You buy these little mini rolls at one of the bakeries in the basement of Lot 1 - SD$2.80 for five pieces - and you can mix and match.
[1200hrs] Lunch at Lot 1.
I had my usual pieces of yong tau foo, plus a piece of tofu stuffed with fish paste for Christina. This time the lady put my soup separate to my noodles, so I just tipped the soup into the bowl.
[1330hrs] Early afternoon snack.
[1600hrs] Christina and I went to Lot 1 for a bit of shopping and then decided to have some sushi for afternoon tea. We'd been eyeing off the restaurant with the sushi belt for the past week and she wanted to eat there so we decided to go there.
We were shown to a little booth that seats two. We immediately spied the computer mouse in the shape of a frogs head!
On the ledge to my left there was a little box that stored the disposable wood chopsticks and toothpicks. there was also a little hot water dispenser for us to use to make our own green tea when they brought us a tea bag. There were also the usual condiments: pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce.
We used the computer to request our bill but we were in a rush to go so after waiting about five minutes and having no one attend to us, we got up to go to the counter ourselves.
[1630hrs] We went shopping for fruit at the supermarket. We were in charge of preparing the fruit platters for Mum’s birthday celebration tonight. Christina and I wandered around deciding which fruits to buy. We settled on tropical fruits since we were in Singapore. One problem…
How do we know if the fruit we’re buying is ripe?
Christina asked a few of the shop assistants as we picked up various things, but they weren’t too much help. So, we just did the best we could under the circumstances and then headed back to Aunty’s place.
[1800hrs] After rushing around, we finally had all the food prepared, but not before a few early guests had arrived. Aunty took care of most of the food.
steamed siew mai
fried bee hoon
BBQ chicken wings
deepfried spring rolls
black fungus & vermicelli stir fry
Aunty cooked the bee hoon and black fungus with vermicelli dishes. The siew mai came frozen in packets of ten and tasted quite nice. My cousin ordered the chicken wings and otak otak from across the street. I can’t get over how cheap the otak otak is!! They’re so expensive back home in Perth. My mum very rarely gets them for me when she goes to the Canningvale markets.
Our fruit platters consisted of the fruit we bought from the supermarket earlier today, and also whatever fruits we found in the kitchen. Mum had brought some fresh fruit with her from Perth.
[2200hrs] As guests were getting ready to leave (most people had work the next day), we rushed to get the cake out. Christina and I had ordered it last week from the Four Leaves bakery.
[0000hrs] Mum and Aunty sat down to finish off the leftovers - or at least try!