Wednesday, 3 October 2012

I chanced upon this place when I met some friends up for dinner. The place was quiet with just two other groups around though the decor was nothing lavish but somewhat comfortable. So it is ideal for catching up with friends over a meal and some good old fun.

I will be only talking about the food here as I have not got their permission to post or republish any of their pics.

Apparently, we had bought a $15 voucher that includes a set meal and 3 hours of fun playing games. So we started off checking out the menu as it was after working hours and we were famished. It was a little confusing trying to figure out the menu but somehow, we succeeded.

I am a big fan of starters. I think its important to have something nice to nibble on while starting the engine to your appetite. Its kinda like foreplay you know.. not just doing the deed. Ok, back to food. We ordered 2 portions of Cheesy Chicken Balls and a portion of Potato Wedges. The portions are cheap at an estimate of $3.90 per serving. There are 8 chicken balls in a serving and it is the same as what Suki-Ya used to have. Good quality chicken balls with cheese in the centre that quirts out when you are eating it for the first time and scalding yourself and others. I feel that it is unfortunate that the same which Suki-Ya is currently serving are a little substandard. Anyway, these were really good and the lads enjoyed themselves so much with this starter. Delicious Cheesy Chicken Balls with Crispy Potato Wedges.

We ordered a huge Caesar Salad for sharing. Normal stuff that most of us have eaten before. I was impressed with the huge portion which could be part of a main meal. I was just thinking that traditional Caesar Salad doesnt actually have cherry tomatoes in them. So perhaps this is just simply Chicken Salad instead of Caesar Salad.

This is Seafood Laksa Pasta. Typical pasta serving which I felt could be a little more generous. The taste is seriously good. I was quite skeptical at the beginning till I had a mouthful of the pasta. Immediately, I changed my opinion about these kinda East Meets West concept of cuisine. This is really good and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.

The final dish to be served is the Jamaican Chicken. Nothing too fanciful to this. Moderate serving and the sauce was somewhat a little too sweet for my liking. It is kinda like a crossbreed of Barbecue sauce and Teriyaki sauce. Oh well, it was ok though so you can try this if you want.

The dinner followed with 2 hours of good ole fun. Reliving our childhood while unwinding the day's stress. At least Ive learnt some new games such as Jenga and Ugly. Lol.

Verdict: Good for group gatherings without burning a hole in your pocket.
Pricing: 8/10
Taste: 7/10
Food Appearance: 7.5/10

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Hi There
Welcome back to our page and we have a new recipe up just for you. We understand how many people dont want to cook because of varous reasons. So we are trying to change the way we present our recipes to you hoping that it will encourage to pick up an apron and a pan.
We chose this dish, Chicken Cordon Bleu, for several reasons. First, it is really easy to cook. Second, it is really fast to cook. Third, it is really delicious. So there you have it, 3 very good reasons why you should think of challenging yourself to this.
First up, as always, I would like to introduce the ingredients to you. These were bought from Cold Storage so it was slightly pricy.
Chicken Breast is the preferred choice of meat here for the main reason of it being large enough to house the filling that we will put into a short while later. But it gets really tender, juicy and flavourful when it is done just right. Besides, it can be considered a healthier cut of meat.
The next ingredient that we would like to introduce is Smoked Ham. This is an ingredient was required by most recipes and I used this today but I supposed that it would really taste much better if you use Streaky Bacon.
Next, Mozarella Cheese. For this time, I decided to try using the sliced Mozarella Cheese. Nope, not too good. My advice is to use the shredded Mozarella Cheese. It tasted so much better the last time when I used the shredded Mozarella Cheese.
So now, you need to remove the skin and de-boned the Chicken Breast. It is much better to ask the seller to do all these for you so when you reach home, you just need to wash them.
Get some kitchen towels and pat dry the meat.
I prefer to pat dry this way but just make sure that the kitchen towel doesnt stick the meat.
The Chicken Breast would usually have the Chicken Fillet attached so remove the fillet and you will have something like what you see above.
Remove the ham from its packaging and cut it into smaller pieces. This will go into the chicken breast in a littlet while.
Cut the Mozarella Cheese slice into smaller pieces and prepare to put them into the Chicken Breast.
Carefully arrange it in the Chicken Breast. Do note that you only need to place it on one side. DO NOT put on two sides. Make sure that the smoked ham fits well so that it does not come out at the edges.
Do the same for the Mozarella.
Once you are done, fold the Chicken Breast by folding over the other side. Therefore, make sure that you do not stuff too much ingredients so that it does not drop out.
Repeat the same process for all the Chicken Breast. Typically for one Chicken Breast, I will put about 1/2 slice or 3/4 slice of smoked ham and about 1 slice of Mozarella Cheese. If you are using the Shredded Mozarella Cheese, then use about 2 pinchful.
I have in this pic several done Chicken Breasts. Im starting to feel excited thinking about the crisp and taste when it is fried.
In a plate, pour some Plain Flour. This is basically for the coating. Try using a plate or something else with a larger surface area so that it is easier when you dust it in flour.
Get an egg and break it into a plate or bowl. It will also be used for the coating.
Beat the egg till it is fluffy and then it is quite ready for coating. In another plate, place some breadcrumbs.
You can choose to buy the breadcrumbs or make some yourself. If you intend to buy, there is 2 types of breadcrumbs. One is much finer and the other is rougher. I bought the latter so you can see that it is coarser.
Here comes the seasoning. Add about 1/4 teaspoon of dried Thyme, generous portion of black pepper and about 1/4 teaspoon of salt or slightly lesser to your plate of breadcrumbs. Mix well.
Ok. So it will look something like that after you have mixed it well. While mixing, you can actually smell the dried herbs, salt and pepper all being blended into the breadcrumbs. Starting to feel good.
So basically, take one piece of stuffed Chicken Breast and coat it with flour. So make sure that all parts of the meat are well coated. Dust off or shake off the excess flour and coat it in the plate of beaten egg. Now it feels slippery because of the egg so do be careful. Quickly coat it with breadcrumbs.
Ok, so this is an example of a Chicken Breast that has finished coating. Remember, it is first to the flour, then to the egg and lastly to the breadcrumbs. Repeat the process for all the Chicken Breast and set it aside for 1 hour. You can set it aside in the fridge or in the open. I left it in the fridge.
An hour later, get your pan ready. Heat it and add oil. Once the oil and pan has heated up, you can start frying the Chicken Breast.
Ok. Remember not to overcook the Chicken Breast or it will become dry and hard. What we want to achieve is actually tender and juicy meat. On a low medium heat, cook the chicken for 4 minutes per side. We want it low medium heat so that the chicken will be able to cook nicely without getting too brown or burnt on the outside. This is because the Chicken Breast are very thick and you need to allow time for the meat to cook. Once both sides are done for 4 minutes, turn up the fire to high heat so and keep the chicken in there so that both sides are a colour of nice golden brown.
Just look at the beautiful colour of the chicken as you brown the sides. Beautiful. Meanwhile, you may prepare a side salad to go with your meal. I prepared a simple Garden Greens with Basil Infused Olive Oil to pair my chicken with.
Nice. Just a little something more for you. A picture below to show you when it is cut, the meat looks perfectly good.
Thank you for your interest in this recipe. Do give it a try and let us know what you did to improve this recipe.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Today's weather was perfect for a meal of some hot soup. We happened to be in Novena so we stopped by this coffeeshop that was very packed for lunch.

They sell Fish Head Bee Hoon too and there was such a long queue at 12+ that it was almost impossible to queue further.

Where can you find nice Sliced / Fried Fish Bee Hoon Soup?

Monday, 24 September 2012

Singapore's food scene has been influenced by other countries cuisine so it is no wonder why Singapore is well known for its food. Going even further, Singaporeans have been reputed as having eating as a past time.
Let me introduce this to you. Steamed Chicken and Barbecued Pork Rice @ SGD4.00. Read more at

Sunday, 23 September 2012

I love Sundays. Not for the fact that I can sleep in but because I can whip up a little cooking after church. Today, I did Brunch and prepared a good meal of Scrambled Eggs with Sauteed Mushrooms accompanied with Sausage Hash. Perfect.

Sausage & Bacon Hash
The final step done and the dish is ready for serving. It is good for 4 and goes well with some wine on a perfect Sunday. 

Perfect Sunday Brunch
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Monday, 17 September 2012

Pizzas are one of the easiest thing to do... Simple yet it brings out the creativity of the person making it.

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One of our favourite homecooked dishes.

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Friday, 14 September 2012

One of my personal favourites...
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Thursday, 13 September 2012

We enjoyed a special promotion. Have you?
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How we love home cooked food and how blessed we are to enjoy it.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Our love for Thai food. Are you loving it too?

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Monday, 10 September 2012

Calling all Dim Sum lovers... Check this out!

More stuff was ordered.
Our little adventure across the border...

What did we have and how was it?
Check out our latest recipe of Breaded Cheese Sticks.

Learning how to cook can be fun and simple!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Something for a taste of Asia

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One of my all time favourites, a good dish of fish curry loaded with brinjals and lady finger served with piping hot white rice.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Tom Yum soup originates from the Land of Smiles and is something everyone has got to try. I have tried this before and I must say that the outcome was good. Tasty, spicy and sour. Eating this as a family is simply fantastic especially on a cold wet day.

Note: Please adjust the amount of ingredients used to suit your taste preference as amount indicated may differ with each individual

Preparation Time: Approximately 30 mins
Serving: 4 persons

  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, crushed/flattened
  • 2 slices galangal root, crushed/flattened
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, torn into average-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tom yum paste mix
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Sunday, 5 August 2012

Singapore is an island that is blessed with lots of good eating places. By that, I am not referring to the fanciful restaurants that we find at all shopping malls. We are talking about streets lined with eateries and our popular food centres that both tourists and locals must check out.

This post will be on a popular food centre that most Singaporeans and even tourists are familiar with.

Indeed, we are speaking of this food centre which gets really crowded in the evenings. Rows of food stalls line the food centre. This place serves what most Singaporeans would say 'local fare at its best'. We arrived shortly before 6pm which is a good time to check this place out before it starts getting packed. We saw famous local treats such as Prawn Noodles, Char Kway Teow, Rojak, Ngor Hiang and freshly made kuehs. What was also an interesting sight was a long queue in front of a stall selling pasta and several food stall serving Western cuisine. Nothing is complete without the Tze Char stalls which serves up cooked food and the seafood stalls.

And so, the first dish we decided to try was the Char Kway Teow. Scouting the place, we were drawn to this stall which had a long queue. This stall was also introduced to us by a member of our Facebook group Makan Time! and so we decided to check it out.

We were in the queue for half an hour and as the legs started to ache, the level of expectation increased. I remember saying "This have better be good!". This stall is called Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow located at #01-12. Pricing starts from $3.00 per plate up to $10.00. Choice to add prawns is available. Operating hours is from 10:00am to 12:00am (Weekdays) and 11:00am to 12:00am (Weekends) with their rest day being Tuesdays.

Here is our order of $4.00 Char Kway Teow with chili and cockles. With the smoke till rising, we dug in and oh... I must say, it was worth the wait. The noodles were tasty and not too spicy. It was loaded with Chinese sausage, beansprouts, spinach, egg and a generous portion of cockles. The plus point being the 'Wok taste' as the noodles were fried over high heat. Nice.

Next up, we decided to try out the Western food. Well well, I have heard of the the London Grill but since there was quite a lot of people eating from the other stall, Holy Grill, we decided to order from the latter. 

Well, the ordering system is pretty simple. Just order a main course and choose 2 side dishes to go along with it. They have a variety of poultry, fish and steaks that you can choose from for the main course. We decided to order a simple grilled chicken chop with sides of baked potato and pasta salad for $5.90. They will serve it to you so all you need to do is to provide them your table number.

Hmm... This was actually quite disappointing. The meat felt a little overcooked. It was not tender but a little hard and dry. The sauce was a diluted version of brown mushroom sauce. The pasta salad was normal and the baked potato was dry and bland. So I guess we should have just stuck with local fare instead. 

Moving on, we decided to try from stall selling seafood. I didn't get the name of the stall but it has a white color signboard and is located opposite the Taiwan Porridge stall. We ordered a dish of Crayfish and since it was a famous stall, we were quite certain that it would be alright.

Perfect. The crayfish was fresh and its natural sweetness preserved in its flesh which is moist and tender. The shellfish was lightly seasoned with salt and steamed. It comes together with chili and lime as side condiments and costs $18.00. The price is not fixed as most Singaporeans would know. Seafood here is charged usually by weight and season so avoid seafood if you intend to stretch you dollar here. Also, from what I hear about this stall, there is no definite operating hours and they do not open every day.

With our stomachs filling up, we decided it was quite enough that we have eaten since we needed to leave some space for our stomachs. So, dessert here we come. 

I guess everyone has heard of Lao Ban Beancurd. They currently have outlets at Maxwell Food Centre and One Raffles Place too. The length of the queue was an approximate of 3.5m long and it is a common sight to see people holding on to several bags of beancurd. Each container of original flavor beancurd costs $1.50. From our observation, the average number of beancurd ordered per customer is 10 containers.

Smooth as silk is its texture and it is light on both the palate and stomach. Every spoon of it is simply irresistible. So it is no wonder that we too, left the place with bags of beancurd too. 

I supposed the next time we come back for dinner here, we will check out the other popular dishes such as Rojak, Claypot Chicken Rice and more. Till then, we will continue to check out other food centres.