Friday, December 26, 2008

U.d.d.e.r.s Ice Cream

U.d.d.e.r.s Ice Cream
155 Thomson Road
Goldhill Shopping Centre
*located at the vertical row of shop houses next to United Square
Tel: 6254 6629

It's been over a month since i've been to Udders but was pretty caught up to write about it.
We tried Chempedak, Rum and Raisin, Tiramisu flavours etc...

What can i say. Don't bother so much, just GO!!!
Its fantastic! Every flavour is just bursting with richness and authenticity!
If you are undecisive, just get the staff to let you try out the flavours, but word of caution though, you may end up even more confused as all the flavours are to die for!

Really, Definately worth trying!
Its a ice-cream place, i will not talk too much about it except that they have a good concept, nice location, great tasting quality ice-cream, nice decor.

This is more of a grab eat and go place as it tends to be quite populated at times, making it quite Squeezy to hang-out.

Udders is really good. Can be equally rated with Island Creamery

Swirl Gelateria

Swirl Gelateria
557 Bukit Timah Road
#01-04/05 Crown Centre

Tel: 6464 6180

We tried 5 to 6 flavours. Nothing fanciful. It isn't BAD, but i won't say it is GOOD either.
The Alcoholic flavours lack the Ummph factor. It is bland and i did not feel that there was any liqueur added.
Other flavours were not impressive as well. All lack the flavour. Tastes more of milk in all.
therefore, i would not recommend for anyone to try out this place.
I guess this also explains why it is so isolated and empty on the many occasions that i pass by as well as on a Friday evening itself.

* if you are looking for a quiet place to discuss some project or to hang around with your friends for games and chat, this place is OK venue for that. Keep your expectations of the ice-cream Low though or you may walked out disappointed.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Melvados Cafe- Closed Down

was browsing through a few credible sites/blogs/food reviews for my next Friday Supper Club location.
Criteria: to be a cafe budget average bill ard $12, a good spot to chit chat, GOOD FOOD! a rather comfortable ambience
I found review of Melvados through the Lady Iron Chef's website and decided to give it a try. O especially love the fact that this place is at Bukit Timah Road (love this area)

559, Bukit Timah Road
#01-01 King's arcade (next to Coronation Plaza)
Tel: 64693101

we ordered:

Smoked Duck Confit Oglio Pasta (spaghetti):

- Great combination of tastes. Eatting this transports me to the world of "Ratatouille" where the rat takes a bite of one ingredient and another bite with another ingredient, but yet it fuses together to create an "outburst of harmonizing flavors!"
okok, maybe not that exaggerated like in the cartoon movie, but this dish does a little excitement to your taste palettes. The bell peppers, smoked duck, olive oil, slight powdering of cheese, garlic,pepper is a nice concoction.
costs: $9.90

*eat it while its hot!

Breadbowl Beef Stew

It does not look that fabulous, but when you peel off the bread , dip in with the stew and take a bite of it, you would be pleasantly surprised!
The bread is toasted to perfection (at least it meets my standards)
It is nicely toast and crisp, but not hard on the outside, yet in moist and soft in the inside. Amzaingly, the stew does not soak through the bread, so i was quite happy that i do not need to be eatting soggy bread.

The stew is done quite well, more towards a Tomato-ish taste.
costs: $9.90

Fish & Chips

It came out looking plain and dull, quite short of standard. I tasted it feeling skeptical about it at 1st but ended off with a nod on my head.
It is not heavy like the usual fish and chips where they dip cheap dory fillet in thick batter and fry it to crisp.
This version here uses breadcrumbs, therefore it may look Shrunken in comparative to the usual fare of fish and chips, but i will say i prefer this version alot more. It is delectable and not "Gelad" (so filling tt u get sick of it)

I couldn't really make out the type of fish they were using as i took only a bite out of this dish, but 1 thing for sure, they do not use the usual cheap dory fillet.
costs: $8.90

Last but not least, the MUST HAVES!
BROWNIE!! what can i say? this is a Brownice specialty cafe, how can i give the brownie a miss?

Black & White Kisses with a scoop of ice-cream

i sunk my fork in it and devoured it unknowingly within a short matter of time.
Is it good? Well, i dunno what to say, maybe you should go try it for yourself.
costs: $4.90 + ($1.00 single scoop of ice-cream)

Overall conclusion:
Surprise find. I nice cozy cafe that serves great food at a affordable pricing.
A sad thing though is that this place is really really unpopulated. we were the only ones around.
This place definately deserves more publicity.
I will be heading back there and recommending people at this unpolished Gem.

ps: for people that want to chill over a game of pool and beer, they have it over there.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ai Shiteru - i love u japanese snacks!

Whoever knows me well enough wld know I've a sweet tooth, loves sinful desserts and eat one-too-much snacks... And browsing ard the Japanese supermarket is my fav thing to do......

Randy's sista just came back from Tokyo and lugged along with her many snacks!

(My friends JunMeng & Liling came back fr the Land of the Sun ard the same time too and they brought back the Tokyo Banana Cake!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOA!!!! - Yyn took pics of the wonderful cake with banana custard inside and blogged abt it:

This was one of the snacks that Randee's sis brought back....

Japanese Mochi - (i'm guessing that's wad it is, since I can't read Jap...)

The beautiful packagings of Japanese food...........
Here's how it looks inside!
There's Red Bean & Yam flavoured mochi in there!!!!!
Can't wait to open up and try! But I'm waiting to share em' with my sis... She'll love them!

You know when you were young u had those erasers shaped to look like fruits and cakes and ice-cream cones? And no matter how desperate you were looking for a rubber, you wld never destroy them by using em' to rub off your careless mistake in your jotter book?

This was one of those things... Candy-sushi...
Sweets that are tooo prewwtttyyy to put into your mouth.... And u know it's probably nicer to look @ it than to eat it.... :P

Oh TOKYO TOKYO.... Just having a taste of a place that I dream to go one day!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Brown Sugar Cafe Bistro

Check out Kara's 1st food review!

Brown Sugar Cafe Bistro
277 River Valley Road
#01-04 Stardus Clubhouse

Tel: 6333 6612

Kara says:

After reading all the rave on hgw about brown sugar's set lunch, I had to try it for myself! So yesterday afternoon, I brought my beau to this hidden place for a bd lunch b4 the rest-of-the-day activities. While making a turn into the bistro, my beau wondered aloud why I was driving him to, in his own words, "a community ctr" for lunch.

So what's a fine dining place doing in a "community ctr"?

I say, to hide away from public eye before it gets overcrowded of coz...!

Service was really prompt, staffs were attentive though we had to squint really hard to read the set selections from the chalkboard at the other end of the bistro (No menu list for set lunch) :(

@ $27 for a set of 3 course, we ordered:
1) cream of brocolli & spinach
2) tomato salsa mussels

1) Steak with rocket salad and fries on the side
2) Crispy Duck Confit

1) Red wine poached pear w vanilla icecream
2) Banana Pineapple crumble w fig&honey icecream

I was expecting a small portion for that price but when the appetizers came, I was truly impressed! They didn't scrimp on the portions at all. But the scenical boyfriend says "wait till the mains come, I'm sure my steak will be the size of your palm". Lo and behold, he was proven wrong again with the nicely down steak served up in front of him.

Overall food was great, but the banana & pineapple crumble was a tad too sweet even for my liking..

One thing though, I was overcharged $8 for an item called "food", on top of my $27x2 set lunches. That was the only downside... Blame it on myself for not checking the bill before signing off on it... :P

Must Tries: Crispy duck confit, mussels in tomato

Friday, December 5, 2008

Beef Kway Teow- DRY

location: Blk 22, Toa Payoh Lorong 7 Food centre

was introduced by my dear sista Kara there on a saturday afternoon.
the Best DRY beef kway teow i had tried in singapore, admist the other well know and reputatable beef kway teow stalls.
Their gravy has a depth of different levels of taste to it,
unlike the usual ones with just a rather flat taste, this gravy gravy has the tinge of ginger, vinegar, spices.
the beef slices are very soft and tender, melt in your mouth
its really worth a try!
word of caution: their SOUP beef kway teow is not good though, it has a strong taste of MSG.
So, if you would like to look for good DRY beef kway teow, this is definately worth a try!

costs: $3 per bowl

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Whisk Cafe

Whisk Cafe & Lounge
435 Orchard Road
#03-15 Wisma Atria
Tel: 6836 5080

was searching for a nice cafe for my friend's mini birthday dinner.
stomped upon Whisk while surfing through
i was elated! i have been long awaiting for its opening! and sure enough, it did not dissapoint me.
The menu was good, location fabulous, and the interior is upkeep and cosy. The ideal spot that i was looking for!

u can find out more about the menu by going to facebook and type "whisk cafe" under search.

We tried the
  • Chicken and Corn soup with poached egg $6.90
    Tasty~ delicious! slurp to the last drop goodness. The poached egg not done to the prefection as it breaks when u scoop it up, However, it does not matter to me as the taste of the soup still gets thumbs up from me.

  • Farm-style BBQ Pork Ribs $15.90
    Quite nicely done, the meat does not stick to the bone. Meat is lean, yet juicy. The BBQ taste was well marinated into the meat. a little disappointed at the presentation though. Was looking forward to having my Pork ribs served in the granny's baking crockery with the baked veggies by the side as shown in the pic. But it came out as below with fries (fries was pretty good though)

  • Rosie's roast chicken $15.90 (good for 2 sharing)
    Is not to be missed! this to me is the Must order main dish over there.
    The chicken is so nicely done with the moisture still kept in the chicken. One of the best roast chicken i had and which meets up to my expectations.

  • - Salad with salmon and dill
    it is absolutely an acquired taste item. I stopped at my 1st mouthful and could not bring myself to take a 2nd mouthful of it. Same goes for my sister who tried it with me

  • Whisk tiramisu in a cup
    it was quite a disspointment for me. it does not even taste like tiramisu! and too creamy.

  • Apple pie with ice-cream
    not bad, not too sweet, worth a try

    too bad the carrot cake ran out when i was there, did not have a chance to try

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Da Ka Jie Kitchen

Dai Ka Jie Kitchen

#05-11, The Heeren
Opens 11.30am to 10pm (Sunday to Thursday)
11.30am to 11.30pm (Friday, Saturday and eve of public holidays).
Call: 6738 0322
website: (but yet to be set up)

Shanghai Modern interior with the remembrance of Old ShangHai feel. Serves Old-time Classics.

Located @ a new foodie level on the 5th floor of Heeren, this restaurant hosts an concept of Old-time classics with a Modern twist.
Along side the Shanghai Music tones such as "wan bu liao, wang bu liao~" and "Tian Mi Mi" is complimented by the great service by the staffs.

Food Menu consists of Wanton Noodles/Chinese La Mien, as well as Ala-Carte dishes and desserts.

We had:
  • Stir-fried french beans in Salted egg-yolk, OMG!!!! this is simply out of this world! its SO SO tasty and flavouful. I picked a piece of the french bean and chew on it, the taste just exploded in my mouth! This is the main dish that i love and will make me come back for! a definate Must-try!
  • Original Roasted Duck (which is so juicy and crispy like suckling pig). Also accompanied with their light dressing of soya sauce drenched on it. Moist and crispy! Slurpz!
  • Claypot Chicken, which is just passable, the sauce is tasty, good to go with rice, but the chicken is just too bland. Flavour did not seep into the meat.
  • Brinjal done in Ma Po tou-fu style.
  • Redbean Milk-tea, DIVINE! Thhingg*** Oh my GOSH!! i felt like a kid who manage to hug a teddy bear it her arms! Such a familiar taste which i have been longing for. The red bean is nicely cooked like the nice mushy Japanese red bean, and the most amazing thing is the milk-tea.. its THAI MILK TEA!!! I LIKE!!!~~ nono, i LOVE!!!~~~ *warning: Ice Thai Milk tea is an acquired taste drink. U will either really love it or hate it. I has a tint of smoke taste. Not for the faint hearted.
  • Longan red dates tea- Not too sweet or heavy, just nice. Smooth to throat.
Overall had a pleasurable dining experience there with the great service and ambience from the old shanghai music. Only down side is on the unpleasant noisy Teenage crowds there have there because of the Location being at Heeren, we had a group of senseless teens screaming and shouting right behind us as though they are in a fast-food joint.

This is their 1st and only outlet.
They are going to open a Cafe Lounge named Whisk at Wisma Atir #03-15 (still rolling out the plans/in midst of construction, not opened yet)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Places i have been to, but yet to update. feel free to ask me for review

Been Rather busy to sit down and construct this blog.
i've still been chomping ard singapore though!
below are a lists of places and recent places which i have been to.
Will be updating them a little by little.
*note: under locations are the ones that i have been to. example if a restaurant has 6 outlets but i only list 2, it is the 2 outlets tt i have been to,

recent Chomps:
  • Dome
    location: Marina Square
    serves: Cafe/Deli/Western/Desserts/Coffee

  • 灣仔香港奶茶 店 Wan Chai Hong Kong Tea Room
    location: Bishan Junction 8
    serves: Hong Kong food

  • 阿里 山 Taiwanese Porridge
    location: Serangoon Road (near Kovan MRT)

    serves: Porridge

  • The Chinese Feast- Chong Qing Hotpot
    location: Suntec
    serves: Steamboat
  • Nakhon Kitchen
    location: Hougang Street 21
    serves: Thai Food
  • Va Va Voom Viet Cusine
    location: Seah Street
    serves: Vietnamese food
  • Oomphatico's
    location: Tanglin Mall
    serves: Fusion/European

  • 別 府 Beppu MenkanJapanese Noodle restaurant
    location: Suntec City
    serves: Ramen
  • Melvados Cafe
    location: Bukit Timah Road, King's Arcade
    serves: Mains and Brownie Desserts

  • Swirl Gelato
    location: Bukit Timah Road, Crown Plaza
    serves: ice-cream
  • Ivin's Peranakan Place
    location: Thomson Road

    serves: Peranakan Food

  • Whisk

    location: Wisma Atria
    serves: Western/fushion

  • Udders

    location: Next to United Square
    serves: Ice-cream

  • Food For Thought
    location: North Bridge Centre (opp Bras basar)

  • Island Creamery
    location: Serene Centre
    serves: Ice-Cream

  • Covo Bistro & Lounge
    location: Greenwood Avenue
    serves: Western, Fusion
  • Dai Ka Jie (big sister in cantonese) 大 家 姐
    location: Orchard Heeren

    serves: Chinese food

  • 2am Dessert Bar
    location: Holland Village

    serves: Classy Modern Desserts

  • Screening Room
    location: Ann Siang Hill

    serves: French /
    western/european/italian/japanese cuisine

  • Mint Museum Cafe
    location: Seah Street
    serves: Sandwiches, Salads

  • Dessert bowl ( 一)
    location: Serangoon Garden
    serves: hong kong desserts

  • Alps Cafe
    location: Selegie Road

    serves: fish and chips, steaks,local food, finger food

  • Verve Bar & Bistro
    location: Lock road, near Gillman Village
    serves: western/european/italian

  • Yum Cha Tim Sum Restaurant
    location: Chinatown

    serves: Tim-Sum and Ala-carte chinese dishes

  • Hob Nob Cafe Bar
    location: Far East Shopping centre
    serves: western

  • Ice Kimo
    location: Sin Ming Centre

    serves: Ice-Cream

  • Corduroy Cafe
    location: Vivocity, level 1
    serves: coffee/tea/desserts/cakes

  • Canele
    location: Raffles City, Shaw Centre
    serves: western/european/desserts/cakes

  • Nectarie Dessert Bar
    location: The Cannery@Clarke Quay
    serves: desserts and coffee/tea

  • Tapas Tree
    location: The Cannery@Clarke Quay
    serves: Mexican Tapas

  • Waruku Restaurant
    location: Marina Square, The Central
    serves: Japanese

  • Waraku Pasta
    location: Marina Square/The Central
    serves: Japanes and western fusion of pastas and pizzas

  • Ministry Of Food. MOF, my current fave Japanese food place over Ichiban-sushi, Sushi-tei, Sakae-sushi (which sucks, by the way)
    location: Parco Bugis Junction, Marina Square, Suntec City

    serves: Japanese food

  • Tong Shui
    location: Thomson Road
    serves: Hong-kong cafe food

  • Zhi De Chi, hong Kong Dessert eatery (translation: "remember to eat")
    location: Liang Seah Street
    serves: Hong-kong desserts

  • Saints Cafe
    location: Shaw Tower
    serves: Spagetti

  • Mana Mana
    location: East Coast Park

    serves: western

  • Vittles
    location :Sembawang Cottage

    serves: western

  • Hilltop HongKong Cafe
    location: Sembawang Cottage

    serves: Hong-kong cafe food

  • Shokudo
    location: Cineleisure
    serves: Japanese food

  • Sakae Tepanyaki
    location: Plaza Singapura/Cathay Cineleisure

    serves: Japanese Teppanyaki

  • Nana Thai Restaurant
    location: Far East Plaza

    serves: Thai-sing fusion zhe cha food

  • Cheeky Chocolate Cafe
    location: Thomson Road
    serves: chocolate related food

  • Hook on Heads
    location: Sim Ming Plaza
    serves: Zhe-Cha, curry fish head

  • Jai Thai
    location: Clover Lane
    , Bishan
    serves: Thai food

  • Barnsbury
    Location: Thomson Road

    serves: Western (like kenny rogers)

  • Little Miss Clarity Cafe
    location: Thomson Road
    serves: western

  • Kim Gary Hong Kong Cafe
    location: Vivocity/Sungei Wang (KL)
    serves: Hong-kong cafe food

  • Manhatten Fish Market, my preference over fish and Co.
    location: Plaza Singapura

Pending CHomps:
By my own looking out and researching and some recommended by my newfound foodie friend, Sophia

  • Brazil Churrasco, location: GIllan VIllage
  • PS Cafe, location: Harding Road, Dempsey
  • Graze, location: Rochester Park
  • 7th Heaven, nutri deli and power juice bar location: Suntec City Mall
  • Peperoni Pizzeria location: Greenwood Avenue
  • Porta Porta Italian Restaurant location: Changi
  • Pasta Brava location: Tanjong Pagar

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

REAL AMERICAN FOOD Tucked away in a Coffeeshop

Botak Jones (Ang Mo Kio)

Food and Beverage - 5.3 Ambience / Setting - 5.8 Value - 5.8 Service - 7.5
Will you return to this place? Probably

I spend about S$4 per person Review Date: 20 Feb 2008

hidden in a bustling small town of Ang Mo Kio,in a clean and renovated coffeeshop,it is interesting to find some kind of REAL American food over the stalls of so called western food stalls located all over the land.

Concept = Interesting, sets ur mind rather entertained to check what what's in store at this "AMERICAN food stall" desked in neon signage and their icon of the bald-headed man.

their menu, printed in black ink over a yellow background, is packed counting 6-8pages full. (i would say casual dining restaurant style menu content, but budget printed)place ur order at the counter, their staff dressed in the attention-grabbing Botak Jones uniform will attend to your table with the mustard,chilli, ketchup sauces in 1 hand, and ur cutlery in the other. unexpected service from a coffeeshop eattery.


Cajun Chicken- comes with coleslaw and chilli powdered friesReg size costs $7.50, Large priced at $13.00*note of caution: do not underestimate the HUGE portions they serve.shared a Reg size portion with my sis, we even has some leftovers.* Guys, even if u are confident of ur appetite, with a singaporean sized appetite, u will not be able to chomp down any more than the Reg portion for urself.

I also recommend this place for
Type of meal
Lunch, Dinner
Large Groups/Gathering, After Work

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

next CHOMPS at....

Targeting next CHOMPS at
* Botak Jones
Address:529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 Tel: 6755 1225 Website

* Pasta Brava
Address:11 Craig Road Tel: 6227 7550 Website