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Monday, December 20, 2010

The Sweet Dinasty, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong



After watching "Symphony of Lights" at the Avenue of Stars, we started our food hunting at Tsim Sha Tsui for our supper. Soon, we were able to find the famous dessert shop, The Sweet Dynasty.



During searching for the dessert shop, I was imaging about its appearance, which is small and tiny like other dessert shops. But when I reached the front door, I was kinda suprised by its appearance, it is nothing different with other luxury chinese restaurant.



The restaurant consists of 2 level, and the golden-themed decoration are very elegance too.





Let's start to eat!! :D


This is the food ordered. Let me introduce 1 by 1.


Tofu Pudding with Red Bean Soup


The pudding is silky smooth; The red bean soup isn't too sweet but there is a thin orange fragrance from the soup.

PS: Tofu pudding is a must-try food at Hong Kong!

Egg Tarts with Bird Nest

The skin of custards looks rough because of the bird nest as the topping. The pastry is very easily crumbled so do hold it very carefully!

Steamed Noodle Rolls with Shrimps

At Hong Kong, the rolls are always served with soy sauce which is different with the sweet sauce or chili sauce for Malaysia's one.

Chilled Bean Jelly with Fresh Mango & Fruits

The chefs use dry ice to create nice visual effect while keeping the dessert cold.


The fruits bring varieties of taste to the springy bean jelly, nice!

Although there was a lot of people in the restaurant, the food were still able to be served in a short period. There are not only snacks and dessert but also dim sum and other cooked food with reasonable price.

Address:
G/F, 100 Canton Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,
Hong Kong, China

Phone: +852 2199 7799



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Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Lorcha Portuguese Restaurant, Macau



The first thing to do once we reached Macau was looking for the Portuguese restaurant. Based on the information of locals, we were able to locate the famous restaurant -- A Lorcha. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the meal as i wasn't feeling well. T_T



The restaurant is very small but the ambience is very nice, with Portuguese decoration.



Octopuss Salad with Garlic, Parsley, and Olive Oil

The octopus is served raw by marinated with garlic, so there is a strong taste of garlic. But the looking of the appetizer is not attactive. lol

Spicy Charcoal-Grilled Chicken

This one is superb!!! The chicken is very fleshy and with its little chili spice on it, I had gain back my depleted appetite. Haha...

Macanese Coconut and Turmeric Chicken

Another "thumb-up" main course. The chicken in thick curry and coconut aroma. It is very nice to be served with plain rice.

We were surprised by the portion of the dishes which were served in big portion, each of them are suitable for 2 or 3 persons. The overall of the food is delectable except the appetizer.

The staffs are friendly and they have very nice service. This is the restaurant which shouldn't be missed in everyone's Macau trip. (",)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The China Club Singapore, Tanjong Pagar


"THE CHINA CLUB SINGAPORE"

I had my company lunch at this classy restaurant to celebrate birthday of my colleague. The restaurant is located at 50th floor of Capital Tower.


As all of the seats are arrange beside the window, people can have a stunning view on the city and the port.



Before the lunch was started, we were able to have little chit-chat while having some drinks.



The restaurant had prepared a private room for us.





Soon, we have our lunch started.

Combination of Roasted Meat and Dim Sum

I really like all of them especially the roasted meat on the upper left part. I found that there was a thin fragrance of wine within the roasted meat.

Double-boiled Seafood Soup in Mini Pumpkin
All of the seafood had been cut into tiny pieces. The soup is rich and the taste of pumpkin makes a good combination with the soup.

Sauteed Fresh Scallop & Sliced Empress Clam with XO Sauce
This is what a fresh scallop should be!! So tender and juicy. The XO sauce is kinda spicy, but I love it very much!!

Steamed Fillet of Sea Perch

The fish is very soft, and the taste is enhanced by the lily buds and wolfberries.

Longevity Ee-Fu Noodles
This dish is kinda inferior than other dishes because of the noodles which had lost its springiness.

Chilled Avocado Cream with Vanilla Ice Cream
This is the worst ice cream that I have ever met. First, the ice cream tasted like coconut more than vanilla, and it was "over fozen" until hard to be scooped by the spoon!!!

The ambience and location of the restaurant makes it a perfect place for fine dining or business dining. The food here didn't totally meet my expectation (the ice cream contributed the most) but it still costs about S$106 per person. (0.0)

Anyway, what a regret that the China Club is only opened for members. (",)


Adress:

China Club Investment Pte Ltd
168 Robinson Road
52/F Capital Tower
Singapore 068912

Tel: +65 6820 2388
Fax: +65 6820 2788



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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lu Gang Xiao Zhen @ Ion Orchard



We had our food hunting at the Ion Orchard during weekend. Since I always have my dinner at Japanese restaurant, this time I would like to dine at Lu Gang Xiao Zhen, a Taiwanese restaurant.


I was glad that there wasn't a long queue, so we was able to have our seat immediately.

Soon, we had our order...


The Eggy Bowl of Rice. It is served in a tiny bamboo with minced meat on the rice. Nice...


I can't remember the name of the fried rice. There is no much difference with fried rice from other Asian Kitchen restaurants.


The signature of the restaurant. Guitar Duck! There are four kind of sauce and we chose the sour plum sauce (not really remember :P).


The meat is tender and juicy. But I don't really that additional charge applied with extra sauce. :(


Bacon wrapped Cabbage. This one kinda dissapointed, there was just one or two pieces of bacon on the cabbage and the taste... I think it is kinda salty, not special at all.

The environment and the service of the restaurant are standard, quite comfortable. But I wasn't impressed by their food, is it because it just likes other typical restaurants, neither dissapointing nor surprising; Or Taiwanese food not my favourite? lol...

I would like to have it 2.5 stars. Anyway, I will still recommend this restaurant for those who like Taiwanese food or Chinese food..

Lu Gang Xiao Zhen (Asian Kitchen) @ ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
#B3-22 ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6509 1128


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Monday, November 8, 2010

Ramen Play, 313@Somerset

While I was walking around at 313, there was a restaurant located at level B3 attracted me, Ramen Play, a very interesting name.





The interior design of the restaurant makes people feel comfortable.


Due to my first time visit, all food i ordered are chef-recommended.


The very first of the introduction is the restaurant's signature Ramen, Sanpou Shoyu Ramen. There two choices of soup base (Tonkotsu/Shoyu), but the previous one wasn't available.

Sanpou Shoyu Ramen.


I really really like it! The soup, the pork, especially the noodle! Before writing this article, I tried Ajisen Ramen to make comparison, the result came out with Ramen play as a winner (personal opinion). Because the noodle of Ramen Play is softer without losing its springiness. So does the Cha Shu (braised pork belly) is very juicy!




Unagi Toji Set. Grilled unagi wrapped in soft eggs and served sizzling hot in a pot. Comes with miso soup and rice.

This one is not as nice as the ramen. I don't like to have my Unagi cooked in soy sauce which will only make it even salty and i can't feel there is any springiness retained in the Unagi.

Side Dish...


Mustard Chicken Platter.



Mustard chicken


Vege Prawn Roll


Crispy Dango (Don't be cheated by its appearance, it is not Takoyaki!)
Ideally for 2 persons, it doesn't occupy too much space of your tummy and the vege roll is a nice appetizer as the roll was served with Thai sour sauce. And the Takoyaki look-like Dango is actually chicken meat ball, nice too.


The restaurant service is nice, the stuffs are always alert and friendly. Again I wanna mention, the noodle of the restaurant is really nice, it stimulate my interest on Ramen which is not my favourite. I would like to recommend this restaurant. (4 stars)


Address: 313 @ Somerset, B3-04313 Orchard Road

Tel: 6634 0051


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Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Handburger, 313 @ Summerset




The Handburger, it is located at 313 summerset. Actually I don't really like to eat burger, but this restaurant has its burger impressed me.


It is always crowded in the restaurant after office hour, so better reach there early...







There is a tray on seats, but the seats kinda close to each other. :(


The menu...



The set meal oways includes a main course (burger), a side dish, and a glass of drink.

Onion Ring. I love to have it dipped with the special sauce. It is different from what we have at other restaurant. Damn crispy!



Another side dish, mixed green salad.

When it was served, I didn't put too much attention on it. But the special mayonnaise (maybe) makes the salad different, there is sesame in the mayonnaise so that it has got nice smell. I like its salad more than the 1 I had at Trattoria(at Summerset too).

Now, the main course.

Tandoon Chicken Burger. This burger is Asian style. I like its bun, it is very soft and fluffy, different from the other bun.

I don't like the chicken (chest). It is tasteless at the inner part.

Now is another burger ordered by my friend.

Chicken Caesar burger. This one better than the previous. There is bacon wrapping the chicken, nice to be eaten with the mushroom paste n caesar sauce.


Actually the restaurant's attraction is their special made sauce applied on the food, so that an ordinary food can become very nice after topping with the sauce. The only thing is the restaurant is a little too packed, not suitable for a casual dining. And because there was too many customer in the restaurant, it took quite a long time for our food to be served. And the last thing is the price, hmm... seems expensive, the food shown just now, together with 2 glasses of drink already costed over S$30.
I would like to put 3 stars for the restaurant.
Address:
313 @ Somerset
B2-7/18/19
Singapore 238895
Tel: 6509 6214