Selasa, 23 Agustus 2016

What’s happening in Singapore food scene?

Singapore is the best destination for food enthusiast, because in here you will never lack of idea for extraordinary meal or even the local masterpiece. From the signature collection of Hainanese Chicken Rice and Plaster Blater until the most interesting Blue Jasmine Rice is all available right here. Come and get a taste of unique blend of culture that has been shown in the beauty of platting and the honest of flavour right now.

Based on previous findings, there are several type of food that has been circulated around social media and become more popular nowadays. Does it all five star in flavour along with the prices as well? Fred not, there are several hawker food stall who win that spot and cost you below S$ 6.00 as well. And yes, there is no excuse to leave it because everyone can afford it. Just enjoy this guide and feel free to share it anyway!

1. Kao Phad Kra Pao Nua
Enrich your culinary experience with this signature dish of Nara Thai. It’s absolutely beautiful from any different angle and the taste is more than decent. The rice is fragrant and tasty while the meat is succulent and spicy. The half-cooked egg on side is truly astonishing. Just mixed it up in one spoon to get the best flavor of that dish. Bon appetite.

Venue: Nara Thai
3 #03-07, Gateway Dr
Westgate Mall
Nearest MRT: Jurong East
RSVP: (+65) 67 105 867
Operational Hours:
11.30am - 10.00pm (Everyday)

2. Tendon Bowl (Kohaku Tempura)
Just landed a month ago and now the queue would never get stop even during weekdays dinner. Tendon Bowl would delivering a complete types of tempura along with the ultra-fragrant rice and dressed with delicious homemade sauce. As you can see, there are 5 types of tempura to be tasted here from the juicy one until the sweet one. The distinct flavor itself comes from the richness of that sauce and the freshness of every ingredients. You can expect more from this.

Venue: Kohaku
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-311
Eat at Seven, Suntec City Mall
Nearest MRT: Promenade
RSVP: (+65) 63 334 386
Operational Hours:
11.00am - 10.30pm (Everyday)
Last order by 10.00pm

3. Salted Egg Chicken (Bukit Panjang)
The basic principle of salted egg dishes is exactly here. Probably there is so many restaurants in Singapore who offer this kind of food nowadays, but still the authentic one like this is hard to find. But believe me, the one that you see here is just authenthic and delicious. It's classic, rich, and simple. Even the price itself is really affordable. Does it sounds interesting?

Venue: Kimly Seafood
163A Gangsa Rd
Nearest MRT: Bukit Panjang
RSVP: (+65) 63 145 436
Operational Hours:
5.00pm - 10.30pm (Everyday)

4. Spicy Crab Ramen
Tonkotsu Ramen is a lot, but Crab Ramen is left only a few. This’s why this dish tend to be more significant and truly worth a try. Some people asking me recently, how to compare this dish with that common one? Actually tonkotsu soup is more heavier and intense, while crab soup is just light but still tasty. Both is good, but if you are looking for the unique one then just go with this dish.

Venue: Keisuke Ramen Kani King
8 Grange Rd
#01-03 Cathay Cineleisure
Nearest MRT: Somerset
Operational Hours:
12.00pm - 3.00pm (Lunch)
5.00pm - 10.00pm (Monday - Thursday)
5.00pm - 2.00am (Friday - Sunday)
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5. Zenbu Nose
Delicate buckwheat noodles represent the art of Japanese culture. And yes, the one that you see here is not only snap-worthy, but the taste is just great. The noodle is thick and you can put any seasoning based on your's preference. Although the topping is rich, the noodle itself already tasty and addicting enough. No wonder my last visit to this store has been made for two days in a row. Does it means a good sign for you? Just a taste that you won't forget.

Venue: Kajiken
1 Tras Link #01 - 07
Orchid Hotel, S078867
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 11.00pm (Everyday)

6. Salted Egg Sweet Potato Fries
Back to the latest trend of salted egg dishes that bring you to a certain level of satisfaction. Many people called this as snack with an interesting and delicious flavour. What makes it beautiful is that sauce on top. It's simple, creamy, and well balanced. You just won't believe before you taste it. Right?

Venue: Sin Lee Foods
Blk 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swe #01-164
Singapore, 162004
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru
RSVP: (+65) 63 773 170
Operational Hours:
11.00am - 9.00pm (Tuesday - Friday)
9.30am - 9.00pm (Saturday)
9.30am - 6.00pm (Sunday)
Closed on Monday

7. Hainanese Chicken Rice
Listed on the BIB Gourmand Awards 2016, this hearty dish is not only popular but clearly represent the nation's identity. That row of succulent chicken breast topped by classic soya sauce is significant to get paired with that fragrant rice. Like some food experts say, you can eat that rice without any toppings because the richness and tastiness of that element is just exist. Especially the price is affordable. You need to taste it.

Venue: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
1 Kadayanallur Street
#01-10 Maxwell Food Centre
Nearest MRT: Chinatown 
RSVP: (+65) 96 914 852
Operational Hours:
11.00am - 8.00pm (Everyday)
Closed on Monday

8. Chicken Tandoori Subway
For limited time only. Going back to the old flavour, this kind of sandwhich is nailed on top of the bucket list. The main interesting part of it is located at that protein which is juicy and strong in flavor. This type of menus is recommended to be paired with Ranch sauce and any choice of vegetables. Make sure to taste it while it last.

Venue: Subway
2 Orchard Turn
#B4-09 ION Orchard
Nearest MRT: Orchard
RSVP: (+65) 66 349 665
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
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9. Plaster Blaster
Boring with the common Egg Benedict? Then, just go with this one. A unique combination between Egg Benedict, Smoked Beef, Curry Sauce, and Pita Bread. No more doubt to say it taste beyond delicious. The egg is cooked perfectly, the sauce is packed with flavour while the pita bread is just dense and soft enough. One bites is never enough.

Venue: Springleaf Prata Place
396 Upper Bukit Timah Rd
Nearest MRT: Hillview
Operational Hours:
8.00am - 11.45 pm (Everyday)
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10. Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake 
As it name suggest, this sweet tooth is more than ready to lifting up your day. It is sweet, beautiful and well balanced. Once you taste it, the right density of cream cheese will be blend really well with the sticky caramel sauce on core. No wonder this cake has become the best-seller menu all the time. People would keep on coming back for this.

Venue: Cake Spade
83 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore, 088504
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
RSVP: (+65) 64 443 868
Operational Hours:
12.00pm - 9.30pm (Monday - Thursday)
12.00pm - 10.30pm (Friday, Saturday, & Eve of PH)
Closed on Sundays & PH

11. Monster Combo Curry
The growth of curry dishes is quite significant in Singapore, but still Monster Combo Curry is the only curry bowl who will satisfy you a lot. All type of protein in one bowl with a generous amount of curry sauces is just exceptional. Actually they do mixed 14 different spices and vegetables in order to create that beautiful sauces and cooked that protein in a right temperature to ensure the right crispiness and juiciness of it. If you are a food expert who are looking for serious food, this menu could be the idea.

Venue: Monster Curry
#B4-52, 2 Orchard Turn
ION Orchard
Nearest MRT: Orchard
RSVP: (+65) 65 094 555
Operational Hours:
11.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)

12. Butterscotch Popcorn Waffle
Unique combination with a little bit of popping sensation. This is a type of desserts that emphasis the idea of presentation and texture. Time to check in, maybe?

Venue: Hyde & Co.
785 North Bridge Rd, 198753
Nearest MRT: Bugis
RSVP: (+65) 55 355 785
Operational Hours:
11.00am - 6.00pm (Sunday & Monday)
11.00am - 10.00pm (Wednesday - Saturday)
Closed on Tuesday

More review is coming soon after this. What you need to do? Just chill, relax and watch the author's step.

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Minggu, 21 Agustus 2016

Joo Seng Teochew Porridge & Rice - Historical Local Food That Never Get Old

Joo Seng Teochew Porridge & Rice is an authentic Chinese restaurants that tend to walk individually toward success. Delivering consistent food with affordable price tag is their unique attributes for sure. If you are looking for the hearty Singaporean dishes, this place got you the answer.

Located strategically in the West side of Singapore, this place is 5 minutes away from Bukit Timah Rd and easy to be spotted. 12 year of establishment doesn’t change too much, especially the design of Joo Seng Teochew Porridge & Rice dining area is just simple and classic. Big food gallery inside their store is truly attracting and looks even better from front perspective. Perhaps, food enthusiast would love to see everything fresh and handmade like they do.

As it name suggest, they are specialising in Teochew cuisine, China’s most well known culinary tradition from the Guangdong province. Joo Seng Teochew Porridge & Rice’s menu features a significant dishes include Braised Duck, Braised Pork Belly with Soy Sauce, and Lap Cheong. Those gem is well-marinated, cooked perfectly, and just delicious.

Looking for the light one, just go with Ngoh Hiang and Ikan Bilis Nuts. Even though it appear so simple, both dishes still recommended though. The crispiness level of both elements is just undeniable. 

Other options would be Tofu, Scrambled Egg, and Veggies that are definitely entertaining. Such a simple home cook that never go wrong. Perhaps, Joo Seng Teochew Porridge & Rice really concern about this.

Joo Seng Teochew Porridge & Rice would bring the distinct Chinese food in generous presentation. The place is small but the crowd is never stop. Especially during dinner time, every family seems enjoyed their meal here. If you are asking about place-to-go for local food, this is my top answer. It is comforting and delicious.

Joo Seng Teochew Porridge & Rice
14 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Nearest MRT: Beauty World
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 4.00am (Everyday)

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Sabtu, 20 Agustus 2016

STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar - Singapore Food Story Buffet

STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar is back with the unbeatable buffet treats to celebrate the Singapore’s multi-ethnic culture. From local street fare until classic international pastry is all available in one package. Let the story begin.

They are located at the Telok Blangah Road just the opposite of Vivo City Mall. It is pretty easy for the youngsters who like to shop and dine across the area. No wonder the hotel is packed by tourists and family who are looking for short staycation. 

Better way to reflect the unique way of living and the intriguing blend of cultures is by visiting the BBQ Station there. Offering you the wide selection of protein and veggies, this spot is just the customer’s favourite. Otah, chicken, beef, squid, prawn, corn on the cob is all available in free flow system. Sounds interesting? You can take everything that you want.

Laksa and Rojak is the must try dishes in STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar. It is quintessential in Singapore’s culinary heritage that symbolise an eclectic mix and the multi-ethnic fabric of the country. The appearance is nice while the flavour is decent. There is 2 type of Rojak here which is the Indian and Malaysian. Both is good, but still the most interesting one is Indian Rojak comprising fish cake, tempeh, boiled egg, boiled potato, prawn fritters, coconut fritters, and plain fritters. 

The main highlights of the buffet is the Signature Hot Dishes such as the beef rendang, ayam lemak cili paid, sambal mussels, sugarcane, prawn skewers, butter chicken, and fish curry which is best paired with basmati rice, garlic naan or plain naan plus the seafood hong kong noodle that is necessary on all zichar menus.

For the hearty sweet tooth, just remember to check out the desserts station located inside of the dining area. It's quite a lot and the taste pretty good somehow. My number one suggestion is to have the Nonya Kueh and Oreo Cheesecake.

STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar is always impresive. If you compare between the price and the flavour, it's just well balanced. Definitely worth a try.

'Singapore Food Story' Weekend Buffet Lunch
Every Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 3pm
Adult: S$ 42.00++, Child (6yrs to 12yrs): S$ 20.00++

- Entertainer App '1 for 1' Adult Weekend Buffet Lunch.
- DBS Credit / Debit Cards 15% off Adult Weekend Buffet Lunch.
- Free Flow Draught Beer, Wines & Juices @ S$ 28.00 / Adult.
- UOB Dining Treats: '1 for 1' Free Flow Draught Beer, Wines & Juices with Adult Weekend Buffet Lunch purchase.

STREET 50 Restaurant & Bar 
Bay Hotel Singapore
50 Telok Blangah Road
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront
RSVP: (+65) 68 186 681
Operational Hours:
6.00am - 3.00am (Everyday)
6.00am - 11.00pm (For certain menu)
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