Thursday, January 9, 2014

at Coffee Stain by Joseph, Farenheit 88

Bro, BF and I decided to have coffee at Coffee Stain by Joseph at Farenheit 88 after dinner tonight.

The BF asked for a chocolate drink, and the barista suggested the "Iced Dark Chocolate" which my bro had as well. 

Take a look at the picture below...

That's dark chocolate. Doesn't look very dark to me at all- store bought chocolate milk is darker. Thinking that looks could be deceiving- and there's a chance fhat it could taste better than it looks right?- we gave the drink a good stir and took a sip. 

The kindest word to describe this would be bland. This tasted like iced milk with just a hint (if that) of chocolate. Extremely disappointing. Give this a miss.

On order. The Cool Cube

I picked this coz it looked unusual- coffee ice cubes served with a bottle of warm skim milk. You pour the milk in, and the coffee will melt in the milk. Interesting comcept- but not really worth the higher price- the finished product tastes just like a regular latte. Passable but nothing special taste-wise.

Bro also ordered a slice of cheesecake. Not bad, this was adequately dense and yet fluffy enough to have that melt-in-your-mouth texture. I also how the served this, on a mini wooded chopping board with a drizzle of chocolate sauce on the side.

Ellie's ratings:
Ambience: 5.5/10
Drinks: 5/10
Food: 6/10

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Homemade Ginger Sesame Chicken (麻油鸡)


500g chicken (I used 2 boneless chicken legs)
3inches ginger, julienned
3 tbsp sesame oil + 1/2tbsp regular oil
Chinese rice wine
Dark soy sauce

Seasoning (combine)
1/2 bowl water
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp chicken stock
1/4 tsp sugar

Heat up oil in pan, and stir fry ginger till fragrant
Add chicken and saute till 80% done
Add in seasoning liquid, and simmer till chicken is done
Add salt to taste
Stir in dark soy sauce (about 1/2tbsp) for color
Pour in a splash of rice wine, simmer for a minute and turn off heat
Serve with rice and enjoy!