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This is hushpuppy living in Sengkang. I am a enthusiast in the land of foodies..., work in Orchard. I like to hang out in Orchard, Punggol. Japanese, Thai, homecook are my favorite cuisines. I also love Hawker Centre, Restaurant, food and Seafood, Steaks and Grills, Chicken Rice, junk food.
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Categories : Hakka | Coffeeshop

My friend introduced me to this yong tau foo place at Lucky Plaza, and oh my, I never looked back at other yong tau foo anymore. My Favourite Café is hidden at the top floor of Lucky Plaza next to Jollibee, and enjoys quite a fair share of patrons especially during lunch hours. You will need to queue for about 10 minutes before you get a space, but it sure is worth a wait.

 
Look at how everyone is digging in like mad. Yummy yummy lol

 
Huge selection of things to put in your bowl: you can choose 5 items and one noodle type for only $3.50! I love the mushrooms - so huge and juicy and I can't get enough of it! I wanted to just grab like 3 mushrooms but that would be a little obsessive and a lack of variety. So.. I shall do that the next time ;D

 

 
After you finish choosing what you want, there are five noodle types that you can choose: mee, mee kia, mee pok, etc. Usually I just buy the mee pok smile

 
It's super nice. Trust me. When I'm looking at this picture, I can taste the godliness of this bowl of yong tau foo. Especially the juicy mushrooms and the meatballs. The more I look at this picture... the more I'm making plans to go grab this next week again.

 
There's the sauces provided but I don't really like/need them, so I just left it alone after trying a bit of each. The soup itself is flavourful enough, so I think there's no need for the extra sauces. smile

 
It might get a little squeezy because you have to share tables with strangers, but anyway you'll be busy stuffing yourself with the food to be uncomfortable with that!

Tip: Go in pairs to get a seat faster.

 
 
Date of Visit: May 16, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $4

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jerjerjer
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Categories : Café

Read more on www.JerJerJer.com (my blog): http://bit.ly/dgoodcafe
Elektra - Espresso Machine

Elektra - Espresso Machine

 
Thanks to a good friend of mine, CalvinTimo, I got to check out this newly opened Cafe at Holland Village! I’m always up for a good cuppa coffee even if it’s 7pm at night – somehow, caffeine does not really have an effect on my body. We had quite a number of cups that night and I could still fall soundly asleep the moment I got home.. haha.. I am like totally born to drink good coffee I guess! =P
Caffe Macchiato

Caffe Macchiato

 
When I’m not drinking a (sinfully sweet) Frappuccino from Starbucks, I usually like my coffee bold, rich and sugarless, so I decided to give their Caffè Macchiato ($4) a shot. For those of you who aren’t familiar with what a “Caffè Macchiato” is – it’s basically a shot of espresso coffee with a tiny dollop of milk. What you’ll get is a creamy, rich miniature cup of coffee, and a shot straight to coffee heaven. =D

They also do Latte Art but it was a pity that I didn’t get a chance to see the barista in action..
Caffe Latte

Caffe Latte

 
The bear is waving to you! haha.. isn’t it just too cute to drink? We didn’t drink this cup of Caffe Latte in the end because it got cold, but I did managed to try out their Ice Latte on a separate occasion, which had a bit too much milk and not enough espresso to it. Anyway, here are their delectable Cheesecakes (made by the boss himself!):
d'Good Strawberry Cheesecake

d'Good Strawberry Cheesecake

 
If you ever visit d’Good Cafe, you definitely MUST try out their cheesecakes. The d’Good Strawberry Cheesecake ($8) is fluffy with a layer of sponge cake at the bottom and cream cheese in the middle, smothered with strawberry jam and a sprinkling of nuts. Plus, they use Korean Strawberries which are known to be sweeter than your regular USA/Australia Strawberries.
Maple Sea Salt Cheesecake

Maple Sea Salt Cheesecake

 
If you’re like me and prefer something richer and more decadent, then go for the Maple Sea Salt Cheesecake ($8). All that creamy goodness and a crunchy base, typical of your classic New York Cheesecake. But interestingly enough, the owner uses Sea Salt and Maple Syrup to give it rather a unique twist. Well, cheese on its own has always been salty but you usually taste more of the sweet and sour in cheesecakes.

The difference with this Maple Sea Salt Cheesecake is that it’s sweet, sour and also salty! You also get a rather fragrant whiff of the maple syrup with each bite. Mmmmm.. just thinking about it now, has me salivating in front of my computer screen! =P
Triplet Cheesecake

Triplet Cheesecake

 
They were all sold out of this Triplet Cheesecake ($8.50) when me and CalvinTimo were there that day, but I managed to go back on a separate occasion to try it. It’s $0.50 more than the other cheesecakes which makes you wonder what extra premium ingredient did they use that warrants the price difference. *shrugs* I’m not too sure actually, but this is a triple-layer cheesecake. On top, you have a rich layer of chocolate. In the middle is the cheese and right at the bottom is a layer of Oreos. If you’ve got a super duper sweet tooth, then you’ll probably like this because all three layers are just indulgently sweet.

Now on to the main courses for the night..
Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

 
Having just had an awesome Eggs Benedict at Benjamin Browns just a day before I went to d’Good Cafe, I must say that the one I had at Benjamin Browns was more indulgent. The homemade hollandaise sauce they used at d’Good Cafe could not really match up to my expectations for a sinfully rich and creamy sauce to compliment the poached eggs.
Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

 
Their Spaghetti Carbonara ($16) on the other hand was rather good! I do cook my own pastas once in a while and this Carbonara at d’Good Cafe has a rather “homecooked” vibe to it which I enjoyed. The creamy white sauce was thick and rich, and the bacon slices added to the savoury decadence of a good creamy pasta.

Well, our night was just getting started.. next, we had some coffee lessons from the boss himself. And learned about the roasting, brewing and blending of coffee. Check out this video of the coffee beans roasting:

Coffee Roasting

 


What a cool machine, don’t you think? I would love to have it in my future house, although I’m actually eyeing their “Elektra” espresso machine too, which comes in the shape of a huge silver bell. The boss gave us some tips on roasting coffee beans and how some of the beans are actually “empty shells”. Even though these empty beans do not really affect the flavour of the coffee in the end, the boss still painstakingly takes the effort to pick out each and every empty shell after the beans have finished roasting.
Coffee Cupping

Coffee Cupping

 
If you had noticed the tagline for d’Good Cafe earlier, it’s actually “Blend & Brew it the way you like it”. The reason behind this is that they offer a service where you can create your very own blend of coffee based on the qualities you want your coffee to have! This process is called Coffee Cupping and we had the chance to try it out first-hand.
Coffee Cupping

Coffee Cupping

 
First, you fill up a form stating what type of flavours you like to have in your coffee: be it nutty, chocolatey, winery, citrusy, etc. Next, the barista will prepare a few cups of coffee for you, each made from a different variety coffee beans. You then take some time to sip each cup while rinsing your palate with plain water between each sip. Finally, you let the barista know which cup of coffee you prefer over the others and why.

They will then help you decide on what goes into your final blend of coffee which will be made up of the 3 distinct flavours that you had listed earlier on. Once you have gotten the perfect blend that you want, they will enter it into their database and you can even name your own unique blend! Psssst.. You can now order a “CalvinTimo” blend of coffee from d’Good Cafe if you wanted to. =D I didn’t get to create my own blend that day due to the lack of time..

To end off the night, we had a photo taken using the cafe’s polaroid camera! They decorate the walls with lots of photos of all their customers.. try finding our polaroid shot when you visit d’Good Cafe the next time! =P
CalvinTimo & JerJerJer

CalvinTimo & JerJerJer

 
Read more on www.JerJerJer.com (my blog): http://bit.ly/dgoodcafe
 
Recommended Dish(es):  d'Good Strawberry Cheesecake,Maple Sea Salt Cheesecake,Triplet Cheesecake
 
Date of Visit: Mar 13, 2013 

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siokting
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Really liked the bamboo wine Smile Apr 05, 2013   
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Categories : Japanese | Pasta

Met up with some friends for a dinner at Bene Spaghetti and since it was a new restaurant, we tried quite a few dishes out of their set meal and was pleasantly surprised at the variety and the taste.

Firstly, the service was awesome and we were nicely greeted by the Japanese boss and the local waiters. We were given the menu and to call the waiter to order, we have to wave a wooden clapper then they would come. It was really cute!

We ordered the set meal enough for 4 persons.

 
Starters was a simple salad tossed with vinaigrette as well as soft white bread bun that they baked themselves.

 

 
Main dish: Blue Cheese Cream Sauce Mushi Pasta
It was served in a really cute way and it was still cooking when it was served. There was a timer for 5 minutes upon serving and when the timer is up, the waitress would open up the cover and wow, the blue cheese cream sauce smell heavenly. It was my favourite of all main dishes and the spaghetti was al dente and the sauce fragrant. Must try.

 
Main dish: Seafood risotto
Love the mix of seafood inside the risotto and it was slightly soupy which I didn't mind. The risotto also comes which a basil-sesame mix which is optional, and I find that mixed into the rice it made it extra fragrant.

 
Main dish: Tomato Sauce Gnocchi Gratin
I'm not a fan of Gnocchi but I feel it was cooked just nice and the taste of the gratin was really good.. The tomato sauce was very fragrant.

 
For dessert, we had Tiramisu that was included in the set meal (not pictured). However, we decided to add on the Bamboo white wine which tasted so awesome! It tastes of light white wine with bits of light grape fruit sweetness. It was served in a Bamboo jar which was really cute and very japanese.

End of the dinner, we were warmly greeted farewell and as a gift, we were each given a small loaf of the bread they baked themselves, I assume because they don't serve overnight bread and thus will give the extras away. It was really pleasant and I would want to visit the restaurant again.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Cream cheese spaghetti,bamboo wine
 
Date of Visit: Mar 06, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $30(Dinner)

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sumo nabe hotpot Smile Feb 20, 2013   
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Categories : Fusion | Restaurant | Chinese Soup

 
Not only does Soup Broth Asia sell those normal soup, they also got sell some hotpots. I decided to try their sumo nabe hotpot. the soup was white in colour. when they served it to me, there was a raw egg in the centre. i broke the raw egg yolk so it would cook faster. there were a lot of ingredients in the soup like chicken, chinese cabbage. the soup tasted very milky but it was simply tasty. it absolutely went well with rice!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  sumo nabe hotpot
 
Spending per head: Approximately $15(Dinner)

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Categories : Australian / New Zealand | Bars/Lounges | Steaks and Grills | Fine Dining

This is probably the most amazing restaurant that I've ever dined in.
I've never had meals at atas restaurants overseas and I wonder what are their service standards like but Wooloomooloo's was mind-blowing.
I called and made a reservation few days ago and a day before, they called me back to confirm.

The entrance of the restaurant is a wine cabinet as well as a fridge-room at the side. It stores meat and we sneaked in to have a feel of what is it like!

First impression - excellent.

Here is the food:

 
Complimentary bread. It was so nice and fluffy and they were so generous to give the whole loaf for just the two of us! We had to take away and they were so kind to pack it nicely in a box and place it in a fabric bag carrier! The waitress reminded me to take the bread when I leave.

 
Tuna and Crab Tartare. Has a layer of avocado and diced oranges. We don't really know how to appreciate this dish but the oranges gave it a refreshing taste! It was the first time I tasted raw crab. I wonder how they took out the flesh from the shell.

 
Lobster Bisque. The soup is really gao and flavourful there was a huge chunk of lobster meat! $20

 
Here comes the lead actor of the night. My filet mignon, in medium rare. Tender and juicy. Well grilled lol

 
Inside. It was a thick and huge chunk of meat and the consistency in done-ness was throughout the whole piece of meat. Impressive.

We ordered Wooloomooloo steak as well, also in medium rare. The outer rims was slightly more done than medium rare but it was fine. Just a speck of imperfection. The manager insisted on changing for us but rejected because it was really fine.

 
Creamy mashed potato. It was so well blended that you don't get lumps of potato, yet you can taste the find bits in every spoonful.

 
Sautéed Mushrooms

 
Warm Chocolate Cake. We didn't want to order cos we were damn full after all the food already. But I insisted, die die must try this. Just nice, we were told that it takes 17minutes to be done. Got time for a breather (:
The picture says it all.. Oozing goodness. It is definitely the best that I've tried and I'm not sure if I can find out that beats this. $25.

The waitresses were on their toes man. Super alert that when my partner accidentally raised his hand, they came over. They constantly topped up our water and checked if the food is ok for us and whether the meat was cooked to our liking.
We ordered a few dishes that were recommended by various food bloggers but we gave the side dishes a miss. To our surprise, the manager (I suppose he is) brought mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms for us to try. Really warm and friendly.
The meal burned a hole in our pockets though. You could say that we've paid for the service. But to be honest, what you pay is what you get. And I've gotten what I paid (:
 
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