Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Lamb Shank ($18.90++) Very tender, flavourful melt in your mouth meat and very worth it considering that Secret Recipe's very scrawny lamb shank is alr around $16, this one is sturdier (must be a larger sheep) and the 'Buffet Monster' said it was very filling. This is something that Ah Pok and I shared - one's called the Monte Carlo, and the other one's the Bookmaker (both $16.50++ each) but I can't remember which one's which. Just that the one on top (with the pink sauce in the cupcake foil) tastes yummier! It's french toast with lots of shaved turkey ham and bacon. The pink sauce is a creamy, sweet sauce which doesn't taste like any other sauce I've eaten but it goes really well with the saltiness of the turkey bacon. Both sandwiches come with a side of either coleslaw, potato salad or fries. This is the not so nice sandwich - it's quite ok just that compared to the french toast one, it's much harder and drier, and doesn't have the yummy pink sauce. It's pretty salty cos it's really packed with lots of turkey ham.
This is the Elvis Burger, which I didn't try so I can't say much...
Seah Street Deli
Like all other supper places, there's a premium for such late night food - but then the food tastes good and it's a restaurant with very importantly, AIRCON. It's getting so hot and June isn't even here yet.
This is my Sliced Fish Hor Fun. It comes wrapped in a banana leaf. For $12++ bucks, there's a sufficient amount of fish for 2 people (which is fresh) and noodles for 1. I suppose it's their way for trying to justify the price cos in normal tzechar stalls it's $12 for a big plate of san lau hor fun. Nevertheless, there's the nice oily wok taste and crunchy beansprouts. Tzechar food at restaurant price in restaurant atmosphere at odd hours - I think it's quite justifies the price.
Hot Plate egg tofu ($10++). I think it's not bad price for hot plate tofu since it's a supper restaurant - and it's a good amount and tastes great.The tofu is just cooked to a wobbly goodness and it's full of healthy vegetables, minced meat and of course, omelette at the bottom.
Pig Trotters - I don't really like eating this dish cos it's full of fat (which I don't like the taste of) but I ate a bit of the meat and I like the sauce - it's slightly vinegary and yet a bit sweet and the cashewnuts give it a nice crunch. This is the Tau Suan with Coconut Ice Cream - $4.50. It may seem like a very queer combination to mix the hot tau suan with cold ice cream - but it's actually quite good cos you can faster faster eat it and not have to wait so long for it to cool down:D The tau suan is done the way i like it - slightly more soupy than pasty, and with a clear fluid (I really don't like the cloudy kind).
There's also a Korean BBQ (which was what I initially wanted to try ) but it closes at 12midnight cos you'll be bbq-ing till 3! haha actually no, it's a joke the staff told us. They're full of knowledgeable staff and so you're sure to get good recommendations and your water filled quick.
Slight digression: My parent's friends are so appalled/intrigued by St Jame's Gay Night on Sunday. It's quite funny looking at their reactions! Go and try it on your parent's friends! Very fun to watch their reactions!!
St Jame's Powerstation (opp Vivo)
Tel: 6376 8085
Mon-Tue: 6pm - 1am
Wed-Thu: 6pm - 4am
Fri-Sat-Sun: 6pm - 6am
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Anyway, their breakfast menu is quite extensive, all the way from healthy yoghurt to those 'light' options with low carb, to my quite huge breakfast to an even huger one with pancakes.
I think my breakfast cost $7.50 (or something like that). I got creamy scrambled eggs (its better than the Coffeebean one cos it's creamier and slightly wetter), a sunny side up, 2 chicken chipotle sausages, bacon, a muffin, baked beans and a tomato. This is some 'Peter Pan' (cake) breakfast - a bit similar to Mac's Hotcakes, just with sausages and a sunny side up egg. The pancakes, suprisingly, were quite good! I really don't know how people make pancakes cook so even! Like when I ever make them they're a bit browner in the middle and at very pale at the sides - not a nice homogenous brown like the outside kind! T-T
Pseudo-sausage egg mc muffin (minus the Mc, of course) and yoghurt. I dunno how much this costs though.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This is the beef sandwich - toasted bread and fries. The portion is quite good considering the price.
Tenderloin - this one looks the best but do keep in mind that meat cuts aren't the best ones around, but it's still edible.
A simple scoop of vanilla ice cream, but nonetheless, they took pains to dress it up and it ends this meal on a sweet note!
The saddest thing is that I don't have the receipt (and it's cos someone LOST it! D:<) so I have no idea what the dishes are called cos they're all called some exotic thing! Rarh! But, I will try in my best ability to describe the delicious Nepalese dishes (even though my food vocab is rather limited).
Top left: Nepalese chicken curry (unknown name) which tastes like butter chicken - it's tangy, slightly creamy and bursting with flavour. For about $7.50, it's a good sized portion and the chicken morsels are tender and juicy. There's also ample gravy to mop up with the naans.
Top Middle: Nepalese Vegetable Curry (about $6)
Its peas, carrots and cauliflower simmered in a thick curry sauce, which is also slightly creamy and a bit spicy. All the dishes smell very good cos of the Indian spices.
Top Left: Nepalese Spicy Mutton (can't remember the price)
Aromatic pieces of lamb cooked in a spicy oily sauce. I found it too spicy but then again, my chilli tolerance is quite low.
This is my very unique and cool ice cream - recommended by the waiter it's some home made ice cream (not sure if its Indian or Nepalese) but when I asked him if it was like Kulfi, he was like "no no no no no no no not like kulfi!". He was quite appalled that I thought it was like Kulfi, and this made me want to try it even more - sadly, the only "Indian" type of ice cream I know is kulfi.
It's a very creamy milk ice cream topped with this thick milky (a bit like condensed milk but thicker and I think there's some finely ground nuts or something inside cos it's as a coarse texture) layer and chopped almonds. It's $3.50 for a good sized portion (can share with 2 people).
The saddest thing is that the service isn't up to standard, but for the price, it's really good. I have have no inkling why the Chinese woman boss refused to give us the NETS discount - there's a 15% off if you pay by NETS (there's a huge sign outside) but then even after we specifically told the waiter that we wanted to pay by nets, the boss still credit-carded it. After that, she refused to void it and insisted that we paid by credit card @~%$>&*!!! If you don't wanna give the discount, then don't give lor!!!! Why bother even advertising just hide the sign somewhere we'll be none the wiser... This really makes me feel like hiding the restaurant name, address and tel phone number somewhere but the food's really good! :(
Ghurka Palace Restaurant
Monday, April 14, 2008
Ah Im backlogging madly and I have no time to blog (until I got inspiration by the news that my 'food mecca' blog has linked me! Go figure...) so I have decided to once again start blogging more regularly and stop being procrastinat-ish and lazy.
This is the Seafood Don (or Chirashi Don or something like that I really can't remember the name it's $25++). I was a bit weary about the freshness so I went to the extent of asking the waitress to help me check if the uni (sea urchin) was fresh. I had a really bad experience with bitter uni (stale and diarrhoea-like uni in a restaurant I shall not mention but it was much cheaper than this...).
The uni was sweet, wobbly and delicious, and melted into a sweet puddle of very expensive liquid uni coating on my tongue!
And the scallops were sweet (it's so wonderful how seafood tastes sweet) and smooth. I think the best way to eat scallops is raw - no steamed-with-garlic nonsense (but I don't mind grilled with gooey cheese yums! For the not so fresh ones of course!)
The uni and scallops were so wonderful that I can't even remember how the crab and roe tastes like - but roe isn't one of my most fave things...
This is what my brother ate - some beef udon thing but of course, I'll strongly recommend the seafood don:D
The interior is very woody - I don't know what kind of wood but it smells like Ikea to me (makes it more Jap if you think of those Ryokans and wooden stuff...). The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgable. If you make a booking, you'll probably get to have the brilliant river view, but since we walked in that day, we got the next to the entrance shopping mall view.
Monday, April 7, 2008
This place has pretty good dimsum for lunch, but do make a reservation if you don't want to que. They unfortunately, charge for water and tea, but I don't know how much cos I've never paid the bill.
East Ocean Teochew Restaurant
1 Scotts Road
#02-18 Shaw Centre