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Beppu Dining Restaurant’s Spicy Chicken Ramen.

January 5, 2011

Happy new year to my dear readers. 🙂 May 2011 bring to you loads of laughter, joy and good conversations over delicious food.

Here’s my first food review of the year – Beppu Dining Restaurant’s Spicy Chicken Ramen (aka Japanese noodles).

Food rating: 3.5 over 5 stars.
Service: 4 over 5 stars.

I usually order it this way:

  • 2 Chilies (You can choose up to 8 Chilies? Hello? That’s crazy; but you can choose to order just the 8 Chillies soup for S$2)
  • Fried chicken to be served at the side (So that it doesn’t turn soggy, otherwise they serve it on top of the ramen soup)

I wouldn’t consider this ‘authentic’ Japanese ramen (bouncy noodles in soup, served with chicken/pork soup that’s boiled for hours), but I would say it’s a pretty good lunch-fix for ~S$12-15 per person (drinks included).

Have a go if you’re around the area:

20 Cross Street #01-19 China Court, China Square Central Singapore
Tel: +65 6438 0328

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 11.30am – 3.00pm; 6pm – 10pm
Weekends: 12noon – 10pm

P.S: I’ve not tried their Japanese Shabu Shabu, anyone has and is it yummy?

DanDan Wu @ Ximending, Taipei.

January 13, 2009

When Calin and I arrived in Taipei some two weeks ago, we were starved. This was mainly because we refused to eat plane food and wanted some real Tawinese cuisine. 

After an hour bus ride to the hotel at Ximending, we went to DanDan Wu (a direct translation is EggEgg House) nearby. 

Here’s a photo from outside the restaurant, so many floors of it! We were however too hungry to wait for seats on the upper floors so we settled for the ground floor.
 

Here’s my huge plate of ‘spicy’ chicken, egg with rice, spaghetti with tomato sauce and some salad. The spaghetti wasn’t fantastic, tasted like it came from a can without much flavour. Also, if you’re a chilli-loving-Singaporean, you should not take their ‘spicy’ too seriously. 
 

Here’s the view after I ‘broke’ my egg cap on my rice. In Taiwan, only Japanese rice is used…I love it!
 

Calin’s pork-chop rice with Japanese curry was much nicer, do try this one.
 

However, I would not advice you to eat large meals like that as you’d be missing out on the street food, which is SO delicious! More posts on that soon. 🙂

The view across the restaurant. I love Taiwan so much. It was a comfortable 12 degrees and boy was I excited for the next 7 days to come. 

Wasabi Tei – A Hidden Treasure In Singapore.

December 16, 2008

Yes…this place has a grumpy chef, a 20% additional charge if you order more than once and a counter seating enough to fit a mere 16 persons at one go-but in my opinion, it has the best Japanese food in Singapore. 

Food rating: 5 over 5 stars.
Service: 1.5 over 5 stars. 

Moses educated me on how the place works and did everything right by ordering all our food the first time and I made sure I did nothing to aggravate the chef (I took photos discreetly haha). We watched in wonder as the chef’s wife explained to unsuspecting customers that second orders will cost them 20% more and the chef telling a customer that no waiting is allowed in the vicinity. 

Wasabi Tei is a nice quaint place hidden on the fifth level at Far East Plaza. Take the lift nearest at Subway (ground floor) and turn left upon exiting the lift. Here’s the chef’s wife washing up while her husband busied himself in the kitchen.

The starters-free of charge. I can only make out that it has delicious pork bits and dried shrimp with some tea-leaf like vegetable. This made us so hungry for our main course.
 

The absolute best and thickest salmon sashimi-S$9. This was sliced on the spot and served to us, honestly it was the best I’ve ever tasted in the 25 years I’ve lived on planet earth.

My other favourite, swordfish sashimi-S$12. Just the right amount of juice and fleshy-taste to it, simply perfect. How do you beat that thickness?
 

Moses’ main course, a large pot of soup with cabbage and swordfish-S$18. The codfish was so tender, the soup was so sweet, the vegetables added an amazing texture and flavour to the entire dish. I was blown away. A large portion that is definitely worth its price tag. 
 

My garlic beef rice-S$13. Delicious and fragrant.
 

Watermelon-free of charge, very sweet and juicy but I could not stomach it all after the main course.

Moses and I are already planning to go again soon. This was such an experience for me!

Wasabi Tei Japanese Cuisine
14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza
#05-70
Tel: 62388216
Open: Weekdays and Saturdays
(12pm to 3pm & 6pm to 9pm)
Expect to queue between 15 minutes to an hour to get a seat

Us in heaven super duper satisfied.

Chicken Rice Opposite St. Andrew’s Cathedral.

December 8, 2008

Some pretty decent chicken rice that is priced at only S$3.50 opposite City Hall MRT Station. (Near Breadtalk

I chose to eat chicken chop rice instead of the usual chicken rice, with loads of sweet black sauce added on the rice. What you see here is just the first drizzle. 😛
 

My friends and I shared some fried tofu on the side as well, not too bad I must say.

A great place for a no-fuss and cheap Chinese meal in Singapore.

Singapore McDonald’s McGriddles Burger Reviewed.

April 1, 2008

I woke up earlier today for a McDelivery breakfast and ordered myself a McGriddles burger with egg meal with an ice latte. I was as excited as a provoked bunny as I opened up the packaged burger.

This costs S$10.60.

Tadah!

Top view of the burger, not as defined an ‘M’ shape as I had expected.

After I took a bite out from it.

I’m the sort that nibbles at my food so I tend to feel full faster. For me, this burger was too filling and I finished only 3/4s of it. Here are more comments.

  • If you see my previous post on the McGriddles, the egg in that photo is a different type that McDonald’s serve in the Singapore Egg McMuffin burger. I was expecting the one in the photo and was disappointed when it turned out to be the usual egg found in the McMuffin
  • The ‘pancake-infused’ bread wasn’t infused entirely, meaning there were bits of syrup soaked parts only. To me, it tasted like it had a lot of flour in it and it was somewhat chemical-like
  • As a chilli-loving Singaporean, I was torn between dipping this burger with chilli or not; as it was half sweet and half savoury
  • I rate it an overall 3.5 over 5 stars. I wouldn’t mind trying it again when I’m starving and need an overload on carbohydrates and unhealthy fats (honestly)

Try it for yourself today. 🙂 Just dial +65 6777-3777 and don’t worry even if it doesn’t show on the website menu, it IS available now in Singapore.