Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Whilst waiting for our flight, we stopped at Perch Coffee for dinner. We were greeted by multi-lingustic waitresses.  I was amazed how they were well versed in English, Japanese, Korean and more, I reckon.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Unlike any 7-11s or Cheers in Singapore, I am always fascinated by the outlets in Taiwan and China. They operate differently and I love it immensely.

I went to the Family Mart, similar to 7-11s at One Link Walk. We bought many snacks and beverages to try out. I really hope that such services can be made available in Singapore.
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Famous in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, the Double Skin Milk  (双皮奶) is renowned for its great taste and nutritious value. Being a specialty dessert of Guangzhou, it is enjoyed by both young and old.

Monday, June 24, 2013

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Set up in 1965, Hee Kee Crab restaurant (喜记) is famous for its crab dishes. We randomly chosen Hee Kee for lunch at TaiKoo Hui (大吉汇). TaiKoo Hui is a multi-complex that comprises of a shopping mall, office towers, a cultural centre, a hotel - Mandarin Oriental hotel and serviced apartments.

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While heading for Shangxiajiu Road (上下九路), we alighted at Changshou Lu Station (长寿路站) and exited via Hengbao Plaza (恒宝广场). Hengbao Plaza, located along Bao Hua Road (宝华路), is a shopping mall with interesting retail mix. We had our lunch at a restaurant called Man Fu Cheng (满福城), which we thought were the best in the building.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

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We went to Hangzhou recently for a super short trip. We visited primarily the West Lake. It was a beautiful sight. Of course, we should not discount the fine cuisine from Hangzhou.

The first restaurant we came was the Promising (锦香来) located right outside the Hangzhou aquarium. The restaurant was quite nicely decorated. We were ushered to a table near the window where we could see the street view.

Friday, June 14, 2013

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Address: 6 Scotts Road, Scotts Square, 3rd Floor, Singapore 228209
Price: $
Rating: 2.5/5
URL: www.wildhoney.com.sg

All-day Breakfast dining seems to be popular lately. Apart from Wild Honey, there are quite a number of restaurants offering all-day breakfast and brunch menus.

Wild Honey has two branches, Mandarin Gallery and Scotts Square. I always wanted to try but like every other popular restaurants, it was crowded most of the time. I wonder if it was beckoning me when I decided to go Wild Honey that day. Luckily, there was hardly any people dining at the restaurant around 4-ish in the afternoon.

Together with a friend, we ordered two mains and two sides. What I like about the place is the ambiance as it was cosy. Although it is located on the third floor, you feel as if you were on the street level and could see people walking past. However, this restaurant will not be my first choice if I were to go for another all-day breakfast dining. The food are ordinary and I expect better because of the crowd.

How about you? Do you like the food at Wild Honey? Any food recommendations I should try so that can change my current perceptions?


I ordered myself a European. It served with Wild Honey's version of eggs benedict with two perfectly poached eggs, sauteed mushrooms, imported Italian prosciutto and homemade Hollandaise sauce on signature brioche. When I took the first bite on the eggs, I was disappointed. The eggs were cold. Most of the eggs benedict I ate were hot or warm, but definitely not cold. I feel that Scruffy Murphy Irish Pub-Cafe still serves the best eggs benedict. (Food Rating: 2.5/5)


We ordered a serving of Sauteed Mushrooms as one of our side dishes. It was nice. I liked the way their sauteed the mushrooms. However, it was not something I would scream about. (Food Rating: 2.5/5)

Asparagus were stripped from their skin were served. I could not taste if there were any seasoning. Unfortunately, it was not something I like. (Food Rating: 2/5)

I Love New York was served with softly scrambled eggs, mixed with caramelised onions and imported sturgeon with lightly toasted sesame bagel and cream cheese. I like the scrambled eggs it was nice and savoury. The bagel was aromatic with the sesame seeds. (Food Rating: 2.5/5)

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Address: Sunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen St #01-53, Singapore 187948
Price: $
Rating: 2.5/5

Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House (百灵云吞美食屋) is unassumingly regarded as one of the best Wanton Noodles in town. Located at Sunshine Plaza adjacent to Bencoolen Street and Prinsep Link, the noodle house serves its specialty - fried wanton and wanton noodles. 

I was at the vicinity and ordered myself a plate of fried wanton noodle. Wanton noodles has been a part of my life. I will always order a plate of wanton noodles whenever I am back from overseas. However, I love to eat the 古早 traditional style of wanton noodles using tomato sauce. Many stalls nowadays cook the Malaysian or Hong Kong style using dark soya sauce or gravy. 

If you know any stalls that sells wanton noodles cooked in the traditional style, please drop me a note. I miss those noodles.

Deep-fried wanton with noodles serves with egg noodles, barbeque pork, green vegetables and deep-fried wantons. When I first ate the noodles about three years ago, it was delicious. I always come back to eat the noodles. However, when I came back a couple of day ago, I was disappointed. I came back with my friends again and they also shared that their quality had dropped. I could not make out what was missing from the noodles. Was it the sauce? Or the noodles? Something was definitely missing. Well, I may not come back here for noodles any time soon. (Food Rating: 2.5/5)

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Address: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-44B, Singapore 179103
Price: $
Rating: 3/5
URL: http://www.shoteppan.com.sg/

Last Thursday, I met up with my girlfriend for dinner. She brought me to this interesting restaurant called Sho Teppan DIY Teppanyaki. It is a very unique and interesting concept where customers can enjoy the thrill of cooking their own meal. Further to that, they serve both teppanyaki and sukiyaki at the same time.

We were warmly welcomed by their friendly staff and was ushered to our table very quickly. This restaurant has an interesting setting. Because it was DIY, the interior is like a sushi bar with bar stools.

I ordered a striploin steak teppanyaki set that served with salad, rice and miso soup. When the food arrived, I was busy cooking my beef and adding the teppanyaki sauce into the hot pot. Everything was moving very fast. It felt like I was eating Pepper Lunch. The experience was the same.

Overall, this was a cheap and great dining experience. I spent less than $20 for this meal for one.

Do share your dining experience.


I liked the salad and miso soup. The high quality of food they served caught me by surprise.


I was served with fresh striploin steak. Even though the hot pan was sizzling hot, I managed to control the heat well. Tip: Put the beef on top of a mountain of vegetables. Only place a piece of the steak onto the hot pan when you want to eat it. Then your beef will be very tender and juicy. 

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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An amalgamation of flavours from the best of Northern and Southern cuisines, Imperial Treasure Nan Bei Restaurant (御宝南北小馆) serves from the bold flavours of Sichuan to sweet Cantonese desserts and savoury handmade Shanghai bites. This restaurant explores the traditional Chinese cuisine.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B4 – 34, Singapore 238801
Price: $
Rating: 3.5/5
URL: http://www.meiheongyuendessert.com.sg/index.html

Mei Heong Yuan Dessert has a long history of 50 years and specialises in various pastes and steamed egg pudding. Mei Heong Yuan Dessert has established the FARMER BRAND into a household name associated with high quality and excellence.

At Ion Orchard, we walked past the outlet umpteen times and there were full of people. We could not find a seat to try the dessert and snacks. Last Saturday, we were lucky to find the outlet empty and made orders with hesitation. 

Now that we finally got the chance to try the dessert. The most memorable dishes were the steamed cheong fun and pumpkin cakes. How about you?




Other Details:
Tel: 6509 3301


Plain Cheong Fun was one of my favourites. Some dim sum served with fillings but plain ones with sweet sauce and sesame seeds were equally delicious. The plain cheong fun was very nostalgia. It was brought back fond memories when I used to eat it. The flat noodles were perfectly cooked and steamed. Mixed with the sweet sauce and sesame seeds, it tasted even better. (Food Rating: 3/5)


Steamed Pumpkin and Yam cakes were my favourites. The steamed cakes were mixed with dried shrimps which gave a savoury taste. Usually, I ate it either yam or pumpkin cakes. This time, I ate both at the same time. Compared to the two, the pumpkin cakes were exceptionally delicious. Eating on its own was already good. Dipping with the sweet sauce would enhance the savoury and sweetness of the cakes. :) (Food Rating: 3.5/5)

Steamed Chicken with Glutinous Rice (Loh Mai Kai) was a normal dish and was nothing to rave about. (Food Rating: 2/5)

Strawberry and mango snow ice was an interesting dessert. The yellow and red pop balls were mango and strawberry syrups respectively. The fruits were fresh and the syrups were just nice. I preferred the strawberry flavour over the mango. I thought I was eating strawberry milk. Nice!!!
(Food Rating: 3/5)
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Under the umbrella of the Paradise Group, Canton Paradise (樂天小香港) specialises in Cantonese cuisine. Besides the classic Cantonese treat like all-day dim sum treats, the restaurant offers other traditional favourites like wanton noodles, rice dishes, congee and most importantly, roast meat.

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If you ask me how I should describe my experience, I say "It's PERFECT!!!".

Previously located at Parkway Parade basement food court, the steamboat restaurant - Mini Steamboat Delight had relocated twice. Firstly, the restaurant moved to the 4th floor at Banquet Food Court, Parkway Parade. Recently, they moved to Gourmet Paradise Restaurant at HDB Hub.

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