Seafood Tom Yum Soup
Deep Fried Fish Topped with Spicy Sauce and Hong Kong Collard Greens with Oyster Sauce
Green Curry (Chicken) with Rice
Deep Fried Chicken Wings in Red Wine Sauce and Deep Fried Shrimp Cakes
Crispy Fish Maw Spicy Salad
We had a rather late lunch due to the very heavy breakfast, and finally settled for Spring by Sanyod while we were roaming about in Central World. This appeared to be a Chinese-Thai fusion restaurant. Here’s what we had, and I think the fried items were probably the better ones:
- Seafood Tom Yum Soup: Not bad at all. There was a good balance of sour and spicy, so I didn’t choke on it the way I sometimes do back in Singapore.
- Hong Kong Collard Greens with Oyster Sauce: Pretty standard Hong Kong Kailan with oyster sauce
- Green Curry (Chicken) with Rice: This was just alright… somehow it did not quite have the “kick” to it.
- Deep Fried Fish Topped with Spicy Sauce: With the Thai spicy sauce, this dish was quite appetizing.
- Deep Fried Chicken Wings in Red Wine Sauce: Definitely one of my favourites!
- Deep Fried Shrimp Cakes: Another of my favourites, simple dish with yummy dip.
- Crispy Fish Maw Spicy Salad: This was very interesting, with rather unexpected texture and taste. The fish maw was deep fried till crispy, much like crackers, while the thinly-sliced squid pieces were deep fried as well, but had a more chewy texture.
With drinks, our total bill for 5 adults came up to be THB1358, inclusive of 7% VAT.
- Location: Central World, 5th Floor, Zone B, the ZEN, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
- Website: www.sanyodrestaurant.com
- Hrs: 10am – 10pm
- Nearest BTS: Between Chit Lom and Siam Stations
Categories: Bangkok, Lunch, Thailand, Travel
Tags: Bangkok, chicken wing, Chinese, fish maw, green curry, shrimp cake, Thai, tom yum soup
We were finally cafe hopping and hubby had previously done some research, and it seemed like Greyhound Cafe was a good choice!
We had a little difficulty locating the cafe, as Siam Center as a shopping mall was rather big, and there was actually a fashion store by the same name (that’s the origin of the Greyhound name).
Anyway, the cafe was quite near the fashion store, and we immediately fell in love with the environment when we reached.
Categories: Bangkok, Thailand, Travel
Tags: Bangkok, bisque, cafe, cappuccino, chicken wing, clam chowder, latte, noodle, quesadilla, ravioli, tea
Ms J promised to take us to this secret tea place for a 3-course tea sampling course ($45 nett per pax) and we had been so looking forward to it! We were surprised to be able to find such a peaceful sanctuary right smack in the middle of town 🙂
It was a 5 to 10 minute walk from Somerset MRT, and luckily, J had sent us a picture of the door without signage so that we knew exactly where to look for!
After pressing the bell (actually, we should have pressed the button of the intercom instead), we were welcomed to the lovely tea place!
It was huge with 3 floors and mezzanine floors, with private rooms and common rooms. After removing our shoes, we walked in and were greeted huge goldfishes swimming in the indoor pond!
Famous Fried Oyster
After so many years of working in this area, I finally discovered Whampoa Market and Food Centre!
There were 3 blocks – Blk 90 caters to the evening crowd, Blk 91 is more for day crowds (only the fish head steamboat plus a couple of drinks stall opened on both evenings that we were there), while Blk 92 is the wet market.
Iced and Hot
We wanted to go to the Changi Museum, but decided to pop by for some coffee and snacks at the Bark Cafe first, which is just beside the museum 😀
Hubby had a Iced Cafe Latte (~$5) while I decided to try the Bark’s Honey Lemon ($4.50)… yes, feeling a bit under the weather right at the start of our holiday 😦 That did not stop us from ordering the Bark Cafe’s Specialty Chicken Wing ($8.90 for 3) and the Smoked Duck Mini Burger ($16.90) to share.
Smoked Duck Mini Burger
The drinks were alright, but I thought it was a rather expensive tiny cup of Honey Lemon for that kind of price…
Bark Cafe’s Specialty Chicken Wing
Food-wise, we enjoyed the crispy chicken wings, and the sliders were pretty much standard fare.
We liked the quietness of the place though, and it was a nice little place to hang out during the late afternoon, when the weather was fine, as it was all alfresco dining, so it could get pretty hot.
- Location: 1000 Upp Changi Road North S(507707)
- Website: www.thebarkcafe.com
- Hrs: 11am – 1am (Sun-Thu), 11am – 2am (Fri-Sat)
We were around the area and had an hour or so to spare… Whipped out our phones to find a nearby cafe, and Cafe Pal showed up as one of the options! This is a cafe that serves modern Thai food, so it seemed quite a waste if we did not try out some of the food!
The cafe has a modern look with a high bar top and a sofa set near the entrance for a more comfortable, relax sit. There is a whole section on bubble teas for takeaways and I suspect this is to cater to the students in the Bugis area. The cafe allows party reservations and you can book the whole place and invite friends over for parties!
Today being our special day, hubby and I spilt up from the girls. We did quite a bit of research on alternate plans before this trip for this day. Some plans included a side trip to Tai-O if we didn’t make it there on Day 1, day trip to outlaying islands like Cheung Chau etc., and exploring further east of Hong Kong island. But we also thought of doing/visiting something that is not quite ‘popular’ or ‘must-visit’ places in Hong Kong, like Yuen Long. Hubby’s old impression of Yuen Long was that it was a really distant place (he took a bus to Yuen Long on his previous pre-1997 trip and it was a long, long journey). But the MTR map told us that it’s only a 40-minutes ride on West Rail Line. Seeing that its so accessible now, we decided that we should venture into this New Territory for the day!
This was a rather spur-of-the-moment kind of a trip, where the Whatsapp conversation basically went…
- Me: Scoot having $20 one way ticket sale today and tomorrow.
- Ms. W: Oooo go where?
- Me: Got HK, China, Australia.
- Ms. W: Where u like? U interested?
- Me: Huh? I all like? Lol
- Ms. W: Then must chop chop make decision liao.
And so, in less than 3 hours, we booked tickets for 5 pax, including Ms. Y, who first announced that she could make it, and then asked where we were going and who were going -_-”
We also decided to stay at Royal Plaza Hotel 帝京酒店 since it was rather difficult to find big rooms for 3 pax and we had a good experience with this hotel previously.
Categories: Hong Kong, Travel
Tags: chicken wing, dim sum, egglet, hor fun, Jordan, mango, milk tea, Mong Kok, pigeon, po lo bun, Sham Shui Po, souffle, steamboat, Temple Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei
We haven’t been to this place since when we first started dating 😛 But bro mentioned this place last week, so we thought that we could come here as an alternative to the getting-pricier Quality Hotel porridge buffet.
Categories: Central, Dinner
Tags: beancurd, buffet, chicken feet, chicken wing, curry, durian, egg, Orchard, Orchard Grand Court, pork belly, porridge, restaurant, Taiwanese
(This post in re-written in absolute frustration at stupid WordPress app which seemed to kill off my every other post despite multiple saving. So names may not be correct since it has been a while since I ate the food… Not too sure how long I can live with it…!!)
This is probably a pretty nice place to chill out, with the darts machine in one corner and 1 huge screen for soccer fans indoors. There was supposed to be live music outdoors, but we didn’t stay late enough to hear it.
Categories: Dinner, East
Tags: alfresco, beef, beer, Changi City Point, chicken wing, Expo, lamb, restaurant, ribs, western