26042017 / TCVH Vegetarian House

I had been on a vegetarian diet for the past three days. One of my colleagues mentioned to me that she decided to go on a full course three days vegetarian diet from Monday until Wednesday. I decided to follow suit since we share lunch together at workplace during meal time. Much to my surprise, I was able to last until yesterday despite being hungry most of the time as no meat was consumed in these three days.

Yesterday was the first day of lunar month. So, the both of us decided to go out for vegetarian dinner with Jennifer at TCVH Vegetarian House. We arrived half past seven to find the restaurant half packed with patrons. We both love the food served at TCVH Vegetarian House but serving time could take a while especially when they are busy. I suspected that it could be due to lack of manpower in the kitchen.

咖喱什菜饭 | B$4.00

It is almost the time of the month so my craving for hot and spicy food kicked in again. I had wanted to order a bigger portion of this to share but my colleague was unable to consume spicy food at the moment. I resorted to ordering myself an individual portion. It was good. The broth had the amount of spicy kick which I craved for. The long bean was however raw to me. All in all, this was a good bowl of vegetarian curry if you are craving for one.

Can’t remember what this was called but it was blanched cauliflowers with mushrooms and tofu? We remembered that the waitress mentioned to us that there was homemade tofu in the dish. However, we all thought that the homemade tofu tasted more like homemade seafood cake. Despite so, I still thought that this was a good option if you are looking for something light and healthy at the same time.

Mongolian Chicken Rice

Jennifer ordered this for herself and I got to try a piece of the mock chicken. It was good but I felt that the sauce tasted more like buttermilk? I could be wrong as I had never tried Mongolian sauce for myself before.

TCVH Vegetarian House
Unit B3, Ground Floor,
Block B, Setia Kenangan 2,
Kampung Kiulap,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2230296

Of Random Things #102

Haven’t been watching much drama series recently after finishing Behind Your Smile and Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. I decided to take a break from downloading as my Internet quota seems to be running low at the moment. I do not want to risk having slow or no Internet when the quota hits the cap limit. Downloading Back to 1989 had used up nearly one third of my download quota and I still have at least of the half of the series download in pending.

Tomorrow With You

I had wanted to start watching Sweet Stranger and Me the other day but the synopsis of Tomorrow With You looked more appealing to me. The recently released Korean drama series looked so so to me to be honest apart from My Secret Romance. I had started downloading it but decided to wait until it had completed airing before watching it.

Celebrity Bromance

I had also starting watching Celebrity Bromance which I downloaded quite some time ago. I did not download the complete series but season 3 and 4. It is a Korean reality show whereby two male celebrities were selected in a season to go on a road trip together.

21042017 / Nursyuhaidah Restaurant & Catering Services

Given the name of the restaurant, one could easily mistook the restaurant as one that serves local Malay cuisine. However, it is surprisingly a Thai cuisine restaurant. I recall a reader once recommended me this restaurant for Thai cuisine apart from the usual locals’ favorites like Sweet Lemongrass Restaurant and Sawadee House.

Thai cuisine was not my first priority the other night but Excapade Shokudo was packed and they could only accommodate me at the high table, which I am not at all keen of. I decided to try something new and ended up at Nursyuhaidah Restaurant & Catering Services. The restaurant was pretty packed that day.

Pad Thai | B$5.00

Decided to go for the basic and ordered myself Pad Thai. This took a while to be served as the restaurant was quite full at the time. The usual fare comes with several pieces of shrimps but I requested mine to be cooked with chicken instead. It came with a small portion of red chili flakes, crushed peanuts, a teaspoon of white sugar and halved lime.

Portion was generous for one. However, I do find their noodle was rather undercooked in my opinion. They should have let the noodle soaked for a longer time as the noodle was rather hard in texture for my liking. I felt bloated by the end of the meal. Flavor wise, it was done perfectly with hint of sweetness in the noodles.

Singapore 2017 (Part 4) / S.E.A Aquarium

Here comes my last installment of our family trip to Singapore earlier this year during Chinese New Year. The reason why this blog entry came so overdue was that I had completely forgotten about this part of the trip. We covered S.E.A Aquarium on the same day as Universal Studios Singapore as it came bundled in a tour package we signed up for.

After gotten our tummy fixed with lunch, the four of us moved on to S.E.A Aquarium. The queue was long at first due to the lack of staff at the admission counter but it was resolved when another staff came to open up another admission counter. I am not going to write much in this blog entry but I will let the pictures do all the talking. LOL!

It took us less than an hour and a half to complete the tour inside S.E.A Aquarium. I think the four of us were not so interested in sea life as compared to botanical at Gardens by the Bay.

Played with the stuffed toys selling in the gift shop located nearby the exit of S.E.A Aquarium. We did not get anything for ourselves as the price was pretty steep and they will be left collecting dust on our bed anyways.

Pikachu was just leaving as we took the elevator up to the Ground Floor area. I think Pikachu spotted me trying to snap a picture and it was nice of him or her to do a turn around for a short while before leaving.

Our dinner was sorted at the Kopitiam outlet located inside Vivo City. We were starving and parents were looking tired from all the walking so we did not bother to look for options but settled with the easiest and quickest one.

Penang Fried Kueh Tiaw | B$5.00

Curry Laksa | B$5.00

I ordered myself a bowl of Curry Laksa as I was craving for something hot and spicy at the time. It was really burning hot and I ended up unable to finish even half of the noodles. Sister shared some with me and complained about the spiciness. I returned to the hotel with a weak bowel until the next morning due to the spiciness of the broth.

So, this summed up my entire Singapore trip earlier this year during Chinese New Year.

02042017 / Ximply Chriz Cafe

I woke up earlier today as my tummy did not feel that well and went for toilet break twice since waking up. No worry, it was not diarrhea but just a general detox in my body as I had drank fibre the night before. Since I am up early, I decided to do a blog entry before I shower and get ready for work.

Here is an overdue blog entry of my coffee session at Ximply Chriz Cafe with Jennifer earlier this month. We had our lunch at infinitea X I Say Yatta! before this. It had been a while since my last visit to Ximply Chriz Cafe and their Mango Cheesecake is one of the best in town.

Latte | B$4

I think this was Latte which I ordered and I remembered requesting mine with skimmed milk instead of regular full fat cream milk.

Mango Cheesecake | B$5

We were intrigued to try out their Tealight at first but decided not to when we found out that they used Teh Tarik for their Tealight. We were expecting a fancier tea blend like maybe Earl Grey? LOL!

Ximply Chriz Cafe
Unit 8, Block B,
Regent Square,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2234918