Thursday, December 28, 2017

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Hidden in a tranquil recluse at a high-end post-natal resort, 玥 Getsu serves Japanese private dining. The exclusive restaurant is always fully booked and to get a table reservation is a challenge. 

A light, yet flavourful clear clam with mushroom soup. 
 
Freshly sliced squid with sea urchin.
 
Freshly sliced prawn
 
Grilled prawn head which was very fragrant and crispy.
 
Fried fish
 
Wagyu beef, foie gras and grilled baby carrot. 
 

Address: 上海市静安区愚园路858号(悦子阁)
Pricing: $$$
Rating: 4.5/5
Ambience: Amidst the high-end neighbourhood along Jing An district, the restaurant has a tranquil and beautiful ambience that you can enjoy the ambrosial food fare without worries. 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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A popular hotpot restaurant amongst the locals in the bustling city of Shanghai. A cosy restaurant that houses no more than 10 tables serves authentic Chongqing spicy hotpot. 

For a person who loves spicy food, the level of spiciness was beyond me. I could not take the spiciness that I had to resort to the chicken broth. The ingredients were extremely fresh and the ambience made the diner feel comfy and at home. 

My friend took me to this restaurant when I visited Shanghai.


Drown the spicy food into the sesame oil to lessen the impact in the stomach.


Address: 上海静安区 延安中路817号
Price: $
Rating: 4/5
Ambience: A cosy comfy dining place. 

Saturday, December 02, 2017

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For two consecutive years (2016-17), Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles won a Michelin Start in Singapore. Although I am very happy about it, I am also sad because I have longer queuing time before I can eat my favourite bowl of noodles.

Loving it since it was situated at the old Marina Square Food Centre, Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles have never-ending queue lines even now. 

Deemed as one of the cheapest Michelin-starred food in Singapore, Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle's consistency in quality remains despite the longer queue lines since it received this respective accolade.

We usually order the flat egg noodles because the noodles absorb the sauce better. The springy texture makes the noodles more enjoyable. The spicy vinaigrette sauce was tangy and addictive. Before you know it, your bowl is already empty and you will be begging for me.


 
Beside the noodles, we also order the dumpling soup. Both noodles and dumplings were added with a secret recipe - the aromatic fried Sole Fish (鯿魚).

The same old owner who prepares the food since the Marina Square Food Centre days.

Address: Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles 大华猪肉粿条面, 466 Crawford Lane, Tai Hwa Eating House #01-12 Singapore 190465 (Lavender MRT)
(Behind Immigration and Checkpoint Authority Building)
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 9:00pm (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)
Price: $
Rating: 5/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4.8/5

Friday, November 10, 2017

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Grilled fish using the traditional method such as charcoal is very rare nowadays. Charcoal grill may cause environmental concerns due to the barbeque.

One of the grilled fish joints in Beijing, Riverside Grilled Fish (江边城外), was very popular amongst the locals. As early as noon, the restaurant was already full and people had to wait at least 30 minutes before their turn.

This restaurant had an overseas joint in Singapore in 2016. Compared to the Beijing outlet, the Singapore outlet was less popular, and the taste was less delicious. I definitely will go back to the Beijing outlet without hesitation.

There are various different cooking styles or sauces you can choose from. We chose their Signature Fragrant Spicy Sauce. (香辣烤全鱼)

豆沙小饼 Bean Paste Pastry was delicious. Every layer of the pastry was distinct and vivid. The pastry was crispy and fragrant. The paste was just nice, not too sweet. Came with three pieces of pastry, the fragrance was alluding and the taste was absolutely good. (Food rating: 4/5)

炸香蕉 Fried "Bananas" 
These are not made of real bananas but some custard deep fried in a crust. There was barely any banana taste. Definitely, not a Goreng Pisang. (Food rating: 3/5)

蛋煎糍粑 Pan-fried Rice Cake with Soya Powder is one of the more popular snacks. The chewy rice cakes were pan-fried with a layer of crispy egg. Fine sweet Soya Powder was then sprinkled onto the rice cakes. The rice cakes were extremely chewy and enjoyable. (Food rating: 4/5)

A definite must-have is the Signature Chinese Sausage Rice. The rice was amazingly delicious with very nice aroma. The Chinese Sausage alluded a very nice aroma that you cannot stop eating. I stopped when the entire pot was empty.



Address: Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B1-06/07 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Price: $$
Rating: 4/5
Stuffness Level: 5/5
Ambience: Located at the basement of Raffles City Shopping Centre, the 120-seater restaurants has a nice ambience. Best for people who loves fish and spiciness. 

Thursday, November 09, 2017

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Whilst I was visiting Wangfujing, Beijing's fifth avenue, we had lunch at Pizza Marzano, apm shopping centre. It was late morning and shops just started operating. There were many food places to choose from. However, we chose Pizza Marzano (玛尚诺). 

Chicken Wings (香烤鸡翅) were delicious and tender. The dish also came with baked baby potatoes which were fabulous. Unforgettable! (Food rating: 4/5)


Baked Mushrooms consist of Portobello mushrooms topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. The mushrooms were extremely juicy. Unforgettable. (Food rating: 4.5/5)
The American (美国辣肉肠披萨) and La Reine (人气皇太后披萨). The American consists of Pepperoni, Mozzarella and tomatoes, whereas the La Reine consists of Chicken Ham, Olives and Mushrooms. I loved both varieties as they are both unique and tasted great. The pizza dough was thin and crispy and were not too filling. (Food rating: 4/5)

Tiramisu (提拉米苏) was delicious.


Address: 北京王府井apm店,Beijing apm Shopping Centre
Price: $
Rating: 4/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 5/5

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