Good Tapao Dishes @ Yi Jia South Village Seafood Restaurant for RI 14Bros Nov Dec Birthday Dinner on 18Dec2018

14 bros nov dec birthday dinner

getting dishes ready

LKY, chong lee & kim kong organised the RI14bros nov/dec birthday bash..

LKY ordered and collected the food from Yi Jia South Village Seafood Restaurant at Macpherson Road

KK brought his loudspeaker for karaoke set up the karaoke. We also watched bbc earth dynasty and Sully..

CL brought 2 cakes from flor for the 4 nov/dec birthday boys & 2 proseco.

Choon Hung brought disposal plates, gorks & spoons.

KH brought nuts & crisp nothing left in no time..🙂

TC brought a red wine.

HAB brought grapes.

& LKY provided the karaoke songs..

CJ the crooner songbird & KH all the dance swiging actions

tapao dishes

tapao dishes

there were like 9 dishes + plain rice for the fish head.

just S4188 for 14pax.

14bros birthday dinner

quite enough for me though some maybe could do with more food.

curry fish head

curry fish head was good. lemak, sweet, tasty. fish head was fresh.

BT cleaning up fish head curry

one who could certainly do with more food. lol!

deepfried small squid

deepfried small squid

the deepfried squid not crispy so wilted & tough from the covered carrier even with a cut corner to air.

black pepper venison

i never like zichar beef or venison, generally tenderised and aritificial.

minced pork tofu

prawn paste chicken

prawn paste chicken was ok though not as good as the one at hk street old chun kee.

salted egg pork chop

salted eggs pork chop pretty ok. basically a 排骨王with salted egg sauce.

yam pot

yam pot competent the usual.

kang kong

sambal kang kong pedestrian…

fried rice

fried rice quite ok.

it was a good dinner. buying in with disposals quite convenient and residence is quite convenient for get togethers, and food was pretty ok and inexpensive.

we think the tapao food from my seafood house 珍阁 at blk 130 next to JCube for WL condo roof garden birthday bash on 11.7.2017 was better though.

birthday cake

birthday cake

we had the birthday cakes for the nov & dec birthday boys.

14bros birthday dinner

and lots of fun karaoke, CJ belting out chinese and cantonese songs and KH swinging to every beat. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy


Yi Jia South Village Seafood Restaurant

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Average Congee Superex Price @ Mui Kee on 20Dec2018

S$10.80 congee set & S$12.80 beef brisket noodles

went to qcd wheelock to replace my iphone 6 battery.

apple got S$38 battery replacement program ending 31dec (outside shopsS$58) so impossible to get appointments at the 5 outlets..

even with appointments at 1pm need to wait 1-2hrs just to hand in the phone, and another 4-6hrs to collect friends told me JB just 1/2hr..

So i arranged with OPS bros to meet & HC suggested mui kee at shaw centre ..we went to the one at mongkok a few times 🙂

I cooking for 13pax makan group for pete this evening so just took a coffee..very ex S$48 for 2pax congee don’t think i come again.

qcd queue notification sms not working. I arranged linch cos not waiting 1-2hrs there..was there 2.20pm just missed my queue no. 8023..luckily they let me back waited 10mins and 1/2hr just to process finished 3pm

mui kee

mui kee

there was a short queue though, so i guess people are happy to pay the price.

S$10.80 mixed pork congee

the congee was ok but no better than crystal jade or paradise dynasty.

WM said not as good as the S$5 hong ji fish belly porridge at commonwealth crescent…lol!

congee set + S$4 chi cheong fun

S$4 chi cheong fun

chi cheong fun quite good, of course it was just plain stuff with sweet sauce.

S$10.80 beef brisket noodles

beef brisket was ok i think very ex at S$12.80.

S$8 poached kai lan

the S$8 poached kailan was very good though.

S$48 for 2pax super ex!!!

S$10.80 congee set & S$12.80 beef brisket noodles

i only took a coffee.

so basically like S$48 for 2pax…super ex for quite ordinary congee.

c.h.e.f andy



Very Good 4-course Dinner @ Zafferano on 15Dec2018

wagyu carpaccio

wife’s good friends H & J bought dinner. their son M was available to join so we had 5pax dinner at zafferano on 15.12.2018. ^^

MBS from zafferano

MBS from zafferano

MBS from zafferano

we were there a bit earlier, so we walked around to have a view of MBS.

there was this controversy storm recently started by leslie tay about cakeage, so i took the opportunity to ask. server told us cakeage is S$8pax cap at S$50. my views on cakeage are different from leslie tay. i think it is ok for restaurants to charge cakeage like corkage but think a S$8pax cakeage is shouting a message in the customer’s face “don’t bring cakes here!”, not very wise in my view, just like leslie said “anti-celebration”, but it’s the restaurant’s prerogative. 🙂

while we were chatting the server told us today saturday no corkage. that was perfect! so we had the champagne we brought served.



we were served some crackers and bread, good bread, nothing special. 🙂

wagyu carpaccio

J decided to order the S$108 4-course “degustation” dinner.

so you could pick 1 antipasti, 1 primi, 1 secondi from the menu but limit to 3 different dishes in total, and 1 dolci, which you can pick any.

first time i heard this arrangement. i asked server the serving size she said 1/2 normal, so i am guessing they just want to cook a normal dish & 1/2 it instead of cooking many small 1/2 size dishes?

the wagyu carpaccio was good, very sweet & tasty.

red prawns ceviche

red prawns ceviche

i like the prawn ceviche, they called it a raw red prawn, so i am guessing similar to japanese akaebi.

very sweet and tasty. wife couldn’t take much of it so she took mostly the carpaccio.

i think H took the foie gras.

truffle pasta

J & M took the truffle pasta. i think it was good.

lobster pasta

wife, i and H took the lobster pasta. it was very good. excellent sauce, wonderful tomato flavours.

black cod

wife had the black cod.

it was good, but i think ordinary.

lamb loin

H,M and i had the lamb loin. it was very good, very tender and flavourful.

flamed lava cake

flamed lava cake

valrhona chocolate

for dessert we took the flamed lava cake & the chocolate strawberries. both were valrhona dark chocolate so excellent flavours.

lava cake was flamed at the table and had good lava but wife & i didn’t really like the liquor flavour…i think just an ordinary lava cake with ice cream would be fine.

the chocolate with strawberry cake was excellent!

petit four

petit fours

there were some petit fours.

i think we had some coffee too.

lobster pasta

J had 20% discount, so dinner was not cheap but not too exorbitant. 🙂

we had a wonderful evening, nice ambience, good food and company of great friends.

c.h.e.f andy


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