Thursday, December 12, 2013

Db moderne bistro

Dinner on Monday Nov 11. I had the special restaurant tasting menu while he ordered ala carte. Starters were exemplary while mains failed to impress. Dessert was disappointing. 

Must tries: escargot,  fries, pumpkin marshmallow soup, seafood capellini and lemon madelines

Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy halloween

Most people don't celebrate Halloween in Singapore.  This year however, I decided to make an exception after spying these lovelies at Twelve Cupcakes.. eat your heart out and Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 04, 2013

Candlenut kitchen

Baba king seems to have gone downhill when it comes to serving quality Peranakan cuisine. I'm really glad several new players (or rather old players reinvented) have resurfaced in the market.

One such example is candlenut kitchen, my current squeeze. Pictured here is a delectable spread of yeye chicken curry, chap chye, pork cheek with apple strips, ngoh hiang and a most lip smacking rendition of beef rendang.

I spied buah keluak ice cream in the dessert menu but was too stuffed by then. The sio bak ordered by neighbouring tables looked tempting too.

Can't wait to go back.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Ma maison

Ma maison seems to be stuck in a time warp. Since JC days till now, the ambience and menu have stayed largely unchanged. I don't have any fond memories of the food there despite patronising it several times over the years. However, today, my opinion seems to have changed.
Opted for the $16.50 set lunch which comprises mushroom soup (the thick hearty sort), a small baguette (perfect! Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside) salad, (ordinary) a hamburger steak (yummy!), potato salad, spaghetti (too salty) as well as a glass of home brewed ice lemon tea. Its not exactly cheap but still pretty good value overall.
Interiors are dim, cosy and 1950s american with a crooner singing in the background. Strangely it reminds me of christmas.
Will definitely be back again to try the ginger pork which my colleague swears by.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Samurai craze

Every year macs never fails to launch a samurai burger promotion. This year is no exception.
The samurai burger (basically just a beef burger smothered with a special umami sauce) does not quite attract as big a queue as the ubiquitous hello kitty but nonetheless boasts a loyal following of is own.
Me? I'm not a fan of burgers but I simply adore Mac Donald French fries. To complement the samurai burger (as well as milk the pockets of  consumers like me) macs has concurrently launched a flavoured French fry pairing called seaweed shaker fries. Basically its a satchet of seaweed and msg laced powder that u liberally shake over the fries, resulting in macs' version of "mamee". This flavored French fry is arguably the best loved flavoured french fry macs has introduced to date. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

St marc cafe

Alas. Some things are pretty to look at but fail miserably in the taste department.

We suddenly feeling finicky and decided to try various items from the cafe. I had a high overpriced glass of ice citrus tea which tasted v ordinary. 

Sandwiches don't wow either (pictured here is a tuna potato sandwich as well as a ham and cheese sandwich). 

The desserts are definitely the main draw. My strawberry heaven sundae comprised a generous blend of sourish sweet strawberries, vanilla ice cream and cubes of light sponge (made even more pleasurable by the surprise discovery of cornflakes hidden right below). Equally impressive was the chococro which can be taken away in a box of 6. Who can resist rich gooey chocolate spilling out of a buttery crusty croissant?

Oh yes. One final item. That immaculately wrapped biscuit is just an ordinary tasting and slightly overpriced peanut cookie. I certainly wouldn't be ordering this again.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Baba King delivers?!

I'm still incredulous as I'm typing this.

My favorite Peranakan restaurant Baba King has joined Deal.Com.Sg's delivery services.

Really curious to see if the food will taste just as nice when delivered especially - since Peranakan food is supposed to be eaten best served piping hot. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest update.

Latest Update: Feedback on Baba King online food delivery experience:
Recently, I received an email promoting Baba King's set lunch at only S$10 inclusive of delivery. Thinking it was pretty good value (considering that each set comprises of sambal fish, rice and a vegetable side), I promptly placed an order for 2 sets.

Making the order was rather frustrating. After several attempts, I gave up on the online route as the website did not seem to cater for online promotions. Placing a phone order proved vexing too. I was only able to get through after about 10 failed calls. Thankfully, the service staff who eventually did take my call was professional and very experienced.

The food arrived as promised at 12 noon. The food was tasty but portions were disappointingly measly. Definitely not even worth the S$10 I paid for. Will NOT be ordering Baba King online again.


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