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Monday, October 27, 2014

Nefertiti Restaurant & Cafe

Nefertiti is an authentic Mediterranean restaurant serving a the finest authentic Egyptian and International cuisine which is established in the charming district of Arab Street. 

This restaurant is named after the Queen of Ancient Egypt and helmed by an Executive Chef, Amr Elgohary who's experience in culinary art for more than 10 years and has travelled the world to hone his skills.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Doggie Food Tasting Session for Oven Baked Tradition

A couple of weeks ago, Water, my pet dog, if you haven't already read about him, attended a FOOD  TASTING EVENT! He's such a lucky chap, I didn't get to eat anything except for finger food during that event and he gets all the good and sumptious food to eat. :p

This event is held at Paw Pet-Radise, a cafe created by pet lovers for dogs, in conjunction with Eagle Territorial Agency, a global company distrubuting nutritious pet food and accessories and Clubpets, Singapore's longest running pet magazine.

The entrance of Paw Pet-radise looks like this, simple and cosy but vibrant in colours.

Monday, October 20, 2014

[Food Review] Sankai Japanese Restaurant

Sankai Japanese Restaurant is centrally located directly opposite Bugis Junction along Liang Seah Street.

Here, you can find decent Japanese food at very cheap prices during dinner time where they have their SUPER HOT DEAL promotion with discount up to 70% OFF!! (All prices stated in this post below are the discounted prices during dinner as of October 2014, unless otherwise stated)

Their dining area is divided into 2 sections. Upon entering, you will see the sushi bar counter in front of you and this leads to another room with more dining seats available inside.

A small private dining area is located right inside the restaurant. Good for a cozy gathering with friends and family.

Ordered my favourite Salmon Belly ($1.80/pc), Salmon ($1.20/pc), Salmon Roe ($4.50) and Swordfish ($2/pc) sashimi. They were all fresh and the juicy salmon roe playfully bursts in the mouth!

The Grilled Scallop with Spicy Cod Roe ($7.80). Succulent scallop baked with creamy, gooey cheese served piping hot, this was my absolute favourite dish of the night and it is definitely value for money.

Mixed Skewers ($14.80) is good for sharing. Most of the meat was nicely marinated, other than this, it's pretty normal and nothing much to rave about.

Their beef hotpot set is valued below $20 and it brings a warm and fuzzy feeling to the stomach due to the hot, flavourful broth. Comes with an egg for dipping, a bowl of rice, soup and watermelon. We found the soup a tad too sweet for our liking, after consulting the lady boss on this, we found out that the sweetness of the soup is actually catered to their regular Japanese customers here who actually preferred it sweeter. So, here, you can actually get authentic Japanese hotpot meals!

Another of the best sellers here is the Salmon Crabmeat Aburi Roll ($9.80). This was pretty well executed and nicely seared.

They have a wide variety of traditional Japanese fare like tempura, chawanmushi, handrolls and sushi to choose from. Besides food, they also serve alcoholic drinks and they have beer promotion too!

And to end it all, we were served a scoop of sesame ice-cream with a spoonful of red bean paste at the side. and OMG, this was SUPER FANTASTIC!!!! I almost asked if they have a tub of this where i could buy and keep it at home. As i'm typing this, i'm thinking of how yummy this is, perhaps I should come back here again some time this week for this ice-cream! MUST-TRY!!!

Thank you to the very efficient lady boss, Candy for hosting the meal. Service was fast and prompt. If you're looking for Japanese food at a very reasonable value in a centralized location, don't forget Sankai Japanese Restaurant!

  1. Address: 1 Liang Seah St, Singapore 189022
    Phone:6336 0384

Friday, October 17, 2014

[Recipes] Soup using Cornell Slow Cooker!


Watercress is rich in fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate, potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron, and is a good source of iodine as well. 

This vegetable is packed full of nutrients and has tremendous health benefits. It has Anti-inflammatory properties, Anti-oxidant and anti-cancer effects, Aphrodisiac effect, promotes strong and healthy bones, treats cough, aids the digestive system, good for nails, hair, eyes, teeth and skin, great for hangover and has a purifying effect.

Hence, this has become one of my favourite soup to cook! There are some variations to this and here's my version today:

[Food Review] Islamic Restaurant

The Islamic Restaurant has a long history which dates way back to the 1920s. Opened for as long as 90 over years and spanning 4 generations, it still serves one of the BEST NASI BERYANIs in SINGAPORE which is also it's trademark here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

[Recipe] Clay pot Rice using Happy Call Pan (HCP)

Wanted to try this out for the longest time and finally tried it today when I had some leftover chicken and shitake mushrooms.

Results turned out good, very yummy and it's quite a fuss free dish. Surprised that HCP can execute this dish relatively well :)

I found this recipe online and made a few adjustments here and there and here's my version of the HCP Claypot Rice!

(serves 2)

Monday, October 13, 2014

[Recipe] 3Ps Chinese Soup

3Ps Chinese Soup
Tried this new combi which I have never tried before today. 3Ps stand for 'Papaya', 'Peanuts' and 'Pork Ribs'. These are basically the key ingredients in this soup. Used a 1.5L slow cooker for this.

Got this idea from an instagramer and very glad that it turned out very well. Full of sweetness from the papaya combined with the earthiness of the peanuts. Soup was brought to further heights with the addition of oysters and dried scallops.

Recipe for 3Ps Chinese Soup

Used Cornell 1.5L slow cooker for this, serves 2-3.

INGREDIENTS: 200g pork ribs
                         ~ 70g peanuts
       half of medium green papaya
Handful of dried scallops
4 dried oysters

METHOD: - Scald and blanch pork ribs
- Soak peanuts, dried oysters, scallops for about 30 mins
- Slice green papaya into pieces, remove seeds and white parts
- Transfer everything into slow cooker and slow cook for at least 4 hours on high. (The longer, the more tasty the soup)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

[Food Review] Chicken Up


Chicken Up is a casual restaurant at Tanjong Pagar serving Korean Fried Chicken, soju and beer. We visited during dinner time on a weekday and was very surprised to find the restaurant bustling with people. The crowd was made up of people of all age groups and the queue was snaking. This made us all the more curious about what this restaurant had to offer.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

[Give Away] Free tickets to JAPAN vs BRAZIL!

Get FREE tickets to the Blockbuster Match of 2014 here! Watch JAPAN vs BRAZIL Live in Singapore at National Stadium on 14th October, 6.45pm. 

4 tickets to be given away. 


Monday, October 06, 2014

[Bangkok Food Review] Top 10 Favourite MUST EAT Restaurants in Bangkok!

After visiting Bangkok umpteen times for the past years, I have a personal favourite list of restaurants/places that I MUST VISIT whenever I am in Bangkok. Even when i have very limited or almost NO time, I will definitely try my best to squeeze some time out to visit these restaurants. 

And the list keeps growing....  Every time i visit Bangkok, there is always something new that is worthy of adding to this list, sometimes I wish I had more time to try out everything in a single trip!

 From humble roadside stalls to upscale fine dining restaurants, I'm sure this list has something for almost everyone.

And here you go, my list of favourite restaurants in Bangkok 2014. (Warning, this is a long list full of pictures)

Sunday, October 05, 2014

[Food Review] IndoChili


Located along Zion Road, the owner of Java Kitchen Group, Mdm Wahyuningsih was inspired by her grandmother and God to create dishes using lots of herbs and spices proven to be very beneficial to health.

 IndoChili is a halal certified restaurant and is one of the rare restaurants in Singapore that brings you authentic, nutritious and traditional Indonesian food with a rich heritage.

Rustic, traditional decor of the restaurant gives it a very Javanese ambience to this place. I feel like I'm dining in Indonesia!

Jus Alpukat ($5.80), fresh avocado juice with chocolate syrup. An incredible combination that makes a very creamy and refreshing beverage. I strongly recommend this among all the other beverages here.

Sate Ayam Madura ($7.80). In Indonesian, the term, “sate” means a dish of marinated, skewered and grilled meats, served with a sauce or no sauce. Sate here is a popular item on the menu and meat is very tender with the grilled smokey flavour and sweet aroma from the sauce.

Tahu Telor ($8.80) This may not look too impressive but don't judge a book by its cover. Tahu Telor was deep-fried till puffy, creating a delectable textural contrast with the beancurd and the dark luscious chunky peanuts. 

Tumpeng Mini ($9.80). Inspired by the Javanese royal tradition, this tumpeng miniature us a special -dish that is not only famous due to its tradition but because it is truly delicious. The mountain-like shape of the extremely fragrant yellow rice symbolizes the gratitude and reverence of the Javanese towards God. Served together with ayam bumbu rujak, perkedel, potato peanut and pickles, a good mix of meat and vegetables.

Combo bakaran ($42.80). A heaping serve of grilled pomfret, squid, prawn, satay and chicken. Was very impressed by the grilled pomfret (Ikan Bakar Kecap) all covered in kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) which also comes in as a single dish itself. Prawns were also fresh and sweet.

Sop Buntut ($14.80). This was my favourite dish of all and it's a must order when you are here. A robust oxtail soup whose acidity can be managed with some squirts of lime and sambal belachan. Soup is light and clear without odour and very aromatic. I personally like it with more lime for their sourish kick.

54 Zion Road
Singapore 247779
Tel: +65 64451766
Nearest MRT: Outram Park (EW Line, NE Line), Tiong Bahru (EW Line), Orchard (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu, Sun: 1130am -10pm
Fri-Sat: 1130am - 1030pm


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