Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Group Therapy Cafe

I am so glad that there are more and more cafes popping up in the east (although as of writing this, I am no longer staying in the east but the north-east fml)

I like Group Therapy at Katong V because it is not overly crowded (plus you get to wait in the comfortable air-conditioned mall, rather than at the sides of a street) and has a nice cozy vibe.

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My luscious eggs ben came drowned in hollandaise sauce and with several generous slices of smoked salmon mmmm 


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Another smoked salmon breakfast (less sinful but not as shiok)

Coffee here was decent as well. Some how the cakes here dont look too appealing though, usually I am unable to resist getting a slice but here, nah..


30 East Coast Road
Katong V, #01-11

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fat Cow

If you are still on the fence about whether to get the Entertainer App, get it because of Fat Cow.
 Where steaks can go for as high as $288, the Entertainer App that gives you 1 for 1 offers on all main course is super worth it. Put it this way, the discount received from a meal at Fat Cow more than covers what you paid for for the app.

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At the counter, watching the chef fire up our orders. It was fun watching the chefs cook and horrified when they sliced away large chunks of meat from cuts of steak and threw them away (probably cos not acceptable quality but those are Wagyu bits, I will gladly eat them!)


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Starting the meal with a cocktail, this had champagne in it and went down easy.

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Crab cakes which I love ordering at steak houses. This was decent but the ones at Morton's kick its ass.


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BBQ eggplant with miso. Too much miso makes for a too salty appetizer

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Finally. The star of the show - this was the half cut grade 4 ribeye (look at the fat!)

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Served with tomatos and some sauce which you need not bother with.
The beef was tender, melt-in-your-mouth buttery good

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Pair it with fat rice - steamed rice seasoned with wagyu beef sauce.
Seriously good rice. I am not fan of plain white rice but this entire bowl, yup I can eat it on its own just like that.

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Innards shot. Perfectly medium rare. So good.



1 Orchard Blvd #01-01/02
Camden Medical Centre
S 248649
6735 0308

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Lokal



Somehow the food at the Lokal just taste healthier, I love it! Ok maybe because most of the food is done inhouse, like the smoked salmon which was fantastic.



We pimped our own breakfast and went with smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, spinach, bacon and pumpernickel. Every single item was delicious, esp that smoked salmon. No as salty and stringy as those store-bought ones, you got to try it.

The chicken salad topped with avocado and bacon was really good too, basically we wolfed down the food in seconds lol

Roasted beef on rye sandwich came stuffed with delicious sweet onions and tasty beef.

I am quite bored with the usual branch places serving the usual eggs ben and waffles so the Lokal manages to give brunch a more unique twist. One of the better places to breakfast, will definitely be back.

136 Neil Rd
S 088865
6423 9918

Friday, April 3, 2015

Day & Night (Previously Two Face)

So I came here when it was called Two Face but apparently it has since closed and reopened with a different name (but similar food and concept, huh?)


Pretty ingenious concept I must say - coffeeshop in the day, pizza joint at night and transformed simply via black chalk boards covering the other stalls whilst doubling up as the specials menu.
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Smoked duck pizza came with delicious silvers of duck meat and soft sweet garlic. Tasty! Though I wished there was more meat.



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Har Cheong Gai was decent but give me the original at zhi char stalls anytime.



56 Eng Hoon Street #01-46 
Singapore 160056 
65 6536 002

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Superstar K

I must confess that I cant really tell the difference between Korean bbqs. Sure theres the seoul garden standard (which I try not to go anywhere near) but other than that, yup cant tell the difference between an average bbq and a really good one.

That said, I enjoyed my meal at Superstar K. I liked the complimentary sides, esp that steamed egg. And the meats were well-marinated and tasty


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Mmmm check out that  marbling.


Oh yes ventilation was prety good. So you dont walk out smelling like a smoke pit.

75 Tanjong Pagar Rd
Singapore 088496
6224 0504

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sunday Folks


Finally, finally making a trip after hearing so many rave reviews. Btw I have yet to try Creamier and its been on my to-try list for ever.

As we all know Sunday Folks is opened by the same folks behind Creamier so concept is largely the same except Soft-serve instead of normal ice cream.

Getting a seat here is a lesson in strategy. Get a friend to start queuing then a few friends scattered around the tiny little cafe, staking out tables then swooping in and try to squeeze as many as you can around a tiny table.


This was the pistachio soft-serve with waffle. The waffles were awesome, crispy and fluffy. Pistachio was so-so, dont think the flavour really came through for me. Same goes with the lavender soft-serve.
I think I will very much prefer these waffles with the awesome coconut + avocado ice cream from daily scoop a few doors down.



Chip Bee Garden
44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-52
Singapore 278 116

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dancing Crab




So the food trend in 2013/2014 seemed to be seafood done Cajun style aka eating fresh seafood cooked in some kind of sauce with your bare hands. (Btw, this year's trend seems to be frozen yogurt/soft serve).
Yes I know my posts are always a couple of too many months late but better late than never yes?

So with so many of these Cajun style places, I decided to opt for the one with what seemed like had the lion's share of good reviews. Dancing Crab at the Grandstand is opened by the Tung Lok group hence not speaking much for its authenticity but on the other hand almost guaranteed good quality (since Tung Lok specializes in Seafood right?)
 


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The crab cakes arrived looking pretty sad but surprisingly tasty and fresh.

We got 3 seafood combos - with signature sauce, herb butter and Buerre Blanc respectively.

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Bag 1 - with prawns, crab, mussels and strangely potatoes and sausages.All drenched in the spicy signature sauce and tossed on the table for you to dig in. Personally, the signature sauce which was sweet and spicy (like a version of the chilli crab sauce without egg) was my favorite.


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The cold seafood combo with alaskan king crab, prawns, clams and mussels was delightfully fresh and sweet. This came with the Buerre Blanc sauce but honestly with seafood so sweet, no extra sauce needed, just your hands and ice cold beer.

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Last combo - essentially the same thing without the crab came in herb butter sauce. A tad too rich for me but the herb butter sauce was a hit with many of the folks on the table.

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Lastly, the much raved about lobster rolls. I honestly thought they were ok, bit much of an after-though at our table actually what with the fanfare given to the rest of the seafood. Was decent but I would rather make room for the fresh seafood.



The Grandstand #01-20/21
200 Turf Club Road
  6466 3303