Good 1-for-1 S$55 Lunch Buffet @ Furama Riverfront on 23Feb2016

maki, prawn, tako, salmon sashimi, pickled ginger

maki, prawn, tako, salmon sashimi, pickled ginger

a friend bought lunch today. we were to meet at the square @ furama on 23.2.2016.

silly me did not find out that it was furama riverfront at havelock road (did not come to mind altogether) & just went to furama at eu tong sen street. & i parked at clarke quay for free parking 12pm to 3pm, and walked to furama. that was rather inconvenient since it was the wrong hotel. so i took a cab to furama riverfront & my friend sent me to clarke quay after lunch. 🙂

the square on level 2 serves buffet. there is 1 for 1 promotion at S$55 for lunch, so quite ok, not too pricey.

we were seated near the window area, very pleasant.

salmon sashimi

salmon sashimi

started with the sashimi station. with the current GBS (Group B Streptococcus) scare, there was a sign stating it was “salt water salmon”.

salmon was very good sweet & fresh. i took very few by my usual standard, just 4 slices.

sashimi

sashimi

had the cooked prawns (good), tako, skipped the shell fish.

smoked salmon & cold cuts

smoked salmon & cold cuts

took a pieces of slami & some smoked salmon.

sushi

sushi

& 2 maki – a reverse roll & a spider maki.

root veg confit, asparagus, amerircan prawn salad, sundried tomatoes, salami, turkey salad

root veg confit, asparagus, amerircan prawn salad, sundried tomatoes, salami, turkey salad

i wasn’t expecting much of the buffet actually. there are usually so so.

but these were quite good. turkey salad best, asparagus was good, the prawn salad was good (nothing unusual but good), sundried tomatoes, and the vegetables confit tasty too. i didn’t quite like the beetroot, had much better beetroots before.

tasty curry chicken noodles (not the real curry chicken noodles)

tasty curry chicken noodles (not the real curry chicken noodles)

i had to try the curry chicken noodles. it was nothing like (no comparison with) the ah heng curry chicken noodles of course. i would say basically 2 quite different dishes. still the curry was very tasty as a curry dish.

main courses

main courses

i was surprised by the main courses too. i almost w/o fail avoid main courses in buffet except for semi-buffet as a single alacarte order. i guess buffet main courses have improved!

i tried nearly every dish.

main courses

main courses

pork rib was good, tasty. roast prime rib was competent. fish au gratin was good, but the steamed fish was overdone (both were the same cheap sutchi fish. i am thinking of doing this for my community meals so tried both). oxtail was competent, the braised sauce & vegetables were good. my friend especially liked the deep-fried belly pork. it was just ok for me. there was a mid-eastern lamb preparation i think, very nice too.

pork collar & ham casserole

pork collar & ham casserole

& the pork collar casserole, surprising quite good. meat looked (& felt when cutting) tough & overdone ut it was actually quite tender.

fish au gratin

fish au gratin

as said earlier, fish au gratin was the better preparation.

cheese platter, dried fruits, nuts

cheese platter, dried fruits, nuts

i took the 3 cheese – a brie, a blue & another cheese, some dried apricots, sultanas & walnut.

dessert - water melon, new york cheese cake, jelly shooter

dessert – water melon, new york cheese cake, jelly shooter

not impressed with dessert. anyway not expecting much.

peanut paste (unedible)

peanut paste (unedible)

the peanut paste was unedible & should not be served. need a hong kong chef.

i quite enjoyed this lunch, chat with friend & trying out different food. one of the few times i actually bordered to try out the main courses, usually just took lots of sashimi…lol..

c.h.e.f andy

Good Hokkien Mee just OK Fishball Noddles @ 六十年代 on 21Feb2016

fishball noodles dry

S$4 fishball noodles dry

went with wife to togoyo at CT Hub kallang avenue on 21.2.2016. bought some gardening & household stuff. ^^

came here with my primary school classmate earlier in the week. 🙂

六十年代fishball noodles

六十年代fishball noodles

this stall 六十年代fishball noodles  i never tried before.

the photo really evokes nostalgia la. ^^

chinatown

chinatown

my friend pointed out the space in front of 大中国 tai chong kok in sago lane.

his dad used to run a stall there selling 烧腊char siew, siew yoke & roast duck. 🙂

六十年代fishball noodles

六十年代fishball noodles

pricing quite ok i guess, more ex than hawker stalls but equal or cheaper than food courts.

fishball noodles dry

S$4 fishball noodles dry

there was 2 fishballs. 1 meatball, minced pork, some fish cake. you add your own la pok (deep-fried lard cubes), spring onions, birdeye chilli etc.

fishball noodles dry

S$4 fishball noodles dry

a friend on facebook commented it looked so good. unfortunately it was ok but not that good. chilli had no kick (better after adding some birdeye chilli), not enuf vinegar i think. noodles was qq, and la pok was flavourful if slightly soft (lau hong).

it was passable la & at S$4 better than many at food courts.

but for good tecochew fishball noodles, i point my friend to jalan tua kong meepok at 6th avenue.

for good mushroom sauce bakchormee to ming fa @ upper thomson

& for a very good bakchormee that also lacking kick in chilli & vinegar but very tasty, ah hoe mee pok.

fried hokkien noodles

S$5 fried hokkien noodles

the S$5 fried hokkien mee was very good, tasty.

fried hokkien noodles

S$5 fried hokkien noodles

i think i am going to try making fried hokkien noodles myself la… 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Good S$5 Prawn Noodles @ Adam Road Noo Cheng on 20Feb2016

S$5 prawn noodles dry

S$5 prawn noodles dry

came by adam road & decided to try the noo cheng big prawn noodles on 20.2.2016. ^^

adam road noo cheng big prawn noodles

adam road noo cheng big prawn noodles

i had not taken from this stall for many many years. some how the impression was that it was so so, so didn’t really want to try it.

adam road noo cheng big prawn noodles

adam road noo cheng big prawn noodles

turned out that it was really not too bad la! 🙂

i recorded on my facebook post as –

It’s actually not bad for $5…though I ordered the bakut but they don’t have only gave me sliced pork…chilli pretty good actually..

soup tasty & intense don’t have why eat har’s smoothness with underlying sweetness…I think why eat har chilli better also…

but this noo cheng far better than I expected

S$5 prawn noodles dry

S$5 prawn noodles dry

they gave 2 medium prawns + 1 small prawns for S$5.

S$5 prawn noodles dry

S$5 prawn noodles dry

i asked for bakut but they gave me sliced pork. i guessed they ran out of bakut…i had the bakut when i tried again the next day & it was good too.

S$5 prawn noodles dry

S$5 prawn noodles dry

overall i think it was quite good leh…maybe comparable with ah hui prawn noodles at balestier food centre.

c.h.e.f andy

OK Lor Mee @ Penang Kitchen Amoy Street Food Centre on 19Feb2016

lor mee

S$3 lor mee

went to shenton way to picj up something on 19.2.2016.

on the way back i dropped by amoy street food centre. have not been there for ages, though i would look around. didn’t see the chinese herbal mutton soup stall, & also the lor mee stall on level 2.

it was past 5pm, and most of the stalls were closed. later a friend told me there was some good zi char stalls here that opened only at 6pm. will come & try that out later.

penang kitchen

penang kitchen

found penang kitchen 槟城小厨at level one.

lor mee

S$3 lor mee

that was what what recorded on my facebook that day –

So-so no better than beo crescent soon heng lor mee

but much better than ghim moh hock lye prawn mee & lor mee

maybe meiling food centre hai tang lor mee the best..but I reaching my limits for lor mee liao

lor mee

S$3 lor mee

basically, this one had good ingredients, not the gluey one at ghim, ok taste especially after adding the garlic chilli, but maybe beo crescent one still tasted better, and so far my best was at meiling street.

lor mee not my favourite for a start, so enuf of trying for me for a while i guess, unless some friends bring me to other good stalls to try.

c.h.e.f andy