Friday, June 8, 2018

Crystal Jade Kitchen

Steamed Ha Kau ($6.30++)

At times, life can be as simple as a good ha kau (shrimp dumpling) or siew mai (meat dumpling). They whet the lost appetite and comfort the soul. Such's my definition of good food.

Crystal Jade Kitchen just seems to have one of the best. I can have them everyday; along with their fragrant egg fried rice. That's the good life. Never mind the meatier roasted meat combo, or the savory Ee-fu noodle.

When you don’t feel like eating, which food comes to mind?

Steamed Siew Mai with Crab Roe ($5.80++)
Deep-fried Mango Prawn Roll ($5.80++)

Roasted Meat 3 Combi - CJ Signature Pork Belly, Roasted Duck, Roasted Pork Belly ($25.80++)

Braised Ee-fu Noodle with Assorted Mushroom ($14.80++)

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant (I)

Fried Cuttlefish with Salted Egg ($16++)

Assam Pedas Fish Head ($25++)

Back to back visit to the Rasa Istimewa restaurant at Woodlands Waterfront. Because we like an almost empty restaurant, and car parking lots to ourselves.

Food was alright. Today's best dish being the Assam fish head. Just take note to avoid ordering an overly Chinese dish like Claypot-whatever. As with most Malay kitchens, they do better with chilli and fried items.

And we still love their chilled/ warm honey lemon drink.

 Kangkong with Sambal Balachan ($8++)

Chilli Crayfish ($24++)

Claypot - Seafood Treasure ($28++)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant

Curry Fish Head ($25++)

Remember the popular Rasa Istimewa restaurant in Choa Chu Kang Park? We were at their Woodlands Waterfront park outlet (since 2012). A nice lunch venue away from the office's dull air conditioning; warm sea breezes brush the hair and calm the nerves with its melody of splashing waves.

Food was not exceptional. But definitely good enough for a casual lunch. The seafood was fresh, and the seasoning of food was rightly balanced. We finished our lunch, with a double order for their iced honey lemon... lingered on a little before returning to our dull cubicles.

Seafood with Fried Tofu & Egg ($12++)

Seafood Fried Rice ($5++)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Chicken Up

Ginseng Chicken Soup ($30++)

Long time since our last Korean ginseng chicken soup from a good restaurant along Tanjong Pagar. But looking forward to relish the heartwarming broth, this pot from Chicken up left much to be desired and is easily forgettable.

Made famous by their Korean fried chicken, this is one dish you should not miss.

All is not lost when our meal is 50% discounted by Eatigo reservations. Go explore.
Soya, Ganjang ($12++)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Nyonya Chendol

Original Chendol ($1.50)

Following Four Seasons Cendol, we are seeing Nonya Chendol stalls popping up in a few of our hawker centres haunt - at Bukit Timah, Old Airport Rd and Whampoa.

Nonya Chendol offers consumers the old time, basic chendol (without red beans, sweet corns or attap chee) at an affordable dollar fifty. Just add 50 cents for the top ups if you like.

Us? We like life simple.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Masses

Starter - Braised Cabbage ($8.90++, lunch promo)

A wedge of purple cabbage at near 10 bucks. It's worth it when we licked the bowl dry, and learned its painstaking recipe from the serving chef. If this is any cheaper, it's a steal.

Always enjoy French cuisine with its many layers of taste in a dish, each being unique and intriguing. We could never describe the dishes with its many details, but it's sheer culinary enjoyment with a loved one.

Heard about the famous Saveur? Offering cheap and good French cuisine? Now the ex-owner of Saveur started The Masses. And before it gets too crowded, we are here. And will be returning.

Starter - Foie Gras, 55g ($10.90++, lunch promo)
Lunch Mains - Iberico Porkloin ($15.90++)

Lunch Mains - 12Hrs Angus Braised Beef Cheek ($17.90++)

Set Coffee, and Lemon Tea