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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spize

Spize is located in Temasek club and surrounded by Bukit Timah Reserve and swimming pool. It is open to member of the public as well . Given that they have spacious dining aready, Spize also has a good variety of Asian & Western Food Items in their menu with reasonable prices.

Spize
Under the Indian Category in the Menu, we ordered the Chicken Briyani as it was so tempting to see many of the diners had one of such plate on the table.

Chicken Briyani - $11.90
Braised big piece of Tandoori Chicken was given with pairings like South Indian Dahl, pickled cucumber, dried Mango with Mustard Seeds.

Braised Chicken Leg
This dish won't go wrong with the fragrant Pakistani Basmati Rice packed with Saffron, Mint and Cashew Nuts!

Basmati Rice
Under the Mediterranean Burger's Menu, we ordered The Royale. The burger was big with friends and mixed greens.

The "Royale" - $16.90
Take a look at the grilled beef Patty that topped with fried Egg and melted Emmentaler Cheese betwen the Brioche Buns with Peperoncino Caramelized Onions and Garlic Aioli.

Cross Section of the "Royale"

Beef Patty
Im not a fan of brownie but this dessert scored some marks. It's from Auntie Molly's recipe that comprised 70% of Dark Chocolate with Salted Caramel and Apple Cinamon, Hazelnuts and Walnuts topped with choice of Italian Gelato. Sweetness was well balanced with the tad bitterness of the Dark Chocolate.


Molly's Brownie - $8.90
Though food is quite good, with its far-flung location, it is less likely we will be there often but for view and tranquility environment, it will be good that we should come here and dine once in a while.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Spize
Location: 
131 Rifle Range Road, #03-04, Singapore 588406

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Xin Ban Mian 辛板面

We all hear about the popular Handmade Noodle at Geylang Lorong 32 but recently, my friend shared that there is another Handmade Noodle stall at Lorong 23 that tastes great too. We visited the coffeeshop and had our meal there.

Choose your food items
It took quite a while for noodles to be served. We waited quite a while for 3 bowls to be served.

Buzzer
Upon collecting our bowls, the portion was kind of disappointing and may not be enough for medium size eater. Comparing to the mainstream bowl of Handmade Noodle we had, mushrooms which usually aids in enhancing the fragrant might be missing out from the ingredients. However, to compromise the loss of mushroom, we had a dumpling as a replacement here. Other than this, minced meat, fried anchovies and vegetables made up the bowl of noodle.

Though Dry version is more expensive than the Soup version by 50 Cents, it will be recommended. Black sauce is light and noodles were springy with texture closer to La Mian.

Original Taste Ban Mian - $4 (Dry)
The taste of Pork Belly Ban Mian is similar to Original Taste Ban Mian just that minced meat was converted into pork belly at $1 more.

Pork Belly Ban Mian - $5 (Dry)
Soup tasted delighting with an egg included. Egg was kind of half boiled and you get to enjoy the generous amount of egg white in it. I believe that you have to enjoy half boil egg to like this.

Soup
 For those who dont mind a tad spiciness, add their special chilli to your bowl and enjoy the meal.

Chilli
Overall, personally I will prefer L32 Handmade Noodle to Xin Ban Mian, perhaps its because that the former has a good reminiscent of my school days.

Rating: 3 / 5

Xin Ban Mian 辛板面
Location: 232 Sims Ave (Off Geylang Lorong 23), Singapore 387509

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Royal Thai

Spotted this Royal Thai Boat Noodles & Bar everytime I pass by the roads and decided to give it a try. There are still a lot of units left vacant in the King Albert Park thus locating Royal Thai should be an easy task, moreover they are just along the main roads.

Outdoor Space at Royal Thai
We had the outdoor seats and we had a beautiful sight of the blue hours.

Outdoor
Through their friendly servers, we learnt that this is another branch apart from the main one in Fairways Drive. The menu is extensive, they have a lot of dishes to choose and diners like us are just simply spoilt of choices.

Menu
With the naturally sweet Thai Mango, this drink is a perfect cooler to beat the heat on the hot day. Love its taste, sweet and yummy with no additional coloring added.

Mango Ice Blended - $5.50
Starting with Appetizers, we had the usual Mango Salad. It gave us a riots of texture together with the sour and hot burning sensation from the chilli. Not to mentioned that it is fragrant with chopped peanuts as well as dried shrimps.

Mango Salad - $7
Boat Noodle is also one of my preferred dishes from Thai Cuisine, however not many places served them. We had the beef version and noodle was fragrant, topped with beansprouts, pork lard, spring onions for garnishing. The soup in the bowl tasted as good as one I had in Thailand. We ordered the small portion to have a try and it was satisfying.

Boat Noodle Beef (Small) - $3.90
Pineapple fried rice was fragrant topped with floss and fried with prawns, assorted vegetables and cashew nuts. The dish was appetizing and addictive. I would consider this as one of the better Thai Pineapple Fried Rice I had here locally.

Pineapple Fried Rice (Prawns) - $9.50
The grilled pork with their house sauce was not too bad. It was tender and tasty.

Grilled Pork with Garlic with Royal Thai Sauce - $12.50
Thinking of completing our meal with sweet thoughts, we ordered a bowl of Red Ruby Dessert for sharing. Love the crunchy chestnut wrapped in the soft translucent red jelly.

Red Ruby - $4.50
Meal as an overall was satisfying. Service rendered was friendly and prompt. It will be good to be back here again for some Thai Food.


Rating: 4 / 5

Royal Thai Boat Noodles
Location: 9 King Albert Park #01-01/02 Singapore 598332

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Oberstrasse

Oberstrasse is a German term for Upper Street and is commonly used in Germany. The cafe is just a stone throw away from Lavendar MRT Station. It's quite a popular place for some breakfast and brunch. It was a last minute idea that we came here for a meal, but for a dinner.

Oberstrasse
Interior feels cosy under the orange lights. In fact the theme of using transparent containers with the bulbs in them gave the environment a rustic feel altogether with the wooden tables and chair.

Theme
Drink
I bet everyone hear about their Rosti and comes here for this! The homemade potato rosti was awesome accompanied by a pretty sunny side up egg, wedge of lemon and a spat of sour cream. The Rosti was pan-fried to crisp at some parts and texture was perfect without being too burnt. If I were to compare Rosti from Marche, both as are tasty, just that the differences is that Oberstrasee Rosti are more of wider and shorter while Marche's were machined cut thus the size of it is uniform.

Sunny Rosti - $11
Sandwichies are served in freshly baked Ciabatta with Smoked Cheddar, Coral lettuces, Tomatoes and Onions. It consist of Norwegian smoked salmon, Avocado spread, horseradish dill sauce and alfalfa sprouts.

Smokled Salmon & Avocado - $12
I had the Duck Confit as my main course that come with 2 sides and I had the homemade slaw as well as the House Salad. The color combination of this course looked pleasing to the eyes with purple slaw and Salad drenched with roasted sesame dressing. On the other hand the Duck Confit was deep fried, though it was a tad on the dry side, it was well complimented by the Lingonberry Sauce that elevated the dining experience of the dish.

Duck Config with Lingonberry Sauce - $18
It was quite quiet during the night and perhaps many would come for their brunch or breakfast. Service was friendly and prompt. The only down side I would have think of is perhaps the smell on the clothing after dining. I don't mind returning for sausage and rosti.

Rating: 3.25 / 5

Oberstrasse
Location: 809 French Road #01-50 Kitchener Complex Singapore 200809

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Choco Choco

Having been to KSL multiple times, I did not realise Choco Choco exist until my pal told me about it.


Ground Level of KSL City
Choco Choco is located in the open space area and it is rather easy to find them. The furnishing is simple with the usual tables and chairs under the shopping mall lighting.

Location


Banner
I was kind of excited looking through the beverages menu as that was my first time ever to order beverages with 3D arts or graphics.


Menu for Beverages
For those who are looking for bites, you can try out their All Day Brunch or Sandwiches, Pasta but these orders does not come together with the arts.

Menu for food
We did not specify any special request and the art drawn was all random and the creativity by the staff. Though our orders were served one at a time, I find that its already quite fast in speed.

Look! They have drawn me Crayon Shin Chan on my cup of chocolate.

Choco Choco (Regular) - RM 12.90
 While my friend got her cup of Hot Mocha with my favourite character, Doraemon on it.

Mocha (Regular) - RM 12.90
On the other hand, I find that the Iced Cappuccino is more interesting as it consist of 4 different faces from a cat illustrating joy, anger, worry and happiness.

Iced Cappuccino - RM 11.90
The black forest cake was ordinary and on the plate it was accompanied by the skillfully drawn Sanrio Character, Keropi Frog. Its outline was thinly drawn with chocolate syrup.

Black Forest Cake - RM 12.90
Here's our combination of orders. With so much cute stuff on the table, we could not help ourselves in taking more pictures before we got these artwork eaten up and destroying them.

Our Cute Orders


Rating: 3.5 / 5

Choco Choco
Location: GF-S04B @ Ground Floor KSL City 80250 Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Otto's Deli Fresh

Otto's Deli Fresh is located in Raffles @ Holland Village, 2nd Level. It is easily accessible with the help of  MRT Circle Line as public transport is just a stone throw away.

Otto's Deli Fresh
For quenchers, we have 2 glasses of recommended drinks by the servers. Sunshine Paradise comes with different layers of soda colored drink, which makes one feel delighted with its enjoyable colors.

Sunshine Paradise - $6.90 & Pink Lime - $6.90
I had not enjoyed a satisfying pasta for such a long time and this literally had my stomach at first mouthful. Beef was tender and juicy in the right thickness while Fettuccine was in its Al Dente Texture with ingredients such as button mushroom, sour cream, Cornichon & Parsley. Recommended!

Beef Stroganoff Fettuccine - $19.90
The beef on the skewer was well marinated, though it went under the flame, the meat remained juicy topped with Chimichuri, Garlic Risoni, Pineapple and Red Onion Salsa.

Giant Beef Skewer 200g - $25.90

Skewer on the Board
Ending our dinner in sweet notes with their Burnt Banana Waffle. Dont worry, the banana is not rotten. In fact it is Freeze Dried Banana that was burnt in its skin. We peeled off the black skin and enjoyed the Waffle topped with a scoop of cooling Peanut Butter Gelato.

Burnt Banana Waffle - $12.90
Overall, I find that the mains provided by Otto's Deli Fresh are scrumptious and worth the money spent. It will be great to be back again for other stuff.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Otto's Deli Fresh
Location: 118 Holland Avenue, #02-01 Raffles @ Holland Village

Monday, March 26, 2018

Restoran Chua Kee 蔡記海鮮樓

The last round when I visited Restoran Chua Kee was 10 over years ago. I can vividly remember rushing into Johor Bahru from Tuas 2nd Link after our working hours and have a 1 hour quick journey up into Gelang Patah for this Cze Char. During then, the restaurant was not renovated and we have to kind of dining on the side streets on the road pavement but today the dining area is sheltered.

Restoran Chua Kee
Simply love this recommended butter pork cubes that are fragrant and crispy. It was fried with sweet savoury sauce and curry leaves, enhancing its taste.

Butter Pork Cube (Small) 奶油花肉丁(小) - RM 12
The style of cooking Four treasures was unexpected with the used of fried Ikan Billis, giving additional crunch to our palettes. Other ingredients include Egg Plant, lady's fingers, long beans and petai beans drenched in some gluey brown sauce.

Handmade Four Treasure (Small) 四大天王 (小) - RM 35
Another recommended dish in the menu that is their handmade four treasure. The ingredients of the dish reminds me of Yi Pin Guo (一品锅 ). Ingredients includes broccoli, button mushroom, carrot, green pea, prawns, fish maw & sea cucumber.

Handmade Four Treasure (Small) 四宝手工豆腐 (小)- RM 35
Beneath the treasures lies the wobbly handmade nutritionally Tofu.

Hidden Toufu
The long awaiting dish that came last when we almost finished our rice. It's more like herbal chicken soup. Chicken meat was tender and fell off easily from the bone with little effort used. The meat is naturally sweet and had a good accentuation of herbs taste. The broth alone is good and suitable for drinking alone without any white rice.

Healthy Wealthy Chicken (Large) 养生富贵鸡  - RM 30 
Comparing this original Restoran Chua Kee with New Restoran Chua Kee, I will still prefer this place as food generally tasted so much better and it brings back lots of memories dining here. The journey is about 45 minutes to 1 hour to Tuas Second Link by driving and I find it worth the travel timing. Recommended!

Rating: 4 / 5

Restoran Chua Kee 蔡記海鮮樓 
Location: Jalan Kacang Panjang, Gelang Patah, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia