Situated in between industrial buildings, this place is not easy to locate unless you are a regular patron of their next door cafe called The Hideout.
We were quite impressed with this fusion cuisine cafe offering restaurant quality food at affordable prices. The menu displayed western food, pasta, sushi & ramen together with some side items and soups. Alcoholic drinks are also available for customers who want to chill out after a hard day's work.
We ordered a few of dishes as recommended by their young service staff and must say that the portion is big for one person.
Pan Seared Cajun Chicken Chop ( $8.80 ) - The chicken was pan fried which makes the skin crispy but the inner meat still tender and juicy. With the mildly spiced black pepper sauce, it was delicious. Generous amount of fries and fresh salad truly make this dish very filling.
Besides this, we also tried their Cajun Pork Chop ( $9.80 ) with the same black pepper sauce. We expected the meat to be tough but surprisingly, the chef has done a good job as the meat was tender and easy to chew.
Their mushroom soup is a bit watery though truffle oil was added but the garlic bread was toasted well as the butter lingers in the air when it is served in front of us.
Overall, this place is worth coming back as their variety of food is fantastic and with piped sentimental music being played while we enjoyed our food, it does bring back old memories.
This casual dining outlet is located at one small corner of Raffles City basement. Anybody can easily walked pass without noticing if you have no craving for dim sum. We have a hard time trying to find the location as it happened to be a busy and crowded weekend.
We ordered some of their signature items such as :
1. Deep Fried Porcupine Bun with Red Bean Paste ($6.30 for 3 pcs)
The outer crust is crispy with inner lining soft and fluffy. The not-so-sweet red bean filling is just nice for our taste buds.
2. Deep Fried Shrimps Mango Roll ($7.20 for 3 pcs) - A little high priced item but the sweet fresh mango strip goes well with the succulent prawn which was top coated with sesame seeds.
3. Lean Meat Congee ($9.30) - We opt for this porridge without the century egg. The congee was smooth but a bit watery after a few stirs. True to HK style, it has a special aromatic taste.
4. Baked BBQ Pork Pastry ($5.00 for 3 pcs) - When we sliced to share, the crust broke into small bits. We can only eat the generous BBQ meat fillings.
4. Triple Combination BBQ Meat ($24.00) - this is by far the best dish. The BBQ pork (char siew) was grilled to perfection with bits of burnt parts and small areas of fats. The surface of roast meat was super crispy and we could hear cracking sounds when we chewed each piece. The roast duck was well marinated with sweetness and the meat was moist and juicy.
Overall, this place offers good environment and good food but prices are considerably high as compared to other dim sum restaurants. Service was good with attentive staff refilling our tea and water.
We chanced upon this cosy cafe while window shopping at Toa Payoh Central. Situated on the quiet side of the heartland, this cafe serves quite a range of items.
Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken ( $16.00 ) - The marinated chicken leg was tender and moist. Unlike some places where the meat turned out tough and dry, theirs was easy to cut and can be shared among friends. The chilled salad and generous fries was a bonus as both were served freshly.
Sirloin Steak ( $19.00 ) - The meat was juicy and topped with red wine sauce, thus making this dish very flavourful.
Pulled Pork Sandwich ( $16.00 ) - It was originally stated as burger but we find it difficult to share among ourselves, so we requested this item to be made into sandwich. The shredded BBQ meat was mixed with mayo and some other sauces. It has a slight taste of BBQ sauce and was indeed unique.
Dowager's Fingers ( $10.00 ) - Upon first bite, we could taste the succulent prawns that were wrapped by wanton skin. When dipped into the honey sesame mayo sauce, it seem to be a good formula.
Charcoal Waffle With Double Scoop Ice Cream ( $15.00 ) - Not sure whether it is eatable charcoal but the waffle was freshly served with 2 different types of ice cream and a small bowl of chocolate sauce.
We were satisfied with the food as well as the service crew. Although food may be a bit pricey (considered their location in a heartland), it comes without GST and service charge.
We will definitely patronize again as we are confident that the rest of their menu will not disappoint us.
Upon landing on Bandung, we took a cab to The Valley Resort Hotel which was located on a hill top. As the taxi travelled up the slope, we could feel the chilled fresh air as we unwind the windows to appreciate what nature has created.
Our rooms offered spectacular view of Bandung and each unit is 2-storey high where the upper floor has this big and spacious bed. The accessories on lower floor bathroom were installed with frog theme design.
This resort also cater to families with children as there are adventure park, playground with pony riding and karaoke singing for the adults. The hotel also provide complimentary vouchers for those keen to play golf at nearby golf course.
Their Bistro Cafe also serve authentic Indonesian food and prices are reasonable with excellent service provided by the staff.
Although it was a short stay, we have truly enjoyed ourselves especially the shopping and the delicious food that were recommended by the taxi driver which we have booked for his services since day one.
We have tried numerous food outlets on this dish and by far, this is one of the places that served food way below our expectations.
Pig Stomach Soup ( $6.00 ) - The soup was not even hot and there was no peppery taste. It also do not have any sweetness or flavour. In actual fact, it was a diluted version of the pork ribs soup. The pig stomach was hard to chew and tasted like rubber band.
Dried Bak Kut Teh ( $12.00 ) - there was a burnt smell when the staff served this dish. As seen from the photo, there were hardly any meat on each pork rib. The texture was so hard that one of the ribs actually flew off from the plate as we were trying to figure out the meaty portion.
Baby Cabbage ( $6.00 ) - At least this dish is decent enough for us to eat with the white rice.
We have left the place with the pig stomach soup and dried bak kut teh half eaten. In our honest opinion, it is not worth coming back to try the rest of their food items if they cannot even cook simple and basic dishes.