Tuesday, 22 April 2014

What's with the dancing Bee?

Pretty much similar to the kids in Singapore grown up eating "McDonald's", the locals in Philippines grown up with 'this'. So what's so fascinating about 'this'? That's gonna be something that we will be exploring in this post...

This would be the mascot of...

Before I move on to the food itself, there's another obstacle that I have to
overcome first. And that would be...

the crazy long queue...
Even though there are 6 counters over here, but the queue is complete madness.
Just inside the restaurant itself, rather than queueing up in a straight line,
they are twisting and turning the line a few times. On top of that, the queue
will continue all the way to the empty space next door and it started twisting
and turning again... Even though the queue move in a relatively fast manner, but
I still ended up queueing for an hour or so during a Sunday afternoon. =.=

'2 piece Chicken Meal'
The set comes with a fizzy soft drink(the choices of the soft drink are pretty
much similar to those that you are getting at 'KFC') and...

A lump of white rice, a bowl of gravy and also 2 pieces of 'Crispy Chicken'.
Initially, I also thought that it was supposed to be a 'Whipped Potato', but
as I open up the container, I realised that it's merely gravy. My expression
were pretty much similar to (O.o)? As I ripped open the lump of rice, then I
realised that most likely I can choose to either dip pieces of 'Chicken' into
the sauce or pour it all over the rice(which works kinda similar to 'Curry').

Taste wise, the crispy and not too oily crunchy skin is pretty good. Topped
with the tender and juicy meat just makes it even much more better. As I dipped
it inside the sweet gravy, the taste of the gravy kinda reminds me of the
gravy of the 'Whipped Potato' of 'KFC'... I guess the 2 piece 'Chicken' meal
works pretty much similar to a normal 'Western set meal', you are suppose to
have the 'Chicken' with the rice and the gravy. Otherwise you might ended up
like me, eating a lump of white rice with gravy all over it. =.="" This is
pretty okay, but it might be much more interesting if I have eaten it with
the delicious pieces of 'Chicken'. :P

Currently, they only have an outlet in Singapore. It's located on level 6
of 'Lucky Plaza' shopping centre, which is located along 'Orchard Road'.

  • Operating Hours:
    09:00 - 21:00
  • Whatever you do, try to avoid the weekends. Otherwise, you will be amazed with the big crowd of people queueing up outside the restaurant.
* Click here to find out more about 'Jollibee' in Singapore.
^ Click here for the location of 'Lucky Plaza' on Google Maps.
~ Click here for the list of delicacies that you can find and get in 'Lucky Plaza'.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Hainanese Laksa O.o?

Being a big fan of spicy food and Noodles, how could I resist the infamous dish, 'Laksa'. Ever since, I was a kid, I have been eating all sorts of 'Laksa'. As I grew up, I started to differentiate the different types of 'Laksa'. But 'Hainanese Laksa'? That would be something that we would be exploring today. :)

'Hainanese Laksa'?
The appearance looks pretty much similar to the infamous 'Katong Laksa'. The
concept of eating a bowl of 'Laksa' using a spoon and all the ingredients
have been prepared in the manner that you can simply scoop them using a spoon.

Ingredients wise, on top of the thick rice Noodles, you will also be getting
cockles, beansprouts, slices of fish cakes and a lump of Sambal Chilli. Well,
frankly speaking, I'm not expecting a big variety of ingredients, since each
bowl is merely S$2.50 each.

Taste wise, pretty much similar to 'Nonya Laksa', the taste of the thick 'Laksa'
gravy is relatively sweet. As you mix all the ingredients thoroughly and throw
a scoop into your mouth, the nice odour of 'Laksa' is floating inside your mouth.
The nice taste of the shrimps + coconut milk, just simply explains why this
dish is simply irresistible in Singapore.
(This is pretty much similar to the 'Nonya Laksa', which makes me wonder what's
the difference between the 'Nonya' and the 'Hainanese Laksa'?)

So where can you give this relatively sinful but inexpensive delicacy a try?
The name of this stall would be 'Qing Qiao Hainanese Laksa'(青橋海南叻沙).
It's located inside 'Chinatown Complex Food Centre'.

  • Operating Hours:
    11:00 - 18:00
    (Closed on Thursdays and Fridays)
* Click here for the location of 'Chinatown Complex Food Centre' on Google Maps.
^ Click here for the list of delicacies that you can find and get in 'Chinatown Complex Food

Monday, 7 April 2014

I can only see the ingredients only...

So where are the Kway Teow(Rice Noodles)...? In fact, the whole bowl of Noodles have been covered by a huge variety of different ingredients that I have difficulty finding them on my first glance...

'Fried Shark Lor Mee'(炸鲨鱼卤面)
Not only there's the usual ingredients like 'Braised Egg', 'Fried Dumpling',
and tasty 'Ngoh Hiang', it also comes with 2 big lump of Fried Shark Fin
meat too. In fact, you will be amazed with the taste of these harmless looking
battered fish Meat. Not only they tastes good, it comes with a pretty nice
chewing sensation too. :) Beneath the mountain of ingredients, there's a nice
mixture of beansprouts and rice noodles hidden inside this bowl of gravy.
The rich and tasty gravy over here isn't too gluey, which makes the stirring
process an easy one. As far as I can remember the gravy is so good that I
ended up slurping down the whole bowl of gravy and emptied the whole bowl of
noodles. :D

Over here, they have also provided 2 different types of chilli (sliced chilli
and belachan chilli), mashed garlic and vinegar too. The taste of these
'toppings' are so good that it has boost the overall taste of the whole
bowl of Noodles to a completely whole new level. :D

So where can you give this delicious and relatively inexpensive bowl of 'Lor Mee' a try?
The name of this stall would be 'Soon Heng Food Delights'(顺兴美食).
It's located inside 'Tanjong Pagar Market and Food Centre'.

Opening Hours:
  • 09:00 - 15:00
    (Closed on Saturdays)
  • Do turn up early to avoid all the crazy long queue...
* Click here for the location of 'Tanjong Pagar Market and Food Centre' on 'Google Maps'.
^ Click here for the list of delicacies that you can find and get in 'Tanjong Pagar Market and
  Food Centre'.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The volcano here won't erupt...

I have read/heard about this legendary Japanese stall since a few years back. Though it has moved out of the original market/food centre and rather than winding up the business, he has decided to move to a new location. Though it's a new location, it's merely 10~15 minutes walk away from the original location.

Before I start, I would like to do a short introduction about Japanese Food.
Yes, I do agreed that most of the infamous Japanese dishes are mainly raw
stuff. But they have ridiculously delicious cooked food too. For a start
there's 'Ramen/Udon/Soba', 'Tonkatsu'(Deep-Fried Cutlet), 'Yakitori'
(Skewered Chicken), 'Japanese Curry' and one of my personal favourite
'Unadon'(Grilled Eel on rice). Well, at the end of the day, one has
to give Japanese Cuisine a try, to figure out the greatness of
'Washoku'(Japanese Food), which is also a world cultural heritage. O.OV

As for the post today...

'Yuzu Chicken Set Meal'
The set meal comes with a decent bowl of 'Miso Soup' and a nice looking box,
which is splitted into 2.

1/3 of the box contains a decent of white rice topped with sesame and
Japanese Curry. Well, if you are a big fan of Curry, you can ask the
stall owner to topped your rice with a scoop of nice Japanese Sweet Curry.
Though Japanese Curry isn't Spicy stuff but I love the taste of the
Carrots and Potatoes that have absorbed the taste of the Curry. Though
the colour looks kinda dull, but the texture of the Curry isn't too thick
and the taste is good enough to help me to wipe out half the portion of rice.

The rest of the space would be occupied by the main dish. As for my case,
it has been occupied by a generous portion of 'Yuzu Chicken'. Topped with
a layer of 'Yuzu' sauce, which helps to enhance the original taste of the
'Chicken' with a sour taste. As for the 'Chicken', it's a combination of
crispy texture, topped with the juicy and tender 'Chicken meat', which is
pretty Yummy~~~~~ There's also a nice spread of salad/vegetables and not
forgetting the nice indulging pickles.

As mentioned earlier, a decent bowl of 'Miso' soup will be given. It comes
with a concentrated taste of 'Miso', which is relatively good.

This should give you a better idea of what are the set meals that they are
offering over here. They have also throw in a few more "Today's Special"
set meals on top of the normal set meals, which makes things much more
interesting. The best part would be the part where all the set meals are
selling at an affordable price of less than S$10, which is a super big (+). :D

THe name of this stall would be 'Kazan Japanese Cuisine'.
It's located inside 'Chinatown Complex Food Centre'.

  • Operating Hours:
    Weekdays: 11:30 - 20:30
    Sundays: 11:00 - 18:00
    (Closed on Saturdays)
  • By the way, this stall used to be located inside 'Tanjong Pagar Market and Food Centre' and it has moved to 'Chinatown Complex Food Centre' recently.
  • In case you are wondering, the word 'Kazan' in Japanese means 'Volcano'.
* Click here for the location of 'Chinatown Complex Food Centre' on Google Maps.
^ Click here for the list of delicacies that you can find and get in 'Chinatown Complex Food