7pax RI Bros Lunch @ L’Rez by Nanyang Poly Culinary Students on 10Apr2019

L’Rez

LCM organised a 7pax RI bros lunch @ L’Rez by nanyang poly culinary students on 10.4.2019. ^^

with CCG, TCH, KWL, OBT, NCL.

food was good standard, service kind of disorganised.

student chefs

the young chefs enjoying themselves, a prerequisite for good food. ^^

L’Rez

S$15 3-course lunch menu

the S$15 3-course lunch menu with coffee quite ok.

there was a choic eof appetizer and main.

bettroot salmon

i had the beetroot salmon. quite ok standard with good presentation. could do with more ingredients lol!

seabass papilotte

and seabass papilotte as a main.

this should be en papilotte ie cooked in a parchment paper…usually it is served with the paper bag, here they seemed to have removed that, the server was either not hearing my question or unsure of the answer.

this dish competent i guess..could be better…

choc & orange torte

duck confit

NCL had the duck confit. i tasted the meat, quite flavourful.

there was dessert and coffee.

quite ok for S$15pax.

food was good enough standard better than food court/some cafeteria, not quite the standard of restaurants.

c.h.e.f andy

 

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4pax RI Bros Lunch @ Ellenborough Market Cafe on 15Apr2019

4pax RI bros

went to QTC office for my regular visit. LKY and LKH joined us.

afterwards QTC bought 4pax RI bros lunch @ Ellenborough market cafe on 15.4.2019.

feed at raffles/amex lovedining still offering 50% off for up to 5pax on monday.

(now amex love dining offering very much diminished and not really worth the S$321 for the annual card fee c/w say eatigo, chope, burple)….

first time i was here after the renovation. basically price went up from S$38pax to S$52pax so at 50% off it was S$19pax now raised to S$26pax, food same-actually i think previously food better.

appetisers

the appetizer section usual…salmon was good enuf, the other sushi stuff no standard i didn’t bother to try.

surprisingly the yabbies were quite sweet, i had 3 in total, and i think i had 2 or 3 top shell too.

kueh paitie

kueh paitie run of the mill, biryani was quite ok tasty.

dumplings

no noodles..dumplings were ok.

cooked dishes

other cooked dishes – usually belly pork quite good, today the braised beef was better very tender. fish ok…others standard buffet stuff i didn’t bother try much.

nonya dessert & durian pengat

durian pengat

durian pengat still good, but like LKH said not the best, not something for 3 helpings type…

appetisers

these days we can’t really eat much like before.

at S$26++pax buffet is passable and some items quite ok for me don’t need to eat much.. ambience is good. we bros had a great time together.

c.h.e.f andy

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Ellenborough Market Café

 

4pax OPS Bros Lunch @ Hua Ting Steamboat Claymore Connect on 9Apr2019

OPS 4 bros lunch @ hua ting steamboat

WT bought 4pax lunch @ hua ting steamboat claymore connect on 9.4.2019. ^^

– with OPS bros HC

there is OCBC 1 for 1 S$48pax = so S$24pax each. there is a S$3 charge for using the condiments. many good hotpot restaurants in hk, china do that. quite ok i thin..very good condiments.

black chicken soup and tomato soup

every 2pax can choose 2 soup base. we had black chicken soup and tomato soup.

both souo were very good. tomato soup like the haidilao type…black chicken soup very tasty…i even took some of the chicken.

S$3pax condiments – dipping sauce for hotpot

S$3pax condiments – dipping sauce for hotpot

as mentioned the S$3pax condiments – dipping sauce were very good.

scallops

scallops 

the hotpot set good serving of quality ingredients. 1 large scallop each.

S$48pax 1 for 1 set

2 slices of beef, chicken, fish, tofu each and tanhoon.

tofu skin

and beancurd skin.

ice cream

complimentary ice cream. i didn’t take.

S$48pax 1 for 1 set

and meat balls and sotong balls, and also a fish paste tube good serving.

the food serving was quite enough and the soup base and condiments played an important part. we had a great meal.

basically getting haidilao standard at 1/2 or 2/3 the price.

i came back afterwards with wife for 2pax dinner. will bring my sis here. they server told us for odd numbers say 3pax we can order 1 for 1 S$48pax set and add ala carte orders. only problem for me no ocbc card so happy problem friend pay la…

c.h.e.f andy

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8pax Sous Vide Iberico Pork Rack, Tomahawk Family Dinner on 7Apr2019

iberico pork with potato mash and salad

made 8pax family dinner this evening-

1 (wife made) buttersquash soup
2 sous vide 62degC 4hrs flamed iberico pork rack (first attempt supernice) ..served with homemade ginger butter and potato mash
3 prawn arrabiata tagliatelle 
4 vongole linguine
5 sous vide 56degC 3hrs flamed & pancharred black onyx tomahawk

uni sashumi

salmon, amaebi etc sashimi

wife had some sashimi.

teriyaki miso salmon belly

i made the usual teriyaki miso salmon belly. nice!

vongole linguine

vongole linguine

vongole linguine was great!

prawn arrabiata tagliatelle

prawn arrabiata tagliatelle

arabiatta was a new try, tasty, can be improved.

4hr 62degC sous vide iberico pork rack

iberico pork rack

4hr 62degC sous vide iberico pork rack

iberico pork rack was a first time, AND it was excellent! the best!

now cannot find on QB, will wait until they have stock again…

iberico pork with potato mash and salad

iberico pork with potato mash and salad

iberico pork with potato mash and salad

the meat was perfect tender and very tasty.

i marinated first 2 tbsp mustard, then sea salt, pepper, olive oil, honey…then sous vide, then drizzle honey and flamed.

and i had nice potato mash and wife made salad for sides.

3hr 56degC sous vide black onyx tomahawk

3hr 56degC sous vide black onyx tomahawk

3hr 56degC sous vide black onyx tomahawk

tomahawk was perfect this evening, at 56degC perfect consistency, and grilled and flamed.

3hr 56degC sous vide black onyx tomahawk

great tomahawk!

4hr 62degC sous vide iberico pork rack

but everyone liekd the iberico prok rack even better!

very shiok family dinner! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

 

Chicken with Mushrooms and Fungus – 89th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 5Apr2019

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

made chicken with mushrooms and fungus for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 5.4.2019.^^

this my 88th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

an excellent tasting dish. 🙂

chicken, shimeji mushrooms, cloud and wood fungus

i diced and marinated 2kg boneless chicken thighs the evening before = 3 tbsp fish sauce, 2tbsp corn flour, pepper and 4tbsp shaoxing wine.

i am keeping the taste plain so no oyster sauce, no sesame oil, no light soy sauce.

i got ready wood fungus S$2.10 for 200g from sheng shiong, some left over cloud fungus (all softened), and 2 packets of shimeji mushrooms cut.

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

this morning just fried the chicken thoroughly added the fungus and mushrooms, covered and cooked for 6mins.

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

a simple and very tasty dish.

chciken was very tender and tasty. so was the mushrooms and cloud fungus and wood fungus was crunchy. very nice.

c.h.e.f andy

Good Prawn Couscous and Beef Butger @ Little House of Dreams on 4Apr2019

dinner with wife

2pax dinner with wife @ little house of dreams bakery bistro at dempsey on 4.4.2019.^^

like a children party place…

came becos nearby at dempsey and 50% eatigo discounts….haha! ^^

prawn cous cous

prawn couscous lots of prawns like 8 pieces quite good…a tasty dish..

beef burger S$19.90

beef burger S$19.90

beef burger with truffle fries competent..

burgers not really my kind of food…i guess it was good enough standard, good patty and brioche..

one of the best i had was at slovenia with wife and son, still not really my kind of food.

S$21 nett for 2pax after 50% eatigo discounts

2pax S$21 nett.

prawn cous cous S$15.90

not particularly a place i would come, but if happens to be here quite ok too if at these steep discounted prices.

c.h.e.f andy

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Delicious Taujeon Song Fish Head @ Eat First 食之為鮮 on 3Apr2019

taujeon song fish head  S$25

my OPS bro WM & wife J bought 4pax dinner @ 食之为鲜 eat first at siglap on 3.4.2019.^^

very good dinner..wife enjoyed the taujeon song fish head which she normally doesn’t like much by the usual black bean sauce preparation.

fish head very fresh, tasty and it was humongous  very meaty so though it was S$25 c/w with S$16 at other zichar or food centre, i think it was quite worthwhile.

this is easy to make. so i can do anytime.

watercress soup S$18

watercress soup S$18

watercress soup was excellent, like any good cantonese lie tong 例汤, loved it!

i took lots of watercress veg too, and the pork, very nice.

ginger chicken S$18

ginger chicken S$18

J decided to order ginger chicken instead of steamed chicken.

it had the special 酸姜pickled ginger flavour, nice. the meat was a bit on the tough side…

most chicken preparation in restaurants and zichar, even like in shoon huat at sentosa, JB, are overcooked and not tender. otherwise i duess a competent dish.

salted fish minced pork S$18

salted fish minced pork the usual, nice dish, quite big serving, also quite ex at S$18.

didn’t feel it was better than my home preparation.

prawn tofu S$18

prawn tofu S$18

prawn tofu was the usual, though J felt that it was not good as before.

tofu was well infused and great texture, and prawns and sauce were good.

also not so different from my home preparation..i think my tofu quality not as good, the inside not as smooth, maybe will try out egg tofu or other silken tofu…my prawns and sauce just as good.

S$104 for 4pax dinner

taujeon song fish head

4pax dinner was S$104 nett, no service and GST. charge for water and tea same S$1.

we had a really fun dinner together and enjoyed the delicious dishes, especially the taujeon fish head and watercress soup.

c.h.e.f andy

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Recipe = Garlic Steamed Sotong and Salted Egg Prawns (6th Cooking Sharing at Teban Gardens) on 3Apr2019

24 attended the cooking sharing

teban gardens PPHCSC (pasir panjang hill community service centre) organised a cooking sharing session on 3.4.2019. ^^.

this my 6th cooking demo and sharing… 🙂

24 residents attended today.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens PPHCSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

i cooked a breakfast dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am travelling or otherwise unavailable.

i did my 88th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre on 29.3.2019.

24 attended the cooking sharing

24 attended the cooking sharing

garlic steamed sotong and salted egg prawns

today i shared and demo 2 dishes –

1 garlic steamed sotong 蒜蓉蒸花枝(墨鱼)
2 salted egg prawns…咸蛋虾

shallow fried prawns

shallow fried prawns

salted egg yoke and curry leaves

Recipe for salted egg prawns and garlic steamed sotong at the bottom page.

wasabi prawns, salted egg prawns, yuzu prawns all basically same preparation just add different sauce like wasabi mayo.

i don’t add milk or mayo in this recipe. my other variation is i don’t like deepfry as it takes and wastes a lot of oil and i don’t know what to reuse for, so i do shallow-fry just 1cm deep oil.

the salted egg prawns was fragrant and flavourful. ^^

sotong

minced garlic

garlic steamed sotong

garlic steamed sotong the easiest of preprarations.

basically it is just hk steamed and topped with minced garlic. the garlic gave it excellent flavours and is a common preparations for bamboo (razor) clams at restaurants, a heavenly sauce to add to plain rice la!

makan time – a taste of the dishes

makan time – a taste of the dishes

makan time – a taste of the dishes

teban garden staff portioned the servings.

garlic steamed sotong and salted egg prawns

i had lots of help from the residents too.

a lady actually did the frying of the salted egg and curry leaves for me while i shared about the dishes. lol! ^^

we had lots of fun! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

Recipe for salted egg prawns

15 shelled and deveined large prawns ie remove head & shell and cut centre to remove veins and clean well

2 egg yokes in a bowl and 2 tbsp cornflour on plate or clean flat surface

dip prawns first in egg yoke then in corn flour & place on clean plate

heat <2cm oil in deep flat bottom pot ..put in a clean dry chopsticks if starting bubbling means oil is hot

shallow-fry the prawns 1min on each side till golden brown ..do not crowd pot… do in batches 5-8 prawns..do 2 or 3 batches depend size of pot..set aside..

mince 3 salted egg yokes. fry with 2 twigs curry leaves in 1 tbsp oil till fragrant..add the prawns & mix thoroughly.. serve

Recipe for garlic hong kong steamed sotong

large sotong (squid) 300g

clean and cross cut the sotong

place sotong in steamer plate

add 2tbsp each of light soy sauce, olive oil (or veg oil) and mirin (optional)

place 3tbsp chopped garlic over the sotong

steam for 4-5mins

serve

 

HK Stringy Dry Noodles with Teriyaki Salmon Belly and Prawns on 1Apr2019

hk stringy dry noodles with teriyaki salmon belly and prawns

made 1pax hk stringy dry noodles with teriyaki salmon belly and prawns on 1.4.2019.

belly good! no april fool haha! ^^

prawns just frozen prawns defrost and salmon belly some leftovers.

hk stringy dry noodles with teriyaki salmon belly and prawns

hk stringy dry noodles with teriyaki salmon belly and prawns

more importantly, i perfected the chilli sauce for the dry noodles-

1 bunch dry noodles, 1tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp fish sauce PLUS 1tbsp crispy chilli about perfect.

the chye sim also leftover, just poached with the noodles.

the prawns and salmon i marinated with tsuyu and mirin and pangrilled, so teriyaki prawns and salmon belly. ^^

a delicious, nutritious bowl of noodles!

c.h.e.f andy

 

Expensive Italian Great Bone Marrow Pizza and Chocolate Tart Not Good Value @ Amo on 31Mar2019

4pax family lunch

wife bought 4pax lunch today at amo at hong kong street on 31.3.2019. ^^👍👍👍

bone marrow pizza and vongole linguine best dishes …seafood stew very tasty but too ex, burrata not great, tagliata, squidink pasta and octopus average..

lunch was S$329 for 4pax .. after S$300 35% off chope vouchers, total price to us = S$224 nett.

for me that is still too expensive la!

amo

amo

nice ambience, and no problem parking for sunday lunch. 🙂

burrata S$28

burrata S$28

burrata here pedestrian, not great not tasty, can do without la…

bone marrow pizza

bone marrow pizza S$32

for me the bone marrow pizza still best, though wife and i low carbs, still enjoy this tasty pizza, nice dough.

octopus S$35

octopus really so so, having taken so many nice octopus elsewhere…i would say poor for S$35!

seafood casserole S$48

seafood casserole S$48

seafood casserole was very good, just small serving for S$48.

for me prices here are just to expensive, even considering chope 35% discounts. i wouldn’t come here myself but since wife buying lunch, ok for me la…

squid ink tagliolini S$28

squid ink tagliolini S$28

the recent time we had squid ink tagliolini here it was good.

today it was mediocre. i think most of my pastas better than this.

vongole S$29

vongole S$29

we added a vongole linguine.

this was good though, excellent tasty tomato sauce, not the usual vongole.

tagliata S$48

tagliata S$48

tagliata was competent, pretty ordinary. 🙂

chocolate tart S$12

the chocolate tart was excellent! unexpected..chocolate was very good and the yuzu cream an excellent pairing.

bill S$224 nett for chope vouchers discounts

bone marrow pizza S$32

4pax lunch came to S$224nett, still quite expensive even after 35% chope offpeak discount vouchers.

for the price and food, even at this discount, not too much attraction for me la…

i much rather have foc down the street…

c.h.e.f andy

amo @ hongkong street

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OPS Buddies 9pax Homecooked Claypot Rice Dinner on 29Mar2019

9pax homecooked dishes

made 9pax dinner for OPS bros & sis=with WM, HC, KS, CH, FM, WH, CF, KY, missing M on 29.3.2019-

1 claypot rice 沙煲饭
2 hk steamed garoupa 港蒸石斑
3 garlic steamed sotong 蒜蓉蒸花枝
4 salted fish steamed minced pork 咸鱼饼
5 tofu prawns 豆腐虾
6 char siew 叉烧
7 mala belly pork with veg 回锅肉
8 oyster sauce hk chye sim 蚝油菜心
9 salted fish minced pork eggwhite fried rice 咸鱼肉碎蛋白炒饭

FM brought ice creams WH brought korean strawberries CH brought yamashita doughnuts

char siew pretty ok despite major error of mixing up and applying red chilli oil instead of red fermented tofu..

garoupa was fresh just bought from teban gardens wet market this morning but slightly lor kor “rough texture”

forgot to take photo of cooked garoupa and garlic steamed sotong.

9pax homecooked dishes

i made 9 dishes for 9pax. 🙂

claypot rice

claypot rice always good. 🙂

a bit harder making for 9pax. i used 3cup+ rice and 1 whole chicken. i usually make 3 cups for 6pax with 1/2 chicken…estimating the amount of water to add etc is a bit less certain, needs judgement there is substantial marinade and water in the chicken.

hk steamed garoupa

garlic steamed sotong

i forgot to take photos of the cooked garoupa and sotong.

friends all commented garoupa fresh and my timing was good, however the fish was lor kor with tough texture, quite a disappointment!

char siew

i made a mistake on one dish the char siew. instead of red fermented beancurd i marinated with red chilli sauce. the bottles and content looked similar. i did not check properly.

fortunately the char siew was still very tender and the flavours were ok enough as char siew, but one could detect the red chilli oil taste which was kind of odd.

prawn tofu

my prawn tofu always good. stock very tasty and prawns excellent, bouncy and tasty, great texture and taste. i think i will try the egg tofu again see if tofu texture is better.

salted fish minced pork

salted fish minced pork is dish that everyone likes. 🙂

回锅肉

the 回锅肉 mala belly pork with carrots and potatoes is the least tokong dish…belly pork very tender…still it was heavy dish and belly pork not most popular with the ladies.

egg white fried rice

made the egg white fried rice specially for CH in case not enough claypot rice.

fried rice was ok. i think though not salty enough, can do with a bit more fish sauce.

fried chye sim

could get hk kailan so made do with chye sim. usual stir-fry with oyster sauce. good enough.

claypot rice

i steamed the whole sausages then cut them and added back to the claypot rice.

salted fish minced pork

salted fish minced pork really a grandma kind signature dish and can eat often outside at zi char and teochew muay stalls.

char siew

char siew

char siew turned out ok, despit i anyhow hatam added wrong wause, then the bun

tofu and stock ready for tofu prawns

shallow fried tofu and stock with egg all ready for kyoto station.

salted fish minced pork fried rice

for the fried rice, i first fried salted fish and minced pork then set aside and fried the egg white then fold over the rice and then mixed the small pieces of egg whites thoroughly.

claypot rice

we had a great evening sharing and fellowship among old freinds from primary school. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

回锅肉 Mala Belly Pork with Vegetables – 88th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 29Mar2019

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

made 回锅肉 mala belly pork with vegetables for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 29.3.2019.^^

this my 88th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

tender cooked belly pork

tender cooked belly pork

for 回锅肉, i salted belly pork for  3hrs and boiled 1.5hrs the evening before and stored the cooked pork in double ziploc bag in the chiller overnight.

this way i can cut the belly pork nicely and cleanly this morning. you can feel the pork is tender when you are cutting it. 🙂

potatoes, carrots, onions

i cooked the carrots, onions and potatoes. added 2 tbsp of oyster sauce.

carrots had to be cooked first for 10mins, then added the potatoes, covered, add water if need, and cooked for another 10mins so potatoes were just cooked.

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

added the sliced belly pork.

then added 1 heap tbsp mala chilli oil and the dish is done.

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

mala as i always say, is not just about spicy or numb. most importantly it is the fragrance, makes the dish really flavourful and tasty.

c.h.e.f andy

Great 2pax Steamboat Dinner @ Hua Ting Steamboat on 30Mar2019

dinner with wife @ hua ting steamboat

had 2pax dinner with wife @ hua ting steamboat claymore connect on 30.3.2019. ^^

we booked eatgo 50% discounts at 6pm.

bill was 2pax nett $70 after eatigo discounts.

they also have ocbc card 1 for 1 set menu at $48pax even cheaper just $48++ for 2pax

i think as good as 海底捞 and like 1/2 price. 🙂

yin yang steamboat soup base S$26

the yin yang soup base alone S$26, single S$22.

so for 2pax soup base not so worthwhile c/w large groups.

the sharksbone soup base was basically a pork bone soup with a huge bone, tasted nothing like sharks bone but was sweet.

hua ting steamboat

you order through the pad, with a lot of help from the servers. lol!

hua ting steamboat 

we were the first at 6pm. good enough crowd afterwards.

sauces

the sauces were excellent, just like 海底捞 i had in shanghai. didn’t go to 海底捞 in singapore.

usa angus beef S$14 1/2 portion 4 slices

the beef expensive but good.

kurobuta pork S$8 1/2 portion

kurobuta pork not so great, maybe try kurobuta belly next time.

sliced garoupa

sliced garoup ok can do without.

prawn paste with conpoy S$8

prawn paste with conpoy was very good.

cockles

cockles was slightly precooked for food safety.

i can do without.

beef stomach

beef stomach, pretty good, nothing special i guess.

dumplings and veg

the water cress was very good.

the dumplings as well, stuffed with prawns, which we ordered a second helping. reminded us of 不倒翁 in hong kong, that was much larger dumpling though just as good.

button mushrooms

button mushrooms also very good. will order this next time.

sweet potato glass noodles

we both on low carb. but this sweet potato glass noodles was good and didn’t feel heavy.

yin yang steamboat soup base

overall a great dinner and experience for S$70nett for 2pax after 50% eatigo discounts. of course it would be cheaper with 4pax or 6pax to share the soup base or if we took the ocbc 1 for 1 set at S$48 for 2pax.

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Excellent Dishes Superb Value after Eatigo Discounts @ Patara on 28Mar2019

patara excellent thai dishes

excellent 4pax dinner with my OPS bro WM and wife J at patara on 28mar2019.^^

we took advantage of 50% eatigo discounts at 6pm.

patara excellent thai dishes

really enjoyable dinner. delectable dishes at a steep discount, very good value for money. 🙂

pomelo prawn salad S$21

pomelo prawn salad S$21

the pomelo prawn salad with lemongrass and chilli dressing good as usual.

very sweet pomelo and nice tangy and tasty salad,3 fresh and bouncy prawns.

thai style ddepfried whole garoupa with 3 sauce S$42

thai style ddepfried whole garoupa with 3 sauce S$42

we ordered the thai style ddepfried whole garoupa with 3 sauce. crispy deepfried garoupa. batter a bit thick and fish itself not that sweet. the sauce was great.

red curry chicken best S$24

red curry chicken best S$24

the red curry chicken was superb, the best! 🙂

curry was very tasty and flavourful, chicken was tender, good i guess not special.

300days aussie grain fed tenderloin S$38

300days aussie grain fed tenderloin S$38

the 300days aussie grain fed tenderloin good enough, not as tender as last time, considering it was tenderloin and 300day grain fed (really?), there was a bit of tendon, overall quite good standard la. sauce was good too.

lamb rack very good S$35

lamb rack very good S$35

the lamb rack was another best! better than the beef.

falvourful, very tender and not much gamey taste.

mango sticky rice

mango sticky rice S$16

dessert platter S$22

red ruby S$13

red ruby S$13

red ruby S$13

the dessert were a disappointment!

in this respect the service was somewhat lacking.

i specifically asked if the mango was sweet and server said it was good, but mango was not sweet and slight sour.

also we ordered 2 red ruby, the server did not highlight to us that the platter also had red ruby.

patara excellent thai dishes

4pax dinner was about S$130+ nett.

the unsatisfying desserts alone cost S$37, so the food dishes were like just S$90+ nett for 4pax.

really excellent dishes and great value this dinner. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

Good Great Value Lunch @ Lighthouse Bistro on 28Mar2019

3pax lunch at lighthouse bistro

had a previous 8pax dinner with kluang group here using chope offpeak 50% discount vouchers on

had a leftover S$50 chope voucher expiring today, so arranged to have 3pax late lunch 2pm with RI bro LKY and OPS bro WM on 28.3.2019. ^^

lighthouse bistro design cutlery

lighthouse bistro had delightful design cutlery. 🙂

appetizer platter S$20

the S$20 appetizer platter had a good serving of 4pieces prawns, fish fritters, mussels and nice calamari.

this a great dish, fritters was excellent though the fish likely just dory, batter was great. mussels had slight sweet sour taste done well and tasty. prawns had light breadcrumbs nice too and the calamari was the best, done just right and excellent sauce too.

honey bbq chicken S$19

honey bbq chicken S$19

the S$19 hoeny bbq chicken was very good too.

this quite easy dish to make, so i will try making this dish soon, just the usual pangrilled tender chicken and drizzling honey over then flamed the chicken. see how it goes shortly.

pisang dessert S$11

pisang dessert S$11

the pisang dessert was an impressive brownie topped with bananas and ice cream. an excelletn dessert. WM loved it.

bill 3pax lunch

bill was S$50 + GST = S$58.85.

the S$50 chope voucher cost S$25 and adding the GST service ++, so total paid was S$33.85 for the wonderful 3pax 2pm lunch.

toastbox

after lunch we walked back across the road and LKY bought kopi.

appetizer platter S$20

a very good lunch indeed, great time with bros and great value for money at S$34 nett.

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Tasty Food Kind of Expensive @ Por Kee on 27Mar2019

3pax OPS bro lunch at por kee

my OPS bro HC bought 3pax lunch at prok kee tiong bahrun on 27.3.2019. ^^

i think i only came this place once like 20+ to 30yrs ago. it is certainly a well known and popular zi char place.

seabass

seabass thai teochew style

friend ordered a seabass thai teochew style.

it was good. the soupy sauce was tasty and tangy, quite perfect actually, and the meat was fresh and quite firm for a seabass. certainly better than expectations.

pork ribs

the pork ribs were good too, tasty.

it had though a slght porky taste, umlike the 7th mile pork ribs which were superb, so not really the same standard.

tofu

tofu dish was competent, i guess as good as any.

smabal potato leaves

and the sambal potato leaves among the better ones at zi char places.

3pax lunch dishes at por kee

we had a great lunch and wonderful time with close bros, missing WT who is in shanghai at this time.

3pax lunch came to S$91 nett, kind of ex…

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Por Kee Eating House

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Delicious Seafood @ Ah Yat Grandstand on 26Mar2019

3 RI bro dinner

our RI bro CCG bought QTC and I 3pax dinner at ah yat grandstand this evening on 26.3.2019.

ah yat dinner dishes

alaskan crab beehon was great as usual, and the pepper and salted egg crabs were good too.

garlic steamed razor clams S$6.80 each

we started with garlic steamed razor clams.

always good here, just right doneness and very delicious hk steamed sauce with garlic. 🙂

alaskan crab tanhoon

alaskan crab tanhoon

alaskan crab tabhoon very tasty as always.

this evening we had fewer serving of crabs c/w my recent time here, but i guess that can be variable.

ginger scallion frog 3 frogs xS$4.50 eahc

the ginger scallion frog could have been better. frog very slightly overdone so not as tender and moist as my recent time here. also the 3 frogs did not seem more than the 2 frogs i had last here recently.

salted egg crab = 2 crabs S$39.90

pepper crabs – 2 crabs S$39.90

lobster price S$39. there was no cheaper lobster today.

so we decided to order 2x500g crabs for S$39.90 and made pepper crab and salted egg crab.

crab was fresh, sweet and tasty. the pepper crab was more flavourful. the salted egg crab was good too.

3pax dinner was S$146. quite good really for the food we had.

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Ah Yat Seafood @ Grandstand

Address

#03-01/02, The Grandstand, 200Turf Club Road, 287994

Reservations

+65 6884 6884
+65 68832112

Opening Hours

Daily: 11:30 – 14:30

Daily: 17:30 – 22:30

Very Good Wagyu Beef Cubes 4pax dinner @Silk SICC on 23Mar2019

roast combintion

a good friend SMM and wife bought 4pax dinner at silk sicc this evening on 2.3.2019.^^

the duck, char siew and siew yoke were all good. peach garden siew yoke still better la. 🙂

silk sicc

nice calligraphy. i must practice this later.

pepper beef

the pepper beef was really good, supper tender. wife and i not tried this here before.

the service staff here not knowledgeable. earlier we asked for chrysantemum with 枸杞 wolfberries. 2 staff came. both had no clue what was 枸杞 wolfberries. this time i asked was the where the beef from? was it wagyu? service staff came back after checking and said from australia but she no clue about wagyu.

otherwie service attitude was good. just knowledge not good.

sea perch thai style

today sea perch came with thai green spicy sauce. not the crispy sea perch with thai sweet sour sauce we wanted but it was good to try a new dish.

it was good too, just very sour and spicy and too salty. wife and i prefer the crispy perch.

asparagus

asparagus was competent.

braised prawns beehoon

the fresh prawns braised beehoon was very good. always good!

beehoon very flavourful well infused with stock. prawns just 4 pieces very small serving, lots of beehoon. luckily beehoon very tasty all finished.

i will do braised beehoon again, either white beehoon or this style.

cake

braised prawns beehoon

it was a wonderful dinner with good friends. we don’t meet often…it was good sharing and fellowship

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Silk Restaurant
Address:
Singapore Island Country Club, 180 Island Club Road, 578774, (Thomson)
Contact:

Operating Hours:

Weekdays (Lunch) 11:30am – 2:30pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dinner 6:00pm – 10:00pm daily

Restaurant is closed on Mondays except on the eves of public holidays and public holidays.

Dress Code (Lunch): Casual – Round-neck shirt and bermudas allowed (Shorts, slippers and flip flops are NOT allowed)
Dress Code (Dinner): Smart Casual – Collared T-shirt/shirt with long trousers and covered shoes (Shorts, slippers and flip flops are NOT allowed)

Mediocre Food 4pax early Birthday Dinner @ Peach Gardens Metropolis on 22Mar2019

siew yoke and char siew

had 4pax dinner at peach gardens metropolic, early celebration for sil birthday on 22.3.2019.

food not that great leh…

buddha jump over the wall S$48

ordered S$48 buudha jump over the wall for sil. tasted it..i think my own bjotw much better, my broth much tastier.

sharks cartilage soup S$26

seafood thick soup S$10

ordered shark cartilage soup for brother, didn’t try it but i think it was good!

I ok with our seafood soup wife didn’t like.

siew yoke and char siew

siew yoke very good

char siew good though wife said a bit sweet & some parts not tender..i think my own char siew just as good.

meicai steamed with sea perch

meicai sea perch was good as before. 🙂

yuzu crispy sea perch 

but wife said crispy perch with yuzu too sweet not nice.

fried prawns and scallops with broccoli 

fried prawns and scallops with broccoli

prawn and scallops with broccoli mediocre. and scallop tasted like fake plastic

crabmeat tofu with spinach

crabmeat with tofu was a good dish.

horfun 

the horfum was poor, no wokhae, any zi char will do better.

杨枝甘露with ice cream

brother liked the 杨枝甘露with ice cream.

chataraise cream cake S$20

i called prior confirmed no cakeage charge here. the chataraise cream cake so so. not great.

siew yoke and char siew

overall not good standard below par for an average chain like peach garden.

even though with eatigo discounts, dinner for 4pax was S$154 nett, mainly because the bjotw and sharks cartilage soup were expensive.

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Peach Garden @ Metropolis

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Mala Braised Chicken with Vegetables – 87th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 22Mar2019

mala braised chicken with veg

made braised chicken and potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on w.3.2019.^^

this my 87th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

braised chicken

cleaned, cut, drained and marinated 2kg cut chicken pieces with 2 tbsp fish sauce, 2tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 2tbsp sesame oil and 2tbsp cornflour in fridge overnight.

fried chicken with 1tbsp chopped garlic in non stick wok. added little water.

braised chicken with vegetables

removed chicken.

used sauce to cook carrots 5mins, then added cut potatoes, cut leek (white part), cut 1 large yellow onion, for 10mins till potatoes were just cooked.

braised chicken with veg

mala braised chicken with veg

added back chicken.

added 2 tbsp mala sauce off fire and mixed thoroughly.

mala braised chicken with veg

mala braised chicken with veg

mala braised chicken with veg

a beautiful dish, very tasty and non too spicy.

feebback from teban gardens was that it was really delicious!

c.h.e.f andy