My parents came back home so we all went out for dinner at Friends @ Chomp Chomp (located at Serangoon Garden Village) for a dinner. We actually wanted to go to Aston's Express, but it was closed that night. My parents were apprehensive at first, at the thought of it being "casual fine-dining", but I told them they didn't need to be all dressed up to enter. ;)

First up was Wild Mushroom Soup for me and Dad.

This was delicious, but I think the chef deliberately made it bland so you can add the salt and pepper to your own preference. This was the soup that made me decide to try making my own!

Mum ordered the Spanish Dinner Set, which started with Marinated Eggplant with Raisins and Pine Nut, Mesclun Salad and Herb Vinaigrette.

Her main course was Stuffed Pork Cutlet with fig, olive and almond, served with mashed potato and fried beans. I love beans and mashed potatoes! Dad had the Char-Grilled Tenderloin (220g) which I stole quite a lot of! It was done medium rare as per request and it was really very tender and pink inside!

My main course was Seafood with home-made tomato sauce, essentially a Marinara Spaghetti dish. I didn't really like it... a little too garlicky for my taste, but that's just me I guess. :/ The pasta had generous amounts of seafood plus HUGE prawns, though. Aunt finished up every last bit of her Bacon Spaghetti Aglio Olio!

Mum's set included an Orange Crème Caramel. Actually it was more of a Crème Brûlée because the top layer had a burnt sugar crust. It came with vanilla ice cream and some (artistic?) syrup at the side.

I had half of Mum's share! This was my first Crème Brûlée, and I loved it, even though I don't have a sweet-tooth. The combination of a sugary crust and a custardy caramel beneath really tasted good. (:

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ladyironchef said...

ah, i went friends before also, but i went to the one at Jelita.

Your pork cutlet picture a bit blur eh? hahaha

XY said...

Yup yup..Still trying hard to get good clear shots in dim light conditions. I don't like photos using flash. Sigh, my hands still wobbly. Plus my Mum keeps going "Hurry up lah I want to eat!" lol. So this was the best shot I could get. :p