When you come to Beijing Lu of Guangzhou, a shopping haven for most people except me (cannot find my size here lah), you have to try this famous roasted pigeon place more popularly known among the locals. I remembered the first time trying roasted pigeon at another place in Guangzhou, I was like why must I eat a pigeon?!?!?! I have chicken, duck and goose already, why pigeon?!?! After trying, then I know why. I thought, so small, where got meat? No lor, the meat is quite substantial when you have one whole pigeon yourself. And the best thing is, if done properly, it’s very tender and juicy.
It wasn’t difficult locating this restaurant which is on the 4th level of one really old and dirty building. Just have to ask around the locals or the security guards who are around the whole of Beijing Lu. the lift is on the 2nd floor and when you take the lift to the restaurant, the door opens to the restaurant immediately. As expected, it was crowded, so I had to share a table with a mother and daughter. I looked around for food samples and then ordered what I presumed to be good for my taste buds.
Taste: Very suitable for Asians. Cantonese cooking is usually quite heavy in taste. Hence this is pretty well done.
Portion: Above average.
Price: All that including the tea came up to RMB$66 only. Which is about SGD$13.20.
RTE: Yes, this coming November I’m bringing a group there. ;P
Location: Very near Lido Hotel. At the beginning of Beijing Lu on the right side. They ran out of cards when I asked for it.
Had a lunch appointment with Joy today and wanted to bring her try one pretty good Wan Tan Noodles stall located at the above mentioned address’s coffeeshop. The stalls in this coffeeshop only sell in the morning and afternoon…. night time is only the Tse Char stall… and they are closed on weekends.
When we arrived, the silly noodles stall was closed! Much to our dismay, we had fish soup instead. The fish soup had the quantity but not quality, hence it did not make it here. I tried the fried carrot cake before, hence I ordered it on the side and let Joy try if it’s really good. After trying, she said it’s really good and with loads of egg and sping onion on top. Then she went on to tell me what her mother use to tell her about eating more spring onions to become clever… haha…
Rating : 4.5/5 (Would be a 5 if the carrot cake is a little more tender)
Taste: Very good. Has got the traditional taste of Fried Carrot Cake. Not very salty and oily.
Portion: For it’s price, it’s very big portion!
Price: $2.00 only bigger plate is at $3.00
RTE: Many times already… *BURP*!
Location: 1015 Geylang East Avenue 3 Coffeeshop… u can search the location online. SD maps are better.
Ok I know some of you must be thinking why would anyone wanna make those lovely carrot cake gluten and dairy free?!? Well it’s something my friend of 18 years, Nur has embarked upon. I was asked to taste test this bunch of carrot cakes made specially for autistic kids.
The gluten (wheat) free, casein (dairy) free diet is the most popular of the specialized diets, and there is evidence that the diet is often helpful in lessening autistic symptoms such as impulsive behaviors, lack of focus, and even speech problems.
So here are the pics of what I ate:
Rating: 4.5/5 (Could have been 5/5 cos the lack of cinnamon and lemon on the topping… but then again, kids might not like those taste.)
Taste: Nur’s cakes are always very nice and moist. Don’t mind the thick cream layer on top, but kids just love them isn’t it?
Portion: Substantial in portion and ingredients.
Price: Email to ask
Other Stuffs: Warm Chocolate Cake, Alcohol-free Tiramisu (Trust me, this is really good), brownies (for weddings), carrot cakes, banana cakes, etc… Customized to your taste (for the elderly you may want less sweet and vice versa for kids)
Ok Nur’s main source of stress reliever is in baking. She bakes almost ANYTHING. This is only a part time thing she does at home. She has a full time job and hence any requests will depends on whether she can cope. So please don’t pressurize her too much! 😉 You guys can reach her at email@example.com. Trust me, you’ll love her cakes! 🙂
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