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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cai Shu Guo Zhi

While searching for West Side Kway Chap, we came across this stall located in Teck Whye and decided to try it out. On a Sunday, the Coffeeshop is bustling and filled with families and tables enjoying their typical Singaporean style of breakfast. With the rainy weather the amount of seats available had been cut down too as many of them who were marketing nearby had been bounded by the sudden downpour of rain. Nevertheless we were quick to grab a sharing table and targeted on Cai Shu Guo Zhi.

Cai Shu Guo Zhi Shop Front
Price for 1 pax, 2 pax and 3 pax is all indicated on the signboard. Waiting time was not that bad and quick to serve.

Set for 2 - $8.50
Looks like the pork belly is missing out from this plate! Nevertheless we have the usual ingredients like braised egg, intestines, taupork and skins all generously served on the plate.

Kway Chap
Soup of Kway was not over oily, it was comfort comforting especially on a rainy day. Together with the clean handling of inards by Cai Shu Guo Zhi and its tangy chilli sauce, it makes a very good breakfast. You wont even get to taste a bitter grime as the pig intestines were thoroughly cleaned.

Overall, it is pocket friendly and I don't mind coming back here again.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Cai Shu Guo Zhi
Location: Blk 145 Teck Whye Avenue, Yummy Court #01-153 Singapore 680145

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Prosperity Seafood White Bee Hoon

With so many big red plates around on the tables of Bukit Timah Food Centre, it's hard to gain the attention of onlookers who are still deciding what to have for meals. Also with White Bee Hoon still pretty in trend nowadays, you won't be surprise by the queue these stalls have lining in front of their stall.

Prosperity Seafood White Bee Hoon
As I observed how the dish was prepared, I noticed that Bee Hoon were fried before hand and kept in a big basket. Then the kitchen helper will grab the portion required and placed the ingredients accordingly and pass to the cook.

Crayfish Seafood White Bee Hoon - $20 (Large)
The Bee Hoon has Wok Hei taste but still lacking the punch in the seafood broth.No doubt that the fried lards had enhanced its fragrant, I still find that it has more room for improvement. Having ordered cray fish, it was not as fresh as expected too.

Comparing White Bee Hoon stalls in the same Hawker Centre, I would prefer the one at 168 Beef Hor Fun / White Bee Hoon with Clam

Rating: 3 / 5

Properity Seafood White Bee Hoon
Location: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #02-180, Singapore 588215

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ah Tou Seafood Bak Kut Teh White Bee Hoon

Ever since I tasted the Sembawang's White Bee Hoon Recently, I was quite disappointed as their standards are no longer the same and even though I have been to many places for the same kind of dish, the taste of it just could not be better than what I had in memory.

Rumour has it that I am still able to find the same taste from Geylang Lorong 15's coffeeshop and we really head down there one of the weekends.

Spot the White Bee Hoon
The Malaysia Klang Style Claypot Bak Kut Teh comes in 2 Styles, Seafood Bak Kut Teh and the traditional one with pork. Being so used to the traditional BKT, we decided to have it. Simply love the special herbal taste but a stronger in taste would have make it better.

Traditional Claypot Bak Kut Teh - $22 (Big)
Items included were lean meat, pork ribs, button mushrooms, Tau Pok, pig's stomach, liver and pork belly. Instead of placing in more ribs, we had more of Pork belly.

Bak Kut - Pork Ribs
Something that not to be missed if you are here. Order their White Bee Hoon and enjoy the heavenly gravy that these white bee hoon are soaked in. Every mouthful of Bee Hoon is sweet and pack full of rich broth and fried egg taste!

Crayfish White Bee Hoon - $23 (Big)
The Clayfish is fresh too with springy meat that makes the dining experience so different. I would say the taste of White Bee Hoon is similar or close to what I first had in Sembawang White Bee Hoon Stall.

Definitely I will want to be back with White Bee Hoon's craving in my mind!

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Ah Tou Seafood
Location: No. 291 Geylang Lorong 15 Singapore 389338

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Penang Signature

Penang Signature is located in Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre. In fact you can smell the distinctive flavour of Assam Laksa from far. Amazingly, there is only one item available for sale from their stall and that is none other than their signature Penang Assam Laksa that cost $3.50 per bowl.

Penang Signature Stall
Ingredients are generous and you can see the big chunks of fishes in the disposable bowl used with vegetables, tamarind slices, cucumber, onions, pineapple cubes and vegetables.The sweet sour and spicy taste are indeed very appetizing.

Assam Laksa - $3.50
The noodles itself are chewy and immersed in the tangy Assam Gravy, i bet you cant find anything closer here in Bukit Timah than to what you have in Penang. Well, its really addictive.

Close up of Assam Laksa

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Penang Signature
Location: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road #02-128 Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre
Singapore 588215

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thai Affair

I remember having an affair with Thai food in Central Clarke Quay a few years back and recently my friend brought me to visit another of their branch located in Pasarbella. The stall is operated by a group of Thai-Speaking Ladies and one of them can speak fluent Mandarin.

Thai Affair Menu
Plates used were bio-degradable. If you were to order appetizers, their Thai Fish Cakes will be a very good recommendation. It's springy and well fried to golden brown. The sweet and sour chilli complements these bites well.

Thai Fish Cakes - $7
Green Mango Salad was sweet and tasty with minimum chilli used. Good for someone who cannot take spiciness.

Green Mango Salad - $9
Sweet, tasty and wasn't too dry. Ingredients like prawns given were generous. Besides that the dish comprised of rice noodles, eggs, scallions, beansprouts, peanuts and chilli flakes. The downside of being generous on its sauce as it taste a tad too much ketchup among the Phad Thai.

Phad Thai - $10

Next we ordered the Green Curry Chicken. Taste was alright without being too creamy on its gravy. However if you are expecting chicken cubes size of meat, you might be disappointed as they had thrown in cut thin slices of meat with egg plants and other vegetables.

Green Curry Chicken - $10 / 13

The taste as an overall has tailored to Singaporean's style and none of them are spicy. However it still serve decent Thai food. Thus if you are looking for a quick fix for Thai Cuisine in Turf City, you might want to consider Thai Affair as one of your choices as dishes served were rather prompt.

Rating: 3 / 5

Thai Affair
Location: Pasarbella 200 Turf Club Road, #02-K42 Singapore, 287994

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mai Thai

Mai Thai located along the stretch of eateries in Chip Bee Gardens providing causal Thai Dining. With both indoor and alfresco dining area, you can enjoy their authentic Thai Food. We were there on a Weekend for a farewell dinner organised by one of our colleagues. Place was peaceful and furnished in traditional taste furniture.

Menu of Mai Thai
We all love Cha Yen (Thai Milk Tea) and they also have this version in Green Tea. The color of the drink reminds me of Avocado Milk. Besides that, they also offer Lemon Grass Tea that consist of Mint leaves. It can be order in Hot or Cold Version.

Thai Iced Green Milk Tea - $3.50
Something new on the menu with vegetarian dishes. These spring rolls are deep fried and consist of ingredients like vermicelli, bean curd, cabbage, mushroom and black fungus.

Vegetarian Spring Roll - $12
Starting off our Thai Feast with Tom Yam Goong, the fiery and soury kick in the soup had "opened up" our appetite in preparation of welcoming more dishes. This classic Thai Spicy Clear soup came with mushrooms and prawns over a fire pot.

Tom Yum Soup - $16.50 (3 Servings)
Wrapped in glossy pandan leaves, Gai Ho Bai Tuey was served with sweet black sauce and sesame. Coming in a plate of 6, portion was miserable as it came in miniature sizes.

Pandan Chicken - $12
Pla Merk Yang was something new to me as I have always had steamed fish in sour and spicy sauce yet this time round we had it for cuttlefish. Texture of cuttlefish (sotong) was alright, the only part that most of us dont prefer will be the gel / jelly stuffing between the rings.

Steamed Cuttlefish - $18
Homely taste from the Pad Pak Ruom, consisting of stirred fried baby kai lan, cabbages, baby corns, carrots and mushroom in oyster sauce & garlic.

Mixed Vegetables - $12
Moo Ka Pao is one of my all time favourite among the thai dishes and best to go with white rice. Minced pork is stirred fried with Thai chilli paste, onions and basil leaves.

Basil Pork - $15.50
Pad Pak Bung Fai Deang (Morning Glory) is crunchy and stirred fried in garlic as well as chilli.

Morning Glory - $12
Gaeng Keaw Wan was served last when we had finished our rice. Chicken meat with thai egg plant was the main ingredient of the green curry. It had a strong frozen taste and quite creamy just to have it alone, it ended up that we did not finish the entire bowl of it.

Green Curry Chicken - $15.50
Wonderfully presented Khao Pad Saparod  in the pineapple mixed with chicken floss, cashew nuts, pineapple pieces, raisins and chicken meat. Rice was consistently coated in yellow,  however the taste was ordinary and nothing much to comment about.

Pineapple Rice - $14.50
Service was moderate however one thing they can improve on is perhaps the sequence of the dishes coming out as we strongly feel that the Green Curry Chicken especially should come before we finishes the meal. Portion on the other hand was small and taste as an overall was mediocre.

Rating: 3 / 5

Mai Thai
Location: 44 Jalan Merah Saga Singapore 278116

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Noodle Bar

Noodle Bar by Tokyo Latte is a Japanese-Western Fusion modern dining place located among the shops at level two of JCube.

Interior is spacious with open kitchen concept. There is communal table suitable for large groups and family dinning as well as bar counter for small group dining.

Noodle Bar

Noodle Bar Interior
Orange Crush was freshly made and pretty refreshing with mint leaves and fruits bits.

Orange Crush - $4.30 & Iced Lemon Tea - $2.80
Pasta was cooked to al dente texture and though the base is cream, the portion of cream was well distributed among the spaghetti. Light in flavours with bacons, mushroom, tomatoes and finely grated Parmesan cheese topped with chopped parsley.

Bacon Carbonara - $8.50
Presentation for the Vongole is similar to the former just that the ingredients was different.

Vongole - $9
We haven't got too much time in the Noodle bar as it was nearing to the closing of Business day. If not for my friend who had introduced me to this place, I would have never explore much deeper among the trendy shops in JCube. Service as an overall is friendly and quick to serve. I will be back again for other dishes.

Rating: 3 / 5

Noodle Bar
Location: JCube,  #02-03, 2 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609731