Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Marina Square: Lunch Promotions (till 30 April 2013)

Marina Square: Lunch Promotions (till 30 April 2013)

- Valid from 1130am to 230pm on Mondays to Fridays excluding eve of PH and PH.
- Not valid with other promotions or discounts
- Visit participating outlets for more details

Participating outlets:
Andersen's of Denmark Ice Cream #02-207A
Milkshake or Smoothie of the month at $5

Dian Xiao Er #02-203/204
Free soup of the Day with minimum spending of $28 on Ala Carte Items (dine-in only)

Each-A-Cup #02-223 
Korean Citron Juice at $2

Heng Heng Curry Cafe #02-201
Curry Steamboat for 2-3 pax (Choice of Seafood or Sliced Pork) at $19.80++ (dine-in only)

Hippopotanus Restaurant Grill #01-204/205 
Weekday lunch treat at $15.90 with a choice of main course, 2 side dishes and dessert (dine-in only)

Jia Xiang Kuching Restaurant #02-220A to 222A
Free Drink with minimum spending of $10

Jollibean #02-225A 
Pancake at $0.80 with every purchase of Classic Soy Milk

KFC #02-277 
KFC Rice with Original Recipe Sauce and regular Pepsi at $5(dine-in and takeaway only)

Killiney Cafe #02-230A/231A/232 
Hainanese Chicken Chop Rice at $4.90

Musicdreamer Live! Cafe #02-307/308 
1 for 1 Tiramisu Cake
3 Course meal with drink and dessert at $8 nett

Paradise Inn #02-200 
Individual Set Lunch at $9.80 nett (Dine-in only) from 1130 am to 315pm

Pizza Hut #03-211 
Mix and Match Lunch Meal with choice of main course, sides and drinks from $8.90++

Putien #02-205 
1 for 1 Juice (dine in only)

Rock & Ash B1-03 
1 for 1 Ice Latte
Special Set Lunch with free flow drink and soup at $9.90 nett

Sakae Sushi #02-207 
$5 Complimentary Voucher with minimum spending of $30 (dine in only)

Starbucks Coffee #02-168 & #03-217 
1 for 1 Venti-sized Starbucks Frappuccino blended beverage

Subway - Sandwiches & Salads #03-207 
$6 Super Meal Deal - pick a 6" sub and 22oz drink for only $6

Swensen's #01-206/207 
Order any food Item for Lunch and enjoy a free side, sundae or drink (dine in only)

The Cafe Cartel #01-208 
$9.50 nett for 1 Main, 1 Soup of the day, 1 Drink and 1 portion of Garlic Bread

The Tastings Room #01-08 
Set Lunch from $9.90

Yoshinoya #02-278 
Buddy meal with choice of 2 rice bowl (R), 2 iced sodas and 1 side of the day at $15

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Han's Cafe (Suntec City)

Editor Note: Han's Cafe at Suntec City will be cease operation from 27th Feb 2013. 

Han's Cafe has been a household name since the 70s. I still remember when I was a kid, we frequently patronise Han's for their cakes. Back then they sold only cakes were considered cheap and good! Over the years, Han's Cafe has commercialised and is now a F&B chain  restaurant serving not just cakes and pasty but also a wide variety of food such as sandwiches, western cuisines (e.g. Fish & Chips, Chicken Chop, Pork Chop, Steak, Spaghetti), chinese cuisine (.e.g Hor Fun, Fried Rice). In 2007, they have converted some of their outlets to Hanis which serves food that are Halal certified. 
Han's Cafe at Suntec was relatively empty on a Saturday evening. It was easy finding a seat and ordering, a contrast to the other neighbouring restaurants such as Sakae Sushi which was packed.
After ordering, customers are required to collect some of their orders such as drinks, soup, bread and cakes (if they have ordered such items) at the end of the counter. In addition, customers will be required to collect the utensils themselves. The mains which require more time to cook will be served. This has been the concept of Han's Cafe for since a long long time ago.

We ordered the Grill Dory Fish ($9.80) and Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce ($11.80) All Day Set Meal which was available from 1130am to 930pm. The Sets was served with Soup of the Day, Main Course, Coffee / Tea / Ice Lemon Tea / Orange Juice and Dessert. 
Soup Of The Day: Cream of Mushroom Soup
The Soup Of The Day was the Cream of Mushroom Soup. Although the thickness of the soup was just right, there was barely an hint of mushroom flavour in it. 
Bread, Dessert and Orange Juice
The bread was the typical Han's Cafe Garlic Bread which has not changed for years as far as I can recall. Unlike other restaurants which uses French Loaf Bread, Han's Cafe uses normal bread with a layer of garlic spread on it. I quite like this soft version although it was cold as it I normally dip them into the soup.

Orange juice was average and seemed to be made from syrup. As for the dessert, despite its appearance, it was the nicest item in this meal! 
Grilled Fish Dory Set $9.80
The wife ordered the Grilled Fish Dory which I felt disappointing. It was lacking in taste. 
Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce Set $11.80
The Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce was average.  The carrots were blanched and boiled in water. The potato wedges were decent. The chicken chop was well cooked and the mushroom sauce helped enhance the taste of the meat which I suspect did not went through much marination (if any). Although there was nothing much to shout about, there was also nothing to fault.

I wonder if I am the only one.. the standard and quality of food at Han's Cafe seems to be deteriorating. They are better off concentrating on what they are good at, which are the cakes. Branching out to serving western and chinese cuisines and not doing it well may generate more revenue for them, but it will also erode the brand name that they have built up over the years.

Han's Cafe (Suntec City)
3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-187A Suntec City
Tel: 6339 3143
Opening Hours: Daily 7am to 10pm 

Monday, 25 February 2013

Tiong Shian Porridge 長城粥品 (New Bridge Road) 3rd Post

Another visit back to Tiong Shian Porridge 長城粥品 at New Bridge Road. I realised that whenever I visit Chinatown, I will always visit Tiong Shian Porridge for dinner. Having to travel all the way from the North, how could I miss such an opportunity. If you would like a quick introduction of this, check out my previous posts. 
As usual (from my previous visits), we waited around half an hour for our food to arrive.
The good thing is that the food always arrive all together at the same time! 
Raw Fish (small) $3.90
Tiong Shian Porridge's Raw Fish which ordered by almost everyone who patronise this coffee shop. The Raw Fish was served with slices of raw fish, ginger, chilli, shallot, spring onion, lettuce and a lime. The sauce underneath seems to contained sesame oil. The fish was fresh with no fishy taste. Soft and smooth with a hint of sweetness. A must order dish. How I wish I could order this fish and add it into my Chinese New Year Yu Sheng! 
Braised Beancurd $2.60
The Braised Beancurd (Lou Beancurd) was soft, smooth and silky. The sauce and the chilli provided complement the beancurd perfectly. This is the only beancurd dish that I know is served with chilli! Shiok! Another dish worth ordering. Simple yet delicious. 
Chicken Porridge $3.20
The chicken given in the Chicken Porridge were well marinate and tender. However, the porridge was on the salty end else it would be perfect. 
Dried Chilli Frog Leg (small) $8.00
Dried Chilli Frog Leg (small) $8.00
The must order, Dried Chilli Frog Leg. It was well executed. The frog meat was well marinated and well coated with immense flavours of spiciness and sweetness. So delectable. 
Plain Porridge $0.60
A bowl of plain porridge for me to savour by adding the sauce from the Dried Chilli Frog Leg.

If you are wondering where to get a good bowl of porridge with Dried Chilli Frog Leg or what to eat in Chinatown, Tiong Shian Porridge is unlikely to disappoint. To me the food here is irresistible! 

Tiong Shian Porridge 長城粥品 (New Bridge Road)
265 New Bridge Road
Ann Kway Building
Tel: 6221 1596 / 6222 3911
Opening Hours: Daily 8am to 4am

Tiong Shian Porridge 長城粥品 (Whampoa Drive)
Blk 82 Whampoa Drive
Tel: 6254 0952
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9am - 230pm, 4pm - 12am
                        Sat 9am - 12am 

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Hotel Miramar Fern Tree Cafe: 1 For 1 Promotion (till 31 Mar 2013)

Source: Hotel Miramar
Hotel Miramar Fern Tree Cafe: 1 For 1 Promotion (till 31 Mar 2013)

1 For 1 Oriental Buffet (Lunch & Dinner) on Weekdays
1 For 1 Hi-Tea Buffet (3pm - 5pm) on Weekends (Sat, Sun & PH)
Kids Eat For Free International Buffet (Lunch & Dinner) on Weekends (Sat & Sun)

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Four Seas Fried Mee & Rice•Fried Hor Fun (Albert Centre Market & Food Centre) 2nd Post

Four Seas Fried Mee & Rice•Fried Hor Fun is located in Albert Centre Market & Food Centre, near Bugis Junction. The stall specialises in dishing out Hor Fun, Fried Mee, Fish Head Soup, Slice Fish Soup and Seafood Soup. It had been almost 6 months since I patronised Four Seas Fried Mee & Rice•Fried Hor Fun. The main reason why it took me so long to visit this stall is not because of the food. Instead it was because I did not have the patience to wait. I still remember that the Hor Fun served here was outstanding, its gravy was tasty and flavourful.  
This time round, I resisted the temptation to order their Hor Fun and was determined to be patient and order another dish; the Fish Head Soup with Rice. I queue for 35 minutes during lunch hour! 
Fish Head Soup with Rice $4.50
At long last I got my food. The Fish Head Soup with Rice at $4.50 was value for money! (I shall come to this part on why it was value for money later.) Customers can choose the fish soup with preserved vegetable or bitter gourd. In this meal, I chose preserved vegetable. 
Fish Head Soup
Fish Head Soup
You would have noticed from the above pictures, that they were very generous with the amount of fish head.  (there were so many pieces that I took a good half an hour savouring them despite the fact that I consider myself a as a fast eater.) The soup was filled with many different ingredients. Preserved vegetables, fish meat, spring onions and several other ingredients that I could not recognise. There was also small bits of pork lard added to enhanced the flavour of the soup and provided an additional texture (crispy and crunchy). 

The soup was 'souperlicious'. Robust and packed with flavours! It was slightly salty (mainly due to the preserved vegetables) with a faint hint of sweetness. The fish head was fresh. More importantly, it was not fried. You may have noticed how many fish soup stalls fried their fish head to help mask the fishy taste which at times means that the fish is not fresh. Despite the slight saltiness of the soup (I am very particular when it comes to saltiness, what I feel is salty may not be so to you), I finished the whole bowl of soup. 
Salted Bean Sauce and chilli Padi
The salted bean sauce mixed with chilli padi is a must for fish soup lovers. I cant' help but say how I wish that  all fish soup stalls provide this instead of chilli padi with light soy sauce. The taste is totally different and does not complement as well as the ones with salted bean sauce! 

Four Seas Fried Mee & Rice•Fried Hor Fun did not disappoint. It was a fulfilling meal. The only negative aspect was the long waiting time. I will be keen to try their bitter gourd slice fish soup when I have an opportunity and of course patience. It was so value for money considering the quantity and quality of fish given. 

ps: Even if the queue at this stall is short, you are likely to wait for a long time. This is because the regulars normally normally do not queue, they order directly with the lady, find a seat nearby and are served. Hence, the queue at the stall (visible to you) may not be the actual queue. I have also noticed that for some regulars they do not need to make payment when they receive the food. Instead they make payment after they have eaten. Integrity!  

Four Seas Fried Mee & Rice•Fried Hor Fun (Albert Centre Market & Food Centre)
270 Queen Street
#01-106 Albert Centre Food Centre

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Himawari Japanese Restaurant: Free Himawari Lohei when you dine at their OCC branch (till 28 Feb 2013)

Source: OCC
Himawari Japanese Restaurant: Free Himawari Lohei when you dine at their OCC branch (till 28 Feb 2013)

- Valid till 28 Feb 2013
- Valid for A La Carte Buffet (Lunch/Dinner) orders
- Minimum 2 pax
- Dine-in only

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Awfully Chocolate: 1 For 1 Truffles Promotion (20, 25 & 27 Feb 2013)

Source: Awfully Chocolate
Awfully Chocolate: 1 For 1 Truffles Promotion (20, 25 & 27 Feb 2013)

- Valid only on 20, 25 and 27 Feb 2013
- Complimentary 100g with minimum purchase of 100g of Dark Chocolate Truffles
- Not valid with other discounts or promotions
- Valid at ION Orchard and Jurong Point Awfully Chocolate outlets only
- While stocks last

Monday, 18 February 2013

Bliss Restaurant (Ang Mo Kio)

Bliss Restaurant used to be located at Punggol Park. One and a half years ago, they relocated to Chengsan Community Centre which is just a stone throw away from Ang Mo Kio MRT station. Less than 10 minutes walk away from the station, most of which was through a sheltered walk way.
Air-conditioned  - indoor (left), Alfresco area - outdoor  (right) 
Bliss Restaurant offers customers with both indoor - air conditioned and outdoor - alfresco dining areas with a seating capacity of 300! On the day of visit, I noticed that more than half of the customers were seated at the alfresco dining area. Maybe it was because it was a cold day as it was raining an hour earlier.

Customers will be spoil for choice as Bliss Restaurant offers an extensive choice of dishes ranging from Starters, Appetizers, Sides, Pasta, Meat, Ocean,  Dessert, Waffle, Sundae and Drinks (Coffee, Tea, Hot & Cold Beverages, Float, Cocktail, Beer, Liquor).  As I had a hard time deciding what to order, I decided to seek recommendations from the staff. Click here to view their menu.
Ham & Cheese Stick $6.90
The Ham & Cheese Stick has been a Bliss Specialty Since 2001. It consisted of breaded chicken ham rolled with cheddar cheese. It was topped with fried curry leaves.
Ham & Cheese Stick $6.90
I was quite impressed with the Ham & Cheese Stick. Cutting it into half and stuffing a piece of curry leaf into it heightened the aroma to a whole new different level. The only issue I have is that the cheese seems to 'solidify' pretty fast. Maybe we took too long taking photos of it.
Mussel In White Wine (1 Dozen) $13.90
The Mussel In White Wine, a dozen of half shell mussels cooked with white wine, garlic and parsley. The mussels were big, fat, juicy and fresh.
Aglio Olio Smoked Pepper Duck with Squid Ink Tagliatelle $12.90
The Aglio Olio Smoked Pepper Duck was strongly recommended by the staff. I decided to order that but decided to order another type of pasta, which was the Aglio Olio Smoked Pepper Duck with Squid Ink Tagliatelle.
Aglio Olio Smoked Pepper Duck with Squid Ink Tagliatelle $12.90
Duck meat is normally tough. However, in this case, Bliss Restaurant's Smoked Pepper Duck was soft and tender (I wonder how they cooked it). As a whole, I thought that this dish was well-executed. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise the squid ink pasta did not taste have a very strong squid ink taste which could have overwhelmed the flavours from the Aglio Olio!
Gratin RibEye Steak $18.90
The Gratin RibEye Steak accompanied by baby potatoes and greens, was served with mushroom sauce  on sizzling a sotplate. Normally, it is served with cheddar cheese, however, we decided to switch it to mushroom sauce as the starter we had earlier already had cheddar cheese in it.
Gratin RibEye Steak $18.90 - Baby Potatoes
Gratin RibEye Steak $18.90 - greens
Was pleasantly surprised by the generosity of the ingredients given. Lots of greens, baby potatoes, onions (at the bottom of the steak) and a big piece of steak!

The mushroom sauce was heavenly. It had the right blend of sweetness, fragrant and seems to be accompanied by a slight herbal taste. A perfect complement for the steak, potatoes and onions. I polished off this whole plate!  The only 'glitch' was that the carrots were a tad too hard; could have been cooked a little longer.
Traditional Italian Tiramisu $6.90
Traditional Italian Tiramisu $6.90
The Traditional Italian Tiramisu, another Bliss Specialty Since 2001 was decent. Soft, moist and creamy with the right balance in taste.
Sea Salt Caramel Banana $7.90
Sea Salt Caramel Banana $7.90
The Sea Salt Caramel Banana consisted of sliced banana tossed with salty caramel sauce topped over freshly made waffle. Unlike most waffles I have eaten so far, Bliss Restaurant's version was was thick and fluffy. The whole waffle was topped with slices of bananas and sea salt caramel sauce. How I wish I could add a scope of ice cream over it!
Deadly K Meet Mr. Dark (Alcoholic Sundae) $7.90
Leaving the best for the last, the Deadly K Meet Mr. Dark; an alcoholic sundae was essentially dark chocolate ice cream swimming in kahlua bath accompanied with wholesome chunky rich brownies cubes and drizzled with chocolate fudge. I have never try / seen / hear of something like this before (mountain tortoise) and I am not a fan of alcoholic stuff. But yet the Deadly K Meet Mr. Dark stole the show! The more you dig into it, the more you will love it. Outstanding!

Overall, I was impressed with the dining experience at Bliss Restaurant. The food was good and the prices are reasonable too. Good news for those staying in the North., there's another place to visit! I am so glad that they have relocated to Ang Mo Kio!

Thanks Pamela for invite and hosting us. 

Bliss Restaurant (Ang Mo Kio)
6 Ang Mo Kio Street 53 
#01-01 Chengsan Community Centre 
Tel: 6280 3389
Opening Hours: Sun to Thur 3pm -12am
                         Fri to Sat 3pm - 2am                     

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

928 Yishun Laksa (Yishun Central) 2nd Post

This laksa stall has been around for a long time. I got to know of this stall when I was in Secondary school which was more than 15 years ago. With no shop name except the word 'Laksa', this stall gained a following through word of mouth among those in the north (Yishun). Gradually this laksa stall became known as '928 Yishun Laksa' as the stall is located under Blk 928 in Yishun. This laksa stall is just behind the Yishun Interchange, a stone throw away from Yishun MRT station.
There are 2 shops side by side. Both sells laksa and desserts. The one which I am writing about in this post, is the one on the right (circled in red). 
There's always a perpetual queue at this stall. Quite surprising considering that it was raining cats and dogs and it was 3pm in the afternoon. Looks like everyone had the same idea.
Its just a tiny stall with one item on its menu; specialising in just serving laksa. The laksa is priced at either $2.50 or $3, without or without hum. Don't let the simple, no frills stall front foll you. This is a 'decorated' stall. Reviews and recommendations by newspapers, magazines and television programs are displayed. That is how famous and reputable this stall is for its laksa. 
Laksa $3
Laksa $3
For $3, you would get a generous portions of ingredients that was so fresh such as fish cakes, crab sticks, dried toufu, beansprouts,  hard boiled eggs and thick bee hoon. It also comes with hum. However, in this case I requested for no hum. The laksa gravy was light and rich. With fresh coconut milk, chilli and lots of dried shrimps that made the gravy so tasty and fragrant yet spicy. In addition, the gravy was not oily. Despite the spiciness, the more gravy you savour, the more you will love it. It was so addictive that I finish the whole bowl of laksa gravy (not something which I normally do as its not healthy).

The down side was that the place is not air conditioned and has limited seats. Despite the cooling weather, I was sweating. But well, this is a bowl of laksa well-worth sweating for. Still the best laksa in Yishun. Shiok!

928 Yishun Laksa (Yishun Central) 2nd Post
Blk 928 Yishun Central 1 
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun 11am - 7pm
                         Closed on Mon

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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Quiznos Singapore: Combo Of The Week - 6" Caesar Chicken Sub at $4.95 (till 16 Feb 2013)

Source: Quiznos Singapore
Quiznos Singapore: Combo Of The Week - 6" Caesar Chicken Sub at $4.95 (till 16 Feb 2013)

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Gong Cha Singapore: Cranberry Fruit Tea with Aloe Vera + Milk Tea with Pearls for $5 (till 17 Feb 2013)

Gong Cha Singapore
Gong Cha Singapore: Cranberry Fruit Tea with Aloe Vera + Milk Tea with Pearls for $5  (till 17 Feb 2013)

- Valid till 17 Feb 2013
- Minimum of two customers must purchase bundle together at counter
- Limited to one bundle per pair
- Drinks cannot be replaced with equivalent priced items
- Not valid with other promotions or discounts
- Not valid at Changi Airport T2 Arrival Hall
- While stocks last

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Tip Top Curry Puff (Ang Mo Kio) Revisit

Another visit to Ang Mo Kio to patronise Tip Top Curry Puff
Still not use to their new exterior, prefer the previous which was more down to earth and with a modest feel. Tip Top Curry Puff (The Puff Factory) is halal certified. Hence, Muslim friends will be able to savour this. 
The packaging has also changed. Use to be plain packaging with no design. Now it comes with prints that showcase the name and also the website of Tip Top. Well, this is the norm now, branding plays a big role. I guess part of the price increase (i.e. 20cents) was partly due to the re-branding. 
Curry Puff $1.30
With a price increase, somehow, the size of the curry puff has shrunk slightly. Ironic. 
Curry Puff $1.30
Crisp crust while the inside was full of moist mashed potatoes, chicken chunks, egg with spices. But it was not as fragrant as before. Standard has dropped? Remember, how I mentioned in my previous posts that one could smell the curry puff from afar. You can literally smell your way to the shop if you can't locate it. Now, you would not be able to do that - no more of that wonderfully aroma (smell).

Tip Top Curry Puff (Ang Mo Kio)
Hiap Hua kopitiam(Right behind Jubilee)
Blk 722 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-2843
Opening Hours: Daily 9.30am to 9.30pm
Tip Top The Puff Factory (Plaza Singapura) 
68 Orchard Road
#B2-02 Plaza Singapura
Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 10 pm

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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Quiznos Singapore: $1.88 6" Honey Bourbon Chicken Sub (till 12 Feb 2013)

Source: Quiznos Singapore
Quiznos Singapore: $1.88 6" Honey Bourbon Chicken Sub (till 12 Feb 2013)
Get a $2 voucher with every purchase of it!!

- Valid till 12 Feb 2013
- Limited to 2 subs per person
Not valid at Changi Airport, Far East Square and Icon Village outlets
- While stocks last

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Quiznos Singapore: 88 Free 6” Honey Bourbon Chicken Subs (10 Feb 2013)

Would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy, Prosperous Chinese New Year & Happy Holidays! May all the good fortunes, good luck, good health and good wealth and blessing be with everyone throughout the whole year of snake! Huat ah! 

Quiznos Sub Singapore
Quiznos Singapore: 88 Free 6” Honey Bourbon Chicken Subs (10 Feb 2013)

- Valid on 10 Feb 2013
- Limited to 1 free sub per customer
- Not valid at Changi Airport, Far East Square and Icon Village outlets
- While stocks last
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