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Korean RAW Crab

In Uncategorized on October 11, 2016 at 13:56

A delicacy it seems according to local colleagues!

Preserved and fermentated in local soya sauce. 

Tastes like crab sashimi and the roe is the best part. It is usually eaten with rice and soju ( local rice alcohol) 

Spicy Korean Chicken with rice cake

In Uncategorized on September 11, 2016 at 12:08

I was just being a glutton after my huge Korean bbq meal, I was walking back to the hotel when the smell of spicy chicken called out to me. 

So I got one to go! The chicken were boneless chicken thighs yum and the sauce was suitably sweet and spicy without the taste of kimchee that I personally dislike. 

The rice cake provided a chewy contrast to the crispy chicken and did go so well with the sauce.

Yea so it was worth the extra hour I had to spend in the gym!

Traditional Korean Snack: Egg Muffins

In Uncategorized on September 6, 2016 at 05:31

Sweet savoury crunchy base topped with a runny egg on the top, the classic Korean Street food that can be found just around every street corner,  unfortunately it did nothing for me.  The taste just didn’t appeal to me.  Well at least I tried it twice, so I did give it a fair try. 

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, Texas, Dallas

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2016 at 11:18

​Serving up well loved fried chicken and chicken fried steaks since 1981, in a down home style! But not easily located as proven by my uber driver who drove us around for like 15 minutes before we found it!


It is well loved by locals and that is evident in the crowd that just keeps on coming even during the off peak hours, imagine a 20 to 30 minutes waiting time at 3pm on a Sunday afternoon. Not too many foreign tourists here and I kinda stick out like a sore thumb but service was still great!


It’s really down home and down south here. Not the easiest place for uber drivers to locate it seems, my driver got us lost for a good 15 minutes but we found it all the same! Yippee!


You get a choice of meats: fried chicken is the most popular but I just love chicken fried steak! 

1. Fried Chicken 

2. Fried Chicken Steak

3. Fried Chicken Tenders

4. Fried Catfish

5. Hickory BBQ Chicken 

Sides are served family style and yes you get refills too! No need to choose cos you will get it all.

1. Buttermilk Biscuits 

2. Green Salad

3. Creamy Gravy 

4. Grandma’s corn

5. Mashed Potatoes 

6. Green Beans 

The salad was nothing to shout about but man the biscuits were out of this world! Crusty on the outside and oh ever of soft on the inside, a dab of butter and maple syrup elevates it to the next level.

The beans were alright and I skipped the cream corn cos I just don’t like corn lol. The mashed potatoes were divine! Creamy potatoey goodness that can only be made with love and a match made in heaven with the gravy!  yummy cheesy, creamy gravy that went with everything. 

The star of the show is the chicken fried steak! Love how it is fork tender after that lovely coat of batter. It’s the best of both worlds, the flavourful batter for the yummy fried chicken and my all time favourite steak!!!

Was it worth the drive and the search?  U bet it was! I will definitely make my way back should I be here again!

Seoul: Soul hate the place or maybe it’s different this time around 

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2016 at 19:44

Haven’t been writing for the longest time and it’s amazing how much has happened since I last wrote.

Had fallen into a rut earlier and things started to feel stale and I felt too drained and had way too much on my plate to make the  hunting for good food a priority. Horror of horrors It almost felt like I had started to eat to live rather than live to eat.

That time is over and the good old me is back! Visiting Seoul for work haha there doesn’t seem to be another reason other than work for me to visit this city.

Let’s see what goodies and yumminess this trip brings this time. I have decided to live a little and not let bad past experiences hold me back from enjoying the present.

Cheers and maybe a further update after dinner tonight! 

Thai Bites @ Baan by Rochor Thai

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2016 at 22:00

Yay my favorite basil pork is back in Katong!  Most people I see are here to have the highly hyped Thai Wanton Mee. I was happier to see that old favourite of mine… 

Still as good as i remembered it. Yummy with a touch of umami and spice without being overwhelmingly salty. The rice was topped with a fried egg that had a runny york that added an additional edge to the dish. 

U can bet that I’ll be back before you know it. You know it’s good when someone who usually doesn’t eat pork raves about the dish keke!  This dish is a keeper!

Tamashii

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2014 at 12:53

One of my latest favourite and new find…the insanely yummy grilled beef set lunch so of such good value!!!

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PS Cafe – A pictorial

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2012 at 21:10

A recent dinner …

 

Mushroom soup

 

Truffle oil fries !

 

 

 

 

Salad

Steak

 

 

Cod fish

 

Pasta

 

 

 

Sticky date pudding

 

An Old Friend Rediscovered – Oso Ristorante

In Eating out, Outside Dubai, singapore, Uncategorized on April 11, 2012 at 22:35

Oso is an old friend who has been forgotten and rediscovered again and guess what 3 repeat visits in 2 weeks shows you just how much I have missed this place.

The chief and the restaurant manager who owns this Italian joint hail from good old Senso on club street and I’m glad to see that even the service staff have remained with the duo over the years.

My 1st experience with the type of magic that they weave was more than ten years ago when a high school classmate introduced me to them.

The bread basket was little disappointing tonight as the tomato bread was too salty but the yummy breadsticks made up for that.

The antipasto was balm to our hungry tummies, even dad who usually doesn’t enjoy cheese finished his goat cheese and took my share too via I was busy taking photos of the food. Special mention goes to the salmon tartar which went well with all of us 🙂

We were then presented with soup … A mystery soup that was served 2 ways. Hot in the bowl and cold in the half-shell. Surprise surprise its truffle potato soup. We all loved the cold soup more than the hot soup. See the chef even personified all our eggs … Don’t this cheeky egg remind you of me?

Next up was our pasta course. It was a simple seafood linguine in tomato sauce. The freshness of the shrimp, cod and scallops was clear and the tomato sauce brought up the umami of the seafood. The handmade linguine was cooked till al dente and soaked up the lovely tomato sauce. Another serving pls!

Time for the mains, we had duck and fish for our mains and it seems that the fish was better than the ducks today but I must say the duck was above average but the fish today was sublime!

Time for dessert … I present chocolate soup! I mean how cool is that? Think thick decadent chocolate that is paired with saffron ice-cream and topped with a lovely butterfly …

And the butterfly takes flights…

Oso is one of the best Italian restaurants in Singapore and they do work hard to deserve the title. I’m glad to see that they have improved over the years and I guess they will be seeing me lots in the years to come!

The Queen and Mangosteen

In Uncategorized on April 3, 2012 at 19:25

Met a friend on a lazy Saturday afternoon at vivocity and she had just completed her exams and wanted to pig out to celebrate.

The Queen and Mangosteen was her joint of choice when it came to our late late lunch as she had a major craving for the seafood pie. She had it sometime back and just had to have it today.

The Queen and Mangosteen is more known for being a drinking hole than for its food but we were here for the food today.

She had her seafood pie which looked like a rich and creamy seafood chowder that was topped by a generous serving of mash potatoes before being baked in the oven. It was chockablock filled with scallops, shrimp and fish. Dun belittle it for being tiny as it is extremely filling.

I had the pub fav of fish and chips. The fish was cod and was passable but the chips were yummy especially when they are dipped in the accompanying curry mayo sauce.

The fare was decent for a pub but with some hits and misses I would recommend this place for beers rather than food.