Superstar K

Made Reservations for this place
This is the second time that I am here,
the first was to celebrate my birthday
second time with the magix

so we ordered:

Ban Chan: Appetizers

Ban Chan: Appetizers

Steamed Egg

Steamed Egg

Soy Bean Paste Stew

Soy Bean Paste Stew

Kim chi Pancake

Kim chi Pancake

For the BBQ stuff:

Spicy Chicken BBQ

Spicy Chicken BBQ

Very Spicy Chicken

Spicy Chicken BBQ

Pork Belly

Pork Belly

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Seasoned Beef Ribs

Cooking ..

King Sized Beef Ribs

Very Spicy Sliced Pork BBQ

Very Spicy Sliced Pork BBQ

 

Verdict: 7/7 of us will return
1. Beef was really different from the other types of korean restaurants around. The cut was good and the quality, you can just taste the difference = we were all happy to pay this premium, we ordered two rounds. Both the seasoned and non seasoned beef was good. We had seconds
2. Spicy Chicken was really really spicy ( if your spiciness level goes below …. if you think drinking kim chi stew is the limit for you, do not try this)
3. Egg was good, slightly different texture than a normal chawanmushi, but nonetheless, fluffy, light and has quite a heavy chicken stock taste
5. Pork was good, we ordered two rounds in all. good balance of fats and meat for the pork

*do reserve in advance if possible, because the queue seems to be forever long.

Superstar K
75 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088496

Max Brenner

Used to hang out at this place when I was abroad in Melbourne
Today, I was treated kindly by a classmate

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Fondue: Caramel, Chocolate and White Chocolate

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Chocolate Chai Tea 🙂

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Peanutbutter Shake

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Crepe

 

Verdict: 5/5 of us will return.
I had the chocolate chai .. I must say it is very uniquely nice for all those who likes chai tea latte and wants to take the sweetness a notch higher, this is highly recommended. After a few glasses however, it just was too much for me .. Better this be shared 🙂

The fondue was good, chocolate was solid, not those diluted mixed up chocolate or cheapo melted chocolate.

Crepe was also good -> snapped up very fast

For all who needs a quick chocolate fix, try this place! in Melbourne I remember eating the waffles! super awesome there! but I am not too sure about here .. have yet to try! perhaps on the next trip back!

Max Brenner
112 East Coast Road,
#01‐05 112 Katong,
Singapore 428802

8 Raffles Avenue,
#01-06/08,
Esplanade Mall

Mookata

Had a mini farewell dinner for a friend who was leaving for good.
a highly recommended place to try:
Thai-style kind of steamboat
Mookata

So, we ordered  a set meal for 4 and added on items  such as Bacon Enoki Wrap, Pork Belly, Thai Fish Cake .. etc

Dipping Chilli ( From left to right represents the degree of spiciness)

Dipping Chilli ( From left to right represents the degree of spiciness)

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Before starting

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Part of the set : Seafood, Pork, Chicken,

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Vegetables

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Pork Belly

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Process of cooking

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After a few rounds

Verdict: 5/5 of us will return
So the steps to it is that, you first cook the meat on the protruding side, then you go on to pour chicken stock (in a teapot) into the pot until it reaches a certain level. In doing so, the juices of the meat will flow into the broth and after a while, your broth will be very sweet and nice. In the soup, throw in the vegetables to cook, as well as fish cakes etc etc ..
Apart from the smell (my bag was smelly for 3 days – no exaggeration),  It was pretty good and value for money. Quality of the meat and ingredients were not the cheap kind that disintegrates the moment you pick up using your chopsticks or not like you see in most steamboat restaurants. Nice for a change.

Mookata
103 East Coast Road
Singapore 428797

The Providore Cafe

was looking around for a central place to catch up

always walked past this but didn’t go in to have a look

Latte

Latte

BREAKFAST BLT: GRILLED BACON & PROVOLONE CHEESE ON CIABATTA BREAD WITH ROASTED TOMATOES, FRESH AVOCADO, ROCKET & GARLIC AIOLI

Breakfast BLT: Grilled Bacon and Provolone Cheese on Ciabatta Bread with Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Avacado, Rocket and Garlic Aioli

EGG BENEDICT: POACHED EGGS ON TOASTED BRIOCHE WITH WILTED SPINACH, COOKED HAM & HOLLANDAISE

Egg Benedict: Poached Eggs on Toasted Brioche with Wilted Spinach, Cooked Ham and Hollandaise

Mushrooms side

Mushrooms side

RICOTTA PANCAKES WITH CARAMELISED BANANA, CANDIED WALNUTS AND PROVIDORE YELLOWBOX HONEY

Ricotta Pancakes: with Caramelised Banana, Candied walnuts and Providore Yellowbox Honey

 

Verdict: 3/3 of us will not return.
The Pancakes were the light and fluffy ones .. I personally like the thick and heavy ones .. but it was ok ..
Eggs Benedict was quite ok  .. sauce was too sharp
BLT was quite average

 

The Providore Mandarin Gallery
#02-05, Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Rd,
Singapore 238897

Quarter to Three

There is always another stomach for dessert
we headed off and stumbled upon this place

Entrance

Entrance

Chocolate Macadamia (dark chocolate mousse cake with Macadamia nuts)

Chocolate Macadamia (dark chocolate mousse cake with Macadamia nuts)

Step Inside Love: Lemon-Sponge Cake with Cheese and Cherry Frosting

Step Inside Love: Lemon-Sponge Cake with Cheese and Cherry Frosting

Hazelnut Praline

Hazelnut Mousse Cake

 

Verdict: 2/3 of us will return.
All the cakes were very nice, but I think consensually we thought the Chocolate Macadamia  was slightly flat…
The lemon sponge was very solid but yet not too heavy. My friend who ordered this is not a very sweet tooth, but she finished the whole cake. ( a very good yardstick to measure against).

Quarter to Three
88 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088509

Fordham and Grand

Decided to head down to this new spot to try out the dinner menu
The chefs according to Timeout  had stints in Tetsuya and all

Home made Sour Dough with butter

Home made Sour Dough with butter

Cute Coaster

Cute Coaster

Salmon tartar, kaiso salad & ponzu dressing

Salmon tartar, kaiso salad & ponzu dressing

Miso Eggplant, shimeji escabeche & Jerusalem artichoke chips

Miso Eggplant, shimeji escabeche & Jerusalem artichoke chips

For mains, we had:

Rangers Valley grain fed striploin, fries and mesclun salad

Rangers Valley grain fed striploin, fries and mesclun salad

Hokkaido scallops, crab tortellini & cauliflower puree

Hokkaido scallops, crab tortellini & cauliflower puree

Grilled Kurobuta pork collar, grapes & sucrine lettuce

Grilled Kurobuta pork collar, grapes & sucrine lettuce

Verdict: 3/3 of us will return!
Apart from the noisy environment where even though we were sitting next to each other, we couldn’t hear ourselves, I really thought the food was pretty up to expectations.
Appetizers were very different from the usual kinds, and the combinations complimented each other very well.
Mains were all executed well.
To me,  a good steak is defined as it can be eaten without any sauce. And this cut of the meat, where it is quite lean and little fats to keep the steak juicy, it does require quite a fair bit of skill to keep it at a medium rare consistency.
The pork was also good in that it is moist and the accompaniments complimented well.
The crab tortellini was also just nice (although I thought it did looked abit little) in terms of portion size and scallops cooked to perfection.

wanted to stay on for dessert but .. looking at what the other tables had, we just went off somewhere instead.

Fordham and Grand
43 Craig Rd, 
Singapore 089681

Letoile Cafe

Decided to check out this place with my sister

A very nice place indeed to chillax

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Interesting Cups

Interesting Cups

Back of the cups

Back of the cups

Latte

Latte

Big Breakfast: Toast, Potato, Chicken Sausage, Omelette, bacon, mushrooms and salad

Big Breakfast: Toast, Potato, Chicken Sausage, Omelette, bacon, mushrooms and salad

Verdict: 1/2 of us will return.
Honestly the food was just mediocre. Coffee was average. But I guess for the price, its quite the bang for the buck. They do serve quite a bit of local fusion items as well…
We decided we would only come back if we want to chillax over a good book or just people watch/ relax and catch up .. but nope not for the food.

Letoile Cafe
160 Owen Rd,
Singapore 218953

Riders Cafe

I have been here for the dessert before and didn’t have the chance to try the mains

I would highly recommend the death by chocolate  cake and caramel brioche 🙂

Creamy Risotto with Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Broccolini & Truffle Oil

Creamy Risotto with Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Broccolini & Truffle Oil

Daily Special: Salmon with creamy sauce

Daily Special: Salmon with creamy sauce

Verdict: 2/2 of us will return.
Apart from it being quite out of the way, the ambience here is pretty different from the usual Cafes. Located near a horse stable, you do get whiffs of horse poo, but other than that, it is very nice to chillax and catch up with friends. Very nice breeze (minus smell – depending where you sit also) at night 🙂
Dessert is really awesome, especially chocolate lovers who are looking for a greedy indulgence ( it is huge! just a heads up)
Mains were also good. We could not finish not because it sucked, but just slightly too much :p
would want to come back and try the brunch!!

Riders Cafe
51 Fairways Drive 
Singapore 286965

Tatsuya

I always heard of how this place is very famous for their Japanese food
So now that there was a special occasion,
I decided to go and try it out

Entrance

Entrance

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Grated Daikon (Raddish) with Buri( yellow tail)

Assorted Sashimi (without prawns)

Assorted Sashimi (without prawns) [Scallop, Tai (sea bream), Maguro (Tuna), Salmon, Mekajiki (Swordfish)]

Assorted Sashimi (with prawns)

Assorted Sashimi (with prawns) [Scallop, Tai (sea bream), Maguro (Tuna), Salmon, Mekajiki (Swordfish)]

Crab Leg Tempura

Crab Leg Tempura

Chawanmushi

Yuzu Chawanmushi

Palate Cleanser: Left is a seaweed vinaigrette

Palate Cleanser: Left is a seaweed vinaigrette

Close up of the left: type of Cod Fish

Close up of the left: type of Cod Fish

Assorted Aburi Sushi : Salmon Aburi,

Assorted Aburi Sushi : Toro (Tuna), Ikura (Fish Eggs) Uni (Sea Urchin) and yellow tail, Salmon, Foiegras and Scallop, Anago (Eel), Tamago Yaki (Egg)

Close up of : Ikura (Fish Eggs) Uni (Sea Urchin) and yellow tail, Salmon,

Close up of : Ikura (Fish Eggs) Uni (Sea Urchin) and yellow tail, Salmon,

Close up of: Foiegras and Scallop, Anago (Eel), Tamago Yaki (Egg)

Close up of: Foiegras and Scallop, Anago (Eel), Tamago Yaki (Egg)

Close up of  Anago (Eel), Tamago Yaki (Egg)

Close up of Anago (Eel), Tamago Yaki (Egg)

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

With seasonal mushrooms!!!

With seasonal mushrooms!!!

Sesame Ice-Cream

Sesame Ice-Cream

Green Tea and Red Bean Ice-cream

Green Tea and Red Bean Ice-cream

Pessimon

Persimmon

 

Verdict: 2/4 may come back I reckon.
I was really expecting some mind blowing kinda sushi … but nope  .. I know they were renowned for their aburi sushi .. but some how, this place just didn’t seem to go down well with the rest of the family as well.
My bro and I concluded that the whole meal was really just .. to be fair it is above average, but I think what we felt that didn’t really make our bang for the buck was probably just there was no OOOmph to the main .. in paying this premium above other sushi restaurants, didn’t seem to deliver the quality. Perhaps the context that they were rushing off for some company event so we probably visited at the wrong time? but that being said, service was fair ..
Don’t think we will be returning here any time soon.

Tatsuya 
22 Scotts Road,
Goodwood Park Hotel
 Singapore 228221

Strictly Pancakes

I recall the days when I was studying,
I would frequent this place with my classmates since we were near by
and another one super loved pancakes
I came here before with my close friend and decided to bring them there..

This time around, I decided to pop in for a quick craving  fix

Entrance

Entrance

Butter and Syrup

Garlic Butter and Syrup

Crabcake Pancake

Crabcake Pancake

Ice Mocha

Ice Mocha

Verdict: 1/1 would definitely return!!!
Consistency is there .. Apart from the bad Ice mocha ( it was not thick? and tasted more like watery chocolate water) , the pancakes were just divine.
If you like your pancakes floury and thick, this would be the place to visit.
Loved the butter as well, very unique and ‘saltish sweet’  ..
Would come back for a sweet salty fix 🙂

 

happy belly indeed

happy belly indeed

Strictly Pancakes
44A Prinsep St,
Prinsep Place,
Singapore 188674