Nice Lunch @ Rendervous at Central on 8Jan2015

beef curry

beef curry

went my to my close friend’s clinic for my troublesome implant. another close friend was scheduled for 6-monthly descaling, so we had lunch together afterwards.

our god-sis who helped out at the clinic, & my dentist friend’s daughter, also joined us for 5pax lunch at rendezvous at central on 8.1.2015. 🙂

lunch orders

lunch orders

friend insisted on paying. initially we ordered 5 dishes – mutton curry, beef curry (dentist friend’s daughter likes mutton & god-sis doesn’t take mutton), chicken curry, kang kong & sayur lodeh.

he later went to add orders of chilli eggplant, chilli tenggiri & another mutton. unfortunately i was too eagerly eating & did not take photos of the new orders.^^

mutton curry

mutton curry

chicken curry

chicken curry

i love all the curries, and especially the unhealthy sauces. this time i reneged on my no carbs policy. well, worthwhile carbs took over!

the chicken curry was lemak. but it was no comparison with the flavourful yellow or red curry chicken at river valley nasi padang at zion road (which is now sadly closed).

sayur lodeh

sayur lodeh

sayur lodeh was competent.

kang kong

kang kong

kang kong was ok.

for the new orders, i always like chilli eggplants, great texture & taste. & i like fish in general so the chilli tenggiri was great too.^^

chendol

chendol

chendol

chendol

we had 1 mountain dew & 4 lime juice – very small glass & lots of ice, so very dilute, not sweet (good) but almost tasteless (bad!). for me, this item was a rip-off.

after the food we ordered 4 chendol. i had 1 by myself, very sinful.

overall, the company made for a very enjoyable lunch. the food was good too & i walloped all the rice!

was kind of expensive though. my friend paid S$127 for the 5pax lunch.

c.h.e.f andy

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Our Favourite Hai Kee Char Kuay Teow at Telok Blangah Crescent on 8jan2015

char kuay teow 炒粿条

char kuay teow 炒粿条

went with wife to hai kee char kuay teow at telok blangah crescent on 8.1.2015. 🙂

lasted time we were here was 1+years ago on 13.9.2013. waited just 25mins this time..there goes my diet plan! ^^

hai kee char kuay teow

hai kee char kuay teow

char kuay teow 炒粿条

char kuay teow 炒粿条

char kuay teow 炒粿条

char kuay teow 炒粿条

we still like it very much. 🙂

price was S$3, no adding of “hum” cockles. lots of cockles and very tasty. very sinful of course, lots of oil & lar pok aka deep-fried fat pieces. the cockles were quite a bit smaller this time. i had raw cockles for my plate. ^^

hai kee char kuay teow

hai kee char kuay teow

hai kee char kuay teow

hai kee char kuay teow

there was a continuous, “never-short-of” queue.

not something i should have often, but most enjoyable when i had it.

c.h.e.f andy

Good HK-styled Beef Noodles @ Brisket King 牛腩大王 on 7Jan2015

beef noodles 牛杂面

beef noodles 牛杂面

went with friends to shaw lido to watch hobbit 3 on 7.1.2015.

i quite liked the movie though we all thought lord of the rings trilogy were better than any of the 3 hobbit movies. 🙂

after the movie, we went to food republic at basement of shaw house. 2 friends took the toa payoh teochew fishball noodles & one had the chicken rice.

i walked around & decided to try the beef noodles at brisket king 牛腩大王.

so far i had been unable to locate any stalls in singapore that could offer the standard of beef noodles 牛腩牛杂面 one could get anywhere on the streets of hong kong.

the few that came close?? maybe were-

lao jie fang 老街坊 cantonese beef brisket noodles at stall #02-15 @ mei chin market & food centre,

beef brisket noodles 牛腩面 at noodles place restaurant at centrepoint 

S$5 mixed beef soup (牛杂汤) at hwa heng beef noodles@ ion orchard B4 food opera.

brisket king 牛腩大王

brisket king 牛腩大王

brisket king 牛腩大王

brisket king 牛腩大王

the mixed beef noodles 牛腩牛杂面 at brisket king cost me S$9, doubles the HK$30 one can get anywhere on the streets of hong kong.

the noodles were nice like hong kong. the soup was nice but maybe still not hong kong standard. the 牛杂 of beef tripes & tendons were good. somehow the briskets were just not (never) as good as hong kong’s. 🙂

otherwise, this would be the best of all the hong kong beef noodles wannabe. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy