Friday, 13 February 2009

T'Was the Night Before Valentine's

I was in a mad rush yesterday evening all because I was just trying to achieve too much in too little time. I picked SK up from school at 5pm because he hurt his foot and couldn't walk properly. I started preparing dinner the moment we got home. To make things easy, I could have bought dinner but noooo, I wanted to cook Asian Paella before leaving for the play.

At 5.30pm, I started chopping Chinese sausage and shallots, soaking dried scallop, shrimps and mushroom in hot water, washing cabbage and long beans, thawing prawns and chicken breast. Everything went into the cooking pan at 6pm.

I managed to squeeze in a little walk with Rusty before I showered and changed. I thought we had plenty of time until CH told me we had to be at the theatre before 8pm. Now where did I get the idea that we had tickets to the 8.30pm show?

We got to Victoria Theatre before the show started. DARK KNUT : WELCOME TO AVENUE QUANTUM was a live parody sketch show helmed by comedy quartet Jonathan Lim, Rodney Oliveiro, Judy Ngo and Terence Tay.

The funny bunch did many song and dance numbers to mock Hollywood movie trailers and local spoof sketches, mixed with hilarious mock ads and madcap multimedia moments. Their fun, campy and often crass humour made the evening very entertaining.

All that laughing and clapping made us hungry, so we headed to Liang Seah Street for supper. At almost 11pm, most of the shops especially the dessert stalls were still packed with people, so we settled for a hot Korean meal at Mario.

We ordered seafood pancake and beef ramen. The seafood pancake was fluffy and delicious. I especially love the crispy edges. The batter was made using flour, eggs, squid, shredded carrot, cabbage and spring onions but it was so light and airy.

I know it's silly to pay $10 for a bowl of instant noodles but Korean ramen is worth every single cent. The noodles are springy and the soup was so flavourful, I could drink every drop. The meal came with generous servings of kimchi, fried anchovies and steamed egg on the side.

We left the restaurant too full to do anything else except go home and sleep. In case you're wondering, we went to our separate homes. I know, we're boring people, even on the night before Valentine's Day. :-)


The Real Mother Hen said...

I like Korean instant noodles. In fact I do think that it is the best instant noodles on the market :)

(I'm a boring person too, for only a boring person compares instant noodles, ha)

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha...that's funny. I never had Korean noodles..I wonder how they are different from Japanese or Chinese noodles? Anyways..looked GOOD. Valentine' I've posted on other people's blogs...never really was into it...even when dating the now Papa Bean...guess we're not so intelligent in that area...

Nick Phillips said...

My younger boy loves that Korean Ramen noodle. I haven't tried it yet though. It does look yummy though.

Michelle said...

I love noodles. Weirdly enough I love those really cheepy instyant noodles you get in those little packets with the flavourings like shrimp or chicken. My family hate them and think i'm crazy, but I'll start drooling even looking at a picture of noodles.

Now I want to try Korean noodles... :-P tongue hanging out!

Blur Ting said...

MH - Actually I seldom buy Korean instant noodles cos I remember the kids didn't like them when they were younger. Maybe I should start buying again. The portions are rather big though.

Blur Ting said...

JY - The Korean noodles are thicker and have more bite and texture compared to japanese noodles. The soup base tend to be spicy too. You should try it sometime.

Blur Ting said...

Nick - You pinch from your son next time lah. I know he's a generous kid cos he said he would share his piggy bank with his parents. I'm sure he would happily share his noodles.

Blur Ting said...

Michelle - I know what you mean. I actually love them for the flavourful soup base. It's laden with msg but ohh, I just love how it tastes!