111th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 6May2022 – Wine Chicken & Mince Pork Tanhoon

made 2 dishes for PPH CSC teban gardens friday breakfast this morning on 6.5.2022.^^

this my 111st friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre, second time on restart after a 2 year hiatus due to covid.

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.

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

I started cook a dish for teban gardens on friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed. when I started cooking for HCA, this was reduced to 2 times a month (also 2times a month for HCA) so not overstitching my resources…

today’s menu

  1. wine chicken
  2. braised minced pork tanhoon

the residents also have lots of other food catered for them and sometimes Rosalind the centre director also cook very nice dishes like laksa, fishball soup, lontong, porridge..all fabulous dishes I like.

c.h.e.f andy


Delicious Homecooked Dinner for OPS RI Bros on 5May2022

7pax homecooked dinner with RI & OPS bros on 5.5.2022.^^


  1. 白斩鸡& chicken rice
  2. char siew
  3. sliced snakehead fillet thick beehoon soup
  4. 蒜泥白肉
  5. taujeon light soy sauce steam fish head
  6. poached kailan

really nice enjoyable dinner with good friends & bros….missing hak chong…

chicken rice and char siew the usual good standard…

cheow ghee especially like the new dish sliced fish thick beehoon soup. basically similar as zichar dish…a very tasty fish head fish bones stock added evaporate milk and poached sliced toman fillet. 蒜泥白肉good as usual. steamed fish head was good just not that much meat…need bigger head.

poached kaolin can be improved. basically to manage freshness and not overcooked for a vegetable dish precooked couple hours before dinner.

kin yip-

Thank CUTE, Ser Khoon for the sumptuous meal … Wai Mun, Wen Tong, Choon Hung for the ‘side dishes’ (hope I didn’t miss out anyone else) … and everyone onboard for the fun, joy and reminiscence.
Perhaps if Hak Chong were present, it would be a fabulous evening? 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

thanks all for the evening and company and the nice fruits and jelly…

c.h.e.f andy

Early Birthday Lunch for Chong Lee @ Ishinomaki on 2May2022

early birthday lunch for chong lee @ Ishinomaki on 2.5.2022.^^

I love my premium chirashi every time …chong lee chose to have the unagi & majuro sashimi, and take sonomono side dish.

really enjoyable lunch with an old pal. so many memories.

cheok mung and I celebrated chon glee’s 60th birthday in wales in 2018, scaling Wales’ tallest peak mt snowdon! actually only 1085m la and we did it in 7hrs return.

we had nice dinner at the royal victorian hotel…and food was great just that we kena booked and fined £60 though we paid the full day parking at the open carpark. should have just driven 50m over to the hotel!

had piccolo latte & cappuccino at tiong hoe afterwards.

c.h.e.f andy


Ishinomaki Grill & Sake


390 Orchard Rd, #B1-02/02A/03, Singapore 238871



Opening Hours:

daily (except sunday)11:30am–3pm6–10pm
sunday 11:30am–3pm6–9:30pm

Very Nice Evening Cocktails & Snacks with Sumin & Lisa @ Hopscotch on 1May2022

last minute decided to go hopscotch..sent sumin the google page she decided to join on 1.5.2022.^^

no parking space no had to park afar & walked..

Check out this review of Hopscotch (Gillman Barracks) on Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/dBYLBgFNMBKcjSsM9

great ambience..very happening

this place coowned by carol’s son joel…

service was excellent very good from both the bartender & servers 👍🏻

lobster bisque though not so good..taste like clam chowder..

prawn burger was superb best burger I had..the brioche chips & all ..prawn burger itself crisp and tasty, brioche the best tastin👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

mushroom risotto is good standard..nothing to crow about not as good as say Luka still competent and good

binchotan grilled belly pork very good very flavourful, just a lot of fat..to dispose..

cocktails roti banana & a floral sling both recommended by server excellent 👌

happy hour 5-8pm..

c.h.e.f andy


Hopscotch (Gillman Barracks)


45 Malan Rd, Singapore 109455




Opening Hours:


Jian Hong Early Birthday Lunch @ Ishinomaki on 30Apr2022

had 8pax + k k full attendance family lunch @ ishinomaki on 30.4.2022.^^

early celebration of JH birthday.

got a nice spacious private room. which k k could run around. lunch was like 3 hrs.

the premium chirashi don always good, the most value for money dish.

poh ting cannot take raw food so ordered the set with tempura and unagi.

we also added many dishes like tempura udon to share.

and recommended to take the hamachi kappa and a deep-fried maybe kinmedai?

both were good, the kama was excellent. I will order this again if ordering alacarte.

c.h.e.f andy


Ishinomaki Grill & Sake


390 Orchard Rd, #B1-02/02A/03, Singapore 238871



Opening Hours:

daily (except sunday)11:30am–3pm6–10pm
sunday 11:30am–3pm6–9:30pm

110th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 29Apr2022 – Curry Chicken & Potatoes

restarted PPHC teban gardens community service centre friday breakfast on 29.4.2022.^^

this after a 2 yr hiatus decos of covid.

last time I made friday breakfast dish for teban gardens as on 6.3.2020 before the circuit breaker…

today just made curry chicken & potatoes..:-)

c.h.e.f andy

Delicious Dishes @ Chek Chik Haig Road FC on 29Apr2022

wai mun organised OPS 4pax lunch @ chef chik 戚师傅 haig road fc on 29.4.2022.^^


red garoupa fish head was excellent very fresh tender sweet tasty..perfect restaurant standard..sauce was a mix of meensi sauce & hk steamed 港蒸 soy sauce

salted fish belly pork & pork softbones good standard

steamed prawns big & fresh very good better than most on a bed of fun cheong..real hk standard sauce for fun cheong

the 2 double boiled chicken soups cordecep etc better than hawker soup which I don’t take..restaurant standard smooth & sweet

poached kailan big serving very good not “siap” good bite texture taste..simple dish very good standard

c.h.e.f andy


Chef Chik @ Haig Raod FC


Haig Road Market and Food Centre, 13, #01-36 Haig Rd



Opening Hours:

Wed-Sat (Sun-Ties closed)11am–3:30pm

Good Standard Set Lunch @ Taratata on 28Apr2022

Yong seng bought 3pax lunch with Joel @ taratara on 28.4.2022.^^

very good dishes a great lunch experience..but only 3 tables occupied such a waste..

must support local F&B!


GYS had foie gras looks great..joel had French onion soup..my goat cheese tart with salad was excellent! really enjoy it..

my grilled seabass also good, & the sides too..Joel had aubergines which I tried not bad..& GYS had the duck confit looked great too..

GYS ordered the lava cake which I wanted to try also..very good crispy outside flowing dark chocolate inside

really great time together & lovely lunch 2 course $33 3 course $38

c.h.e.f andy


Taratata Brasserie


35A Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089142




Opening Hours:


47th HCA 30pax Lunch at Oasis @ Outram HCA Hospice Care on 28Apr2022 

made/delivered 30pax lunch to oasis @ outram HCA Hospice Care on 28..4.2022.^^

1 braised wine chicken with potatoes

2 mala dory fillet

3 braised minced pork tanhoon

4 fried carrots and cabbage

c.h.e.f andy

Delicious 6pax Family Dinner with Brother & Sis @ Beng Thin on 28Apr2022

6pax dinner with brother. sil, sis, bil & lisa @ beng thin hoon keenon 28.4.2022.^^

duck salad always so refreshing.

the fishmeal soup or stew here is the best! haven’t had it better anywhere else.

the sea cucumber duck very tasty and delicious…I think I should try doing this…

the salted egg crayfish..S$44 for 3 crayfish, 1/2 each, quite ex…well, it was nice and enjoyable

& I enjoyed the noodles too really delicious!

really good food – $244 net inc 5 龟苓膏 for 6pax.

very enjoyable family dinner!

c.h.e.f andy


Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant (茗珍奋记菜馆)


#05-02 OCBC Centre, 65 Chulia St, Singapore 0495136


533 7708

Opening Hours:


4pax Lunch with Wai Sing, Hian Hai, Tak Meng @ Kinsgman Bar & Bistro Thomson Plaza on 27Apr2022

4pax lunch @ kingsman Thomson Plaza on 27.4.2022.^^

with wai sing, hian hai, tak meng


the red wine belly pork char siew was par excellence

steak was ok for this quality of meat & price, medium rare done quite well..sauce also tasty

salmon with pasta was good 👍🏻

fish & chip mediocre, waffle chips ok I prefer thicker chips soft in middle

hian hai ok with his grilled chicken salted egg pasta

tak meng had seafood poached rice, seems passable

the lunch set $12.80 came with drink or soup..my friends took the mushroom soup..

tap water chargeable S$0.50 quite ok

but we were the only table throughout lunch..quite poor thing..let’s support these local F&B!!

c.h.e.f andy


Kingsman Bar & Bistro @ Thomson Plaza


301 Upper Thomson Rd, #01-116 Thomson Plaza, Singapore 574408




Opening Hours:


Dinner with Sunil & Linda @ 665 on 21Apr2022

4pax dinner with Sunil & Linda @ 665 deg andaz on 21.4.2022.^^

just returned from a wonderful melbourne/gr4at ocean road/grampian trip. will document that later.

Lisa still on leave today and earlier decided to invite our in-laws Sunil & Linda for dinner.

we took the tasting menu …

we had this before but the A4 kagoshima wagyu was replaced this time with regular tenderloin, a far cry really.

so understandably dinner quite below expectations la.

bread was nice & warm.

amuse bouche was underwhelming.

scallops was tender, sweet, competent.

lobster bisque was usual flavourful and tasty, still good standard.

chilean seabags was good not the best…

tenderloin was like any other…there is just no reference to make with A4 Kagoshima wagyu.

pre dessert and dessert ok…but this tiramisu no comparison with 8picure chef gabriel’s, not even with my own tiramisu la…

I guess basically below expectations and also same food as saline’s wedding at andaz…should have gone somewhere else.

still a nice dinner chat catching up with in-laws and sharing the fun trip we just had.

c.h.e.f Andy