A 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!
After our not-too-satisfying lunch, we went back to Honolulu Cafe, only to discover that not only had the queue not moved much, it had also grew longer! Resigned to our fate, we began our 1-hour queue. Luckily, JY and AN were coming to join us 🙂
Because of ‘overwhelming response’, each person was allowed to ordered a maximum of 3 egg tarts. Everything else under Section A of the menu (Polo Buns, Durian Pastry, BBQ Pork Bun, Curry Fish Balls etc.) was sold out, so we just got ourselves 12 Honolulu Egg Tarts ($1.70++ each), Chicken Wings in Swiss Sauce ($6++), Peanut Butter Toast ($2++), Pork Chop Bun with Salad ($5++), 2 Honolulu Coffees ($3++), a Milk Tea ($3++), and a Yuan Yang ($3.30++). We were also strongly encouraged to order the only remaining dessert, Mango Pomelo Sago.
We were here for another movie date, and were looking for something new to try. Nene Chicken looked like a option tucked away in a quiet corner. It was just past 12 noon when we got here, but there were only 2 other dine-in customers in this place that could seat around 5o people. However, there were quite a few customers who ordered take-aways.
We decided to share a set of 6 Pieces Wings and Sticks ($9.95) with swicy (sweet & spicy) sauce, coleslaw, and Nenepop (additional $1.90), mainly because 2 of the 4 posters showed “discontinued” items, and shaking our confidence just a tiny weeny bit 😛 There were only cold drinks available for the set, so we just took bottled water.
The ordering process was quite slow, but we only waited about 5 minutes for our food after ordering.
While we were impressed with the tiny size of the coleslaw, the chicken definitely made us feel that we made the right choice. All were crispy on the outside, while tender and juicy inside. We wiped out the food in mere minutes 😀
It was also quite thoughtful of them to serve the meal with wet towel and disposable gloves.
Overall, quite a satisfying lunch 🙂
- Location: 33 Sengkang West Ave The Seletar Mall #B2-10/11 S(797653)
- Website: www.nenechicken.com.sg
- Hrs: 11am – 9:15pm
We were done with sight-seeing for the day and were searching for cheaper alternatives near 祇園 Gion area for dinner, before heading home. Ms V found a highly recommended 居酒屋 izakaya, and we decided to go try our luck!
When we peeped in, we saw that the bar counters were fully occupied, but still decided to try enquiring for seats. To our pleasant surprise, there were tables available in another room, away from the smokey bar counters.. Happiness!
It was a traditional tatami room, which meant that we had to take off our shoes, and kneel/sit on the floor. The trio of stiff-legged 外人 gaijins ended up sitting with legs in various positions to avoid leg cramps 😛 The food and atmosphere were good enough that we sat through leg cramps and enjoyed our dinner for 2 hours!
Most of the items were ¥390, excluding tax, and of a small portion, which was good, because we wanted to have a variety. For a total of ¥5610 (~S$65) for 3 persons, we left the place really bloated and happy.
- Location: 77 Sueyoshi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu 605-0085, Japan 〒605-0085 京都府京都市東山区末吉町77
- Nearest Station: Gion-Shijo Station 祇園四条駅
- Direction: Take Exit 7 and walk along 四条通 Shijo Dori. Make a left turn at 大和大路通 Yamato Oji Dori. Turn right at the second junction.
- Website: www.kirinya-foods.jp/kappa
- Hrs: 6pm – 3am (Tue-Sat), 5pm – 12:30am (Sun)
Categories: Dinner, Japan, Kyoto, Travel
Tags: beef, chicken wing, egg, Gion, sashimi, smoked duck, teriyaki, yakitori
There are so many food options at Shaw Centre new wing!
Decisions, decisions, and finally we decided that I Want My Noodle sounded 霸气 enough to get our first vote. We decided to share My Noodle with Double Roast ($12.50 nett), add Pebbles Dessert for $2.50 (usual price $3.90), and Fried Wings ($7.90).
The noodles was quite delicious! Reminded us of the curly type of instant noodles, but a thicker version. Both the char siew and sio bah were very flavourful, and we loved the well proportioned meat and fats; not too much fats, but enough for flavours. It would be perfect if the meats could be just a little bit more tender.
The flourless fried wings were already well-marinated, without needing the additional sambal chilli. The meat was tender and juicy!
I was a bit apprehensive to try the dessert, as it looked like it was made from mochi. Well, there was a little bit of the mochi element in it, but the flavours were oh-so-good and fragrant! We had to dust off the icing from the pebbles though, as the artificial sweetness was overpowering the natural sweetness of the sweet potato and purple potato balls.
Note: only cash or NETS payment is accepted here.
We were staying at 新驛旅店復興北路店 CityInn Hotel Plus Fuxing North Road branch, and just around the corner from the hotel, half-way to the 捷運中山國中站 MRT Zhongshan Junior High School Station, is this awesome food street, and was the recommended go-to street for food!
There is a variety of food options here, ranging from small eateries of braised pork belly rice, noodle stalls. dessert stalls, Japanese restaurants, to Italian restaurants, trendy cafes, and a vegetarian buffet restaurant!
We had popped by for lunch when we shifted from our previous hotel, and brunch on our last day in Taipei. Spoilt for choices, but we had only enough stomach space to try the following places.
Categories: Breakfast, Coffee/Tea Break, Taiwan, Travel
Tags: bacon, chicken wing, 豆花, french toast, ham, latte, scramble egg, Taipei, 涼麵
Since we had an ultra disappointing dinner, we decided to check out the other restaurants and discover this super long queue at 羅麥記 Law Mark Kee. Got queue means cannot be that bad right? So we got ourselves a queue number and begun our 30 minute wait for a seat.
羅麥記 Law Mark Kee is an upscale Cha Chan Teng 茶餐廳 and has quite a few outlets at various shopping malls, and the specialty is… 怀旧 retro… Haha… The walls are decorated with old school posters, and there are plenty of old school TVs, radios, standing fans, telephones, soft drink carts, sofas lying around the corners of the restaurant to bring you back to the 70s and 80s.
And then we saw a few people with Groupon deals, so we were hoping that this was not the only reason for the crowd 😮
Polo Pork Chop Bun 菠萝猪扒包
We have been wanting to check out this place as it was always crowded whenever we walked past!
Today we were at nex bright and early, so it was a good opportunity to come here. True enough, the entire place was empty 🙂
We decided on a Polo Pork Chop Bun 菠萝猪扒包 ($6.90 nett, with $1 for egg) and topped up $5.60 to make it into a set, with Iced Macau Milk Tea (UP $2.80) and Chicken Wings (UP $5.90 for 6 wings).
The polo bun was not the crispy hard crust type, but its sweetness was a good complement to the rather salty but quite jucy pork slice. The wings were very juicy and salty, so it would be better to eat it with the rice option. Milk tea was pretty standard fare, but really helped to balance out the saltiness of the food…
Thai Wanton Noodle
This is a new place along Upper Thomson, and we thought we should try it before its gone!
Ok lah, to be fair, not many restaurants along this stretch did wind up, but we have seen a few during our recent years of roaming around this stretch!
This restaurant is just beside Huay Kwang Thai and we believed it took over a Malay food stall (which we had tried once).
The interior is simple with cement floors and fixed tables. The interesting part about the tables is that the waiters can put a plank between 2 tables (there are groves along the edge of the tables to fit the plank in) and make it into a table of 4! Of course one can put more planks and turn the tables into one huge communal table. How innovative!
We needed to have more Thai food! And since we also needed to shop more, we ended up at Yum Saap inside Platinum Fashion Mall.
Yum Saap is a chain restaurant in Bangkok, and there are quite a few branches in the various shopping malls.
Categories: Bangkok, Lunch, Thailand, Travel
Tags: Bangkok, beehoon, chicken wing, curry, kangkong, minced pork, papaya, pork, Thai