Friday, January 09, 2015

Mdm Kwan

Crystal and i did a quick lunch together. Checked out Mdm Kwan! Been meaning to check it out.

we had this set which comes with fried chicken, prawns and beef rendang...



they were all amazing!

the fried chicken was tender and juicy with crispy and tasty skin.

the beef rendang was tender and not too spicy.

the prawns had that crunchy texture.

the rice was fragrant! We both very much enjoyed it!





Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Crab Party


I was sourcing for an event venue which serves good food and has ktv and i received numerous recommendations for Crab Party.

100 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 545576
6280 0068



Upon contacting the owner, i also received a very kind invitation from him for food tasting. I went down with my 5 gam channels group!

Crab Party is located within a residential like building. The main restauarant area is at level one.



the first dish we were served was the prawns done 2 ways. It was served in Hong Kong Garlic and salt and pepper style...



the prawns were decent. Some said the flesh kind of stuck to shell. Taste wise, i really liked the salt and pepper one. It was very tasty!






next up was the BBQ squid - MY FAVOURITE for the day! Most of the rest also think its good. Bri liked it too!



the squid is nicely textured and nicely seasoned in salt and pepper. I think i can easily finish another 2 plates of it all by myself. Am still missing it now as i am typing.

Next up was the pork ribs! Also done 2 styles. One was the stout pork ribs and the deep fried ribs...



the most pleasant thing is, the pork ribs are tender! the deep fried ribs came with golden strands of not sure what they are but they are damn yummy!






next up was the seabass in cambodia style...



was a little spicy for those who don't take spicy food. The food was nicely fried to crisp on the outside.. i actually like munching on the crispy fins and all. The spicy sauce went well with the seabass.

Next was the Kai Lan done 2 styles. This style of cooking seems to be rather popular these days and i really like the crunchy leaves!



And of course, their star would be their crabs!

There was chilli crab....



which they used reasonably sized Sri Lanka crabs! The chilli crab sauce was very good to be dipped in man tou with...



some curry crab like thingy...



we collectively agreed that it looks spicy but actually was not super spicy and the taste gets to you. yummy!




and of course, the most photogenic crab for today, the salted egg crab!



this was really yummy too! The sauce was also especially good to go with man tou!



and their crabs of are a decent size with roe and all...



for desserts, we had options of mango pudding....



or yam paste!



which i don't really take mango so i only had the yam paste.

overall, everyone pretty much enjoyed the seafood! Especially the sotong for me!

I can't wait to be back again for the sotong!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Ubin Seafood Restaurant


Dinner was at New Ubin Seafood Restaurant.

Block 27 Sin Ming Road, Sin Ming Industrial Estate Sector A #01-174, Singapore 575680
+65 6466 9558
www.ubinseafood.com

The team wanted seafood - Crabs in particular. We sourced around a few places and Jourdan suggested New Ubin Seafood which to be honest i have heard raves about this place. Not so much about the crabs but their beef! So we started contacting and it was arranged!

The lady who i was in touch with was very nice and friendly over watsapp introducing the menu and making recommendations.

It was located rather secluded in Sin Ming, the industrial area. Thank god we had 2 good drivers and GPS! haha

When we got there, for a weekday night it was really crowded. We were also a little worried that it had no air con. coz we remember checking if there was air con. Luckily the person changed us into the air con area.

The non-air con area probably due to the rain had quite a bit of insects flying around. the air con area is a lot more comfy!




we ordered most of their specialty items. first up was their foie gras egg ($9 a cup)....



it was soooo good! they forget to mention it has truffle too! the foie gras was lightly seared and salted. the soft boiled egg and truffle. OMG.. sinfully good!

next up was the salted egg squid ($20)....




which was good too. just that they had even better items on our menu today! lol

pork collar ($14)....



very very nice! very tender! some said it taste like bak kua. i didnt think so. i think its too tender to be bak kua. but after the first 3 dishes, everyone was even more hopeful about what was coming up!

the lady was very nice. she also offered us a oyster platter on the house!



oysters were so fresh and taste really good with the sea salt. i popped 2!

next up was also their signature pork knuckle ($26)...



it was also very nicely done. the skin was crispy and the meat was tender. we finished every bit of it!

prawn paste chicken ($20)...



prawn paste chicken was yummy too!

Hk Kai Lan done 2 ways ($18)...



the leafy part is very special, crispy!

and finally, 1000g of ribeye steak! ($120)....



YUMMEH!!!






i don't know how premium it is but it is really damn nicely done. tender and with the strong beefy taste. its so good everyone gave their thumbs up!

and the order of the beef comes with a complimentary fried rice cooked in the beef fats....



which was nice too!

we also ordered another carb - hokkein mee ($24)...




i loved it! it was so good coz its so wet yet so tasty! also great that they had the crispy lard on top! Ooooo!

for the crabs, we had a promo.. 3 for the price of 2 at ($74). and the best part is they will do it in 3 diff styles for u! so we had the garlic baked crab, black pepper crab and chilli crab...







as i was too full from the beef and all. i barely tried the crab. and also coz the crab was like the really small kind. i prefer humongous crabs. hahaha

overall the meal was very enjoyable. so much so that everyone said we will be back!

Nana Green Tea



for lunch, we headed to Nana Green tea and i had my favourite seafood udon!



served chilled in sesame sauce, the udon is springy. I don't usually like udon for its size of noodles but i love this. the seafood is also yummy with bouncy prawns.

Sadly this is not on the set lunch menu. their set lunch menu is generally quite wu hua. It consists of a main and a drink which usually on its own will already range from $6 to $8.50. The lunch is probably a $12ish.

and of course, its popular for their green tea...



Sonia actually had a red bean latte thingy that was also awesome which i didnt manage to take a picture of.

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