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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 : 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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Birthday celebration Smile Feb 10, 2014   
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Categories : Multi-Cuisine | Restaurant

I paid my visit on my birthday eve celebration. The branch at Clarke quay offer a good open dining place with a view of Singapore river and Clarke quay night life. 

The food and dessert are standard and above average compared to other branches. I love their dessert which is creative and decent.

Despite that, the service could be improved as it was hardly to get noticed sitting at open dining place outside the restaurant.
 
Oven-roasted White Fish w/ Yuzu Sauce

Oven-roasted White Fish w/ Yuzu Sauce

 
Oven-roasted White Fish w/ Yuzu Sauce. It was oven-roasted to perfection. The white fish paired with ravishing Yuzu sauce in an elegant taste affair. The taste is perfect for the combination.
Pan-seared Chicken Breast w/ Shogayaki Sauce

Pan-seared Chicken Breast w/ Shogayaki Sauce

 
Pan-seared Chicken Breast w/ Shogayaki Sauce. Marinated chicken breast exquisitely matched with shogayaki sauce and a mild edamame cream. Served with onion-roasted potatoes, lotus root slices and broccolini. The taste is good and chicken was tender and moist.
Baked Chicken Thigh w/ Wholegrain Mustard Sauce

Baked Chicken Thigh w/ Wholegrain Mustard Sauce

 
Baked Chicken Thigh w/ Wholegrain Mustard Sauce. The chicken thigh oven-baked to a succulent tender with a sweetly fragrant wholegrain mustard sauce served with a side of garden accompaniment. The chicken is juicy and tender.
Beef Brisket Baked Rice

Beef Brisket Baked Rice

 
Beef Brisket Baked Rice. Fork-tender chunks of stewed beef brisket drenched in feisty sauce with a golden layer of melted cheese. The taste is quite good and but the beef was quite little in portion.
Apple-art Parfait

Apple-art Parfait

 
Apple-art Parfait. Curated with chic precision, this artistic trio of golden-baked apple tart, calvados parfait and caramelised apple deglazed with white wine will astound you with a seductive caramel sauce. The presentation and layout of the dessert is so creative and innovative. Despite that, the taste was just passable but not impressive. The mousse kind layer is kinda sour.
Pinana Landing

Pinana Landing

 
Pinana Landing. A surreal tableau of warm pineapple frangipane oozing vanilla custard surrounded by fresh banana and chocolate coconut tree is your sensational dream escapade. The best combination of chocolate and banana as dessert never goes wrong. The layout of dessert is so artistic and presentable with beach theme.
Puffy Triplets

Puffy Triplets

 
Puffy Triplets. Sink your sweet tooth into three profiteroles with rich chocolate ice-cream atop a fine almond-espresso financier. Spectacularly indulgent! The puff is good so as the ice cream atop.
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Recommended Dish(es):  Pinana Landing,Puffy Triplets,Oven-roasted White Fish w/ Yuzu Sauce
 
Spending per head: Approximately $50(Dinner)

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Categories : American | Café

I paid my visit to this combination theme of modern and nostalgia cafe located along river valley road on Sunday afternoon. It is a corner shop which is not conveniently accessible if you are not driving, but there is a bus stop just outside the cafe and you may reach the cafe from somerset mrt station within 20 minutes walking distance. 

As it is a small place with limited seats, it was fully packed with customers and we were told by the most friendly stuff that we can be seated after 15 minutes even there was many reservation along behind. We got our seats after 5 minutes though! Best services. 

Food and drink wise, the chocolate SGD6++ was good but a little too sweet for me as I like bitter taste more. We order egg bens SGD16++ and big brekkie SGD22++. The sautéed mushroom and home roasted potato were the best side dishes, I prefer the scrambled egg compared to poached egg. 

The prices offered was a little pricey though. Despite that, I had the best service experience which it definitely worth every dollar I spent.
big brekkie

big brekkie

 
egg bens

egg bens

 
cozy dining

cozy dining

 
hot chocolate

hot chocolate

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Mentaiko pasta, Big brekkie
 
Date of Visit: Feb 09, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $30(Lunch)

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Fish n co Smile Feb 07, 2014   
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Categories : Seafood | Kids-Friendly

I paid my visit for early dinner during a weekend Sunday after movie time. I was there around 5pm and there's only two table occupied. 

The food is standard and good. I love their grilled pumpkin side dishes and mashed potatoes. The grilled fish with peri-peri sauce was good too. Their soup of the day are good too with fish bites in between.

I love their ordering system with iPad setting which made the ordering simple and fast. 

 

 

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Grilled pumpkin side dishes, mashed potatoes
 
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