Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Chinese New Year is not good for my diet

I was such a good girl for the 3 weeks leading up to CNY, staying away from ALL cookies, cakes and ice-cream, but the well-laid plans went down the tubes starting last Mon. How to say no to pineapple tarts?

Mon night: Dinner at Chef Chan's. Yu sheng, beef tenderloin, crispy skin chicken, steamed soon hock, pumpkin and chicken soup, spinach. No wonder the place is expensive, you're paying for quality. But what quality it is!
Tues afternoon: Lunch with father at Marmalade Pantry. A big beef burger and a nutella cupcake.
Tues night: Steamboat dinner at aunt's place, followed by three kinds of dessert - tong yun, Haagen-Dazs ice-cream and marzipan cake. Oooh such a pig.
Wed: Full day of eating...how can one say 'no' when your aunt tells you the pineapple tarts and peanut cookies are good?
Thurs: Indonesian lunch at aunt's place, more house visits where we had bak gua and homemade cookies thrust on us. Then we had dinner with family friends at the club where we had yu sheng, satay beef and chicken with vermicelli, wasabi prawns and other dishes I can't remember.
Fri: Lunch with father at Whitebait & Kale. Fish & chips and fruit pavlova for dessert.

Ai yai yai. I figured since I had started the whole week eating, I might as well finish the week off eating and start all over again on Mon. Otherwise, my New Year was pretty good. Same old same old going through the rounds - father's side in the morning, which is finished in two visits, and the rest of the day for mother's side, which is huge. We were done by about 6ish, and that's with skipping 3 houses. And happily, I escaped being asked the question all singletons dread being asked by inquisitive aunties. With the exception of my dai kou fu, who when I said goodbye to him, grasped my hand, gave it an extra nudge and said, "So when are you going to invite me?" And added mischievously, "You know what I'm talking about right?" *wink wink nudge nudge*. But it's ok, dai kou fu gives big hongbao so I forgive him. hehe. I told him to wait long long.

Hope you had a great New Year.


FF said...

Where is this Whitebait & Kale? I've been looking for pavlova for yonks! Couldn't find it in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and Malaysia. Is it any good?

JellyGirl said...

W&B is at Camden Medical Centre, next to Tanglin Mall. The food is good, but quite pricy. The pavlova was good, if you're into sweet sweet desserts. It comes with a huge amount of cream and fresh fruit.

Oh yes, there's also a very extensive martini menu. Chocolate martini...mmmm.

Little Miss Drinkalot said...

I've tried their chocolate martini. It's not bad... mmmm...

My friend did not like their seafood pasta though. Said it was too salty.

And you ate so much!!!

Cowboy Caleb said...

I put on 4 kilos.

F87king bak kwa and Kueh Bangkit.

Ah 9 said...

tat's a lot of food...ehehehhehe

JellyGirl said...

LMD & Ah 9: Yes once I start I can't stop!

Cowboy: Neh mind, once a year you can indulge.

Zen|th said...

That's a whole lotta food. Now that CNY's over though, I wish had some of that. =(

JellyGirl said...

Zen: You still can! Technically CNY is not over yet!