Average Peranakan Dinner @ Tingkat PeraMakan Owen Road on 16Feb2019

babi ponteh set

JH bought 6pax dinner to celebrate an occasion this evening on 15.2.2019..

SM arranged the place at tingkat peramakan owen road..

they have sets including main dish 2 sides drink plus dessert for between $10 & $16 quite ok..

the set prices ok…taste average not comparable with the tasty dishes like (say) at curry wok.

the sets were priced ok, came with choice of 2 sides, a drink and dessert.

i like the babi ponteh set, pretty good for S$10.

sambal fish set S$15

aunty Bes and i had the sambal fish set. at S$15 quite expensive and small serving of fish.

beef rendang set S$14

wife and JH had the signature sets, rendang and ayam buan keluak.

both were good at S$14. rendang serving was huge and beef and gravy were good. ayam buah keluak also good.

lemongrass drink

the lemongrass drink that came with the set quite average, not sweet so that was good.

beef rendang S$10

we ordered beef rendang ala carte to add on.


and the otah was good too.



we ordered chendol dessert. it was good enough not the best. there was a supplement of S$1.80.

babi ponteh set

it was a pretty good dinner, trying a new place and enjoying good family time together.

c.h.e.f andy


Tingkat Peramakan, Owen Road

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Recipe = Bean Noodles Soup 豆签with Prawns and Scallops on 20Feb2019

bean noodles soup 豆签with prawn and scallop

made a light 1pax dinner this evening on 20.2.2019..

delicious noodles just throw in 2 prawns 3 scallops, scallions & crispy prawn chiili..very satisfying…

bean noodles 豆签

bean noodles 豆签

used my last bunch of 豆签misoya.

so went sheng shiong to get some more.

i bought the cheaper sinlong brand = $1.25 250g 6 bunch/pieces..

bean noodles soup 豆签with prawn and scallop

i had stock but even if no stock just add tsuyu which is the japanese soba stock.

add little water plus tsuyu (OR just use stock). add prawn first, then scallops and noodles soup 豆签.

this like instant noodles, probably took less time to cook then instant noodles, lol!

bean noodles soup 豆签with prawn and scallop

an immensely satisfying, totally shiok! bowl of wonderful goodnes.

and the noodles soup 豆签 very light, prefect for me low carb diet.

c.h.e.f andy

Below Par Food @ Summer Pavilion Ritz Carlton on 14Feb2019


wife invited to a  bank CNY dinner = 2 tables at summer pavilion at ritz carlton on 14.^^

for the last many years, i cooked valentine dinner for wife on valentine’s day, and we would go a nice place for dinner on another day.

so in 2018 i made chorizo lobster, roasted miso cod, grilled scallops for wife on 14.2.2018

and lobster in superor, stock steamed turbot and mini pencai etc on 14.2.2017..

(it does not make sense to us like to pay double and get 1/2 the food quality and service outside on such public holidays..lol!)..


we started with lohei for prosperity since we are still in the chinese new year period.

on our table 2 young men who cam with their parents-the younger a 3-handicapper golf coach & his elder brother doing an online fashion portal sourcing from hangzhou & guangzhou..

suckling pig

must be a really expensive dinner this, at a place like summer pavilion, but standard of food below par..suckling pig ok, soup ok, scallop poor, crabmeat broccoli so so…

really true during festive season food cost double & taste 1/2 as good..service inside the private rooms ok

this the 片皮 style not our preferred 南乳…anyway it was good standard and the meat which was served as a second course was good too.

for me this was the only par standard dish for a atas restaurant like summer pavilion.

soup with lobster

soup was ok but with ingredients like lobster to produce a mediocre dish, i think much below par.

scallops and sea cucumber

scallops done like with xo sauce, for me a waste of good ingredients. and served with sea cucumber which was well done.

crabmeat and broccoli

crabmeat with broccoli ordinary…and ordinary here means not very good la…

birds nest

almond birds nest ok…

pineapple tarts and niangao

pineapple tarts and niangao for the CNY occasion, done nicely nothing to talk about really.

for me, this dinner is below par and likely cost an arm and leg!

c.h.e.f andy


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CJ’s Annual Abalones Treasure Hotpot and Bak Kua Tradition Lunch on 13Feb2018

CJ’s annual abalone treasures tradition

CJ invited RI bros for his signature annual tradition of abalones treasure hotpot and bak hua tasting lunch on 13.2.2019.^^ shiok shuok!!!

highlight of abalones and 3 types bak kwa tasting 👍🙂

TCH brought red wine & J brought homemade brandy umeshu ..YKK brought himalayan salt lozenges. LKY brught roast pork and a lucky prosperous piggy.

CJ’s annual bak kua and hotpot lunch

a big spread though we saw only one thing – the round white thing! ^^

shitake, shimeji and enoki mushrooms

good spread of beef, pork, fish, and veg. 🙂

LKY roast pork

LKY roast pork

LKY roast pork always good, but recently less practice so room for improvement. needs a lot more practice for our subsequent makans. ^^

yamazaki whisky

jeff’s umeshu

i love jeff’s umeshu…not good effect on me though..1/2 asleep the whole drive back home.better not do next time except maybe at home…

CJ’s annual abalone treasures tradition

the brotherhood is fully committed to safekeeping CJ’s annual abalone treasures tradition. ^^

beef & pork



beef and pork were great!

red garoupa fillet

CJ said maybe fish fillet was red garoupa. 🙂

red garoupa fillet

whatever it was, tasted good boleh la! 🙂


and prawns too.


tofu and some processed rolls.



and finsied off with some veg.

himalayan salt lozenges

KK brought some himalayan salt lozenges…he said a box (20 packets??) cost RM$18 in JB and S$18 here.

LKY prosperity piggy luck

LKY distribute his prosperity piggy luck. ^^

CJ’s annual bak kua and hotpot lunch

this is surely among the best traditions the brotherhood sworn to safeguard and protect. lol!

we had a great time and fellowship together. 🙂

(before coming here i met GYS at paya lebar square and picked up GCT’s book tall order…read it that week).

c.h.e.f andy