Monthly Archives: July 2013

Skinny Pizza: Making Wallet Skinny

Watched Grown Ups 2 in Great World City (which you should watch if you like pee jokes). After the movie, we decided to get a bite at the nearby Skinny Pizza.

Is that a DVD

Looks like junk on a table to me, to be honest!

The decor on the table is very… rustic. Especially that DVD casing, which I found to be very tacky.

Ahi Taki Salad

Actually it came with raisins, but we asked it to be separated.

Ahi Taki Salad is surprisingly pretty awesome! The tuna tastes smoky and tasty!

The English Breakfast

Yummy-looking pizza!

Anddd here comes the main course *drumrolls* The English Breakfast Pizza! Not sure how much I liked the bacon, didn’t taste nor look too fresh to my liking.

Overall, it was a great meal, but with the bill coming up to over $50 for a meal for two, I am not sure if it’s worth the price!

Cheng Du Fragant Hot Pot – EXTRA SPICY… or is it?

We were at Vivocity after watching Pacific Rim (which I thought was just so-so, but maybe I had too high of an expectations since so many people were raving about it).

Anyway, Vivocity was crowded as usual and the food court (Food Republic) was impossible to get seats. Free ones were the reserved for the mini restaurants. One of them had fragrant hot pot and we were fans of fragrant hot pot, so we went there.

Supposedly this one is the same as 313@Somerset, but here, you tick the ingredients you want from the list instead of picking them at the counter.

Our side dish, stir fried potato came first.

Modest Meal

So-called “stir fried potato”. We all agreed that it tasted like stir fried turnip (lol)

ANYWAY! Since there wasn’t visual aid on the menu, we were quite puzzled when this arrived. I thought it was just the look that was deceiving and after I put it into my mouth…

…there was no way it was potato! Didn’t remotely taste like one! x_x

And the star of the show! YUM YUM YUM!

Moar Hotpot!

Delicious – though it was not spicy enough!

We picked pork belly, sliced dory, lotus root, chinese cabbage, beancurd skin and beancurd – on extra hot. It came out amazing! I dare say it was much better than the 313 counterpart! But seriously – this, extra hot? Puh-leez. Not sure if they got the order wrong or they lowered their ‘hot’ standard. The first time I ate in 313 branch I recalled it was much hotter and more numbing than this 🙁

Overall, still a satisfying meal!

Food Republic @ Vivo City
Vivo City Level 3 (next to Sentosa Express Monorail)
1 Harbour Front Walk
Singapore 098585

Siam Kitchen: Will I get Thai-ed of this?

Just happened to be in Bugis the other day to grab some nomnoms. I have been to Siam Kitchen a few times, and I don’t remember being disappointed by them before.

Siam Kitchen

Dinner for two

Siam Kitchen

Perking up appetite with Mango Salad!

Siam Kitchen

Why write “Kangkong with Chili and Shrimp Paste” on the menu when you can just call it “Sambal Kangkong?”

Where is the protein you ask!? Well, I forgot to take a picture of the pad thai we ordered :S

That’s it. Simple satisfying dinner! Nothing much to say about it either, though I never really found an Oh-God-So-Amazing Thai food in Singapore before. At least this one is better priced than Thai Express!

Yee Cheong Yuen Noodle Restaurant: Noodle Another Day

So we hunted food again in Holland Village for dinner. This time our aim was “Noodle”. We recalled seeing a noodle sign somewhere the last time we visited and it didn’t take long for us to find it again. It was just next to Yoshimaru Ramen, which I have yet to try.

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Interesting decor! And I love their logo!

On a quick look, I expected this place to be selling la mian, but it’s actually selling Ipoh hor fun. I was not really a fan of Ipoh hor fun, but hey maybe no harm trying things every now and then.

The auntie recommended us soya sauce chicken that is going at $12 a bird, which I thought was quite a bargain. But here is the thing, from the picture, I was expecting a roasted chicken, but my, I was so wrong. It’s a soya sauce chicken!

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Soya sauce chicken, which tasted so-so.

I was not really in a mood for soya sauce chicken, but I was trying to eat with an open mind. The meat was tender, which is always cool by my book, but I have serious issue with the sauce. One of it was the fact that it was slightly too sweet. Another reason was because…

Kailan

Kailan with oyster sauce – standard.

…our other dish, a kailan, tasted like it more or less share the same sauce with the chicken. I saw other tables ordering hor fun and noodles, seems like using the similar soya/oyster sauce mix, too.

To be fair, the food wasn’t that costly and I thought $12 for one whole chicken was pretty darn cheap. The service was good – as she cleared our table, the auntie quickly added that it was all right for us to sit around longer and just relax (we had a late dinner and the restaurant was quite deserted). Also, I love the ambiance! Maybe they just need to serve lamian *snickers*

Yee Cheong Yuen Noodle Restaurant
31A Lorong Liput
Singapore 277742