Monday, September 15, 2014

Cafe Iguana

Always a safe choice for mexican food, I love the frozen margaritas here. Admittedly not as authentic  and flavourful as say Locho Loco but Cafe Iguana is just comfort food (probably from the countless visits as an undergrad) 

Hot wings and crispy tortilla chips, can never go wrong with these appetizers

So we got a little of everything. Huge burritos stuffed with chicken,rice and beans. The chimichangas  (deep fried tortillas) served with sour cream and guacamole was a crowd favourite. And of course the sizzling fajitas where you can create your own taco (mine is filled with too much guacamole)

This place is usually always packed, so do make a reservation

30 Merchant Road
#01-03, Riverside Point

Friday, September 12, 2014

Taratata Bistrot

Headed in for a meal before drinks at the Library. I love the quaint decor, very classic french.

Nice warm crusty bread with salty butter mmmm 

French onion soup, visually stunning with al that cheese oozing out. Not too salty and perfect for dipping bread in. Portions here are huge and I was half-full after this. 

So, no way was I going to finish the mountain of mussels and fries in front of me which was unfortunate because they were delicious. The mussels were fresh and plump, cooked in a sweet wine sauce and perfect for dipping those crispy fries in. 

The boy's beef cheeks on the other hand was disappointingly tough though sill flavorful.Then again, I dont think we can ever find another beef cheek comparable to Bistro Du Vin's so maybe we should just stop trying. Once again, portions were huge. 

Definitely enjoyed my dinner, their brunch menu sounds interesting and I wont mind coming back to try

35A Keong Saik Road
6221 4506

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sushi Bar

Yes! Now that Sushi Bar has moved to a bigger space in Far East, I finally had a meal there without having to face the ridiculous queue.

Salmon Aburi Sushi - a beautiful plate of flame grilled salmon sushi topped with mayo and filled with avocado and fish. Much better than Koh Grill's shiok maki in my opinion, because this wasn't slathered in sauce. 

Chirashi (my go-to order) - Filled with thick slices of swordfish, salmon, tuna and ikura.  You can't go wrong with fresh sashimi I suppose but for some reason the fish felt too cold. I much prefer the chirashi at Chikuwa tei 

14 Scotts Road
Far East Plaza 04-28
Singapore 228213

Monday, September 1, 2014

Da Si Xi

My mum read about this place on Straits Times and excitedly dragged the whole family down to try its signature Claypot crab rice

First up, spicy ikan bilis (at $8 ouch!), this was crispy and addictive but pricey compared to the rest of the dishes here

Our two clay pot dishes of the night. The curry fish head was mildly spicy, more towards the milky side which some may dislike, especially if you are used to the assam/indian style of this dish. I personally enjoyed it (like eating laksa!) especially with the addition of the dried bean curd skin. 

The star of the night - crab clay pot rice (with 2 crabs). Very fragrant and enticing but the crab itself was pretty disappointing, tiny with hardly any flesh. Perhaps the restaurant should come up with a Sri Lankan crab version? The rice though I love, having absorbed the juices of the crab it was extremely tasty with the satisfying crunch one associates with clay pot rice. 

Service here was efficient. No complains. Best of all no GST no service charge!

19 Sims Way
Singapore 388831

Friday, August 29, 2014

Revisit: Bedrock Bar and Grill

I dont even need to look at the menu each time I am at Bedrock. I know exactly what hits the spot everytime I am craving for steak. 

First up the lovely flat bread (served pipping hot) with that luscious melt-in-your-mouth garlic. Spread butter (watching butter melt on hot bread is the best thing ever) and garlic and take a big bite. The only problem is having to stop eating so much bread so as to pace myself.

Sides - That sinfully good mac & cheese. Huge portion for the 2 of us though that didnt stop us from wolfing down almost everything. Sometimes I think this is even better than the steak here

Then the black pepper steak, expertly grilled with a touch of char. Fatty and perfectly medium rare (no other way to eat steak!)
 Just as good as I remembered

This place has become my top place for steak. Consistently great food and service
Best of all, 1-for-1 deals available on the Entertainer App.

96 Somerset Road
#01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
Singapore 238163

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Revisit: Arbite

After a decidedly healthy start to a public holiday trekking through MacRitchie Reservoir (unfortunately not the tree top walk, there was a 1 hour queue, insane!) we rewarded ourselves with brunch at Arbite

This time round, went with the Smoked Salmon Florentine and Crab cakes.

Smoked salmon with poached egg, cream spinach on foccacia. All my favorite ingredients so this dish was a winner for me. 

The Arbite breakfast with everything you need on a plate.
I remember the scrambled eggs being creamier, these were a tad over done.

crab cakes, fried eggs and asparagus. I was very excited, crab cakes for brunch! But the crab cakes here were quite disappointing, more flour than anything else though at that price point I shouldnt have expected more. Eggs could be runnier too. 

66A Serangoon Garden Way
6287 0430

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Drury Lane: Revisit

So another visit to Drury Lane , this time perhaps my rose tinted ' first time visit' glasses were off so for some reason the food didn't seem as good. 

Started brunch with dessert because we were too hungry haha, the chocolate peanut butter tart was sinfully rich, a must-share kind of dish because it can be very 'jalat'. One of those "I am too old for this" dishes but chocolate lovers will appreciate this no doubt.

Baked eggs with salmon, decent enough 

My pancakes with scrambled eggs, beef and mushrooms. Very hearty dish. The pancakes were tad too 'cakey' for me though the eggs were still good. 

Our spread. Not sure how to explain the ho-hum feel of brunch that day, maybe we ordered the wrong dishes?

94 Tanjong Pagar Road
 65 62226698