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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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Revisit OK Oct 02, 2010   (Related Review)
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Categories : European | Restaurant | Pasta

Not too long ago, I brought Mum to try the crepes from Out of the Pan & I enjoyed the Chicken cutlet so much so that I want to order it again. I think the waiter made a mistake the previous time cos I ordered the ‘‘ Asian Spiced chicken salad” but he served me the Chicken cutlet instead. When I ordered the ‘‘ Asian Spiced chicken salad” this time, I was surprised that the dish looks so different and double check if they have made a mistake . After re-confirmation, I realized that the waiter who served me the previous time made a mistake in my order and this time the order was the correct one.


Turkey Salad ($9.50++)
The salad came with generous pieces of turkey ham. I like the tangy apple balsamic which goes very well with the salad leaves and turkey ham.

Asian spiced chicken salad ($12.50++)
This is the correct version of the ”Asian spiced chicken salad”.Pieces of chicken breast meat lightly drizzled with some asian dressing( a little tangy). I am not a fan of breast meat and it was a little tad too dry for my liking.



Peking duck crepe ($16.50++)
The signature crepe here & Mum had it in the sun-dried tomato crepe. She enjoyed the duck meat but the skin was a little too chewy & rubbery. There were significant pieces of lychee meat in it to add a tinge of sweetness. The only downside- Crepe was too thick.


Tandoori chicken crepe($15.50++)
There were generous chunks of tandoori chicken in the crepe but the meat was a little too tough and dry. The crepe skin was again- toooo thick!
Verdict: Hits & misses here. The turkey salad is the type of salad that I personally like & I missed the Chicken cutlet!
Turkey salad

Turkey salad

 
Asian spiced chicken salad

Asian spiced chicken salad

 
Peking duck crepe

Peking duck crepe

 
Tandoori chicken crepe

Tandoori chicken crepe

 
 
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Reasonable set lunch Smile Sep 30, 2010   
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Categories : Italian | Restaurant | Seafood


The last visit to Le Figue was with Rachel to celebrate her birthday as well as trying the set lunch. Both Rachel & I were impressed by the Chef’s creativity as he was able to play around with the food – textures, emulsions, carpaccio…etc. Every dish is a piece of art ( too pretty to be consumed ). I went back again to Le Figue to try the set lunch for this week.


Tortellini of suckling piglet

” Tortellini of suckling piglet, arugula Salad, Bouchon Green Apple, Balsamic Reduction, Jus De Brun”

The 4 tortellini were wrapped with cubes of suckling piglet .The texture & flavour reminds me of the chinese braised pork belly cut into mini cubes. The skin of the tortellini was not too thick and balsamic reduction added a tangy finish.

Crabmeat salad

”Salad Of New Season Beetroot, Crab Meat, Chive Flower, Flat Parsley, Citrus Cream, Orange Reduction”

3 small portions of crabmeat were a thin beetroot carpaccio were served with citrus cream. The citrus cream has bits of orange peel in it which I enjoyed it. The crabmeat would be better if a little black pepper was sprinkled . You could ask for some wholemeal bread to go along with the crabmeat salad.


Tuna Maguro


” Pan Seared Tuna Maguro, Crispy Silver Fish, Celeriac Puree, Garlic Chips, Fine Beans, Potato Emulsion”

2 pieces of thick seared tuna was served. Sad to say that there was one piece that was over-seared, resulting the fish meat to be tough and difficult to chew. The celeriac puree was smooth and the sliver fish was battered till crispy.

Verdict: If you like to enjoy your lunch/ dinner in a quiet & peaceful environment , Le Figue is the ideal choice. According to them, the restaurant is very quiet on Wednesday & Thursday afternoon so feel free to drop by for lunch . I wouldn’t mind returning weekly for their set lunch.

 
set lunch menu for this week

set lunch menu for this week

 
Tortellini of suckling pig

Tortellini of suckling pig

 
crabmeat salad

crabmeat salad

 
Tuna maguro

Tuna maguro

 
 
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Value-lunch set OK Sep 27, 2010   
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Categories : Japanese | Pasta | Seafood | Steaks and Grills

While I do not take beef, I knew there were different cuts , types , marbling factors to consider for a slab of quality beef. Japanese Wagyu, Kobe & The Angus Beef are enjoyed due to their tender and degree of marbling. Now, the question is, where to enjoy them?- Lawry’s the prime ribs, Black Angus Steakhouse, Morton’s the Steakhouse..are some well-known places for quality beef.

If you would like to enjoy quality beef at a lower budget, consider Angus House, located at Level 4 of Takasahimaya Shopping Centre. They offer quality beefs as well as charcoal-grilled seafood . The food here is a fusion of Japanese & American cuisine & expect Japanese-styled salads and more.
The Menu is simple, the different types of beef, charcoal grilled seafood, a range of pastas and a set menu. The set menu comes with choice for your mains , bread, rice, dessert, salad, soup of the day & Tiramisu + coffee/ tea. I would suggest to order the set as it is only $6 difference in the pricing.

Soup of the day: Carrot soup

Salad
A japanese styled California Salad with Wafu dressing. They included 2 extra sides- corn grits and potato salad .

Charcoal grilled seafood set ( King prawns, cuttlefish & scallops ) $33++


The grilled seafood came sizzling and served on a sizzling pan. It smells aromatic due to the charcoal flame. The 2 King prawns were charred and smoky but the shell came off easily.The Cuttlefish were over-grilled resulting in tough and chewy texture, like eating rubber!

Charred King prawns
I forgot to take a shot of the Tiramisu cos the I was busy eating but anyway the Tiramisu is award-winning so it was good.

Verdict: I enjoyed the charcoal-grilled seafood and prices are reasonable . Reservations are recommended as the place seemed to be full on weekends .The scallops were juicy and infused with the smoky flavour… I like this!

 
carrot soup

carrot soup

 
bread...cute!

bread...cute!

 
salad

salad

 
charcoal-grilled seafood

charcoal-grilled seafood

 
 
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Crazy Q Smile Sep 27, 2010   
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Categories : Café

Do not get mixed up with ‘‘ Salad Stop!’‘. Salad Stop! have various outlets in Singapore- Marina Square, Novena Square, George Street and OUB Centre while ” The Salad Shop” does not have any branches . Located at UOB plaza 2 ( facing the Singapore River), they offer salads for everybody.(herbivores/ carnivores). You get to customise your salads – Choose the salad base, dressings, toppings…etc.


The order form
Pick up the order form and start filling up before queuing up and paying .
Firstly, choose the salad base
Next, select the salad size, feeds and dressing.
Then, proceed to the salad bar with the completed form and to the cashier to pay .
Lastly, wait for your salad to be served to you (dining in)


The Salad bar
The people are busy preparing the salads. The queue is super long especially during lunch hours. It is advised to go before / after lunch hours to avoid standing around to wait for an empty tables and may even have to share tables. The Salad Shop is rather small thus it gets so crowded and packed during lunch hours. I don’t think it is an ideal place if you want to enjoy your salad in peace ( too many people staring, sort of rushing you to quickly finish up your food so they can occupy your seat).


My own creation ($12)

Complimentary bread being provided at the service station. You can take as many as you want ( dun be a cheapo and waste food).
I opted for the ” Elephant size” which allows me to have 6 main feeds, 2 supp feeds and 1 prime feed. My salad has alfalfa sprouts, brocolli, roasted pumpkin, onions, tomatoes, raisins, roasted peppers, grilled zucchini & Chicken Tikka tossed in Sun-dried tomato vinaigrette ( they offer 23 types of dressings). The salad is also well-tossed. You can opt for less / more dressing/ dressing @ the side.The ingredients were fresh and comes in huge pieces.

Verdict : The salad was good , mainly due to the variety of fresh ingredients. But considering the crazy Q, I was hesitating whether to return.

 

 
My own creation

My own creation

 
 
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Quality Smile Sep 26, 2010   
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Categories : Restaurant | Steaks and Grills

Le Bon Marche, used to be at Tiong Bahru ( next to CentrePs) and now they have moved to a new location at Alocassia Service Apartment. It along the main road, accessibility is a problem if you are driving.

Le Bon Marche adopts a Bistro style, offering French cuisine while it’s neighbour, Al Borgo offers Italian. The bistro resembles a mini supermarket, where they carry all sorts of ingredients/ food for French cooking. If you are looking for French produce to whip up some French cuisine, get them at Le Bon Marche!


Monthly set lunch menu


Monthly set lunch/dinner available priced at $30++ and $48++.The prices here are on the higher side but you pay for what you get! You can enjoy fresh and seasonal produce. They can even prepare a platter of antipasti for a group/ family.


Sauteed Vegetables ($10++)


I can choose the types of veggies I prefer. This bowl of veggies has carrots, broccoli, sugar snap beans and butter beans. The butterbeans belongs to the family of long beans but it is slightly yellowish in colour, sweeter and softer.

Pan Roasted Racasse Fish fillet ($32++)
I was interested to try this ‘’ Racasse fish’’ and it turns out to be Scorpion fish. Did a goggle search and realized this fish is aptly known as Scorpion fish due to it’s venomous spines that can inflict a painful, even deadly, sting.It’s dangerous to capture this fish so I must savour it slowly. But, will the poison be passed to the person eating, I’m not too sure… cross fingers…xx


Scorpion Fish fillet

Anyway, the scorpion fish has a firm and lobster-like meat. The meat was rather mild but when you dip in squid ink sauce, it brings out a rich flavour. The braised fennel were so soft and melts in my mouth in every bite.There were pieces of sun-dried tomatoes in the couscous, It has been a long while since I had couscous and I like the combination.

Verdict: You pay for what you get here ( the quality), I saw bottles of white truffles ( tartufu biano), black truffles carpaccio , white truffle cream … all the gourmet items, I wish I could buy all of them home.

 

 
bread basket

bread basket

 
Sauteed vegetables

Sauteed vegetables

 
Pan roasted Racasse fish fillet

Pan roasted Racasse fish fillet

 
 
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