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This is wenxi living in Jurong West. I am a Executive, work in Clementi. I like to hang out in Clementi, Jurong West, Boon Lay. Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese are my favorite cuisines. I also love Restaurant, Hawker Centre and Sushi/Sashimi, Zi Char, Ramen, Fish.
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Bayswater Kitchen Smile Nov 27, 2017   
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Categories : Restaurant | Seafood

http://www.umakemehungry.com/2017/11/bayswater-kitchen.html

Bayswater Kitchen is a restaurant on Keppel Bay Island by The Prive Group located right by the side of the waterfront at the scenic Marina at Keppel Bay. It does have a relaxing and laidback atmosphere inspired by the seaside.

Bayswater Kitchen

Bayswater Kitchen

 
The decor and furnishing of Bayswater Kitchen is bright and breezy themed with nautical accents. With the alfresco dining section, the place is rather popular in the evenings as you can enjoy a good view of Keppel Marina.

Alfresco Setting

Alfresco Setting

 
Let alone with good seafood, it would be best to pair with alcohol.

Seaside Theme

Seaside Theme

 
In fact the fisherman's feast is recommended by the restaurant as Seafood Lovers "Wet" Dream.

Dining at the counter

Dining at the counter

 
Get going and check out what we are having!

Looking over into the counter

Looking over into the counter

 
Their menu is dated with a stamp and that suggested that items on it are subjected to change base on season and what is available in the kitchen.

To start, we had the Chargrilled Octopus. It was smoky and grilled to perfect tenderness. The dish was awesome with smoked roe, Gremolata, Borlotti Beans.

Chargrilled Octopus - $22

Chargrilled Octopus - $22

 
The Fisherman's Feast was a scrumptious meal for us. Their homemade hand-rolled linguine was commendable as it was lightly soaked and cooked in their seafood stock. Fisherman feast was not completed without the main ingredients like lobster, prawn, mussel, clams and fish of the season.

Fisherman's Feast - $38 per pax

Fisherman's Feast - $38 per pax

 
The feast requires a minimum order for 2 pax, that also means you can order similar dish if you are dining in a group and portion will be serve accordingly to per head. Thumbs up to the Fisherman's Feast!

Eyes on the Lobster

Eyes on the Lobster

 
 All were good from food to environment, perhaps a little shortcoming might be the lights in the restaurant which was quite dim, not an ideal environment for taking pictures. Other than that in terms of service, I would comment that they were very "on-the-ball" be it checking on the taste of the food or topping up our glasses of sparkling water.

This place is recommended for a good date and for occasions be it in pairs (couples) or groups. Do remember to make a reservation before heading down.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Fisherman Feast
 
Celebration:  紀念日 

Spending per head: Approximately $55(Dinner)

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Rong Cheng Delight Smile Nov 08, 2017   
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Categories : Hawker Centre | Seafood | Chinese Soup | Zi Char

Rong Cheng Delight is located in the same row as Ron Sheng Fish Head Bee Hoon in Jurong East. Having spotted Rong Cheng Delight ever since I had its neighbour Fish Head Bee Hoon, we always have such plan to dine there after seeing so many plates of Cai Po Fish Head doles out from their kitchen. However, it was always tough to order Cze Char with just 2 pax.

Rong Cheng Delight

Rong Cheng Delight

 
We were going to the near by Famous Fish Cze Char, unfortunately it was closed for the day and we had decided Rong Cheng Delight as an alternative.

The Cai Po Fish Head did impress. Fish head was fresh and heavily covered with cut spring onions, chilli and Chai Po (Preserved Vegetables bits) in sweet gravy. If you are thinking that the dish will be salty because of the generous use of Chai Po, this isnt the case here. Reversely, I find the dish tantalizing and ends with a great sweet frehness note.

Cai Po Fish Head - $28

Cai Po Fish Head - $28

 
Fresh and yummy, these Crayfish were cook in the style of local chilli crab with eggs in tomato & chilli based gravy that was so addictive. Believe me, you just won't leave your bowl of rice plain without scooping the delicious gravy back onto your bowl. We had 3 big crayfish and these meat were tender and went easy to de-shell with the forks.

Sambal Crayfish - $26

Sambal Crayfish - $26

 
Not the usual Dou Miao I had that was in little stalks. This was the bigger version of Dou Miao and was stirred fried with minced garlic.

Dou Miao - $8

Dou Miao - $8

 
Awesome minced meat egg we had! Love its fluffiness and adequate amount of meat stuffing in it. Though egg is a common home cook dish, once a while we will still order this as we will never get such texture of egg if we do it at home. Cze Char Stall's egg has always been much better as they have a better wok and flame power to achieve such delicious fluffy egg.

Minced Meat Egg - $8

Minced Meat Egg - $8

 
No doubt about them being reputable and popular in the Market. If Zai Shun is closed, Rong Cheng Delight can be a good alternative if you want to have some "Fishy Eats".
 
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Eng Kee 榮記 OK Nov 08, 2017   
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Categories : Coffeeshop

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We chanced by this place the last round while we were on our way to 2 Chefs Eating Place. We were caught by the pleasant surprise with a good long queue line up in front of Eng Kee. Where curiosity kills the cat, we walked forward to the old school coffeeshop and checked that it was actually selling some economical fried bee hoon with the standard sides / finger food that we can get from the supermarket.

Eng Kee

Eng Kee

 
Lauded for its delicious and tasty chicken wings that was classified as one of the best 20 in Singapore, we find it hard to resist without ordering more than one portion for each of us. While many of us will think that economical Bee Hoon is best eaten in the morning but for Eng Kee, there are only operating from 12pm in Weekdays and 12.30pm to about 10 pm in the evening.

We had some plates with bee hoon and some plates with Bee Hoon Mee and the staples food items like fried eggs, cabbages, Otah, Ngoh Hiang, Taiwan Sausages, Fish cakes and Tau Kwa.

Fried Egg

Fried Egg

 

Cabbages

Cabbages

 
The chicken wings were not ready at the point of our order due to high demands from the diner. It was quite amazing that the kitchen was actually frying chicken wings non stop as I could see the continuous batches of wings coming out of the kitchen during my queue for food.

Otah and Assortment

Otah and Assortment

 
 As I sink my teeth into the piping hot golden brown wings, I fell in love with its crispy thin crunching skin. As I sink my teeth further in, I realized the juiciness of it. However, if you are talking about the Chicken Wing's taste, it was not complicated as the marinate was simple. You do not expect something you can get from Prawn Paste Chicken's fragrance. However, its more like home cooked dishes that includes, pepper, soy sauce and some MSG for its marinate.

Chicken Wings - $1.20 Each

Chicken Wings - $1.20 Each

 

If you are talking about the plates of Bee Hoon, I would say that they did really have the old school plain taste with QQ texture.

Bee Hoon Mee

Bee Hoon Mee

 
 Beats me regarding the long queue but if you are looking for some simple and old school economical bee hoon, do not forget about Eng Kee. Where car parking lots are good enough, the only thing that turns one off may be the hot humid heat trap in the coffeeshop space after the afternoon sun shone so hard onto it.

Blk 117 Commonwealth Drive

Blk 117 Commonwealth Drive

 


 
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Hajjah Mariam Cafe OK Nov 08, 2017   
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Categories : Malay | Halal

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Hajjah Mariam Cafe was recommended by my colleagues for its unqie dish - Nasi Ambeng. The dish is quite popular Javanese-Malay Cuisine seen during festive seasons and served on a tray sharing to up to 6 pax. It signifies togetherness and peace at meal times.

Hajjah Mariam Cafe

Hajjah Mariam Cafe

 
They are located in the basement of Westgate and payment counter and serving food are of different counter.

Food Counter

Food Counter

 
Nasi Ambeng is quite similar to nasi padang with me just that the ingredients or dishes are rather fix. It consists of a good amount of fragrant white rice for the number of pax sharing, served with meat, vegetables, fried coconut flesh, sambal goreng and other dishes.

Great Portion for 2

Great Portion for 2

 
It was my first time tasting Ambeng and will never be the last. I like the way where the portion is being served in the old school metal tray that give me good memories of childhood. Portion of rice might me too much for me but I'm save by my friend who can really take the amount of rice. Coconut flesh, Ah Zhar, tampe and as well as bagedil was given in 2 parts proportionally. For the middle portion, you can choose to have the choice of beef or chicken or even both. The meat was cooked long enough and was fork tender.

Duet Ambeng Standard - $17

Duet Ambeng Standard - $17

 
It was a stomach filling meal with great satisfaction. My favourite item other than the 2 meats on the plate is none other than this potato, bagedil, a must have in most of my halal meals. Nasi Ambeng is really worth a try although the price may be a step over here.

Bagedil

Bagedil

 


 
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Categories : Teochew | Coffeeshop | Porridge/Congee

If not for the recommendation by my friend, I would never have discovered such place for braised duck and fish soup. Well, what a combination!

Hong Qin Fish & Duck Porridge

Hong Qin Fish & Duck Porridge

 
Although there are so many eateries in Geylang, be surprised that the coffee shop environment is actually crowded by office workers from nearby. Luckily we were there earlier and did not have to worry about seating. After which, we went up to the counter and order our food.

Ordering Stall

Ordering Stall

 
We choose our braised platter based on the items we like. We had braised duck, pork trotters, eggs, intestines, Tau Gua and Tau Pok. The duck meat was braised till so tender that we almost mistaken the meat as pork. However, we love the braised meat over here including the intestine as they were well handled and tasty.

Braised Platter

Braised Platter

 
Good to go with rice or porridge as it might be very salty and oily to consume alone.

Cai Buay

Cai Buay

 
Was rather please to have a bowl of lukewarm porridge with braised gravy and chunks of braised duck meat. The style of the porridge had the kind of homely taste which you normally wont find it from usual hawker stalls ~ Teochew Grandma Style Dish.

Duck Porridge

Duck Porridge

 
The other dishes not to let your stomach go empty with will be their fish soup. They provide fresh sliced pieces of fish in clear soup. Dish was simple and straight forward with preserved greens, cabbages and seaweed. Plain light meal but broth was tasty and flavorful.

Fish Soup

Fish Soup

 
I like the nostalgic taste of food especially the braised duck. Since operating hours of Hong Qin Fish & Duck Porridge is till mid noon on the weekdays (Batang Fish sold out fast), it will be more likely that we will be visiting them in the weekend instead.
 
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