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princessmic
This is princessmic living in Buona Vista. I am a Regional IT manager, work in Somerset. I like to hang out in Central, North, West. Japanese, Cantonese/Hong Kong, Chinese, Korean are my favorite cuisines. I also love Hawker Centre, Restaurant and Zi Char, Dim Sum, Steamboat/Hot Pot.
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Categories : Shanghainese | Restaurant | Dim Sum | Noodles

this is not the first time i been to Paradise Dynasty but the first to try out their different flavours of xiao long bao. xiao long bao is one of my favourite food and i am quite particular over the texture and taste. The meat must be soft and the skin does not break easily and each of them must be filled with the delicious soup!

 
Original - one word. Juicy. the best word to describe XLB. cos if there is no soup inside, it will fail big time for XLB

Ginseng - a very light taste of ginseng but not very strong.

Foie Gras - Manz, i think other than truffle, this is the more exquisite XLB. The taste is like you have a mouthful of steam foie gras but i still prefer

Black Truffle - This is my favourite. I dont know when truffles become my favourite but this is definitely a must eat for me. Filled with 1 thinly sliced truffle. The relationship between truffle and XLB is a "made in heaven" match

Cheesy - not my cup of tea. I seriously find it taste weird when cheese is mixed with minced pork especially those that is marinated to XLB taste. Maybe i am not too cheese person.

Crab Roe - the most sinful among all but it taste sooo good.

Garlic - this one is quite normal except it has a garlic taste. Overall the taste is still ok

Sze Chuan - i almost choke due to it's spiciness .

scramble egg white with crab meat

 
this happens to be one of my favourite dish lately. The raw egg yolk mixed into the egg white and crab meat together with vinegar. It may sound a weird dish to many but it taste really good! the vinegar apparently can remove the "xin" aka raw smell and taste of the crab meat and raw egg yolk!

minced pork with seasonal beans

 
this dish is slightly too salty for me. But of cos it will go better with plain rice as we had fried rice instead.

Preserved Vegetable fried rice

 
i love this fried rice especially the vegetable! the vegetable is very crunchy and gives a different flavor to normal fried rice!

stirred fried beef with mushrooms

 
the beef is very tender and is stirred fried with black pepper sauce. i prefer the mushrooms over the beef haha despite the beef is very good. overall i love this dish too

Food : ***
Price : ****
Customer service : ***
Overall, will i come again? yes. i will return for more XLB
 
Recommended Dish(es):  xiao long bao,stirred fried beef with mushrooms,preserved vege fried rice,crab meat egg white
 
Date of Visit: Jan 15, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $60(Dinner)

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 4

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Categories : Café

 
Enjoy a whole new experience when you dine and drink @ d' Good Cafe. The Husband and I were very honoured to be invited for this brand new experience by Street Directory and Jasmine Loh from d ' Good Cafe.

The cafe is located at Holland V and for those who often drive along Holland V, the cafe 's lawn is not hard to miss. The cosy cafe is 2 storey high with a built in lift. There are 4 different settings - The Bar, The Lawn, The Attic and the Balcony. A place to rest and relax at one corner!

The cafe is very famous for their cheesecakes and they were baked by the boss himself with fresh real ingredients. So stocks can be limited. They are also well-known for their "Personalised Coffee" ~ Blend and Brew the way you like it.

 
For only $12.00, you can customised the coffee to your own preference of taste and you can simply name the coffee after the process. They will noted down your coffee and remake the coffee on your next visit! Love the coffee and want to brew it at home? Fret not, you can also purchase your custom blend coffee beans yourself too! Grinding services are available. but do note that, the coffee taste best when they are just grind! Did i mention that their coffee beans are roasted everyday to ensure the freshness of the beans?

So how does your "best" cup of coffee comes about? They have a 3 step custom blend process which comprises the following.
Surveying to determine your coffee preference. Selecting the preferred taste that you want and they will determine the type of coffee bean to use, the amount to achieve the type of taste that you want.
Coffee cupping to confirm your preference and beans for blending. They will select 3 types of beans that will match your preferred taste and they will grind it into powder form. Then they will ask you to take a sip of each cup and ask for your preference between the 3 types of coffee beans
Blending, brewing and naming your own coffee blend. They will asked for your preference of coffee - be it light or heavy and select the brewing method to "carry out" the taste of the coffee.

In addition to coffee, the cafe also offer fine teas, smoothies and fresh fruit juices.

 
For adventurous coffee lovers, do try out their Dutch Ice Drip ($6.00) that serves in a wine glass. This cold coffee gives a lingering and refreshing after taste effect. For tea lovers, also do checkout their cranberry orange tea which is newly launched for the Chinese New Year!

 
For earl grey lovers like me, i love their earl berry cooler ice blend with earl grey tea and strawberry! You will be surprised once you take the first sip! The drink is very cooling and refreezing. the blend between earl grey and strawberry is a perfect match!

 
For mocha / latte lovers, do check out their cute latte art! They are so cute that you can't bear to drink them haha. I love their mocha latte ~ super rich and creamy!

For those who are looking for casual dining, there are a wide variety of food to choose from their menu that comprising all-day breakfast, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, pie and cakes.

 
Calling out to all Mushroom lovers! Their cream of mushroom ($6.00) is super rich and creamy. You feel like drinking a mouthful of mushrooms each time. They added generous slices of Portobello mushrooms to enhance the taste too!

 
Their Chicken Tikka Masala ($12.00) that uses only fresh and not frozen chicken is not something to be missed. Although from the picture it look spicy, but trust me, it is not as spicy as you think. So for those people who do not take spicy food, do give this a try. the sauce is very thick and goes super well with the rice. However, i find the chicken meat is slightly dry but other than that, i give a thumbs up for this dish!

 

 
Seafood lovers especially people who loves prawns, do try their Fresh sea prawn aglio olio ($16.00) and their fresh sea prawn pesto ($16.00). The prawns are super fresh! Trust me, they only use the fresh and best ingredients! The fresh sea prawn aglio olio maybe a little challenge for people who don't take spicy food though.

 
For sandwich lovers, do try their bacon, tomato & rocket sandwich ( $10.50). The ciabatta is very crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. According to Jasmine, they are particular on the quality of the bread and they only use good bread! The streaky bacon is very crispy and gives you a crunchy effect each bite. Their homemade garlic mayonnise brings the overall a whole new flavour!

 

 
Like i mention previously, they are well known for their cheesecake. seriously, they serve the best cheese cake that i ever had so far. Its a pity that we don't get to taste they maple sea salt cheesecake ( they are the first to create this). But trust me, their other cheese cake are very good as well. Especially their Triplet cheesecake! The rich dark chocolate with cheese and oreo are superb for chocolate lovers like me. Not too sweet to make me feel less sinful haha. The bottom crust are manually done by hand so it is very firm! If you prefer something light, do try their new york cheesecake! The texture is very light and goes perfectly well with a cup of tea!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  cheesecake,custom blend coffee,bacon tomato & rocket sandwich
 
Date of Visit: Jan 29, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $20(Dinner)

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 3  |  
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Categories : Chinese Soup | Bak Kut Teh

A sudden obsession with bak kut teh lately which is hard to explain. Unknowingly, i had 2 weeks of bak kut teh already haha. my first one will start at old street bak kut teh where i happened to drive pass upper paya lebar road over the weekend. a pleasant surprise to find lots of eateries there too.

Old Street (PL) Pte Ltd
129 Upper Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 534840

something special that draws me to this eatery is their high tech food ordering system. Not something new in restaurants but in a eatery? this is the first time i encounter this.

 

 
he whole eatery is linked using intranet system where the menu is placed on a iPad that is located at each and every table. you can view the menu and select your order on the iPad and once you confirmed, you just simply check out your food cart and the order will be transferred to their main system and they will start to prepare to serve you your food order. a very efficient way as it helps to reduce manpower to take orders!

On the menu, you can choose ala carte items or set meal. for their set meal, it is super value for money as it comes with desert as well and is only about 12 bucks. You can also choose premium ribs for your bak kut teh if you want. not forgetting to mention about their dry bak kut teh which is not commonly found in other eateries

 
their set meal will consist of 1 bowl of bak kut teh with premium ribs, 1 rice, 1 soya bean curd and 1 you tiao.

dry bak kut teh @ $7.00. the dried one is served in a clay pot while the normal ones are using bowls. the dried one is a little too dry and has a burnt taste plus smell. however, it is quite special as it is stirred fried with ginger and their specialty dark soya sauce or maybe some spices in it.

 
for those who loves premium ribs, you can also ordered it as a individual item. the bowl of hot bak kut teh will consist of 2 premium ribs. The soup is not overly peppery.

 
preserved vegetable is one of the must order! a small bowl that is 3 bucks which is quite expensive haha. the vegetable is quite well cooked

 
for those who are the tau kee lovers, do not forget to order this ! Tau kee @ $4 bucks

 
Overall my food critics
Food : **1/2
Cost : ***
Customer service : **1/2
Will i come again : Yes.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  premium ribs bak kut teh,perserved vegetable
 
Date of Visit: Jan 04, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $15(Lunch)

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Categories : American | Singaporean Western | Café | Desserts and Cakes | Burgers and Sandwiches | Brunch

Quietly located at 1 corner of Tiong Bahru estate, this cafe is not difficult to find. the deco of the cafe takes on a simple, minimalist design that makes you feel relax while having your meals. the variety of food unfortunately is not as much as i expect it to be. The food variety is mainly pasta, sandwiches and all day breakfast

Pancakes and mixed berries @ $12.90 ~ I feel the texture of the pancake is alittle dry. The mixed berries is too sour for me.

 
smoked salmon, romaine & tomatoes ~ $12.90. My col say this is good.

 
cheeky eggs @ $16.90. My col say this is good too.

 
For coffee lovers, not forgetting to order a cup of coffee to go along with your meal! although i dont really like their pancakes but i do love their coffee. =)

 

 
Food : **
Price : ***
Customer service : **
Overall will i come again? No.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  smoked salmon sandwich
 
Date of Visit: Jan 24, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $20(Lunch)

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Categories : Café | Steaks and Grills | Burgers and Sandwiches

Banana cake

Banana cake

 
Banana cake

Banana cake

 
Banana Bread @ $5

the banana bread is pretty dry from the inside and is very sweet. According to the lady boss, they only use very ripe bananas and also they added raisins in it which explains why it is so sweet. From my experience of using gluten free flour, usually it is pretty dry and unless you use alot of butter. For health reasons, this bread is pretty healthy haha. also i prefer mine to serve with ice cream but they are just newly open, so we only get blue berries instead but it taste just as good. =)

I would definitely return to try out other food items on their menu.

food : **1/2
price : **
customer service : ***
overall will i come again? Yes.

For more food pictures, please goto http://princessmic80.blogspot.sg/2014/01/gluten-free-cafe-for-health-conscious.html
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Banana cake
 
Date of Visit: Jan 11, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $10(Breakfast)

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