[FOOD REVIEW] FRIYAY to my Japanese weekend. My favourite has got to be the Double Hokkaido Salmon Burger. Juicy salmon patties (flown directly from Hokkaido), shredded white cabbage, sweet and savoury japanese sesame dressing - all between a mixed black and white sesame bun. Oishi!! The shaker fries is a delight, but I can do without.
On the other end, the Matcha Oreo Mcflurry was sort of a failure to me - a bit too sweet for my liking and the taste is too flowery. Don't taste like Matcha at all. Reviewers said that the Matcha ice cream is the best of all items, but I beg to differ (I'm fact I find is the worst of all. Haha!)
Oh well. Taste differs. Try it yourself at all McDonald's near you - do it quick or else the stocks may run out soon again. Enjoy!
Need comfort food in the midst of recovery from my bout of flu. Ain't I'm glad to have this tonight. Yumz! The crabs are awesome and finger-licking good!
1. Orgasmic Crab (Crabs in a lite cream sauce of salted egg yolk and curry leaf)
2. Balsamic Crab (crabs in a savoury balsamic vinegar sauce, fresh herbs and spices). My #foodiesense tells me that they could also have added worcestershire sauce to give that savoury taste. And afterall it's "angmoh" cooking, which is quite logical right 😏
3. Homemade Lemongrass Drink
4. Hooked on Mee (Superior "wok hei" flavoured yellow mee braised in seafood broth, deep fried egg white, pork, squid & prawns served with generous portion of pork crackle on the side) Honestly speaking, this for me is average only. A bit too wet for my liking and don't really taste the sweetness of the seafood stock (but it could also be because I'm sick).. But my perennial favourite is still the unbeatable Ah Hock Hokkien Mee at Chomp Chomp.
5. Fried Mantou
6. Place decor
[EXPLORER SERIES] Cafe hopping between gym classes ya say? YES because the classes are tough and need a lot of energy. With much anticipation and just a flick of #instagram , someone posted this "mochi burst with soft serve". And since it was just a few minutes away from my lunch place, off I go and within minutes, ordered this - "Earl Grey Burst with Dark Chocolate Softserve - Freshly fried earl grey burst with homemade dark chocolate sorbet, almond crunch and salted caramel sauce". Sounds awesome right? But sadly, only the mochi is OK. The Earl grey taste was weak and the chocolate sorbet actually was pretty tasteless. But I actually like the almond crunch. Haha. A pity. Was expecting more. Oh well. And yes, I know what you are thinking about the ice cream's resemblance because I was too. Lol. Thankfully, my workout today burned 1732 calories. It should have burned whatever it needs to. Haha!
[RETRO SATURDAYS] Simple and withstood the test of time. Do I need to say more? The calories and the long walk was indeed worth it.
The yam cake was delish - each mouthful was filled with yam chunks and fragrant lup-cheong (Chinese sausage). The radish cake was pillowy soft with bits of dried shrimp. The chilli that accompanied the yam and radish cakes really packs a punch. The durian crepe was heavenly - each layer was smothered with durian creme. The original mille crepe was tastefully well done - you can really taste the layers in each bite. Will I go back again? Of course!! //
The bubble tea bar. Check out their tea dispenser from the 'tap' (swipe left). Cool eh~. Ordered their signature Blossom Pineapple (mixture of Peach Oolong Tea + Crushed Pineapple + Passionfruit). Added 30% sugar. But I super love their cup packaging tho'.
It's been great knowing you for the past 1 year (time flies!).. Thanks for teaching me the ropes and glad that we were once working partners. Sad that you are leaving but happy that you are going to somewhere much bigger! All the best in your future endeavors and yes, I want to visit you and have lunch at your workplace. Heh~ Must meet up soon ya! :)
19 August 2004: my first taste of NS when I was enlisted into Viper Company, BMTC, Pulau Tekong. Fast forward 12 years and 11 NS reservist cycles later, I finally "graduated" from NS. No more outfields and IPPTs. But I will miss my army buddies and all the fun we had during our "annual" chalet. Oh well. I always say that life still go on, even though I'm placed into MINDEF Reserve (MR) - no more disruptions to work schedules but that also means that it's really no "free breaks" from work. Haha. Oops.
Many memories of my ICT came flooding back when I collected these memorabilia this morning at Paya Lebar Airbase (PLAB). PLAB was my first airbase residential stay where I did my Field Defence Course (FDC) for 3 months. Who could forget that someone actually called the SAF Hotline near the end of course to complain the chief instructor because he was simply torturing us with very often wee hours turnouts and tekan exercises.
After FDC, I was posted to Sembawang Airbase for the rest of my NS terms and subsequently my reservist cycles. After I ORD-ed, 1 year later I was called up to go for a GPMG gunner course (2 weeks stay in) reservist cycle. After that year, I came back to Sembawang Airbase and I had the privilege of being the OC's PA for a couple of cycles and then deployed to the main ground because they were short of men. There, I was deployed as the GPMG gunner henceforth - certainly not fun to carry that huge and heavy ancient gun, while others carry the lighter AR15. But I had fun bonding with my platoon mates (and dare I say more fun (sometimes) than when I was in HQ platoon as OC-PA).. Haha.
So yes. This marks the end of my NS journey and back to civilian life. What would life holds? Something to think about. In the meantime, MR LOH!! //
First try in Hong Kong a year ago but not Singapore. My verdict? •
I feel that the star is not the duck, but rather the super lean char siew (I don't like fat pork. The fats scares me..) and their awesome red bean with dried orange peel dessert. If I go back again, I will only eat these two items. •
But having said that, the duck is actually very fleshy (bigger than what I have from other stalls, and yes, it is tender but probably because it's duck meat, it is a little bit dry, but still better than the rest. If you are into saltier taste of roast Duck, rather than my preferred sweet kind, then Kam's Roast is for you. //
RED BERRY CRUMBLE (warm berry crumble and vanilla ice cream) | An alternative birthday cake for me today. Tartful and strong burst of flavours in every bite; complemented with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A simple dessert but very well done. I was literally brought on a (very sour!) journey and was just enjoying the process (sour is my friend for those of you who do not know!). The chill ambience made it all complete. Am so glad this place didn't disappoint. Will be back to try the mains.
Pork • Limited Edition • Bak Ku Teh • All my faves!! 🐷🌶🍲 Rich meat broth with peppercorns and wolf berries, coupled with al-dante ramen noodles and fall-off-the-bone pork ribs. If you like the Teochew style Bak Ku Teh, you will like this. ❌ My only fuss? It could have been done with lesser salt - a little bit too salty for me. But other than that, a great experience! Will I eat it again? ✔️Oh yes - I will. Literally the atas version of mee kia in Bak Ku Teh broth (love how I brought "down" the atas-ness of the dish so much.. Haha). 💵 Going at $13.90++ and limited to 20 bowls a day. Only available at its Suntec outlet. //
The magic number today? 34! Thanks for all the well wishes - I appreciate them a lot. Have been working hard for the past year and never really got on a solo adventure where I just go round Singapore to eat at cafes/restaurants on my wishlist. So here I am - on leave and will do just that on this special day of mine. Afterall I'm called @foodielah . Hurhur.
📸: @piggybites //
<< REVIEW >> 🍔🍔🍔 out of 5. Overall a good attempt. Will I eat it again? Perhaps just the Chocolate Pie.
CHOCOLATE PIE: A flowy mess, but in a good way. Be sure to eat it hot. But drink more water too, because it can be quite 'heaty'.
Chocolate lovers will probably love this. This is like a lava cake, but the pie version. Considering the price of it (ala carte is $1.40 each), its good enough for me.
FISH & FRIES: The Fish & Fries don't taste so bad lah.. Just that it gets jelak after a while.
But I must say the deep fried fish (aka 'Fish Tempura' as what my pick-up chit says) taste so much like Long John Silver's. The fish has a chewy texture and the batter was crispy. What I actually like is the Tartar Sauce that came with it (I was given 2 tubs of it - not too sure why).. I'm not too sure whether this Tartar Sauce is the same as what its on their Fillet-O-Fish burgers, but it sure tasted good.
How to improve if you ask me? I guess you just give me a wedge (or a few wedges) of lemon, and bam!, the cheapo version of Fish & Chips in restaurants.