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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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Marutama Ramen Smile Dec 20, 2014   
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Categories : Japanese | Ramen


I have to say this is one of my favourite ramen shop in Singapore. Even though the variety is limited, the price is not exactly cheap, I am still here for a couple of time liao. That's rare okay! Consider that I go round eating, to spend $$$ in the same shop again and again, that says a lot about the quality wor.

The ramen here reminds me of the ones that I ate in Japan itself. The soup base is more tasty, and every ingredient is prepared delicately. In fact, even though the soup base is considered more salty ( but bearable), I will still finish every single drop.. 

 
Tamago Ramen 

This was the basic ramen, with just seaweed and one slice chao siew. The chao siew was tender, with just enuff fats to give a soft touch. The ramen was Q to the max. Well, I dunno whether it would become soggy if left for a period of time or not. Coz that will never happen! I can finish the whole bowl like within 15mins... Haiz, a bit wasted hor. I was actually "complaining" that the ramen was too much at first, but I still finished everything, ramen and soup...

 
Aosa Ramen 

This was the ramen that I would usually ordered. Basically it was just additional seaweed ( $4 extra) on top of the basic one. I simply love the seaweed here! It was definitely different, and I dun seemed to eat it elsewhere. So no choice, whenever I got the craving for the seaweed, got to come here... The chef " cunning" lah, used special ingredient...

 
Ajituke Tamago 

Well, the ramen doesnt come with the egg, so got to order it as a side order. But the egg was actually cooked the same way in Japan oso. Dunno how they do it, it was not the half-cooked one like Ya-Kun, nor was it fully cooked.. It tasted well cooked, but the egg yolk was still semi-watery.. There was so much "knowledge" in making the perfect egg man.. Heng, I'm only "responsible" to eat and not to prepare!! Hoho

Anyway, I think everything here is good! The egg, the seaweed, the daikon, the char siew, the ramen, the soup... Must try!

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Asia Grand Smile Dec 20, 2014   
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Categories : Cantonese/Hong Kong

To start of, I'm not a great fan of Chinese food. I thought they taste almost the same everywhere,with not much novelty. My mum can cook as well leh! But Asia Grand is one of the few that I think scores well in service, food and presentation.

 
Peking DuckThe staff would push a trolley with the roasted duck to your table. You could enjoy the visual effect of how skillful they were at slicing thin layers of the duck skin and then wrapped them in the crepe skins. Great for me, coz I dun like to dirty my own hands =p

 
Double Boiled Whole Winter Melon Soup

 
Die die must drink this!! It tasted heavenly, with ingredients like winter melon ( obviously), prawn, scallops, vege etc. The soup was superb sweet lor and the melon would just melted in your mouth! The melon was so big that we could each have 3-4 bowls. Yum Yum!! One thing to complement was their service => Thumbs up!! The staff would refill the soup for us almost immediately, and also helped us to scrap the melon. One of them was humorous too. He actually told us dun waste food, kept asking us to refill which was unlike other places, who tried to clear your plates even before you finished your food.

 
Stewed Tian-Jing Cabbage with Mushroom

Guess what? The Chinese name of this vege is called 娃娃菜 ( Doll Doll Vegetable), cute rite? Tasted like white cabbage with golden mushroom and black mushroom. Kinda like 家常便饭, very home-cooked style.

 
Prawn Coated with Salted Egg

 
Well, never eat anything like this before. Cant really say I love it or hate it. Rather it was a confused feeling, "excited" over the exotic way of cooking prawn yet I wanna rekindle the familiar taste of prawn. Keke... dun hit the wall lah.. I'm trying to describe, maybe slightly exaggerating only mah... =p

 
This was normal fish cooked in HK style. Nothing much to flaunt here.So let's move on..

 
Sheng Noodles with Shredded Duck

This must be the "leftover" of our Peking Duck. I was still wondering whether they were trying to cheat us by giving us only the skin!! Hahaha. But I would prefer ee mian rather than the sheng noodles though. Still, they did a good job and we finished the noodles even though we were already 101% full..

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Carousel OK Dec 20, 2014   
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Categories : Multi-Cuisine | Hotel | Seafood | Halal | Buffet | Kids-Friendly

 
Seafood Counter

If you've read my blog before, you would know I always "attack" the seafood first!! Who will go to buffet and eat vegetable, of coz must eat the expensive stuff mah!!

Close-up of the seafood courtesy of ME!

 
Mud Crabs

 
Crayfish

 
Scallops

 
Sweet Clams

Carousel really has a wide variety of seafood to offer, probably even more than The Line. 

 
There were also appetizers like ham, smoked turkey etc. Cant remember eating them though.. Too many varieties lah, difficult to comb through everything..

 
Another mystery items... Seriously, now I look at this picture, I have no idea what they are??? Hahahaha

 
Sashimi & Sushi Counter

 
Pretty, pretty... A bed of roses??

My favourite salmon!! I was quite selective in terms of eating sashimi, salmon is definitely my first choice. Another favourite is amaebi which they dun have it here. Still, I was pretty satisfied with the sashimi.. Freshness is the vital element!

Now let's move on to the " ang-mo" counter. Again, I was overwhelmed by their varieties.

 
Beef => This was kinda tough though... one serving was enuff for me

 
Roasted Chicken

 
Roasted lamb, potatos

There was also a chef who would help you to cook your pasta the way you like. Choose between penni, linguine, spaghetti and the sauce. There you have, your own pasta!!

 
Chinese Roast Stall

 
Indian Food Counter

 

 
Finally, the Dessert counter! Regardless of how much I eat, there will always be room for dessert. Tell me which ger can resist the temptation of dessert, she badly needs my counselling service!!

 
Cakes, mousses, puddings... You name it, you got it! =p

 
More!!

 

 
Bling Bling Pudding ~ Mango Pudding, Pandan Tiramisu, Chocolate Pudding(s)

 
Bread Pudding

Usually, I felt that bread pudding is just soggy bread so no special liking for it. But the one at Carousel was good, so must try!! Remember to put lotza of vanilla topping on it! Perfect match!!

 
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Akashi Japanese Resturant Smile Dec 20, 2014   
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Categories : Japanese | Hotel | Sushi/Sashimi

 
Edamame - $4

This was served to us when we were waiting for our food to be served. Actually I tot it was free, you know, like tibits for you to kill time while waiting for the food. Not too sure whether it was compulsory but if you dont want, perhaps can decline it.

 
Otoro Sushi - $64 ( Price changes according to seasonal rates)

 
Look at that!! Beautiful!!! Do I need to say more??

Please dun insult OTORO by asking me to describle more... How could I describe heaven when I'm never being there before??

To the practical side, the price is approximately $32 for 2 otoro sushi. Why four? Because I was in a group of 4, so ordered 2 portions lah! Alamak!!

Next, my 2nd LOVE... Amaebi!

 
Ama Ebi Sushi - $12

One thing I must really give compliments, the sashimi part was much bigger than the rice portion. From the pictures, you hardly notice that they were actually sushi rather than sashimi. That would justify the higher cost than normal. Not to forget, the seafood was so fresh that you can really taste sweetness in them.

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Well enuff of raw food, let's have eye feasting on warm cuisine instead which were as fantastic!

 
Buta Yaki - $15

Buta Yaki is actually grilled pork slices, they were good but there were even better meat like.........

MOOoooOOOOOOOo

BEEF!!

 
Tenderloin Steak (11og) - $22 ( Price changes according to seasonal rates)

I simply love this. The steak was cubed such that there was certain thickness to allow you to enjoy the "chewyness", if you know what I meant. I cant stand thin slices of steaks, it was just wasting food coz most of the time the steaks would end up overcooked!

The beef was cooked to perfection, with the inner core slighly red without being too bloody. Yet, the meat was tender & juicy enough. The cow must have being brought up listening to classical music!! HehePitan Tofu - $4

 
Niniku Yaki Meshi - $5

I fall in love with Japanese garlic rice after trying it at Sakae Teppanyaki at Changi T3. The rice was definitely more fragrant that normal white rice. If you have the stomach & budget to eat after trying all their other nice nice items, yes, please try this also. =)

 
Cha Soba - $8

The "Sunrise"

 
& The " Sunset"

 
Beside the above, we still ordered 2 other set meals which come in soup, side dishes and fruits.

 
Gintara Misozuke Set - $20

 
Tori Katsu Set - $16

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The total bill came up to S$228 after all taxes. OMG!!!!

That mean we spent $57 per pax for a dinner!!!! OMG AGAIN!!!

 
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Capricci Smile Dec 20, 2014   
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Categories : Italian | Pasta | Steaks and Grills

The restaurant was nicely decorated with a warm cozy feel. For the pictures of the restaurant, you may want to browse the website instead for a better gauge. Service was nice & warm too, and they changed your utensil after every course, high class service standard indeed. I'm not complaining but I kinda not used to such "atas" (high class) environment. LOL.

 
We were served a basket of warm bread almost immediately when we were seated, which was complimentary. However, both my bf and I felt that the focaccia bread was a tad salty and so we dint finish the bread. The other bread in cubes was better, being soft and fluffy, which went very well with the olive oil/balsamic vinegar dip.

 
Broccoli Souffle with Cheese Fondue ($22)

I was expecting broccoli served in cheese dip for this dish, so this came as a surprise presentation. It was served warm and soft, like mash tofu with broccoli. The cheese in it was very mild, so mild that I would never though there was cheese in it if not for the name. So I guess, this should appeal to non-cheese lovers too. A pleasant yet unique dish.

 
36 months cured Parma ham with rock melon sorbet ($24)

Again, I was "wow" by the presentation. Have you ever thought of serving sorbet as your appetizer? And have you ever thought that rock melon as normally paired with parma ham can be replaced by rock melon sorbet? Wow, that was C-R-E-A-T-I-V-E.

Okay I must say parma ham was never my favourite. On its own, it was very salty. The saltiness was slightly "covered up" by the sorbet as I used the ham to wrap around a generous scoop of the rock melon ice-cream. Haha. Dun mind me, I admit I dunno how to appreciate parma ham.

 
John Dee grass fed Beef Tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce and parboiled asparagus ($38)

The serving was quite generous with a thick slab of premium meat, but I thought the serving was quite plain with just boiled (tasteless) asparagus. Perhaps, the chef's intention was for the diners to focus on the premium meat instead? *Pondered*

Anyway, I ordered medium rare. It was very juicy and "bloody" yet not uncooked, leaving the meat very moist and tender. I think I mentioned this before ~ the red juice which seemed bloody was not blood. Basically, most of the blood will be drained from all meat before it is cooked. But my bf was pretty turned off by the bloody scene. Hoho

 
Breaded Norwegian Salmon with herbs and cherry tomato confit ($38)

Again, focus was on the salmon, which means no sides except for the cherry tomato buried underneath the big piece of salmon. Very soft and fresh, a pretty well done dish.

 
Panna Cotta drizzled with Strawberry Coulis ($14)

Finally, desserts came!

We were told that this was one of the more popular dessert at Capricci and so we ordered the panna cotta! Very creamy texture and milky taste, so I guess you need to love dairy product to like this dessert. On the other hand, the strawberry coulis was quite sour, only good as decoration.

 
Bounette ala Piemontese (Cocoa Pudding) with crushed Amaretti Biscuits ($16)

Nothing will go wrong with chocolate definitely. What enlighten this dessert was the extra touch of the crushed amaretti biscuits and nuts, which added crunchiness to the soft cocoa pudding.

Overall, we had a pretty enjoyable lunch with good food and service. Then again, the pricing may be a bit too hefty for me to revisit.

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