Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wooloomooloo

The time of the year where birthday celebrations start again! First one usually begins with dar dar / little bee's birthday coz they are Jan babies!

Had wanted to bring dar over to the Pelician but they don't seem to have scampis anymore.

Wooloomooloo has recently been added to the amex palate dining list, decided to give it a try! 

Sadly, the first news we got when we tried to order was that the discount does not apply to the ala carte menu. The terms were different from most of the other restaurants i.e. Order 2 mains and get 50% off for two diners. The 50% off applies to their set menu which ranges from $168, $178 to $198. We went for the $178 and $198 one and topped up with 2 sides.


Request to change one of the crab cake starter to the jumbo prawn was accepted with no charge.

Request to change one of the desserts came with a $10 top up. 

Overall, service was generally good I guess? But food was served super slow. We started dinner around 7 but only managed to finish by 9.40 pm even though halfway through we were so bored that we asked them to just go ahead and serve whatever they can.


Which reminds me, maybe this is why I have qualms about saying service was good good. 

For starters, when I called to book, even thou I specified the amex dining benefits, they did not inform me that it was only applicable to a set menu.

Secondly, I highlighted that it was for a birthday celebration and asked if they could do anything special, they informed me they can only write happy birthday on the dessert. I can't help but compare to lawrys or mortons where a complimentary dessert is offered. But I guess since the dessert came with the set meal, it's already in the course anyway. 

Thirdly, when we requested for the rest of the items to just be served, the server asked us "oh, u guys are hungry huh? Of coz, hungry people go to restaurants " I don't really know what to make of this statement. But our food still took some time to arrive.


And while waiting for the mains, we decided we waited too long and were too full already and asked to cancel one of the additional sides we earlier ordered with one server. The other server (the one who said hungry people go to restaurants) came back and seemed to try to say it's already being prepared or something but he will check on it. And after waiting some more, he still came back with the two additional sides. When we asked (considering we did wait further) " oh I thought we cancelled it " and he replied " nvm abt it, I will buy u, don't worry abt it " 


Somehow that didn't come off as a genuine don't worry abt it, it came off as don't be cheapo I can waive off the item. 


Which while we are here for the 50% off, we were honestly really quite full by then. Even as we mentioned we were quite full already, he continued to ask us " oh how full are you? " which we answered very full. 


In any case, I wouldn't say that guy was terribly rude but somehow we just felt a stab of sacarism which we were not intending to let it affect our night of good catch up. 

The other servers were really polite, helpful and welcoming so I guess overall service was good. 


Food wise was decent, some hits and some misses. 


The complimentary bread loaf....

 

Oysters that came from one of the set meal...


 

The oysters were fresh and yummy.


Tuna with scallop...

 

This was really good! Reminded me a bit of the twg lobster salad because of its outlook. Tastes really good! 


Truffle beef salad...

 

This was yummy too! A good portion of warm tender beef with truffle, very good!


Smoked salmon with mini triangle toast...

 


Like any other smoked salmon.


Crab cake!

 


Which was pretty good! A little small but pretty good! 


Jumbo cocktail prawns...

 


I really really wanted to order this because the last time we had these at Mortons, it was so damn good! The ones at mortons left a very long lasting impression! This one here today is a big but the texture is not so good. Felt like there was some skin still stuck to the prawns and wasn't succulent. In Chinese (Hokkein) we call it cha cha.


It was at this point we felt that the food was taking too long to be served and requested for the items to be served faster. We get it that maybe for fine dining people may generally want to slowly enjoy it but I guess it's just not for us. 

Next up in the set menu is the fish...

 

 


One was salmon and another I can't recall what it was. The fish was ok.


Then came the sides that we ordered .. truffle mac and cheese...

 



This one can fight bedrock's mac and cheese! I used to say bed rock's one is the best, this one can fight! Bed rock one is drier while this one is wetter. Both good in different ways!


The other side we wanted to cancel because we were too full was the creamed spinach which I didn't take a picture of. 


Our steak came awhile later....


The fillet mignon 

 

The Australian wagyu...


 


Both were decent but didn't have a punch. The wagyu was better than the fillet mignon. 


If I come back I probably will want to try the prime rib instead. So amex please go talk to wooloo to get the 50% on their ala carte menu instead! 


And finally for dessert!


 


The manager above in the pic gave really good service. He is one of the reasons why i will swing towards saying they gave good service. He took notice that I like my drinks with a lot of ice and he kept replenishing it for me, very attentive!




 



 




The dessert we changed was the apple crumble which was decent.


The warm chocolate cake was decent too. 


































Monday, January 09, 2017

Kanshoku

It was an impromptu lunch and Kerry suggested truffle ramen after I introduced it to her previously!

After 2 failed attempts to order the char Siew fried rice from the ion branch, we decided to head back to the 313 branch instead!

It's finally avail!

 


Somehow this time round wasn't as fragrant as the other time when Jourdan ordered it. Still good but didn't have that punch. 

The dry truffle ramen is still as fabulous as always!

 


Missing it even as I'm typing! 

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Twg




It was an impromptu lunch with purple triggered by my missing of the twg grand wedding tea and their cod fish! 


We arranged to head to the one at MBS. My grand wedding tea!

 

For me, it's usually a drag to head out on sundays where I usually want to have a well rested day before the long week. But being out in such an environment just feels so good! Great tea, nice quiet ambience! What a Sunday! 


Another really good dish is the lobster salad!

 


Chunks of lobsters above avocado! Love it!


And of course, the very light and delightful cod fish...

 


 


 

It's really good. The cod fish is lightly crisp on the outside and goes very well with the jus. The mushrooms are lightly fried, crispy and are amazing too!


Another mains we had was the squid ink tiger prawns...

 


Much more flavourful in terms of taste, also really good!



It's a good afternoon!


Saturday, January 07, 2017

Picnic

The Picnic is located at a corner of wisma and has really beautiful decor like a garden. Sorry forgot the pics as we were too engaged catching up! 

Went for the plain rosti which was really good!


 


Also had a pork with rice and a foie gras with beef rice. This is the park with rice...


 


Which was ok.

This is the foie gras beef with rice....

 

Which looks erm........

Are u thinking what I'm thinking? Hahahahaha


But it's actually pretty good! The foie gras is all mashed up into a mashy sauce like texture.

I probably will order it again if I'm back. 


Friday, December 30, 2016

Terra Tokyo Italian Restaurant



for dinner, she brought me over to Terra over at Tras street. It was omakase style.

first dish was an uni toast...




oh yes, check out the UNI!!!




It was GOOD! like seriously GOOD!!!

second dish was a tiger prawn sashimi like thingy... 




it was also SO AWESOME! SO LITTLE BUT SO AWESOME! like the scampis!

3rd dish is crab pasta... 




the crab meat was so bouncy it almost tasted like lobster. the pasta texture was also really bouncy (the kind i like). Taste of the tomato base was also good. Overall an enjoyable dish!

Next up was the iberico pork risotto




flavourful in taste. Also good.

next was the beef. It was so good! Charred on the outside with some fats, OMG..


 

So tender and so juicy. One bite you can tell its good quality meat! I didn't fancy the sauce like how i usually like it with just salt and pepper but bunny liked the sauce.

Dessert was Kiwi ice cream with fruits. It may not look exciting (which was what i initially thought) but turned out the fruits were really good! Right down to how soft the pear was! 


 


Overall it was a nice meal!

































































Old Hen Kitchen

Lunch was at Old Hen Kitchen! Heard some raves about this new outlet that they started out at 127 Owen Road, a street away from their Rangoon Road joint...

 



Despite it being a weekday noon, it was still actually pretty crowded... 

 

of course, the drinks are a must! Old Hen still has the best Cold Brew ever! and i went for the peppermint chocolate. In fact, been pretty into peppermint mocha for starbucks lately! 

 




and this new Old Hen Kitchen serves food with an open concept kitchen. The menu was small (as in limited) but good enough for a small cafe.

We had the salmon and soba... 




Bunny loved it. For one, the doneness of the salmon was just right. a little medium rare like, very good. the soba was chilled and served with some sweetish sauce. But thats also why I'm not a fan but bunny really liked the sweet sauce. her favourite dish here.

the pork belly with rice is what got us here. I saw loads of raves about it.... 


 




I love the quail egg. it was molten! very yummy!

I also liked that they did it with brown rice.

But i didn't quite fancy the sauce or the pork belly. It was a little too sweet for my fancy and the meat wasn't as tender. so I'm not raving about it.

The ahi tuna salad... 





I LOVE the looks of it! Taste wise was ok too. Not bad.

was struggling between this or the truffle fries but figured bunny will want try this. Chilli crab fries...


 




i will say the chilli crab fries was on point. the sauce was just right, not too spicy and a little sweet with a good amount of crab meat. i think its the way chilli crab sauce is like.


Overall it was a nice lunch!












































































Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Twg


The cod fish dish they have is really good! 

 


The cod fish was crispy on the outside and not overly oily. The bottom part was some quinoa like item which went very well with the stock. Very tasty!

The lobster and avocado salad....

 

I love this! The lobster chunks were succulent and the avocado chunks were soft. Very yummy!! 

We also shared a squid ink pasta which was also really tasty...


 

I must say, I'm surprised twg has such yummy food. Haha but it really is quite good!


I also love their iced grand wedding tea. Fruity! Very refreshing, sweet and fruity!



Fukusen




Can't get over that image of the uni bowl on the menu of Fukusen so lunch was there hoping that it's available today. And it is!!

 

Check out that hill (not enuff to call mountain but good enuff to say it's hill) of uni!! 

Oh so good! Fresh and it's so worth it! Only $37! Very yummy! 


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Mon bijou

When asked to suggest a place for our Xmas gathering, mon bijou very quickly came to mind for it's yummy food, reasonable pricing and comfortable seats!

They seemed to have changed their menu a little, my favorite angle hair truffle pasta is gone :(

But the rest of the items are there with some new items that are have proved to be as good!

Like this beef salad...

 

Generous amount of beef slices that are good in terms of taste and texture and bottom is my favorite spinach! Oh so good!


Prawn twisters with squid ink sauce....

 

These are so good too! Generous amount of prawns wrapped in spring roll skin.


Truffle fries....

 

Hard to go wrong with Parmesan cheese sprinkled!


Some chicken wrapped dish...

 

And of course, the crazy crazy awesome French toast!!


 


Everyone loved the food and the recommendations!