Friday, March 31, 2017

Jason's Place Satay

Chicken, Pork Satay ($0.60), Ketupat ($0.60)

Disappointed with their signature pork belly satay previously, we didn't want to risk it tonight. We chose to stay with the standard fare instead. A slow evening at the Changi Village Food Centre, and serving is fast and well done.

There is much lesser overburn, and the satay remains sweet, juicy and subtly charred. It is good. Not forgetting to mention the scarce addition of pineapple purée in their spicy peanut sauce. Maybe, another try on their pork belly next time.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bottega Rose Gold

Pinot Nero Spumante Brut, vol. 11.5% (200ml)

The little bottle was complimentary when we purchased some hard liqueur from the Changi duty free. A sparkling wine series from Bottega, which places a safe bet with the Pinot Noir grapes.

It was sparkling fresh, and distinctly flowery with scent of mixed berries, mainly currants. But I remembered enjoying the Jacobs Creek's better.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Pranakorn: Authentic Thai Food

Stir-Fried Spicy Basil Minced Pork & Egg w/Rice ($5.80)

Homemade Fried Pork Cake w/Special Dipping Sauce ($6.80)

Thai Style Stick Noodle with Minced Pork in Tom Yum Soup ($5.80)

The ultra savory Tom Yum soup from Pranakorn had us startled, awake! And Ric waved off any further offering of it. Haha. Yes, the heavier seasoning at Pranakorn seems to be authentic Thai, and not tweaked much to suit the local taste buds. I thought it was a good appetizer, though, as i'm not having much of an appetite lately. And i love chewing on the thin, chewy stick noodle. The dry Tom Yum rendition, without the soup, might be the next thing to order.

The Basil minced pork was also more salted, but acceptable. Very tender minced pork in the Tom Yum soup, and sweet juicy fried minced pork cake, that can be liken to the taste of our local sweet sour pork ribs.

Steamed Thai Rice Cake w/Pandan & Coconut Milk ($3.50)

Now, if i could just delicate this entire post to the steamed Thai rice cake - soft, melt in the mouth kueh kueh, tasting layers of light sweetness and tartness at the same time. It was delish.

A simple street dessert, which often pales in comparison with the popular mango sticky rice and Thai Chendol. But no. We say you order this dessert, and start the weekend on an uplifted spirit.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

益生, Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

Fried Hokkien Noodle ($5, prices start from $4)

Step into the ABC Brickworks Food Centre, one cannot miss the snaking queue at Yi Sheng (#01-13). What impresses me is the white-haired hawker at work by his big scalding wok.

We ordered a $5 plate which comes with 2 good sized prawns and generous serving of fresh sotong. Being the last plate from the wok, our noodles have lost its texture, but are still very wet. Flavor wise, we couldn't detect good wok hei, nor fragrance. Their good sambal chili is the saving grace.

For avid fans, many still call in at 9862-9296 to place large orders.