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!
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 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
I am sure many of you would have heard about the super expensive chicken rice in Singapore which is located at Mandarin Orchard. Chef Steven Low, used to be a chef at the Chatterbox coffeehouse in what was known as the Meritus Mandarin hotel (now Mandarin Orchard) along Orchard Road. Ever since he was retrenched by the hotel he decided to come out and start his own and its Mr Chicken Rice.
You will see his history and story with Chatterbox and some articles of him being retrenched and then starting Mr Chicken Rice. Many blog sites and papers has written about him and mostly a couple of years ago, if not more. Here iEatTravel brings you back here once again to savour this famous dish at a huge fraction of the original costs at the hotel.
The setup of the place is somewhat economic and simple, nothing posh but just simple layout similar to that of many fast-food restaurants. Having said that, the service of Mr Chicken rice is exactly what you will do at any fast-food restaurant. Choose your set meals or ala-carte dishes which is displayed prominently on the menu board and make your order at the cashier. Everything self service and lets skip all these and head on to the food
I have came here quite a number of time and I feel that the consistency of the quality of the chicken served is very good. Of course you might be able to find a few other chicken rice stalls selling tastier chickens, I find this quite tasty as well. Comparing to Chatterbox which uses COBB 500 chickens, which are the most popular broiler chickens in the USA, for the dish. Mr Chicken Rice's chickens are slightly skinnier compared to the former and its not as juicy. The rice itself is fragrant and not very oily (which might not be good for some die hard chicken rice lovers). The best of it all are the sauces. The spicy garlic chilli and the minced ginger kicks up a few notches to the overall experience of the dishes. You have to have these to enhance the tastes to it.
They do have several side dishes to choose from like the popular fried tofu and oyster sauce vegetable. Seems like they might have lose out on the support of local chicken rice lovers that they had even come out with curry fish head? Don’t get me wrong, the food is still very consistent and yummy just that it might not be the best there is in Singapore but its still very worth the price and taste from a former master of Chatterbox Chicken Rice that is the reason why this place is still filling up with many hungry eaters.
You might have been there, try again not, you can go and try it out yourself to share with me your verdict. Enjoy this lovely dish and jiak bah bah (fill your stomach)~
Do you like spas and massages and of course not forgetting some good food to go with it? Overtime when I had a long week and yearning for a good day’s break This is a good place to go to. Tucked inside an old building along Guillemard road, G.Spa is the place for you to indulge in great food and rejuvenate using their various facilities and services.
Open 24hrs, you will not have to be deprived of a good massage and rest when you dearly needed one and guess what? You’re entitled up to a 24hrs stay in the premises and iEatTravel here will show you what are to great eats to indulge in as well as a little stay here with your other half. G.Spa welcomes both sexes where they are facilities like the Hot & Cold pools, Steam rooms, Saunas and even relaxation lounges where you can catch up with your favourite movies which you have missed it during theatre showings.
If you fancy some services from G.Spa, they have a variety of packages and massage services for everyone. From the usual massages in their massage rooms and they even offer couple rooms for a more intimate and private massage experience, they even have treatment rooms for body scrubs or facial or foot massages. I have not tried any of the packages only the basics massage and I would say it is fairly soothing and relaxing. Go on and look up for a package to your desire and enjoy the many facilities at the spa.
My focus here is of course the food! And food is one of the main reason that brought me here. G.Spa’s all day buffet-style dining experience is unique for spas in Singapore. There is a gourmet selection of local delights to whet any appetite. They also have a daily special where you can actually try out two different kinds of speciality if you’re planning to stay for 24hrs in the spa (which I didn't do that). The dining area is cosy and comfortable where if you're going there with a group, they have seats available to accommodate at least 4 to a table and the environment is relaxed. Magazines, newspapers, televisions are available in this area and if you’re just a mobile gadget addict, there is free wifi for you to surf your social pages and also log on to iEatTravel.com when you’re there. :P
Fish soup with bee hoon is a healthy choice if you’re not looking for something too have before your massage commences. Tasty soup with generous vegetables and yummy fried fish will get you hooked and almost asking for another bowl (but don't forget you might have a massage after this). A huge variety of hot and cold drinks available which you will be spoilt for choice. I don't fancy the some of the juices which tastes artificial to me. How about western food?
Gourmet burger or a club sandwich which will make you drool as you savour each bite of it. I think the key ingredient to these is freshness but I’m quite disappointed with the gourmet burger (which I thought must be something different or I don't know, maybe fancy?). Its like a fish fillet burger where we can get it at some western stalls in the coffeeshops but its tasty though don't get me wrong but the gourmet spoils my image of the burger.
What else do they have and since they offer you a 24hrs stay, this cant be it right? Their specials for the day was Fish and chips, nicely breaded fried fish fillet and potato wedges. I love the crunch on the criss fillet and soft tender flaky fish in it. Their local delights is something which you can look out for. Lontong is okie to order if you’re a fan of it and how about Char Kway Teow (literally "stir-fried ricecake strips”) which I think is a another dish which I don't mind ordering a second time. Just that I wish that they could have use pork lard to fry it and the smell will be gorgeous!
Then comes the heavy duty. If you’ve done your massages and after all the usage of the facilities, you can consider the nasi lemak. A good serving of side to go with the fragrant rice. They have Ikan bilis with peanuts (fried anchovies), an egg, luncheon meat (pan fried spam) and fried chicken wing. Its heavenly (if you’re lucky, the chicken wings are just being fried and its crispy and tender.) and its a must to order when you’re there and of course, please take note of your food intake before your massages or using any facilities and I’m sure the staffs (as well as the patrons) would not want to encounter a Merlion here at G.Spa.
Its only me and myself to try out as many food as possible to share wth you what they can offer. Do go and try out and share with me your experience and also the daily special during your visit! Enjoy and relax ya~~
G.Spa Fitness and Recreation Hub
102 Guillemard Road,
Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens By The Bay
Christmas is round the corner and if you’re travelling to Singapore or you’re staying in Singapore and you do not have any plans in mind over these few weeks especially the weekends, do head over to Gardens By The Bay and have a merry Christmas Wonderland
1. First stop, you can try out the Future Of Us - SG50 finale, located near the entrance of the BayFront Station. The exhibition is an immersive and multi-sensory experience that offers a glimpse into the possibilities of how Singaporeans can live, work, play, care and learn in the future.
The exhibition will call on Singaporeans to share their hopes and dreams for themselves, their family and the nation, and to participate in steering the Singapore journey towards the future. It is the capstone event to round up Singapore’s SG50 year of celebrations.
You should be able to spend about 45minutes in the exhibition where there are a couple of segments for you to walk through. A very interesting exhibition where they will showcase an idea of how Singapore will be developed in the next 15 years. I’m actually not very sure whether we will progress and develop that rapidly and that advanced but I’m sure we will get there. :)
2. Besides the exhibition, there is the permanent resident building the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. which they will have different display of flowers from different countries and seasons. and I’m sure its one of the main attractions that you can go to.
What I’m focusing on is the Christmas Wonderland event being held here. Back for its second year, Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay 2015 spans 35,000 square metres, across four main areas: the magnificent Luminarie light sculptures which begin at the Golden Garden and extend throughout the festival site; the Festive Market at the Supertree Grove; the Fairground near The Meadow; and the Christmas Toyland floral display in the Flower Dome too!
3. Lending a festive air to the Gardens, the magnificent Luminarie light sculptures, delicately handmade by Italian skilled craftsmen using white wood from the south of Italy, will feature an all-new architectural design reminiscent of the medieval period. As many as 56 enchanting sculptures – the tallest towering over 20 metres – will nestle amidst the greenery within the Supertree Grove, Dragonfly Bridge and Flower Dome.
With over 21 outlets island wide, a place where you can tuck into the signature dish and a whole range of quality menus at reasonable prices in a comfortable environment. At Hans Café you will be spoilt for choice. Start your morning with Hans Set Breakfast, there are All-Day Set Meals and local favourites too like Pasta, Focaccia and Salads.
This is a household name where I’m sure especially for those who have grown up in Singapore, you will know about this old brand. They have popular local favourites as well as simple western meals not forgetting the breakfast sets which only till recently that I had got to know about. So what is your favourite dish when you’re here at Hans? Let me share with you some of my favourites and some of the items that I had tried
Aimed at the busy office workers simple english breakfast for everyone. Eggs are a must in their menu. From scramble to sunny side up and comes with toasts and some even have a sausage or my favourite bacon! But be warned, don't expect flamboyant cooking, if you’re particular on how your eggs has to be cooked, be sure to make known when ordering. We had our breakfast at one of the many outlets situated. The service is not what I would praise about but I’m glad that this outlet offers seniors a job but I think they deserve a better working environment too.
Lunch & Dinner
A huge array of choices for you choose from. they have daily specials, or you can choose from their megaload of dishes which I’m sure that you have a couple of choices that you’ll like to have. The typical western delights, where you can enjoy a steak at a very reasonable price, chicken chops with crispy greens, or fancy a good battered fish & chips? Flaky fish good enough for me and I have to say, the standard of the food varies at different time of the day and at different outlets
The local delicacies which brings most of the diners to this place. Hainanese pork chop (with savoury sweet sour sauce), Redang chicken curry (one of my favourite and its only available to some outlets as their daily specials), Hor fun is another must try with yummy seafood and generous gravy which might flow over sometimes. Or just a simple fried rice with an egg on top? You can add on to a set for most of them. The set comes with a drink, garlic bread and soup of the day. I’m a fan of garlic bread but for Hans, their bread is too hard for me and lack the strong garlic taste to it.
So what if you don't have the appetite for mains? Some of the outlets does offer cakes, salads, or even a curry puff if you’re here for tea.
Drop by one of them and share with me whats your favourite dish at Hans!
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