Thursday, 27 September 2012

Everyone loves Seafood. :D

Noodles isn't everything in my life. From time to time, I have been giving some other options a try too. For example, porridge, desserts, japanese food, etc. Since I'm lazing around the other day, I decided to give a seafood place a try. I'm pretty lucky to find myself a few kaki's and off we go. :D

'Sambal Kang Kong'
I'm not sure how the others felt, but I think that the 'Kang Kong'
is slightly a bit overcooked. Though the sambal chilli taste pretty
okay, but the 'Kang Kong' have been fried for too long. Therefore the
crunchy texture is gone. If only...

'Prawn Omelette'?
If I'm not mistaken this is a 'Prawn Omelette'. (I think my memory
is failing me... =="") Either ways probably we have ordered quite a
few spicy dishes that night therefore the 'Omelette' appears to be
pretty boring... :P

'Spicy Mussels with Peanuts'
When it comes to seafood in Singapore, the most infamous way of preparing
it would be 'Stir Fried with Sambal Chilli'. Same goes for this dish, except
for the fact that the chef have added peanuts to it, which makes it pretty
interesting. I love the idea of adding peanuts to the sauce. It blends
pretty well with a bowl of white rice and the mussels. XD Though the taste
of this dish is pretty good, but there are a few pieces of mussels that
aren't that fresh. :(

'Sambal Sotong'
Based on my own opinion, I guess that this is the best dish of that night.
The 'Sotong' are pretty chewy and the chilli have blend with the taste of
the 'Sotong' completely. Just by ordering this dish alone, I think I can
emptied more than 3 bowls of rice already. :P

'Sambal Stringray'
If I'm not mistaken, this was supposed to be the speciality of this place,
however it doesn't seems to fit in to the word 'speciality'. Firstly, the
amount of meat that was given aren't satisfying, definitely not big enough
to be shared by the group of us. Secondly, the chilli isn't spicy enough and
the chilli doesn't really blend in too well. Last but not least, the taste is
pretty normal. (In fact, my kaki's have recommended another place to get
a better 'Sambal Stringray' and I will blog about it pretty soon. :D)

So where can you try all these seafood dishes?

The name of the stall would be 'Hua Kee'(和记).
It's located inside 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre'.

  • Operating Hours: 4:30pm - 3am (Closed on Tuesday)

* Click here for the location of 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre' on Google Maps.
^ Click here for some other delicacies that can be found in 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre'.

I don't get it...

This is a continuation from the previous post. I am correct, a bowl of porridge couldn't satisfy my 'Big' stomach, therefore time for round 2. And that would be...

'Char Kway Teow'(炒粿条)
Though it's known as 'Char Kway Teow' and most of the time, 'Kway Teow'
and Noodles will be added to it in Singapore. And most of the time, the
'Kway Teow' are bigger in portion. (By the way, if you happen to be travelling
in Malaysia, you can give a different kind of 'Char Kway Teow' a try. XD)

Anyway back to our main topic today. So what's so special about the
'Char Kway Teow' from this stall? Firstly, though it's suppose to be
'Char Kway Teow', but the amount of noodles are much more greater than
the 'Kway Teow'. I love Noodles, therefore this is a plus+ to me. :P
Secondly, the cockles that comes with it are not stinky at all and the
taste is fantastic. (Usually, if the cockles doesn't taste that wonderful,
after giving one or two a try, I tend to shove the rest of them to a
corner.) :D Last but not least, the spicy taste. It's pretty spicy and
the spicy taste blends with the 'Char Kway Teow' wonderfully. Though the
owner of the stall can be pretty slow in preparing and cooking a plate
of 'Char Kway Teow', but for the sake of the delicious taste that you are
getting, queueing up isn't such a big issue after all. :D

So where can you try this delicious plate of 'Char Kway Teow'?

The name of this stall would be '786 Char Kway Teow 炒粿条'.
It's located inside 'Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre'.
(I don't really get it why they have added a '786' in the stall
name, can anyone enlighten me please?)

* Click here for the location of 'Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre' on
  Google Maps.
^ Click here for some other delicacies that can be found in 'Bukit Merah View Market and
  Food Centre'.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Simple Meal, Simple Me

Don't you hate it when there's so many options out there so you to choose. In fact, I was going round and round in circles at a Hawker Centre thinking what should I be having for dinner. I finally decided to...

Go for a simple bowl of 'Sliced Fish Porridge' first.
Hmmm... My luck isn't that bad after all. Though the 'You Tiao' is slightly
a bit oily, but that isn't important. Most importantly, it is still pretty
crispy and it's so good that I ended up finishing the 'You Tiao' much much
before I started digging into the porridge. Porridge wise, the texture is
pretty good and it didn't end up to be too watery, which makes it even much
more better. On top of that, the sliced fish that was added into the
porridge are pretty fresh too. Best of all, the egg was beat into the bowl
directly and I love stirring the egg and the porridge together till it
reaches a yellowish colour. By doing that, I can enjoy the taste of the egg
and the porridge together. :D I wonder how would the side dishes taste like...

So why can you try this?

The name of this stall would be '麗芳粥品'.
It seems to have several outlets island wide but I have only tried the
branch located inside 'Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre'.

* Click here for the location of 'Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre' on
  Google Maps.
^ Click here for some other delicacies that can be found in 'Bukit Merah View Market and
  Food Centre'.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Can Noodles become a Star?

I'm meeting my friend for dinner the other day and we decided to give something new a try. Therefore we decided to give this noodle place a try.

'Eight Treasure Tea'(八寳茶)
Through the taste of this tea, I knew that this is definitely
'Eight Treasure Tea'. However, the taste of the tea are slightly a bit
bit too diluted. Probably this isn't one of their speciality, I think.

'La Mian in Spicy Seafood Soup'(辣汤海鲜拉面)
Hmmmm... after giving the 'Eight Treasure Tea' a try, I have pretty
low expectations for the 'La Mian'. However, the noodles are far beyond
my expectations. It was in fact pretty delicious. First of all, though
it's suppose to be 'Spicy Seafood Soup', but the soup isn't too spicy
and yet the seafood taste were pretty strong. To some extent, the taste
of it reminds me of 'Tom Yam' soup. Secondly, the noodles are hand made
and I loved hand made noodles. Based on my own opinion, the had made
noodles are much more springy, fresher and much more delicious. XD
Last but not least, all the ingredients blend together nicely and I
definitely wouldn't mind coming back for another round of noodles again.

'Pan-Fried Pork Dumpling'(上海锅贴)
Hmmmm... In comparison with the noodles, I think that the Dim Sum
over here are pretty dull. Though the taste isn't that bad, but the
taste of the Dim Sum isn't too good either. It's just pretty normal.

'Steamed Juicy Meat Dumpling (Xiao Long Bao)'(小笼汤包)
The same goes for the 'Xiao Long Bao'. I think the skin of the
'Xiao Long Bao' are slightly a bit too rough and thick, which kinda
turn me off. ==""

So where can you give the noodles a try?

The name of the place would be 'Noodle Star'.
They currently have a few branches island wide and the branch that
I have shown here would be the one located along 'Victoria Street',
which is located near 'Bugis Village'.

  • Operating Hours: 11:30am - 11pm
* Click here to find out more about 'Noodle Star'.
^ Click here for the location of the 'Victoria Street' branch on Google Maps.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Only Noodles???

I was loitering around Joo Chiat area at night and I decided to have my dinner there. For some strange reason, I saw a lot of people gathering at this coffee shop eating. And that's where the fun is....

Probably just by taking a look at this bowl of noodles, I guess most of
you would strongly agree with me that this is the kind of noodles that
suits me the most. It's merely chilli and noodles only. ==""

In fact, this is a bowl of 'Wanton Noodles (Dry)', but all the ingredients
were covered by a pretty thick layer of noodles. The ingredients will slowly
come into sight as you stirred the noodles, the chilli and the ingredients

Taste wise, though the Char Siew (Barbecued Meat) that was given was pretty
normal and same goes for the small wantons, but the noodles are pretty good.
In fact rather than categorise it as good, the taste of the noodles are
fantastic. The noodles are springy, much thicker than the usual wanton
noodles and it's neither too hard nor too soft, the texture are pretty good.
In fact I don't mind travelling great distance to give the noodles a.
try again :D

So what's the stall behind all these delicious noodles?

The name of this stall would be 'Fei Fei Wan Tan Mee'(飛飛雲吞麵).
It's located along 'Joo Chiat Place'.

  • Operating Hours:
    6:45am - 10pm (Mondays - Saturdays)
    6:45am - 9pm (Sundays)
  • The wanton noodles that you are getting at this stall doesn't comes with a bowl of soup, therefore if you are thirsty, you can either go for a separate bowl of dumplings soup or bring your own drinks.

* Click here for the location of 'Fei Fei Wanton Noodle'(飛飛雲吞麵) on Google Maps.
^ Click here for some other delicacies that can be found along 'Joo Chiat Place'.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Sugar free Egg free Ice Cream, Dream or Reality?

I was walking through the alleys of Joo Chiat area and at the same time looking at all the food options that can be found here and I'm pretty pleased with the options that can be found here and here's one of them...

2 Scoops of Ice Cream - Soya Bean and Macadamia Vanilla Flavours
It seems that the ice creams that you can get from this place are
made without cream, sugar and eggs and it's low in fat, carbs and
cholesterol. This is a paradise for all the ice cream lovers out there.
We can have our favourite ice cream without getting fat. Woo Hoo...

As for the flavours of the ice cream, the taste are pretty much similar
to the normal ice cream that you are getting out there. The biggest
difference would be the unique flavours that they are offering.
For example 'Macadamia Vanilla'. It's basically 'Vanilla' flavoured
ice cream covered with lots of nuts. I loved the chunky touch that
this ice cream have and I don't mind travelling a bit to give all
the other flavours a try. :P (Probably the 'Mao San Wang' Durian ice cream.)

Where can you find this healthy food? :P

The name of this ice cream shop would be 'Sugalight'.
There's a branch along 'Joo Chiat Place' and there's
another branch along 'Orange Rove Road'.

  • The operating hours of the ice cream shop varies. Please check the website of 'Sugalight' for the updated operating hours of the shop. :D

* Click here to find out more about 'Sugalight'.
^ Click here for the Facebook Page of 'Sugalight'.

Eating Cold Lava

I was doing a bit of cycling from East Coast to Changi Village the other day and I decided to go with something different and at the same time special. Introducing...

'Cuppa Warm Lava Cake'
Basically it's a cup of ice cream covered with a layer of warm Lava Cake.
Basically it's a combination of both warm and cold food items combine
into one. Though the Lava cake is pretty bitter, but as you mixed it with
a bit of cold ice cream, the feeling isn't that bad after all.
(Trust me, I'm not really into chocolates but as I was trying this, instead
of putting a stop to it, I actually feel like giving another cup a try. :D)

So where can you try this?

The name of the place behind this delicacy would be 'Chocolate Origin'.

They currently have 2 branches. One can be found in Changi Village
(Shown in the above) and there's another branch in 313 Somerset.

  • Operating Hours: (Changi Village)
  • 12pm - 9pm (Weekdays)
  • 10:30am - 9pm (Weekends)

  • Operating Hours: (313 Somerset)
  • 10am - 9:30pm Daily
* Click here to find out more about 'Chocolate Origin'.
* Click here for the Facebook Page of 'Chocolate Origin'.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Not so atas after all....

While waiting for my friend, I decided to do a bit of window shopping. But rather than doing lots of window shopping, I ended up doing more eating. (What can you expect from me?)

'Ice Bubble Yuan Yang'
This is more commonly known as Ice Cold Coffee mixed with Milk Tea.
Though I'm not really into coffee but I personally find the coffee
taste to be pretty strong and rather than being bitter, the taste of
this beverage ended up to be pretty sweet instead. :P

Since I'm suppose to meet my friend for dinner, I decided to go for
something light before hand.

'Hebi Hiam Thick Toast'('Hebi Hiam' means Spicy dried shrimps.)
Though I was expecting something thicker (like those that you can get at
a HK Cafe), the taste of this thick toast isn't that bad after all.
At least they are smart enough to add the 'Hebi Hiam' paste in between
the bread. By doing it that way, it will be maintaining a balance between
the toast and the 'Hebi Hiam' paste. Imagine what will happen if the
'Hebi Hiam' paste have been applied to the top of a thick toast only.
The top will be pretty tasty, but the bottom will be too boring...

'Kaya and Butter Toast'
Nothing special over here. Ever since the rise of the 'Ya Kun' empire,
it seems that this has become a trend and everyone is following their

So where can you try this?
The name of this place would be 'Bread "N" Butter Box'.
It's located at 'Bugis+ Shopping Mall' Level 1.
('Bugis+ Shopping Mall' is previous known as 'Illuma Shopping Mall'.)

  • Operating Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily

* Click here to find out more about 'Bugis+ Shopping Mall'.
^ Click here for the location of 'Bugis+' on Google Maps.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Okinawa Diner Nirai Kanai

A few weeks ago, I was doing a bit of window shopping and I suddenly have the urge of having Japanese Set Meal for dinner. However, it's getting late, therefore it might be kinda difficult to find Japanese set meal at that hour. Either ways, I still ended up to be walking around 'Liang Court' and...

despite of the late hours (around 9:30pm), I still manage
to find a Japanese restaurant that is opened.
The name of the restaurant would be 'Okinawa Diner Nirai Kanai'
and it's located on level B1 of the shopping mall.
Besides for the common Japanese set meals, they are also offering
Okinawa set meals, sakes, Japanese Cold Noodles, etc...
Come to think of it, they do have a large list of food items for
an individual to give it a try. :D

I ended up ordering the Okinawa 'Simmered Pork' Set Meal.
The set meal comes with a bowl of Plain rice, Soup (Aosa-seaweed),
Vinegared vege dish, Fried meat miso, Peanut bran curd, and most
importantly a plate of 'Simmered Pork'. :D
However, I don't really like plain rice, therefore I decided to
give the 'Okinawa Seasoned Rice' a try.

The 'Okinawa Seasoned Rice' comes with a lot of vegetables
and it's pretty tasty. However the rice isn't free flow. ==""

Here comes the main dish 'Simmered Pork'.
The meat is pretty thick, isn't too salty and
most importantly it's pretty delicious.
And the Seasoned egg that comes with it is superb.

Add-on: Here's a photo of one of the infamous item in 'Okinawa'.
The name of this item would be 'Shisa'.
And I think that it looks kinda cute. :P

Anyway, if you happen to have a bit of spare time, you probably might want to give this restaurant a try. :D

* Click here to find out more about 'Liang Court'.

Friday, 14 September 2012

More Satays coming your way?

We had decided to meet up for some seafood for dinner, but to my dismay, that particular stall that I wanted to try was closed on that particular night. Therefore we decided to go for some other alternatives. For example...

And it's isn't just one, not two, but 3 different types of 'Satay' meat.
And that would be Chicken, Pork and Mutton 'Satay'. This place also sells
the authentic 'Satay' rice, which is one my favourite part about 'Satay'.

In fact, the smell of the 'Satay' is so strong that I could even smell
it, from quite a distance away. Taste wise, I love the 'Satays' that
they are preparing. The meat are neither overcooked nor too raw. Though
the meat might appear to be slightly pinkish or reddish in colour, but
the taste of it are pretty delicious and chewy. The 'Satay' rice has a
pretty strong Pandan leaves smell and it's pretty tasty too. One particular
thing that I don't really like about this stall would be the 'Satay' sauce
that they have made. The size of the peanuts aren't grind finely and the
portion that was given was insufficient. :(

So where can you try this?

The name of this stall would be 'Famous Satay'.
It's located inside 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre'.

  • Operating Hours: 12pm - 11pm (To Be Confirmed)
  • By the way, there seems to be only 2 'Satay' stalls at this place and based on my own opinions, both have their strengths and weaknesses. So what do you think?

* Click here for the location of 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre' on Google Maps.
^ Click here for some other delicacies that can be found in 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre'.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Taiwan Snow Ice

I just can't stop posting all these ice cold stuff. Either it's due to the hot weather or it's just being me. My stomach ruling my body? Or could it be merely temptation? Either ways, here comes...

'Super Combo Snow Ice'
Basically it's a bowl of shaved ice topped with a layer of fruits,
which includes strawberry, kiwi and mango. The size of it looks
kinda small, especially when I was trying to compare it against the
'Snow Ice' that I have seen in Singapore before. But the taste is
definitely there. The first few bites might ended up to be pretty
normal but as you move into the bottom of the bowl, the taste of
the melted ice will blend with the taste of the fruits and milk.
The taste of the blend is pretty good and it is pretty suitable
for a crazily hot day. :D

So where could you give this a try?

The name of this place would be 'Taipei Cafe'.
It's located on level 1 of 'North Bridge Commercial Complex',
which is located behind 'Bugis Junction' and it's located near
'Liang Seah' Street.

  • Operating Hours:
    11am - 11pm (Mondays - Fridays)
    11am - 12am (Saturdays)
    12pm - 11pm (Sundays)
* Click here for the location for 'Taipei Cafe'.

Probably the Greenest and Healthiest plate of Char Kway Teow

Do you love to eat 'Char Kway Teow'? I know I am, but due to the way how the hawkers outside are preparing this dish, I don't think it's possible for me to have it on a regular basis. However this hawker has proven me wrong. Introducing...

The Greenest and Healthiest 'Char Kway Teow'
Different from a normal plate of 'Char Kway Teow', this is too
greenish and much more healthier, especially when it's covered by
a mountain of green vegetables. Whahahahahaha XD.
To some extent, I think the stall owner is trying to promote the
"Add more vegetables to your food" campaign...? Though the vegetables
are pretty much tasteless, but it's pretty crunchy. (Probably it's
because the vegetables are stir fried.)

After spending some time struggling with the mountain of vegetables,
it has finally reveal the original look. Although the stall owner
has added a large portion of ingredients like bean sprouts, eggs,
cockles, etc..., but the taste of the 'Char Kway Teow' still remains
to be pretty normal. I guess the most attractive part about this
would be the amount of vegetables that can be added to the normal
plate of 'Char Kway Teow'. :)

So where can you try this?

The name of this stall would be 'Heng Huat Fried Kway Teow'(興發炒粿條).
It's located inside 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre'.

  • Operating Hours: 12pm - 10pm (Closed on Sundays and Public Holiday)

* Click here for the location of 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre' on Google Maps.
^ Click here for some other delicacies that can be found in 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre'.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Better than economical rice

From time to time, there ought to be situations where you feel like eating a variety of food or ingredients yet you can only go for a meal, therefore...

pretty much similar to a 'Yong Tau Hu' stall, you can take a plate and
choose a few different kinds of ingredients and the stall owners will
prepare the rest. You can also choose to have the plate of ingredients
with or without a plate of 'Fried Bee Hoon'.

'Fried Bee Hoon'
A simple plate of 'Fried Bee Hoon' to go with the plate of ingredients.

Though I have selected a variety of ingredients, but out of all of them,
the most delicious one would be the 'Deep fried strip of dough, 'You Tiao',
stuffed with fishcake'. After taking a few pieces of it, it sort of reminds
me of the delicacy, 'You Tiao stuffed with cuttlefish meat'. The skin of
the 'You Tiao' are pretty crispy and the meat inside are pretty chewy,
which already makes it simple irresistible. On top of that, dipping it in
the mayonnaise sauce simple makes the taste of the 'You Tiao' even much more
unforgettable and delicious.

The 'Ngoh Hiang' that you can get from this place are pretty good too.
The stall owners are pretty generous with the amount of ingredients that
they are wrapping into each and every one of them. The taste of each and
every piece are pretty good and I realised that the 'Ngoh Hiang' were
pretty fresh too. When I was chewing on a piece of 'Ngoh Hiang', I can
sense the presence of the fresh and crunchy vegetables. (Perhaps all the
'Ngoh Hiang' were prepared on a daily basis?)

This should give you a better idea what are the types of ingredients
that you can be getting from this stall. :D

So where can you try this?

The name of this stall would be '大肥娇鲨鱼炸五香虾饼'.
It's located inside 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre'.

  • Operating Hours: Uncertain, but most likely lunch time till 10pm.
* Click here for the location of 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre' on Google Maps.
^ Click here for some other delicacies that can be found in/near 'Pasir Panjang Food Centre'.

Monday, 10 September 2012

The Old Pastries Section of 'Tampopo Deli', the New 'Dulcet & Studio'

A few weeks ago, I was informed by my friends that the Pastries section of 'Tampopo Deli' had move to a new location. Although it's a new location but in fact it's the same building but on a completely different level. However...

they have increased the variety of cakes on their menu.
The above shows the photo of one of the best-seller of this place.
It's knwon as the 'Tea Time Cake'. It's relatively cheap and it
acts as a mini version of the infamous chiffon cake of this place.

They have also increased the variety of chiffon cakes that they
are offering. The above shows the 'Maple Chiffon Cake'.
The texture of the cake are pretty much the same as before, but
aren't you excited with the choices that you can be getting? XD

Besides for the cakes, they are offering all sorts of western food at the new place too. :D

The above shows the exterior of the new place, which is known as
'Dulcet & Studio'. It's located on level 1 of 'Liang Court Shopping Centre'.

Operating Hours:
  • 10am - 10pm

* Click here to find out more about the new restaurant 'Dulcet & Studio'.
^ Click here to find out more about the restaurant 'Tampopo Deli'.
~ Click here to find out more about 'Liang Court'.