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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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Categories : Hawker Centre | Chinese Noodles

http://www.umakemehungry.com/2018/02/heng-huat-boon-lay-boneless-duck-noodles.html

Those residing in the West could have probably heard of this popular Boneless Duck Noodles in Boon Lay Village Hawker Centre. Although I have known of its existence over the years, I could not remember that I have ever tasted their duck noodles. Most of the time, they were already sold out when I was there. Thus during the last round, we took much effort and arrive the place around 7am. That was not really early as queues were already formed up on such early Sunday Morning.

Boneless Duck Noodles Stall

Boneless Duck Noodles Stall

 
For the soup version, we all like about it herbal soup taste that brings up the bowl of noodles besides their generous ingredients.

Duck Noodles in Soup - $3.50 (Small)

Duck Noodles in Soup - $3.50 (Small)

 
 I would say this is a value for money portion with owner not only generous with its serving of crunchy bean sprouts on the noodle but also the amount of noodle and duck meat. The braised sauce in the bowl is not starchy and in fact the experience of having the duck noodles were pretty delightful.

Duck Noodles Dry (Small) with Braised Pork - $4.50

Duck Noodles Dry (Small) with Braised Pork - $4.50

 
The duck meat is known for its succulency and does not bring along any gamey taste. I had tuck the handful of beansprouts aside to reveal the chewy and soft duck meat with some braised meat add on at additional cost.

Duck Noodles Dry with Braised Pork - $4.50

Duck Noodles Dry with Braised Pork - $4.50

 
The braised meat is also another worthy item to comment on. It has the kind of traditional braised taste and each layer of the belly meat was so distinctive. Best of all, it was not oily.

Adding on Braised Meat

Adding on Braised Meat

 
So its popularity speaks truly based on the taste and experience I had from the bowl of Boneless Duck Noodles.
 
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Hong Kiat Seafood Restaurant OK Feb 05, 2018   
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Categories : Coffeeshop | Seafood | Zi Char

Dining at Hong Kiat is a different feel from other Cze Char Place in Singapore as I find that the environment feels abit nostalgic and has less feel of being in Singapore. I had heard of this place quite sometimes back by my colleage and hasn't had the chance to visit till now.

Though place may seems abit old and run down, there are still many person patronizing for their dinner.

Hong Kiat Seafood Restaurant

Hong Kiat Seafood Restaurant

 
There was quite a fair bit of items on the menu and comparable to others. There was many kinds of pork ribs to be served but we got the salted egg version. Its a tad spicy however I quite enjoy eating it as the sauce was generous and it smelled good.

Salted Egg Pork Ribs - $12 (Small)

Salted Egg Pork Ribs - $12 (Small)

 
French Bean was cooked together with minced mean and a little of chilli. It was not too oily. Love the biting crunch from the beans.

Fried French Bean - $10

Fried French Bean - $10

 
This dish was highly recommended by the service staff and she mentioned that its not available in menu and in order to get it prepared this way, these baby Sotong has to be very fresh. This dish was served over a flame and soaked in light soy sauce. It was not spicy in the initial part however as you continue to get more, you will get a taste of its spiciness.

Steamed Baby Sotong - $15

Steamed Baby Sotong - $15

 
This is something that I have always been looking forward to. Nutritional Beancurd came in a square shape. Its wobbly and can be prepared in 3 different ways, with vegetables, preserved radish or in Thai Style. We had it topped with preserved Radish and the dish was delighting without having the toppings too salty.

Homemade Beancurd (Veg, Preserved Radish, Thai Style) - $10

Homemade Beancurd (Veg, Preserved Radish, Thai Style) - $10

 
With words of mouth, I find that the Cze Char here is not too back and it wont be my last time here visiting.
 
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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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Nonya Delicatessen Smile Jan 10, 2018   
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Categories : Peranakan / Nonya | Desserts and Cakes

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Nonya Delicatessen has been serving Peranakan Dishes since 1980. Although I have noticed this stall for years, I only get to try out their dishes recently as many of the times they were either closed or sold out. They are opened daily till food last, also they also provide takeaways for all occasions.

Nonya Delicatessen

Nonya Delicatessen

 
We visited on a Sunday where many of the patrons came to fix their stomach after their usual groceries shopping at the supermarket.

Dining Area

Dining Area

 
Menu

Menu

 
Notice to Patrons

Notice to Patrons

 
There are 2 sizes available for Rojak and we ordered the smaller portion. Peanuts were generously sprinkled on top of the Rojak. Taste wise, rojak is pretty ordinary with the usual ingredients, You Tiao, Cucumber, Tau Pok, Pineapple, Ginger Flower Bud etc.

Rojak - $5

Rojak - $5

 
One of the main dishes that you might want to try. Gravy of Mee Siam is light and refreshing without being too spicy. Ingredients include fishcake, beansprouts, Tau Pok, hard boil egg and spring onions.

Mee Siam - $5

Mee Siam - $5

 
Nasi Kunyit is one of the staples served by Nonya Delicatessen and if you observed, majority of the customers have one of such on their table. The portion of yellow ginger rice served was little but fragrant and packed of aroma. You can upsize the dishes at additional dollar for bigger serving. The serving includes a rich and succulent big piece of curry chicken whereby the meat easy fell off from its bone and sides like AChar and hard boiled egg were included too. On top of that, the chilli was commendable. It was sweet spicy, unique on its own. Simply, a satisfying meal!

Nasi Kunyit - $7

Nasi Kunyit - $7

 
Fragrant and not mentioning the good portion of yam, sweet potato and red ruby it contains. Bo bo Cha Cha may be something you might want to order after your meal.

Bo Bo Cha Cha - $2.50

Bo Bo Cha Cha - $2.50

 
Refreshing and light with red beans and coconut jelly. Ice cubes were added to make it cold. However, with us just returning from Malacca weeks back, this Cendol is not comparable and taste is still far from expectation.

Cendol - $2.50

Cendol - $2.50

 
Overall, I like their service as they make us feel very at home. On a down side, one may need to queue for sometime and price maybe on a higher range. Nevertheless, looking at the queue and regular patrons, you will know that such delicacies are simply worth it.

The Queue

The Queue

 
 
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Tanuki Raw Smile Dec 29, 2017   
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Categories : Japanese | Bars/Lounges | Sushi/Sashimi

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I have been reading Tanuki Raw somewhere and it kinds of remind me of Donburi with onsen egg. (Their marketing advertisement has been good to give me such good impression). We was looking at Minions Cafe in Orchard Central and it wasn't appealing to us and by chance we decided to dine in Tanuki Raw instead.

The Bar Counter

The Bar Counter

 
Counter overseeing Kitchen

Counter overseeing Kitchen

 
Tanuki Raw is modernly furnished in an industrial interior tempered by eye-catching furniture.
and has 80 seats spread across an outdoor balcony overlooking Orchard Road.

It was fun sitting at the bar side observing how the tenders mix and prepare variety of drinks. As for our glasses of Water Melon Yuzu. Fresh watermelon juice were already prepared before hand and kept in the fridge. They just have to mix portion of it with yuzu and served them on the "rocks".

Water Melon Yuzu - $10

Water Melon Yuzu - $10

 
Tanuki's Coaster

Tanuki's Coaster

 
While Tanuki Raw is having a house promotion for happy hour daily from 5-8pm, we get to order Oysters at $2 each, limited to 6 pcs per glass of drink. The fresh raw oysters they served were brought in from Canada, France and Japan.

Fresh Oysters - $2 Each

Fresh Oysters - $2 Each

 
 Besides having that, we ordered a plate of 5 slices salmon that falls under the happy hour promotion too. It was great having Sashimi again with Wasabi and Soy Sauce!

Salmon Sashimi

Salmon Sashimi

 
For bites, seeing Sweet Potato Fries excites me. These thick-cut sweet potato fries were deep fried with Tanuki Raw's spice mix, truffle oil and served with truffle aioli in an aluminium tin.

Truffle Sweet Potato Fries - $10.90

Truffle Sweet Potato Fries - $10.90

 
One of the recommended rolls on the Menu is none other than the Golden Kani Maki with deep fried house seasoned soft shell crab, fresh snow crab, cucumber and crispy mozzarella all in a roll. Divided into portion of 4, these delicious rolls were topped with toasted seaweed and drizzled with generous amount of golden salted duck egg hollandaise sauce.

Golden Kani Maki - $18.90

Golden Kani Maki - $18.90

 
 Well, we just did not have enough of salmon and here comes the seared salmon roll topped with Mentaiko sauce over some crispy mozzarella cheese, seasoned flakes and Tanuki's Oko Sauce! Yums!

Superstar Roll - $12.90

Superstar Roll - $12.90

 
 It was my first time there and would not be my last. Simply love the environment. Best of all, if you are having gathering with friends who are vegetarians, there are food for them too. Hope to be back soon.
 
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