Saturday, 29 November 2014

So Pho – So Good Halal Vietnamese Food

So Pho - NEX

In the past few years, more and more Vietnamese restaurants seems to open up in Singapore. Although the growth was not as exponential as the upper class Ramen invasion in SG, Vietnamese PHO follow the slow yet steady path to win the stomach of Singaporeans. Although it is no very obvious, to get a Halal Vietnamese food can be a challenge for our muslim friends, especially when pork feature prominently in Vietnamese cuisine. Fortunately, Katrina Holdings see the opportunity in the market and introduce So Pho.

The Table Setting
Little Devil has a bit of Vietnamese Food cravings when we were in NEX, so we decided on So Pho.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Symmetry Cafe – Welcome to Symmetry Street

Welcome to Symmetry Street

A while back during one of food tasting session, I had a chat with a passionate “Pastry Chef Blogger”, about what is her pick for a must try cafe in Singapore. Symmetry Cafe was her pick.

Chai Tea Latte

Following her recommendation we decided to give this cafe a try on a Saturday Morning. Without knowing, it was actually nearby where LD's pick for food reflexology in SG. Symmetry Cafe is a new breed of cafes in Singapore that are heavily influenced by the Australian casual dining trends. It is a cafe by day and morph into casual restaurant bar by night. Definition of bar, is that alcohol is definitely involve here. A place for people to gather to enjoy a great meal and drinks. Food sharing are welcome.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Soi Thai – Authentic Thai Cuisine in Tampines Heartland


Soi Thai is an authentic Thai Restaurant that opened its door in the heart of Tampines. Some interesting facts about Soi Thai, The boss is from Taiwan, but not to worry the chefs are from Thailand. From their FB page, they describe the Thai Chef with moustache is the head chef and the hairy one is the second in command.

While we try not to compare Soi Thai dishes to the ever popular Nakhon, we have to face the reality that Nakhon has set the standard for Thai restaurants in the heartland. Therefore it is fair, if we compare the standard of their food.

Sunday Market – Probably the Best Cafe for 2014!!


I got to know about Sunday Market from Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow review when I was looking for a brunch place. Since our first visit, Little Devil and I went back there three times in the past two months and we just can't get enough of the place and it is so near our place.

The Fortune Cat

Located at Lim Tua Tow Road, this area can be consider one of the foodie cluster, especially those shop houses facing Upper Serangoon Road. Luckily Sunday Market is located in the next block, where it is easier to get car park and there is valet available during certain nights.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Georges By The Bay – A Beach Bar not a GastroPub

Georges By The Bay

Georges is a Balinese theme inspired beach bar which started as a beverage kiosk at a small sea sport centre in Pasir Ris Park. Over time it evolves and started serving western grill. The first official gastropub opened its door in Siglap in 2004 and recently, it just opened its outlet in The Punggol Settlement.

The View

In the 80's and early 90's, this Punggol area was one of the hottest spot for dining destination, especially for seafood lovers. However, all of the restaurants has to relocate or close down in 1994 due to land acquisition by the government. It seems that government project did not work out as planned, and with the rapid development of public and private housing in Punggol area, a public tender was called in 2012. Fragrance Group developed a new two story building to bring back the life in the area.

Sankai Japanese Restaurant: 30licious Menu at S$30++

Sankai Japanese Restaurant

30licious meal is back in town. The collaboration between HungryGoWhere and American Express brought us $30++ deals in 30 days. But not to worry, if you do not have Amex card, the price will be $35++. Reservations need to be made online through HungryGoWhere.

Sankai Japanese Restaurant is located at Liang Seah Street, or more popular known as steamboat lane, as most of the restaurants here are known for their steamboats. Browsing through the menu available online, we realise Sankai offered one of the most complete meal.

30 licious $30++ Meal

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Ultimate Hawker Fest 2014


Ultimate Hawker Fest ('UHF2014') is back. One of the popular event by TOUCH Community Service, to raise awareness and fundraising at the same time. Chubby Botak Koala feels that this is a perfect event, where everyone can enjoy the Ultimate Hawker Food and doing a good deed at the same time.

UHF2014 will focus on celebrating Singapore Hawker Heritage part of Singapore's Jubilee (SG50) Celebrations. This year, the curator of the event are our fellow food bloggers (known as the Ultimate Bloggers: Maureen Ow (www.MissTamChiak.com); Derrick Tan (www.SgFoodOnFoot.com) and Ian Low (www.TheSilverChef.blogspot.sg). Let just say, they definitely know a thing or two about food, and I personally saw first hand on how much hard work they have put in this with their own expenses. Kudos to them!

The Curator - Ian, Maureen & Derrick

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Carnivore Grandstand – SIM, Por Favor = Yes, Please !!!

Carnivore
Carnivore is one of the leading Brazilian Churrasco restaurants in Singapore just opened its latest outlet in Grandstand. Like the rest of its outlet, Carnivore is a buffet restaurant, so for meat lovers, this is a place you must try. We were there for lunch during Deepavali and apparently it was only open for seven days according to the service staff.

The Menu Board
Are you ready?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Gurame Indonesian Restaurant – Traditional Indonesian Cuisine

Fried Gurame
Photo Credit: http://4uforyouungaranindonesia.blogspot.sg/

Gurame Indonesian Restaurant ('Gurame') is located in Changi Coast Park, or to be exact it is located in NSRCC Sea Sport Centre. The location is quite secluded and can be difficult to reach without your own set of wheels. Once you are there, you will be rewarded with the clear view of Changi Beach, if you don't mind the tankers or carriers cruising by or the noise of planes landing and taking off.

Changi Beach View

Monday, 3 November 2014

Si Chuan Dou Hua @ TOP of UOB Plaza – Sichuan / Cantonese Cuisine with Fantastic View

The View from the Restaurant

Si Chuan Dou Hua at TOP of UOB Plaza is one of the dining destination in the middle of CBD with a fantastic view of Singapore Skyline. Located on 60th floor of UOB Plaza, it took us some effort and lift changes to get to this restaurant as it is a weekend. During this time, it can be a little eerie to be here, especially it is more like a ghost town, missing the normal office buzz.