Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Recently I have renewed my childhood hobby and interest in playing the game of Chinese Chess. Well, at least it is a good hobby, a better past time than the current craze of computer game with all the gore and glory. xiangqi is a quiet game, much like the international chess version. It tames your mind, and trains your brain cell, suppossedly something good to keep those brains active as you age gracefully. Here's the free download which I offered on the youtube account. This one is a very famous game called Horse Gambit Delayed.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Loving Heart Cafe along Sims Avenue, Geylang has been renovated recently just in time for Chinese New Year. Located at lively Geylang area, it is open during Chinese New Year with offering of special meals to match the festive season. The nearest MRT station is Aljunied Station which is a short 5 or 10 minutes walk away. Being a pure vegan restaurant, it offers yet another dining option for the many vegans living in Singapore. Most vegan or vegetarian eateries are closed for the few days of New Year celebration, and sometimes it can be difficult to find any outlet that is open. Loving Heart Cafe will be closed for two days on 11 and 12 Feb. Loving Heart Cafe should be easy to find. The address is Block 134 #01-219 Geylang East Avenue 1. It is in the same block as the famous Geylang Kwan Yin Zhai vegetarian restaurant which is a well established restaurant with decades of service history. One corner of the restaurant serves as a book corner, offering some reading materials for the public to browse. The book corner is on the left side near to the Supreme Master Television set which most vegan dinners who are customers of Loving Hut will find very familiar. There are free sample booklets, book marks and aphorisms to be given away. There are also Supreme Master Ching Hai's spiritual books, magazines and information about the Quan Yin Method of mediation taught by Supreme Master Ching Hai. These books can be borrowed for reading while having a meal at the restaurant. Our favourite rice meal is the Petai Rice Set. We think that it sets the standard for vegan rice meal prepared hot and straight from the kitchen to your dining table. It is certainly fresh and deliciously cooked. We like to try the laksa dish as well, and there are many other options. We find the laksa very tasty. You can also find vegan G rice at this shop. For the New Year traditional meal, Loving Heart Cafe is offering various choices starting from $48 for two persons to $248 for a table of 10. The restaurant is spacious, comfortable and cozy. You can click on the picture below to view the larger version of the CNY 2013 menu. The photo at flickr.com also have various sizes for easy reading. The specialty in this shop for Lunar New Year is the Save Our Ocean's Shark Soup. This is the famous style of traditional Chinese gourmet soup first veganized by Loving Hut Singapore about 5 years ago. If you have not tried it before, then make a date to have your traditional Chinese New Year meal here at Loving Hut Cafe. You will find the taste authentic and deliciously exquisite. The other highlights for the New Year meal is the Fortune Peng Cai. These are now the trendy Chinese meal with delicious assortments of veggies. And you can enjoy these specially prepared vegan meals cooked by the experienced chef at Loving Hut Cafe... Another dish to recommend highly is the Booming Blossom which featured the traditional Abalone Mushrooms. What a joyous and wonderful New Year it is... with so many vegan shops opening and so much choices for the vegans in Singapore ! Have a Happy and Blessed Chinese New Year 2013 !
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
This year's Valentine Day happen to fall on the 5th day of Chinese New Year. Loving Hut at Suntec Singapore has prepared a special program for couples who wish to celebrate their love with a romantic dinner.. The food looks great and the ambience is warm and comfortable. To make it a memorable 2013 Valentine's Day, head over to Suntec where there is a special live music evening going on at 6 pm and 7.30 pm. The vocalist Liyana will be crooning love songs to your ears accompanied by musical instrumentation. The three course evening will start off with the Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Toast Almond Flakes. Non-alcoholic veggie wine will be served complimentary. Dinners get to choose from one of four choices. Choice A is Fillet Cacciatore with Herb Potatoes and Buttered Veggie. Yummy !! It's a Vegan celebration of Love and Life ! Choice B is Steak Ocean with Watercress Sauce, Anna Potatoes and Buttered Veggie.. Choice C is Fried Oat Crumb with Mushroom Sauce, Cream Potatoes and Buttered Veggie. The mushroom sauce is delicious ! We never have enough of it.. For Choice D, the Loving Hut chef recommends Angel Hair Pasta with Crispy Sweet Basil Leaf. You can ask for onion/garlic or no onion/garlic version. Loving Hut spaghetti pasta is a House Special since the days of Parklane Mall. Dinners will be treated to a delicate, sweet dessert of Poached Pear with Vanilla Ice Cream. Many young couples have made their Valentine Date at Loving Hut, book early to avoid disappoittment ! If you are an animal lover, and the dog or cat at home is your Valentine, why not consider getting Vegan Food for your pet ? Brought to you by Loving Food, Lively Doggie is the perfect dog or cat food for your animal companion. It is made of all natural ingredients using a holistic and hypoallergenic recipe. This is suitable for all types of dogs and cat too ! They will appreciate your care and delight in the healthy, lively food as a vegan family.
Monday, January 28, 2013
It is the time of the year again when the Sun warms the Earth with Spring freshness in the air. Let's take a look at the special offer for the traditional Reunion Vegan Dinner at Singapore Suntec Loving Hut.. The year is 2013, we're one year past the end of the Mayan Calendar and anticipating at least another long life of the planet Earth for the next 8 million years or more.. with gratitude to the Most High.. The meal starts with a traditional Yu Sheng or Vegan Salad. For small size it cost $28 and for large size it is $38. The Reunion Soup 合家团圆羹 looks awesome ! It comes in three sizes.. $18.80 (small), $26.80 (medium) and $38.00 (large) The wholesome goodness of whole pineapple with lots of delicious nugget filings ! This meal brings hope of Peaceful Greetings 竹报平安 to the World.. Start the New Year full of Heaven's Blessings..洪福齐天 plenty of delicious vegan slices to satiate the appetite. Abalone Mushroom in this dish called Delightful Blossoms 花好月圆! Ringed with delicious broccoli rich in anti-oxidants, the dish has a round shape of the moon, and the outer petal composed of carrots remind one of a sun-flower.. Auspicious Cabbage in Magenta color ! This dish Eternal Joy 佛陀悟禅 is full of phytonutrients goodness which reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.. Highly unusual and auspicious color which is very delightful to the eyes arranged as a lotus flower shape with brewed vegan rings and marinated peanuts... tasty ! And this is the Greater Success 节节高升! Sensational in dark sauce.. Does it make you wonder how the exquisite the taste is like ? This is a lovely and lively dish adorned with cute mini tomato rabbits. Shining Luck 福星高照 ..Brinjal delightful goodness.. made delicious with the celebrated culinary skills of Loving Hut cook. Money Bags !! Best of Fortune 福贵财聚 .. The auspicious tradition and legendary Loving Hut Chinese New Year specialty... A must taste dish arranged with aesthetic beauty shaped like a string-drawn money bag. There is nothing more auspicious and comforting for the practical minded and down-to-Earth realistic expectations of the Chinese psyche than this symbolism of wealth and prosperity. Handing money from the older generation to the younger generation is an age old culture to bring blessings and luck to the Chinese people. In Double Bliss 锦上添花 the Loving Hut cook offered creative interpretation of the beauty of spring flower in an edible arrangement.. You must find it delightful, don't you agree? Dinner starts in two time slots at 6pm and 8pm.Book your seats early by 3rd Feb 2013 to enjoy 40% discount ! The dinner is served in 4 family friendly sizes. A splendid New Year for 2-3 guests cost $58.80 at discount price. Best of Fortune for 3-5 guests and 6 course dinner cost $108.80 at offer price. Completely Blissful for 6-8 guests, 8 course dinner at %160.80 offer price and Daily Blessing for 8-12 guests, 10 course dinner cost $220.80 The number to call or SMS booking is 9651-3730. Additionally, Loving Hut also offer catering menu for delivery to your private residence or party functions. Have a wonderful, blessed, peaceful and vegan loving Lunar New Year !
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
One of the highlights of the many delicious meals you can order at Vegetarian Era @ Eunos must surely be the Pong Tahu Mee.. We have already posted on this location at the convenient Eunos MRT station, just behind the bus stop opposite Vegan Burg. Etymology Pong Tahu Mee has its roots when people used to eat seafood and kill crustaceans wherever they can be caught in rivers and oceans. This particular dish is the veganized version of the noodle developed for local taste buds. The traditional ingredients are the yellow noodle, kang kong vegetable, crunchy vegetarian bits and of course the ocean crustacean beings are replaced by the tofu pellets with vegetarian filling. The soup is deliciously tasty with its unique authentic flavour garnished with faux onion shavings. Eschatology Warning: Graphic description of the armageddon follows. If you are leaning on an excuse of sleeping on carnivoric ignorance based on mass media mind-controlled negative programming, then do not read further. Parental guidance is advised. Eschatology The decapod crustaceans beings of the infraorder Brachyura are often crucified and immobilized through the use of nylon or rope fabric because of the particular fear of the powerful defensive action of the pincers when attacked by the butcheries of "humane" fisher-men. Death for the Brachyura comes almost instantaneously through the guillotine bisection effect of disembodiment usually executed via a ventral assault with a blunt tool such as a sharpened cleaver. The Chinese butcheries are also notorious for using a single chopstick in a direct jabbing action to the myocardial region or thoracic cavity thereabouts. This particularly heinous and beastly assault usually resulted in a painful, slow death. Eschatology From the moment the crustacean beings were caught from the rivers or oceans, their fate is sealed as they are quickly crucified and kept in steel cages preventing any form of escape. During the long arduous journey of transportation and shipment and the eternal wait for the ransom of their lives which cost a pittance, they endured long periods of claustrophobic confinement and debilitation. Circulatory irregularities such as dizziness, hyperthermia, dehydration and atrial fibrillation are common amongst many other disorders. Eschatology The gastronomic preparation of the carnivore diet does not respect the sex of the Ocean Crustacean beings. If the species happened to be an impregnated female, then the guillotine insection procedure along the sagittal plane of the crucified Crustacean being lying in the supine position more often then not, dichotomizes the ovarian cavity resulting in the swift effusion of yellow spawn, which is apparently highly prized and whetted by the voyeuristic, carnal and canivoral appetite of the H. sapiens. Eschatology Needless to say the many injuries sustained by the ocean beings include hernia, massive internal hemorrhage and systemic shock. Upon execution of the guillotine, the beings also suffered from exoskeleton fracture resulting in permanent and irreversible structural collapse of the anatomy. Frequently the cause of death of the ocean beings can be attributed to "evisceration, and massive, multiple systemic failure". Eschatology In the case of the Chinese malevolent butcheric preparation, death can also be caused by "myocardial infarction due to repeated morbid incisions using an extraneous tapered but elongated object of coppice or planktonic origin, resulting in immediate rupture of thoracic cavity leading to multiple failure of internal organs and secondary trauma caused by systemic shock and convulsive epileptic seizures moments before imminent mortality". Such preparation then leads to further post mortem 4th degree burns and inflammation of the cordovan cadaver which together with some spicy sauces added to mask the offensively malodorous stench of organic decay, presents itself in ceramic ware to appease the mighty and insatiable appetite of the carnivore who raises about $12 for the bloody slaughter. Such preparations are routinely carried out in carnivorous restaurant kitchens all over the world by affectless employees with robotic albeit clinically apethetic efficiency. Eschatology The fate of the Dendrobranchiata crustacean beings are not any more merciful than the Brachyura cousins. They are routinely decapitated and deshelled with impassive invertebrate disdain after their death from asphyxia. Chinese butcheric practice also often dictate the instantaneous removal of fecal excrement through post mortem colectomy and rectal resection using bare hands and fingers. The black thread of feces is deftly removed from the dorsal antero-posterior axis as they are considered too "bitter" to taste in carnivorous gastronomic preparations. Eschatology We will spare you the grisly details of the other medieval, carnivoristic practice of alcoholic imbibition of the Dendrobranchiata in vivo, which is the most barbaric, diabolical, right in your face slap of misanthropically dehumanizing procedure ever invented by the Chinese butcheries, but you can imagine for yourself the process involve utmost cruelty and the unspeakable denial of universal suffrage on the rights of the persecuted Crustacean beings. Eschatology Now you know the real meaning of the word "seafood" and the power behind hypnotic mass media bombardment of daily doses of mind-controlled advertisements. In the eyes of the Carnivora, the whole "sea", and every single living thing that ever moves in it, irrespective of size, is "game" for "food". What kind of voracious, egocentric, eat-until-nothing-is-left appetite, borne of a necro-sacrilegious and agnostic world view, can one find in such a philosophy of paramount imbecilic arrogance that is espoused in that one word alone ! Now you understand why the eschatology of the Ocean Crustacean Beings prognosticate the eschatology of man"un-kind". Pong Tahu Mee - Vegan World So we are done with the grotesquely distasteful description of the carnivorous, holographic "un-real" world. We are now back to the safety of the vegan world. Pong Tahu Mee - Vegan World This vegan dish comes in two version, dry or soup. The dry version has a small bowl of soup to compliment the noodle. For the foodist, no dish is considered complete if the soup is not up to the standard expectation. The highlight of Pong Tahu Mee, therefore is in the soup preparation. The taste is sweet and excellent. The stock is rich and delicious. The cook has put much thought into the details. As you savour the soup remember to look for the faux onion rings. Highly realistic texture that reminds us of the tasty fried onion rings used to garnish this dish. There is of course no onion or garlic used. This fact should make it attractive a lot of Buddhists clients, who by tradition, prefer meals without the onion and garlic flavours. Pong Tahu Mee - Vegan World Another way to eat is to order the Pong Tahu Soup itself. With an extra bowl of rice, there is more soup to dig in and to fulfill the vegan's appetite. Price of each dish range from $2.50 to $3.50 and it is certainly cheap and affordable. Pong Tahu Mee - Vegan World With the company of some friends, it is a great eat-out location for a warm meal and nice conversation. We have been there many times and tried out the various dishes which perhaps we will blog in another post. Pong Tahu Mee - Vegan World So the next time you alight at Eunos MRT, head over to the vegan stall and order the Pong Tahu Mee.. and you can help save the Ocean crustacean beings' lives.. and it is a halal meal too !
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Christmas is just over and now is the time to introduce the New Year treat from Singapore Suntec City Loving Hut.. Click on the brochure to view a larger version! There is still a few more days to go, so those who have not tried the Loving Hut Special Meal should book early to avoid disappointment.. Just take a look at this mouth watering steak... !! Fabulous ! Dinner is served as usual on two time slots 6pm or 8pm on 30 & 31 Dec. And the price is the same as the Christmas Special. On the Christmas blog, we talked about the fantastic entree. Here for the New Year 2013, it is going to be Stuffed Aubergine Dipper with Masculine Salad and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Expect to be pampered and surprised... We rate Suntec Loving Hut appetizer as first class and we never get enough of it. The soup is Cream of Mushroom with Bread Bowl. We love the presentation, and the bread bowl is actually quite big with a bread cover. It is quite filling by the time you finish it.. A choice of one of 4 main courses will be offered. Course A is Grilled BBQ Nugget Fillet with Spicy Peanut Sauce, served with Buttered Rice and Veggie. This dish reminds us of the famous Loving Hut satay, the same BBQ flavor and excellent texture. Many years ago, Loving Hut @ Suntec City was the first restaurant to introduce vegan satay to the Singapore food scene. We like the slippery vegan butter flavored rice too ! Course B is Char Grilled Black Pepper Steak with Black Pepper Sauce served with Sauteed Herbs Potato and Buttered Veggie. For all vegan steak lovers, this dish is a must-try ! Course C is Breaded Oat Crumb Ocean Fillet with Mushroom Sauce served with Creamed Potato and Buttered Veggie. Just take a look at the delicious fillet showered with mushroom sauce ! It is the pièce de résistance .. For Course D it is the Pasta Alfredo with Crunchy Vacon Bits. It is generally conceded that Loving Hut has the best specialty spaghetti dishes for the Western cuisine including many tasty sauces as any vegan foodie can attest since the time when Loving Hut used to opearte a branch at Parklane Shopping Mall.. The last dish served for the new year dinner will be the Mango Crepe with Vanilla Ice-Cream. Hurry and call now to make the reservation.. Bon Appetit !