Good Prawn Couscous and Beef Butger @ Little House of Dreams on 4Apr2019

dinner with wife

2pax dinner with wife @ little house of dreams bakery bistro at dempsey on 4.4.2019.^^

like a children party place…

came becos nearby at dempsey and 50% eatigo discounts….haha! ^^

prawn cous cous

prawn couscous lots of prawns like 8 pieces quite good…a tasty dish..

beef burger S$19.90

beef burger S$19.90

beef burger with truffle fries competent..

burgers not really my kind of food…i guess it was good enough standard, good patty and brioche..

one of the best i had was at slovenia with wife and son, still not really my kind of food.

S$21 nett for 2pax after 50% eatigo discounts

2pax S$21 nett.

prawn cous cous S$15.90

not particularly a place i would come, but if happens to be here quite ok too if at these steep discounted prices.

c.h.e.f andy




Delicious Taujeon Song Fish Head @ Eat First 食之為鮮 on 3Apr2019

taujeon song fish head  S$25

my OPS bro WM & wife J bought 4pax dinner @ 食之为鲜 eat first at siglap on 3.4.2019.^^

very good dinner..wife enjoyed the taujeon song fish head which she normally doesn’t like much by the usual black bean sauce preparation.

fish head very fresh, tasty and it was humongous  very meaty so though it was S$25 c/w with S$16 at other zichar or food centre, i think it was quite worthwhile.

this is easy to make. so i can do anytime.

watercress soup S$18

watercress soup S$18

watercress soup was excellent, like any good cantonese lie tong 例汤, loved it!

i took lots of watercress veg too, and the pork, very nice.

ginger chicken S$18

ginger chicken S$18

J decided to order ginger chicken instead of steamed chicken.

it had the special 酸姜pickled ginger flavour, nice. the meat was a bit on the tough side…

most chicken preparation in restaurants and zichar, even like in shoon huat at sentosa, JB, are overcooked and not tender. otherwise i duess a competent dish.

salted fish minced pork S$18

salted fish minced pork the usual, nice dish, quite big serving, also quite ex at S$18.

didn’t feel it was better than my home preparation.

prawn tofu S$18

prawn tofu S$18

prawn tofu was the usual, though J felt that it was not good as before.

tofu was well infused and great texture, and prawns and sauce were good.

also not so different from my home preparation..i think my tofu quality not as good, the inside not as smooth, maybe will try out egg tofu or other silken tofu…my prawns and sauce just as good.

S$104 for 4pax dinner

taujeon song fish head

4pax dinner was S$104 nett, no service and GST. charge for water and tea same S$1.

we had a really fun dinner together and enjoyed the delicious dishes, especially the taujeon fish head and watercress soup.

c.h.e.f andy


Eat First 食之為鮮




Expensive Italian Great Bone Marrow Pizza and Chocolate Tart Not Good Value @ Amo on 31Mar2019

4pax family lunch

wife bought 4pax lunch today at amo at hong kong street on 31.3.2019. ^^👍👍👍

bone marrow pizza and vongole linguine best dishes …seafood stew very tasty but too ex, burrata not great, tagliata, squidink pasta and octopus average..

lunch was S$329 for 4pax .. after S$300 35% off chope vouchers, total price to us = S$224 nett.

for me that is still too expensive la!



nice ambience, and no problem parking for sunday lunch. 🙂

burrata S$28

burrata S$28

burrata here pedestrian, not great not tasty, can do without la…

bone marrow pizza

bone marrow pizza S$32

for me the bone marrow pizza still best, though wife and i low carbs, still enjoy this tasty pizza, nice dough.

octopus S$35

octopus really so so, having taken so many nice octopus elsewhere…i would say poor for S$35!

seafood casserole S$48

seafood casserole S$48

seafood casserole was very good, just small serving for S$48.

for me prices here are just to expensive, even considering chope 35% discounts. i wouldn’t come here myself but since wife buying lunch, ok for me la…

squid ink tagliolini S$28

squid ink tagliolini S$28

the recent time we had squid ink tagliolini here it was good.

today it was mediocre. i think most of my pastas better than this.

vongole S$29

vongole S$29

we added a vongole linguine.

this was good though, excellent tasty tomato sauce, not the usual vongole.

tagliata S$48

tagliata S$48

tagliata was competent, pretty ordinary. 🙂

chocolate tart S$12

the chocolate tart was excellent! unexpected..chocolate was very good and the yuzu cream an excellent pairing.

bill S$224 nett for chope vouchers discounts

bone marrow pizza S$32

4pax lunch came to S$224nett, still quite expensive even after 35% chope offpeak discount vouchers.

for the price and food, even at this discount, not too much attraction for me la…

i much rather have foc down the street…

c.h.e.f andy

amo @ hongkong street


Great 2pax Steamboat Dinner @ Hua Ting Steamboat on 30Mar2019

dinner with wife @ hua ting steamboat

had 2pax dinner with wife @ hua ting steamboat claymore connect on 30.3.2019. ^^

we booked eatgo 50% discounts at 6pm.

bill was 2pax nett $70 after eatigo discounts.

they also have ocbc card 1 for 1 set menu at $48pax even cheaper just $48++ for 2pax

i think as good as 海底捞 and like 1/2 price. 🙂

yin yang steamboat soup base S$26

the yin yang soup base alone S$26, single S$22.

so for 2pax soup base not so worthwhile c/w large groups.

the sharksbone soup base was basically a pork bone soup with a huge bone, tasted nothing like sharks bone but was sweet.

hua ting steamboat

you order through the pad, with a lot of help from the servers. lol!

hua ting steamboat 

we were the first at 6pm. good enough crowd afterwards.


the sauces were excellent, just like 海底捞 i had in shanghai. didn’t go to 海底捞 in singapore.

usa angus beef S$14 1/2 portion 4 slices

the beef expensive but good.

kurobuta pork S$8 1/2 portion

kurobuta pork not so great, maybe try kurobuta belly next time.

sliced garoupa

sliced garoup ok can do without.

prawn paste with conpoy S$8

prawn paste with conpoy was very good.


cockles was slightly precooked for food safety.

i can do without.

beef stomach

beef stomach, pretty good, nothing special i guess.

dumplings and veg

the water cress was very good.

the dumplings as well, stuffed with prawns, which we ordered a second helping. reminded us of 不倒翁 in hong kong, that was much larger dumpling though just as good.

button mushrooms

button mushrooms also very good. will order this next time.

sweet potato glass noodles

we both on low carb. but this sweet potato glass noodles was good and didn’t feel heavy.

yin yang steamboat soup base

overall a great dinner and experience for S$70nett for 2pax after 50% eatigo discounts. of course it would be cheaper with 4pax or 6pax to share the soup base or if we took the ocbc 1 for 1 set at S$48 for 2pax.

c.h.e.f andy



Excellent Dishes Superb Value after Eatigo Discounts @ Patara on 28Mar2019

patara excellent thai dishes

excellent 4pax dinner with my OPS bro WM and wife J at patara on 28mar2019.^^

we took advantage of 50% eatigo discounts at 6pm.

patara excellent thai dishes

really enjoyable dinner. delectable dishes at a steep discount, very good value for money. 🙂

pomelo prawn salad S$21

pomelo prawn salad S$21

the pomelo prawn salad with lemongrass and chilli dressing good as usual.

very sweet pomelo and nice tangy and tasty salad,3 fresh and bouncy prawns.

thai style ddepfried whole garoupa with 3 sauce S$42

thai style ddepfried whole garoupa with 3 sauce S$42

we ordered the thai style ddepfried whole garoupa with 3 sauce. crispy deepfried garoupa. batter a bit thick and fish itself not that sweet. the sauce was great.

red curry chicken best S$24

red curry chicken best S$24

the red curry chicken was superb, the best! 🙂

curry was very tasty and flavourful, chicken was tender, good i guess not special.

300days aussie grain fed tenderloin S$38

300days aussie grain fed tenderloin S$38

the 300days aussie grain fed tenderloin good enough, not as tender as last time, considering it was tenderloin and 300day grain fed (really?), there was a bit of tendon, overall quite good standard la. sauce was good too.

lamb rack very good S$35

lamb rack very good S$35

the lamb rack was another best! better than the beef.

falvourful, very tender and not much gamey taste.

mango sticky rice

mango sticky rice S$16

dessert platter S$22

red ruby S$13

red ruby S$13

red ruby S$13

the dessert were a disappointment!

in this respect the service was somewhat lacking.

i specifically asked if the mango was sweet and server said it was good, but mango was not sweet and slight sour.

also we ordered 2 red ruby, the server did not highlight to us that the platter also had red ruby.

patara excellent thai dishes

4pax dinner was about S$130+ nett.

the unsatisfying desserts alone cost S$37, so the food dishes were like just S$90+ nett for 4pax.

really excellent dishes and great value this dinner. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy


Good Great Value Lunch @ Lighthouse Bistro on 28Mar2019

3pax lunch at lighthouse bistro

had a previous 8pax dinner with kluang group here using chope offpeak 50% discount vouchers on

had a leftover S$50 chope voucher expiring today, so arranged to have 3pax late lunch 2pm with RI bro LKY and OPS bro WM on 28.3.2019. ^^

lighthouse bistro design cutlery

lighthouse bistro had delightful design cutlery. 🙂

appetizer platter S$20

the S$20 appetizer platter had a good serving of 4pieces prawns, fish fritters, mussels and nice calamari.

this a great dish, fritters was excellent though the fish likely just dory, batter was great. mussels had slight sweet sour taste done well and tasty. prawns had light breadcrumbs nice too and the calamari was the best, done just right and excellent sauce too.

honey bbq chicken S$19

honey bbq chicken S$19

the S$19 hoeny bbq chicken was very good too.

this quite easy dish to make, so i will try making this dish soon, just the usual pangrilled tender chicken and drizzling honey over then flamed the chicken. see how it goes shortly.

pisang dessert S$11

pisang dessert S$11

the pisang dessert was an impressive brownie topped with bananas and ice cream. an excelletn dessert. WM loved it.

bill 3pax lunch

bill was S$50 + GST = S$58.85.

the S$50 chope voucher cost S$25 and adding the GST service ++, so total paid was S$33.85 for the wonderful 3pax 2pm lunch.


after lunch we walked back across the road and LKY bought kopi.

appetizer platter S$20

a very good lunch indeed, great time with bros and great value for money at S$34 nett.

c.h.e.f andy




Tasty Food Kind of Expensive @ Por Kee on 27Mar2019

3pax OPS bro lunch at por kee

my OPS bro HC bought 3pax lunch at prok kee tiong bahrun on 27.3.2019. ^^

i think i only came this place once like 20+ to 30yrs ago. it is certainly a well known and popular zi char place.


seabass thai teochew style

friend ordered a seabass thai teochew style.

it was good. the soupy sauce was tasty and tangy, quite perfect actually, and the meat was fresh and quite firm for a seabass. certainly better than expectations.

pork ribs

the pork ribs were good too, tasty.

it had though a slght porky taste, umlike the 7th mile pork ribs which were superb, so not really the same standard.


tofu dish was competent, i guess as good as any.

smabal potato leaves

and the sambal potato leaves among the better ones at zi char places.

3pax lunch dishes at por kee

we had a great lunch and wonderful time with close bros, missing WT who is in shanghai at this time.

3pax lunch came to S$91 nett, kind of ex…

c.h.e.f andy


Por Kee Eating House




Delicious Seafood @ Ah Yat Grandstand on 26Mar2019

3 RI bro dinner

our RI bro CCG bought QTC and I 3pax dinner at ah yat grandstand this evening on 26.3.2019.

ah yat dinner dishes

alaskan crab beehon was great as usual, and the pepper and salted egg crabs were good too.

garlic steamed razor clams S$6.80 each

we started with garlic steamed razor clams.

always good here, just right doneness and very delicious hk steamed sauce with garlic. 🙂

alaskan crab tanhoon

alaskan crab tanhoon

alaskan crab tabhoon very tasty as always.

this evening we had fewer serving of crabs c/w my recent time here, but i guess that can be variable.

ginger scallion frog 3 frogs xS$4.50 eahc

the ginger scallion frog could have been better. frog very slightly overdone so not as tender and moist as my recent time here. also the 3 frogs did not seem more than the 2 frogs i had last here recently.

salted egg crab = 2 crabs S$39.90

pepper crabs – 2 crabs S$39.90

lobster price S$39. there was no cheaper lobster today.

so we decided to order 2x500g crabs for S$39.90 and made pepper crab and salted egg crab.

crab was fresh, sweet and tasty. the pepper crab was more flavourful. the salted egg crab was good too.

3pax dinner was S$146. quite good really for the food we had.

c.h.e.f andy


Ah Yat Seafood @ Grandstand


#03-01/02, The Grandstand, 200Turf Club Road, 287994


+65 6884 6884
+65 68832112

Opening Hours

Daily: 11:30 – 14:30

Daily: 17:30 – 22:30

Very Good Wagyu Beef Cubes 4pax dinner @Silk SICC on 23Mar2019

roast combintion

a good friend SMM and wife bought 4pax dinner at silk sicc this evening on 2.3.2019.^^

the duck, char siew and siew yoke were all good. peach garden siew yoke still better la. 🙂

silk sicc

nice calligraphy. i must practice this later.

pepper beef

the pepper beef was really good, supper tender. wife and i not tried this here before.

the service staff here not knowledgeable. earlier we asked for chrysantemum with 枸杞 wolfberries. 2 staff came. both had no clue what was 枸杞 wolfberries. this time i asked was the where the beef from? was it wagyu? service staff came back after checking and said from australia but she no clue about wagyu.

otherwie service attitude was good. just knowledge not good.

sea perch thai style

today sea perch came with thai green spicy sauce. not the crispy sea perch with thai sweet sour sauce we wanted but it was good to try a new dish.

it was good too, just very sour and spicy and too salty. wife and i prefer the crispy perch.


asparagus was competent.

braised prawns beehoon

the fresh prawns braised beehoon was very good. always good!

beehoon very flavourful well infused with stock. prawns just 4 pieces very small serving, lots of beehoon. luckily beehoon very tasty all finished.

i will do braised beehoon again, either white beehoon or this style.


braised prawns beehoon

it was a wonderful dinner with good friends. we don’t meet often…it was good sharing and fellowship

c.h.e.f andy


Silk Restaurant
Singapore Island Country Club, 180 Island Club Road, 578774, (Thomson)

Operating Hours:

Weekdays (Lunch) 11:30am – 2:30pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dinner 6:00pm – 10:00pm daily

Restaurant is closed on Mondays except on the eves of public holidays and public holidays.

Dress Code (Lunch): Casual – Round-neck shirt and bermudas allowed (Shorts, slippers and flip flops are NOT allowed)
Dress Code (Dinner): Smart Casual – Collared T-shirt/shirt with long trousers and covered shoes (Shorts, slippers and flip flops are NOT allowed)

Mediocre Food 4pax early Birthday Dinner @ Peach Gardens Metropolis on 22Mar2019

siew yoke and char siew

had 4pax dinner at peach gardens metropolic, early celebration for sil birthday on 22.3.2019.

food not that great leh…

buddha jump over the wall S$48

ordered S$48 buudha jump over the wall for sil. tasted it..i think my own bjotw much better, my broth much tastier.

sharks cartilage soup S$26

seafood thick soup S$10

ordered shark cartilage soup for brother, didn’t try it but i think it was good!

I ok with our seafood soup wife didn’t like.

siew yoke and char siew

siew yoke very good

char siew good though wife said a bit sweet & some parts not tender..i think my own char siew just as good.

meicai steamed with sea perch

meicai sea perch was good as before. 🙂

yuzu crispy sea perch 

but wife said crispy perch with yuzu too sweet not nice.

fried prawns and scallops with broccoli 

fried prawns and scallops with broccoli

prawn and scallops with broccoli mediocre. and scallop tasted like fake plastic

crabmeat tofu with spinach

crabmeat with tofu was a good dish.


the horfum was poor, no wokhae, any zi char will do better.

杨枝甘露with ice cream

brother liked the 杨枝甘露with ice cream.

chataraise cream cake S$20

i called prior confirmed no cakeage charge here. the chataraise cream cake so so. not great.

siew yoke and char siew

overall not good standard below par for an average chain like peach garden.

even though with eatigo discounts, dinner for 4pax was S$154 nett, mainly because the bjotw and sharks cartilage soup were expensive.

c.h.e.f andy


Peach Garden @ Metropolis

Opening Hours:



Wonderful Lobster and Alaskan Crab Tanhoon Dinner @ Ah Yat Grandstand on 20Mar2019

2pax dinner

had 2pax dinner with wife at ah yat grandstand on 20.3.2019. ^^

didn’t come here for a while.

business seemed to have drop, not many tables occupied.

food still good, prices gone up a bit.

garlic steamed razor clams S$6.80

garlic steamed razor clams S$6.80

razor clams garlic steamed was good as usual. relative to other restuarants which charge S$10-S$12, this price is good, but at a time it was just S$4.80, and a razor clam shouldn’t cost this much…

alaskan crab tanhoon S$42

the server said i had not been here long time and price only went up S$4 from S$38. i laughed.

it was really good! tanhoon so super tasty!

i must do my prawn tanhoon again la…

and we had like 8 pieces of crab legs, which were fresh and meaty and tasty..

alaskan crab tanhoon S$42

good stuff for the price…

lobster in superior stock S$25

lobster in superior stock S$25

live lobster price gone up to S$39 from S$29.80. of course even at S$39 it is a lot cheaper than most restaurants which charge S$60+.there were 2 dead lobster on ice, so we inquired.

satisfied that the lobster was fresh, we ordered that (in many western or newton circle or bbq restaurants, its always on ice, and in markets we buy fish and prawns all dead).

the lobster turned out beautifully, fresh, bouncy, sweet. wife and i couldn’t tell any difference from what we usually eat. i guess we took a risk if it had turned out poorly but still edible…

and steamed with superior stock 上汤焗was just perfect!

ginger onion frogs = 2 bullfrogs S$9

ginger onion frogs = 2 bullfrogs S$9

the best deal here really the bull frogs 田鸡.

i mean even here at ah yat, a lala dish would cost .S$10 and in many zi char and restaurants S$18.

and the ginger onion frogs 姜葱炒here is first class, better than most restaurants and zi char.

bill for 2pax dinner 

dinner was S$112. of course this could feed 3 or even 4pax.

and lobster and alaskan crab are expensive stuff.

alaskan crab tanhoon

a really satisfying and enjoyable dinner. slurp!

c.h.e.f andy


Ah Yat Seafood @ Grandstand


#03-01/02, The Grandstand, 200Turf Club Road, 287994


+65 6884 6884
+65 68832112

Opening Hours

Daily: 11:30 – 14:30

Daily: 17:30 – 22:30

BTNR Hike and Superb Dinner @ Xin Cuisine on 17Mar2019

2pax dinner with wife 

walked btnr summit, dairy farm loop and jungle path with wife and her good friends j and h..

later we went to xin cuisine for 2pax dinner last day and cin cuisine close for reno till 1jun2019

delectable dishes 

had excellent food 1/2 tea flavoured roast duck S$32, mei cai with hk kailan S$20, and fish noodles 花胶丝鱼茸面 S$18..

added a new dish stirfried garoupa with onions, leek & chilli-super wokhae excellent dish👍👍

I will make the garoupa dish and meicai dish myself 🙂

fish meat noodles

tea flavoured roast duck S$32

the tea flavoured roast duck here among the best roast duck i had.

meicai kailan S$20

meicai kailan was very good. mei cai was tender and the mild, sweet flavour stood out.

wife found the kailan a bit tough. for me they were ok.

garoupa fillet leek onions and peppers S$38

the garoupa fillet was an excellent dish, great flavours, very different from the pedestrian one at first culianry and the poor one at peach garden metropolis.

fish meat noodles S$20

the fish neat noodles was good as before. i do feel the broth was less tasty than previously.

ice jelly, aloe vera, ice cream

wife ordered a dessert we shared. a good dessert but i can do without.

tea flavoured roast duck and meicai kailan

today we had a new dish garoupa fillet and of course the fish noodles was relatively new dish, second time i ordered.

food was great, we had a fun and enjoyable walk with friends and excellent dinner afterwards.

c.h.e.f andy


Xin Cuisine (新故乡)
317 Outram Rd, Holiday Inn Atrium, 169075

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 12–2:30PM6:30–10:30PM



Good 4pax Lunch @ First Culinary AMK on 19Mar2019

half roast duck S$27

had 4pax lunch with RI bro CCG, and OPS bros HC and WM at first culinary restaurant at ITE college central amk on 19.3.2019. ^^

there is a eatigo 50% discount at 11am. i was here last week, and food was good and great value for the price.

4pax lunch

today i ordered mostly different dishes to try out the menu.:-)

sea treasures soup S$25

sea treasures soup S$25

the sea treasures soup was a nice soup, though the fishmaw soup we had last week (S$30) was a much better soup. 🙂

half roast duck S$27

the roast duck at S$27 was a good dish, not to forget we had 50% discounts!

however today the duck had a “soh mei” meaning a strong gamey taste, not great! i fed back to the restaurant afterwards.

KL char siew S$15

KL char siew S$15

KL char siew was good, though maybe a little sweet. but i guess char siew are mostly slightly sweet.

garoupa fillet with broccoli in XO sauce S$38

garoupa fillet was just competent only. i had much better ones before.

garoupa fillet with broccoli in XO sauce

passable la!

seafood tofu

seafood tofu 

seafood tofu kind of unique in presentation.

taste wise tofu was tender and refine, sauce was good, seafood mediocre. a good dish overall.

garoupa fillet meesua

and this time i ordered some carbs. the meesua came with garoupa fillet and green peppers, again competent, as good this one.

having tried the various dishes last week and this, if i come again i would take the fishmaw, KL charsiew, chef sauce pork ribs, hesitate about the roast duck, ok with garoupa meesua. maybe try the roast pork and the toman fillet dish.

c.h.e.f andy





Good Yongtaufu and Vegetarian Beehoon at Tajong Pagar Plaza Cofffeshop on 8Mar2019

vegetarian beehoon

HC and i went to visit WT & GY..3 of us walked over to tanjong pagar plaza level 2 coffeeshop & took yongtaufoo..

WT took vegetarian beehoon..he said very good..

wai mun joined for coffee later

HC’s yongtaufu

HC and i took ytf…

HC doesn’t take any sauce. not sure how to eat ytf like that leh?

my yongtaufu

mine had too much sauce…hahaha! i like it.

this is hakka ytf had a few fried items…quite ordinary to me no better than ikan bilis ytf at chinatown and the similar one tiong bahru ytf at eng hoon street.

afterwards WM had to go, HC & I went with WT back to his place to visit GY.

c.h.e.f andy


Rong Xing Cooked Food (Yong Tau Foo)


#02-04 Tanjong Pagar Market and Food Centre, 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, 081006


Mon – Wed: 07:00 – 14:30

Fri – Sat: 07:00 – 14:30

Closed: Thu, Sun & PH


Good Tong Fong Fatt 东风发 Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice on 16Mar2019

S$18 whole chicken

wife and son wanted to eat dongfengfa 东风发 chicken at ghim moh on 16.3.2019. ^^

wife and son love this chicken rice..son tapao another whole chicken $18.

S$18 whole chicken

chicken breast was especially moist and tender c/w many other places..

chicken is tiny..$18 for whole chicken still good price

chilli sauce, drizzle sauce all good.

other than the chicken being tiny which well compensated by the low price, the chicken was sweet and tasty, this was among the better chicken rice chicken.

c.h.e.f andy


Tong Fong Fatt 东风发 Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice


9 Ghim Moh Rd #01-24 Singapore 270009 Ghim Moh Rd, Singapore 270009

Opening Hours:

daily 11am–8:30pm


Lovely Food 4pax Dinner @ Burlamacco on 15Mar2019


JH bought 4pax dinner at burlamacco on 15.3.2019. ^^

daughter has burple 1 for 1 discounts.

foccacia bread

bread was good, just usual i guess.

lobster linguine in spicy arrabiata S$36

the lobster linguine in spicy arrabiata was very good. we ordered 2 servings.

the photo didn’t do justice. there were 2 half lobster and the sauce was awesome.

i must try making this dish again.

herb crusted lamb rack S$48

the herb crusted lamb was very good standard.

i think comparable with halia.

48hr angus beef short ribs S$44

the 48hr angus beef short ribs their special.

it was good, but not comparable with akira back, which was the best beef short ribs i had.

crostata – dark chocolate tarte

the crostata the usual good restaurant standard.

herb crusted lamb rack S$48

daughter used 1 for 1 for the 2 lowest priced ie lobster linguine were free. there is no discounts for the crostata dessert.

together with 4 wine which is also 1 for 1, i think the bill came to S$160 nett. quite ok i guess.

the dishes were good restaurant standard. we have amex so i will come back for 2pax dinner with wife or use eatigo to get better discounts.

c.h.e.f andy


Burlamacco  Ristorante

Expensive Average Soi 19 Thai Style Wantonmee on 13Mar2019

soi 19 thau wantonmee

son bought thai wanton noodles at soi 19 holland village on 13.3.2019.^^

very expensive! like $5.50 small for me $6.50 large for son.

2pax lunch with son

soi 19 thau wantonmee

soi 19 thau wantonmee

soi 19 thau wantonmee

noodles looked plain but were tasty enough. char siew was good, lots of larpok (crispy lard), a small and simple dish, quite tasty.

but i think fatty thai S$4 wanton mee at beach road was better, tastier, cheaper and larger serving..

also this wanton mee no better/tastier than jian kang wanton mee which just S$3 and you add S$1 for 3 pieces very tender and tasty pork ribs.

or 6th ave or queens road wantonmee..still kok kee wantonmee best for me

the chicken was poor & very expensive at $7! no comparison with my own 白斩鸡.

a friend told me later the stall not related to the soi 19 at banglok.

soi 19 thai wantonmee

S$7 chicken


dumplings was ok, like any other.

soi 19 thau wantonmee

didn’t mind this especially when son  bought lunch.

not my kind of place when there are many other options cheaper, bigger serving and equal or better tasting.

c.h.e.f andy


Soi 19 Wantonmee @ Holland Village

33 Lor Liput, Singapore 277744
9109 1713
Opening Hours: 

Wednesday 10:30am–11:30pm
Thursday 10:30am–11:30pm
Friday 10:30am–1am
Saturday 10:30am–1am
Sunday 10:30am–11:30pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30am–11:30pm

Excellent Roast Duck & Dishes @ Xin Cuisine on 9Mar2019

tea flavoured roast duck S$32

went with wife to xin cuisine 2pax dinner on 9.3.2019..^^

haven’t been here for ages..they closing for reno on 17mar till 1jun2019.

had our usual tea flavoured roast duck 👍👍

it was exquisite, very flavourful very good as always, among the best roast duck anywhere. 🙂

steamed cod S$18

steamed cod S$18

we had one order of cod. it was good even though ordinary, sweet flaky tasty fish, quite to be expected. 🙂

mei cai with kai lan S$20

mei cai with kai lan S$20

the mei cai now came with kai lan instead of 娃娃菜,better actually kai lan done to perfection.

it was very good, love the mei cai flavours. wawa cai 娃娃菜 was good but this hk kailan just as perfect – crunchy stems sweet and and luscious green leaves.

fishmaw strips fish noodle soup 花胶丝鱼茸面S$18

fishmaw strips fish noodle soup 花胶丝鱼茸面S$18

fishmaw strips fish noodle soup 花胶丝鱼茸面S$18

this evening we ordered something new, a fish meat noodles with shredded fish maw 花胶丝鱼茸面..

it was very good, the soup especially was fantastic., better than many sharksfin soup, such tasty broth.

2pax 4 dishes S$56 nett

tea flavoured roast duck S$32

2pax dinner with 1/2 roast duck and such great dishes came to S$56nett after amex love dining discounts.

no less than excellent!

c.h.e.f andy


Xin Cuisine (新故乡)
317 Outram Rd, Holiday Inn Atrium, 169075

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 12–2:30PM6:30–10:30PM



with amex discounts just $56 nett for 2pax

Really Enjoyable 4pax RI Bros Home Dinner on 7Mar2019

4pax RI bros home dinner

CCG birthday this week and he was free for dinner.

4 of us (NCL, LKY, CCG, me) had a small home meal at my place on 7.3.2019. ^^

i made a few dishes-

1 hk ateamed garoupa
2 garlic hk steamed sotong
3 braised wine chicken with potatoes & carrots
4 char siew
5 fried broccoli

hk steamed fish

hk steamed fish

i bought a tiger garoupa, the cheapest type, from sheng shiong. it was S$7.50/kg so just S$4.30 for the near 600g garoupa.

usually tiger garoupa not so sweet and tasty like red garoupa which is much more fine.

this evening it turned out beautifully, very fragrant hk steamed from the light soy sauce and actually the flesh was quite fine and sweet. this was NCL best dish for the evening.

garlic hk steamed sotong

garlic hk steamed sotong

we had recently taken several times hk steamed sotong and lala at-

  1. crab at bay on 11.2.2109; and
  2. 7th miles seafood on 26.2.2019.

it is really a simple dish to do, no preparation almost, just hk steamed and heaped with chopped garlic.

the sauce was fantastic, basically the same as garlic steamed razor clams 蒜蓉蒸, really perfect with the tender squid and perfect with plain rice. 🙂

char siew

char siew

char siew

char siew

i recently kind of perfected my char siew recipe

and i did again this evening. very good.

CCG happily “tasted” the char siew before dinner. some tasting portion lol! 🙂

braised wine chicken with potatoes and carrots

braised wine chicken with potatoes and carrots

the braised wine chicken with potatoes and carrots was excellent this evening.

this a dish i cooked for teban gardens often. usually for the 140pax at TG i used 2kg – 3kg frozen boneless legs.

of course today i used fresh 1/2 deboned chicken. the braise was excellent and nicely reduced, and the chicken and potatoes were timed perfectly so very tender and tasty chicken and just the right “mouthfeel” for the potatoes.

fried broccoli

broccoli was the usual, simple fried just oyster sauce and slight crunchy texture which all my friends loved.

braised wine chicekn with potatoes and carrots

braised wine chicekn with potatoes and carrots

hk steamed fish

5 dishes for 4pax

dinner was really simple, as i only had to cook the chicken dish. fish and sotong steamed on the spot and fried broccoli too. and char siew was marinated 2 days in the chiller and grilled in the oven for 16+4mins at 4pm. so not much to do.

recently we had a bigger 10pax RI bros dinner on 21.2.2019.

i didn’t get to hear CCG share much as i was in the kitchen for a few dishes. this time we had lots of time to share and chit chat.

a most wonderful evening with close friends.

c.h.e.f andy