Archive for the ‘Restaurants’ Category

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?

Yong He Eating House At Geylang, Singapore.

November 24, 2008

After an album showcase by pop singer JJ Lin last night, my parents and I headed down to Geylang’s Yong He Eating House for some Taiwanese supper, which is open 24 hours a day. It is located at the corner of Geylang Lor 27A. The food there was seriously awesome, I went to bed a happy girl.

The shop at 10pm.

Sweet beancurd with peanuts.

Delicious and freshly made fried youtiao.

Savory glutinous rice cake, with pork floss and preserved radish on the inside.

I think this marks the beginning of my Geyland food adventure. Also, I am now all the more excited for the true and authentic Taiwanese food when I visit Taipei in December. 🙂

Yummy thoughts running wild in my head.

Poached Eggs, Hash, New York City Jazz.

September 9, 2008

I am craving some good brunch and world class jazz music. I am also craving to return to New York City; be it with company or alone. 

Blue Note was the place to be for all that jazz, for just USD35. It was their special brunch sunday. It was real special to me indeed.

*Thinking fondly of last December.

Cafe’ Cartel’s Food Standard Has Dropped.

June 3, 2008

On the last day of my finance exams last friday, my friends and I went to have a celebratory lunch at Raffles City’s Cafe‘ Cartel. The restaurant is blessed that since it was the last day of exams, my review of them might be worse.

Service: 3 over 5 stars.
The waitress brought us our knifes after we asked for it. Other than that, nothing else special for the now 10% service charge that was not payable before.

Food: 1.5 over 5 stars.
Bad. My pasta was served, almost gliding off the plate. My friend’s fish portion was too little (as a small eater, she had managed to finish it). The bread was as tough as stone at the corners. The soup was so watery.

My chicken spaghetti. Too much, a little undercooked, and too tasteless. Even after adding much chilli-flakes, it still remained tasteless.

My friend’s fish dish. It tasted pretty all right, but as mentioned it was too small a portion.

Our dessert: ice cream in a pack. haha what a joke! But I thought this was the best part of the meal – because it’s hard to go wrong with something packaged and the rest of the dishes were pretty horrid.

But the company was fabulous, Cafe’ Cartel’s got these 3 to thank.
Michelle and Helmi! 🙂

🙂 2 more weeks of school break till my next 5-month sprint! I am looking forward to making more new friends.

Cheap Japanese Food At Ang Mo Kio Central.

April 17, 2008

Sumo House is a air-conditioned Japanese eatery at Ang Mo Kio Central. Its cheapest dish, the Katsu-Don costs a mere S$3.05 after tax. Lishan and I went there for dinner yesterday and we both had the TempuraUdon and shared some fried scallops. It had cost us each a little over S$6 each and we were provided with a free flow of hot green tea.

The fried scallops drizzled with mayonnaise.
Rated 2.8 over 5 stars.

My bowl of Tempura-Udon.
Rated 2 over 5 stars. The tempura was soaked in the soup and it became soggy in about 3 minutes. It came with only 2 prawns.

Here’s me slurping up my udon. I’m so diggin’ my new haircut, I missed my bangs so here I am with bangs again!I only recommend you to eat at Sumo House if you’re starving, feeling hot and unwilling to spend much on your meal.

Bak Chor Mee Is One Of My Favourite Foods.

March 20, 2008

An Update:

Today (22 March), I realised that the Bak Chor Mee at “S-11 Serangoon Central Food House” (map) is very tasty! I rate it 4.1 over 5 stars. Here is the exact address:

Block 261 

Serangoon Central Drive



😀 This time, I remembered to take a photo.


While I was on a site visit today, I decided to eat my lunch at G23 Food Centre (Fansida Building) located near Aljunied MRT (the local train service).

It is about a five minute walk away from the MRT.

This is how a typical hawker centre in Singapore would look like.

I ordered a bowl of Bak Chor Mee from “Ali Shan Noodle House”. I did not manage to take a photo as I was too hungry to remember. 😉 I rate the noodles a 1.6 over 5 stars.

For me, there was too much ketchup and the lack of flavour from the chilli. There was too much lard and there were no meatballs! Meatballs are the main reason for me when it comes to eating Bak Chor Mee, I was therefore very disappointed.

The stall’s saving grace is their server Uncle, who was a pretty peculiar chap. He cracked me up when he asked if my Fuji Finepix F31 camera (which was sitting on the table) was the latest Nokia N95 phone. It totally brightened up my afternoon. 😀

If you really want some good Bak Chor Mee, take a look at this list. I will be tracking them down real soon.

A Choice Of Fast Food During A Busy School Term.

March 6, 2008

It is a super hectic week in school. Hence, the frequent food solution for my friends and I would be fast food. Since Raffles City is on the way to school from the train station, it is very convenient for us to simply grab some fast food and rush to classes and project meetings right after.

Here are my favourite fast food haunts at Raffles City:

MOS Burger 
I love the fish burger and milk tea.

Burger King 
I save some money here as the student meal costs only S$4+.

My favourite is their steak and cheese, on honey oat bread, with all vegetables except jalapenos, drizzled with southwest and honey-mustard, and sprinkled with pepper. Yum-O! 🙂
Cheese Steak

What is your favourite fast food joint where you’re at? I really enjoyed Wendy’s when I was at New York City, although their portions were too huge for an Asian girl to handle.

Simple Deep Fried Peanuts Recipe.

March 4, 2008

Some of the best tasting food in life is always deep-fried, like these deep-fried peanuts that my helper just made. I love peanuts plus deep-fried food (who doesn’t?), so this is a fabulous combination for me. In Singapore, peanuts are usually cooked with ikan bilis (or anchovies) and served in a Nasi Lemak dish with sambal chilli. I prefer just to eat the peanuts alone.

Deep Fried Peanuts Recipe

A bag of raw peanuts
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil

1. Deep fry peanuts in oil till golden brown. Dish it out and place it on kitchen towels.
2. Sprinkle salt, mix and serve during dinner or eat it as a snack. 
(or store in an air-tight container for consumption later)

Yes, it is that simple. I love eating it with rice and other Chinese dishes during dinner. It really adds the crunch factor.

Nam Seng Noodles & Fried Rice Stall.

February 29, 2008

Nam Seng Noodles & Fried Rice food stall that has been around for almost 40 years. They cook and sell delicious Chinese Fried Rice, Wanton Mee, Venison (deer meat) Hor Fun, etc. See a photo of their food menu below.

Numerous locations

This is their most current address, as seen in the photo above. Their first stall location (which made them famous) was at a hawker centre which was formerly beside Singapore’s Stamford Road National Library. The gorgeous old library is now demolished, which is a huge waste!

They’d moved to 33 Pekin St, Far East Square Food Meseum after that. They then moved again to Market Street briefly, and now they are operating at 25 China Street, #01-01 Far East Square. It is along the same stretch as Ya Kun Kaya Toast, right at the other end (where Don Pie used to be). Don Pie is now opposite Nam Seng Noodles & Fried Rice.

Here are some photos I took when I visited the stall with my friends last Wednesday afternoon.

Delicious Venison Hor Fun, they no longer sell the beef version of this.

The best wanton ever. Eat it to believe it. 🙂

My friends and I visited the stall because we happened to be in the area. We had lunch just a couple of hours ago before the visit, so we ordered only two dishes to share. However, we managed to finish up everything. I wish I had more room in my tummy for their Wanton Mee – the fresh Char Siu and homemade chilli in the dish is really tasty. 😛

Here are some interesting links. (Note: This blog post has the most updated address of Nam Seng Noodles & Fried Rice stall)
– Channel 5’s “Our Makan Places: Lost and Found” once featured my grandparents’ stall
– List of Yummy Eating Places – Lost and Found (I cannot confirm that everything in this list is updated, this only serves as a guide)

Here is a summary of the stall’s details.
Nam Seng Noodles & Fried Rice
25 China Street, #01-01
Far East Square
Tel: (+65) 6438-5669

Opening Hours
Mondays to Fridays – 8am to 9pm (Last order at 8:15pm)
Saturdays – 8am to 6pm (Last order at 5:15pm)
Sundays & Public Holidays – Closed

My Top 3 Restaurant Suggestions for Valentine’s Day in Singapore.

February 12, 2008

I hope this is not too late, for those of you who plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day in just two days. Perhaps this might be a good last minute suggestion for frantic love birds out there, searching for a place to dine with that someone special.

These are top 3 on my list not only because of its amazing food and service, but also because of the memories that I’ve forged there on previous occasions. The 3 top restaurant suggestions for Valentine’s Day would be Harry’s @ Holland Village, Kazu Sumiyaki Restaurant and Corduroy & Finch.

1. Harry’s @ Holland Village
27 Lorong Mambong
Holland Village
Tel: 6467 4222

I first went to Harry’s @ Holland Village only because of my friend Derrick, who performs live every Thursday or Friday nights, 9:30pm at Harry’s. It’s a great place to be if both you and your partner love music coupled with an energetic crowd (of mostly expatriates). I tried their Fish and Chips, it was excellent. I never fail to have fun whenever I go to Harry’s @ Holland Village. I rate them an overall 4 over 5 Stars.

2. Kazu Sumiyaki Restaurant
5 Koek Road
#04-05 Cuppage Plaza
Tel: 6734 2492

Unfortunately, I could not find any photos of this place and I didn’t take many photos when I was there. My boyfriend brought me here for my birthday last year. He told the chef to surprise me with a “birthday day ice cream creation”. The service here is top notch. It was a perfect evening filled with smiles and great food. The foie gras, BBQ beef and garlic rice were superb. Even the BBQ corn was out of this world. Most importantly, it is a really intimate place and it has a very authentic and romantic aura to it. I rate them an overall 5 over 5 Stars.

3. Corduroy & Finch
779 Bukit Timah Road
Tel: 6762 0131

The food is great and they serve desserts like “Handsome Strawberries” – which are actually strawberries dipped in chocolate that look like tuxedos. Most important of all, my boyfriend and I will be celebrating our Valentine’s Day at Corduroy & Finch. I am really looking forward to that. For now, I rate them an overall 4.5 over 5 Stars. Let’s see if their ratings improve after the 14th of February.