Thursday, October 23, 2014

Imperial Treasure Noodle House Sentosa

We just had a great meal of noodles and Xiao long bao (Chinese meat dumplings) at this outlet at ResortsWorld Sentosa. We crave for their simple Yang Choon La Mian (杨春拉面)noodles @ S$6 which is springy noodles cooked in a bowl of delicious hot soup! Or you can order the chicken noodles which is just as good but slightly costlier at around $11 and served with an additional bowl of chicken soup. The noodles are QQ and real chewy. Soup is light and tasty. Eaten together with a plate of spinach @ around $11-$13 and some hot steamy Xiao long bao (小笼包)Chinese meat dumplings @ $6, this is really satisfying!

A picture speaks a thousand words. Our meal in summary:

Imperial Treasure Noodle House is at ResortWorld Sentosa Food Gallery, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Basement 1 (#B1-202), Singapore 098138 Tel: 66862922

PRICE: $$ / $$$$

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Original Chiew Kee Noodle House

No Singaporean would not know of the Chiew Kee Noodle House located at Upper Cross Street for their traditional famous yummy juicy soya sauce chicken noodles! This little coffee stall just beside the road and in front of the bus stop has been selling soya sauce chicken since I was young. This stall is hailed by the younger brother while there is another Chiew Kee Eating House further down the road also serving soya sauce chicken owned by the elder sister. 

We just had our plate of delicious soya sauce chicken noodle here in Chinatiwn. The famous soya sauce chicken noodle house in Singapore Chinatown! It's so delicious I gobble down everything and forgot to take a photo of it! The soya sauce chicken is dark brown in colour having been cooked with soya sauce over many hours. The meat is tender and juicy. The skin is not very oily but has just enough fat for you to chew on. The noodles are springy and chewy. They also serve chicken rice. Delicious! See I ate it all up ... And even forgot my photo! You have to try it too.. 

Chiew Kee Noodle House is at 32 Upper Cross Street, Singapore.

PRICE: $ / $$$$

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Loo's Hainanese Curry Rice

This food stall is the one you cannot miss if you visit the Tiong Bahru pre-war house estate! It's been there since 1946. Always long queues during meal times. They only open half the day (8am-2pm). By the late afternoon, all the food would be sold out.. It has been a long time since we ate here at the famous Loo's Hainanese Curry Rice. 

The food stall had shifted from their old time coffee shop at the junction directly facing the Tiong Bahru market to this new coffee shop just 2 streets down the road. Ask around for Hainanese Curry Rice stall if you can't find it.. And people will be able to direct you there.

Rave reviews found on their shop front..

Look what a local Hainanese curry rice feast both of us had! This meal we had are the non-spicy dish menu..  

Well cooked delicious local delight that are so home cooked and representative of Singaporean food on the table! Need I say more, everything is great on the menu. Full stop. 

If you visit them, you cannot miss their Hainanese pork chop, curry chicken, sambal prawn and sotong (squids)! And also their assam fish slices and stew pork in dark soya sauce and cabbages!! The spicy and fried sinful stuff but they are the die die must try!! 

Loo's Hainanese Curry Rice is at Blk 71 Seng Poh Road, #01-49 Singapore 160071. Tel: 6225 3762. Open Mon-Sun 8am-2pm. Closed on alt Thursdays. 

PRICE: $ / $$$$
AMBIENCE: 4 / 5 (local coffee shop delight!) 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Luk Yu Teahouse and Restaurant

Luk Yu an unusual Chinese name for a restaurant. Its the name of a Guangdong dim sum Chinese restaurant which I believe started a branch here in Singapore. They have restaurants in Hong Kong and China so we must try. We visited the restaurant at Chinatown Point for dinner. 

The Chinese cuisines are generally good. At least for my tastebuds. We ordered the Daily Soup - which was arrow root cooked with pork ribs. Each serving was $6 per bowl. It was well boiled and delicious. Soup base was not too thick. Just nice. 

Next we had the Homemade Tofu cooked with Spinach Soup. Each piece is served at $4. It was cooked chewy on the outside and soft on the inside. Great one!

Then we had the spinach cooked with 3 coloured eggs (that is; egg, salted egg and century egg). Nice and soupy! But quite the usual. 

I had to compliment the last surprise we ordered - which is the garoupa fish fillets dish! It came served on top of soft tofu and the dish was a delight ! The dish was pretty tasteful and the gravy could have used brewed soup as the base. Hence bringing out the flavor. The fillets were soft and chewy. A bite with the tofu blends very well together. Innovative!

All in we spent about $70-$80. Simple earnest and delicious dishes. Reasonable for 5 person. I have yet to try their afternoon dim sum tea buffet. Heard its good. Let me know if you try them too. 

Luk Yu Teahouse and restaurant is at Chinatown Point #01-41/42, Singapore. Tel: 6262 1717  (http://

RATING: 3 / 5
PRICE: $$ / $$$$

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tablescape @ Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa

Fancy a quiet day out at Sentosa? We escaped to the Movenpick Heritage Hotel at Sentosa. There at the lobby, we found Tablescape. Entered the restaurant for tea..

We enjoyed the free flow of delicious oat bread!

And tried their All Day breakfast set which is not too bad..

Not highly recommended but passable. 

You can go for their Movenpick ice-cream (Swiss chocolate) at $6.50 which is frozen cold and delicious!!

Tablescape is within the Movenpick Heritage Hotel located just opposite the Sentosa Express (Imbiah Station) on Sentosa Island. 

PRICE: $$ / $$$$

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ippudo Mandarin Gallery

Yearning for a bowl of piping hot ramen while shopping around Orchard? Look no further than Ippudo at Mandarin Gallery. The restaurant serves reasonably priced chewy hot ramen! At $16 per bowl. It's quite a good deal. But do note the price excludes the add ons like $3 for bamboo shoots, egg/tamago and $2 for extra noodles. 

The restaurant is cosy and hip. Slightly noisy with the chatting of the customers in a relaxed atmosphere. Occasional shouts of the staff in Japanese screaming ramen is ready. It's enjoyable having your ramen in this restaurant. A good bowl of piping hot chewy noodles cooked in super delicious pork broth. Let the photos do the talking below. Recommended. 

The recommended Ippudo original Tonkontsu Shiromaru Motoaji ramen ($16). Classic Hakata-style ramen. This is the original Tonkontsu broth served with thin noodles, pork loin, cabbage, black fungus and spring onions. You can choose your noodles cooked in soft, medium or hard style. I chose mine in medium. 

Miso Tonkontsu ramen ($16). Original Tonkontsu broth mixed with blended quality miso. Served with cabbage, Japanese leek, spring onions, pork belly chashu and flavored egg. 

Creamy potato salad. Slightly spiced with curry powder.

Ippudo SG is at 333A Orchard Road #04-02/03/04 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897 Tel: 6235 2797

RATING: 3 / 5
PRICE: $$ / $$$$

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PasarBella at The Grandstand

Long time haven't been to Turf City at Turf Club Road near Dunearn Road/ Bukit Timah Road. The place have changed a great deal with more eateries and children schools! It's even been named as "The Grandstand" now! Though the change in name, the basics never change.. The restaurants like: 
Owen Seafood restaurant, 
Unique Seafood Restaurant, 
Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant and 
Restaurant Hoshigaoka still stands there!

There is a new PasarBella market place gathering food delights from various cities and housing interesting little knick knack and organic shops inside. Curio decor and comfortable setting makes it an enjoyable stroll through it.. Very much like Marche Restaurant concept, if you know what I mean. 

Interesting eateries like a homemade Russian cake shop caught my eye! Red ruby glittery cake made with pomegranate seeds melted me away! 

SideNote:- from Pasarbelle Online (, it says "One of our best selling cakes in PasarBella - Home made Russian Pomegranate Cake! This moist sponge cake is infused with pomegranate and hibiscus juice. Coated with fresh cream and the generous amount of juicy fresh pomegranate fruits, this cake is a must-try! Recommended Shelf Life : 4 days. Keep in refrigerated condition".

There was also a gigantic seafood Paella prepared in "grande" style.. Everyone was blown away ! See this.. 

PasarBella an interesting new concept eating marketplace inside "The Grandstand" is a delightful experience! True to its slogan, out of town, in to life!

PasarBella @ The Grandstand Bukit Timah 
200 Turf Club Road Singapore 287994
Opening Hours
Stalls : 9.30am to 7pm
Restaurants: 10am to 10pm

RATING: 4 / 5
PRICE: $$ / $$$$

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Marutama Japanese Dining at Kiliney

Ramen News cutting review of Marutama ramen - white chicken soup is the hero of the new ramen era!

Just tasted the best white chicken soup (tori-paitan) ramen at Marutama Japanese Dining @ Killiney. This quaint Marutama outlet is one of their four restaurants in Singapore reputed to be serving the best white chicken soup ramen. Located at the corner Shophouse between the junction of Killiney Road and Dublin Road, you will find this little restaurant. Marutama is opened by a Japanese called Tetsuya Kudou who had painstakingly created this white chicken soup recipe for the ramen base and by chance, now made a success of his soup / noodles in Tokyo and now in Southeast Asia. 

This outlet at Killiney is the only one which also serves Japanese rice set / bentos apart from their usual ramen. Set in a casual warm typical Japanese dining ambience, you can enjoy your bowl of piping hot ramen at ease. The rice bentos are also highly recommended. All reasonably priced around $15-$20. The grilled beef set is the most popular. Did not get a chance to try though. The grilled pork hamburg rice set also looks very appetizing. The manager in charge here is a Japanese lady and occasionally you hear her in spouts of Japanese taking orders from the many Japanese visiting this outlet. 

The Marutama ramen in white chicken soup is the recommended dish for all diners. You simply cannot miss this! The soup is so rich and it contains lots of collagen from the chicken brewed in the soup for long hours. Perfect for ladies who want to have good skin complexion! The ramen comes with a slice of soft and tender char-Shu, heaps of seaweed and spring onions. Top up $1.50 for a delicious half-boiled egg. Other additional toppings are at extra nominal charges. 

Our order of Marutama ramen (white chicken soup base $11), cold tofu with grated yam ($6), and potato salad ($6).

We topped it with a homemade tiramisu ($4.80). See below!

Our verdict : simply heavenly ramen and other Japanese appetizers / desserts thoroughly enjoyed in a cosy and warm Japanese ambience! We give it 4 stars out of 5! Tell us what you think!

RATING : 4 / 5
PRICE : $$ / $$$$