Antoinette

We headed down to Antoinette to try out their lunch.

So we ordered:

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Onion soup

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Crab suzette aka crab aglio olio

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My eggs with duck breast and mushrooms

Verdict: 2/2 of us will come back only for desserts and nothing else.
Onion soup – It was too thick for enjoyment. There was 2 slices of bread – contributing to the “starchiness” of the soup. Troopie beat felt like she was eating more bread than drinking the soup. Kudos though, to their ingenuity in the way the cheese was presented ๐Ÿ™‚ made quite an impression.
Crab Suzette – the crab was not mixed thoroughly. Troopie beat bit into salt bits .. and it wasn’t “fantastic” in your face … just ordinary
My eggs with duck breast – Eggs were nicely poached. Could have done better with same sauce or something? but overall just also not that fantastic .
We will just stick to desert instead.

Antoinette
Address: 333A Orchard Road,
#02-33/34
Mandarin Gallery

Sushi Tei revisited

So we decided to take a little afternoon break from the studying (ok before I also smell a burnt out coming) and headed over to try Sushi tei !! to satisfy the sushi cravings. just for a snack before dinner

we noticed there were things different from the menu last time and ordered ourselves:

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Miso Mayo Scallops

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Verdict: 2/2 of us will return! everything was still the same as i remembered, only this mentai crab role was a new addition to the menu. We concluded that the mentai was abit overpowering though, it masked the whole taste of the roll.. Maybe if it was not so thick? Would have been just nice. I thought it was pretty innovative of them to pair it with finely shredded sweet potato flakes? Thought that went quite nicely alongside the whole thing.

Sushi Tei
112 East Coast Road
#02-13.
Singapore 428802

Noboru Ramen

After my class, i decided to grab a quick dinner before heading off to study again ๐Ÿ™‚ so i ate somewhere near by and decided to try this ramen place near by

As i walked in, greeted by this super friendly uncle ๐Ÿ™‚

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So i decided to go for the shio ramen, and coincidentally they were also having a ‘promotion’ for the shio ramen so ok why not

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Shio ramen

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Chicken gyoza

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Green tea – love the way the tea bag is presented ๐Ÿ™‚

Verdict : 0.5/1 ( maybe might return) ramen base was rich and clear – quite a skill, but egg was mehhh.. Everyone around me seemed to order the spicy and non spicy specialty ramen, namely the black based garlic ramen. Maybe i might go back just to try it..
Gyoza was not the best tasting, but to be fair, it wasn’t dry inside..
I think the friendly service made up for it nonetheless ๐Ÿ™‚

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Noboru Ramen
8 Shenton Way
AXA Tower #01-21
Singapore 068811

Joe’s Kitchen

So, just for taste teasers, my mum decided to also add to our dinner, a place highly reccomended by one of the pastors at church : Joe’s Kitchen

We headed right a few steps away from the Hong Kong Street zhi char place and found this place.

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Seems to have quite a write up on this place.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Spot the famous patronisers

 

So anyways, because we ordered quite a fair bit from our zhi char, so we thought we order some of the reccomended dishes :

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Thai Prawn Fish Cake

 

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Honey Chicken

Verdict: 3/3 of us are coming back here to try the other things on the menu!!!
The Honey Chicken was like fantastic. Ok apart from that u couldn’t go wrong with fried food, but even when we brought it home,( we probably stay 15-20 mins away on a clear traffic day) the chicken was not soggy but still remained crispy? Which i thought was pretty amazing.
For all the prawn lovers, the fish cake was bite full of prawns- super liked by my mum.

Joe’s Kitchen
Blk 125ย Bukit Merah Lane 1,
#01-182ย ย 

Hong Kong Street Chun Kee (Bukit Merah) ้ฆ™ๆธฏ่ก—็่จ˜

After church, because I had to rush back to complete my studying, so i told mum if we could just take away something near by for dinner.

So she suggested this zhi char place at bukit merah (was formally from
Ang Mo Kio- one of my favourite zhi char favourite) to ta bao ๐Ÿ™‚

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Entrance : Spot the celebrity!

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if you enter from the back …

I can’t help but wonder why they like to call themselves Hong Kong Street zhi char when in hong kong, their ‘zhi char’ style is so different from like Singapore’s style .. But that aside, sure why not?

So we ordered:

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Mince pork with long beans – Si ji dou

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Fish Slice bee hoon ๐Ÿ™‚ โค much!

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Special Toufu

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Daily Special: Pork patties

Verdict: 3/3 of us will return here. I love the fish bee hoon soup ย – the soup is flavoured with tinges of chinese wine ๐Ÿ™‚ very yummy on a rainy day ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย The pork patties, first time i am trying it and ittastes like mcdonald’s breakfast sausage patties but not as saltish and with sauce ๐Ÿ™‚
toufu was just ok .. no biggie .. ย long beans too ..
will return for the dry sam lo hor fun ( plain white noodles fried with bean sprouts and fish slices โค )

Hong Kong Street Chun Kee (Bukit Merah) ้ฆ™ๆธฏ่ก—็่จ˜
125 Bukit Merah Lane 1,
#01-190 Singapore
ย 

Ding Tai Fung

We decided to have an early lunch before heading off to the library to do some work.. As well as to avoid the lunch crowd! So we went on to what was the nearest after the disappointing restaurant near by was not able to provide us with what we were after ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

But this turned to be a pleasant surprise! Reading the menu – which had been changed from the foldable kind to now with a hard cover and! Of course new dishes to try ๐Ÿ™‚

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We were intruged by the truffle xiao long baos (xlb) and decided to go ahead and try

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Mushroom and Minced Pork Noodles

I like this noodles! I think the portioning is just nice for a meal on itself of it being shared between 2 of us. Sauce is also just right and not too saltish – wished it was a little more though ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kailan with Scallions

I like the kailan – not too over cooked and still has that ‘crunchy’ texture when bitten into despite being drowned in gravy. Troop plonkies complained too much fried scallions drizzled on top

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Ice Lemon Earl Grey Tea

This is not bad except that its too sweet for me – too much syrup

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Troopie Plonkies was adventurous and decided to order this – she claimed tasted like Ribena doused with syrup

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Crabmeat xiao longbao – yummies! love the crabbie filling inside ๐Ÿ™‚ so glad this one came before the truffle ones otherwise the taste would have been overpowered by the truffle ones ๐Ÿ™‚ troopie plonks said she loves this more than the normal ones ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Smoked Duck Spring Rolls

Truffle xlb – turned out to be like xiao long bao in mushroomy soup – well, i think its pretty hard to fusion truffle into chinese dishes .. but good attempt but neh .. no biggy

Overall verdict: 2/2 of us will return! Although we concluded we didn’t really like the truffle tasting xlb – concluded that its pretty hard to fusion truffle with chinese dinning, good attempt nonetheless- i quite like the new dishes ๐Ÿ™‚ as well as the noodles ๐Ÿ™‚

Ding Tai Fung
(Raffles City Branch)
252 North Bridge Road
#B1-08/09/10
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103

Tonkichi

We decided to meet up for a quick lunch before I had to make a run for my class that started at 2 pm.

So troopie ali suggested to go to Tonkichi for lunch to fix some japanese craving.

so we ordered :

Troopie ali ordered:

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Ebi (Prawn) and Pork Tempura + Chicken Karage

Troop Beaties ordered:

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Yokubari Set: Pork fillet, 2 prawn (ebi), oyster and crab croquette

I ordered:

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My set came and I was pretty happy – the pork cutlet was not over fried until it was quite hard despite me ordering a leaner cut.

The whole course was finished off with coffee jelly. I thought it was pretty nice, the coffee was quite strong tasting and the white cream ‘syrup’ portion was not too sweet for liking.

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Overall verdict: 1.5/3 of us will return, although we still feel its a little pricey for our comfort. .5 because I still very undecided about this place though :/

Tonkichi – Isetan Scotts
4th Level, Isetan Scotts,
350. Orchard Road, Shaw House,
Singapore 038985