Thursday, 30 August 2012

Too clean to be true?

Whenever I thought of 'Kway Chap', it would most likely be the sinful pig intestines. :D But, it ain't so easy to find a pretty nice stall that's offering good and clean pig intestines, until...

Here's the basic set of 'Kway Chap' that you can get from this stall.
Although the bowl of 'Kway' can be pretty normal but...

The ingredients that are serve on a separate plate would be the main
focus today. Firstly, the ingredients were not over soaked into the
dark coloured sauce. The sauce was added to the plate after the stall
had finished cutting all the ingredients into smaller pieces. Secondly,
these ingredients are pretty clean. I was looking through some of the
intestines and there's nothing inside them. :) Last but not least, as
the ingredients were not soaked into the sauce before slicing them up,
the taste of the ingredients are pretty fresh and there isn't a mixture
of tastes. (In other words, you can easily differentiate the ingredient
that you have just pop into your mouth even with your eyes closed.)

So where can you try this bowl of 'Kway Chap'?

The name of this stall would be 'Shi Le Yuan'.
It's located inside 'Redhill Market'.

  • Operating Hours: 11am - 9pm

* Click here for the location of 'Redhill Market' on Google Maps.
^ Click here for some other delicacies that can be found in 'Redhill Market'.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

How pancake should be...

And I'm not referring to the western pancakes over here. I'm referring to the Chinese pancake, which is also known as '麺煎粿' in Mandarin. And here comes...

This would be a 'Coconut-flavoured Pancake'.
Okay, I have to admit that I have taken a shot of the pancake from a
very strange angle... Either ways, this pancake doesn't comes with a
very thick pancake, which I think is the correct way of making it.
Pancake, regardless whether it's western or Chinese, should not be
something that makes you too full. It should be the kind of food that
can be eaten for leisure or fun, pretty much similar to a cupcake.
Anyway, since the skin of the pancake is neither too thick nor too thin,
the bite friendly pancake and the generous amount of fillings that was
given have come together and make it into a satisfying snack. :P

And here's the complete list of flavours that you can choose from...

So where can you try this Chinese pancake?

The name of this stall would be 'Loh Jia Pancake'(羅佳麺煎粿).
It's located inside 'Redhill Market'.

  • Operating Hours: 6am - 11pm

* Click here for the location of 'Redhill Market' on Google Maps.
^ Click here for some other delicacies that can be found in 'Redhill Market'.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The taste of Soya Milk Ice Cream

It haven't been raining for the past few days and I just happen to be taking a stroll in the area that is located near Labrador Park. (Stroll? Yar right... The fact is I have alighted at the wrong bus stop and I'm walking backwards... :P) And for some reason, the information about this 'Soya Milk Ice Cream' started to pop up in my mind...

And here comes the actual product - 'Honey Lemon Flavour Soya Milk Ice Cream'
Who says that ice cream can't be healthy. At least this brand has proven
that by using 3x less fat, half the calories and absolutely no cholesterol
and trans fat, the ice cream that was produced by them can be as good as
some of your favourite brands of ice cream out there.

Taste wise, I'm not sure about the other flavours, but although this ice
cream doesn't have a very strong fragrance, the taste of it is too strong.
Been greedy and since I have never expected it to be so strong, I actually
pop a pretty big spoonful of the ice cream into my mouth. I regretted...==""
The sour taste of the ice cream was in fact too suitable for a crazily hot
weather, but this has definitely taught me a lesson. :P

So where can you try this ice cream?

The name of the brand of this ice cream would be 'Soyato'. They used to have a branch located in basement 1 of Bugis Junction, but probably due to the number of ice cream shops located around that area and the price that they are paying for renting a shop over there, they have decided to wind up the shop in Bugis Junction. Although the shop is gone, but you still can try the ice cream that they are making through some of the direct distributors of 'Soyato' ice cream.

  • Looking at the ingredients that 'Soyato' are using in creating these ice cream, I think that even vegetarians can give it a try. :D
  • The Facebook Page of 'Soyato' have listed down the details of the direct distributors of the ice cream and they are located in 'Jalan Eunos', 'Hort Park' and 'Alexandra Retail Centre'. Please click on the link below for more details.
* Click here to find out more about 'Soyato'.
^ Click here for the Facebook Page of 'Soyato'.

I think I need to do something about my daily diet...

Ever since I started this blog, I told myself that I shouldn't be sticking to the same old stuff that I love. I should move on and try all sorts of different kind of food, which can also be food that I like and food that I don't like... And here's something that I don't really like back then...

'Honey Lavender Yogurt' with 4 toppings (Kiwi, Sunflower seeds, Almonds, Caramel Syrup)
Before explaining how good the 'Yogurt' is, I would like to explain a bit
on why the hell do I hate 'Yogurt'. Firstly, the unbearable sour taste.
Especially those that are too sour. Just taking a bite is unforgettable.
Secondly, sometimes 'Yogurt' can ended up to be too liquid, which is kinda
gross. ==""" I guess the above should more or less explain why I hate it.

So what makes this different?
Firstly, probably because this isn't the usual white 'Yogurt', therefore
it isn't very sour. In fact I don't remember it to be sour at all and the
taste of the 'Yogurt' is pretty sweet. :D Secondly, the texture is pretty
much similar to an ice cream. It isn't too hard nor too soft, which is
perfect. :D Last but not least, the range of toppings that they have.
When I saw the option of choosing sunflowers seed as a topping, my eyes
were popping out. :P (Kinda lame isn't it, but that's the truth.) :P
(Anyway, I was Googling around and there are are a lot of articles on
the topic "health benefits of 'Yogurt'". So you should give it a try too.)

So where can you give this 'Yogurt' a try?

The name of this place would be 'berrylite'.
It seems that they have a few branches island wide and the branch that
I have shown in the above would be the branch that's located on level 5 of
'Bugis+'(previously known as Illuma).

  • By the way, for the 'berrylite' branch at 'Bugis+', if you have a ticket stub of the 'Filmgarde' located in 'Bugis+', you will be entitled to a free topping. :D
* Click here to find out more about 'berrylite'.
^ Click here to read about the benefits of eating 'Yogurt'.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Kyoto's speciality - Simmered Tofu

Whenever I made a trip to Kyoto, besides paying a visit to some of the interesting sightseeing spots, there are a few restaurants that I would definitely be going. For example, the infamous 'Soba' restaurant 'Honke Owariya' and...

the infamous Simmered Tofu restaurant 'Junsei'.

The above shows a photo of the Simmered Tofu Course - Flower
(From left to right) Tempura (Deep Fried Vegetables), Simmered Tofu(top),
Rice and Pickles(bottom), Simmered vegetables, sesame Tofu, Dengaku
(Grilled soy bean paste on tofu skewer).
Depending on the restaurant, the method that they are using to create a
pot of Simmered Tofu can varies.
As for this restaurant, you don't get to see traces of 'Konbu', but you will
be getting the skin of the 'Yuzu' floating in the pot of simmered tofu.
The simmered tofu isn't too hard and it's pretty soft. The taste of it
is pretty much tasteless but it does comes with the fragrance of the 'Yuzu'.
In other words, this dish is pretty delicious. :D
Besides for the simmered tofu, the other dishes are pretty nice too,
do give it a try. :D

Besides for the delicious food that they are offering,
this restaurant also has a magnificent garden too.

* Click here to find out more about the restaurant 'Junsei'.
^ Click here for the photos of the restaurant 'Junsei' that was taken by me.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Is this Shanghai style???

I haven't been to shanghai before so here's my question does Shanghai Dim Sum really look like this?

They don't have a lot of items on the menu but after giving it some thought,
I decided to go with these 2 items.

'Steam Dumplings' (left)
Most of the time, Dumplings that you are getting outside are filled with a
much larger potion of meat than vegetables, but as for this place, it's the
other way round. The taste of the vegetables are overwhelming that I didn't
even bother dipping it into a plate of vinegar at all.

'Beijing Hor Fun' (right)
As for the 'Hor Fun', it's pretty nice. By taking a look at the soup, it looks
pretty much similar to a shark fin soup. Except for the part that in this case,
the chef are too generous with the amount of eggs that was used in making the soup.
The taste of the soup is so good that I ended up finishing everything. As for the
'Hor Fun', it's neither over cook nor too raw, which gives it a almost perfect
taste. It will taste even much better when you have it with the soup. :D
By the way, ingredients that are included in this plate of 'Hor Fun' are items
like Prawns, Squid, Cabbage, few slices of meat, etc... (I think that even if
none of the ingredients were given, just the soup and the 'Hor Fun' alone are
pretty satisfying.)

And here's the menu of this stall.

So where can you try these?

The name of this stall would be 'Special Shanghai Tim Sum, Tong Xing Ju'
(上海点心小吃-同心居). This stall is located inside 'Maxwell Market'.

  • Operating Hours: 11am - 8pm (Tuesday - Sunday)

* Click here for the location of Maxwell Food Centre.
^ Click here for the other delicacies that can be found in Maxwell Market.

Friday, 24 August 2012

It's ice cream time again...

Rather than blaming on the weather in Singapore, I think that I'm at fault too. I think that I need to have a much more stranger willpower, otherwise my hunger for all these ice cold delicacies are getting wilder and wilder. Anyway here comes...

a tub of ice cream. Choice of flavours would be 'Yuzu' and 'Rosemary & Apple'.
Both flavours comes with a pretty strong taste. But, if I need to choose the
strongest flavour out of the two, I guess that would be 'Yuzu'. The taste of
the 'Yuzu' ice cream is so concentrated that the moment I took a few bites of
it, I feel like drinking some ice cold water already. The taste is pretty hard
to describe and it's pretty much similar to a sour lemon, the taste of the 'Yuzu'
ice cream would give your tongue a memorable sensation. =="""
(Probably my friend is correct, ice cream that are targeting the locals would
have a pretty strong taste, whereby ice cream that are targeting the foreigners
would have a better fragrance and the taste isn't as strong as the ice cream
that are targeting the local market.)

Here's a photo of the interior of 'Tom's Palette' ice cream.

let's take a look at their menu.

So where can you try this?

The name of this place would be 'Tom's Palette' ice cream.
It's located at level 1 of 'Shaw Leisure Gallery'.

And this would be their operating hours...

  • Though they have listed more than 70 different ice cream flavours on their website, but not all the flavours would be available every day. But flavours like Chrysanthemum, Tofu & Dates, Lavender, etc... looks pretty exciting.
  • By the way, if you want to dilute the taste of the ice cream in your mouth, there's a water cooler in that in case of emergency?
* Click here to find out more about 'Tom's Palette' ice cream.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

The best moment for eating...

So what's the best moment to eat traditional pastries? It seems that if you ask a group of people the same question, no two answers would be the same. As for myself, I can go for a meal or two regardless of the timing and speaking of the term 'the best moment' reminds me of...

the pastries from this shop known as 'Leung Sang Hong Kong Pastries'(良辰美点).
If I'm not mistaken, the main branch of the shop is located at 'Sago Street',
which is located near the 'Buddha Tooth Relic Temple' opposite 'Maxwell Market'.

By the way, if you have replace the Chinese character '点' with another Chinese
character '景', the name of the shop will become '良辰美景', which means 'the best
moment' in Chinese. :D

So what are they selling over there?

This shop is famous in making various types of pineapple bun, more commonly
known as '菠蘿包'. Besides for the original pineapple bun, they also specializes
in making pineapple bun with fillings inside. For example: Butter Cream,
'Char Siew' meat, curry chicken, etc...

I was passing by the place the other night and it seems that there isn't
a lot of choices left. I decided to go with the egg tart. The filling of
the egg tart is pretty soft and nice. As for the crust surrounding the
filling isn't too hard nor too soft, which makes the egg tart even much
more nicer. :D (I kinda miss the days getting a box of traditional pastries
from this shop and share them with my colleagues or finishing all of them
while I slowly stroll home... :P)

  • If I'm not mistaken, the operating hours used to be 12noon to 7pm, but I was passing by the shop the other day and it seems that they have extended their operating hours to 8 or 9 pm.
  • If you want to try most of the pastries at one go, try to pay them a visit during or after lunch hours. :D
* Click here for the location of the shop 'Leung Sang Hong Kong Pastries'(良辰美点) on
  Google Maps.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

An Apple a day can keep CS away... but...

Frankly speaking, I don't like apples, but I love to eat apple strudels. If I'm not mistaken, the most craziest thing that I have ever done before was finished up a 15" apple strudel within a week all by myself. :P

'Apple Strudel'
Here's the real thing. But what makes it so special?
Firstly, the crust on top, in the middle and at the bottom of the
apple strudel are pretty crispy. On top of the crispiness, the
crust also comes with a bit of honey, which makes it sweet. :D
Secondly, the apple fillings that they are using are pretty tasty.
The chunky and delicious apple fillings are one of the reasons why
I'm writing about this apple strudel. Last but not least, the
affordable price that they are selling it. What can I say, I think
that getting a whole loaf of apple strudel is pretty worth it. :D

So where can you try it?

The name of this place would be 'Ritz Apple Strudel'
and it seems that they have a few branches island wide.

  • Please refer to their website for the operating hours of each individual branch.
  • Besides for apple strudel, they also have mango strudel, peach strudel, blueberry strudel, durian strudel and strawberry strudel. By the way, getting a strawberry heart shaped strudel looks like a pretty good idea for valentine's day.
* Click here to find out more about 'Ritz Apple Strudel'.
^ Click here for the location of the branch that I have shown here on Google Maps.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

T.G.I.F... :D

Thank God Its Friday and since this is going to be a long weekend in Singapore and today is a Friday, I decided to go all out travelling from the west to the east to give a restaurant a try...

'Ultimate Electric Lemonade'
While waiting for my main course, the waitress have delivered the drinks
to my table. Not sure is it me or probably I haven't been touching blends
like this for a very long time, therefore when I'm drinking it, the
shiokness of the lemonade is there and everything seems to be perfectly
fine. But the moment I hopped onto a bus, it felt as if I'm burning from
the inside. >.<"" Perhaps I really have no luck in drinking such blends...:P

'Full Rack Jack Daniel's Ribs'
Here comes the main course of the day. On the menu, it have stated that
the ribs will be served with crispy fries and the fries are indeed crispy
Besides having a portion of crispy fries, by looking at the texture,
I realised that they are serving fresh cut fries, which is great. I highly
preferred fresh cut fries than the normal fries, especially when the tase
the taste and the fragrance of the potatoes are much more nicer and better.

As for the ribs, although it might seems to be much more smaller than
what you are getting elsewhere, but it have it's good points too.
For example, the chef didn't over cooked the ribs, which at the same time
makes it much more easier to separate the meat and the bones and makes it
much more easier for you to chew and savour the meat. :P
(Yes, I have to agree that I'm just been lazy, but after a long day at
work, who doesn't?) Taste wise, the ribs itself comes with a pretty sweet
taste and to some extent, I don't even feel like dipping the meat into the
barbecue sauce at all. Thinking about it, this is probably my first time,
not getting so sick with the taste of the full rack ribs. Probably it's
the taste and probably it's the way they are preparing it, but either ways
seriously I don't mind having the same dish for dinner for the next few days.
By the way, Although you will only be given a small tub of barbecue sauce,
but I think that the amount given is more than enough to go with the fries
and the ribs. :D

So where can you try the ribs?
Similar to the title of this post, the name of this restaurant would be
'T.G.I.Friday'. Currently they only have a branch in Singapore and it's
located on level 1 of '112 Katong Shopping Mall'.

  • Operating Hours:
  • Weekdays: 11am - 12am
  • Weekends: 9am - 12am
  • By the way, the location of '112 Katong Shopping Mall' might appear to be pretty inconvenient, but with the free shuttle bus service to and from 'Paya Lebar MRT Station', things might ended up to be much more easier than you think. (Please take a look at the '112 Katong Shopping Mall' website below for the most updated time table of the free shuttle bus.)
* Click here to find out more about 'T.G.I.Friday'.
^ Click here to find out more about '112 Katong Shopping Mall'.

Friday, 17 August 2012

This isn't a dream...

In this post, I'm going to write about a type of food that is pretty rare in Singapore. It's pretty much similar to a steamboat but at the same time they have their differences too. :S Getting confused? No worries. By looking at the following photos should give you a better idea, what I'm talking about. :P

Doesn't this looks like the pot that they are using for steamboat...
But what's with all the strange partitioning?

'Lok Lok'
Originated from Malaysia, pretty much similar to a steamboat, this
is the kind of food that you will be going with a group of people.
One can sit around the table, spend a bit of time chatting and
dipping skewered meat into the respective sides of the pot to cook it.
THe way of eating it is pretty much similar to the normal 'Satay'.

By the way, each pot comes with 2 different soup base, one would be a
the satay sauce while the other would be a completely different soup
base. As for us, we have chosen chicken soup base that day.

As for the skewered meat, there's a pretty wide variety of ingredients
for you to choose from. Meat alone, there's beef, pig intestines,
chicken wing, chicken, etc... There's seafood like cockles, crab meat,
fish balls, etc... On top of the above there's also sticks of
vegetables and ingredients that are pretty much similar to a
'Yong Tau Hu' stall. For example: bittergourd and chilli that are
filled with fish paste. As for my personal favourite? That would
be a skewer of special fish cake that is made up of a mixture of
fish paste and 'Otah' paste. It tastes like the normal 'Otah' but
has the texture of a fish cake and at the same time is slightly a
bit spicy. :D (With all the action going on, time really past very
very fast and it ended up to be a 2.5 ~ 3 hours meal. :P)

So where can you try this?

The name of this place would be 'Malaysia Local Delights'(大马风味).
It's located along 'Tanjong Katong Road'.

  • Operating Hours:
    (Monday - Thursday)
    5pm - 12am
    (Friday, Weekend, Eve of Public Holiday and Public Holiday)
    12noon - 12am
  • Contact Number: 64408378
* Click here for the location of this restaurant on 'Google Maps'.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

An infamous Laksa...

No matter where you go, where you have been to and where you are staying, one will never fail to learn about the infamous 'Katong Laksa'. I have tried 'Katong Laksa' around 10 years ago in a different area, but seriously, what's so special about it?

'Katong Laksa'
Just by looking at the colour of the soup, I think that most of you
might have guessed it and I'm pretty sure that you are correct. The
soup base has been loaded with a lot of coconut milk, which makes it
to be pretty sweet. :P Similar to all the 'Laksa' out there, the
ingredients that they are using are pretty much similar. There's
cockles, prawns, bean sprout, slices of fish cakes, thick 'Bee Hoon'
and sprinkle of 'Laksa leaves'. But there are some differences too.
All the ingredients were prepared in a manner so that only a spoon
is needed in finishing a big bowl of 'Laksa'. (Probably this is one
of the main reasons why this little bowl of 'Laksa' is so famous?)

Taste wise, besides for the sweet 'Laksa' soup, the fresh ingredients
would be something that one will be looking forward to. Though I still
think that this isn't spicy enough but despite the lack of spiciness,
I can guaranteed that this is still a pretty tasty bowl of 'Laksa'.

So where can you try this 'Laksa'?
The name of this stall would be '328 Katong Laksa'.
It's located near '112 Katong Shopping Mall'.

  • Operating Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily

* Click here for the location of '328 Katong Laksa' on Google Maps.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Can a Marble be eaten?

As the weather gets warmer and warmer, it seems that my resistance for ice cold desserts are getting weaker and weaker day by day. To a certain extent, I would rather go for a ice cold dessert rather than a good meal. Therefore...

here's a 'Triple Scoop Ice Cream'.
The flavours from the top to the bottom are 'Matcha Infusion',
'Salted Peanut' and 'Cool Mint'.

'Matcha Infusion'
Comes with a very thick 'Matcha' or Japanese Green Tea taste that
to some extent, it reminds me of the good old days, spending a bit
of time sitting in/outside a traditional tea house appreciating
good 'Matcha' in Kyoto.

'Salted Peanut'
The taste of this flavour is pretty much similar to the peanut butter
that one can get from a supermarket. I was licking the the ice cream
and I suddenly realised that this flavour also comes with real peanuts
too. Though this is my first attempt trying this flavour but to my
opinion, I think that it's pretty good and it's isn't as sticky as the
peanut butter. (How I wish I could have this ice cream between my 2
slices of bread every morning.)

'Cool Mint'
Though the weather is getting warmer and warmer, but it still have
difficulty beating the cool factor of this flavour. The Mint flavour
is too strong. Though I love the refreshing taste, but this is a bit
too overwhelming.

By the way, if you are going ahead with a cone ice cream, you probably
might want to try the 'Dipped Roll Waffle' cone too. I find it pretty
crunchy, especially when there's lots of peanuts wrapping around the
cone. (Not sure if it's me or I'm eating too much nuts that might
cause me to...)

So where can you try this?

The name of this Ice Cream shop would be 'Marble Slab Creamery'.
Oh, by the way they have set-up several outlets island-wide and
shown in the above would be the outlet located on level 1 of
'Central Shopping Mall'.

* Click here to find out more about 'Marble Slab Creamery'.
^ Click here to find out more about 'Central Shopping Mall'.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Not bad for a food court...

I don't really like to have a meal or two at a food court. As for the reason why, I guess it would be the price that I'm paying for the food and the air conditional environment. To some extent, I still find the hawker centres or food centre to be much much better. But it just so so happen that my friend wanted to have his dinner at the food court, therefore I decided to join him...

'Ginseng Chicken Classic Soup and Vegetables with Oyster Sauce'
First of all, I'm pretty amaze with the quality of the soup that
I'm getting at this food court. The taste of the soup is superb
and it's pretty clear. The soup also comes with a very strong
herbal taste, which I like it very much. :D Best of all, though
the size of the bowls are pretty small, but you can go for endless
refills of the delicious soup. (I'm not sure if this service has
been extended to all the branches island wide, but I'm pretty sure
that the branch at Bugis Junction do have such a service. :D)
By the way, I feel like trying all the other soups too. :P

Besides for the delicious soup that they are offering, they also
have pretty good promotions for the side dishes too. You can get
a good plate of vegetables at a relatively low price. As for the
side dish that I have ordered, the vegetables were pretty clean
and by dipping them in the oyster sauce simple makes it even far
more tasty.

So where can you try this soup?

The name of this stall would be 'Soup Master'(老火汤).
They have a few branches island wide and the one that I have shown here,
would be the branch located inside the food court of 'Bugis Junction'.

* Click here to find out more about 'Soup Master'(老火汤).
^ Click here for the facebook page of 'Soup Master'(老火汤).
~ Click here for the list of delicacies that can be found in 'Bugis Junction'.