Friday, December 7, 2018

Mama Thai, 泰国小厨

Thai Style Fried Fish with Thai Sauce ($23)

At Woodlands 888 Plaza, next to the 7-Eleven store, there's a newly opened Thai Kitchen offering economic lunch set (range of fried rice/ noodle set from $4-5) and zhi char. We went for both. But would honestly recommend only their zhi char. The lunch set just contain too little ingredients in them.

The fried fish and Lala shell is the must order. While we really should return to give their Pineapple fried rice ($4) and Phai Thai ($4) a try!

Thai Style LaLa ($8)
Green Curry Chicken (Set with rice/noodle, $5)

Thai Style Sambal Petai ($8)

Tom Yam Soup (Set with rice/noodle $5)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Paradise Dynasty, 乐天皇朝

Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken ($14.80++), Pan-fried Shanghai Pork Bun ($4.50++)
La Mian served with Double-boiled Chicken Soup ($11.80++)

After an enjoyable lunch at Paradise Dynasty, we returned to find out more.

Given their 8 flavours Xiao long bao (8 pcs, $14.80++), the group still pretty much preferred the original (6 pcs, $7.80++).

The recommended crispy chicken is something you would wish to pack back for Dad to go with his beer. The double-boiled soup is clear yet so flavoursome, you would want to nourish your hubby with. Their pan-fried pork bun is delightfully devilish. Be coming back.
Steamed Bullfrog with Pickled Chilli ($19.80++), Lettuce Roll with Homemade Sesame Sauce ($8.80++)

Friday, November 16, 2018

西北人家, Xi Bei Ren Jia

Since visiting China, I came to love cold rice noodle. They called 'liang pi', 凉皮 or 'liang fen', 凉粉. This kopitiam stall at 722 Clementi West St 2 probably serves the best in Singapore. An appetizing dish that's tangy, spicy yet refreshing at the same time. I could finish a bowl by myself.

The ramen are the regular fare, and the fried dumpling less desirable. But they serve large egg+chives pancake ($1.50 each) with generous filling. Do remember to get it.

Cold Rice Noodle, 凉皮 ($3.50)

Braised Beef Ramen ($4.50)

Fried Dumpling ($5)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Return to Sushi Tei

Mekajiki ($10.80++), Hamachi ($12.80++)

Wasn't feeling like Japanese food today, because I was craving for something scalding hot. Like a soup. And was pleasantly surprised that Sushi Tei at the Serangoon Gardens actually serves their soup items hot!

Asari clams for my Udon were all plump, tasting overly of sea-freshness. Sushi was deliciously crunchy. The Wagyu beef steak was tender, but could do with a thicker cut.

Today revisit reminds me of our earlier dating days at Sushi Tei, when Ric always ordered their Sashimi salad ($9.90++) for me.

Asari Tamago Toji Udon ($13.50++)

Tochigi Wagyu Beef Steak ($29.80++)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Tingkat PeraMakan

BABI PONTAY Set with Nyonya Tauhu/ Cinchalok Omelette/ Barley/ Sago Gula Melaka ($10+)
IKAN GARAM ASSAM Set with Sayur Masak Lemak/ Nyonya Chap Chye/ Lemongrass/ Sago Gula Melaka ($16+)

This is how 2 set meals looks like at Tingkat Peramakan.

We each choose 1 main from their 10 choices of Peranakan dishes ranging from chicken, pork, fish and seafood. Then we took up all 4 selections of the sides (Each set allows us a choice of 2 sides). Price varies ($10+ to $15+) for each main selection; sides included.

Parking is free at the ARC on the weekends. So when it rains hard this Dec, there's nothing better than a one-stop park/ dine venue. Casual café with no-frills menu - fast serving of warm, spicy food for the rumbling tummy.

Quality ingredient; and earnest food preparation. We are satisfied.

IKAN GARAM ASSAM Set with Sayur Masak Lemak/ Nyonya Chap Chye/ Lemongrass/ Sago Gula Melaka ($16+)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Return to the Ladder Cafe

Pan Fried Dory Fillet ($10.90)

Seek a quiet, relaxing lunch with good coffee. We returned to the Larder Café

Repeat for their Sangenton pork culet ($10.90) which was proven to be good on our previous visit. The pan-fried Dory today was surprising; even better.

A big slice of their signature Ondeh Ondeh cake, with bitter aromatic coffee. This is an hour of bliss with Ric.

Ondeh Ondeh Cake ($7)
Day Soup and Coffee set ($4.80/ pax)