We walked past this place a few months back and noticed a long queue forming. So we made a resolution to return on a day when we would have the time to queue.
So today happened to be the day! We ordered:
- Fried Fish ($3): The small piece fish was actually quite nice, with firm flesh, and minus the super fishy smell that we sometimes encounter.
- Coin Prata ($3.50 for a set of 6): This was awesome! Thick, crispy and still kinda fluffy inside, there was a nice sweetness and it tasted great even on its own.
- Tissue Prata with Cheese ($3): This was not very crispy, not sure if it was because we added cheese. The cheese added a different aromatic flavour to it, and was not the overly salty type.
We would definitely come back for the coin prata and other types of prata!
- Location: 24 Sin Ming Rd Jin Fa Kopitiam #01-51 S(570024)
- Hrs: 6am – 7pm (Mon-Sat)
So we went on a short vacation (again), after hubby finished his BIG project of the year! This time we went Phuket on accepting an invite from my friend from Marriott Vacation Club!
We took a 25-minute stroll from Marriott Vacation Club to this highly recommended restaurant outside the resort. It was a fairly straight forward route, just turn left upon exiting the main gates, and follow the road till we reached the main road. From there, we turned left again and continue to walk till we past by a tiny local shop. Right across it was an air-conditioned mini-mart, with a small road leading inwards to Kin Dee Restaurant.
We were glad that we made it in time, because barely 10 minutes after we were seated, it started to rain! We enjoyed the food so much that we decided to order in the next day. They deliver directly and free to the resort (we just need to meet them at the gates), and it costs the same as eating in. No additional tax or service charge, making this a cheaper alternative to food within the resort. We did find that food quality dropped for delivery, e.g. fried stuff were no longer as crispy or hot, so a bit of walking is still highly recommended! Or you could pay 500B for a return trip with the local taxi, inclusive of the driver’s waiting time. Not very worth in our opinion, since it was just a 6 minute ride.
Categories: Dinner, Phuket, Thailand, Travel
Tags: calamari, crab cake, curry, omelette, otah, Phuket, restaurant, Thai, tom yum soup
Hor Fun Two Ways 严家鸳鸯河粉
This was a relatively new kid on the block, and had replaced a similar restaurant. It always looked quite empty , so we thought we ought to give it a try before it is gone :p
The deco was simple and unpretentious with the tables arranged just like the previous restaurant that it replaced (so we thought it was just a change of name and not owner). But it turned out that this was the 2nd branch of Yam’s Kitchen in Singapore (the other one is in Pasir Ris Downtown East) and there’s also one in Bangkok!
There was an offer for Curry Fish Head ($13.80++ instead of the usual $20.80++ for the small version), provided you spent a minimum of $30, so in addition to the curry, we decided to try the Hor Fun Two Ways 严家鸳鸯河粉 ($8.80++), Gold Medal Otar Bean Curd 金牌乌打豆腐 ($9.80++ for 5 pieces), Golden Sauce with Oat Vegetables 金针香麦菜 ($8.80++) and drinks.
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
My brother strongly recommended this stall to us, so here we were, our very first time eating at the food court of 313 Somerset!
Chicken Katsu Curry with Pork Katsu side
I decided to try my brother’s favourite, Mushroom & Bacon Miso Cream with Onsen Egg Topping Pasta ($6.80) (actually he told me to add an extra onsen egg for $1 for extra kick, but I was worried about being disappointed with the egg), while hubby decided to try the Chicken Katsu Curry ($9.80) with a side of Pork Katsu ($3), after realising that he probably couldn’t finish the Monster Combo Curry ($21) when he saw it at someone else’s table, haha!
Hubby placed the order at the counter and returned with a round buzzer. Since this stall had quite a lot of patrons in this relatively empty food court, we had high hopes! 😀 We waited less than 10 minutes for the food to be ready 🙂
The pasta was really quite good for this price! Creamy but not overly heavy, the Onsen egg blended perfectly with the sauce, though perhaps it would be better with an extra egg. The pasta itself was quite firm and springy… I polished off the pasta real quickly :p
The default curry was level 1 hot, and it was of the right degree of heat for hubby, i.e. not very hot :p We preferred the pork to chicken Katsu, as the chicken version was very flat with a too high ratio of batter to meat. But we still enjoyed our meal very much 🙂
Tom Yum Hua Pla
Our first time trying out Bangkok Jam, though we see its outlets all the time. Well, actually we decided to try it out because it was relatively empty when queues have started forming at the other cafés and restaurants 😦
We shared the Yang Ruam, which is a platter of mixed grill of chicken, beef short ribs, squid and prawns ($25), as well as the Tom Yum Hua Pla, basically fish head in Tom Yum curry ($23).
The platter looked quite tiny when it arrived, and not as appetizing as the picture in the menu, but it was better than expected! Hubby loved the chicken, which was grilled to perfection, with crispy skin and very tender meat. The squid was also grilled just nice; tender and easy to chew on, without the elastic “skin” that we sometimes found in other squid items that really destroy the dining experience because it was not chew-able and could tangle! The short beef ribs were slightly overdone, but still quite tender. The prawns were also overcooked, with meat stuck onto the shell.
The fish head was too spicy for hubby, while I felt that it was too fishy – not too fresh I think? Quite disappointed as we were both fish head lovers 😦
Overall, we don’t mind coming back to try the other foods!
- Location: 68 Orchard Road Plaza Singapura #03-85 S(238839)
- Website: www.bangkokjam.com.sg
- Hrs: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Mon-Sun)
Bright red signboards
We had originally planned to eat something else, but the fish head curry offer made us changed our mind 🙂
You see we have a soft-spot for fish head curry, and we tried to sample any place that we can lay our hands on. So this big vertical banner was just calling to us, and we definitely can’t refuse.
We almost always passed by this restaurant whenever we walked along Upper Thomson but never really took notice. Maybe its because Indian cuisine has never been one of the those that we craved for most of the time.
The restaurant was brightly-lit and had quite a simple setting. There was a mounted TV set that was showing some Hindi movie that kind of reminded us of Bhutan. 🙂 The waiters were polite and took our orders swiftly.
Lots of dishes to pick
We read about this place in the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail guide (it’s both a walking guide and a food guide) and we absolutely had to try it!!
The stall is located in a coffee shop just opposite Tiong Bahru Food Centre. Although there are other stalls in the coffee shop, none had the long queue! Seems like everyone was here specifically for the curry rice! And who can fault them? Curry rice with the famous Hainanese pork chop, huge piece of bean curd and braised cabbage, all for the price of $4.20!
Expecting my meeting to end late today, we decided to meet at Novena for dinner.
It was almost 8pm when we met and Appare 天晴 looked quite empty. We picked a corner seat initially but there was a nearby table with 3 young kids making lots of noise and the waiter very subtly offered to shift us to somewhere more private… Wow! We didn’t even say a thing and he took the initiative to offer! We liked this place already 🙂
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