Simply Pathetic @ Thai Noodle House on 2Jan2016

S$8 thai beef noodle soup

S$8 thai beef noodle soup

went to thai noodle house with wife for dinner this evening on 2.1.2016.

used to be one of my casual go-to place for thai beef noodle soup. don’t do much of that lately.

last time i was here was on 6.10.2013.

unfortunately this time it was totally off for me, so bad i will never go back again.

quite apart from the price becoming ridiculously high for a ridiculously small serving, the centre-piece S$8 beef noodle soup (which in fact was the dish that was NOT exorbitant), the taste was totally gone!

if you look at my photo of beef noodle soup in 2013, that soup was clear, this one was mirky. i hope it was a one time anomaly.

but there was no sweet taste in the soup. i took maybe 20% of it. fortunately the sliced beef, braised beef, beef balls were still the same, quite nice.

S$13 thai stir-fry beef with basil

S$13 thai stir-fry beef with basil

for the other 2 dishes, they tasted as good a sbefore. but the S$13 beef was served in a 4in x 4in plate (100cm x 100cm).

S$8 sweet potato leaves

S$8 sweet potato leaves

likewise the sweet potato leaves…where does one find a 4in x 4in plate (100cm x 100cm)?

i think it was purely bad taste…how much more does a bit more sweet potato leaves cost?

for me, i guess i rather pay ridiculous price to have nicer food than the not ex price to have a tasteless beef noodle soup, but anyway all of them were quite pathetic as far as i am concerned. place was quite crowded though at 8pm+ on a saturday night so maybe other diners did not share my sentiments…haha!

but for me, it’s no no!

c.h.e.f andy

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Decent Club Food @ SICC Bukit Cafe on 1Jan2016

prawn noodles

prawn noodles

had 5pax family dinner at sicc bukit cafe today on 1.1.2015. ^^

we had a S$20 voucher to use.

i decided to take the dry prawn noodles. had not taken them for a long time.

prawn noodles

prawn noodles

noodles were ok. chilli was ok & soup was a bit thick & cloudy.

it was average or above. quite far form alan’s excellent big prawn noodles at why eat har.

ngoh hiang

ngoh hiang

the ngoh hiang is good as usual, son commented the prawn cake was a bit stale.

pork & chicken satay

pork & chicken satay

satay was good. we had pork & chicken. mutton is usually very dry.

chicken wings

chicken wings

chicken wings were 1 of the best. son said better than adma road’s selara rasa nasi lemak (well actually i didn’t think much of the chicken wings at selara rasa).

chicken wings

chicken wings

but these wings were really quite good.

hokkien mee

hokkien mee

the hokkien mee was the poorest dish. not even close to the fragrant, tasty hookien noodles we are accustomed to.

cha kuay teow

cha kuay teow

& cha kuay teow is always goo here, very good wok hae!

chicken rice

chicken rice

& son could not do w/o chicken rice. there was only breast meat left, but son said it was vey tender.

chicken rice also not my favourite club food. singapore has so many good chicken rice stalls all over & standard of chicken rice very high. so i usually don’t need to pay nearly 300% to have chicken rice.

overall it was almost S$70 for 5pax so after the S$20 voucher, we signed for about $$50, quite passable with the voucher.

c.h.e.f andy