went with wife’s friends for a walk in the park 🙂 on 2.6.2016….
nice folks that my wife met at her yoga lessons, and they did a walk at macritchie together a short while back. 2 other couples & another of their friends joined. we were mostly around the same age group except for the younger couple – the guy is a serious tai chi exponent, teaching at an association. 🙂
weather was temperamental. what’s new?
wife & i were filling hot, humid, oppressive, and i actually put on sun screen & changed to my running attire. next minute sky was threatening to open up, actually rained quite a bit.
as it turned out, weather was quite perfect for the walk, cool & no rain so we got started.
happened that wife had some urgent stuff to attend to. she went off & joined us later for dinner. 🙂
we started from yarwood, trooped down to dunearn road, then rifle range, at some point before temasek club cut across to the trail at bukit timah nature reserve, walked under the forest canopy near to BKE then back to rifle range road then to the kampong trail to kampung chantek, then to binjai park & ending at hup choon for a very nice zi char dinner. 🙂
i started my endomondo a bit late, a bit after after we had crossed over to the trail. still it registered 6.15km & 58.5mins near hup choon, a bit surprise for me as normal slow walk about 4km/hr. i suppose we walked a bit brisk??? another lady clocked from beginning & about same distance & 8000+ steps so i guess it was quite correct.
i had been to hup choon many times in the past but mostly for coffee & bakuteh at the time eons ago, never really around dinner time for zi char.
the hostess ordered several very good dishes. this one of those zi char dinner that i really enjoyed. ^^
fish head curry (with added vegetables) was very good.
it’s different (maybe more chinese version) from my own fish head curry, just as lemak, very enjoyable for me. i guess i ate the most la… lol! 🙂
prawn paste chicken mid-wings were tasty.
i not particularly fond of prawn paste chicken, but this i count as a very good fried chicken wing.
seafood treasures pot was good.
this mainly got to do with fresh seafood.
i think uncle leong used a good stock base, maybe this one no stock, but still a good dish.
cuttlefish kang kong“jill her eng chai” was good too, very competent.
hae chor was competent too, crispy, not too oily, good filling. i guess quite good though not my favourite dish.
hor fun was also quite tasty. didn’t feel so much wok hae, maybe it was a large plate & i did not take it immediately. but it was good anyway, competent.
don’t know how much the dinner for 9pax cost. will come back again soon to try it la!
Hup Choon Eating House