Sunday, October 13, 2013


Yesterday it rained and rained.   Soon there were flash floods over parts of the city.  Traffic were bought to an almost stand still. Tempers were flared at the long queue at the traffic lights.  Stomachs were soon rumbling with hunger.  

You looked at the car next to you and she looked back.... and both smiled sympathetically at each other.
She held up a can drink with a questioning look and you nodded.
She got out of the Red Bull Car and walked towards us and handed us  icy cold cans of Red Bull! What a beautiful surprise-- and I meant,  both the girl and the drink :D! Thanks for the drinks!

We were caught in a traffic jam for more than 2 hours.  We had made an appointment with the restuarant to test-taste the food for the coming wedding dinner  and to get the invitation cards printed.  As both Jeremy and his bride Eunice are still in Sydney, I am making most of the arrangement (of course with their approval) on their behalf. I want to make this a memorable wedding dinner for both of them.

We finally arrived at the Dynasty Restuarant in SS Mall past 8 o'clock and we were really hungry and thankfully we were served immediately.  Here I will give you a peek review as I am sure I will be too busy to take photos on the day of dinner itself.

The Four Platter combination - good combo of  cold and hot, spicy and non spicy, crisp and soft
Cold Jellyfish and sea whelks in Thai chilli dressing; Crispy fried fish ball with almonds coating; fresh prawns with sweet peas and another fish/prawn paste with mayo dressing.  

 Jeremy has opted for Doubled Boiled soup instead of sharkfins soup.  The clear chicken broth with bamboo piths, mushroom and more sea whelks is sweet and delicious and heart-warming. The only complaint I have is this soup was being served from a big bowl at the table rather then in individual servings. But the captain was quick to assure us that serving the soup this way is faster and hence the soup will definitely be hot and besides inform us that there will be extra charges for individual servings ie each individual bowl will be bigger than this soup bowl.  

Meat platter - half suckling pig and chicken. 
Good crackling of the pig and crispy skin of the chicken 

Steamed Garoupa with Vietnamese preserved vegetables.  
The Vietnamese preserved vegetables is soft and not salty.  The sauce has a hint of the "tong kwai" herbs.  The star of the dish is the fish - fresh and succulent. However the captain also informed us for the dinner the fish could not be steamed individually but rather will be poach and I hope they will do a good job otherwise we will end up with tough and overcooked fish.

My favourite - parcel of rice with waxed meat steamed in lotus leaf.

We also tasted the dessert- Doubled boil white fungus, aloe vera and sea coconut served with the twins pastry -fried lotus paste pancake and cold mochi.
There will also be a Baked Prawns with herbs and also variety of mushrooms with vegetables.   

 Finally Jeremy decided to choose this wedding invitation card- very traditional.

Having settled everything, it was a long way back home .... the traffic jam has not eased yet!

Update: you can also view Jeremy photography at


  1. Hi Elaine, how you doing? The suckling pig and chicken look finger licking good. :)) Thanks for sharing your pictures.

    Have a nice day.

  2. Hi, Amelia and Sonia.
    Thanks for dropping by... hope they will be equally delicious on the BIG day...hehehe