Very Tasty Fish Soup, Casual Family Dinner on 29Aug2021

wife organised family dinner on 29.8.2021. ^^

I made a fish soup..everyone loved it👍🏻

basically I rendered fragrant garden claypot pomfret soup, using sliced patin and sea bream.

fried fish head and bones with lots of browned crisp julienned ginger, 1 chilli padi, 5 cloves garlic cut into 3 each, and 1/2 sliced red onions, added salt and boiled for 3 hrs, reduced to a very tasty whitish soup, added 3 tbsp huadiao wine, boiled another 1-2hrs with cabbage and added 1 sour plum mashed…very very sweet tasty soup, and added sliced fish poached and served.

wife bought kai roast duck, pork ribs & crystal jade dimsum

wen PT bought hokkien mee, carrot cake & orh lua oyster omelette from Whampoa market.

nice enjoyable casual family dinner.

c.h.e.f andy

Great Teochew Dinner Sets @ Fragrant Garden on 26Aug2021

had 5pax family dinner with brother SIL & wei chuan @ fragrant garden on 26.8.2021.^^

we had the set B

halibut excellent, kailan very good nice wokhae, braised duck competent $39.80 inc 2 rice 2 drinks

also had set E

claypot pomfret soup excellent, hae chor competent $59.80 inc 2 rice 2 drinks

added large orh lua oyster omelette $22 not so great no need to add not worth the money.

c.h.e.f andy



fragrant garden 馨香园

Address:-756 Upper Serangoon Road, #01-15/16 Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre, Singapore 534626


6289 7301

Opening hours:

daily (closed mon)11:30am–2:30pm5:30–10pm

Lovely Coffee and Cakes at Nordic Style Cafe @3 on 23Aug2021

OPS bro WT bought coffee & cakes at nordic style cafe @3 on 23.8.2021.^^


cafe called @3 decos that is their break hour….:-)

nice cafe, simple nice interior ambience & vibes..

piccolo was good, silky well blended micro foam

diam cake great texture the usual too sweet western dessert..

orange almond croissant was great

service good & frequent topping up water..

great relaxing coffee chat with my OPS bro..will come back again …

c.h.e.f andy


Cafe @3


63 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 169369



Opening Hours:

daily (closed tues)8am–6pm

31st HCA 30pax Lunch at Oasis @ Outram HCA Hospice Care on 18Aug2021

HCA lunch now transferred to the new premises Oasis @ Outram HCA Hospice Care on 18.8.2021.^^

and HCA requested to increase to 30pax. 🙂

Today’s Lunch Menu

  1. curry chicken & potatoes
  2. nonya sauce steamed dory fillet
  3. pangrilled prawns
  4. fried carrots & purple cabbage

a very rewarding engagement for me.

c.h.e.f andy

Delicious S$128 4pax Peking Duck Business Set Lunch @ Kai Gardens on 15Aug2021

had 5pax family sunday lunch @ kai gardens with wife, wen, PT, SL on 15.8.2021.^^

we took the S$128++ peking duck business set lunch for 4pax and dded couple dimsum – steamed pork ribs and xo cheong fun. 🙂

the 2 appetisers – deep-fried fish skin salted egg flavoured not so salty was excellent, and the 小笼包very good too.

the set was wonderful as before.

peking duck among the best, as good or better than imperial treasure super peking duck. I like the crispy corn fritter which is unique and added texture to the peking duck roll.

after the skin, the restaurant served the chopped duck nicely – greedy us elected to eat than tapao. 🙂

the soup 例汤 was excellent.

garoupa fillet very good,

and the truffle angel hair was delicious, the best! really excellent…I will try making this myself…

really great lunch.

c.h.e.f andy


Kai Garden 嘉苑


6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-128A/128B, Marina Square, Singapore 039594  

Contact: 6250 4826

Opening Hours:

daily11:30AM–3:30PM 6–11PM

RI Metamorphosis Bros Tapao Dinner on 11Aug2021

had metamorphosis bros potluck tapao dinner on 11.8.2021.^^

  1. NCL – Thai fried sea bass & mango salad.
  2. HAB – soy sauce chicken
  3. KWL – 1/2 braised duck
  4. CCG – soup
  5. LCM – Rojak (Soon Heng), a fruit smoothie dessert made by daughter & cutlery
  6. QSK – 酸菜鱼comes with 2 rice, sweet plum drinks (added shimeji mushrooms and dumplings)

unfortunately beng san had acute colic couldn’t join..still delivered one soy chicken..

I added shitake mushrooms & dumplings 水饺 for the hotpot..the 酸菜汤was excellent!

wonderful evening and dinner with metamorphosis bros.

c.h.e.f andy

Super Shiok! Curry Chicken Noodles @ Ah Heng Hong Lim FC on 10Aug2021

had 1pax curry chicken noodles @ ah heng hong lim on 10.8.2021.^^

4.10pm only 2pax before me waited 8mins

after that long queue

haven’t come for 2 months…

really shiok!

tapao 2 packets home…

c.h.e.f andy


Ah Heng Curry Chicken Noodles

Address:531A Upper Cross Street, #02-57/58, 051531

Contact:9457 4826

Opening Hours:


Tapao Delicious S$28 重庆烤鱼Set @Riverside Grilled Fish Tiong Bahru Plaza on 2Aug2021

ordered $28 重庆烤鱼微微辣whole patin fish set include 2 rice & 2 drinks from riverside grilled fish at new Tiong Bahru Plaza branch on 2.8.2021.^^

  1. 重庆烤鱼whole patin fish
  2. 2 saliva chicken 口水鸡
  3. beef brisket 焖牛腩

SM & SL liked the 重庆烤鱼..wife too..

weall find it a tad too spicy..patin was good..surprised SM can take

口水鸡 & HK style braised beef brisket all good

wife brought back home 3 popiah from office lunch..excellent popiah👍🏻

c.h.e.f andy


Riverside Grilled Fish @ Tiong Bahru Plaza


302 Tiong Bahru Rd, #02-109/136, Plaza 168732



Opening Hours:


Jap Theme 4-course Special Set Dinner @ 8picure on 21Jul2021

wife organised 4pax dinner with wen yu & su lin @ 8picure on 21.7.2021.^^

we ordered 2 sets (new jap theme special set dinner menu by chef Gabriel really excellent!) to share-

1 hotate tataki with cauliflower, jap curry cous cous & cauliflower puree (I going to try making this dish)

2 mentaiko & crabmeat pasta – really delicious..chef Gabriel every pasta great!)

3 NZ venison ..really excellent! the best non beef steak la

4macha panna cotta..very good dessert..though I like his tiramisu & usual panna cotta more

& wife and son had the sake pairing 4x125ml glass sake per pax!

chef Gabriel really incredibly talented..the dishes whether appetiser pasta mains desserts all excellent, and this new set no different.

every dish is good.

it is a big serving 4 course for 1 person, and worth every penny..excellent ingredients, presentation, most importantly taste!

I would say superb…like I said above, the NZ venison loin the best non beef steak I had!

& of course we added alacarte orders-

  1. galician octopus
  2. lobster pasta (chef Gabriel best of every great pastas)
  3. 2 x 120g ohmi A4 wagyu

we just had the excellent grilled octopus at la tapiera yesterday, and we all agree this Galician octopus even better, so tender…

& the lobster pasta here is the best ever I had at any restaurant!

the ohmi A4 wagyu was just awesome…

excellent family dinner, every time, at 8picure…

so glad we were able to organise this family dinner last dine in before return to heightened phase 2 covid no dine in!

c.h.e.f andy



Address: 428 River Valley Rd, #01-04, Singapore 248327

Located in: Loft @ Nathan 7RVH+R4 Singapore   

Contact: 6677 1075   

Opening hours:

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

S$38 3-Course + Coffee Set Lunch @ La Tapiera on 20Jul2021

3pax lunch wife wife & daughter @ la tapiera on 20.7.2021.^^

managed to find time for family 3pax lunch at our favourite tapas restaurant. turned out to be a short window for die in this week and all 3 of us vaccinated.. this period covid quite jialat for F&B operators also..

la tapiera offers a really great 3-course set lunch inc coffee, and S$20 off for S$100 spend with stanchart card.

this a newer menu…

tuna tartare was great,

& grilled octopus our perennial good! (both have S$6 supplement)

didn’t have my favourite lamb rump..tried the lamb leg last time, same preparation alas not same texture/dish/results…

.but the iberico plums was good too, not as good though…

& the seafood stew very good, one of the best too…(both have S$6 supplement)

I not much into churros, ok with it..

I thought the chocolate tart (S$3 supplement) was very good last time…recently wife made chocolate tart also, and now having this second time, actually wife’s much better ls…

pavlova wife and daughter liked, not really my kind of dessert…will stick with chocolate tart or maybe cheese next time..

we had picolo latte, really the standard not good as my son’s or tiong hoe’s..basically the microfoam or lack of, didn’t integrate well with the coffee, so not silky like what son made.

c.h.e.f andy


La Taperia

Address:1 Scotts Rd, 02-10/11, Singapore 228208Located in: Shaw Centre Office 8336

Opening Hours:


Wonderful 3pax Lunch with SIS & BIL@ Ah Yat Grandstand on 19Jul2021

3pax lunch with sis & bil @ ah yat grandstand 19.7.2021.^^

this covid period. very tough for F&B…many changes on dining in requirements.

today we had the opportunity (turned out to be very short window) to dine out 3pax all vaccinated.

ah yat food as delicious as always.

3pax about S$115 if I remember correctly…good standard food very enjoyable lunch.

c.h.e.f andy


Ah Yat Seafood @ Grandstand

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

Reservations+65 6884 6884+65 68832112

Opening Hours

Daily: 11:30 – 14:30

Daily: 17:30 – 22:30

Good 4pax Lunch @ Kai Duck on 18Jul2021

PT & wenyu bought 4pax dinner @ kai duck this evening on 18.7.2021.^^

not that great actually..

roast duck same style about 店小二standard..not as good as JB..& not as good as xin cuisine & silk restaurant slightly different style..

char siew mediocre not as good as imperial treasure or even chef kang

sweet & sour soup below average..酸菜鱼 ok* ..poached red garoupa slices very fresh & great, soup a tad sour, salty, spicy, not the best ..

chilled lala clams* appetising,

duck cone temaki quite nice with roast duck sauce added ourselves & crispy cone nice..

duck beehoon very tasty, string beans very good too.

overall 3-4 I guess and expensive…

for me xin cuisine much better quality standard

c.h.e.f andy

  • P.S. wife went back with colleagues for 4pax S$78 roast duck set lunch..they loved the 酸菜鱼and also the chilled Lala clams…


Kai Duck @ Ngee Ann City


391 Orchard Rd, #05-10/11 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872



Opening hours


40% Discounts Very Good Dimsum @ Canton Paradise Bedok Mall on 15Jul2021

had 3pax lunch with sis & bil @ canton paradise bedok mall 40% discounts weekday 3-5pm on 15.7.2021.^^

canton paradise dimsum really good, basically HK standard la!

we had 7 dimsum – hargao, spicy dumplings 抄手, crispy char diew pao, 珍珠鸡, steamed pork ribs, steamed chicken feet, har cheong PLUS beef brisket noodles dry…^^

& just S$42.45 after 40% discounts!

every dish was good…maybe hargao skin not as good as imperial treasure, hargao almost as smooth as HK…

steamed pork ribs and chicken feet were perfect! and beef brisket noodles dry was super!

c.h.e.f andy


Canton Paradise @ Bedok Mall


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



Opening Hours: