Saturday, 30 December 2006
HK cafe special baked, comes in 2 different sauces, seafood in one of them and pork chop in the other, both sauces are very good.
French toast with fresh bananas, also worth trying, cut it up and eat it with the syrup provided, it's not as oily as the toast you get at some other similar cafes
HK panfried carrot cake, this item seems to be a little over fried, it will be nicer if it's not fried for that long a time, the skin of the carrot cake is a little charred.
Luncheon meat and egg instant noodles, the noodles are cooked just right, still very Q, not soggy at all.
"Si mud" tea, Must try, this tea really taste like you are having tea in hk, the flavour is thick and the milk is also thick, but if you do not like sweet stuffs, this might not be for you.
Purple rain, this is an ice blended drink, it's orh bee beh, or pulot hitam blended with ice and topped with a vanila ice cream, very interesting
Food is good, but it comes with a price, what you see above costs S$45.70, so go there if you feel like spending a little more than usual for supper.
Updates (14 Apr 2007)
The east coast branch crowded with customers at around 9pm on a friday evening.. at around 10pm, there seems to be no empty seats indoor, not too sure about outdoor seats though.
Spicy salt and pepper squid. i always though the one at crystal jade kitchen was good, oooh.. this one is better!
address: 378/380 East Coast Road , 275 Thomson Road
#01-08 Novena Ville
contact: 64403808(Eastcoast), 6256 5655(Novena)
overall rating: very good food, Must try
Tuesday, 19 December 2006
We ordered the chicken baked rice, but it only comes in a portion for 2 and it costs $24, with no buffet salad. so in the end we only got 1 salad buffet and we were reminded again and again bt the waiters that we are not allowed to share the salad, one of them even told us that if we were caught sharing, the waiter that's serving us will have to pay for the salad. hhmmmm .. interesting right? address: Vivo City #02-117, 1 Harbourfront Walk
overall rating: The old Swensen is still prefered
Saturday, 16 December 2006
This place boast a menu of more than 300 items! but after trying it a few times, i felt that the food is not that worth it, price is a little high for a cafe like that. Here's a bowl of instant noodles with luncheon meat and egg ($3.88). the only thing that seems worth it is the gigantic bowl.
Their toast is supposed to be quite good, but maybe because we ordered the peanut better one, it was too sweet and thick for us to even finish the toast. i think i gotta try a different flavoured one one more before deciding that this cafe is not workth visiting anymore. They have quite a nicely done website but i wonder why this branch is not on the site at all, maybe this is a new branch and they have yet to update the website.
address: 1 Liang Seah Street #01-05/06
overall rating: Try it if you are around that area and you are sick of all the cafes around there
We tried the pulot hitam with ice cream and it was good.. the pulot hitam wasn't too sweet but with the sweetness from the vanila ice cream, it makes this dessert fantastic, the hot and cold combination make the dessert quite special too.
They hang their available dessert items on the wall and when when the items get sold out for the day, the flip the tag to show the orange side, i think this is quite an interesting way to present the menu to customers who are ordering at the counter
overall rating: go try the dessert here if you happen to be having dinner at bugis area
I think the other items on the menu are just so so, nothing very fantastic, but this place is crowded every night, but the same goes for the other dessert stalls along this street.
address: 8 Liang Seah Street #01-03
overall rating: only the mango with grapefruit juice is worth a trip to the stall
Tuesday, 12 December 2006
Not all the items in the menu are good, but you gotta try the beef tenderloin, it was cooked just nicely, the meat was juicy and tender with sweet teriyaki sauce, some might think the sauce is a little too sweet, but i like it. they have the chicken version of this too, but the chicken was overcooked, very hard.
Sashimi was good too, the fish was fresh, look at the salmon (my favourite sashimi fish). i love to eat lots and lots of sashimi when i go for jap buffet, cos it's usually very expensive to order them a la carte.
The buffet here also includes shabu shabu, with a choice of beef or/and chicken, i suggest that you take the beef, cos the chicken is cut in such large pieces that they looked very unappetising after it's cooked. initially, i thought there will be more variety of food for the shabu shabu, quite dissappointing.
The place was quiet and it's a good place to go if you are not in a rush for time, can eat and chat at the same time, waitresses are friendly but some of them cannot really understand english well, hhmmm, maybe they are trained in japanese, haha. Generally we had an enjoyable lunch at himawari.
address: 2 Telok Blangah Way #01-10 Safra Mount Faber Singapore 098803
contact: 62787778 email@example.com
overall rating: a la carte buffet is worth a try, go there is you can afford long lunches
Friday, 1 December 2006
Ripple ordered a large hot chocolate and the presentation is really cool with colourful marshmallows as toppings
We went there for dessert after a wonderful dinner to celebrate for the 2 person above.
address: 30 Lorong Mamong
overall rating: gotta try if you like sweet stuffs