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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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Song Fa Bak Kut Teh Smile Nov 11, 2015   
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Categories : Singaporean Chinese | Restaurant | Bak Kut Teh

Looking through my Thai Pals itinerary in Singapore, I was indeed very surprise to have them emphazing that Song Fa Bak Kut Teh as one of the "MUST EAT" during their first day here in Singapore.
Unit interior

Unit interior

 
Another Unit

Another Unit

 
Swearing by the good taste, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh was swarmed with not only tourists, tour guides as well as locals. Even with 2 shop space side by side, the walkways were fully packed of snaky queues with patrons waiting patiently for their seating and queue number to be called.
Expected Waited Time

Expected Waited Time

 
Thankfully, situation was organized and well controlled with assistant carrying an ordering tablet taking down orders and giving out queue numbers. Braving through the sweltering heat and humidity differences here in Singapore, we finally got our seats with orders efficiently served shortly.
Menu

Menu

 
The Teochew style Pork Ribs soup came with 2 big ribs which already kept them quite full from a start. Like most Bak Kut Teh places, servers will go around topping the soup and likewise in Song Fa. Ribs were cooked to tenderness that it fell off the bone effortlessly. Teochew Style Version of the Soup consists of garlic, pepper and salt. Though it was a peppery version but spicy level was mild. It strike a well balance with the natural sweetness from the pork.
Pork Ribs Soup - $7

Pork Ribs Soup - $7

 
Braised Pig's Trotter did not come as a whole and instead, they were cut into smaller portions, easier for diners.Surprisingly not too fatty and were not oily.
Braised Pig's Trotter - $8.50 (Big)

Braised Pig's Trotter - $8.50 (Big)

 
Going into the 3rd dishes on the table and my pals were already on their way towards "retirement" - their stomach was packed full of Singapore good food since they landed Singapore. The braised Pig intestine was what we called "Fen Chang", the part of the intestine with powdery substances. Well the taste wasn't too bad but lacking of fragrance. But still, the preparations were thorough as there were no foul smell.
Braised Pig's Intestine - $8.50 (Big)

Braised Pig's Intestine - $8.50 (Big)

 
Side dishes like salted vegetable was simple and not too salty.
Salted vegetable - $3.50 (Big)

Salted vegetable - $3.50 (Big)

 
There were 3 kinds of Vegetables to choose from, Kai Lan, Xiao Bai Cai and Cai Xin. The serving method is all the same with them on oyster sauce topped with fried onions.
Cai Xin - $8 (Big)

Cai Xin - $8 (Big)

 
So much of the braised dishes, how I wish I can have a taste of the blacker version of Bak Kut Teh. Despite coming from a Teochew family, I still prefer the Herbal Version of Bak Kut Teh. Nevertheless, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh was rather decent and I like best is that their soup were not too peppery like most of other places.
Drink a cup

Drink a cup

 


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Table Wait Time: 20 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately $10(Dinner)

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Sum Kee Food Smile Aug 05, 2015   
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Categories : Singaporean | Chinese | Coffeeshop | Zi Char

I heard of a Cze Char place situated inside the Yeo's Building but I never had the chance to go there until one day when my pal suggested we should do our gathering there.
Yeo's Building

Yeo's Building

 
Yeo's Building is accessible and takes about 10 minutes walk from Telok Blangah Station on the Circle Line. The facade of Yeo's Building retained its traditional Chinese infrastructure and may give people the "ulu" conception, in fact as you entered the its compound it was not that bad afterall. At least you get to see an open space with modern buildings / condo development from a far sight.
Compound

Compound

 
Indoors dining was air conditioned, a simple dining area with a modern yet traditional decorations, yes a contrast somehow and diners get to enjoy the TV programs aired. Whereas, though I'm pretty drawn to their alfresco dining with a beer garden like outdoor dining, I was held back by the thought of mosquito bites.
Alfresco Dining

Alfresco Dining

 
Pathway to parking lots

Pathway to parking lots

 
Interior

Interior

 
Menu was extensive with more than 130 items on list. If you are taking long time to order, try getting help from their assistant or look around with recommendations for the day, e.g. their signboards.
Menu

Menu

 
A playful name given to the dish indeed. Perhaps it derives from the Chinese name of the Ultraman "咸蛋超人" which also means salted egg. The dish was basically made up of popcorn chicken coated with salted egg yolk. Chicken was tender and every piece of it was lip smacking. This recommended dish just never go wrong.
Ultraman Chicken - $18 (Medium)

Ultraman Chicken - $18 (Medium)

 
The Homemade egg Tofu dish maybe just another common dish stated on a Cze Char Menu deep fried golden brown with a crisp coating but was soften by the yummy braised sauce with minced meat and mushroom slices. It's silky on the inside, a very good combination if you are having white rice that costs $0.80 per bowl.
Golden Nugget Tofu - $15 (Medium)

Golden Nugget Tofu - $15 (Medium)

 
Size of the prawn was great showered with crispy aromatic cereals. However after removing its shell, though the prawns were plum, it tasted rather plain, the level of fragrance was not there. It lack the kind of oomph and I just stop at one prawn.
Cereal Prawns - $30 (Small)

Cereal Prawns - $30 (Small)

 
Served over the mini wok with all the luxurious items which consists of mushrooms, broccoli, scallops, cuttlefish, fish maw, carrot, snow peas, fish slices etc. Ingredients were all awesome as they seem.
Yi Ping Woh - $33 (Medium)

Yi Ping Woh - $33 (Medium)

 
There's only one size of Curry Fish Head on its menu. The claypot was heated over the burning candle keeping its warm and at its best consumption stage. Decent and came with a light pleasant lemak curry flavour which stimulated the senses. Additional $2 was given for the additional Tau Pok. Fish meat was smooth and freshness quality is not a concern over here.
Curry Fish Head - $25 + $2

Curry Fish Head - $25 + $2

 
Hei Cho, a typical chinese snack or side dish that goes addictive with the sweet sauce. Pieces of Hei Cho was pack full of ingredients without being too stingy. It was all crispy on the outside in its deep fried brown color. Recommended.
Hei Cho - $15 (Medium)

Hei Cho - $15 (Medium)

 
Hei Cho Fillings

Hei Cho Fillings

 
Sum Kee Food is perhaps one of the best Cze Char place in Singapore suitable for family. Prices of dishes were reasonable without being too much on your wallet. Service of Sum Kee was quick and efficient by their friendly staff.

Altogether, we spent about $150 (including GST) for 4 Pax which also include beverages.

Do remember to get your tables reserved on the weekends especially to avoid disappointment.

For more reviews, visit http://www.umakemehungry.com/2015/04/sum-kee-food.html

 
Recommended Dish(es):  ultraman chicken
 
Spending per head: Approximately $38(Dinner)

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Mama Shop Smile Aug 04, 2015   
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Categories : Singaporean | Fusion | Desserts and Cakes | Burgers and Sandwiches | Brunch

I guess we all heard a fair bit about the Mama Shop in Pearl Hills Terrace. It not those Mama Shop or rather convenience stall under the HDB flats that we are referring to but rather this retro theme eatery is owned by our MediaCorp Actresses Sora Ma and Felicia Chin.
Mama Shop

Mama Shop

 
The place is located in a seluded area up the hill taking over a small area of the heritage building which was previously our old police force headquarters. It's considered a hidden place as there are not obvious signage that leads you up to the place even if you are driving, not mentioning those who travel by foot. For those who are travelling by foot, you can take up the steep sheltered flight up from People Park Food Centre.
Entrance from Parking Lot

Entrance from Parking Lot

 
The opened space in front of Mama Shop reminded me of a deserted school area where crime scenes often take place like what we saw in the TV programs.
Open Area

Open Area

 
Mama Shop is a definite place for those who wants to have a good relaxing time traveling back into the 80s, reminiscing the childhood days. To me the place was a simple set up with a handful of my childhood items with toys like pick up sticks, Styrofoam aeroplanes etc.

We were given a "big exercise book" with the title "Mama Menu Book" to read. The assistant gave us a warmth feeling and began switching on the big fan to cool down as it was a hot sunny day.
Menu Book

Menu Book

 
To beat the heat, I have a regular cup of Green Bean Slush featuring Green Bean ice blended with milk topped with a scoop of green bean.
Green Bean Slush - $3.90 Regular

Green Bean Slush - $3.90 Regular

 
While my dining partner ordered the Red Bean Slush with red bean ice blended with gula melaka and coconut milk. Both Slush tasted as good in the hot weather.
Red Bean Slush - $3.90 (Regular)

Red Bean Slush - $3.90 (Regular)

 
Luncheon Fries was presented in cut luncheon contained in the canned Pork Luncheon Meat with grease paper and to be pair with some sauce. The luncheon fries were kind of over fried as it was quit hard to bite down. We would prefer something softer than that. Nevertheless, we still finished the whole tin of it.
Luncheon Fries - $8

Luncheon Fries - $8

 
Messy Messy Nice Nice Mama Burger. what a name! Food items were actually dished out on a tray over the grease paper. The burger came with juicy and succulent New Zealand beef patty topped with melted Gouda Cheese and Caramelized onion mushrooms.
Messy Messy Nice Nice Mama Burger - $10.90

Messy Messy Nice Nice Mama Burger - $10.90

 
The burgers had butter spreaded and heated up with grilled lines. Sides
added were some old school crackers. Yummy! Do note that the kitchen
requires 10 minutes of preparation time for this.
Burger at a closer shot

Burger at a closer shot

 
And here's a shot on its cross section, so how messy will you rate it?
Cross Section of the Burger

Cross Section of the Burger

 
The lobster burger is perhaps what I'm there for! The canadian chillled lobster chunks and prawns in wasabi mayo sauce was sandwich in between the buns with tomatoes and lettuce.
Happy Peppy Lobster Burger - $16.90

Happy Peppy Lobster Burger - $16.90

 
This is one of the Mama's recommended dish its in menu.
Lobster Burger

Lobster Burger

 
The experience I had was something I would appreciate especially on their efforts on the part reminding us on the childhood which made us feel nostalgic. In addition, the atmosphere was also enhanced by music played from the turntable. Though the place may be a little hard to find, it's totally worth a visit if you are seeking somewhere laidback.

For more reviews,visit http://www.umakemehungry.com/2015/04/mama-shop.html
 
Spending per head: Approximately $22(Lunch)

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Spruce at Fire Station Smile Nov 20, 2014   
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Categories : American | Steaks and Grills | Brunch

Spruce at Bukit Timah has taken over the old Fire Station, converting the space into a 3000 sqft dining area which is able to accommodate up to 150 people in indoors. The old building has been built way back in 1956 and each time as I pass by, my attention will all be drawn on those big giant red doors which were retained.

Concept of Spruce was laid-back, serving unpretentious modern American Cuisine.
Spruce

Spruce

 
Beside serving signature dishes and the occasional wine dinners, they also feature a bakery with freshly baked pastries and breads which was made in-house daily.
Paper mat for the Table

Paper mat for the Table

 
Location is perfect with just a stone throw away from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. However due to its location, it might be a tad inaccessible if you are taking public transport. For those who are driving, do make sure that if you do not miss the turn into the carpark or you have to make a long way through before making a U-Turn.
Interior

Interior

 
To keep the atmosphere lively, there are live bands available at some of the nights adding joys to chill outs sessions for the diners.
Bar Counter

Bar Counter

 
Chef Signature, surprisingly comes with tender braised beef cheek stacked under a bed of Polenta accompanied by french beans and carrots.

 
One of its chef recommended mains to be ordered, Spruce Burger. Buns was slightly toasted and with some crisp at the circumferences topped iwth both white and black sesame, interesting!

 
Beef patty was juicy and comes with homemade pickles, cheddar cheese with herbed flavoured thick cut fries by the side.

 

 
Ambience is good for relaxing and unwind ourselves after a day of work, not to mention that the hospitality of the servers were great too. On top of that, this restaurant is kids friendly thus suitable for family gathering and meals.

For more reviews, visit www.umakemehungry.com
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Chef's Special,Signature burger,Spruce Burger - $18,Cross Section of the Burger
 
Spending per head: Approximately $20(Dinner)

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Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodle Smile Nov 20, 2014   
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Categories : Hainanese | Hawker Centre | Chinese Noodles

A few rounds in Golden Mile Food Centre had make me realized that there are a number of stalls selling Hainanese Cuisine - well, they are not just the common Hainanese Chicken Rice Stall we have seen but more of the rare ones.

I came across Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodles as I walked up the flight of stairs (main) and they were just located right beside at the 1st Level.
Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodle

Kheng Fatt Hainanese Beef Noodle

 
Opted a dry version bowl of tasty and hearty Hainanese beef noodle to start with. Its flavoursome starchy gravy slathered with thick bee hoon is all heavenly and lip smackingly good. Beef slices were well cooked, maintaining its tenderness.

 
Try dipping the slices into their homemade chilli sauce added with the tangy taste from the squeeze of the lime. Perfect!

 
The grated peanuts had given an extra texture to the palates and some preserved vegetables had added a twist to its sweet tasty sauce.

 
Perhaps this is the best drier version of beef noodle I had in Singapore.

For more reivews, visit www.umakemehungry.com

 
Recommended Dish(es):  Beef Noodle with Meat Balls and Meat - $5,Dry Version of Beef Noodle,Close up
 
Spending per head: Approximately $5(Lunch)

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