哀悼 A Deep Loss 19Jan2023






19.1.2023 (与世长辞)


separated by heaven & earth ..lost..unable to connect..

so deeply etched unthinking unforgettable

if heaven were sentient it too will age & pass..unbreakable laws of nature..unmoved..unfeeling…unrelenting

leap beyond time & space to be together again


Dr Matthias Quake Tiang Chye The Garden of Remembrance on 2nov2022

paying respects to tiang chye at the garden of remembrance – with choon hung, LKY, kum heng on 2.11.2022.

after remembrance we went to ayer rajah fc and had early lunch @ habib’s Indian rojak

shiok as usual and we also took the ikan bills beehoon goreng…

c.h.e.f andy

Joel Bought 3pax Lunch @ Binomio on 1Nov2022

Joel bought 3pax lunch @ binomio a Spanish tapas place on 1.11.2022.^^

Joel bought 3pax lunch @ binomio a Spanish tapas place

the set lunch goes by courses = appetizer S$16 mains S$24 dessert S$7

yong seng doesn’t take beef so we skipped the beef tartar

had mushroom croquettes, leek tempura & cheese terrine with toast..

all good..I like cheese terrine best..leek tempura very good too..croquettes the usual fare..

for mains we had the squidink paella (2pax portion) & the white fish ( which was barramundi..

all very good standard..very tasty paella

seabass very good too

for dessert 2 orders of creme catalana..not my kind of dessert

c.h.e.f andy




20 Craig Rd, #01-02 Craig Place, Singapore 089692




Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri12–1:45pm5:30–10pm

Good S$42 Set Lunch @ Yan at National Gallery on 31Oct2022

cheok mung bought 3pax lunch @ yan at national gallery

we had 2 set B one set A

soup was good standard very tasty good stock base 上汤

dimsum also good standard 👍🏻

cod & kurobuta were good too very competent

fried rice & yeemeen ok too competent

dessert was good ..the peach gum especially very refreshing not too sweet & more than competent

service ok except for the hk restaurant manager very wooden & not engaging not conversational very poor body language like turning away unwilling or unhappy to respond to queries..maybe had a bad day..it happens cut some slack maybe?

c.h.e.f andy


Yan Restaurant at National Gallery Singapore 宴中餐馆


1 Saint Andrew’s Road #05-02 National Gallery, Singapore 178957




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OK Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Noodles @ Dunman FC on 28Oct2022

met with wai mun to discuss our forthcoming trip & book car on 28.10.2022.^^😎

went to dunman fc ..

Long Yuan (龍源) curry roast duck not open yet so we had joo chiat ah huat wanton noodles..

pretty ok but chilli different from usual though ok not bad also not among the best..

decided to tapao Long Yuan (龍源) curry roast duck afterwards as it was open.

really enjoyed the duck and curry very shiok!

c.h.e.f andy


Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Noodle


271 Onan Rd, Singapore 424768

Opening Hours;


Lisa Bought Lobster Omakase Birthday Dinner @ Douraku Park Regis on 26Oct2022

Lisa bought lobster omakase @ douraku at park regis on 26.10.2022.^^

photo with sous chef eddie

good service by jasmine.

complimentary sake so so still good accompaniment for dinner.

oyster shooter was great.

pitan tofu also nice but did not have snow crab as in menu.

lobster sashimi good, fresh and sweet but really small serving for 2pax for such a priced menu.

sashimi was thick & big cut…otoro and akami were great..no rotate as in menu but replaced by sake belly and hamachi bother very good…

mini ikura uni don was excellent…uni was sweetened good serving…nego toro good…no lobster sushi as in menu…

no kurobuta as in menu..replaced by miso cod which was excellent and prawn which was bad…either not fresh but more likely poor preparation so prawn meat was mushy…not firm…

foie gras not the best…wagyu tagliata (sliced) should be better than saikoro (cubed) in menu..

somen was good tasty but not Japanese and not fusion, basically a good TungLok dish..

dessert jelly was nice but totally TungLok …chef eddie offer yuzu ice cream to make it more Japanese. lol!

service was good overall. some pointers to improve below-

douraku seating was bad in the concourse hallway like canteen, not ideal for this price omakase…we were going to not take the omakase & jasmine got us a proper table seating in TungLok restaurant.

I think its ok if change menu items however server should inform and explain..instead I asked why certain items on menu not served then chef Eddie came to explain…

we informed that it was birthday but restaurant didn’t offer anything…

c.h.e.f andy


Douraku Sushi (Beside TungLok Seafood)


23 Merchant Road Lobby Level, Park Regis, 058268




Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri11:30am–3pm6–10:30pm
Sat – Sun11am–3pm6–10:30pm

Lisa & Children Organised Early Birthday Party on 22Oct2022

Lisa & children organised early birthday party on 22.10.2022.^^

& of course kk & nicole here too 😘

Lisa bought alaskan crab & oysters.

Sulin & Ervin did the best uni ikura hotate caviar chilled capellini 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

sumin jian hong bought the sashimi.

aunty bes did the octopus calamari

wenyu did the excellent sous vide pangrilled oven tomahawk..quite an adventure & turned out bistecca standard 👍🏻

& thanks children for the presents ..just what I need for hiking & no more uncle sandals🙏

very happy and memorable birthday!^^ 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Good 4pax Set Lunch @ Sanrenxing 三人行 Thomson Plaza on 19Oct2022

hian hai bought 4pax lunch @ sanrenxing – with tak meng, wai sing & hian hai..鸥鸟19.10.2022.^^

we had S$128 4pax set lunch & 30% eatigo discounts ..very good value indeed.

dishes all good..


enoki salad starter good standard & refreshing

drunken chicken competent better than most

1/2 prawns with tanhoon very good

beer braised duck only dish mediocre underwhelming

deepfried fish head claypot soup was excellent supersweet – best dish for me!

damping noodles good

& spinach was very tasty with salted egg flavours

water chestnut jelly 马蹄糕 non descript

c.h.e.f andy


San Ren Xing 三人行 – Thomson Plaza


301 Upper Thomson Rd, #01-122/123, Singapore 574408




Opening Hours:

fri-sat11am–4pm 5–9:30pm
sun-thurs11am–4pm 5–9pm

Excellent Florentine T-bone Steak @ Bistecca on 17Oct2022

Sunil & Linda bought 6pax dinner @ bistecca on 17.10.2022

sulin & ervin organised the dinner.

wonderful evening & sumptuous dinner..every dish was excellent great ambience too!

great ambience too…and unique them posters…

focaccia bread & olive tomato dip very good

pulpo (grilled octopus) very good standard tender & tasty

wagyu beef tartar good standard..

tuna steak also very good standard….

2 pastas both excellent..ragout busiate pasta also the agnolotti pasta both very tasty

& the signature t-bone florentine steak excellent bestest ..wonderful charred flavours seeet and tender steak

the sides spinach, mushrooms, charred cauliflower all very good.i like cauliflower best..

sticky date pudding pretty good too…

enjoyed very much the company and relaxed evening and great dishes…especially the Florentine T-bone steak….

c.h.e.f andy


Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse


26 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238970




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Good Standard Bakuteh @ Heng Heng Bakuteh on 17Oct2022

lunch with vance @ heng heng bkt on17.10.2022.^^

either first time or like maybe 30yrs ago not sure if this the place

pork ribs ok good standard sweet and have bite not soft & sinewy..soup also nice..

not quite my favorite & I think my own better 😎

trotters good standard too, right colour, texture, flavours…not bad really..

afterwards we had piccolo latte at old hen kitchen..not bad too…

c.h.e.f andy


Heng Heng Bak Kut Teh


107 Owen Rd, Singapore 218914




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Very Good 4pax Dinner @ Penang Seafood Restaurant on 14Oct2022

jessie & wai mun bought 4pax dinner @ penang seafood restaurant on 14.10.2022.^^

flying noodles kind of gimmicky but done well and tasty…

rojak very good haekor, very tasty…

petai sambal very flavourful

ice vegetable salad with silver baits quite good

steamed 龙虎斑dragon garoupa excellent very fresh and sweet

chendol mediocre coconut tau huay very good

c.h.e.f andy


Penang Seafood Restaurant


32 Aljunied Rd, Singapore 389817



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Cheow Ghee Bought Great Set Lunch @ Hoang Hau on 13Oct2022

cheow ghee bought 4pax lunch @ hoang hau on 13.10.2022.^

didn’t meet meng ghee for a long while just keeping up and chatting occasionally on JD.

the lunch sets, pho, bun cha etc priced at about S$10 & S$11 were pretty good and include a drink, a rice paper roll & pho or bun (beehoon)..we shared mixed platter which had good belly pork, tofu, rolls and also pate (for making banhmi.

a enjoyable lunch and catching up.

c.h.e.f andy

c.h.e.f andy


Hoàng Hâu Vietnamese Restaurant


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




Opening hours:

daily (closed mon)11am–2:30pm5:30–8pm

Good S$5 Bakchormee @大连 at Dalian Bakchormee on 12Oct2022

went to do something for dr matthias fund committee

sungei road laksa closed wednesday

had S$5 bakchormee first time at 大连

it was good..good ingredients..

2 pork balls good tasty

2 fishballs not bouncy but sweet

meepok very q q & chiili is good

soup not bad too

good for trying though not something o crave

c.h.e.f andy


Da Lian Minced Pork Noodles


216G Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207799



Opening Hours:

SaturdayOpen 24 hours

Good 4pax Set Lunch @ Jade Palace Forum on 11Oct2022

4pax lunch with leng khiang, Steven tay and philip yeo @ jade palace forum on 11.10.2022.^^

dimsum sun was very good standard comparable with imperial treasure

soy chicken & roast pork competent

soup 例汤 competent not as good as imperial treasure

garoupa prawn tofu claypot very good standard

claypot 腊味煲仔饭 the best! I ate 2 bowls..I think got 10bowls

c.h.e.f andy


Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant


583 Orchard Rd, B1 – 13, Singapore 238884




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Very Poor Well Below Par Laksa @ Lau Jiang on 9Oct2022

had laksa @ lau Jiang 18 jln membina

CNA Lifestyle say until how good

regrettably very poor well below par

we took S$5.50 bowl as S$1 hum

ingredients not great

1hum very tiny less than 20 after add hum

2true fish cake fresh & sweet thin not many

3 taupok ok ordinary

4 noodles slightly over cooked marginal marshy

5 gravy lemak thin but not enuf flavourful, savoury, probably not enuf haebee

less than mediocre won’t come again

c.h.e.f andy


Lau Jiang Fishball Laksa Noodles


Lau Jiang Fishball Laksa Noodles

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Dr Matthias Committee 6pax Lunch @ Hoang Hau on 7Oct2022

dr matthias committee met for 6pax lunch @ hoang hau vietnamese restaurant by leng khiang on 7.10.2022.^^

this committee’s first outing over 2 yrs…:-)

the rice paper rolls…were great…nice dip sauce and the belly pork done well.

eel porridge is a north vietnamese dish..even cheow ghee 5 yrs in hcmc not tried before. it is unique and really good, and so much ingredients, prepared very fresh live eels..a really excellent dish.

lobster bun is perfect dish…live lobster fresh and sweet, and the lobster tomalley (liver, roe etc) totally infused into the beehoon..

(bun is beehoon in vietnamese..as in bun cha, one of the most popular vietnamese dish beehoon with ngor hiang and pork)

this dish even better than the best lobster pasta I had, which is at 8picure…

the jap wagyu was excellent too..and perfectly grilled and matched with the king oyster mushrooms…

had a really enjoyable lunch with RI bros and friends.

c.h.e.f andy


Hoàng Hâu Vietnamese Restaurant


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




Opening hours:

daily (closed mon)11am–2:30pm5:30–8pm

Good Turtle Soup @ Very Lucky Jln Berseh FC on 5Oct2022

went to mustafa to do something for dr matthias fund

met OPS bros & LKY for early lunch 11.30am at jln berseh FC


from very lucky

S$40 turtle soup

S$7 claypot rice

turtle soup was good ..I not take maybe 10yrs liao..enjoyed it the gelatinous parts organs and all..soup was very good

but actually no better than a simple pig organ soup at cheng chee mun kee..enjoyed that more so no need to take turtle soup la for me

S$7 claypot rise was good..better than expected fragrant flavourful..more than enuf for 5pax though stall owner tried to coax me to order S$15 lol!

S$6.50 ter kar also good ..nothing special no better than my own

hak chong bought a large mutton rib soup..

this I don’t like..very poor..among the worst I had..

柴船头far far ahead unreachable..

mutton ribs totally overbooked no texture no sweetness..soup is light overly sweet unnatural sweetness not meat savoury sweetness..really bad..

I took only 1 rib & a little soup like 1/5 bowl that’s it enuf for me

c.h.e.f andy


(1) Very Luck Turtle Soup


166 Jln Berseh, Singapore 208877





daily (closed on wed)11am–8:30pm

(2) Kelantan Kway Chap • Pig’s Organ Soup


166 Jln Besar #02-39 Singapore 208877 Jln Besar, Singapore 208877

Opening Hours:

daily (closed on mon)8AM–8PM

(3) Jalan Besar Mutton Soup


166 Jln Berseh, Singapore 208877

Opening Hours: