Very Good Lai Heng Bakchormee @ Changi Airport T3 B2 Kopitiam on 6Sep2015

lai heng S$4 bakchormee

lai heng S$4 bakchormee

wife & i sent son to airport on 6.9.2015.

after he had checked in, there was some time so we proceed to kopitiam at B2 at T3.

there was a long queue at lai heng fishball noodle stall & we queued for 20mins. this a bakchormee i like. the last time i sent my son off we had the bakchormee here as well.

lai heng S$4 bakchormee

lai heng S$4 bakchormee

this the tai hwa crawford-style with mushroom sauce & lots of vinegar. the meepok was QQ, done just right. i like the vinegar, the mushroom & chilli sauce were great & there were lots of ingredients.

soup

soup

soup was tasty with lots of minced pork.

my wife still prefers the jalan tua kong meepok tar at 6th avenue, i like both. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

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Great Chirashi Sushi Don & Sashimi @ Kuirya Dining on 4Sep2015

chirashi sushi don

chirashi sushi don

the chirashi sushi don at kuriya dining is one of our perennial favourite, so when son is back it is one of the goto place.

son arranged for a 6pax dinner on 5.9.2015.^^

chirashi sushi don

chirashi sushi don

the S$62 lunch chirashi sushi don set at kuriya dining is great value. it includes salad, chawan mushi, miso soup, dessert & coffee.

there is chirashi sushi don w/o the set for dinner ala carte, and it was S$78, so quite a bit more. still we all love the chirashi sushi don, with its large serving & quality sashimi cuts.

chirashi sushi don

chirashi sushi don

we ordered 4 sets. 2 of us (include me) had 1 by ourselves & the others shared the remaining 2 sets.

jap wagyu ikura uni don

jap wagyu ikura uni don

i ordered a jap wagyu ikura uni don for sharing.

jap wagyu ikura uni don

jap wagyu ikura uni don

it is a very small bowl of don heaped with very tasty marbled japanese wagyu & uni & ikura. a bit ex at S$68 but good quality stuff.

kimchi chigae

kimchi katsudon

the kimchi katsudon was ex also at S$32.

flavour-wise it was no match for aburiya’s kimchi chigae at S$11.90, fraction of the cost. but here we had katsudon not sliced belly pork so it was not apple for apple for apple comparison. still for shiok factor, i will go for aburiya’s kimchi chigae anytime!

kurobuta pork

kurobuta pork

we had the kurobuta pork, something we all liked.

kurobuta pork

kurobuta pork

it was done very nicely, tender & tasty!

sashimi moriawase

sashimi moriawase

i had something to celebrate so i was buying dinner for the family. we ordered a sashimi moriawase.

uni

uni

it had heaps of uni with nori (seaweed) as a roll.

aburi toro

aburi toro

& about 7 pieces of aburi (torched) toro,.

sashimi moriawase

sashimi moriawase

and nice salmon cut include belly, kampachi, and chopped hotate (which was not as good as usual sliced hotate). 🙂

food was great & dinner was very enjoyable. sashimi just arrived on the day & quality was super!

price a bit ex actually at S$150pax & we brought our own very good sake and paid the S$30 cockage.

c.h.e.f andy

Cuppa Fix at Dutch Colony Pasarbella on 3Sep2015

flat white large

flat white large

had a flat white with son at dutch colony pasarbella on 3.9.3015.

last time we came here was on 26.12.2014, also when son was back from london.

flat white large & small

flat white large & small

i had the large S$5.50 & son had the small S$4.50.

one of the best coffee i had was a nice cuppa with wife was at chye seng huat at tyrewhitt road on 17.9.2014.

after that i was introduced to assembly coffee, and later carpenter & cook by my daughter.

another friend introduced me to aeiou.

for me, assembly coffee have the best barista & latte art, and chye seng huat & dutch colony have among the best coffee. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Great Tapas @ FOC on 27Aug2015

chorizo & egg

chorizo & egg

son was back for summer holidays. this evening we went to FOC for a family dinner on 27.8.2015.^^

foc restaurant

foc restaurant

restaurant has a chic ambience.

foc restaurant

foc restaurant

it is supposed to be for fine food & fun dining from barcelona. for us, it’s tapas. 🙂

foc restaurant

foc restaurant

FOC supposed to be fire in catalan.

chorizo & egg

chorizo & egg

chorizo & egg was a good start. its was a good tasty dish, the egg gave it a silky texture. maybe its a bit like my spanish omelette but deconstructed, no?

ham croquettes

ham croquettes

like the ham croquettes.

mushroom croquettes

mushroom croquettes

at first taste, the mushroom croquettes had much more intense flavours & bested the ham croquettes by comparison. but i tried the ham croquettes again & it had a very nice lingering flavour. i like both. ^^

patatas bava

patatas bravas

the patatas bravas, a deep-fried potato dish was very good too.

patatas bravas

patatas bravas

really well done enjoyable dish.

pork trotters carpaccio

pork trotters carpaccio

the pork trotters carpaccio was delightful.

pork trotters carpaccio

pork trotters carpaccio

especially with the condiments & sauce it came in.

slow braised & grilled octopus

slow braised & grilled octopus

the slow braised octopus was excellent too.

slow braised & grilled octopus

slow braised & grilled octopus

taste & texture wise, it was almost comparable with the very good ones i tried recently –

the grilled cotopus dish at da luca

the octopus dish at zafferano

& i still prefer the tako kakiage at mikuni. ^^

squid ink paella

squid ink paella

i think this squidink paella is the best of all squidink i had. really flavourful, smooth & buttery. good enough for us to order a second serving.

squid ink risotto

squid ink risotto

i think it is better than (maybe) the dish i squid risotto i had at follia (which was outstanding).

& my own very good squidink pasta.

kith’s squidink pasta would be quite behind by comparison.

scampi fiduea alio olio

scampi fiduea alio olio

the first serving of scampi fiduea alio olio was excellent, very sweet, tasty, intense. unfortunately there was a hair in it!

scampi fiduea alio olio

scampi fiduea alio olio

restaurant did the right thing & replaced it with a new dish. again unfortunately the new dish was not tasty as before. i guess hair made a difference to the taste? :-p

rack of lamb

rack of lamb

rack of lamb was pretty ok.

rack of lamb

rack of lamb

it was very tender yes, but actually flavour-wise, my own pistachio crusted rack of lamb was a lot better!

iberico pork rack

iberico pork rack

the iberico pork rack was superb!

iberico pork rack

iberico pork rack

not only it was fork tender & yet not sinewy, it was very flavourful, excellent!

foc restaurant

foc restaurant

the hanging sculpture.

chocolate galaxy

chocolate galaxy

daughter wanted to try the chocolate galaxy.

it’s the chocolate bomb i thought of trying for my anniversary dinner but didn’t.

apple tart

apple tart

we tried the apple tart. it was ok, nothing special & can do without. nothing like da luca’s crispy apple tart!

french toast

french toast

the french toast was good. looked at a dessert i may try myself at home.

i think minus the drinks it was about S$50pax. not cheap but doable.

c.h.e.f andy