Best Indian Rojak 9pax RI Bros Lunch @ Habibs Ayer Rajah FC on 10Sep2019

 

habib’s indian rojak the best!

had 9pax indian rojak lunch @ habib’s ayer rajah fc

we ordered 3 rounds about S$52

afterwards we had durian …season ending no msw here took 金手指S$10/kg-S$25 then another 皇中皇S$18

no comparison with ah seng’s msw

afterwards YF LKY LKH came my place & J joined too.

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indian rojak really good. we ordered 3 rounds.

best items the whole sotong, cuttlefish head/tentacles, coconut fritter, small prawn fritter, and of course the best – the gravy! we had couple refills! and we ordered fish cake and tau kua as well…

S$3 mee siam

mee siam was touted as very good.

for me it was outright poor. too sweet and not tasty!

excellent S$5 ikan bilis fried beehoon

excellent S$5 ikan bilis fried beehoon

the S$5 ikan bilis fried beehoon was excellent, very good wok hae.

habib’s indian rojak the best!

CCG was not satisfied with 2 orders, so he went to order a 3rd, no one complaining, actually i ate a lot, second to CCG lol!

c.h.e.f andy

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Habib’s Rojak

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Wife’s Excellent Beef Don 5pax Dinner on 9Sep2019

wife made excellent beef don

wife made excellent beef don

wife made 5pax dinner on 9.9.2019. ^^

excellent beef don, tako kakiage & oven roast pork ribs.

usda prime ribeye was excellent! wife added mirin and sake when charring the beef.

don was sprinkled with japanese garnishing and ribeye slices topped with wasabi, exactly like beef don restaurants.

tako kakiage done like calamari, just using japanese octopus. and oven baked baby ribs were tasty and fell of the bones. very good indeed!

c.h.e.f andy

 

Prawn Alio Olio for One on 9Sep2019

prawn alio olio

got leftover like 60g spaghetti in chiller

just throw in 4 prawns and made chili prawn alio olio 1pax lunch.

prawn alio olio

prawn alio olio

fried cut chili padi, chopped garlic in olive oil till fragrant. do not brown garlic.

add white wine and reduce.

add spahetti, off fire, add butter & toss. add sea salt to taste.

garnish with sweet basil. i lazy to do. lol!

voila!

a quick, delicious meal for one!

c.h.e.f andy

 

 

Very Good Standard Mao Shan Wang from Ah Seng @ Ghim Moh on 8Sep2019

msw from ah seng – S$22 per kg = S$30 for 10 seeds

msw from ah seng – S$22 per kg = S$30 for 10 seeds

bought msw durian from ah seng

S$22/kg 1 small durian = S$30 for 10 seeds quite ex

super creamy and “joo hoot” very tiny seeds, taste excellent maybe not the most flavourful i had from ah seng.

still shiok if not very very shiok!

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Ah Seng Durian @ Ghim Moh

 

Good Duck at 梁照记 DUCK PORRIDGE and Ter Kar Trotters) at 幸福潮州小食 on 5Sep2019

duck rice and pig trotters

had breakfast with brother & sil at 6th ave coffeeshop…i had kopi..

met CCG at novena..

梁照记 DUCK PORRIDGE

梁照记 DUCK PORRIDGE

afterwards we drove, parked and walked to whampoa food centre about 11.20am on 5.9.2019. ^^

no queue at duck stall and hoover rojak next door..& trotters stall only open 12pm

took duck rice then added a trotters. both quite good. 👍

braised duck

braised duck

the duck S$14 for 2pax not too ex..duck leg portion ok not a lot for 2pax…

duck texture and taste both ok. i don’t like the gluey sauce much…

S$6 pork trotters

S$6 pork trotters

duck was ok.

both of us liked the trotters from 幸福潮州小食 more. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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(1) 梁照记 DUCK PORRIDGE @ whampoa food centre

(2) 幸福潮州小食 @ whampoa food centre

Address:

Whampoa Makan Place, 90 Whampoa Drive #01-04, 320090, (Balestier)

 

Expensive Good Standard Dimsum @ Imperial Treasure Nanbei on 1Sep2019

crispy char siew pao

5pax lunch with wife, daughter, sis & bil @ imperial treasure nanbei at taka on 1.9.2019. ^^

went early at 11.30am sharp and got our table immediately.

nanbei very crowded on sunday & later time may need to wait even with reservation.

i had this complimentary imperial treasure silver membership that came with 2xS$50 welcome voucher to use. can only use one today.

i like the crispy char siew pao. but i think the recent charcoal char siew pao at paradise dynasty @ funan was better.

小笼包

小笼包here always good standard, tasty soup, light skin and sweet filling. 🙂

charcoal pork neck char siew

charcoal pork neck char siew 碳烧猪项肉our favourite.

carrot puff

carrot puf was excellent!

潮州粉果

潮州粉果 was good!

steamed pork ribs

and steamed pork rib was the best. we ordered a second helping, very tasty and very meaty, not all fat or all bones…

spicy dumplings

spicy dumplings here always good!

crispy prawn cheong fun

wife and daughter like the crispy prawn cheong fun…

fun cheong though hard to match hk standard – very smooth and tasty sauce…

xo fried carrot cake

had the xo carrot cake..very good!

pork chop ramen

pork chop ramen mediocre – very ex and not comparable to paradise dynasty @ funan!

was a great dimsum lunch, very pricey = S$140+ nett for 5pax, about 3x the price of timhowan at shamshuipo HK!

after S$50 voucher, about S$80+ nett so quite ok for 5pax.

w/o the free S$50 voucher, i would not usually come here for expensive dimsum..

c.h.e.f andy

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imperial treasure nanbei

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Delicious 2mins Prawn 豆签 Bean Noodles Dinner for One on 31Aug2019

prawn 豆签soup

made 2mins dinner for myself 1pax on 31.8.2019. ^^

prawn 豆签 using leftover chicken stock.

just one bunch 豆签  bean noodles very light and hopefully lower carbs, anyway it was a tiny amount.

had very tasty thick chicken stock left over. just seasoned 4 prawns with fish sauce and white pepper, dropped them with the 豆签  about same time 2mins to cook.

garnised with cut chili and scallions..

and voila!

delicious dinner for one….

c.h.e.f andy

Very Shiok! Song Kee Noodles with OPS and RI Bros on 23Aug2019

S$6 song kee noodles

HC bought excellent S$6 meepok tar @ song kee

excellent mee pok qq, tasty chilli and very good handmade fishball ingredients..,

HC and i met at WM’s place and walked over to tembeling..

CCG and NCL came together after walking at east coast park..

D24 durians

S$6 song kee noodles

very shiok!

really enjoy this noodles, and the great company of bros.

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Very Good Dimsum Lamian Tea @ Paradise Dynasty Funan on 21Aug2019

小笼包

had 5pax 3pm tea with OPS buddies @ paradise dynasty funan on 21.8.2019.^^

50% off for dimsum and lamian 3pm-5.15pm …

Mabel organised and bought lunch about S$77..WT leaving for shanghai tomorrow..

spicy dumplings 抄手

生煎包

salted egg lava bun

kurobuta pork ramen

saliva chicken口水鸡

mala beef ramen

kurobuta pork ramen

bamboo durians

salted egg lava bun

小笼包was good..
radish puff was very good
charcoal salted egg lava bun 流沙包 was excellent
spicy dumpling 抄手 and 生煎包ok 一般

and the 2 lamian were good..
水煮拉面very flavourful not so much beef
kurobuta pork lamian lots of pork and very tasty

口水鸡 no discounts very good standard

afterwards to went mabel’s place and had durian WT brought bamboo quite good..& mabel took out one packet msw even better!👍

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Paradise Dynasty @ Funan

Good Nasi Lemak @ Adam Road No 1 Adam’s Nasi Lemak on 21Aug2019

adam road no 1 nasi lemak

S$4 adam road no 1 nasi lemak

after a good run, can afford to have S$4 adam road no.1 stall..don’t like queues so took from one less popular with almost no queue

quite ok..very flavourful rice..took about 1/3 the rice..reduce carbs…

chicken, ikan kuning, egg, peanuts, sambal all good.

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ADMA’S NASI LEMAK
ADDRESS
#01-01 Adam Road Food Centre, 2 Adam Road, 289876
OPENING HOURS
Mon: 08:00 – 14:00
Wed – Sun: 08:00 – 14:00
Closed: Tue

 

Excellent Service, Good Food, Great Prices after Eatigo Discounts @ Tien Court on 19Aug2019

2pax lunch @ Tien Court 天厨

went with weng tong to tien court 天厨 at copthorn king havelock road

there is eatigo 50% discounts at 2pm..

unlike miramar peach garden the service staff here were excellent, very polite, friendly and professional..

and MOST IMPORTANT food was good!

crispy char siew pao

crispy char siew pao was good..crispy skin tasty filling..a tad too sweet..👍

crispy char siew pao

crispy char siew pao

i love this!

crispy fupeiquin

fupeiquin 腐皮卷 criispy not oily and good generous filling 🙂

tiger garoupa fillet 龙虎斑柳

garoupa

tiger garoupa fillet 龙虎斑柳 came with good serving of asparagus and excellent wokhae better than most zichar..

3 egg spinach

3 eggs spinach lots of eggs and very tasty..

mixed roast platter

mixed roast platter

3 combination roast 烧味三拼only one not so good..

char siew ok a bit sweet, siew yoke good standard not the best,

roast duck good flavour but old..roast duck always need to order 1/2 duck otherwise they serve you leftovers and our lunch at 2pm so leftovers a bit dry and old

2pax lunch @ Tien Court 天厨

2pax S$54 cheaper than food court or zichar, got complimentary 1st hour parking coupon some more.

will come again la!

c.h.e.f andy

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Tien Court Restaurant天厨

 

 

Just as Excellent Four Seasons Chendol @ AMK Central on 16Aug2019

four seasons chendo @ amk central

called LKY who came with LKH ..

chwee kueh

chwee kueh

we went amk cheng san fc for 德发 kopi and chwee kueh..i tapao 8 home S$2.40

four seasons chendo @ amk central

four seasons chendol @ amk central

then we went amk central food centre four seasons for chendol..LKH took cheng tng..

this four seasons chendol really good, as good as typ lor 8…

after that went back sin ming to pick up my car.

c.h.e.f andy

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Four Seasons Chendol @ AMK Central

Not that Good Today Hup Seng Duck Rice on 16Aug2019

S$5.50 duck drumstick rice

had kopi & great chat with brother at clementi blk325 coffeeshop..

after that sent car for some repairs at sin ming autocity…need to wait till 3pm

had hup seng S$5.50 braised duck drumstick rice.

S$5.50 duck drumstick rice

S$5.50 duck drumstick rice

duck still good, but seems like not as good today.

for this time, i would say not as good as-

  1. chinatown braised duck at commonwelath crescent and
  2. happy duck at bukit merah view.

and certainly not as good as my own braised duck.

c.h.e.f andy

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Hup Seng Duck Rice

Address:

Contact:
Opening Hours:

 

Outstanding Service, Expensive Food @ Yan Ting 宴庭 at St Regis on 15Aug2019

S$28 sea whelk soup-chinese dobinmushi

went with wife to yan ting 宴庭 at st regis on 15.8.2019. ^^

first time here..find the food expensive just browsing yan ting’s online menu and it was!

yan ting 宴庭 at st regis

yan ting 宴庭 at st regis

yan ting 宴庭 at st regis

great ambience, and excellent superb service !!!

S$28 sea whelk soup-chinese dobinmushi

food very nice plating fine dining restaurant style, taste mediocre to above average…

best dishes were the sea whelk soup served in chinese dobinmushi (teapot soup) style and the aloe vera jelly dessert..

S$34 alaskan crab chawanmushi

alaskan crab chinese style chawanmushi looked beautiful tasted average..

S$28 roast duck

S$28 roast duck

roast duck NOT xin cuisine or tunglok standard or even dianxiaoer or JB standard..

S$48 chinese style beef tenderloin

chinese style beef tenderloin the usual good restaurant standard..like 50%-100% more than usual price!

S$38 sea perch

sea perch i think overcooked – just by looking & confirmed by texture..

S$12 aloe vera jelly

aloe vera jelly good standard, nice refreshing dessert.

2pax bill after 50% amex discounts – S$!20!

S$34 alaskan crab chawanmushi

we had amex love dining 50% discounts & bill for 2pax still came to S$120..ok i guess overall.

c/w xin cuisine, price here double & taste wise half as good!..xin cuisine food gave far better taste experience…& satisfaction!

only impressed with the outstanding service by every server, cheerful, polite and friendly, and the great ambience…

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Delicious Tapas and Pasta 12pax RI Bros Dinner on 12Aug2019

12pax RI bro dinner

made RI bros 12pax 12-course (8 tapas, 3 pasta, tofu cheesecake) dinner this evening on 12.8.2019.^^

Menu

Tapas

1 pumpkin rocket salad
2 spanish omelette
3 miso teriyaki salmon belly
4 1/2 tea smoked kampung chicken
5 pangrilled sous vide pork chop
6 flamed red wine belly pork
7 chorizo prawns
8 grilled vegetables

Pasta

9 seafood tagliatelle
10 funghi linguine
11 chicken paella

Dessert

12 tofu cheesecake

copied from NCL-
“thanks KWL and LCM for the wine, SCG for his wife’s strawberry and earl gray tea ice cream and cones.

Thanks all for the discussion and the banters. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻”

and of course thanks NCL for strawberries and blueberries and the nice photos. 🙂

LKH brought crisp and CCG brought tidbits…

#1 pumpkin salad

friends all loved and commented on the pumpkin salad.

#2 spanish omelette – tortilla

#2 spanish omelette – tortilla

the spanish omelette another simple and delightful dish.

#3 mustard belly pork and red wine belly pork

#3 mustard belly pork and red wine belly pork

some experimentation here. the red wine belly pork quite elaborate 3.5 hrs in 130degC oven.

the mustard belly pork just boiled 1.5hrs then seasoned with mustard, slat & pepper and flamed.

ccg and several friends said the mustard belly better texture. hck said the red wine belly had better after flavours.

i think i need to flame less…just colour a little will do so not overcook the pork and affect the texture…

#4 tea smoked chicken

#4 tea smoked chicken

tea smoked chicken was flavourful.

#4 tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

barley risotto this evening not so tasty..a bit low in stock as 3 pasta dishes and chorizo prawns all needed stock.

#5 slow braised pork chop

pork chop was sous vide 62degC for 2hrs.

it’s kind of sous vide experiment on pork chop..surprised that the texture not more tender..again pork chop too thin have to reduce flaming so not to overcook…

#6 grilled peppers and portobello

grilled peppers and portobello was pangrilled with just added seasalt, then added a bit extra virgin olive oil and a dash of balsamic and honey.

#6 grilled sweet corn

corn was good as usual.

#7 teriyaki miso salmon belly

teriyaki miso salmon belly a perennial favourite. wonderful colour, texture, taste. great combination of miso, ginger, garlc, light soy sauce and perfectly grilled 15mins in 250degC oven.

#8 chorizo prawns

and the chorizo prawns, quite perfect, succulent, sweet prawns and wonderful sauce.

#9 seafood tagliatelle

pastas were all good, very tasty and al dente. ^^

just right amount of sauce. i took out some for SCG before adding butter and tossed. an excellent pasta dish.

#10 funghi spaghetti

and likewise the fungi spaghetti. 2 packets 400g brown mushrooms, very intense, tasty mushroom flavours.

#11 chicken paella

and the chicken paella…i added the tender smoked chicken and paella itself very tasty with stock, vegetables and chorizo.

#12 tofu cheese cake

leng khiang birthday – my tofu cheesecake

we celebrating GLK august birthday so i made a tofu cheese cake, have not made for very long time.

still good,  cake all finished.

SCG’s wife strawberry and earl grey ice cream

SCG brought 2 tubs of ice cream made by wife and ice cream cones. we finished all as well.^^

strawberries and blueberries

NCL brought strawberries and blueberries.

#8 chorizo prawns

had a wonderful evening with all my bros and close buddies, just like NCL said.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Teochew Chye Por Char Kuay Teow on 11Aug2019

teochew chye por char kuay teow

made teochew char kuay teow this evening on 11.8.2019. ^^

add chopped garlic, chye por, fry till fragrant, add bean sprouts, julienned broccoli stems and few broccoli, cooked broccoli, then added kuay teow, followed by yellow noodles..then added a bit oil & cracked egg, let it formed then folded over the kuay teow..

good wokhae and taste, complete vegetarian no meat no prawns no sausage no fish cakes…poor man’s ckt?

teochew chye por char kuay teow

teochew chye por char kuay teow

teochew chye por char kuay teow

teochew chye por char kuay teow

anyway, a nice dish and too much carbs for me 1pax dinner.

will see how i can improve the dish.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Laksa Steamboat – Delicious, Sedap Pong’s Laksa with Poached Chicken 白斩鸡 8pax Family Dinner on 8Aug2019

pong’s laksa with chicken

wife traveling..i made 8pax family pong’s laksa hotpot dinner this evening..with aunty bes..on 8.8.2019.^^

pong’s laksa with chicken

pong’s laksa is just sedap, simply delicious! the best laksa for me…

i like it only second to curry chicken noodles.

pong’s laksa steamboat

today i made it as a steamboat, with additional ingredients including some yongtaufu.

白斩鸡

of course it works only with my poached chicken 白斩鸡, which is as good or better than ah heng’s chicken, but nothing compares with ah heng’s curry chicken gravy.

yongtaufu and prawn

sliced toman and fish cake

shimeji

so a few items to complement the main laksa and chicken and served as steamboat so always hot gravy.

pong’s laksa with chicken

pong’s laksa with chicken

simply wonderful chicken and laksa!

pong’s laksa steamboat

though pong’s laksa gravy sachet is very good, the key for me to make it a very tasty laksa is the chicken stock…i had very sweet, tasty, intense chicken stock from boiling whole chicken bones with all the aromatics, ginger, shallots, spring onions garlic, and also carrots.

a most delicious family dinner.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Good Braised Trotters OK Kway Chap Rude Hawker @ 源记 Gaun Kee Kway Chap Toa Payoh Lor 1 on 1Sep2019

源记kueh chap

after 2hrs 10mins walk with wife, her friends J, H and YY, 2 of us decided to go TPY lor 8 to eat four seasons chendol on 1.9.2019. ^^

源记kueh chap

we decided to have some makan as well.

wife wanted kway chap.

源记kway chap S$6 ok

kway chap S$6 quite ok = S$5.50 for kway chap and S$0.50 for kueh.

nothing special and not really much for S$5.50. won’t take this next time.

i like the kueh especially, the soup gravy has nice intestine taste..i don’t eat kway chap much, quite enjoyed that.

pig hock $6 good

the braised trotters, actually it was the hock, the upper joint..was good!

not better than my own, but it was good and S$6 wasn’t expensive at all. a whole leg including the lower trotters would cost like S$9 at sheng shiong.

i can come here just to eat the trotters and kueh..

four seasons chendol

four seasons chendol

and fours seasons chendol, what is there to say, totally satisfying everytime!

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Excellent Tapas Steep Prices @ La Taperia on 24Jl2019

burrata

daughter wanted to have tapas dinner for her birthday so arranged 9pax dinner inc aunty bes at la taperia on 24.7.20197. ^^

food was really good. of course price very steep too. we ate a lot red many dishes anyway. 🙂

mushroom croquette

ham croquette

the croquettes were both very good, the mushroom better than the ham.

i was inspired to try out tasty app online recipe, but first attempt so so, need to see how to improve.

zucchini flowers

we all loved the zucchini flowers. excellent texture and taste.

poached egg dish

son ordered one poached egg dish to try. nt among the best dishes this evening.

gambas al ajillo

the gambas al ajillo or garlic prawns was excellent.

this one i can do easily. both my chorizo prawns and garlic prawns just as good.

galician octopus

galician octopus

the galician octopus very good standard here. tender and tasty.

fish soup

fish soup

the fish soup was good too. i guess a version of the french bouillabaile..

squid ink deepfried squid

the squidink deepfried baby squid was very good too. first time i had this dish. a very nice dish.

squidink paella

chicken paella

both paella were excellent!

the chicken paella surprises! very tender chicken and tasty paella…

lamb rack

the best dish had to be the lamb rack. even wife took some…this so tender and flavourful…i must try a variation like this one, so far i only do the pistachio and the herb crusted lamb rack.

daughter and family all had a great time. i guess we will be back here. set lunch is a bit more affordable. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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La Taperia

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Delicious Porridge @ Empress Porridge at Galaxis on 27Jul2019

porridge, chicken, carrot cake

my RI bor NCL organised get together with TKF, KWL @ GLK’s empress porridge at galaxis on 29.7.2019

unfortunately NCL himself couldn’t make it..

had nice porridge (both chicken porridge and the usual brown rice porridge very good), fried chicken and fried carrot cake with chye por (nice too, a bit salty)

fried chicken

all the dishes were tasty! 🙂

the chicken a bit oily and heavy on flour. it’s tasty!

carrot cake

carrot cake also tasty. a bit salty.

porridge

porridge

the 2 porridge were delicious!

i think i will bring my OPS buddies to makan here.

porridge, chicken, carrot cake

had a great time with good friends.

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