When Doms and I were in VivoCity a month ago, I wanted to eat in Barcelos. We haven’t eaten in this resto but I heard it was good. I was annoyed because the Barcelos resto at that time was jam-packed and we didn’t get any seats. So, I made a mental note of trying this resto when we have the chance.
A while ago after hearing mass, we decided to try Barcelos in NEX, Serangoon. There were no queues, no lines and the place had a lot of seats for us.
Barcelos NEX is considered as the Barcelos concept store in Singapore. The ambiance was homy and cozy. I love the interior of the resto. I specifically love how artistic the place was made.
I ordered the Chicken Skewer with salad and rice meal. I chose the mild hot sauce because I know I can’t handle the very hot sauce. Doms on the other hand ordered the 1/4 chicken meal with very hot sauce.
I loved the food that I ordered but Doms didn’t like his. Presentation wise, his order looked so simple. I was kinda expecting that his food will be like the one’s from Nando’s but it was not. The taste was average too. There was nothing special about their food. Unlike Nando’s, the flavors (lemon, mild spicy, very spicy etc) were just coming from the sauces they hand to us before eating. I think they just grill the chicken in one go then just give us the sauces so that we can have the flavor that we ordered.
It’s a good things thing that we were able to taste the food in Barcelos. At least our curiosity was filled already but I don’t think we will come back and eat there again.
Comparing Barcelos and Nando’s is a very easy win for Nando’s. Nando’s menu had more variety and I just love the food at Nando’s!
Chicken Skewer in Mild Hot Sauce with side salad and plain rice
1/4 Chicken with plain rice and additional order of Corn on the Cob
One glass Coke
NEX Mall, Serangoon
I’ve been feeling down for the past week because my grandma Biba is in the hospital for more than 2 weeks now. She was supposed to be operated for her hip injury but it turned out that she has heart problems that made things complicated. All of my relatives in Manila are uneasy and they feel stressed out already because of Biba’s condition. I really wish that I can help them to take care of my Lola but all I can do now is pray and hope that everything is OK.
I lit up a candle in our mini altar here at home and prayed for the intention of the recovery of Biba. I am now again praying that everything will be OK and I hope that she can fully recover.
Biba with My Family During Her Birthday
Me Greeting Biba
I really hope that Biba will get better soon.
Did I mention I bought an electric oven?
We were in the Electronics Fair in Expo 2 weeks ago and we got a great bargain for the stuff that we bought.
Anyway, among the free stuff that we got was a cash voucher. So, I bought an electronic oven with it. I had dreams of what I want to cook for my new oven. My first try of using my new oven is Baked Salmon.
Looks nice, yah? This was half of what I baked because the other was our lunch the other day. It really tasted nice! I lack the bread crumbs that was supposed to be on top of the cheese but what the hell. I’ll just add that the next time I try doing this dish again.
Salmon Fillet with Skin
Salt and Pepper
Grated Cheddar Cheese
Sprinkle salmon fillet with salt and pepper and add olive oil. Sear fillet in smoking non-stick pan with butter. 4 to 5 minutes searing will do. Transfer fillet in a baking tray or baking aluminum.
In the same pan, cook frozen veggies in butter. I added a little salt for taste. Add cooked veggies in the baking tray.Sprinkle salmon with grated cheese.
Bake the salmon in 160 C for about 20 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble.
Serve with baked or boiled potato.
Ever since one of my relatives introduced us and had us taste Kangatoo meat, it has been my goal to buy and eat Kangaroo meat again. So, when we were in Sydney, We bought fresh Kangaroo Steaks, Chunks and Bangas.
The other night, our dinner consisted of pan-grilled marinated Roo Steak. It actually tasted nice! It smells and looks like the usual rib aye steak. But if you ask me, Roo Teak is more “filling” in a sense that I feel there is more meat in it.
So, I’m sharing with everybody here my recipe on how I cooked our Roo Steak.
Pan-Grilled Kangaroo Steak
Kangaroo Steak Steak drizzled with
Pepper marinated overnight in
8 pieces Calamansi and
Light Soya Sauce
Heated olive oil in a pan griller and
Maggi savor seasoning and
Sliced onions for garnish
When the pan is smoking already, add marinated roo steak and sear each side of the steak for about 8 to 10 minutes. Our roo steak was quite thick so Doms cut the steak in strps and searedneach strip for about 3 minutes. I read online that roo steak should not be overcooked since it will become stringy and hard to chew.
Half way through the searing, drizzle steak with Maggi Savor seasoning for more flavor. Once done with frying, add onions.
Serve with hot white rice.
I did it! I actually did it already! I merged all my 3 blogs into one blog. Oh my! I really didn’t know that this was possible. But I did import everything into one blog. Now I have one central blog already which consists of my recent posts from
and my wedding blog http://dindinanddomswedding.blogspot.com/
This is so thrilling! So, since I did import my blogs successfully, I will be posting here the steps I did to accomplish this.
So, why is knowing these steps important? Well, if you are like me, a person who changes my mind between Blogger and WordPress always, knowing these steps may be helpful if one day you just want to switch back to WordPress or to Blogger or vice versa.
It’s actually very easy. To import a blogger blog to wordpress, go to the Tools section of your WordPress Dashboard and click Import.
The Import page of WordPress will appear.
Choose the blog host that you are importing from the list. In my case, I choose Blogger.
In the Import Blogger page, click Authorize to authorize WordPress to access your Blogger content and import.
If you have a blogger Export File, locate the file then click upload.
A list of the blogs that you have in your blogger login details will be displayed.
Choose the blogs that blogs that you will import then click Import. Then, that’s it! The contents of the blogs that you selected will be transferred to WordPress! I love it!