We spent the morning at 古猗园 Guyi Garden (¥12 per adult).
It appeared to be a garden where the locals gather to dance and chat. We guessed it paled in comparison to the natural beauty of 西湖 and 东湖, and we thought the artificial swans and all were really quite unnecessary. There were also a few exhibitions in some of the pavilion.
We also caught some 腊梅 and 梅花 on their way to blossoming. Not a bad way to spend a couple of hours strolling and enjoying the greenery. Continue reading
Chilled Bitter Gourd 冰浸玉脆
Beijing Zha Jiang Noodles 北京炸酱拉面
Pan Fried Cabbage Dumpling 香煎白菜鲜肉锅贴
Steamed Chives Dumpling 韭菜鲜肉饺子
Steamed Salted Egg Dumpling 金沙灌汤小笼包
This area has been under renovations for a rather long time, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that Ju Hao Xiao Long Bao 聚豪拉面小笼包 (originally from the already closed Lavendar Food Square and now opened in collaboration with MOF) has finally opened on 31st March!
There was this promotion on Amex cards for DTF so we decided to come here for dinner after running out of options (aka too lazy to think, haha…)
- 上海醉鸡 Original Shanghainese Drunken Chicken ($8++): This was a cold dish that we always order at DTF and it didn’t fail us. Chicken was tender and juicy in the wine sauce.
- 干拌菜肉馄饨 Vegetables and Pork Wanton tossed in well-seasoned Chicken Broth ($8.5++): Hubby wanted some wanton and this was pretty good.
- 酥脆腐皮虾饼 Crispy Golden Prawn Pancake ($10.30++): A tad too oily.
- 小笼包 Steamed Pork Dumplings ($7.80++ for 6 pieces): The usual which didn’t fail too.
- 松露小笼包 Steamed Truffle & Pork Dumplings ($5++ per piece): Something different that we tried. The truffle smell permeated the dumplings but the skin was a tad too thick.
- 蒜炒菠菜 Stir-fried Spinach with Garlic ($10.80++): Another staple and refresher to the palette after all the meat.
- 辣蟹鲜肉包 Steamed Chilli Crab & Pork Bun (S2++ per piece): Very spicy and hot!
- 茉莉花茶 Hot Jasmin Tea ($1++ per pax, free flow)
Food was generally ok, and DTF maintained their usual consistency in food taste and quality.
- Location: 23 Serangoon Central nex #B1-10 S(556083)
- Website: www.dintaifung.com.sg
- Hrs: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
I was in the east for work and we decided to have a local dinner for tonight! It’s National Day after all 🙂 Happy Birthday Singapore!!
It was really crowded on a Saturday evening, and the snake-long queues in front of the more popular stalls were quite daunting. We decided to eat one dish at a time 🙂
This is a new restaurant that just took over the Korean BBQ Chicken and opened recently. Since we don’t know how long it will last, it is best to pay a visit fast! 😛 In fact, we came here twice in the past 2 weeks, you know, just in case…
The first time, we reached the restaurant close to 9pm, and when we asked what time the place was closing, the staff gave a very vague reply “… Depending on customers…” Huh? Too new to decide formal closing time? Anyway, slightly re-assured that we did not have to gobble our dinner in a hurry, we grabbed a book of coupons that was placed near the entrance, and headed in!
Categories: Dinner, North
Tags: asparagus, broccoli, Chinese, drunken chicken, duck, intestine, restaurant, Thomson Plaza, Upper Thomson, xiao long bao
Cosy little shop
Been here a few times but there was always a long queue outside. Even when we sat down at the table, there would still be a long wait for the food to be prepared. So since we had time this evening, and since there were empty tables around, we decided to just drop by!
This little shop used to be at Yio Chu Kang Road but has shifted to this little neighbourhood near us a few years back. There are <10 tables inside and the seating capacity is extremely small. And the chef and his wife insist to only cook when order, even with the more intricate dishes, so there is always a long wait for the food to be served. And they cook in batches. So if you order for example, Xiao Long Bao with the other tables, then it will be served together. But if the rest ordered XLB and you ordered something else, then it will be a long wait.
It’s a special day, so it’s a special meal! 🙂
We had just finished our massage, and was walking around the Ann Siang Hill/Duxton area to find a place for late dinner. Lots of pubs and bars around, but we decided to come back to this old favourite which we have patronised a few times before. It’s a simple Chinese-styed eatery along Neil Road with a equally simple menu of a few dishes. I guess there’s no need for a complicated menu which is full of everything but rather be good at a few that gets your customers keep coming back. 🙂