Monday, October 22, 2018

Violet Oon Kitchen

in my line of work, i will say i meet a lot of Chefs and one of the nicest nicest one whom i've met must be Chef Stefano. Unfortunately, he will be leaving Singapore soon. Johnson and i met him up for lunch and where better than Violet Oon for a taste of Singapore!

We shared a kueh pie tee....



which was pretty good! a nonya food favourites.

next, another Peranakan favourite, ayam buah keluak!


their buah keluak is very nicely done with the paste easily removable from the nut. 

beef rendang...


done SO WELL! beef was really tender and rendang wasn't overly sweet, we loved it!

chap chye... 


cod fish in laksa sauce...


this cod fish was really good. crispy cod fish in the laksa sauce. we all loved it.

and of course, fish head curry which was so fragrant on other's table that we HAD TO order it!



a good lunch!









Sunday, September 09, 2018

Unicorn Cafe (Bangkok)



We managed to find a pocket of time to fulfill my wish of heading to the unicorn cafe! 

I love Grab in BKK! It’s so convenient and I love that they have these cafe recommendations on the app itself! Makes it so easy peasy for tourists!

And if u can see, yes I’m wearing a unicorn dress! Upcoming on Juneoesque soon!


Inside, everything was all Things rainbow! Even the cakes and pastry!





Keeping in mind that we have lunch appointments later but we were so hungry, we shared a burger!

Burger with unicorn colors...


Honestly the beef patty was not bad!


The lychee galaxy coloured drink was ok too! 


Hot chocolate......



...... with loadddddddddssssss of cream! More than half the cup was cream!!! But of coz, Instagram worthy! Just not that good to drink?

The actual chocolate was thick n not bad!


Unicorn cafe, checked! Happy!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Royale

Because the birthday boy likes chap chai peng, birthday dinner i tried to explore places that feels like it. Peranakan somehow came to mind and upon checking on Chope, i found Royale! 

Located at Mercure Bugis....



They have a selection of cold seafood which honestly what really drew me over was the fact that they had scampi on their online menu! 


The prawns were pretty good and fresh!


The scampi however was a little too hard n small for my liking...


U can also make your own Rojak!


And some savory items...












There’s also a live bbq station area where you can order grilled sting ray, sotong and otah...



Overall quite value for money! Not the super atas buffet kind but good enuff!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Atlas

It was a long thought of activity - HIGH TEA! The venue was meant to be at Fullerton but we came across Atlas on social media and decided this place looks very instagram worthy too!

After booking the place, we also read some reviews of this place. Quite a few horror stories about the service but we decided to still try our luck! I will say overall the service we received was quite alright.

Here, at Singapore's Gotham City! Parkview Square!





The place is amazing! Wonderful ambience with a touch of class! 



we went for the high tea going at about $50ish... 






first to start is a mushroom soup like amuse bouche...



along with it is a tier of high tea canap├ęs... 



to end off, there was also some home made ice cream cubes... 



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Pura Brasa


Timothy and Jefrince asked me out and selected Pura Brasa! In fact, I recall this as one of the places they shortlisted for last year as well!

We finally made it this year! And I guess it’s good coz it’s probably much more crowded last year!! 

The first dish that arrived was the ribs. It was a huge slab and importantly, it’s sooooooooo good! It was meaty and importantly, it was savoury!!! It’s not Sweet like most other ribs. It’s savoury seasoned with salt and pepper!





The paella was seafood paella...


Which was nice but not extraordinary.

Dessert was some chocolate puff...


And the molten chocolate lava cake with ice cream...


Thank you guys! For the dinner and great conversations!

I will be back for the ribs!