Underwhelming Dishes Good Service @ Oso on 28Oct2020

dinner dishes
sophia loren

daughter bought dinner @ oso on 28.10.2020.^^

nice decor and ambience..

focaccia bread soft & nice beef carpaccio was good, sweet.

we ordered 3 pastas.

lobster pasta below average..lobster meat not done well, so not the standard of super tender, sweet, fresh delivery…pasta tomato sauce ok average…

sakura ebi tagliolini was tasty flavourful..

squidink risotto was cheesy, tasty ok just not enough squidink flavours…

colour not black enough..did not have the creamy black texture most good pasta restaurants produce..basically like when i did not have enough squidink to cook my pasta or risotto.

belly pork was good serving also steep price at S$35..texture ok flavours good too…

service was good & they offered a slice birthday cake 👍

overall quite average food kind of underwhelming than expected for a good class restaurant like oso.

c.h.e.f andy

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OSO Ristorante

Address:

100 Peck Seah St, 27th Floor Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore 079333

Located in: Oasia Hotel Downtown

Opening Hours:

daily12–2:30pm6–10:30pm

Delicious 6pax RI Bros Homecooked Dinner on 27Oct2020

made 6pax west coast RI bros dinner on 27.10.2020.^^

  1. sausage claypot rice 腊味饭
  2. wine chicken 黄焖鸡
  3. blackbean paste pork softbones
  4. ahyat style garlic steamed red garoupa 蒜蓉蒸红斑
  5. sambal spinach

LCH brought a wine aerator birthday gift. ^^

Jeff brought his homemade brandy/whiskey umeshu

the guys brought a nice birthday cake.

had a wonderful dinner, delicious dishes and wonderful brotherhood fellowship time together.

c.h.e.f andy

Friend Couple Bought Delicious Steamed Crab Dinner @ Hua Yu Yee on 25Oct2020

steamed sri lankan crabs 2x1kg
风沙鸡special roast chicken
steamed sri lankan crabs 2x1kg

our close friend couple bought 4pax dinner @ hua yu yee on 25.10.2020. ^^

have not been here for a good 15+yrs.

food was good still & always good.

tofu smooth & light, tasty too.

风沙鸡roast chicken a specialty here..quite nice

flavourful drunken prawns competent. plump, fresh prawns & tasty soup.

steamed crab the best dish sweet & enjoyable.

hor fun good wok hae.

I prefer the broad horfun though to this kuay tiao.

very enjoyable evening and delicious food thanks to our good friends celebrating our birthdays.

c.h.e.f andy

Mo Tak Teng! Jessie’s Best Prawn Noodles on 25Oct2020

jessie’s mo tak teng prawn noodles
jessie’s mo tak teng prawn noodles

went with wife for nice walk at gardens by the bay and marina barrage on 25.10.2020.

after walk, dropped by jessie & WM’s place for the best prawn bakut pig tail noodles.mo tak teng! totally!

had many times at Jessie’s liao.. …good every time…today super good…maybe didn’t take for too long liao! lol!

soup flavours so nice, smooth, flavourful, sweet.

bakut (pork ribs) and pig tail texture perfect and sweet, tasty. same for the prawns and the noodles done just right, thanks to the helper wati too…

so goooood!

c.h.e.f andy

Wife Organised Beautiful Home Birthday Dinner on 23Oct2020

wife took leave to prepare dinner. bought oysters & abalones at evergreen on 23.10.2020. ^^

oysters were excellent!

they opened the shells for you (so easier for son to shuck when eating later) & place in styrofoam box on ice bed..should consume in few hours

abalones also excellent..just steamed and drizzle with garlic light soy sauce..

wife bought sashimi (otoro, chutoro, hamachi, ikura, uni, etc) and son flamed the otoro..wife also made burrata, cold pasta..

wife also did the beautiful mirin steaks.

& aunthy bes made the deepfried wanton, grilled veg.

and SM brought the birthday cake.

had a really wonderful and memorable birthday dinner with my dearest family. thank you to wife and children for the enjoyable evening!

c.h.e.f andy

Delivered Homecooked 重庆烤鱼 Dinner for Brother’s Family on 22Oct2020

重庆烤鱼

deliver homecooked dinner to my brother’s family on 22.10.2020.^^

今天的菜

  1. 重庆烤鱼
  2. 蒜蓉蒸鸡柳
  3. 炒小奶白

first time i tried 重庆烤鱼. ^^

in singapore 重庆烤鱼 usually used seabass.

in china they used mostly snakehead 黑鱼, torsak 鲶鱼 & mandarin fish 桂鱼.

the best 重庆烤鱼i had was at riverside grilled fish @ basement of raffles city. we chose patin, and it was sooooo good! patin is catfish but much nicer than torsak…

i happened to have halibut bought from chinatown so just used that.

will put up a recipe for 重庆烤鱼 later.

c.h.e.f andy

Poor Tomyam Talay OK Average Dishes @ Soi Thai Soi Nice on 22Oct2020

had 4pax lunch with brother, sis & bil @ soi thai soi nice on 22.10.2020.^^

S$60nett for 4pax after eatigo 40% discounts at 11.30am.

food ok…

seafood tomyam not great..

the prawns & sotong in the soup not great also..

thai spicy sour sauce seabass brother & sos liked..ok for me i think too spicy

braised pork hock & trotters ok like my brother said we can do better ourselves

deepfried belly pork withsnall kailan also ok.

overall ok not spectacular.. actually some of the lunch sets seemed quite good.

c.h.e.f andy

Quite Super Peking Duck @ Imperial Treasuer Asia Towers on 20Oct2020

my OPS bro and family bought lunch today at imperial treasure super peking duck at asia towers on 20.10.2020. ^^

so after delivering HCA Hospice Care 25pax homecooked lunch dishes, i drove over to asia square.

this place is famous for its peking duck.

a portion of the crispy skin was served with sugar.

the remaining crispy skin and parts with meat were served with crepe or chinese thin pancake used to wrap the duck paired with julienned cucumber and long sliced spring onions, and a sweet duck sauce (plum sauce and sweet bean sauce).

these serving is similar to minjiang.

pekin duck was very good…for me the best peking duck is by kai gardens, served with 5 color wraps and 5 sauces, but most important of all, a corn cracker added to the wrap which added texture to the dish. 🙂

all other dishes are great, special mention was the roasted pork and the crispy prawn fun cheong. these really are the best!

steamed pork ribs and chicken feet always good, so was the har gao and siew mai…

char siew soh was very good, though i prefer crispy char siew pao.

and they ask restaurant to cut out the drumstick for me. first time i eating peking duck this way. K the son had one drumstick and i shared the other with my OPS bro WM.

very shiok! haha!

very thankful to have such good friends to celebrate for me.

c.h.e.f andy

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Imperial Treasure Super PekingDuckAddress: 8 #02-08 Marina View Asia Square Tower, 1, Singapore 018960 7VH2+HF Singapore   Contact: imperialtreasure.com 6636 1868   Opening Hours:

daily11:30am–3pm 6–10pm

14th HCA 4 Dishes 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 20Oct2020

chicken teriyaki
nikujaga (jap braised pork softbones with daikon)
dory fish teriyaki
carrots and cabbage

made 14th HCA Hospice Care 25paxlunch today on 20.10.2020.^^

  1. chicken teriyaki
  2. nikujaga (jap braised pork softbones with daikon)
  3. dory fish teriyaki
  4. vegetables

HCA feedback-

“yummy, yummy”

“patients just loved them all. sedap.”

c.h.e.f andy

Very Shiok! Home Yakiniku on 19Oct2020

yakiniku
lamb chops
yakiniku

had 5pax yakinkiu with OPS bros + LKY on 19.10.2020.^^

my S$44 toyomi grill first use after buying in jun2018! lol!

very good..heat up fast..no smoke as tray of water below..perfect kind of grill..

the lamb was best! very tasty & tender & flavourful..

special price S$39/kg at cold storage…i think usually S$55/kg

grassfed ribeye was tender when done in yakiniku strips no much marbling S$29/kgfrom QB food

belly pork i always like

kurobuta nice not that special S$6.90 for 150g…

the sauces were good – both the lime sea salt & the yakiniku sauce – just like aburiya

the king oyster mushrooms & cabbage very good surprisingly no different from aburiya.

i also made sushi rice…very good..1 cup=2 bowls for 5pax…finished all…went very well with the grilled meats…

& 2 small dishes – pumpkin and shitake mushrooms…

jessie made nice dessert, LKY brought jackfruit & papaya & WT brought cake.

this like 20% cost c/w aburiya.

c.h.e.f andy

Very Fresh Sweet Oysters & Abalones from Evergreen on 18Oct2020

fresh live oysters
steamed abalones with garic light soy sauce
fresh live oysters

went with wife to bedok north market to buy fish meat for wanton on 18.10.2020.

dropped by at evergreen & bought some live oysters & abalone to try out..

Irish & american oysters S$3.80each very good plump huge and juicy the smaller ones sweeter ..

abalones S$6each

i steamed & drizzled with garlic soy sauce 蒜蓉蒸quite excellent 👍👍👍

c.h.e.f andy

Good Peranakan Dishes @ Kira Kira on 17Oct2020

beef rendang
lunch dishes

surprise surprise!

wife and i had really good dishes at kira kira on 17.10.2020. ^^

& very reasonable prices as well..

rendang was very good..sauce excellent,different from usual stronger sauce, meat firmer less “shredded”quite unique & nice…

petai very good, tasty not bitter ..chilli very important

green sauce chicken very nice tasty sauce..the fried chicken was good, quite standard. the sauce made the difference.

chilli eggplant very good, again thanks to the chilli & egg was nice too with lots if onions.

really ok price S$17 for 2pax.

c.h.e.f andy

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KiraKira @ Mohd Sultan

Address:

8 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238958

Delivered Homecooked Teochew Dishes for My Brother’s Family Dinner on 15Oct2020

teochew taujeon steamed chicken
teochew steamed halibut
white beehoon

deliver homecooked dinner ro brother’s family on 15.10.2020.^^

  1. teochew taujeon steamed chicken
  2. teochew steamed halibut
  3. white beehoon 白米粉

SIL said thanks for good dinner.

bro said nephew 喜欢白米粉和豆酱蒸鸡.

nice simple dinner for my brother’s family.

c.h.e.f andy

Japanese Home Gourmet 6pax RI Bros Dinner on 14Oct2020

make 6pax RI bros – with Siak & HABJapanese theme dinner 😀

Menu

  1. tamago (jap egg roll)
  2. miso glazed grilled eggplant
  3. kabocha no nimono (simmered pumpkin)
  4. chicken teriyaki
  5. miso teriyaki salmon belly
  6. pork softbones nikujaga with daikon
  7. ika sugatayaki (grilled whole squid)
  8. dobinmushi (teapot soup)
  9. shabu beef shortplate yakiniku & chashu donburi

Thanks SCG for sake, HAB for ice cream & sipeh handsome for fruits & YF for pandan kaya

&all for a truly wonderful evening & time together 🙏😀

c.h.e.f andy

Good Char Kuay Teow @ Apollo Marine Parade on 14Oct2020

S$7 apollo ckt add egg add cockles
S$7 apollo ckt add egg add cockles

RI bros bought excellent apollo char kuay teow on 14.10.2020. ^^

added cockles add egg.

it was slightly salty, also commented by KH.

I usually low carbs/no carbs. this i enjoyed and finished everything today.

i think hai kee at telok blangah crescent still the best for me.

SCG had the four seasons chendol. it looked really good and he said so too. i didn’t take as the ckt already too much.

i was also interested in the kueh chap stall. will try that if i come again and not taking ckt.

P.S. though i came back with wife another day. we both felt that it was not so good. also it was expensive, add egg S$1 and add cockles S$2 so a S$4 plate was S$7. we tried the four seasons chendol. it was very good!

c.h.e.f andy

Apollo Char Kuay Teow @ Marine Parade Food Centre

Address:

84 Marine Parade Central, #01-174, Singapore 440084

Opening Hours:

daily (closed on tues)11:30am–4:30pm

Son’s Latte Art on 13Oct2020

son’s latte art
son’s latte art
son’s latte art

son made barista standard latte art beautifully smooth coffee on 13.10.2020 👍👍👍

the key to latte art is in the milk.

there are “intricate steps” to produce microfoam. son was explaining to me. to froth the milk at the top to produce foam and by the side of the milk pitcher to create circulation, until no big bubbles (ie smooth microfoam), then immerse frother to heat up milk.

didn’t sound too difficult but i have not tried my hands thus far, the benefits of not learning so being that got son to make coffee for me. lol! 🙂

it makes a huge difference to the cup of coffee…the microfoam blended completely to produce a silky smooth wonderful cup of coffee…the latte art is a bonus. son has not yet consistently produced the above latte art but for me the reward is in the wonderful cup of coffee, latte art or not.

not sure i fancy the trouble, or just happily resort to my nespresso and enjoy the occasional cup made by son.

c.h.e.f andy

Brother Delivered Home Cooked Dinner on 13Oct2020

brother delivered dinner this evening on 13.10.2020. ^^

very nice braised pork belly, small intestines & egg.

porridge very tasty with sliced pork 瘦肉皮蛋粥👍

nicely homely dishes.

c.h.e.f andy