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

 

Extra Virgin Pizza

Met up with my classmates (can’t believe its been a year since we graduated)

for those working in CBD area and could make it during lunch time

so we had

Prosciutto & Melon

Prosciutto & Melon

Oven Fried Clams

Oven Fried Clams

Spicy Pepperoni Pizza

Spicy Pepperoni Pizza

Spotted Pig Pizza

Spotted Pig Pizza

Pistachio Pesto

Pistachio Pesto

 

Verdict: 6/6 of us will return.

1: Pizzas : Of the three, My favourite was surprisingly the Pistachio Pesto. I was abit skeptical because I liked meat on my pizza whenever possible, but this vegetarian one is really good in the sense that it was really light but flavourful.  One of the best vegetarian pizza I ever had.

2. The food is quite a long wait  .. Although ordered around 12:15, the food came around 12:45 .. so be prepared to wait during lunch

3. Appetizers: Clams were really good! not too over cooked and no sandy taste to it. the sauce was pretty light as well 🙂 not too heavy

Damage: $15 per pax

Extra Virgin Pizza
Asia Square 
Tower 1 
8 Marina View, #01-04
Singapore 018960

 

 

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

 

Update

Hi everyone,

Apologies I have not been consistently posting..
I will resume the posting soon! following an added format : I will try to include the prices of the places that I visited ( based on per person)

🙂

Thanks for your continual support:)

Regards,
Ahballing

Ting Heng Seafood

Decided to buy the family with my first pay at one of our all time favourite indulgent place

we were patrons of this place for a good .. 10 years? or maybe even longer before this hidden Jem was discovered and flooded with celebrities

wall of fame

wall of fame

so we ordered:

Lobster E-Mee

Lobster E-Mee

Black Pepper Calf Brisket

Black Pepper Calf Ribs

Close up

Close up

Beancurd Sheets with home made fish cake

Beancurd Sheets with home made fish cake

Grouper steamboat

Grouper steamboat

boiling

boiling

Home made fishballs and meatballs

Home made fishballs and meatballs

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boiling

Black sauce beehoon

Black sauce beehoon

Lady Boss

Lady Boss

 

Verdict: 5/5 of us will return

1. Always try to look for the lady boss to place an order! she is really friendly! and to add, after all these years of knowing her, she  has not aged at all!

2. If you enjoy Chinese style of lobsters, this is one of the better places to go to in Singapore in my humble opinion because the meat is really fresh. They do take pride in serving the freshest seafood whenever possible, but attached to it is also a premium 🙂

3. My family is not really a family that eats a lot of steamboats when we dine together, but this place, their home-made balls and fish paste is really different from the ones outside. Not too starchy and texture wise not too bouncy like a ping-pong ball.

4. The beancurd sheets gluten dish is one of my all time favourite dish to order. Can’t be found in many places and their origin is from Malaysia -> I think due to the natural water source, soya products from there, specifically Ipoh are really of a better quality and just taste really different from the ones we have here in Singapore 🙂

Damage: per pax, this meal was $80

Ting Heng Seafood
#01-03, 82 Tiong Poh Road,
Singapore 160082

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