License to Flout (Traffic Rules)

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Last Wednesday, on one of the rare occasions that I drove to work, I encountered an incident which reminded me of the accident that happened involving the Romanian diplomat last month.

With all the high profile traffic accidents that happened recently, I would have exepected drivers to be more cautious on the roads. How wrong I was.

While at a junction outside a school, an embassy car that just dropped off a child at the school, cut into the lane of oncoming traffic. At first, I thought the driver was just impatient and wanted to move to the front of the queue which had two cars in front of him. When he did that he nearly hit a pedestrian who was trying to cross the junction (there were no proper pedestrian crossing as it was a small two-lane road). The pedestrian immediately whipped out his phone and took a photo of the license plate. But the best was yet to come.

What happened next was a blatant flout of traffic rules. The driver waited for the traffic from the right to clear, cut perpendicularly across 4 lanes and traversed a double white line to make a U-turn. All this in front of a school and with another U-turn 200m ahead. The worst part is that he probably does this every school day morning. It really is an accident waiting to happen.

I suppose having a special license plate does make a difference. If anything goes wrong, you can always go back on reasons of health.

Egg tarts from KFC

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I was never a big fan of egg tarts. To me, they were just another form of dessert.

After reading a tweet from DK, I was intrigued that KFC would sell something so different. You can reason that eggs come from chicken and all that, but come on, oriental desserts from a fried chicken chain?

The urge to try was reinforced by an advertorial post from Sheylara. It seems that this menu item is not new and has been sold in Hong Kong, Taiwan and some parts of China.

I chanced upon a KFC branch on Friday at Bukit Panjang Plaza after dinner and decided to buy half a dozen for $7.50 ($1.25 each) to try them out.

Here are some photos of the packaging and the egg tarts.


I don’t recall fancying any of the egg tarts I previously had, so I can’t really make any comparisons.

On the whole, the tarts were quite good and I had two of them about an hour after dinner. The custard filling was firm and fragrant and not too sweet. The pastry was just nice, flaky and crisp, but not enough to leave a crumbly mess. It was on the smallish side, hence the need to inhale two. d8

I had another after brunch the next morning. It felt a bit more oily than I remembered, but the texture of the custard and the pastry was not compromised.

It could be due to the hype that I noticed this and tried it out, but I would definitely go back for more if I have cravings for egg tarts in the future.

Likes:

  • Firm texture of custard filling
  • Frangant and not too sweet
  • Crisp and flaky pastry

Dislikes

  • Small
  • Oily if left overnight