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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bee Kee Wanton Noodle

Chancing by this so called popular stall in the vinicity that people are talking abotut for its Truffle Wanton Noodle while we were there waiting for our pals for lunch.

Bee Kee Wanton Noodle
Accompanying our lunch with Wantons in Vinegar and Chilli as our sides, I'm pretty new to this dish although my friends mentioned that similar dishes are available in the chain chinese restaurants. Basically, it is just another version of Xiao Long Bao to me soaked with vinegar, chilli and sprinkled with spring onions and beansprouts. I find the combination of vinegar and chilli quite potent and to my liking but on the other hand, it was also quite oily.

Wantons in Vinegar and Chilli  - $6
Here comes the main purpose of visiting the stall! For a $6 Truffle Oil version of Wanton Mee loaded with both fried and boiled wantons coupled with handful pieces of Wanton slices. Sides of the plate looked oily because they had sprayed the truffle oil over the noodles allowing them not to clump together. The noodles were special to me as they were similar to those "Mee Kia" I had in Hong Kong and were springy.

Truffle Oil Wanton Mee - $6
While these Char Siew was not your usual bright red color slices of meat that attract your attention. Instead, they were more towards dull in color, brown and have a good balance of fats as well as meat.

Char Siew Slices
While my friends ordered the Original Wanton Noodles in Soup version. Ingredients were pretty standard with vegetables, char siew, wantons and noodles. Perhaps the presentation here can be off-putting with the layer of oil on top of the soup.

Original Wanton Mee $3/4 (Dry/Soup)
In summary, the wanton noodle are quite usual just that the Truffle dish is something out of the usual ones we had, leaving an impression.

Rating: 3 / 5

Bee Kee Wanton Noodle
Location: 2 Lorong Lew Lian Chuen Kee Restaurant Singapore 531002

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seven Oaks

The majestic facade of Seven Oaks had just fooled me. We were astounded by the grand appearance of this 3 Storey high building for this definitely look more like a hotel than anywhere else for F & B.


Seven Oaks
Interior of the building was kind of posh and up scale, welcoming customers with generous and spacious looking tiles, sheltering them with cooling Air con and away from the scotching hot weather at its 1st Level. The first level is where the bakery is! You can look through the glass panels, admiring the pastry chef / bakers at work. It's also a place for walk in customers who want to buy some breads or cakes off from the shelves.

Ground Floor
Dining area will be at the upper floor and you can take the flight of stairs up there or by the elevator.

Light and refreshing with alternate layers of Charcoal flavours with fresh cream. The cake is topped with a little slice of strawberry, a blueberry and a lychee.

Charcoal Lychee - RM 8.40
Mango Charlotte was not too bad either. Fragrant and filled with fruity flavours from the mago cubes with sweetness. If I were to choose among these 3, I will vote for this.

Mango Charlotte - RM 14.70

Colorful things make one's mood brighten up and I'm glad that that there isn't any strong artificial flavours from the colors layers with alternate fresh cream layer.

Rainbow Cake - RM 12.60
A mix of apple, cucumber and soda. Its abit of soury due to that green apples are used.

Apple Frazzle - RM 13.50
Types of Yoghurt like Mango, Strawberry, Blueberry and Banana for us to choose from. Having Strawberry smoothies as my comfortable choice, I find it a total pleasure to have enjoy such a glass of drink.

Yogurt Smoothies - RM 14.90
Slightly bitter taste with its chocolate fudge that spelt out the original flavour of it. The drink is just another cooler to beat the heat outside of the building. Whipped cream and preserved cherry had topped the drink, what's more, the drink was served in an elegant glass to make everything looked nice.

Chocolate Smoothies - RM 15.90
Service here was not too prompt but I wish to be back again to enjoy their main courses for their environment is good and relaxing.

Rating: 3 / 5

Seven Oaks
Location:
134 Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Malaysia


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pompompurin Cafe

To be honest, I'm not aware of Pompompurin till I saw its cafe launched in Singapore few months ago. Pompompurin comes from the Sanrio family which also feature Hello Kitty, My Melody & Little Twin Stars. Theme Cafe has always amazed me and as you know there isn't much Sanrio Theme Cafe here in Singapore and it sounds pretty fun to be involved in one.


Pompompurin Cafe
 Looking at its menu, I feel like trying all as items was so attractive with cuteness overload by the Yellow Character. It's environment was featured in a theme of Garden City and everything looks peaceful and serene.

Cafe Theme

Merchandise
Every table comes with a temporary "friend" to dine with - the Pompompurin plush. Do have some hugs to it and a photo session.

Dining with a Friend 
Amazed by the cup of milk shake with printed Pompompurin Marshmallows topping off the gelatinous textured drink. The taste of refreshing fresh milk was really something I look upon to while the Mocktail of mango juice and fruits goes perfectly with cream and marshmallow in the fruity flavours.

Puru Puru Pudding Shake - $12.99 & Fruity Garden Mango Juice - $11.99
Printed Marshmallow
An adorable plate of slow-cooked mushroom stroganoff consisting deep flavours of scrambled eggs, onions and mushroom. Character Pompompurin was made up with yellow rice balls with meatball as its top and choclate fudge drawing out its eyes and nose, sitting on a bed of vegetables.

Pompompuri's Mushroom Stroganoff - $17.99
Like the Mushroom Straganoff dish, Pompompurin was made up by yellow rice balls but it was served in a cup instead. Pairing the rice with a little pot of stewed beef in delicious red wine sauce and sweet onions. Tasty and I like it.

Red Wine Beef Stew - $17.99
Not your usual cup of rice
There are some desserts menu that exclusivelyy alloweed their customer to take-home a pompompurin sovenir mug. We have a lot of mugs at home and was not too tempted to have additional in the kitchen thus we had ordered the Mango Parfait without the mug. Served in a wobbly Purin with diced mangos  as well as little scoops of ice cream. Dig in your dessert spoon and check out the spongy cake at its base!

Pompompurin's Mango Parfait - $19.99
How do we resist cute stuff? It's so hard to do so. Having a Buddy meal that consist of 2 drinks, 2 mains and a dessert with $10 off the bill ends us up paying a bomb too as it cost about $90 in total after the discount. Drinks are considered expensive here and taste wise it is still ok.

Rating: 3 / 5

Pompompurin Cafe
Location: 181 Orchard Road, #04-08, Orchard Central, Orchard Central, 238896

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Mizzy Corner

I have the sudden crave of Nasi Lemak recently and I dont know why. With so many stalls selling Nasi Lemak in Changi Village which one is the best? Being a not so "regular" in the East as an visitor we queued up the International Nasi Lemak Stall that people had raved about. After 15 minutes of queueing, we realised that the queue wasn't moving much and decided to join the fast moving queue at Mizzy Corner. Well organised with choices of Nasi Lemak Set indicated on its menu and with speed fast ordering, we get our plates of Nasi Lemak in no time. 

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak
Topping up Set A with additional Fish Fillet at $1, that's for dinner before our game of Pokemon. Having tasted the fried chicken, it was not as fragrant as I had expected, though batter was crispy but it lacked the punch. Fish fillet on the other side was quite soggy. It was an average plate of Nasi Lemak with crispy Ikan Bills and egg. Even though the chilli tasted sweet and a tad spicy, the portion that was given to us was definitely lacking on every plates we had.

Nasi Lemak Set A + Fish Fillet - $4.50
Overall, I wasn't too impress by the taste of the Nasi Lemak but if its isn't for time constrain, I would have queued up for the popular stall. If I were to compare this to what I had recently, I will prefer Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak

Rating: 3 / 5

Mizzy Corner 
Location: Changi Village Market and Food Centre, 2 Changi Village Road, #01-26 Singapore 500002

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fei Zhou (Restoran Famous Congee)

Fei Zhou, when translated from the chinese characters means "Flying Porridge" and the way it is pronounced, rhymes with Africa. It is just a stone throw away from the popular Sutera Mall that most of us has been visiting.

Fei Zhou
Interior was modern with recommended and signature dishes pictures on the wall. Premises is air-conditioned and fixed with ceiling fans to cool the temperature in the restaurant.

Environment

Beverages 
We started with some sides while waiting for the porridge and rice. Abalone mushrooms were deep fried and with its spicy soury dipped, I found that this is something special and not yet found in Singapore so far.

Deep Fried Mushroom - RM 10.80
 Dont miss out famous dish like the Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetables to complement with your porridge dishes. The pork were braised till tender together with garlic gloves and preserved vegetables.

Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetable - RM 15.80
With hints of peppery taste among the fragrant fried rice, these air flown salmon was cut into dices and topped the rice. Impressed by the bright orange presentation among the white, yellow and green ingredients in the rice, the taste was relatively above average. A little peeve is that the Salmon may be more on the fishy side.

Air Flown Salmon Fried Rice - RM 18.80
 Every pot of congee is served in the earthen claypot with a base wrapped with aluminium. The congee's depth of flavour come from the long hours of cooking the broth and rice grains were slowly cook to the texture. To enhance the flavours, spring onions as well as fried onions were added.

Sliced Fish Congee - RM 13.80 Sea Bass
 Mix the garnishing well. The pot of minced pork & century Egg Congee was savoury with generous amount of Minced pork and egg given.

Minced Pork & Century Egg Congee - RM 7.20
My bowl of congee won't be completed without these little fried fritters in it. If you are like me, mixed some of these into the porridge and enjoy the bites.

Fried Fritters 
Break the egg yolk and stir the fried fritters into the porridge.

Congee
It was a pleasant experience to have enjoy pots of porridge and kinds of dishes by Fei Zhou. I don't mind popping by once in a while for simple food like this.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Fei Zhou (Restoran Famous Congee)
Location: 38, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Malaysia


Monday, September 12, 2016

Tenderbest

Lauded for its freshly fried chicken, I'm very sure that majority of us are no stranger to this popular brand "Tenderfresh".

Tenderfresh
Community Centre nowadays is getting more interesting with shop F & B like this. The opening of Tenderbest not only brings more crowd to the centre but have also given residents nearby another option for food besides the recent launch of KEK that is some walking distance away. Tenderbest is Halal Certified and Muslim pals are welcome to dine in too.

Tenderfresh
Interior is simple and semi industrial themes with basic furnishings.

Suitable for Groups
There are long tables that are suitable for groups. The place is quite quiet and if you want to avoid the massive lunch crowd during weekdays, Tenderbest here serve up another good place for your lunch gathering.

Cosy Corner
Drinks are served upon ordering, however for food wise, we are given a buzzer and to return to the counter once the food its ready.

Bandung & Lime Juice - $1.90 Each
I'm as surprised as you when I learnt that Cheng Tng is available on the menu too. Catering to the style of the local, this drink serves its role in reducing the "heat" in our body system after the fried food we intake.

Cheng Tng - $3.30
Have you ever heard of spaghetti but in the form of Laksa? Here you go! Order this Western and Local Fusion from their menu and rate it.

Laksa Prawn Spaghetti - $8.50
Another fusion in the menu will be the Mee Goreng with Fried Cirspy Chicken. The plumply battered fritters was attention luring and I would have thought it was a battered fish as this is commonly seen in Fish & Chips dishes. I'm not very used to the style of having spaghetti fried and prepared to our local taste, thus I will prefer the original Mee Goreng.

Mee Goreng with Fried Crispy Chicken - $9.90
Chicken Chop can be served in 2 kinds of gravy, either the Brown Sauce or Black Pepper sauce. The slab of meat was fried to crispy brown on its skin and texture was perfect for me. The dish really lives up to its name with its tender chicken. Sides like fries were generously given with fragrant garlic toast and coleslaw.

Chicken Chop with Brown Sauce - $7.50

Chicken Chop with Black Pepper Sauce - $7.50

Another permutation in their Chicken dish will be its Crispy Chicken Cutlet with breaded crumbs on its outside.While the sides of the dish were similar to the chicken chop, the notable part will be the sweet tasting sauce that gives a good pairing to the deliciously fried chicken cutlet.

Crispy Cutlet with Mustard Sauce - $7.90

Crispy Tender Cutlet
Carbs lover who prefer rice to fries may try out their Fragrant Chicken Rice special which is also a signature dish of theirs. Look at the glossy even looking from the outer side of the spring chicken, it would have whip your appetite for more.

Roasted Half Spring Chicken Rice - $7.90
The Salted Egg chicken wings supposed to be the trendiest dish among the rest. However it was quite a disappointment for its salted taste did not really stand up.

Salted Egg Chicken Wings - $8.90 (6 Pcs)
Sambal Chilli was given on the plate of Aglio Olio with grilled Tilapia. Since Tenderbest is known of its chicken, you may want to give this a miss especially if you can not take the natural fish smell here.

Grilled Tilapia Aglio Olio - $8.90
 For those who enjoy cabonara in cream will probably like this. Chunks of mushrooms were given and mixed with chicken dices in the midst of the cream sauce as well as herbs.

Chicken Mushroom & Pesto - $7.90
 It's kind of fusion here I thought with chinese vegetables among the pasta. Nevertheless, the dish is still quite special among the rest of the menu item with smoke duck dices in it.

Smoked Duck Penne with Thai Sauce - $7.50
Overall, since we are no stranger to the Brand's name, I would say that the standard over here has keep up its name.

Rating: 3.25 / 5

Tenderbest
Location: Ayer Rajah Community Centre, 150 Pandan Gardens, Singapore 609335