Sunday, October 31, 2010

Steigelmann Gimmeldinger Meerspinne Gewürztraminer Spätlese 2009 (pfalz)

The Gerwurtraminer Spatlese appears a clear, medium lemon colour. Wine is cleanly aromatic with delicate light, refreshing fruitty and floral scent. Distinct bouquet of tropica fruit lychee on the nose. Meduim sweet, high acidity, low tannin, medium body with ripe tropical and black fruits like lychee, blackcurrent, blackberries and light floral flavour characteristics of rose. This wine pairs well with spicy food like Spicy Chilli Crabs and even Fish Head Curry.
Gewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety that performs best in cooler climates.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pocket Salad

I am sure you have many salads before. This is different and I must say it tastes well to my palate. It consists primarily of "do miao", alfafa sprouts. To add taste, small slices of vegetarian luncheon meat and japanese cucumber inserted in between. The salad is then laced with home-made mayonaise. Many family and friends introduced to this place love the taste of pocket salad.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Meng Kee Satay Bee Hoon #01-17 East Coast Lagoon Food Village

Satay Bee Hoon is an example of Chinese-Malay fusion dishes that can be found in a melting pot landscape like Singapore. Satay Bee Hoon is a dish of fine rice noodles soaked in a satay sauces enriched with peanut gravy. Satay Bee Hoon is also accompanied by crunchy bean sprouts, tender sliced pork, liver, cuttlefish and cockles.

Monday, October 25, 2010

No 18 Fried Kway Teow (Zion Road)

My take on Fried Kway Teow is that if you are going against your doctor's advice, it better be one of the best Fried Kway Teow in town. Fried Kway Teow is flat rice noodles blackened with soya sauce and stir-fried with chilli and bean sprouts over very high heat.

C.V.N.E. Rioja Cune Crianza 2007

It was one of those lazy afternoon where I wanted a red wine and chill out over the evening. I popped by my usual haunt in Dempsey. Just fresh from attending a WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificates in Wines and Spirits, I decided to try a Spanish wine from Rioja.

But being very new to wines of this country and region. I decided to get the waiter to make me a reccomendation.

The waiter reccomended C.V.N.E. Rioja Cune Crianza 2007 in which we food paired it with wasabi mayonaise prawn and a platter of cheese.

The wine displays a medium intensity cherry red colour making the appearance very appealing. On the nose, you get black and red fruit aroma like cherry and raspberry. The palate is fresh with full ripe fruit.

The designation of Crianza on the label means wine is aged for at least two years and at least one of which was in oak.

Type of grape used was Tempranillo. Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's "noble grape". Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes.

Tempranillo wines can be consumed young, but the most expensive ones are aged for several years in oak barrels. The wines are ruby red in colour, with aromas and flavors of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather and herb.

One may get a little confused over the full name and the wine's abbreviation. One wonders how the Compañía Vinícola del Norte de Españacan be know as CUNE. Upon greater research, I found that the original name for this wine was supposed to have been CVNE, like the company. But an early misspelling decided this wine's name for good.