Friday, November 10, 2017

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

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

Sunday, November 05, 2017

We are back at Grandma's Kitchen (外婆家) in Beijing. Without fail, we ordered our favourites and enjoyed every bite and savoured the taste.

The delicious Hangzhou cuisine never fails to attract diners locally and internationally like me.

Braised Duck Meat (昂周卤鸭)
I loved the tender, sweet and rich duck meat. It reminded me of my mother's cooking. (Food rating: 4/5)

Grandma's Pork (外婆红烧肉), RMB 45
The pork belly is rich with collagen. The succulent pork belly has a nice fragrance and the salted fish was fantastic. (Food rating: 4/5)

Fried Beancurd Skin
I loved the crispiness of the fried beancurd skin. (Food rating: 3.5/5)

Grilled Corn Cob (烤玉米)
It is just grilled corn cob with no condiments or flavouring.(Food rating: 2.5/5)

Pork belly slices with paprika (dried chilli powder)
Tender belly slices with nice spice fragrance. (Food rating: 4/5)

Spicy potato slices in claypot
This is my ultimate favourite. The potato slices were first fried and then cooked in the spicy chili sauce. The overall taste was divine. (Food rating: 4.5/5)

Fried Chinese Long Beans with Red Chilli 
One of my favourite dishes with crunchy long beans with the right amount of spiciness. (Food rating: 4/5)

Address: China, Beijing, Dongcheng, Wangfujing St, 138号新东安广场6层Rating: 4/5
Price: $
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 5/5

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