Yoshimaru Ramen

So my sis and I made our profits for the day and decided to go check out this place at Holland V that newly opened a ramen bar .

Ramen and my family are like always agreeable. This particular one was Hakata style Ramen – meaning that the noodles were very thin, and they were mainly pork broth style of ramen

my sister ordered:

Char Siew Ramen

I ordered the same, but with an additional topping of seaweed

Seaweed Char Siew Ramen

accompanying it, they gave us sesame seeds to grate and add into our ramen

Sesame seeds

Apart from this motar and pastel to be quite seemingly authentic in Japanese cuisine, we agreed and felt that the overall broth of the ramen was too strong .. it had that porky lingering after taste (which i personally do not enjoy) .. the Eggs were not done very nicely either …
Don’t think I will return here for the ramen .. But maybe the buns? they look so cute ..

Yoshimaru Ramen Bar
31 Lorong Liput, 
Holland Village, 
Singapore 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee Candy

I was just browsing around and was looking for an alternative way to keep awake instead of consuming huge amounts of coffee, So I found this diet coffee candy! so why not??

Diet Coffee Candy

no sugar added. 25% off calories

and of course since its a diet candy with no sugar, and added calories as it claims, my next picture will say it all

*pukes

 

Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurant(Pine Court)

We went to Pine Court to celebrate my birthday…

menu

the environments

love the lightnings

man to top of being grumpy.. and with like ok food -__ – a very meh birthday indeed

wasabi prawns

Old Cucumber Soup

Shark Bone soup

Roast Duck and Soya Sauce Chicken

Wagyu Beef with Asparagus and Black pepper Sauce

Lamb in Special Sauce

Baked Lobster

Roast Pork

lets examine the layers

siu yoke

Fried Egg Whites

Broccoli with Abalone mushrooms

Fried Egg role fried rice

and to end of dinner

lau sar pau

on a closer look:

Close up

its abit too buttery more than egg yolkish .. 😦

still can’t beat east ocean in still being the best around

Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurant
333 Orchard Road,
Level 35, Orchard Wing
Mandarin Orchard
Singapore

Laurent Bernard Chocolatier

Following my brithday celebration, we went to Robertson Quay to chill and I brought them to a newly found chocolate place that my brother had been raving about (especially their pleasure cake sinfully heavenly)..

The ambience here is like a hidden spot away from the hustle and bustle from the city.. Its quite interesting to people watch here. .. as there are many bars around.. so you can see the usual couple watch – we spotted a pairs of interesting couples .. and a nice place with a nice ambience to chillax

we settled ourselves down after waiting for abit and ordered ..

Laurent Cafe

 

Chocolate Mosaic

this was a very interesting dessert. It was ice cream inside, coated in a chocolate coating. The hot chocolate sauce next to it was meant to be poured onto this chocolate ball, and.. you will see the chocolate ball having its own mini ‘opening ceremony’ to reveal its hidden treasures inside

poured over

I spy with my eye

Of course I didn’t come all the way here without ordering the special Pleasure cake!!!

Pleasure cake

its quite a skill to cut through the layers without having layers of your cake breaking into different sizes and pieces. I loved the crunchy base and the layering of the chocolate, being held together with the hazelnut mousse was gave it an elegant touch.

Chocolate Souffle with Rasberry Sorbet

of course, not forgetting to order this special that took quite long to come (the best things in life is worth waiting for eh?) we were not disappointed.. but the friend that ordered this complained that it was abit too bitter for her taste – bitter in that it had too much cocoa powder..

I would return for my pleasure cake indulgence and chillax over a nice cup of tea while reading a good book.


Laurent Bernard Chocolatier
80 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-11
The Pier @ Robertson Singapore
Tel: +65 6235 9007

Izakaya Nijumaru Restaurant

Because of my new passion and found hideout at Cuppage (where all the Japanese Gems are hidden), I decided to celebrate my birthday at one of the restaurants which I found.

The environment is very casual, and all the waitress are very enthusiastic in recommending their specials accordingly to what you feel like eating that day.

We went there and i think the troops loved it as much as I did (ok even if they didn’t I still did)

Salmon Sashimi

Assorted Yakitori

Tempura

Tenzaru Soba

Ika Butter

This dish has to be my ultimate favourite out of all the rest! I super love this Ika butter! I like how the mayonnaise mixes with the butter to give it like a buttery saltish taste. Eaten with the shredded cabbage, it balances out this symphony. The Squid is nicely barbecued, a little charred but not burnt. Love this dish and will definitely return!

Izakaya Nijumaru Restaurant
5 Koek Road,
#02-10 
Cuppage Plaza 

Marmalade Pantry

I brought and introduced my friend to this place,just as I was introduced to this place.
I think so far their food hasn’t been disappointing

our drinks:

Summer smoothie

Mocha

our mains

Crabmeat Linguine

Steak Sandwhich

and of course to top off the meal : Desserts

Chocolate deluxe cupcake

Sticky date pudding

I love their sticky date pudding! I think its one of the best around so far that I have tried

Marmalade Pantry
2 Orchard Turn,
#03-22 ION Orchard, 
Singapore 

Outram Park Ya Hua Bah Kuet Teh

Hmmss.. its been a while.. sorry for the late posts.. been studying for my japanese exams.. but nonetheless thank you all for reading my blog! hope you have enjoyed reading it as much as i enjoy posting pictures up 🙂 my bb is now a panda theme cool 🙂 ok random …

Bah Kuet Teh.. a dish that was disputed to not be our national dish .. blah blah.. will not go into that .. but since young, probably because my mother doesnt feed us with herbal soup much, so we all prefer to go for the peppery based kind of bah kuet teh .. .. especially when the yu char kuey ( or termed/translated as CHINESE DOUGHNUTS by aussies – i still can laugh typing it out or even ordering it back in melbourne)  is soaked in the goodness of the soup and eaten half soggy half crispy 🙂 and the meat aka Bah Kuet must be the right kind of ribs that is used.. like those has a single bone and not those series of mini bones inside.. ok i prefer it like that..  and fats all boiled into the soup .. so clear that the visible eye is not able to detect it  …

well, i wanted to eat xiao long bao because i have been craving it for a while, but my dad didn’t budge in letting me satisfy my craving.. so we compromised and went for Bah Kuet Teh .. as it has been raining in Singapore for quite a while, so its quite nice to have something hot and soupy just to make yourself feel better ..

so we went to this Bah Kuet Teh place near PSA( Port Authority of Singapore) .. and it was rumoured that once the prince/king of Brunei wanted to eat Bah Kuet Teh but everywhere didn’t want to open for him.. only this stall in particular, hence forth shot to stardoom .. pictures of celebrities that visited the shop pasted all over the shops ..

Outram Park Ya Hua Bah Kuet Teh

SignBoard

Overall.. i will give it a Green light because if the soup pass, it mainly passses … Oh and if it has Te Kah ( Pig’s legs)  is a even more pass… it went down well with my folks and I 🙂 After all, who can complain with good service ( no need to keep on asking them to refill the soup – they stand around and automatically refill), variety is quite there .. abit more than the usual .. but I dont remember seeing any large intestines 😦 ok .. but back to it  let the pictures speak for itself:

Peanuts

Peanuts

The Peanuts were one of my favourites 🙂 It was not like those typical Chinese restaurants where  it                                                                        becomes very chui and  all nua and disgustingly saltish .. like those chinese                                                    restaurants that leave it soaking half dead inside the dish ..Yew Char Kuey

The Yew Char Kuey was crispy but not oily, so when it

was bathing in the goodness of the soup, it maintained

its crispy and soggi-ness .. i enjoyed it 🙂

Tau Pok

Tau Pok

Tau Pok i like .. i like how its like a mini sponge that absorbs all the essence 🙂 and like this one is very thoroughly cooked because there was no hint of the plastic taste .. like food just freshly opened from plastic packagings .. and it was not too over done so i enjoyed this 🙂

Of course Most importantly, the star of the shop:

Bah Kuet Teh

Bah Kuet Teh

totally loved it and its goodness 🙂 it is very enlarged for people that are not able to eat it now 🙂 and of course dedicated to my bah kuet tei-ies 🙂

ok moving on, what i thought was only ok..

kiam chai (salted veggies)

kiam chai (salted veggies)

Kiam Chai i didn’t like it as much as i thought.. maybe cos   there is this big perturding piece that that made it look abit  sian to chew on .. it wasn’t as saltish as i liked it .. and didn’t      really go with my mee sua nicely .. disappointed 😦

mee sua

The Mee Sua i would say i was a lil disappointed .. it was  a little soggy by the time i digged into it  .. but their service                                      was that, unless the person was there then they will serve it .. so that redeemed it …. I should have just eaten it first

tao kuah

tao kuah

Tao Kuah .. I dont know what happened to my picture.. dont know why it looks like dumbo for now .. but  i dont usually eat it,, my parents like it .. maybe its some older generational thing … i think Tao Kua is like a misplaced toufu identity … its like tofu is soft soft and jelly-ish … this one is like a mo peng (pimpled acne-ed) cheater of feelings .. one bite into it it doesnt feel like you are eating something similarly to toufu .. its like a meat wannabe or something .. but the sauce is nice to go with rice

But this place, is one place i will come back to! 🙂 i didn’t managed to take a picture of the te kah because it got wacked up by my dad very fast and instant ..  although its slighly more ex than the normal bah kuet teh shops around ..

ok.. have a great week! i will try to be more frequent in uploading posts!!!