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 :)

Friday, 11 October 2013

SKYVE Wine Bistro

I was invited for a food tasting to try out the new menu, with the new chef, Jachin Tan, on-board!

It can be considered a hidden place, unless you have walked and explored the area around Newton Food Court before. Around 10 minutes from Newton MRT Station / Newton Food Court, it is lcoated just beside Anglo Chinese School (Junior). If you are driving in from Bukit Timah Road, carpark is available just past the SKYVE entrance.


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Bear Bites

Opened for awhile, I finally caught some time to drop them a visit. Why finally? Because I am so in love with their innovative design of the burger!


Sunday, 6 October 2013

Japan KitKat Chocolate

Probably nothing new, as such photos have been posted in instagram numerous times! Not being a sore loser, I decided to try it out too... :D

I bought Green Tea and Passionfruit flavors, out of another two which are Original and Dark Chocolate. It is sold in a pack of 12, unlike those we saw in other shops selling bar by bar...





If you are looking for snacks to drop in as gift pack or doorstep gift for kids, this is one ideal item to put in your list :)



Green Tea flavor isn't my favorite out of both, as I felt that the flavor of green tea is not strong enough. On the other hand for Passionfruit, you definitely knew its passionfruit flavor even being blindfolded! To add on, passionfruit flavor is pleasing to my tastebuds :P



Some flavors can be sold out quite readily, such as the Green Tea, which I seriously doubt so, and Dark Chocolate. If I were to recommend Passionfruit is a must, and then Dark Chocolate. Each pack costs $18 though!

Bon Japan

11 Orchard Road
#B1-38 Dhoby Ghaut Xchange
Singapore 238826

Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs: 1100 - 2100 hours
Fri - Sat: 1100 - 2200 hours
Sun: 1100 - 2100 hours
P.H. Eve & P.H.: 1100 - 2300 hours

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Poulet

Poulet, a modern French-themed bistro serving affordable french dishes, is getting quite popular recently. With a total of five outlets in Singapore, what does that lead you to? Let's see...