Things I’m going to miss: leisurely dim sum lunches, being able to be far from the typical lunch crowd, having the freedom to crave and satisfy the cravings because we aren’t restricted by time/work/whatever. This is my boyfriend’s favourite dim sum place in Singapore, and whenever he’s back, there’s no doubt we’ll head there.
I always enjoy my meals there. Service is attentive, place is comfortable and spacious, and suitably luxurious (for us).
On the table: Century Egg Lean Meat Porridge, Pig Trotters in Vinegar (!! My favourite !!), half-eaten Siew Mai, Scallop Dumplings, Deep Fried Prawn in Beancurd Skin, Liu Sha Bao, Pan Fried Carrot and Yam Cake.
Featuring some awesome smooth salted egg yolk custard goodness encased in sweet smelling buns. Love their version.
Dear pig trotters in vinegar sauce, you are such comfort food to me. It’s verrrry sour, and it’s actually confinement food. Confinement is a Chinese practice where a new mum has to be ‘confined’ for a month after the baby is born, to rest and restore her health. She’s put on a special diet to restore ‘qi’, and this dish is something those lucky mums get to have, because vinegar ‘heats up’ a woman’s body. Most of my friends find this too sour, but there’s actually quite a big of sugar and ginger in it to offset the vinegar. Whatever it is, I’ll happily have the whole portion to myself!
Like Har Kaus with a scallop on top of them!
We’re creatures of habit with old favourites on the table. At the top of the picture, there’s Prawn Roll with Mango and Rice Flour Roll with Prawn.
Last day – so pampering the boyfriend with coconut desserts when we can buy young coconuts at NTUC. We did go back to NTUC to get ourselves a couple of coconuts and hacked them open happily. Here’s the Young Coconut with Coconut Jelly ($6.80). Refreshing jelly that melts away in the mouth, coupled with very juicy coconut flesh that peeled away from the shell easily.
Here’s to special places (:
Old post on The Cathay here!
The Cathay Restaurant
2 Handy Road #02-01
Weekdays & Saturdays: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: 10am – 5pm, 6pm – 11pm