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ashleytok
This is ashleytok . Japanese, Korean, Fusion are my favorite cuisines. I also love Restaurant and Desserts and Cakes, Steaks and Grills, Sushi/Sashimi.
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Platypus Smile Nov 19, 2014   
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Categories : American | Pasta | Seafood | Salads

On a random night, we decided to pop by Platypus to try our luck in getting a seat, since we did not manage to make the reservation online. Here, they can only accommodate 40 seats per night and so, it's recommended to make 2 - 3 days advance booking.

At 6pm on a friday night, we were able to get a seat for 2 just by walking in.  ^_^

 
Crustacean Starter Bowl - $19

This was recommended by the staff and it was awesome!! 

The starter bowl is made up of uni creme, butter-poached lobster, Japonica rice, honey ponzu, caviar, char-grilled cheddar cheese, sesame, chervil. Very flavorful texture and such a beautiful presentation, how can you not be tempted?

We almost wanted to lick the bowl if we were not in public area lor... >.<

Comes as starter or main course, which I will recommend to take the former so that you can still eat the lobster roll lah.

 
Lobster Roll - $19

Set with chips & salad - $22

We ordered the Traditional Set and The Modern, which looked like identical twins. 

Taste wise, we cant really differentiate the two, but both were good to satisfy the lobster craving. And what's more, $19 instead of the freaking $48 at most places, I will definitely revisit here when my lobster craving itches.

Click http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2014/10/platypus.html to read more and view photos!
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Recommended Dish(es):  Crustacean Starter Bowl
 
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)


Spending per head: Approximately $30(Dinner)

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Pince & Pints Smile Nov 19, 2014   
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Categories : American | Bars/Lounges | Seafood

I wanted to visit Pince & Pints since its opening; there were so many blog posts and Instagram pictures raving about it! And finally, I seized the opportunity to "ka-doh" my hubby to give me a treat on my birthday which was 2 months ago.

No reservations allowed and my hubby was there earlier to queue slightly before 6pm (dinner time starts at 5pm on weekday). He couldn't go in and chop a seat first as the staff only allow entering when everyone was present. I reached at about 615pm and still we got to wait till close to 7pm before we managed to get a table.

I reckon best to come either very early or very late, otherwise be prepared to wait. I will love to bring my parents but the wait sure can kill. It was pretty hot & tiring to stand at the corridor while waiting for a table lor.... Hopefully by now, either the restaurant has expanded to a bigger seating area or the crowd has became more manageable?

 
Menu is simple - Lobster of coz! 3 varieties all at $48++

 
The Lobster Roll

Super meaty lobster, shelled and stuffed into the bread. Great for ladies, and even guys, who dont want to get their hands dirty. Completed with fat fries and salad.

 
Live Whole Lobster

Choose between grilled and steamed, and I chosen the former. One word -> shiok!

The feeling of eating lobster in chunks, and I meant, big chunks was simply shiok. And you felt so blissful that after eating so much, there was still so much remaining... ^____________^ Big grin literally.

Click on http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2014/11/pince-pints.html to read more & view more pictures! ♥ ♥ ♥

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Lobster Roll,Grilled Lobster
 
Table Wait Time: 45 minute(s)


Celebration:  生日 

Spending per head: Approximately $50

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New Kid on the Block Smile Jul 27, 2014   
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Categories : Belgian | Desserts and Cakes | Burgers and Sandwiches

http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2014/07/new-kid-on-block-presenting-belgaufre.html

Calling waffle lovers out there, a new waffle place is in town!
Literally.... ^_____^
The Belgaufre is conveniently located at the newly renovated Pomo, which is just a few minutes walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT. If you think Plaza Singapura is always packed with people, why not check out Pomo when currently the traffic flow is still manageable? I think it's a good alternative for lunch too, yup they serve food here also!

You can choose from liege or brussel waffle here. I didnt know there are different type of waffles until I went Belgaufre. Not bad sia, learnt sth here.

Waffles here is really affordable, ranging from $2 to $4+, then add a scope of ice-cream for $2.5. Tastewise, the waffles here tend to be on the softer side, although I prefer mine more crispy. Then again, it's really individual preference.
I like the generous serving of toppings here, which made the waffles more interesting. And dont you think the ice-cream scoop seemed to be "bullying" the waffles? Not that I'm complaining, I adore dessert places that give big scoop of ice-cream! Hehe

I love the durian cream cheese cake here which is dense yet not too rich. You know, there are cheese cakes out there whereby they are so rich that you probably feel jerlat to finish 1 slice yourself. But the cream cheese cake with the cookie-like base here is just perfect and I can totally finish it myself if not that we are taught always to share good stuff.
And the durian flavour is of the right consistency, not too overwhelming. Thumb up for this!

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Spending per head: Approximately $10(Lunch)

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Categories : Japanese | Restaurant | Sushi/Sashimi | Buffet

Went for my first OpenRice food tasting last Saturday and we were been fed with so much food, it was almost insane! Very thankful for Shinkei and OpenRice for the invite &amp; generosity! ^_^

The most attractive part in ShinKei is the pricing. It's unbelieveably super worthwhile. Dont believe? Scroll below to see the food that we had on Saturday. 

 
Super smooth chawamushi! Kid's favourite and mine too! Hee

 
I quite like the pork salad with sesame sauce drizzled on it. I think sesame sauce is probably one of the greatest invention in Japanese cuisine, it seems to match with almost every thing. =)
Not forgetting the little pine nuts for the extra crunch. Sometimes, it's those little small details that made a simple dish outstanding.

 
Nothing will go wrong with Japanese Potato Salad, smooth and cooling (Keke, as it was served cold!)

 
Without realising, I finished the cold noodles, meaning it was nice lah!

 
The platter itself can easily cost $30+ in other japanese resturant, but here at Shinkei, you are just paying $30+ for many many sashimi platter plus many many other japanese goodies. Really super worth it.
And the best part, they served my favourite aburi salmon and all the sashimi were thick &amp; fresh.

 
For people who "die die must eat rice", there are thick sashimi on small sushi balls. 

 
Anti-clockwise:
Yaki Tori (Chicken in skewer)
Tsukune (Chicken Meat Ball)
Asuparagasu Be-Kon (Asparagus Wrapped with Bacon)
Satsuma Age (Home-made Japanese fish cake)
Shitake (Japanese mushrooms)
The owner shared that the grilled dishes are their signature dishes, and I thought so too. The aromatic smell already won our hearts. Moreover, all the dishes was prepared by the staff from scratch with the raw ingredients, not those ready made one okay! I loved the chicken, asparagus/bacon and meat ball skewers.

To read more and view on more food photo, please visit http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2014/03/food-tasting-shinkei-japanese-restaurant.html

Overall, I would say the varieties and the pricing is the most appealing part. Can you believe that it's just $38++ for dinner for adult? "Ridiculous" but we love kind restaurant owner like that, right? Hehe

There are cooked food for the elders, sashimi platter for people who likes raw stuff, fried food for the food junker / kids. The only "missing" item is probably dessert, but hey, dont be too picky, the price "compensates" it and Macdonald's 70cent ice-cream cone is just beside Shinkei. Keke

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Jagimo Salada (Potato Salad),Seafood Somen,Sashimi Moriawase (Assorted Sashimi Platter),Spider Temaki (Soft Shell Crab Handroll),SHIN Sushi Set (Sushi – Tuna/Salmon/Swordfish),Yakimono (Grilled Dish),Sesame Tofu,Chawanmushi (Steamed Egg Custard),Shabu Salada (Pork Salad)
 
Date of Visit: Mar 15, 2014 

Dining Offers: 試食活動


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Xmas Eve Dinner at The Ship OK Dec 25, 2013   
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Categories : Seafood | Steaks and Grills

This year xmas eve I spent with my family and we decided to go nearby our house for just a cozy dinner. Glad that we managed to get a table for 6 even though we made the reservation only just monday amid the festive period.

We ordered a mixture of the ongoing Lobster promotion & The Christmas Eve set, which both came with a soup, choice of main course, dessert and coffee/tea. Pricing wise was $40.90 and $36.90 respectively. Considered quite economical, especially during the festive period where most restaurants will introduce their Xmas set at quite hefty pricing.

 
Prawn Bisque Soup

Super "gao" soup, totally can taste the prawn!

 
Christmas Combination (made up of turkey, ham with cranberry sauce)

This was okay although I think the presentation should be much better. However for those who are lazy... dun worry, all the meat were sliced nicely for you! Haha

 
1/2 lobster with ribeye steak

I'm surprised of how the meaty is the lobster and the ribeye steak was good!

 
Sticky Date Pudding

Ooo.. we liked this dessert. It was served warm with caramel sauce (i think) with just enuff sweetness to end the dinner.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Christmas Combination
 
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