Lunch @ Hai Di Lao Hot Pot, 海底捞火锅

I always like steamboat or hotpot and I long heard of Hai Di Lao at 313 Somerset. Finally, I have a chance to try it today. Many people have told me that its always crowded and queues are long. But for lunch, its not that bad.

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The waiting area is huge and I can really imagine the crowd of hungry, waiting diners waiting for a seat.

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There’s even a play area for children! 

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But its lunch time… ^_^

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I gone ahead and help myself to the the dessert and sauces bar only to realise later I have to pay $4.

Anyway, here comes the soup…

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and the food…

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Live handmade noodles … also $4 for one long long strand of noodle.

And let’s get started!

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Overall the experience is good, the food is nice though a little on the expensive side.

Taken with Sony Alpha a5100 with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens

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Lunch at the Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

Quite a number of people had long recommended me to try out the Peking Duck at the Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant and finally found the opportunity to bring my parents to give it a try.

The duck is brought out to be cut up beside the patrons’ table.

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And the duck slices were placed into a plate with a figurine duck head.

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It is best taken with some sweet dark sauce and wrapped up with cucumber and some poppiah skin.

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The main point of eating the Peking Duck is chrispy skin, not its meat… as these went into some noodles make the best of it.

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Besides the duck, we had other dishes too but only some greens look photogenic enough for this blog.

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The Peking Duck is great… but other dishes are way too greasy for our tastes.

Taken with Sony Alpha a5100 with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens

Wedding lunch at Singapore Marriott Hotel

Its been a long time since I last attended a wedding lunch or dinner and seemingly, nothing much have changed other than my kids are much older now, so that I can resume my casual photography.

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Here comes the food.

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More cholesterol intake for me today compared to the past. Traditional prawn dishes in the past had shells to turn off lazy diners like me, but not today.

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I still haven’t figured out how to make a dead fish photogenic, but still add it here to complete the set.

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Dessert!

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And the following are not served on my table but I chanced upon them on the way to the restroom. I wonder who these are meant for.

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Yam Seng!

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Taken with Sony Nex5R with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens