Cancellation of Dinner at H.K. Best Soup Restaurant on 25 April

Hi everyone,

– LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT — In case some of you missed this announcement.

We were informed by the chef at H.K. Best Soup Restaurant that they have closed for business with effect from early April. Hence, we regret to advise this dinner has to be called off.

We will be arranging to refund everyone, either in cash or via internet transfer to the respective account in due course. Please email the following : Your Name, Bank name, A/C Nbr and type of Account (saving or current) to Lina Ng at so that a refund can be made.

We would like to thank everyone for the great support and kind understanding.

We truly apologise for the bad news and sorry for any inconvenience caused. emoticon

Suzhang, Ah Nee & Lina

Dinner on 25 April 2009 at the H.K. Best Soup Restaurant

Dear SHC Friends,

Do you believe in drinking soup as a culture for life longevity ? Well, the HongKongers and Southern Chinese in China have done it.  As Chinese and especially the Cantonese, we were told by our mom, grandma, or even great grandma that drinking soup regularly is good for our body.

Basically, tonic soup is very nourishing to the soul, it improves blood circulations, boost energy and also increase one immunity level. It is also proven to be good for the overall well being.

There are many varieties of herbal soups. Do check this out if you want to know more on Chinese Herbal receipes on soup and its articles  :
(Disclaimer : By the way, the author is also Susan, but it’s not me……..) emoticon

Last weekend, about twenty of us (SHCians) attended a brief talk on the secret cum preparation of chinese herbal tonic soup  at “H.K. BEST SOUP” Restaurant. The owner/chef (???) is from Hong Kong, a highly respectable cook and is specialized in double-boiled soup. He is also a famous column writer on soup preparation/cooking in our local Chinese newspaper, ????.

For those who are curious and also to experience what Chef ? have in store for us, we are organizing a Hong Kong (Cantonese) cuisine dinner in April. This special value for money menu which Chef ? quoted for us, should not be missed !  For $220.00 per table, we are having “Pen Cai” (??) as our main course and also a special double-boiled wild yam or "Huai Shan" (??) soup. That’s not all, please scroll down to see the list of food in the menu below. This works out to be $22.00 per person nett only.

Read more about "Huai Shan" and its goodness here :

(Note : for those not familiar (including me !)emoticon  “Pen Cai” (??) is the next popular dish after “Buddha Jumps Over The Wall” – ???)

For those who are interested, this happening will be on:

Date         : 25 April 2009 (Saturday)
Time         : 6.30pm

Venue      : H.K. Best Soup Restaurant emoticon
                  723 Havelock Road (Near Beo Crescent, the Old Havelock Road area) 
                  Tel 6276 5295

Nearest MRT : Tiong Bahru – (EW17) about 8 mins walk to the restaurant

emoticonLocation map :

The Selected Menu:

1. ?????? – ??  (? ??????????????)
Authentic Traditional Hong Kong Style “Pen Cai” in whole abalone, sea-cucumber, dried scallop, dried oyster, etc. etc. (one whole abalone per person)

2. ????? (Hong Kong Style Steamed Sea Grouper)

3. ??? (King Prawn coated in Oat)

4. ????? (Kung-Po Big Frog)

5. ????????? (Seasonal Vegetables with Abalone Mushroom in oyster sauce)

6. ???, ???? ??? (Double Boiled Herbal Soup – fresh “Huai Shan”, wolfberry and other herbal with pork shoulder bone)

7. ????? (Dessert – Red Bean Paste with Lotus seeds)

8. ????? (Steamed "lian yong" Bun)

*** Free flow of Chinese tea & white rice. *** No corkage for wine or liquor.***

Other drinks or beverages at own expense.

Please remit your money to Lina at her POSB Saving A/C nbr :122-04284-7 by 31 March, 2009 to secure a place.

Those joining : Suzhang, Ah Nee, Lina Ng, Molly Chua, Ronald Lee, John Howe, C.J., Oi Cheng, Gingko, Charles Wee, Hong Jeng, Eyvonne Chew………..

We have now booked the whole restaurant – 6 tables max (10 pax to a table) on a first come first serve basis.  Interested party, kindly indicate your interest here.

EOs : Ah Nee (PR),  Lina Ng (CFO) & Suzhang emoticon

Registration start here:

  1. Ah Nee – Paid
  2. Suzhang – Paid
  3. Lina Ng – Paid
  4. Molly Chua – Paid
  5. Oi Cheng – Paid
  6. CJ – Paid
  7. Gingko – Paid
  8. Eyvonne Chew – Paid
  9. Ron Lee – Paid
  10. Hong Jeng – Paid
  11. John Howe – Paid
  12. Charles Wee – Paid
  13. Terence Seah – Paid
  14. Dolly Lim – Paid
  15. Caroline Gee – Paid
  16. Lily Ho – Paid
  17. Ann To – Paid
  18. Cath Yeo – Paid
  19. Janet Chan – Paid
  20. Peng Peng – Paid
  21. Joyce Kwok  Paul Kong – Paid
  22. Dan Huang – Paid
  23. Joy Chuang – Paid
  24. Ann Lim – Paid
  25. Susan Tan – Paid
  26. James Tan – Paid
  27. Alice Teo – Paid
  28. Sunny Yeow – Paid
  29. Helen Wong – Paid
  30. Alice Seah – Paid
  31. Bernie Chung – Paid
  32. Maria Tan – Paid
  33. Mary Tan  Jane Loh – Paid
  34. Julie Guan Peggy Kong – Paid
  35. Linda Chang – Paid
  36. Clara Chay – Paid
  37. Neo Sock Cheng – Paid
  38. Dennis Wee – Paid
  39. Veronique – Paid
  40. Lee Patrick (Song Juan) – Paid
  41. Rene Leong – Paid
  42. Yew Kwong – Paid
  43. Boon Liang – Paid
  44. Myra Chia – Paid
  45. Douglas Chan – Paid
  46. Janet Heng – Paid
  47. PH Liu – Paid
  48. Arthur Yap – Paid
  49. Peggy Yap – Paid
  50. Steven Chan – Paid
  51. Lee King Seng – Paid
  52. Maureen Lee – Paid
  53. Christina WH Chan – Paid
  54. Lee Seok Cheng – Paid
  55. Daisy Yeo – Paid
  56. Grace Kok – Paid
  57. Lilian Koh – Paid  Helen Kuek Bessie Lam – Paid
  58. Koh Tong Seng – Paid Peggy Ho – Paid
  59. Jade Phua – Paid
  60. Chin Boon – Paid

 Those on the Waiting List
 1)  Ella Tan    2) KC Lau


Overview of our Talent-Time held on 24 Nov

Firstly, I must apologize for my tardiness in posting this overview of event after 2 days…… Could have been too tired and so need 2 days to recuperate….ha…ha…..nay, just an excuse… that’s all.

Before I go on, let me say a very big "Thank You" to all my working committee, KJ Ronald, the two comperes and our judges for last Saturday’s Talentime held at the Oxford.   Hey, you guys were fantastic and a great help ! Without you, the talentime wouldn’t be so successful.  I can’t deny that there were little hiccups along the way….. nonetheless, the overwhelming response and fun throughout, was all worthwhile.  emoticon

For those who have missed the fun, here’s an overview/summary :

We have an overwhelming response of 81 pax registering for this event. Out of that, only 2 did not show up due to personal reason.  Thus, we have a 97.5% attendance that night.  I must admit all the 16 contestants (7 females & 9 male singers) did their best and performed much better than expected. 

Results : 1st runner up : Dan Huang sang "Your Cheating Heart".  2nd runner up was Ronald Wie who gave us a number "Don’t forget to Remember".  Caroline Gee who sang "I Only Want To Be With You" was the champion who walked away with 3 prizes.  Besides being the best singer, she was also voted the most popular and  most comical performer by the audience. Congratulations Caroline. You deserved the winnings ! emoticon 

After the contest, Ronald took in requests from some of them who wanted to sing just for fun. Many were also very sporting when Lily and Ron started their little line-dance jam. Some who are new to line-dance was curious to learn and was following steps instructions from Lily, while others were just enjoying their dance.  Eventhough it’s a little disorientated, all were just merely having fun..  Hey, you’ll be surprised that many SHCians were actually young at heart……even though we are known as silverhairs…..he..he..

Next, we have Ron Lai leading us in the "Chicken Dance". As the place cannot accomodate everyone, the group was split into 2 and most did joined in this fun dance. In a way, it helps to warm up everyone as we need the ball rolling for dancing…… and most continued dancing the night away with Ronald’s specially selected music of cha-cha, disco rock, rock & roll and even waltz.

The Talent-time came to a close with Terence giving out the prizes for all the contestants. Everyone of them walk home with something… thanks to all the sponsors. emoticon 

Lastly,  we wish to thank all contestants for their participations and hope to see you again next year.  We also wish to thank all those who came for this event….. you make a difference too as without your support and enthusiasm, this Talentime will not turn out to be what it is… lively & fun !! emoticon   We hope to see you guys next year !

The committee wishes everyone happy holidays ahead !! emoticon



SHC Talent-Time – 24 Nov 2007

Hi everyone,

SHC 1st Talent-time was held on Nov 2006 at the Oxford Hotel.  The last Talent-time was really fun.  Click here to see the pictures.

Hey, time to countdown to our Talent-Time……..we are all waiting for the moment when we shall see the most promising singers of SHC on 24 Nov.  All to be seen and heard.  Meanwhile, practise hard all singers –  Jia-Yu !! Who knows, you will be spotted and there goes your dream… one of those Singapore Idol !  Prizes awaiting for you..

Please note details for this year event :

Cost of buffet, confirmed at $17. 

  • Payment is non-refundable

    Prizes:  Appreciate all those sponsors who will be bringing their gifts that day to be at Oxford earlier, so we can have time to sort out the prizes accordingly.

    Committee :

    • Compares – Ron Lai & Joy Chuang
    • Judges – Lily Ho & Daniel Kang
    • Registration – Oi Cheng & Christina Chan
    • Managing the Karaoke machine, and queuing of songs – Ronald Lee
    • Prize committee – Rene Leong & Molly Chua
    • Fun committee  – Dolly Lim
    • Event organiser – Susan Chang
    • Bouncer – Tim Liu
    • Photographer – Dan Huang
    • Decor – Lee Ah Nee & Nor (with special help from Veron Lee)

    Prize Sponsored by :

    1. Gary Loke – one brand new hair dryer (Collected – bringing that day)
    2. Terence Seah – one handicraft sling bag, from Mae Hong Son, Thailand (bringing that day)
    3. Kaushal – Mr Beer Home Brewery Deluxe kit – (Collected)
    4. Esther Wong – flirty 40s, fabulous 50s, sentimental 60s Karaoke VCDs
    5. Edwin Chen – a $25/- Hard Rock Cafe voucher (With Molly)
    6. Steven Chan – 1 carton of Guinness Malta (Non-alcoholic) malt Energy drinks (Pls bring on that day) 
    7. Grace Kok – a set of baking ware & 3 bottles of wine (collected)
    8. Ron and Alice Lai – A new set of “5 in 1″ Power Handy Kit (consist of mini fan/vacuum cleaner/massager/ torchlight with compass with seperate holder). (collected)
    9. Sophia Lim – Oriental cook book (5) (Bringing that day)
    10. Dan Huang – a set of tupperware (Bringing that day)
    11. Robert & Kristy Quek – Takashimaya Cash Voucher worth $50 (with Terence)
    12. Rosalind Koh – A Japanese Figurine Doll
    13. Grace Wong – 1 Lady handbag
    14. Eileen Lee – 1 table lamp & 1 hair dryer (Collected – with Molly)
    15. Benson Koh – Evening Bag (collected – with Rene)
    16. Norlinda – one outdoor hat & bag from Bangkok (bringing that day)
    17. Tim Liu – $68 angpow


    To all the singers (guess this is what you have been waiting for) :

    We have finalised the line up of the singers for that evening.  These was specially drawn by Terence and changes will not be entertained.   We would appreciate everyone to adhere to their Q number.  We don’t encouraged changes as this will disrupt the sequence of songs that has been programmed. All participants, please feel free to come in earlier to have your trial/practise (1 song per participant) but subject to timing and on a first-come-first serve basis.  We hope to see everyone by 3:30pm latest. During the actual Talent-time, if you miss your turn, it will be considered disqualified.  emoticonWe seek your understanding.  Have fun!! emoticon

    1. M1 – Tim Liu
    2. F1 – Sophia Lim
    3. M2 – Philip Ong
    4. F2 – Bernie Chung
    5. M3 – Ronald Wie
    6. F3 – Jane Wong
    7. M4 – Dan Huang
    8. F4 – Gwyneth Lee
    9. M5 – Terence Seah
    10. F5 – Esther Wong
    11. M6 – Andrew Yeung
    12. F6 – Clara Chay
    13. M7 – William Wong
    14. F7 – Caroline Gee
    15. M8 – Anthony Lee
    16. F8 – Rosalind Koh
    17. M9 – Steven Chan
    18. F9 – Annie Loh
    19. M10 – Loh Yew Kwong

    Attendees and/or participants :

    1. Annie Loh – PAID              (Singing :"????", Singer : ???)
    2. Caroline Gee – PAID         (Singing : "I Only Want To Be With You")
    3. Linda Chang – PAID
    4. Dolly Lim – PAID (Fun Committee) 
    5. Lily Ho – PAID (Judge)
    6. Clara Chay – PAID      (Singing : "There’s a Kind of Hush”)
    7. Molly Chua – PAID (Whisky pourer /prize committee)
    8. Susan Chang – PAID(Event Organiser)
    9. Oi Cheng – PAID (Registrar)
    10. Esther Wong – PAID          (Singing : "My heart will go on")
    11. Andrew Yeung – PAID        (Singing : "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas)
    12. Terence Seah – PAID         (Singing : "Daddy, Don’t you walk so fast")
    13. Tim Liu – PAID                    (Singing Mandarin song "???”by ???)
    14. Steven Chan – PAID          (Singing : "Edelweiss")
    15. Venika Leong – PAID
    16. Dan Huang – PAID             (Singing : "Your cheating heart")
    17. Lee Ah Nee – PAID (Decor)
    18. Norlinda – PAID (Decor)
    19. Anne To – PAID
    20. Dennis Wee – PAID
    21. Wendy Goh – PAID
    22. Ron Lai – Lead compere, PAID
    23. Alice Lai – PAID
    24. Eyvonne Chew – PAID
    25. Veron Lee – PAID (Offer to help)
    26. Joy Chuang – co-compere, PAID
    27. Alice Teo – PAID
    28. Ann Lim –  PAID
    29. Bessie Lam – PAID
    30. Ronald Lee – KJ, PAID
    31. Agnes Tan – PAID
    32. LH Jie – PAID
    33. Eileen Lee – PAID
    34. Lisa Ong –  PAID
    35. Christina Chan – PAID (Registrar)
    36. John Howe – PAID
    37. Jane Wong – PAID       (Singing Canto :  ????? by ??? )
    38. Rene Leong – PAID (Prize Committee)
    39. Grace Kok – PAID
    40. Bernie Chung – PAID   (Singing : "Do you know where you’re going to" by Diana Ross)
    41. Philip Ong – PAID        (Singing : "Blue Hawaii") by Elvis Presley
    42. Anne Ng – PAID
    43. Lee Peng Peng – PAID
    44. Catherine Chong – PAID
    45. Rosalind Koh – PAID        (Singing canto : "??????")
    46. Grace Wong – PAID
    47. Boon Liang – PAID
    48. Dee Ang – PAID
    49. Lina Ng – PAID
    50. Gwyneth Lee – PAID    (Singing Hokkien song :"Ah Bu Ay Chew")
    51. June Chin – (confirmed by Terence)
    52. Eliza Chua – PAID
    53. Nina Gan – PAID
    54. Benson Koh – PAID
    55. Gingko Tay – PAID
    56. Chin Kim Seng – PAID
    57. Michelle Siew – PAID
    58. Lina Tan – PAID
    59. Ronald Wie – PAID       (Singing : "Don’t Forget to Remember") by BeeGees
    60. Anthony Lee – PAID     (Singing Hokkien :"??")
    61. Nora Chia – PAID
    62. Lilian Lee – PAID
    63. Patricia Lim – PAID
    64. Zahriah – PAID
    65. Dorothy Shem – PAID
    66. Ang Ann Siong – PAID
    67. Angie Ng – PAID
    68. Cheryl Ho – PAID
    69. Elizabeth Hwang – PAID
    70. Janet Ng – PAID
    71. Loh Yew Kwong – PAID (Singing : Malay song titled “Si Jantung Hati”) Wei, SweetHeart
    72. Sophia Lim – PAID    (Singing : "Getting To Know You")
    73. Daniel Kang – PAID (Judge)
    74. Kee Sze Ping – PAID
    75. Mary Tan – PAID
    76. Roland Tong – PAID
    77. Chian Wah – PAID
    78. Janet Heng – PAID
    79. P H Liu – PAID
    80. Margaret Chan – PAID
    81. William Wong – PAID (Singing : Canto "????? –???")

    Looking forward to seeing all of you on 24 Nov…. Participants – do come in earlier to try out your song. Thanks everyone for your support & cooperation.

    Susan & committee


    This event is strictly for SHC members only.

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