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huiyuan89
This is huiyuan89 living in Teck Whye. I am a student, work in Queenstown. I like to hang out in City Hall, Clarke Quay, Orchard. French, Italian are my favorite cuisines. I also love Bakery, Café, Restaurant and Seafood, Desserts and Cakes, salads.
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Omega Boost Smile Oct 10, 2010   
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Categories : European | Pasta | Paella

Ambush, a cafe offering Western cuisine at affordable prices. I walked past this cafe, took a glance @ the menu board & found the prices reasonable & interesting dishes being offered.The cafe adopts an open concept style and people could easily watch what you are doing ( of course eating !) at the cafe.

The Menu
The menu was printed in a large board which makes it easier to read. The cafe offers a wide range of cuisine – spanish paella, Italian pasta, German pork knuckle… yes! you can find them here @ Ambush!They offer a range of pastas which allows you to decide on the sauce and ingredients.


Mesclun salad with salmon belly ($8++)
I had the (s) Mesclun salad with salmon belly and it came with generous fillets of the salmon belly. The salad leaves were cool but the salmon belly was warm. The salmon belly was well prepared ( middle rare ) and oozing with flavours in every bite. I wished the salad leaves were a bigger portion cos there were too much salmon belly fillets.



Salmon fillet with Honey mustard dressing ($14.50++)
The 2 generous salmon fillets were really worth it’s price. I request the salmon to be done medium rare and it was well executed. The salmon fillets were served with slices of potatoes sauteed with bacon strips & onions & top with purple cabbage.
The pieces of potatoes had a fragrant aroma of bacon and the onions further enhance its flavour. I like the sweet purple cabbage which were soft & easy to chew.The salmon was really juicy and has its natural sweetness . The accompanying lemon honey mustard sauce ( serve @ the side ) was really good. It has a tangy flavour and melts in my mouth … like butter.


Verdict: Reasonable prices and delicious food (rate 8/10 ) , I would definitely make a re-visit. Service is prompt and friendly too.

 
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Excellent! Smile Oct 08, 2010   
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Categories : French | Restaurant | Seafood | Steaks and Grills | Fine Dining

Mignardises
I labelled them for easier identification and reference.
I will start with the lemon Madeleine is a crispy and citrus infused tea-cake. It was crispy on the outiside and soft in the interior. Madeleine is not too rich and buttery. I enjoy this!
Irish cream chocolate: Not too bad with hint of Irish cream in it.
Green Tea: Pale in comparison… greenish stuff looks so yucky
Dark chocolate: The best, good quality chocolate used!
Canele: Canele is from Canele since they are under the same company. However I didn’t like caneles so left it untouched.


Overall verdict: All dishes were well-executed. The chef takes great effort in presenting the best and fresh products to the consumers. I would like to highlight the Obsiblue Prawn which is my favourite dish of the lunch.
The staff here are professional, well-informed and service is top-notch. They understand the menu very well unlike in some places where they have to check with the kitchen. They also remembered to ask me about my dietary habits such as food allergy. I am planning for another visit soon.
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crunchy spring salad

crunchy spring salad

 

 
grilled obsiblue prawn

grilled obsiblue prawn

 
french poussin

french poussin

 
petite 4

petite 4

 
 
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Categories : Restaurant | Seafood | Brunch | Kids-Friendly

Hidden @ the second level of an office building ( Winstedt road, near to distict 10 bistro bar ) there is a cosy cafe that offers healthy meals. The cafe, The Diet Butler was set up 3 months ago and so far there wasn’t much advertising & we were kept uninformed about its existence.

We all know the responsibility of a butler & in this case, The Diet Butler would be in charge of our food service – providing healthy meals . The Diet Butler is the brainchild of Mr Owen Chong ( 2nd runner up of Manhunt 2008)

The cafe is cosy & probably sit around 20 people ( 4 tables) .Most of their customers preferred to call for delivery. The regulars are the office people and they would call for delivery & food would be sent to their door asap. They also provide * home delivery but restrict to certain areas ( preferably the CBD, Orchard, Bukit Timah ). If you are looking for a healthy meal yet lazy to get out from your office/ house, just give them a call!
* delivery charge of $ 3 applies

Menu
Their Objective is to provide healthy meals and no doubt the food being offered are on the healthy side . No deep-frying, chicken breast meat, salads … etc .
The menu is changed monthly and selected items would be replaced by new dishes. Thus, it provides you a good reason to head back monthly for something new to try out.

Crab & Tangerine Salad ($9+)
There is a heavy usage of mayonnaise in this salad & is this healthy? I doubt so… The crab was the normal crabstick ( how I wished it was real crabmeat) and I do like the orange segments that added a tangy and fruity flavour to the salad.

2 generous chicken breast fillets were heavily seasoned with black ,were served with cubes of mangoes & spicy sauce. The meat has a pungent & peppery taste. Personally, I am not a fan of the breast meat as it tends to be tougher & dry out easily. I was right , the meat was tough but the sauce and sweet mangoes provides a sweet & tangy finish. It would be good if Chicken Leg were used.

Verdict : Come down to The Diet Butler for a healthy meal . If you are lazy to leave your house / inconvenience due to distance, just give them a call & food would be sent to your doorstep!

 
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Crab & tangerine salad

Crab & tangerine salad

 
Grilled chicken breast with spicy mango topper

Grilled chicken breast with spicy mango topper

 
 
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Cute cafe Smile Oct 06, 2010   
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Categories : Café | Kids-Friendly

It’s really hard to miss this cheeky cafe located along Tanjong katong road. With a pinch of salt by Kyra is cosy cafe that offers reasonable-priced Western food. Kyra is a very common first name for women in the U.S.
This cafe is popular with people of all ages and it’s even featured in various TVprogrammes ( introduce yummy food) .

The cafe has an attractive decor – cute posters, the wallpapers uses bright colours such as baby blue and pink and adorable pictures and photo are being hang up on the walls. The tables & chair are smaller in size too. I felt like a small little kid dining here & I assured Girls would fall in love with this place!

Menu
They offer a range of appetitzer, mains , pastas & risottos. The most important fact – they are reasonably priced! NO GST & SERVICE CHARGE. The mains are priced from $8.90 onwards and simply top up $3.50 to enjoy a soup of the day/ salad, a drink and dessert of the day.
Pictures of the food are shown in *the photo album, to allow informative choice.
*Enquire about the photo album.
P.S They have escargots too and I might try that the next time.


The set lunch
The set lunch is priced at $6.90 nett which allows you to choose a main dish from 4 choices & inclusive of a drink, soup and a scoop of ice-cream. The set lunch is VERY POPULAR and the food served was decent ( enquired comments from a diner ) .


Soft-shelled crab salad ($7.90)
One of the popular salad here and a crispy soft-shell crab laid on top of ice-berg lettuce & served with 1000island dressing.The soft shell crab was warm and crispy and one is not enough!


Mrs Dory Garlic-Crusted ($9.90)
I had the beautiful Mrs Dory fish with a garlic crust skin, served with roasted potatoes, beans and carrots.The dory was soft but the ”garlic-crusted” skin could be better. It was slightly soggy and mild. It taste more like soggy breadcrumbs to me rather than a crusty skin .
Roasted potatoes had a fragrant aroma of herbs ( dill & tarragon ) and a touch of olive oil… I like!
I think they blanched the carrots in boiling water with lemon as the lemony flavour seemed to be infused in the carrots.


Verdict: Definitely worth a visit again. Prices are reasonable , cafe is cosy, food is decent, no ++ and it brings back childhood memories, what more can I ask?

 
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soft shell crab salad

soft shell crab salad

 
Mrs Dory garlic-crusted

Mrs Dory garlic-crusted

 
 
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Tapas in the heartlands OK Oct 04, 2010   
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Categories : Spanish | Mexican | Restaurant | Seafood | Kids-Friendly

A one week old Spanish restaurant , Cocina de Pasion was opened along Tanjong Katong Road . Cocina refers to ” Kitchen” in Spanish and true, they serve a blend of Mexican & Spanish Tapas.

They offer a blend of Spanish & Mexican Tapas and therefore you can find Burritos, quesadillas ..(Mexican) , garlic prawns , gazpacho , deep-fried potato balls ( spanish ) in the menu.

Chicken mango salsa ( opening special $10.90 nett)
They are currently offering promotions for opening and choose one from any of the 4 dishes being offered for $10.90 nettA palm-sized chicken breast was served lightly marinated and grilled. The grilled chicken breast was topped with lots of mango cubes and salsa. The mangoes were sweet and salsa added a tangy and refreshing flavour. The baked potatoes were soft but not mushy.

Verdict: NO GST & SVC CHARGE here and prices are reasonable (esp for tapas). The menu selections are limited as they are currently in the process of developing the menu and the restaurant.
P.S The food served are Halal certified (muslims are welcomed!)

 
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