Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee

Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee

Near Kallang MRT, this small prawn mee shop is conveniently within walkable distance from the public transport. In my view, i think this is one of the best prawn mee one can find in Singapore.

Different version of prawn mee for you to choose, so does the price 

Pork Ribs Prawn noodle (soup) - What make a delicious prawn mee different from the rest of the shops? Its the broth. The soup is strong and tasty, shop owner use prawn shells and pork ribs to cook the broth, making it very tasty. The prawns are fresh and sweet. Really shiok.

Pork Ribs Prawn noodle (Dry version) - Even in the dry version, you can still taste the prawn sweetness in the noodle as it was cooked using the broth, making the noodle nice and delicious. A bowl of soup is provided too. 

Operating hours: Wed - Mon: 08:00 - 15:30
Closed: Tue

Contact: 6748 2488

Verdict: 3/5
Price: $5 per pax

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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Shanghai Ren Jia 上海人家 - Ang Mo Kio Ave 5

Shanghai Ren Jia 上海人家

Located at the corner of Blk 151 Ang Mo Kio ave 5, this little shop serve limited number of seats (like 7 tables in total). The food here are make to order, so be expected to wait for quite a while for your food. But i can assure that the food served are pipping hot. Please note that Shanghai Ren Jia don’t charge service fee and tax but charges a table fee of $1.20 per pax.

Chrysanthemum tea - no sugar in it, pure chrysanthemum and hot water

Xiao Long Bao (小笼包) $6 for 5 pcs 

The skin of the Xiao Long Bao is thick on the top but thin at the bottom which cause the soup from the pork filling to flow out. In addition, they do not serve vinegar and ginger unless you ask for it, but only vinegar is available. The pork is fresh hence no "pork after taste", but overall i think i can find better Xiao Long Bao elsewhere.

Mei Cai Pork Belly Bun (梅菜扣肉包) – $11.50 for 5 pcs

This is a highly recommended dish from the staff. The pork belly are thinly sliced and marinated with picked (Mei Cai) and dark sauce. The after products are sort of sweet and salty taste, as the meat are thinly sliced, i do not really have the taste of the meat as compare to our local Pork Belly dish. Very disappointed in this dish. But, the taste is still not bad when you eat it with the bun.

Drunken Chicken ($12) 

This is a cold dish, strong taste of wine when you chew on the meat. The chicken is soft and tender, guess its because it had been soaking in Shao Xing Jiu for too long. Overall quite good in terms of taste and smell.

Handmade Noodle with braised Pork Ribs (排骨鸡丁葱油面) – $6

 One of the best Chinese-style handmade noodle that I had tried. The noodle is full of shallot oil and the braised pork rib gravy with a small portion of beancurd cubes. The noodle is smooth and yet surprising springy. I guess this is because the noodle is handmade hence it can be made into this kind of texture. Nothing fantastic about the pork rib, the outer layer was braised that all. 

Handmade Beef Noodle (红燒牛肉麵) - $8

The type of noodle i guess is the same as the pork rib noodle, all are handmade. The soup of this beef noodle is clear and yet tasty. Side ingredients include potato and carrot. Beef meat is tender but portion is abit small, i dont feel satisfied after eating this noodle. If the chuck of beef can be bigger and more quantity then it will be great. 

Pan Fried Meat Bun  (生煎包) – $8.40 for 6 pcs

Pan Fried Meat Bun is a must-order dish to have here. It is made up of mini pork filling in the bun that is pan-fried till half of the bun turned golden brown and the exterior fried to crisp. Fluffy bun and delicious tasting meat in it. 

Juicy Juicy!! 

Popiah (薄饼) – $7.20 for 6 pcs

Netizen had been raving about this popiah. Instead of using turnip like our local popiah, here uses cabbage. The skin is the same as the others, but the fillings are special. It is filled with pipping hot gravy. The gravy is so thick that it will burn you if you are not careful. Beside cabbage, there are other filling like meat and carrot slices combined together, forming this tasty dish. Try this when you are here and judge it yourself.

Operating hours: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, closed on Monday

Verdict: 3.5/5
Price: $15 per pax

I like the food served here, delicious and freshly made. Maybe the downside lies on the service, limited serving personnel as this is a home run business and a fierce and impatient auntie taking down orders. Whenever i asking for service she will just portray frustration, other than that, the boss and other staffs are quite friendly. The boss are very friendly and will talk to customer.

This place may be an ideal place to visit with a small group of friends to spend your time having Shanghai-style dim sum, not for time rushing people.

I will find time to revisit here again if i am nearby Ang Mo Kio craving for shanghainese food and I am not in a rush.

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

No Signboard Seafood

No Signboard Seafood 

Most of the local will know about this restaurant which sell local chinese cuisine especially seafood like crabs and they are well known for this dish. Short blog on this outlet. I finally get to try this outlet at vivo city instead of the one at gelyang. Once you step into the restaurant, the decoration really makes one think about a palace as they have chandeliers hanging and golden wall colour. With black tables and chairs, the concept really combine east and west culture together, giving one refreshing feel.   

Crispy Baby squid ($20) - Deep fry squids till its hard and crispy which then thick sweet sauce is then pour over it. Authentic chinese cuisine 


Prawn Yam Ring ($38) - Crispy yam ring filled with ingredients such as mushrooms, vegetables and big prawns. The yam ring is not very oily and not very sweet, everything are just moderate.  

Steamed seabass Hongkong style ($50) - Seabass steamed in light soy sauce, fresh and easy to eat. 

Sambal Kangkong ($15) - crunchy and spicy, really shiok 

Sweet and Sour pork ($30) - As the name suggested, sweet and sour but more on the sweet than the sour part. The tomato sweetness is strong enough to cover the sourness, but overall still not too bad as this dish is very appetizing 

Cereal prawn ($48) - Very fragrant, you can smell the stir fry cereal. The prawns are crispy and the cereal bring out the sweetness of the prawns. Simply wonderful.  

White pepper crab - Signature must try dish. Very peppery and HOT!! Spring onions bring out the peppery fragrant and freshness. The white pepper goes well with the crabs. Recommended for spicy eaters.

Signature Chili Crab - A local seafood dish, the crab is fresh, chili is not too spicy. The sauce is make with egg too, i will recommend to order the bun to go with the sauce too. It is very addictive and can go with your rice too.

One word - Fresh

Address: #03-02 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore
Contact: 6376 9959

Verdict: 4 / 5

Tasty and delicious food, but price is slightly steep

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  • Tuesday, 8 July 2014

    Gossip 港是讲啡 - Serangoon

    Gossip 港是讲啡 - Serangoon

    Craving for Hongkong style Cha Chan Ting? Well, now you don't need to travel all the way to Hong Kong. Introducing Gossip cafe, 港是讲啡, located at Serangoon garden. This cafe sells food that you can find in a Hongkong cafe. From instant noodle to fried rice to western food. All you can find can be found.

    Curry Fishball ($6.50) - Similar curry fishballs but different colour. The balls here are more towards orange than yellow but it really have that curry taste if you ever eat before along the streets of Hongkong. I guess this is really close to the original recipe. 

    Pork Chop with rice ($6.80) - Large piece of pork chop in mushroom sauce serve with rice and egg. Pretty normal presentation and taste. 

    Cheese Fries ($5.80) - Yum Yum, cheese and mayonnaise combination with fries are really tasty 

    Hk Cart Tom Yum Noodles ($6.80) - Well, does this bring some of the memories back if you ever eaten noodles in Hong kong before? This is something similar to that, a piece of ham with sausages and egg over the instant noodle. Noodles are very springy while the tom yum taste is strong. Pretty much close to the original.

    Tom Yum Noodles ($6.80) - You can to choose your sides. Selections include pork chop, chicken chop or luncheon meats.

    Luncheon meat

    Chicken chop

    Pork chop

    Verdict: 3/5
    Price: $14 per pax

    Address: 87 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555983
    Opening Hours: 12pm till 2am
    Tel: 62854319

    Well, i guess this is considered normal pricing. The concept is similar to the already long standing cafes like Xin Wang. Hence, not much of an excitement or surprise you can find here. Food taste normal, maybe for another chill out place or lunch time get together option for you to choose.

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