Quite Superb S$38 FOC Singtel Set Lunch @ FOC on 23Aug2018

bruschetta with jamon iberico

went with my fundonate partners for 4pax lunch at foc on 23.8.2018.

no place to park at 12pm so i parked at merchant court hotel aross the road & walked over..parking was like S$7!

S$38 foc singtel set lunch menu

today last day for S$38 foc singtel set lunch menu. restaurant was quite crowded.

this really a good menu & good deal.

since it is spanish dishes we shared everything – tapas, mains & dessert. 🙂

foc mixed croquette

the bruchetta with iberico jamon was excellent, really crispy croutons & excellent jamon.

& the croquette really good here. 🙂

kale, crispy belly pork & roast potatoes

the kale, crispy belly pork & roast potatoes another wonderful dish.

inspired by this dish the last time, i went back & made my own (wife roasted the kale) on22.7.2018, and it was very good! ^^

porcini mushroom pasta

i have not tried the pasta before. it was very flavourful truffle mushroom pasta, quite good. 🙂

iberico T-bone pork rack

for the mains we had iberico T-bone pork rack.

for me this was the best, even better than the iberico pork rack dish for dinner ala carte.

garlic chicken

the garlic chicken very good too.

very crispy skin & flavourful chicken. 🙂

braised beef cheeks

LW liked the braised beef cheeks best.

and indeed it was very good standard, very tender, quite moist not a sinewy dry bite. i think a very well done slow braised beef cheek.

squidink paella

squid ink paella a bit run of the mill.

it was more flavourful than what i had at foc pimpam. a bit salty. maybe a bit unexciting among the dishes.

dessert – french toast & roasted pineapples with coconut ice cream

french toast in chocolate sauce

roasted pineapples & coconut ice cream

there were 2 choices of dessert so we had 2 of each for 4pax to share.

both were ok. french toast pretty good, chocolate sauce not my thing but i gues it had to go with some accompanying sauce.

roasted pineapples & coconut ice cream were good. 🙂

birthday cake

i indicated in the reservation “birthday lunch”, but they did not provide anything, so i asked directly “bo kek ki”.

service was really good throughout lunch & the waiter then went to bring a brownie cake with the happy birthday message for us.

fundonate partners 4pax lunch

a very good spread of nice, delicious, varied lunch dishes for sharing. too bad they are ending the promotion.

we have not met for quite long & had to take care of some matters & happens to be early birthday celebration for J. quite fruitful day! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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FOC
Address:
40 Hongkong Street, 059679

Contact:

+65 61004040

Opening Hours:

Mon – Thu: 12:00 – 02:00

Mon – Thu: 18:00 – 22:00

Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 02:00

Fri – Sat: 18:00 – 22:30

Closed: Sun

Braised Chicken with Potatoes – 69th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 24Aug2018

braised chicken with potatoes

made braised belly pork with carrots & cabbage for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 24.8.2018.^^

this my 69th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

2.5kg boneless chicken legs

i thought of doing minced pork with egg plants 鱼香茄子煲 this week, but thought better. need to experiment myself on a small dish first before trying out for 140pax.

revert back to boneless chicken legs, defrosted, filleted, drained & then marinated with 3tbsp fish sauce, 1tbsp heap corn flour, 1tbsp sesame oil, 1tbsp heap oyster sauce & 3 tbsp huatiao wine in fridge overnight.

braised chicken

this morning got up at 7am as usual.

fried chicken with cut ginger & chilli padi in chicken fat. stir fried thoroughly in wok, then covered & cooked, must not overcooked so it is very tender, tasty, smooth (becos of cornflour). removed chicken.

potatoes, carrots, leek, yellow onions

fried carrots, onions, leek for 10mins.

drained the chicken gravy back to the wok & added cut potatoes. cooked for another 10mins (anyway tested potatoes, just cooked & broke when pressed against the side).

braised chicken with potatoes

then returned chicken to wok & mixed thoroughly.

braised chicken with potatoes

braised chicken with potatoes

braised chicken with potatoes

plated it to the aluminium carrier.

a really delectable dish, great colours & wonderful taste.

c.h.e.f andy

Delicious Tapas 4pax Dinner with WM and J @ FOC on 22Aug2018

iberico pork rib

went with wife & my OPS bro WM & wife J to foc for 4pax tapas dinner on 22.8.2018. ^^

been here several times lately, so just a quick record for memory will do. 🙂

i ordered 5 tapas, a fiduea (becos it is more unusual) and a main iberico pork rib which is my favourite here.

WM & J going to london & spain next week for 3 weeks so they will be having more tapas shortly. 🙂

mushroom croquette (later we ordered ham croquette)

J liked the croquette, very crispy outside & very tasty inside so i added a ham croquette.

each serving 4 pieces so nicely 1 each.

galicean octopus

galicean octopus as usual very tender.

eel & belly pork with egg york & mash 

eel & belly pork with egg york & mash a delectable dish. the egg york added a silky touch to the crispy pork belly & eel & the mash was very smooth & flavourf.

cauliflower

cauliflower very tasty. all the dishes were tasty la…

iberico pork rib 

& my favourite iberico pork rib. very tender & flavourful.

suckling pig fiduea

suckling pig fiduea

& the fiduea.

a very tasty dish…but again, our canned pork trotters beehoon equally tasty dish, very easy to make, maybe tastier even haha! and at fraction of this price. lol! ^^

there was pulled pork (shredded pork) in the fiduea added to the taste, no crackling skin so suckling pig just meant having pulled pork in this case.

4pax dinner was like S$212 including a S$24 “50:50 whisky drink”. an enjoyable dinner, wonderful time together & a great evening with good friends.

c.h.e.f andy

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FOC
Address:
40 Hongkong Street, 059679

Contact:

+65 61004040

Opening Hours:

Mon – Thu: 12:00 – 02:00

Mon – Thu: 18:00 – 22:00

Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 02:00

Fri – Sat: 18:00 – 22:30

Closed: Sun