Sunday, August 31, 2008

Eng Seng Coffee Shop

Is it really all that, so much so that they have a long long queue and the aunty scolds you... yes yes yes it's another food nazi ... rude owner/waitress/ah-hoon!

Well ... it is all that ... don't miss out ... by far the best I've tried in Singapore ... they don't put the pepper until it kills the sweetness of the crab meat.... dun some of these folks get it ... too much black pepper makes the sauce bitter .... these people at Eng Seng, brilliant, as they use a bit of honey to accompany the black pepper, giving the sauce a tint of sweetness ... not overpowering anything though ... the perfect balance I must say.

My advice to you is to either call first or go early and wait for a table ... like I mean the kiasu type of early ... by the way they only open at 5. Dun bother going at 7pm cause they might not have any crabs left.

Try the mee goreng as well ... dun bother with the malaysian hookien mee ... not nice anymore.

247 Joo Chiat Place, 64405560

The Effort of Three

Sunday night dinner ... we decided to cook up a feast!

Spicy Tomato Soup
Tangy Scallop Salad
Spicy Spaghetti White Wine Clam Sauce
Baked Bread Crumbed Cod with Cheese and Stir fried Zuchinni

Don't remember the recipes ... so please figure it out yourself ... hahahahahah

Spicy Tomato Soup, Tangy Scallop Salad, Spicy Spaghetti White Wine Clam Sauce
Doesn't it look like a set meal from somewhere?

One month ago to date

Late night ah boozing and ah snacking .... heeheehee ... Thanks Satellite for working so hard in the middle of the night to feed us all the time!!!

Tuck Shop - Tanjong Pagar Road

21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-05
Tel: 6534-9287

A great place for a couple of beers and some bar food ... I must say, it's been awhile since I had a nice steak sandwich in Singapore ... and really if you are craving a nice delicious steak sandwich (only $12.90), Tuck Shop is the place to go!

Actually Lynx was the one who told me about it... she said Draco you gotta go ... you'll like the steak sandwich ... but remember it's not exactly your philly cheese steak ok ... so I went and tried ...

By the way, they have a reasonable happy hour deal, although it ends early!

If you are looking for fine dining ... go some place else cause you are not going to find it here... oh yeah one more thing... the CAESAR SALAD is decent, they don't use that bottled stuff ... I think they actually make it from scratch!!!!!!!!! Lynx also thought so ...

And guess what Lynx had ... she had the fried chicken ... what else ... FRIED FRIED FRIED ... everything FRIED!

The Olive @ Genting Hotel

Ok ok ... maybe I am too picky ... but although the restaurant is good ... I wouldn't say it was fantastic, seeing that it is a signature award-winning restaurant!

The better looking image is from Jules eating guide! See the difference in photography!

Mind the pictures ... back then I was really trying to figure out how to use this phone ... but now I am just pure lazy to switch the settings around. My cousin says I should go for photography class! Hurhur ... what I really want is a professional digital camera ... anyone wanna buy for me ... the one I want ah ... is like a couple thousand dollars .... muahahahahahhahaha ... I'm waiting!!!!!

The only things I found good were, 1 the antipasto plate, 2 the mushroom soup, 3 the steaks (unfortunately, they forgot to give me good grade olive oil and balsamic to dip my t-bone steak in, although it didn't need it)

The rest liked the portobello mushrooms ... but I found the serving a bit pathetic!

I think Vikki ordered the pasta with clams ... she found it a bit on the tangy side cause they used a lemon tomato sauce type base ... but of course sometimes I feel it doesn't make a difference because Vik loves to use Tobasco sauce!
Miss Fang Tai had the Squid ink pasta, she found the pasta a bit over cooked ... but the sauce was yummy on the jalat side of things.
Daniel's Ribeye steak was nice also!

To be fair, I got to admit, by the time the pizza came, I was a bit too full and couldn't really taste the pizza ... if I had not pigged out so quickly, I think I would still be able to give a fair review of the pizza.... hahahaha

Thai Village Sharksfin Restaurant @ Goodwood

I heard lots about Thai Village Sharksfin Restaurant and had high expectations for the place... especially since Satellite said it was good ... hmmm but that was in 2007...

Only good thing is probably the Sharksfin - for those who like super duper thick sharksfin ... go for it ... but I don't think I've had any sharksfin in Singapore that can beat the quality one can find in Hong Kong ... or even the one my Mom cooks! Yummy!!!!

Anyway ... I don't think anyone was really impressed with the food ... they have this Abalone rice thing ... which costs a ridiculous $28 per serving ... 1) you ruin the taste of the abalone .. but of course they were using the cheaper abalone ... 2) I can get mui fan anywhere else with abalone mushroom and I'd be happier ... Mui Fan, the asian equivalent to Risotto.
The cod fish in black sauce ... horrible ... the sauce is so thick that you can't taste the cod at all ... I think this is supposedly their Baked Thai Style Cod Fish ... totally fail lor!
Hmm I didn't try the crabs that night ... I only had the opportunity to peel them for everyone since I just finished my operation ... didn't want to promote infection ya know! The most tortureous part of the night ... see crab, peel crab ... dun get to eat crab! hahahahah....

Oh, we did order vegetables, but really there was no point in taking pictures of it ... as you'd be disappointed also ... the veg was old ... not nice tasting ... asked them to take it back and give us some other more "young" veggies but to no avail ... it was just as old tasting!

Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Kway Teow

12 North Canal Road
Mon- Fri 10.15am - 9pm
Sat- Sun 10.15am- 5pm

Hmm I was a bit disappointed, perhaps that Purvis one is much better than the one at North Canal ... and perhaps it's cause I opted for the soupy version that day.

As usual, I cannot say much about the service from these stalls these days ... haizzz ... the lady would only speak to me in Chinese so ... oh well ... what to do! Actually eating beef noodles was a complete accident that day, I wanted to try Baikohken... unfortunately they just closed for the afternoon.

Please goto 27 Purvis Street, #01-01 An Chuan Building, Singapore instead!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Secret Garden

161 Middle Road next to Waterloo Street
Sun - Thur: 11am - 11pm
Fri and Sat: 11pm - 1am
Public Holiday: 6pm - 11pm
CNY: Closed on 1st and 2nd Day; 3rd Day 6pm - 11pm

Tel: 6337 5338 / 63348334

Yummy and reasonable ... errr wat am I talking about ... I dun remember how much and I didn't pay ... but it is reasonable!!!!

Yes yes, what more can you expect from me, of course I ordered my favorite Caesar Salad! I did enjoy the salad, very rare that I say that these days cause not many people make a decent caesar salad. The price of the Caesar, $12.00.

And yes, as usual I take bad pictures ... I just can't seem to get this camera to work correctly. Probably cause I don't really bother to change the settings and all... anyway it's a camera phone ... what do you expect???

The burger was decent ... I was craving burgers so I had to! Yah I liked it, would I go back again to eat ... definitely! Burger was like $18.00 and it was a decent size.

Again I was too busy gobbling away to take other photos of the other dishes people ordered. Couldn't be bothered! .... That's what happens when you are stuck on hospital food for many days!

Woo Pin Fish Head Noodle

Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles @ Ho A One Seafood Steamboat Restaurant
(opposite S.K.Danau Perdana)
Jalan 1/109F, Taman Danau Desa
Kuala Lumpur
7.30am – 2.30pm (closed alternate Mondays)

Today for lunch we went to Woo Pin Fish Head Noodle ... yummmy ... I haven't had fish head noodle for awhile but this one was good, except that the fish had too much bones in it!

You definitely have to go to check it out .. the soup is nice and rich!

Ka-soh Malaysia - What a disappointment

1. 136, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 59490 Kuala Lumpur (see map). Tel: 03-2093 0905

2. 205, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur (opposite Ritz Carlton)Tel: 03-2148 2207, 03-2148 3207, 03-2148 2723

3. No 59-G, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala LumpurTel: 03-2287 6327/8/9

Went to Ka-soh with my colleagues the other night for dinner ... was totally like disappointed.

Firstly, the place was like totally quiet except for maybe another table of 4 people or something ...

Secondly, their Curry Fish head had way too much curry powder, they didn't know how to cook kangkong belachan correctly ... like how messed up is that, then we also had some pork and yam dish that is supposed to be a shanghainese style dish that went all wrong ... the yams were too soft, way too soft!!! The only decent thing was probably the fried frogs legs which I found to be a bit too sweet for my taste.

All in all a disappointment.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Amici Italian Restaurant

275 Holland AvenueHOLLAND VILLAGE Singapore 278993Tel/Hp : 64699989

Went to have dinner there and am not sure whether it was because we were eating on a credit card 1-for-1 promotion, but frankly speaking, we found that Al Dente definitely tasted much better.

I had the spaghetti vongole in white wine sauce, which was unimpressive because the vongole, happened to be too small and missing lots of meat! What a disappointment... I really miss the New York City linguini with white clam sauce ... where they have really nice big Little Neck Clams! Yum delicious!

Of course Reginald, happily ordered the cabonara, which he found unimpressive as it wasn't as rich and thick has he expected ... oh well ... and all he can say is, when will you be making your cabonara Draco!

And last but not least, Vik n Daniel decided to as usual go for the Seafood Marinara, their favorite dish I think! Indeed they were disappointed, they were given 1 prawn, a scallop, a squid ring and a cray fish... the portion was pathetic. Honestly it was good that we had all ordered soups and salads to share before our main course came. Notice the green parsley they have on every dish of pasta?

The only redeeming factor to the meal was the decent smoked salmon caesar salad, yes I am addicted to caesar salad ... just love it when it's done correctly. The mushroom soup and the seafood soup was decent, although the seafood soup again was lacking a bit of seafood.
Basically, we were so unsatisfied that we went over to Tango's to eat their clams in white wine sauce which has never failed our taste bud. Also because they have a pretty good happy hour!