OK Lunch @ Senso on 8Sep2016

lobster squid-ink taglierini in tomato sauce

lobster squid-ink taglierini in tomato sauce

had lunch with god-sis today at senso on 8.9.2016. ^^

i forgot to bring my phone so photos courtesy of god-sis. 🙂

senso is like a tradition. it’s a place i used to go like 20yrs ago for business lunches when i was working in town.

nothing much have changed since it seems.

anyway in more recent times after senso joined amex palate (now lovedining), i had dinner here once with wife >3yrs ago on 13.7.2013. ^^

nice plant

nice plant

god-sis snapped a photo of the nice plant on the table.

bread basket

bread basket

the bread basket was quite good, the focaccia bread, ciabatta & baguette all good. 🙂

seafood alio olio

seafood linguine in spicy white wine sauce

we ordered a pasta each & a main course to share.

mei mei doesn’t like raw food so we skipped beef carpaccio etc.

mei mei’s lobster taglierini (squid ink) was excellent, quite good pieces lobster & great tomato & basil sauce (top photo).

however as a dish it pales in comparison with labrezza’s lobster tagliolini.

my seafood linguine in spicy white wine sauce was completely mediocre. zero spiciness, zero kick, prawns the crystal prawn texture like chinese food. fish not a great item to add to this kind of pasta, squid & scallops will do better.

my own seafood alio olio is far tastier, and that was before i managed to replicate my helper’s version which is even better.

cod

Gently-roasted Cod Fillet, Chanterelle Mushrooms and Chianti Reduction

cod was ok competent, the puree, sauce & especially mushroom was great.

cod

Gently-roasted Cod Fillet,Chanterelle Mushrooms and Chianti Reduction

cod? maybe the fish itself not so great. this the slightly fishy cod, not the very tasty cod i had in some restaurants.

my own Nobu miso cod a lot better la…

lunch for 2 pax was S$60nett after 50% amex lovedining discounts.

of the 3, only dish i would take if i come here again is the lobster taglierini. but i think the appetizers & some other main course like veal rack should be ok.

not great c/w with what i had at labrezza recently but quite ok really at a nice place like this with good service.

if S$120, forget it!

c.h.e.f andy

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Senso Ristorante & Bar

Address

#01-01, 21 Club Street, 069410

Contact

+65 62243534

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 12:00 – 14:30

Mon – Fri: 18:00 – 22:30

Sat: 18:00 – 22:30

Sun: 11:30 – 15:00

Sun: 18:00 – 22:30

Top Class Lunch only S$57nett for 2pax @ Tunglok Signatures Orchard Parade on 7Sep2016

1/2 roast london duck - S$30

1/2 roast london duck – S$30 

went with my OPS primary school classmate for lunch at tunglok signature at orchard parade today on 7.9.2016. ^^

last time i came here with another OPS primary school classmate was on 6.4.2016. 🙂

i ordered the main attraction – the roast london duck. 🙂

roast pork - $12

roast pork – $12 

we had the roast pork, quite excellent quality, very crispy skin, a nice tender pork with bite, great texture. 🙂

roast pork - $12

roast pork – $12 

tasty, well presented, and good mustard too. 🙂

roast london duck

roast london duck 

the roast london duck, quite incredible la…so tasty & great crispy skin..

they use irish duck, like in london, which are fatter (cold climate?) and very flavourful. ^^

1/2 roast london duck - S$30

1/2 roast london duck – S$30 

everything was good…the presentation, the sauce, a very tasty duck..

1/2 roast london duck - S$30

1/2 roast london duck – S$30 

& forgotten to take the sour plum sauce 酸梅酱,lagi perfecto….

lie tong 例汤 - 1/2 pot S$16

lie tong 例汤 - 1/2 pot S$16 

we had 1/2 pot lie tong 例汤  – about 4 full bowls.

lie tong 例汤 in tunglok always good. this was a good soup too, though i have tasted better here.

lie tong 例汤 ingredients - watercress & pork soft bones

lie tong 例汤 ingredients – watercress & pork soft bones

today it was watercress with pork soft bones soup. 🙂

prawn in 2ways=wasabi mayo & salted egg - S$10

prawn in 2ways=wasabi mayo & salted egg – S$10 

i wanted my friend to try the different dishes, so i ordered just 1 pax portions.

the wasabi mayo prawns & salted egg prawns were really quite nicely done, and the tomato was an excellent accompaniment! 🙂

prawn in 2ways=wasabi mayo & salted egg

prawn in 2ways=wasabi mayo & salted egg 

we ended up having just a bit too much food, and though later i told my friend the 雪中情怀dessert came highly recommended by me, we decided to not order dessert.

lamb rack - S$12

lamb rack – S$12 

looking back we agreed the prawn dish was one we could do without. while it was very competent, it was a safe order not as unique as the fusion lamb rack.

lamb rack - S$12

lamb rack – S$12 

lamb rack was very good standard. lamb very slightly gamey not overly, sauce not too sweet. overall a great savoury experience.

scallop tomato ramen - S$8.80

scallop tomato ramen – S$8.80 

the scallop tomato ramen quite ordinary.

scallop tomato ramen - S$8.80

scallop tomato ramen – S$8.80 

bit it was light, not satiating, i guess a pretty good meal ending carb dish. very fresh & plump tasty scallop. 🙂

the bill - S$57 nett for 2pax

the bill – S$57 nett for 2pax 

lunch for 2pax was S$57 nett after 50% amex lovedining discounts! 🙂

ah seng durians-msw($41) d13($8)

ah seng durians-msw($41) d13($8) 

after lunch we were planning to have coffee.

on spur of the moment we decided to drop by ah seng durians, thinking we wont get any as we did not make prior orders.

turned out there was no queue & we got a large msw (2kg+ at S$15/kg) & a small D13 (one kg at $8/kg)

my friend paid S$49 (S$41 for msw & S$8 for D13)

d13 - S$8

d13 – S$8 

D13 had small seeds today, taste was good as always.

 

msw 猫山王 - S$41

msw 猫山王 – S$41 

this msw had many seeds & most were tiny seeds!

it’s good to ask for round durians as that has the best chances of getting a lot of fruits inside.

msw 猫山王 - S$41

msw 猫山王 – S$41 

msw as usual super creamy & so nice & wonderful flavours.

msw 猫山王 - S$41

msw 猫山王 – S$41

we enjoyed the durians thoroughly. though there were other others we had even better durians from ah seng.

c.h.e.f andy

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Tunglok Signatures @ Orchard Parad

Address :
Orchard Parade Hotel #02-18
1 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247905

Contact :
Tel : +65 6834 0660
Fax : +65 6834 0550

Opening Hours :

Lunch :11.30am – 3.00pm (Daily)
Dinner :6.00pm -10.30pm (Daily)