Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Enclave in the Central Business District - Raffles Place, you will find a Korean Restaurant - The Palace Korean Restaurant at the basement of Chevron House. I used to dine that restaurant a couple of years ago. Because it was out of the way, I did not go there until recently. 

I had a strong craving for Zhajiangmian (炸酱面) or fried sauce noodles. I was happy when I saw The Palace Korean Restaurant. It was as if the signage was beckoning me to enter the restaurant. And I did. I ordered myself a serving of Zhajiangmian to take away. I could not remember how much I paid for it but I think it was near SGD10. I was disappointed when I ate the noodles. The noodles were definitely instant noodles and they were soggy by the time I got home. As for the sauce, it was merely so-so. Nothing to rave about. (Food rating: 2.5/5)



Address: Chevron House, #B1-03A, 30 Raffles Pl, Singapore 048622
Price: $
Rating: 2/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4/5

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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After a long day's work, I was too tired to cook dinner. So, I went to Woo Rice Box for the first time to buy dinner home. The restaurant had been operating at the basement of Ocean Financial Centre since 2013. lt was like a fast food chain or like Yoshinoya. The service was quite fast.

Woo Rice Box was not bad. The staff was friendly and patient, especially for first timers like me. I think, if I were to miss Taiwanese food, I may dine or order takeaway. 


Railway Pork Chop Rice Box (铁路怀旧饭饱), priced at USD9.90, comprised braised white cabbage, preserved vegetables and blanched broccoli. The steamed rice, however, was chewy and in grainy bits. It was just the way I loved it. As for the pork cutlet in braised sauce, it was both sweet and tender. The preserved vegetables were sweet too. Eating the vegetables, especially the preserved vegetables, you will find the dish delicious. I could not stop eating until the entire box was emptied out. (Food rating: 3/5)


Golden Pork Cutlet (黄金排骨), priced at SGD4.90, was a huge piece of pork cutlet. Though it was thinly sliced, the taste was delicious and the fragrance addictive. I was drooling while bringing the takeaway home. The only thing that lacking from this pork cutlet was powdered chilli. I bet that it would taste more delicious if it was spicier. (Food rating: 3/5)


Address: 10 Collyer Quay, B1-03/05, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Price: $
Rating: 3.5/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 3.5/5

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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It was a lazy weekend and it rained the whole day. We were too lazy to go out to buy food. 

We decided to have pizza today and ordered the food online.

Super Supreme Thin Crust. Super Supreme was my all time favourite, comprising meat, ham, mushrooms, pineapple, pepperoni, onions, olives and green peppers. It tasted sweet and savoury at the same time. We had thin crust this time. (Food rating: 2.5/5)

Pepperoni Pan Pizza. Today's pizza was exceptionally nice today. The pepperonis were crispy and the pizza dough was soft. (Food rating: 3/5)

The garlic bread when it was delivered was still hot. The bread was soft in the inside and crispy on the outside. (Food rating: 3/5)

This is our first time ordering mushroom ham pasta. The penne pasta was chewy and the cream was just nice. (Food rating: 3/5)



Where to order - http://www.pizzahut.com.sg/delivery/ 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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If you find Hai Di Lao (海底捞火锅) delicious, you may want to try another steamboat brand Tanyoto (谭鱼头). Located at Liang Court in Clarke Quay, the restaurant sells very similar variety of steamboat items. Tanyoto (谭鱼头) has more variety of soup bases. It is another option if you crave for delicious steamboat without waiting for too long.

Friday, March 20, 2015

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I remembered seeing this milk tea outlet in the United States but I did not record my views on this brand the last time. I happened to notice this outlet at Toa Payoh and I was so happy to see something so familiar. Without much thought, I ordered a medium cup of iced milk tea. 

I was again disappointed by the taste of the beverage. Unlike my favourites - Kungfu tea and Koi, Coco tea lacked the tea fragrance and the drink was a little powdery. It tasted as if the milk powder was not properly mixed. Unless I have a strong craving and there is no Koi in the vicinity, I may not even consider Coco Tea. 



Address: Blk 190, Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #01-536, Singapore 310190
Price: $
Rating: 2.5/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 2.5/5

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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If you are in the Central Business District, you may want to check out a new food outlet - The Daily Cut, located at the basement of One Raffles Place.

I have been noticing this new outlet for sometime but I never had the opportunity to try the food. The queue is always very long - during lunch and even after office hours. Unlike the usual ordering process, you have to complete the order form placed at the perimeter of the stall, select your items, and then queue to submit your orders and make payment. After payment, you will queue a separate line to collect your food.

I ordered myself a regular set at SGD12, comprising 1 protein, 1 complex carbs and 3 supplements. My regular set include a tilapia fillet (freshly cooked with a tint of salsa like sauce), whole wheat pasta (black pepper pasta - not bad and chewy), button mushroom (+$0.50) (nice aromatic mushrooms just the way i like it), sweet corn (sweet) and mozzarella (+2.00) - it is in cubes. I was expecting the mozzarella cheese to be melted. It felt a little weird eating them in cubes. 



Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-31 One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Price: $
Rating: 3/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4/5

Saturday, March 14, 2015

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If you have tried Glacé cakes and pastries, you may also want to try the Dulcet & Studio. Located at Liang Court Shopping Centre, this cosy cafe gives patrons a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, where they can enjoy the food and company at the same time.

Friday, March 06, 2015

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I always thought that the desserts at Beanstro will taste good. I was wrong. In fact, it was a disappointment that I will never want to try it again. 

I had an afternoon tea with my girlfriend at Beanstro and ordered ourselves two desserts - Molten Lava Chocolate Cake and a Tiramisu. The total damages were about SGD40, which I felt that it not worth it. We were utterly disappointed. 


The chocolate lava cake was bad. The top layer was baked but lower layers were just fudge. It tasted as if it was not even cooked before it was served. (Food rating: 1.5/5)



Where is the tiramisu? There was no taste at all. Tiramisu is a coffee flavoured Italian dessert with mascarpone. But this tiramisu tasted more like cream sponge cake drizzled with cocoa powder on the top.  The cream did not taste even like mascarpone. It was an utter disappointment. 


Address: Unit B1-37, 391 Orchard Road, Orchard, Ngee Ann City, 238873
Price:  $
Rating:1.5/5
Stuffness Level (how full you are): 2/5
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If you are hungry in the middle of the night, perhaps you can drop by GM Food Centre for a nice supper. I was hungry one night and decided to drop by the food court for a meal. 

You may want to try the stall - Hougang Fish Ball, which sells very nice noodles with soup. It is usually called small wok noodles - 小锅面. The noodles cost $4.50. 



I loved the way the noodles were cooked and prepared. The noodles were cooked perfectly and they were chewy, just the way I liked it. The noodles were then mixed with black sauce made from braised mushroom. 

The broth on the other hand was sweet and flavourful. The broth comprises fish cake slices, fish balls, minced meat, lettuces, egg, and pork balls. These combination perhaps had made the soup sweet and delicious. Actually, I could eat the soup standalone. However, who can resist that bowl of chewy noodles placed in front of me. (Food rating: 3.5/5)
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I went with my colleagues to Lau Pat Sat for lunch today. The place was still as crowded as I last went there about four months ago. There are many cuisines from Philippines,Turkish, Chinese, local, seafood and many more that you will be spoilt for choice. 

I love the fact that there are many food options that you will not get sick of eating. I stumbled upon this Japanese Teppanyaki stall at Lau Pat Sat. The stall sells a variety of food such as ramen, beef teppanyaki, chicken teppanyaki and even curry rice. 

I ordered myself a plate of Chicken Teppanyaki. The way it was cooked was very similar as Pepper Lunch - a similar restaurant outlet in Singapore. However, the way it was prepared at the stall was very simple. They put the pre-cooked chicken cubes into the hot plate glazed with oil. Then, they added some seasoning, put steamed white rice onto the hot plate and finally topped with corn. The dish was then drizzled with spring onions as garnish. I must say that the Chicken Teppanyaki was nothing special. It was a little salty but it was tasteful. The chicken cubes were cooked just nice - tender and moist. I think I will come back again to try their other dishes. This dish cost me SGD5.90 - a rather reasonable amount in the Centrali Business District. (Food rating: 3/5)


Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
Price: $
Rating: 3/5
Stuffness Level (how full you are): 3.5/5

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