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FNeo
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Categories : Singaporean | Chinese | Hawker Centre | Rice

At Peranakan Village Food Centre

At Peranakan Village Food Centre

 
Yummy Braised Duck

Yummy Braised Duck

 
Preparing my take-away

Preparing my take-away

 
In a snapshot

In a snapshot

 
Katong original Tao Kwa Pau/Duck Rice stall has relocated from East Coast Road to Peranakan Village Food Centre at 369 Tanjong Katong Road. The food centre is next to the Katong Student Hostel.

Standard of tao kwa pau (wrapped bean curd) and the ingredients are still as good. The braised duck meat is still as juicy and tasty.

Additional to the food served are fresh steamed cuttlefish price ranging from S$4.00 to S$5.00 per piece. Also not forgetting the deep fried fresh fish balls. The dark brown sauce and chilli sauce complement the dishes very well.

 
Date of Visit: Jul 02, 2013 

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tanyachloe
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Oriole 1 for 1! Smile Jun 27, 2013   
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Categories : Multi-Cuisine | Bars/Lounges | Café | Pasta | Steaks and Grills | Burgers and Sandwiches | Brunch

Oriole Cafe at Somerset has been my favourite place in the somerset area for coffee, drinks, mains and even tea. It's a one-stop shop that is a jack of all trades (albeit master of none!), but that doesn't mean that their food & beverages are just mediocre. Believe me when I say that they have certain standards -I've tried this place for lunch, dinner as well as tea.

Their current June 1for1 lunch promo is valid with every purchase of a beverage, and the complimentary dish will be the one of the lower value... Great selection of dishes if you ask mesmile
Ends June :(

Ends June :(

 

 
The cafe has both alfresco and indoor seating, and the indoor seating has a bar top counter overlooking the main pathway so one can people watch. The lighting isn't too dim nor is it excessively bright so its really comfortable to chill.

We ordered Chicken Quesadillas, Bangers & Mash (both $18 each) as well as a Caffe Latte ($5.50).
Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla

 
The Chicken Quesadilla was complemented with potato wedges, salsa and a lovely salad (with balsamic vinegar dressing). The quesadilla was delicious -not too salty, and the cheese was still stringy. The grilled chicken had enough flavour and the the pocket was lightly toasted -delicious! My dining companion preferred it slightly more seasoned though, but in my opinion it wasnt overly salty. The wedges were crisp on the outside, yet the potato was so fluffy and soft. Eaten with the salsa, which had bits of diced tomatoes and onions, the taste was absolutely perfect! The salsa wasn't overly sour, great for those who are adverse to super-tangy sauces.
Bangers & Mash

Bangers & Mash

 
The Bangers & Mash were slightly more disappointing. While the pork sausages had a delicious herb-y fragrance, its flavour fell a bit flat. I exceptionally liked the mash and gravy, which went deliciously together (I COULD HAVE IT ALONE!). The mash was slightly sweet on its own, and its oh-so-fluffy texture wasn't overly whipped such that it had lost its original potato texture. I also liked the onion gravy -it wasn't too thick and starchy and had a pleasant savouriness. I wish there was more gravy though!

ps. another grouse -my dining companion also felt that 3 sausages instead of 2 would have given him a better run for his money!
Caffe Latte

Caffe Latte

 
This Latte is honestly one of the best lattes I've ever drunk!! The milk is steamed to perfection and the coffee goes down wonderfully smoothly. You can add your own sugar and customise the sweetness and i find that 1.5 sugars work perfectly for me. This small cup is really worth $5.50 -the taste is just gorgeous. Not too bitter nor acidic and the temperature + flavours all harmonisedsmilesmile

Oriole also has standard happy hours for drinks, as well as tea time promos such as waffles + ice cream & tea for $12-13. The service is earnest and the food is delicious too -will definitely be back. If you're here for desserts, we recommend the peanut butter crumble -its the ultimate sin in a cup!! Sticky date pudding is strong on the rum so if you're adverse to alcohol, steer clear of their rendition of this dish!

The coffee is surprisingly, stellar. Go for their latte, and anything with steamed milk. I promise you won't regret it.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Caffe Latte,Chicken Quesadilla
 
Date of Visit: Jun 26, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $14(Lunch)

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Chiamhuiy
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Categories : Cantonese/Hong Kong | Restaurant | Dim Sum | Noodles | Kids-Friendly

 
For the food here, it may require up to 2 hour long queue. But if you're a morning person, you can drop by at 9am (it opens at 10am) and start queueing. Any later than that, you probably have to queue for at least 1 hour, minimum.

Despite being slightly overrated, I must say some of the dishes here are indeed fresher and tastier than other dim sum restaurants. But what are they exactly? Read on to know.

Full review:
http://chiamhuiy.blogspot.sg/2013/04/tim-ho-wan-singapore-michelin-star-dim.html

 
香滑马来糕 Steamed Egg Cake (1pc) $3.80
The Steamed Egg Cake was smooth on the surface, feels smooth while chewed in the mouth, but the taste was alright. The sweetness level of it was a little too much, it feels like an overwhelm of brown sugar in this piece of egg cake. it was indeed very moist and soft.

 
黄沙猪润肠 Vermicelli Roll with Pig's Liver (3 pcs) $5.50
The Pig's Liver Vermicelli Roll on the other hand faired better. Fresh sliced Pig's Livers are wrapped with silky smooth vermicelli roll, allowing it to glide down your throat oh-so-easily. I like to eat the vermicelli roll with the sauce that comes with it. If you're not a fan of pig's liver, you can try the Vermicelli Roll with BBQ Pork ($5.50) instead.

 
鲜虾烧卖皇 Pork Dumpling with Shrimp (4pcs) $5.00
Pork Dumpling, or a name we are more familiar to - Siew Mai, has never ever appeal to me. I would till give it a try as always but they all failed. That's partly because the yellow skin used to wrap the siew mai often taste weird. Right here, I've finally found one that doesn't have that weird taste anymore. For some reason, I couldn't identify the weird taste, could be the taste of the meat filling itself has successfully covered the weird taste coming from the yellow skin, perhaps? But for a person like me who has never liked siew mai, telling you that here at Tim Ho Wan, it was good, you probably wouldn't want to miss it.

 
香煎菠萝糕 Pan Fried Carrot Cake (3pcs) $4.50
Another king dish of Tim Ho Wan is the Pan Friend Carrot Cake. I'm pretty sure that Radish was used because there were prominent strands of radish all within the Fried Carrot Cake. Although the strands of radish added texture to the very soft carrot cake underneath the pan-fried layer, I thought it was a little towards the bland side though.

 
晶莹鲜虾饺 Prawn Dumpling (4pcs) $5.50
Though not under the king dishes, the Prawn Dumpling was amazingly good I promise!
I am always not a fan of prawn dumpling because for one to be really nice and delicious, it requires very fresh juicy prawn wrapped in thin layer of luminous skin. At Tim Ho Wan, the prawn dumplings indeed caught my by surprise with its chewy and non-sticky texture, wrapping around a huge succulent prawn.

 
赛螃蟹春卷 Spring Roll with Egg White (3pcs) $4.20
A usual spring roll often than not has radish, cabbage and minced meat within the fried crispy roll. But the one here isn't quite the same. Instead of minced meat, it's stuffed with crab meat and egg white, and for this reason, it gives a rather different taste. I'm glad to say the spring roll wasn't too oily and yet it was really crispy enough even after airing for a good 10 mins.

 
鼓汁蒸凤爪 Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce $4.00
As for the chicken feet, or some people may call it Phoenix feet, they were another pleasant dish for its sweet and tender skin and soft bones, submerged in the black bean sauce. It's a little spicy but definitely worth it even if you don't take spice.

 
鲜虾腐皮卷 Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp (Deep Fried, 3pcs) $5.50
I actually ordered both the Deep Fried and Steamed beancurd skin roll but I realise I didn't take a photo of the steamed one, so let's make do with the deep fried beancurd skin roll! While I quite like the fresh Shrimp hidden within the beancurd skin roll, the skin was a little tad dry to my likings. The steamed Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp ($4.00) faired better as it wasn't too dry. In fact, it was a little slimy but still taste good!

 
酥皮焗叉烧包 Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (3pcs) $4.50
If I really have to mention that ONE dish that is a must-try, it has to go to their Baked Bun with BBQ Pork! No wonder there's a limit order of a plate (of 3) to each person, The soft crispy skin on the outside, probably coated with sugary butter, gives the bun a sweet finishing touch. Yet on the inside, the bun was stuffed with BBQ pork, completing the fusion of sweet and salty taste.

 
Nothing can really describe how surprised and in love I am with this bun. Instead of the usual steamed bun, this was baked, giving it a very soft and tender bun skin. If not because of the limit order, I would have taken away more than one set of buns, because they are really too great.

Undeniably, some of the dishes are indeed different from other dim sum restaurants. Just to conclude for you, the must try dishes (in my opinion) are:

1. Baked Bun with BBQ Pork
2. Pork Dumpling with Shrimp
3. Prawn Dumpling
4. Vermicelli Roll with Pig's Liver



The service here is quite fast also. Once you submitted your order u made while queuing, the food comes within 15 mins.


Hope you liked this review! Remember to follow me on Instagram (@chiamhuiy) to receive live updates of me eating food and more food! lol
 
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sherrytoot
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great food! Smile Apr 15, 2013   
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Categories : Italian | Restaurant | Pasta | Chinese Soup | Salads/ Acai Bowl

Tried this Italian restaurant with my family and the food here is really nice! I've ordered the squid ink ravioli with prawns in a light lemon sauce pasta and it tasted quite nice but with a little too much tomatoes inside. The pizza tasted yummy too with a soft yet crispy skin just from the oven. This place can be considered for small gatherings and chill outs with friends.

 

 

 

 
 
Date of Visit: Apr 14, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $20(Dinner)

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vnuss147
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Taiwanese flavours Smile Jan 28, 2013   
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We always trying to order different dishes everytime when we visit Shin Yeh. This time round, we had the whole Pomfret with garlic ($48). It might be slightly pricy, but I reckon it worths the price. The fish is quite big, and it tastes good. The pomfret is seasoned with salt and pepper before deep-fried to crisp. It's very crispy outside, yet the meat still maintain the tenderness. And those garlic slices definitely adds lots of flavours to it.

 
Prawn roll with yam ($8) serves a good snack. The crispy roll has the yam and prawn filling, just the right seasoning, and not greasy at all.

 
Sauteed prawns with pineapples ($20) is appetizing. The prawns are sauteed with mayonnaise sauce and heaps of pineapples chuncks. The sourness of pineapples balances the creamy of mayonnaise. Quite nice.

 
Fried rice with pork ($14) is ordinary. The fragrant is good, but nothing too special. However, it could be a good replacement for white rice, to go along with other dishes.

 
Stir-fried mustard heart ($16) with dried scallop is pretty good, in which the bitterness is sort of being reduced to minimum. If you are not a big fans of this vegetables, do give it a try at Shin Yeh. you might change your mind.

 
 
Date of Visit: Nov 28, 2012 

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