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House of AnLi Bistro @Tanglin Mall

2017-02-25 09.53.26G had visited this place before and jio-ed us for breakfast on this lovely weekend, but we had no idea this was such a lovely place 🙂

A really cosy bistro located at the back of a home interior shop, we really loved the natural lighting coming through the large windows and high ceilings. The natural light, coupled with the simple deco and white walls, provided a much soothing environment. The clientele as we can see it, is very much the ex-pats which is to be expected since it is within Tanglin Mall.

The view of the beautiful greenery and the comfortable seats, and the great company made us feel very relaxed and in high spirits!

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Kam’s Roast @Pacific Plaza

2017-01-30 17.40.39Since Kam’s Roast was also located in Pacific Plaza, we figured that we should end our foodie day with yet another Michelin-starred eatery, this time from Hong Kong. Being early evening, there was absolutely no queue!

Unfortunately, unlike its Hong Kong outlet which we had tried previously, goose was not available in Singapore, so we opted for Roast Duck 甘牌烧鸭 ($19.80++ for lower quarter), ‘Toro’ Char Siu 肥浓叉烧  (22.80++), and Marinated Black Fungus with Vinegar 香醋黑木耳 ($6.80++).

Gotta say that we were still as pleased as ever with the fatty char siew, with its lovely meat to fat ratio and nicely charred bits. The roast duck was drenched in sauce already, so the skin was not as crispy as we would have preferred. As for the duck meat, well, it was a little below our expectations. The black fungus was chewy with a good bite, and provided a refreshing lift to the meal.

Contact:

  • Location: 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza #01-04/05/06/07 S(228210)
  • Website: kamsroast.com.sg (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 10.30am – 10pm (Sat-Sun, PH)
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Tsuta 蔦 @Pacific Plaza

2017-01-30 16.06.03Our foodie journey today brought us to the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen eatery, Tsuta, which opened it’s first overseas outlet at Pacific Plaza (it has since opened another outlet at 18 Tai Seng).

We were here during late afternoon, and the queue was fairly manageable. Since we were still rather full, we did not mind the 20-minute wait, especially when there were seats available in the queue.

We thought that this place had a rather efficient system, where we could just place our orders and pay via the kiosk at the entrance of the restaurant, before the staff brought us to our seats, where we could watch the chefs in action.

Food was served rather quickly too, and we managed to finish our meal in a jiffy too.

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Pluck @Ann Siang Hill

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Chope had a 1-for-1 deal, and so we ended up here for dinner 🙂

Seated at the counter, we had a great view of the chefs in action. We wanted to try so many things, but our waistlines had been expanding… *ouch*

Anyway, we still ate a lot, haha 😛

  • Tuna Tartare ($20++): This was rather addictive, with well balanced flavours and very fresh tuna. The papadum was very crispy and went well with the tuna.
  • Soft Shell Crab ($20++): We liked the crunchy batter, but the saltiness overpowered the Thai green curry flavour.
  • Assam pork ribs ($22++): The pork ribs were very tender and delicious!
  • Tom yum cereal salmon ($22++): Our favourite item, the salmon was oven-baked to perfection, almost melting in our mouths. Gosh.. salivating just thinking about it 😀
  • 10° vermicelli ($2++): This was quite refreshing, not bad at all.
Contact:

  • Location: 90 Club St S(069458)
  • Website: ohpluck.com (Facebook) (Reservation)
  • Hrs: 12:30pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon–Thu), 12:30pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1am (Fri), 6pm – 1am (Sat)
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Lokkee @Plaza Singapura

2016-10-10-13-50-51There was a special 25% discount off Lokkee’s ala-carte menu today, special thanks to Nathan Hartono and his excellent performance in Sing! China.

Lokkee is TungLok Group’s latest F&B venture offering global Chinese cuisine.

The restaurant is a witty and cheeky play on favourite Chinese recipes which have been given a unique tweak to include a dash of Western influence.

The interior of the restaurant is very contemporary but the tables were too close to each other and waiters had a hard time maneuvering their way.

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NOW Noodles+ @Square 2

2016-09-28-19-32-43A relatively new restaurant in Square 2 with a simple menu (5 noodles options all priced at $9.80), we had tried the Mee Tai Mak and Heng Hwa Noodle Soup. Sides were $2.80, and we had the Chicken Mid Wings.

We had read many good stuff about the Mee Tai Mak, aka Lao Shu Fen (because it resembles rat tails). Stir-fried with their signature rempah, with minced prawns, pork, fishcake, mushrooms, eggs, and century egg, it was pretty good, but not “wow” for us. Despite the flavours, somehow something felt missing.

Served with chicken drumstick, egg, lily flower, black fungus, snow peas, bak choy, and fried shallots, we could definitely taste the ginger in the clear broth of the Heng Hwa Noodles (mee sua), but it was also slightly on the sweet side. It was also the only soup option here. Not bad if you prefer something lighter for a meal.

The four pieces of half mid-wings had good batter, and was juicy and tender; we liked it!

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Arteastiq Boutique Tea House @Plaza Singapura

2016-09-09-08-43-46We were in town today and after checking out the whole of Plaza Singapore, the comfortable plush seats here at Arteastiq called out to us!

We decided to try out the weekday set lunches here (available from 11am to 1.30pm) which consists of a main and a specialty tea (or coffee) from $16++ onwards.

We got ourselves The Prince of Monte Carlo ($25++) and Golden Sands Big Breakfast ($24++). For drinks, it was Honey Lavender Tea and Latte.

So what exactly was Prince of Monte Carlo?

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​Tempura Kohaku 天ぷら琥珀 @Eat At Seven, Suntec City

2016-09-05-17-35-52This is one of the recent restaurants to open at Eat At Seven (Enbu, Nikunohi etc.) in Suntec.

We attempted to come here during dinner time previously, but the queue was simply too long.

This time, we arrived before 5.30pm and walked into a mostly empty restaurant. Yippee!!!!

We shared a Kohaku Tendon ($15++) and opted for the non-spicy version. It was way better than the expensive one we had at Wisma Atria!

We especially enjoyed the juicy and tender chicken breast, and the squid piece. Other items included prawn, crab stick, baby corn, pumpkin, mushroom and long beans. The rice was pretty fluffy and fragrant too, and they were not over zealous with the sauce.

In terms of value-for-money, hubby still preferred his favourite Tendon Ginza Itsuki with the onsen egg…

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​Mo’mor Izakaya @Tanglin

2016-08-03 20.41.00We were here for some Japanese-European fusion food because of the Chope offer!

Though there was a larger outdoor seating area, we opted for indoors, thinking that it would be less hot and more quiet. Erm, it was quite quiet when the blender was not in use 😛

It was ladies’ night today, so ladies get a free drink and 3 oysters at promotional prices. The staff said it is men’s night everyday; the men foot the bill everyday. Hahahaha!

To start, we got a Lychee Sake Cocktail and 3 Fresh Oysters to share. We also had a Raw & Cured Platter ($36++), Hamachi Collar ($21.90++), Charcoal Griled Saikyo Miso Ginger Spring Chicken ($24++), Jumbo Crab Meat Linguine ($29, free with Chope offer).

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​Shisen Hanten 四川飯店 @Mandarin Orchard

2016-08-02 18.46.02JY helped to make reservations here, and so the 3 of us were here at Shisen Hanten (who recently won 2-Star Michelin in the 2016 MICHELIN Guide Singapore) to try some Szechuan food by the Japanese chef Chen Kentaro.

We liked the decorations and the lovely view of the restaurant with the very high ceiling on a very high floor.

Once we were comfortably seated, we were served the menu (with crumbs on them *gasp*). My friend said it was a good sign; for it meant that the restaurant was busy!

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