Yummy Homecooked Mutton Rib Soup 5pax Lunch on 11Dec2020

made 5pax RI bros lunch-with CCG, TCH, THK, LYF on 11.12.2020.^^

prez had to attend to something so couldn’t join..

  1. chinese herbal mutton rib soup
  2. mala mutton tripe
  3. three eggs spinach

TCH brought yuzu drinkhai kong brought avocado puree drink.

THK brought avocado puree drink

LYF brought toapao & other paos & washed up the whole kitchen 👍

CCG brought begawan solo kuehs & jiamtaoroti (french loaf)

had a great time..friends loved all the dishes.

c.h.e.f andy

RI Bros Bought Dinner @ Kin Hoi Holland Close on 10Dec2020

RI bros bought bought dinner at kin hoi holland close on 10.12.2020^^

cockles blanched 20sec & 30sec..

20sec better…shiok! ..cold when served cos refrigerated?

will ask to blanch on the spot next time

gong gong was excellent..perfect timing..if just slightly overcooked will be hard to pull out the thai grilled

honey pork was very good too

top shell salad was like any other..can do at home..

c.h.e.f andy


Kin Hoi Cockles @ Holland Close


Holland Cl, Coffee Shop, Block 6, Singapore 271006



Opening Hours:

daily (closed mon)4–10pm

Nice Yongtaufoo @ Tiong Bahru YTF on 9Dec2020

tiong bahru ytf

went with wife to foodie mart @ eng hoon street on 9.12.2020.^^

shared a S$7 tiong bahru yong tau foo.

I don’t take yongtaufoo much. I like this stall and also ikan bills ytf at chinatown fc.

pretty good. the yong tau hu itself ok good standard but nothing special.

ytf well fried. great taste and soup was good too.

in a sense the ytf we bought from chinatown market basement stall just as good or even better more selections/choices

a good, light meal, especially when shared. lol!

c.h.e.f andy


Tiong Bahru Yongtaufoo


30 Seng Poh Rd, #01-115 Food Centre, Singapore 168898

Wonderful Dimsum Sum Lunch with RI Bro & Mom @ Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Ion Orchard on 7Dec2020

had 3pax lunch with my RI bro and his mom at imperial treasure fine Teochew at ion orchard on 7.12.2020.^^

food and service always good standard here. 🙂

braised duck smooth and flavourful.

no need to order chinese tea la…the complimentary tea was better. lol!

best dimsum was the crispy prawn fun cheong. perfect texture & taste. everyone’s favourite!

I like the polo char siew pao though not as good as crispy char siew pao..

har gao good as always.

soya sauce noodles mediocre. friend ordered for his mom.

the orh nee was good.

overall a very nice lunch with friend and mom. we all should take very opportunity to bring the older folks out when they wish to, to share & cherish the time together.

c.h.e.f andy


Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine @ Ion Orchard

Address:2 Orchard Turn #03-05, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801Located in: ION Orchard Mall8R3J+MH SingaporeContact:imperialtreasure.com6736 2118Opening Hours:


Excellent S$38pax Set Lunch@ La Tapiera on 1Dec2020

asparagus. serrano ham, scrambled eggs
spanish octopus legs ala plancha
roasted magret duck breast
grilled aussie lamb rump

today my turn to buy 3pax lunch @ la tapiera on 1.12.2020.^^

have not been here for a while.

the excellent set lunch menu still same. I recommended the spanish octopus leg ala plancha and the asparagus.

asparagus was excellent. octopus legs today ok still nice but not done so well slightly tough. my friend went back with family few days later and tried the octopus again. he said this time excellent. 🙂

the lamp rump was still superb, so tender and tasty and excellent salsa and sauce.

a friend ordered the duck. he tried some of my lamb rump & commented duck was ordinary by comparison.

a wonderful lunch & chat with these 2 younger friends.

c.h.e.f andy


La TaperiaAddress:1 Scotts Rd, 02-10/11, Singapore 228208Located in: Shaw Centre OfficeContact:lataperia.com.sg6737 8336Opening Hours:


Yummy 4pax Lunch @ Ming Tang Spicy Roast Fish重庆烤鱼 on 30Nov2020

had nice 4pax 麻辣重庆烤鱼 lunch @ ming tang – with LKY, weng tong, hak chong missing wai mun

really enjoyed the lunch..

fish was so good & gravy so sweet & tasty..

& the 凉拌side dishes excellent too

WT went to buy nice roti prata to add to the gravy👍

after that we had kopi.

c.h.e.f andy


Ming Tang Spicy Roast Fish重庆烤鱼


470, #01-03 North Bridge Rd, Bugis Cube, Singapore 188735



Opening Hours:


Good 南乳Roast Suckling Pig @ Imperial Treasure Super Peking duck at Asia Square on 29Nov2020

南乳roast suckling pig
南乳roast suckling pig

4pax family lunch with wife, SL & EV @ imperial treasure super peking duck asia square on 29.11.2020.^^

we had expire S$100 voucher which requires S$280 spending so ordered a roast suckling pig, and tapao…but we ate most anyway lol!

suckling pig 南乳去骨猪 excellent!

just a bit too much sweet sauce at the bottom…

dims were all good, though SL thought crystal jade garage better.

crispy char siew pao, fun cheong were all good..xo carrot cake and crispy fupeiquin good too.

tapao the head & some leftovers…

c.h.e.f andy


Imperial Treasure Super PekingDuckAddress: 8 #02-08 Marina View Asia Square Tower, 1, Singapore 018960 7VH2+HF Singapore   Contact: imperialtreasure.com6636 1868   Opening Hours:

daily11:30am–3pm 6–10pm

Really Shiok!重庆烤鱼@Ming Tang Spicy Roast fish on 25Nov2020


my Chinese friend ZHL bought 3pax lunch on 25.11.2020.^^

I arranged at ming tang 重庆烤鱼

excellent service & dishes!service is very good by every server we spoke with & asked questions

the signature mala 重庆烤鱼was excellent,very fresh, sweet & tasty.

my china chinese friend commented this not oily, the best he had c/w many 重庆烤鱼 eateries in chinatown usually oily.

all the 凉拌dishes very tasty, flavourful..

水饺good standard if nothing special.

for the fish, we only added bamboo shoots, maybe try tripes even beef next time.

very happy to come back again..& I was back real soon! lol!:-)

c.h.e.f andy


Ming Tang Spicy Roast Fish重庆烤鱼


470, #01-03 North Bridge Rd, Bugis Cube, Singapore 188735



Opening Hours:


Enjoyable Yummy Yakiniku with Family @ Aburiya on 22Nov2020

wife bought 5pax family dinner @ aburiya our favourite yakiniku on 22.11.2020.^^

wonderful yakiniku dinner. my whole family love this place and short of covid restrictions, everyone will reschedule to join in dinner at aburiya lol!

our favourites inc the yukked, a shabu thin sliced raw wagyu beef. can eat as sashimi or many like a quick short grill like 5secs on the fire…

jo kanubi great too… and recently we had the tokachi karubi leaner cut, also the akami lean platter…very flavourful too..

& the sweet corn, cabbage and king oyster mushrooms were quite excellent.

& of course, we always have our kimchi chigae and bibimen (and sometimes bibimbap)…

very enjoyable evening and good food with family.

c.h.e.f andy

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++Aburiya 烧屋Address:60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252Contact:aburiya.com.sg6735 4862Opening Hours:


Good Expensive Dimsum @ Madame Fan on 11Nov2020

truffle dumplings

friend bought 3pax dimsum lunch at madam fan @ nco club south beach on 11nov2020.^^

..dimsum was good standard, comparable with imperial treasure..just more ex lol!:-)


congee was good, tasty, smooth..

truffle dumplings were flavourful, nice truffle flavours, nice overall though one friend found the skin too thick..

radish pastry

radish pasty was crispy, flaky not too thick and sweet..

char siew soh 叉烧酥

I prefer crispy char siew pao which they don’t have but this char siew soh is good.

scallops siew mai

scallop siew mai were good.

crab meat dumplings more like 抄手……

the spicy veg dumplings similar just vegetable filling..

crispy fupeiquin 腐皮卷 was good standard. the 咸水饺was good.

overall very good dimsum but don’t seem to have 潮州粉果…

friend didn’t order not sure got 肠粉or not…

very nice and enjoyable lunch and chat catching up with good friends.

c.h.e.f andy


Madame Fan @ NCO Club


32 Beach Rd, The NCO Club, Singapore 189764




Opening Hours:


Great Prawn Noodles @ Ah Hui on 14Nov2020

ah hui big prawn noodles

had breakfast with lisa & aunty bes @ ah hui big prawn noodles at balestier fc on 14.11.2020.^^

last time i ate here was 5.5yrs back in mar 2015. that long huh…

still a very good prawn noodles.

we had S$5.50 thick beehoonmee dry.

mine was bakut prawn, came with 3 pork ribs & 2 1/2 prawns

the other 2 bowls had 5 1/2prawns.prawns were good.

may pork ribs also good, tender & sweet.chilli was very good & noodles just right.

the soup was intense, flavourful & sweet.we all enjoyed the breakfast..we were early 9.35am on a saturday..

a good breakfast…good prawn noodles.

not as good as my friend j homemade ones though.

c.h.e.f andy



411 Balestier Rd, Singapore 329930


Opening Hours:

daily (closed mon)9am–10:30pm

Superb 7-course Korean Fusion Degustation by Chef Ace Tan at Stellar @ 1-Altitude on 12nov2020

had excellent 2pax dinner celebration at stellar @ 1-altitudet.

his a pop up by chef ace tan who helms 1-vu (pronounced one view) at outpost hotel sentosa..

outpost hotel is closed till jan2021 becos covid & chef ace tan has pop ups at various locations this month including at stellar which belongs to the same one group.

the view from stellar is stunning in daylight & when litted up in the darkness

chef tan’s dishes equally stunning..

korean fusion degustation

after the first dish of pen shaped shellfish (fan scallop) we asked to upgrade from 5-course to the 7-course menu

every dish was excellent!

superb F1 wagyu2

my favourite of all the great dishes = the F1 wagyu (1st gen cross between wagyu & angus) was simply amazing, marbled & beefy flavoured at same time.

korean wrap dish

the wrap dish was very interesting too. like a Vietnamese rice paper wrap…very tasty too. like it!

squid, pork, oyster umami sauce2

the iberico pork was very good (chef said korea not exporting jeju black pig yet)..

though the squid preparation cannot c/w galician octopus and the even better spanish grilled octopus..

tile fish, snow crab

amadai (tile fish) was superb too! & the sauce bestest!

chef ace tan expert in sauces..very good, umami!

abalone oyster porridge

& the abalone porridge so tasty especially the oyster flavours..actually it is oyster porridge with abalone slices..abalone great texture, sweet but not same tasty as chinese braised abalones..

maybe I can try improvise here..no need abalone or used can braised abalones ok ..the porridge itself already so tasty..

korean yuzu, nashi pear

the ginger tea jelly dessert was super very refreshing!

hope to try out ace chef tan’s other dishes at 1-vu outpost hotel when they teopennin jan2021.

c.h.e.f andy


Stellar @ 1-Altitude(Chef Ace Tan pop up Korean fusion degustation)


Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, 048616





Best Wanton Mee @ Chef Kang’s Noodle House on 10nov2020

after checking out on 10.11.2020 & back home,

decided to go chef kang tpy jackson square for late lunch..

about 1.40pm still queue & quite slow about 15mins queue just 8pax


everything good 👍

char siew was perfect, tender, smooth, flavourful, nicely charred

the hk stringy noodles nicely QQ & the sauce & chilli also perfect, and super larpok (crispy lard) as well.

wanton more like large 水饺 good standard plump and tasty..

soup a bit of tonkotsu variety not usual ajinomoto soup..tasty too & smooth, a bit “smoky”?

price S$6 but good serving. 2 of us shared a bowl.

charsiew S$12 a plate also reasonable size serving..

c.h.e.f andy


Chef Kang’s Noodle House


11 Lor 3 Toa Payoh, Block C Jackson Square, Singapore 319579



Opening Hours:

weekday (mon closed)8am–4pm

Bad Breakfast @ Andaz Hotel on 10Nov2020

breakfast quite poor on 10nov2020.

had a great staycation at andaz.

superb dinner at 665deg & wonderful after dinner drinks at mr stork rooftop

hotel down to 1/2 staff & 1/2 capacity..

no breakfast buffet e-menu and servers delivered orders

laksa was well below average..not a good hawker laksa standard..gravy was ok..frozen crystal prawns below par c/w hawker fresh prawns..

dimsum very poor..har gow skin thick & doughy, siew mai ok, served with ketchap instead of hk dimsum chilli

egg cocotte was only 1/2 good dish..baked egg with cheese. egg, egg yoke & spinach good..

bacon & sausage cold & poor..probably taken from a buffet line in the kitchen 🤷‍♂️

croissants cold..smoked salmon & cold cuts not good.

breakfast to forget!

c.h.e.f Andy

Delicious, Sumptuous 4pax Family Dinner @ 665 Andaz on 9Nov2020

excellent dinner at 665 at hotel andaz on 9nov2020.^^

we had the 5 course tasting menu..

dishes are more traditional but excellently executed & best ingredients 👏👏👏

baguette was nicely warm crisp & soft inside great with butter

amuse bouche of smoked salmon very light like cured..kind of underwhelming

seared hokkaido scallops very good tender & sweet..this of course many good standard restaurants can make

foie gras was a big serving with pear & brioche

the lobster bisque was par excellence..very intense, flavourful & smooth & the lobster bits were good too..

& the 110g A4 kagoshima wagyu was heavenly, superlative, perfectly charred, flavourful..

so the 665degF pira charcoal grill oven was really something!

& the dessert mille feuille superb too..

a truly wonderful dinner & evening 👍😀

c.h.e.f andy


665 Degree Fahrenheit


5 Fraser St, Level 38, Andaz 189354



Opening hours:


Nice 5pax Lunch @ Putian on 5Nov2020

松子鱼 sweet sour fish
椒盐猪手deepfried trotters

my close friend and bro bought 5pax lunch @putian ion orchards on 5.11.2020.

food quite average, nothing special.. the bun quite nice actually, tasty..nice filling..

药材虾competent..prawn fresh, soup light, nice herb flavours,smooth

salt pepper trotters competent too, nice gelatinous inside..

3 eggs spinach was good..more intense & tasty than many others

heng hua beehoon was competent not special

松子鱼was good standard..not quite my preferred preparation also seabass not ideal for this.

food here ok just not my preferred dishes and preparation..

c.h.e.f andy


Putian Ion Orchard


2 Orchard Turn, #04-12 Ion Orchard, Singapore 238801




Opening Hours-


Yummy RI Meta Bros Tapao Dinner on 4Nov2020

metamorphosis bros tapao food to celerate biden victory & blue wave on 4.11.2020^^

but is was not to be…not yet anyway..

so need another celebration!

thanks to all meta brothers for lovely evening, wonderful fun company & time together

& taikor LCM for organising..

CCG brought adam road kambing soup-super shiok! also french loaf & baguette

KWL brought flavourful 当归roast duck roast pork & braised eggs..also msw ice cream

beng san brought yam basket..also fruits which he cut & presented impressive platter

tai kor brought soon heng rojak from tpy & umeshu from his jap friend, & disposables

NCL brought coffee ribs & veg.

after makan, tai kor presented his top quality RI coffeetable book..akan datang

& beng san brought the walnut birthday cake.

a lovely, yummy dinner with my RI meta bros. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy