The other day I was chatting with my friend about the authentic ramen places in Singapore and we discussed how each brand differs from the other. But when we talk about the creativeness of the chefs, Santouka is the one we both agreed on to be the boldest.
I am once again invited as an ambassador back to Santouka for 3 new menu items coming up (Well, I had at least visited them 7 times within 2017 for their ramen) ! Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is a Japanese ramen restaurant renowned for its Hokkaido-style ramen and pork cheek. As of now, they have 53 outlets in 9 countries! There is no need to worry about quality of standard. The recipe is being made consistent throughout all the outlets in all over the world so as to ensure that clients can get the same quality regardless where they are!
Spicy Shio Ramen
Unlike your typical Spicy Ramen that you find in Singapore, this is actually not spicy when you first taste it. But the spiciness comes after that. Not very spicy to be honest but you have this tingling spicy aftertaste and reminds me more of the Chinese style. You will also find parsley and fried shallots in your bowl of Spicy Shio Ramen which adds on a punch to the soup.
I really love the soup and didn't realised that Ive drank it all up even before I finish my ramen muahahaha! Give this a try and let me know what you feel about this! Hint* do add more chilli oil to perk up the spiciness if you enjoy it spicy~~
Kaisen Hiyashi Maze-soba
I would call this a fusion of Western salad style with Japanese authentic soba and ideas from Korean inspired side dishes. As you can see from the pictures below, Kaisen Hiyashi Maze-soba comes served on a big plate. Unlike your typical Ramen which is served hot or cold soba which comes with a dipping sauce or in sesame sauce, this is served cold and the base Miso sauce is one of the key factor to the unique experience for this dish. Topped with fresh seafood and sashimi, and the greens and sweetness of the cherry tomato, it makes this dish somewhat looks like a healthy salad!
You get to choose 01 meat side dish and 02 vegetable or cheese side dishes to add on to your meal. You can just eat it like Korean side dishes, picking some up to go with your cold ramen or you can also just pour everything in and mix them well. Your choice and preference on how to eat this! Its fun and filling as I feel its good for 2 females to share and order some other appetisers to go.
I personally would choose the black fungus (my fav!), bamboo shoots and unary to go with my Kaisen Hiyashi Maze-soba. Im not sure if I can pay bit more to add in one more dish of cheese :P
Love this creation and I leave it to you to choose your favourite side dishes and eat it the way you would want it to be :D
Dessert! Warning! Must have for all female or dessert lovers! I love this but do take note of the timing to serve this. (Takes quite awhile for the kitchen to make this so do order in advance and let them know before you're finishing your meal)
The most Instagrammable item on the menu for ladies and its a way to end off your meal, happy! and I'm sure anyone who had this for dessert after their meal will be the happiest person walking out of the restaurant. Fresh strawberries, yummy ice cream as well as crunchy cereal in it. Try this!!
All 03 dishes will be launched real soon so prepare your stomach for a gastronomical feast!
More details of the launch can be located HERE
Head down to their Cuppage outlet from 26th-29th April and 24th-27th May at The Central for chance to win some free dishes or 1 for 1 for your next meal! I will be there to win some free side dishes or discounts!
Continuing my journey with the authentic Japanese Ramen, trying out a new flavour yet to be introduced to the menu at Santouka. If you’re familiar with Santouka, you would know the history of their delicious ramen all the way back in the 1980s.
The famous white tonkotsu broth (pork bone soup) in a small bowl or ramen and over the years, Santouka have been establishing their name all over Japan as well as other parts of Asia and even to the United States of America and Canada!
Trying out the cold dish, Roast Beef AE-Soba. same flavourful ramen this time out of the bowl onto a plate of vegetables, poached egg and roast beef. Special home made Wasabi dressing (well don't be afraid of the word wasabi, as it only gives a hint of wasabi) and a perfect combination of the sesame sauce drizzled on the plate of ramen.
Santouka TanTan Men, I love this broth!! white tonkotsu soup with rich sesame and meat miso totally compliments this simple yet heavenly ramen. it kind of reminds me of my recent trip to Malacca where I had the satay Lok Lok. slightly spicy, with great creamy feel to the soup. The minced meat is a wonder!
Lastly I tried the Special Iberia Tokusen Toroniku Ramen. This…. this is one that you want to come back for on your next meal. The famous Santouka white tonkotsu broth and their famous ramen, usual slice of naruto, shoots, spring onions and pickled plum. Then comes the magic: evenly cut slices of pork. Braised pork cheeks replacing the usual Chashu. The look of it might tell you that the meat looks like any or Chashu, braised and slightly dry. But this melts in your mouth almost immediately! I would say you HAVE to try it out!
As most of my mates are travelling to Japan, I’m here once again at Japan Food Town to try out another great restaurant not to be missed! Anzu’s Tonkatsu, a Kyushu pride, is famous for their authentic Tonkatsu. Farm to table and to your tummy, each step is original from Kyushu and the reason why Japanese food lovers especially pork lovers will appreciate Anzu and their wonderful dishes.
Succulent port belly slightly marinated to bring out the wonderful taste of the meat and stir fried with onions and beautiful sauce. The Pork Shiogayaki Don is one of the favourites here at Anzu, my colleague tried the other, Oyaku Don where pieces of chunky and juicy meat with onions and omelette on sweet uruchimai.
Oh did I told you about the fresh and crunchy salad served free flow and fragrant ocha that you can enjoy before your main course is served? Wonderful!
We ordered the limited daily lunch set to try out and glad that we did! Nice soft vegetable oden, some cold sides with Anzu’s famous tonkatsu, Karaage and shrimp ball is heavenly! it also comes with seaweed rice, an average chawamushi, miso soup and some bites like the tamagoyaki, an escargot and cherry tomato.
Come on down for lunch if you're around the Japanese Food Town and give Anzu a try and of course many other lunch specials during their Spring Lunch Fair!
Japan Food Town: https://goo.gl/jhdVYa
I have been a fan of Japanese ramen for many years started since the days where I traveled to Japan for their authentic ramen and in recent years, authentic Japanese mane have been establishing their brands localy and I'm a very happy man! Recently visited Ikkousha Takata Ramen and I amazed by their flavourful soup base. Started in 2004 at Hakata, Fukuoka, Ikkousha's mission is to spread authentic Hakata ramen around the world. Consisted of 3 characters, ichi (one) ko (happy) sha (space), Ikkousha aims to be the one space to bring happiness to customers, staff, and people around them. Thats what I felt during my meal at their Tanjong Pagar branch. Though the service staffs are locals (Japanese chefs at the display kitchen), their passion to share, to serve and educate is commendable!
The pig bone soup, soul of the ramen, various textures of noodles for your preference, melts in your mouth Chashu carefully seasoned, the lovely sauces which enhances the soup base and of course the distinctive umami bubbles up on each bowl of yummy ramen to produce the signature thick and creamy texture. This foam can be found in authentic tonkotsu made from slowly simmering the pork bones.
The generous hard boiled eggs and wide variety of condiments are free to choose. I had ordered their Tonkotsu Black with the garlic soup base as well as the Level 2 spiciness God Fire ramen. Even when typing this, I’m perspiring once again thinking back at their God Fire Ramen (there are 4 levels of spiciness and I’m not a fan of very spicy stuffs) Flavoured egg was added and no regrets for ordering the egg as the runny yolk bursts out after the attempt to bite it.
Fans of garlic, you can ask for more punch if you wanna but trust me, the Tonkotsu Black will fend off any blood sucking vampires and maybe the mozzies too! :P
If you prefer a mountain of toppings, feel free to add them to your orders and you’ll be spoiled for choice and I didn't get to try all the sides, but I do love their Takata Specialty Hitokuchi Gyoza and if you still have some space, maybe a plate of their juicy fried chicken which I think its quite normal.
Please do feel free to try out other flavours of their slurping ramen as well as other sides and share with me your favourites too! Ikkousha Takata Ramen can be located at Both Tanjong Pagar Plaza as well as Chimes.
Log in to their website as well ---> HERE
Ikkousha Takata Ramen Singapore
Blk 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza
(Last order 2145hrs)
(Last order 2045hrs)
With the Korean craze going on for the past few years, Japanese culture especially Japanese cuisine has still been a stronghold in Singapore. You can find at least one Japanese restaurant available in any malls across the sunny island.
Located at Wisma Atria, Japanese Food Town, Yomoda Soba is amongst a huge section of Japanese eateries and this newly-opened restaurant from Tokyo specialises in handmade Soba made on-site using 100% buckwheat flour from Japan. You can actually see a consistent flow of customers queuing up for their turn to try out their authentic soba.
I had a quick chat and understand that the soba are freshly made everyday, without any MSG. And they get the ingredients imported all the way from Japan.
Yomoda’s soba is made using the real center part of the buckwheat which gives the elegant fragrance when you eat it and has the pure white colour which otherwise also known as the White Sarashina Soba.
Their daily set meals are to die for! They have a huge variety to choose from: you can go for a set with Yomoda curry rice, Char Siu Don (roasted pork rice bowl)or Oayako Don (chicken & eggs rice bowl) or how about a Tendon to go with your soba? Vegetarians, don't worry! they have a vegetarian set with the famous soba just for you too!
One of the highlights is the Kirin Ichiban Beer promotion which is on going now. with just SGD$12 you can enjoy a pint of the smooth beer with Tako-wasabi (Octopus sashimi marinated in wasabi and soy sauce), deep fried chicken skin and a marinated boiled Japanese styled egg. Great sides to accompany the beer I must say!
I ordered the Tempura Seiro Soba and the Tendon set and I just pretty much slurp up the yummy soba after I took enough pictures of it!
Nice texture to it and you can really taste the fragrance from the soba it self and the dip, soba tsuyu with wasabi, enhances the taste even further. An overflowing bowl of Tendon where you have a mixture of vegetables like long beans, mushrooms, pumpkin and chicken tempura with a fresh ebi tempura.
You can enjoy a crispy tempura served immediately from the deep fryer when you order the Tempura Seiro Soba, and a flavourful tempura drizzled in Yomoda’s tempura sauce when you savour the Tendon set with soba. Both are great but I personally prefers the Tendon set.
Right now, you can enjoy Yomoda soba with their special set lunch during their weekday from 1130hrs till 1700hrs.
If you're a member of JPassport, you can collect points and enjoy rewards such as discounts when you come back again to Yomoda Soba!
Come down to Yomoda soba and give it a try! Share with me you own favourite set with the soba and I’ll go back to try it!
Wisma Atria, Japan Food Town
1130hrs~2200hrs (Last Order 2130hrs)
J Passport Yomoda Soba Page --> CLICK HERE
Enjoy a lovely weekend afternoon catching up with my friends on their recent trip and many other stuffs, The Workbench Bistro proves to be a great chill out place if you’re seeking an air-conditioned place or to enjoy the outdoor seating area with a constant breeze from the ceiling fan. You can order any of their coolers to bring down the heat in you or enjoy a nice chilled latte for a great catch up with your friends or family.
Having heard about the new management and a new creative set of menu, we decided to drop by for lunch and try out some of their yummy meals. Located in Ang Mo Kio, Workbench Bistro proves to stand out in this estate with many cafes sprouting throughout. Efforts are put up into the decor of the cafe as well as much improvements in service and creative menu compared to the previous management.
Salted egg wings, who can resist the temptation of salted egg foods?! Generous layer of salted egg yolk stir fried with crispy and juicy chicken mid-wings. The foamy layer on the wings says it all, a good starter and a must have if you need something before your mains. Do eat it while its hot ya.
We order three mains: Crabmeat Linguine, Aglio Olio with Smoked Duck and Pulled Pork Burger. Two of which is Chef’s recommendation. Velvety crab meat generously mixed with tangy tomato sauce in linguine, this is one tasty dish for seafood and crab lovers. You don't get the overwhelming taste of the crabmeat but instead a well harmonised flavour of the sea and tomato.
Tossed in olive oil, fresh garlic slices and chilli, agilo olio lovers can request for more chillies to be added and the peppery smoked duck slices tastes great! The meat's tender and one dish I would put it as a Chef’s recommendation as well!
Pulled Pork Burger, a Workbench all-time favourite, lots of effort put into the cooking process of the meat, many hours of rubbing & marinating, slow roasting and then cooked and simmered in sweet smoky BBQ sauce with a tang in it. This burger packs a punch to all pork lovers and also one of the must try if you’re heading down craving for a burger. Not forgetting the lovely paprika shoe-string fries, a wonderful pair.
Lastly we leave some space for desserts, something which caught our eyes, Chocolate S’Moreffles?! Yes, we’re intrigue by the Smurfilicious name and we decided to give it a try. A mixture of both Red & Blue Velvet Waffle and of course 2 scoops of ice cream! Sweet taste of chocolate drizzled onto the waffles which has melted marshmallow and small bits of berries in it! beware of you’re adding scoops of ice cream to your waffle, do eat it quick before the yummy scoops of ice cream melts in front of your eyes. The mixed berries ice cream is great for ladies who love the sweet taste of anti-oxidants on your palate.
Well, The Workbench Bistro is still improving after taking over a month ago and many new initiatives are coming right up: for example the recent Mother’s Day promotional set meals and the up-coming specials for ALL students in mind FTW! Its a place with good food and at a very reasonable prices.
Whats more? You can always drop by this cafe when you’re free and its definitely a place for all ages. But if you’re someone who is in a rush, I suggest you pop by the coffeeshop and have a plate of Chup Chye Peng (Mixed Vegetable Rice) or try out my recommendation at Kovan Hawker Centre, as the chef at The Workbench Bistro takes pride into every single dish to be served.
Craving for a bottle of craft beers on a hot weekend afternoon or how about a little chill out in the evening after your dinner?
Just today, The Workbench offers a bubbly variety of hand crafted beers and one that I will look forward to on my next visit to the bistro. The promo starts today and please do grab the yummy deal while its still on and thats another reason to stay and enjoy at The Workbench!
Let us know whats your favourite in the menu and the new taste of the craft beers too! Lets enjoy and have a wonderful weekend ahead! Cheers! :)
The Workbench Bistro
Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
#01-1881 Singapore 560332
MRT: From Ang Mo Kio MRT station, it is just about 3 bus stops away. It will take about 15 minutes walk under the MRT tracks and cross the road when you see Church of Christ the King.
Bus: If you take the bus, the bus numbers are 22, 24, 262, 135. From Bishan Park, just walk across the bridge.
Who shares about Chup Chye Peng (Mixed Vegetables Rice)?! ME @iEatTravel.com!!
Why? Because it looks normal but tastes so good and i bet you’ll need to queue up at least for 15mins during the peak periods. Sometimes I just wanna make my queuing more worth it by ordering a few more packs of rices!
A clear line of hungry patrons drilling as constantly popping their heads out trying to get a good view of whats available for the day. I was introduced to this stall by a close friend of mine when we decided to have our dinner before our usual Futsal session. Ever since then, whenever I am around the area, I’ll join in the queue for a big pack of Chup Chye Peng at Kovan Hawker Centre.
A group of aunties serving you and most prominently, a lady with a deformed hand using a pair of scissors, picking up the food, cutting them into smaller pieces easier for you to eat. The variety might not be as much as some of the other stalls but I can guarantee you that majority of them tastes really yummy!
Some of my favourites: fried egg omelette, eggplant with shallots, a variety of Yong Tau Foo, curry vegetables, Sambal long beans, fried fish, prawn rolls and a must have, chicken cutlets! then you ask for a good ladleful or curry onto your rice and my dinner is complete!
My pictures of the food might look like a cluster of dark foods but please don't be fooled by it. you have to come try it out and tell me that this will not be the last time you’re going to patronised this stall. the only setback? Long queues during peak hours and if you’re planning to have it there, its non air-conditioned.
Give it a try and share with me which are the dishes that you love!
Have you been comparing your childhood fried chicken and the recent trends of western and Korean fried chicken? From those you can get form your neighbourhood kopitiam (traditional coffee shop) to KFC, Texas, Popeyes and of course the Korean favourites which I shall share those in my other blog posts. For me I have been finding the better fried chicken which is not too oily, crispy and tender meat.
Well, started in 2013, Chic-a-boo Fried Chicken is the brainchild of the founder's pursuit of quality Southern fried chicken. Using only fresh chicken, every piece is freshly made and served with wholesome side dishes, soup (well if you order la) and homemade corn muffin. Available in two flavours Savoury Original and Hot & Spicy.
I didn't know this was around until last year and I love it very much! It sort of brings me to the time where our famous KFC chickens are served in plates and this, my friends, its just what reminds me of the nice old environment. There are three outlets (ya I didn’t know that too !) and the one and only which I frequent so many times is at Marina Square. Tucked in one of the corners just opposite local favourite Aston’s.
They have quite a variety of dishes to choose from and the sides are tasty as well. Each order is cooked upon order and the waiting period can be quite long during the peak meal periods, which is actually good as I know that they would not pre-cook it and leave it there like most fast food chains. I do like the original chicken as its really tender and the flavour is wonderful. Comparing it to the spicy one, I don't quite fancy it as I feel the spiciness overtake the actual flavour of the meat, though still tender but it losses the original flavour.
As the brand suggests, its focus on their fresh chicken, they do have options for fish if you’re not into the chicken. But I have to warn you that its really not as good and I would rather you order the yummy sides instead! Why not try out their big chunky burgers (which sadly do not come with a set choice) which has a variety of sauces. I had tried the BBQ one and its really good just that if you’re not a fan of sweet stuffs, this (the BBQ sauce) might be too sweet for your tastebuds. Oh yes the corn muffins is great too, full of textures and sweetness of the corn is a great appetiser for my meal
Well I hope the rest is up to the pictures to show you the variety of mains and sides available at this place and please use whatever you can finish as the sauces are there for you to take. I see people taking way way too much to what they can manage and its wasteful. Try out the there outlets and dishes and share with me what you like best at Chic-A-Boo!
(1) 4 Hillview Rise #02-12
(2) 604 Sembawang Road #01-02
Sembawang Shopping Centre
(3) 6 Raffles Boulevard #03-147/148
What?!! The salted egg war is not over yet! First we have the salted egg seafood craze then comes the croissant and now I found this, the salted egg potato chips for all chips lovers this is one you should give it a try. Its actually not very new and if you’re a hippie for salted egg food, Im sure you might have read or read about this.
Extracted from the website: “The Golden Duck is Singapore's #1 purveyor of premium gourmet salted egg snacks, lovingly hand-crafted using an original Taiwanese-inspired recipe.” One can imagine snacking this on a weekend Netflix marathon but mind you, this small pack of chips hits hard on your wallet and even if you’re keen on getting some and wants it immediately, be prepared to run around sourcing for it.
There are a couple of pop up stores set up but it sells out pretty fast but if you’ve prepared to wait for it, you can actually log on to their website to pre-order and get them to send it to you with delivery charges of course. Alternatively they do have some partners carrying their products (yes you will need to call in to check for the availability first though).
So, I’m sure you are curious about the taste and can’t wait to have a bite on these right? You might imagine crispy thin chips coated with buttery salted egg, well… its actually not as crispy (I’m sure it was crispy before adding the yummlicious salted egg mixture) But one thing for sure is that its actually hand crafted, generous salted egg being mixed in with love. Its the first thing that is gone every single time especially during the Chinese New Year period!
Now type in and search for their website and get ready to enjoy the dangerously sinful but gorgeously yummy chips! Nomnomnom~~~
What to do when you’re hungry, especially in the middle of the night or just after a late night movie? I’m sure you will not have any difficulties here in Singapore especially at the northern eastern part of it. There are tons of yummy foods as well for supper crawlers.
I am fortunate to be able to enjoy such great foods around my area and I am glad that they are still around after so many years. Many can’t survived due the to the handing over to the next generation as they try to re-create and modernised their food and their culture.
Right here along Serangoon Road, this is one place that even people from the west of Singapore would know about and needs no introduction. SO if you have yet to try this, please do come down and brings more money ya!
Nasi Lemak (a Malay dish, coconut and pandan fragrant rice served with a hot spicy sauce (sambal), and usually include various garnishes, including fresh cucumber slices, small fried anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts, and hard-boiled or fried egg. Punggol Nasi Lemak serves yet a slightly different way (I would say its more towards the chinese style) where they offer a wide variety of dishes for you to mix and match with the yummy rice.
Almost every evening and night, you will see queues forming up in an orderly manner people ordering packing the orders for their families or collecting huge trays of food as they enjoy the delicious food at the coffeeshop. Some of the side dishes available are chicken wings, vegetable curry, fried long beans, fried sotong balls and otak. I must say the chicken wings or drumsticks is a must have when you’re here. I love their homemade sambal chilli and the fresh crunchy cucumbers as I always ask for more (ya sometimes they would grumble that I take too much of it :P)
So move your butt and come down to this yummy place and I guarantee you that you will love the food here! Just to share that if you’re a big eater (even for supper), please ask for additional of rice and the portions of the foods served might not be a lot. The other thing to note is that the prices of the food is kind of expensive comparing to the amount given. Other than that, I do love to come here once in awhile to have my yummy drumsticks! Nomnomnom~~
Mon - Wed: 18:30 - 02:30
Fri - Sun: 18:30 - 02:30
965 Upper Serangoon Road, 534721
238 Tanjong Katong Road, 437026
#01-01, 371 Jalan Besar, 208998
How can you resist the temptations of great yummy food during the Chinese Lunar New Year period?! I am sure you have already invited family and friends to your place for new year visiting and preparing foods for this festive season?
Besides the usual snacks like Bak Kwa, prawn rolls and cookies, what do you usually have for your meals during this period? Many dishes have meanings and it is considered auspicious to have during the Lunar New year. Well dishes like a whole fish, longevity noodles, dumplings, rice cakes etc are consider a must have during such an occasion. In Singapore we might not have too much of a restrictions for our Lunar New year dishes but here at iEatTravel, let me share with you what I had and I consider them auspicious as well.
The reunion dinner is an annual feast when family members reaffirm the love and respect that bind them together as a unit. It is known as 團圓 (also known as 圍爐 meaning "gathering around the family hearth"). Every family member is expected to do his best to return to the family home for the dinner. Traditionally, all sons return to their parental homes for the occasion. Married daughters share the tables of their husband's families. For this meal, the best food is served - and in abundance too.
This is regardless of whether the family is rich or poor, for the Chinese believe that having plenty of food during this meal would bring the family great material wealth in the new year. Steamboat is a great choice for many families and there is a huge menu of ingredients and throughout the years, we have evolved to different varieties of soup base, adding in bbq style, from the typical inexpensive to the extravagant items that you can think of. Easy to prepare and a great way to gather together for a good hearty meal.
A CNY favourite in Singapore, this dish is made up of strips of raw fish mixed with vegetables, sauces, and other condiments such as peanut crumbs and fried crisps. It is commonly known as raw fish salad 鱼生:, which sounds like an increase in abundance 余升 when pronounced in Chinese. This is the scary part and if you ask me, I wouldn't wanna have one at my place as my friends likes to toss it high and messy! It is also said that the higher you toss the salad, the better luck you will have the for coming year! Come Huat Huat ah
I love day 2 of the Lunar New Year too as my aunt (the best chef in AMK and some say the whole of north Singapore), a homemaker, whips up a fantastic meal every single year! Both me and my brother loves her cooking so much so that we would spend hours sitting, hogging the space and enjoy her cooking!
From five spiced prawn rolls (slightly from the traditional ones but superbly yummy), Braised pork belly and boy oh boy this is a must for many Hokkien families and my brother’s ultimate favourite! Mixed vegetarian dish (all vegetables) with bamboo shoots or lotus roots. Chinese vermicelli fried with pork belly is heavenly, how about curry chicken and roasted duck meat one of the few dishes which is always available!
So how to lose weight during these period?! :P
There is so so many ways to prepare these yummilicious foods and some even cater buffet which save all the hassle especially when they have shortage of time and manpower. So so many food to share and I hope this can give you some ideas to prepare for this year’s CNY dishes.
Try and cook some and enjoy the coming season with lots of fun and laughter and I hereby wishes you all with great health and happiness of the monkey, continue to enjoy great food and a Happy Monkey Lunar New Year!
Dedicated to serving wholesome Italian fare alongside a hearty American brunch on weekends, Spruce Ristorante at Phoenix Park celebrates fresh ingredients and warm hospitality in a unique heritage spot nestled amongst trees.
Under the direction of Italian Chef Mauro Scotto - former Chef Owner of 1 Michelin-starred Ristorante Rocca Bruna (Rapallo, Italy) - Spruce Ristorante at Phoenix Park is committed to fine flavours executed with easy finesse
Rustic and charming, the heritage Phoenix Park is built with solid timber floorboards and nestled in the quiet and green Tanglin enclave. The indoor dining area seats up to 60 guests while our alfresco area can accommodate up to 70 people. If you’re looking for a corporate luncheon or a weekend lazy brunch or how about an evening dinner here at the Phoenix Park outlet. You can be sure you will have a great meal and let me share with you s few of their brunch dishes.
Their egg set selection is one of the favourite with eggs, sausage, baked bean, baked tomatoes, bacon strips, my favourite mushrooms and focaccia toasts. this is one of my favourite when I’m here for brunch and if they can provide me with some garlic herbs spread for my toasts, that will make me crave for it even more lol. Crispy bacon strips salted slightly to give taste and I love the crisp bite to it.
But if you're a carnivore, you can opt for the chicken steak added in. I don't really like the texture of the meat as its dry though grilled nicely and lack of a good punchy sauce on it, I do prefer the roasted potatoes and sauerkraut . If you’re the opposite version of that, you can go for the garden salad choice. with goat cheese (yummy!), basil, avocado and garden salad.
Do share with me their lunch or dinner selection and let me know what is worth trying!. Oh on a side note, their nachos are prepared upon order and remember to ask for more of the dip!
Once again I’m back to Joo Bar to try out some other eats and their drinks, well actually their draft Makgeolli (a lightly sweet alcoholic beverage native to Korea, made from wheat or rice and has a milky white colour and has about 6-8% alcohol volume).
My friend and I talked about it when I recommend this place to her and she told me that she had been here a couple of times and here I am back here again. Previously I was here for lunch but the evening crowd is much more, even on a weekday evening. Made up of mainly ladies, this is quite a place for small chats and small bites if you and a few friends would like to gather and have some drinks after a busy day at work.
We start off with a Makgeolli sampler set with five tasty flavours: original, yuzu, passionfruit, blood orange and lychee. The ice slush makes it chilling and easy to drink and if you fancy some fruity flavours, this is the one for you! The appetisers (rather pathetic and I didn't remember I had any appetisers the first time I was here for lunch) nothing great but its a good snack while waiting for my friend. Water (iced or warm) are chargeable as well
Baby paper eel is a good start before you have your mains or good as finger food. Slightly salty but it actually kick starts my stomach for my dinner coming up. Add some lime juice to give it a kick in the taste and this is love by many customers here. Next we have Joo Bossam, a small platter of boiled pork belly, in house spicy radish salad and also yucha kimchi. Spicy refreshing and yummy a mixture of textures and taste and great to pair it with Makgeolli.
Seafood pancake, a common dish when you go to any Korean restaurants, but I feel you can give this a miss. Because the pancake itself wasn't done properly as the flour still kind of raw to me. But they are quite generous with the ingredients. you can find mussels, clams, squid, shrimps and vegetables in it. My friends saw what I had posted previously and the grilled squid caught their attention. consists in their grill. Tender and juicy meat which I highly recommends it to you all to order. And lastly, army stew. Typical of Korean cuisine but a good one indeed at Joo Bar. Don't expect it to be a big stew ya (since all their dishes are kind of bite sized and not enough for a man’s stomach lol) small but the soup packs a good flavour. Consists of kimchi, sausage, luncheon meat, baked beans, ham and ramyeon (instant noodle). To end it off before we go, some more draft Makgeolli for a great dinner company!
Grab a few friends and do hang out here at Joo Bar for some drinks and bites. Do share with me if you encounter any more yummy dishes or drinks and I might be going back the 3rd time! :)
TungLok (Tong Le 同乐) has been quite a household name for many where they are known for their wonderful seafood, vegetarian and traditional Chinese cuisines. They have won numerous awards and has since spread their specialty to other Asian regions like Indonesia, Japan, Chian and Vietnam.
Looking at the formula on this blog’s title, many would have known about this. TungLok Group collaborated with Beijing’s XiHe Group to form TungLok XiHe Restaurant which dedicates to authentic Chinese cuisines and of course, the signature Peking Duck. The duck they use here has a twist, it’s flown from Ireland's Silver Hill Farm, also known as the London Duck, where the ducks are just merely 42 days old. The soft tender and juicy duck meat not forgetting the crispy skin which crackles as you pop them into your mouth.
The process of making this wonderful dish takes about 3 full days from preparation to roasting. a first in Singapore and its definitely one of the best Peking duck you’ll find here on this sunny island. The duck is served wth 8 condiments to be wrapped in the paper thin crepe.
Of course you can eat it on its own, your Singaporean way but doing it the Peking style has its own pleasures too. Hoisin sauce, cucumbers, spring onions, blueberry sauce, the traditional plum sauce and a surprise popping candy which crackles in the mouth something worth trying
They have many other yummy dishes to choose from and one of them that you can consider having is the succulent wagyu beef cubes fried with vegetables and in truffle oil. fresh greens and almond flakes adds texture to this beautiful dish. Their popular handmade braised tofu is definitely worth a try. If you have some spare cash, you can order their fresh steamed Soon Hock (Marble goby fish) SiChuan style, heavenly! I can eat this everyday (ya~ unless I can afford them on a daily basis haha).
Do drop by and try out TungLok’s Peking Duck and many other yummilicious chinese cuisines! Do share with me your favourites and how you find their famous Peking duck!
TungLok XiHe Peking Duck
200 Turf Club Road
Lunch: 11:30 - 15:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 22:30
If you happen to shop or work at Wisma Atria and planning to have your lunch there, I’m sure you would have bumped into this cosy Japanese restaurant with a local name and even if you are planning to visit this place, you will know there is ALWAYS a long queue during the meal service. Who else doesn't know about Koh Grill & Sushi Bar? And yes if you’ve not been to this place, I’m sure you might have heard much about it.
Like any others, I’m also queuing up and looking forward to try it out. Most likely you might have to share tables with other people and I would strongly suggest to go in a smaller group as in order to get a huge table for that many people, you would have to endure the yummy land wonderful smell and visuals of the food served.
The service might not be top notch mind you as you see the poor staffs walking from table to table, taking orders, serve and not many chances for them to top up your tea while you eagerly wait for your food! I tell myself, it will be worth waiting!
They have a huge selection of food and I do not have any idea what are their famous dishes except this, Shiok Maki, 'Shiok' is commonly used in Malaysia & Singapore and it means a great pleasure of enjoyment and happiness. You can see this dish on every single table and I’m sure you know why! It’s maki wrapped with salmon with a slice of grilled unagi on top of it. Then a generous amount of mayonnaise, torched, and topped with a shower of roe! Pure heaven I would say as it comes with a fireworks of flavours and textures as you engulf the whole piece of maki into your watering mouth.
What would you try when you’re in a Japanese restaurant? Of course their sashimi and their Moriawase is highly recommended too as you will love the thick cut of sashimi and savour sweetness of the fresh fish and shrimp. Their grilled items are fantastic too! If you're a fan of grilled stuffs, you can try out the juicy cuttlefish which has been grilled to a good level of tenderness and a layer of teriyaki sauce to enhance the wonderful aroma of this dish.
We tried some other items like the grilled shiitake mushrooms which is wonderful, the fried salmon skin, not I would recommend as its not crispy at all. you can save some money on that for maybe a plate of seafood fried rice which is gorgeous and if you do have some spare, you can try out the many tempting dishes in the menu.
Do share with me your favourites at Koh Grill & Sushi Bar and let me know if you like it! :)
Located at: Wisma Atria Shopping Centre
Address: 435 Orchard Road, #04-21 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, 238877
Opens Daily: 1130hrs - 2230hrs