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Categories : American | Café

For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/08/five-dime.html
I have to admit that the location is not very accessible if you are visiting by train. With two nearest MRT stations stationed in town, Five & Dime can only depend on Somerset and Dhoby Ghaut MRT Stations. Luckily, there is a bus stop directly across the road, which a little more convenience to diners, as well as a carpark just right behind the cafe.
Five & Dime does not have a lot of seats, so reservation is actually recommended, and they only take in reservation on every two hours (e.g. Table reservation at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, etc.).
French Toast ($16.00) with choice of either crispy bacon or chicken sausages and with fruit salad. It really seems to me as a very simple dish, but their French toast is just too fluffy and the syrup with butter makes the toast not too dry yet sweet.
Braised Pork Belly Sandwich ($18.00), with the use of black Berkshire pork in between toasted French white and sweet potato fries at the side. I have no idea how many portions are available, but I'm glad that I am one of those trying out the limited portions!
Pork belly is definitely yummy, dripping with sauce on the "tough-like-rock" French white. Well, the outer is hard, but the bread itself is still quite soft and the dripping sauce is acting like a jam to me.
Golden Custard Lava Cake ($12.00). The only special out of the list of 5. Something like custard bun, but instead a "westernized" version. Love the soft chocolate-ty taste of the cake, mixing the sweet and saltiness together to form a smile on your lips.
For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/08/five-dime.html

 

 

 

 
 
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Categories : Hawker Centre | Chicken Rice

For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/07/tong-kee-chicken-rice.html
Tong Kee Chicken Rice has been operating since 1969, previously located in Margaret Drive. For the long history Tong Kee Chicken Rice has come and having passed down in generation, one can imagine the popularity level it has garnered over the years.
It has been a waste that Tong Kee Chicken Rice wasn't heard by my ears till recently, but as a saying goes, it's never too late.
Tong Kee Chicken Rice sells mainly roasted meat like roasted chicken (烧鸡), roasted pork (烧肉), and char siew (叉烧). So if you have a liking for roasted meat, Tong Kee Chicken Rice is not be missed out in your list.
Having the concept of self-service, you will be able to roughly know the waiting time till you can get a plate of chicken rice for your own.
Looking at my entire plate of roasted chicken, I immediately know I would love it. Indeed it is when I started spooning myself! The tender and juicy meat is absolutely mouthwatering. Little fats underneath the shiny roasted skin makes it a healthier choice too.
Two sauces that must be tried rather than just savouring on the meats and soup.
Sweet gravy for the roasted meat, which surprisingly isn't sweetness overload, and chicken rice chilli comes with a tiny bit of sourness to boost the refreshing effect. Likewise for the plate of chicken rice, it isn't oily yet the fragrance cannot be overlooked.
On my return visit, I will definitely give the roasted pork and char siew a try. That to say, Tong Kee Chicken Rice is worth a return visit!
For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/07/tong-kee-chicken-rice.html

 
 
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Categories : Thai | Bars/Lounges

For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/07/soi-60-thai-restaurant-bar.html
Located along Robertson Quay, Soi 60 has indoor and outdoor seating. Ample tables and ongoing music, with the typical decorations of a Thai restaurant being scrubbed away in Soi 60, giving a more modern and vibrant ambiance.
Thai Iced Tea ($8.00). I'm not really a taker for extremely sweet-drinks, and Soi 60's iced tea is just well-balanced in terms of its sweetness. If you are fond of sweet drinks, Thai Iced Tea might leave you a little disappointed.
If you are of those who thinks salmon has a fishy smell, the seasonings added by Soi 60 can make you enjoy the soft chunks of salmon which still enable you to relish the essence of salmon.
Crispy Duck Pancake ($12.00). Besides the roll of duck meat wrapped together with Thai herbs and black vinegar reduction sauce aside for dipping. The surprise is with the lychee fruit in it, which may seem to be a weird combination, but turned out pretty fine.
Mixed Seafood ($24.00), consisting of scallop, prawn, squid, chilli, lime leaf, and glass noodles. Although the Mixed Seafood's glass noodles is not a gravy-intensive dish, each of the seafood is fresh, and the glass noodles though averagely moist, is elastic and tangy.
Iberico Pork ($26.00) is slow cooked with Thai spiced crust, pickled ginger, and young ginger salad. The overall dish taste to me like pork being sprinkled with crushed black pepper, and each piece of Iberico Pork is crisp on the outer and minimal juiciness in it.
Fresh Spring Rolls ($10.00), consists of northern Thai sausage, Thai herbs, and peanut hoisin sauce. A refreshing and nutritious spring roll infused with sausage to make the entire spring roll not so vegetarian.
Black Sticky Rice ($10.00) with fresh mango and coconut cream. The rice seems like a mixture of glutinous rice and brown rice surrounded by coconut cream, with half a load of really fresh mango fruit placed on top, and finished with coconut shredding. Overall it looks like the Pulut Hitam which used to be one of my favourite breakfast when I was still in primary school.
Thai cuisine is widely-known for its spiciness, but Soi 60 almost did away the conventional idea, as we did not really find any spicy food throughout our meal, making the empty red chilli a nice addition to the presentation.
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Categories : American | Bars/Lounges | Hotel | Seafood | Steaks and Grills

For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/06/mortons-steakhouse.html

Located at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, the hotel beside Marina Square and opposite The Floating Platform, it can be considered quite accessible and a great hotel to view the beautiful Singapore Skyline at night. With such an amazing view, food contained is definitely more than just average!
Morton's Steakhouse is much popular for its steak of course. Serving only the highest grade of aged USDA & Australian beef selections and taking great effort into preparing the steaks for diners, only makes us go right for the steaks, and nothing else.
Potterhouse Steak at 24 ounces ($117.00). Served medium-rare.
Center-Cut Prime Ribeye at 16 ounces ($99.50). Served medium-rare.
Cajun Ribeye Steak ($102.00). Served medium-rare.
Five Peppercorn Rubbed Prime Strip Steak at 20 ounces ($138.00). Served at well-done.
Signature Cut Prime New York Strip at 20 ounces ($134.00). Served rare.
Center Cut Filet Mignon at 12 ounces ($99.00). Served medium-rare.
If you are not too keen with the steak, another option would be Chilean Seabass ($77.00).
Souffle for Two ($37.00) for our dessert. We were too full to actually care about whether it's for two or not, and just shared the entire bowl within the 8 of us. Everyone had a couple of spoons of the fluffy and soft souffle. Similar to egg tarts, and this is even better than just egg tarts.
This meal is definitely our most expensive dinner ever, and none of us have seen 4-figures amount in a single receipt before. But disregard the amount, the quality of the food is definitely worth what we paid for, and if I ever have the chance again, Morton's is definitely topping the list, or at least in the first few.
On another note, the serving is pretty filling even for a single pax to finish it up, which actually leaves all of us either too full or with a few grams of meat untouched.
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Categories : Coffeeshop | Seafood | Zi Char

For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/06/ban-tong-seafood-restaurant.html
Ban Tong Seafood has once moved out of Clementi, in search of a new location. But somehow, they are back, and I was informed of how good their food was in the past. They are located in a coffeehouse, beside the Clementi Police Divisonal Headquarters.
Assam Fish Head (Seasonal Price) is not in the menu, but is a hot favorite back in the past. It is even so now, and luckily we tried asking if they still have the assam fish head. Fish is definitely fresh, and the assam gravy is sour and spicy at the same time. If you are not the kind of head-over-heels for Curry Fish Head, Assam Fish Head should be your first option!
Sweet and Sour Pork ($8.00). I have seen lots of places serving small chunks pork, but Ban Tong Seafood is neither petty nor are they super generous with it. The serving per chunk is just right, with the glittering sauce covering every chunk of the crispy outer pork.
Prawn Paste Chicken ($8.00). Although it is categorized under the Chef's Recommendation, I would gladly suggest it to be. Juicy meat and fluid flow of the savoury prawn paste deserved another plate!
Kai Lan ($8.00) served to has thick stalks but is crunchy. Leaves are not overcooked, and is crunchy too. "Crunch crunch crunch" is the sound you will hear. No, it is not raw.
Mixed Omelette ($5.00) has big pieces of shrimp despite its cheap price! It has crisp edges but towards the inside you still can feel the softness of the egg omelette. Thumbs up for this!
Cereal Crayfish ($18.00) is one of their Chef's Recommendation and it indeed serve up to it. There is no need to de-shell and the tender meat of crayfish could get you fighting with your dining companions.
Serving time is quite fast, perhaps due to the raining weather where most would rather stay home and catch some tv programmes. But even if the waiting time could get me to wait for 30-45 minutes, I believe it is still worthwhile.
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