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       29 Jun 2008 at 12:04 am
    Category: Desserts, Japanese
       Japanese Sweet Potato with Green Tea Ice Cream   Oven baked Japanese Mochi with red bean soup
    Went to Lot 1 mall for shopping. after dinner, happen to pass by MOF and was instantly attracted by its dessert. Went in and had 2 dessert with my wife.

    Japanese Sweet Potato with Green Tea Ice Cream
    The sweet potato was piping hot and it kinda melt the ice cream next to it. Take a bit of the potato and a bit of green tea ice cream and place them in your mouth, its HEAVEN. You can taste the difference between the 2 flavours as the sweet potato is firm and sweet while the ice cream is cold and smooth. As the ice-cream is not sweeten type, it actually balance the dish by neturalising the sweetness of the potato. - $6.80

    Oven baked mochi with red bean soup
    This dish is definitely for the sweet tooth as it is really really sweet. The mochi is firm and chewy. The red bean soup is thick and the beans is cooked till soft. Really taste yummy. - $6.80
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    1. eeml
      eeml said:
      i think the desserts are just average... the sweet potato with ice cream is better at azabu sabo
      23 Sep 2008 at 9:23 am
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       14 Jun 2008 at 11:06 pm
    Category: Japanese
       Tofu with century egg sauce   Fresh Sashimi   Garlic Beef Cubes   Sea Urchin   HANA Maki
    My wife treated me to a "Father's day meal" at this Japanese resturant located at River Vally Road. Below are some of the dishes I tried.

    Cold Tofu with century egg sauce - The dish I like most. Smooth toufu topped with unique century eggs sauce. The taste might be a bit heavy for some but if you like century eggs, you will definitely like this. - $4

    Blue berry juice with sparkling soda - The very best of blue berry enhanced with sparkling soda water. The sweet taste of the blue berry was light on the taste bud and the sparkling soda water add the acidity to the drink. On a warm day, this drink is definitely the one that I will choose. -$5.50

    Sashimi - The price is not on the low side but the freshness of the seafood definitely worth its price. I ordered Mekajiki and Tako sashimi. It was fresh and the slices were thick, which enable you to feel the "OOMP" when you bite into each slice. Best eaten with wasabi and soy sauce. - $40

    Charcoal grilled lamb - the lamb is grilled to perfection. But somehow, that unique smell and taste that always follow lamb dishes is non-existing. For those who doesn't like the smell and taste of lamb, you can try this. for me, without that unique flavour, it is like eating laska without cockles. - $18

    Garlic Beef - Nice tender beef cubes stirred fried with garlic. The dish is tasty and you can actually feel the garlic lumps in your mouth. The beef is moist and tender. definitely a yummy dish. - $15

    Seaweed fried rice - This dish is so simply yet it is soooo yummy. The rice is sticky and grainy. You can actually taste the seaweed and the fragrance of the rice. Nothing fanciful about the appearance but the taste is great. -$10

    Sea Urchin - FINALLY I got to eat a live sea urchin and I must say it is definitely different from those pre-prepared one that I have had before. The fishy flavour is definitely there and when you scoop the slimy meat and place it into your mouth, you will find that it has a slightly sweet and salty taste. Quite different from the pre-prepared one that has a bland and firm texture. - $25

    HANA Maki - Tradition sushi with Hamachi and salmon. As usual the sauce is abit salty but if you eat the whole sushi in one mouthful, the rice actually lessen the saltiness and the fish slices provide the firm texture to the dish. - $16

    Price - Definitely not on the low side. The sea urchin is $25 by itself. Overall we ate about $230. ^^
    Service - Good service where the staff actually recommend us whats on offer and its signature dishes.
    Food - Freshness is there and most of the dish is on the heavy side of the taste bud. ( I like it cos I like my food that way :) )
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      3. Szechuan Court   
         07 Jun 2008 at 1:31 am
         Chicken Herbal Soup   Claypot chicken with fungus and mushrooms   Lemon Prawn   Pig Trotter dumpling   Pork Rib with spicy mango sauce
      Shopping around Raffles City with an empty stomach, I decided to go to this Szechuan Court to try out their food. Nice deco and seem like a expensive resturant from a far.
      Well, the price is still managable.

      Lemon Prawn - Definitely the best dish I had that night. The prawns were succulent and moist. The lemon sauce was tangy and bring out that ocean flavour from the prawn. $15.

      chicken Herbal soup - Good soup made the traditional way. The chicken meat is tender and when you eat it and the soup is tasty with all those herbal aroma swirling around. $10.

      Claypot chicken - Tender chicken bits stewed with black fungus and mushrooms. Juicy mushrooms threaten to spill the sauce with every bite. It goes best with a bowl of rice. $22.

      Pig trotter dumpling - Only available during this peroid for the dumpling festival. you will find scallops, mushrooms, shrimps, salted egg yolk and a whole trotter in this dumpling. $48.

      Prok rib with spicy mango sauce - worst dish that night. althought the sauce was good enough, the over cooked meat spoilt the dish. The meat was not juicy and it was kinda hard when you bit into it. also, the meat tend to stuck between your teeth, a sign of over cooked... HARD meat. $15.

      Well, overall, I had a good dinning experience with the service, Definitely worth returning.
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      1. Bobo
        Bobo said:
        Wow sounds good. :) will try man :)
        07 Jun 2008 at 10:00 am
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         07 Jun 2008 at 12:49 am
         The Botak Burger   Fish & Chips
      Went to Botak jones for dinner and as always the queue is long. My wife had fish and chips while I order their Botak Burger. And I would say the food was ok. Normal western food but the price was not. For a coffee shop food, its price was definitely not cheap. But its portion is large and I mean... REALLY LARGE. So for those small eater, 2 to 1 main dish should be good enough.

      About the food, noththing much hype about that. Just that they serve different sauce in bottle for different food. And the best is for fish and chips, they have this malt vinegar which added a new dimension to the typical fish and chips I have had so far.

      Service was so so and of course, ambience is not that condusive for a good dinning experience. I think I would prefer to go Cartel or swensen. :p
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           28 Apr 2008 at 10:16 pm
        Category: Coffee Shops
        My family went to Kovan looking for some good food. seeing a long queue at a particular stall, I went to look. wow, nasi lemak, well, if there is a long Q, it must be good. So I join in and wait for almost 15 mins. I order 2 plate of rice, 2 chicken wings, 5 small fishes, a bowl of curry vege, 2 eggs,some otak and the usual peanuts and ikan bilis. The price was a staggering $15

        I was saying wow.... it is Expensive. But sad to say, it was not as good as it seem. the chicken wings was the only one that pass my test. The curry was a bit bland, the rice does not have that rich coconut smell, and certainly the fish was like soggy....

        Given a choice, I would buy those nasi lemak wrapped in green banana leaves. They taste better. So maybe it's just a hype and definitely not worth the $$$
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