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Monday, September 16, 2019

Tuk Wan Kitchen

Tuk Wan which means "everyday" in Thai serves authentic Thai Food. Bsesides running restaurant services, they are also doing food catering.

Tuk Wan Kitchen
We were early for lunch and patrons start streaming into the eating place. They do offer buffet at $28.80 per pax for over 90 items on the menu. However, there a minimum pax of 4 is required. Interior is modernly furnished with wall papers and poster.

Interior
Their menu is rather extensive with more than 50 items.

Tuk Wan Kitchen Menu
We will never leave Thai Milk Tea and Lemon grass drink out. Thai Milk Tea were not too sweet and have a strong tea taste.

Thai Milk Tea ชาเย็น & Thai Lemongrass Drink น้ำตะไคร้ - $2.50 Each
Enjoy the one mouth boat noodle offered in two different flavours, Thai Herbal Soup or Tom Yum Soup with the choice of Meat like beef Slice, beef ball, chicken slice, pork slice, pork ball and pork liver.

Our Boat Noodles Order - $1 per bowl
The noodle sticked together in both the flavours. Spending is $1 per bowl and you can simply finish this serving in just one spoon.

Boat Noodle in Thai Herb Soup with Beef Slice
The Thai herb soup tasted abit bitter and gave us a surprise if we were to compare to other Thai Boat Noodle eateries.

Boat Noodle in Thai Herb Soup with Pork Slice
It serves as a good choice for those who wanted to have a taste of it without the spice. Its actually quite fragrant with the use of herb, fried shallot and basil.

Boat Noodle in Thai Herb Soup with Pork Ball

We will prefer the spicy and tangy taste of boat noodle in Tom Yum Soup. It's rather appetizing and if we were not ordering other dishes, I would not have just stop at just one mouth.

Boat Noodle in Tom Yum Soup with Beef Ball

Boat Noodle in Tom Yum Soup with Beef  Slice

Though its a salad, we find it quite convenient to savour them down with our bowls of white rice.
It maybe a little spicy but you are able to taste the tartness from the fish sauce and the kaffir lime. Raw long beans, tomato and slices of cucumber were served in this salad bowl. On a side note, this dish has been sprinkled with smashed toasted rice, lending another level of texture to it.

Lab Moo - $12.80
Moo Ping, name in thai for Pork Skewer has been my favourite street food. The skewer had a blend of sweet and smoky flavours, what's more, its plump and juiciness flesh coated with a layer of aromatic glistening oil was incredibly addictive. Recommended!

Signature Pork Skewer หมูปิ้ง (4pcs) - $7.80
We had Tom Yum Clear soup with Seafood served in a earthen pot under a fire. Do not judge the book by its cover. Though the clear soup looks nothing fiery, its taste does. Ingredients include mushrooms, fresh prawns (yeah its big and not those processed prawns), tomato and fish.

Tom Yum Clear Soup (Pork / Chicken / Prawn / Seafood) - $10.80
Coconut based green curry tasted pretty standard with generous pieces of chicken strips. These gravy will give the boring plain white rice some flavours.

Thai Green Curry (Pork / Chicken / Prawn) - $9.80
Our appetizer was served last when we were finishing our meals. The crusty prawn cakes come in plump donuts size and were served piping hot. Its savory plum sauce give the dish a perfection. If you are looking for some finger food to start the meal with, don't leave this dish untouched.

Thai Prawn Cake served with Plum Sauce (3 pcs) ทอดมันปล - $6.80
Over, the everyday kind serves whipped up decent Thai food that suits our taste buds. It also allow some savings as there is no GST involve.

Rating: 3 / 5

Tuk Wan
Location: 10 Jalan Leban Singapore 577551
Website

Friday, September 13, 2019

Da Dong Prawn Noodles 大東蝦麵

Da Dong Prawn Noodles builds her history ever since 1966 and now it is helmed by the two brothers ~ the 2nd hawker generation.

Prawn Noodles prices start from $5 but this portion is small, perhaps suitable for the kids' appetite. Most of the patrons will order either the regular $8 or the larger portion at $10. Those who prefer Big Prawn noodles, can order at $13. Yup, they are not cheap and let's find out more!

Stall of Da Dong
The broth is robust, flavoured by prawns and pork but its not the usual bowl of prawn noodle broth that I had. It does not have the significant prawn odor albeit the broth have been cooked and simmered for long hours.

Prawn Noodle was well executed with our choices of noodles topped with prawns, pork, kang kong, bean sprouts, fried shallot oil and crispy pork lard.

Prawn Noodle - $8 (Regular)
Ensuring its quality of the broth, they do not dilute it and sadly for the patrons, Da Dong do not offer any soup refill in their bowl. Each bowl of prawn noodle is given just the right amount of broth to soak their noodles, so cherish every drop of it.


Kway Teow and Noodle
Pork Ribs were really tasty and had absorbed the taste of the broth. Not only that, pork ribs were tender and meat were bone-falling kind.

Pork Rib Prawn Noodles (Large) - $10
Soup for the pork intestine is more noticeable here. Texture of the intestine was chewy and tasted as if they have soaked up the unami flavours from the pork and prawns in the broth. Yum Yum!

Pork Intestine Soup - $5
For quality and soul satisfying meal, I felt that the price of a regular prawn noodle is justified.  Though I'm not a fan of prawn noodles, strangely the broth is addictive even in its light taste. Why not go down and show your support to these young hawkerprenuers.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Da Dong Prawn Noodles 大東蝦麵
Location: 354 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427600

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Say Yes Hong Kong Dim Sum 思源香港点心

Initial plan was to visit D'Shanghai but we only realized that place at Sutera Mall Area no longer exist. We had no chance but to seek alternative breakfast nearby. We searched around and discovered one of the recommended Hong Kong Dim Sums nearby at Say Yes.

Say Yes Hong Kong Dim Sum
The dumplings were well seated in the aluminium tray. They were tasty and marinated meat was well encased in the "bag" filled with delicious broth.

Shanghai Pork Dumplings - RM 5.80
Porridge size is small and if you are not going to order a lot of dim sum items, you may want to order 2 bowls.

Century Egg Pork Porridge - RM 5.80
These pan-fried carrot cake were soft with crispy top and bottom layer.

Pan Fried Carrot Cake - RM 6.80
Smooth glutinous rice rolls with chopped Char Siew drenched in sweet sauce was tasty.

Barbecued Pork Cheong Fun - RM 6.80
 Generous fillings with shrimp and black fungus with a good texture. However, soup was quite plain.

Fresh Shrimp Dumpling Soup - RM 8.80
Love the sweet BBQ pork billings in the soft and chewy buns!

Barbecued Pork Bun - RM 5.80
While chicken feet with chilli sauce tasted average however they were not peppery and spicy which was at an advantage for us.

Chicken Leg with Chilli Sauce - RM 5.80
Nothing too special about the taste of the Siew Mai. The colors were quite attractive, aren't they?

Pork Siew Mai with Mushroom -  RM 6.30
Fish balls were springy but contains fishy smell.

Handmade Mackerel Fish Ball - RM 5.80
Crispy and if you don't mind fried stuff, order this.

Fresh Shrimp Beancurd Roll - RM 8.80

 I had a mouthful of it and find that it had a pleasant taste with mushroms and minced chicken. Since glutinous rice fills up the stomach fast, it will be good for sharing.

Chicken Glutinous Rice - RM 5.80
 Not my favourite order in Dim Sum dishes but  the skin was light

Fresh Shrimp Dumpling - RM 6.80
Ending our hearty breakfast with the some sweet dessert. The Osmanthus Flower Jelly was surprisingly good and springy. It was not too sweet and fragrant.

Osmanthus Flower Jelly - RM 5.80 
Last but not least, we had the chilled Mango Sago.

Mango Sago - RM 6.80
I personally think that this dim sum place is quite decent. Portion maybe a little but good enough for me.


Say Yes Hong Kong Dim Sum 思源香港点心
Location: 64&66, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Monday, September 9, 2019

Eagle Wings Loft

The Nautical Theme Cafe and Bar has been attention catching whenever I passes by. It is located in  the building of King Albert's Park Residences Mall. This establishment is done up by a popular yacht Charter in Singapore - Eagle Wings.

Eagle Wings Loft

Disposable Placemat
Its quite surprising that the Cafe has constant flow of crowd despite being located in the quiet mall with a handful of shop spaces still untenanted.

Nautical Theme
Interior features a cozy and relaxing environment in its charming Nautical Theme Decor, switching us to holiday mood.

Interior
The Menu is rather extensive with Asian as well as Western choices ranging from Salad, burgers, pasta to Singapore Famous Fish Soup and Indonesian Fried Rice Paradise.

Menu
The Rich Lobster Bisque is the Captain's choice aka recommended dishes. Its not your usual bisque packed strong of crustacean taste but the savoury broth is creamy and comes with chunks of poached lobster meat. It is also served with a slice of buttered bread.

Rich Lobster Bisque - $12
This reminds me of our local Singer-Song writer, Dick Lee, for Fried Rice Paradise. The fried rice is not the usual ordinary plain rice with egg but added with Crab Meat. It was served with delicious chicken Wing, Chicken Satay with peanut sauce, fried egg with crispy salted egg fish skins on the side. This dish requires at least 15 minutes of preparation time as indicated  in the menu.

Indonesian Fried Rice Paradise - $15
Chicken Wings
Thumbs up for this Chef's Specialty Cream Sauce Tossed with Sauteed Bacon and Egg Yolk.
The dish is welll executed and if you love cream base pasta, do give it a try!

Captain Carbonara - $15
A fusion of Asian taste into the Western Dish. The sweet sour marinated chicken chop was served with hearty roasted red capsicum, broccoli salad with the choice of shoestrings fries or rice.

Ayam Melaka Chop - $15
Their mixed batter consist of brown butter waffle mixed with Charcoal waffle. Texture of waffle was fluffy and not too bad. Its pretty plain but good to pair up with the sweet scoops of Gelato we ordered.

Mixed Batter Waffle with a scoop of Gelato - $10.50 / $12 (Classic / Premium)
Dishes served tasted above average as compared to most Cafe in Singapore. Service was sincere and friendly. I will recommend it to anyone who wishes to enjoy Cafe food in such a lovely ambiance. Private Dining is also available at second floor with Karaoke System and big screen projectors.

Rating: 4 / 5

Eagle Wings Loft
Location: 9 King Albert Park, #01-14/33/34/56/57 KAP Residences Mall, Singapore 598332
Nearest MRT Station: King Albert Park (DT6)

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake 福州寶华蠔饼

We have observed the craze of Fried Oysters Cake in recent Food Fairs and Pasar Malam of the neighbourhood. There will be a snaky long queue in front of the stall without fail everytime we pass by. Well, these traditional and brilliantly good oysters pancakes are rare of its kind as not many places are selling it.

Stall of Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake 福州寶华蠔饼
The traditional fried Fu Zhou Oyster Cake comes in a sphere size like an UFO, making up of  ingredients like flour, spring onion, peanuts, anchovies, minced meat, oysters, prawn and Chinese parsley. Each is sold at $2 for the original flavour and if you want additional filling, it will be $2.50.

The UFO Oyster Cake - $2.50 (With additional ingredients)

I'm so excited!
Best eaten when its piping hot with its crispy thin golden brown crust enveloping the generous ingredients. The aroma whet our appetite for more with every mouthful bursting full of flavours and riots of texture ~ crispy from its fried batter, crunchiness from the anchovies and peanuts and not forgetting the juiciness from the fresh plump oysters. What surprised me was that these traditional cakes were not that overly oily.

Delicious!

What's the ingredients?
Rating: 4 / 5

Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake
Location: 166 Jalan Besar #02-34 Berseh Food Centre Singapore 208877
Nearest MRT Station: Jalan Besar (DT22)