Update: New stuff at bottom of this post.
Once again it's an Indulgz free dinner! Wooo! This time they invited me over for tasting their spanking new festive Xmas and New Year menu.
So in case you are now kiasu-ly making plans for your holiday celebrations already, maybe you can consider dining at Indulgz!
This time I invited Ming (founder of Nuffnang and also a personal friend of mine) and his girlfriend Estee to have a quiet sort of dinner with Mike and I.
The last few times I went to Indulgz it was more like a rowdy party and kinda stressed me out coordinating everyone's timing and bringing props - so today I'm just relaxed, double-dating and happy!
Mike and I arrived first. It seems to rain everytime we go to Indulgz! That sounds like a mood-dampener but I actually felt extra romantic cozying inside the snug restaurant. :)
Beautifully decorated for Xmas. The people here really don't scrimp on making the ambiance right.
I'm dressed in a high neck, bare-back ruffled navy blue dress!
Very Christmasy right?
Mike in his usual boring clothes. I need to bring him shopping.
Ming and Estee arrives!
I asked Mike to help us girls take the traditional photo at Indulgz' entrance.
Bah. Before I know what was going on, Mike already snatched the camera and proceeded to take a picture in double quick time. He then shoved the cam to me, like "Ok done, let's go back in"!!
The pic is totally fail lor! I told him to take another.
Same fail picture! No warning or 1,2,3 or whatever! I asked him to take another and he was like, "You want me to stand in the rain somemore?!"
He was so grouchy that day! I forgive him though coz I think he just can't wait to start on the food.
Third pic still not great but passable.
Ming and Estee.
Today we got to preview the Xmas and New Year menu!
Xmas ones are available on Xmas eve and day - and each meal comes with a Xmas cocktail. You can pick to come at 5.30pm to 8pm, or 8.30pm to 11pm. $89.90 per set!
The New Year menu is available from 31 Dec 2008 to 1st Jan 2009.
CLEAR CHICKEN CONSOMME (Xmas)
Ming and Estee were impressed by Indulgz's first dish!
This newly created soup tastes just like how I remember my grandma used to boil hearty soups - except even better.
It is savoury and sweet and when you drink it, you immediately know that someone took a damn long time to boil this such that all the ingredients' favours are fully infused into the soup!
Check out the smoke! I should take home some to drink during a cold night while watching an old movie with Mike. :D
And the best part about these clear soups is that you will never get tired of drinking it!
CREAMY HOMEMADE CRAB BISQUE (Xmas)
Yums! I've already gushed about this before but here we go again!
This soup is thick, seafoody and creamy at the same time. I don't know how they do it!
The crab is painstakingly handpicked from cruel shells and served to us lazy eaters.
Just as we were craving for drinks, our cocktail is served to us.
SPARKLING CHRISTMAS (Xmas of course)
This is included in the Xmas set meal and it's sparkling joy in a glass!
Normally I hate anything alcoholic but Indulgz has mastered the art of making alcohol taste like any other sweet drink - yet it's pretty strong.
This is made of sweet white wine and something else... Some of us guessed plum, some guessed ginger beer, and I think it tastes like apple! It's actually passionfruit.
Maybe you can be a better guesser than all of us.
Ming and Estee said they look ugly in this pic so I chopped off their heads.
After Cocktail fun
Mike and I tied knots with cherry stems while Ming and Estee looked on, laughing.
Ming asked why people bother to do that and I said it's for girls to prove that their tongues are super strong and will do great in blowjobs and kisses.
Honestly though, it's not that hard to tie a knot so I doubt it proves anything! I think the double knot one is probably really hard. Know anyone who can do that?
Nice pic! I'm thinking of framing it.
Yippee! Free candy cane!
Next we are served more soups:
WHOLESOME CLAM CHOWDER (NY)
Creamy and delicious! Very tasty and chockful of whole baby clams!
Loves! Normally clam chowders are a litle too thick for my liking. I like that Indulgz's is slightly less thick, but still very creamy and tasty.
There's corn, carrot and celery bits in it. Eeww to the celeries. But I didn't taste them at all coz they are all cooked till real soft.
CREAMY TOMATOP AND SCALLOP SOUP (NY)
Does this make your mouth water or what?!
Indulgz makes this soup from scratch with real tomatoes that are pureed till they are reduced to this state!
The final result is very tasty tomato soup that's more sweet than it is sour - yet very creamy.
It's like tomatos full blast without the sour and raw part of it. :)
Did I neglect to mention that thing in the middle?
That's right, fresh jumbo scallop!
Needless to say how nice and fresh this is.
I do the cutting to prevent fights.
Proof that we loved it.
Time to cleanse our palette!
We had an intermission of...
STRAWBERRY COINTREAU SORBET (Xmas)
I love sorbets! This one is lovingly homemade and tastes like strawberries margarita. Cointreau is used so it's not too strong (but still quite strong as in alcoholic amount, not taste).
It is very refreshing and totally does its job of cleansing your palette for the main courses.
ROASTED PORK LOIN with
HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS STUFFINGS (Xmas)
This is cooked using the most tender cut of loin, and roasted for hours and hours to retain its juices!
Comes with sweet mashed potatoes and festive Xmas stuffings - and not to mention a dash of red wine sauce to go with the pork.
The stuffings are sweet and immediately reminds me of the joy of Xmas!
Made of walnuts, apples, raisins - among other things.
Ming keeps praising this dish and saying how difficult it is to make a meat so dense so juicy and soft.
One mystery though!
HOW DID THE CHEF CUT THE HOLE FOR THE STUFFINGS???????
The loin is in one whole piece and they said "no meat is wasted". We guessed they drilled a hole in the pork but it is not the right method.
Any guesses? Please tell me coz I am dying of curiosity! The chef won't share his secret. :(
BAKED SEABASS w CAVIAR SAUCE (Xmas)
Baby seabass - marinated and grilled. Served with white wine caviar sauce and fine beans. Drenched with a generous amount of almond flakes.
I love this!
The fish is exceedingly fresh and every bite is full of zest as the fish is done just right with really crispy skin!
The flavour is magically brought out with seasonings on the fish (peppery and salty) as well as, interestingly enough, the almonds.
Pork Loin and Seabass gone! I actually finished the fine beans and mashed potatoes after that.
I know. I'm so gluttony!
Grumpy Mike is happier now!
More courses await us....
GRILLED RIBEYE w Mushroom ragout,
Sauteed spinach and red wine sauce (NY)
I thought that Indulgz's beef can never get any better, but they prove me wrong time and again.
Their beef is well-marbled, and kept fresh by promising never to freeze but to chill.
Ribeye is the second most expensive cut of beef following tenderloin, and...
every bite is really like some taste explosion!
It's very juicy and more juices flow out with every chew. *goes soft thinking about it*
And what makes it even more perfect now is the combination of a few of my favourite things: Namely sauteed spinach and creamy mushrooms!
So fucking nice.
I know you are salivating.
But enough gushing about the beef. Next!!
PAN-ROASTED RED SNAPPER
w Carrot Butter Sauce (NY)
Fresh red snapper... Comes with creamy carrot sauce and asparagus.
Bonus: Also comes with 2 deep-fried oysters!
Soft, meaty and just divine on the inside, with a crispy skin on top of it.
The carrot cream sauce is innovative yet well made. The initial taste is cream and the aftertaste is a subtle taste of carrots.
Mike is overjoyed at the sight of this coz Red Snapper is his favourite fish.
We play with the candy canes.
Force-feeding Mike. "EAT THIS!"
Estee thinks of a better thing to do with the candy cane:
Haha! Looks good on you, Ming!
One more dish awaits us! This is the Special for this week. There will be at least one special dish every week to entice your tastebuds. If you would like to find out what is the specials of the week, just give Indulgz a call at 6238 7032.
CREAMY SEAFOOD and
ANGEL HAIR PASTA
for our special!
Filled with mussels, squid and salmon chunks... Soft angel's hair pasta... Covered in creamy sauce.
We tuck in!
Check out the piping hot goodness.
I thought I was goddamn full by this point but I still ate it! Coz it's damn nice!
Normally I like my pasta al dente, but since angel's hair is so fine, it can never be semi-cooked like normal pasta can.
Nonetheless, it more than makes up for it because being so fine, the pasta soaks up more sauce than it normally will. It's something different, yet nice for a change!
The pasta is soft but not mushy, and goes great with the cream sauce!
Can anyone guess that this is?
We guess banana cake, chocolate, and other rubbish (after tasting it mind you) and we were all wrong!
STICKY DATE and WALNUT PUDDING (Xmas)
Interesting isn't it!?
I'm very impressed because usually interesting stuff are not very yummy but this is great!
It is generously sided with Indulgz's homemade caramel sauce. The inside is nutty, sticky, and sweet with an edge to it.
The slightly burnt aftertaste of the caramel also goes really well with the dense cake.
On top of it is something also surprising: SOUR CREAM!
And remarkably enough it goes great with the cake! It's like magic! Just like parma ham goes with melon! Or Mike goes with me! Hahaha
Estee likes it.
Last but not least, we have our Chocolate Mousse!
MILK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE w
White Chocolate Shavings (NY)
Chocolate mousse is relatively common but getting it absolutely right is not easy!
This one is perfect:
It tastes like soft chocolate ice-cream that's extra creamy and melts in your mouth. Love!
Chef Lawrence comes out to greet us!
I told him that this photo is very boring so I told him to give a cuter pose.
Now he looks like a happy chef!
Happy meal thanks to him!
Wonder if he feels a lot of job satisfaction? Coz we love his food!
Please call Indulgz at 62387032 for reservations or email them at email@example.com!!
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Mike and I just did something that makes me snigger in happiness everytime I think about it.
See, we had a pest problem.
Our door, our dear vulnerable wooden door, is attacked by what is called "woodborers".
Everyday an irritating amount of round hard wooden... shavings? pellets? fall out from under the door!
Day after day we keep stepping on these wood bits and after literally a year of procrastination, I decided to call the pest exterminators to come over to see what the hell is the problem with my stupid door.
The people from Ridokill (is this how to spell it?) were really nice and two guys came over wearing lethal-looking masks and looked like they were about to stop all my problems and give the culprits a good spanking at the same time.
The guys felt underneath the door and declared that there are indeed beetles living inside the door, because they could feel the little holes.
Apparently, these bastards eat the wood and multiply... AND GUESS WHAT?
Those little wooden pellets that we thought we were stepping on is actually their GODDAMN FECES!
I've been stepping on them and going on my bed and sleeping literally with beetle shit!
So anyway, the guys sprayed something that the beetles won't like into the holes.
"M'dm," he declared. "I cannot guarantee that this will kill all the beetles because the holes might be very deep and maybe the spray cannot reach them. But if they go to the area with the spray, they will die."
"Take how long to die?" I asked, imagining a beetle struggling for life futilely on its back and smiling to myself.
"Immediately." My smile widened.
I paid him $120.
Before he left he also assured me that their corpses will remain inside the door and not drop out of it, inconveniencing me. I know, right? How sweet of the beetles to die in a considerate way.
So weeks later...
Still the fuckers are alive and shitting!
I fucking had enough!
One day, Mike took clear duct tape and taped up the bottom portion of the door where their housing entrance is!!!
I imagine this is what will happen to them.
Ma... I can't get out of the house for a bit for fresh air.
Mom beetle, looks up from eating my door and shitting at the same time:
Good. Come eat some more of this wood.
Mommmmmmm........ I am sick of eating the same shit everyday! I want to eat something else! And I want to have a life!
Om nom nom.
Why is it so smelly?
ARGH! My humongous amount of shit is catching up with me! I am literally suffocating with the shit that's threatening to engulf me! Help! I have no space to manoeuvre! Oh dear what should I do what should I do?
If I don't eat I won't shit anymore but I will die of hunger. If I eat I get more space to move but I also will shit! Arghhhhhhhhhhhh! My life is a meaningless tragedy!
Oh but delicious wood! Om nom nom.
Beetles are dead and squished up in their own shit pellets - which they used to torment me and Mike for a year. It's almost like poetic justice or something.
New video clips!
XIAXUE'S GUIDE TO LIFE
Bff finals! Check out who wins!
CHICK VS DICK
What does this tell us, girls? That's right... Anything is possible.
p/p/s: I demand that I am also shown Jerry Yan's appendage!!!!!
Just joking. I only love Mike and penises frighten me.
p/p/p/s: Don't know if you have seen this, but it's really funny.