Saturday, December 27, 2014

Ayam Penyet President (Century Square)

Went to visit the restaurant for dinner today. This is the same restaurant as the famous one at Lucky Plaza. Note that all the dishes DOES NOT include rice (sold separately).

Century Square
#B1-27
2 Tampines Central 5

Ayam Penyet
$6.80

Yellow Rice
$2

Chendol
$3.20

We also had lime juice which costs $2.60

Fried Catfish
$6.80



Here are the other menu items. Apparently we saw a lot of people ordering the Fried Flying Fish dish which we will try on our next visit.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

TOAST BOX (Tampines One)


Curry Chicken Rice with Drink
$6.50

Finally tried their curry chicken with rice
It's actually quite tasty for $6.50 which includes a drink of your choice

The chicken part includes three pieces of wing's mid section, around four pieces of bean curd. The curry gravy is not too thick nor milky which is good.

But where the hell are the potatoes??? How can you have curry chicken WITHOUT potatoes??? HOW?


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee 建记辣椒板面 (Macperson)

We are here today at the famous Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee 建记辣椒板面 at 534 Macperson Road. Apparently they are very famous in Kuala Lumpur (KL, Malaysia).

板面 aka Ban Mian/Pan Mee is a common dish in Singapore. It's basically handmade noodles with simple ingredients such as minced pork, egg, vegetables and fried anchovies (ikan bilis) by default; costs around $3 to $4. Kin Kin Pan Mee is $5.
Some hawkers add fancy stuff such as seafood, Kin Kin here gives an option of sea asparagus and clam ($8).

The $5 Dry Ban Mian has anchovies, meat balls and minced pork cooked in dark soy sauce. The noodles are delicious and the gravy is perfect. Serving size is average.

Fish ball and dried Beancurd soup $4 has spinach in it as well. The soup basically tastes of the salt and msg water that is used for soaking fishballs in the market.

They provide two types of chilli, the fried flakes and the paste type. Both are tasty and moderately spicy.

My verdict, as much as it is relatively tasty, this dish is just a common food fare in Singapore, available at almost any kopitiam; you can even cook this at home given the simplicity of the ingredients necessary. $5 is way way way too expensive an asking price. It's not like we need to fine dine ban mian in an air-conditioned environment in Tai Seng (hello, it's not Orchard?). 

Taste:3/5
Portion Size: 2/5
Value for Money: 1/5

Service is not up to standard, staff are seen chatting behind the counter, and playing with their mobile phones IN THE DINING AREA. 
Toilets cleanliness is acceptable, however thoughtful enough to be separated by a glass door from the dining area.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ban Mian 板面 (Choice 203)


This stall will be closing down some time this month. I think I know why.. 

The soup is a little too bland. Minimal amount of minced pork and ikan bilis (fried anchovies). The egg has some egg shell in it which really kills the experience. 

Dumpling is semi-soggy.

The entire dish is simply sloppy.

$4.50


Sri Sujana Nasi Lemak (Changi Village)


This my favourite among the Nasi Lemak stalls here despite constantly conforming to the corner stall.

This Nasi Lemak (coconut rice) is slightly moist with coconuty fragrance. The Sambal Chilli is of the perfect texture and spicyness with extra crunchy Ikan Bilis (fried anchovies) on the side. Chicken Wing has nice hints of tamarind. Almost perfect except for the slightly soggy cucumber slices.

Chicken Wing Set $3.50
Mackerel Otah $1

Saturday, September 20, 2014

IKEA (Tampines)


Pork Knuckles 
$16

Latest item on the menu!
Comes with carrots and mash potato. It's tasty but the portion size is huge. I suggest sharing.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Old Airport Road Lor Mee (Tampines)

Old Airport Road Lor Mee Prawn Mee
旧机场卤面虾面



Everyday Come Coffee Shop 天天來
BLK 477 Tampines Street 44

Opening hours: 10am - 3pm

According to my dad, the store was doing so-so at Old Airport Road. It seems to be extremely popular here in Tampines; super long queues, huge orders, sell-outs by noon..

Lor Mee 卤面
$3 (no fish)
$4 
$5
Very generous serving of ingredients with tasty gravy. Well marinated egg, thick slices of fish and ngor hiang. Some foodies may find the gravy not garlic-y enough, but I think it's perfect. Hints of salted fish at the right amount of thickness.

Prawn Noodles 虾面
$4/$5 (软骨虾面)
$5 (大虾面)
Not impressed by the very mediocre prawn noodles. Let's just stick with Lor Mee.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pepper Lunch (Bedok Mall)

Established 1994 in Japan, Pepper Lunch opened it's first Singapore outlet in 2005.

311 New Upper Changi Road
#01-05
Bedok Mall
Singapore 467360

10am - 10pm (11pm Fri Sat)

Pepper Steak (Striploin)
$15.90

Additional $3 gets you a drink and choice of side dish (miso soup, shake shake salad, mashed potato, seasonal soup, ice-cream)

136 Hong Kong Street Fish Head Steamboat

136 Hong Kong Street Fish Head Steamboat 香港街潮州魚頭爐

Blk 1 Upper Aljunied Road (Joo Seng Road) 
#01-02
Singapore 360001


We ordered the Grouper Fish Head Steamboat, ingredients was generous

Best part is the usage of charcoal for the steamboat which makes the soup increasingly tasty

We looked around and most people also ordered a side dish of salted egg chicken, prawn paste chicken etc

Very affordable price




Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dr. Cafe Coffee (Chinatown Point)

Need to waste an hour waiting for my mate, Joe.

So I found this cafe in Chintown Point. They are having a 1-for-1 tall drink happy hour. Each coffee is around $4.

The Malay staff is super genuine, friendly and chatty. Explains that their beans are special blends from Arab. 

Also they have free wifi for customers.

Smith's Street Taps

Chinatown Complex 
#02-62

Each crafted beer is around $12-$13
Really yummy and special 

Friendly barkeeps who recommended and introduced the beers

Got our Korean girl very drunk too :D


Claypot Chicken Rice and Satay

We're at the Chinatown Complex for dinner

Claypot Chicken Rice
$12
Super delicious! Absolutely love it!

Satay stall nearby by some old folks
20sticks for $10
Really good too.. But they don't have onions.

Harry's Riverside Point

We're here today at Harry's Riverside Point for Friday Night Drinks

Macho Nachos
$16

Black Forest Sundae
$16

The food is pretty good but the service is from hell. Wait staff making eye contact with you and looking the other way. They don't approach you till you wave frantically at them. There's a dead fly in the menu and it takes them 15min to get us some iced water. We are all from the hospitality industry and we know the staff to guest ratio is more than sufficient. The only decent service was from the Malay bartender. Un-fucking-believable!

It's a shame and we're never coming back.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sushi Tei (Tampines One)

Jonapong and I are here for dinner today.. 

10 Tampines Central 1
#04-13 
Tampines 1

T: 67847877 
(By the way they don't do reservations)

茶碗蒸し
Chawanmushi 
$4.30

海胆
Uni Sushi (1pc)
$8.50

ソフトシェルクレブ巻
Soft Shell Crab Roll
$6.90

レンボーロー
Rainbow Roll 
$13.80

天ざる茶蕎麦
Tenzaru Cha Soba
$13.80

鰻玉丼
Una Tama Don
$16.80

Hand towels $0.20 each

Total Damage $80.98


Monday, September 1, 2014

Parkway Parade Steamboat (Roxy Square)

We read from celebrity Michelle Chong's Facebook that the iconic Parkway Parade Steamboat is closing down early September due to the lack in manpower; so we decided to pay this nostalgic eatery a visit.


B1-14 Roxy Square
50 East Coast Road

Opening hours: Daily 10:30am - 10:30pm


As usual the dishes are quite expensive but rather tasty. The chilli dip provided is spicy and delicious. 

Tables were clean and service was prompt despite the full-house on Sunday night.

Our damage was $25 per person (excluding drinks).

Friday, August 29, 2014

Home's Favourite Mooncakes

Snow-skin Top Grade Black Gold Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake

$76 / 4pcs

It's $2 more than the legendary Goodwood Park Hotel Snowskin Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake (before 20% Citibank, DBS/POSB, UOB discount)

That means.. It's $19 per Mooncake, but I guess we're also paying for the gold flakes, nice gift box packaging and their fancy flash website.

Taste wise, I like it. A Singaporean knows a good durian when he/she tastes one.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Old Chang Kee

August 2014 promotion 
Chilli Crab (stick) Curry Puff



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Chicken Hearts and Gizzards

There's always these bowls of Chicken hearts and gizzards for the adventurous..

Some people really like it, but I only order these in 焼き鳥 (Yakitori or Japanese Charcoal Skewers) places.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Changi Airport T2

Hokkien Mee
$3.50
Free flow pork lard - shiok!

Lotus Pork Ribs Octopus Soup
$4
Soup is really rich and tasty
Good stuff

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fengshan Hawker (Bedok 85)

 Sambal Stingray 
$12

Oyster omelette 
$5

Chicken/Pork Satay
$6

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Changi Village Hawker Center

Singapore-style Ipoh HorFun
$3.50

This hawker has 4 stalls in the hawker, combined into 2 directly opposite each other. 

Before my Malaysian friends start arguing that this is not authentic Ipoh HorFun, I must emphasise that this is the local version; similar to Hainanese Chicken Rice which has absolutely nothing to do with Hainan, China.

Not-so-generous with the ingredients, there are 2 thin slices of char siew, 2 mini pieces of chicken, 2 thin slices of fish cakes and 2 small stalk of vegetables. However the gravy is nice and quite satisfying.

Traditional Coffee $0.90

Goreng Pisang (Fried Banana Fritters) 
$1 (I think)
There are two vegetarian fritters stalls at the corner, both taste the same to me.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

IKEA Tampines

Tasty signature horse meat balls and chicken wings

Caramel and Almond Cake