Thursday, August 14, 2014

日日红 Mala Hot Pot


People's Park Food Centre,
32 New Market Road #01-1042 & #01-1052
s050032 (Chinatown) 

We were around the area and Fishy has been pretty hooked onto ma la xiang guo recently. So we decided to share share and try one of the most popular ma la xiang guo around...



So apparently you choose the ingredients you want - the rathe typical steamboat kind of items like vegetables, meat, etc. The person then stir fry it in some ma la sauce for you.








 My initial impression was i thought it would be like steamboat. turns out it is dry with some sauce below. Pretty good. We asked for xiao la (a little spicy). But quite expensive. Ours cost us around $15! But good for sharing!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

River Garden Coffee House

We went to Riverview Hotel upon the recommendation of our birthday boy. It has a pretty nice view overseeing the bridge...


as it was an exhausting day, i didn't take much pictures of the food. But the oysters pretty much got me! It was so fresh and so big!


i think i had about 6 to 7 of them. Sooooo yummy!

and they had the usual selection of sashimi...


the other items they had were mainly local delights... things like rojak, bak kut teh, cuttefish with eng cai (i like!) and laksa with slipper lobster...




desserts included chendol, bobo chacha and durian pengat. I didnt try the durian pengat but those who did said it was pretty good!


Buffet dinner is at $42.80 ++

Gyoza-ya

Gyoza ya is fast becoming one of my favourite joints. To begin with, friends who know me well enough will know that im not much of a gyoza person but their gyoza is actually quite good. But actually what i like about the place is not so much of the gyoza but the fried chicken soft bones and their chicken karage. To top it off, their pricing is very reasonable!

I have been raving about the place to a few of my colleagues so when the occassion arise for a reward lunch, it was the obvious choice.


Gyoza wise, they have the variety of pork, prawn and vegetable fillings in either boiled or pan fried style.

Today we ordered the prawn and pork fillings in both boiled and pan fried style.



 

But since the exteriors looked the same, i didnt take multiple pics or pics of the fillings coz we were too hungry! haha

The gyozas cost around $4.80 to $5.80 if i recall correctly. 

The tonkatsu noodles....


This is probably one of their specials. The soup was pretty good and the noodles were really soft. The pork belly as well was pretty good. The noodle cost around $6.50.

I tried the garlic fried rice the last time i was here with my cousin and it was awesome. So this time round since we had more people, decided to also try the seafood fried rice.



the seafood fried rice was good but not as awesome as the garlic fried rice. The garlic fried rice was really fragrant and tasty!



the chicken karage is also really tender (definitely not breast meat) and tasty...


and the last dish... chicken soft bones...


the chicken soft bones are really good! The texture is just interesting! very good to chew!

we polished everything off!




 the whole meal came up to about $80 plus. Gyoza-ya is located at basement 1 of Robinsons Orchard (the old Heeren building).

Friday, August 30, 2013

Rice & Fries


today is a special day because i had planned a mini surprise birthday party for Joanne!



Her surprise party this year is held at Rice & Fries!



We have a theme for today's party as well - Minions! And i spent last weekend trying to look for DIY party props. I suspect the whole world is going for the minions theme. Yellow cups were out of stock like everywhere! i went to a party props shop, they checked 3 branches for me, all branches out of stock. i went to Spotlight, all other colours were available except yellow!

Hence, special mention and credits to be given to the lady boss of Rice & Fries (Xinying). Not only did she help me get the balloons, she also helped me search for the cups and decorated them for me!



lovely signboard!



oh yes, DIY minion cups!












and thanks to Xinhui who also helped with the party props and specially came down to help ensure everything's alright!




arrival of the birthday girl!







Happy birthday joanne!













and yes, WE LOVE RICE & FRIES!





Dinner!

Joanne had the King prawn truffle angle hair pasta with scallops...



Randal had the fish and chips...



ah mah had the prawn pasta..



Francis had the signature lamb shank and he was very impressed by it....



Audrey and i had to have the Filet Mignon with bone marrow risotto with foie gras.... its like a combination of everything good for ONLY $48!



and it was sooooooooo yummy! The bone marrow risotto had a slight cheese taste and was great. the foie gras was a generous portion and the filet mignon was tender and juicy. yummy!



and dessert, Rice & Fries chef Ken is starting to play around with making desserts and today we had the honour to try their molten chocolate cake...



i must say i am very impressed! it is oh-so-good!

the cake is nicely textured and warm and the chocolate oozes with. the sensation of the warm cake with the ice cream is just heavenly! Good job chef ken!












































Happy birthday Joanne!

Thank cute Rice & Fries!


Swensens

Lunch at Centrepoint Swensens. Jefrince is right. The only Swensens branch with very nice Soft Shell Crab fried rice is the one at Bishan. The rest of the other branches one sucks.

But i love Swensens' lunch time promo! With every main course, you get a free choice of either drink/side/dessert. Although there is a range they allow you to choose from but its a pretty decent range, not like one miserable scoop of ice cream.

i chose the sides of meatballs...            



rather consistent and decent throughout the times i tried it at the different branches.

soft shell crab fried rice...



sucks. too oily summore. Feeling totally not satisfied.

La Petite Patisserie


i also ordered minion rainbow cupcakes. ordered them from La Petite Patisserie...

https://www.facebook.com/lapetitehomebakery



we actually also ordered the rainbow cake from them last year for Joanne's birthday as ell. Last year's cake was amazing! But this year, the cupcakes were a big disappointment.

Firstly, the rainbow as now nicely tiered.. it is a total mess of colors. Also, the texture was sooooo dry. Huge disappointment.













Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Penang Food Restaurant


impromptu dinner with JJ at this supposedly famous penang food restaurant near my place...

76 Lorong 25A Geylang  Singapore 388258

6841 3002


the penang laksa...



super spicy (i can't take too spicy food)

spinach soup or veg of sorts...




salted egg squid...



which i thought was ok. don't really get whats the rave about this place yet. but they seem to have alot more interesting food which i think given its location and late opening hours, JJ and i will be back!