Monday, 24 December 2012

The King Louis Grill and Bar

After much anticipation, decided to try out The King Louis Grill and Bar right in Vivo City.

Situated in a corner, it would not be easy to locate unless you have heard of this restaurant beforehand. Otherwise, one could have easily missed it.

Ordered Fanta Peach Float ($6.00). Not a avid float drinker, this drink seems alright to me, but would have preferred juice instead. On the right is Breezer ($8.00), which is supposed to be a mocktail, with lime juice & orange juice with lemonade. All in all, there's nothing special except that the taste of orange juice is empowering the lime juice.

Initially had wanted to just try out Banana Bacon Bites, but since there is a platter to try others out, I ordered Platter A ($17.90), consisting of Castle Drumlets, Bratwurst Sausages, Banana Bacon Bites, & Cripsy Wedges.

Castle Drumlets does not seems to have any special marinate, and it tasted quite bland. Bratwurst Sausages was my favorite of all 4, as it is soft to bite in and taste is extremely appetizing. My anticipated Banana Bacon Bites was disappointing even though both bacon and banana is well-cooked. Both items does not emerge well to be partners, in terms of taste. Lastly, Cripsy Wedges is crispy, yet that's all to it.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Jewel Coffee

Lunch Break? Coffee Break?

I never had a clear glance on what the cafes along Shenton Way has to offer, except knowing that there is a air-conditioned food court on the 2nd floor of Asia Square.

Decided to give these cafes a chance, and found that Jewel Coffee turns out to be the winner. A small cafe to speak, with coffee, sandwiches, pasta, american breakfast, etc. to offer. Sounds nothing special, but it seems that their coffee is a must-try item.

Christmas is just round the corner, and Jewel Coffee does not want to be left out hoping Santas Claus will pay them a visit!

Let's start munching...

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Medan Town

What you see, is not what it seems to be.

Probably a great delight to our Indonesian friends in Singapore! If you are wondering where on earth could you find another authentic Indonesian cuisine in this small red dot drawn on the map, Medan Town is where it is.

A Medanese couple decided to establish a restaurant in Singapore, to satisfy the desires of Indonesians who are craving for their home food, especially Medanese food! Not a bad idea for us, locals as well, to be able to try out Medanese cuisine without flying out.

Soto Medan ($5.50) consists of Medanese Chicken broth with coconut milk. I find the broth too milky, but other than the broth, there is nothing much to complain about. You may choose between rice or noodle to go along.

Kwetiauw Bebek ($5.80) is being prepared with ingredients such as what we locals called it, Kway Teow, with layers of slow-cooked duck, sprinkled with fried garlic and spring onion, and served with duck herbal soup. I personally preferred this main to the former dish. Herbal taste is not overwhelming, and the clear soup is neither too sweet nor bitter. Kway Teow itself is easy to bite through, and the duck meat is of course, soft, with the herbal soup being absorbed into the meat. My favorite main! - Medan Town's recommended dish is their duck noodles.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Mongkok Dim Sum

Dim Sum (点心) is nothing unusual among the Chinese. A sudden curiosity sent me "googling" how dim sum comes about.

I am not a big fan of dim sum, such as craving for dim sum every now and then. But once awhile, having dim sum in the late afternoon, does improves my mood. Had wanted to go Swee Choon, located along Jalan Besar, but because they are closed during the day, thus, Mongkok Dim Sum became my alternative, and I didn't regret it!

Situated at the corner of Lorong 8, it isn't difficult to locate. Run-down it may seems, unlike Fortunate Restaurant, Red Star Restaurant, Yum Cha, etc. this place does not lose to the formers.

Seeing these columns of steamer baskets, I had a sudden urge to just order every item off its menu. Sadly, both my stomach & wallet doesn't seems to share a common understanding with my brain...

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

8 Degree Taiwanese Bistro ~ 八度空间 ~

八度空间 (Ba Du Kong Jian), to most Chinese-pop fans, can easily relate to Jay Chou, Zhou Jie Lun. As true as it seems, the theme of this bistro that is located in a small corner along Serangoon road, is very much related to Jay Chou.

But first of all, let's see what this bistro has to offer us.

Of couse, what else can you expect other than a list of mouth-watering Taiwanese delicacies?! I have been to Taiwan before, and I can never forget waking up early in the morning & kick-start our day with a feast of Taiwan street-food! Although the items in the menu is kind of limited, but it's not hard to fill your stomach to its brim. Together with its narrow variety of side dishes, it is still able to satisfy late-night supper craves for Taiwanese delights.

奶茶 (Milk Tea) is not be missed. On the left is the usual Bubble Tea with mini pearls, and followed by Grass Jelly Milk Tea. Basically is grass jelly pudding poured over with milk tea in the cup. Would like to try other milk teas in the future, such as the Rose Milk Tea.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Fullhouse {CLOSED}

As far as we all know, 'Fullhouse' is quite popular over in our neighboring country, Malaysia. There was quite a hype going on when news has gotten to us they will be opening a flagship cafe in Singapore!

Well, I agree I'm kinda late in visiting this nice, cheery cafe. But, better to be late than never.

Before heading to 'Fullhouse', I had myself checked out some reviews by others. It seems that mostly gave thumbs up for the cafe environment, theme, and cosyness. On the other hand, little was given to the food. Hence, it intrigued me to try it out, and see whether my tastebud agrees with the others!

The cafe wasn't hard to find, due to its colorful mini cooper model car parked in their "car porch". Walked in, and realized it's just a shell?? Further realized it's located at level 2. Perhaps more directions can be shown to customers like me? :P

Service was not bad, and the lighting and environment suits the likes of mine. Food variety wasn't that wide though.

Ordered Forest Mushroom Soup for starter. They have clam chowder and soup of the day for options, but mushroom soup is always my main choice.  With almonds topping on it, it doesn't really mixes well with the soup. But the soup itself is kinda thick, and hence, I enjoyed it quite well.

On the left is Honeydew Milkshake, and of course, on the right is Mango + Grape topped with green apple jelly. In my opinion, I think honeydew milkshake is too bland and milky. But I love the Mango &Grape! The sweetness is just nice, and the fruitiness of both fruits literally flew down my throat smoothly :)