The Flying Squrriel

Happy Friday everyone!!

have a good chillax weekend.

I have always seen this place being posted up on instagram .. food really looked appetizing

so I met my friend and we ordered to share:

Chicken Karage

Chicken Karage

Hana maki

Hana maki

Negi-toro tataki

Negi-toro tataki

close up

close up

Chirashi don

Chirashi don

for dessert

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

 

Verdict: 2/2 of us will return

Overall, if I had to comment, I would order everything again. (maybe minus the chicken karage because it was just ok… and the apple crumble ) I loved it all, especially the chirashi don! be sure to dig deeper into the bowl as there is like their home made sauce mixed deep with the rice.

I think the best thing about sitting at the counter seat was being able to witness how the chef prepared food for other people .. it was like an artist at work using ordinary ingredients to make it aesthetically beautiful without compromising on the taste.

 

would return for:

1. Chirashi don
2. Hana maki
3. Negi-toro tataki

would want to try: 

1. Uni Shooters
2. TFS signature roll
3. Spicy Maguro Maki
4. Foe Gras Aglio Olio

Damage: $30-40 per pax (inclusive of 2 alcoholic drinks per pax) 

*disclaimer do not drink and drive

The Flying Squirrel
92 Amoy Street
62262203
Lunch: 1130am-3pm, last order 2pm
Dinner 6pm – 11pm (Mon-Thurs),
6pm-12am (Fri-Sat),

 

The Bakery Chef

A casual meet up to explore this place in the hood

we ordered to share (ok i had the waffle to myself but couldn’t finish)

so we ordered to share

Chocolate Guanaja

Chocolate Guanaja

latte

latte

Red Velvet Waffle

Red Velvet Waffle

de constructed

de constructed

Verdict: 2/3 of us will return. 

Coffee: Impressive latte art! My friends had a whale and a bear latte art drawn on their coffees. Taste wise was really ok if you like your after taste to not be so acidic.

Cake: consistent texture.
sweet level: 4/5

Waffle: This was something new that kinda worked. the whitish part is cream cheese, not normal cream.Nonetheless, it was quite solid the waffle, probably due to the chocolate inside. If you like your waffles to have a slightly heavier consistency, I would recommend this one. Crispiness was not compromised even though the mixture was towards the heavy side. 🙂
Just a thought:
1) I think they could try to infuse the cream cheese into the waffle , as I bit into it, there was chocolate inside the waffle, so instead of chocolate, i think if they did it with the cream cheese instead and continued to drizzle the chocolate sauce on the outside, it would have been quite a pleasant surprise.
2) come up with a cream cheese ice-cream equivalent if the above mentioned menthol of infusing the cream cheese is too much of a hassle. Chocolate ice-cream was too much for me.

sweet level: 4/5

Looking forward to return and try the other desserts 🙂

Note* : If i had to measure sweetness level through a cup of milo drink, imagine when making a cup of milo:
Sweet Level (1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest) 

  1. Not at all sweet ( = 1tbsp of milo)
  2. Subtle sweet ( = 1.5 tbsp of milo)
  3. Generally Sweet ( = 2 tbsp of milo + 1 tbsp of condensed milk)
  4. Just nice (= 2 tbsp of milo + 1 tbsp of condensed milk + 1 tbsp of sugar) 
  5. Too much (= milo (9 tbsp of milo+ 2tbsp of condensed mik and sugar))

Damage: $15-$18 per pax

The Bakery Chef
Blk 161 Bukit Merah Central
Singapore 150161
Operating from:  10am-9pm (Fri- Mon),
10am – 7pm (Tues & Thurs)

Supply & Demand

met up with a friend and we decided to try this place

So we ordered to share:

Calamari

Calamari

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Cabonara

Cabonara

Close up of Cabonara

Close up of Cabonara

Mushroom Raviolii

Mushroom Raviolii

Close up of Mushroom Ravioli

Close up of Mushroom Ravioli

Verdict: 2/2 of us will return!

1. Pasta was not over cooked. we were not too hungry so the smaller portion (mushroom ravioli) was enough for the two of us. The bigger portion (cabonara) was also well executed.

2. loved the sweet potato fries 🙂 was something very different. Well-battered and not too heavy 🙂 very nice indeed.

3. Calamari was also just nothing bad and not spectacularly good. .. like its the average calamari taste across restaurants

Damage: $30 per pax

Supply & Demand
Orchard Gateway,
277 Orchard Road #02-13/14
Singapore 238858

Sugarhall

Brought a friend to this place to thank him for all his help

so we had:

Calamari with celeriac, tamarind and lime

Calamari with celeriac, tamarind and lime

Broken Pork Sausage

Broken Pork Sausage

Catch of the day

Catch of the day

Side: Potatos

Side: Potatos

Rib-eye Steak

Rib-eye Steak

 

Verdict: 1.25/2 of us will return.

1. Appetizers: Calamari was different from what we expected to be : deep fried and crispy. This different is a good kind of different. The squid was not overcooked and had a very pleasant bbq texture to it. Not at all rubbery. Well executed.  The broken pork sausage was quite a good attempt in something different… but didn’t really blow our minds

2. Mains: The fish was really fresh. The texture of it was similar to salmon and cod fish mixed together (if that makes sense).  I really enjoyed it, although I must say it is not as ‘fatty’ in terms of ‘fish oiliness’ comparatively to salmon and cod, but the meat texture was firm and not overcooked.  Well executed.   The beef was quite well done as well, not over cooked and tough.

3. Sides:  I think the picture spoke for itself. It was quite good .

Damage: $46 per pax

Sugarhall
102 Amoy Street, 
Singapore 069922

 

Symmetry Cafe

Been wanting to post about this place

Its one of those places where you read a lot of reviews about but just don’t know if it did live up to the reviews ..

for starters, the ambience is nice ..

from the outside

from the outside

So we ordered:

Passion Fruit Tea

Passion Fruit Tea

Pink Grapefruit soda

Pink Grapefruit soda

Latte

Latte

Hot Mocha

Hot Mocha

truffle fries

truffle fries

Big Breakfast : 2 Eggs of choice, maple-glazed bacon, chicken sausage, sauté mushroom, mesclun, jam & toast

Big Breakfast : 2 Eggs of choice, maple-glazed bacon, chicken sausage, sauté mushroom, mesclun, jam & toast

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Flan: berkshire pork, saute mushroom, egg, soubise sauce, cream, pommery mustard

Flan: berkshire pork, saute mushroom, egg, soubise sauce, cream, pommery mustard

 

Verdict: 2.5/4 of us will return.

1. Be prepared to queue quite a while if you don’t reserve beforehand!  – though i must say we managed to get our seats without reservation quite fast .. perhaps 1/2 hr wait? we met with the lunch crowd

2. I really liked the Flan , it was something different from the usual brunch affair. The pork was thoroughly braised and so soft that it just melts in your mouth. For mustard/dijon lovers like me, i couldn’t really taste the mustard, and the texture of the sauce tasted like there was mashed potatoes mixed in. Not that that was a bad thing altogether, but just quite a different taste : I was pleasantly surprised.

3. The hollandaise for the Eggs Benedict was not as sharp as I expected it to be,  and pretty minimal. The rest were pretty normal, though I must command their creativity in presenting Jam and Butter : They merged the two and what you got was a pink slab of butter -> sweet and salty at the same time! saves the hassle for lazy spreaders. 🙂

4. If you are a fan of toby estate’s coffee, you would enjoy the mocha and latte at this place. I must say the mocha is pretty decent

Damage: $30 ish per pax 

Symmetry Cafe
9 Jalan Kubor
#01-01
Singapore 199206

Dancing Crab

We met up for a quick meal and headed down to try:

Dancing Crab, as part of the tung lok group.

Entrance

Entrance

we ordered:

Southern Ice Sweet Tea, Fizzy Lemondae, Pink Thyme Lemondae

Southern Ice Sweet Tea, Fizzy Lemondae, Pink Thyme Lemondae

Oysters

Oysters

Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

Spicy Cajun Fries

Spicy Cajun Fries

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Combo Bag #2:  300g Prawns, 250g Mussels, 250g Clams, Potatoes, Corn, Sausages

Combo Bag #2: 300g Prawns, 250g Mussels, 250g Clams, Potatoes, Corn, Sausages

Dungeness crab in a bag

Dungeness crab in a bag

Dungeness Crab with herb butter sauce

Dungeness Crab with herb butter sauce

and then came a mini showdown for:

step 1

step 1

Fire in the hole ..

Fire in the hole ..

more fire

more fire

Flaming Moonshine Tiger Prawns

Flaming Moonshine Tiger Prawns

and lastly for dessert:

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Verdict: 6/6 of us will definitely return!

*burpalicious

1. the crab cakes, we totally adore them! let me show you why and you will understand why we ordered seconds of this!!! where in the world in Singapore can you find real crabmeat fully stuffed crab cakes?  this is the holy grail of crab cakes! totally brought it up one notch

close up of crab cakes

close up of crab cakes

2. The crab was really well done – the herb and butter was not really a western style herb and butter .. in the sense it’s not like creamy until you feel sick of eating it .. its pretty light and well seasoned.

3. the combo bag was also really spicy ( If you eat laksa without adding the additional chilli, can’t finish a bowl of curry yong tau fu from food courts without adding more chilli, cannot finish a bowl of spicy ma la hotpot without the soup, then you would think the combo bag is spicy)  but really flavourful! the second favourite dish after the crab cakes and oysters

4. My prawn eaters mentioned  that the moonshine tiger prawns were also worth the bill and the next highlight because the prawns were very fresh, and the accompanying sauce ( 3 different types of chilli sauce with different spicy levels) was just awesome  ( better than the prawns in the combo bag)

5. this place is really interesting in terms of the dinning concept. let the pictures below explain why:

instructions

instructions

fyi

fyi

beer pong party

beer pong party

 

Can’t wait to make another trip back here!!

Damage: $54 per pax 

Dancing Crab
The Grandstand 200 Turf Club Road 
(Old Turf Club in Bt. Timah)
#01-20/21 Singapore 287994

 

Loysel’s Toy Museum

Met up on a lazy weekend.

We decided to go check out this place – pretend to be hipsters for the day etc ..

order up!!

order up!!

mocha

mocha

latte

latte

Big breakfast

Big breakfast

1040 1043

Ending off with dessert:

lemon tart

lemon tart

Verdict: 4.5/5 of us will return
1. Brunch was quite good I would say.. would not say to die for totally but still decent we all reckon.
2. Coffee -> one of the determining factor for good brunches. This place boasts of using Toby estate coffee beans. Hmm .. Not that I am a total coffee connoisseur but I reckon if you do like your coffee to have a ‘mocha-ish’ taste you might like their coffee.
3. lemon tart was well balanced : not too sweet and not too sharp. Well-liked and approved by the sweet tooth around.
4. Do you know you could rent bicycles to cycle around the compound?

5. one good thing about hanging around hipsters area : sometimes if you are lucky, you get to see celebrities! we chanced upon :

Christopher leeeee

Christopher leeeee

Loysel’s Toy Museum
66 Kampong Bugis,
#01-01 Sam Tat Building,
Singapore 338987