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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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http://www.umakemehungry.com/2018/01/prima-tower.html

Prima Tower revolving restaurant is the only revolving restaurant in Singapore. Being established in 1977, they are located at Keppel Road, sitting on top of a grain silo, serving Beijing Cuisine as well as dim sum for lunch. Having visited 4-5 times here on Business Agenda, this place and her food had never failed to entice me.

Overlooking Vivocity and Cable Cars

Overlooking Vivocity and Cable Cars

 
 Locating the restaurant may be a little tricky as a miss in a turn will make you go a big round to locate it. Since its located within Prima's premises, parking lots are rather limited. However, valet services are provided for diner, thus one do not have to get stress out of parking lots.

Once entering the lobby area, diners have to take the lift up followed by a flight of winding stairs to reach the 11th floor then escalator. Interior is in line with the old school traditional vibe with rosewood furnishing, fish tank, round tables with lazy Suzy and square tables. Atmosphere is like tuning into a time machine, going back in time into 1980s.

Interior of Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant

Interior of Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant

 
The entire one round of revolution takes about an hour and of course the best seats are by the side of the windows offering a panoramic view to the surroundings to the PSA and Sentosa Island.

Cranes of PSA

Cranes of PSA

 



Busy Hours

Busy Hours

 
On our visit, we had the Menu 5 for 6 persons instead of ala carte.

Menu for 6 Persons

Menu for 6 Persons

 
 Shredded Scallops with Fish & Egg White is one of Prima Tower's Signatures. The dish was served with ingredients segregated, thereafter the server will perform the mixture of egg, egg white, fish and scallops in front of us.

 
Despite of the dish name in Mandarin that mentioned crab, there was no sign of crab as an ingredient. The combination of ingredients blend well into one another which is sweet and delighting to our palates, very suitable to start off our meals like this. To enjoy this starting dish, add some black vinegar and pepper for taste.

Yummy Serving of Shredded Scallops with Fish & Egg White

Yummy Serving of Shredded Scallops with Fish & Egg White

 
 2nd dish on the menu was Fish Maw and Seafood in Thick Soup. Similar to the 1st Dish, we added vinegar and pepper for taste. The serving is prepared in personal potand the thick soup too, was fresh and refreshing.

 

 
Glistering Peking Duck will be parked by a side on a trolley waiting to be carved by the skillful waitress / waiter. If you are wondering where does the rest of the meat gone to after having its skin encased in the egg wrap. Well, the meat can be used as ingredients for other dishes such as fried rice.

 
 We have ordered egg wraps and staff will fill the wrap with the crispy duck skin, spring onion and bean sauce.

 
Soon Hock Fish was served in Teochew style with light and tasty broth. The meat was tender and topped with garnishing like coriander and chilli stripes.

 
Another dish that struck me by surprise will be their stewed pork ribs that was served separately with buns. In Dialect, Hokkien language, we called this "Kong Bak" where by this braised meat was sandwich in between the pieces of fluffy buns. In this case, its more of pull pork. The meat was fork tender and easily fell off with little force asserted.

 
These pork meat was very flavorful in its generous serving of braised sauce with a few stalks of coriander to enhance its taste. Having said that, the pork was not greasy at all.

Pull Pork?

Pull Pork?

 
The buns that come in a set with the Stewed Pork are fluffy and looked different from the usual "flat pouches" kind of bun we had from else where. Instead, these came in shapes and had some lines patterns on the surface.

 
Soup was sweet and delighting with Chinese spinach, shredded scallops, wolf berries in superior broth.

 
An ending surprise with souffle balls encased with red bean stuffing. Even though it was fried, exterior was not greasy and amazingly soft. Initially we thought desserts was fish balls but the skin was soft, taste of egg white and chewy.

 
I love its texture, also given that the red bean stuffing was not too sweet.

Stuffing

Stuffing

 
And just this month, we visited in smaller group and ordered Menu 4.

Menu 4

Menu 4

 
 A popular delicacy in a Chinese restaurant whereby sharkfin was flavored in stock. Soup was great with ingredients like Fish Maw, crab meat, fish and chicken.

 
Enhance the taste of the delicacy by adding black vinegar and pepper.

Adding Vinegar

Adding Vinegar

 
 Similar to the previous menu, this staple item of Prima's is included. I just never get bored of having this signature dish of theirs.

 
Comparing to the Teochew Style Steamed Fish in the earlier visit, it seems like the cohort prefers this! Fish meat was portion out into the best equal sizes. The batter was soft, light and meat was tender.

Deep Fried Garoupa with Salt and Pepper 椒盐石斑

Deep Fried Garoupa with Salt and Pepper 椒盐石斑

 
Given sweet sauce and salt pepper combination, I will prefer the former on my fish.

With Sweet Sauce

With Sweet Sauce

 
 Likewise in this Menu, we are still having their Authentic Barbecued Peking Duck without fail, observing the servers skillfully carved the skin under the stressful eyes of ours.

Authentic Barbecued Peking Duck 烤北京填鸭

Authentic Barbecued Peking Duck 烤北京填鸭

 
And this round, we have ordered the normal wraps for the Peking Duck instead of the egg wrap we ordered during the last round. The normal wrap ios

Peking Duck in Wraps

Peking Duck in Wraps

 
Braised Slices of Abalone topped the Broccoli. Sauce was savory but a tad starchy for me, not totally of my preference.

Brasied Slice Abalone with Broccoli 红烧鲍片西兰花

Brasied Slice Abalone with Broccoli 红烧鲍片西兰花

 
Ending our meal with a sweet Honey Dew Sago treat. As compared to the other menu, this is cooling and pretty ordinary to me.

Honey Dew Sago 蜜瓜西米露

Honey Dew Sago 蜜瓜西米露

 
For occasions, it will be best to bring visitors or your love one here for a meal. I would very much like to visit the blue hour to view the landscapes of Singapore over dinner.
Can you see Duxton Pinnacle?

Can you see Duxton Pinnacle?

 
Cant take my eyes away

Cant take my eyes away

 
 
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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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Angus House Smile Nov 08, 2017   
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Categories : Japanese | Pasta | Seafood | Steaks and Grills

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I have been walking pass Angus House umpteenth times but never has the chance to step in until just this year. It was a celebration meal for a birthday and finally we had the chance to explore Angus House. Angus House is quite easy to locate as she is on the 4th Level of Takashimaya, next to the Toys / Children Department .

Angus House

Angus House

 
 I quite like this open concept kitchen part of the restaurant whereby we were able to take a click preview of the chef busying in the kitchen.

Kitchen

Kitchen

 
Internally is well lited, under the spacious and romantic lights, environment makes it cozy and relaxing. With attentive servers around, I would say that their service is prompt and smiley.

Interior

Interior

 
 It is perfect place for a first date. Also, it is recommended to make reservation and secure a seat.
On the Table

On the Table

 
We were there for steak but to make it a meal with appetizer, soup, salad, bread and dessert, we topped up $15 each and find it quite worthy.

Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter

 
Appetizer was a big piece of salmon with flaky bread stick and sweet sauce.

Appetizer

Appetizer

 
Reminds of my Mos Burger Style of Salad and immediately I know they are common as its Japanese! Greens was crunchy with cherry tomato, Japanese cucumber, corn kernels, cabbages and dressed with roasted sesame sauce.

Appetizer

Appetizer

 
Salad We had the escargot as our sides. Well baked with herbs and butter, served sizzling hot. I'm not really a fan of these shells but I think the style of preparation were rather fragrant.

Escargot - $18

Escargot - $18

 
You can still hear the sizzling and bubbling effect of butter together with escargot when they serve to the table.

Close up of Escargot

Close up of Escargot

 
Environment was quite cold and just right with a warm bowl of calm chowder.

Calm Chowder

Calm Chowder

 

 


Ingredients in Calm Chowder

Ingredients in Calm Chowder

 
This is not the usual Western Style Steak I had. In case you are not aware, Angus House is mainly serving Japanese Style Beef Steak as well as pasta and the type of serving may not be what you have on mind if you are thinking along Morton's Style.

The 200g Sirloin Steak comes in a sizzling hot plate direct from the kitchen in Medium-Well doneness as requested. A piece of savoury herb butter and slice of lemon was placed on the steak, as the heat rises, the butter melts accordingly. Steak was definitely soft and texture was friendly with the knife.

Sirloin Steak 200g - $60

Sirloin Steak 200g - $60

 
While the man had a bigger portion of 300g Steak from the Rib Eye at Medium doneness. Similarly, the steak was juicy and tender just like I had my Sirloin.

Rib Eye Steak 300g - $78

Rib Eye Steak 300g - $78

 
Desserts have option of Cheese Cake or Tiramisu. Since we are having 2 sets, we opted for both and ended our dinner with sweet endings. Cheese cake came with a very moist biscuit base and was light in taste, not too cloying. I love the Cereal and the dash of raspberry sauce and cream by the side.d
Cheese Cake

Cheese Cake

 
Tiramisu was light and tasty coupled with honey melon, dragonfruit, mint leaf and strawberry. It was real good and in fact I dont mind having another piece if they do offer.

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

 
At least I can strike off the To Visit / To Eat from my list after visiting Angus House. The quality of food and service are commendable. I won't hesitate to recommend my friends here if they want to try Japanese Style Beef.
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Do reservation
 
Recommended Dish(es):  steak
 
Date of Visit: Oct 20, 2017 

Celebration:  生日 

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http://www.umakemehungry.com/2017/05/nobiro-japanese-restaurant-sake-bar.html

Up in the quiet residential of Faber Hill, you will get to find a hidden gem Japanese Restaurant humbly located along the shophouses stretch. However if you are familar with Buck Tile St Cafe, they are just side by side and you definitely won't miss it.

Nobiro Japanese Restaurant & Sake Bar

Nobiro Japanese Restaurant & Sake Bar

 

The Izakaya Style Restaurant has an extensive menu serving Japanese dishes, including western dishes, sashimi as well as grill delights and its worth a visit especially you want to have some taste of Japanese Sake away from the crowd. You might be surprised they have as many as 50 types of Sake stored in their chiller. Impressive!

Interior is modernly furnished and there is even a game corner right after the entrance for guests to enjoy it while waiting for their food.

 

We ordered the recommended home made Honey Lemon drink.

Honey Lemon

Honey Lemon

 

Under the Mains in the menu, we found this special combination of Bacon, Prawn and Cabbage Omlette. Though it may be quite an average item for some but credits goes to the smooth runny egg omlette, wrapping up the shredded cabbages underneath. With it marrying the sweet sauce, mayonnaise and bonito flakes, everything was yummy!

Yummilicious

Yummilicious

 
A recommended item on their menu. The texture of Grilled Squid was tender and packed with slight hint of smoky flavour. Squeeze some lemon juices on top on the Squid and dabbed them onto the Mayonnaise and enjoy!

Surume Ika Maruyaki スルメイカ丸焼き - $15

Surume Ika Maruyaki スルメイカ丸焼き - $15

 
With a straight forward setup and presentation, the Hiyashi Soba is quite ordinary.

Hiyashi Soba / Udon 冷やしそば / うどん - $10

Hiyashi Soba / Udon 冷やしそば / うどん - $10

 
Texture of noodles is alright, dip these cold soba into the soba sauce.

Soba can be replaced with Udon too

Soba can be replaced with Udon too

 
Serving of Oyako don was done on a porcelain bowl, covered with a big wooden spoon placed by the side. Enjoy the aroma of Oyakodon rushes in as you open the bowl cover.

Serving of Oyakodon

Serving of Oyakodon

 

Light flavours of rice with flavourful egg and yellow onion. What a comfortable homely meal we had in Nobiro. It is a tad too light in flavours as we preferred it to be saltier in taste but no worries in my opinion it is still as good.

Oyakodon 親子丼 - $15

Oyakodon 親子丼 - $15

 

Take a closer look here

Take a closer look here

 

We are very please to have Yakitori fresh from the charcoal grill and ordered Omakase Set B at $30.80 which consist of 10 Sticks of Yakitori base on Nobiro's Selection. However you can also go for their Omakase Set A at $15.80 for 5 sticks of Yakitori.

Servings were split into 3 parts and were served separately too. The first plate consist of Chilli red grilled tomato, leeks and mushrooms. Simply love these freshly prepared grill vegetables especially in its smoky flavours.

Tomato チェリートマト, Leek ねぎ, Shitake Mushrooms しいたけ

Tomato チェリートマト, Leek ねぎ, Shitake Mushrooms しいたけ

 

Covered with a layer of teriyaki sauce, these tender chicken thigh in its smokiness taste is awesome.
Chicken Thigh もも - $3

Chicken Thigh もも - $3

 

Not a fan of chicken liver but I would say this is very well executed with the terkiyaki sauce.

Liver レバー - $2.50

Liver レバー - $2.50

 

The last portion of the Yakitori were served in a plate of 5 with a lemon wedge by the side. For those who don't really like the innards taste, the lemon juice can be of a very good way to reduce it. Let's take a look at the items...

The Meat

The Meat

 

Chicken Wings on a stick?

Chicken Wing 手羽先 - $4

Chicken Wing 手羽先 - $4

 

Loving the bite down the bacon into the juicy enoki mushroom. The smoky flavours were great!

Bacon with Enoki Mushroom エノキベーコン - $3

Bacon with Enoki Mushroom エノキベーコン - $3

 

Chicken Gizzard 砂肝, Chicken Heart はつ , Chicken Tail ぼんじリ

Chicken Gizzard 砂肝, Chicken Heart はつ , Chicken Tail ぼんじリ

 


Nobiro Japanese is worth a visit and if you are nearby in the day, they have affordable lunch bento meals special for you guys.
 
Date of Visit: Apr 28, 2017 

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Adrift Smile Feb 25, 2016   
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Adrift is a 4,000 sqft restaurant-bar located in the hotel Tower 2 lobby of Marina Bay Sands, offering a good range of dishes that incorporate Southeast Asian Flavours and Californian flair by Celebrity Chef David Myers, also, not forgetting the list of cocktails created by Sam Ross, a famous New York-based bartender.
Adrift

Adrift

 
With restaurant week, i managed to secure a booking slot for their 3 courses meal through the online system. Booking was a breeze and coupled with a few phone calls reminder from the restaurant nearing the date.
Interior

Interior

 
Interior was superb, comfortably arrange to suit the modern taste of diners, creating a unique dinning scene.
Dining Environment

Dining Environment

 
On my table

On my table

 
Welcoming us, the chef had given every table a plate of rice crisp as a compliment to his guests. It was a kind gesture as it gave customers some time to settle down and feel comfortable in the environment while enjoying the rice crisp dipping into the Wasabi flavoured mayonnaise.
Complimentary

Complimentary

 
Something to Start

Kicking off our 3 courses meal with Edamame Soup which never failed to impress. We detected hints of pleasant favour from the Edamame and vanilla soy milk emulsion elevated the presentation among the pool of velvety soup. Despite its thickness, it was not too overwhelming and we managed to polish off everything including its tomato confit and peas from the edamame.
Edamame soup

Edamame soup

 
An intriguing dish with ginger seaweed vinaigrette & kinome. It packs a mouthful of flavour and both the citrus as well as sourly taste left my stomach welcoming more food.
Heirloom Tomato and cucumber salad

Heirloom Tomato and cucumber salad

 
Larger Plates

Their Wagyu Cheeseburger is strongly advocate for! Medium done Wagyu beef patty was better than what I could ask for.With the just right fat marbling, its juiciness along with the melting gruyere cheese were such an awesome combination as well as with pickled jalapeno and rocket leaves topping up the taste of the cheeseburger.
Wagyu cheeseburger

Wagyu cheeseburger

 
Shaved cheese scattered all over the tomato jam that were generously spread on the toasted bun and were yummy!

On usual occasion, this burger would cost about $25.
Cheese over tomato jam

Cheese over tomato jam

 
Sake marinated salmon were topped with poached broccoli flowers. Despite having lemon vinaigrette on the seared salmon, the man who tasted my food still find it tasted a little on the fishy side and felt that the meat was with medium done-ness. Given a choice over the two mains, I would prefer the burger.
Sake-marinated salmon

Sake-marinated salmon

 
Soft Brocooli

Soft Brocooli

 
Dessert

Finally to the 3rd and also the last course of our lunch. We have both their desserts stated on the menu and Calamansi threw a surprise on the table. Dessert is cooling and made up of Creme Fraiche (meaning Fresh Cream) and also creamsicle.

Thinking about it now, it's making me drools. The seperate thin layer of sweet crisp was topped with shredded calamansi zest which gave a sweet, sour and bitter combination among the chilling dessert.
Calamansi

Calamansi

 
Not to mention their caramel french toast whereby Toast was thick, decorated with zig zag kopi syrup and topped with a scoop of coconut sorbet, giving both a warm and cold moments in this dish.
Caramel french toast

Caramel french toast

 
We had another round of complimentary items by Adrift as soon as we paid our bills and they were special packaged popcorns. It was a nice guesture to end our meal, also leaving a good impression to diners like me.
Popcorns in Package

Popcorns in Package

 
Talking about Professionalism in their service, that is definite, not mentioning their food that was never fail to amaze me throughout. This is a great place to hangout if you are looking for a better environment and have abit more to stretch on your wallets.

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