Thursday, September 30, 2010

Botak Jone - Scattered all over Singapore

Another trip to Botak Jones.. even when I was disappointed with their Burgers.. now, I ordered the Fish and Chips.. which gave you this
The size of the fish was substanstial, the fries were fried upon orderd. I like that they have malt vinegar. But I still prefer my fish and chips cooked with beer batter than this kind. Which was coated in bread crumbs. I find this frying method to crispy and the inside is not as moist as the beer batter method.
How about you guys...???

Monday, September 27, 2010

Casuarina Curry Restaurant - Thomson Area

Too some.. prata is everyday food, a lot even eat it for breakfast paired with coffe or teh tarik, for me.. Prata is definitely an indulgence. I described this piece of pastry as Asian Croissant. Its light in appearance but heavy on the stomach, and I love it very much. This place was recommended by the Makan Guru himself.. KF Seetoh. Here in Casuarina Curry, They still make their own prata dough.
Ordered a PRATA Plaster and a Paper prata. The prata plaster was basically a Kosong.. which is a plain prata with a fried egg stuck..
or plastered to it. The paper prata is a thin and crispy prata. Both were nicely done. Eaten with gravy. The prata has the numerous layers that I like. The paper prata was crispy yet not too thin . Both were delicious. And I was satisfied.
And to wash it down.. a cold glass of Mango Lassi. Goooooood… just right combination with the prata.
136-138 Casuarina Road Singapore, neat Upper Thomson Road

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Da Paolo Pizza Bar - Holland village

Pizza This is one non-singaporean food which i like very much. I love the concept of Da PAolo Pizza Bar. Pizza is nice finger food. Its heavy on the tummy, its has the combination of carbohydrates, protein, veggies and dairy. all i one complete package. Partner it together with you favorite alcoholi cbeverage and you got an interesting evening:)
Situated in Chip Bee Gardens in Holland Village. THe place has a soothing ambience that makes you just wanna realx and take you tie eating the pizza, driking and talking with good friends. What more can you ask for right
But lets concentrate on the food. Was the pizza good?
Ordered a half and half, which lately is how i like ordering a pizza so you can have a taste of two kinds of topping combinations.
The crust was jsut the way i like it , thin yet chewy inside and crispy outside. The one with parma ham could use a touch of fresh greens on top. The mushroom pizza was a great because of its infusion with truffle oil..
Its is not the best i have tasted here in singapore. Yer it is better than your average delivery pizza.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bismillah Biryani Restaurant - Little India

Biryani Rice is fast becoming one of my favorite indian food. Basmati rice has always been one of my favorite variety of rice, its long, and it absorbs water very well. I like my rice dry and fluffy. And Basmati rice is the best for it.
This restaurant has been very pupular among Singapore food blogs, because of its good Biryani. so i headed to Dunlop street to give it a try.
Ordered myself a Mutton Dum Biryani.
i love the colors of the rice cooked in Saffron and some indian spices. It is very aromatic. I also like the fact that they separate the curry gravy from the meat so that you can put the curry on the rice and control the amount, so that it wont be too messy and too wet.
The meat was cooked very well. Curry was also very strong yet not overwhelming the taste of the meat and the rice.
Overall, i like it. But, is it the best singapore has to offer...Maybe yes, maybe no, not yet sure.
Owner was pretty ncie as well. so thats always a plus point
Bismillah Biryani Restaurant
50 Dunlop Street
Singapore 209379
11am to 10.30pm daily

Monday, September 20, 2010

Katong(Peter) Fried Kway Teow - Tanjong Pagar

Char Kway Teow is perhaps one of the most difficult Hawker food to prepare and to be good at it, it should be fired upon order and not by batches. I have eaten my share of Char Kway Teow around singapore. Had my share of good and bad ones.
Here in Tanjong pagar Food Center, there is a relatively young man who makes a mean Char Kway Teow. And I like the fact that he add shrimps to his Char Kway Teow
THis is the 3.00SGD portion of Char KWay Teow, which has good amount of cockles, chinese sausage and two shrimps.
The aroma was indeed intoxicating, Very good wok hei as the noodles were just the right consistency neither too dry or too wet. It tasted good. Now i dont wonder why during lunch time, the queue here is long.
Katong (Peter) Fried Kway Teow
Blk 6
Tanjong Pagar Plaza
Singapore 081006

Friday, September 17, 2010


Inside Beo Cresent in the Tiong Bahru Area is this stall that serves a mean hainanese Curry rice. The stall really dont have a name. as you can see in my pictures.

And this place is always full in the morning and by early lunch time, everything will be sold out. I still cant imagine eating curry for breakfast but well, it’s the norm here so why not.
Ordered myself plate of it and here is what I got. Crispy pork pieces, braised cabbage and rice. The pork was the center of attention here. Fried to golden brown, it tasted so good and not that oily.
The curry was also cooked well, not too spicy and has the right consistency, other curry places tend to be too watery but this one is just right. The braised cabbage also tasted good.
Come over here if you love Hainanese Curry Rice. Defintely worth the find.
Blk 40 Beo Crescent
6.30am to 3pm

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bao Inn - ABC Brickworks

ABC Brickworks have this little stall that makes their own paos on the spot. Everythign is steam in the premises. Got myself a Char siu bao. And a chicken pao- both for 60 cents a piece.
The charsiu bao has mince pork inside,
I would have like it if the pork was not mince so fine, I like bigger dice where you can feel the meat strands when you bite into it.
The chicken pao was good,, juicy and moist inside and the seasoning was just perfect.
Another Stop- GogoBeanZ- yuou can find in a lot of hawker centers

Soy milk with grass jelly- I thought this combination would not really work to my liking, but I was glad to be wrong It was good and very refreshing.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jologs - Lucky Plaza , Orchard Road

I like going to Lucky plaza because you can find good foreign food like the famous Ayam Penyet Ria and there are tons of Filipino restaurants here as well
According to my Filipino friends, jolog means something like weird or unorthodox, unordinary..
Rice Meals here ranges from 5 dollars and above. But it comes with bottomless drink like Iced Tea and powdered orange drink. So come to think of it, it is worth it, u eat in a airconditioned area with limitless drinks.
Ordered a Sisig rice- which was said to be chopped pork cheeks with liver and garlic and onions. Served with garlic rice and fried egg. So this is where all the pork cheeks are going to?? Hahaha
I like how it taste. I like the play of textures of the fat, the skin ,the meat It was seasoned very well and the garlic fried rice just complimented it.
Level 4
Lucky Plaza, Orchard Road

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mr. Teh Tarik - Changi Road, Geylang Serai

Teh tarik to those who don’t know is “pulled tea”,. It’s a way of cooling tea then the person making it pulls the tea from one pot to another causing it to be cooled at the same time created air bubbles to make a nice airy creamy beverage. I love milk teas that’s why I love teh tarik, but I like it with ice though.
Here is an order of iced Teh Tarik. Creamy, and very nice. Not too sweet. Perfect to partner it with Prata. Here is the banana prata I ordered, I wanted prata tissue but they say it was not available. Too bad. Sadly they don’t make their own prata dough and just order it from a supplier. It was just mediocre.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fatty Cheong ABC Brickworks Food Center

Still searching for the best Singapore Char Siu, I was lead to this place by the website
He claimed that this place serves one of the best char siu of Singapore. So here I am queueing at ABC brickworks. Try to avoid the lunch hour whne you want to eat here as the queue can go up to 30 minutes.
Here is my plate of Wanton Mee, with the famous Charsiu slices on top of the noodles.
The Char siu was indeed a lot better than the other outlets I have eaten which srved lean meat that is colored to get the reddish hue. Here the Char siu was baked nicely, It still fails in comparison to the Char Siu I have eaten in Hong Kong but I think this will do for now. The noodles were also nice and springy. The wantons though.. I don’t want to talk about it as I am still disappointed.
Come here for the roasted items.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Victory Muslim Restaurant.

Beside the more Famous ZAM –ZAM, I don’t know if there is a history behind this two restaurant, but everything looked the same, the lay out of the restaurant. The way their menu looks like, the price of their food. Came here to try the Mutton Murtarbak.
Of course you will get the usual cucumber with sweet and sour sauce.
The murtarbak came, hot and freshly made. Smelled very good. I like the crispy exterior then inside was the minced muttons with onions. Served with Mutton Curry.
I like it better than Zam zam because the outer layer was crispier yet the inner layers are still chewy and not dried out. Every bite was worth its artery clogging, cholesterol laden calorie. I just love this dish, but not for everyday eating.
No. 701 & 703 North Bridge Road (Opp. to Sultan Mosque) Singapore 198677. Tel: 62986955 / 62983502