115 Desserts & Good Fun Hawker Makan @ Chinatown Complex on 6Sep2017

115 tong swee 一一五糖水

long session with RI bros today. 🙂

started with nice lunch at 東北胖妈春饼店(Northeast Mom Spring Pancake),……

LKH didn’t mind the food though not his fav…the rest all liked it…

next, we walked over to chinatown complex.

had very good peanut paste 花生糊 at 115 tong swee 一一五糖水  on 6.9.2017. ^^

peanut paste, sesame paste

peanut paste, sesame paste

the peanut paste 花生糊here was really good, very tasty, thick, flavourful.

peanut paste 花生糊 not so common even in hong kong, mostly sesame, walnut, almond paste.

i started with the walnut paste核桃糊/black sesame 黑芝麻糊. the walnut paste核桃糊 was less flavourful/intense than peanut paste 花生糊. the guys went for second round.

fifties coffee五十年代

fifties coffee五十年代


we went over to fifties coffee五十年代 for some coffee & toast.

this the best kopttiam kopi i had. very thick, intense & flavourful. nice aroma..

the toast quite ordinary to me…

NCL joined us for kopi after watching US Open tennis quarterfinals…del potro vs fedrerer-delpo won…NCL had not taken lunch yet, so he went to buy  江鱼仔yong tau foo.

ang kee ice kachang

ice kachang S$1.50

afterwards we walked over to ang kee to have ice kacang. i think LKH ordered soursop jelly.

ice kacang was mediocre. only thing special was the price = S$1.50!

c.h.e.f andy


Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Blk 335 Smith Street, #02-206
Call 9641 9140
closed on Tuesday


Big Intestines & Ribbon Fish So Very Nice @ 东北胖妈 on 6Sep2017


my RI bros decided to try my recommendations for best big intestine dishes in singapore.

so 5 of us met for lunch at 東北胖妈春饼店(Northeast Mom Spring Pancake) at 23 smith street on 6.9.2017. ^^

the 干锅肥肠  is a must order dish…supernice! and never fails… 🙂


the big intestines were very tender in texture, no foul taste, very, very tasty with sauce & accompanying veg.

saliva chicken 口水鸡

saliva chicken 口水鸡

the saliva chicken 口水鸡 here is good standard, not the best, but quite tasty.

i had very tasty mala 麻辣 flavours before, and later also in shenzhen during my hong kong/shenzhen trip.

another comment i made before is that most places made the chicken like 白斩鸡, so presentation is nice & just add very tasty mala 麻辣 sauce. here the chicken pieces are small & torn up so not nice presentation & many splintered bones, so not so convenient to eat.

claypot ribbon fish 砂锅带鱼

claypot ribbon fish 砂锅带鱼

the claypot ribbon fish 砂锅带鱼 is another must order dish.

ribbon fish i took >40yrs ago, now hardly see them, maybe very very occasionally at economic rice stalls?

double-cooked (deepfried then braised) 半煎煮is a favourite teochew preparation.

and this claypot ribbon fish 砂锅带鱼 was just so good! 🙂

fried french beans with egg plants

fried french beans with egg plants a new dish for me. like it very much. the mala taste was excellent.



the dumlings酸菜猪肉饺子 was good too, though nothing special.

bill = S$59 for 5pax

the bill for 5pax 5dishes just S$59nett.

i really like this place a lot!

c.h.e.f andy


东北胖妈春饼店Northeast Mom Spring Pancake 


23 Smith St, (Chinatown) Singapore 058937

Opening Hours:
daily = 11am – 2am

Very Delicious Prawn Masala Using House Brand Ready Gravy on 4Sep2017

delicious prawn masala

made really delicious prawn masala this evening using house brand fish masala ready gravy on 4.9.2017. ^^

i doing an indian cuisine dinner for my RI friends & thinking what dishes to do in addition to the 2 very nice dishes i tried –

  1. chicken briyani &
  2. butter chicken

wife & 2 children eating at home, so i prepared 4pax family indian dinner this evening-

  1. chicken biryani
  2. butter chicken
  3. prawn masala

all dishes very nice. wife & children liked all the dishes.

prawn masala first time  for me no rehearsal turned out very nice…

house brand fish curry masala ready gravy

basically  i used house brand ready gravy so nothing to do…just made sure prawns done bouncy, juicy, succulent not overcooked

likewise for the butter chicken & briyani dishes.

c.h.e.f andy


  • 15 medium prawns (400g)
  • 1 packet house brand fish masala ready gravy
  • 1 medium onions (chopped)
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp ghee (i used lard)


  1. fried chopped onions in 2tbsp ghee or lard to soften.
  2. add 2 tsp chopped garlic
  3. add house brand ready gravy & bring to boil
  4. add prawns (marinated with fish sauce & white pepper). add 50ml water if required.

Great S$5 Weiyi Laksa Mediocre Chicken Drumstick at Tanglin Halt Food Centre on 3Sep2017

S$5 weiyi laksa

greedy today

went sheng shiong tanglin halt to get something..

saw weiyi laksa open – this guy forever close, so queue 15mins for laksa on 3.9.2017.^^

S$5 weiyi laksa

weiyi laksa always good. 🙂

i always pick no.6 (chicken, taupok & cockles) & S$5 serving.

i like it because it is savoury, with meat sweetness combined with laksa gravy sweetness, and not just lemak coconut milk taste. 🙂

tian shui chicken rice

tian shui chicken rice

wanted to try the next stall tian shui chicken rice’s 白斩鸡……

wei yi laksa & tian shui 白斩鸡 chicken drumstick

it is smoother than mine but not as sweet…

in fact weiyi laksa chicken breast is sweeter even! lol! 🙂

S$3 白斩鸡 chicken drumstick

S$3 白斩鸡 chicken drumstick

maybe should have ordered roast chicken usually the roast flavour is better

chili was good..more garlic than mine…

c.h.e.f andy


Opening Hours:

The Best Tea-flavoured Roast Duck @ Xin Cuisine 新故乡on 6Sep2017

lobster noodles S$25

went with wife to Xin Cuisine 新故乡 for 2pax dinner this evening on 6.9.2017. ^^

still very good! and best got amex lovedining 50% discount for 2pax! 🙂

now tunglok restaurants no longer on amex lovedining discounts, very sian leh…withdrawal!

only fine dining restaurant is xin cuisine…just as well it is very good! 🙂

tea flavoured roast duck S$32

the tea flavoured roast duck here is among the best!

comparable with –

  1. four seasons london chinatown
  2. tunglok signature orchard parade’s roast london duck; and
  3. meng meng roast duck 阿明帝皇鸭 at sutera mall 

all are good by me. my own preference would be in the above order – four seasons tops, tunglok & xin cuisine follows, & then meng meng..

tea flavoured roast duck S$32

style-wise, four seasons a bit similar to meng meng becos of the excellent sauce, whereas tunglok & xin cuisine are hong kong restaurant style taken with mui jeong 梅酱 and with the duck natural juice.

tunglok use london duck (irish duck) which is smaller & fatty so very flavourful. xin cuisine is tea flavoured very nice too, 各有千秋!

lobster noodles S$25

we ordered one lobster yeemeen each. 🙂

lobster noodles S$25

lobster yee meen was good!

lobster great, and yee meen reasonably tasty, but really i can make yee meen a lot tastier, well infused with intense stock. 🙂

steamed 梅菜with娃娃菜 S$18

this steamed 梅菜with娃娃菜 one of the best dishes here!

the 梅菜flavours was so so good! 🙂

龟苓膏 S$8

龟苓膏 S$8

guay ling kor here very good, strong herbal flavours, got oomph!

dinner was S$69nett for 2pax after 50% discount, really shiok for the quality of food….

c.h.e.f andy


Xin Cuisine (新故乡)
317 Outram Rd, Holiday Inn Atrium, 169075

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 12–2:30PM6:30–10:30PM

S$16.90 Unmatchable Best Value Wagyu Yakiniku Lunch @ Heijoen Japan Food Town on 4 & 6Sep2017

A5 wagyu rosu, harami, kurobuta & chicken 

had lunch with a friend at heijoen yakiniku japan food town level 4 wisma on 4.9.2017. ^^

this a good friend from my past live. i think we knew each other around 2000, when i was doing some startup investment business. 🙂

this S$16.90 yakiniku lunch lunch truly the best value meal!

i came back for the same S$16.90 lunch set with my sis & bil on 6.9.2017. ^^

heijoen yakiniku

heijoen is right at the end of japan food town shops, next to sabar.

heijoen yakiniku lunch menu 

the lunch sets looked pretty good value but no comparison with the S$16,90 promo lunch set.

this wagyu set really good, the best value = unmatchable!

S$16.90 best value wagyu yakiniku @ heijoen 

the yakiniku set included A5 wagyu rosu, harami, kurobuta & chicken!

and it is cheaper than the menu lunch set that had only USDA beef.

salad, pickles, rice, soup 

and incredibly the salad, pickles, rice, soup were all very nice. rice was like a bibimbap with some beef toppings though not the same preparation.




salad, pickles, soup all great!’


and the rice? best la!

heijoen yakiniku

the meats were delicious, yum yum!

wagyu rosu & harami, chicken & pork

wagyu rosu & harami, chicken & pork 

even the chicken was very good. & the kurobuta great!

the A5 wagyu of course 无得顶 mo tak teng (the best!)

panna cotta dessert

panna cotta dessert

& the panna cotta, also very nice la!

c.h.e.f andy


Yakiniku Heijoen