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This is cptslowyeo living in Yio Chu Kang. I like to hang out in Bugis, Dhoby Ghaut, Ang Mo Kio. Japanese, Cantonese/Hong Kong are my favorite cuisines. I also love Café, Hawker Centre and Sushi/Sashimi, Desserts and Cakes, Ice Cream and Gelato.
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Categories : Fusion | Café | Desserts and Cakes | Pasta | Steaks and Grills

Presenting a new bistro in Singapore where you can enjoy gourmet delicacies such as caviar and ebiko (shrimp roe) at accessible prices. Ta-Da! The Bistro has recently opened at Bras Basah and boasts gourmet dishes such as Seaweed & Caviar Cold Pasta ($16), Iberico Pork ($23.90), and Wagyu Striploin ($24.90).

The man behind the cuisine, Mr Ta Da, has been trained in France and hails from the kitchen of Joël Robuchon. He brings his vast culinary experience to create a menu
with dishes featuring his unique spin on classic bistro flavours.

 

All the dishes are prepared in-house even bar grubs such as the Triple J Wings ($12) accompanied with a blue cheese dip. The Basilic Chips ($10) are a clear winner with their fluffy texture and gnocchi-like shape, and can only be found at TaDa! The Bistro. Pair these starters with the Happy Hour drink promotions and you’ve
got the perfect after-work hangout spot.

Casual date nights have never been easier. The chilled ambience is welcoming to
anyone who loves a gourmet meal without having to worry about fine dining
etiquette.

 

Secret DJ with their
Digital Jukebox
To add to the atmosphere, The Bistro is surrounded with black chalkboard walls that
have been decorated with hand drawings by their very own friendly staff. In one
corner you’ll find the menu and sights of Singapore, while on the other side, you’ll
find funny quotes and anecdotes from the owners, explaining the story of the cafe.

 

Bacon n Egg 10” Pizza $9.90, probably a hit with the kids, according to the cafe. They held a private birthday party for a 10 year old girl and this was the crowd favourite. Which leads me to wonder, if this is a casual dining cafe that offers alcohol, and also wants to captivate parents to hold children's birthday parties here?

 

The Salmon & Ebiko Pasta ($18) is made with a homemade sauce and topped with
tobiko. Highly recommended, the al-dente pasta, served with my favourite tobiko and salmon was just so good! The pasta were evenly tossed to provide each mouthful, a flavourful and aromatic experience. The salmon was sizeable but a tad too sweet for my liking. 

 

Nevertheless, substantial portion and a flavourful note was definitely worth the indulgence. The combination of tobiko, seaweed and salmon was a wining factor and pleasant sensation to my taste buds.

Served with broccoli purée, edamame (green soybeans) and spice-infused tomatoes, this huge serving of salmon ($21.90) is sure to satisfy your salmon cravings. The end result of pan frying this salmon, crispy, thin salmon skin along with tender, melt in your mouth salmon. The flavour from the homemade edamame (green soybeans) sauce.

 

Corn Fed Chicken $17.90, glistering brown chicken leg skin is what made this dish look so irresistible. The chicken was so tender, that even the breast meat did not taste dry! A dish worth recommending!

 

Wagyu Striploin $24.90, served with whipped Potato, Grilled Onions and Beef Jus. Melt in your mouth texture is guaranteed here!

 

Poke You $16.00
- Truffled Salmon, flavoured Mix Rice, Pineapple cubes, Salad, Corn, Pumpkin seeds and Ebiko. Additional Cherry tomatos at $1.00 per portion.

With all the hype with numerous poke bowl shops, Tada offers this menu item to cater to the working crowd and students in the vicinity. The truffle salmon was ingenious and delicious, I was abit confused with the pineapple cubes and lack of other substantial ingredients for a price tag of $16.


Overall : Ta-Da is trying hard to offer gourmet delicacies at reasonable prices. Their Roasted Chicken and Pan-Fried Salmon are definitely worth coming for! I'll be back, and I was told they would be serving over the top milkshakes soon!! smile YAY!

 
 
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New Burgers and Mighty Milkshakes Smile Mar 19, 2018   
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Categories : Fusion | Halal | Kids-Friendly

Halal-certified café restaurant Citrus By The Pool introduces more than 20 new dishes, drinks and desserts to its menu. Expect more side dishes, burgers, milkshakes and desserts. 

Started in 2013, Citrus By The Pool is a Halal-certified café restaurant, nestled at Woodlands Swimming Complex, that serves Western and Asian Fusion cuisine. It is a 10-minute walk or short drive from Woodlands or Marsiling MRT Stations. Seeing a lack of chillout places in North, the owner decided to bring the café experience to the
residential estates, offering accessibility, relaxing ambience and good food.

Step into the retro-themed space decked with large windows and cosy lights hanging from exposed wooden beams. The restaurant seats up to 70 people indoors, suitable for large group/ family gatherings.

Check out their new Mighty Milkshakes ($8.90 - $10.90), available in 6 flavours - Classic Vanilla, Double Chocolate, Strawberry Gem, Caramel Popcorn, Cookie Crush and Snickerhead. Depending on your appetite, you can choose to take on the massive drink on your own, or share it with a favourite buddy.
mighty milkshakes

mighty milkshakes

 

I was pretty full from drinking the milkshake by itself, it's gotta be at least 2-3 scoops of ice cream alone! If you're a caramel popcorn lover such as myself, go for it and do not be afraid of it's looks. It's not as sweet as it looks. Actually, the sweetest amongst these 4 milkshakes was surprisingly, Strawberry Gem. Which would still serve as Big Hit for the kids, with the generous toppings of Gem icing biscuits.
$17.90++

$17.90++

 

Bite into the Little Boss (single patty) $14.90/ BIG Boss (double patty) $17.90 (served with Cajun fries), the chef's specialty burger that defies conventional burgers by combining the best flavours of beef and mutton (BM) in one patty. The burger is about being bold and fearless in its flavours. Accompanied with crispy fried onions, sliced tomato, cucumber and crisp lettuce and purple cabbage slaw, smothered in the all-time favourite satay sauce on toasted charcoal bun, expect an explosion of flavours at the first bite.

The idea of mixing beef and mutton together to form a juicy burger patty is a brilliant idea. It held the right amount of moisture in the patty.

 

Look out for Shiok Burger $12.90 (served with Cajun fries), a crispy fried chicken version of Da Burger Bomb with a spicy kick. Savour the crispy deep fried chicken thigh, sliced tomato, crisp lettuce and sunny side egg, topped with spicy chilli crab sauce on toasted sesame seed bun. This is a burger that"ll make you go Shiok!

Other new burgers include The Big Catch $12.90 (served with Cajun fries), a buttermilk-battered dory fillet, crispy fried onions, sliced tomato and crisp lettuce, topped with tartar sauce on toasted sesame seed bun.

Dainty Trio $10.90 (Fried chicken patty) | $12.90 (BM patty), 3 sliders of your preferred patty, accompanied with crispy fried onions, sliced tomato, lettuce on toasted mini sesame seed buns. Customers can choose between BBQ or Teriyaki Sauce.

Citrus By The Pool's signature chicken thigh cooked sous-vide to retain its tenderness and flavours, then pan-fried till the skin is crisp on the outside. Served with seasonal vegetables and homemade brown sauce. I recall the tenderness of Curry Chicken I had at Citrus Bistro at Sengkang and I was not disappointed here, the chicken meat was extremely tender. You could easily remove the meat from the bones with just a fork. Definitely a must-try at Citrus By The Pool.

 

To end off your feast, try one of their Sundaes. Berry Magic is a sundae filled with strawberry ice cream and jam with fresh strawberries and topped with a biscuit roll. There were biscuit crumbs at the bottom of the jar, to add a crunchy bite to the dessert. The creamy coconut ice cream was a refreshing taste to clear my palate. I'm a huge fan of nata de coco jellies and this was filled with tons of it! Matcha cookie crumbs together with desiccated coconut and gula melaka syrup made this one sweet dessert.

Overall : Citrus By The Pool is now a location that all foodies who enjoy good burgers should check out this hidden gem. I really enjoyed the nice, relaxing dining location. The burgers are relatively huge for a female appetite.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  big boss, caramel popcorn milkshake, Citrus By The Pool's signature chicken thigh
 
Date of Visit: Mar 15, 2018 

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New 2017 Menu! OK Oct 03, 2017   
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Categories : Fusion | Café

Located at Pomo, and occupying units on the first and second floor is Montana. Famed for their freak cakes, and creative savoury and dessert waffles. This cafe has been intriguing my tastebuds since 2014!

 

Check out their newly revamped menu, new items such as Truffle Eggs Rosti $19++, Signature mac & cheese waffle $15++ or Rosso $13++ a dessert made with chocolate brownie and irish whisky sauce are bound to make you curious!

 

Fried Chicken Wings with Garlic Mirin Sauce $12++
Fried crispy chicken drumlets and wings with a sweetness on the outside. Reminds me of a certain cafe up in Kovan that serves up really legendary honey parika wings.

Truffle Eggs Rosti $19++
Are you a truffle fan? Okay if your not that's fine too cause the truffle in this dish is rather subtle. I love my rosti from Marche so that's my standard for rosti, however the rosti here is very different. If you like crispy, rather than soggy McDonald fries, this is for you! Not to mention, 2 beautifully poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, served with parma ham.
My favourite~

My favourite~

 

Signature mac & cheese waffle $15++
I'm personally a huge fan of mac and cheese, after spending 5 years in the United States. Also, having been a faithful fan of Montana's signature Mac N Cheese back in the day when they occupied just the first floor. I was shocked to see huge improvement! Glorious mozzarella generous melted over the waffle with truffle oil, real macaroni and cheese embedded in the waffle batter and apparently jalapeno. The jalapeno isn't too spicy, and I'm non-spicy eater. Like I can't even tahan McDonald's chilli sauce, but the tinge of spiciness here was pleasantly savoury. Good job Montana!

 

Baked Salmon with Poached Egg $18++
The salmon was pretty good and I found myself digging for the shoyu mushrooms and herbed cous-cous to eat together with the salmon. I love this combination of ingredients. The yuzu hollandaise from the poached egg also gave the salmon fillet some flavour.

 

Rosso $13++
This is an alcoholic dessert that is meant for adults. The vanilla ice cream tasted generic but the chocolate brownie was sweet with a tad of bitterness from the dense chocolate flavour. The sourness from the macerated berries was a good balance for the sweet brownie. What blew my mind was the irish wisky sauce that literally brought this dessert to a whole new level!
Alcholic

Alcholic

 

Bianco $13++
While glancing through the menu, this dessert caught our attention. Horlicks cheesecake is what the menu read! No joke, the cheesecake base tasted of horlicks. The passionfruit mousse tasted authentically sour with a natural passionfruit aroma. This would be a nice dessert to go with coffee or if you're game for it, ask the staff for a wine-pairing recommendation.

 

V60 Chocolate (Original Mint or Smoky Infusion) $6.80++
The first of it's kind in Singapore, Cacao brew made with cacao nibs brewed in coconut water to give you a light, refreshing beverage that looks like tea. Honestly speaking, I could taste the "tea" but no "chocolate" flavour. Maybe my tongue is to trained to pick up artificial flavours that I can't determine the authentic flavour?

 

8. Cold Crab Truffle Pasta $21++
I've never had a good experience with cold angelhair pasta, the noodles are usually always too cold or too soft for my liking. But Montana got in on-point for my tastebuds! Flavourful, al-dente angel hair pasta with crunchy tobiko and chunks of crab meat. Definitely a refreshingly and yet savoury meal, for any time of the day. You will not feel "jerlat" or bloated from this pasta dish!

Overall : Montana continually tries to improve their menu year after year and they always come up with enterprising new idea to arouse your tastebuds. But there's still some R&D to continue their standard of food. 

 

*PS never forget to try their cold brew coffee!~
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Signature mac & cheese waffle
 
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Seafood hotpot! Smile Sep 30, 2017   
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Categories : Singaporean Chinese | Seafood

Long Jiang Chinos Situated in the heart of the north, Long Jiang Chinos lies within the quaint and serene ORTO in Yishun, formally Bottle Tree Park. Situated right beside the pond, Long Jiang Chinos brings exquisite and hearty seafood dishes in the surroundings of lush greenery.

Established in 2014, the restaurant is an establishment by Long Jiang Culinary, which has years of experience in the culinary industry.

As it is currently mid-autumn seasion, do check out their mooncakes available for sale in Takashimaya, NEX, Tampines Mall, Vivocity, Lot1 and Junction 8. Or just head down to Long Jiang Chinos at ORTO to enjoy some delightful Chinese cuisine with your mooncakes!

 

This classic and timeless Teochew traditional mooncake is extremely crispy on the edges with melt in your mouth textured yam paste. These are some of the biggest Teochew mooncakes I’ve ever seen! The single yolk version gives the sweet yam a good mix of pleasure and premium taste. All these “orh nee” yam paste mooncakes are low in sugar. So you can savour without the fear of overdosing on calories from sugar.
When visiting Long Jiang Chinos, be sure not to miss out on its most heart warming dish – Seafood Hotpot ($128). Curated specially by the chef with observance to the different preferences of a family, this dish was born to suit the likings of all ages within a family. Since then, the high raved Seafood Hotpot has since become a signature dish of the restaurant.

Using only premium selection of fish, whole Soon Hock is simmered slowly under a bed of cabbage, ensuring that the fish will not be overcooked while you savour the soupy goodness of the hotpot. Consisting of an assortment of live prawns, clams and squid, these catch of the seas come together to make the ultimate hearty Seafood Hotpot.

 

The chicken broth was so flavourful and really addictive and the broth is refillable! So don’t be afraid to drink up as much as you like!

 

Long Jiang Chino’s Cheesy Crab Bee Hoon with Crab Roe ($44.80) is rich, yet not overpowering on the senses. Bee hoon is first specially prepared by the chefs. A homemade stock is reduced and slices of cheese are added. Speak about infusing oriental cuisine with the west! The dish is completed with two whole Indian mud crabs atop. Overturn the shell of the crab and generous, crab roe is unravelled.
 

 

Start your meal right with these crispy and delicious Har Chou! Filled with generous ingredients and really freshly fried!
One interesting thing to note about this dish here is, unlike most eateries that serve the fried fish skin with a salted egg sauce, that turns the skin soggy after awhile. At Long Jiang Chinos, they use real salted egg but fried up!
 
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Sake infused Sukiyaki OK May 09, 2017   
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Categories : Japanese | Sukiyaki/Shabu Shabu

 
Hailing from the Saitama prefecture of Japan is 60 year old Hibiki, one of the only outlets representing the Hibiki empire outside of Japan! Ask any Japanese living in Saitama, part of the Greater Tokyo region about Hibiki and they will be familiar with this yakitori legend. They have countless kiosks, selling yakitori at train stations and convenient areas, much like the Tori-Q seen in Singapore and serving dining delights at over 30 restaurants. Hibiki at Bukit Timah has recently been taken over by Irene who did a new makeover for the restaurant, leading it to a more purist Japanese direction, as Hibiki is deeply rooted in the culinary culture of the Japanese.

Located along Bukit Timah Road, you could easily drive by this place and miss it, as it is sandwiched between a pizzeria and an Italian restaurant. It has it's own car park, but there's also coupon parking just parallel of it, along Anamalai Road, with free parking on sundays and PH. The menu is printed with English and Japanese, you can easily tell that this restaurant was catered towards the Japanese living in Singapore who miss their authentic Japanese food. Their charcoal grilled items are their signature offerings that require the art of barbecuing to perfection.

 

1.Sake Shabu-shabu(2 person serving)
The shabu-shabu broth at Hibiki is unique as sake is infused into the aromatic mixture. Served with assorted vegetable platter (White cabbage/Spinach/Shiitake Mushroom/Tofu/Carrot/Konyaku stripes/Japanese Leek)

 

What do we love about Japanese hot pot? It's a fun communal dining experience, you get SO MUCH variety in your meat and vegetable offerings (think everything from wagyu beef and kurobuta pork to sweet cabbage and shiitake mushrooms), and it's a rather healthy, nutritious dish that doesn't pack in calories.

 

Kurobuta belly and Kurobuta collar is served here and sweetens up the broth, with every slice. Home made sesame sauce for vegetable dips/Home made ponzu Sauce for Meat to dip with spring onion and spicy raddish smash. To pair up with the Shabu Shabu, we also had Tako Karage, Miso Caesar Salad, Vegetable Sticks and Tempura Moriawase.

 

The sake flavour is subtle and evaporates so you will only imaginatively taste the sake in the soup, however, there is a lingering sake aroma if you give the soup a good whiff.

4) Hibiki Yakitori 5 Stick Mixture pork and Chicken $22
Hibiki's favorable 5 sticks of mixture Kurobuta and Kampong Chicken mixture sticks.

 

Ingredients used in the yakitori includes Kurobuta Belly, Kurobuta Collar, Chicken Mid Wing, Homemade minced ball. Every item is carefully cooked to perfection on the charcoal grill, giving them a slightly charred flavour and texture.

5) Hibiki Yakitori 5 Stick Japanese Vegetable $12
Mixture of the Favourite 5 sticks vegetable

 

My personal favourites were the homemade minced ball, which were so tender and juicy, and also the grilled onions! I never expected grilled onions to taste so good, especially with the miso dip!

6) Tako Karaage
Deep fried special Marinated Octopus. I'm a huge fan of octopus, and this was my first time trying octopus marinated and deep fried in this manner. The outer layer was thick and crisp, giving you a nice crunch. On the inside, you have a sizeable octopus tentacle which has a fresh aroma of the octopus and the marinate. The octopus was well marinated as it was very tasty on it's own!

 

9) Authentic Japanese Ice cream
Tenpien - Sea salt Ice cream serve with Sweet potatoes stripes
Houji Cha - Roasted Tea Ice cream serve with sweet potatoes stripes
Yaki Imo Ice cream - Grilled Sweet potatoes Ice cream serve with sweet potatoes stripes
Hibiki's Home made Sweet Potatoes Cake and Sweet potatoes Stripes serve with Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Overall : Would I come back? Yes! If you are local Singaporean and want to try some Sake infused shabu shabu, or if you are looking to try out some variants of different Sake, do give Hibiki a try! Even for Japanese living in Singapore, I'm quite sure you will be satisfied with the authenticity of the food quality and service at Hibiki.

 
 
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