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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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Herine Ang
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Categories : Vietnamese

I was at Pho Stop for a DIY summer roll making session.

 
Definitely my first time "hands-on" & I was surprised that it tasted good with their special dip sauce!
Vietnamese Fish Cakes : $6.60++

Vietnamese Fish Cakes : $6.60++

 
This fish cakes has turmeric powder in them and it really taste very fragrant & salty (the kind of salty that I like). Initially I thought it was curry powder and I am very very taken aback by this dish. I never know fish cakes can taste even more awesome than they already are!

MUST TRY! Eat them when they are piping hot!
Spring roll : $5.00++

Spring roll : $5.00++

 
Fried to a nice crispy texture but it isn’t too oily. I supposed the meat (or whatever content) inside has been marinated well before, hence the taste is released when you bite down into it. Dip it in their sauce and it is another kind of taste! Even though I am not a fried spring roll person, I like this dish.
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Pork Chop Dry Noodle : $9.20++

Pork Chop Dry Noodle : $9.20++

 
A healthy dish! I am already quite pleased with the amount of greens I see. The portion of grilled pork chop is also worthy for a meaty-diet person to try!

A sauce in a small bowl is set aside for you to add in according to your preference. I added all of it after tasting a mouthful of the noodles mixed with half of the portion of sauce.

Thick mee hoon (or bee hoon) is used for this dish. You can find thin shreds of cucumber and carrots inside. It somehow resembles achar and even though this is a main dish, it has the effects of a refreshing appetizer too!

And of course, the taste has a blissful combination with the pork chop. I love it!
Ice Cream : $3.20++

Ice Cream : $3.20++

 
The coffee aroma is strong and each mouthful of the ice cream perks me up just like my daily coffee dose!

I tried the other flavors & I still like the coffee one.
Vietnamese Dripped Coffee : $3.50++

Vietnamese Dripped Coffee : $3.50++

 
A traditional dripped coffee is the way to end a wonderful meal. I must remember to ask for much lesser condense milk the next time! I love my coffee a little bitter.

rEAD MY FULL REVIEW AT: http://myfatpocket.com/herine/2013/03/14/pho-stop-i-changed-my-mind-about-vietnam-food/
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Fish cakes,Pork Chop noodles,Coffee Ice cream
 
Date of Visit: Mar 02, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $20(Lunch)

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Michhysaurous
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Sweedish Food other than Ikea Smile Jan 22, 2013   
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Categories : Western Variety | Café | Halal

I went to Fika with the introduction by my friend to head over there for my Birthday lunch! I was scared at first because I have not tasted anything Sweedish exept ikea's sweedish meatballs. lol. So I was glad that I had this opportunity. The place was very cozy and it is not a big restaurant since it's located at millenia walk But the food items were definitely worth every cent of it. And Did I mention that Fika is HALAL! Means all our malay friends could head over there and try it out! Read here http://michhysaurous.blogspot.sg/2012/09/fika-x-birthday-celebration.html to find out more! smile

 

 

 

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Skagen Crepe
 
Date of Visit: Sep 08, 2012 

Spending per head: Approximately $25(Lunch)

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mycc
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Charmed by a true cafe experience Smile Feb 08, 2014   
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Categories : Australian / New Zealand | Café

Please refer to http://www.makeyourcaloriescount.com/2014/02/sg-tobys-estate-charmed-by-true-cafe.html for review complete with more pictures.

It is no trade secret that the cafe scene is extremely vibrant in Singapore but quite frankly, after trying quite a handful of popular places, we have yet to discover 'THE' cafe that is able to deliver a relaxing experience complete with calories-worthy coffee and food. What exactly does one look for when it comes to seeking a cafe experience?

Personally, we feel that the slightly better cafes in Singapore tend to be overcrowded and that kinda defeats the purpose of unwinding down after a hard week at work. Why would I want to face further pressure from waiting diners to free up my table when it was supposedly the place to go to chill? Apart from the crowd, I have always been sceptical about paying some good S$20 for a plate of all-day breakfast which you could pretty much cook it yourself at less than half the price. Does it really make sense?

Toby's Estate was named after the owner, Toby Smith. Driven by passion, Toby accumulated his knowledge and skills from his coffee trail around the world including working on farms in Brazil learning to nurture the coffee plant from seed to harvest, as well as the varying processing methods. Toby also worked with a coffee trading company which enabled him to hone his cupping and grading skills, not forgetting his work as a roaster and barista.

Flat White | S$5/nett

 

 
With a classic latte art, this flat white was a stellar when it comes to taste. Developed by the Australians and New Zealanders in the 80s, flat white is prepared by pouring microfoam (steamed milk with small, fine bubbles) over a single/double shot espresso. It generally has a higher proportion of coffee to milk and typically offered in a smaller serving as compared to cappuccino or latte for instance.

This was perfectly done and easily one of the best we have tried among the various cafes tried! The foam had a consistent velvety texture which overlaid a balanced shot of espresso that had the right levels of acidity and roast.

Iced Mocha Chai | S$7/nett

 
The lady was in an adventurous mood and went for the iced mocha chai. The scent of the cardamom certainly titillated our senses and upon the first sip, the flavours beautifully imploded within. It was quite a bold drink and despite the various elements introduced to the drink, it was well-balanced. The flavours of the coffee and chai came across stronger than the chocolate though but overall, it was an enjoyable drink!

V60 coffee | S$6/nett

 
Elegantly served in a wine glass, this was one of the five special coffee on the 'Slowbar' section of the menu whereby each drink is manually prepared rather than via the espresso machine. Different brewing methods would bring out varying levels of intensity for the light roast coffee beans and being a caffeine addict, I naturally went for the highest intensity, which involved the V60 brew.

How does this ceramic dripper with a gaping hole in the bottom make good coffee? It is all about the right pouring technique which involves coaxing the extraction of solids from the grounds and this calls for a good steady pace of pouring and pattern.

I generally prefer a dark roast as I enjoy my coffee bold but the flavours of this light roast were intricately extracted in that glass. Depending on individual, this rendition would suit the palate of those who crave for a higher level of acidity. It was sharp but not excessive which made it enjoyable.

Toby's Breakfast | S$18.50/nett

 

 
The barn-laid eggs were offered in either scrambled or poached form and we went for the former. Served with espresso maple bacon, cherry tomatoes, sautéed mixed mushrooms and brioche toast, there was no denial that this brought a smile to everyone's faces!

The scrambled eggs were velvety and carried a subtle scent of buttery fragrance though we would have preferred a slightly more intense flavour of the eggs itself. The brioche was perfectly toasted with beautiful grill-lines that imprinted the soft and fluffy bread. The diced mushrooms had a slight truffle scent which was a pleasant surprise. While we appreciated the generous portion of crisp bacon slices, we struggled to find resemblance in flavours to its espresso maple label. There was an interesting twist of sweetness to the savoury bacon with the maple syrup after taste but the punch of espresso was barely evident.

Eggs Royale | S$16.50/nett

 

 
The eggs royale was a recommended dish and while we enjoyed the thick slabs of beautiful smoked salmon atop freshly toasted thick brioche, the poached eggs failed to impress. It was not a far cry from perfection but one of the two eggs served was slightly overcooked on the inside. With a wedge of lemon on the side, it allows diners to adjust the desired level of acidity and tang in that classic Hollandaise sauce. Topping off the dish was that aromatic fresh dill which enhanced the flavours of the smoked salmon.

 
Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, Toby's Estate also provide complimentary Wi-Fi access to customers. It was common sight to spot expats working on their laptops and sipping their cup of fresh brew. All prices quoted on the menu were nett, inclusive of GST and no additional 10% service charge was levied either though tipping is encouraged! Upon settling at our table, we were immediately served two bottles of water which were complimentary as well and we weren't at any point in time pressured to place our orders.

 
There was even a section on the side of the cafe that retails various merchandise such as brew apparatus and even a classic book written by the owner himself, complete with pictures and narration about his exploration journey in the name of coffee.

 
I am by no means a fan of cafes for I find that in most cases, the prices are not appropriately matched by the quality of food, coffee and ambience. A visit to Toby's Estate surely changed my opinion as it was a relaxing experience where I basked in the glory of the Sun through the windows, sipped my coffee and browsed through lifestyle magazines (provided at the counter) catching up to the nearest trend in town.

Our first visit no doubt but surely not our last. Looking forward to my next visit already!

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Eggs Royale,Toby's Breakfast,Flat White
 
Spending per head: Approximately $20(Lunch)

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wallychel
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Categories : Chinese | Rice

Claypot Bee Tai Mak, $4

Claypot Bee Tai Mak, $4

 
I first came to know the existence of this stall after reading 8 days New + Noted! They only sell one dish, which is the Claypot Bee Tai Mak and they describe it as a "KL-style Hokkien mee with an egg". I knew I had to try it soon! The stall is very conveniently located near Lavender MRT station. Exit B, walk along Horne Road and make a left turn into French Road and look for Tai Sun Eating House. Pot Shop Boys is one of the stalls inside the sheltered hawker. There is also a carpark just opposite the hawker for those who drive. I ordered 2 bowls and was served around 5 minutes later, very efficient! I quickly snap a mandatory shot of it and tucked right into savouring the delicious looking bowl of bee tai mak! True enough, it was so yummy!! I literally felt like I can have another bowl! Besides the bee tai mak, the other ingredients included an egg, meatball, prawns, mushrooms and cabbages. I really love the blend of those ingredients and bee tai mak mixed together with their specialty sauce. I will most definitely come back here again! smile
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Claypot Bee Tai Mak
 
Date of Visit: Sep 14, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $4(Dinner)

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blessedbabyhannah
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Categories : Singaporean | Seafood

As it was my good friend, Serene’s birthday celebration,we have decided to try Momma Kong’s and how glad we are to have made such a wise choice.

My first impression of Momma Kong’s is it’s quite different in the deco as compare to other crab restaurant. I love the fact that it’s simple and chic with a very relaxed and laid back setting and for the service crews, if I am not wrong is the 2 bosses themselves. One thing about their service is, it’s really very attentive and give you very comfortable and cosy feel.

simple and chic deco

simple and chic deco

 


As for the menu, it is quite interesting as it looks like a compilation of several Facebook pages. However the menu isn’t very extensive, just crabs cooking in 4 different varieties, some small bites , 2 types of vegetables and a variety of beverages. Something that I like about the Momma Kong’s is that they have Asahi on the tap and before 7pm is happy hours so 25% off. But I didn’t order Asahi that day cos I was introduced to another type of beer. Hehe!

Asahi draught

Asahi draught

 


 


Anyway ,we ordered black pepper crab, crab with bee hoon soup,chicken chucks with belachan chilli, 3 mantous. Thank God we didn’t ordered more. Although on the menu,it is written that the crab weight about 650g but 3 of us were quite sure,it was more than that when we saw another table’s crab been served.

Yummy Black Pepper Crab

Yummy Black Pepper Crab

 


Simply delicious crab bee hoon soup

Simply delicious crab bee hoon soup

 


Just like all fried food,the chicken chucks are very succulent and yummy. But I must seriously rave about this belacha chilli. It is really flavorful and spicy.Can you imagine 3 of us kept raving over it once we had our first taste of the yummy chilli.

The crab bee hoon soup is simply mind blowing.Can you imagine the rich milky broth with chinese wine and the combination of the fresh sweet crab meat? Simply spot on!We girls finished up the soup in no time. Hiaks.

The black pepper sauce is really finger licking good and goes very well with their beautifully weaved mantous(come in steamed or fried,but we choose the fried ones).

Overall,it was a lovely food hunting experience as we really didn't expect such a 5 stars service from Momma Kong's.On top of that,I am personally very impressed with their food servicing timing.Simply marvelous.Beside that, we didn't paid a lot for such great food and wonderful service,just $144.65,easy on the pocket. On top of that, Momma Kong is also tied up with Perx, an app that can give you digital chops whenever you spend at their merchandisers. Accumulate 5 chops for a free crab on the next visit.Haha I foresee us getting the free crabs very soon as we are going back next month =D

 


 


 

 
Recommended Dish(es):  crab bee hoon soup,black pepper crab,chicken chunks with belachan
 
Date of Visit: Aug 23, 2013 

Celebration:  生日 

Spending per head: Approximately $48(Dinner)

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