OK Dinner @ Craft Pizza Boat Quay on 15May2021

eldest daughter SM organised 5pax aunty bes early birthday dinner @ craft pizza on 15.5.2021.^^

according to the proprietor, business is good and there are regular breakfast customers among the office workers in raffles place.

the pizza were great and the proprietor gave us a complimentary burrata.

there was no squid ink pasta today, the other pasta dish was so so.

not quite my kind of restaurant but ok for me to try too.

c.h.e.f andy


Craft Pizza @ Boat Quay


35A Boat Quay, Singapore 049824


craft pizza.sg


Opening hours:


Wife Bought Early Anniversary Dinner @ 8picure on 14May2021

wife bought early anniversary 2pax dinner@ 8pucure on 14.5.2021.^^

chef Gabriel Lee’s food always the best!

the lobster pasta is my favourite…with lobster bisque and vegetable ratatouille …

chef Gabriel’s lobster squid ink pasta of several dishes I replicate at home…

of course nothing compares to the real thing here…

c.h.e.f andy



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

Very Good 5pax Lunch @ 湘香 Xiang’s Signature Hunan Cuisine Liang Seah Street on 12May2021

WT bought 5pax OPS buddies lunch @ 湘香on 12.5.2021.^^

I came here after delivery HCA Hospice Care lunch

food was good..dishes all good restaurant standard.


we picked patin for 重庆烤鱼 not the usual seabass…dish was tasty & “pang” flavourful quite oily..very good standard

for me overall still ming tang 重庆烤鱼 better equally tasty & “pang”..not so oily like here or other places..can drink & I do drink the soup 😀

pig ear was good standard.. 干锅vegetables pot on the lighter taste side, fresh & crunchy..

the 蟹粉tanhoon prawns was excellent! very tasty lots of haebee..second best dish for me after 重庆烤鱼

romaine lettuce 油麦菜was very good..

the lamb dish was competent i guess..it is flavourful but tough ..老old..maybe typical of this preparation so not a dish i would order..unlike say 羊蝎子which is tender and tasty..

this a restaurant I will come again just for a different taste of重庆烤鱼..

for value..the same lunch would cost like S$60 & I actually like the dish better than here…so generally will go there…

after lunch HC bought coffee at toastbox bugis junction.

had a great time with good buddies today.

c.h.e.f andy


湘香 Xiang’s Signature Hunan Cuisine


14 Liang Seah St, #01-12/13/ 189022, Singapore 189035



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Enjoyable 40% off Dimsum Tea @ Canton Paradise Bedok Mall on 10May2021

had dimsum tea @ canton paradise bedok mall with sis & bil on 10.5.2021.^

40% off 3-5pm

dimsum all good..小笼包ok hargao ok

steamed pork ribs & chicken feet very good..

crispy charsiew pao good

& we added charsiew fun cheong & mini lormaigai..both good

the braised beef noodles were excellent..very tasty & tender beef & excellent springy hk noodles..

total 7 dimsum one braised beef noodles for 3pax $41.50, quite good deal& very good standard

enjoyed the dishes.

c.h.e.f andy


Canton Paradise @ Bedok Mall


311 New Upper Changi Rd, #B2-10, Singapore 467360




Opening Hours:


2pax Quiet Home Mother’s Day Dinner on 9May2021

I made quiet 2pax mother’s day dinner on 9.5.2021.

  1. pangrilled halibut with beurre blanc sauce
  2. pangrilled miso glazed king prawns
  3. pangrilled scallops & prawns spinach tagliatelle

wonderful delicious quiet dinner..

thanks to wife for everything, the lovely children and all… 😘

c.h.e.f andy

Children Bought Lovely Mother’s Day Dinner @ One Ninety Four Seasons on 7May2021

children bought mother’s day 5pax family dinner at one ninety four seasons on 7.5.2021.^^

not been back to one ninety for unteemed years almost a decade..

one ninety @ four seasons hotel has amongst the best semi buffet.

the appetisers and dessert semi buffet included a choice of main course…the buffet stations were served..

appetisers were all great..sliced chorizo, pork liver pate, onions, braised pork belly, eggplant..

only cod was so so..

bread was ok seaweed butter greeaweed butter great 👍

dessert platter pedestrian. lemon meringe tart not patisserie standard..

bread & butter good..the cheese platter was good 👍 no fruits so took rock melon from appetiser side

the mains were all great..

hokkien mee with lobster excellent broth served with calamansi and sambal as good as best hawkers lol!

wagyu bugger good too..nice patty ok sauce & bun…not enough the burger robust onion flavours….

crabmeat sauce squidink pasta very tasty quite excellent in fact though some reviews said “bland”

braised beef cheek excellent texture, very tender with slight gummy texture..we didn’t prefer the strong beefy red wine flavours..anyway we were too full to “fully” (pun intended) appreciate robust flavoured dish

the bouillabaisse seafood stew include 1/2 lobster & big serving of snapper & large prawns, clams, mussels, a section alaskan crab leg, scallops so top ingredients ..maybe another day i may enjoy this more…just too full..

the bouillabaisse broth though not intense & tasty enough..i like both spicy tomato broth and intense shellfish bisque broths..this one light in both so neither..

all in all an excellent memorable mother’s day dinner!

c.h.e.f andy


One Ninety @ Four Seasons Hotel


190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646




opening hours:


Good Standard Khoon’s Katong Laksa on 6May2021

had good standard laksa $3+$1cockles @ khoon’s katong laksa sembawang hills fc on 6may2021.

my RI bros started this weekly table tennis games…I join when I can…

the hawker centre is quite small and didn’t look exciting except for the popiah stall…the laksa stall looked ok.

laksa gravy lemak & sedap! noodles not overcooked…large cockles but seemed to have been very precooked somewhat tough but safe consumption?

overall I would consider pretty good…

c.h.e.f andy


Khoon’s Katong Laksa


590 Upper Thomson Rd, #01-26, Singapore 574419

Opening Hours:

daily (closed mon)10am–7pm

Metamorphosis Bros Potluck Dinner on 6May2021

beng san organised meta bros potluck dinner on 6.5.2021


LCM Soon Heng rojak, disposables

HAB yam basket west lake

QSK sausage claypot riceNCL braised duck

KWL roast duck

CCG bengawan solo, durian puff & mochi, fruits

after potluck dinner we sang a few youtube songs




had a wonderful evening together with meta bros.

c.h.e.f andy

Green Corridor 5km 1hr Walk, Breakfast with Brother & SIL, Mediocre Braised Duck @ Zhen Wei Bukit Panjang FC on 2May2021

went for early walk 5km to rail mall with wife this morning started 6.50am on 2.5.2021.^^

met brother & sil & WF on the way and we finished at rail mall where brother’s car was parked…

brother brought us to bukit panjang market & fc & bought duck noodles.

there was a queue I guess this zhen wei braised duck noodles quite popular here…

braised duck mediocre not flavourful “pang” quite below par actually. liver, tau kua & egg also pedestrian below par.. plus 1/2duck $23 not particularly cheap too not sure why there was a queue..anyway individual taste..

but the braised duck was poor.

my own braised duck better la anytime..lol!

after makan we walked around the stalls.

c.h.e.f andy


Zhen Wei Braised Duck Noodles


259 Bangkit Rd, Singapore 670259

Opening Hours:

opens at 5.30am

Wonderful 4pax Lunch @ Amo Honkong Street on 1May2021

wife bought 4pax family early birthday dinner for JH @ amo hong kong street on 1.5.2021. ^^

and of course grandson mr k is in attendance. 🙂

amo is good standard restaurant…just few shops away from foc…I have not tried foc recently…past experience has been foc food better, tastier and also lower price than amo…especially iberico rack, rack of lamb and squid ink paella & also fiduea.

today we had burrata which is good and competent..

not as good as latteria mozzarella bar….

& very good calamari

we shares a whole lobster pasta also very good…

but for me 8picure lobster pasta is much better..

rack of lamb is good & competent…

I think foc one was better..but foc iberico rack best!

tagliata was ordinary…wife and daughter made such good mirin ribeye steak at home, it’s hard to get better steak,

except 8picure’s ohmi A4 wagyu!

c.h.e.f andy



Address:40 Hongkong Street, 059679

Contact:+65 61004040

Opening Hours:

Mon – Thu: 12:00 – 02:00

Mon – Thu: 18:00 – 22:00

Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 02:00

Fri – Sat: 18:00 – 22:30

Closed: Sun

Lovely Japanese Fusion Vegetarian 6-course Lunch @ Joie by Dozo at Orchard Central on 30Apr2021

had 4pax lunch with my RI bros CWS, THK & V @ joie by dozo orchard central on 30.4.2021.^^

my RI vegetarian gang bros bought me lunch @ joie at orchard central on 30.4.2021.^^

this RI vegetarian bros started by THK…. he and I do vegetarian every 初一十五

one of our first get together was at my house..

I did a 8-course all vegetarian dinner for 8pax on 13.1.2021.^^

this the second RI vegetarian bros get together…

joie is a modern japanese fusion vegetarian restaurant by dozo (which is a modern japanese european restaurant i frequented a lot in the past and my eldest daughter had her 21st birthday party long while back).

the long break I had was since 2015. …recently I came with 3 other friends 2 months back. today is my 4th visit to joie.

my friends were suitably impressed.

the dishes were all good – charcoal tempura, button mushrooms mozzarella as escargot…bai ling mushrooms for japanese paper hotpot, crepes mushroom soup etc.

my monkey head mushroom “steak” on hoba leaf 朴叶good as always.

I have not tried the other 2 main dishes…the wild rice and eggplant terrine looked really good..the layered pastry should be good too…will try next time.

had a great time together and lovely fusion japanese vegetarian …

c.h.e.f andy


Joie by Dozo


181 #12- 01 Central, Orchard Road, Singapore 238824   



tel=6838 6966   

Opening Hours:

Monday12–3:30PM 6–10:30PM

Wonderful 3pax Lunch @ Latteria Mozarella 0n 28apr2021

GYS bought 3pax lunch @ latteria mozarella 0n 28.4.2021.^^

2 course set $29..3 course $34..

I had 2 course with tagliata di manzo $5 supplement

J & i had Stracciatella Cheese with Eggplant Caponata & Pine Nuts

this was excellent..really delicious burrata very tasty with eggplant..highly recommended

GYS had cream of carrots also nice soup

GYS had gamberi tagliatelle, J grilled organic barramundi (both i tasted..barramundi very good..pasta also tasty)

& i had thd tagliata di manzo..excellent..better than what i had at basilico 2 days back.

GYS had the tiramisu

an excellent lunch and great chat too.

c.h.e.f andy


Latteria Mozarella Bar


40 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089618




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