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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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melodyinthemist
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Categories : Western Variety | Café | Desserts and Cakes | Brunch

 

 
European breakfast

European breakfast

 
American breakfast

American breakfast

 
This was my second time trying at wild honey, but at mandarin gallery's outlet due to an unsuccessful attempt trip to canopy dining and bar.

We were lucky enough on that day because we didn't have to wait as there wasn't any queue despite it was a saturday.

My craving for all day breakfast was satisfied with such a huge portion of scrambled eggs (you can choose poached, sunny-side as well, up to own preference), bacon, mushroom, sausage, tomato, baked beans and toast! Whereas my boyfriend ordered european breakfast which consists of two eggs benedict with parma ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce on brioche toast. However he finds their parma ham was quite mediocre.

Though it may not be the best brunch restaurant but it's good enough for people who have breakfast cravings during the night time! lol
 
Recommended Dish(es):  American breakfast
 
Date of Visit: Nov 16, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $25(Dinner)

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chefquak
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Categories : Teochew | Chinese | Restaurant | Seafood | Zi Char | Kids-Friendly

I had our largest G20 gathering last evening at ah orh at jalan bukit merah on 20.2.2014. smile

we had 23pax on 3 tables, a meeting (or eating!) record!

ah orh had mixed reviews & mostly dated. most thought it was expensive for the food (it may still be probably but it often depends on food ordered). anyhow there was a deal.com offer & the organiser bought 3 vouchers of S$150 worth at S$97.50 each – 1 voucher was allowed for each table. :-)

some friends went early to order the dishes. we had in total 9 dishes & the cost came to S$23+ all-in (about S$180+ per table) after redeeming the vouchers, so it was in fact very good value-for-money even considering that we did not order the usual teochew pomfret, cold crab etc.

there was deep-fried fish skin as table starter. pretty good!

#1 the braised duck platter (top photo & above) was good – moist, flavourful. i would say as good as imperial treasure teochew & better than muliangzai liang kee & chui huay lim. :-) the lor bah (braised belly pork was good too.

#2 fishmaw soup was tasty, but maybe just average. the one beng thin we had recently was substantially better.

#3 the ter kar tan (pig trotter jelly) was very good – firm, flavourful. there was also good chilli & “seng ni cho” 蒜泥醋 dip. this was as good as chui huay lim, imperial treasure & crystal jade.

#4 the yam basket was i supposed really excellent for this dish – yam was tasty & very crisp outside yet “sang” inside & very good combination in texture & taste with the fillings. a very good dish though not yam basket not my favourite. :-)

#5 the kailan with ti poh was competent. vegetable was fresh & crunchy. the ti poh (a teochew favourite condiment not so often seen) added to the attraction but perhaps the wok hae was kind of lacking a bit.

#6 not sure about this teck kia fish (竹仔鱼) dish, certainly competent but the fish had more bones than meat. at kok sen, they used some fish head & added chunky fish meat which worked well to accompany the black bean sauce & was much better overall by comparison.

#7 hae chor was quite ok, competent, nothing special.
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#8 orh luah was pretty good, large fleshy oysters.

#9 orh nee was better than expected, tasty, i liked it no pumpkin though. :-)

company & fellowship were the key in our get-togethers of course, but we did come to eat & overall the food was quite good & the price of $23pax very reasonable after the deal.com offer, not much different from say muliangzai liang kee, and food we had here were better. :-) w/o the offer, it would cost about $30pax which was still not a bad deal, about same as what we had at shin yeh at our last 20pax dinner.
Kailan with ti poh

Kailan with ti poh

 
Fishmaw soup

Fishmaw soup

 
Teck kia fish with bitter gourd

Teck kia fish with bitter gourd

 
Hae chor

Hae chor

 
Orh luah

Orh luah

 
Deep-fried fish skin

Deep-fried fish skin

 
Braised duck

Braised duck

 
Yam basket

Yam basket

 
Ter kar tan

Ter kar tan

 
Orh nee

Orh nee

 


See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/02/21/great-teochew-food-23pax-dinner-get-together-ah-orh-on-20feb2014/
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Ter kar tan, Braised duck, Yam basket, Orh nee
 
Date of Visit: Feb 20, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $23

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shannhester
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Categories : Chinese | Restaurant | Seafood

First thing i had noticed upon stepping into this restaurant was the hanging lanterns. The marketing manager said that these lanterns were added to the interior decor at the final stage. We agreed that they set a complimentary mood for the otherwise incomplete setting; making the cuisine place look well presented enough to have corporate dinners, and yet cosy at the same time for family gatherings.

Was told that one of their most popular dishes, is the Signature Lobster Porridge(招牌龙虾粥).
Depending on your food intake capacity, this dish supposedly serves 2 pax. It consists of fresh succulent lobsters, porridge akin to teochew muey texture and a secret sauce that gave this dish its unique flavour and fragrance. A good comfort food in my opinion.

Another dish we had today was Seven Spice Pork Chop(七味汁猪仔扒) which tasted mildly peppered and rather fragrant. Unfortunately, i have never been a fan of porky pig so i ate this dish least.

This was followed by their Crispy Lotus with Salted Egg(咸蛋脆莲藕). I must say i truly enjoyed this dish. The lotus root..very thinly sliced and coated with salted egg yolk, the chef then fried them. Not oily nor too salty when touching the taste buds. It can be a healthier snack substitute for your regular potato chips or popcorn while sitting on the couch watching your favourite drama series.

Next, was the Green Dragon Vegetables(双味青龙) served in deep-fried and stir-fried variants. I enjoy vegetables in general so it was pleasing to see this being served as part of our lunch today. The deep-fried version tasted a little like fried seaweed in terms of texture, whereas the stir-fried one retained the freshness and mild crunchiness of fresh vegetables.

Caro Chicken Soup with Chinese Pear & Coconut(椰肉雪梨鸡汤) was the soup for today. Giving thanks to my cantonese upbringing, i adore soups, in particular double-boiled tonic soups. It was a cold day and this soup warmed my body, and nourished my health. The chicken used for this dish is fed with a secret but healthy diet. Resulting in a low cholesterol end product. The marketing manager said that this soup is recommended for people who are looking to 'clean' their lungs.

To welcome the season of hairy crabs, we shared 1 of their Authentic Shanghai Hairy Crab(大闸蟹). The crab we dissected had generous servings of crab roe and tasted rather creamy with intense seafood sweetness and fragrance.

Last but not least, i recommend their Fresh Vegetable Juice(新鲜蔬菜汁) which is refreshing without being too overpowered by the 'plant taste'. It consists of pineapple, sourplum and cai xin. Very appetising drink.

The restaurant has 2 rooms available should you prefer to dine in private, away from the dining crowd. The marketing manager was pleased to advise that there will not be extra charges incurred for the use of these rooms.
Signature Lobster Porridge

Signature Lobster Porridge

 
Seven Spice Pork Chop

Seven Spice Pork Chop

 
Crispy Lotus with Salted Egg

Crispy Lotus with Salted Egg

 
Green Dragon Vegetables

Green Dragon Vegetables

 
Authentic Shanghai Hairy Crab

Authentic Shanghai Hairy Crab

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Crispy Lotus with Salted Egg,Green Dragon Vegetables,Fresh Vegetables Juice
 
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Categories : Noodles

madNew in town waiting time and queue is crazy~ I order 4 signature noodles at $5 each and 2 fishball and tofu skin soup at $4 each for takeaway add 40¢~ To mi the noodle not bad but not worth the 1hr + I waited for. When I left around almost 6:30pm the queue was still there but noodle already out of stock. Place is small and clean. Will try again when  the queuing craze is over~




Kin Kin Signature Noodle~

Kin Kin Signature Noodle~

 
 
Date of Visit: Mar 25, 2014 

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l3ernarcl
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Categories : Chinese | Porridge/Congee

Porridge Paradise is one of the newest offerings at Bugis, along Tan Quee Lan street. At the time of my visit, the restaurant is barely 2 weeks old. And to debunk any preconceptions derived from the moniker, Porridge Paradise is so very much more than just porridge.
Star of the menu would definitely have to be the original healthy porridge creations by the chef/owner. Using only all natural and fresh ingredients, there are 3 very unique flavours to choose from:
1. Pandan and Basil (Green) with pork
2. Pumpkin (Yellow) with prawn
3. Red Yeast Rice and Ginger (Red) with chicken

Each of the key ingredients were carefully handpicked for their health properties, strengthening our body's immunity system, lowering cholesterol levels and increasing antioxidant levels in our bodies. The restaurant's signature 3C Porridge offers an opportunity to test all 3 flavours at a go, reap all 3 health benefits, at a ridiculously low price of $6.90.
This HAS to be what I call value-for-money.

I'm not really a porridge person myself, preferring to stick with the staple of Century Egg and Minced Pork Porridge usually. But the presentation and smells really won me over. I am stuck choosing between the Pumpkin and the Red Yeast Rice & Ginger for a favourite - the former for the sweet taste of the pumpkin in the broth and the inherent sweetness of the shrimp; the latter for that combination that plays out so well in the mouth, and I love how the juiciness of the shredded chicken shines through in the aftertaste.

 
(From left to right) Pandan & Basil, Pumpkin, Red Yeast Rice & Ginger

(From left to right) Pandan & Basil, Pumpkin, Red Yeast Rice & Ginger

 
And as I was saying, it's not just porridge. Porridge Paradise offers a menu of local delights as well. Assam Fish, Curry Chicken and Prawn Paste Chicken seem to be crowd favourites, with the Curry Chicken selling out by mid-day. I was lucky enough to get the last bowl

 
Assam Fish (small): $10
I liked the crispiness of the fried fish, but i felt the assam could have been better to complement the dish further.

 

Curry Chicken: $7
A tad pricey at $7, the curry chicken is still pretty awesome taste wise. I liked the viscosity of the curry, not to watery, and the spiciness as the curry goes down the chute gives quite the kick.

 
Prawn Paste Chicken: $8
Fried Chicken in delectable prawn paste batter. 'Nuff said.
Lunch for our group of 3 only worked out to be $10 each for such a spread. I'd say Porridge Paradise would be worth a visit for a potential lunch option for those working around Bugis.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  3C Porridge,Prawn Paste Chicken,Curry Chicken
 
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Mar 18, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $10(Lunch)

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