[Travelled, Tried & Tasted] Burger & Lobster in Bath!
We were constantly reminded to try the famous Burger & Lobster when we’re in London. It seemed to be a ‘must-go’, ‘must-try’ restaurant while you’re there… and we were so glad we did. We didn’t go to the one in London, but the Bath outlet gave us a comparable delightful experience.
It’s a good thing that both Christine and I were perpetually hungry during our time there, for we were so ready to gobble down early dinner at about 5pm! The crowd starts to stream in around 6pm or so, and tables get filled up rather quickly. If you intend to do an impromptu indulgence, go early to get a good seat.
The Trip of a Lifetime – London!
Overview: Time of My Life in England
It may be a short 2 weeks in England, but the trip was not only an eye-opener, it was a motivational and inspiring getaway where I discovered a little more about myself; the extent of one’s dedication to its craft; and how I’m inspired to improve and start to walk the talk.
I guess these are what holidays do to you: the enjoyment of discovering something you thought will never happen to you.
[Walked & Travelled] Korea – Palsaik Samgyupsal at Sinchon!
If you are a fan of Korean BBQ (Samgyupsal) and are intending to head to Seoul, you have to take a trip down to Sinchon to try the famous Palsaik Samgyupsal – 8 flavours of pork belly.
Samgyupsal is probably one of Korea’s most popular dish – barbecuing slabs of meat, taking it with fresh vegetables together with garlic and gochujang (Korea’s hot pepper paste). You’ll love this dish even more if it’s marinated with spices and specialty sauces, like the ones made at Palsaik Samgyupsal, located at Sinchon station.
[Walked & Travelled] Coconut Ice Cream at Chatuchak Market!
They say ‘it’s a must’ when you’re at Chatuchak Market – to get the famous Coconut Ice cream.
There are many stalls claiming theirs will be the best amongst the famous, never-ending outdoor market, Chatuchak Market in Bangkok, Thailand, but which exactly is the most authentic one out there?
Based on recommendations from friends and colleagues, they say the one next to the Clock tower is the best. Served on a half husk, the ice cream is a great cooler and a sweet dessert to cool off the hot weather..
I enjoyed it, but didn’t particularly loved it – also because I’m not a huge fan of melting ice cream. I personally fancy having my ice cream at a cool, hipster-ish cafe, chatting with friends about life over my frozen dessert.
If you’re there, no harm trying it!
[Tried & Tasted] New Ricola Flavours – Honey-Lemon & Swiss Cherry!
Ricolaaa! Ricola introduces 2 new flavours from their new product range ‘Natural Relief’ – the Honey-lemon flavour and Swiss Cherry Flavour!
Known as one of the leading brands to help soothe the throat and cough, the Natural Relief drops makes it Southeast Asia debut in Singapore! Ricola NATURAL RELIEF is available in two flavours – Honey-Lemon and Swiss Cherry. These soothing herb lozenges feature a centre-core filled with a rich syrup that contains natural menthol as its key ingredient.
Thanks to Ricola and Word of Mouth Communications, I managed to try these 2 new flavours!
[Food Review] Art Meets Food at AEIOU Cafe!
AEIOU Cafe – A Charming an Unique Cafe where Art Meets food!
The unique aspect about this relatively new cafe around Jalan Besar – AEIOU Cafe – is a place where art meets food. Almost everything you see in the cafe are up-cycled, and can be purchased: cups, pins, accessories and decorative items.
Hidden at a corner at King George Avenue, it’s easy to miss this cafe for it uses its previous shopfront name ‘Oriental Antique House’. Moreover, hidden amongst the rest of its neighbouring automobile shops, you wouldn’t expect a cafe to be located there.
This casual dining cafe serves up a range of main courses and a pretty decent variety of beverages. You should be able to get your coffee fix there. The popular Avocado Coffee ($8) is said to be a must-try, but I opted for the classic hot cup of Cappuccino on an early Sunday morning instead.
Smoked Salmon Salad ($17.90)
It’s a pity they do not have much of a brunch menu, so don’t expect to your ‘eggs benedict’ or ‘pancakes with honey’. Instead, it feels more like something you will find in a restaurant with unique homemade dishes.
We really enjoyed this side dish. I can’t remember for the love of me what is this dish called, but it’s mushroom with some kind of mayonnaise. It’s heavenly.
Roasted Chicken (Whole $25.90; Half Chicken: $16.90)
This roasted chicken is said to be a hot-favourite. Chicken is really tender and stuffed with thyme, rosemary and garlic.
Pulled Chicken with Truffle Mayo Burger
I ordered Pulled Chicken with Truffle Mayo Burger that consists of charcoal bun, fried egg, pulled chicken slices mixed with truffle mayo and herbs. This main dish also comes with potato wedges. The truffle mayo goes really well with the chicken, but would have prefer the charcoal bun to be a tad softer.
In all, AEIOU is a nice, quiet cafe for a small gathering or a place to chill out with friends. As it’s not as crowded as other hipster cafes around, there’s no need to queue for long hours just to get a seat. Having said that, with these delectable dishes and unique artsy concept, I guess it wouldn’t be long till this cafe becomes a desired place in Singapore.
111 King George’s Ave
Tel: +65 6291 2698
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm (Tues-Sun) Closed on Mon
[Tried & Tasted] Korea’s Famous YOOGANE Chicken Galbi!
Everyone would have heard of the famous Yoogane in Korea where it’s a ‘must try’ food dish when you’re there. Serving chicken galbi, or grilled Korean dish with marinated meat/seafood/noodles in ganjang sauce, it’s a dish that satisfy your Korean cravings and a great place for big gatherings.
The first Singapore branch opened earlier this year at Bugis Junction to much fanfare and because of its surge in popularity, low and behold… the 2nd outlet is now opened at Westgate Mall! This might probably be the first time I’m envious of the west-siders.
There is a free-flow ‘salad bar’ where you can get your unlimited kimchi fix or try the salad with the unique strawberry dressing though I would like to call it the ‘side dish’ bar instead. Would be better if there were more varieties to choose from.
[Tried & Tasted] Jack’s Place U.S Premium Selection Menu!
Six new dishes added to Jack’s Place menu – exclusively at Great World City and The Grandstand!
Read my review for more!
Not sure for you, but there will always a place for Jack’s Place in my heart because it was THEE restaurant to go to when I was younger. My fondest memories of this restaurant are birthday celebrations with the family. It was a rare occasion at that time and each time I was there, I got to select my favourite vanilla ice cream!
Fast forward 10-odd years later, Jack’s Place still is the place to go for fine quality meats at affordable fare, offering a wide variety of food and my favourite steaks!
Last week, I was invited to try the new U.S Premium Selection which includes slabs of meat – from grilled pork to ribeye steak. You should have seen the joy on my face when I received the invite…. If you’re looking for a nice family dinner, away from other noisy areas, why not head down to Jack’s Place as this new menu has stuff worth trying out.
We started with the creamy soup – Lobster Bisque ($5.90). It’s Jack’s Place in-house speciality and I can’t agree more. Good to start your dinner with this bowl of soup! Don’t forget to dip your garlic bread in the soup…
Oh how I love this entree – Escargots in shells (6 pcs -$10.20/12 pcs – $20.40)! The ones I previously ate are escargots without the shells which was why I was quite a sotong when it came to extracting the meat. The escargots are sautéed with garlic butter, which adds fragrance and flavour to the chewy meat. Loved it.
If you enjoy pork, this will be the dish to go for. The Grilled Kurobuta Rack of Pork ($32) is the moist and juicy rack of succulent meat presented with Jack’s Place very own caramelized onion brown sauce and salad on the side. The meat is very soft and tender, with a thick layer of fats that adds flavour and texture to each bite. This is apparently one of the best-seller among the six newly-introduced dishes.
Compared to the Grilled Kurobuta Rack of Pork, this is not as chewy and soft, but definitely less fatty if you asked me. This is the Kurobuta Fillet of Loin ($21.80) which comes with the signature black pepper glace, accompanied with roasted onions and new potatoes.
The Kurobuta Pork Schnitzel, ($18.80) uses the meat from the pork neck and is deep-fried with crushed biscuit crumbs and herbs. Though crispy, I felt the meat a tad tough for my liking, perhaps a little overdone with the frying. The dish comes with arugula salad and roasted almond flakes.
This is also another must-try dish, the Chargrilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs, ($36) which is marinated overnight with paprika spice, then drizzled with pineapple BBQ sauce with corn and lattice fries. It’s a very palatable and comforting dish, something you would like to try with your partner or family. The great thing about this Baby Back Ribs is that the meat is tender and soft, to the point I’ll use ‘delicate’ to describe it. You don’t have to sink your teeth into the ribs to rip the meat out, but a slight slice with the knife will do the job. A sweet aftertaste, thanks to the pineapple BBQ sauce.
This. The USA Brandt Ribeye Cuts, ($36.80) has got to be my favourite dish of that night! It’s satisfying to the core; with each mouthful of tender, well-marbled ribeye cuts that are paired perfectly with the restaurant’s homemade special brown sauce. We requested it to be done medium-rare and boy, that blood that oozes out with each bite makes it more satisfying! You can’t go wrong with the signature baked potato with sour cream, spring onions and crisp bacon.
If you love beef and for that price you’re paying, this is the one to go for.
The other beef cut among the six newly-introduced dishes is the USA Brandt Striploin Steak, ($35.80), a 365 day grain-fed beef striploin steak, lightly marinated with home-made garlic and paired with the special black pepper sauce. If the Ribeye was the champion, this would be the runner-up of the day.
Thank you Sherrill, Cassandra and team for inviting me and hosting me at the restaurant.
#01-29/30 200 Turf Club Road
Tel: 6466 7933
Operating Hours: Daily 11am -10:30pm
Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade #03-16
Tel: 6738 5868
Operating Hours: Daily 11am – 10:30pm
[Tried & Tasted] Hatter Street Dessert Cafe!
A great dessert cafe for to satisfy your sweet cravings!
A few weeks back, I decided to drag the mother for a Sunday brunch to let her experience the weekend hipsters in Singapore and maybe, just maybe boasting to mother on my instagram-worthy photos, so basically the trip was to feed my tummy and ego.
Located near Kovan MRT station, Hatter Street is just a short walk (5mins) from the station and Heartland Mall, near the Thai Restaurant. If you hadn’t already know, Hatter Street takes much inspiration from the fairytale none other than Alice in Wonderland… The interior decor and even the logo is a direct giveaway.
[Tried & Tasted!] Local Delights with a Twist! – Ujong@Raffles
Rejoice! After a year since Wok & Barrel closed, Chef Shen Tan is back in the kitchen, serving up your favourite local dishes at UJong@Raffles!
Located at the former Empire Café, UJong@Raffles is situated at Raffles Hotel Arcade, a short distance walk from Raffles City. Bringing back some of her signature dishes such as the Nasi Lemak, Ba Chor Mee Pasta and Shendol, in addition to her carefully-crafted creations like Yusheng Salmon Ceviche and Salad, and Hae Bee Hiam Mentaiko Capellini.
[Review] Hansik Korean Restaurant – Tried & Tasted!
No doubt One of My Favourite Korean Restaurants in Singapore! Authentic and Heavenly!
There are many Korean food outlets and restaurants in Singapore, not forgetting the never-dying Hallyu wave in this small country. As more Korean restaurants are popping around Singapore, Hansik remains one of my favourite Korean restaurants to dine in.
Korea Trip Day 2
After settling in, getting over all the excitement that we have stepped into the world of idol-land. We didn’t follow our initial itinerary diligently as we still had quite a number of things to buy/look around to settle down. Well, it was kind of late to head to the Palace so we carried on the journey at Ssamziegil. We had lunch at Myeondong at this Bon Juk. They were famous for their porridge but silly me went to order this really spicy seafood noodle soup. Me? Yes, I regretted buying that. It’s not bad, but too spicy! I was tearing before I could even finish half of the never-ending ginormous bowl.
I remembered that day to be one of the coldest day we experience in the 18 days tour. Ssamziegil at Insadong is a nice place, known for it’s artsy style of alleys join together? Or something like that. The stuffs on sale are unique and located near the heart of Seoul, it’s a nice place to walk about and experience Korea. Right. If the wind wasn’t that strong, I’ll probably enjoy it more.
This is how cold it was: after walking around for about 3 hours, my hands beneath the gloves were almost completely numb. My feet were as bad though I had heat-tech leggings and socks on. It was so cold I thought I could have some kind of brain freeze or something! When it’s too cold, it isn’t fun. The burning hot drinks we bought quickly became cold within a mere few sips. it was THAT cold, i swear.
It was nearing 7 that we decided to head to Dongdaemun to have our dinner! Walked around to look at shops, eateries and all. A little small hut, out came this aunty (ahjumma) that was promoting how good her food was. So alright! We went in and I have to say…. the food is good! Nice! But expensive. You know you’ll spend quite a lot when you’re on a overseas trip. Food was worth it so no complains.
OH yes! Manoffin! My favourite muffin shop! It’s located at most of the train stations and their cupcakes/muffins are really delicious! They were having some Christmas theme muffins and we bought 2 to share. Chocolate of course! Loved it! Won’t forget this place.
Walked around dongdaemun, AM PM tower, the Doota (which isn’t cheap at all…) and some other place. That’s where we found jovis’s talent of bargaining. Boy she’s good! I didn’t buy much though the hoodies and sweatpants were all so tempting!! Another reason why I love the cold weather is because I get to wear all the nice hoodies!
By the way, suaku as it sounds, I love the concept of the T-money card! It’s like your transportation card but it comes in a keychain form. You can purchase it at G25 or something like that. They ranges from simple designs (like the one we bought) to the cutest design of Rilakkuma and even Hello Kitty. Of course, you pay more for the nicer ones. Honestly, a simple on will do. You still gotta top up and use it! Same function!
So that’s about for our 2nd day. 🙂 – MILKIS IS AWESOME!