Saturday, April 27, 2013

Kith Cafe @ Park Mall

Visited on a Friday evening and the place was bustling after 7pm. Chose to sit at the alfresco dining area.

menu, with Today's Specials

The service staff are dressed in blue checkered shirts, and service was brisk since the place got rather busy towards the later part of the evening.

Asahi draft

For warm evenings, have a glass of Grapefruit Asahi (@$10++) to cool. Pleasant tasting and luckily the grapefruit wasn't too sour.

Grapefruit Asahi

Beer sipping and watching the world goes by while waiting for friends to arrive.
outdoor seats

Ordered Truffle Fries and Grilled Chicken Salad for starters. Not many pieces of grilled chicken though, but still likeable. The julienned green apples was sweet sourish and was a good complement to the salad.

Grilled Chicken Salad (@$15++)
grilled chicken, wild rocket, julienned green apple, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts with vinaigrette dressing
Fries (@$9.50++) straight cut fries, parmesan cheese with truffle oil

The fries were served piping hot, and aromatic with truffle oil. Was feeling quite full after finishing the starters. So we ordered just two mains to share. The ravioli looked pretty. In terms of taste, I'd prefer the spaghetti as am not a fan of doughy ravioli. The tenderloin cubes could do with a little bit more tenderness but it was still tasty. Polished these dishes in no time.

Ravioli (@$22++)
ravioli, spinach ricotta, tomato sauce

Spaghetti with beef tenderloin cubes (@$20++)
tenderloin cubes, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes

Also tried the tiramisu and piccolo latte. Tiramisu was not overly sweet but seemed like there wasn't any alcohol taste either. The piccolo latte was thick and can be enjoyed without any sugar.

tiramisu (@$8++)
piccolo latte (@$4++)

The food above was enough to feed four ladies. In fact, was feeling super full after dinner. Last order was around 9.15pm as the place closes at 10pm.

The House of Robert Timms @ Wheelock Place (Part III)

Had dinner there on a Thursday evening.

We came as a group of three, and ordered some starters and a main to share.

Spinach and Mushroom Salad (@$14++)
mushroom, pine nuts, bacon, cheese and baby spinach

The salad came with a small bowl of dressing that was bacon oil with balsamic vinegar. Oily aftertaste that's similar to bak kwa. It's an either you-love-it or hate-it affair. The bacon wasn't crispy. Having salad with bacon oil, seems somewhat defeating the purpose of a healthier choice, doesn't it?

Mussels (@$19.50++)

For the mussels, one can choose the choice of sauce and we had the chili base. Quite liked this dish as the mussels were of a good size and the bread was crispy.

closer view of the mussels

Had BBQ buffalo wings (@$12.50++) as well, but it was kind of tough.

Barramundi with Cilantro (@$26.50++)

The barramundi was nicely thick and sat ontop a bed of mash. But the mash wasn't smooth and creamy. It was actually kinda dry and somewhat lumpy. Liked the greens, the tomatoes and of course, the fish. The flesh was firm and easy to eat.

There's a 15% discount if you're paying with POSB/DBS credit card.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Saintmarc Café @ Vivocity

This shop's name has many variations: St. Marc, St-Marc, Saint Marc, Saintmarc...Whichever way it is, it's still famed for its choco cro which is basically a chocolate croissant.

ready for some sweet & bitter?
Mochi Red Bean Choco Cro @$2.60
outer layer flaky, inner later mochi and core of luscious choco with red bean
chewy sweety yums

Also tried the Sandwich, Choco Cro and Coffee Set (@$8.90).

latte, teriyaki and vegetable sandwich, choco cro (@$8.90)
choco cro
coupon for next purchase
Didn't like the coffee as the milk taste was too strong for me. The Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Sandwich, is exactly one portion of teriyaki chicken with lettuce, and the other portion is entirely lettuce, tomato and cheese. Normal at best.

The Mochi Red Bean Choco Cro was really nice. More layers in texture. Chewy and flaky, and with luscious center. Preferred this over the normal choco cro. The mochi version is priced at 20cents higher than normal choco cro.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fukuichi Japanese Dining @ TripleOne Somerset (Part III)

Had dinner there recently. It was warm dining inside, hardly any air-conditioning felt.

Ordered a bento set, and ala-carte of kani tofu and kani karaage (deep fried soft shell crab).

kani tofu (century egg, tofu and crab) @$6++

Some parts of the bento arrived first; the salad and the appetiser.

salad of lettuce and shredded cabbage
half the bento

full bento set (exclude soft-shell crab) @$40++

It was rather peculiar, as we got only half the bento and the next half arrived like 17 minutes later...

sushi (part of bento set)
sashimi of salmon, tuna and prawn (part of bento set)

 The soft-shell crab portion looked much less than previous.

kani karaage (@$10++)

Dessert was mochi with red bean plum. It's an interesting dessert. First time having this, and served in iced-small dish. Thought it was ice-cream at first. Hehe. Not sure whether it was mochi or a daifuku. There's a bit of cream inside.

powdery red bean, plum and cream mochi

Dinner costs around $67 for two pax.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bugis Junction Food Trail 2013: Honguo (红锅)

Located at basement of Bugis Junction, with red and black as its predominant colours.

menu and order chit
They have quite a variety of drinks available. For thirst-quencher, the lychee with aloe and wolfberries was nice. The sour plum drink, will get conversations going with its unique taste that's reminiscent of those plum that one takes after drinking bitter medicine.

sour plum drink

Honguo's star item, the legendary "Cross Bridge Vermicelli". Basically a big bowl of hot soup, and all ingredients of the noodle dish served in small plates. Like a soup noodle, waiting to be constructed.


Zhuang Yuan Mi Xian (15Items) 状元过桥米线(@$8.80++)
start of 'cooking'
items that cook easily, are in last
final product

Surprisingly, the soup wasn't as oily as initially thought. The noodles is thick beehoon variant and the soup was comforting.

XO Fried Seafood Noodles (XO酱干炒海鲜面 ) @$8.80++
Lotus Leaf XO Seafood Fried Rice (荷叶XO酱海鲜炒饭 ) @$8.80++

Liked the seafood fried rice very much. Fragrant (from XO sauce), loaded with ingredients like squids and prawns and basically yums. A little spicy.

Here are some of the other side dishes that we sampled:

Sze Chuan Chicken in Basket四川辣子鸡 -(@$7.50++)
Minced Pork Lettuce Wrap生菜猪肉碎 (@$6.80++)
Pumpkin Fries with Salted Egg Yolk黄金万两 (@$6.80++)

Quite liked the Sze Chuan Chicken. Spice level was moderate. Definitely need a cold drink to cool off thereafter. Not sure why, but the pumpkin fries tasted like sweet potato though...


Location: #B1-06, Bugis Junction

Tel : 6884 4717

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