Curry Chicken and Potatoes – 95th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 14Jun2019

crispy pork with cabbage

made crispy pork with cabbage for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 14.6.2019.^^

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

this my 95th 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.

crispy pork with cabbage

crispy pork

bought 2 packets diced pork and 1 packet diced belly pork total 1.2kg from sheng shiong.

slow braised 3.5hrs in 130degC oven the evening before and drained dry in fridge overnight.

shallow fry is 1cm oil this morning. ^^

crispy pork

crispy pork with cabbage

crispy pork with cabbage

used leftover oil to fry cabbage with oyster sauce, about 1 kg cabbage.

added back the pork and mixed thoroughly.

crispy pork with cabbage

plated in aluminium carrier and brought to teban gardens. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

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Good MSW @ Four Seasons Durian on 13Jun2019

msw from four seasons durian

met up with dhanaraj and NCL at toastbox clementi mall. Mahen came by to join coffee..

durian at clementi hawker centre

after coffee we bought msw from four seasons durians = S$18/kg S$66 for 2 durians 3.7kg..

we went to eat at clementi hawker centre

msw from four seasons durian

msw from four seasons durian

durians were good just no better than what i had recently with LKY & LKH at chong boon market where we paid only S$40 for 2 durians about same amount..

c.h.e.f andy

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Four Seasons Durians

Address:

3155 Commonwealth Ave W, B1-K19, Singapore 129588

 

Expensive Mediocre Food even with Eatigo 50% Discounts @ Peach Garden Miramar on 12Jun2019

roast pork

went with wife & sumin to peach garden miramar for 3pax dinner on 12.6.2019..

went peach garden becos there is eatigo 50% discounts..

however, unlike patara and indian curry house the 50% discounts at peach garden is NOT GENUINE!

they marked up the prices eg 1/2 roast duck S$48..peach garden is average food below xin cuisine, tunglok, imperial treasure etc nobody priced 1/2 roast duck S$48!

and server try to push soon hock at S$70/kg after 50% discounts..nobody sells soon hock at S$140/kg..

anyway their restaurant their prerogative..

BASICALLY EATIGO 50% NOT GENUINE!!!

better off with minimum 4pax alacarte buffet S$48pax MON-THURS 50% off which is their regular promotion NOT eatigo..

we ate few dishes no point wasting money here still comes to S$93nett for 3pax..

roast pork

surprisingly the roast pork was good actually..

wasabi prawns

wasabi prawns 

wasabi prawns so so, oily…

yuzu sea perch

steamed sea perch 

soy sauce steamed sea perch good, yuzu sea perch NOT great…

minced pork tofu

fish noodles 

minced pork tofu so so passable

and fish noodles so so not enough wok hae.

S$94 for 3pax 

i think S$94 for the cheap food we had was ridiculous especially with eatigo 50% discounts.

see my later 3pax dinner at xin cuisine just S$82 with top quality food.

roast pork

for this evening, i think only deserve 1 star…

anyway we had good family time together.

c.h.e.f andy

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Recipe 7th Sharing & Demo = Claypot Tanhoon Prawns and Char Siew @ Teban Gardens on 12Jun2019

teban gardens residents

teban gardens PPHCSC (pasir panjang hill community service centre) organised a cooking sharing session on 3.4.2019. ^^.

this my 6th cooking demo and sharing… 🙂

20 residents attended today.

i shared 2 dishes-

  1. char siew &
  2. claypot tanhoon prawns

char siew

char siew i had to cook at home first. and i brought along, and cut it when we were serving.

teban gardens just got thei new oven delivered 2 days ago. i have not tried it here so better to do it the usual way at home.

char siew was very tasty and tender, as Rosalind said, she could feel it when i was cutting.

i walked through the steps. the recipe was earlier provided to the residents.

claypot tanhoon prawns

for claypot tanhoon prawns, i prepared the stick at home and put together/cooked the dish on the spot. 🙂

tanhoon had just the right texture, moist and flavourful, likewise the prawns.

for tanhoon, i demo on the spot, put the prawns followed by tanhoon into the boiling stock, mixed well, covered, mixed a bit again, and as the stock reduced, the flavours were infused intot eh tanhoon which remained moist and very flavourful.

teban gardens residents

Ros dishing out sharing portions 

so both char siew and claypot tanhoon prawns turned out beautifully, quite the usual. 🙂

char siew marinated 2days in chiller

char siew ready for 16mins grill in 250degC oven

char siew

so the char siew recipe as follows-

Recipe

1 poach, clean, dry 500g belly pork
2 cut in 1/2 to make 2 slender slices 2cm thick (i have thick 500g+ slab)
3 marinade with 1tsp each of LKK char siew sauce, hoi sin sauce, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, 1tbsp of red fermented beancurd and chopped garlic, 1/3 tsp salt overnight in fridge
4 place on rack, drizzle 1tsp honey and place in 250degC oven for 16mins. leave char siew in oven for 4 more mins.

20 large 21/25 prawns

sauce for tanhoon prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns

and the recipe for claypot tanhoon prawns as below-

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 500g deveined large prawns with shell
  • 100g sliced belly pork (optional)
  • 150g tanhoon (3 bundles)
  • 4 stalks coriander
  • 2 cm cut ginger pieces
  • 1 bulb peeled garlic cloves
  • 30g haebee
  • 2tsp ground black pepper
  • 300ml cup chicken stock
  • can use prawn stock also or mix

Directions

(for stock):

  1. prepare prawn stock – fry prawn heads & shell in butter (or oil) till fragrant. add salt, a bit of oil, water & boil for 2-3hrs.
  2. prepare chicken stock – i debone 1 chicken & boil the chicken bones with cut carrots for 3hrs – very intense stock

Directions:

  1. fry garlic cloves, haebee, sliced belly pork in oil. add cut ginger, black pepper. fry till fragrant.
  2. add 2 stalks coriander.
  3. add chicken stock and reduced further to anout 200ml
  4. marinate prawns with 2tsp fish sauce & white pepper.
  5. put tanhoon in water to soften.
  6. when ready to cook, boil stock. add prawn, stir to immerse prawns in stock, add tanhoon, toss, turn fire to medium & cover the claypot for few minutes. toss again. voila!

Ros dishing out sharing portions

the residents had many enthusiastic questions. it was a great sharing and learning experience for all. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

 

Great Delectable Dishes (7pax Family Father’s Day Dinner) @ Tasty Loong on 9Jun2019

kurobuta char siew

my family always celebrate commercialised occasions like christmas, new year, valentine, mother’s day etc not on the actual day.

becos generally we say on actual days it cost double, quality dropped by 1/2 and ZERO service lol!

so for father’s day celebrations, children boguht me dinner one week before on 9.6.2019. ^^

i selected the place, tasty loong @ orto.

ORTO, formerly bottletree park is a multi recreational park, with prawning, fishing, karting, paintball, trampoline etc and like 8 F&B outlets.

for this evening we are dining at tasty loong, nice ambience over the pond.

orto carpark

ample parking.

orto pond

great ambience, there was also a live band at a platform at the drinking joint.

tasty loong

tasty loong

orto pond

our table overlooked the pond.

ice vegetable with salted egg fish skin S$18

we were introduced by the server this special dish – ice vegetables.

we had this last year at shanghai, introduced by my OPS friend, WT and his wife GY. we loved it.

here it was very good too, everyone loved it. will order this again when i come next.

1/2 roast london duck S$25

roast london duck was very good. actually better than the tea flavoured duck at xin cuisine we just had…more like the recent xin cuisine one was below their usual standard.

anyway this one great roast flavours, great texture and is up there. just that everyone didn’t think much of the mango sauce!

kurobuta char siew

kurobuta char view looked lovely.

kurobuta char siew

and tasted superb!

hand tear chicken

hand tear chicken

the hand tear chicken 手撕鸡 was good especially with the ginger scallion dip..tender, moist, sweet, nothing specail though.

pumpkin prawns 

children liked the pumpkin prawns, nothing special to me.

smoked duck

smoked duck was the poorest dish. last time i tried it was ok. after trying again, i think i can pass on this dish.

lala

lala was ok competent.

charcoal tofu

the charcoal tofu among the better dishes, great texture and taste and unique.

banana leaf seafood beehoon

the carbs were below par here.

the seafood beehoon was ok competent, but not flavourful enough, not my preferred dish.

yuan yang fried rice

yuan yang fried rice

the yuan yang fried rice was a bit better, more flavourful especially the bottom bits form the stone pot. can consider next time. but wife and i really wanted a good standard normal zichar horfun. they did not have that on the menu only the chilli crab horfun which was not great when i had it last time. will ask for noraml horfun next time i come.

ice cream in coconut

ice jelly

the dessert were the worst dishes here.

the ice jelly was a total failure. how can go wrong with ice jelly, just syrup and lime on ice and jelly? cannot order this one.

will try orh nee next time, hopefully better.

1/2 roast london duck

overall everyone loved the food and ambience. had a really relaxed and fun evening with the family.

c.h.e.f andy

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Tasty Loong by Chef Pung

Address: 81 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769198 unit #01-06/07
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday  – 5pm – 10:30pm (last order 9:45 pm)
Saturday, Sunday & PH – 11:30am – 10:30pm (last order 9:45pm)
Bar        – 5:30pm – 1:00am (2:00am on weekends, eve of PH)
Contact: +65 6757 7887+65 9472 6210
Email: reservations@tastyloong.com
Website: www.tastyloong.com

Nice Cheap Zichar (5pax OPS Bros) @ OK 美味 Dunman Food Centre on 7Jun2019

HK steamed song fish head

OPS friend bought 5pax zichar at OK 美味 @ Dunman Food Centre on 7.6.2019. ^^

OK zichar @ dunman fc

tiny crammed single stall OK 美味 @ Dunman Food Centre

zichar dishes at OK

we ordered 4 dishes.

HK steamed song fish head

HK steamed song fish head the usual good standard, flavourful sauce, fresh song fish head. 🙂

steamed salted fish minced pork 咸鱼饼

good steamed salted fish minced pork咸鱼饼。 :-)

fried egg bittergourd

fried egg bittergourd good, flavourful.

sambal potato leaves

and sambal potato leaves great too.

taukua pao

HC went downstairs to buy taukua pao. very good!

WT’s fried rice

WT brought fried rice.

WT durian fried rice

the durian fried rice was really good, much better than expected.

very tasty and fragrant. it was kind of like pineapple fried rice, which i usually don’t take because it is sweet. this durian fried rice also sweet, and i think i cannot take too much of it.

WT durian fried rice

a small portion very enjoyable.

haebeehiam fried rice

the haebeehiam fried rice also very good.

in fact for more helping, i prefer this haebeehiam fried rice.

xo and msw

afterwards we went to WM place and had xo and msw durians. very good.

xo durian

msw from skc

xo was good. i have had better msw but this msw was pretty good already.

c.h.e.f andy

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Great Teochew Food (7pax Birthday Dinner for Brother and Sis) @ Fragrant Garden on 13Jun2019

pig trotter jelly

had early 7pax birthday dinner for brother and sister @ fragrant garden teochew restaurant on 13.6.2019. ^^

food was good as always, especially the teochew streamed halibut, claypot pomfret soup, and very flavourful orh nee..

duck was below par, orh lua quite “pang” not the best. teochew fried kuay teow mediocre not enuf wokhae, garlic kailan non-descript, pig trotters jelly so so

pig trotter jelly

pig trotter jelly was competent, i guess what people said “mai hiam buay pai” lol!

meat was soft, jelly was good enough not very flavourful…

claypot pomfret soup S$98

the claypot pomfret soup the best, unfailingly.

very tasty soup, sweet chinese cabbage, and pomfret very fresh, firm and sweet. i like this better than steamed pomfret, and better than the very tasty teochew steamed halibut!

not cheap obviously S$100/kg and 0.98kg.

teochew steamed halibut

teochew steamed halibut the next best dish, super delicious!

teoche steam has sour plum, salted vegetable, delivering excellent tangy sweet taste.

and halibut was sweet, delicate, firm white fish. the dish was just superb!

braised duck

braised duck was much, much below par! wet and not tasty not “pang”.

my own teochew braised duck, super “pang”, moist, tasty

wife said far below the braised duck i made. in fact now we decided not to order braised duck in restaurants, doesn’t make sense.

i find it strange that roast duck are uniformly better in restaurants c/w hawkers/coffeshop, whereas braised duck are almost equally uniformly better at hawker than at restaurants

example –

far superior to this!

oyster omelette

oyster omelette was good enough competent, did not stand out.

beng thin’s crispy version beats this hands down.

likewise many hawker stalls oyster omelette better!

fried kai lan

fried kailan quite nice, some wok hae but kind of pedestrian for me.

i have taken very good fried kailan elsewhere.

teochew fried kuay teow

teochew fried kuay teow below expectation, can’t say below par but i expected it to be much more fragrant with good wok hae. not quite this evening.

orh nee

orh nee

orh nee here very good, one of the best for me.

not too sweet, and have everything, the right texture, flavours, ingredients.

fragrant garden

brother and sis and sil, bil had a great time.

youngest daughter was able to join us so we had 7pax.

a truly enjoyable family dinner.

c.h.e.f andy

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Curry Chicken and Potatoes – 94th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 7Jun2019

curry chicken and potatoes

made curry chicken and potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 7.6.2019.^^

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

this my 94th 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 gardens friday community breakfast

residents queueig up at teban gardens communit service centre. 🙂

curry chicken and potatoes 

preparation was straight forward. i just used a packet of heng’s nonya chicken curry paste.

cleaned, cut and drained the chicken thighs evening before, and marinated overnight with the chicken curry paste. as i am using 2kg chicken (instead of usual 1kg on the packet) and almost maybe 800g potatoes, i also added 3 tbsp fish sauce.

curry chicken and potatoes

i fried the chicken first. added 1 packet 200ml coconut milk and covered, 6mins.

then removed chicken and added potatoes to the curry gravy. add water if required.

cooked for 10mins till potatoes just cooked ie chopstick poked clean through and breaks when pressed against side of wok.

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

then just added back chicken, mixed thoroughly and the dish was done.

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

then i plated it on the aluminium carrier and kept in 40degC oven till time to deliver to teban gardens usually about 8.15am.

put on aluminium foil and placed in a box carton lined with old newspapers.

c.h.e.f andy

12pax Home Zichar Dinner for Kluang Buddies on 6Jun2019

dinner spread

made 12pax dinner for kluang buddies this evening on 6.6.2019. ^^

Menu

1 claypot chicken rice
2 braised duck
3 braised belly pork and trotters
4 taiwan 咸猪肉
5 salted fish minced pork
6 minced pork tofu
7 tanhoon prawns
8 nonya steamed seabream (angkorli)
9 nonya sauce kang kong

meimei brought her homemade tapioca cake. all the bros brought wine, fruits, ice creams, egg tarts and pastries.

CJ did a great debrief of kluang mission organised and led by QTC…

a wonderful memorable evening with great friends, missing LCH who is visiting son in australia.

dinner spread

all the 9/10 dishes were very good this evening. ^^

braised duck

braised duck

braised duck was superb, very “pang” and meat very tender and moist. very easy to make, just 1hr 15mins braising with tai hwa chicken marinade with all the aromatics.

braised trotters and belly pork

braised trotters and belly pork

braised trotters and belly pork were excellent too.

braised trotters and belly pork

braised trotters and belly pork

trotters kwl favourite. just the right texture, gelatinous and very flavourful. likewise the belly pork

claypot rice

claypot rice

claypot rice always good. good texture and always very tasty. the bottom bits were very tasty.

wife said not my best. indeed i have done better but this was very ok la…:-)

today was great challenge as i did 4 cups for 12pax, usually i do 2cups to 3cups rice.

CCG was next to me the whole time in the kitchen watching over with me while i get ready other dishes, waiting for the rice to slowly cook, about 45-50mins.

taiwan fried belly pork

taiwan fried belly pork

taiwan fried belly pork was an experiment after having lovely taiwan 咸猪肉 at 花莲热炒stall.

my own recipe…almost there i would say…crispy outside tender inside…

salted fish mined pork

salted fish mined pork

salted fish minced pork LCM favourite. always good. will do some garnishing with cut chilli and scallions next time. 🙂

claypot minced pork tofu

claypot minced pork tofu

minced pork tofu can be improved. tofu was great, just need to infuse the gravy flavour a bit more.

claypot tanhon prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns was excellent, among my best, quite perfect texture of tanhoon, moist, full of flavours and cooked just right, and likewise the prawns.

claypot tanhon prawns

this time i added haebee and substantially enhanced the flavours. the bottom bits of tanhoon were super tasty.

nonya sauce angkorli seabream

took photo too late. 🙂

the nonya sauce angkorli was good as usual thanks to the tasty tangy gimson nonya sauce.

nonya sauce kang kong

nonya sauce kang kong

i added gimson nonya sauce also to the fried kang kang, sedap. 🙂

meimei made tapioca cake

meimei brought really nice tapioca cake..i had a piece while i was getting dinner ready..liked it more when i took second piece after the food..same nice texture and not too sweet, as what jessie made..

LCM brought red wine.

NCL brought grapes

NCL brought grapes..

LCJ bought magnum ice cream

CJ brought magnum ice cream,

KWL & June bought ice cream

KWL & June bought ice cream

KWL and june brought 2 tubs of msw and salted caramel ice cream.

CCG brought tong heng pastry

CCG brought tong heng pastry

CCG brought tong heng egg tarts and pastries.

braised duck

LCJ did a good debrief of the kluang mission led by QTC.

good that while enjoying the fellowship the RI brothers also helped in some small ways with the community in kluang which ROCK House has been working and caring for.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Great 6pax Lunch @ Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck on 2Jun2019

super peking duck

super peking duck

jessie & WMbought wonderful 6pax lunch @ imperial treasure super peking duck at asia square – with WT& GY on 2.6.2019. ^^

Imperial Treasure food always good..

this restaurant in particular is famous for its “super peking duck” which indeed was very good..

the skin was served first, dipped with a bit of sugar. i had this preparation at goodwood park meng jiang 岷江at rochester eons ago.

if i were to make a comparison, for myself kai gardens overall experience better with the unique crispy beancurd item adding texture when eaten together in the peking duck wrap.

imperial treasuere super peking duck

imperial treasuere super peking duck

ambience was great and quite good crowd on a sunday lunch.

roast pork

roast pork the top standard, pressed, fat rendered out, and tasty perfect texture.

crispy fupeiquin 炸腐皮卷

潮州粉果

cheong fun 肠粉

dimsum were all good especially fun cheong very smooth perfect texture..

crispy fupeiquin good. and 潮州粉果 good too.

lei tong 例汤

lei tong 例汤 ingredients 0

lie tong always good, very smooth and tasty..i had better lie tong at (also) imperial treasure and crystal jade, but this is good consistent standard…

minced duck meat with cabbage

minced duck meat with cabbage

cabbage wrap preparation for minced peking duck neat very good too very “pang” and not so oily. i seldom take this preparation…

3 egg spinach

3 egg spinach

3 egg spinach looked great and more than competent. 🙂

dumpling 大粽子

the 粽 dumpling so so for me the glutinous rice were mushy i think oversteamed.

super peking duck

it was a wonderful lunch with good friends.

after lunch, wife and i went to WM place. we had msw durians from SKC at tiong bahru. very nice!

c.h.e.f andy

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The Best Yakiniku (Children Bought Mother’s Day Dinner) @ Aburiya on 10May2019

wagyu sasshimi

children bought 7pax mother’s day dinner @ aburiya robertson quay on 10.5.2019.

wife and i leaving for hiking holiday at blue mountains so children brought forward the celebrations.

aburiya is our family go to place for yakiniku and my wife favourite restuarant.

this evening we also have JH and aunty bes so 7pax family dinner.

the wagyu “carpaccio” dish everyone’s favourite and we ordered 2 servings.

wagyu beef platter

the beef platter S$35 has good combination jo karubi (prime shortribs), rossu, and i think sirloin, the best cut. we ordered 2 servings also.

sweet corn

sweet corn very nice.

chicken

and we ordered chicken and one pork for aunty bes.

bibimen

kimchi chigae

we love both the bibimen and kimchi chigae here.

and we also ordered the bibimbap, i think forgot to take photo.

jo karubi

and the jo karubi (prime shortribs) was excellent. i think we ordered like 3 servings plus one serving of karubi.

always a satisfying meal and great family time together at aburiya.

c.h.e.f andy

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Korean BBQ Buffet (14 RI Bros Apr/May Birthday Lunch) @ Daessiksin on 7May2019

daessiksin korean bbq

we have our 14bros birthday celebrations every 2-3months. this time it was for the apr/may birthday buys, 3 chappies LKH, KWL, NCL.

organisers (LCH, LCJ, OBT) arranged really fun games at national stadium including treasure hunt, very good way to acquaint with the various locations at the stadium and many games – from frisbee, passing, kicking, netting small balls on target, skipping, 3-man race manuevring small rugby ball held up together w/o hands, chapteh etc etc.

lots of fun!

bar too high la..how to do better next round?

after games we went to daesiksin 大食神korean bbq/hotpot like S$17.90pax 35% senior citizen discounts 🙂

14 bros at daessiksin

korean bbq buffet at daessiksin

lots of meats like beef, pork, chicken, fish…

korean bbq buffet at daessiksin

all the banchan pickles, veg, balls, mushrooms…

korean bbq buffet at daessiksin

but no customers leh…us..and 2 other tables about it…

korean bbq buffet at daessiksin

korean bbq buffet at daessiksin

there was both hotpot and korean bbq grill, not the combination mookata grill.

korean bbq buffet at daessiksin

the quite large small octopus really shiok!

the cheese dip was superb. 2 types of cheese very flavourful…we finished up the serving from another table where the guys don’t tale much cheese. 🙂

korean bbq buffet at daessiksin

i think our table we like had 3 octopus each!

buffet side dishes

dessert

dessert and fruits nothing much there.

apr and may birthday boys

we had our birthday celebrations. no cakeage lol!

birthday cakes

they had ice cream..not bad eating with birthday cake. 🙂

korean bbq buffet at daessiksin

we had a jolly good time.

service was very good. the staff took photos and put up with a overly active senior group. lol!

c.h.e.f andy

Daessiksin @ Kallang Wave Mall

Address:

1 Stadium Place #01-21/K10 Kallang Wave Mall Singapore 397628
Branch :Kallang Wave Mall

Contact:

Tel: 6241 0602, 65810331

 

Good Food Outstanding Service @ Burlamacco on 1Jun2019

beef carpaccio was tender and sweet

went for 2pax dinner @ burlamacco to celebrate our aniversary this evening on 1.6.2019.^^ 🙂

there is 50% off for 2pax for amex love dining🙂

beef carpaccio was tender and sweet

beef carpaccio was tender and sweet, with shaved parmesan cheese, a bit plain w/o dressing..

red tuna tartar

red tuna tartar

they split the other 3 dishes for us so each photo only split ie 1/2 portion.

red tuna tartar with avacado very good 👍

lobster linguine

lobster linguine

lobster arrabiata good standard with fresh whole small lobster tail..each 1/2portion came with 1/2 tail.

fish stew like buillabaise

the seafood stew very huge serving even for 1/2 portion..i have like 4 pieces of fish, lots of small cubed cuttlefish, just one prawn, and small tail portion of lobster and 2 mussels for my 1/2 portion.

…soup was nice not superb and seafood ok not super fresh…

S$94nett for 2pax

fish stew like buillabaise

overall 2pax dinner plus one white wine was S$94 nett after discount.

dishes were good restaurant standard and very good serving size and service was outstanding.

with 50% amex discounts dinner was S$94nett very good value for the food we had.

c.h.e.f andy

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Burlamacco  Ristorante

 

 

 

Quite Nice North Indian Dishes @ Indian Curry House on 5May2019

4pax family lunch

after whole family paying respect at 光明山 (our off season qing ming..no need to suffer jams and park illegally far away),

we adjourned for 4pax lunch @ indian curry house at 6th ave centre on 5.5.2019. ^^

4pax family lunch

above average northern indian dishes (prawn masala very good) and 50% eatigo discounts.. 🙂

indian curry house

ambience was ok.

and service was good.

indian dishes

i enjoyed the indian dishes…

prawn masala

butter chicken

prawn masala & butter chicken good..

paneer

manchurian gobi

manchurian gobi not my favourite and paneer quite ok…

fish biryani

fish biryana a lot of fish but biryana not that flavourful..

garlic naan

garlic naan good standard…

bill S$57 for 4pax after eatigo discounts

indian dishes

S$57nett for 5dishes plus 2 naans for 4pax if excluding drink no discounts just S$51nett.

we had a great lunch.

will bring my sis and bil here next time, only with eatigo 50% discounts….

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Indian Curry House

Pork Belly and Pork Collar Pieces with Carrots and Onions – 93rd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 24May2019

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

made pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 24.5.2019.^^

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

this my 93rd 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.

shallow fried pork belly and pork collar pieces

used 2x400g packets pork neck small cuts $3.95 each and 1x400g pork belly small cuts from sheng shiong $4.35…

cleaned, marinated with 3tbsp fish sauce and 3 tbsp shaoxing wine, added water to cover and put in 130degC oven for 3hrs to make the tender texture..

filtered out the juices and put pork in fridge overnight to dry…the juice very tasty.

shallow fried pork belly and pork collar pieces

this morning, deep fried pork in 2 batches in large wok about 1cm very hot oil..removed, drained on kitchen towel…

carrots and onions

fried carrots and onions..added 1tbsp oyster sauce…strained and added the juice from the pork, covered and cooked the carrots.

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

then added back pork, mixed thoroughly and off fire.

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

tasted.

pork was tender inside and slight crispy outside, the texture i wanted to achieve.

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

put in aluminium carrier in 40degC oven to keep warm..

then bring to teban gardens….

c.h.e.f andy

 

QTC bought 2pax Lucnh @ Tiong Bahru Hainanaese Chicken Rice on 10May2019

QTC bought 2pax lunch

my good friend QTC bought 2pax lunch at tiong bahru hainanese chicken rice on 10.5.2019. ^^

tiong bahru hainanese chicken rice

place super crowded and constant flow of customers.

we waited quite long as we didn’t realise we had to pay first then in the queue, and others coming after us were all being served.

so lunch actually took quite long for busy QTC…just that we were chatting and sharing and didn’t mind.

chicken rice

chicken breast was tender and moist and quite sweet with the dark sauce. rice was fragrant.

not bad but also run of the mill, nothing great either.

char siew rice

char siew was the tender with sauce type, more artificial, not the more fatty burnt bits type i prefer.

for my taste, char siew is average or below…

char siew rice

had a great time with a close friend.

c.h.e.f andy

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Tiong Bahru Hainanese Chicken Rice

Braised Chicken with Baby Shanghai Greens – 92nd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 10May2019

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

made braised chicken with baby shanghai greens for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 10.5.2019.^^

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

this my 92nd 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.

chicken, shitake, baby shanghai greens

marinated chicken with 3 tbsp fish sauce and 3tbsp huadiao wine and 1 heap tbsp corflour overnight in fridge.

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken

fried chicken in non stick pan, about 5-6mins, then set aside.

shanghai greens and shitake

shanghai greens and shitake

fried 3x250g shanghai greens and 2x200g shitake with chopped garlic and 1 tbsp oyster sauce.

added back gravy from chicken.

just few minutes.

(i bought 3x250g packets baby shanghai greens from sheng shiong for S$2.50)..

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

just add back chicken, mixed thoroughly and off fire.

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

a beautiful dish for teban gardens residents.

c.h.e.f andy

very Good Char Siew and Roast Chicken @ Lao Xiong Ji Sin Ming on 30Apr2019

S$3.50 roast chicken drumstick rice.

lao xiong ji roasted delights

had char siew and roast chicken at lao xiong jin in sin ming road on 30.4.2019. ^^

past lunch hour, 2pm+ already so no queue…

both were very good. char siew nicely roasted with burnt bits and tender and tasty.

sin ming bkt (rong cheng before) sold out dragon ribs 龙骨。

and hup seng braised duck was closed.

S$3.50 roast chicken drumstick rice

S$3.50 roast chicken drumstick rice

roast chicken also very good, tender and tasty. chilli spicy and good, especially with dark sauce…no ginger sauce though.

c.h.e.f andy

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Lao Xiong Ji Roasted Delights @ Sin Ming

Address:

22A Sin Ming Rd, 571022

Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots – 91st Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 3May2019

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

made braised chicken with potatoes and carrots for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 3.5.2019.^^

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

this my 91st 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 gardens 130pax community breakfast

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

130 to 140 residents queued up for the food.

i only make 1 dish, teban gardens catered for fried beehoon and yutiao or butterfly or porridge…

and often the centre director R also made some dishes for them. her dishes – laksa, porridge etc all quite awesome… 🙂

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

for today, i marinated 2kg cut chicken fillet with 3 tbsp fish sauce, 3 tbsp huadiao wine, and 1 tbsp heap corn flour overnight in fridge.

in the morning, i fried in non stick pan for 5-6mins, added a little water as required, and set aside.

potatoes and carrots

then i fried carrots first with chopped garlic and 2tbsp oyster sauce to soften, abut 5mins, then potatoes, added back some gravy from chicken, covered and cooked for 10mins. potatoes cooked when break when pressed against side of wok. do not overcook.

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

the added back chicken, mixed thoroughly and off fire. and transferred to aluminium carrier to bring to teban gardens.

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

tasted it. a beautiful dish, very tender chicken, sweet carrots and nice tasty potatoes.

c.h.e.f andy

Nice 2pax Lunch Set @ Dianxiaoer Tampines on 2May2019

S$32.80 2pax lunch set

nice lunch with meimei @ dian xiao er tampines on 2.5.2019. ^^

dian xiao er 2pax S$32.80 set lunch

S$32.80 2pax lunch set quite ok..

十全鸭 

best dish is the duck.. we chose 十全10herbs flavour…taste similar to yawang 鸭皇in JB but yawang still better.

chawan mushi

a chawan mushi and pickle complimentary to share

and can order 2 other dishes…

luffa 

we had a luffa – good..

crispy mushrooms 

& some crispy mushroom dish.. good too…

S$32.80 2pax lunch set

had a great lunch chat and catch-up with meimei. 🙂

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Dian Xiao ER @ Tampines