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This is carinechua . I like to hang out in Jurong East. Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese , Korean, Hongkong are my favorite cuisines. I also love Bars/Lounges, Café, Restaurant, Bakery, Specialised Food Shop and Desserts and Cakes, Dim Sum, Western Food, bubble tea, BBQ.
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Categories : American | Burgers and Sandwiches | Kids-Friendly

Eat and Play ! Play and Eat . Mommy daddy bring me go to Amazonia please ~ 
Isn't it what we used to do during our childhood ?
Most of you have a mindset to think of bistro that looks like a fun center or have a playground inside usually is only designed for children. But to be true, this is wrong.

 
PS : More info about Jungle Play Gym ( http://cennds.blogspot.com/2016/02/amazonia-bistro-bistro-entertainment.html)

Amazonia Singapore, indoor family fun center with own themed bistro, they do provide attrations that also cater for adult like us. nd good to know that Amazonia do offer the corporate rate for team building session. On this coming july, it marks as their 5th years anniversarry. The expanding business has allowed them to have a sister outlet in Jakarta

 


Caesar Salad With Avocado ( $13.80 )

Served with number of dishes such as grilled juicy chicken breast, olives, bacon bits and fresh vegetable of romaince lettuce with a decoration of cherry tomato and hard boiled egg at the side. On top of that the spreading of grated cheese, crunchy garlic crouton and sliced avocado with a mix of casear dressing make the salad enjoyable as the starter.

 


Chef Nasi Gorengs ( $12.70)
It looks like an Indonesia / Malay Food. If you are spicy lover, the mild spicy Nasi Goreng
definitely would be your favorite ! The most favorite from this meal isn't the Nasi Goreng
' Fried Rice' but is the satay ! Oh No ! Can we have more satay ??
I would be happier to have to have more Acar instead of Chicken though it looks tempting !
Sad to say that the chicken wasn't that good - dry and not tender whereas the Acar taste nicer. Hope they can improve on it after the feedback
Note : Normal Serving Portion : 1 chicken & 1 satay

 


Spicy Garlic Tiger Prawn ( $15.20 )

Served with a Steam Rice and Fresh Vegetable of long beans and carrot aside to the tender and soft meat of marinated tiger prawn with garlic sweet & spicy sauce. The marinated sauce isn't spicy at all in fact it is quite delightful instead of the provided sambal.

 


Chocolate Fondant with Ice Cream

As what the dessert name describe of, Yes ! there is a Fondant inside the cake. Pop a small slice of its cake with a small spoon in the middle, take out the spoon, you will see the lava chocolate. The more that you cut, the more that the fondant will spreading down. 
The ice cream was sitting on top on the fondant, melting down quite fast.
Scoop the ice cream, eat it with the fondant, enjoy the dessert

 


We had a Apple Juice ($5) for the drink. 

Take the Cut apple slide for drink compliment


As you seen on above menu cover, Amazonia welcomes a Birthday Party.
There are 2 room special designed for boy and girl. Each room can accomodate up to 20 children. Which theme would you prefer ? Princess or 4D F1 Racing Car ?

 

 


PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE PLACE YET BEFORE PLAYING THE GAME


Space Ball
Glow in the Dark, hit your opponent, shoot to the electronic scoreboard to win the score. It holds up to 8 players at one time. Fire up the shots even you can also use it to book for party. 

 
The more ball that you can shoot to the yellow scoreboard, the higher chance you can win. Don't be afraid with the ball even you been hit. No hurt. No pain ~ Enjoy the game !

 


3D Glow Mini Golf

Try the completely new indoor game of 9 hole course with an amazing 3D Glow in the dark artwork. Get thru each section from Under the Sea, Dinasour, TNT, Pirates to the end with a pretty glow dark ligthing.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Categories : Cantonese/Hong Kong | Dim Sum | Seafood

Yum Cha Restaurant has brought us to a comfort and convenience way of the launching of Chinese New Year Goodies takeaway menu besides the Chinese New Year Menu. We don't need to beat for the long queue at the restaurant any more ! Yum Cha offers delivery services to our doorstep.

Don't worry if the food will be getting cold cause Yum Cha has a special "CookTek" which is an equipment to keep the food warm, moist and dry up inside a delivery bag.

 
I was invited to the Food Tasting for the CNY Takeaway Menu.
The moment i approaching the table and saw all the food & decoration :
Waow ! Awesome man ! feeling of CNY was there although it is not the timing yet.

 
With the takeaway menu and delivery services provided by Yum Cha. It would be great time for us to savour and enjoy reunion dinner at home. Easy, convenience, can talk as loud as we want and the home feeling is the best, isn't it ?

Yum Cha has offered bountiful Signature CNY dishes such as :
- Abalone Pen Cai. The Pen Cai is filled with goodness of fish maw, sea cucumbers, dry conpoy, dried oysters, Fatty Choy and roasted pork.
- * BBQ Suckling Pig which guarantee you should not miss out !

You can also try the new items in takeaway menu such as :
Braised Abalone with Dried Oysters and Fatt Choy
* Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage in Lotus Leaf
* Crispy Fried Chicken
Roasted Crispy Duck
Roasted Crispy Pork Belly
Sliced Abalone Yu Shen , etc

I will be reviewed it some of mentioned take away dishes (*) on the later part.

 
How to eat Food without a surviving of drink ?Yum Cha has also packed the drink the box for us as part of the Take Away Menu. It looks so interesting and creative. They have designed the special box to serve for 1 litre drink.

 

Take Away Salmon Yu Sheng.

All ingredients and sauces were packed nicely and tidy in an appropriate container. You can expect the same for the delivery and take away order. This is the large Size : $68+

 
Truthly speaking, i am quite concerned on the salmon whenever i have a Yu Sheng cause i ever had a salmon that not fresh and got a fishy smell. Imagine the fishy salmon mix with the Yu Sheng that you are waiting for after the excited Lao He . How you eat again.

 
PS : I can't remember each idioms to say for each sauces included the salmon before Lao He . Anyway, we had done the Lao He ! Time to eat !

Great that Yum Cha has provided a fresh and healthy salmon - a salt water fish from Norway and they got it from AVA certified license supplier. Mostly, Yu Sheng will have same ingredients on everywhere we get, the difference is on the sauces. But Yum Cha has added on Jelly Fish and they have a nice own home made sauces. The sour taste of the sour plum sauce makes the Yu Sheng taste better and savoury.

 


BBQ Suckling Pig

First impression was, Oh man !! the pig head, the nose ! The signature sucking pig was roasted to perfection, showing off the golden crispy and crackling skin. The meat was tender and soft enough. It was my favourite of the night ! It was very fast running out of the table as we literally devour with every single slice of sucking pig with a nice dark sweet sauce. The whole Pig costs of $220+

 

 


Roasted Crispy Chicken

Sprinkling the garlic on top of the chicken. $40+ for whole chicken. Some people may don't like garlic but i am okay with it. If i was not told by Melody whom representative from Yum Cha, i didn't know that it is a garlic.  There wasn't a garlic smell and it is made to like a bread crunch. The crunch was nice but not the chicken as it wasn't crispy and tender. It would be better if they can improve on the timing to roast the chicken and also probably the ingredients to be used.

 

 


Braised Pig's trotter with "Fatty Choy" ( Black Moss )

I don't really know how to enjoy Fatty Choy but If you are the one who like it, will you aim for the Fatty Choy first ? I would say that the Braised Pig Trotter was n't flavourful and fragrance enough. The sauce that they use is their own Yum Cha sauce. It was a bit plain when touching my tongue. The meat was soft but the sauce was not that mouth watering.

 


Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage in Lotus Leaf

In Chinese terms it called as He Ye Fan, a glutinous rice that wrapped with soaked lotus leaf.The rice was still warm and a little bit of dry probably they have steamed it too long. Ingredients were mixed well instead of hiding on a certain corner. At the price of $38+, it can be served up to 8 people or depends on how big your serving it is.

 
Yum Cha's in house dinning menu consists of delicious delicacies, offered at attractive prices. Yum Cha Garden's set menu featuring signature items such as :
- Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng,
- Braised Shark's Fin w Crab Meat with Brown Sauce served in Mini Claypot,
- Braised Abalone w Dried Oysters and Fatty Choy,
- Stir-Fried Scallop and Prawns with Mushroom in Spicy Sauce,
- Fried Crispy Chicken, Braised Noodles w Mushroom and Dried Scallops .
The set menu will start from $288++ onwards.
Also, indulgence on Yum Cha's specialty desserts, made by their Chef just for CNY festive season.

 
Chinese New Year Menus and takeaway menu will be available from 15th Jan 2016 to 22nd Feb 2016.  Each outlet will be serving different menu, kindly check more details and
view the menu on www.yumcha.com.sg

PROMOTION :

Early Bird 20% off discount for Takeaway Yu Sheng before 7 Feb 2016. For in house dining promotions, receive limited edition of Yum Cha AngBao when you spend above $100. ( while stock last )

 

 
 
Date of Visit: Jan 08, 2016 

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Categories : Japanese | Steaks and Grills | BBQ

Collin's Grille Bento was knowns as hawker stall that serve Western and Japanese meal at affordable price at a high quality. The business is growing well and rapidly expanding its outlets island-wide.
On 14 December 2015, Collin's has opened a new redefine dining Restaurant at the Shaw Plaza. It is one of the restaurant that has an exclusive Handmade Pizza.

Media Food tasting : http://cennds.blogspot.sg/2015/12/collins-shaw-plaza-christmas-gourmet.html


In addition to the new outlet, Collin's Grille Bento is also having a special ' Christmas Gourmet Menu ' which available in all outlet.

 
Orange Juice or Coffee with Lotus Biscoff Cookie ?
Thank you for excellent service and also the Fresh Orange Juice

 


Winter Potato Salad with Ham and Chestnuts

( Christmas Gourmet Menu - $5.90 )
The sweetness of the Honey Mustard sauce makes out the salad more appetizing.The ham was simple, if you just eat the ham without having the sauce, it kinda a bit plain. I can't deny that the chestnut is scrummy, not because i like to eat chestnut. But i found that the best of its salad was the chestnut.

 


Santa's Baked Seafood Parcel

( Christmas Gourmet Menu - $5.90 )
I was quite surprised when saw the parcel paper. As usually most the food that i have is either wrapped with aluminium coil or fata oil. 

 
It contains with Salmon, Prawn, Squid, Mussel and vegetable - broccoli, cauliflower,and carrot which served based on tomato sauce. The sauce was quite watery and didn't match with the Salmon. Quite plain to eat with salmon tough it was fresh but there was no satisfied of having pleasant scent. In my personal opinion,Salmon is served better Lemon Butter sauce of Teriyaki sauce .

 


Appetizer Platter

Selection of classic buffalo drumlets, pork sausage, tempura squid tentacles and potato noodle prawn roll. At price of $18.90 - it offers varieties of sides that each side comes with 3 pieces. The potato noodle prawn roll makes me think of the Noodle Story potato wrapped prawn which also having the same dish. It is a good appetizer platter for sharing.

 


US Crisp Cut Fries ( $3.90 )

Isn't it a Waffle Fries ? The fries was crispy but i would suggest don't leave it too long, otherwise it will become cold and a bit soft. You can opt with Cheese by topping up $1.00

 


For Sharing : Why Shaw Plaza is the only exclusive outlet that have Pizza ?

because it the only outlet that have wood stone oven for making the pizza
After preparing the pizza, the staff will put the pizza into the exclusive oven to bake.

 

 
Open Concept Kitchen

 
While taking a picture of the kitchen, i found something unique for their decoration
It displays the Barilla Pasta information and also the sauce.
Does Collin use a Barilla Italian Pasta for their pasta dishes ?

 


Handmade 12-Inch Thin Crust Pizza

No doubt that all the pizza is thin crust because it is a hand-crust !
The preparing time is about 12 - 15 minutes

Frutti Di Mare

Frutti Di Mare is a popular multi seafood dish of Italy, literally means "Fruits of the Sea". Although some of the outer crust is over baked, but the crust is 100% crispy for sure ($16.80).
Served with shrimp, squid, mussel, crabmeat & pesto. The pizza id good enough and there is a sense of juicy frutti. It is my favourite dishes for the pizza. It would be better if they can improve to make the pizza lesser tangle. We were having a difficulty when cutting the pizza.

 
Collin's Special
Served with Ham, sausage, bacon, onion, capsicum, olive, mushroom, and salami ($16.80). This pizza is not tangle and crispiness are still there though the crust is over - baked. The most attracting of this pizza is the obvious big circle bacon. I personally prefer the Frutti Di Mare pizza instead this though it is called as Collin's Special.

 


Signature Duck Confit

At the price of $13,50, i think the price is reasonable against the food quality. No ducky smell and Perfect with shallot balsamico sauce. The whole duck leg is tender at inside and crispy at outside. It comes with mushroom ragout, salad, crushed potatoes which same as mashed potato.

 


Baked Caramel Banana with Vanilla Ice Cream & Seasonal Fruit

Don't be confused with Below 2 picture. Both are the same Baked Caramel Banana and
Vanilla Ice Cream. ($6.90) . The difference is only the design and fruits. Since i don't like banana, so i didn't touch on the banana. It looks interesting with half whole stretch black things which seems like a Chocolate, nonetheless it is dark banana skin after baked.
The vanilla ice cream is fragrant and good that it is not melted easily.

 

 


Orange Souffle with Vanilla Ice Cream & Seasonal Fruits


The Orange souffle is sinfully delicious and soft . It was just come out from the baked oven. When i popped down the Orange Souffle, i feel the bubble air keep against the spoon when i scoop it which makes this dessert nice and unique. ($7.90)

 
 
Date of Visit: Dec 14, 2015 

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Categories : Taiwanese | Café

Dazzling Cafe, the Taiwanese dessert chain has opened its branch in Singapore in newly renovated Capitol Piazaa. There are 9 outlets in Taiwan, 4 outlets in Shanghai, 1 outlet in Hong Kong and with the latest outlet in Singapore. The cafe and its menu looks colorful and photogenic.

http://cennds.blogspot.com/2015/07/dazzling-cafe-singapore-taiwanese-cafe.html

Cafe concept looks similar like  a Japanese cute waitresses who were dressed in Japanese attire maid cafe.

 
During my dinner visit with my boy, we expected for a queue. We left our contact number
and lucky us after around 15 minutes later we received a call from them. Queue is expected but waiting time depends from time to tome when you reach at the cafe.

 
Admire the pretty owner of Dazzling cafe who is only 22 years old, rest assured to have its branch in Singapore. I think when we were at 22, we were still struggling with exam or as a working adult.

Here are some cute decoration i took. Pardon me for the poor quality picture due to its lighting contrast between dinner night time and yellowish lighting setting at its cafe

 

 
Black Truffle and Wild Mushroom Spaghetti ($24.90)

Although it is complemented by wild mushroom, black truffle shaving and tossed in a truffle cream sauce but i didn't feel the truffle. Perhaps the truffle was quite mild and it was not as good as i expected

 
Matcha with Azuki Beans Honey Toast ($19.90)

We were given a choice to choose different type of toasted bread. Preferably crispy type, so we go for crispy level. Offered by the waitress to cut the toast for us. It looks good and taste good especially if you are match lover ! However, the cream was more than ice cream.

If the cream is lesser and topped with more ice cream will be better.

 

 
 
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Categories : French | Café | Brunch

Walking through Kampong Glam neighbourhood, saw a contemporary white interior designed cafe. On the next coming week, i was brought by my boy to try out this cafe that very different from others. It is very English. Why do i say that ? Revert back to Quoted line on the wall;
" You can't buy happiness but you can buy tea. And that's kind of the same thing "

 
A cozy bistro, Hyde & Co besides known for their high teas and crumptes, they also have Brunch Menu, that is soemthing different from others cafe that we shall try

 
Hawaiian Pulled Pork Tartine

Not much sure why the pulled pork is called as ten hour cooked pulled pork. Does it mean need 10 hours to cook this meat ? What i am sure is, it was inviting especially when it together with juicy sweet caramelized pineapple. The topped side of sweet potato chips make the food more appetizing.

 
The Full Works

Though it was not my first time saw a big mushroom, yet it was surprising when i saw a big mushroom served in the plate. That is what we called as Portobello Mushroom. The large Crimini mushroom was nice baked with cheese. Meat was firm and scrummy. As usual bacon is always salty! But its streaky bacon was just nice eating it with crunchy bread.

 
 
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