Thursday, October 23, 2008
Episode 31: Wing Wah
Just got back from a buffet-cum-karaoke session at Wing Wah in Coventry with some of the Singapore Society people. I definitely overate (or ate more than my money's worth, depending on your point of view), but it was also definitely awesome to have some Chinese food that tasted authentic. They even had goreng pisang, which was a nice surprise indeed. I think I went to the buffet line six times in total, and I probably could have made room for one more plate had I not eaten too much of the noodles. (I miss noodles more than I miss rice!) The desserts were pretty and yummy too, though I didn't have as much of them as I would have liked. I particularly loved the meringues mixed with some sort of berry compote. The meringues were chewy though, whereas I'm sure meringues are meant to be crisp. It was admittedly an interesting texture. Did a little research on Wikipedia, and that dessert seems like a bastardised version of an Eton mess. The freshers lasted longer at the table than the seniors, although technically the seniors did get to the restaurant earlier than us, but we finally all ended up in the karaoke room. I'm not a very big fan of karaoke, since it's rare to find people who can actually sing well, but I was proven wrong tonight. On a side note, the weather was abysmal. Keegan, of course, was manfully bearing the brunt of the cold in less clothing than one would have thought humanly possible for someone coming from the balmy shores of Singapore.