Nice Lunch @ Reddot Brewhouse Dempsey on 9Sep2015

reddot salad

reddot salad

reddot brewhouse @ dempsey offers good value set lunch in a nice ambience & also free parking. i had a few lunches there previously including the one here.

3 of us went there for lunch again on 9.9.2015. ^^

the 2-course set lunch + drink had gone up to S$20 from S$18 previously (S$24 for 3-course from S$22 previously).

reddot salad

reddot salad

i had the reddot salad – great salad! & a good helping.

smoked salmon salad

smoked salmon salad

1 friend had the smoked salmon salad.

smoked salmon salad

smoked salmon salad

very good too.

seafood marinara spaghetti

seafood marinara spaghetti

& he had the seafood marinara spaghetti.

seafood marinara spaghetti

seafood marinara spaghetti

it was good too & a good lunch choice at this price.

salmon with cold capellini

salmon with cold capellini

i wanted to try the salmon.

salmon with cold capellini

salmon with cold capellini

it came with truffle cold capellini, very sweet vine tomatoes & mesclun. 🙂

salmon with cold capellini

salmon with cold capellini

cold capellini was very nice & fragrant. the salmon was excellent!

panfried seabass

panfried seabass

the special for main course today was pan-fried seabass.

panfried seabass

panfried seabass

my friend said it was great and the plating was quite impressive too.

very pleasant place to have a relaxing lunch with old friends.

c.h.e.f andy

Interesting 8-course Chinese Dinner @ Mitzo on 5Sep2015

#3 lobster bisque

#3 lobster bisque

there is a ongoing UOB credit card 1-for-1 promotion at mitzo.

i came here for a lohei dinner in mar2015. it was an ok, in fact better than expected, experience.

as mentioned then, mitzo is also apparently positioned as an inventive cocktail bar, serving some cocktails from a teapot. 🙂

mitzo signatures set menu

mitzo signatures set menu

so we decided to try out the S$108pax (S$54pax after 50% discounts) 8-course signature set menu on 5.9.2015.

F1 complimentary cocktail

F1 complimentary cocktail

we were in luck this evening. F1 is round the corner & they were rolling out some new F1 cocktail, and for this evening, we stumbled onto a free F1 complimentary cocktail promotion. it tasted pretty good actually,  not too sweet. i think it was rum & some citrus & other concoction.

#1 trio of dimsum

#1 trio of dimsum

the dimsum trio was fine food. taste was pretty good, if not awesome. 🙂

radish puff

radish puff

radish puff was a very good pastry, and tasty.

breaded shrimp & foie gras

breaded shrimp & foie gras

the breaded prawn roll was a little heavy, & average.

crispy glutinous pumpkin in custard

crispy glutinous pumpkin in custard

the crispy glutinous pumpkin in custard was good.

#2 mitzo char siew

#2 mitzo char siew

the mitzo special char siew was good, but a tad too salty. it is not the standard of the chargrilled pork neck 炭烧猪项肉 at imperial treasure nanbei we had recently.

#3 lobster bisque with poached scallop

#3 lobster bisque with poached scallop

the lobster bisque with poached scallop was a bit of a fusion oddity. it looked gluey like a chinese sweet sour soup.

but the taste was superb! & with so much cut scallops & lobster pieces! this was the best dish this evening. ^^

#4 deep-fried prawns with creamy lemon

#4 deep-fried prawns with creamy lemon

the deep-fried prawns with creamy lemon sauce was good, very competent. a good crisp outside, tender & tasty inside.

#4 deep-fried prawns with creamy lemon

#4 deep-fried prawns with creamy lemon

its a regular dish like any wasabi prawns or salted egg prawns with a different dressing, ok but not awesome.

#5 oven baked chilean seabass with lemon grass

#5 oven baked chilean seabass with lemon grass

the oven baked chilean seabass with lemon grass was good standard.

#5 oven baked chilean seabass with lemon grass

#5 oven baked chilean seabass with lemon grass

not among the better chilean seabass i had, including oonboard SIA!

#6 pan-fried lamb chop with enoki mushrooms

#6 pan-fried lamb chop with enoki mushrooms

the pan-fried lamb chop with enoki mushrooms was very tender, except it tasted by geyland lor 9 horfun kind of chinese very tenderised kind of tender.

#6 pan-fried lamb chop with enoki mushrooms

#6 pan-fried lamb chop with enoki mushrooms

so i was just ok with the dish not not really my thing.

#7 seafood thick beehoon

#7 seafood thick beehoon

the other very tasty best dish of the evening was the braised thick beehoon soup, with prawns, scallops & cod.

#7 seafood thick beehoon

#7 seafood thick beehoon

i really enjoyed this. finish all the carbs.

#7 seafood thick beehoon

#7 seafood thick beehoon

shiok!!

#8 avocado ice cream & sesame dumpling

#8 avocado ice cream & sesame dumpling

the dessert was not really my type.

avocado cream with ice cream…i took just a little.

sesame dumpling

sesame dumpling

i always like sesame dumpling. still this time i did not finish it.

well, this not a set i would want to take too often. if the consideration were just money vs ingredients, this was certainly a very good deal!

c.h.e.f andy

Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang Lagi Bagus @ Geylang Serai Food Markey on 8Sep2015

beef tripes

beef tripes

a RI friend brought me to a nasi padang eating stall in geylang serai some time ago. i did not have a blog post, so i guess it must have been like 3 years ago (i started blogging in mar2013).

at the time my favourite was river valley nasi padang at zion road. it had been for many years from the time when children were very young. we even ta pao food for large 10+ parties & really relished the curries. river valley nasi padang was expensive, and some thought the curries were too salty. i quite agree. it is closed now. the other place i liked was at the old tanjong pagar railway station. it was also closed.

so i have not had nasi padang at the stalls for a really long time. i did have some at rendervous @ central.

sinar pagi nasi padang

sinar pagi nasi padang

this time the same friend brought me to sinar pagi nasi padang at geyland serai market on 8.9.2015. ^^

sinar pagi nasi padang

sinar pagi nasi padang

i had wanted to try this the last time when i saw the food beautifully displayed & the long queue, but at the time we already had our lunch at the nasi padang stall across sims avenue on the joo chiat side.

well, never too late. another RI friend joined & my friend bought lunch.

the beef tripes curry (top photo) was very good. it was not as salty as river valley nasi padang so on that score i guess it was better.

curry chicken

curry chicken

curry chicken was lovely too! curry was very tasty. somehow in my memory, the yellow & red curry chicken at river valley nasi padang at zion road was still better.

assam curry fish

assam fish curry

assam fish curry was as good as any.

chilli brinjal

chilli eggplant

chilli eggplant was ok, but i think not great. my helper can make it better & tastier.

egg

egg

egg kind of non-descript.

lunch was S$21. actually not cheap, no cheaper, i guess, than river valley nasi padang at zion road.

anyway, company of old friends was great. we chatted about GE2015. & over food i liked and enjoyed.

lagi bagus!^^

c.h.e.f andy