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Carne & Caipirinha OK Mar 22, 2016   
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Categories : Latin American/South American | Steaks and Grills | BBQ | Buffet

Wanna have some Brazilian grilled cut meats? Head on down to Carne & Caipirinha for some authentic Brazilian churrasco. An addition to the restaurants at Sunset Way, this Brazilian churrascaria is currently the one and only in Singapore that uses charcoal fire to slow roast quality meats giving them an irresistible smoky fragrance.

Here at Carne & Caipirinha, they offer an all alfresco dining which can house a total of 74 pax. However, one may feel a little warm dining in this environment in the humid weather of Singapore.
Shop  Front

Shop  Front

 


Churrascaria refers to a restaurant that serves grilled meats in buffet style where passadors (chef and meat servers) will serve the grilled meats on skewers right to the dining table and carve out portions of meat onto the diners' plates.

How does the passadors know who and when to serve the food? Other than hand gestures or eye signals, the small two-sided coaster-like disc acts like a traffic light for the flow of the food to be served. Where green says "Yes, Please" go ahead serve me food and red means stop "No, Thanks".
Red  and  Green  disc

Red  and  Green  disc

 


No buffet is complete without a salad bar. The salad bar here offers a variety of choices ranging from pastas, rice, fruits and many more.
Salad  Bar

Salad  Bar

 


A dish that should not be missed from the salad bar is their national dish, traditional Brazilian Feijoada which is a kind of black bean stew with pork trimmings. I was told that sometimes this dish is cooked using beef in replacement of pork.
National  dish

National  dish

 


Free flow of Cheese Bread is served to kick start this food tasting. This chewy textured mochi-like bread is tasty and yet not too cheesy. This is definitely one of my favourite item for this tasting.
Chewy  textured  mochi-like  bread

Chewy  textured  mochi-like  bread

 


Beverages were up next before we sink our teeth into the meats. Refreshing and sublime flavours of fresh limes infused with a shot of finest liquor, its no surprise that Caipirinha is one of Brazil's finest invention and signature tipple. Its alcohol content is considered high for a non-alcoholic drinker like myself.

In fact, teetotalers can go for the Guarana Antarctica, the first ever soft drink produced in Brazil which is produced in only three countries and you get to try it now at Carne & Caipirinha.
Brazil's  signature  tipple

Brazil's  signature  tipple

 


And here we go, the meat journey begins!

Lamb Leg (Carneiro), Pork Belly (Barriga de Porco), Pork Sausage (Linguica), Chicken Thigh (Coxa de frango) and Chicken Fillet wrapped in Bacon were some of the roasted meats that we tasted. Though the pork belly wasn't the crispy skinned type served in chinese restaurant, nevertheless the meat is rather tender. The best for this round, in my opinion, have to be the chicken thigh. Tender, full of flavour and grilled to perfection. The pork sausage and chicken fillet wrapped in bacon seems rather normal in comparison.

 


Among the many meat varieties available, the must-try items are namely the Beef Rump (Alcatra), Beef Hump (Cupim), Fish (Escolar) and Chicken Heart (Galinha de Coracao). Beef Hump!? Cows have hump? Well yes, humped cattle known as zebu are found only in Brazil and I figured that the meat nearer to the fats are more tender than those further away.

Oh my! Chicken Heart! Yup, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Its Chicken Heart. Seriously, the chewy texture doesn't taste as exotic as it sounds. The top in my favourite list for the night and the winner for this must-try category got to be the Fish. The oil content in this kind of fish is rather high and we were advised not to take more than four pieces as it can cause stomach upset the following day.

 


Grilled Pineapple is the popular item among the food tasters tonight. Though I am not a pineapple lover, this is indeed quite juicy and sweet with the cinnamon powder completing the whole taste.
Juicy  and  sweet

Juicy  and  sweet

 


"The FireBomb" Flaming Carbonara Pasta in Cheese Wheel is a food trend that is sweeping the world. Freshly cooked Carbonara pasta is tossed in a large Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese wheel, followed by pouring in a flaming cocktail consisting a secret blend of 3 different alcohol. The flames will char the pasta and melt the cheese making this different from the normal Carbonara with an intoxicating aroma.

We tried both the alcohol and non-alcohol version and I personally prefer the former. Just to highlight, The FireBomb is available at S$10 per serving.
Flaming  Carbonara  Pasta  in  Cheese  Wheel

Flaming  Carbonara  Pasta  in  Cheese  Wheel

 
Definitely a place for those big appetite meat lovers especially on their meat craving days.
 
Date of Visit: Mar 17, 2016 

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Categories : Cantonese/Hong Kong | Chinese | Restaurant | Roasted Meat | Chinese Noodles


Located along Amoy Street, Wanton Seng's Noodle Bar serves traditional hawkerism and modern fusion wanton noodle. A collaboration that has given the famous Seng's Wanton Mee of Dunman Food Centre a modern twist.

Here at Wanton Seng, they serves lunch and dinner menu where lunch they offer their wanton noodles with aburi pork belly, roasted pork belly or both and a handful of sides for sharing. As for dinner, you can order a bowl of plain noodles, or what they called it here as Nudles, then add your choice of premium sides to go along with it.

Being my first visit, its not difficult to guess that I will order their two-some goodness to have the best of both worlds.

Two-some Goodness (S$7.50)
I opt not to add on condiments so as to taste the goodness on its own. The roasted pork belly that I had was not that crispy but its still yummy with no oily feeling. The aburi pork belly on the other hand was tastier in flavour, however I felt its not tender enough. Noodles was springy and delicious on its own without having to add on any other sauces. Of course not forgetting the boiled wanton which is tasty though the filling might be a little salty.
Delicious noodles and boiled wanton

Delicious noodles and boiled wanton

 

Take a closer look at the mouth-wartering pork belly.
Mouth-watering

Mouth-watering

 

Condiments were placed on the table for customers' easy access and there are crispy pork lard too.
With crispy pork lard too

With crispy pork lard too

 

Go for their delcious hearty broth which is kept warm in this pitcher.
Tasty and warm

Tasty and warm

 

Fried Wanton - 6pcs (S$5)
As the noodles doesn't comes with fried wanton (not sure if we can request for it), we ordered some for sharing. Well, this definitely pales in comparison with the boiled version.
Not as good as the boiled version

Not as good as the boiled version

 

Under their lunch menu, you can opt to add S$1.50 for soft drinks or juices (ala carte price at S$2.50) when you order pork belly wanton noodles. So we chose cranberry and orange juice to complete our meal.
Add on S$1.50

Add on S$1.50

 

Add on S$1.50

Add on S$1.50

 


 
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A-One Bak Kut Teh OK Oct 27, 2015   
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Categories : Singaporean | Chinese | Restaurant | Bak Kut Teh


A-One, famous for their claypot scallop porridge, has started their first A-One Bak Kut Teh at The Star Vista. Combining the essence of bak kut teh into their smooth textured porridge, its no surprise they brand themselves as the first in Singapore to offer Claypot Bak Kut Teh porridge.

On top of this, they offer various selection of bak kut teh soup and a number of other items like braised and stir fried dishes. As for this food tasting, we were served 1 or 2 items from different category in the menu.

First on the table, of course is non other than their bak kut teh porridge.

Minced Meat with Meat Ball Porridge (S$9.90)
To achieve the taste of bak kut teh, they uses premium white pepper to derive the stock before combining with pearl rice and simmered in high pressure cooker for 45mins. This is the reason why the peppery flavour is so prominent.
Peppery bak kut teh porridge

Peppery bak kut teh porridge

 

Pork Ribs Porridge (S$10.90)
The same method was used for all their bak kut teh porridge. This taste more like bak kut teh maybe because of the pork ribs.
Taste more like bak kut teh

Taste more like bak kut teh

 

Assorted Fruit and Flower Tea (S$7.90)
This sweet tea taste like chinese hawthorn which aids in digestion. Good companion for a heavy meal.
Taste like chinese hawthorn

Taste like chinese hawthorn

 

Take a look at the ingredients.
Look at the ingredients

Look at the ingredients

 

Pork Ribs Soup (S$10.90)
A total different soup base from the one used in preparing the porridge but the one similarity got to be the fiery peppery flavour. Nonetheless, the pork ribs were rather tender and to my surprise the soup taste less pepperish when cooled down.
The same peppery taste

The same peppery taste

 

Well, how can bak kut teh be without condiments to go along.
For bak kut teh

For bak kut teh

 

And of course! Not forgetting bak kut teh's best friend - you tiao.
Bak kut teh's bestfriend

Bak kut teh's bestfriend

 

Pig's Organ Soup (S$9.90)
This, in my opinion, is just like normal pig's organ soup with overpowering pepper flavour.
Overpowering pepper pig's organ soup

Overpowering pepper pig's organ soup

 

Braised Platter (S$14.90)
Includes items like pork, beancurd skin, beancurd puffs, eggs and peanuts. This dish definitely reminds me of kway chap. Slight disappointment as the pork are not tender enough and other than the peanuts, the rest seems to have not been braised long enough with the gravy making it a little lacking the braised feel.
Not braised enough

Not braised enough

 

Ampang Yong Tau Foo (Medium - S$14.90)
Comes in small (S$9.90) and large (S$18.90) options too. Not too sure how close this is to the authentic version. Nevertheless, the taste was not too bad just that the items were not really immersed in the gravy.
Items not really immersed in the gravy

Items not really immersed in the gravy

 

Dry Bak Kut Teh Chicken Cubes (S$12.90)
A little spicy with tender chicken cubes, goes perfectly well with a bowl of rice. I personally find that it taste more like Kung Bao chicken.
Taste like Kung Bao chicken

Taste like Kung Bao chicken

 

Assorted Vegetables in Sambal Sauce (S$10.90)
Also known as Four Heavenly King with four different vegetables in it. Lady fingers, sweet peas, long beans and brinjals stir fried in sambal sauce are soft and not spicy.
Also known as Four Heavenly King

Also known as Four Heavenly King

 
 
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Mak's Noodle Smile Oct 24, 2015   
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Categories : Cantonese/Hong Kong | Restaurant | Chinese Noodles


Referred to by many as the Hong Kong best wonton noodle, 麥奀雲吞面世家 has opened its doors in Singapore. I didn't have the chance to visit their first shop at Centrepoint, so I was thrilled when I saw their Westgate outlet.

Long queues was seen forming since their opening. I passed by at a hour where there wasn't any queue so here is the chance for me to check this place out.

Service was good and orders were served rather fast. Hence, it would not be a long wait for seats even if there is a queue.

Wonton & Dumpling Noodle Soup (S$8.50)
Hong Kong's well known wonton noodles 細蓉 that are served in small portions. Noodles were springy and the texture was just right, not too soft. The skin of the dumplings were thin and prawns were fresh. Just that, given the size of the serving, it might not be able to fill the stomach of some.
Springy noodles with fresh prawn dumplings

Springy noodles with fresh prawn dumplings

 

Luo Han Guo (S$3.50)
Freshly made luo han guo is refreshing and soothing to the throat. A good choice especially on hazy days.
Refreshing and soothing

Refreshing and soothing

 

Hong Kong Style Ting Zai Congee (S$7.50)
Smooth textured congee was tasty even on its own. It is not necessary for extra seasoning unless you prefer stronger flavour. Cuttlefish was soft and chewy with fresh fish slices. However, the fish slices were too thinly sliced that you could hardly notice.
Smooth textured

Smooth textured

 

Soft and chewy cuttlefish

Soft and chewy cuttlefish

 

 
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Categories : Cantonese/Hong Kong | Roasted Meat


Was rather excited when I chanced upon this restaurant that serves roast meats, porridge and others. Another option for me other than just Crystal Jade and Imperial.

 

Occupying a reasonably shop space, they provide both indoor dining area where its air conditioned and alfresco dining area for those who likes to enjoy their meals in the open air environment.

 

 

Was having slight gastric problem the day I visited so we went a little light on our meal order.

White Radish and Spare Rib Soup (S$5.50)
This flavourful double boiled soup with tender spare ribs and soft white radish brought some warmth and comfort to my stomach. A rather good start of today's meal.
Tasty

Tasty

 

Roast Pork (S$16.80 - Regular)
Never failed to order this when we visit chinese restaurant. The ones they serve here are rather crispy and not too salty. However I find it a little oily, maybe because my stomach is not feeling that well.
Not too salty

Not too salty

 

The plum sauce was supposed to pair with their roast duck. However, it taste good too with the roast pork making it feel less oily.
Goes well with roast pork too

Goes well with roast pork too

 

There are a variety of congee to select from and you can even choose the ingredients of your choice for your congee if you order their 2 combination congee from the menu.

Their congee is smooth textured and its tasty enough without having to add seasoning.

2 Combination Congee (S$8.20)
Pig liver and egg - a rather simple option. Simply love the liver as it was fresh and cooked till medium done making it tender on every bite.
Liver and egg

Liver and egg

 

Congee in Liwan Boat Style (S$7.20)
One of my favourite congee choice. All the ingredients were fresh and cooked till its soft. Even the squid was not too difficult to digest given my gastric problem.
Not too bad

Not too bad

 
 
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