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This is Stepinfood living in Macpherson. I am a Customer Service Executive, work in Macpherson. I like to hang out in Bugis, Chinatown, Raffles Place. Japanese, Peranakan / Nonya, Chinese, western, cantonese, korean are my favorite cuisines. I also love Restaurant, Bakery, Café and Buffet , Desserts and Cakes, Dim Sum.
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Valentine set dinner Smile Feb 18, 2014   
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Categories : Fusion | Restaurant | Steaks and Grills

I paid my visit to Tao's restaurant on valentine day for their valentine special set dinner. For your information, they serve regular set course menu for lunch and dinner. Luckily I called for booking in advance before 3 weeks. It was full house on the night. We are at the last slot 8.30pm so we can enjoy our dinner at no rush. 

The ambience of the fine dining restaurant is modern and spacious. You will get a better view of Singapore river if you sit at the window side which I recommend.

The food wise, everything was served in order. The foods were well decorated in nice plate.

 As starter, we had scallop & sea urchin tempura, escargot platter. They wrote "my valentine" on the middle of the plate for the special occasion. Taste is good for the scallop but not the escargot which I don't like the smell. 

As cold dish, we had lavender bluefin tuna, compressed watermelon. The tuna was so fresh and so was the sweet watermelon.

As side dish, we had soft shell crab tempura, truffle mash. The soft shell crab was mediocre but the truffle mash was impressive. It was mashed sweet potato with truffle. It was so tasty with the natural sweet of sweet potato. The best mash I had.

As soup, we had pumpkin soup and cream of mushroom. The cream of mushroom is more recommended even I'm a pumpkin lover because I thought the pumpkin soup could have done better in flavor.

As main courses, we had bbq pork rib, apple cider braised red cabbage and crispy skin fillet of Tasmanian king salmon. The BBQ pork rib is highly recommended which was so juicy and tender. However, the salmon was a tad overcooked.

As dessert, we had sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream. The pudding is good match to eat with the ice cream to balance the sweetness. 

As tea, we had hot rose apple tea and ice summer peach tea. Both were good.

I will visit them again for their regular menu set.
main course-crispy salmon

main course-crispy salmon

 
main course-signature bbq pork rib

main course-signature bbq pork rib

 
dessert-sticky pudding with vanila ice cream

dessert-sticky pudding with vanila ice cream

 
soup- pumpkin soup and cream of mushroom soup

soup- pumpkin soup and cream of mushroom soup

 
side dishes-crispy soft shell crab tempura

side dishes-crispy soft shell crab tempura

 
tea- hot rose apple tea and ice summer peach tea

tea- hot rose apple tea and ice summer peach tea

 
cold dishes-Bluefin tuna with watermelon

cold dishes-Bluefin tuna with watermelon

 
starter-escargot and fish tempura

starter-escargot and fish tempura

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Soft shell crab tempura, cream of mushroom
 
Date of Visit: Feb 14, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $55(Dinner)

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Categories : Restaurant | Steaks and Grills | Burgers and Sandwiches

If you are looking for the good and affordable western restaurant, you might at the right place as Aston is famous with it's good price and food. The restaurant is located at the shop row behind the Malaysian food street beside the USS. You may find it is quite difficult to access if you are not familiar with place. 

I would advise you, just walk through the Malaysian food street and go to the back door and Aston will be at your right side corner.

Food are standard as usual but the service there might be not good compared to other branches.

We order grilled fish with herb and 3 chicken set with different flavor. All came with two side dishes along. We also order their mushroom soup with garlic bread. The garlic bread is so crunchy and tasty.
3 chicken set

3 chicken set

 
Grilled fish with herb

Grilled fish with herb

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Grilled fish with herb
 
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Categories : French | Restaurant | Seafood | Steaks and Grills | Burgers and Sandwiches

I paid my visit to saveur during a weekend Sunday dinner. It's always crowded and long queue during lunch and dinner time. I was lucky to get seat because I was early for dinner around 5.30pm. They have a high tech reservation system with iPad setting. 

The place is quite small and the seating were quite narrow. But it's fine for me as long as the food are good.

The food offered are good and cheap. We tried their duck confit, angel pasta, and salmon which are all tasty.

The duck confit came with homemade mashed potato, sauteed shitake mushroom, orange segments & orange infused natural juice. It was perfectly done.

The Pan-seared sea bass came with saute potato with crabmeat, french beans & caper vinagrette. It was tasty too.

The angel pasta is a signature of Saveur's, pasta tossed with chilli oil, fine-chopped Japanese konbu
& sakura ebi with minced pork sauce. I love the taste.
Sea bass

Sea bass

 
Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple

 
SAVEUR'S PASTA

SAVEUR'S PASTA

 
Duck Confit

Duck Confit

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Duck confit,angel pasta,and salmon
 
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Categories : Italian | Pasta | Steaks and Grills

I paid my visit with my friends during a weekend Sunday dinner. This branch is quite huge with many seats offered. There's a short queue when we were there.

They offered good range of Italian food. The food is standard and ordinary. However with the price offered, it's worth a try.

We tried their baked fish with potato wedges which I think it is the best dished we ordered.

The seafood paella was good too but a tad too dry.

The squid ink spaghetti is not my taste though because it was too dry.

We order two soup to share which is good and tasty.
Baked fish with potato wedges

Baked fish with potato wedges

 
Seafood paella

Seafood paella

 
clam chowder

clam chowder

 
mushroom soup

mushroom soup

 
squid ink spaghetti

squid ink spaghetti

 
 
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Company training lunch buffet OK Feb 10, 2014   
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Categories : Multi-Cuisine | Hotel | Buffet

Chicken pie

Chicken pie

 
Salad selection

Salad selection

 
Strawberry panna cotta

Strawberry panna cotta

 
rich chocolate tart

rich chocolate tart

 
nyonya kueh

nyonya kueh

 
ondeh ondeh

ondeh ondeh

 
dessert in small glass

dessert in small glass

 
I paid my visit to this hotel restaurant for lunch buffet during my company training on weekday. The place is located at the lobby of hotel. It offered Asian style buffet which mostly local food. 

It was a standard buffet meal but they do offer a live station for satay outside the hotel. You can try the nyonya kueh and kueh pie tie as well. They offer a good salad selection too.

The food I tried is chicken pie which was generous in filling and quite tasty. Their salad selection taste were good also. I love their ondeh-ondeh as the gula melaka flowing in the filling was just perfect for me. The rich chocolate tart was really rich in chocolate which is a little too sweet for me.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Kueh pie tie
 
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