Saturday, April 26, 2008

ECL at ieat Makan Session

Joe grilling our chicken....

It's been a year since my last ieat Makan Session with the hao jiak (like to eat) doctor and his makan kakis, so I immediately signed up for the dinner without looking at the menu. Turns out we are sampling Thai food at Joe's Kitchen. Joe's from Esarn (North East region of Thailand), a former head chef at Parkway Thai, he married a Singaporean girl and decided to stay here. :)

45 people registered for this dinner which costs S$35 per person. I met my blogger friends keropokman and momo. Hubby and I were seated with liverpool, a food blogger called ladyironchef (Can you believe this? It's a guy!) and several food lovers. :)


Maybe our common interest is food, so we got along like old pals and were sharing our favourite food haunts.

The Thai dishes were not very impressive ..... to me. Except for the following few that I like - the Roasted Pork Collar (Awesome! It has a smokey taste.) You can taste prawn pieces in its Thot Man Goong (Prawn Cakes) which has a springy texture. I enjoyed eating the vermicilli in the Crab Baked Vermicilli, it absorbed the seasoning and there was a secret weapon at the bottom of the pot. Pork lard!! Not for the health conscious though. hehe....

Crab Baked Vermicilli

Have you tried Som Tom (green papaya salad) and Khai Yang (Thai grilled chicken) with Sticky Rice? It's my first time. I prefer the dishes on its own.

Yummy dessert - Thai Tapioca


Joe's Kitchen Blk 125,
Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-182
(Opp Alexandra Hospital)
11am to 3pm 5pm to 10pm
Tel : 62708484


37 comments:

  1. I missing Crab Baked Vermicelli!! Waaa... but never had secret weapon one before..

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  2. LB,
    *hugs... kiss kiss*
    For being first! hehe....

    Come to Singapore, I bring you for Crabs and Chickens and Duck in Geylang! The best in Singapore! hahaha....

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  3. Wow... I'm so hungry now.. I want the crab!!

    ;)

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  4. Awesome lah.. ECL..!! i wanna join too.. when i come home ya.. :) now that i know you went too.. :)

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  5. ya!! the CRAB + VERMICELLI!!! looks so ho jiak!!! *drool drool drool*

    i must try to get my butt to singkapoh one of these days.. aihhh.. i must i must i must! aim for christmas... heee...

    ps: September Sydney, go or no go? am tempted... ;-)

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  6. What a lovely blogger's gathering and great food too - my mouth is watering : crab served that way looks so exotic to a Norwegian you know!

    Btw: I'm a blog friend too: can I come next time?

    Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

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  7. OH! And now I am craving seafood!! Looks like great food! Can I also have Crabs and Chickens and Ducks Geylang??? I'll be right over!

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  8. wahhh!! i'd trade anything for that crab right now!!

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  9. hi ECL, sounded like a yummy gathering. I love crabs!! yum...

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  10. You make my mouth water !! Amongst a lot of Thai restaurants here in Brussels who serve a mixture of Thai and Belgian taste there is one which is very good. My best friends DIL (a Thai) works there and I have to say the restaurant is expensive but very good !

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  11. The crab baked vermicilli looks really nice! The Thai Tapioca, does it have and stuffing in it? I am drooling already!

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  12. Pork Collar - sounds different. But should have more "collagen" content right? Wah...looks like a crowded makan session.

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  13. Wowwww.... Crab!! So tempting! slurrp... aaaah.... *eat this with Angeles's cod* YOu know what, Angeles picked a cod from my blog and steamed it! now I found my crab here.. hahaha..

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  14. ecl! good to see you in person after so long!

    the food's too much! even gluttons like us cannot finish.

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  15. walaoooo so nice foood! need to detox for a month after that lor! Heheheee

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  16. Those are great food! How lucky. I think Thai food has very distinctive taste and definitely suit my tongue perfectly. They make such yummy dessert too! Thai people are so skillful in everything.

    I worked at a Thai restaurant when I was in Australia. I think I put more food in my mouth than on the customers' table.

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  17. Those are great food! How lucky. I think Thai food has very distinctive taste and definitely suit my tongue perfectly. They make such yummy dessert too! Thai people are so skillful in everything.

    I worked at a Thai restaurant when I was in Australia. I think I put more food in my mouth than on the customers' table.

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  18. wow! u sure are fast!! haha. yes ladyironchef is not a lady, but a guy. lol!

    nice meeting you : )

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  19. Ah! So fast got review! How is the food compared to Parkway Thai? :P Given that the chef was formerly from there, maybe no need to head out west if it's about the same quality. Thanks!

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  20. mama bok,
    Come home quickly! Can't wait to go look for food all over Singapore! :)

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  21. My angel,
    Why Christmas? Still so far away! Come lah, now!

    September to Sydney! Yes!!!

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  22. renny,
    Yes, you are my friend. *hugs*

    Please come to Singapore with Diane and I'll show you both around and buy you the yummiest food!

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  23. Diane,
    Come on over! Let's go Geylang to try its chicken, duck and durians! hehe....

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  24. Doreen,
    The Thai tapioca doesn't have stuffing in it. Just steam and coconut milk spooned over it. :)

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  25. tigerfish,
    Yep, the fatty pork tasted better than the lean ones. It was quite a good turn out. :)

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  26. trinity,
    haha.... your aqua blog has so many seafood and your readers are catching them to eat!? I didn't take your crab, it ran away probably! hehe....

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  27. keropok man,
    Yes, so glad to see you and Momo. And it's been almost a year!? Gosh. Time flies.

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  28. kyh,
    My body has Automatic Detox.... got sick already after so much food and spicy stuff. hehe....

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  29. andie summerkiss,
    Oh... you worked in a Thai restaurant before. I would have done the same thing, put food in my mouth instead of serving to the customers. Thai food can be irresistible. :)

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  30. ladyironchef,
    er... should be gentlemanironchef lah.... nice meeting you too. :)

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  31. camemberu,
    The standard of its food has dropped at Parkway Thai. I said that to the young Boss but he just shrugged it off.

    With Joe the head chef gone, I guess the food tastes different at Parkway Thai now. I won't go there if I want Thai food.

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  32. What so surprising about "A Guy" being a Food Blogger?? Looks like a feast!!

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  33. Tom,
    He called himself 'ladyironchef'! That's misleading and some male bloggers are pissed that it's a guy!! haha....

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  34. I know I'd be disappointed if I was going to finally meet ladyironchef and find out it's a guy

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