Saturday, 26 August 2017

Basilico - Semi Buffet

Using some vouchers we decided to come to Basilico for dinner. There was the ala carte menu or the Semi Buffet menu. Thankful we chose the Semi Buffet, because the mains were barely anything to shout out for... 

Filetto di Manzo Angus alla Griglia con Patate Dolci Croccanti, Spinaci Novelli e Salsa al Nero D’Avola | 44 Grilled Angus Beef Tenderloin served over Crispy Sweet Potatoes, Sautéed Baby Spinach with Nero d’Avola Sauce

"Bombette alla Locorotondese" Controfiletto di Wagyu, Scamorza Affumicata, Pancetta Steccata e Rucoletta | 41 Locorotondo-style Wagyu Beef Roll with Smoked Scamorza Cheese, Cured Pork Belly and Rocket Salad

Scottadito D’Agnello alla Griglia con Carotine, Patate Novelle al Timo, Caprino allo Zafferano e Limone | 38 Grilled Lamb Chops, Baby Carrots and Thyme-infused Baby Potatoes served with Fresh Goat Cheese, Saffron and Lemon

Basilico Italian Restaurant
1 Cuscaden Road. Singapore 249715

Tel: +65 6725 3088
Opening Hours
Breakfast: 6:30 – 10:30 a.m. (Monday to Saturday); 7:00 – 10:30 a.m. (Sunday)
Lunch: 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Monday to Saturday); 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Dinner: 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Guan Kee Char Kway Teow

Ghim Moh is a place I will always remember as a place for breakfast with family. From Carrot Cake, to Chwee Kueh, Soya Chicken Noodles, Thosai etc... Plenty to eat! And every time I am here, and provided you catch them open, there is surely a queue at this stall - Guan Kee Char Kway Teow.  Having a craving and some time to burn, I decided to queue for this finally. 

I have to say, perhaps my expectations were set too high, I wasn't impressed with this plate of noodles. Indeed you have the wok hei there, and for $4 it was a large plate. But I felt that it was a tad too sweet and too oily for my preference. The "hum" (cockles) were too small for a bite, the vegetables were over fried, and the "lup cheong" preserved sausage still had a tough waxy layer of skin on. 

Guan Kee Char Kway Teow

#01-19 Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre
Tue - Wed: 08:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat: 08:00 - 14:30
Closed: Mon, Thu, Sun

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Fei Lou Porridge and Boneless Fried Chicken Wings

Apart from my all time favourite Hai Kee Char Kway Teow on the adjacent aisle, another long queue forms for Fei Lou Porridge. I've never seen two more grumpier father and son team in a stall, and not speak to each other. But I have to tell you, their porridge is so creamy and fragrant with a dash of sesame oil!  

For only $3 you can choose from Fish to Chicken to Pork porridge, but I couldn't resist having a steamed chicken in my porridge and it was so juicy!

But I read on many reviews that it is the Chicken Wings that you must try. This is the first time I had fried chicken wings that were deboned! And they were conscientious enough to leave the bones on for the tail end for us to chew. A prominent Har Cheong (Prawn Paste) flavour flashes on the skin whilst it is juicy and marinated on the inside. $2.40 for a pair. 

Fei Lou Porridge (肥佬粥品)
Telok Blangah Crescent Market and Food Centre
Blk11 Telok Blangah Crescent (Opposite SAFRA Mt Faber)

Opening Hours: Daily 5:30pm to Midnight

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Brunch at Open Farm Community

A beautiful place to hide away for brunch, and more so I respect this respite from the bastardised sausage and eggs brunch sets around. Clean food with care given to flavours and plating. Reserve in advance, otherwise pray that they have space on the communal bench (where I prefer actually).

The Ocean Trout was cured savoury, toned down with the crepe. The quail eggs, soft boiled, so fragile, so precise. 

Cured Ocean Trout savoury crêpe served with Mexican tarragon cream cheese,
rough Guacamole & Quail eggs

The scotch eggs tasted much like a mutton curry puff with egg! I loved how natural the slaw tastes though and how the baby carrots were grilled lightly. 

Lamb & Curry Scotch Eggs served with Coleslaw,
baby carrots and crème fraîche

Open Farm Community
130E Minden Road
Singapore 248819

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 12pm - 4pm/6pm - 10pm
Sat - Sun/PH: 11am - 4pm/6pm - 10pm

Mon - Sun: 8am - 9pm

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Gin Khao Thai Food

Tucked away in the corner of the 4th storey of One Raffles Place, this minimalist designed restaurant is decently packed during the weekday lunch hour. 

The food takes quite awhile to arrive, but I have to say,  the food is well flavoured and cooked. Closer to the savoury end, the Squids are a must try - grilled till the ends are crispy whilst the meat stays juicy. Pair it with a main, a Fried Rice with good wok hei, or a Green Curry rice. 

Gin Khao
1 Raffles Place #04-29 One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Tel: (65) 6532 2387

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am to 8:30pm