yoohoo!!! I’M BACK from my cruise, teehee, had an awesome time onboard with YZ! ^_^ it’s was great to get away from work and just relax and have a good time! but anyway, i’ll be blogging about it soon enough once i’ve started editing the massive amount of pictures!
meanwhile, this entry is a continuation from the ice cream workshop entry, right after our ice cream making session, we headed for lunch just a few steps away, at Oversea Restaurant at Shaw Leisure Gallery! Fel and i have been there once before, and it was an A-MA-ZING lunch experience, you can read about the previous food tasting session we had here!
this time round, we were invited to sample a totally different selection of dishes from previously, more to 家乡小菜, or homemade fare, which were reaalllly delicious, and really made me feel like i was having a lovingly home cooked meal at home with the familiarity and comfort of simple good food!
back at Oversea Restaurant, and we were seated in the same section as previously, which is a private dining area with only two tables.
Fel and I! pretty nice lighting in the restaurant. LOL. good for camwhoring.
this time round, we had like a multitude of dishes prepared for us, (i think there were a total of 8 or 9 bloggers present) so feast your eyes on the food ahead!! 😛 i hope i didn’t get any of the names wrong… cos there were too many dishes and they were all served one after another!!! @_@
Fish paste in chilli sauce! the first dish that arrived at our table, waiting to be devoured by an entire table of female bloggers who were all very hungry. hahaha. unfortunately, we all had to take pictures of every dish before eating them! 😛 this tasted like fish cake/fish ball consistency, in chilli sauce (the kind you have with chill crab..) and it was really yummy! soft with a nice chewy texture, but not too rubbery. the chilli sauce tastes super good when you drizzle it over rice!
String beans with minced pork, this really tastes like home! love the addition of minced pork to the beans, it gives it a fuller flavor and added to the crunchiness of the beans!
ok i am just guessing (by trial and elimination). this dish was some thai styled fish fillet with grapefruit. tangy and refreshing!
simple meat balls with tofu, served in a clay pot! i looove clay pot!!! keeps my food piping hot, just the way i like it. yummy meatballs with an awesome sauce that complemented the meatballs really well!
this is sautéed eggplant, which i generally don’t like eggplant, but it was YUMMY! super love the texture and flavor. kind of like melt in your mouth but not slimy.
fried wanton that’s put in like go lo yok tomato sauce! hmm, pretty neutral about this one, cos the wanton got a little soggy by the time i got to try it!
love this one, stir fried bitter gourd with pork! the bitter gourd is only slightly better, and helps to make the strong flavor of the sauce less jelat. and i love meat in general, so i love this one 😀
yong tau hu with deep fried tau kee! the soup was sooo tasty and good! much better than the average yong tau hu out there. i only got to taste like one spoonful of the soup??? cos it was finished up so fast! lol. the deep fried tau kee is served separately so you can choose to have it on its own, or put it in the soup.
crispy fried carp fish with lemon grass and a super tasty sauce! the lemon grass is supposed to counteract the oiliness of the fried fish, to aid digestion and all that! i thought it was well done, crispy on the outside, tender on the inside! 😀
baby potatoes with tau kee (i think) awww this one is like my favorite! the potatoes were so well marinated and soft it practically dissolves in your mouth! i love potatoes! hee. reminds me of a dish my mummy cooks.
stir fried chicken thigh meat with salted fish, this one was a tad too salty if you eat it with your own, so you have to eat it with some rice! tastes really fab with rice, the salted fish flavor complements white fragrant rice perfectly, and the chicken is tender too!
another favorite, clay pot tomato omelette thingy! the tomatoes are so yummy and i also love eggs to the max! can’t live without eggs 😛 the omelette was soft and fluffy and went well with the tomatoes and sauce!
on top of the dishes that were prepared for us, we got to try TWO more, cos we were so greedy. LOL. no la. cos they thought they would let us try this dish as well, and we requested for the special order char siew that you CANNOT MISS if you visit Oversea Restaurant!!!
soft bone pork with carrots in clay pot, i don’t know what’s the exact name, but this one is like soft stewed pork loin with soft bones that are edible! together with carrots and onions that make the stew sweet and tasty!!! thumbs up for me!
and ultimate must order if you visit Oversea Restaurant, signature Char Siew! it’s so popular you have to call in advance to make reservations for it! and it’s super worth all the calories zomg caramelized goodness and melt in your mouth char siew!! don’t know why that day’s char siew looked darker than the previous time we had it, here. lol. or maybe just different camera ahahah.
THUMBS UPSSSSSSS all the way!!!
we ended off the sumptuous feast with glutinous rice balls, i was expecting them to come in a soup, but nope, they’re dry and came with a peanut sugar topping!! very soft and the sesame flavor is soooo yummy.
look at the all the cleaned out plates and pots on our table. we practically finished every last morsel of food…. D: like hungry ghosts like that! but they were so good!
surprisingly, the bill came up to a very very affordable amount! as you can see, most of the dishes only cost between $9.80 to $12.80! stuffed ourselves so much, and with drinks and all that, it cost only about $20 per pax (we had about 10 persons at the table!) exclusive of our last two special order dishes, with really reasonable portions and great variety!!!
there’s this window to the kitchen outside the entrance of the restaurant, look at that char siew goodness just hanging there so decadently…..
and with Fel posing at the entrance of the restaurant! 😀 BTW, we are both wearing the same cardigan leh can you tell!! HAHAHA. Rivera Mesh Cardigan in Rust Orange and Cherry Red!
Oversea Restaurant (Singapore branch)
No. 100 Beach Road, #01-27 to #01-37,Shaw Leisure Gallery, Shaw Tower
Tel 6294 2638
Fax 6894 7881
me me me. this was like day 3 or 4 of my braces btw. and i could eat that much food. i’m so amazed with myself. *shakes head*
anyway, i definitely recommend Oversea Restaurant, especially if you want to bring your parents/family out for a meal and they are more traditional (like my parents) and prefer to dine at chinese restaurants!! it’s really affordable for the quality of food and the general ambience and service. but remember to call to make reservations cos they are really packed during the weekends, especially dinner time! i can’t wait to go back again, honestly 😛 LOVE the food there!!!
once again, thank you so much to Elfaine from The Sample Store for the invitation! ^_^ as well as the great team at Oversea Restaurant for so much yummy food and utmost hospitality!!
some instagrammed pictures from my Spongebob at Sea cruise aboard Superstar Virgo, with Star Cruises, before i actually blog about it in detail!
hee YZ and i brought along our couple wear along for the cruise, love how it looks so nautical and completely goes with the cruise theme. LOL. i think we attracted a lot of stares!
an outfit for another day, my superbly cute Polkahearts Peterpan Tee, i loooove heart prints if you can’t already tell, and it goes so nicely with high waisted shorts, was wearing a pair from TCL!
close up of the heartssssss
I LOVE THIS POLAROID!!!! we took together with Spongebob and Patrick! HEE. sooo cuuteeeeee!!! super love.
and another one with the christmas tree!
brought along a straw hat. be careful with hats if you’re out on the deck, the breeze can get really strong and that would be the end of your hat……..
power packed breakfast (FULL OF EGGS!!!) on board!!! nom nom nom. we stuffed ourselves silly with food!
YZ with Spongebob on the christmas tree hahaha
and ending off with YZ and meeee!
had such a good time on board!!! 😀 happy to be back though, cos there’s so much work waiting to be done (as usual) @_@ anyway, heading out for a super early Christmas party soon. bwahaha. am bringing along my “famous” Horlicks ice cream as my contribution! woooo. super #dietfail lor! :(((
update again soon! i’ve got another give-away coming next!!!! enjoy your Sunday night!