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:


Delivered Homecooked Lunch to Wife’s Office on 30Jul2021

delivered homecooked lunch to wife’s office on 30.7.2021.^^

  1. oven slow roast aussie prime ribs
  2. oven sous vide pan roasted boneless chicken thighs
  3. prawn & squid tagliatelle

c.h.e.f andy

Delivered homecooked Dinner to Brother Family on 29Jul2021

delivered homecooked dinner to brother family on 29.7.2021


  1. nonya sauce 蒸金目鲈(1/2条)
  2. 豆支猪软骨spicy black bean sauce pork ribs
  3. 炒菜

brother message-


c.h.e.f andy

Grilled Scallops Chopped Cauliflower on Cauliflower Gazpacho – 2pax Home Dinner on 25Jul2021

2pax home dinner with wife on 25.7.2021.^^

..my new dish copied/adapted from chef Gabriel 8picure new dish (included above for comparison)

pan grilled scallops with chopped cauliflower fried/sautéed

added butter & mustard as binder

served with cauliflower gazpacho (spanish chilled veloute)

an excellent dish super tasty & great texture

this evening no mentaiko & no coriander to garnish..

included an earlier preparation as well (above)…

after dinner we walked 5km nearly 1 hr.

c.h.e.f andy

Daughter’s Early Home Birthday Celebration on 23Jul2021

had early celebration for sulin’s birthday on 23.7.2021. ^^

wife made very nice negitoro don and Japanese wagyu.

I made seafood bouillabaisse with daughter’s favourite lala clams, grilled scallops on cauliflower gazpacho and sous vide aussie pork chop.

excellent lunch dishes and celebrations!

c.h.e.f andy

Brother Delivered Homecooked Dinner on 20Jul2021

brother delivered homecooked dinner on 20.7.2021

nice comfort food.

chicken rice by Yule was fragrant, tasty.

egg omelette and spinach dish dome nicely and soup with seaweed nice too.

c.h.e.f andy

30th HCA Hospice Care 25pax Lunch on 22Jul2021

made & delivered HCA Hospice Care 25pax lunch today on 22.7.2021.^^

  1. 花雕酒steamed chicken
  2. assam dory fillet
  3. stirfried carrots with purple cabbage

c.h.e.f andy

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: 8picure.com.sg 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 favourite..so 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

Contact:lataperia.com.sg6737 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


1pax Haemee Tar using spaghetti & beehoon, large prawns on 17Jul2021

made 1pax haemee tar again with spaghetti, beehoon, large prawns on 17.7.2021.^^

as good as before.

quick, east, satisfying meal…


c.h.e.f andy

Wonderful Homecooked Family Dinner on 16Jul2021

children came back for dinner on 16.7.2021.^^

wife made salad. always tokkong!

aunty bes made chicken wings & octopus calamari & halibut….chicken wings and calamari always good..

grilled halibut I prefer to brown & crisp, wife liked this as she thought inside more tender..it’s easy to crispy and still inside tender…

I will make this for SL’s birthday dinner next Friday.

I made oven sous vide reverse sear pork collar…children loved this pork super tender & tasty and the ratatouille was excellent!

for ratatouille I browned garlic then added 1 peeled chopped fresh tomatoes, the added chopped red pepper and zucchini …then chicken stock and red wine and reduced, add to pork chop in oven dish 90degC oven 1 hr about 65degC meat temp, then pangrilled…

recipe see here.

this cheap frozen pork collar from chinatown market…next Friday will use the Atas Aussie pork ribs.

& seafood squidink pasta

& youngest daughter SL mirin angus ribeye steak.

wonderful family dinner & time with grandson mr K.

c.h.e.f andy