The TRIBE went for a quick trip to Good Food and Wine Show 2011 on the 5th November (Saturday). I was excited to drop by….as I was expecting it would be much bigger and better than the previous year. But something was missing, can’t put my finger to it, we’ve strolled a few times throughout the whole exhibit and all I’ve purchased was the Good Food and Wine Show Trolley and my supply of Grove Garlic Avocado Oil. I want to spend more but most of the products there you can easily obtain from your suburban grocery stores or delis but then maybe it’s just me….nothing lighted my foodie fire, sorry to say that day.
To make up from my lack lustre spending spree in the stalls department, we just concentrated on the food on offer at Oxford Landing Estate Restaurant. The menu on offer this year was from two Masterchef Past Contestants, Marion and Poh Ling Yeow. As previous years, each entree and mains were paired up with Oxford Landing Estates Wines….
Miss M choose this dish first thing on the menu list, I’ve tasted 1-2 of the mussels…nice and tender but a bit on the salty side. My little Missy finished the rest and said it was very nice.
The Chicken Drummet’s were so-so, Mr Adventurous ate most of it… I was expecting a moreish marinate sensation but it was just average.
From all the dishes we’ve tasted, this was the good one out of the rest. The Scotch Fillet was tender and the Spices were not overpowering. The whole TRIBE loved this and polished off the meat in no time.
I didn’t like the duck, it didn’t fit…..I love the sauce, the creamy mash and the asparagus combo but the duck flavour/taste is too strong. Sad to say we left most of the duck on the plate as it was too overwhelming to our taste.
Mr Adventurous favourite for this year, he ate all of it…the yummy slightly tart wedges of strawberries and the creamy Panna Cotta with that hint of Lime Syrup goes so well together. I was really surprise for him to finish one serving of this dessert. It was refreshing and at the same time….light.
POH LING YEOW
The Satay Sauce was nice but the Beef Satays were a bit chunky and on the dry side.
There’s too much components on this dish that it came too strong for me. I only ate the slices of pork and some of the vegetables.
If the Dong Do Pork with Chop House Fried Rice was too overwhelming in taste, this one the exact opposite. To describe…..it was so straight forward simplified dish, health freaks would love this, steamed fish and bokchoy over steamed fluffy white rice with soy/oil dressing. I only ate a few bite-size pieces of the fish.
Okey, this dessert sounded good while I was reading it off from the menu list. I want to love this creation but that middle layer (coconut/brown syrup) was too strong and sweet to my liking. Even mixing the whole thing to blend the flavours, it was still too cloying sweet.
We watched Tobie Puttock’s 2:15-2:45 show that Saturday….and did another lap on the entire exhibit before going home, hoping to buy something interesting…but ended up just buying a couple of soft serve ice cream cones for the kids.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY:
- Help yourself free bottled water stations scattered throughout the exhibit.
- Buying a couple of Grove Garlic Avocado Oil.
F.Y.I~ I’m not related or connected to this event, the purpose of this post is to give you a sneak peek on our TRIBE’s eating out adventure. We paid with our own TRIBE money for our foodie purchases.