Ichiran Ramen with My Best Tasting Slow-braised Pork Soft Bones on 6Aug2018

ichiran rame with braised softabones, chashu & runny yoke egg 

had 5pax RI bro ichiran ramen party this evening on 6.8.2018. ^^

bakuteh prime ribs 

we started with bakuteh..super tender, sweet & excellent bite..

had very good indonesian fresh prime ribs from sheng shiong for this evening.

i had 10ribs so just nice 2 servings pax.

bakuteh was excellent. soup & ribs were delicious, very sweet & tasty & excellent bite texture, quite perfect la…everyone liked it. ^^

salt baked chicken2

salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡

salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡

& today my second attempt yim coke gai (salt baked chicken)盐焗鸡

the result was excellent- tender, moist, sweet not too salty, quite perfect..

LKY brought siew yoke

and LKY brought a very nice crackling belly pork..i took many pieces…

i going to try a german knuckle later so will revisit this siew yoke recipe…

ichiran ramen

ichiran rame with braised softabones, chashu & runny yoke egg 

HAB came in time for ichiran ramen….we had 2 packets for 5pax…

i didn’t have any ichiran ramen..so my OPS bro WM came by late morning just to pass me 2 packets of ichiran ramen. & together with WT we went to  kopitiam at cheong chin nam opposite beauty world for coffee. 🙂

6mins runny yoke eggs

6mins runny yoke eggs

i made the 6mins runny yoke eggs.

ok just this time not as good as what i did for OPS bros at WM house on 1.8.2018. 🙂



i made chashu, better than what i did for WM place, but this was beaten hands down by the slow braised pork soft bones.

the latter was by the standard of our imperial mouth TCH, so very tasty & flavourful, so chashu was no comparison.

ichiran rame with braised softabones, chashu & runny yoke egg

the slow braised pork soft bones i was trying to emulate the best ramen at hanamaruken ramen (花丸轩) at dotonbori osaka. 

while nothing can really match that, my first slow-braised pork soft bones was very successful by my meagre standard la…perfect enuf?? for me la…

what an excellent evening! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy






Excellent 14 RI Bros Birthday Dinner for QTC KY @ Tasty Loong at Orto on 3Aug2018

one for all, all for one 

we have this 14 RI bros dinners we organised to celebrate birthdays of our bros.

this evening KWL & YKK were the 2 main protaganists, and we had a really nice 14pax dinner at tasty loong by chef pung in orto on 3.8.2018. ^^

orto is a 5 hectares multi-recreational park that is open to the public 24 hours a day, formerly bottletree park. there is prawning, futsal, paintball & go-karting etc…there is a lake & lakehosue with  old kampong charms and rustic feel.

in fact several bros went for the go-karting before dinner.

i went for dinner, had some difficulty finding tasty loong as the the signboard at the orto lakehouse shows long jiang chinos among many eateries but not tasty loong…seems that they are one & the same as the address is the same #01-06…maybe chef pung rebranded or there was some restructuring…whatever..

it was a great experience. food was good, there was a lake backdrop, pleasant ambience, good service & a engaging humorous server – my understatement. 🙂

great find by KWL! seems that he came specially to try the food, a jolly good excuse to enjoy good food. lol! 🙂

deepfried fish skin

deepfried fish skin 

KWL ordered the food. good stuff…👍👍👍

deepfried fish skin not so much my favourite. this was very well done, crispy, good salted egg flavours..

kurobuta char siew 

the kurobuta char siew very tasty…means very unhealthy la..

kurobuta char siew

kurobuta char siew 

heavenly sinful delicious…made sense?

crispy sotong 

crispy sotong…also not my favourite…a long time seafood restaurant popular dish..

crispy sotong

again done very well…

claypot sea cucumber 

the claypot sea cucumber very average for me…

i guess all the 一品煲kind of dishes doesn’t quite excite me, unless they are very tasty…

this one somewhere between competent & pedestrian..

beef cubes chinese style

chinese style beef cubes was well done too.

i am the western steak or yakiniku or tagliata type, so chinese style mostly tenderised (this one maybe a good cut not tenderise not sure) doesn’t excite me also…

smoked duck 

the smoked duck was quite excellent, very tasty smoked flavours.

probably not the ntuc type i think?

smoked duck 

i would certainly order this again…

roast london duck 

the roast london duck was very good, very tasty & the was a nice mago sauce…

roast duck in hawker stalls & coffeeshop in singapore cannot compare with hong kong or london or even JB. the restaurants served better roast duck & this roast london duck among the better ones.

the best roast london duck (irish duck) i had was at tunglok signature.

& the tea flavoured roast duck at xin cuisine is just as good but different from tunglok (not the small fatty irish duck but just as good).

1/2 salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡

the 1/2 salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡 was very good, very tasty.

quite coincidentally i just made my first experimental salt baked chicken 盐焗鸡 few days back on 31.7.2018. 

and subsequently i made a second time & it was very good, though still not as good as this one…will put up a recipe later…

sliced fish soup

sliced fish soup 

the sliced fish soup was very tasty & the fish were firm & sweet.

i thought it might be snakehead but i think it was seabass. anyway a good dish a bit expensive side i think S$40+

sambal kang kong

kang kong was good..

QTC birthday cake

LKY birthday cake

and of course the organisers got 2 very nice birthday cakes for QTC & LKY. 🙂

we all had a wonderful evening, fun & chill with RI bros.

dinner came to about S$400 for 14pax, quite ok price but we also did not order fish or other expensive dishes. quite ok for such nice food, ambience &fun.

c.h.e.f andy


Tasty Loong by Chef Pung @ Orto
81 Lorong Chencharu #01-06/07
Yishun, Singapore
Call 9472 6210
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sat-Sun 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Turtle Soup & Trotters at Jln Berseh FC + Sungei Road Laksa on 2Aug2018

S$30 claypot trutle soup @ very lucky turtle soup 

had turtle soup at very lucky at jln berseh food centre with RI bros on 2.8.2018.^^

some bros had tennis & squash at CL’s condo. there were 8pax for lunch. 🙂

i don’t come often but always take from this stall when i do.

the S$30 was quite ok, very substantial for 2-3pax, good amount of meat & gelatinous parts.  soup was very good. i asked & the stall gave us a a refill. we shared among 4pax.

S$5 pig trotters @ kelantan kueh chap 

added a S$5 pig trotters shared by 4pax. very good standard, good taste & texture, a substantial portion & good braise.

the other 4 bros took kueh chap from the opposite stall, kelatan kueh chap. and some took char kuay tiao etc.

sungei road laksa 

after that we walked over to sungei road laksa at jin shui kopitiam, 27 jln berseh. 🙂

there was a queue about 8-10pax…we order standard S$3laksa + S$1 extra cockles (above photo). 🙂

laksa was still good, very lemak, but i feel lack a strong savoury flavour like weiyi laks at tanglin halt.

cockles were really large & plum & juicy & sweet, quite excellent! 🙂

sungei road laksa

sungei road laksa 

there was like constantly a queue…but i guess during peak hours queue must be very long that’s why they had the tape & stand for queueing.


CJ bought a rojak to share.

somehow today’s rojak like not so good.

sungei road laksa

the laksa was well worth the detour after a nice turtle soup lunch.

my friends & i liked al like the laksa, but i would not come specially for this.

ate too much, but really quite fun…i enjoyed the turtle soup, pig trotters & also the laksa.

c.h.e.f andy


(1) Very Luck Turtle Soup

Address: 35 Kelantan Ln, Singapore 208652

daily (closed on wed) 9:45AM–9:50PM

(2) Kelantan

(3) Sungei Road Laksa

Address: Blk 27 Jalan Berseh #01-100, 200027

daily (closed on wed) 9:30AM–5PM