We love to travel as a family, a great way to bond and create memories!
And I love to cook for my family too!
This blog is for me to document our vacay fun moments as well as recipes which worked for my boys! :) Hope u'll enjoy reading and find the info useful.
Travel • Ninja Trick House (Tokyo Dec 2016)
I chanced upon Ninja Trick House on Tripadvisor and was pretty impressed by the many positive reviews it received. The hubb read about them on some travel forums too. So I noted it down as a "Shinjuku To-Go".
We were at Shinjuku on the 6th day of our Tokyo vacation and decided to check out Ninja Trick House after lunch. There is this small signboard of Ninja Trick House outside its building.
There wasn't any elevator so we walked up the narrow stairs to the 4th floor, yep...together with a 7.5kg stroller plus 2 helium-filled balloons courtesy of Takashimaya plus our shopping bags. Luckily there is always the Ks' daddy to do the carrying! 😃😃
We registered with the friendly lady staff. It costed 1000¥/person (above age of 3) and it's approximately 25mins/session. We had a short waiting time of less than 20mins, while another fellow Singaporean family who arrived minutes after us had to wait for the duration of 2 sessions. I made use of the waiting time to snap some photos. The place itself was pretty small and cramp.
Ninja Jr & Ninja Apprentice :D
There were Ninja theme souvenirs for sale but do note the Custom & Immigration restrictions in your country when buying the Ninja stars. It might not be allowed into some countries.
At the beginning of our session, we were shown some video clips about Ninja and then the real action began! We were with another 6 Japanese participants and the Ninja expert who briefed us through the session spoke in both Japanese and basic English, well enough for us to understand. He was witty yet professional. Even though Mini K was 33mo and joined without a fee, he wasn't neglected and had an equal share of fun! The entire session was conducted in a fun and engaging manner, with some hands-on and photo takings in between. As Lil K and Mini K were the only kids in the group, they were both given more attention and chance to participate. So this Ninja experience is much targeted at family with young children though adults will have their share of participation too!
The last segment was throwing Ninja stars, we each got a small basket of 6-8 metal darts (I couldn't recall the actual number because I got distracted by Mini K during this time).
Mini K was given plastic Ninja stars instead, for safety reasons. And wow, he managed to throw 1 star right into the target! #DontPlayPlay
Every participant were given a small souvenir at the end. I shall not disclose the content.
Overall, it was a 30 minutes well-spent!
If you're intending on spending the day at Shinjuku and need some activity for your kids in between shopping, do consider Ninja Trick House!
It's not difficult to locate them simply because we used GPS on our mobile phone, just type in "Ninja Trick House" and we started the walk somewhere near Bic Camera X Uniqlo. It took us about 12mins through some small alleys. If you're not able to access GPS, here's a map to guide you.
And you get to see the fame Godzilla atop the Gracery Hotel which was nearby too!
I'm sharing a quick & easy recipe of Braised Ee Fu Noodles, it's one of Lil K's favourite & he calls it "T-shirt Noodles" 😅 because Ee Fu sounds like "clothing" in Mandarin.
So... Ee Fu = T-shirt, geddit? 😃😃😃
And of late, "flying noodles" seem to be very popular on social media! Since it's the month of Halloween 👻👻, I thought it would be fun to trick my kids! I'm sharing the tutorial to create "flying noodles" at the end of this post.
Braised Ee Fu Noodles Ingredients (1-2pax serving):
1pc Ee Fu Noodles
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1/4 boneless Chicken breast, sliced
3 Prawns,remove shell & slice half lengthwise
2 Crabsticks, cut into 8pcs
Handful of Bunashimeiji mushroom
Coriander & Spring onion to garnish Seasoning:
1tsp Light Soy Sauce
1TBS Oyster Sauce
Dashes of Dark Soy Sauce
80ml Water Method:
•In a separate bowl, lightly season chicken breast & prawns. A pinch of the seas…
Have you encountered the kids telling you that they don't like minced pork because it has a dry and rough texture,hard to chew and start spitting out the meat or rejecting it totally?
There is an important step to making stirfry minced pork smooth! This recipe is very easy to follow & very suitable for young kids! It's really versatile too, you can add diced/chopped veggie, topped over tofu or just served as it is! Brown Sauce Minced Pork Tofu Ingredient:
1 block of soft Tofu
80-100gm Minced Pork
2 pieces Baby Corn*, diced
1 clove Garlic, chopped Marinate:
1/2Tbs Light Soy sauce
1Tbs Huadiao Wine
1/2Tbs Sesame Oil
2tsp Cornflour Seasoning:
50ml Water (to be added to minced pork)
1/2Tbs Oyster sauce (add more if u pref saltier)
1tsp Kicap Manis (sweeten dark sauce)
More water if required Method:
•Marinate minced pork, mix well. Cover and leave in fridge for at least 3hrs.
•Remove pork from fridge about 30mins before cooking.
•Remove tofu from package box and rinse. Pl…
I was given the opportunity in this collaboration between Dancing Chef™ (Singapore) and Singapore Home Cooks (Facebook).
Using Dancing Chef™ Laksa paste and Hainanese Chicken Rice paste to create dishes other than the usual bowl of laksa and chicken rice.
I'm sharing my first featured dish today as well as the recipe, using Dancing Chef™ Hainanese Chicken Rice paste. This is the base ingredient for the special sauce.
Dancing Chef™ pastes contain no MSG, preservatives or artificial colouring, making them a natural product. And this dish is also suitable for young children, making it a dish for the whole family to enjoy!
Steamed Tofu and Prawns, topped with Hainanese Chicken Rice sauce.
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1 block of Tofu
4 medium size Prawns
2 TBS Fish Paste …