Aunty Bes Birthday Celebrations @ Luka on 23Apr2022

aunty bes going back Philippines next week over her birthday on 23.4.2022.^^

so children organise early bd party for her @ luka

https://goo.gl/maps/83HDbnLtdwagYBBCA

excellent food

the A4 Jap wagyu @ $35/100g was superb!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

calamari one of the best I had, really good batter

squidink & crabmeat pasta among the best I had…nice creamy excellent squidink flavours perfect aldente texture ..crabmeat also very tasty..

mentaiko ikura pasta too overly creamy & a bit fishy

the hotaruika fire squid risotto was again excellent very tasty & flavourful ..

carpaccio was good & the 2 pizza very good too very nice dough..the truffle better than salami.

best dish = jap A4 wagyu, squidink and risotto…

c.h.e.f andy

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 Restaurant Luka – Cross Street Exchange

Address:

20 Cross Street Exchange 01-36, 048422

Contact:

69705943

Opening Hours:

daily (closed Sunday)12–2:30pm5:30–10:30pm

Very Nice Dinner with Wai Mun & Jessie @ Ah Yat Grandstand on 1Apr2022

4pax dinner with Wai Mun , jessie & Lisa @ Ah Yat grandstand on 1.4.2022.^^

this evening, no razor clams and live abalones @ $12 piece was quite good for the price.

abalones fresh and succulent, nicely done. though still razor clams nicer for me..

australian lobster quite good price so ordered one 1.2kg. a lot of meat, even in the legs, basically like 2 Boston lobsters.

沙煲姜葱田鸡claypot ginger scallions frogs always good. today the 宫保田鸡 less good than usual still nice la!

油浸尼罗红deepfried tilapia basically same preparation as soon hock..though fish is not as tender 幼as soon hock but it’s like 1/2 the price for almost same…

Wai Mun –

wonderful and satisfying dinner. 👍👍👍

very nice dinner with good friends.

c.h.e.f andy

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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

Degustation Dinner with Lisa @ Buona Terra on 31Mar2022

had 2pax dinner with lisa @ Buona Terra on 31.3.2022.^^

it’s a enjoyable dinner for sure,

just didn’t have the same thrills as our first time =

https://chefquak.com/2020/03/20/wife-arranged-best-6-course-degustation-dinner-at-buona-terra-on-16oct2019/

bread basket was good as usual.

amuse bouche less wow than previous.

first course yellow tail carpaccio ok, hard to compete with the alaskan crab before.

second course scampi was nice and sweet.

3rd and 4th course turbot was good, the pasta not that great.

5th course A5 sendai wagyu was superb! the duck also pretty good actually.

deserts were less interesting as before.

petite four were ok.

overall still a great dinner. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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Buona Terra

Address:

29 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228224

8R6M+7V Singapore

Contact:

buonaterra.com.sg

6733 0209

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri12–2:30pm6:30–10:30pm
Sat6:30–10:30pm
SunClosed
Monday12–2:30pm6:30–10:30pm

46th HCA 30pax Lunch at Oasis @ Outram HCA Hospice Care on 31MAR2022 

made delivered oasis @ HCA Outram 30pax lunch today on 31.3.2022.^^

1 curry chicken & potatoes

2 spicy black bean sauce dory fillet

3 fried minced pork & tanhoon

4 fried carrots broccoli

c.h.e.f andy

RI Bro bought Chirashi Don Lunch @ Omote Thomson Plaza on 30Mar2022

OHH organised & bought 4pax lunch with LWS & LTM @ omote thomson plaza on 30.3.2022.^^

LWS I recently reconnected the uni gang…LTM I was in touch on & off till about 10yrs ago..OHH only in the early years of our careers. so it was very good to reconnect again. quite exciting and good feel..

have not been to omote..read online that it has quite affordable chirashi and other Japanese food.

chirashi don of course my favourite. lol!

https://goo.gl/maps/cQZJYrqQKzodZZEq5

LTM and I ordered the upsized chirashi. TM asked what is upsized? not the rice hopefully? of course we knew the answer.lol!

I think OHH and LWS ordered the umami soy chirashi…must be good too.

I am happy with my chirashi…for S$18.80 they gave quite a good serving of sashimi cuts, so it is more of a bara chirashi than chirashi which serve full slices sashimi..fresh and sweet and good for the price la..free treat some more..

next time I visit my dentist, will come afterwards…

c.h.e.f andy

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Omote @ Thomson Plaza

Address:

301 Upper Thomson Rd, #03-24A, Singapore 574408

Contact:

94501020

Opening Hours:

Wed – Sun11:30am–2pm5:30–9pm
Mon11:30am–2pm
TuesClosed

Really Good 叉烧烧肉饭 @ Heng Heng on 24Mar2022

had table tennis game with RI bros

after TT drive over to heng heng @ serangoon on 24.3.2022.,

https://goo.gl/maps/apKhqTWnZaMCKkFGA

really good 叉烧烧肉饭👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

must be the best hawker stall charsiew & roast pork I had

colour, texture, taste 色香味俱全just looking at the meat can feel it is smooth & tender and did not disappoint

really shiok! can’t of a better hawker stall, char siew better than chef kang 👍🏻

& the complimentary soup, the best I had at hawker place…

YKK said the roast duck best..subsequently I had the roast duck…very true indeed one of the best…

c.h.e.f andy

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Heng Heng Hong Kong Roasted Delight

Address:

204 Serangoon Central, Block 204, Singapore 550204

Contact:

https://m.facebook.com/%E5%85%B4%E5%85%B4%E6%B8%AF%E5%BC%8F%E7%83%A7%E8%85%8A-116371886872544/

91065599

Opening Hours:

Tues – Sun10:30am–7:30pm
MonClosed

Visited RI Friend DP on 25Mar2022

few of us visited a RI friend DP on 25.3.2022.^^

he recovered quite well..his mom is already 90 still very strong.

soon hing & wife were his close friend visiting from australia…

he bought lots of makan from Geylang Serai.. the lontong especially good, very tasty and lemak..and surprise surprise got cuttlefish inside…

we had too much food, not complaining…

soon hing & wife now retired, resident in Melbourne and now visiting Bangkok Thailand for 3 months.

c.h.e.f andy

Very Poor Service and Food Standard!!! @ Huat Kee Teochew Restaurant RELC on 23Mar2022

4pax lunch with taiji shift instructor Zhu Xiang Qian & mr chua & Lisa on 23.3.2022.^^

@ huat kee teochew restaurant RELC

very bad extremely bad service by manager guy!!!

tea lady was quite nice & good service..

food was poor vs expectation for history and this level of restaurant

appetiser platter really poor..trotter jelly not flavourful no feel of collagen..spring roll etc

what is worse than appetiser platter is the braised duck platter ..I think most hawker stall braised duck kuay chap stall better

the $30 sharksfin was excellent though..the stock was really sweet & smooth never mind the straws of sharksfin..this the stand out dish..

the tipor kailan was competent

& the teochew fried kuay teow was good too good woke..

so I guess food wise 3 stars maybe ok

however worse than bad service by manager in coat is the self defeating practice of overcharging the written menu price hoping customer missed it!

really poor service philosophy…

the kailan charged $20 (menu $18) and the fried kway teow $22 (menu $18)..

for a 4pax meal $304nett charging extra $6 is meaningless & downright silly..

hope restaurant will rethink their business & service philosophy.. what is the right thing to do..

anyway when pointed out to the waiter he did not admit till we refer to the written menu price & wasn’t sure how was the restaurant going to respond..saying the kitchen or chef wrote the price to charge..???

but later they finally did the right thing & correct it & correctly charge the menu price, but without showing and giving you a feel that they recognise the importance of such “error” & will not repeat on other customers.. anyway it’s their problem to address… 😂😎

c.h.e.f andy

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Huat Kee @ RELC

Address:

02-01 RELC Building, 30 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258352

Contact:

https://www.teochewrestaurant.com/epay/web/menu.aspx

64234747

Opening Hours:

daily11am–2:30pm6–10pm

Good Zichar Dishes Tapao from Bee Kia on 20Mar2022

PT tapao/pickup from bee kia on 20.3.2022.^^

beef horfun fragrant tasty

prawn paste chicken good their signature

sambal kang kong good & large serving.

had a great family time..

c.h.e.f andy

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Bee Kia Seafood Restaurant

Address:

1 Thomson Rd, #01-326 within Sin Mee Eating House, Singapore 300001

Contact:

https://www.facebook.com/Bee-Kia-Seafood-Restaurant-100934391609465/

62548490

Opening Hours:

daily12–11pm

Poor Food Plus FLIES!!! @ Kith on 17Mar2022

after delivering lunch to HCA Outram, WT & CCG joined me @ kith sportiswoode park on 17.3.2022.^^

standard well below par…

& lots of flies around the table & land on food several times while we eating

today vegetarian day for me so I took the $18.95 caprese vegetarian …mediocre barely pass I guess better than the pasta.

after makan we walked down kampung bahru road. @3 is closed, another casualty of the pandemic1 so we had coffee next door…ambience no comparison but at least coffee is good and service cheerful and competent. NO FLIES!

c.h.e.f andy

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Kith @ Sportiswood Park

Address:

69 Spottiswoode Park Rd, Singapore 088658

Contact:

kith.com.sg

62215569

Opening hours:

daily7am–9pm

Excellent Dinner @ Ah Yat Grandstand on 18Mar2022

had 3pax dinner with lisa sulin @ ah yat grandstand on 18.3.2022.^^

excellent food as always.

today quite big abalones offer S$12 ea, and I think razor clams ex so decided to just take abalones..very good fresh and sweet, nicely prepared.

we had the small 1.1kg Australian rock lobster..so much meat, tapao home.

deep-fried tilapia almost 99% anyway as good as soon hock at 1/2 the price..crispy and excellent hk steamed sauce..

& claypot 姜葱田鸡always good la…

c.h.e.f andy

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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