Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mussels and Belgian Beer

Craving for mussels? Here's a good restaurant to enjoy a bucket full of black mussels, with a choice of different sauces; tomato or white wine based. Also a good variety of fruity Belgian beers to choose from. It is also a bar at night. Restaurant is facing the Singapore River at Robertson Quay.

Brussels Sprout - aaaa

address: #01-12, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, The Pier @ Robertson (Map)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Chocolate fudge cakes

Best chocolate fudge cakes ranked by order of my preference:

1. Jane's Station aaaaa
This is my favourite chocolate cake. Melts in the mouth. Yummy. Well, a bit far though. It is next to the famous Jalan Kayu roti prata shop.

address: 265 Jalan Kayu
Tel: 64811322
Other Reviews.

2. Lana Cakes - aaaa
Very popular, need to order in advance, at times up to a week before hand.

address: 36 Greenwood Avenue (Map)
Tel: 64665315, 64668940
Opens: 10am-6pm, Wed to Fri. 10 am to 5pm on Sats

3. Awfully Chocolate - aaaa
Their Chocolate Rum & Cherry is very good too. Walk-in only have Chocolate Rum & Cherry available at 1Kg size. Other flavours and sizes must order in advance.

address: 01-26 Katong Mall, Tel: 6345219001-05
Cluny Court, Tel: 6469056501-16
Republic Plaza, Tel:653565934
Jalan Kuras, Tel:64517104

4. Choc A Bloc aaa
Moist sponge with alternate fudge

address: Blk 86 Bedok North Street 4 01-179
Tel: 64466096

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Local dishes for foreign visitors

You have foreign visitors coming to Singapore and need some ideas to bring them for a taste of quality local food? Here are some local dish ideas to consider for hosting dinner and lunch for foreign visitors (see location map):

1. Outram Park Ah Wah Bak Kut Teh (亚华肉骨茶) - visited by Donald Tsang, CE of Hongkongaaaa
Must try the teowchew tea with the bak kut teh
address: 7 Keppel Rd #01-05 Tanjong Pagar Complex (Map)
Close on Mondays, open daily 7am - 3pm

2. Indian fish head curry - Indian curryaaaa
address: Race Course Road, Our Makan Place (chinese coffee shop at the corner)

3. Jumbo Seafood - Chinese seafood aaa
address: Clark Quay (Map)

4. Lau Pa Sat (Old Market) - local Singapore food, food center aaa
Satay, Poh Piah, grilled seafood ... etc
address: Shenton Way (Map)

5. Beach Road Prawn Noodle House - prawn with pork ribs soup noodle + ngo hiang aaaa
address: 370 East Coast Rd near Still Rd junction (Map)
lunch ($4, $5, $6)

6. Hock Lam Street Popular Beef Noodle (泰南隆) - kway teow soup is good aaaa
Best soup base. Would not recommend the dried one though.
address: 27 Purvis Street (opposite National Library) (Map)
medium: $5

7. Chin Chin chicken rice - Hainanese dishes, chicken rice, pork chop aaa
address: 19 Purvis Street (opposite National Library)

8. Chinatown Food Street - local hawker favourites aaa
address: Chinatown, Smith Street (Map)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Best Mee Pok in town

My favourite Mee Pok is Ah Lim Mee Pok at Upper East Coast Road at the junction of Jalan Tua Kong and Upper East Coast Road. The stall is in a coffee shop next to a 7-Eleven shop and Killiney Kopitiam.

The prawn is very fresh, especially the texture of the translucent and crystal prawn. It is next best to having prawn sashimi. Must try! (prepare for at least 10 minutes waiting time) Order some roast chicken and roast meat from the corner stall while waiting, they are good too.

If you don't like it too spicy, ask for less chilli. Or you can also ask for no chilli, no ketchup, but definitely with dark vinegar. In my view, this is better than Lau Lim.

By the way, while waiting for your mee pok, enjoy some roast meat and roast chicken at the corner chicken rice stall. That's quite good too. For coffee drinker, there's nothing to beat having a cup of kopi-c at the Killiney Kopitiam next door :)

Address: 15 Upper East Coast Road (Map)
(Close On Mondays. price $3, $4, $5)
Parking: URA open car park opposite the road