Friday, 29 January 2016

Little Island Brewery - Changi Village

The trend of hiding little cafes in obscure places throughout Singapore has invaded even the Microbreweries! Serving my military obligations, we chanced upon a rare gem. This place is tucked behind the famous market known for its Nasi Lemak. More will know this place as the old Tekong Seafood Restaurant, which is still there but simply reduced its tenancy by half. 

Opened by 4 partners and run by Francis, this place is a high ceiling, open spaced, self service smokehouse and microbrewery. Amidst the space, be mesmerised by its intricate nicks and little design ideas that litters the place.

A new concept of a self service brewery, you purchase a prepaid card, and just like a petrol pump you pay what you pull! Great for those who do not drink much but would like to taste the beers and stout. This means its cheap as well! $2 to $2.40 per 100ml means $10 per pint! The Pale Ale is simply refreshing, end with the Stout for a good manly punch in the gut.

I thought I would just be drawn by the deco and the beers, but.... The Food! Oh my... 
Most of their mains are smoked, either with Apple or Lychee woods. Imagine an aged steak or a crispy Pork Belly over that smoke. Simply must try!  

15 Hour Smoked Wagyu Beef Brisket 100g $18

 Grilled Pork and Cheese Sausage with Sauerkraut 160g $15

Crispy Cumin Rubbed Pork Belly 100g $14 

Tamarind Glazed Chicken Wings $7

Little Island Brewery Co
Address: 6 Changi Village Rd, 509907
Phone:6543 9100
Opening Hours: 12pm–12am

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Dim Sum at Paradise Pavilion - Closed

A posthumous blog on the now closed Paradise Pavilion. It is to be taken over by a Premium Crystal Jade outlet. Apart from its amazing Wood Fired Peking Duck, they had fairly affordable Dim Sum with a cosy ambience. It is said to lose a good dim sum place in the MBFC area.  

Eng's Wanton Mee - Overhyped

I was in the vicinity and decided to drop in to Eng's to try their famed wanton noodles. At 6pm on a Saturday, this place was empty. 

The noodles was springy but without the hot sauce, there is absolutely no taste. The Char Siew was tasty and fatty. The wanton is old school... Otherwise, its just the sauce guys. 

Eng's Noodle House
Address: 287 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437070
Phone:8688 2727
Opening Hours:11AM–9PM

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Nakhon Thai - Holland Village

Phad Thai ($5)

Green Curry Chicken ($8)

Spicy Belanchan Kang Kong ($6)

Prawn Tom Yum ($6)

Basil Minced Pork ($6)

Nakhon Thai Kitchen
27A Lorong Liput
Holland Village
Singapore 277738

Opening Hours:
05:30pm - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 03:00pm

+65 64696862

FOC by Nandu Jubany

40 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059679 
Tel: 6100 4040

OPENING HOURS: Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 01:00

Salt Tapas & Grill

Stumbled onto this place by accident on Christmas Eve. Not too crowded, didn't have much expectation hence. But turned out to be fairly acceptable. 

The Paella was fragrant and tasty, but used carbonated prawns (disappointing).

Paella with Prawns, Mussells, Squid, Chorizo, Chicken, Prosciutto topped with Saffron Rouille $39

The fish was not marinated well enough and I felt it did not complement the squid in terms of texture and taste.

Grilled Barramundi, Squid & Mango Salad $26

Soft Shell Crab with Aioli $15

Salt Tapas & Bar by Luke Mangan  

Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, 179103
Phone:6837 0995
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 11:00 AM