Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dean & Deluca

Dean & Deluca is a foodie's dream place. Large loft-like restaurant and aisles of gorgeous food - chunks of cheese, vibrant fruit and exquisite condiments all packaged beautifully.

 Country Breakfast - basically the breakfast platter with the works (sausage, bacon, mushrooms etc)

The new yorker - Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs bagel

Brunch like the rest of the products at the restaurant was beautiful but overpriced. A bagel with smoked salmon and eggs shouldnt be priced at greater than $20. Portions were huge though, perhaps if Dean & Deluca reduced both prices and portions by 20%, business would be better? 

The pastries on display look pretty appetizing so perhaps one day I will come back and get one (likely overpriced) pastry to munch on.

Dean and Deluca
181 Orchard Road
Orchard Central

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pasta Brava

Dinner at Pasta Brava, located along Craig Road serves one of the better Italian food in town.

Appetizers : Prosciutto ($17) and calamari ($16)
The calamari with its home made tomato sauce was nice and crispy

Seafood plate ($28) with squid, prawn, crayfish and seabeam was  nothing spectacular 

Some of the pastas that we had, all were well cooked. We ordered so many so there were bound to be hits and misses. My favorites were the squid ink ones - both the spagetti and the risotto versions very very good. 
Best dish of the night was probably the tagliolini with the half lobster. Go for that.

Skip the desserts, we had ice cream which was way too pricey and Walls-like.

I like this place, the restaurant is pretty cosy and great for a dinner party. Food is good, reasonably priced and portions generous. Service was ok, the waiters were slightly snooty (but prob because we were making too much noise)

Pasta Brava
11 Craig Rd  
Singapore 089671
+65 6227 7550

Monday, May 20, 2013

Long Phung Pt 2

Back to my favorite Vietnamese place again
I cant get enough of the beef broth

Go try! Its worth the queue!

159 Joo Chiat Road
Tel: 63442005

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bastille Wine Bar and French Bistro

Birthday lunch at Bastille. Their set lunches are pretty value for money, $28++ for 2 courses and $38++ for 3. 

Creamy bone marrow, a huge one split down the middle served with crusty baguette and sea salt. I am not an expert in bone marrows but this one was really tasty 

Foie Gras served with brioche and some sweet fruit (pear?). Cant go wrong with foie gras :)

Tenderloin with fries, french beans and a grilled tomato. The steak was decent but I thought it could have been juicier/more flavorful. 

Creme brule and chocolate mousse for desert. The chocolate was really thick and rich, sinfully good.

Overall, a pretty good and value-for-money lunch. 
Will come back to try the other items on the menu (duck looked good)

Bastille Wine Bar and French Bistro 
80 Boat Quay, Singapore 049868
Tel: 6438 0027

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bistro Soori

Celebrated my 27th with the boy at Bistro Soori. Have been incredibly blessed this year with so many birthday celebrations; as you get older birthdays seem to be less and less important but its always nice to sit down and have a nice meal, reminiscing about the good o' days with friends.

Bistro Soori claims to serve contemporary modern cuisine with a refreshing twist. Bold claims, and while I am not too sure my meal had a refreshing twist (what is that even?), it was a good meal.  The restaurant is small, sits maybe 50 with a cozy intimate feel. 
I really like the resort-chic decor, very Bali-esque 

Cant have a nice meal without some red

Starters was the seared scallop with cauliflower veloute and truffle. Best dish of the night, the scallop was seared perfectly with that touch of sweet rawness in the middle. The creamy cauliflower sauce and truffle just elevated the entire dish. 

Scallop, uni and prawn risotto. Isnt this one darn sexy dish? Featuring more of those delightful scallops from before and I thought the chef was very generous. However, I felt that the chef was a tad too heavy handed with the seasoning and at times, I felt the risotto trying to overpower the seafood.

The ribeye, took a bite and it was not bad. 

The molten chocolate cake. I am not fussy when it comes to this dish, as long as the insides are still liquid and the chocolate is sufficiently rich I am satisfied. And this dish fulfills both criteria.

Service was fuss-free and good, complimentary valet parking is offered so no worries on parking lots. Will be back to try the short ribs (most tables were ordering that!)

Bistro Soori
No. 2 Teck Lim Road 
Singapore 088385
T. +65 6438 3802

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ramen Keisuke Tori King

I have always been wary of chicken-broth based ramen, always opting for the pork-based one because the latter tend to be sweeter and less salty.

But hey, this ramen changed my mind. The broth was rich and delicious (just the right amount of saltiness) and that chicken thigh, grilled to perfection, was tender and juicy.

One damm good bowl of ramen. Easily in my top 5.

Like all Ramen Keisukes - free flow hardboiled eggs and bean sprouts. The bean sprouts are addictive!

Ramen Keisuke Tori King
100 Tras Street
Amara Hotel Shopping Mall (aka 100AM)
Singapore 079027