Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Platypus Kitchen

Located in Bugis Junction, Platypus Kitchen served casual Italian and american cuisine range from  handmade pastas, luxurious risottos to Italian and Mediterranean inspired dishes. They are famous for their Lobster Rolls.

Located at level 3, this restaurant is not hard to spot

Spoiled of choices to choose.. hmm what should i order???

Dinner Set with either 2- courses or 3 courses meal. Quite a catch consider the price. You get to choose one main course and a starter or desserts if you are having the 2 courses. I end up choosing 2 course meal. Hahaha, don't be so greedy...

The Tradition Lobster Roll ($23.90) - Abit expensive if you ask me, but that what you got to pay for lobster meat!! Hahaha. Quite a simple dish to whipped up, toasted bun filled with butter-poached lobster meat mixed in roasted-garlic mayonnaise. Mouth watering and i really love it!! The lobster meat is chunky and delicious. I think i can eat the filling instead of the bun. hahaha!!!!! Fries and salad are freshly made too.  

Squid Ink Risotto with baby scallops and tomatoes - Delicious risotto cooked, chef must be very skillful with this dish since it is hard to master this dish.  

Sea Salt Caramel - taste like cheese cake to me, sea salts and popping candy are sprinkled on top of the cake, giving out the popping sensation in your mouth. Not really fascinated by it maybe because my generation used to eat popping candy when i was young as it was sold cheaply, hence overall impression not that great.

Opening hours: 12:00 - 22:00

Verdict: 4 /5

Posh looking food which come with an affordable price considering that such Mediterranean food will cost alot more expensive if you are dining in a posh restaurant. Great service and attentive staffs.

If given a chance, i will be back to try more of their food.

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Monday, 17 November 2014

iSteaks Diner - Serangoon Garden

Welcome to iSteaks Diner, a coffeeshop stall which repackage and relocated in My Village at Serangoon Garden. iSteak diner offer affordable and at the same time maintain quite a good standard of taste for western food. It is usually packed at the weekends especially after 7pm.  

Variety of food selection from beef to fish, burgers, pasta and even finger food. All mains come with 2 choice of side dishes

There is food counter and a separate drink counter, hence you have to queue at both counters to get your food and drink  

I ordered a water chestnut drink - super sweet........

Medium well NZ Ribeye 180g with mushroom sauce. Oh, you can choose to have black pepper sauce too. Sides are Macaroni & cheese and Baked potato. The Macaroni & cheese taste ok, slightly undercooked. The baked potato is literally baked in an oven and served hot. Outer skin is slightly crisp, not easily removed 

Honey ginger chicken with garden salad and baked beans. Chicken was nicely cooked with a jest of sweetness due to the honey, but cant really taste the ginger. Salad taste alright but the baked beans was a disappointment, too starchy and taste like some bottled chili sauce. Totally put off.....

Photogenic Food... 

Medium cooked Ribeye. Well, looking by this colour i think it is close to what i want.....

Phone: 62858839

Opening Hours:
Sun - Thu: 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 00:00

Verdict: 3 /5

Food taste normal, nothing really "Wow" about the food. The only good part is that service is prompt and price is relatively cheaper than some of the restaurant in Singapore. Staffs are friendly and they direct us to help ourselves to the cutlery.

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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Hanare Japanese Cafe & Restaurant - Tanjong Pagar

A flagship of Teppi Japanese Restaurant, Hanare serves Chirashi Don as one of their main dish. Located near Orchid hotel, you can find Hanare at 3rd storey of a shophouse (beside Blue Ginger). 

You can choose curry set 

or Bara Chirashi Don set

Customer can choose to opt for a Buffet Set ($19.90), or their famed Bara Chirashi Set ($17.60) which is their mini buffet where you get a bowl of Chirashi Don with unlimited servings of 4 side dishes and miso soup. The Bara Chirashi Buffer Set ($29.90) entitle you the whole buffet side dishes. I would recommend Set B if you are a big eater.

Side dishes Buffet area 

Cook your own noodle. The broth is thick and savory.

Fried prawn, fried saba, croquette and fried chicken chunks (left to right) 

Fried salmon belly!!! The meat is thick and juicy, of cos the fats play a part in it!

Mini Buffet set consist of fried salmon pieces, salad, braised salmon, edamame etc etc

Miso soup at your own helping

Highlight of the day: Chirashi Don. Loads of fish given on a bowl of rice. The fish consist of salmon, tuna, clam and roe. All the ingredients are marinated and taste savory and fresh. Mix abit of wasabi  to further enhance the taste.  

You would be having warm rice with cold sashimi, such a wonderful combination.

Verdict: 4 /5

The prices is very affordable consider that it comes with the buffet and chirashi don. The food fare pretty good and i have no complaint on the chirashi don. However due to its small capacity, it is unable to cater for too many customers.

Address: 99B Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088520, Level 3 
(Walk 7 mins from Tanjong Pagar Mrt exit A towards Orchid Hotel, beside Blue Ginger) 
Tel: +65 6222 1976
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:00pm (Mon-Sat, Closed Sun)

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