Monday, December 14, 2009

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Address: University of London, 15 Market Hill, CB2 3NP, United Kingdom
Price: $
Rating: 2.5/5


West Cornwall Pastry is a fast food chain in United Kingdom that specializes in pastries. It was first invented as a meal for miners. Now, it I some of the popular food chains in the country. They have a wide selection of pastries that you will be in for a surprise. 

There was an outlet at Cambridge. My friend and I noticed the outlet for the last couple of days. The outlet was always beaming with customers. Just like George the curious monkey, we decided to patronize the stall and bought two Cornwall pastries - Traditional Cornish Pastry.

Our first impression was that it was a large version of our local Curry O'. The pastry crust was flaky and the filling was generous. Indeed, this pastry could be a meal on its own. The Traditional Cornish Pastry comprises of fresh traditional prime skirt beef layered with potatoes, swede, onions, and seasoned with a secret blend of salt and pepper. To us, it tasted very normal, nothing special or unique to have our eyes wide open in amazement.

If you are tired of eating bread or baguette every day or you have cravings for snacks, why not go for the cornwall pastries for a change. Each pastry cost around GBP8.





Monday, December 07, 2009

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Address: Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, United Kingdom
Price: $$$
Rating: 4/5

Midsummer House, a 2 Michelin-starred French restaurant, is located at Cambridge, United Kingdom near Cambridge University. Strategically located in townhouse next to River Cam, Daniel Clifford is the chef patron of the restaurant since 1999.

My friends and I were there for a term and decided to try our first Michelin-starred restaurant. We had the 7 course dinner menu. The ambience was serene and tranquil. The serving staff were attentive. The most important thing was the chance to eat a Michelin-starred restaurant which was uncommon in Singapore. 

Personally, I feel that it was a good dining experience. The food was extraordinary and delicious. It was a memorable and wonderful experience.


Each person was about GBP75. For the price we are paying, it was worth it. Kudos to Daniel Clifford!!



Gougeres


Grapefruit and Champagne foam for a start


Pumpkin velouté, a la grecque mushrooms, Parmesan gnocchi


Celery, goat's cheese in beetroot tube, horseradish ice cream


Sweetbreads, Pistachio, Maple Syrup and Mooli.
Sweetbreads, Pistachio, Maple Syrup and Mooli


Cod and Langoustine - delicate flavours


Pousse Cafe


Venison


Additional Cheese to enrich your dining experience. Unless you adore the cheese, you will love the cuisine better. 




Orange cheesecake



Monday, November 30, 2009

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Address: 15 Trinity Street, University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2, UK
Price: GBP: $
Rating: 2.5/5

When you are in Cambridge University and walking along Trinity Street, you will notice a green storefront. My friends and I frequented the place for our meals as their meals were rather decent and filling. :)



The Fried Calamari were huge! They were also perfectly cooked. I love the tender rings and generously dipped with tartar sauce. (Food rating: 2.5/5)



When you are in the United Kingdom, you must try their Fish and Chips. Just like in the United States, their portions were enormous. The green peas, french fries (chips) and fish fillet were big in portions that they could be a meal for me for the entire day. (Food rating: 2.5/5)



Cheese + Bacon + Sour Cream is rather unique at Tattie's. The nicely cooked bacon just made me salivate. Wrap the bacon with sour cream and cheese and viola! you are going to enjoy this! (Food rating: 3/5)


Monday, September 21, 2009

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We had dinner at Chez Gerard Steakhouse and Bar at Heathrow International Airport. The wait at the airport was very long and we were hungry. 

We ordered a serving of beef steak and lamb chops. Both were extremely good. 

It was a pity that the restaurant has closed down.


The French Onion soup were so good. The beef broth and sweet onion were mind-blowing. 



Address: Heathrow International Airport, Transit Area
Price: $$
Rating: 3/5

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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When you are visiting Qingyang Temple (青羊宫) and are hungry for food, you can find a good Chinese restaurant that serve authentic Szechuan cuisine called Chen Ma Po Dou Fu (陳麻婆豆腐).

Friday, August 07, 2009

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My friend and I visited to Chengdu to watch a concert by Fish Leong. We arrived earlier and decided to explore Chengdu and its local cuisine. I asked several friends for food recommendations and was told to try this stall called Hakka Shangxin Liangfen (客家傷心涼粉). Liang fen is usually known as cool bean starch noodles. Shangxin Liangfen (傷心涼粉) means 'sad noodles' and is Sichuan's local specialties. It was rumoured that this dish was made by a person who missed home.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

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Located opposite the Gare de I'Est, La Strasbourgeoise has a rustic lighting and neo-1900 high ceilings, wood paneling, making diners comfortable in a relaxed atmosphere. 


 
We had an opportunity to dine at this well-established restaurant with great quality food and huge portions. Its cuisine has stronger German influence than French.


Pizza with cheese and ham


Beef steak


German Bratwurst


Dessert


Creme dessert

Address: 5 RUE DU 8 MAI 1945, PARIS, 75010 
Price: $$
Rating: 4/5
Ambience: The interior has a very nice and cosy. It made the diner feel comfortable. 

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