The disgruntled Chef

This is a very back track post! I do apologise for not being consistent with my updates! really been quite swamped with things on my end :/
But this post is pretty co-incidental with the ongoing seasonal celebrations 🙂

So troopie beaties had finally ended her last paper and we decided to go celebrate!!! (as well as late birthday celebration) so we headed down here to check out 🙂

From the outside

From the outside

and so a peek inside:

from where we sat

from where we sat

love the environment here! it’s so sleek but yet quiet and cosy!  nicely hidden away 🙂

Lemon Bitters

Lemon Bitters

So then we ordered to share:

Seared Scallops with Sauce vierge and herbs

Seared Scallops with Sauce vierge and herbs

Close up

Close up

grilled eel and foie gras with daikon, Kabayaki sauce and apple

Grilled eel and foie gras with daikon, Kabayaki sauce and apple

close up

close up

Crabcakes with Mayo and Ikura (fish roe)

Crabcakes with Mayo and Ikura (fish roe)

close up

close up

Roasted Miso Cod with mushrooms

Roasted Miso Cod with mushrooms

Close up

Close up

and of course, a meal is never really full without DESSERT!!!!!! So for beaties, she ordered :

Churros with Hot Chocolate

Churros with Hot Chocolate

Churros with Hot Chocolate

Churros with Hot Chocolate

and of course, my favourite :

Chocolate Foundant with Peanut Butter, Banana Brulee and Vanilla Ice-cream

Chocolate Foundant with Peanut Butter, Banana Brulee and Vanilla Ice-cream

Chocolate Foundant with Peanut Butter, Banana Brulee and Vanilla Ice-cream

Chocolate Foundant with Peanut Butter, Banana Brulee and Vanilla Ice-cream

OOzing Peanut Butter goodness

OOzing Peanut Butter goodness

Verdict: 2/2 of us will definitely return here!!!

the nice ambience and all 🙂 we would be very delighted to return and try their brunch!

The crabcakes was just a dish I was looking forward to!! but I thought it was too ‘potato – stuffed’. The crab meat was slightly little for my liking.

The Foie Gras was quite an interesting dish.. it was quite a nice when eaten altogether ..and the sauce was went very well with the dish.

The Miso Cod was also very well done!  It looks very under marinated but in reality, it is very flavourful! the mushrooms as well was very well seasoned.

The desserts were good to round off the dishes 🙂

The Churros were crispy on the outside, but nice and soft in the inside. Chocolate sauce was not too thick until you felt sick after eating a few sticks ..

The Foundant cake was really special! I never came across a peanut butter filled one and it was special for sure!!! the batter though was a little on the thick side. .. but the filling was just awesome 🙂

Can’t wait till the next time I am back here 🙂

The Disgruntled Chef
26B Dempsey Road,

p. s. by the way, Happy New Year!!!

H Y California

my dear troopie plonks asked me out to celebrate my birthday! Blessed indeed to have friends that want to celebrate my birthday 🙂

because I had something on earlier in the day, she came down to Marina Bay Sands to meet me for lunch. I am so glad and thankful for her! 🙂 yesterday was such a crappy day for me – had to survive through a rude crappy interview, but really, am thankful she made the effort to come down and meet me 🙂

I was really craving sushi after watching this documentary on sushi.. Its called Jiro Sushi, about this sushi master in Japan who is 80 over years old, and awarded 3  Michelin stars! We have very much to learn from him, his attitude towards his work.. It is just amazing.  “Even at my age in my work, I have not reached perfection” – Jiro Ono

ok.. so back to this place, we just walked in since we seem to only find this place around (that doesn’t do much damage to the pocket as well)


Peek inside


This place is very nicely situated. The view is just fantastic.


Imagine this place at night!!!

ok.. so we just ordered a few dishes to share (because we are aiming for the desserts at this newly opened chocolate shop within MBS)

Salmon Sashimi

and we thought we try the fusion ‘singapore style infused Japanese sushi’

Crunchy Tuna Roll : Chopped Fatty Tuna, TEMPURA Crunch, Garlic Chip, Salsa & Chilli Sauce

Singapore Chilli “TEMPURA” Crab Roll : Snow Crab Leg TEMPURA, Iceburg Lettuce, Tomato, Homemade Chilli Crab Sauce

Verdict: 0.5/2 of us will return.
The sashimi was just ok .. it did not look very appealing .. the rolls, well for the tuna roll, we were expecting it to be slightly different. From the description, we thought the whole thing together would be like a sashimi and a little crunch to it? but .. it did not turn out as such .. it was overall mushy .. and just the sauce was disappointing as well.

The crab roll, hmm i would say is the better out of the two .. It’s quite an interesting experience to mix chilli crab sauce and Japanese snow crab together. I just didn’t think to use the rice paper roll was necessary. Should have just stuck to seaweed instead.

But nonetheless, am feeling so grateful and thankful she took the time and effort to have a meal with me to celebrate 😀


Marina Bay Sands
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956




Happy Birthday Onezero

Happy Birthday to me!!
yes! one of my many nick names is onezero.
So my dear friends decided to celebrate my birthday at this place called zero zero at central. [Onezero goes zero zero] *faints


ahhaa so the four of us met and ….

Balloon for me!!!

So this place in general is pretty chillax .. Theres live music to accompany your dinning experience ,

live band

+ 2 waiters that claim they are show luo and andy lau .  .. so hahaha playful friendly staff.

so we went ahead with the Something on the Rock set menu, which consist of,  Amuse Bouche, Cold Dish, Side dish/soup, Main Course and Dessert.

So our Amuse Bouche:

for 2 🙂

Foe gras + Peach Shot, Potato cake with Tabiko (fish eggs) and Sear scallop with Watermelon

We were instructed to eat starting from the shot glass downwards to end off with the scallop and watermelon to cleanse our palettes and prepare for what is to come 🙂

for starters, 3 of us ordered the smoked duck with apple,

Smoked duck with apple


and troopie Jean ordered the maguro(tuna) tataki carpaccio .

Maguro Tataki Carpaccio

Following that, we all spontaneously ordered Truffle oil mushroom soup

Truffle Oil Mushroom Soup

Following that, troopie Jean and Janice ordered for their mains:

Duck Confit with Potato Slice

and both troopie grace and I ordered the Pork Collar + miso sauce on Hoba Leaf.

Pork Collar on Hoba Leaf + Miso sauce

and of course, dessert.  Both troopie Jan and I ordered

Chocolate Cheese Cake

and both troopie grace and Jean ordered:

Crispy Puff. Banana. Ice-Cream


Verdict: 2.5/4 of us will return.

The amuse Bouche was pretty innovative.  I didn’t know scallop and watermelon actually went together! Interesting combination! Although i don’t think the rest of them liked the combination and found it quite weird.

The soup was a little too saltish for troopie Jean and Me. But for the salt partners troopie Grace and Jan, they just thought it was alright for them.

Our sides were all ok .. not a big shout out to start off with.

For the mains, we all actually wanted to order the steak on hoba leaf. The Andy Lau waiter said that it was sold out .. so  😦 the pork I reckon personally is not that a good idea .. its so hard to cook the pork thoroughly  .. and pink uncooked parts of the pork makes it abit hard to eat because of the porky taste .. The onions were  too overpowering.
The duck confit team, slightly too saltish for troopie Jean, but ok for Troopie Janice. They liked the potato.

Desserts wise, The puff team enjoyed theirs quite thoroughly. The puff was not softened by the ice-cream in the middle and maintained its ‘crispyness’. Banana topped off the dessert on the whole.  Chocolate cheese cake was not too sweet and nicely balanced out.

To further lighten the night, with compliments from the restaurant:


Thanks friends for organizing! 🙂
Great service kinda makes up for the food, but great company enriches the dinning experience.
Zero Zero
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
The Central,
Singapore 0589817







Bkk: #2.4 Audrey’s

For dinner, we had the pleasure of meeting trooper ali’s Bangkok friend .. and we met at this very quaintly decorated place and nice to chillax restaurant called Audrey.

Entrance of the Restaurant

and walking in

Center Piece

After we sat down and broke the ice, our newly found thai friend told us that she had quite a hard time booking this place! She was quite lucky to get the resevation on the day itself! hahaha thankful for the hospitality of these kind thais 🙂 so then we all sat down and ordered to share :

Grilled Marinated Pork wrapped in White Noodle



Fried Calamari

Mushroom Soup

French Onion Soup

Spicy Fried Fish Bits

Fried Rice with Chilli Paste, Topped with River Prawn

Crab Meat Soba

5 Hours Braised Beef Cheeks

and of course to end the meal  arranged with the top favourite down :

Fried Milk Chocolate Puff with Banana Flambe Samosa and Vanilla Ice-Cream

Gooey Chocolate Brownie with Ice-Cream

Strawberry Short Cake

And before I forget, I ordered a drink for my dinner a special off the menu :

Audrey Special: Coffee topped with nuts and cream

Verdict: 7/7 of us will return for the dessert, as well as some of the mains.
The appetizers: what we really liked were the calamari and the rice rolls. The soup was also not too bad and not too starchy.
The Mains: My troops thoroughly enjoyed the Fried Rice. We tried to eat it with the fried spicy fish bits – not a very good idea. The fried fish bits were spicy on its own, when combined with the rice – can die in spicy heaven. Troopie ali came for the fried spicy fish bits – and she loved it and said its exactly what she remembered it to be and she would come back for it.  Do not be fooled by the meek appearance of the dish. Its really SUPER SPICY!  The crab soba was not what we expected.. but tasted ok .. TYhe beef cheek was very tender! and quite nicely paired with the spaghetti.
The desserts: I think they are the winner. Although I preferred the gooey chocolate ‘brownie’ best, but the rest of the troopies enjoyed the chocolate samosa the best! The strawberry shortcake was quite moist and nice as well 🙂 troopie beaties enjoyed it 🙂  I would definitely return for this cake as I think its quite special and have not come across it elsewhere 🙂

Audrey Café and Bistro, 
136/3 Thong Lor Soi 11, 
Bangkok, Thailand 

Wild Rocket at Mount Emily

So as per normal, the 3 of us sneak out to try new places after church, while my parents go along with their friends to eat their new favourite hunt.

On my brother’s list, he decided we should venture to try Wild Rocket at Mount Emily. Since it was a place that my sister has been wanting to go and try, we all called in and thankfully got a place in the nick of time


Seared Tuna Rocket Salad

Thai Fish Cake


ngo hiang inspired pork chop

Crabmeat linguine

Pork Sausage with fried egg on fishcake?

Baked lobster gratin

we were kinda disappointed with how our mains went… and I mean its quite ingenius to try to fushion local food influences and western style .. nonetheless I don’t think it went down well for my siblings..

our desserts that came


mini molten choc cake

ice cream with raspberry sauce

ho hums we dont think we will be back anytime soon

Wild Rocket at Mount Emily
10A Upper Wilkie Road,
GF Hangout @ Mount Emily,