Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Jewel Cafe - Deliveroo

I recently received a msg from Grab informing that they are giving me $8 off Deliveroo as part of some loyalty programme so gave me the perfect excuse to order another delivery for lunch!

Seriously, delivery services are so wonderful especially for people like me! But they are so expensive (especially for big eaters like me... Heh)

Anyways, so I was browsing and deciding on what to order today and I came across jewel cafe. Great that their delivery will only take 25 mins since my next meeting starts in another 1.5 hours time at my time of order. It also allowed me to do some work while having lunch at the comfort of my desk.

So anyways, yes, Jewel cafe. Alexis has previously told me about Jewel cafe and how I think for Tuesday's they have some 1 for 1 pasta and I think I vaguely recall she said their pasta was good. So I ordered a soup, a pasta and a side of fried pork cubes!

Within around 30 mins, my lunch arrived very timely...

And the delivery person was polite, wishing me a good lunch. Good service is always a plus point for me!

My lunch for today!

The pork cubes thou a bit of a dark brown was still pretty tender. I quite like it thou will prefer if it was not as cooked.

The carbonate was not bad. Not as creamy but yet surprisingly not bad.

The soup was good. I will order it again!

Curious Palatte

It was an impromptu decision to do dinner at Curious Palatte as it was right below minds cafe at Prinsep street...

The interior was lovely. It had that semi industrial kind of feel plus the very tiong bahru area kind of cafe feel... (If u know what I mean)

Service was good. The server who served us was polite and helpful with the recommendations. 

We had spam fries...

Which was effectively just fried luncheon meat. Haha

The mushroom risotto Coz bunny is vegetarian today...

The risotto was very good. Very flavourful and rich. The way I like it. There was also sun dried tomato and Parmesan chips. Good combi!

I had the foie gras and chorizo pasta...

While the pasta sauce did not incorporate the chorizo and foie gras (basically it was just cream sauce) but overall I liked it.

We also had an iced chocolate which was good!

They are overall not bad! We will be back!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

10 on Scotts

My first birthday celebration for this year kicked started at 10 on Scotts! Joanne brought me there for high tea and of Coz I had to go for my favourite scones!

The server was really nice, particularly this guy by the name of Nicholas. He already recognises me and is very friendly and helpful. He and the lady cooking the steak are both very kind. They highlighted that they have warm scones avail in the oven...

Which makes them all the more delightful!

And yes there's live kitchen with steak today!

And the high tea tier..

My favourite from the tier would be the egg truffle sandwich and crab cakes!

And another reason why I love hyatt's high tea is their free flow drinks...

I had an iced choco and iced tea. Juices are also included!

Totally enjoyed the meal!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Supply and Demand

We had dinner at Supply and Demand...

Located at orchard gateway level 2!

Heard quite a number of people telling me that their food is not bad. As in reasonably priced and can eat kind - particularly their pasta apparently. 

We ordered a starter to share...

It was like a meat/sausage kinda of platter. With chorizo, pepperoni, Parma and some Chinese sausage. Generally it was not bad. Even the strawberries that came along were pretty sweet!

Bree chose the pasta n the pizza..

They were both not bad. As in reasonably priced and quite decent. Good for revisits.

Rocky Master

Lunch was a quick one at Rocky Master since my appointment was nearby.

Ordered a baked macaroni with spinach and egg...

It was microwaved food but surprisingly very good! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Jacks Place

Jacks place may have lost its Premium status like it sort of used to have maybe 20-25 years ago but they do still serve pretty good steak at reasonable prices. We were here for a quick lunch and the sets range from $15 plus to $20 odd. Reasonable taste which aligned with the price. Simple comfort food!

Portion was also very reasonable. I will be back when I want a quick steak fix!

Beauty in a pot

Close friends will know, one of my favourite steamboat these days is none other than beauty in a pot. I love their pork balls, their meat selection and their Mala pot is saltish and nice.

So I have basically been coming here whenever I want a steamboat fix. Service has also been generally good. 

But today it was quite infuriating.

In one of our vegetable order, we had one which came with the roots...

We feedback to the manager who said this to us " 哦和,这个拿掉它就可以了。可以吃的” 

Meaning to tell us, just remove it and actually this can be eaten.

Well, not saying it can't be eaten but clearly you don't expect to have veg with such roots in a restaurant right? Clearly it should be well processed and cleaned and this may be an episode of missing out - which is fine, which can be easily resolved by probably just doing a simple apology. But no, the male manager concerned just went on an on about how this can be eaten and just needs to be removed or if we really want he will just change for us. Not a single word of apology... He went on until I pu huay! Coz this is actually a dinner with bunny's friends who have never been to beauty in a pot. In fact it's a treat and we sort of highly recommended the place to them.

That's when I asked him, if this is how you serve your baby spinach how come I don't see a whole basket filled with such roots? Clearly we expected the veg to be processed and really to begin with, a simple SINCERE apology would have sufficed. We don't even need you to do a change. If you genuinely want to change it or do a service recovery, it should not be IF WE WANT. It should be IF YOU WANT. IF YOU BOTHER.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thai Airways

It's official. After today I hereby declare Thai airways serve much yummier food than SQ does. Service is also notably better. Which is very sad for me Coz I love SQ and I have from young felt that SQ is something that we Singaporeans should be proud of. But the few past episodes of encounters I had with SQ just made me really sad. Even when I made a feedback through their website, the response took more than 10 working days. :(

And I declined the offer of a voucher for their kris shop which is probably typically what they offer as a token for service recovery because I really hope that SQ realises that feedbacks are not just Coz gian Peng but Coz they really need to buck up n do better!

Anyway, today we were given 3 options instead of 2!

I took the chicken curry with rice...

It was pretty good! The chicken curry was tasty and the chicken was tender. And if you noticed above, the egg was still slight runny. I'm impressed!

And Kerry opted for the cream prawns with potatoes....

Check out the huge crunchy prawns!!

A few entries down you should see, the nua prawns I had from SQ during my flight back from Bangkok. It's like a heaven n earth comparison!

The cream prawns was coated with a layer of cheese, very yummy!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sabx2 Wanton Mee (Bangkok)

Kerry apparently hasn't tried this place before and she's been excited about the 猪脚饭 here!

And of Coz, the wanton mee!

Greased with pork lard and served with crab meat. The noodles are small in portion but oh so good! The wanton as well. Very yummy!

The pork leg rice...

Wonderfully seasoned pork and the sauce goes so well with rice. Love it! 

Greyhound Cafe (Bangkok)

It was a short stay at the hotel before we quickly headed out for dinner at grey hound! 

We went to the one at Siam centre and today I was given a seat at another area of the restaurant. The decor was much nicer here...

And the first thing I ordered was the hoptail!

Love their hoptail!

I don't drink as much these days but for me to miss this, it's really very good! The earl grey iced tea with lemon ice cubes and the bubbly Heineken! Which genius came up with this combination? So good! There wasn't much of earl grey taste in the tea but the lemon blended well with the beer and the tea.

The pesto scallop pasta...

Love the thick and flavourful pesto sauce. 

And the crab meat pasta in pink cream sauce...

It was so good that instead of sharing, Kerry went ahead to order another portion for her own!

Hui Miao also had a hoptail but she had the rosay...

Has a rather strong lemongrass taste which I didn't quite fancy.

We also shared a steak salad...

The beef was very tender and a good portion vs the greens.

We also shared a tons of crab meat fried rice....

Item came as illustrated as per the menu! Generous amount of crab meat! Eat till very Shiok!!! 

And for dessert, we shared a coconut sago with coconut ice cream thingy...

They all loved it as well! The mixture of the chestnut and coconut meat and ice cream is just so good!

Platinum food court (Bangkok)

I don't really know which stall they got this from but I am happy the girls ordered this! Coz it's got the pig blood!

The Maggi was yummy too - texture was just right. Soup was a little too sweet for my liking.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Siam Street food (Bangkok)

Located around where Siam square is, there's a stretch of street food stalls. The last time bunny and I came, we discovered this stall with very amazing minced port omelette. And since it was very near our massage at Siam Square, we frequently came by to pack supper. This time round, I brought the girls to have supper here:

Basil leave pork rice....

The basil leave pork is really good! Very tender Pork that goes so well with the rice! 

The omelette with minced pork was super good as well...

It's super fluffy! Like super. Damn good!

We also shared a Tom yam soup...

About 2 stalls down, there's another stall selling the BBQ fish. The stalls apparently have some bad blood so both don't allow cross ordering so we had to head over to the other stall to order. 

Despite this being my multiple visit, this is my first time trying this fish...

And omg, it's super good! The fish is very fresh! The BBQ was just with some salt so the au naturale taste of the fish is there. Will come back again!