Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Finally snagged a place at Three buns at Potato head folk. Awesome burgers ( lamb and beef), fries ( with a remarkable beef and hot ketchup sauce) and grilled corn ( perhaps second to Lucha Locho!). Have your burgers on the first floor open area ( the waiting list at the second floor restaurant is just crazy and apparently it's 10 percent cheaper here ) and a drink at the roof top ( the climb to the 4th floor brings you through a crash course of the rest of the restaurant and bars) with the lovely fairy lights!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The egg dishes at Patisserie G ( Millenia Walk).
Baked eggs with gruyere cheese- cheese got really dense towards the end ( perhaps, on cooling ). Brioche was the airiest and most crisp I've had.
Would be back for the cakes;)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A happy discovery after NDP at the promenade.. Everywhere was crazy packed including lau pa sat so we made our way down and intended to check out dinner at Sarnies ( which was closed on a Saturday night ) and we were drawn to this place which looked like a corner coffee shop- we only realised it was the No Menu Bar - ironically, after we checked out the menu. It was a good mix of hot and cold tapas ( all priced at $14), pastas, cheese and pastas
On the house
The bruschetta is the best we've had. Ever ! The sweetest tomatoes which they brought in from Sicilly. Smoked octopus at the corner left - awesome with a tiny wee bit of salad. Squid ink pasta's definitely got an intrinsic umami taste to it. Fried potatoes were kinda a waste of my carbs :p
Smoked mozzarella cheese which was breaded and fried and in the sweetest tomato purée. I think we certainly appreciate the importance of the quality of tomatoes after this dinner
Petit fours on the house - apple cake and meringue
Lovely hosts for the evening and home made food is indeed a great combination for a Saturday supper :)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Post ndp preview made our way to Osteria Mozza (marina bay sands) and was lucky enough to snag a table !
Mini ricotta that's on the house
Upsized that's on the parents
Grilled octopus perfect with the salad
Smoked ocean trout in a spicy salad
Friday, July 11, 2014
Vascular weekx1 mid week break at &sons( China Square). Too many eateries here ! The platypus lobster place looks awesome. &sons is surprisingly not too crowded ( a manageable work crowd) with a mix of bar seats and table seats. Of cos we were atop the bar seats.
Awesome smoked cheese and truffle pasta. The smoked cheese was grilled further and tasted like a sausage.
Beef is so so ( lukewarm ) but cod is lovely in a salsa sauce. Flakes off in a instant.
Mushrooms - uber cheesy and creamy. Chunks of cornmeal inside this dish.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Finally got to meet chongs - original destination was the neighbor of 63 Celcius but I'm glad we settled for 63 Celcius in the end (Asia Square). My second visit here - missed the black rice here ( not launched yet ) during my first visit. Now I got to try the black rice - sans the uni !
I would so come back for this. Charred and smokey, with bits of squid. Tomato foam atop.
Their signature squid ink croquettes. Breaded mush of ink.
Truffled burrata burger- can't discern much of the truffle.
Magnum pop up !
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Awesome incidental catchup with J and ian at vivocity before a round of dip and fries at TBC before the storm and rain hit us at dinner at Kith, Quayside Isle. Had poached salmon which was lovely with hollandaise. Just missing my bread and eggs :p and the other J to finish up the tomatoes.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Finay got to try The Missing Pan ( Bukit timah Road) one PH after getting scared off the queue once. Parked at J's old place before walking along the canel to the cafe.
Ang Moh quacker oats. Still prefer the museli at gaest.
Confused French toast.. Slice the thick toast open and you find chicken cooked Chinese style. Smoked maple by the sides.
Tiny little shophouse along the same row as Choupinette, opened by the folks behind upper crust. Recommended by J's colleague - quite a queue, you can only use chope ! On weekdays and weekend evenings and not on Sundays.
Bought some Rosti at the deli whilst waitig for j. Can't wait to try it out!
Thursday, May 22, 2014
A long queue at the missing pan led us to this gem on May Day recommended by a colleague( with much thanks !), Gaest ( McCallum Street). It's a smallish Nordic deli, right at the end of Telok Ayer Street. We passed by my awesome cafe which is also on my to try list;)
Perched on the high stools facing the road. Awesome people watching..
One of the best muesli I had.. Super value for money at 7 bucks, a huge ass portion !
Danish omelette from the full breakfast- it's like a tortilla ( Spanish omelette) layered with potatoes. I must say the Nordics are fans of potatoes.
The bread is home made every morning and has this chewy, cake like texture. The set came with caramel and Brie cheese and we made a new discovery - bread tasted awesome with both dips( together!)
Would be nice if I worked at the CBD and had a chance to try their sandwiches. These were from their brunch menu which is only available on the weekends ( which has more egg dishes)
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Met the chongs at Ronin ( Hong Kong street ) a beautifully done up coffee- bar where the lights are warm, place is done up with plenty of wood and there are no menus. Cash only, by the way.
The wicked is their signature drink, a lovely minty mocha. Worth coming back for
Mushrooms and cheese. Love the crusty bread lots.
The creamiest scrambled eggs I've had in awhile. You can choose to add the option of avocado or portabello etc.
Strolled to shop at granny's day out and Payless shoe source that was in the vicinity.. Can't wait for Ibiza and tmrland:)
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Easter Saturday post rounds/brunch at hoopla/queensway and intended run at sentosa, met n at Dibs, Duxton hill for dinner. Innovative and daring, the food here is worth coming back for ( for the oxtail and the cerviche which I should bring J to )
Marrow butter- this was all cream and fat and was fantastic on toast. With bonito flakes for an extra oomph.
Crab cakes in a bisque- we mopped up the bisque with the bread, 'nuff said !
Lamb short ribs - charred the way I liked it.
Deconstructed strawberry shortcake- n's favorite part was the toasted marshmallow. Bits and pieces all over the plate for us to mix and match.
This place spins awesome music by the way. House tracks remixed, top that up with shochus ( we tried the strawberry milk, ginger, yuzu and plum ) we were two happy troopers;)
Friday, April 18, 2014
I'm back at media circle !
Back to try Hoopla (21 Media circle)'s eggs- I had the baked eggs and P had the eggs Benedict. Mine were doused in a steaming rich tomato stew, and it was great dipping the chicken poppers (our side dish) in. Lovely quotes and flowers line the tables and random vintage accessories galore all over this homely place. It's awesome to spend a quiet afternoon here with great company especially during this long Easter weekend!
Gonna pick up my new gold ray bans !
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Post mbbs short cases P picked me to head over to Revolution coffee ( Media circle) for a drink and pick me up. I had a soy latte and we each had our usual yoghurt and granola and shared a banana bread. Love the space and the chic spartan decor. The parking right outside is a little dangerous- gotta watch out for the mata ! Will be back for the baked eggs- or perhaps check out hoopla next door ;)
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Had a late lunch with mom at greenwood to satisfy her fish and chips craving before meeting my student and then J, for our dinner date night. Discovered a really lovely place called Petit Menu (Aqueen hotel, Lavender Street- beware there are two Aqueen hotels in the same area !) with pocket friendly prices and innovative dishes presented quite stunningly. Definitely worth the trouble of the travel and the horrific parking!
Lavender scented pumpkin soup- the lavender really added a new dimension to the pumpkin soup. Again comparing with the base line of J's home cooked soup, this is really of a different standard. The lavender balances out the pumpkin. With Wakame seaweed, puffed up pumpkin seeds and Granny Smith apple balls by the side.
Sea bass with ratoutoille and quinoa.. We liked the sides more than the main:p the crisp fish skin was probably what I enjoyed the most.
Salted egg soft shell crab fettuccine- this was quite mind blowing ! This ang moh mee pok is really the best noodle to soak up the salted egg yolk, firm and coated in its entirety. With sweet tomatoes and curry leaves to top it all. Ingenious !
Kaya toast deconstructed as a Mille feuille, with kaya cream, kopi tiam toast and atap chee purée, blueberries, warm kopi c sauce and mint espuma (which they poured out from a pot). Kaya toast usually marks the end of J's call so it's his happy food, but the eggs are usually in the bowl and the coffee in a cup:p
If you have a posb or DBS card you get a complimentary dessert with every 2 mains- so we ended up ordering two desserts. The first was this deconstructed Black Forest. The cute plant pot contained a hazelnut crumble with a tiny leaf ( this chef really likes this tiny leaf which seems to star in many dishes). Our tiny wee at home has found a new friend and potentially a new home :p and even the sturdy bowl (which the waitress said it's so heavy she can pound sambal in :p)
Really lovely place which obviously takes pride in the food and it's presentation we will want to check out the blow torched steak and chicken confit sometime :)
Friday, March 7, 2014
Full weekend round plus an AST tutorial meant breakkie with miss pek post tutorial :) finally went to try Sarnie's (Telok Ayer Street) - australian slang for sandwiches. They have a weekend menu of eggs and such, none of those regular sandwiches on weekends. And I heard evening nights they offer specials... It's a must to come back !
Granola to share as usual, and it's home made and swimming in honey and berries:)
Omelette with cheese onions and mushrooms. Well done and not too oily , on a piece of rye bread.
Pek had beans on toast, with a fried egg.
Amazing coffee too, with a buzz similar to those cafés in Australia. Shopped a bit and got tempted by those python shoes down the street..
Can't wait for the next date here !