Excellent Dimsum @ Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese on 7Oct2019

steamed pork ribs and steamed chicken feet 

had excellent dimsum @ imperial treasure fine teochew cuisine at ion orhard with sis & bil on 7.10.2019. ^^

menu prices here are ridiculously expensive..a whole braised duck is S$80 and cold crab is S$24/100g..

luckily dimsum prices are “normal” like S$6 per item..I wouldn’t dine here except for dimsum lol! 😂

we had 9 dimsum plus tea & appertizer, came to S$80..I had S$50 welcome voucher so nett was S$27 ..

steamed pork ribs

steamed pork ribs good. i had better ones though. 🙂

steamed chicken feet

steamed chicken feet as good as any.

crispy prawn cheong fun

crispy prawn cheong fun was really good. my favourite.

teochew dumplings 潮州粉果

teochew dumplings 潮州粉果 the usual good standard.

teochew dumplings 潮州粉果

polo char siew bao

polo char siew bao ok, i don’t mind having it also next time.

but no comparison with timhowan shamshuipo HK crispy char siew pao.

咸水饺 fried dumpling 

咸水饺 fried dumpling good standard.


流沙包 ok. i can do without.

steamed pork ribs and steamed chicken feet

very nice dimsum with my sis & bil. myself i will come back for dimsum not the ala carte dishes.

c.h.e.f andy


Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine @ Ion Orchard




103rd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 4Oct2019 – Sauteed Dory Fillet

sauteed dory fillet

made sauteed dory fillet for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 4.10.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 103rd friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

teban gradens friday breakfast

the residents are already well provided with beehoon and other dishes, so i just cook an additional dish..

sauteed dory fillet

i cooked 3 packets of pangasius fillet = 3x800g nett weight = 2.4kg or 12 pieces of fillet.

sauteed dory fillet

today i am just using my ubiqitous braise – 5 tbsp huadiaojiu, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp fish sauce.

just marinate fish overnight.

this morning i cooked the fish in 2 batches of 6…anyway they only require like 6 mins, so very easy and quick to get the dih ready.

sauteed dory fillet

sauteed dory fillet

fried in oil, cut onions, and chopped spring onions, and over high heat to reduce the liquids to a flavourful tasty sauce.

sauteed dory fillet

i browned some shallots and topped off with garnishing of shallots and spring onions. 🙂

teban gradens friday breakfast

 the residents all enjoyed the dish.

afterwards i had coffee and good chat with TKF at 古早coffee stall at the food centre.

c.h.e.f andy

7pax Retirement Study Group Graduation Dinner @ Ah Yat Grandstand on 2Oct2019

peking duck

had our retirement study group graduation dinner with Master Guru KWL @ ah yat grandstand on 2.10.2019. ^^

Ah Yat food consistently good and seafood especially, cheap and good. 🙂

excellent food & even better service..we gave S$30 tip..

we had –

2 steamed lobster superior stock very good S$29.80 each
2 claypot frogs with ginger scallions excellent S$4.50 each
2 gongbao frogs not that great S$4.50 each
2 pumpkin crabs excellent everyone liked it (2crabs for S$39.90)
& we ordered mantou to dip the sauce
S$40/kg 1kg patin with minced ginger was just perfect
$48 peking duck very so so plus S$15 for second eat beehoon (tasty)

complimentary red bean soup good too

& QTC brought very sweet alfonso mangoes

peking duck

peking duck ok, but only dish that was pedestrian and nothing special.

lobster steamed in superior stock

lobster steamed in superior stock

lobster steamed in superior stock consistently good.

just S$29.80 for each 650g live boston lobster (like S$75 at lobster and burger) and cooking was excellent. lobster fresh, sweet and tasty.

dinner dishes

claypot scallions ginger frog

claypot scallions ginger frog

and the bull frogs S$4.50 each, no much different from buying 3 for S$10 at supermarket!

claypot scallions ginger frog was excellent, very flavourful and delicious.

mala gongbao frog

mala gong bao frog less so, ok dish not the best…

2 crabs in pumpkin sauce

2 crabs in pumpkin sauce

bros all like the pumpkin sauce, something new to them.

2x500g crab for S$39.90. crabs were “toing” (strong), flesh filled the shells and sweet.

steamed minced ginger patin

steamed minced ginger patin

and i loved the patin.

my favourite dish. 1kg patin for S$40, just perfect

shredded duck braised with beehoon

shredded duck braised with beehoon

the second eat they charged S$15 i think. it’s ok la, tasty beehoon well infused.

but nothing special. 🙂

QTC brought alfonso mangoes.

and restaurant gave simple complimentary dessert – red bean soup – simple but very nice! 🙂

2 crabs in pumpkin sauce

HAB prepared the certificates which we all signed, and then it was presentation ceremony.

a thoroughly enjoyable retirement graduation dinner makan & chill!

c.h.e.f andy


Ah Yat Seafood @ Grandstand


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


+65 6884 6884
+65 68832112

Opening Hours

Daily: 11:30 – 14:30

Daily: 17:30 – 22:30

Great Dimsum & Ramen @ Paradise Dynasty Wisma on 26Sep2019


had 40% discounts dimsum tea with wife @ paradise dynasty wisma on 26.9.2019. ^^

40% discounts 3pm to 5.15pm

3pm to 5.15pm.

for 50% discounts, go to funan or suntec city. 🙂


小笼包was excellent… very tasty stock and nice skin and filling..

抄手spicy dumplings

抄手spicy dumplings

抄手just as excellent..very tasty mala sauce, great texture and tasty dumplings..

白萝卜酥radish pastry

白萝卜酥radish pastry

白萝卜酥radish pastry

& carrot pastry very fluffy and tasty!

sliced kurobuta ramen

sliced kurobuta ramen

the ramen stock was better than crystal jafe and imperial treasure..

bill S$28 for 2pax after 40% discou ts

sliced kurobuta ramen

3 dimsum + a really excellent “tonkotsu” kurobuta ramen for S$28 …

very good value👍

service by all the servers outstanding too!

c.h.e.f andy


Excellent S$3 Wanton Mee @ Rong Ji Roasted Delights 荣记 on 24Sep2019

S$3 wanton mee

after delivering the 3 dishes for 40pax lunch at HCA this morning, we walked over to bendemeer fc and our RI bro LCM bought S$3 wanton mee lunch.

rong kee roasted delights

rong kee roasted delights

the stall looked exciting with roast duck and char siew hanging behind the glass shelves.

S$3 wanton mee

the wanton mee was delicious!

excellent char siew, qq noodles, very tasty chilli sauce.

i finished all the carbs which i rarely do, 3 wanton..

quite excellent for S$3!


the wanton was good too…

S$3 wanton mee

a really tasty treat for S$3…

we will be back the next time.

c.h.e.f andy


Rong Kee Roasted Delights 荣记



So So Average Food 5pax Family Dinner @ Peach Garden OCBC on 22Sep2019

lobster noodles

had 5pax dinner at peach garden ocbc on 22.9.2019.^^

we booked 6pm for 50% eatigo discounts. 🙂

view from peach garden ocbc

grand prix evening good view from restaurant bar area..haze >100 though..

we seated in the main dining section..

roast london duck

the roast london duck super good, reminded me of tunglok’s london duck..

char siew

char siew very good too..

egg plant with pork floss

xo fried carrot cake

egg white fried rice

sharksfin soup

wife ordered a sharksfin very poor standard….

and sumin ordered a lobster noodles also substandard

fried rice below par..no wokhae…same with xo carrot cake..no wok hae plus NO xo taste

have to order the right stuff here..

salted egg prawns

salted egg prawns

salted egg prawns competent, good sandy slated egg taste and texture and crispy fresh prawns, nothing special.

bean curd with vegetables

bean curd with vegetables

bean curd with vegetables was non descript, nothing great…

roast duck

only the roast london duck and char siew were special, very good. the rest quite mediocre,

and they charged S$1pax for using the wet tissue..

service was good here..

prices were expensive w/o the discounts. not sure i want to come back even with 50% discounts.

c.h.e.f andy


Peach Garden OCBC Centre

Bakuteh Prime Ribs @ Lao Ah Tee 老阿弟 on 12Sep2019

bakuteh prime ribs 

my RI bro LCM came over to help me transport 3 dishes to HCA for 40pax lunch on 12.9.2019.^^

afterwards we walked over to Lao Ah Tee 老阿弟 for bakuteh.

bakuteh prime ribs

bakute prime ribs

the place was super crowded ant 12.15pm.

we ordered the prime ribs.

luckily we only 2pax, and the bakuteh came immediately….

it was expensive S$10 for 2 ribs.

i guess to put in perspective, 1kg fresh prime ribs in sheng shiong usually S$21.95, and that’s about 10 pieces, so 2 pieces would be like S$4.50. so perhaps price justified.

i still enjoyed the prime ribs. very good, great taste and texture and tasty soup…

but really doing myself at home with ilc sachet just as good, and 45% the price.

c.h.e.f andy

Best Indian Rojak 9pax RI Bros Lunch @ Habibs Ayer Rajah FC on 10Sep2019


habib’s indian rojak the best!

had 9pax indian rojak lunch @ habib’s ayer rajah fc

we ordered 3 rounds about S$52

afterwards we had durian …season ending no msw here took 金手指S$10/kg-S$25 then another 皇中皇S$18

no comparison with ah seng’s msw

afterwards YF LKY LKH came my place & J joined too.


indian rojak really good. we ordered 3 rounds.

best items the whole sotong, cuttlefish head/tentacles, coconut fritter, small prawn fritter, and of course the best – the gravy! we had couple refills! and we ordered fish cake and tau kua as well…

S$3 mee siam

mee siam was touted as very good.

for me it was outright poor. too sweet and not tasty!

excellent S$5 ikan bilis fried beehoon

excellent S$5 ikan bilis fried beehoon

the S$5 ikan bilis fried beehoon was excellent, very good wok hae.

habib’s indian rojak the best!

CCG was not satisfied with 2 orders, so he went to order a 3rd, no one complaining, actually i ate a lot, second to CCG lol!

c.h.e.f andy


Habib’s Rojak




Very Good Standard Mao Shan Wang from Ah Seng @ Ghim Moh on 8Sep2019

msw from ah seng – S$22 per kg = S$30 for 10 seeds

msw from ah seng – S$22 per kg = S$30 for 10 seeds

bought msw durian from ah seng

S$22/kg 1 small durian = S$30 for 10 seeds quite ex

super creamy and “joo hoot” very tiny seeds, taste excellent maybe not the most flavourful i had from ah seng.

still shiok if not very very shiok!

c.h.e.f andy


Ah Seng Durian @ Ghim Moh


Good Duck at 梁照记 DUCK PORRIDGE and Ter Kar Trotters) at 幸福潮州小食 on 5Sep2019

duck rice and pig trotters

had breakfast with brother & sil at 6th ave coffeeshop…i had kopi..

met CCG at novena..



afterwards we drove, parked and walked to whampoa food centre about 11.20am on 5.9.2019. ^^

no queue at duck stall and hoover rojak next door..& trotters stall only open 12pm

took duck rice then added a trotters. both quite good. 👍

braised duck

braised duck

the duck S$14 for 2pax not too ex..duck leg portion ok not a lot for 2pax…

duck texture and taste both ok. i don’t like the gluey sauce much…

S$6 pork trotters

S$6 pork trotters

duck was ok.

both of us liked the trotters from 幸福潮州小食 more. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy


(1) 梁照记 DUCK PORRIDGE @ whampoa food centre

(2) 幸福潮州小食 @ whampoa food centre


Whampoa Makan Place, 90 Whampoa Drive #01-04, 320090, (Balestier)


Expensive Good Standard Dimsum @ Imperial Treasure Nanbei on 1Sep2019

crispy char siew pao

5pax lunch with wife, daughter, sis & bil @ imperial treasure nanbei at taka on 1.9.2019. ^^

went early at 11.30am sharp and got our table immediately.

nanbei very crowded on sunday & later time may need to wait even with reservation.

i had this complimentary imperial treasure silver membership that came with 2xS$50 welcome voucher to use. can only use one today.

i like the crispy char siew pao. but i think the recent charcoal char siew pao at paradise dynasty @ funan was better.


小笼包here always good standard, tasty soup, light skin and sweet filling. 🙂

charcoal pork neck char siew

charcoal pork neck char siew 碳烧猪项肉our favourite.

carrot puff

carrot puf was excellent!


潮州粉果 was good!

steamed pork ribs

and steamed pork rib was the best. we ordered a second helping, very tasty and very meaty, not all fat or all bones…

spicy dumplings

spicy dumplings here always good!

crispy prawn cheong fun

wife and daughter like the crispy prawn cheong fun…

fun cheong though hard to match hk standard – very smooth and tasty sauce…

xo fried carrot cake

had the xo carrot cake..very good!

pork chop ramen

pork chop ramen mediocre – very ex and not comparable to paradise dynasty @ funan!

was a great dimsum lunch, very pricey = S$140+ nett for 5pax, about 3x the price of timhowan at shamshuipo HK!

after S$50 voucher, about S$80+ nett so quite ok for 5pax.

w/o the free S$50 voucher, i would not usually come here for expensive dimsum..

c.h.e.f andy


imperial treasure nanbei

opening hours:


Very Shiok! Song Kee Noodles with OPS and RI Bros on 23Aug2019

S$6 song kee noodles

HC bought excellent S$6 meepok tar @ song kee

excellent mee pok qq, tasty chilli and very good handmade fishball ingredients..,

HC and i met at WM’s place and walked over to tembeling..

CCG and NCL came together after walking at east coast park..

D24 durians

S$6 song kee noodles

very shiok!

really enjoy this noodles, and the great company of bros.

c.h.e.f andy



Very Good Dimsum Lamian Tea @ Paradise Dynasty Funan on 21Aug2019


had 5pax 3pm tea with OPS buddies @ paradise dynasty funan on 21.8.2019.^^

50% off for dimsum and lamian 3pm-5.15pm …

Mabel organised and bought lunch about S$77..WT leaving for shanghai tomorrow..

spicy dumplings 抄手


salted egg lava bun

kurobuta pork ramen

saliva chicken口水鸡

mala beef ramen

kurobuta pork ramen

bamboo durians

salted egg lava bun

小笼包was good..
radish puff was very good
charcoal salted egg lava bun 流沙包 was excellent
spicy dumpling 抄手 and 生煎包ok 一般

and the 2 lamian were good..
水煮拉面very flavourful not so much beef
kurobuta pork lamian lots of pork and very tasty

口水鸡 no discounts very good standard

afterwards to went mabel’s place and had durian WT brought bamboo quite good..& mabel took out one packet msw even better!👍

c.h.e.f andy


Paradise Dynasty @ Funan

Good Nasi Lemak @ Adam Road No 1 Adam’s Nasi Lemak on 21Aug2019

adam road no 1 nasi lemak

S$4 adam road no 1 nasi lemak

after a good run, can afford to have S$4 adam road no.1 stall..don’t like queues so took from one less popular with almost no queue

quite ok..very flavourful rice..took about 1/3 the rice..reduce carbs…

chicken, ikan kuning, egg, peanuts, sambal all good.

c.h.e.f andy


#01-01 Adam Road Food Centre, 2 Adam Road, 289876
Mon: 08:00 – 14:00
Wed – Sun: 08:00 – 14:00
Closed: Tue


Excellent Service, Good Food, Great Prices after Eatigo Discounts @ Tien Court on 19Aug2019

2pax lunch @ Tien Court 天厨

went with weng tong to tien court 天厨 at copthorn king havelock road

there is eatigo 50% discounts at 2pm..

unlike miramar peach garden the service staff here were excellent, very polite, friendly and professional..

and MOST IMPORTANT food was good!

crispy char siew pao

crispy char siew pao was good..crispy skin tasty filling..a tad too sweet..👍

crispy char siew pao

crispy char siew pao

i love this!

crispy fupeiquin

fupeiquin 腐皮卷 criispy not oily and good generous filling 🙂

tiger garoupa fillet 龙虎斑柳


tiger garoupa fillet 龙虎斑柳 came with good serving of asparagus and excellent wokhae better than most zichar..

3 egg spinach

3 eggs spinach lots of eggs and very tasty..

mixed roast platter

mixed roast platter

3 combination roast 烧味三拼only one not so good..

char siew ok a bit sweet, siew yoke good standard not the best,

roast duck good flavour but old..roast duck always need to order 1/2 duck otherwise they serve you leftovers and our lunch at 2pm so leftovers a bit dry and old

2pax lunch @ Tien Court 天厨

2pax S$54 cheaper than food court or zichar, got complimentary 1st hour parking coupon some more.

will come again la!

c.h.e.f andy


Tien Court Restaurant天厨



Just as Excellent Four Seasons Chendol @ AMK Central on 16Aug2019

four seasons chendo @ amk central

called LKY who came with LKH ..

chwee kueh

chwee kueh

we went amk cheng san fc for 德发 kopi and chwee kueh..i tapao 8 home S$2.40

four seasons chendo @ amk central

four seasons chendol @ amk central

then we went amk central food centre four seasons for chendol..LKH took cheng tng..

this four seasons chendol really good, as good as typ lor 8…

after that went back sin ming to pick up my car.

c.h.e.f andy


Four Seasons Chendol @ AMK Central

Not that Good Today Hup Seng Duck Rice on 16Aug2019

S$5.50 duck drumstick rice

had kopi & great chat with brother at clementi blk325 coffeeshop..

after that sent car for some repairs at sin ming autocity…need to wait till 3pm

had hup seng S$5.50 braised duck drumstick rice.

S$5.50 duck drumstick rice

S$5.50 duck drumstick rice

duck still good, but seems like not as good today.

for this time, i would say not as good as-

  1. chinatown braised duck at commonwelath crescent and
  2. happy duck at bukit merah view.

and certainly not as good as my own braised duck.

c.h.e.f andy


Hup Seng Duck Rice


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Outstanding Service, Expensive Food @ Yan Ting 宴庭 at St Regis on 15Aug2019

S$28 sea whelk soup-chinese dobinmushi

went with wife to yan ting 宴庭 at st regis on 15.8.2019. ^^

first time here..find the food expensive just browsing yan ting’s online menu and it was!

yan ting 宴庭 at st regis

yan ting 宴庭 at st regis

yan ting 宴庭 at st regis

great ambience, and excellent superb service !!!

S$28 sea whelk soup-chinese dobinmushi

food very nice plating fine dining restaurant style, taste mediocre to above average…

best dishes were the sea whelk soup served in chinese dobinmushi (teapot soup) style and the aloe vera jelly dessert..

S$34 alaskan crab chawanmushi

alaskan crab chinese style chawanmushi looked beautiful tasted average..

S$28 roast duck

S$28 roast duck

roast duck NOT xin cuisine or tunglok standard or even dianxiaoer or JB standard..

S$48 chinese style beef tenderloin

chinese style beef tenderloin the usual good restaurant standard..like 50%-100% more than usual price!

S$38 sea perch

sea perch i think overcooked – just by looking & confirmed by texture..

S$12 aloe vera jelly

aloe vera jelly good standard, nice refreshing dessert.

2pax bill after 50% amex discounts – S$!20!

S$34 alaskan crab chawanmushi

we had amex love dining 50% discounts & bill for 2pax still came to S$120..ok i guess overall.

c/w xin cuisine, price here double & taste wise half as good!..xin cuisine food gave far better taste experience…& satisfaction!

only impressed with the outstanding service by every server, cheerful, polite and friendly, and the great ambience…

c.h.e.f andy





Good Braised Trotters OK Kway Chap Rude Hawker @ 源记 Gaun Kee Kway Chap Toa Payoh Lor 1 on 1Sep2019

源记kueh chap

after 2hrs 10mins walk with wife, her friends J, H and YY, 2 of us decided to go TPY lor 8 to eat four seasons chendol on 1.9.2019. ^^

源记kueh chap

we decided to have some makan as well.

wife wanted kway chap.

源记kway chap S$6 ok

kway chap S$6 quite ok = S$5.50 for kway chap and S$0.50 for kueh.

nothing special and not really much for S$5.50. won’t take this next time.

i like the kueh especially, the soup gravy has nice intestine taste..i don’t eat kway chap much, quite enjoyed that.

pig hock $6 good

the braised trotters, actually it was the hock, the upper joint..was good!

not better than my own, but it was good and S$6 wasn’t expensive at all. a whole leg including the lower trotters would cost like S$9 at sheng shiong.

i can come here just to eat the trotters and kueh..

four seasons chendol

four seasons chendol

and fours seasons chendol, what is there to say, totally satisfying everytime!

c.h.e.f andy


Excellent Tapas Steep Prices @ La Taperia on 24Jl2019


daughter wanted to have tapas dinner for her birthday so arranged 9pax dinner inc aunty bes at la taperia on 24.7.20197. ^^

food was really good. of course price very steep too. we ate a lot red many dishes anyway. 🙂

mushroom croquette

ham croquette

the croquettes were both very good, the mushroom better than the ham.

i was inspired to try out tasty app online recipe, but first attempt so so, need to see how to improve.

zucchini flowers

we all loved the zucchini flowers. excellent texture and taste.

poached egg dish

son ordered one poached egg dish to try. nt among the best dishes this evening.

gambas al ajillo

the gambas al ajillo or garlic prawns was excellent.

this one i can do easily. both my chorizo prawns and garlic prawns just as good.

galician octopus

galician octopus

the galician octopus very good standard here. tender and tasty.

fish soup

fish soup

the fish soup was good too. i guess a version of the french bouillabaile..

squid ink deepfried squid

the squidink deepfried baby squid was very good too. first time i had this dish. a very nice dish.

squidink paella

chicken paella

both paella were excellent!

the chicken paella surprises! very tender chicken and tasty paella…

lamb rack

the best dish had to be the lamb rack. even wife took some…this so tender and flavourful…i must try a variation like this one, so far i only do the pistachio and the herb crusted lamb rack.

daughter and family all had a great time. i guess we will be back here. set lunch is a bit more affordable. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy


La Taperia

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