Sunday, 29 December 2013

Osaka Ohsho

I have always loved Japanese food, and so decided to try out this restaurant which looks quite reliable for a nice, and decent meal :) I am already so hungry as it's already nearing 9pm!


Thursday, 26 December 2013

Hoshino Coffee

Previously passed by Hoshino Coffee and saw this queue that turned me off.. Not that it has a "snakey" queue like Tim Ho Wan, but I am starving and a 20-30 minutes wait might just kill me!!!

Well, here I am finally... Trying out Hoshino Coffee, and no queue at all around 11 plus in the late morning :)


Monday, 23 December 2013

Paradise Inn

The intention to have Kushinbo for dinner at Suntec was dashed when the initial location was now replaced by some Indian vegeterian store.. Luckily Suntec has no lack of restaurants, especially at the basement!

Took a walk around the fountain area, and settled down at Paradise Inn! Here's what we ordered for 2 pax! Oops.. Before that... Photos are taken with my phone, so quality wise might differ from my usual posts :(

Hot Plate Tofu with Cai Xin and Minced Pork ($10.90). Basically a simple dish of fried tofu, having soft on the inside, and sauce of cai xin and minced pork over the tofu. Of course, with a layer of egg at the base. Similar to our 铁板豆腐, Hotplate Tofu, in most 煮炒 stalls. I love it to go with my rice!


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Malaysia, Johor Bahru - BBQ Chicken

Another lunch day at Jusco, AEON, Malaysia. Was in a rush of time, but super duper hungry at the same time... Headed to KFC with the feel of eating fried chicken, and out in less than 2 minutes, because the crew told me they are not opened... DUH!

So I took look around, and in to BBQ Chicken which is opposite KFC.



This was what I had for my lunch quickie... Korean Charbroiled Fried Rice (RM9.90), served with Korean charbroiled chicken, crispy cucumber and juicy tomato. The rice gave me a weird after-taste after my first mouth, but subsequently I grew to like it.. It seems like a taste of mushroom, and every mouth gets tastier :) Their charbroiled chicken is quite tasty too, and meat wasn't too dry at all.



Col-Pop Cocktail Sausage (RM8.00), which is actually succulent chicken sausage. Expect nothing awesome, but their sausage is quite tasty :P





It was pretty empty when I went there, and perhaps the reason why the crew were attentive to the customers. Nevertheless, food is alright, and seems a decent choice to head back there for another meal soon :)



BBQ Chicken

8 Jalan Indah 15/2
Lot G16 AEON Bukit Indah Shopping Centre
Malaysia, Johor Bahru 81200

Tel: (60) 7237 6722

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun: 1000 - 2200 hours

Sunday, 15 December 2013

OpenRice 2014 Calendar

We are reaching another brand new year, leaving only a couple more weeks to enjoy the last of year 2013.

Here, I have received 30 pieces of OpenRice calendars to giveaway to my supportive readers! Read on, if you wish to be one of the 30 winners :D





Received the calendars in a paper bag, with handwritten note attached to it. Effort appreciated :P





Simple-looking calendar, which allows me to note down important dates/events.. Not forgetting the long-awaited public holidays too!





On every month, OpenRice included some categories, such as Japanese food, places for Reunion dinners, etc. To make it easier for its readers, you may simple scan the QR code at the bottom of the page, and it will direct you a list of restaurants in openrice site :)



Just in case you are not aware,OpenRice has an app for readers who are always on the move... Searching for restaurants/cafes, and reading reviews via the app has made life easier for us :)You may also upload review via the app too!



...and there... To be eligible for the giveaway....
  1. Like my facebook page
  2. Email / PM me your email address
Simple isn't it? Winners will be announced individually via email/PM on 24 December 2014. Hope this can be considered a small x'mas gift notice to you then :D

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Malaysia, Johor Bahru - 27°C TeaTime

Opposite the outdoor carpark of Aeon (Jusco) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, lies 2 small cafes. On the left is the popular BlackBall dessert shop, which is available in Singapore too, and a bubbletea shop on the right, which sells food too!

Feeling the need to satisfy my stomach, I strolled to the right side...


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Philippines, Manila - Kenny Rogers Roasters

After 3-4 hours flight from Singapore to Manila airport, our stomachs are definitely growling with hunger... Time check was around wee morning , 4am. Did a quick scanning around, and decided to have our breakfast right here!


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

IKEA Tampines

Each time IKEA is mentioned, Food at IKEA just appears instantly in my head, and more distinctly, the swedish meatballs! Used to visit the Tampines outlet regularly for their breakfast, because I thought it was so delicious and cheap.

Thus, for the first time, I went there for dinner, and it was surprisingly a little disappointing from the breakfast I had before... Perhaps this is the difference between breakfast and dinner at IKEA?

Poached Salmon ($7.90) without the peas and corns on request. Salmon was alright but a little overcooked, and potatoes were hard and tasteless even when smeared with the sauce. I have no idea what sauce was that, but it was quite nice though.


Monday, 2 December 2013

Whampoa Food Centre

Stopped by Whampoa Food Centre for dinner after catching a movie at Shaw Plaza. Heard there are a lot of nice food there, similar to our popular Changi Village Market & Food Centre. It wasn't part of the plan, hence we just randomly ordered some food to stomach our hunger, and overall it was quite satisfying :)

We had the Chicken Claypot rice ($6.00) which is big enough to be shared among 2 pax. It is hard to spot such hawkers preparing the food directly with the claypot, as most just cooked it from a wok, and dished it out onto a claypot to make it look nice. What's special is that they have included salted egg at the bottom, which is sufficient to enhance the taste. As I am a disliker for salted fish, I felt that this is not necessary.

Stir well, guys :)





Ordered a small plate of Ngo Hiang (五香) ($5.20) consisting of five items. It used to be my favorite when I was still in primary school, till I started on the Indian Rojak, which I felt as much yummy and nicer than the Chinese version. And I still stick to my preference :P



Two barbequed chicken wings ($2.40). Squeeze out the lime juice, and nothing should stop you from putting it into your mouth!





Accessible through a small slip road down a slope, entering Whampoa Drive by Balestier Road. It may not be easy to spot by the main road, so do keep a lookout if you are just nearby :)

Whampoa Food Centre

90 Whampoa Drive
Singapore 320090

Friday, 29 November 2013

McDonald's Singapore, Kampung Burger (re-launched)

If you think the recent Ebi Burger is going to be your last fast-food meal, before going on a strict diet, you might want to hold on...

Attended omy's food tasting session, particularly to McDonald's, for their upcoming burger release!


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Maxwell Food Centre

Impromtu dinner at Maxwell Food Centre after work...

Went to this recommended Thai stall, Sisaket Thai Food, which is just outside the public toilet.


Monday, 25 November 2013

SPRMRKT

Not totally new to the block, SPRMRKT is located in the middle of Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place MRT.


Thursday, 21 November 2013

STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar

Bay Hotel, which is directly opposite Sentosa Gateway, didn't caught my attention all the time till I researched for food in Harborfront. I didn't quite favor the location of the restaurant, which is like less than 5 steps to the lift, as well as the door to the entrance/exit. Thus, it can be quite distracting by the people in and out...


Saturday, 16 November 2013

Tong Heng Confectionery

An old signature in Singapore, Tong Heng Confectionery specialize in traditional chinese pastries, such as egg tarts!

I was told how good their egg tart was, and so decided to pop in for a visit, one fine evening...



Their egg tarts are uniquely-shaped in a diamond. Priced at $1.50 each, and nicely packed for you to give off as a gift.

In my opinion, the custard is soft and mushy type, while crust is crispy and flaky. Just the type that I would look for in an egg tart. But something is lacking.. the taste.. It isn't sweet enough though. If it can be sweeter, that would be one perfect egg tart I would go for each time. As commented by a friend, this batch of egg tarts are below their usual standard. Probably I visited them at the wrong time? :(





Of course, they do not just sell egg tarts, but also other pastries like mooncakes, sweetheart cake a.k.a. Wife cake, homemade kaya, and other delicacies. I would love to visit them again, in hope to catch their usual standard for their egg tarts. Other pastries? Why not?



Tong Heng Confectionery

285 South Bridge Road
Singapore 058833

Tel: (65) 6223 3649

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun: 0900 - 2200 hours

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Modern Asian Diner, MAD

This is my first to The Grandstand, and I was really enjoying myself with the mass variety of food! While spoilt for choice, I decided to get my butt rested at Modern Asian Diner, also known as MAD.


Sunday, 10 November 2013

The Garden

Due to my lack of research, The Garden actually took me quite some amount of walking from the entrance of Beaufort Hotel.


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013

House of Seafood ~ 螃蟹之家 ~

Back by popular demand, House of Seafood, 螃蟹之家, was having an online deal where a serving of 700-900 grams of Sri-Lanka crab cost only $25 instead of the usual $50! I managed to purchase 2 vouchers and headed there for my lunch :)

Patronised by various local and overseas artistes, no doubt this restaurant could be any bad right? Haha...


Friday, 1 November 2013

High Society

While looking at the catologue and wondering what to stuff in my stomach for dinner, High Society was just behind my back waiting for me to say "Hi". I went, and was glad I had it for dinner.


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The King Louis Grill and Bar - Chapter Reopen (2)

*You may view my first visit and second visit previously

My third visit to The King Louis Grill and Bar, and this time they are having the theme of Halloween! It was pretty interesting to have a restaurant, which changes it interior decor and food menu every now and then. "Retain" the satisfied diners, attract new customers :)

I think it is fun too to have the service crew involved in the theme, which makes it look like a enjoyable place to work in :D


Sunday, 27 October 2013

2SweetTeeth

Sourced for quite a number of online-based shops for making of cupcakes, to replace the traditional cream-based birthday cake. Here I have after some research, 2SweetTeeth :)

Their forte is more on macarons, but they do cupcakes too! Thus, I was delighted when they took my order with some customization requests.

Cupcakes flavors available are red velvet, chocolate, chocolate chip, and vanilla. Frosting wise they recommended butter based due to my customization, thus it includes creamcheese, honey buttercream, maple buttercream, vanilla buttercream, and rose buttercream.


Friday, 25 October 2013

Do It Ourselves (DIO Burger)

One of the other burger shop in The Grandstand, Do It Ourselves, also known as DIO Burger. How attractive is it, to actually lure you in?


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

ASTONS Specialities

ASTONS is never a disappointment~ For a decent good western food, price is considerably cheap isn't it? Decided to catch a meal at ASTONS Specialities before catching a movie.


Friday, 18 October 2013

Homemade - Pork Balls

Not a seasoned cook myself, I went to look for some simple recipes to whip up some easy bites!

These are the ingredients in the making of my pork balls. Of course, you may switch the minced pork for chicken, crab meat, etc. on your own preference.

300g Minced Pork
200g Minced Shrimp
1 1/2 spn Preserved Vegetable
1 Egg White
1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Corn Starch
1 stalk Spring Onions
15g Salted Fish
Large amount of cooking oil
Small amount of garlic (chopped)



It's best to have all the ingredients chopped to small pieces, so that the ingredients can be easily mixed together and evenly, and the shape of the ball will be rounder too.



Heat up 1 tbsp of oil and stir-fry the chopped garlic till emitting fragrance.

Cut straight to the point, all the ingredients and seasonings can be dumped into one bowl, and start stirring to mix it. There is no need to have step by step guide or any order system .-"



Next, create a shape of a ball with a spoon/handroll. You can create any shape you like, such as animals for fun, with a shape cutter :)



Prepare a wok for deep frying. Ensure that the oil is hot, before frying the pork balls. Otherwise, the end product will be oily, as oil has "streamed" its way into the pork ball, resulting uneccessary oil to be trapped in it when the ball has started to harden. For healthier eating, steaming is an alternative method.



Deep-fry for about a minute or so, as frying for too long will make the pork ball lose it's juiciness and spongy effect when chewing. For steaming method, 15 minutes over high heat is good enough.

Here's the end result!



Water chestnut can also be added in, to give the overall pork ball a more crunchy effect when chewing. Also, cut down on the salted fish as too much of it, will make the pork ball lose it's original flavor, and instead becomes salted fish ball.....

Love this dish as it is soft when I bite, and a little bouncy. Tasted something like the "Ngoh Hiang", sold in economical bee hoon stalls. Luckily I had the frying time in control!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Homemade - Chicken Burger

Another of my experimental breakfast time! Walking into fastfoods for a burger is such an hassle, when I can have one "Made at Home!" :P

So this are what I've got for the preparation.



First, mix the lean meat with the bread crumbs and spices to keep it moist and flavory.

Second, tap the meat with tapioca starch on both sides. I've actually wanted to use plain flour to make the outer part of the meat crispier, but when I wanted to find it, I realized my mum has used up every bit of it... Thus, I used tapioca starch which I researched can be used a a substitute :(



Third, I made a hole in the middle, so that I can add in a poached egg or some sort, instead of the ring egg prototype we see in Macs.

Cooked the patty under medium-low fire, so as to take the egg into consideration to keep its yolk in runny state.



Once the chicken patty is cooked, I pan-fried the buns for a couple of seconds, and add on with lettuce, and cheese.



Well, my yolk wasn't runny at all, which put a damper to my excitement.. But patty is moist as I wanted, and flavor is lacking a little.



Had scrambled egg and sausages as my sides.





Complete breakfast, though the "egg in the hole" and patty is not up to my expectation. But nonetheless, satisfying breakfast with a cup of orange juice :)