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Festive Gourmet Food Trail with Ah Lun

*Media Invite*

I was delighted to received this email inviting me to attend the Festive Gourmet Food Trail with Ah Lun, organized by Wan Bao and Omy.sg. Ah Lun is a veteran journalist, but it seems his skills aren’t just limited to writing, he is a very funny host too. Ah Lun would be bringing a group of foodies to sample Christmas and Chinese New Year festive cuisines at 8 famous restaurants. At each restaurant, one would get to sample several dishes.

And the most important sentence of in the email…”Please come with a really empty stomach!” To be frank, while I was delighted, I was also apprehensive, after the really belly bursting 8 restaurant Gastromania Feast at Far East Square! Still, it was an opportunity not to be missed. This time round, only 2 restaurants. I can handle it….

4 session to choose from so I picked the 3rd:-

5 Nov (Sat) – 1230pm to 530pm, Crystal Jade Palace and Swissotel Merchant Court
12 Nov (Sat) – 12pm to 530pm, Shin Yeh Restaurant and Sze Chuan Court @ Fairmont Hotel
19 Nov (Sat) – 12pm to 530pm, Thai Village Restaurant and Rendezvous Hotel
26 Nov (Sat) – 12pm to 530pm, Tien Court @ Copthorne King’s Hotel and Mandarin Hotel

It costs $108/pax, but despite the amount, the event was almost full house! 8 tables worth of people for my session but I am told that the 26 November session, which is already sold-out, has more than 150 sign-ups!

The whole event was very enjoyable. Ah Lun and his sidekick Xiao Peng had the room cracking up with their numerous jokes and games. Since I was sitting at the VIP table, I didn’t have to worry about being hauled up to stage and I could enjoy my food while being entertained. I think I quite like the idea of dining on select dishes and then being ferried to the next restaurant to try out more dishes. Felt as if I was on a tour. In fact, a bus was also chartered just to bring us from the Thai Village Restaurant at Leisure Park (Kallang) to Rendezvous Hotel. They should throw in a short tour of Singapore too! (Ok I’m still in the holiday mood, haven’t recovered from my Norway holiday yet!)

For more information on the event, click here to access the SPH site (only if you can read Mandarin. Otherwise, check out these 2 links for my pictures and a write-up each on Thai Village Restaurant and Rendezvous Hotel.

Festive Gourmet Food Trail – Thai Village Restaurant

Festive Gourmet Food Trail – Rendezvous Hotel

Rendezvous Hotel - (28) Rendezvous Hotel - (9) 

Thai Village Restaurants (Leisure Park)

The 1st stop on our Festive Gourmet food trail was at the Thai Village Restaurant at Leisure Park. Prior to this, I had never been to any Thai Village Restaurant before. All my colleagues who heard about my impending visit advised me to try out their fantabulous Signature Shark Fin soup. 

Thai Village @ Leisure Park - Thai Village signature braised shark's fin

I have to confess, while I feel guilty for eating shark’s fin, I haven’t really made real attempts to stop eating them. The shark’s fin served was huge! I have never seen such a huge portion in a bowl before! The dish totally surpassed my expectations in terms of size as well as taste. The soup was ultra flavourful thanks to the way it was prepared, and if not for the fact that there were more dishes to be served, I would have finished the entire bowl. I definitely finished every single strand of shark’s fin. The worst thing to do is to waste it by not touching it and imagine that you have done your part to save the sharks.

Thai Village @ Leisure Park - Prosperity Yu Sheng with special Wasabi Sauce (5)

Can you believe it, we did a Lo-Hei, in the middle of November! It was hilarious! If there’s one thing about Lo-Hei, it’s that everyone loves doing it (even if they don’t like eating it). And I love the HUAT AH right at the end!

Thai Village @ Leisure Park - Prosperity Yu Sheng with special Wasabi Sauce

锦绣生花庆有余 – Prosperity Yu sheng with special wasabi sauce  This Yu sheng served here is extra unique due to the special wasabi sauce used. I think we didn’t do that great a job of mixing in the wasabi as there were only 5 people at our table. I didn’t get any wasabi while the person next to me had his mouth on fire. The table did get its fair share of the fun as well, what with all the flying bits.

Thai Village @ Leisure Park - Salted egg yolk with sweet wintermelon center roll

迎春接福双喜到 Salted egg yolk with sweet winter melon center roll – An interesting combination. I don’t think the flavours quite blended, but on their own, they were nice.

Thai Village @ Leisure Park - (10)

Too busy devouring the sharks fin soup. Didn’t manage to get a picture before the fish was all ladled out…

Thai Village @ Leisure Park - Thai style Assam Fish

 富贵浮云阿参鱼 Thai style Assam fish – The fish was very nice as it was tender and had a strong taste. There is a tendency for flavours of fish cooked in curry to be overwhelmed by the spices in the curry, but I am glad to say that the spiciness was mild enough so that I could enjoy the fish. Paired very well with the seafood fried rice. My friend, a Thai Village enthusiast informed me that Thai Village serves an even better version of fried rice, but too bad we didn’t get the chance to sample that.

Thai Village @ Leisure Park - Thai Village signature seafood fried rice with crab meat

金银珠宝满华堂 Thai Village signature seafood fried rice with crab meat

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