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Chicken up dessert review ! Smile Jan 14, 2016   
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Categories : Korean | Korean Fried Chicken

Today I want to eat the Chicken up Melon and Watermelon BingSu dessert that cost $20 and $18 each at Bugis. Upon arriving, I get to know that the Korean dessert is served only at selected outlets like Tampines, Parkway Parade etc. So I make a wasted trip to Bugis and I got to u-turn and take a train to Tampines outlet to eat.

1. Melon BingSu

Rating for this dish 4/5. The melon fruit itself taste refreshing, delicious and sweet. On top of it is a scoop of nice milky creamy ice-cream of extremely smooth, delicious and yummy texture. Beneath the Melon are coconut ice shaved. I would have give it a high score if not for the expensive price. Seriously how much does half a Melon and a scoop of ice-cream cost ? Also I spotted a fruit fly stuck at one of the melon cube. They should seriously brush up on their hygiene standard !

2. Watermelon BingSu

Rating for this dish 4.5/5. The watermelon fruit itself taste refreshing, delicious and sweet. On top of it is a scoop of nice milky creamy ice-cream of extremely smooth, delicious and yummy texture. Beneath the Melon are red bean paste and coconut ice shaved. Condense milk are pour onto the watermelon and ice-cream. I would have give it a high score if not for the expensive price. Seriously how much does half a Watermelon and a scoop of ice-cream cost ? This dish taste better then the first one because there is red bean and condense milk added to it that gives it a boost in the taste.

 
To conclude this 2 dessert are healthy and refreshing especially on a hot day. However due to the high price and the hygiene standard as I spotted a fruit fly in my dessert, you all may wish to take note of this negative points before ordering.
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Watermelon BingSu
 
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Jan 14, 2016 

Spending per head: Approximately $20(Lunch)

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Categories : Vegetarian

Today we went to the Eight Treasures Vegetarian 八宝素食 and we order the $368+ Chinese New Year set meal that cater for 6 to 8 person. Even though this is a vegetarian restaurant but do not be deceived that it just served those plain normal tasteless vegetarian mock meat. This restaurant caught me by surprise with it's yummy delicious food that almost mimic the real meat ! Without further delay let me go on to review !

First of all, this place is easy to find as it is located along Chinatown. The decoration for the restaurant is very cosy, beautiful and innovative and it makes me feel just like home. The owner of this restaurant had obviously put in great thoughts into the decor.

 
Mediacorp artist also visit this restaurant !

Mediacorp artist also visit this restaurant !

 
Nice decorations

Nice decorations

 

 
1. Veg. shark fin with white fungus and wolfberries 

I rate this dish 5/5. It taste just like the real shark fin soup filled with delicious healthy enoki mushroom, white fungus, wolfberries, thin slices of bean curd, mock ham, carrots and konnyaku (yam root extract to make the springy shark fin). It is well prepared in a nice, delicious and flavourful soup. This dish is environmental friendly to replace the real shark fin to prevent the sharks from getting killed.

 
2. Fruit salad veg chicken

I rate this dish 5/5. It is covered with nice crispy potato that is used to mimic the chicken and underneath the mock chicken is filled with healthy delicious fruit salad like pineapple, apple etc. Overall taste is nice and refreshing.

 
3. Thai style veg. cod fish

I rate this dish 5/5. The soy base mock cod fish is well made and topped with thin slice of carrots, cucumber etc fresh vegetables. The Thai sauce taste just right with a mixture of sweet, sour and spicy taste made from lemongrass etc. Eating this dish makes me feel like eating an authentic dish from Thailand !

 
4. Veg. abalone mushroom with tou pau & seasonal greens

I rate this dish 4/5. The abalone mushroom is well cook, soft and tasty as it absorbs all the seasoning and sauce. The broccoli is well cooked just nice and it taste crunchy too. The white color tou pau should be removed as it is tasteless and it served no purpose in the dish except that it make it look nice that's all. This dish is good but nothing special.

 
5. Cereal veg. prawns

I rate this dish 4/5. It taste just almost like the real prawns and the best part is it is not oily and it looks like it was fried using air fryer. Even the cereal topped onto the prawns is not oily at all. The floor coated onto the prawns is a bit thick though.

 
6. Fragrant yam ring

As I don't really eat yam I will just comment on the inner fillings. Inside is filled with mock meat and a few cashiew nut. They should add more cashiew nuts and the portion is a bit small. The mock meat inside is nothing special as well.

 
7. Braised Yee Fu Noodles

I rate this dish 5/5. I had eaten a lot of Yee Fu Noodles from other restaurant during weddings etc and this is by far the one with the most toppings like bean sprout, vegetables, mock meat and mushroom etc and it is one of the most delicious Yee Fu Noodles I had ever eaten. Even though I am very full near to the 7th dishes I still manage to finish eating the noodles as it taste qq and delicious as well.

 
8. Fruity Mango Pudding

I rate this dish 4/5. The mango pudding taste just nice and it is a bit sweet only which is good as they did not add much sugar. The texture of the jelly is really nice and wonderful and I had never eaten mango pudding of this kind of smooth texture before. What prevent this dish from scoring full points is because the mango cubes is a bit small and too little and it is very hard to scoop up with the spoon as I try to eat the left over mango cubes in my bowl. They should cut the mango cubes into larger pieces and put it inside the pudding itself so that when we scoop the pudding, we also get to eat the mango. With the mango outside of the pudding, I feel like I am eating 2 seperate things and it is not coherent.

 
9. Honey sauce veg pork

I rate this dish 3/5. The outlook and presentation of this dish makes it looks just like the real fatty pork ! I can see the white fatty part of the pork made of konnyaku and the meat part made of soy etc. Some ladies even try to seperate the white "fatty" part from the meat as though they are eating the real fatty pork. This dish is the best showcase of how far we have advanced in the vegetarian dish as people can no longer tell if it is the real meat or not. However the taste is just normal nothing really special and I will not recommend this dish.

10. Rainbow Yu Sheng

I rate this dish 5/5. The taste is comparable to other restaurant and the generous sliced vegetables are fresh and the sauce is nice too. There are tons of crispy crackers which is my favourite topped around the dish as well ! Overall taste is yummy and delicious and I recommend it for the Chinese New Year gathering. Just like traditional Chinese restaurant, the waitress will say all the nice new year blessings while showering the seasonings on top of the vegetables and our nice host Zenna presented the waitress with a ang bao as a traditional token.

11. Herbal Tea Ba Bao Cha

I rate this drink 5/5. The taste of this drink is really nice and refreshing as it is sweeten naturally with luo han guo and other traditional herbs. I personally don't like sweet stuff thus this is a healthier choice drink to complement the dishes. It is suitable to be drink in a hot day as well to cool yourself down.
 
Table Wait Time: 15 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Jan 06, 2016 

Celebration:  團年飯 

Spending per head: Approximately $40(Dinner)

Dining Offers: 試食活動


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 5  |  
Price
 4

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Categories : Spanish | Paella | Brunch

I visited the lovely Little Spanish Place restaurant today and below is my review of their food. First of all their service is excellent, their chief from the Philippines is very friendly and handsome and I enjoy his introduction to the Spanish food. The Decor is very lovely and homely as well !

a) Croquettas

The skin is soft and not crispy despite being fried. It tast like normal mash potatoe being fried. The garlic mayonnaise sauce taste normal. Overall it taste normal and nothing special. I will have rated it higher if the skin is crispy and they increase the taste level of this dish.

Rating : 6.5/10

 
b) Gambas al ajillo

This is a prawn base dish fried in a nice sauce and serve with a piece of hard bread. The sauce is very nice and flavourful and I enjoy it very much. The prawn is nice fresh and delicious. Yummy !

Rating : 8.5/10

 
c) Champinones al horno

This is a tapas dish as well with a hard piece of bread at the bottom, on top of it are 2 nice big juicy mushoom, melted cheese, a piece of prawn and lastly some vegetables and sauce. This is my favourite dish as the mushroom is very nice juicy and tender and the entire combination goes well with each other and it taste very good. One word of advice slice the tapas into half before eating as it is very hot !

Rating : 9/10

 
d) Paella de la casa

It is a seafood base yellow rice dish serve nicely with extremely well decorated fresh oyster, prawns, squid and chicken. One look and the dish looks extremely impressive amoung all the other dish I had eaten so far tonight ! However the yellow rice stick onto the base of the pan and got a bit of a "chao ta" burn taste. The cook should have stir the rice while cooking. Cooking everything without stiring the rice maintain the overall beautiful outlook but it cause the rice to stick to the pan at the bottom which is not good. There is a round thing that looks like the Chinese bak kua place ontop of the dish and it taste very saltish so do not eat it. The prawns are fresh as usual and the yellow rice taste a bit saltish.

Rating : 7/10

 
e) Torilla di patata

It is a bonus dish serve by our wonder nice friendly chief. It is basically a mesh potatoe omlette that is cut into a nice cake looking shape. The taste is really too overwhelming and over powering and I feel like throwing out after eating it. I think they should seriously consider removing this from the menu.

Rating : 4/10

 
f) Dessert platter

It consist of 3 items. One is a piece of hard looking brown deep fried stick of floor coated with sugar, dip into a hot dark chocolate sauce. Next is a scoop of strawberry ice-cream and lastly is a small piece of chocolate tart. The brown stick of floor is nice and crispy and blend well with the dark chocolate dip. After I eat finish eating the brown stick I even use my spoon to finish up the dark chocolate dip as it taste very nice, delicious and smooth. The strawberry ice cream is hand made according to the chef as he need to keep on stiring the ice-cream every few minutes. It taste a bit sour like those healthy sorbet ice-cream but not too sour and it taste just right. Next is the tiny chocolate tart it is also rich in chocolate and it is nice and delicious. Everything taste good and the only problem with this dish is that the proportion is a bit tiny ! If they increase the size and proportion I will give it a higher score.

Rating : 8.5/10

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Champinones al horno
 
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)


Date of Visit: Mar 10, 2015 

Spending per head: Approximately $30(Dinner)

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Original taste ramen review ! Smile Aug 25, 2013   
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Categories : Japanese | Hotel | Ramen

They have 3 flavors to choose for their ramen Original, Black Spicy and Red Spicy. I choose the Original favor as it has less oil and I want to keep myself healthy !

They have free flow of hard boiled eggs and seasoned bean sprouts whereby we can keep on adding them into the ramen. The eggs we just have to peel off the shell ourselves.

The soup taste just nice without too much salt added inside as compare to other ramen stalls. Overall the light taste combine with the free flow of eggs will certainly get me coming back again for a second round !
 
Date of Visit: Aug 19, 2013 

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Categories : Japanese | Ramen

I just eat the Ajisen Tempura Curry Rice at Tiong Bahru Plaza. I was worried the prawn will be very small but my worry was unfound as the 4 big prawn and the curry rice was more then enough to fill my stomach. The green tea was free flow too very nice as I chat with my friend and can get thirsty after talking too much. However the service left much to be desired as the waitress just threw the menu on our table. Luckily it was my friend whom treat me if not I would have lodge a complaint already. That waitress keep on bad mouth and made sarcastic remark at her college and it was really bad.
 
Date of Visit: Aug 19, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $14(Dinner)

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