Saturday, November 29, 2008

Poh Cheu @ Alexandra Village

Sis, Momo and I had lunch at Alexandra Village and after lunch on a Saturday, we saw this long queue. Sis asked what's the queue about, I told her it's the famous Ang Ku Kway stall.

Sis thought of aunt who loves these kueh kueh stuff. We thought, we shall be nice nephew and niece and buy them some afternoon snack on the way home.

Yes, the queue's long.......
But it clears very fast. It's just point point and pack pack, so you don't really wait that long.

Momo had this pack of Koo Chai Kueh for her parents.

Sis and I were a bit 'mad'. We ordered one of each thing that they sell.
Our cousin loves sticky rice, so this is for her. Cousin loved it very much.

Aunt loves the "serng pua chee", the Yam Cakes shaped like Abacus, so this is for her too.

This box had the assortment of kueh kueh. The pink rice cake. Below it is the Yam Cake, Koo Chai Kueh, Soon Kueh, etc...

And their assortment of "ang ku kueh". They have all kinds of flavours, durian included! (the yellow one).

Other flavours includes Mango, Peanut, Green Bean, Yam, Salted Bean, Coconut, Red Bean, Coffee & Green Tea)

Poh Cheu
Block 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Singapore 150127

Hours: 8 am - 6 pm, (Closed on Sun & Public Holiday)

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Bosses @ VivoCity

It was our brother's birthday about a week ago, and we asked him what he would like to have. He said 'gangster'. Huh? What gangster?

He said he saw a restaurant called "Hei Se Hui" (Underworld triad). Aha the restaurant's actually called "Bosses".

So, Momo and I invited our bro out for his gangster dinner. Sis could not make it as she had something on.

It's actually a pretty nice restaurant with black all around.

Instead of the usual peanuts, they have this spring roll thingy with carrots and cucumber sticks. Pretty huh.

We started with a soup that was recommended to us. It was pork rib soup I think carrots and papaya? But the soup was good, we really liked it. It's not that salty too, light and yet rich in flavour.

The next dish that came out was nai bai with salted fish. Yes, with salted fish, of course the dish is salty.

We also had Crispy Aromatic Duck and a steamed spicy garoupa (which is on special, so every single table ordered one!)

I got this urge about Crispy Aromatic Duck after having it in London. So when I saw it on the menu, we ordered it. Crispy aromatic duck's a duck that is deep fried and then shredded after being served to the table for you to view it. Bro's been back from London for almost a year after spending so many years there, so he would taste it and let us know if it's good too.

When we said could we take a photo of it before being they shred it, we were told, no photography please. (ya right, you can see so many photos of food from this place on the web) We asked why, he said people would steal their ideas. We were thinking, hmm they better come out with a better excuse, anyway, we decided not to take any photos and enjoy our food ;-) Hey, remember the place's called Hei Se Hui, you better comply. LOL....

The duck's nice but it does not come with lettuce or pancake skin that you can wrap that you find in London. It was crispy and not too dry and we called sis who can't make it to come join us. haha... We told her, duck not bad, come come. She came!

So ordered their desserts which was quite nice too. The durian puffs, mango puree with sago, and tang yuan. (We are so traditional ya, ordering tang yuan because it was a birthday celebration. LOL)

1 Harbourfront Walk
Singapore 098585

Hours: 11 am - 10 pm
Tel: 6376 9740


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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Riders Cafe @ Bukit Timah Saddle Club

Lunch today was a farewell lunch in a very unusual place. A place where it's so peaceful and laid back, you can't imagine that such places still exist in Singapore.

It was at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club, where you can smell the horses and have your lunch. Oh ya, the name of the place is Riders Cafe.

R's going away after being in part of "Acad" side of the organisation for a very long time. Many people will miss him. Anyway, he had the Crab Au Gratin, which we were told is one of the favourite in this place. It's quite well done.

Our treater (we will call her "Wooni") for today's lunch had the fish (Halibut). It was not too bad too and looks really pretty too ya?

I had the "Riders Burger". Served as an opened up burger, I had it medium rare and with chips at the side. It was quite good, except the chip's a bit overdone.

We shared two desserts. This is a huge chocolate dessert that I think was called "Death by Chocolate". A huge slice of chocolates cake with choc sauce and a huge scoop of Vanilla ice cream. (You can see the little vanilla pods in the ice cream too)

It was huge and satisfying.

Wooni said that she comes here for the desserts usually and just orders everything and shared with all. She said we got to try their Crème Brûlée. It's one of the better ones you can get in Singapore.

It was a good lunch, catching up with someone before they leave. Ah.. you will feel sad.

Riders Cafe
51 Fairways Drive
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Singapore 286965

Tel: 6466 9819
Hours: 8am-10pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Prince Taiwan Porridge @ Cheong Chin Nam Road

This was our family dinner on Sunday night. The nights are cool these days and it's nice to have porridge. I think there are many people who seems to be craving porridge these days too. (You know who you are. )

We went to Prince Taiwan Porridge. There's two porridge places along this road.

We noticed something though. People seem to shift their liking. Some weeks you see everyone goes to the Hokkien place, and the Cantonese one is quiet. On other weeks, the Cantonese ones are packed and only a few people at the Hokkien place. We wonder why?

But as a Hokkien, we always seem to like this Hokkien porridge more. Cantonese porridge has dishes that are too 'cold' for us. :-p

As usual, we always order the same old stuff. Dont know why, but we just expect the person ordering to order it. LOL

Chicken in wine sauce on a mini wok.

The kangkong with garlic.

The Mei Cai Kou Rou.

This was something new on the menu I think. These crispy fish are yummy. The next time we come here, we might order it again.

The without fail dish, Chai Por Nerng.

I love the sze chuan veg and thinly sliced pork.

The minced pork with aubergine.

We all ate the dishes with sweet potato porridge. The porridge warms our heart.
Oh, there's free flow of rice and porridge if you are a 'rice bin'.

Food's not super spectacular, but it's just comfort food nearby for us.

Prince Taiwan Porridge
9 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Singapore 599734

Tel: 64670289
Hours: 11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm till very late.

It's cash only by the way.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tian Tian Yuan Dessert House @ Tiong Bahru Market

I was told by one of the stall owners here that this stall has the best dessert, so I just trust them and buy it from this stall. :-) Everytime I am here, I will try stuff from here. Maybe the queue tells you that they are popular too.

Don't be afraid of the queue, it gets to your turn rather quickly. Be afraid of what to order. There's too many things and only 1 stomach to fill.

On a hot day, any cold dessert is refreshing!
This is Jelly and Longan. The 'tadpoles rubies' makes them more eye catching.

This is the "cheng terng". The ice covers everything. Just dig in...

This might look like the most 'wrong' chendol. But it looks and taste good too.

The chendol I like is the pale green chendol with coconut milk and gula melaka only.
But this creation is also OK sometimes.

There are other desserts with fanciful names too. Eg "Shi Da Tian Wang" (Four Heavenly Kings), etc... I tried them before. Surprise... LOL

Tian Tian Yuan Dessert House
Tiong Bahru Market
Stall 02-15

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Tow Kwar Pop @ Tiong Bahru Food Centre

We were having itchy mouth. Just wanting to try a bit of this and a bit of that.
Aunt was walking around and came back with a plate of Tow Kwar Pok. (but the signboard says pop, hmm to make it more hip?)

The Tow Kwar was below, the top was all the crunchy stuff that was so tasty. Fried food always taste good ya?

Tow Kwar Pop
Tiong Bahru Market
Stall #02-06

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow @ Tiong Bahru Food Centre

One of the better Fried Kway Teow stall in the Tiong Bahru Food Centre.

We had a super-duper-extra-ingredients plate of Fried Bee Hoon.
My aunt and the lady boss are buddies. :-)

It was really delicious.

Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow
Tiong Bahru Market
Stall 02-11

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Friday, November 21, 2008

C Kannan Drink Stall @ Beauty World Centre

I was just enjoying the guy doing the 'tarik' of all the cups of teh tarik that he was preparing, so I ordered one too.

I happen to be sitting at the table in front of his stall, and I get to see him in action. There are quite a few teh tarik stalls around that only 'stir' the tea instead of 'pulling' it in the air. Well, this guy seems to do it very well.

The Teh Tarik and Teh Tarik Ais, with the stall in the background :-)

C Kannan Drink Stall
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road
#04-18 Beauty World Centre
Singapore 588177

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hong Wen Mutton Soup @ Beauty World Centre

Mutton Soup anyone? We were having lunch at the 'rooftop' of Beauty World Centre. I ordered a Satay Beehoon, but it was not as good as the one at the Bkt Timah Food Centre, uncle had his noodle soup.

We were seated just a few steps from this stall, and uncle 'cannot tahan' liao. He had to have soup mutton soup. The smell has been 'courting' his nose for the last half an hour. LOL.

So he obeyed his nose and ordered this bowl of mutton soup.

He was happily chewing his 'tulang'.

This stall has existed for the longest time. Maybe one of you know :-)

Hong Wen Mutton Soup
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road
#04-20 Beauty World Centre
Singapore 588177

Hours: 11:00am - 8:00 pm daily
Tel: 96978753 (Mr Tan)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Carls Jr @ Suntec City

Just the other day, I had 'dinner' with my bro at Carl's Junior. Sis and I have always wonder why he got to have his dose Carl's Jr weekly!

I called it inverted 'dinner' because I had a super huge lunch and could not really force more food into myself. So I had a milkshake. Well, the milkshake's really nice. With a scoop of ice cream in it too. So malty. Lovely.

I must have been a 'sua-ku'. (translated mountain tortoise aka do not know what's happening around you). The fries in Carl's Jr is now real potatoes.

You can see the skin of the potato too. Not the reconstructed stuff from 'you know where'. :-)

It goes really well with the sauce and salsa too.

This was bro's dinner. His mushroom burger.
Looking at it now, when I am hungry, it does looks good. LOL...

Carl's Junior
Branches all over Singapore.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Menya Shinchan @ Robertson Quay

Right after eating pizza, pasta and a big plate of salad, Camemberu, Southernoise and I went on to have ramen. This was to be the 'pig-out' thingy. Eaten from shop to shop. But we realise we do not have the big appetite as we think we had. LOL...

We walked round the corner to Menya Shinchan. This little Japanase eatery is known for its 'home-made' noodles. This shop is kinda hidden, so you might take some time to find it. Look for this sign.

The moment you are seated, they serve you a nice warm towel. How nice ya!

If you read about them at this site, you can see that they really take ramen making very seriously and considers it an art.

This is what I had. The Miso Pork Mayu.

Whilst many other ramen has very salty broth, this one is different though. It's not salty at all. (Hmm we wonder if salt's missing on purpose or accidently, we shall try again next time to see if it's meant to be like that. ) It has a rich broth though.

The hand made noodles.

Camemberu had the Salty Pork Mayu. It looks almost similar to the one I have, except that when you stir it, it's not so dark.

Southernoise had the Salty Pork with the 'extra oil' option. When asked what's the oil, we were told lard oil. You should have seen the glee on Southernoise's face when he said yes!

The 'pig-out' ended here. LOL. Stomach's not flexible, young and elastic as before for me.

Menya Shinchan Japanese Noodle Restaurant
30 Robertson Quay,
#01-05 Riverside View,
Singapore 238251.

Tel: 6732-0114

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