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happytummy dumpty
This is happytummy dumpty living in Clementi. I work in Outram. I like to hang out in Raffles Place, Orchard, Buona Vista. Japanese, Korean, Chinese are my favorite cuisines. I also love Restaurant, Bakery, Café and Sushi/Sashimi, Burgers and Sandwiches, Salads/ Acai Bowl, Cakes & Pastries .
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Satisfying Peranakan meal Smile Feb 02, 2014   
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Categories : Café

Re-visiting this place again since there was a Groupon offer. I think it is a pretty good deal as one can even use it during weekends.

This time I ordered the Assam Fish Head ($34.90), Spicy Beef Rendang ($9.90) and Braised Homemade Spinach Beancurd ($12.90). The Assam Fish Head was not as good as I anticipated. The gravy was diluted (perhaps it is supposed to be) and bland. It tasted sourish but it lacked the rich Assam taste and it was not spicy at all (would prefer more zest of spiciness in it). There was plenty of fish meat but didn't taste as fresh sadly mad

The Beef Rendang, on a brighter note, tasted quite tantalizing. Tender Beef chunks stir fried in fragrant coconut milk, herbs and spices chopstick
Spicy Beef Rendang

Spicy Beef Rendang

 
To round up our meal, despite feeling full already, there is always room for desserts haha lol
I tried the Cendol ($4.50), a combo of rich and smooth coconut milk with jackfruit, red beans, grass jelly and palm sugar. It was sweet, surely and sinful as well haha

A satisfactory meal except that the Assam Fish failed to live up to expectations >< But the Groupon deal was a very worthwhile one indeed lol
Braised Homemade Spinach Beancurd

Braised Homemade Spinach Beancurd

 
Assam Fish Head

Assam Fish Head

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Spicy Beef Rendang
 
Spending per head: Approximately $20(Dinner)

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Surprisingly Yummy Pho Smile Feb 02, 2014   
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Categories : Vietnamese

Vietnamese food has never been appealing to me. But considering the increasing number of new NamNam outlets kicking into business lately as well as the snaky long queue during peak hours, I decided to give it a try.

The place mainly offers Vietnamese Beef Noodles and sandwiches. As it was during the weekdays lunch hours, I opted to order the value set lunch of $9.90 for a bowl of noodles, a drink and a small side salad.

 
Had the Beef Pho and Lotus tea for my drink. The clear soup tasted slightly bland with a note of sweetness though. It was claimed to be free of MSG. But there was a range of condiments one can choose to add into the soup. I didn't as I don't really like the idea of taking artificial seasoning. The portion of Beef slices was more than I have expected and I really like that the meat was tender and served medium rare!! lol
Beef Pho

Beef Pho

 
I enjoyed my bowl of piping hot noodles and the side salad. But hmm the Lotus Tea tasted pretty weird, a taste that I could not really locate >< Tried the Viet Black Coffee and it was quite strong and good!

Overall, decent Vietnamese food at reasonable price. I would prefer this outlet as it is big with plenty of seats available. There is even a big projector on the wall playing a short clip about the history of Vietnamese food. A pleasant atmosphere and you wouldn't feel crampy and stuck like the small NamNam at RafflesCity basement haha lol

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Vietnamese Beef Noodles
 
Date of Visit: Jan 30, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $10(Lunch)

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First-rate AngKuKueh ^^ Smile Feb 01, 2014   
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Categories : Chinese | Coffeeshop

For almost 16 years this Kueh shop has been up and selling the traditional Chinese Ang Ku Kueh (means red tortoise dumpling in Hokkien). And the reason why the shop has been operating for almost two decades is none other than the high quality of the Kueh.

Firstly, one would be spoilt for choices as there is a variety of types of filling such as Coconut, Peanut, Yam, Salted Bean as well as exotic flavours like Durian ^.^

Secondly, the Kueh skin is awesomely good, tender, thin, chewy (like Mochi) and yet does not stick to the teeth. Lastly, the filling is very generous and pricing is indeed reasonable!

The current popular Mochi would offer even more exotic flavours but I definitely would opt for this instead. The taste and texture of this AngKuKueh outwin every bit of the most Mochi I have tried. Why pay double or even triple the price for a minute Mochi?

 
Furthermore, the Kueh has the unique pattern of a tortoise with the Chinese character 寿 (means longevity) in the middle smile Long Live AngKuKueh lol
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Ang Ku Kueh
 
Spending per head: Approximately $2(Other)

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Decent Peranakan food Smile Feb 01, 2014   
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Categories : Malay | Peranakan / Nonya | Singaporean Chinese

This restaurant offers a fusion of Chinese food and Peranakan cuisine. It is like a more atas Zichar place but with additional Nyonya dishes such as Beef Rendang and Assam fish. Easily accessible at the basement of Raffles City, the place can be quite packed during peak hours.

Ordered the Nasi Bukhara and the Cantonese Kway Teow. The former dish consisted of Beef Rendang, Fried Chicken, served with Nasi Pilaf (looked like Nasi Briyani with a slight fragrance but tasted almost like plain rice). Chicken was not too deep fried and the chunks of Beef were quite tender. I prefer the Hor Fun, the gravy was not too diluted and the noodles was slurp-ily smooth with a pleasant 'wok-hei' taste in it.
Cantonese Kway Teo

Cantonese Kway Teo

 
Nasi Bukhara

Nasi Bukhara

 
Ordered the San Bei Ji ($12.90) as well, recommended as one of signature dishes. There were pieces of chicken stewed with ginger, garlic and chilli served in a pot. I had no idea why this ordinary dish would be anything special. Tried the Fried Four Heavenly King which is actually a combi of Petai, brinjal, ladies finger and long beans fried with Sambal. It was not too spicy and appetizing and you get four types of veggie in one!
San Bei Ji

San Bei Ji

 
Fried Four Heavenly King

Fried Four Heavenly King

 

Overall, food quality is quite good but with a few misses for some of the items. Quite a variety of choices while some might feel the price slightly steep considering that one can get most of these food items at ZiChar coffee shops.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Cantonese Kway Teow
 
Spending per head: Approximately $25(Dinner)

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Categories : Multi-Cuisine | Café | Pasta | Burgers and Sandwiches | Brunch

As the name implies, the cafe has in fact, a nicely-decorated setting with communal tables suitable for group makan therapy ^.^ The antiquated decorations including an old bicycle near the entrance complement perfectly with the rustic furniture.

 
Ambience aside, the menu offers quite a wide variety ranging from all-day-breakfast items to mains like pasta and panini. Had Poached eggs ($15) served on thick toast with Smoked Salmon and Hollandaise sauce. The portion of Salmon was pleasantly generous. The eggs were done nicely. As to the bread, would have preferred to have sourdough rather than just plain white thick toast. While the amount of Hollandaise was kinda of an 'overkill' as it got fairly gelat after a while. Hmm overall it is still commendable since the highlight, the poached eggs were nicely done lol

 
Poached Eggs

Poached Eggs

 
My friend had the Croissants with scrambled eggs. The croissants was flaky and shatter-crisp with the lovely buttery taste, except that the dough wasn't tender enough and the portion could barely fill one's stomach. The scrambled eggs was alright. Hmm nothin fantastic mad

Tried the Roasted Almond Latte and it was quite a disappointment. Coffee was not strong and there wasn't any discernible roasted Almond taste at all.

In general, the place has good ambience and accessible via public transport. Some hits and misses with food but pricing is reasonable for its worth lol
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Smoked Salmon and Hollandaise sauce
 
Spending per head: Approximately $20(Lunch)

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