Saturday, March 31, 2007
ieat-weMeet-weEat Makan session
I came to know of ieat only less than a month ago. I linked it & read it daily. I enjoy looking at the lovely photos of the food and reading the reviews. I read about the makan session two weeks ago & sent an email to Dr Leslie Tay, who promptly registered me for it. Actually I wanted to go alone but Chris decided to tag along because he buah pang sim (was worried). He actually has to forgo mingling with SM Goh for this!
Dinner was to start at 7.30pm sharp but we were slightly late. My apologies. Dinner was at Zi Yean Restaurant at Block 56, Lengkok Bahru. We sat with Dr Tay and his lovely wife who's nick is Amagada. Unique hor. We got to hear his many funny encounters with certain eateries and behind-the-scenes tales. hahaha....
There were games before dinner to get to know one another. We had to identify the food from the photos in ieat's blog. And we had to identify each stall that sells the food. We won the table prize which is sponsored by 'SCS Butter'. hehehe.... pen name of one of Dr Tay's fans.
It was a fabulous dinner because I got to meet many interesting foodies and tasted some great dishes. Good food, good company. Best of all, was meeting Dr Tay himself - very nice chap, funny and good-looking. hahaha.... I bet the next makan session would be so laku (popular) that people have to ballot for a place.
It was a 9-course dinner. Each person paid S$30 for it. Personally, I would go back for its Jingdu Pork Ribs, Specially Homemade Tofu, Thai-sauce Fish and Dog Stew Duck. Oh, don't scream murder! There was no dog meat in that dish. It's just a name.
Mr Chia of Butcher House was the special guest. He rushed to the restaurant after work to treat us to his specially made Wagyu beef sausages (not on sale yet). And gave every one a pair of his popular sausages. Dr Tay and some foodies raved so much about Butcher House that I have to go get myself some sausages soon...........