Friday, February 28, 2014

Bedrock Bar & Grill

One of my best meals in 2013 
(Yes I am 3 months behind on my postings, I am almost at 2014!)

We popped in randomly on a Friday night, no special occasion just a craving for steak and left thinking it was one of our best dinner decisions ever.

Dinner started off with bread, flat bread with butter and a baked garlic. Bread was served warm (always a good sign). Spread some of that butter and that sweet, melted garlic. Mmmm Had to make sure the bread was far away from me as possible to stop myself from over-eating.

Bedrock Pepper steak ($79). Soooooo good, extremely flavourful and juicy without those irritating chewy thick pieces of fats. Some steaks can be too thick or too thin but this, this was just right. Perfect. I mean check out that mid-section!

The porterhouse ($89) was not bad but do go for that pepper steak.

 Ahh the sides. The famous bedrock mac n cheese ($18) lived up to its name. I am not typically a fan of this dish but this was just all kinds of umami, savoury heaven. Perfectly creamy and cheesy without being cloying so. The truffle mash ($15) that perfumed our entire table tasted as good as it smelt. Never underestimate the power of that perfect side dish and both ticks all boxes.

We had just about the perfect dinner. Service was great, our waiter was attentive, polite and humorous. Good wine and best of all, we made use of the entertainer app which means the mains were 1 for 1!  Btw, servings are pretty large so do share.

I hereby declare Bedrock one of my favourite places to go for Steak in Singapore. Right up there with Skirt I suppose.
I can't wait to go back.

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

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tea and some wedding shopping

What to have for tea-break?
Coffee is a must. Something sweet, something savory.

So we settled for carrot cake and those too addictive truffle fries at PS cafe. 
10 mins later and gone.

Well actually the main aim of this post was to show-off the lovely pair of heels I got for my wedding.
I am like a magpie I love shiny stuff. Love love love

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King

The regular tonkotsu king with all toppings. This was a pretty good bowl of ramen. Rich and fatty broth, perfectly cooked egg and tender char siew. 
The people behind the Ramen Keisuke brand know their food. I can't help comparing this to Tori King just across the street at 100am - and I rather eat that anytime. That chicken ahhh
 This one is still easily in my top 10, so do brave the long queues for this (bonus: free flow egg and bean sprouts, I love those crunchy bean sprouts)

  • 1 Tras Link, #01-19 Orchid Hotel
  • Singapore, Singapore 078867

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Sooo is this place under Sushi Tei? Cos the menu is weirdly similar, in fact the sushi rolls are identical. However, prices in generally are lower so yay!

Sushi rolls are the best for sharing, tempera prawn topped with salmon and roe. Cant go wrong.

Teppanyaki beef set - incredibly value for money with chawamushi and garlic rice (think it was $20+). The beef cubes were surprisingly tender.

 The huge sashimi salad, more meat than vegetable. Another thumbs up for value

Lastly, the chirashi which I can't do without. Alas not a fan of the one here mainly cos there were too many 'cooked' items in my bowl.

Overall, decent Japanese food, reasonably priced and not as crowded as say Sushi Tei,  best of all its super near my home (we easties are deprived). So I guess I am going to be a regular!

300 Tampines Ave 5
NTUC Income Tampines Junction
Singapore 529653
 6786 8484

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Chop House

If  your at vivacity and craving for western food, may I suggest you skip the long queues at Jamie's Italian and head over to Chop House instead.

By the same people behind Wooloomooloo, this place has a much more casual vibe and its pretty nice to sit outside, nestling a beer with the sea blowing into your hair, overlooking sentosa. 

 You can never go wrong with sweet potato fries

Mixed grill platter ($60)  - beef tenderloin, sausages, lamb grilled tomatoes, fried onions.

Seafood platter ($52) - salmon, prawns, calamari and more tomatoes.

We were lazy to think and decided to go with the 2 mixed platters to share.
Both platters were aptly done, with special mention to the salmon and lamb which were delicious and perfectly cooked. 

Service was a tad slow and wonky but giving it a pass since this place is relatively new. 
Much much much better than Jamie's though.

1 Harbourfront Walk #01-161/162
VivoCity Singapore 098585
+65 6376 9262

Friday, February 14, 2014

Chye Seng Huat Hardware

With a weird name and its nondescript look and feel, CSHH is a coffee joint that basically defines the word 'Hipster'

The coffee is by the same people behind Papa Palheta so you know its going to be good.

Smoked salmon with pancakes

chicken and mango wrap, very refreshing.
Food items were ok, both dishes we ordered were tasty and we had no complains but the coffee remains this joint's star. 
We sat at the counter and had a fun time watching the baristas making coffee, it really is an art, so fascinating with the hissing sound that accompanies the steaming and foaming of the milk, the grinding of the beans to the pouring of the milk for that heart/leave on top of your coffee.

Chye Seng Huat Hardware
150 Tyrwhitt Road
6396 0609

Monday, February 10, 2014

Food for thought

Very amused by my breakfast at Food for Thought.
A twist from the usual kopitiam breakfast, sous vide kampong eggs, toast and a large piece of luncheon meat ("Ma Ling ham steak"). Talk about sodium overload but this was pretty tasty.
The mee chiang kuch butter in the container was nasty, really weird tasting.

Other than that, I thought the rest of the brunch items on the menu were disappointing. Food for thought's standard has definitely went down.

Singapore Art Museum
93 Stanford Road #01-04/05
6338 8897

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I dont typically expect much from chain restaurants but the chicken here is surprisingly good.

 French Onion soup - skip this. Too salty and too little onions

 The chicken, very tender and moist. Comes on top a super sinful cream sauce and some spinach. MOAR spinach pls!

Beef bourguignon was not bad, very tender but mann was it oily.

Monday, February 3, 2014

House @ Dempsey

Dempsey is about to become our new hangout place because of all the visits we will be making to our wedding venue.

House needs no introduction - I love the decor (Sitting under a giant table or in a tent like whatttt) and the fries. I love love love fries so when I get to choose from a variety, I am in heaven.

 Devoured this whole serving of pumpkin fries. So good.

Roast chicken with mash and carrots
The main was disappointing, not because it didn't taste good (it did) but the portion was ridiculously tiny. Close to $30 for 2 small pieces of chicken, half a carrot and a spoonful of mash, really?

Luckily I filled up my tummy with all that fries.

8D Dempsey Road
S 249672
 +65 64757787

Saturday, February 1, 2014

28 Hongkong street

There can only be one pretentious, gimmicky drinking place and I think 28 HKS fills that place quite easily. No signs, no online presence but of course everyone has heard about it so I guess their marketing campaign works! 

Likes - Great descriptive menu, delicious cocktails and the truffle mac and cheese balls mmm
Dislikes-  Do they have to make this place so dark? if your customers have to use reading lights for the menus, I think you can turn up the lights a little.

My pretty drink (Whore's Bath) 

And those mac n cheese balls. We also had the chicken n waffles, doughnuts, buttermilk chicken wings and nuts. All were average except the nuts which were pretty darn addictive.

Will come back if I am in the mood to pretend to be part of the cool crowd for a night.

28 Hong Kong St.
Singapore 059667
8318 0328 (Reservations are a must)