Good Zichar Dishes @ Hoy Yong on 3Jan2021

wai mun & jessie dropped by & we proceeded to kin hoi & pung pung zichar at 6 holland close 7pm on 3.1.2021.

all tables taken up & sign said 1hr queue..

we decided to go hoy yong zichar at clementi ave 2 was good..

kam hiong fish head $26, lots of haebee & curiously chye poh also larpok..good👍

deepfried big intestines done very well..tasty ..actually not my preferred preparation..i prefer braised (lor) is not so common dish & done well so deserved the try

红烧braised pork ribs ok ordinary frozen ribs..for me poorest dish no need order next time

pig stomach $18 tasty & choke full of ingredients ..4 bowls full of chicken, deepfried pigskin, & of course pig stomach

sambal long beans (wanted petai but don’t have) had prawns,squid and chicken..nice just sambal very heavy..

wonderful dinner with close friend & bro WM& Jessie

c.h.e.f andy


Hoy Yong Zichar


352 Clementi Ave 2, #01-153, Singapore 120352



Opening Hours:

daily (closed thurs)5:30–10:30pm


Just Average Breakfast @ Beach Road Kitchen on 2Jan2021

the morning after, we had breakfast @ beach road kitchen on 2.1.2021.^^

the single order items were good – nasi lemak, wantonmee, scrambled eggs

the other menu dishes left much to be desired.

overall still better than andaz which was bad…

staff were stretched and harassed…so service polite but infrequent.

c.h.e.f andy


Beach Road Kitchen


30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763



Opening Hours:


Staycation at South Beach Marriott on New Year Day 1Jan2021

today new year day.

wife organised staycation at south beach marriott on new year day on 1.1.2021.^^

our room a corner suite 1520. not quite Marina Bay view displayed when booking but also good, have views on 3 sides…

great view of MBS, civilian war memorial, raffles city & raffles hotel

we had club floor – had dinner at the club lounge level2…food so so..

after that we ordered grab from mrs pho..

c.h.e.f andy

Very Good Family Lunch @ Caffe Cicheti South Beach Tower on 1Jan2021

we had family lunch @ caffe cicheti.

wife organised new year day family lunch at caffe cicheti on 1.1.2021.

they did not have usual brunch. got set menu.

we decided to order ala carte.

dishes were all good except oddly, iberico pork, which is below par c/w most places for a dish that cannot go wrong, almost always good.🤷‍♂️

truffle fries very nice.eggplant with melted cheese really good. So was the cauliflower.

we ordered the recommended tuna tartare on avogado on aoili but never came.

iberico pork had nicely flavoured charring but was overdone a bit dry not tender enuf only failed piece..

well actually the coffee as well..the first order of coffee, magic & flat white undrinkable..but service was good & the lady server redo with good standard coffees. so service was good and friendly despite wrong and missed orders..

we took the 3 recommended pastas..all excellent..

the crabmeat linguine was excellent!

the duck ragout with tube pasta was very good..the sauce was delightful..

the lobster pasta was the best! $98 for a large lobster and large tagliatelle serving ..we shared among 8pax.

actually the crab linguine was just as tasty just more delicate not as strong and intense.

the bouillabaisse seafood stew was good..the prawns and squid rings were average..overcooked actually not fresh tender enuf …the tomato base fish broth and probably vegetables broth was very tasty .

.surprisingly the chicken was very good..another missed order we decided to go ahead with it..the charring & flavours were very good & sauce too.

the dessert with passion fruit was very good too!

c.h.e.f andy


Caffe Cicheti


26 Beach Rd, #B1-21, Singapore 189768



Opening hours:


Recipe = Delectable Braised Mutton Ribs on 10Sep2020

I made delectable 6pax RI OPS bros chinese herbal mutton rib soup & claypot braised mutton ribs on 10.9.2020.^^

bought 1kg mutton ribs S$18 from bedok market S$18/kg clearly frozen …mutton rib soup still very good though last 2 times fresh ribs & better cut much better than this…

braised mutton rib my first time very good tasty👍



  • 600g ribs
  • 3cm sliced ginger, 3 shallots & 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 small carrot thinly sliced, 1 stalk leek sliced white & green part, 2 stalks spring onions sliced white & green parts, 1/2 small yellow onions
  • 6 dry mushrooms
  • 1/4 packet beancurd sheets
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 2tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 red fermented beancurd


  1. fry ginger, shallots,garlic, yellow onions, white parts spring onions
  2. add red fermented beancurd, oyster sauce
  3. add mutton ribs (blanched in boiling water & cleaned), fry fragrant, add water, add mushrooms, beancurd sheets, boil for 1hr, add leeks, reduce for time 2h..
  4. add red onions and green part spring onions 5-10mins before finish.

c.h.e.f andy