Tuesday, February 28, 2006
The rest of the dishes I find them very oily! So it did not go well with me!
Saturday, February 25, 2006
The Satay on the other hand though looks simple but packs the good taste! The sauce deserves to be mentioned. Thick and simply…. YUMMY! Many other things to eat here… the Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles looks nice!
A good thing to do after dinner at this place is to take a slow walk round the reservoir after dinner! Just enjoy the breeze and the stars… learn something about the Orion Star today!
Friday, February 24, 2006
G: Tiong Bahru market?
D: No time... lazy... so far! Look around here la!
G: Remember the paper steamboat we saw last time? Wanna try?
D: Hmmm... ok!
Watching FINAL DESTINATION 3 today! Btw, the show is just so so only! Not as horrible/bloody as the 1 & 2. Thus... just watch only if you got the time and the extra cash!
Ha... back to my food review! We were the first customer there, I guess 6.30pm was too early for ppl of Tiong Bahru! Complimentary Green Peas for early birds! The menu has alot of typical japanese food... price range was so so.
We ordered the Beepu Ramen ($12.80). Consist of everything according to the menu. There was 1 Prawn, 1 Mussels, 1 Scallop, 1 Crab Stick, slices of Char Siew and some vegetables. So... not really alot la! The ramen was good. It has the Q-ness in it and the soup was also tasty! You can choose the different levels of spiciness for the soup! I tried the level 1 only. It was alright for me. Perhaps a good level will be 2-3.
Gladdy tried the Beef Paper Pot (promotional price $8.80). Add $1 and you get Age Dashi Tofu with a can of coke! Not bad ah! As you can see from the picture, there was a generous amount of beef and vegetable. So it is quite worth it!
Beppu Menkan – Tiong Bahru Plaza
Tel: 6273 0013
Thursday, February 23, 2006
One word describes the whole experience! HORRIBLE!
The service was bad, the food was rather tasteless, especially the fried yam cake. We thought perhaps the black sweet sauce was missing, so we asked the girl at the counter if they have some sweet sauce for the dish, she replied with a ‘can’t you see the sauce is already on the table’ attitude! Well, the table only had chillie , soya sauce, pepper and toothpick! What I asked was sweet sauce. Anyway, I thought she could be friendlier!
The He Ye Fan was rather bland and was not hot inside. The food though was re-stream before being serve turned cold quite fast. I suspect the food was not streamed long enough. There were hardly many tables when I was there, thus, I could not understand why they could not stream the food longer! Gladdy said that perhaps it was the fan
Anyway, this place will be a NO NO for me! :(
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Suntec City Mall 3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-064, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983 Ph : 6337 2815 , 6337 1235
Great World City 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-06, Great World City, Singapore 237994 Ph : 6734 9492 , 6735 0168 , 6737 1235
1000, East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449879 Ph : 6876 1678, 6876 1676
Monday, February 20, 2006
Located inside the food court at Suntec City, the food is good! Reasonable pricing too! And best of all... do not need to fight for seats like those at the food court as they have their own seating place! Should go back again!
Got the sms from XM. Wow... our chef is cooking mee siam today! Home-made lunch?! Why not!
The sambal chillie sauce with ikan billis deserves to be mentioned here! It was tasty! It was delicious and it was supered! I wish I could tabao back and eat it with bread! It was simply yummy-licious!
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
Yu Kee Duck Rice. I like this particular store very much! Anyway, since I wanted to reward myself for a hard days work! I ordered an extra side dish too! Carrot Cake!
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
I browse through and ordered the Ginseng Chicken Soup, Saba set and Juicy tender beef!
First up were the appetizers. Indeed an impressive start I must say! Kimchi, some salad, Ikan Bilis, peanuts in sweet sauce, egg and some seafood patty.
The 1st dish up was the Grilled Saba. Look like it had been in the frying pan a wee bit too long. It looked dried and stiff… but do not be fool by the look, it was very tasty and the meat was just right. Though I wished the potion was bigger. But then again, it only cost $9.90.
The Ginseng Chicken ($12.90) came in a boiling clay pot. I tried it and found the Ginseng taste too powerful! We were into yet another debate if Ginseng is heaty or a cooling thing! We could not come to a conclusion. Thus, I played it safe and only ate the chicken while J can have the soup!
We also ordered the Juicy Tender beef ($8). My advice! Don’t try! Enough said!
This is a must eat thing in KL. The Fried Hokkien Mee! We found this in Chinatown after walking around wondering which stall we should go to. Ended up this one we went to was not so bad! Black, thick and juicy! 2 word.... Super Shiok! Very different from those you find in Singapore I must say.
Lok Lok or Dip dip as I affectionately know it as... my dad use to bring us to the one at Gay World before they were demolished! And I miss it! I know there are still some places with this in Singapore, but I could not resist it when I saw in on the streets in KL. I am someone who loves satay sauce and to me, good satay sauce goes well with everything!
Secret Recipe - Should eat here when in Malaysia, simply because it is very cheap and quite good too! After converting back to SG dollars, my Dory Fish with Lobster Sauce only cost me less den $10.
We went to Jalan Alor and decided to dine at the corner restaurant which seems slightly higher class compared to those by the road side. We ordered their Famous Fried Pork Ribs with Herbs, 2 taste Kailan, Special Sauce Big Headed River Prawns, and Bamboo Clams. The Ribs were good except that it was slightly too fatty! The good thing was the kalian, I am not someone who goes gaga over veggie, but I ate this as it was very tasty, I do not know it if was the way the dish was cooked, but the Kailan was very juicy! The bamboo clams were ordinary. We wanted the stream clams with garlic, however, the boss recommended the Kung Pao which was just so so! The highlight was the prawns, @RM15 per 100gms, and the boss was saying that 1 prawn will weight up to 100-150grams! But we were quite disappointed that the prawns were rather small. Nevertheless, the sauce was super duper delicious and tasty!
We also wanted something to add on, thus ordered the Sea Bass with Black Bean paste. We have tried this at a few Crystal Jade, but this one is very salty! The paste was very thick and it was not evenly spread! So... must remember, cannot have this dish in GWC. The one at TPY and TM is good.
This one above is from Joo Heng along Joo Chiat. So traditional that you can see the whole slice of salted fish! Goes well with white rice!
This one is from Crystal Jade, they added water chestnuts in it and also alot of mince ginger. Did not really like the ginger smell though! It was also a little bit dry and the salted fince was mixed with garlic bits, thus the fragrance of the salted fish was somehow very mixed up! My grandma's cooking was still the best!
Friday, February 10, 2006
Wednesday, February 8, 2006
The salted egg on the Stream Mince pork was very nice! It went well with the porridge!
We reserved a table for 13. The table was huge, just that the chairs were too majestic! Thus, having 13 huge chairs to 1 huge table was rather cramp! Thank goodness 2 of my bros backed out! So 11 of us sat comfortably!
The first dish was Salmon Yusheng ($28), we ordered a medium size one as we just wanted to ‘Lo’ for fun! To our surprise, it was a rather huge potion! XM commented that this could easily cost $48 outside! The Yusheng was tossed and it was all messy! But we enjoyed it very much!
Next dish was Indonesian Curry Fish head ($16) and a Grouper Steam Boat ($25). It went down well with everyone, but some commented the Curry Fish Head was too spicy for them! The Steam Boat was tasty, there were quite a lot of fish meat inside that pot! I felt that more pepper for the soup will be better!
Next was their Coral Special Tofu ($15). According to the waitress, they made the tofu themselves, smashed it, add in meat, fried it till golden brown and serve with Mayo. It tasted very excellent! Lip-smacking in fact! I personally do not like Tofu, but this dish went down well for me!
The Fried Prawns with Oats ($30) was next! We calculated, each prawns $2 each! We were debating how this dish should be eaten, with or without the shell! Well, as usual, the dish was gone in a few mins! Up next was the Pork with Orange Sauce ($20). It was Yummy! But I found the portion abit too small for our table of big eaters! Fried Fritters with Squid Paste ($15) was next. They enhance the taste by adding pork floss to it! It brought a unique taste to the whole dish! Something new! But the mayo made the dish slightly too soggy! Chicken with Thai sauce ($20) was next! It was covered with Basil, mint, onion and all the thai ingredients which I personally did not fancy! We were quite full by then and did not finish this dish!
Mushroom with Broccoli ($20). The last dish before dessert! The mushrooms were braised and we did not finish this too as were were exploding! Dessert was Orh Nee with Pumpkin ($25), Very thick paste and I felt very jalat!
The whole dinner cost about $280 (with rice, drinks & GST). There was no service charge or CESS. A good place for a good hearty meal!
CORAL BISTRO 269 Beach Road (Opposite Plaza Hotel) Tel: 6396 8451. They have a website too! http://www.coralbistro.com/coralmain_content.html
Monday, February 6, 2006
Verdict: Still prefer Chinatown Food Centre 2nd level and Tian Tian Chicken Rice at Maxwell Market.
Reason being, I find the rice at Chin Chin not that not that fragrant and fluffy, the chicken was tender, that is without a doubt! But the rice plays a very important part for the whole chicken rice experience too.
Hot humid weather in Singapore! What would be the best remedy? A cooling cup of sugar cane drink!
And there are Natural Benefits and Curative Properties
Sugarcane juice has many medicinal properties. It strengthens the stomach, kidneys, heart, eyes, brain and sex organs.
The juice is beneficial in fevers. In febrile disorders which causes [ever, when there is great protein loss, liberal intake of sugarcane juice supplies the body with necessary protein and other food elements.
Sugarcane is very useful in scanty urination. It keeps the urinary flow clear and helps the kidneys to perform their functions properly. It is also valuable in burning micturation due to high acidity, gonorrhea, enlarged prostate, cyctitis and nepthritis. For better results, it should be mixed with lime-juice, ginger juice and coconut water.
Mixed with lime juice, it can hasten recovery from jaundice. It is, however, very essential that the juice, must be clean, preferably prepared at home. Resistance is low in hepatitis and any infected beverage could make matters worse.
The juice sucked from the sugarcane can prove highly valuable in case of weak teeth due to lack of proper exercise resulting from excessive use of soft foods. It gives a form of exercise to the teeth and makes them strong. It also keeps the teeth clean and increases their life.
What to put on weight?
Sugarcane juice is a fattening food. It is thus an effective remedy for thinness. Rapid gain in weight can be achieved by its regular use.
The dew which collects on the long leaves of sugarcane is useful in several eye disorders. When instilled in the eyes, it is an effective medicine in defective vision, cataract, conjunctivitis, burning of the eyes and eye-strain after excessive reading.
Saturday, February 4, 2006
i-makan: Yes, that is what I want it to be!
A: Can you write more things?
imakan: But this is how I want it to be! A Makan Blog!
Well... you cannot please everyone right?