entering tong shui cafe, you'll begin to get a warped sense of money. prices range from 4.88 onwards, so after a while you start to believe that a reasonable 9.88 for a baked rice is ridiculously expensive. but i'm not complaining! (:
bf loves the nissin noodle here for its homely feel, i just like to laugh at the 4.88 price tag for instant noodle. buts its really not too bad!
ordered the CCF (chee cheong fun) this time round, was quite disappointed. the accompanying fried beancurd was out of this world oily, and the CCF rather hard. saving grace was the yummy black sauce and tau cheow chilli available.
love the peanut toast. looks harmless, but when you slice through the bread, a mountain of peanut butter surges out and..its..wow. sticky, gooey and exactly what a peanut butter toast should be!
the desserts were alright, the mango and kiwi dessert was a nice simple end to the meal (:
went there for the first time ytd, shared a half-and-half pasta set with a friend and others. LOVED every single bit of it. the corn soup was creamy and full of sweet corn, the salad had a lovely tangy dressing. i had the bacon and egglant, YUM SCRUM. the spinach and salmon my friend had was also superrr yummy.
other dinner partners ordered the gratin set, ohmygoodness the penne with the cheesey sauce in the gratin was amazing. topped with 4 juicy prawns too. the gratin set at $16.80 can honestly feed 2 girls. or one starving guy.
service was quick too! the pasta came much faster than expected (: only grouse is that its located in a weird corner of marina square, abit hard to find.
tucked in the white house, once upon a milkshake is super stylish (without trying to hard). i like the place so much!! went there on two occasions, a lovely place to sit and chat with friends, and enjoy supernice ice cream (:
first time round, tried the strawberry and chocolate flavors. the strawberry was perfect - creamy with hint of yogurt (actually it was milk) and the chocolate was rich and satisfying.
second time round, had the maple flavor (tastes like post waffle cereal!!) and rum&raisin
my only small grouse is the weird height of the chairs, such that you have to lean forward quite a bit to reach the tables which are lower.
a great place to go, ice cream at really affordable prices (:
after all the reviews of tampopo on yebber, i was well excited to visit it with bf on saturday (:
so we ordered the black pig shabu shabu ramen and the miso ramen.
interestingly, different types of ramen were used for the two orders. for the bpss ramen- a more "ajisen"-style, pasta-like ramen was used, wheras the more traditional yellow springy one was adopted for the miso ramen. both were delicious (:
the bpss came with slivers of meltingly soft pork meat, and tender cabbage in a spicy but rich soup. my only grouse is that it gets "too good to handle" after a while. love the bamboo shoots
the miso ramen was also great, with one great big yummy slice of japanese chashu, lots of bamboo shoots and beansprouts.but for this, the complaint was that it got extremely salty as it got cold.
but overall, we felt that the price tags of 13.80 and 13.30 were not very justified for the standard. given it gets less enjoyable as the dish wears on.
great, great food at really affordable prices! think a higher quality version of ajisen)
for a total of about S$47 for 3 people, here's what we got!
miso corn ramen (yum!!)
shoyu negi ramen (meltingly soft pork with some crunchy veg. oishii!)
shio scallop ramen (abit too salty)
fried cuttlefish (batter not too thick, cuttlefish nicely chewy)
chuka hotate (comes with lovely strips of mushroom!)
pumpkin croquette (sweet and absolutely gorgeous with the accompanying sweet sauce)
3 cups of hot green tea
good service, great food..overall an awesome eatery to visit!