Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fatboy's - The burger bar



Our "romantic" Valentines day dinner - Burger, fries, wings and beer. 
I guess when you have been together for 8 years, there are plenty of better occasions to celebrate, we did sit next to a couple who appeared to be on a first date much to our amusement. 








Had the swiss shroom - beef patty + shitake mushrooms + swiss cheese
Good burger, I love the whole meal bun (soft and fluffy) and the patty was nicely seasoned. Fries were great, thick-cut fries!



465 Joo Chiat Rd
6346 6081


Monday, April 21, 2014

Skyve Wine Bistro


Yay another one-for-one deal via the entertainer app and time, its even better because I know for sure the food at Skyve is good (past visit)


Truffle scrambled eggs with toast. I love how the smell of truffle enveloped the whole dish, such a sensory experience eating my eggs and all the better that the eggs were really creamy - just the way I like it!


Eggs benedict - hmm I noticed that presentation wise it looked way different from what I ate last time (what's up man..) and more sauce please! 


10 Winstedt Road, Blk E #01-17 
+65 6225 6690 



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saveur


I must admit, when i first heard of the concept of Saveur - french food at hawker prices I was extremely skeptical. I mean, how good can an $8 foie gras dish taste? 

That probably explains why I only decided to venture into Saveur recently (the Far East outlet has no queue!) and boy, do I take back my words. This place is awesome!  


Angel hair pasta with ebi
This was lovely, wonderfully seasoned and flavourful. Sure portions are small but at that price, you can afford to order more. 


Foie Gras with lentils. This was a tad too oily but hey its foie gras and perfectly cooked! Not a huge fan of the lentils pairing, I would choose something more citrus-y. 





Mains - duck confit with mash potato and sea bass with potato cubes and french beans. I can't decide which I liked better because both mains were delicious. Duck was seasoned perfectly (duck confit tend to be too salty!) and creamy lick-your-plate-clean mash mmm while the fish was fresh, flakey and sweet with that crunchy crispy skin.

Cheap and good - thats the holy grail right. Will be back.




Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road
#01-07B
Singapore 18858

Friday, April 18, 2014

Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant


I love Imperial Treasure, probably my favourite restaurant chain in Singapore (Cantonese speaking here) and its steamboat restaurant, while pricey is pretty darn good.

First up - go for the drunken chicken soup base. I probably drink my weight in soup every time I am here but the soup is just too addictive. 


Next up- red meat galore. Ingredients here are really fresh (hence the price) so go with the beef and pork.  The fish was disappointing though, not as sweet as I expected (Hai Di Lao's one is much better).



And question of the day : is it worth it?

Honestly, I think if you are willing to queue, the Hai Di Lao experience is probably better, since you get more bang for your buck and that sauce-concoction there is heavenly. Though I prefer the soup base here. 

Obligatory photo of us before digging in



ION Orchard, #04-09/10
2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 
6636 9339

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fordham & Grand


Wow this place was much smaller than I thought and pretty dark too. Overall I thought the food was ok, decent, but nothing we tried really stood out.


Lobster linguini - probably my favourite dish of the night. The pasta was nicely seasoned and spicy. 


Roasted spring chicken with foie gras and potatoes. The portion of foie gras was really quite sad, small little cubes of liver that I can't quite remember how it tasted.


Scallops and crab tortellini - do not order this if you are hungry. Seriously tiny portion but the scallops were sweet and fresh. 


Striploin with fries. Average slab of meat but hey the fries were pretty good! I love golden brown fries yum






Dessert was a french toast with rum sabayon (I dont taste no rum) and a pretty delicious banana cake. I dont eat banana cake that often but this was moist and caramelised bananas are always welcome.

I know this post seems pretty ho-hum, that happens when I blog about something 4 months later, and about a particularly uninspiring meal. Shall vow to be more updated man

43 Craig Road
Singapore 089681
6221 3088







Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sushi Kuu


Ok so this meal happened in January but I am calling it - this will probably be one of my top 10 meals of 2014.

Anniversary dinner - Omakase at Sushi Kuu. Admittedly when I walked in, I was disappointed. The decor was too casual, not really what you expect of a nice Japanese restaurant. Thankfully I was proven wrong.






Started off with Onsen Tamago mmm I love runny eggs. This was very nicely seasoned and every scoop of egg with the salty roe bursting with flavour and creamy uni - awesome.


More roe! Over a bed of cold radish.




Next up - the sashimi course. Which was glorious and so beautifully plated that I almost couldn't bear to eat it. Big sweet prawn, platter of shellfish, sea bream filled with uni and oh 2 thick slices of fatty, melt-in-your-mouth otoro that made me not feel like eating anything else because I wanted that taste to last forever. Best sashimi course at an Omakase. ever. 



And you can get your prawn head fried! 





Wagyu beef and grilled cod.  The beef was definitely the better of the 2 options, tender and delicious.



Starting to get full but lets press on. Next course was tempura vs steamed egg (with more roe!)
Featuring snow crab and a light as air batter, the tempura was the stronger of both dishes.



And the sushi course featuring more otoro! The salmon belly wrapped with lettuce was delightful 


Ended the meal with panna cotta (which I didnt touch cos I was too stuffed).


Seriously a great meal. Well worth the $150++ price tag.



390 Orchard Road
Palais Renaissance #01-07
Tel 67360100

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

South Coast, MBS




A quick lunch at South Coast before heading for ArtStage Singapore. 
These days, if we do not know what to eat we will whip out the Entertainer app and try one of the deals nearby, I guess at least the concept the app is trying to sell works eh.

South Coast is one of the several restaurants by the boardwalk outside MBS so you get a nice view of the bay and tourists milling around outside the art science museum. Portions here are huge, we got the fish and chips  + wagyu burger. The fish was the better of the 2 dishes, didn't particularly like the burger of its fried bun, just too heavy overall.

Soo 3rd year at ArtStage and I thought this year's was the best showing I have been too. Somehow the exhibits were more interesting and relatable. 








Artwork of bugs- beautifully creepy


And my favourite piece, a ridiculously lifelike 3d drawing. So in awe of the talent that I was secretly relieved the artist's works had all been sold (but of course) because I might have plonked down that 5-8 grand for these drawings.


And lastly, Happy 8th Anniversary! Cant believe how time flies 



 10 Bayfront Avenue, 
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #01-85, Singapore 018956
 6688 7600