Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tuk Tuk Cha

An after lunch dessert / tea session was warranted because the previous time I tried them, their toast was so darn good!



And naturally, we ordered toast!!

With taro kaya...




And coz we couldn't decide and the toast is so darn good, the pandan kaya one too!




Their toast smells really fragrant n tastes really good! Fluffy nicely toasted (thou we can see they used air dryer which is wonderful! Healthier!)


And they have new drinks on the menu, butterfly pea drink, I opted for the lychee flavor one...






It's good! The lychee flavor and it's slightly sparkling with jelly. Ask for it to be less sweet thou!


Tuk Tuk Cha is a place with one of the better toast around here! 


They also have a very special ice cream with frozen egg yolk inside! It's very interesting!








The yolk texture is not like the typical yolk texture. The coconut ice cream is good too! Very interesting to try!





































Saturday, May 13, 2017

Brawn and Brains






We totally pulled ourselves out of bed for this....











 


One portion each no less!

We had it during one of our date nights and we were so won by the whole combination. There's avocado, smoked salmon, melted cheese above some molten eggs! What's there not to like? Even the look of it is so appetizing!


This is at Brawn and Brains. Despite located at a rather not crowded location (guillemard old badminton hall near gspa), it is always crowded when we head there. Waiting time for food can even get up to 40 mins!

They also serve a really good cold brew.



Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Magic of Chong Qing hotpot




I didn't expect that I haven't been here but I am pretty sure I heard abt this place previously. This place was popular way before all the steamboat craze of Hai Di Lao, beauty pot etc.

Located at Tanglin shopping Centre, Ginny introduced this place coz they served buffet at $38++.

When we got there, they told us there's a promotion for better beef servicing at $55 and we went for it!

It's quite Wu hua coz the beef was really super good!


 


Importantly, they also had fish maw in their regular buffet menu. The fish maw is thick and sticky - super good!


The prawns were also really fresh!!

 

Pity I was too busy eating to take picture of the rest of the items but the buffet also included a ba bao tea which tasted like chrysanthemum with ginseng tea.


The desserts (only one serving each)

 


I'm so coming back here again!






Monday, May 08, 2017

Dancing Crab

It's really sad that tunglok group pulled out of the Amex dining benefits campaign. The Amex promo was a lot more worth it! 

Today, someone was craving for oysters so it was an impromptu decision to splurge.


 

Their oysters are amazing as usual! Fat oysters which are so fresh!

And we ordered two combo bags...

 

His black pepper one is a Vivo special, it was not bad! A little sweet pepperish!


And we went for our usual favorite the cream sauce...



 

And I will always request to add sausage! The cream sauce is very good! 


Their clams are also fat and of a good size! 



 


Their truffle fries was so good we end up ordering two portions!


And we tried this crab Rockfella...

 


Oh it was great! It's crab meat with spinach stuffed in the crab shell. Greatest thing is no need to deshell the crab myself. Haha


It was an enjoyable meal!


Although they removed the Amex promo, they introduced an in house discount card which offers points and discounts at a cost of $20 I think. We took it up. 

With this post, like to also give credits to a staff of Dancing Crab. Mr Paul, the restaurant manager at Orchard Central.

This meal, we had it at Vivo but after this, we did Dancing Crab again at Orchard Central on 16th May. To celebrate Mother's Day for bunny's mum. 

In comparison, I would think vivo's food tasted better (despite ordering similar stuff hence I didn't take pictures already) but Paul's service won us. He was attentive and he made guests feel good. When we ordered their promo of 3 lemonades and 1 free yet we wanted to let bunny's mum try the lavender lemonade (coz it's so good), he not only initially  allowed us to change and even gave us a glass on his accord. A small gesture that goes a long way.


We also remember him to be the nice guy who served us when we visited the turf city branch a couple of years back and because of his good service, he managed to yodel us the dungeoness crab! Thumbs up for the good service!











Sunday, May 07, 2017

Angelina

Been a super long while since I caught up with Bernard so we scheduled a dinner today! 

Out of the list of probable suggestions I gave him, he chose Angelina. Actually I'm also not sure why I suggested Angelina in the first place. The thing that I really wanted to try from Angelina I have already tried it that day - the hot chocolate but I didn't like it. It felt a bit sour (or maybe not so sweet) to my liking. I think I much prefer the one from Antoinette. Also, I had already observed that they had a very very puny menu. But I guess maybe part of me still wants to give them a second chance.

So anyways we met up at Angelina! Oh one more thing to note, I don't really get why their operating hours are till 8.30 only. I mean, given their tiny food menu, the whole concept is probably more of a dessert place? If people do come by for dessert or coffee after dinner, wouldn't it be after 8.30pm? Hmm but den the dessert selection is actually also not much - ok, I just don't get it.


But they do have damn lovely settings! The kind that's pretty to take pictures of! 


Food wise, we mostly went for the set meal that was going at $38.80++ 

It comes with choice of soup/salad, mains and a mini hot chocolate/coffee/tea



The soup of today was sweet potato smoked salmon soup...




Very unique when we heard it. Taste wise was ok. Didn't taste very much like sweet potato actually and the smoked salmon was literally just added in the center.

The salad was the saving grace thou! It's a delight to even look at it!



The colour of the greens and the red was very welcoming. That rectangle block in the middle was so divine! It's toast and the toast was fluffy thou thick! Above it is a piece of toasted cheese and the cheese is the kind that's strong in flavor ... omg! I love it!


For mains, we had option of either the chicken or truffle ravioli...




The truffle ravioli was decent but didn't leave a strong impression. Not something that I will want to be back for.


The chicken (missed out picture for that one) was not bad, though it was breast it was quite tender and bouncy.


Bunny didn't go for the meal, she opted for the steak...




She didn't like it at all. Hahaha she found it disappointing but I thought it was ok. The steak was can eat lor but I really loved that crispy thing at the top. It tasted like bacon chip! It was so damn good!


And finally, our hot chocolate....





Second chance still the same. I wonder why it looked so good on other people's social media. -.-


Saturday, May 06, 2017

Mon Bijou

The seafoodies gathering today was proposed by yours truly to be at Mon Bijou! Glad that all of them loved the food offering thumbs up after! 

I was tasked to order and needless to say I was spoilt for choice! Not that the menu was extensive but there were many items i wanted to introduce to the girls!

I ordered a garden mushroom pasta and a carbonara. When asked why I ordered 2 pastas in cream sauce, they understood after trying! Both were great! I was just torn between the two ....


 


 

Both were cream sauce based and were good for sharing. 

The warm beef salad is also a must order! The beef slices were amazing topped with potato strips served above a bowl of spinach...


 

Starters of prawn twisters wrapped in popiah skin. The squid ink aioli was also great!

 

Last but not least, the girls perfectly understood what I meant when I said the French toast is a cannot don't order!

 

The French toast is soft and fluffy with sugar crystals. It's so divine!

What I'm sure is, the girls will be back on their own for this recommendation! 

The food is amazing, the price is reasonable, service is great and the cushion seats are plushy and comfy!


Friday, May 05, 2017

Fika

A craving for chicken chop brought us here for a quick dinner. 

The shrimp and egg deli open faced sandwich looked so good on the menu. Actually it looked as good when it arrived initially but sadly the shrimps were actually really dry. What a shame. If the shrimps were fresher or juicer I think this would really have been good!

 

The chicken chop however was amazing! 

 

Crispy skin, juicy chicken and the sauce was savory, rich and good!

Herb crusted salmon...


 



The salmon was a little over done and the mashed potato was cold. 

Overall the chicken chop was the best!