Sunday, 30 September 2012

Bei Sheng Seafood Restaurant 北腾泰国小食 (Yishun)

Bei Sheng Seafood Restaurant 北腾泰国小食 located at Yishun Avenue 5 has been operating for quite a long time. The restaurant specialises in serving Thai cuisine. I used to patronise the restaurant frequently a long time ago (7 years ago), however after that I stopped going there as it started getting ridiculously crowded. Back then the restaurant used to be called 'Bei Sheng Lou'

The restaurant has both indoors and outdoors seating. Indoor is air-conditioned and frequently packed. Outdoor is quite well-ventilated and easier to get seats. 

This post will be a consolidation of pictures and reviews from several visits.
Menu Cover Page
Menu (a)
Menu (b)
Bei Sheng Seafood Restaurant's menu (excluded the drinks menu).
The indoor environment.
Outdoor environment.

Once you have ordered, normally, you do not need to wait too long even though there is a full house. They serve the dishes very fast!
Pineapple Fried Rice
A better closed up from a recent trip
The Pineapple Fried Rice was delicious. Very well fried; fragrance of pineapple was evenly mixed in the rice. Moreover, there chinese sausage was added to enhanced the taste of the dish. It was topped with pork floss that added flavour and also a crunchy twist to the dish.
Fried Tang Hoon
Give the Fried Tang Hoon a skip, not worth ordering.
Deep Fried Cuttlefish 
Deep Fried Cuttlefish was average, nothing great about it. But kudos to them that this dish arrived piping hot, was crispy and not greasy.
Thai Deep Fried Fish Delight
The Thai Deep Fried Fish Delight is a dish that I order every time I visit Bei Sheng Seafood Restaurant. The fish was deep fried till it was very crispy yet not oily. Dipping it into the sour and spicy sauce heightens the oomph of this dish to  a whole new level. A dish that I would recommend!
Chicken with Dried Chilli
The Chicken with Dried Chilli was another dish that I did not like, did not suit my taste bud.
Fried Chilli Beancurd
The Fried Chilli Beancurd was a dish recommended to us by the staff. It was disappointing, I did not like this dish one bit. The different flavours of the ingredients did not get infused together. It was as if each ingredient was cooked separately and then added on the hot plate just before serving.
Baby Kai Lan  with Oyster Sauce
The Baby Kai Lan with Oyster Sauce was very well cooked and still crunchy. The only downside is that it was slightly on the salty end.
Vegetable with Abalone Mushroom
The Vegetable with Abalone Mushroom was well cooked too. This dish suits my palate (most likely due to the abalone mushroom added).
Sambal Kang Kong
The Sambal Kang Kong was great. Well fried, retained the crunchiness of the vegetable. The sambal chilli used in it was irresistible.
Tom Yum Soup
Most Thai restaurants are well-known for their Tom Yum Soup. But in this case I would beg to differ. The Tom Yum Soup was lousy. It was sour and salty, not spicy. Give this a skip.
Lime Juice
Refreshing Lime Juice.

OverallBei Sheng Seafood Restaurant has a mixture of hits and misses. It is very affordable (wallet-friendly) and one of the cheapest Thai restaurant around. Order the right dishes, you will find this very value for money and a great meal.

I do believe it is because of its very affordable price, that is why they are able to pull in such a big crowd. If you live nearby, give this place a try (my guess is you would have probably heard of this place if you stay nearby). 

Ps: When the bill comes do, not be surprised if the person collecting the money tell you (in chinese) 'the meal cost $31, $30 will be sufficient.' This happens quite frequently. Regulars will know what I meant. Whatever, the intend of this is, from a customer perspective, this is a nice gesture.

Bei Sheng Seafood Restaurant 北腾泰国小食 (Yishun)
Blk 701A Yishun Avenue 5 #01-01
Singapore 761701
Tel: 6756 4883
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 2pm, 530pm to 10pm


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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Saboten (Parco Marina Bay)

Saboten is a Japanese restaurant that is well known for their Tonkatsu (fried breaded pork loin cutlet). Saboten first started out in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 1966. Today, it is one of the biggest Tonkatsu chain in Japan with over 500 outlets. It has also expanded overseas to South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

This is my 2nd visit to Saboten, my first visit was slightly more 2 years ago (before I started FoodieFC). My impression of Saboten was good then, I remembered how addictive the salads were and also how good their Tonkatsu was. The main reason why I did not make subsequent visits was because of the location. I seldom venture to Parco Marina Bay. Their other branch is at Changi Airport, which I also seldom venture to. 

Japanese wooden furnishing bright cozy restaurant .

I ordered their signature Loin Katsu Set (L) which cost $23. It consisted of free flow of cabbage, rice and miso soup, breaded pork loin cutlet and ice cream. 
A bowl of sesame seeds with a wooden stick. Customers will need to grind the sesame seeds themselves with the wooden stick. After the seeds are finely grated, scoop the tonkatsu sauce from an earthen urn on the table into the bowl with grated sesame seeds. It will be a perfect dip for the tonkatsu (fried pork loin cutled). 
Shredded Cabbage
Left to Right: Creamy Sesame Yuzu (Citrus) Vinegar
As mentioned earlier, each set comes with free flow of shredded cabbage. The fresh cabbages are best eaten with either the Creamy Sesame or Yuzu (Citrus) Vinegar dressing. Highly addictive and tasty combination that caused me to indulge endlessly.

Fried Breaded Pork Loin Cutlet
The main star of the night was (of course) the Fried Breaded Pork Loin Cutlet. The grain-fed pork loin cutlet was tender and soft, coated with crispy golden bread crumbs. A plus point was that it was not greasy. Certainly delish!

It was accompanied with free flow of rice and miso soup.
Matcha Ice Cream
The meal ended off with a Matcha (green tea) Ice Cream. It was milky with a mild sweet yet bitter green tea taste that concluded this meal with a sweet ending. 

Saboten (Parco Marina Bay)
9 Raffles Boulevard
#P3-01 Parco Marina Bay, Millenia Walk
Tel: 6333 3432
Opening Hours: Daily 1130am to 10pm

Other outlets:
Saboten (Changi Airport T1)
80 Airport Boulevard
#031-004 Changi Airport Terminal 1
Tel: 6214 9504
Opening Hours: 8am to 1030pm

Saboten (Changi Airport T1)
2 Jurong East Street 21
#01-19 IMM Building
Singapore 609601

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Da Po Hainanese Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle (Golden Mile Food Centre) 2nd Post

After my first trip to Da Po Hainanese Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle 大坡海南鸡饭-咖哩鸡面, I like the Curry Chicken Noodles so much that I made several trips back just for it. You can read more about their Curry Chicken Noodles here. Since I have done an introduction of this stall in the earlier post, I shall skip the introduction.

During this recent visit, I decided to try their Hainanese Chicken Rice

The lady (auntie) was quite chatty (in a good way). Still a very down to earth and humble lady who try to make small talk to customers in the queue and also thank them for patronising. She certainly did not have to do this considering how busy she was. Kudos to her for her cheerfulness and spreading the joy to everyone through her service and the food.
The price list of the items sold here.

This time there was a queue of about 5 person. Not too bad. As I sat at a table within sight of the stall, I noticed a constant queue throughout lunch time. (Good for them)
Hainanese Chicken Rice $4.50
As usual, greedy me decided to ordered their most expensive ($4.50) Hainanese Chicken Rice. It came with rice, chicken on a separate plate and a bowl of soup.
Hainanese Chicken Rice $4.50
The rice was soft, warm and fluffy. However, it was a tad too bland and lacked the flavour and fragrant that is required of a good plate of chicken rice. 
Hainanese Chicken Rice $4.50
The chicken was de-boned and served on a plate drizzled with soy sauce (and most probably sesame oil) and slices of fresh tomato. They gave a generous amount of chicken. There was a layer jelly under the skin (this normally occurs when the chicken is dunked into ice water after cooking to chill it to ensure that the chicken will not be overcooked and firm up the skin and fresh. A process called shocking)The chicken was so soft, tender, juicy and flavourful. Simply irresistible. A winner on its own. 
Hainanese Chicken Rice $4.50
Beansprouts was added into the soup. Perfect for me as I like beansprouts and it was still crunchy (not overcooked). 

Although I was not impressed with the rice, the chicken was simply too good. I can go back everyday just for the chicken. If you are here for the first time, I strongly recommend you to try the Curry Chicken Noodles and if you have more space for more food, try their Chicken Rice too. What a waste I am not working nearby, I need my Curry Chicken Noodles fix!

*Golden Mile Food Centre is closed for 2 months for renovation from 22 Sept 2012.

Da Po Hainanese Chicken Rice & Curry Chicken Noodle 大坡海南鸡饭-咖哩鸡面 (Golden Mile Food Centre)
505 Beach Road
#B1-53 Golden Mile Food Centre
Tel: 9848 9949
Opening Hours: Daily 1030am to 930pm
                           Closed on alternate Monday

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

BreadTalk: Buy 3 Get 1 Free & Free $2 E-Voucher

Source: BreadTalk
BreadTalk: Buy 3 Get 1 Free & Free $2 E-Voucher

Buy 3 of the New Buns and get 1 Free. Valid at all outlets for a limited time only.

The first 1000 customers to download the BreadTalk App gets to receive complimentary $2 e-voucher.
- App is only for iPhone and iPad users
- Voucher can be found under 'promos' tab.
- Terms and conditions apply

Monday, 24 September 2012

ION Orchard Food Hall: Buy 1 Get 1 Free (till 7 Oct 2012)

ION Orchard Food Hall: Buy 1 Get 1 Free (till 7 Oct 2012)
Limited redemptions daily. Grab the coupon at the Concierge Counter and enjoy 1-for-1 promotions for selected food items at ION Food Hall.

a) Bali Thai (Choice of set includes Green Curry Chicken, Beef/Chicken endang, Ayam Merah or Grilled Chicken Chop)
b) Famous Amos (Choice of 200gm Cookie Bag)
c) The Soup Spoon (Choice of Bread Bowl/Pot Pie Set* Worth $10)

- Valid from 24 Sept to 7 Oct 2012
- Daily redemptions are on a first-come-first-serve basis
- Original voucher must be presented prior to ordering
- Limited to one redemption per regular-priced item purchased in a single receipt
- Each voucher entitles bearer to one redemption per person per store per day
- Valid at ION Orchard only
- Not valid with any other promotions or discounts
- ION Orchard and its partners reserve the right to vary or amend the terms and conditions without prior notice
- While stocks last

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Sembawang White Beehoon (Sembawang 白米粉) 3rd Post

Another visit to Sembawang White Beehoon at You Huak Restaurant along Jalan Tampang
Source: Sembawang White Beehoon Facebook Profile Picture)
Arriving at 12pm on a Tuesday afternoon, I was surprised that the restaurant was full. No empty tables. Luckily the queue was relatively short and we got a seat within minutes; sharing a table. Despite it's ulu location, people still make the effort to come here to satisfy their craving (bee hoon). Speaks volume of the food here.
Glad to know that there has not even any (upwards) revision in prices.
Lime Juice

Sambal Chilli
The Sambal Chilli which complements the Seafood White Beehoon perfectly with its spiciness and belacan flavour. They really should start selling this. 
Seafood White Beehoon $4
The signature Seafood White Beehoon that everyone orders. The must order over here. Bee Hoon simmered till soft in the gravy absorbing all its essence. A simple heart warming dish that is likely flavoured yet tasty enough for your to keep asking for more. Delish!
Indo-Style Fried Chicken Wing $6
The Indo-Style Fried Chicken Wing was average; nothing to shout about. Not meaty, a tad too dry and normal marination. The only positive comment I can give was that it was served hot and not oily. $6 for 3 pieces of Chicken Wings, well, I am definitely not impressed. There are cheaper ones elsewhere that are cheaper.

Judging from the queues on several attempts to patronise Sembawang White Beehoon on a weekend and this recent visit where there was a full house on a weekday lunch. There is no doubt that Sembawang White Beehoon has built up quite a reputation. And they truely deserve it. The White Beehoon here is simple yet delicious; a must try. Amazing. Let's hope the standard does not drop and they continue to serve such food. In the meantime, I am definitely still patronising Sembawang White Beehoon.
Sembawang Shuttle Bus Schedule

There is free shuttle bus service to Sembawang Shopping Centre extending into the Sembawang, Yishun and Woodlands residential areas, and even to Yishun and Sembawang MRT stations. The bus frequency is quite fast and operating hours are stated in the flyer above. From Sembawang Shopping Centre, the Sembawang White Beehoon is just a stone throw away. 

Sembawang White Beehoon (Sembawang 白米粉)
You Huak Restaurant
22 Jalan Tampang (opposite Sembawang Shopping Centre)
Tel: 9843 4699
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 11pm (Closed on Wednesday)

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Ngee Kee Fried Hokkien Mee (Changi Airport T2 Staff Canteen)

Another trip to the airport and I knew that I had to continue check out the Staff Canteen at Terminal 2 after having tried Wild Olives previously.

Look at how big the staff canteen at Terminal 2 is. Lots of seats, brightly lit, clean and spacious! Moreover, there are so many stalls selling their food at very affordable prices.
Ngee Kee Fried Hokkien Mee

The menu along with the price list for public and staff. As this is a staff canteen, it is understandable that staff price is cheaper.
Fried Hokkien Mee $3
Free flow of pork lard which you can add in to your liking. The sambal chilli was disappointing. It was spicy but way too salty. In addition, the flavour of belacan was overwhelming.
Fried Hokkien Mee $3
Honestly speaking, this is just an average Fried Hokkien Mee. The flavour and taste was so-so. If the dish was fried together with the pork lard, it would have tasted much better (what a pity). The other down side was that the bee hoon was of different size compared to the yellow noodle. If similar size bee hoon was used, it would have been better.

The flip side of the coin is that this cost only $3 (so affordable). For $3, you get such a big plate of Fried Hokkien Mee (where else can you get so much at such a price?). Furthermore, they added clams into the dish (which is rare for this dish).

I will be back more often when I have the opportunity. Cheap cheap!
Opening Hours of the Staff Canteen
To get to the Staff Canteen at Terminal 2, you would need to take the lift up to level 3M. Some lifts does not service level 3M (depending on which part of the building you are in). You would then need to take the lift to Level 3 and take a flight of stairs up to reach 3M. Alternatively, just ask any airport staff, they will be able to give you the directions.

Ngee Kee Fried Hokkien Mee (Changi Airport T2 Staff Canteen)
Stall 10, Staff Canteen Level 3M
Airport Boulevard, Changi Airport Terminal 2 - Public Area
Staff Canteen Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 7am - 8pm
                                                 Sat, Sun & PH 7am - 9pm

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Friday, 21 September 2012

Freshness Burger Singapore: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Freshness Ugly Burger (22 Sept 2012)

Source: Freshness Burger Singapore
Freshness Burger Singapore: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Freshness Ugly Burger (22 Sept 2012)

- Valid only on 22 Sept 2012
- Print or flash coupon to redeem
- Management reserves the right to amend the promotion without prior notice
- While stocks last
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