Lovely Delicious Dinner @ 8picure on 24Aug2022

had a wonderful evening 6pax dinner with leng khiang, swee hong, philip, jo & Lisa @ 8picure on 24.8.2022.^^

Lisa and I always enjoyed 8picure dishes. came here for family dinners for several years now including takeouts and dining during covid lockdowns and restrictions. chef Gabriel lee most deserving of support.

I ordered combination of sets and alacarte dishes so our friends could taste most of chef Gabriel’s delicious dishes including the amazing desserts.

gabriel offered spicy tuna crackers as amuse bouche.

this perhaps the least existing dish..it’s complimentary and perhaps ok to try for first time.

friends all loved the crab cake, a fusion take of Singapore chilli crab…it was good indeed!

the hamachi tartar was a bit plain? maybe to taste natural sashimi sweetness….

grilled octopus very good as always, very tender and consistent texture, and great with chickpea puree..could do with more bbq charred flavours..

friends all loved the truffle fungi risotto with foie gras..this certainly a wonderful dish to share.

we had 3 lobster squidink pasta to share among 6pax. this my favourite dish here. lobster done very well, fresh and sweet, and pasta with lobster bisque ratatouille sauce excellent as always…only that recently I enjoyed hoang hau’s lobster bun a few times..and that is something else altogether…so very tasty with the lobster tomalley sauce very well infused with the beehoon…I think the best lobster dish anywhere…

the cod and herb crusted rack of lamb were all superb dishes.

& so was the dessert…tiramisu the best I had anywhere including my own, and the coconut pannacotta with passion fruit and roasted pineapples superb too.

a really enjoyable chilled dinner with good friends..

c.h.e.f andy

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8picure

Address: 

428 River Valley Rd, #01-04, Singapore 248327 Located in: Loft @ Nathan 7RVH+R4 Singapore   Contact: 

8picure.com.sg 

6677 1075   

Opening hours:

Tues to Sat (closed sun, mon)12–2pm 6–10pm

Made 4pax Lunch for Wife’s Office on 23Aug2022

made 4pax lunch for wife’s office on 23aug2022. ^^

  1. 白斩鸡 and chicken rice plus chilli
  2. 蒜泥白肉
  3. poached kaolin with garlic and shallot sauce.

a well received welcomed break and all finished.

c.h.e.f andy

Good Ter Huan Giam Chye @ Authentic Mun Chee Kee King on 22Aug2022

had good ter huan giam chye @ authentic mun chee kee king正正文志记猪什汤大王on 22.8.2022.^^

very nice lunch with RI bros cheow ghee, Chee hong and LKY. 🙂

https://goo.gl/maps/CZQ7U93jindhf3GMA

haven’t taken pig organ soup for really long time.

soup was tasty sweet & ingredients & quantity good for $4.50

salted fish minced pork was good standard

big intestine was good too.

vinegar trotters was poor/mediocre..meat too soft overcooked & no fragrant vinegar taste

best dish was the ter Huan Giam chye pig organ soup.

I can just do $6.50 soup haha lol! w/o the rest mediocre stuff…

afterwards had good coffee at jln berseh fc.

c.h.e.f andy

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Authentic Mun Chee Kee King of Pig’s Organ Soup

Address:

207 Jln Besar, Singapore 208893

Contact:

86780207

https://www.facebook.com/MunCheeKee/

Opening hours:

daily10:30am–2am

116th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 19Aug2022 – Fungus Chicken

delivered homecooked fungus chicken for teban gardens friday community breakfast on 19.8.2022.^^

this my 116th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre, 7th time on restart after a 2 year hiatus due to covid.

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

I started cook a dish for teban gardens on friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed. when I started cooking for HCA, this was reduced to 2 times a month (also 2times a month for HCA) so not overstretching my resources…

c.h.e.f andy

Mediocre Food @上海人家 on 16Aug2022

5pax lunch at 上海人家 on 16.8.2022.^^

quite below expectations from watching dr leslie tay video

kong bak pao was ok quite flavourful braise pork

生煎包below expectations not enough soup & quite hard

小笼包was better meat & soup very tasty but the second piece much better than the first so some problems with consistency

pork fritters was nice

did not have 醉鸡

spring roll turn out to be the best dish..very sweet tasty fillings very crispy skin and tender fillings

egg was good too not sure worth $10.75

the 2 handmade noodles were good the

braised beef better than pork👍🏻

overall nothing great & quite expensive S$93 for the type of food we had

c.h.e.f andy

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上海人家

Address:

151 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, #01-3046, Singapore 560151

Contact:

63686927

https://www.facebook.com/shrjjsg

Opening Hours:

daily11am–3pm6–10pm

Family Dinner with Cayden & Nicole on 14Aug2022

8pax family dinner + k k + nicole & rita on 14.8.2022.^^

  1. bouillabaisse seafood stew
  2. seafood squidink pasta
  3. lobster fusili
  4. kani donabe – Japanese crabmeat claypot rice
  5. ohmi A5 wagyu ribeye

order the ohms A5 wagyu through Leng Khiang, S$200/kg supplier price…excellent marbled steak…

c.h.e.f andy

RI Bros Vegetarian Day Lunch @ Lingzhi Liat Towers on 12Aug2022

had 4pax lunch @ lingzhi on 12.8.2022.^^

wrong day to visit restaurant on 15th day 初一十五

service non existent

wanted to try alacarte buffet but gave up too difficult as servers no time to reply to any enquiry

ordered alacarte luckily dishes were great but too expensive.

the truffle mushroom soup very flavourful. kale soup also good.

suresh recommended brown rice & satay both were great!.also ordered maps tofu quite unique crisp outside soft inside and nice dip on the side. the wrap was good too, vegetarian Peking duck…lol!

still we had enjoyable lunch together.

c.h.e.f andy

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LingZhi Vegetarian

Address:

541 Orchard Rd, #05-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881

Contact:

67343788

http://www.lingzhivegetarian.com/

Opening Hours:

daily11am–3pm6–10pm

Excellent Family Dinner with Brother & Sis @ Hoang Hau on 11Aug2022

had excellent 6pax dinner with brother, way lie, sis, ong pin & Lisa @ hoang hau on 11.8.2022.^^

the eel porridge was superb..very flavourful, sweet, perfect texture..something different 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

lobster bun (beehoon) really lovely especially the beehoon with all the tomalley sauce gravy

ban seo very good too, not starchy , very good ingredients belly pork & prawns & crabmeat..

both the rice roll & crispy rolls were good.

pho was ok but missing the essential flavour of thai basil

was a wonderful dinner

quite happy to come try the set lunches sometimes too.

c.h.e.f andy

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Hoàng Hâu Vietnamese Restaurant

Address:

146 01, 1090 Jalan Bukit Merah, Block 146, 160146

Contact:

96221077

https://www.facebook.com/hoanghauvietnamese/

Opening hours:

daily (closed mon)11am–2:30pm5:30–8pm

Very Good Expensive Lunch @ Claudine on 11Aug2022

wenyu & PT bought lunch @ Claudine on 11.8.2022.^^

this restaurant by chef Julian Royer of 3 michelin star odette and Lon& behold group at the location of previous white rabbit

2 course set lunch $62 & 3 course $78.

eggplant caviar & grilled leeks both very good..

beef provencale very well done as best a braised beef can be..not my favourite dish but not much choice

beef tartar was excellent one of the best very sweet & tasty a bit vinegary..

pigeon was excellent too

dessert were pretty good..I like the apple crumble best…

great dishes if not really my favourite dishes & too expensive for the dishes

I enjoy set lunch better at spago or la tapiera

c.h.e.f andy

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Claudine Restaurant

Address:

39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541

Contact:

62652966

https://www.claudinerestaurant.com/

Opening Hours:

tues – sat11:45am–2pm6–9:30pm
sun (mon closed)11:30am–3:30pm

RECIPE = 1pax Pho Dinner on 4Aug2022 & 6Aug2022

1 pax pho dinner on 4.8.2022 & again 6.8.2022.^^

frozen sliced beef cut small pieces, chilli padi, thai basil, chicken stock & bean noodles 豆签.

boiled chicken stock, add 豆签 and chilli padi.

add 6 thai basil (& 2 mint optional) to large bowl with cut beef. add cooked 豆签 and boiling soup to bowl.

voila!

c.h.e.f andy