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Blacktulip
This is Blacktulip living in Tampines. I am a HR Generalist, work in Tanjong Pagar. I like to hang out in Clarke Quay, Bedok, Tampines. Japanese, Peranakan / Nonya are my favorite cuisines. I also love Food Court, Hotel, Restaurant and Seafood, Steamboat/Hot Pot, Sushi/Sashimi.
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Yummy Indian food Smile Jul 30, 2012   
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Categories : Indian | Vegetarian

As we have a new Indian colleague on board, my boss thought that it would be a good idea to have a team lunch a Komala to welcome the new girl and help her fit into the team.

 
I decided for once, to forgo my favorite Coke and go for a typical Indian drink. So I chose lassi. This is a very sweet yoghurt drink. Different from the magnolia type but I like. I have a sweet tooth so I'll tend to fall in love with anything sweet. But I don't often take stuffs that are too sweet. However, this is the exception.

 
For main course, I ordered the onion dosai. Didn't manage to finish the dish coz it's just too big piece. And there's a whole lot of onions in there. But it was very good value for money. Also, we find the service staff very friendly and helpful mad
 
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Good pork chop Smile Jul 30, 2012   
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Categories : Steaks and Grills

I love pork chop and when my friends suggested Aston, my first question is whether they have good pork chops. This is only my second time visit an Aston restaurant eating the same thing. My first was at The Cathay.

 
This dish didn't disappoint me at all. The juicy piece of meat simply keeps you coming back for more. The corn was cooked to perfection as well. It was juicy and you can actually taste the fragrance on first bite. The yummy vege were not overcook. On the whole, it was a dish worth coming back again for.
 
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Still our favorite steamboat Smile Jul 30, 2012   
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Categories : Sichuan | Steamboat/Hot Pot

We have been visiting their Suntec branch since 2001. Managers had come and gone and now even the branch is gone. Since our favorite hang out is gone, we opted to visit their Tanglin branch (only been to their Tanglin branch about 5 times).

 
I must confess that I'm addicted to their soup base especially the spicy one. That was probably what brought us back again and again. Find that the ingredients are very fresh too. And because it was ala-carte buffet, we can order the same thing over and over again without paying additional.

 
The manager back in 2001 told us that to eat the steamboat, we have to mix all 4 sauces together. We remembered till now. Everytime we visit the restaurant, we will delligently remember the sauce.

 
The meal ended with dessert. We have choices of ice cream and mixed fruits to choose from. All of us chose mixed fruits. We really couldn't stuff in anymore ice cream into our stomach and mixed fruits seems to be the healthier and lighter choice.

As for drinks, we normally go for the 8 treasure tea (cold) coz it's refillable. Only change now is that they have started charging $1 for plain water. It used to be free. Other than that, the standard still remains and we will definitely go back for more of our gatherings.
 
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Categories : Chinese | Restaurant | Seafood | Kids-Friendly

This place is really not that easy to find. Our GPS even led us into the cargo centre. They put signboards on the roads but it wasn't enough to direct us....nonetheless, we finally found it. As this is our first time dining in this restaurant, we didn't know what to order. So we went for the 2 pax set meal. This wasn't without trouble. The waiter serving us was from China....so either our mandarin sucked or his ears was problematic. We requested for the 2 pax set from the set menu. I then saw from the menu that it was only available for lunch. So I asked the guy if we can have the dinner menu as this was the lunch menu. He took the menu and never came back. We requested for the same thing from another waitress and she explained to us that only one of the sets is for lunch, the rest is available for dinner as well. She was better.

 
First on the list was the pork ribs. Not really a big fan of pork ribs and this dish didn't change that.

 
The salted egg yold prawns didn't taste as well as I expected. It is like one is more than enough that kind of taste. I went for a second piece only because I didn't want to waste too much food.

 
Nothing special about the crackers. I tried eating it with the chilli sauce but it just didn't bring out the taste. I prefer those I have purchased from mama shop.

 
Love the spinach. Not really a fish person so I wouldn't comment on that. I finish most of the spinach on the plate.

 
This is probably the only reason we are here. We heard so much about the black pepper crab. Unfortunately, I find it abit over rated. It was as nice as what I thought it would be. I took only one claw and didn't want to eat the rest. Maybe I have tasted other better ones and was expecting the same kind of standards.

 
This is perhaps the best dish on the table besides the spinach dish. They put crispy rice on top of the fried rice which gives a different feel to the whole experience. The flavor was good as well. It was yummy.

 
I think this was sago honeydew. It's completely tasteless.

To conclude, I think this restaurant is abit over-rated. I wouldn't go back again. The other interesting thing about this restaurant is that you can actually feed the fishes with milk bottles. As nothing in this world is free, especially in Singapore, you need to pay $4. It's worth a try if you want to know how it feels like to feed a fish with milk bottle.
 
Date of Visit: Jul 20, 2012 

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Cheap Ubin Seafood Smile Jul 30, 2012   
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Categories : Seafood

After burning in the hot sun for a few hours, we decided to start our early dinner. This was what we had a 4+pm. I had wanted to try another restaurant which I had been before, but my partner decided to go for this one because it was closest to where we were having our coconut juice.

 
A must have in all our seafood meal is the kang kong. It was really crispy and fresh.

 
As it was a super hot day, we decided to go some soup with 'cooling' effect. So we had the bittergaurd and egg soup.

 
This fried chicken wings is super. Have to eat it hot though coz it's crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

 
The last dish served up was the black pepper prawns. I have had black pepper steak, black pepper crab and black pepper almost everything else but not black pepper prawns. I find the taste a little too sweet for me but my partner loves it.

On the whole, it was good value for money. We paid only about $40 for all these plus drinks.
 
Date of Visit: Jul 22, 2012 

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