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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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Li Bai revisit Smile Sep 11, 2013   
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Categories : Cantonese/Hong Kong | Hotel | Dim Sum | Seafood

Food : ****1/2
Price : ****1/2
Customer service : ****
Will i come again : Yes! definitely. For the food! this is the second time i return to Li Bai and i love their food so much that i decided to host my wedding there!

The price is consider slightly steeper than other Chinese restaurant but u pay for what you eat. Each dishes are prepared with the freshest ingredients and best effort to enhance the natural flavours and fragrances of every ingredient. So you can imagine the amount of effort that is placed in preparing each single dish.

Peking Duck

 

 

 
the chef skilfully remove the skin from the duck without any trace of duck meat so you get to only taste the crispy duck skin!

double boiled chicken shark fin soup. unlike many other restaurants, you get to eat the whole shark fin and not strands of them ;P

 
Soon Hock. super fresh!

 

 
Scallop Yam Ring with stirred fried peking duck! the best combination I had so far!

 

 
Lobster noodles - super love this dish.

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Peking duck,shark fin soup,lobster noodles
 
Date of Visit: Sep 08, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $60(Dinner)

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Yum Cha in Hong Kong Style OK Sep 11, 2013   
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Categories : Cantonese/Hong Kong | Restaurant | Dim Sum

like many others, i am a crazy fan of dim sum and the best dim sum i ever had are those that i had in Hong kong. and here, i cant find any that match that standard so far lolx. however to curb my cravings, anything is good ya? Hong xin, the famous dim sum restaurant. the place where they serve dim sum like typical Hong kong style. waitress will push dim sum carts around and u just pick your choice.

very hong kong feel. hiaz. the food is so so only. not as nice as before. =(. and i feel the price is slightly steep too.

Steam pork ribs i feel is the best among that i tried other than my fav char siew bao. not too fat the meat and too oily

 
Chee cheong fun, i find the skin abit too "rough". maybe they din use finer rice flour?

 
xiao long bao..no soup inside...sad. taste more like wrap siew mai

 
char siew bao..my fav. consider "meet" my expectation as the skin is pretty soft and it is stuffed with alot of char siew

 
chicken feet..not too bad.

 
overall
Food : **1/2
Customer service : ** ( some times i need to "chase" the trolley ladies . i flag them many times and they couldnt see me. =()
Price : **** ( i find the price is slightly steep)
Will i come again : sadly. maybe to try if there are any improvement
 
Recommended Dish(es):  char siew bao,chicken feet
 
Date of Visit: Sep 10, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $25(Lunch)

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Categories : Japanese | Hotel | Sushi/Sashimi | Omakase

Last Sat I was fed with the finest Japanese cuisine that it sent me straight up to cloud nine + tears streaming down from my eyes...it is too delicious that words cannot best describe my feelings except i tempt you with all the food pictures i took last Sat. Muahahaha.

Their Omakase is priced from 50 up to 85 bucks per set. Trust me, it is really worth every single cent. and Yes, it is a counter only restaurant that can sit up to 20 pax at one time only so there is a waiting Q that you need to join. for your info, the reservation list is fully taken up until end of this yr and you will need to book for next yr slot already! since we are there, we opt for the most expensive one la..

Overall,
Food : **** ( out of 5)
Price : *** ( comparing to the type of food we ate that night, it is super value for money!)
Customer Experience : *****
Will i come again ? : i love it sooo much that i put myself on waiting list everyday! one call and i will rush my way there muahahahaha

these are some of the food we had. There is a total of 20 over dishes!

Appetizer. the vege is so fresh and the salad sauce is sooo good. first dish already set me up on preparing to take off mode haha.

 
Sashimi...that send me up to Cloud 9 already..the sashimi is super fresh! i just eat it without wasabi.

 

 
butter clam soup...clam is super fresh!

 
Sea urchin with scallop....i am already floating in the air..lol

 
The beef that sends me up to heaven and dont feel like coming bk hahahaha

 

 

 
there are many more dishes and I would say that I feel very fortunate to be able to go for their omakase that night as i am surrounded by very good food with the price of 85 bucks. if you want to try their omakase, i would suggest to go for their 85 bucks set, it is really worth and the food is soo good!

For full review and more photos, please visit http://princessmic80.blogspot.sg/2013/09/of-to-heaven-and-back-last-sat-omakase.html
 
Recommended Dish(es):  omakase
 
Date of Visit: Sep 07, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $85(Dinner)

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Categories : Coffeeshop | Seafood | Zi Char

As the name of the place says "Sik Wai Sin"(Cantonese) in English is Eat comes first. With no physical menu, all menu is up on each waitress/ waiter 's mind and only 8 different dishes available. It is not easy to WOW many people nowadays and yet, the sincerity of the chef and the skills of preparing the dishes touches each and everyone's heart that draws crowd to this eating house.

Located at the street of Geylang, it is not too difficult find the eating house. The eating house has been there for a long time and it has been passed down to the second generation from the old chef himself. Now the 2 younger chefs are in charge of the kitchen now. With no secret recipe, all home cooked style of food, it really gives one the homely feel. Nothing special, just home cooked food. Full stop.

I'm very honoured to attend this food tasting session with OpenRice and out of the 8 dishes, we tried 5 dishes that day! Overall, there are some WOW and some Boo for me la. But i can there are more WOWs than Boo for me. =)

Dish 1 : Watercress Pork Ribs Soup ($12) . Cantonese are very famous for the soup. they love soup for dinner and they are very good in brewing soup too. The pork ribs are so well cooked that you can see that the meat is very soft ( all become pieces) when you scoop up the meat and veges together.

 

 
Prawns with Tofu ($20)- This is my favorite dish of the night. The toufu is really soft despite that it is deep fried. the prawns are huge but sadly i feel that it is overcooked as the meat is pretty tough. the "zap" aka the sauce is very good and taste good with just a bowl of plain rice.

 

 
Minced Pork with Salted Fish ($12) - this is a very old school dish but still, eating at Sik Wai Sin makes it so refreshing. Why? The pork is very smooth and the salted fish is not too much to the extend that it covers the taste of the pork. although it doesnt give me the WOW, but it reminds me of home cooked food.

 
Sliced Beef with Kailan ($20) - Cooking beef needs alot of skills especially if it is overcooked, it taste very hard and if it is undercooked, the meat will be super bloody and probably even the veges that comes with it will taste of the blood. This dish apparently is my 3rd fav, second to the minced meat with salted fish. The beef is thinly cut and not overcooked however, the beef is too big for one mouthful bite ( i prefer it smaller).

 

 
Song Fish Head with Bean Paste ($25) - this is the featured dish of the night. Song fish, is a fresh water fish and it is quite difficult to prepare the fish (removing the fresh water taste). but this dish, it really caught me by surprise! with alot of pork lard and the bean paste, the fish doesnt have any "fresh water" taste at all! the fish is also super fresh!

 
Overall
Food : ***1/2
Price : ***
Customer Service : ***
Will I come again? Yes, definitely. The homely food makes me want to come back for more with my friends and family!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Prawn with toufu,slice beef with kailan
 
Date of Visit: Sep 04, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $20(Dinner)

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Categories : Shanghainese | Restaurant | Steamboat/Hot Pot | Kids-Friendly

for more food pictures and detailed review, please go to http://princessmic80.blogspot.sg/2013/09/of-steamboat-ing-good-times.html

The steamboat actually comes in individuals and powered by those solid fuel. so the soup takes longer time to boil. there are different type of soup base you can choose from. This time we choose the duck meat and the ma-la type. i quite like the ma-la one as it is not choking like others. it is less oily too.

the ingredients wise, sadly the beef fails big time. if only they use quality beef else it will be perfect! the pork is ok. variety of steamboat ingredient is also ok too. overall - OK except for the beef. or maybe the fire is too small, so the beef gets overcooked lol.
there are also some cooked dishes that you can ordered. i like their meatballs best!

Price : ***
Customer service : ***
Food : ***

Will i come again? Yes. but i will not order the beef anymore...=X
the individual pots..the fire that took forever to boil haha..one bad thing is you cannot control how big the fire..thats y it is slow

the individual pots..the fire that took forever to boil haha..one bad thing is you cannot control how big the fire..thats y it is slow

 
variety of steamboat ingredients - OK

 
cooked food - meat balls superb

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  cooked dishes
 
Date of Visit: Aug 31, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $35(Dinner)

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