Monday, February 27, 2017

IHOP (Dubai)





So it appears that aside from The Cheesecake Factory, Dubai has brought in many other brands here, particularly American ones! One of the other brands that got us excited is IHOP!

 

Can be found in both Emirates Mall and The Dubai Mall but today I am visiting the Emirates Mall.


 



IHOP is a the abbreviation for International House of Pancakes. And needless to say, their speciality is pancakes and of coz, we had to order pancakes!


 

This is the half portion. The full portion would obviously look a lot better in pictures but there was no way we could finish it. The pancakes were great! Fluffy and soft! 



Also had the mains of an avocado chicken and cheese...

 


The chicken is breast meat but it's super duper bouncy and tender! Very yummy! The mashed potatoes are the type that I like, with potato bits inside, damn freaking good! 

Drink is a milk shake...


 


Also so darn good!


A must for revisit! 





Karak Tea from The Dubai Mall (Dubai)







As you walk out of the exit facing Marks and Spencer of the Dubai Mall, u will smell this tea scent. It's a very fragrant milk tea being sold at what seems like a mini mart....

 


It's called Karak chai, sold for aed 4, around $1.60 sgd.


It is so good!!


 


Located at level 5, a very very fragrant milk tea! They probably added some spices inside but it's spicy, just very fragrant milk tea that makes you keep wanting more!

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Cheesecake Factory (Dubai)



So the first thing that everyone whom I spoke to about coming to Dubai, told me was that " they have Cheesecake Factory there! " 


Oh my! Haha


So it was like a must visit and the perk was that they are open till late. Arrived in Dubai around 8pm and was told they open till midnight - awesome!


 

I was at the one at at Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR they call it).


It was hard to contain my excitement. Tried it years back in USA and it was crazy awesome!



The selection here...


 


I remember loving the one with fresh strawberries and that was the first ordered!


 


Wow!

 


It is still as good, soft and yummy. There wasn't that oomph when I first had it but good enough. Think that has got to do with the other stuff I have tried over the years Vs trying it in USA for the first time previously. 


 



Also tried the red velvet cheese cake. Also really good. Soft cheesecake with cream cheese frosting. 


Will be back tomorrow to try the savoury stuff!




















Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hong Chang Frog Porridge & BBQ fish



Met up with Wendy for dinner and headed to that braddell frog leg porridge place.

 




 



 


 


 


 




Their frog leg porridge is really very good. The frog leg in jiang cong is so fragrant and the legs are big. 

The sting ray is also thick.

Most importantly they are also very cheap! Great recommendation by Bel and Bree! 

Some of the veg dishes are only $5 a plate.

Oh must try the butter sotong, so good! 





























Greyhound





It's funny really. Crabby was in Bangkok over the past few days and she landed up at Another Hound Cafe (which in my personal opinion is no good) and seeing it on instagram, I told her to move, move over from the Siam paragon one to the right one at Siam centre. Alas, she didn't manage to and that was strike one for her.


The very next day (yesterday), she found the correct Greyhound cafe (at chitlom) but Duno if it's the branch or she ordered the wrong items, she was not pleased with the items. Strike two.


I insisted the items at greyhound was good so she decided for our meeting today, greyhound at paragon singapore would be it! Sadly, while it's the right concept of greyhound, still a strike three of sorts.


Always been a big fan of greyhound in Thailand for its food and very reasonable pricing. Variety is great and so is taste. It's a must visit for every trip! So when greyhound opened in Paragon, it's also a must visit! But the prices are not awesome - hoping that if the food still is, can kam jit bak (close one eye) on the pricing. 

But well, some hits and misses. 


 



 

Chicken wings. Decent, a little salty but not bad..

 

Tom yam soup...

 

Decent as well but no punch.

Complicated noodle...

 

This was good. Like in Bangkok. 


Scallop fettuccine in pesto sauce....


 

This is still as good as in Thailand but price point is much higher.


Tonnes of crabmeat fried rice that should be renamed to just crabmeat fried rice. Where got tonnes?

 

Taste wise it is ok but definitely not as tasty as the Thailand version.

To add on, they didn't bring over the Crab meat pasta in pink cream sauce. That is oh so good and also another must order in Thailand.

In fact few days prior, Kerry whom I introduced the greyhound to in Thailand also visited greyhound sg. She also tried to enquire about why they didn't bring in this dish and she got a very good response from the manager who kindly said they will review or even joked about placing a special order for her. We know it's a joke but it's pleasant the tone and the way they handled it. Kudos to that manager, building a good relationship and making customers to want to revisit.

When I tried to ask with the manager on duty  today, the reply I got was that I don't know my Greyhound menu well. That am I sure it's a greyhound menu item? That during his 2 weeks or 2 months internship at greyhound he never ever saw this item. Sarcasm at its best.

I'm sorry but mr Caron Ong, operations manager of greyhound Sg, I think I know my greyhound menu well enuff considering that dish is a must order every time I visit greyhound be it Thailand or KL. And I tried it at greyhound Siam centre and greyhound emquartier. So I really don't know which one u did your internship at.


But I also realised there was no point debating with him else he will find 101 more questions to question me like when was my last visit, did I rem wrongly? Etc etc 


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Brauhaus Restaurant & Pub



This place was recommended by a friend. It's a pub with the very old school kind of pub interior and with relatively good food!

It serves a variety of food from German sausages to local pork trotters bee Hoon! 


 


Their bee Hoon is really good! Like what u get at home. 



German pork knuckle.... 


 

Also really good, particularly love the sour cabbage they have at the side!

 

Baked potato...

 


This was really good, chunks of potato with cheese baked and with ham below. 

And the sausage platter...

 


Decent but not what I will be ordering again. 

























Fukusen

Kerry dated me out for lunch at Fukusen! It was unusually packed for lunch. 

As we sat, she told me she wants the chawanmushi I posted on instagram and she wants both the flavours that I couldn't decide on. lol!

 


 


The foie gras and the truffle. We casually mentioned why the foie gras looks particularly small this time round and he actually offered to charge us as the normal chawanmushi instead of foie gras one this time. Kudos for the good service when we didn't even complain. 


We also ordered a tuna cube and cheese cube thingy...

 

It was ok, did not make much of an impression.

Also had a chicken karage...

 

Their chicken karage is very good! It's crispy on the outside, tender and juicy inside. Also it's tasty!

Sashimi platter where the chef was very nice, allowing us to change the variety to fish we like...


 

The scallop, uni and foie gras don...



 

Super good and damn wu hua! 



Thursday, February 09, 2017

Fukusen

Meixin is a jap food lover so I recommended Fukusen at Hotel Clover. 


I love Fukusen for their don, relatively reasonable prices for their quality! 



To start off, a truffle and a foie gras chawanmushi...


 

Yummy! Especially the foie gras one.

Sashimi....


 





Aburi scallop don with foie gras and uni!

 


Uni don....


 



A good portion of uni and there this this egg yolk like thingy.

And I love their chicken karage, crispy skin with tender chicken...


 














Sunday, February 05, 2017

Burger & Lobster (Genting)

After the casino session, we headed for our long awaited dinner at Burgers and Lobsters! Ken made the reservations about a month ago and from what we understand, we were the last they accept reservations for! 

 

 

The menu was simple....

 

3 options of burgers, 3 options of lobsters, 3 options of lobster roll.


A round of watermelon juice to kick start the lobster session!


 



Something about this red juice just makes it look appealing!



We ordered one lobster and one lobster roll each! Each item came with fries and salad.. knowing we won't be able to finish the fries, we opted to change four of it to salad resulting in us receiving a forest of salads!

 

And check out our spread !



 

The lobsters were around 500 g each...

 


Going at about $138 ringgit.

They had big ones at about 2.5kg, going at about $600 ringgit but we didn't go for that option.


Lobster roll...

 



The lobster roll was good with chucks of lobster.


I haven't been to the London one which everyone raved about. This one was ok to me. Good enuff thou not wow-ing.


Service was not bad thou!