Sichuan 川妹子 Chinese Restaurant – North Greenwich

Heheh. Last night was a fun night! 😀 I haven’t had this much fun for a long time!

Yesterday evening we were celebrating 3 people’s birthdays (including mine, and it was also Mr Flirt’s birthday this month). It was all organised by my friend Miss Money who I met up with in December. This meant I had to miss out on the new episode of Dr Who (which I caught up with this afternoon :D).

So, why did I we go to this place? Well, they have some karaoke rooms we could hire. I had told a few of my friends we were going there, and they said this is so typical of Chinese people going out to sing in a karaoke place… Is it? ¬_¬” I don’t seem to go a lot, but my friends do, and it was my second time going to this restaurant Sichuan 川妹子 (Mando: chuan mei zi).
Outside the restaurant

I was the first one there! (I always seem to be the first one during these type of typical meet ups… Not complaining). The place wasn’t full, but there were some people there already dining…

The room we were in

Miss Money’s friends came next and they speak very fast Mandarin. I couldn’t catch up with them. XD Then we ended up with a room that was half filled with Chinese and the other half was European!! A definite mixed group…
We then ordered food next! I couldn’t take as many pictures as I would’ve liked as everyone just dug into the food. 😦

Pig’s intestines anyone? I liked it!

Some very spicy food… don’t even know what it was!!

The one on the silver tiny wok is Frog’s Legs… Someone finished it. But not many of us touched it… The Squid dish at the back was a bit salty for my liking

This was only some of the dishes! We had loads…

Majority of the food that was ordered (about 75%) was all spicy. Not spicy, spicy like it would burn my tongue but I think Sichuan food is supposed to be 4++ chillies. I didn’t chew on any chillies which would’ve made me cry. T_T

Can anyone guess which song this is?

How did we get onto singing Oppa Gangnham Style?

We moved onto the karaoke after eating. And majority of the songs we sang were in English. I got given the mike a few times (a lot of times actually) because I knew some of the songs… and the others didn’t. I had to sing N’Sync’s Bye Bye Bye by myself because Miss Money was out the room, and she chose that song to sing!!!!!! Where were you Miss Money…?

Yummy birthday cake!! ^_^ Thanks Miss Money!!!! 

She was getting the cake!! Hahahahah. There were 13 of us. So one of the guy’s (Miss Money’s friend of a friend… it was also his birthday) kindly cut up the cake into 16 pieces! 😀 … I got to eat the big strawberry by the way because Mr Flirt didn’t want it. 😀

We all sang Happy Birthday in Mandarin, Italian, Cantonese, French, Polish and English!! ^_^ Wow.

Then there was more singing in the end! I enjoyed my evening but it ended up with some damaged vocal cords ¬_¬”” which had to be soothed by a ginger tea this morning! Hah!
Any guesses at which song this is?

Moving onto the Chinese songs…

Ok, you must know this song!

Uh… Spanish song???

Total cost came to over £200 (Miss Money and friends were examining the receipt very closely) and in the end we paid £18 each as there’s a small discount if you pay in cash. The room itself costs £190 to hire! So the more  people there are the merrier. It was the second biggest room that they had by the way and apparently the bigger room is big!

The restaurant was closing…

My geeky rating: 5/5 (just because I got to sing a lot)

Good points:
– Spicy spicy food (spicy enough to handle!)
– An ok selection / mixture of songs available (come on, they even had Oppa Gangnham Style!) – pretty much up-to-date with the Korean songs!!
– Good price for the amount of people who were there last night
– Not far from North Greenwich Tube Station
– Good service (they speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English)

Bad points:
– Room was not completely sound proof as we could hear next door’s music ¬,¬”
– I can’t actually think of anything else!

Address: Millenium Leisure Park, Bugsby Way, Greenwich, London SE10 0QJ
If you are going there by bus from the station, the stop is Odeon Cinema.

Marks and Spencer Easter Bunnies / Egg

Last Easter chocolate post for 2013! ^_^ But I’m sure there’ll be more chocolate to review in the future!

So WOW. I think Marks and Spencer have joined in the Easter chocolate fun / war! Are these new? Probably not but I’ve never seen these before, or I may have overlooked them in the past… So I bought all three different flavours that were just sitting there and waiting for me to try them out. 😀 

Bubbly Chocolate Bunny. There’s a small review out there from 2010, so I believe this is not new, but the packaging is new. This tastes a bit like cheap chocolate put together. The bubbly inside tastes ok. But it is hard for your teeth. So if you have dentures (false teeth) be aware!! This doesn’t melt easily in the mouth like Wispa or Aero do.

Mint chocolate makers could learn from this egg. This Bubbly Mint Truffle Egg is gorgeous. It has some real mintiness to it! There is definitely chocolate in there. But very hard on the outside (can you see my teeth marks?). However, this does not disappoint mint chocolate fans! I like it!

Honeycomb Truffle Crunch Bunny did not disappoint either. I couldn’t taste the cheap chocolaty taste. I am really impressed by the honeycomb bits and soft truffle inside. Although not entirely filled with honeycomb, you can at least taste it. The truffle part was also very good! Chocolate on the outside was soft and tasty.

They all taste good, well except for the Bubbly Chocolate Bunny.

They were at a good reasonable price too! 55p!! Impressed with M&S!

Happy Easter!!! ^_^

Caffѐ Vergnano 1882 – London Charing Cross Road

Having had a very filling lunch at Asadal on the weekend Miss Pinky and I weren’t hungry at dinner time. She was feeling peckish. And I was not very hungry! So before we were due to watch Singing in the Rain The Musical we went to eat dessert at Caffѐ Vergnano 1882 which is just opposite China Town. You can’t miss it! Well you could as it’s situated in between shops, and they all seem to look alike to me! ¬_¬””

During busy times, cafés in London can get crowded, and most of the time there are no seats. It’s too cold to sit outside (at the moment), or there’s no seats or tables available. That’s how I see it! Even the chained cafés like Starbucks and Costa become so busy it’s ridiculous! So finding a non-chain store is as good as anything… And I’m serious!

Caffѐ Vergnano 1882 is a growing coffee company. It’s Italian. And has survived for three generations apparently. I think you can read about this company on their website rather than me reciting everything they have said. 
Caffe Vergnano 1882 – sorry for the dark picture…

It was difficult to find a seat in this smallish café, but thankfully two people were leaving, so we sat around the corner. 

It’s pretty much like any coffee shop. Very comfortable. For a place that was probably once a bookshop, they’ve really tried hard to make lots of seating space… Don’t think there’s an upstairs or downstairs. Too bad. I think they could do it. Just an opinion / suggestion…

Both Miss Pinky and I ordered the Homemade Cheesecake (well Miss Pinky saw it first before I did, but I wanted it too!!). Miss Pinky had a small latte, and I had a small cappuccino. When I say small, I mean European small! Other European cities tend to serve their coffees in smaller cups than the places in London! I also ordered a Belgian chocolate cookie.
Our food for the evening

My cappuccino was great! It was warm enough to drink, and I liked the way they sprinkled the 1882 on top of the coffee foam.

My regular cappucino 😦

Miss Pinky’s unfortunately was lukewarm, so she had to ask to have it warmed up. She hates cold coffees!! 

Miss Pinky’s latte

The Homemade Cheesecake was AMAZING! I could eat loads of these! ^_^ Strawberry wasn’t too sweet. The cheese was a little heavy, but not sugary heavy as you find in supermarkets. And the biscuit? Wow!! It was light, not too crumbly and it didn’t taste heavy of butter. (I think you can tell I’m a cheesecake lover!). (^_^)b

Homemade Cheesecake! Yummy!!
The Belgian cookie was devine. I offered a bit to Miss Pinky, but she declined. I didn’t really want to share it anyway ¬_¬”” Uh-hm. Greedy Geek…
Belgian cookie ^_^ (tasted like shortbread)

It’s a nice coffee shop. I would definitely come here again.

Total cost came to just over £12. A reasonable price. But would’ve wanted a larger coffee cup for a regular size.

Here’s a picture of The Palace Theatre. We went here for an early birthday celebration (my birthday was yesterday!). I enjoyed Singing in the Rain by the way. A very nice musical. Thankfully my brother (I forgot to give him a nickname… calling him Mr Stingy as he hates spending!) didn’t book front seat tickets, otherwise we would’ve been really wet!!! 😛 We also experienced some annoying latecomers sitting in front of us. 😦
The Palace Theatre ^_^

My geeky rating: 4.5/5 (for Caffѐ Vergnano 1882, not the musical)

Good points:
– Delicious cheesecake
– Reasonably priced items
– Tissues, sugars and sweeteners were available on every table for customers to use
– Good service

Bad points:
– Could do with more seating
– Very small coffee cups  😦

Address: 62 Charing Cross Rd, London, UK WC2H 0BB
Telephone: 020 7240 3512

Asadal Korean Restaurant 아사달 (阿斯達) – London Holborn

I got another email from the same person who asked me to write a review for Bibimbap Soho. And so I said yes, I can write another review for a different Korean restaurant. Not a problem. This time I invited Miss Pinky first. She said yes straight away… I was advised to go between Monday to Wednesday, but the only problem was that we were only available during the weekend, and Mr Bear and Mr Smiles weren’t available to join us… 😦 Oh well, maybe next time! So there were no offers this time round… But that doesn’t matter. I got to eat Korean food again!!! (^_^)v

Asadal is a Korean restaurant situated in one of the busiest areas in London. Holborn. The area of lawyers and the place where the Royal Courts of Justice is! (I know this as I went to find this place with my cousin who once was on a placement a long time ago… It’s behind the station somewhere!). I think the restaurant’s Korean name is 아시딜 a-sa-dal (correct me if I’m wrong! I’m trying my best to learn Korean… But there’s no time or I’m just being a lazy Geek!!). According to Wiki it means “morning land” or “morning mountain” depending on what Chinese characters are used… Chinese characters for this restaurant are 阿斯達 (Canto: a si daaht; Mando: a1 si1 da2). This means to reach and achieve in Chinese.

Outside Asadal

Miss Pinky happened to be babysitting Master H for a few hours yesterday so he was very lucky and came with us!! (This boy gets so many treats… I’m hoping when he’s older and finds a job he will be doing the same… treating Miss Pinky and I to loads of food!! ^_^). It was snowing yesterday, so it was a GREAT day to eat Korean food! 

As we got there, it wasn’t a far walk from the bus stop and from Holborn Tube Station. It’s right next door to the station! Once you enter, you need to go downstairs. It’s quite a dim lit restaurant, but it gives you that homely feeling, and I didn’t see anyone complaining. Most of the diners that were there seemed to know the place already! It was a little quiet for lunch time, but maybe it’s because we got there just before 2pm, and it shuts at 3pm before they reopen at 6 pm… They are closed on Sunday’s as well.

Menu cover – I like!

Really dark inside!! But homely looking

Thankfully the place is warm!! So here’s what we ordered…

Miss Pinky’s food. She had the Jap Chae first, which is thinly sliced beef and stir-fried vegetables with glass noodles. She enjoyed it but she said there could’ve been more beef than veg. I tried a bit. It needed seasoning.

Jap Chae

Next she had the So Go Gi Bibimbap. This had cooked beef minced meat, vegetables (that were side dishes as well) and a fried egg. She didn’t want the fried egg, so I had to eat it! Her complaint this time was that there wasn’t enough rice, and it was burnt at the bottom. ¬_¬”” Hey I’m trying to be nice on this blogpost and not to be so critical!! Miss Pinky is taking this review a little too seriously!!!! I didn’t try it, so I don’t know how it tasted… But Miss Pinky seemed to have had a lot in the end!

So Go Gi Bibimbap

Some side dishes… I like that green one!

Master H has grown to love allsorts of food! And I think he is getting his expensive taste for food from me!! Hah!! He first had the Tang Su Yook which is deep fried sweet and sour beef. He asked me later why it looked like that (see picture), and not like how Chinese restaurants do it? I don’t know! I tasted a few. It tasted good! But this also needed seasoning! A little more salt maybe?!

Tang Su Yook 

Next he had the Bokum Myun. This was just seafood, vegetables and noodles. Master H didn’t want any squid… and surprisingly he didn’t want the mussels, so I ate them… It all tasted goooood!! Just like Chinese style food!! No seasoning needed in this dish!

Bokum Myun

Master H’s Miso soup

Finally here’s my food. By the way, I had an Oolong Tea. Miss Pinky had a Green Tea and Coke, and Master H had a 7-Up! ^_^ I had the Bin Dae Duk, which is a traditional Korean pancake made with ground green beans. They looked appetizing  But again it needed more seasoning! 😦 Luckily they provided some soy sauce in a small dish, otherwise I don’t think I would have enjoyed it!

My oolong tea

Bin Dae Duk

Next I had the Soon Tofu Chigae. This is a spicy soft tofu soup with clams with a raw egg that was still cooking and served with some sticky rice. Yummy. This is good for you if you have a cold or trying to warm up from this bout of bad weather! No seasoning needed here!!! It was really filling, and I didn’t have any dinner afterwards… Wow!

Soon Tofu Chigae

Close up of the Soon Tofu Chigae… It spilt at the edge…

Let’s Eat!!! My fried egg and mussels is in the middle of the table ¬_¬””

We got a piece of orange for dessert too… 🙂

Sweet orange

As we were leaving, Master H told me to take some pictures of the dolls by the toilet. They are pretty cute. (Miss Pinky said I should also mention about the toilets ¬_¬. They were fine!).

The rest of the dining area

Cute male doll in traditional Korean clothing

Cute female doll in traditional Korean clothing

I think this is a couple getting married in traditional Korea clothing

So overall, Asadal is a nice restaurant for lunch, some mixed views between us about the lighting, the food was ok but some needed seasoning, or they could’ve offered some seasoning items on the table (i.e. salt, pepper, soy sauce…). Miss Pinky said this is better than Arirang, as it was spacious and relaxing, and she would definitely come here for dinner one day (just not when she’s busy at work). Master H liked the food (of course he did, he chose the expensive items!).

Total cost came to £57.60, under £20 each. Not bad. There’s no service charge at lunch time, but I believe there is a 10% charge during the evening meals.

This is Holborn… It still snowed when we were leaving!!

My geeky rating: 4/5 and Miss Pinky’s rating: 3.5/5 (she wanted to join in the rating!)… So an average of 3.75/5 (but stick to my generous rating!!).

Good points:

– Good spacious restaurant
– Good service (I didn’t experience the rudeness as other bloggers had)
– Didn’t feel rushed to eat my food even when they were closing at 3pm!
– Food was really filling
– No service charge at lunch time!!

Bad points:

– Menu lists and pricing on the website needs updating (I compared the bill prices with the menu on the site – they are not the same)
– Food needs some seasoning… a bit bland…
– Food is a bit pricey (but it’s in a high end area… I would expect that!)

Address: Kingsbourne House, 229-231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA (right next door to Holborn Tube Station, you can’t miss it!!)

Telephone: 0207 430 9006


Volvo V-40 R-Design Poster Ad

This is Moany Geek again. Which person created this poster? Come on ‘fess up!
Spotted this ad at London Bridge Station
It’s a lovely poster. Lovely car. Lovely background. But the message isn’t powerful enough. “I want sometimes gets” does not tell the customer to buy this car. It tells me that if you’re able enough you can ‘sometimes’ get the things in life… But ti should have said ‘I want ALWAYS gets’. The things that you want in life, you will always get!

Ok, yes, for arguments sake, not all the things you want you can ‘always’ get, and you can only get it ‘sometimes’… I get the point… But to be more convincing for a car ad, you have to be positive and convince your customer to buy this car…

Some people may like this ad but I think it’s back to the drawing board peeps…!! 

The Big Four World Tour Concert – London O2

Yaaaaaaaaaaay!! I was so excited when OrienTouch announced they were going to bring more Chinese entertainment to London during the Jam Hsiao concert!! I couldn’t believe it. FOUR big Hong Kong stars who have grouped together to become The Big Four 大四喜 (daai sei hei) would be coming to London. Awwww!! I bought my ticket for £96 (it’s worth it) when they were selling tickets. I tried to reason myself by saying it’s only £24 for each HK star and it’s a week before my birthday. So yeah, it’s worth all that money and a big birthday present to myself. Well, I probably won’t see them for another decade or so…

The Big Four consists of the following Hong Kong stars (in my favourite order):
1. Dicky Cheung 張衛健 (cheung wai kin) – my favourite, favourite star out of the four!! I believe he is the popular out of the four too… (that’s what I like to think anyway). BUT I think the audience loved him too!! He is a very funny character, and I would go and pay to see him again and again!
2. Edmond Leung 梁漢文 (leung hon man) – to me he was more popular when he was acting! But his singing is also good, and I love both his acting and singing! Probably the sweetest out of the four!
3. Andy Hui 許志安 (heui zi on) – Very, very popular in HK. He is currently dating / engaged to one of my favourite female singers Sammi Cheng 鄭秀文 (zeng sau man). He is having an on / off relationship with her according to Dicky Cheung during the concert (and of course we knew what he was talking about when he was describing Andy’s relationship problems!).
4. William So 蘇永康 (sou wing hong) – I only watched him on TV shows and haven’t really listened to his songs, but his songs are very good too… Touching… He is the fashionable one of the group I believe. Sunglasses. Extravagant clothes. Extravagant costumes!

All four of them used to do a lot of acting for the famous HK Entertainment station TVB (that’s how I followed these stars). I followed them since the early 1990’s, I was still in primary school back then (around the age of 8 or 9 – and now you can work out my age if you’re good at maths or guessing ^_^)! 

I purchased my ticket from Orientouch Entertainment who were randomising the best seats to us lucky people, so I didn’t know where I was sitting. The concert unfortunately was scheduled for a Monday…Why Monday? It’s probably one of the worse days of the week to have a concert and when one has loads to do for the rest of the week, like work meetings and replying to emails etc., etc… (hmmm, whatever, who cares about work! ¬_¬”” Future employers, I am a very hard working person!!). Wednesday’s to Saturday’s are the best days to have a concert! I hope OrienTouch Entertainment will consider about the dates during the next concert they throw. Did you not hear about the Justin Bieber situation…? Lots of school kids needed to go to school because his concert was on a Monday too…

Mr Bear tried to tone down my excitement last week by telling me they’ll probably cancel the show. 😦 Noooo don’t disappoint me…. 

I got there way before the concert started. After 6.30pm… When I got there, I didn’t realise the O2 was right behind the station, and I was looking at buses on how to get there! D’oh!! 😛

At the O2 – so extravagant!!

Nice lights

Security Check!!

Got there. Took my seat. I was in the middle, so I had a good view. But unfortunately, the arena was only half full!! 😦 (This is what happens when a concert is on a Monday…) Most of the audience were of the older generation, the people who love these Four awesome guys…

Very near to the stage!!

Behind me… Not a lot of people…

Ok, so enough talking Miss Geek! Let’s see some more pictures! ^_^ 我哋睇多啲相片啦!^_^

It started off really well (but 15 minutes late!). Everyone was excited and very enthusiastic, until they started talking a lot. The people beside me and those behind me were not very happy it seemed. I think they were thinking this was becoming more of a variety show… Seriously I didn’t mind. I enjoyed all the funny Cantonese jokes. The gossip about Andy Hui and William So’s fashion sense and Edmond Leung’s sensibility and the fact that Dicky Cheung couldn’t do a break dance move after two years!! (I’m sure he can do it!) But alas, a person in the audience was able to do it (I bet he was part of the act!!!) and got £200 for it. Lucky guy!!

Dicky Cheung

Andy Hui

Edmond Leung

William So

Talking at this stage…

More talking…

The lucky person who won £200!!!

Interval time… The dancers!

Towards the middle of the show I was told not to take any videos. I became very disappointed. And I think majority of the audience felt the same. I saw no phones. Nobody dare taking a video during the second half of the concert. Just people taking a lot of pictures (but some people were still videoing towards the end… I guess they didn’t care less!).

William So singing

More singing!!

Andy Hui playing the piano ^_^ … He played Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata 😀

Andy Hui talking a bit!

Dicky Cheung with a new wig on!! ^_^

A different costume on now!!

And another costume! Where did he get all of these from?!

And another one!

I forgot these two guy’s names – anyone know? … 
They are Eddie Ng 吳國敬 (ng gwok ging) and Joey Tang 鄧建明 (dang ging ming)

I only became enthusiastic again when they started singing a very famous Beyond Song 年少無知 (nin siu mou ji). Sigh. I like this song… I think it’s banned in China, as most Beyond songs are!!

Woohoo!! Guitar music time!

Singing the Beyond Song!

So many costumes Dicky Cheung!!!

Andy Hui coming out

Edmond Leung in another costume

William So has so many sunglasses!! 😛

William So and Edmond Leung 😀

The Big Four!

The end song 😦

These people on my right hand side were the most enthusiastic  lot!!

The Big Four Sign…

It ended around 10-ish. I think everyone wanted more! But the audience was too shy to shout for more like in the other concerts I went to… 😦 But we did get a small encore! Yipee!!

I like this picture…

The audience on my left 😀 They got the most hand slaps
from The Big Four… A bit disappointed that they didn’t come
to the back 😦

Dicky Cheung again… Well he is my favourite!

Handshakes with the audience

More handshakes…

Nice pic of the audience

What? More handshakes?

The end… Bye bye The Big Four… Come back soon!!

All in all, it was a good, average concert. A lot of jokes. Singing wise – I think there could have been a lot more. I don’t think they knew which songs we liked (the audience didn’t like the Mandarin stuff I’m afraid… I didn’t mind. This shows that I’m an OK fan!). I think The Big Four held back a lot of what they had done in the past in Asia too, which they had shown in videos instead of performing it. Very conservative performance, but there is no need for it. British Chinese love enthusiasm. We love interaction too (well most of us do!).

And obviously I have to take a pic of the backstage crew!!
The peeps who were trying to control our videoing and picture taking!!

Message to OrienTouch Entertainment – I want Aaron Kwok or Andy Lau or Bowie Lam or Sammi Cheng or Denise Ho, OR these Taiwanese singers / groups – F.I.R or DaMouth or even Jay Chou to come to London next time…. PLEEEEEEEASE!!! 

I can’t make it to the Sandy Lam concert on Sunday 21st April – but I’m sure it will be GREAT! ^_^

Let’s revive Canto-Pop around the world!


I took many videos, but not all of them are great, and I think I will get a message from somewhere beyond and far away to say my video is banned. So I’m just going to put up two videos, which the audio is average. 😦

Video 1… Introduction

Video 2… Dicky Cheung’s breakdance moment…


Nissin Noodles – Black Oil Garlic Tonkotsu & Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavours

Ummm. Noodles. My first post purely on instant noodles. So what can I say about them? Well ever since I was young (about 4 or 5 years old) I ate noodles. It was the Hong Kong Doll brand. I didn’t like them very much because my mother always overcooked them or under-cooked them. 😦 By the age of 10 when I was able to see the top of the pan on the gas stove, that’s when I started cooking instant noodles (with the supervision of my mother of course!). When I was in my teens I used to eat the Nissin Seafood flavour a lot, and then I used to add white pepper just to spice it up! (I don’t do that anymore! Hah!). It has taken me years to perfect it to the way I like to eat it, and nowadays, I like it al dente. 

Some people would probably say noodles is noodles. But there’s so many varieties and variations of noodles, which I will definitely not go into. Too complex to talk about as I’ve seen a few shows (mainly from Hong Kong) and read a few blogposts explaining how these noodles are prepared etc., etc… From memory, instant noodles (like these ones I will be showing) are fried and dried before they are packaged. There are definite health risks if you eat them day in and day out, so I recommend to everyone to eat instant noodles once in a blue moon (like once a week / month). But if you get cravings or are a poor student or a struggling  lousy cook… then, well, I recommend twice a week or none at all – eat healthy foods! ¬_¬”” (And don’t be like me eating two in one day for this blogpost!).

So here’s what I bought yesterday from See Woo Supermarket 泗和行 (si wo hong), Shoyu Tonkotsu and Black Oil Garlic Flavoured instant soup noodles. Nissin is a popular brand for noodles and favourited by many Asians and non-Asians! (Morrisons even sell them!).
I bought two of each in case they taste good

Black Garlic Oil Tonkostsu Flavour 黑蒜油豬骨湯味 (hak syun yau zyu gwat tong mei)

Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour 醬油豬骨湯味 (jeung yau zyu gwat tong mei)

A lot of people I know cook instant noodles in different ways:

Method 1: Boil water, add noodles, then add soup base and seasoning whilst the noodles are still cooking in the pot, serve in bowl.
Method 2: Boil water, add noodles, cook the noodles, place soup base / seasoning in a bowl and then add the cooked noodles into the bowl and mix.
Method 3: Boil water, add soup base and seasoning, then add noodles, cook for 3 minutes and then serve in a bowl.
Method 4: Cook in the microwave!
I often cook my noodles using Method 3. I’ve tried all the other ways, but will always choose Method 3!

First up is the Shoyu Tonkotsu Flavour 醬油豬骨湯味 (I had this for lunch yesterday). The soup has a very light soy sauce but not the salty type of soy sauce. It also has a touch of vinegar type of taste to it. The noodles and the soup were plain in taste. The flavour isn’t too strong like it’s predecessors (i.e. Duck or Beef flavour). This one was ok. But not my favourite from the Nissin noodle range and I’m not sure what Shoyu Tonkotsu is supposed to taste like… Well, shoyu is Japanese for soy sauce, and tonkatsu is a fried pork cutlet… hmmm…
Noodles, soup base and seasoning sauce

Cooked noodles!

I added dim sum to it ^_^

Next up for dinner last night (I’m a greedy person) was the Black Oil Garlic Tonkotsu Flavour 黑蒜油豬骨湯味. Hmm. The soup was slightly salty on my first taste. Again the noodles and soup combined were very plain in taste. There was no garlicky taste to it. And unfortunately this isn’t a good flavour for me either… 😦 I think I was supposed to add the seasoning after I had cooked the noodles instead of adding it into the noodles to cook with! Whoops! 

Again, noodles, soup base and the seasoning sauce

Cooked noodles again!

This time I added Chinese white cabbage and a fried egg ^_^

Both didn’t give me that oomph or that feeling of wanting to eat more of it. So would I buy them again? Probably not. I think my tastebuds like strong flavours. My favourite flavours so far are the Tonkotsu and the Miso flavoured ones… Strong flavoured and thick soups!

Price: 42p (CHEAP!)
Where to buy: See Woo Supermarket, Lisle Street, China Town (or other Asian supermarkets – if you can find them…)

p.s. Definitely, definitely add the seasoning oil after you have cooked the noodles! It tastes better!!!!!

Rowntree’s Random Squidgy Speak

My 200th post (going to be a short one)!! ^_^

At the same time I bought those Yorkie Bars I bought these sweets! They’re quite unique aren’t they?

Squidgy Speak Marshmallows

These are marshmallow sweets and they smell like mixed tropical fruit.

Combine those words now!

Tried to look for all the ‘Squidgy Speak’ words that were provided in the packet, and then I tried to combine all the words… ^_^ (Well, that’s what a geek does…)… ¬_¬” Heheh.


Bad at remembering prices so I went to have a look in Tesco again. It’s £1.35 at the moment.

Two Different Yorkie Bars – The Womanly Type ¬,¬"

Well, what do you know… Nestle Yorkie have released two different flavoured chocolate bars (I think they’re old)… But I have never seen them before, and have not eaten them before! So here’s a post of what I think of them…

TV ads have always said a Yorkie bar is for a man. But I don’t think so. If you crave for chocolate or are a chocoholic (I’m not a chocoholic, but do crave for it from time to time), then a Yorkie bar is definitely for a woman (as well as for men)! 😛 There. The Geek has spoken out!

Heheheh. Back to the chocolate. I bought these two weeks ago, and I have only tried it out now. 😛
Yorkie bars – for a woman (not a man!)… ^_^
This is the Honeycomb Yorkie bar. The chocolate is sweet. But there’s not enough honeycomb. I must say I do prefer Crunchie… ¬_¬
Honeycomb Yorkie bar
The other one I bought is the Raisins and Biscuit. I definitely can taste the raisin! The biscuit is ok but it needs more biscuit! I like biscuits. (Personally I think chocolate companies are holding out on the biscuits in their chocolate bars. Don’t call it a chocolate biscuit if there’s hardly any biscuit!!!!).
Raisins and Biscuit Yorkie bar
Out of the two I did prefer the Raisins and Biscuit one…! It wasn’t too sweet but it needed more biscuit. ¬_¬””

It was a nice try Nestlé! ^_^ But I still love your plain Yorkie bar! o(^_^)O

Bad Poster Adverts

Bummer. There were so many bad poster adverts out in London a couple of months ago and I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of them because I was either on the bus (bus was moving too fast) or I wasn’t thinking straight.

I may not be the best advertising expert out there, but I know when I see a bad advert. I seem to bend my head in shame, scratch my forehead and roll my eyes all in one go… ¬_¬” Or I give the one eye curious look. Let’s not go into that.

So WHAT the heck am I talking about?

I’m talking about this… hmmmm ASDA are really good with their TV ads, but come on we know you can do better than this! There are many ways of showing how competitive you are in prices!

This one is totally boring. Just plain boring… I’m sure these guys get paid loads to come up with good ads for people to come to Cheltenham… Maybe not…
Cheltenham Racecourse ad

OMG! What the heck is this all about?! Were there any female opinions of this before it was put out there in the public? I hope there was. The message ‘The drink’s pure, it’s your mind that’s the problem’ is SPOT ON! I was a little offended at the poster at first, but it’s an “energy drink”. I think they should try and rename it! Young kids will ask what this is, and I don’t think parents will be pleased… :S They’ll have to say it’s a pussy cat rather than a pussy energy drink… And they made a mistake… Hahahahaha!!

pussy energy drink ad

To me this is a terrible car ad. I have seen better car poster ads out there… This is not one of them!

AUDI card ad

This one isn’t too bad. But very cheeky. “Take us away with you” almost implies that you should take the insurance company workers with you on holiday… But it really means insure yourself before you go, and use the company when you’re in trouble on holiday…

Insure and Go ad

And THIS! Levi. I think you can do a little better than this! And what do I interpret? Tattooed man holding a frog. There’s nothing Levi about it!


There are more ads out there. One car advert in particular was a bit out of place… Hopefully I will pass it at some point, take a picture and post it here! 😛