Lovely Delicious Dinner @ 8picure on 24Aug2022

had a wonderful evening 6pax dinner with leng khiang, swee hong, philip, jo & Lisa @ 8picure on 24.8.2022.^^

Lisa and I always enjoyed 8picure dishes. came here for family dinners for several years now including takeouts and dining during covid lockdowns and restrictions. chef Gabriel lee most deserving of support.

I ordered combination of sets and alacarte dishes so our friends could taste most of chef Gabriel’s delicious dishes including the amazing desserts.

gabriel offered spicy tuna crackers as amuse bouche.

this perhaps the least existing dish..it’s complimentary and perhaps ok to try for first time.

friends all loved the crab cake, a fusion take of Singapore chilli crab…it was good indeed!

the hamachi tartar was a bit plain? maybe to taste natural sashimi sweetness….

grilled octopus very good as always, very tender and consistent texture, and great with chickpea puree..could do with more bbq charred flavours..

friends all loved the truffle fungi risotto with foie gras..this certainly a wonderful dish to share.

we had 3 lobster squidink pasta to share among 6pax. this my favourite dish here. lobster done very well, fresh and sweet, and pasta with lobster bisque ratatouille sauce excellent as always…only that recently I enjoyed hoang hau’s lobster bun a few times..and that is something else altogether…so very tasty with the lobster tomalley sauce very well infused with the beehoon…I think the best lobster dish anywhere…

the cod and herb crusted rack of lamb were all superb dishes.

& so was the dessert…tiramisu the best I had anywhere including my own, and the coconut pannacotta with passion fruit and roasted pineapples superb too.

a really enjoyable chilled dinner with good friends..

c.h.e.f andy

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8picure

Address: 

428 River Valley Rd, #01-04, Singapore 248327 Located in: Loft @ Nathan 7RVH+R4 Singapore   Contact: 

8picure.com.sg 

6677 1075   

Opening hours:

Tues to Sat (closed sun, mon)12–2pm 6–10pm

Good Ter Huan Giam Chye @ Authentic Mun Chee Kee King on 22Aug2022

had good ter huan giam chye @ authentic mun chee kee king正正文志记猪什汤大王on 22.8.2022.^^

very nice lunch with RI bros cheow ghee, Chee hong and LKY. 🙂

https://goo.gl/maps/CZQ7U93jindhf3GMA

haven’t taken pig organ soup for really long time.

soup was tasty sweet & ingredients & quantity good for $4.50

salted fish minced pork was good standard

big intestine was good too.

vinegar trotters was poor/mediocre..meat too soft overcooked & no fragrant vinegar taste

best dish was the ter Huan Giam chye pig organ soup.

I can just do $6.50 soup haha lol! w/o the rest mediocre stuff…

afterwards had good coffee at jln berseh fc.

c.h.e.f andy

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Authentic Mun Chee Kee King of Pig’s Organ Soup

Address:

207 Jln Besar, Singapore 208893

Contact:

86780207

https://www.facebook.com/MunCheeKee/

Opening hours:

daily10:30am–2am

Mediocre Food @上海人家 on 16Aug2022

5pax lunch at 上海人家 on 16.8.2022.^^

quite below expectations from watching dr leslie tay video

kong bak pao was ok quite flavourful braise pork

生煎包below expectations not enough soup & quite hard

小笼包was better meat & soup very tasty but the second piece much better than the first so some problems with consistency

pork fritters was nice

did not have 醉鸡

spring roll turn out to be the best dish..very sweet tasty fillings very crispy skin and tender fillings

egg was good too not sure worth $10.75

the 2 handmade noodles were good the

braised beef better than pork👍🏻

overall nothing great & quite expensive S$93 for the type of food we had

c.h.e.f andy

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上海人家

Address:

151 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, #01-3046, Singapore 560151

Contact:

63686927

https://www.facebook.com/shrjjsg

Opening Hours:

daily11am–3pm6–10pm

Family Dinner with Cayden & Nicole on 14Aug2022

8pax family dinner + k k + nicole & rita on 14.8.2022.^^

  1. bouillabaisse seafood stew
  2. seafood squidink pasta
  3. lobster fusili
  4. kani donabe – Japanese crabmeat claypot rice
  5. ohmi A5 wagyu ribeye

order the ohms A5 wagyu through Leng Khiang, S$200/kg supplier price…excellent marbled steak…

c.h.e.f andy

RI Bros Vegetarian Day Lunch @ Lingzhi Liat Towers on 12Aug2022

had 4pax lunch @ lingzhi on 12.8.2022.^^

wrong day to visit restaurant on 15th day 初一十五

service non existent

wanted to try alacarte buffet but gave up too difficult as servers no time to reply to any enquiry

ordered alacarte luckily dishes were great but too expensive.

the truffle mushroom soup very flavourful. kale soup also good.

suresh recommended brown rice & satay both were great!.also ordered maps tofu quite unique crisp outside soft inside and nice dip on the side. the wrap was good too, vegetarian Peking duck…lol!

still we had enjoyable lunch together.

c.h.e.f andy

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LingZhi Vegetarian

Address:

541 Orchard Rd, #05-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881

Contact:

67343788

http://www.lingzhivegetarian.com/

Opening Hours:

daily11am–3pm6–10pm

Excellent Family Dinner with Brother & Sis @ Hoang Hau on 11Aug2022

had excellent 6pax dinner with brother, way lie, sis, ong pin & Lisa @ hoang hau on 11.8.2022.^^

the eel porridge was superb..very flavourful, sweet, perfect texture..something different 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

lobster bun (beehoon) really lovely especially the beehoon with all the tomalley sauce gravy

ban seo very good too, not starchy , very good ingredients belly pork & prawns & crabmeat..

both the rice roll & crispy rolls were good.

pho was ok but missing the essential flavour of thai basil

was a wonderful dinner

quite happy to come try the set lunches sometimes too.

c.h.e.f andy

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Hoàng Hâu Vietnamese Restaurant

Address:

146 01, 1090 Jalan Bukit Merah, Block 146, 160146

Contact:

96221077

https://www.facebook.com/hoanghauvietnamese/

Opening hours:

daily (closed mon)11am–2:30pm5:30–8pm

Very Good Expensive Lunch @ Claudine on 11Aug2022

wenyu & PT bought lunch @ Claudine on 11.8.2022.^^

this restaurant by chef Julian Royer of 3 michelin star odette and Lon& behold group at the location of previous white rabbit

2 course set lunch $62 & 3 course $78.

eggplant caviar & grilled leeks both very good..

beef provencale very well done as best a braised beef can be..not my favourite dish but not much choice

beef tartar was excellent one of the best very sweet & tasty a bit vinegary..

pigeon was excellent too

dessert were pretty good..I like the apple crumble best…

great dishes if not really my favourite dishes & too expensive for the dishes

I enjoy set lunch better at spago or la tapiera

c.h.e.f andy

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Claudine Restaurant

Address:

39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541

Contact:

62652966

https://www.claudinerestaurant.com/

Opening Hours:

tues – sat11:45am–2pm6–9:30pm
sun (mon closed)11:30am–3:30pm

Sulin Early Birthday Celebrations on 23Jul2022

sulin early birthday celebrations on 23.7.2022.^^

sunil & linda, sulin’s PIL, k k & nicole all joined 😎

everyone cook 😎

lisa did the chirashi don & tako sonomono (octopus salad)

aunty bes made grilled veg & tako calamari

ervin bought vietnamese platter from so pho

sulin MIL linda made the satay, mayo prawns, fruit platter, & the bestest salted caramel cream!

I made the other prawns, flamed sous vide aussie pork tomahawk, & rack of lamb, wenyu cooked the tochigi Jap A5 wagyu from meatlovers

a most joyous and wonderful family dinner and birthday celebrations for sulin.

c.h.e.f andy

Good Atas Nasi Lemak from Ollela on 17Jul2022

Lisa bought nasi lemak lunch from ollela on 17.7.2022.^^

good 👍🏻 very tasty flavourful rice, sambal, ikan bilis & very nice curry chicken..expensive at S$10 but at least it is very good standard.

c.h.e.f andy

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Olella @ Cluny Court

Address:

501 Bukit Timah Rd, #01-02B Cluny Court, Singapore 259760

Contact:

66126581

https://ollella.sg/

Opening Hours:

daily8:30am–6pm

Tak Meng Bought Lunch @ Grumpy Bear Thomson Plaza on 20Jul2022

tak meng bought 4pax lunch @ grumpy bear with hian hai & wai sing on 20.7.2022.^^

manager service very good …

we had fish & chips, truffle chicken, cajun chicken & prawn & mushrooms mentaiko pasta

food ok la..

fish & chips and chicken quite ok passable, mentaiko pasta way, way below par, presentation not good looked like carbonara, quite tasteless & frozen prawns not done well grilled would be better than boiled or steamed..

after lunch hian hai bought kopi and we talked till past 3pm…

very nice lunch and afternoon with old pals and bros…

grumpy bear responded to google review

https://goo.gl/maps/CC9NGSUDiFrRrZcd7

very positive commendable attitude

Response from the owner 3 weeks ago

Hi Chef Quak! Thank you for your feedback! We have already feedback this to our chef and he will make adjustment in the future! We hope to see you again! Cheers, Danny

c.h.e.f andy

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Grumpy Bear @ Thomson Plaza

Address:

301 Upper Thomson Rd, #02-10, Singapore 574408

Contact:

92384055

https://grumpybear.com.sg/

Opening Hours:

Sun – Thurs11am–9pm
Fri – Sat11am–9:30pm

Always Excellent 6pax Family Dinner @ 8picure on 14Jul2022

wonderful dinner at 8picure, our favourite restaurant on 14.7.2022.^^

with sulin, ervin. & in-laws sunil & linda

really enjoyable dinner

this evening we tried several chef Gabriel new dishes..

hamachi tartar

funghi risotto with foie gras

grilled octopus

wagyu hangar steak

the usual great dishes lobster squidink pasta & ohmi A5 wagyu are just excellent

& the desserts tiramisu & coconut panna cotta just fabulous

all excellent

cannot find fault leh..

grilled octopus I agree with sulin la tapiera better..texture was perfect but didn’t have the charred bbq Smokey flavours

c.h.e.f andy

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8picure

Address: 

428 River Valley Rd, #01-04, Singapore 248327 Located in: Loft @ Nathan 7RVH+R4 Singapore   Contact: 

8picure.com.sg 

6677 1075   

Opening hours:

Tues to Sat (closed sun, mon)12–2pm 6–10pm

Wonderful 4pax Dinner @ Bruno’s Tanjong Katong on 10Jul2022

philip bought 4pax dinner @ Bruno’s tanjong katong on 10.7.2022.^^

https://goo.gl/maps/wzEUDQ7nkzcVDAiWA

agree with Stephen prices are on the high side for the location & ambience more of a cafe

food is good so that makes up for it though not specially good or better than others…

burrata with parma ham $40 not the best ..but doable

truffles pizza $48 good but price clearly way out for me ..I think $28 about it

rack of lamb $36 the best dish tender moist & tasty & a great tasty salad side

tagliata (di manzo) $48 pretty good not the best also great salad a bit ratatouille side

after dinner we had coffee..

server doesn’t know piccolo latte..I had flat white coffee was average I guess..got microfoam & bit of latte art not silky smooth fully integrated..not 1/2 as good as wenyu’s

c.h.e.f andy

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Bruno’s Pizzeria & Grill

Address:

344 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437113

Contact:

64404525

https://www.brunospizzeria.kitchen/

Opening Hours:

daily12–2:30pm6–10:30pm

Cheow Ghee Friday Clubbing @ SGCC on 8Jul2022

cheow ghee his usual friday clubbing & live band music evening @ SGCC-with cheok mung & jye

we had some nice food-

rojak

chicken wings

ngo hiang

all good standard

hokkien mee & white beehoon so so mediocre

the live band MOB mark, oliver & bruce starts at 8pm & play 4x45mins periods ..this evening we stayed till 10.45pm…

mostly oldies..jye is the musicpedia knows every song singer history & trivials

a really fun evening..I will join when I can..

thanks cheow ghee, & bros for a great evening….

c.h.e.f andy