Amazing huh?

Coconut water coming from the fruit is very healthy. Since we are not getting any younger, I have converted myself to eating and drinking healthy food. I drink about 6 coconuts every week, I get them from the coconut man who sells them outside the subdivision. I usually get the young coconut - or malauhog in coconut man's term because its naturally sweet.

Coconut and the coconut man

Coconut water is this good - Its high in potassium, full of electrolytes, free of fat and cholesterol and low in salt. This is way better than any sports drink. 

I am committed to living healthy, I hope you do the same.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Cream Puffs by Chewy Junior

I first tasted Chewy Junior creampuffs in Singapore. I found it at Bugis Station, its quaint spot is almost unnoticeable since a lot of people pass here, but if you have a sharp nose, you will smell that something is baking. Chewy Junior offers a lot of flavors, if you love cream puff, you would like to try all the available flavors.  If I remember correctly, a box of 12 would cost about 9sgd. You can check their website here.

nice box

Almond cream puff

this flavor I forgot

Oreo cream puff

Apple cream puff

BlueBerry and Ensaymada cream puffs

Lau Pa Sat - Satay Fair

, traEvery time I go to Singapore, I always go to Lau Pa Sat market on Boon Tat road for the tastiest satay in town. Starting at 6 every evening, they close the road and set up tables, chairs and their food stalls where diners can order satay and other singaporean dishes like stingray, chili crabs, chicken wings, noodles, fried rice at affordable prices. You can order the satay in pork, beef, mutton and shrimp and accompanied by peanut sauce and side dish, which is usually cut vegetables and rice cake.

Sellers are very attentive and competitive, they approach you and show you to your table and give you a menu. You can order satay bbq in 25, 40, 60, 80 pcs of your choice of meat. Aside from satay, there are other vendors that go around to sell other singaporean dishes, beer and wet towels.

This place is usually full, you see alot of tourists and office workers eat here after their work. Its good  to come here early or after 8pm so you can find a table. Just tell the cab driver to bring you to Lau Pa Sat and he knows where to take you. After eating here, you can stroll to Fullerton or Esplanade, this place is several blocks away them.

We always order Satay here, winner of Best Satay 2 years in a row

satay stall

Full street

steam vegetable with oyster sauce and garlic

Chicken wings


Dry Noodles