Snacks@Clementi

Demona: My mom and dad nagged me for looking PUI PUI “fat fat/ chubby wubby”. Sniffs sniffs. Pants tight. Arms big. Face pao-ish, useful as a punching bag. All thanks to a food venturing, crazy eating, binging yet truly fun and enjoyable weekend trip in Singapore.

Besides eating outside, we also bought some “HEALTH” snacks back home to eat while snuggling under Dogma’s small and thin layer of blanket, watching streamline movies, and whatever program that was showing on Mediacorp’s Channel 5.

Demona: Klondike. Dogma had been eyeing on this for a long, long while. Since it was on offer, he bought a box home. Cost SGD 4, with 4 palm sized oreo cookies, sandwich-ing a chunk of oreo biscuit blended vanilla ice cream.

Demona: I was greatly disappointed. The oreo cookie was soft, soft, soft. Each bite was … *Groans* If the cookie was harder, like normal oreo cookies, then the Klondike would be yummy. The ice cream was alright, but you can easily prepare this on your own at home. Just get a tub of vanilla ice cream, blend some oreo biscuits, pour them in and mix thoroughly. Then, slap the ice cream in between two oreo cookies.

Demona: In conjunction with Easter holiday, Dogma bought me a Lindt chocolate Easter bunny. He was a little annoyed when we saw a huge bunch of golden bunnies right next to Commonwealth’s NTUC branch cashier quoting the price of SGD 5.90 for a bunny, when he bought it at SGD 8.90. Nevertheless, it was the thought that counts. A very sweet (and sinful) gesture from Dogma.

The chocolate was quite nice. Lindt always produces great products. However, we felt a little cheated when we found out that the bunny was hollow inside. It was supposed to be fully covered. A whole, chunky chocolate bunny.

Demona: My own food creation. Get a bunch of SEEDLESS grapes, make sure they’re sweet because sour ones just spoil the whole thing. Then, get yourself a strawberry or blueberry flavoured yoghurt, and pour all over the grapes. YUMMYLICIOUS! You will feel full after it as well, and the best part of all… you feel HEALTHY πŸ™‚

Demona: Dogma bought this chips to try out. The chips were so so only. The Dijon Mustard taste was present, but the chips were a little too oily.

Demona: This one, was quite nice. The japaleno taste was really strong and the portion was generous. We felt like we munched on them for quite a while before we finished it up. Quite a worthy buy.

Demona: The smell was so cheezy, when we popped the pack open. I never failed to enjoy eating Ruffles chips because they are chunky, giving a nice bite feeling to it, unlike others who are mostly crumbly or broken into tiny pieces. The Ruffles Sour Cream and Onions flavour is much better than this one.

Verdict: How to not get fat like this ? πŸ™

Midnite snacks@A Stephen Chow Movie Marathon

Demona: We decided to get naughty on the calories, by getting some snacks and wine to go along with a Chow Sing Chi Movie Marathon on a quiet Saturday night (I have a big collection of CSC’s movies in my laptop).

Demona: Happy Cow Smoked Salmon cheese! (RM 6.90) In triangular shaped forms. The cheese was slapped on with this Kenji wholewheat crackers (RM 3.95). The crackers were dry and bit of a gritty feel, but it matched fairly well with the cheese. The cheese was smooth, savoury, delicious, although I could not taste the salmon.

Demona: Margaret River, 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon. *sniffs* PENCIL PENCIL PENCIL poking me nose! And I turned really red and sleepy after drinking. A fairly alcoholic wine. I did not even realise that I dozed off half way through the food and movie. For further reviews on the wine, I will get Dogma to continue on for me.

Dogma:
Sandalford Margaret River 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon@60SGD
Nose: Beautiful nose of pencil shavings/lead with cigar box and leather. Elegant cedar at the back. Still significant alcohol heat initially but slowly reveal some currant and vanilla after much aeration.. NICE!!!
Palate: Abundant of black fruits and berries with a good acid hitting on the mid palate. Tannins were pretty silky and grippy..Finish is exceptionally long.
Verdict: A wine made for the long haul. You could see its potential now and I am now a faithful follower of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon wines (vasse felix, moss wood ). Pretty close to a good left bank Bordeaux (Think branaire Ducru ) at 1/3 the price, although probably less elegance and longevity. I still have a bottle kept at my cellar. Aim to open it up in 2011

Demona: Dogma and I are HUGEEEEE fans of Calbee chips. Their chips are really thinly sliced and superbly crunchy! We saw a new flavour, Seaweed Mayonaise and so, we decided to give it a try. Not bad! Salty, and when you chewed more, the taste of mayonaise comes out.

Demona: Seaweed flavour. Our regular MUST HAVEs from Calbee. Yummyyyyyyyyy.. Each pack cost RM 3.95.

Demona: An upclose pict of the Calbee chip. Calbee will continue on to be our future movie marathon “Friend”.

Verdict: Sometimes, a chill out lazying time alone at home with someone comfortable, with a couple of great old dvd movies and a few glasses of wine beats a hot saucy partying night out or a big screen cinema movie outing. The great part about it is that, its cheap! And you are allowed to have messy hair, ugly looks, and worn out PJs. Howwwwww.. comfortableeeeeeeeeee…