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       26 Dec 2008 at 3:00 pm
    Located at #01 of VivoCity with Mediterran style settings, standing poster looks unattractive normal Western food, but the food is ingredients and tastes different from the usual Western food, but the food don't really feel very authentic. Pricing reasonable.

    Sofa seat looks a bit turn-off for a proper seating posture to eat western food, but actual fact the sofa seat is flat and the table height is just nice, that allows customer to sit at a proper upright posture to eat the food.

    We (3 pax) ordered:

    Starter: Soy Tomato Bruschetta ($8) - spiced tomato on bread, nice appetizing, bread not as hard as it looks.

    Main Dish:
    Kaffir Cod Holaves ($28) - grilled cod fish with seasoned mash potato and mango salad. (I like this, its to my taste, mango salad make it appetizing)

    Pasta Chorizo ($16) - Spaghetti with Pork Sausages in tomato sauce. (Not bad for my taste, but my friend don't really fancy this.)

    Paella V ($40 for 2-3 pax) - Spanish dish - a pan of yellow rice, grilled with seafood and capsicum. (Smells like the chinese yellow water dumbling rice, but taste nicer than its smells, just that the rice is too saltish the more we ate. Didn't finish it.)

    Overall, its a cosy place to re-visit again to try their other dishes. Reasonable price for Mediterran food & ambience.
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      2. Yoshoku Kitchen   
         26 Dec 2008 at 2:34 pm
      Category: Fusion
      This place is now selling Japanese ala-carte Buffet at $29 , top up $3 for free flow of A drink & one Dessert.

      I recently come to know about this place offer Japanese ala-carte Buffet via their SMS marketing to my mobile phone.

      Serene Centre #01 beside Macdonald's, easy car parking for this aged building, but limited space.

      One of the cheapest Jap buffet in town, but don't put too high expectation of the food.

      Tempura flour too thick and oily. Breaded skin prawn, the breaded skin too hard. Fried Tofu skin sticky. Grilled mackerel oil not fragrant, thus can't feel the natural sweetness of the fish.

      Sashimi very small cut and small portion, not as crunchy as other established popular Japanese buffet restaurants. Generally serving portion very small than other established brands, but then can try more dishes.

      Conclusion, still edible once a while if you are bored of eating at the other popular Japanese buffet restaurants or if you are staying nearby don't feel like travelling far.

      This place also offers Japanese dessert for High Tea and Dinner. I like its Green Tea Japanese Dumpling (covered with green tea powder) - 3pcs for $2.50 .

      This can also be an aircon place to hang around on a lazy afternoon for High Tea as its window faces greeneries and side road from Bukit Timah towards Farrer Road, and easy car parking and accessible by bus.

      They also have friendly and patient service staff.
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           03 Nov 2008 at 3:23 am
           Black Pepper Crab   Salted Egg Butter Crab   Steamed Shark’s Fish Head
        This place's big crabs was recommended on TV a few months back, I've finally got the chance to check this out with my family.

        Coffee shop with Table-cloth settings, as this is managed by Boon Tong Kee, thus the standard is acceptable.

        They have got a good variety of Crab dishes, and have got 1Kg up to 2Kg crabs choices... S$40 per Kg (before 20% discount) .... after discount, its ordinary market price ...

        We took Black Pepper Crab, sauce a bit too sweet for my family's taste, sauce is too spicy for me. But the crab meat and the black pepper sauce is generous.

        We also tried their Salted Egg Butter Crab, its still a bit too sweet for my family's taste, but I personally like the taste which is not too saltish salted egg mixed with butter and sugar (similar taste as butter prawns) and generous size crab meat. Yummy !

        Another of its specialty is Steamed Shark's Fish Head (base on market rate price, ours was S$27). Its not the usual fish head meat, for this shark's head, its eating those jelly-like stuff of its head... this is something different, Must Try !

        I like the choices of size of their crabs, there's good size meat at the crab legs too. Will go back again to try other Crab dishes to explore anything else I like.

        As for the address of this outlet at Changi Road, this is actually near Kembangan MRT / East Coast. For those who drive, the car parking seems challenging and limited space there, but can park across the road, or along Lor G Telok Kurau.

        The place got ample seats during weekday, and on weekend , the crowd only for a short period at the peak of dinner meal hours. It is not as crowded as when it was first featured on TV food program a few months back.
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        1. Helmet
          Helmet said:
          This place has closed down
          09 Feb 2015 at 10:52 am
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        4. Spagetti Too (IMM)   
           14 Oct 2008 at 3:44 am
        Category: Italian
        This is an open-concept eatery at #01 of IMM Building with bright colours counter and attractively Promotion Poster with set meal at cheap price (Dinner set S$8.50 for a main course and a drink).

        Didn't eat at this place the first two times when I saw this, as it was during the peak dinner hour 7pm /-, and the place is extremely crowded and the tables are very close to each other due to the limited seating area.

        Finally got to try this on a Sunday 8.30pm, less crowded with more empty seats and cleaned up table.

        My verdict:
        * Grilled Sirloin Steak set (with mash potato, some vegetable, and a drink) (S$8.50) --> the photo on the promotion poster looks nice and reasonable portion, but when the real thing is served, its just a small piece of Steak. Steak is medium well-done to my expectation, but didn't feel special for the meat portion used (just like normal meat use in food court beside this eatery). Mash potato is not well-blend, eaten lumps of potato within it.

        * Grilled Chicken Chop with Spaghetti & some vegetable (S$7.20) --> spices & extra ingredients are added to the Spaghetti which makes its appetizing (but another similar concept eatery at Plaza Singapura #B1 done this better). Chicken chop is edible but commonly ordinary.

        In general, its normal Western food for this price. The portion is quite small for my standard. Ended up eating supper (dessert & finger food) on #03 hong kong cafe at 9.30pm.
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             14 Oct 2008 at 3:07 am
             Chilled Mango Pudding   Coconut Ice Cream on Dark purple glutinous rice/bean   Sesame Ball Dumpling
          Attractive restaurant on the ground floor, crowded during weekends meal time with families and friends diners. White furnishings settings makes it look pure and cheerfully bright, especially during the day time with sea view as the background.

          Nice food with creative ingredients that made the food that I ordered Yummy and value-for-money for its thoughtful cooking and food display.

          The dish that I will order again are:
          * Double-Boiled Pigeon Soup (S$6 per pax) --> sweetness of the soup is memorable even for me who don't usually fancy soup.
          * Exotic Curry Prawns (S$24) --> The mixture of the curry gravy is creatively tasty with buns or white rice, the good-size prawn didn't leave much of an impression though.
          * Mixed Vegetable with Wild Fungus (S$18) --> natural vegetable sweetness all in the sauce / soup.
          * Baked Cod Fish (S$9.80 per small portion enough for 2 pax) --> nicely done.

          Other dishes that I'll skip next time:
          * Deep Fried Pork Rib Garlic (S$28) --> Nice taste, but meat too much vein, thus the tender meat becomes hard to bite off.
          * Deep Fried Shrimp Beancurd (S$16) --> My sis says nice, but I feel its normal.
          * San Bei Chicken (S$18) --> Tender chicken meat, my sis says nice, but I still feel its normal.
          * Teo Chew Mee Swa (S$18) --> all of us feel its dry and not enough ingredients.
          * Coconut Buns (S$3.60) --> only 1 out of 6 person like this.

          Other edible desserts:
          * Chilled Mango Pomelo (S$5) --> nice mango taste.
          * Chilled Mango Pudding (S$5) --> fragrant mango taste.
          * Coconut Ice Cream on Dark purple glutinous rice/bean (S$5) --> Nice good blend.
          * Sesame Ball Dumpling (S$4) --> nice 'muah-chee' with light brown sesame seeds to add fragrance.

          In general, the dish gravy & soup taste better than the meat itself. But its still decent cuisine for family or company gathering with typical Tung Lok standard.
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