Gu Ma Jia CNY dishes

We were invited to a Chinese New Year food tasting session at 姑妈家 Gu Ma Jia.
Yes, our reunion dinner and Cny dishes was in December 🙂

Healthy and nutritious, Gu Ma Jia recipes are known for less msg, less oil and salt.
But the home-cooked style food is always delicious.


First Lo Hei 捞魚生 for 2019.

Refreshing, crab stick and abalone. All Cny dishes need to come with a Lo Hei.
I am sure the mood would be even more festive nearer to Feb 2019 🙂

We love the Lobster Cold Platter ($138).

Cny dishes
Cny dishes

The platters come with fresh salad lobster, smoked duck, clams with onion. There is something for everyone.

The presentation whets our appetite, where should we start first.

Sweet and Sour Grouper with lychee.

Deep fried, crispy surface and tender meat. The lychee was an interesting mix. Crunchy dish, we could not stop munching.

Mrs comment that the sweet and sour sauce might have overpowered the fish taste.

Flaming Pork rib

This is one of the signature dish at Gu Ma Jia.  The entry sure was exciting, with flames burning hot!

Juicy and fragrant treat.

Assam Fish Head

This might be the most famous dish at Gu Ma jia. Spicy and Sour at the same time, we all love the assam gravy.

Although we were perspiring we just could not help but keep scooping the delightful gravy. I can savour this dish paired with white rice. Yummy.

Super fresh!

Enzyme drink to cool us down. This is a speciality healthy dessert from Gu Ma Jia, some of the benefits are :

-Relieve constipation and cleanses the digestive tract
-Detoxify and revitalize body cells
-Lower cholesterol level

The enzyme are extracted from fruits (combination of pears, papaya and apples), there is a tinge of vinegar in the concoction.

Each glass of goodness cost $5.80.

Yuan Yang Kai Lan

Hard to chew the stalk, just enjoy the “leaves”. Crunchy texture.

Claypot sesame oil chicken

Ideal for Mums (and Dads) undergoing maternity phase. The ginger and sesame broth really titillates our appetite.

I felt nourished, just by looking at the broth.
This is definitely my comfort food, and I had at least three bowls!

Herbal chicken, with a lot of ingredients.

Cooling 雪蛤

Finally desserts, not sure whether English name is Frog egg (xue3 ge2).
Refreshing and cooling, but kids did like the “jelly” texture.

They are missing the good stuffs.

Chinese New Year is just two months away. If you are shortlisting for reunion dinner venue, Gu Ma Jia might be a good recommendation.

D0 RSVP your Chinese new year reunion dinner with Gu Ma Jia today.
Call 6285 2023, this are some more Cny dishes and reunion menu for your consideration.

ps.. we were invited to feast at Gu Ma Jia.

Durian Empire in Punggol

Many in the North East knows about Durian Empire. Located at Punggol Plaza (S820168), it really quench a lot of Durian cravings in the neighbourhood 🙂

Just look at their fantastic reviews on Google!

Reasonable price, good quality durians and great customer service 🙂 We are their regular patrons.

Durian Empire
Durian Empire delivery

Good news! No more dreaded long queues or disappointment (due to sold out), Durian Empire is now offering island-wide delivery service.

Just order and wait for 猫山王 Mao Shan Wang (MSW) to reach your house. Besides, you might enjoy more discounts by going online.


Order from Durian Empire website->


Currently, they have only two choices of durians. If budget permits, grab their signature Mao Shan Wang, buy more get more discount 🙂

Orders over $80 entitles you to free delivery.
We went for 3 boxes of MSW 🙂

Online order is only valid for the day itself, unfortunately we cannot pre-order a few days in advance. Durian Empire highlighted that this is due to daily Durian price fluctuations.

If I am having a party, I would like to order in advance and have an assurance that my durians will be delivered on time. (Hint Hint Durian Empire )

After checkout, you will get an email acknowledgement of your order.


Expect quality vacuum packaging from Durian Empire. We could not even sniff the fragrance.

Mao Shan Wang fill our living room once we unbox the Golden goodness 🙂 Take note the 400 grams per packaging is solid durian flesh (and not durian husk).

Awfully Awesome, they throw in two “Coconut” to quench our thirst too.

Whether you are savouring the durian by themselves or mixing with rice, the Mao Shan Wang tasted equally good 🙂

Mao Shan Wang

Do try to mix your durian with rice the next time :p
I am still trying to convince my kids to eat the same way haha.

Thank you Durian Empire for the durian gifts 🙂
We hope more folks will get to enjoy your Mao Shan Wang.

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*this is a sponsored post by Durian Empire.