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Hazelleo
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Categories : Thai | Chinese Soup | Noodles

Chang Thai is a Thai restaurant that is located at the neighbourhood area. For those staying around the north and looking for affordable Thai cuisine, this will be an added list then.It is approximately 15-20 minutes walk from Bishan MRT station. Alternatively, you can always take a bus to reach the destination.

A bit of the history of Chang Thai for you guys. The eatery is founded by 3 buddies in their 20s to 30 that comes with different working backgrounds. But they shared the common interest and passion on Thai Foods and thus, we have the affordable Thai cuisine in neighourhood area.

 
We had the Lemon Grass Drink and Thai Milk Green Tea S$2.50 each.Thai Milk Green Tea is something different from the usual Lemongrass drink.

 
Pandan Chicken S$2.50/pc was tender, juicy and fragrance from the aroma smell of the pandan leaves.

 
Beef Noodle Soup S$7.00 was my favourite overall. The soup broth has the nourishing and rich flavor and it is quite addictive after few sips. But we were given the soup broth to try on. So the picture below is without noodles.

 
Mango Salad S$6.00 is one of the signature Thai dish to savor before main order is served.

 
Highly recommended dish, Garlic Honey Chicken comes in two sizes S$6.00/S$8.00. Nicely fried with even spread of honey over the crisp chicken striking the balance with the tenderness, juiciness and sweetness.

 
We were introduced to Steamed Seabass with Lemongrass S$25.00. The fish freshness is the key for steamed dish. The combination of seabass with lemongrass was indeed achieve a balance of sweetness and aroma fragrance.

 
Pad Thai comes in two sizes S$6.00/ S$9.00. Definitely a value for money as the portion is very generous.

 
Prawn Cake S$5.80 for 3pcs. You can taste the freshness, crisp and rich prawn paste.

 
As for desserts, we tried Tapioca with Coconut Milk S$4.00. Loving the soft texture of the tapioca with coconut milk spreaded over it.

 
Red Ruby with Jackfruit S$5.00 is my favourite Thai dessert. Red ruby here is homemade and it not starchy at all. And slices of jackfruit completes the sweet taste of the dessert.

 
Lastly we had Mango Sticky Rice S$6.00. Smooth and sweet mango with the sticky moist glutinous rice make the perfect combination. They served good ones here.

 
Overall the range of foods and price offered was quite affordable. The restaurant has ready space for family diners or even friends gathering. It is quite an offer for heart landers if they are craving for Thai cuisine and not wanting to get out of neighbourhood. This would be a choice for them.
For more details, http://hazeldiary.com/chang-thai-block-151-bishan-street-11/
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Mango Sticky Rice,Prawn Cake,Fish Cake,Steamed Seabass with Lemongrass
 
Table Wait Time: 15 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Aug 07, 2014 

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mycc
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Categories : English | European | Café | High Tea | Desserts and Cakes

If there was one F&B establishment that I would name which has the best marketing and branding team, TWG Tea would certainly be one of the hot picks. The Wellness Group Tea Company, abbreviated to TWG Tea is a Singapore-based luxury tea company with salons across the world. While I first chanced upon this brand of premium tea-leaves in the UK and subsequently in HK, it was only later did I realize that it originated from Singapore!

Singapore's pivotal role in the tea trade was instrumental for the company to decide upon the lion city as the organisation's headquarters. Quite frankly, the tea salon which is characterised by its luxurious layout and presentation had more often than not been intimidating - well a meal there certainly does not look cheap. While it predominantly sells tea, in tea-bags like your usual 'Lipton' English tea, TWG Tea also retails hand made tea-infused food, including savoury items, pastries and desserts. They also prepare accessories such as hampers, tea scented candles and teacups made of gold and platinum which would most certainly impress gift-receivers.

We were in the vicinity of Marina Bay Sands and while we wanted to rest our feet after an afternoon of walk-around, TWG Tea came to mind and after some 15 minutes of queue time, we finally got ourselves a table.

The menu entailed a very comprehensive range of premium and flavoured tea-leaves and would almost certainly satisfy tea-lovers. The only shame was that I am a true coffee fanatic and it would be terribly difficult to have me converted with a cup of mild caffeine from the premium tea.

While we struggled to decide our orders, we eventually settled for the following:

1837 Crepe with Jasmine Ice Cream (S$14 + S$3/-)

 

 
The freshly made crepe was served with handmade berry marmalade made of raspberry, blueberry, cherry and blackcurrant infused with 1837 Black Tea. The ice cream was surprisingly creamy and melted almost instantaneously upon being served as it comes into contact with the freshly baked crepe. While we enjoyed the soft and warm crepe that was baked to perfection with just a slight tan and a slight chewiness, we felt that the fragrant Jasmine flavoured ice cream complemented the dessert well. We also enjoyed the overall combination of the dessert, which had a beautiful tang from the fresh berries and you could taste the richness of the marmalade.

Financiers with Matcha Tea, 2 pcs (S$9/++)

 
We felt that the matcha financiers were rather overpriced. While it was well baked, with a nice crust on the edges, the almond flavour did not come across strong enough. It was probably masked by the matcha powder used in the making. While it made a decent rendition of financier, it certainly did not come cheap.

 
The financiers were served with TWG Tea jelly and whipped cream. These two complemented the matcha flavoured financiers perfectly and the jelly had a subtle sweetness that kept us scooping more! The whipped cream however was light yet rich and the combination with the jelly was simply sublime. We highly recommend to order the other pastries such as madeleines or scones just so you could pamper your palate with this homemade jelly and whipped cream.

Floral tea (S$11/++)

 
Well, as mentioned earlier in this post, I am terrible when it comes to appreciating tea but at S$11/+ per pot for two small cups, I am not sure if it was worth it. On a secondary note, we always preferred traditional English tea rather than floral or scented tea, so I would reserve my comments on this particular signature that was recommended.

 
I honestly think the branding of TWG Tea is brilliant if not, perfect. They have a Caucasian in each and every of their outlet, even in their outlet in Hong Kong at IFC. It exhibits a really 'classy' image especially with the cutlery and interior design of the outlets.

Was the service impeccable? Hardly. We ordered an extra serving of two scoops of ice cream but they were not served and it slipped our minds as well. It was however charged to the bill. If I may be completely honest, TWG Tea would resume to be the place that I turn to if I needed to get some quick gifts for overseas friends but for me to return for a high-tea or proper meal, there would certainly be some inertia.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  1837 Crepe
 
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gninethree
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Categories : Japanese | Restaurant

Set amidst the slew of swanky Spanish, European, Belgium and Mediterranean eateries along the beautiful Quayside Isle of Sentosa is a Japanese fine-dining Kaiseki restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Shinji Morihara- who boasts of more than 20 years of experience in Japanese cuisine, welded from acclaimed establishments such as Marriott Hotel Nagoya Japan, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and Fairmont Hotel Singapore.

 
Fitted with oriental touches of Japanese architecture with shōji doors, an extensive use of wood grain and imported Japanese red cedar for the furniture and a decidedly minimalist appeal, restaurant owner Katsutaka Kobayashi had gone though great lengths in reconstructing the 40-seater authentically Sukiya-style right down to the last detail for the discerning diner to enjoy a sensorial experience.

 
While the primary focus here is on Kaiseki cuisine, there are Omakase Sets from $175 and Set Lunches from $75. The recently introduced Ala-Carte menu also offers a few pocket-friendly alternatives.

Trying out their YUME (Dream) Course at $288++ per person, we were served 7 courses specially curated by Chef Shinji to ensure we had the complete Kaiseki experience in its truest art form made only from the freshest seasonal produce imported directly from Japan and finished with exquisite plating.

 
The Steamed Dish of Short Neck Clam and Winter Melon egg custard topped with Tomato sauce was Chef Shinji's interpretation of Chawanmushi. Tasting refreshingly interesting, this seemingly simple egg custard steamed in a tea bowl was a reflection of the creative diversity of Japanese gastronomy executed here at Ezoca.

 
Main Course was a Grade A4 Wagyu Japanese OMI Beef Tenderloin with Organic vegetables charcoal grilled to perfection, served with a trio of dipping sauces- Ponzu, Mustard and Himalayan Salt. Smooth and velvety with a rich juicy flavour that lingers on your palate, there was no questionable doubt about the quality of this piece of red meat. The fried pumpkin, lotus root and french beans too were delectably crunchy.

 
Dessert was a delightful end with a trio of home made treats. The Caramelized Apple and Homemade Red Bean paste Sandwich was unlike any store bought variety with its delicate wafer so crisp and chewy. While the accompanying cup of superbly sweet and crunch Japanese KYOHO Grapes topped with Wine Jelly beckons with its bright color. And finally ending off with a slice of Yubari Melon with its glowing orange flesh and tempting sweet aroma. No better way of completing the meal.

 
For the Sake aficionados, Ezoca also boasts of a collection of extremely rare Sakes sourced from every region of Japan and a unique
set of serving cups to enhance your experience.

For full review and more photos, please visit http://gninethree.com/2013/09/19/ezoca-japanese-cuisine-quayside-isle/
 
Date of Visit: Sep 15, 2013 

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TheArcticStar
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Categories : Bak Kut Teh

If you wonder why there is a long line at the steps of this restaurant daily and nightly, and if you wonder why so many photographs of celebrities grace the wall of this simple little eatery, well then I suggest you give it a try.

 
I have been to Founder Bak Kut Teh many times, and have tried a lot of other decidedly famous ones over the years as well - but this still reigns as one of my top favorites. That is despite the queue and hurried service. Anyway, tonight the Beau and I graced the restaurant once more.

 
The Beau took the Founder Bak Kut Teh (SGD$8.00) that came with a bowl of white rice. The meat was tender enough, and the soup was piping hot and very tasteful with strong peppery overhaul - perfect for a rainy evening like the one we were enjoying.

 
I selected the Pig's Intestine's Soup (SGD$6.50) with no rice. Rest assured that it would also be served with the same delicious and distinctive white pepper stock soup. The innards were all right - some chewy, some tender, some springy in texture, but all were good.

The side dishes such as salted vegetables, braised peanuts, braised eggs etc are all tasty and serve as wonderful accompaniment as well. Alternatively, their Pig's Trotter (SGD$8.00) a try as well - tasty, tender and sinfully good for a once-in-a-blue-moon indulgence.

For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/10/dinner-at-founder-bak-kut-teh-orchid.html

 
Recommended Dish(es):  Founder Bak Kut Teh,Pig Intestine Soup,pig trotter,braised egg,salted vegetables,braised peanuts
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Oct 18, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $16(Dinner)

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cptslowyeo
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Rainbow cakes and okay food :) Smile Sep 30, 2014   
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Categories : Bakery | Café | Desserts and Cakes | Pasta | Salads/ Acai Bowl


I was attracted to this cafe, because of their rainbow cakes. We found some public parking along the hawker center, across the road from NOM. We got to NOM at 12pm and we were the first customers there. The waiter was quick and gave us the menu and iced water within a few minutes of us getting seated.

My colleagues tried the fish and chips, which was a giant beer battered fish. They claimed that they could taste a tinge of beer in the batter. The appetizers of breaded mushroom wasn't too bad, but there were only like 7 pieces. Each time you bit into the breaded mushroom, you could taste the oil. sad Def not my fav breaded mushrom of all times. We also had the parmesan truffle fries, which were okay. for $6.90 I guess it isn't too bad. 

I got the banger rosti as my main, and though the rosti was crispy, it was quiet thin. It was thinner than expected. But it still tasted decent. The cheese sausage was super juicy with cheese sauce smile 

For dessert, we had both the oreo and the chocolate rainbow cakes. Which at a price of $7.90 is quiet heavy. But the oreo was so awesome and tasty. Same with the chocolate. Reminded me of awfully chocolate cake, that I just had for breakfast this morning. 

I would def come back to try more of their rainbow cakes, especially the salted caramel and more of their dishes for sure!
oreo and chocolate rainbow

oreo and chocolate rainbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Oreo rainbow cake,Chocolate rainbow cake
 
Date of Visit: Sep 30, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $16(Lunch)

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