Friday, December 19, 2008

Brown Sugar

Mushroom Sphagetti (3/10)

The pasta was not well-cooked. My mouth was aching after the continuous chewing. The sauce was good though, but it doesn't help much. :P

Wagyu Burger

Their signature - Molten 100% Valrhona Chocolate Cake (8/10)

BBQ Chicken

Can you believe my hub wanted to try the food here (even though we have had our meal at Mr Chicken Rice), just because it 'uses 100% olive oil'?

"It's healthier" he said.

*face palm* relatively speaking, maybe yes. But Fried Food? Healthy?

Fried Chicken (7/10)

Anyway, it was so-so only. Nothing fanciful. The olive oil thing was probably used to reduce the guilt. :P

1 Pasir Ris Close #02-121/122,
E!Hub, Downtown East

Mr Chicken Rice

I have heard so much about him, or rather, his famous chicken rice at Mandarin Hotel. It got me really curious how different his chicken rice is, from the normal chicken rice stall in a hawker or kopitiam.

Years passed and I have yet made a trip down to Mandarin Hotel to satisfy my curiosity. It's the price, no question about it.

If not for my hub, I could have passed by this 'Mr Chicken Rice' shop, thinking that it's just another chicken rice eatery.

"It's owned by the Mandarin Hotel Chicken Rice chef"

That got me really excited. 'Posh' chicken rice at civilian's price? There's no time to wait!

Chicken (6/10)

I must, however, admit that I am disappointed. Putting aside the fact that I raised my expectations way too high, this chicken dish is still not on par with the standards of a typical 'good chicken rice stall'.

Vegetables (6/10)

Soup (7/10)

So what's missing here? Chef Low himself? The hotel environment? Or is this simply a case of poor expectation management? ... Or, is this really how it taste like at Chatterbox? :p Branding.

Oh, btw, if you haven't been to downtown east for years, do check it out one of these days. I enjoyed myself thoroughly when I was there! :D

Downtown East

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thai Accent

Ok, it's my fault for insisting that 3 dishes and 1 Soup and a staple is just about nice for the two of us. It's not. :P

I was just too hungry and it's not everyday that I can get my hub to enter a Thai Restaurant, ya know?

Stir Fried Kang Kong with Shrimp Paste (8/10)

It was so tasty that I kept digging into it. There's a price to pay, though. I gulped downa few glasses of water after I reached home. Must be the MSG. :P

Pineapple Rice (8/10)

Stir fried beancurd with minced pork and mushroom (8/10)

Green Curry Chicken (7/10)

Ever since a Thai acquaintance told us that one can tell how good a restaurant is by trying Green Curry Chicken, this dish is always on my list whenever I order food in a Thai Restaurant.

Tom Yam Prawn Soup (Clear soup base) (7/10)

We left the place with a bloated tummy and half a bowl of green curry chicken behind. :P

1 Harbourfront Walk
#02-145/146 VivoCity

Baba King

Ok, I admit that the show 'The little Nyonya' did influence me, a partial Nyonya, into wanting to eat Peranakan food. :P

I especially wanted to try the Chicken Ponteh, which they kept emphasizing throughout the show.

Chicken Ponteh Buah Keluak (8/10)

The meat was very tender and flavourful but it wasn't really what I have expected - the show raised my expectations too high. :P

Beef Curry

Sambal Long Beans (7/10)

Fish Maw Soup (8/10)

Also longed to have this soup after watching the show. :P I'd say this soup is a good dish to complement the other strong and flavourful but heavy dishes. Light with a tinge of sweetness. Sedap. :)


Blur and bochup staff. There were many staff but none of them attended to us when we were standing at the entrance. Gave us 4 sets of cutlery when there are only two of us. Waiter almost wanted to put the cutlery and serviette on top of small puddles of water on the table (that they are supposed to wipe off but did not). :P

Their boss used to chat with my hub and his colleagues as they were regulars. Hub said their service used to be better when their boss was around. :P

Baba King Nonya Delicatessen Pte Ltd
1 Expo Drive, #01-31
Singapore Expo

Friday, December 12, 2008

Baystreet 21

Beef Set

They gave my hub a very 'well-done' steak even though he requested for a medium-well.

Sweet and Sour fish (7/10) with rice (1/10)

The rice was very hard to chew I had to stop after 2 spoons. :(

Almond Jelly (5/10)


IMM Building

Streets Cafe Restaurant

Mayo fries (7/10)

We ordered this because we liked novelty of the fries being cooked with mayo, although we have absolutely no idea how they are going to do it. LOL We should have known better.

They came separately. :P

Nissin noodles with fried chicken (8/10)

Milk Tea (7/10)

Green Tea with Aloe Vera, wolfberry and lychee (9/10)
- I can't remember the exact name but it's just as long!

A very innovative way of putting different ingredients together. It works for me.


2 Jurong East Street 21

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fish & Co

Garden Salad (8/10)

New York Fish & Chips (8/10)

They offered so many types of fish & chips in their latest promotions. For a moment, we couldn't decide which to choose!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken

There were queues everywhere.

We spotted this as we walked along to search for a less crowded restaurant. Hungry, we knew we shouldn't look further.

1/4 Chicken - Mild Peri; with Coleslaw (5/10)

Wedges (7/10)

Chicken Pitta Pocket - Tangy Lemon (8/10)

View from our seats


The ordering process took quite long because the trainee was quite blur. They don't have this and they don't have that and the cashier guiding the trainee was rather unfriendly. The waiter serving the table was friendly and helpful but very inexperienced. He came back three times to me, each time asking a different question (need a glass? ice? straw?). I would have preferred he asked or did all these at one go. Oh well, at least he made an effort!

Vivo City, Level 2
Unit 91-93