Homecooked Teochew Muay Dishes 3pax Dinner with Sis and BIL on 12Feb2019

5 dinner dishes 

郭记teochew muay better than 夜上海🙂

sis & bil stayed back after lunch to watch tv series 风在长林then have 3pax homecooked dinner 🙂

i made 5 dishes. 🙂

chilled yellow croaker 

chilled yellow croaker a typical teochew muay dish. typically called her bun 鱼饭.

just steam then chill in fridge, and eat with taujeon..as good as any at teochew muay stalls. 🙂

chilled sotong

likewise the chilled sotong, same preparation, steam then chill…& bil cut with scissors when we serving.

again, as good, and probably better than teochew muay stalls.

fried shitake with bit mala

the fried shitake with a bit of mala sauce was excellent.

really nice this, superb mushroom flavours enhance by just a bit if mala fragrance. best la! ^^

fried broccoli

standard oyster sauce fried broccoli.

fried china kailan

oyster fried china kailan.

5 dinner dishes

apart of chilled fish which i do just as well, key teochew muay dishes for me are the simple nice vegetable dishes they made.

and today my simple vegetables dishes were just as good, probably better.

3 of us had an excellent simple comfort food dinner.

c.h.e.f andy




郭记teochew muay better than 夜上海🙂

sis & bil stayed back after lunch to watch tv series 风在长林then have 3pax dinner 🙂


Excellent 4 Colour Don @ Izakaya Shindo with Sis and Bil on 12Feb2019

4 colour don – uni, ikura, otoro, negi toro S$35nett


had 3pax lunch with sis & bil @ izakaya shindo on 12.2.2019. ^^

great don set S$18nett chirashi don and S$35nett 4 colour don – otoro, uni, okura and negitoro…cheaper than japan, than Tsukiji haha😂

izakaya shindo menu

izakaya shindo menu

our dish of choice the 4 colour don – uni, ikura, otoro, negi toro, and the chirashi don.

lunch with sis bil

i asked sis, she preferred chirashi don with more sashimi items

chirashi don S$18nett

i had this previously.

it was good! there was chutoro and akami.

aji himono yaki S$14

the aji himono yaki, sundried horse mackarel, was very good, flavourful and not salty.

i think excellent dish to go with the don.

4 colour don – uni, ikura, otoro, negi toro

the 4 colour don was not what they claim.

i fail to see how there could be 50g otoro, 40g uni etc claimed in the menu. still it was a good serving and i thoroughly enjoyed the dish. something i will always take again.

c.h.e.f andy


Izakay Shindo




Crab at Bay CNY Celebrations Lunch for 12pax RI Bros on 11Feb2019

salted egg fish skin and veg

my RI bros organised a chinese new year celebrations lunch on 11.2.2019. ^^

they bought me lunch, a chef hat and apron and a framed signed message. 🙂

12 bros attended missing LKY & cheok mung..

KK conspirator in chief organised the lunch, WL suggested the apron & went for trial fitting 🙂with a perfect self-gratified chef smile, TC penned the grace & niceties, chong lee took photos & collected signatures 🙂 & all conspired to have a fun memorable & surprise lunch…

very honoured and most appreciative to have these close RI bros and treasured memories together.

thank you to my bros

very heartwarming, and also the same thank you message i have for my RI bros. 🙂


RI bros lohei

being chinese new year, we started with the traditional lohei! huat ah!

salted egg fish skin and veg

salted egg fish skin and veg

the salted egg fish skin was good.

these days lots of packet salted egg fish skin, not too great. this one was good!

the thai kailan also good. 🙂

hk steamed lala & tua tau

the hk steamed lala & tua tau good taste but overdone.

(we had our brotherhood lunch here also organised by KK on 28.12.2016).

hk steamed always very tasty, whether fish, baby squids of lalas, or in a similar preparation, garlic steamed raxor clams. 🙂

J & LCH thought dish was too heavy on the sauce & salty. for me, i think it was more that the clams were overdone so not as succulent.

fish maw soup

fish maw soup was good here, though cannot really match the really delicious fishmaw soup at beng thin.


deep-fried crayfish was good. not sure waht style but probably salt pepper 椒盐虾婆.

good, succulent, tasty dish.

brands essence froglegs

brands essence froglegs

surprisingly the brands essence froglegs was poor, not great taste. kind of unusual as this very easy dish and since they do the hk steamed sauce well, this should be a piece of cake.

poor c/w with many places, like (say) yalong bay brands esence froglegs on 10.7.2018 organised by LKH 

oyster egg

the oyster egg was quite poor as well.

egg was ok, zi char standard, any zi char can make a flavourful fried egg, the oysters were small, dry, overcooked.

pig trotters jelly

pig trotters jelly 

the pig trotters jelly was tasty though unusual preparation.

the trotters meat a bit falling apart, which is ok i guess for the jelly dish, for me not ideal. the jelly is tasty, but less bite.

potato leaves

the veg was nice, tasty, quite delicious. basically they should do these zi char dishes well here.

prawn dry horfun

the dry horfun had ok good enough wokhae. prawns were ok.

very thakful to have such wonderful thoughtful RI bros and while someone said it was an ambush, it was a most delightful and memorable lunch for me.

c.h.e.f andy


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Most Unsatisfying Teochew Muay at Yelaixiang 夜来香 on 2Feb2018

teochew muay dishes 

went with sis & bil to yelaixiang 夜来香 at bukit merah view coffeeshop on 2.2.2019.

柴船头mutton soup closed for chinese new year so went to 夜来香 very ex about S$36 for 3pax..maybe it was almost chinese new year time…prices were exorbitant and very unsatisfactory for the kind of food…would have been like $20 couple years back..

some red fish S$5

some red fish S$5 

cheap fish now S$5.

mullet S$12

mullet now S$12. was S$*, then S$9 previously.

teochew muay can be quite expensive and not worth it in many stalls in singapore.

in the past the attractions of yelaixiang and yeshanghai was precisley because they were cheap! and food was competent to good…

if the fish not cheap i can do it anytime at home. almost no effort and just as good, anytime.


and one attraction of teochew muay for me is the vegetable dishes…for me, steam fish and sotong no need skill, purely matter of price, but the vegetables usually simple cheap dishes and very tasty.

today expensive and not very tasty. then come fro what right?

clams & veg

lala clams

teochew muay dishes

now totally lost interest in these teochew muay stalls…will vote with my feet..

my own teochew muay dishes much better at fraction costs.

c.h.e.f andy


Quite Average S$3 Laksa @ Min Ji 明记 Laksa Bendemeer Market Food Centre on 29Jan2019

ops 4 bros lunch 

went to bendemeer market food centre with OPS bros on 29.1.2019. ^^

mainly because i wanted to go ittibaa glazing @ blk 22 boon keng road to replace the broken glass of the bathroom shelf I imported from china ..

actually we were supposed to meet at geylang serai for nasi biryani..but of course the bros were just obliging la…

S$10 done on the spot. good as new. bin very good service… 4mm x 4” x 31” excellent job, service, price 👍👍👍 at hollandv it is S$50 & 3mm don’t have 4mm glass.

S$3 + S$1 hum laksa 

S$3 + S$1 hum laksa 

WT bought the laksa S$3 + S$1 hum laksa for all & WM went to get kopi.

laksa looked great but tasted quite average..hum was good though, big, plum, luscious…

coffee also average, nothing like what we had last week at the beef house coffeeshop and of course the likes of 1950s coffee 五十年代 @ chinatown.

chicken wings from changi village nasi lemak stall

S$1.30 chicken wing from changi village nasi lemak stall quite good..the fritter & also sambal..WM said not that tasty though..quite long queue..

not sure what stalls good at this bendemeer fc?

S$35/box yellow dragon fruit 

bought 2 boxes of yellow dargonfruit really sweet…

1box 9 fruits S$35…normally S$55..bought 1box for wife’s good friend J also..

went back to buy another 2 boxes the next day…it was that good and great value…

S$3 + S$1 hum laksa

there could be another reason my laksa did not taste great…usually i take thick beehoon mee…this time thin beehoon mee….thin beehoon absorb a lot of flavours & laksa gravy maybe less tasty?

c.h.e.f andy


Min Ji 明记 Laksa @ Bendemeer Market Food Centre

Good Roast Duck @ Fook Kin on 27Jan2019

roast meat & noodles 

wife wanted to go dinner

called xin cuisine fully booked this evening thought of song kee noodles at tembeling but kind of far

settled on fook kin at killiney road

portion roast duck $16, char siew $6.80 noodles $3 total bill $28.58 not cheap but food was nice we enjoyed it

fook kin # killiney road 

not sure what love hotel message & colour they trying?

roast dick portion S$16 

roast duck was good, very flavourful, hotel restaurant standard, like dianxiaoer and JB yawang standard.

char siew s$6.80

char siew some parts a bit tough…taste was good, sauce was salty.

roast meat & noodles

we ordered a S$3 noodles to go with the roast meat.

noodles came with minced meat, tasty, and we tossed ourselves with meats and chilli. 🙂

2pax dinner with wife @ fook kin

roast meat & noodles

great dinner, we enjoyed it!

c.h.e.f andy



Great Nasi Lemak @ Old School Delights on 26Jan2019

RI bros @ old school delights

5 of us watching lin hui yin 林徽因 chinese musical at Esplanade this evening on 26.1.2019 courtesy of my brother’s complimentary tickets.

LCM arranged for 4pax dinner @ old school delights. ^^ TCH joined us afterwards for the musical. 🙂

old school delights blackboard menu

erasers & five stones

the theme was old school, like old time erasers and five stones, and ordering our food with chalk boards. and there was a balckboard menu overhead. 🙂

kueh pietee S$4.80

kueh pietee as competent.

muah otah S$6.80

muah otah was very good, very tasty.

nasi lemak S$7.80

3 of us ordered it. got chicken wings peanuts & ikan bilis, egg, otah, great sambal and fragrant lemak rice. chicken wings very good, crispy & tasty,

equal or better than selara rasa adam road nasi lemak.

very good really & S$7.80 quite acceptable. didn’t have my favourite ikan kuning, but i i was happy with the nasi lemaks.

nasi biryani S$10.80

nasi biryani S$10.80 

KWL ordered the biryani, must be good too.

chendol S$4.80

chendol S$4.80 

we all took the chendol. good enough i guess but still not four seasons tpy lor 8 standard. red beans no kidney beans and coconut milk and gula melaka not thick enough. rather ex at S$4.80 riding on old times sake….

S$72 for 4pax

nasi lemak S$7.80

came to like S$18pax nett, not that cheap, but then w/o the chendol it would be like S$13.

enjoyable dinner for me & my friends. i took 1/2 the rice. the ingredient items were all quite good including the otah for the nasi lemak set.

c.h.e.f andy






Good 8pax Dinner @ Lighthouse Bistro on 24Jan2018

seafood platter S$20

had a great everyone’s birthday celebrations for meimei, WEH, LCM (dec) & LCH (jan) at lighthouse bistro on 24.1.2019. ^^

we used chope offpeak 50% vouchers had to strictly log in orders before 6pm.

tomato soup S$8 with crabmeat

prawn bisque S$10

honey charred chickens$19 

appetisers, soup, honey charred chicken good 👍

tomato soup with crabmeat was very good. prawn bisque was good too. 🙂

deepfried chicken s$9.80 

the deepfried chicken cubes were so so ok but could do without.

truffle sweet potato fries S$13.80

truffle sweet potatoes also so so for me, good for group i guess. at this price i could do without also.

sea perch s$24

sea perch S$24

fish & chips S$21

seafood fried rice s$21 

seafood fried rice ok, sambal seafood angelhair not so great, fish & chips batter good fish not so great.

sea perch was best among this lot, competent at least. fish & chips passable but the fish-maybe pangasius or some catfish not so great…fried rice how to say like any zi char fried rice nothing great..

sambal seafood angelhair S$21

sambal seafood angelhair S$21

sambal seafood angelhair S$21

restaurant said no more asian lobster pasta for a 6pm dinner order, or they not willing to serve that at chope discounts?? so we ordered the sambal seafood angelhair..

sambal angelhair not al dente and too sweet, tasted like a not so great chinese or nonya fried noodles. i would say the poorest dish so far and if this is the overall pasta standard, the i can do w/o the lobster too la..

CL bought flores britdhay cake 

CL bought flores cake for the 4 birthdayers.

we checked prior that there is no cakeage. 🙂

choc lava cake S$12

lava was good but chocolate quality not the best, so not the very flavourful valrona dark chocolate.

banana cake S$11

the pisang cake turned out to be the best, very big serving and easy to share.

complimentary cake

becos restaurant made a mistake in logging in 7 main courses instead of 8, we decided to order another main course in any case but w/o chope vouchers since it was past 6pm, CL complained and the restaurant offered a complimentary cake.

i offered to pay for the cake when closing the bill, but restaurant was ok to offer complimentary…good gesture…

panna cotta S$12

panna cotta S$12

panna cotta cake was good..

8pax dinner about s$194nett 

the dinner for 8pax came to about S$194nett after chope offpeak vouchers. 🙂

seafood platter S$20

it was a fun evening for all, another excuse for fellowship and sharing among great friends.

after dinner meimei bought coffee and toastbox across the road.

c.h.e.f andy



Simple Zi Char Dsihes @ Fu Xing Mei Shi Dunman Food Centre on 23Jan2019

4pax OPS bros

WM arranged 4pax dinner on 23.1.2019. ^^

we met at his house.

GY, J & friends playing shanghai mahjong.. so 4 of us walked over to dunman food centre & ate WM’s favourite fuxing meishi zichar stall. ^^

WT brought made very nice curry fish head with mak’s nonya curry paste and the red snapper he caught 👍👍👍

afterwards WM drove to haig road food centre fruit shop and we ate durians at tian tian fruit stall.

wt’ made very nice nonya curry fish head

WT made very tasty, flavourful curry fish head. 🙂

steamed black bean sauce pork ribs

WM ordered 4 dishes.

steamed black bean sauce pork ribs was ok, pork was tender, sauce tasty not too salty.

fried egg bittergourd 

fried egg bittergourd nice, quite competent. 🙂

diwanmiao sprouts

vegetable was good too.

steamed salted fish minced pork

& the steamed salted fish minced pork quite good here, simple nice dish.

we ordered all small portions, about S$5/S$6 each dish. i think include 3 rice S$23.50. food was more than enough as WT’s nonya curry fihs was a big dish.

a simple yet satisfying dinner and great time with close friends.

afterwards WM drove to haig road fc and we took durians at tian tian fruit stall.

c.h.e.f andy


Fu Xing Mei Shi

Address: #02-02, Dunman Food Centre, 271 Onan Road, 424768

Mon – Sun: 11:00 – 23:30

+65 93678530

Best Beefballs and Yongtaufu @ Beef House on 22Jan2019

beef house @ syed alwi road

beef house @ syed alwi road

went with my OPS bro WM to beef house @ syed alwi road for beef balls & yongtaufu on 22.1.2019. ^^

both excellent..

beef balls

beef balls

best beef balls i have taken, great bite texture, sweet, natural uneven grains. not better than the beef balls my relatives in shantou sent me, but quite the same standard.

tapao beef & tendon balls s$0.70 each

bought/tapao 10 beefballs & 10 tendon balls back, S$0.70 each.

lady said 1kg S$36 about 50+ balls, didn’t seem much cheaper than $0.70 eah so bought 20 first to try see how…

S$5 yongtaufu

S$5 yongtaufu

ytf was excellent too. i think as good as ikan bilis chinatown stall.

there was a oyster piece (very hakka), and i liked the ngoh hiang pieces.

no noodles/carbs, WM asked for additional ingredients 加料 so S$5. really good! ^^

beef balls

must add that the coffee here was very good too, very strong and not bitter as good as 1950 in chinatown.

afterwards walked over to sungei road laksa & took S$3 kaksa plus S$1 hum..bagus!

c.h.e.f andy



Superb Toro Platter Good Chirashi Don 3pax Lunch @ Izakaya Shindo on 21Jan2019

S$38 toro platter

my RI bro CL organised 3pax “birthday” lunch for Tolmas.

Tolmas recommended Izakaya shindo @ boat quay 👍

star of the show was the excellent otoro chutoro akami platter S$38..so we ordered that lor!^^

3pax lunch @ izakaya shindo

izakaya shindo

good lunch sets and good crowd. walk-in no reservations.

we were among the first at 11.45am, soon it was quite crowded.

parking was horrendous…i was unable to get parking at hong lim police station side and hong kong street even though i was early at 11.25am. and by the time i went one round and got back to UOB plaza, the carpark also full and 3 cars ahead waiting. luckily i got parking soon enough. and kena charged $12 for like 2 hrs parking. really atrocious!


salad the usual.

S$18 chirashi don

S$18 chirashi don

i am sucker for chirashi don, so i ordered one for myself. CL & Tolmas shared one.

good chirashi don at S$18, came with one chutoro and one akami. good cuts not overwhelming and jolly good for S$18 nett. no service no gst.

S$24 grilled hokke & saba

S$24 grilled hokke & saba

1/2 & 1/2 grilled hokke & saba S$24 ok…good, didn’t mind it but not my favourite when i have other good choices.

S$38 toro platter

for sashimi and toro lovers, this platter at S$38nett something to die for….

we had a great lunch, afterwards Tolmas bought coffee at paris baguette.

c.h.e.f andy


Izakay Shindo




Always Good Curry Chicken Noodles on 18Jan2019

curry chicken noodles

hong lim food centre re-open after 2months renovation.

3 of us, LKH, LKY and i arranged to go at 11am.

not sure what has changed? well ah heng prices did – now S$5,S$6,S$7, S$0.50 higher than previously.

LUCKILY, chicken and gravy still just as nice, really shiok everytime eating it.

RI bro curry chicken noodles 

now ah heng has another stall across the stairs. when i was there at 11.10am, there was a queue of 6 before me but zero queue at the new stall.

i decided to queue since just 6pax and the old boss and team at this side.

maybe the other is a franchisee.

LKH came another 10mins later, he went to buy from the other stall…somehow the curry and taste managed to be like quite different? i wonder?

curry chicken noodles

anyway what i and LKY had was good, the usual very tender and sweet chicken and very very tasty gravy.

this something i can’t really make myself, and what i truly enjoy.

c.h.e.f andy

Excellent Meepok Tar @ Song Kee Tembeling Road 17Jan2019

meepok tar 

fetched WT & met at WM’s place on 17.1.2019.

walked over to song kee at tembeling. this HC’s favourite noodle place, very good leh!

took S$6 meepok tar very nice!👍

after that went to fei fei had kopi & took lapis sagu & ondeh2 from kim choo..

then walked over to haig road market & ate msw small seeds pretty good.

song kee noodles S$6

the servings come in S$4,S$6,S$8.

server knew we didn’t want too much carbs. she said same amount of noodles, but S$6 gave all the ingrdients, so we obediently ordered S$6.

meepok tar all finished

the noodles came with lots of ingredients, 3 very tasty fish balls, another large fish/meat ball, a taupok and another piece, quite good ingredients for S$6.

but of course the test is in the noodles, qq, and the chilli.

this one obviously very good, so we cleaned up the carbs…limited bandwidth la…so only consumed “worthwhile” carbs…

msw next to haig road market

msw next to haig road market 

after that we went to fei fei wanton noodle coffeeshop and had a kopi. on the way we bought ondeh ondeh and lapis sagu from kim choo.

eating too much leh..

& afterwards we walked to haig road market, WT and WM took chendol.

bought 3packets of msw S$!5 per packet form shop next to market. they were good too, small seeds and good flavours, not the very best msw but good enough and worth it for S$15 per packet. we shared 2 packets.

meepok tar

a great outing with OPS bros.

pity HC couldn’t join us today.

ate too much but we walked a lot too. this days, walking is becoming the new normal for me and my friends. lol! ^^

c.h.e.f andy



Recipe = Kaya ie Coconut Jam 3.0 on 14Jan2019

kaya bread

out of the blue, decided to make kaya = coconut jam again.

last time i made was on 28.9.2016. 

kaya – coconut jam

kaya – coconut jam

kaya – coconut jam

i vary the recipe a little, increase palm sugar from3 to 4 tbsp and reduce white sugar from 3 to 1 tbsp –

200ml coconut milk
1 tbsp white sugar (15g)
4 tbsp palm sugar (60g)
4 pandan leaves
4 egg yolks

kaya – coconut jam

kaya – coconut jam

boil the coconut milk, white sugar, palm sugar and pandan leaves, stirring constantly. off fire and continue stirring till all sugar melted.

one important step is to pour 1/2 the liquids into the 4 egg yokes, stirring all the time. then add back to the liquids, low fire, stir for 5-10mins until the kaya thickens.

& that’s it! voila!

kaya – coconut jam

kaya – coconut jam

very “pang” flavourful..

and so very easy to make, probably took no more than 15-20mins in all.

kaya bread

kaya bread

kaya and butter bread or toast goes perfectly with soft white bread. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Good 4pax Family Lunch @ Amo Hongkong Street on 30Dec2018

tuna tartar crostini with avocado & apple S$26

son bought 4pax lunch at amo today on 30.12.2018. ^^

we had S$200 chope vouchers which we bought for S$118. there was no S$50 vouchers and we didn’t need another S$100. lunch came to S$248 including one wine so total for us 4pax was S$118+S$48=S$166. 🙂

the prices here are steeper than say foc or rosso bianco and even halia etc.

food not better than foc but was good too.

tuna tartar was nice.

zucchini flower S$26

zucchini flower a bit unusual wrapped with ham? anyway it was a delectable dish. 🙂

Tagliolini with Spicy Young Cuttlefish and Squid Ink S$29

the squidink was also unusual. we asked for squid ink to be mixed into the pasta but restaurant said not possible. we found out why when the dish arrived. the portion of squid ink was tiny!

the dish was quite excellent, the sauce was superb, very tasty w/o the squidink. the squid ink was nice too!

bone marrow pizza S$29

bone marrow pizza S$29

the bone marrow pizza was very good. the dough was very good and son finished all the dough. usually he doesn’t!

and the flavour was great!

bone marrow pizza

a very enjoyable pizza for wife & i even though we often do not take pizza.

milk brasied pork neck S$35

the pork was quite ordinary. a nice dish ok but not great and the meat was average not a premium cut.

tagliata di manzo S$48

tagliata di manzo S$48

tagliata di manzo was pretty good, also not the best.

and if we do ourselves at home, our ribeye would be angus grain fed variety much better quality cut than this one. the roasted garlic was good too.

it was a great lunch out for the family, and so offered to take the tab for lunch.

c.h.e.f andy


amo @ hongkong street


Lovely 3pax Dinner @ Halia botanical Gardens on 14Jan019

with brother & sil

had 3pax dinner with brither & sil @ halia botanical gardens on 14.1.2019. ^^

we used chope S$150 8.30pm offpeak vouchers so 3pax dinner = S$66+S$9.48=about S$76nett

3 large oysters
wagyu beef carpaccio
2 sides = mixed mushrooms & sunchokes
rack of lamb
sous vide chicken
halibut la papilettte

food was excellent!
had a great time with my bro & sil

3 oysters S$13.50

3 oysters S$13.50

oysters were large, plump and sweet. 🙂

wagyu carpaccio S$18

wagyu carpaccio was excellent, sweet & tender…some may prefer some dressing like balsamic. i am quite ok with plain, natural meat sweetness.

mized mushrooms S$5

sunchokes S$5

both sides/small bites mixed mushrooms and sunchokes were great! 🙂

sous vide chicken S$29

sous vide chicken S$29

chicken was truely a pleasant surprise.

it was one of the best western preparation chicken i had, superb tender and moist, and very nicely flavoured..a really, really nice chicken, i will order this again.

halibut la papilette S$33

haibut was great too, great sauce, tender, tasty sauce, great side of rice too.

medium rare rack of lamb S$35

medium rare rack of lamb S$35

medium rare rack of lamb S$35

we ordered the rack of lamb too, medium rare.

it was good, not exceptional but pretty good.

bill for 3pax = S$76 nett

halia delicious dishes

halia at a nice location, no problems with parking, a short walk to the restaurant, will need umbrella if raining.

ambience was great. relax and food was great.

with chope 50% discounts, the price for very good quality food for 3pax was S$76, very good deal and cannot ask for more la.

c.h.e.f andy


Halia @ Botanical Gardens


Ban Leong Wah Hoe Zi Char Takeaway Quite Good on 7Jan2018

RI makan group

CM arranged zi char dinner for RI makan group on 7.1.2018. ^^

8pax attended & S joined us after dinner..great guy.👍

we decided to tapao so YW preordered the food & SCG & YF collected and brought to my place..

the guys bought dinner for pete & me 🙂

chilli crab 

i wasn’t going to take crabs..tried chilli sauce it was good & i took 1 piece crab ..good..


passed on the buns.

cereal prawns

cereal prawns ok for me..CCG said not so good probably because cold..deep fried dishes best served hot.

pepper venison 

venison surprisingly good…tender & quite a gentle tasty sauce..


mee goreng

romaine lettuce 

harjeong gae, mee goreng, romaine lettuce all quite good.

mua chee

mua chee 

CCG brought mua chee.. he bought 汤圆 last time and this time muah chee..got sweet tooth la..

tofu cheese cake 

I made a tofu cheesecake..

pepper crabs

pepper crab was good too. i didn’t take…

so overall the dishes were pretty ok la…

had wonderful time with my RI bros. pete just back from myanmar with his wife and friends & returning to london soon. he is going to kunming first for a round of golf and meeting friends. we are getting him to come back in mar to celebrate several march birthdays among RI bros.

c.h.e.f andy


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Good Congee @ Empress Porridge on 26Dec2018

porridge steamboat

our RI bro CL bought 13pax congee buffet lunch @ empress porridge, leng khiang’s galaxis restaurant at fusionopolis..on 26.12.2018.^^

to celebrate his recent summitting kilimanjaro, 5895m. that was without doubt a special & crowning achievement at our age…although our friend never have enough so he is thinking of going even higher…

as before i will actively discourage him, and if he nevertheless decided, then actively support him. lol!

empress porridge

empress porridge

empress porridge is the creation and devotion of our RI friend leng khiang and his wife swee hong. 🙂

this is his second outlet..the first is in NUH…this is my first time to his porridge place.

the location itself does not appear to be a high traffic location…we were early at 11am…during lunch time there were quite a good flow of people, so the restaurant has quite a good following…

white carrot cake with sambal chilli

glutinous rice

harjeongai prawn paste chicken

leng khiang served up several complimentary dishes.

the white carrot cake was pretty good, and with tasty nasi lemak sambal chilli.

the glutinous rice was very good, very “pang” fragrant.

the harjeongai prawn paste chicken was good standard also.

porridge steamboat

porridge steamboat

CL arranged a porridge steamboat. i think it was S$15pax…

congee was delicious, very tasty…buffet included free glow of congee and set of meat and seafood.

the set was quite limited, like 1 prawn per pax, some fish, chicken and beef, and vege. it was good for many of us, since we didn’t need a heavy lunch.

and because leng khiang plied us with a lot of of other complimentary dishes, so it ended up a very filling lunch overall. 🙂

empress porridge set

the congee was excellent, and we all took more than our fair share. i think about 3 refills of congee. steamboat may seem ordinary, just adding meat to the congee, the overall combination though was most satisfying…

i would come and try separately the porridge set here sometimes.

chicken dish of the day

leng khiang also served us a complimentary dish of the day. ..the wed special ginger chicken rice  was pretty ok too.

porridge steamboat

& we ended with a christmas log cake courtesy of swee hong, who dropped by later & took a group photo with us…

afterwards we had $1.20 kopi at attap cafe around the corner. Jeff bought coffee.

c.h.e.f andy


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Always Shiok! Frog Porridge @ G7 Sinma on 25Dec2018

frog porridge 

after the nice 1.5hrs walk at BTNR and hindhede nature park, wife wanted to have frog porridge at G7 sinma across the road at cheong chin nam road. ^^

son came to join us..

frog porridge 

we ordered the S$22 3+2 frogs with free porridge.

it was a good deal, 5 frogs for just S$22.more importantly it was very tasty. i must try making this, not the frog but the gongbao sauce, can do with chicken equally well, or with toman, batang or other fish.


and a pot of free porridge, more than enough for 3 of us.

gongbao catfish 

we added 500g gongbao catfish. first time trying this. 鲇鱼catfish may not be the best fish, but i like it…will try out myself if i make this sauce, with other fish.

price is S$4/100g and minimum 400g so S$16 minimum order. i ordered 500g. 🙂

both frog & catfish very good!

gongbao catfish

gongbao catfish & frog

we all enjoyed this gongbao forgleg and catfish very much. 🙂

string beans 

ordered some string beans. quite ok for S$7, may not be my most preferred vege, but pretty nice.

ice jelly

S$3.50 ice jelly is refreshing ok…

bill $53 for 3pax

frog porridge

bill was S$53.40 for 3pax. less the fish it woud be like S$34. anyway we enjoyed the fish and all.

great dinner!

c.h.e.f andy



G7 Sinma Live Bull Frog Claypot Porridge (Cheong Chin Nam Rd)


AT , 599730


+65 64677317
12PM – 2.30AM

OK Food Good Chope Discounts @ Jones the Grocer on 21Dec2018

S$29 4hr slow braised pork ribs

my RI bro CL arranged a post kluang dinner with QTC and his cell group who organised the recent kluang missionary trip 7-9.12.2018.

CL made some effort seeking out the best deal and also bought the chope 35% offpeak vouchers.

QTC’s 86yr mom, a sprightly and cheerful lady who went along for the kluang trip, also joined dinner.

It was also an occasion for CM, mei mei & her hubby EH birthday celebrations. all happy things coming together. 🙂

S$21 buddha bowl salad

i had a bit of lunch today so i decided to share a vegetarian salad with WL.

it was good, a nice salad.

S$29 seafood risotto

the seafood risotto came with squid rings. looked quite good. 🙂

S$29 spicy seafood linguine

i must the seafood linguine didn’t look too impressive in terms of presentation, quantity or ingredients. i guess it was tasty and that was ok.

S$29 atlantic salmon

for me, the salmon looked below par. first thing missing, a well done pan-grilled crispy skin.

this salmon though came w/o skin so perhaps it was poached, though it did look grilled.

QTC’s mom ordered a fish and chips for herself. i didn’t take a photo. 🙂

S$29 wagyu burger

wagyu burger should be good.

presentation? they seemed to inverse the burger? is that an inventive way? it hid the ingredients. somehow the presentation didn’t look attractive to me.

jones the grocer

jone is also a grocer. the christamas decor aded to the ambience.

hey, sweet thing

lemon tart


apple crumble

we also had several orders of dessert – lemon meringue tart, apple crumble with ice cream etc. 🙂

jones the grocer

they really know coffee?

& they certainly have something to say about coffee.

i had a flat white. quite average.


birthday cakes

CL asked about cakeage earlier, and decided to just order 3 slices of cakes from jones for the 3 birthday boys & girls. make sense too. we didn’t need to eat dessert & then cakes.

bill for 11pax came to about $516nett. jones was nice enough to let us top up to S$600 by buying their groceries. so with 35% off peak chope discounts. so we paid S$390 for S$600 vouchers and if dinner only is taken into account, the just S$335 inclusive drinks, quite a good deal la! ^^

QTC initiated a round the table debrief of the kluang mission trip, so it was a great sharing session on top of the food, company & fellowship. ^^

c.h.e.f andy


Jones the Grocer @ Dempsey