Ah Seng Mao Shan Wang & Tapao Weiyi Laksa 唯一辣沙 on 4Feb2018

weiyi laksa 唯一辣沙 

LKY came by on 4.2.2018.

weiyi laksa 唯一辣沙 

i was at sheng shiong tanglin halt when he called. on the way back home, passed by weiyi laksa 唯一辣沙  & saw that the queue was quite short.

stopped to queue up to tapao the laksa….waited maybe 10mins.

weiyi laksa 唯一辣沙

my usual order = S$5 No 6 (shredded chicken, cockles, taupok) & thick beehoon mee.

was as good as always…great savoury lemak laksa gravy, tender chicken, big cockles & nice taupok, noodles just right.


i bought D24 & MSW from ah seng the evening before, so we had our own durian feast, 2 of us….


D24 was very good slight bitter..MSW initially i thought not as good as last evening but i had it again later it was very good la!

c.h.e.f andy


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Very Good Hup Seng Braised Duck on 2Feb2018

hup seng braised duck & kong bak

had 2pax makan with my OPS bro WM at hup seng braised duck rice on 2.2.2018. ^^

hup seng braised duck & kong bak

the braised duck here is really good!

meat was tender, sweet & the braise (lor) was really flavourful. this among the best braised duck i had, very good standard!

hup seng braised duck rice

WM was early before me & queued up for the duck & kong bak, he also tapao some wings back, all for S$20. quite ok…

S$7 sin min road (rong cheng) bakuteh

we ordered one sin ming road bakuteh, $7 for 2 prime ribs, to share.

pretty good, though one rib was like 1/2 the size of the other…WM gave me the bigger rib…

S$7 sin min road (rong cheng) bakuteh

still nice but not so great as before..really the ones i made were better, both the ribs & the soup.

S$6 roast duck drumstick

saw the roast duck rice stall, decided to buy a roast duck drumstick to try.. S$6! i guess that’s the going price nowsadays.

S$6 roast duck drumstick

roast duck pretty good too, but nothing special also, can do w/o it too.

c.h.e.f andy


(1) Hup Seng Duck Rice


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Very Expensive Bingsu @ Nunsongyee Korean Dessert Cafe on 1Feb2018

4pax OPS Bros bingsu

after our nice homecooked donburi dinner, we decided to go get some dessert.

WT suggested bingsu at nunsongyee korean dessert cafe at 9 yuk tong ave on 1.2.2018. ^^

nunsongyee korean dessert cafe

nice modern clean ambience, open 24hrs.

WM & WT @ nunsongyee korean dessert cafe

WT @ nunsongyee korean dessert cafe

we ordered the 2 featured signature premium bingsu – black sesame & choco banana.

black sesame bingsu

quite nice, both of them, but i not much wowed over…

black sesame bingsu

red beans nice & sweet, ice cream & ice shavings good flavours..

choco banana bingsu

choco banana bingsu

choc banana also nice.

HC bought 2 bingsu share by 4pax for S$32..

it was fun for us just to chill after a nice home dinner…

but really overall experience & enjoyment, i didn’t find it better than adam road S$2 ice kachang or four seasons S$2 chendol..they are different of course but the S$2 dessert gave me more satisfaction than the S$16 one albeit the S$16 portion is enuf for 2pax sharing…

c.h.e.f andy



4pax OPS Bros Home Donburi Dinner on 1Feb2018

4pax OPS bros dobburi dinner

made 4pax donburi dinner for my OPS bros today on 1.2.2018. ^^

dinner was only decided 10am this morning…these dishes didn’t need much preparations la… 🙂


i made the sushi rice, 2 cups for 4pax, and added 3 tbsp sushi vinegar. wife told me just take out the rice onto a large bowl & mix…donburi sushi rice doesn’t need to be taken hot..

the rice came out nicely, just the right vinegar flavours.

we had –

  1. pan seared hokkaido scallops
  2. teriyaki cod
  3. braised belly pork + flamed miso belly pork
  4. USDA prime ribeye steak
  5. tamago
  6. sushi rice

donburi dishes

i planned scallops, cod, belly pork & beef & also tamago.

donburi dishes

a rather nice gourmet spread, i might add. ^^

jap donburi dinner ingredients

hokkaido scallops

i bought the IQF frozen hokkaido scallops S$23.88 for 1kg from giant.

pan seared hokkaido scallops

pan seared quite nicely over butter on a non-stick pan…scallops must be bone dry…drizzled a bit sea salt.

pan seared hokkaido scallops

scallops were excellent, nicely seared, succellent, plump, sweet..

tamago – japanese rolled egg

i did the usual tamago japanese rolled egg omelette – 3 eggs, 2 tbsp mirin, 1.5tbsp tsuyu, 2tbsp water.

tamago – japanese rolled egg

came up nicely too.

tamago – japanese rolled egg

tamago – japanese rolled egg

it’s a good complement to the meat items…

teriyaki cod

there was no time to do my usual miso cod which required 3days marination in the chiller…

so i just added  <1tbsp flat sugar, 2tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp mirin, 2 tsp chopped garlic, 2cm chopped ginger & marinated for about 6 hrs.

then grilled 15mins in 250degC oven.

over grilled teriyaki cod

very tasty cod, done nicely, less firm than a 3 day marinated miso cod..a great dish

braised belly + flamed miso pork belly

i did the braised belly, & also miso belly 6hrs in 95degC oven.

braised pork belly

braised belly was marinated with sugar, light soy sauce & mirin. & miso belly with miso.

flamed miso pork belly

for the miso belly, i flamed it also with a torch. it was more flavourful than the braised belly.

grain fed black angus ribeye

i had a USDA prime ribeye at S$67/kg from QBfoods. this piece should be about 300g+

grain fed black angus ribeye

the USDA prime steak was excellent!

grain fed black angus ribeye

very sweet, tasty, no residue.

grain fed black angus ribeye

all my friends loved the steak & the donburi dinner.

WT’s pineapple tarts & almond cookies

WT gave me a bottle of pineapple tarts & almond cookies.

i love both both of them, took too much last year also, & now.

we had a great evening. after dinner, wash-up and some chit chat, we decided to go out for some dessert – bingsu!

c.h.e.f andy


CL Bought 5pax RI Friends Toptable Lunch on 31Jan2018

5pax RI friends toptable lunch

had to check out of aloha loyang at 9.45am this morning on 31.1.2018.

i had brought all my change, so dressed appropriately for toptable lunch.

had some time to kill, so sent LKH to his condo & had a coffee chat till 11.30am, got to toptable punctually at 12pm..

toptable S$13.80 3-course set lunch menu

CL bought 5pax lunch today, with EPL, LS & SK, and me. 🙂

grilled prawn salad

all my friends had the grilled prawn with green apple salad, with toasted pine nuts. looked great & tasted great too.

last week i had the grilled chicken salad, so this time i opted for soup.

leek & parsnip soup

cream of leek is a soup i like.

today’s was leek & parsnip soup.

leek & parsnip soup

nice creamy tasty soup.

sauteed red snapper with pumpkin resoni pasta

all of us took the red snapper with resoni, a rice shape pasta..

sauteed red snapper with pumpkin resoni pasta

looked great. the red snapper was done nicely, good texture, competent for sure, nothing special i guess.

resoni texture was good, sauce was ok  quite tasty…

trio of dessert – hazelnut cream tart

dessert like most dishes here, always good.

we had cappuccino, latte & tea..

always enjoy this great value lunch here & a very pleasant time with good freinds.

c.h.e.f andy


Top Table @ Temasek Polytechnic


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