Thursday, December 11, 2014

Por Kee



We are having Por Kee! Yes! Por Kee! You can almost say that is my favourite Cze Char!! They closed for awhile and i was so upset. But im soooooooooo happy they reopened.

I LOVE their champagne pork rib! coz its tua kee!! like a major huge pork chop!



tender (and fatty)... very yum!



and i also love their signature tofu!! the mild egg taste in the tofu is really good!!



their prawn in egg omelette is also good. It used to taste better but today it is just good. haha



and the frog leg in chicken essence!



chicken essence goes well with the frog leg. yummy!

and the sweet potato leaves with sambal sauce...




Flock Cafe

after work, Jourdan, Yang Ling and myself were around the vicinity of the hip Tiong Bahru! So we decided to be hip and drop by one of the many coffee joints that have been sprouting up around the area.

We wanted to head to Forty Hands but it was closed so we adjourned to Flock Cafe which was also closing soon but took us in for just coffee!


Flock has a very simple decor, a very small cafe.









apparently they are really popular for their banana cake...



Yang Ling gave us a treat! We had a banana cake, a carrot cake and some hot drinks for the rainy day...



both Yang Ling and Jourdan found the banana cake really good. I found it ok. haha

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mezza 9


we decided to head elsewhere for desserts and coffee. I have seen this online sometime ago but never had a chance to try it! its the potted plant ice cream from Mezza 9! from Hyatt Hotel...





yes!! that's right! this is not a plant! its ice cream! Salted caramel ice cream!!






the ice cream is really yummy. the top part is some cake like crumbs which goes well with the ice cream! Really pricey for this size though. its about $16 for a pot. But sucker for such gimmicks. haha

Arossa




After work was dinner with Phyllis to celebrate Christmas! I suggested Arossa as i can't get over how wonderful their pappardelle is and Phyllis agreed so it was Arossa we went!

Phyllis wanted the foie gras terrine....



which was nice. But not sure why they seem to like drizzling the balsamic vinegerette over everything. haha

Phyllis chose the truffle risotto... i was a little disappointed with the choice (haha!) coz i was keen to try other stuff! haha.. but the risotto was very good! very yummy!!



for myself, of coz i had to choose the pappardelle!!





it was still super good! very thinly sliced pasta such that it tingles in the mouth. in a very delightful sauce with beef cheeks. Yummeh!! 

Baikohken


Lunch was at Baikohken located at takashimaya the cold storage level. I had the long time no eat char siew don!



it is still as good as ever! The char siew still tastes like tuna, not overly fat and goes very well with the japanese rice and mayo like sauce. And of course, the spring onion. a wonderful combi!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Nam Nam


catching up with Crabby over lunch at Nam Nam. With work in toll, its hard to catch up as often as we'd like to these days. But the last meet up (also at Nam Nam) has got crabby hooked onto Nam Nam too!

Its good! I particularly love the meatballs (both the pork and beef ones)...



their rice noodles are good but i prefer the instant noodles!

crabby was showing me her 'magic' nail polish which changes colour with temperature...



we both agreed the above looks more like she's poisoned! hahaa


Monday, December 08, 2014

Tunglok Xihe


Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road, #07-07/09
Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 6736 0006


for dinner, we went to Tunglok Xihe!

The yummy salted egg fried fish skin....



fish skin on its own is already very yummeh... with salted egg, this is crazy good!

Kurobuta pork chops....



the pork chop is very good. The sauce is not overly sweet and the pork is very very tender. Yum!

the crab with vermicelli...



a nice vermicelli but of course, not as good as the one in bangkok. But overall its good.

the lion head...




a very small portion. the rice below is very soft like porridge after you mash the meatball in. I kinda like it.


we also ordered the peking duck...









while it was nice, today's peking duck felt a bit stale.


Saturday, December 06, 2014

5 the moments

5 The Moments
73 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088494
https://www.facebook.com/5themoments
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm (Mon), 12pm – 11pm (Tues-Thurs), 12p – 1am (Fri-Sat), 12pm – 11pm (Sun)

After dinner, we had planned for ktv but birthday girl had zouk planned so we decided to head for desserts or ice cream around the area. as we were walking around the tanjong pagar stretch, there was this shop with loads of bright lights that caught our attention...



more importantly, we saw the ice cream chiller they had!



they had some nice flavours and friendly servers who let me try like almost every flavour before deciding what to opt for...



the place was nicely done up with a vintage kind of feel. apparently this place used to
be a bridal shop but was converted to a cafe....








ice cream! the ice cream was pretty yummy especially the pistachio flavour!



we also had a waffle.....



the waffle is pretty good too. it was nicely crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

was a little turned off when they wanted to charge 50 cents for extra maple syrup when we requested for it coz the waffle didn't look like it had maple syrup. apparently they had already pre-drizzled it on but looked missing amidst the pretty design.

but eventually the waffle still tasted nice and they soon made up for it with good service.


2D1N Soju Bang / Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Buffet

SSIKKEK KOREAN GRILL BBQ BUFFET

Reservations : 6220 7119

SMS: +65 9755 8546

Business Hours
Mon-Thu 17:30~23:00
Fri-Sun, PH 17:00~23:00

Address : 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore 088465
Website : www.2d1n.com.sg

Celebrated Jasmine's birthday at 2d1n korean bbq as Jasmine really likes korean bbq.



but the place was hot with no air con...



i think the food is ok (can eat but not wow) but not a place i will revisit.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Arossa


Today is loh gong zai's belated birthday celebration and we headed to Arossa at Scotts Square...



it was a nice cozy quiet restaurant. The door host who was probably a japanese wasn't particularly friendly but the rest of the staffs did make sure that we had a good time. There was this Malaysian guy whom i forgot to take down his name, his service was excellent. He was friendly and offered us good suggestions to our meal.



we were first served a basket of bread with some olive dippers. I like the dippers a lot!









for starters we shared a burrata cheese with parma ham. Which was decent (kind of hard to go wrong with this dish)...




for pastas, we ordered 3 different pastas and they were all pretty amazing.

Minako chose a crab meat linguine... cooked in tomato cream sauce ($22)




it is done kind of al dente stayle. the noodles were springy and the sauce was great.



i chose for loh gong zai a spinach blackened ravioli with lobster stuffings cooked in a lobster bisque sauce ($28). It was so amazing as well!






the skin was thin and the texture was just right. the lobster fillings were also a decent amount. The lobster bisque was just right. Not too blend neither was it too much. It was great!



I had the parppardelle with beef cheeks in red win sauce ($25)....






check out how thin the parppardelle is. It was so good i felt like i could cry. hahahaha.. as in i really felt like i can eat this every day! The texture was so bouncy and i felt so touched by the texture - i know it sounds really exageratting but i really like it alot!



we also ordered a T-Bone steak rack to share ($128). The T-bone steak unfortunately also made me cry - In a bad way. It was so lousy! Firstly, the steak did not have that typical beefy taste that racks generally come with. The addition of the balsamic vinegarette made it worse. For that price im sorely disappointed.....









it was so bad that even the fatty parts did not have that strong beefy taste. The fries were nice though.



managed to pull together a little surprise for loh gong zai, thanks to the staffs...









loh gong zai is a lucky chap! how many guys can have their 2 wives get together so cohesively?? hahahaha









Happy Birthday my loh gong zai! Thanks for being the great friend that you are!

I really loved the pasta at Arossa. However, we were also informed sad news from the staffs that Arossa will close shop by next year. I will definitely be back for my beef cheeks parppardelle before you chap lup!