With the sudden outbreak of Wuhan Virus, I’m sure many of your mood are dampen during this CNY season! Remember to to drink lots of water, avoid crowded places and eat food that nourishes your body! #prayforwuhan Enough said, let us rejoice by winning $50 this week!
Location: PARKROYAL COLLECTION
Must be the freshest sashimi I had in an international buffet setting! Also being here before, I always look forward to the durian pengat served here!
Location: Restaurant Ibid
$108++/5 Courses, $148++/8 Courses. Choice of main dish: Iberico Sirloin or Bone-on Turbot. Chef Woo gave a whole new definition to Hongshao (Chinese braised) by utilizing this cooking cue on Ibérico pork. My first impression tells me that it resembles char siew with a delicate caramelic sweetness and a heavy saltiness. Unfortunately, its texture was also disappointing, making it really hard to chew. The Chinese bacon just adds on to the overall savouriness. Perhaps the charred Brussel Sprouts was the only thing that worked for me in that entire dish, especially when it tamed all the other saltiness. Just as its name suggests, the bone-on turbot was easy to handle as the bone was left right in the middle, and the fish was so well-cooked till moist and tender to rip off the flesh. However, the Sarawak pepper soubise sauce was overwhelmingly salty despite adding a nice touch of pepperiness to the fish, but it was also possibly the saltiest dish on the entire menu. Served with fleshy mussels and spring onions.
Location: O.BBa Jjajang
Best Jajangmyeon so far in my view. My favourite is their spicy seafood jajangmyeon. It has chilli padi inside, spicy and refreshing. The restaurant has a very thick and authentic korean ambience. Worth trying if you are in Tanjong Pagar area.
Location: Famous JB 101 @ Bukit Batok
Came back here again for tuan yuan fan (Reunion Dinner). Ordering their CNY Menu for 7-10 pax @ $468 nett, we were served a total of 8 dishes.
1) Famous JB 101 Combination (Smoked Duck, Prawn Fritters, Salad Lonster, Salted Egg Fish Skin) 2) Golden Pumpkin with Crab Meat 3) Braised Chicken with Sliced Abalone 4) Bailing Mushroom with Nai Bai 5) Steamed Grouper in Superior Sauce (HK Style, Preserved Radish, Nonya) 6) Shimmering Golden Butter Lobster 7) Imperial XO Golden Fried Rice with Conpoy 8) Fried Ice Cream (Durian & Vanilla flavour)
Generally, I found their food decent as per my previous visit. The difference being that all sorts of seafood were added this time round to justify the price. I’m not too sure if I’m supposed to taste any pumpkin in the ‘Golden Pumpkin with Crab Meat’ soup though as it tasted just like a typical Chinese fish maw soup. Highlights that day would probably go to their fried rice and the sauce of the butter lobster. With crunchy bits embedded in the rice, it tasted much better than it looks despite not having that legendary ‘wok hei’ taste. Paired with their chili and the lobster’s butter sauce and I could probably devour (at least) 3 bowls of it. 🙂 Despite having to wait more than 40min for the fried ice cream (More on that in the link below), it was almost worth the wait as the crust was crisp and not too oily while the ice cream within was creamy and thankfully not too cold as though it was just taken out of the freezer. Watching the staff blowtorch the (tiny) lobster dish was thrilling in its own right and I was overall really impressed by the level of thought and preparation that went into this CNY Set Menu. All in all, so long as the service experienced that day was a one-off incident, I would definitely recommend anybody living nearby to give this place a shot!
Coffee roasted and brewed by two brewer’s cup Champions, but they will be changing the beans next month, so will try them again then. As of now, what’s insane is their bakes! Especially their banana cake and both the cold desserts! Ain’t joking when I said their banana cake is the best I have eaten! Their brownie is good too!
Location: Kko Kko Nara
The army stew at Kko Kko Na Ra is good! This portion is a bit too much for 2 of us and went to wastage. At $38, this is not cheap, but definitely good! The Spicy Garlic Soy Sauce Chicken is good too! 8pcs at $20 is quite ex… But oh well… Ambience was good cos we were at the vortex and caught the light show as we ate.
Location: Hong Ji Claypot Herbal Bak Kut Teh
The Teochew style peppery bak kut teh is more prevalent in hawker centres, while the Hokkien style herbal bak kut teh is less commonly found outside of restaurants. Hong Ji Claypot Herbal Bak Kut Teh, located in a kopitiam in an ulu part of Ang Mo Kio, serves excellent herbal bak kut teh. The soup was very flavourful and aromatic; the herbal taste was just right, not too overpowering. The pork ribs were very tender, more so than the majority of the buk kut teh stalls out there. There were also pieces of tau pok and lettuce floating in the soup, which was a nice touch. We also ordered the braised pork belly. While not fantastic, it was good nonetheless. The pork belly had a good lean meat to fat ratio, while the sauce was tasty. We thought of ordering the braised pig trotters too, which was recommended by food critics, but were too full to stomach more food. Well, there’s always next time!
Location: Ta Lu Prawn Noodles
Simple fare for lunch today. The soup has a light natural taste of prawn and pork, they give a generous amount of soup and ingredients, and their pork slices are delicious and fleshy. They could use better prawns, but then again you get what you pay for – there is an option for big fresh prawns at double the price of this bowl. I’m not a big fan of prawns so I gave it a miss, but I do like a good prawn noodles soup. Worth coming back again surely
I’m a huge fan of fried chicken waffles, so when I found out that there’s duck confit waffles, I thought I really need to try it. Went to Duckland without much expectation (thinking, it’s just ducks lor) and was totally blown away by their food! Although they are really pricey, especially for that duck rice (think of Yu Kee duck rice, $4.50, and you’ll still get braised egg), I have to admit that the money was still considered well spent. We’ve tried a total of 3 differently cooked ducks (roasted, confit, battered and fried) and they all taste distinctively different and all so yummy! While many times, at various eateries, the ducks ends up with tough and dry meat, Duckland serves ducks that’s still tender and juicy. My duck confit has an extremely crispy skin but with tender and succulent meat. And the waffles is extremely crispy, with a super light and airy texture on the inside. It’s so light that I could easily finish the whole dish, and still eat more duck wings and finish off a slice of the Whisky cake without feeling stuffed. 🤣 And those fried duck wings are so good too! The batter is well coated with savoury and slightly spicy seasoning, and fried till crispy and light, while the meat remains nearly falling off the bone kind of tender and juicy. My husband was also very impressed with his roasted duck rice, although he still thinks $10 is a little too pricey. Those whisky cakes are light and fluffy, with a strong bitterness from the alcohol. It’s a great complement with the vanilla ice cream, but may be too bitter (for me) to eat on its own.
Location: University Town, NUS
Hello fellow NUS peeps, pretty sure you would have heard about the new food place at UTown. For those who haven’t tried it – here’s my take on it.
Chicken Katsu Curry Rice* ($8) Portion was huge, some parts of the Katsu weren’t crispy. Not my favourite kind of curry but it could be personal preference anyway.
Signature Mentai Yaki Gyu Don* ($9.50) I enjoyed this way more than the Chicken Katsu. The beef was soft, the mentaiko was evident. Only wished for more beef though.
*Each meal comes with a free Japanese rice upsize and clear soup
*All reviews are written by our users. Minor edits has been done for ease of reading.
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