Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Out of the Pan

Met S for tea at Raffles City and decided to try out the tea time special here. Erm, this took place a while ago and I forgot to keep the receipt, but I think it cost $9.90+++ for the waffle or crepe - might have included a drink too? We couldn't decide what to have so ordered both to share :)

The waffles and crepe were both pretty decent, a good choice when you are feeling peckish during tea. A bit filling though, I was so stuffed after this that I had no room for dinner!

Some people don't like eating here as it's right next to the fountain and is totally exposed to all the shoppers walking by, but I quite like the location. Just don't put your bag too close to the fountain :)

Oh, btw these photos were taken using my (now not so new) Nokia 6500 handphone - pretty decent, don't you think?

Out of the Pan
252 North Bridge Road
#B1-45 Raffles City Shopping Centre
Tel: 6431 6103

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hooked on Heads

Met up for lunch with Meips and Kenneth and Kenneth suggested this place. Passed by this place a few times and never even noticed it was there!

We ordered one of the Set Lunches $26.80+ which consisted of the omelette (erm, forgot to take a picture), Sambal Kang Kong (which was pretty normal) -

and their famous Fish Head Curry -

I thought the Fish Head Curry was just ok - I had the fish head curry at House of Peranakan at Hotel Meritus Negara just a few weeks before and that was really yummy... in comparison, this one just didn't seem that great. Not that it was bad, just not the best I've had.

What I did love was the Prawn Paste Chicken $8.00+ -

It was so delicious that I ended up eating most of this ;) Very tasty but not overly salty...

We were in the mood for dessert, so we tried the Banana Fritters with Vanilla Ice-cream $5.80+ -

Pretty huh? It's really just glorified goreng pisang :) But not bad...

Would come here again if I was in the area and in the mood for some tze char in air-conditioned comfort.

Hooked on Heads
6 Sin Ming Road
#01-01 Sin Ming Plaza
Tel: 6455 4948

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rice Roll and Porridge Restaurant

After dinner one evening, Victor suggested trying the Durian Chee Cheong Fun here. Yes, you heard right - Durian Chee Cheong Fun... I was pretty sceptical but figured it's worth a try.

As the name of the place implies, this coffeeshop along Killiney Road specialises in Chee Cheong Fun (Rice Roll) and Porridge. There was a copy of a Straits Times article about their Durian Chee Cheong Fun up on the wall so it can't be that bad, right? ;)

Anyway, here it is - Durian Chee Cheong Fun $4.20 per plate :

It's served cold, mashed up durian wrapped in one layer of chee cheong fun. The filling is pure durian, not mixed with anything at all - so you get the full flavour of durian. I thought the sprinkling of ground nuts was a nice touch...

So apparently I'm the only one who liked this :P Durian is one of those fruits that I like the actual stuff and not by products so this gets my vote as it uses nothing but durian in the filling... and I don't have to deal with the the durian husk and seeds, and the haggling with the durian seller :O

We also tried the Durian Tang Yuan in Peanut Soup $4.00 :

This is what it looks like inside -

It's this weird durian-flavoured paste. We also ordered the mango-flavoured tang yuan - was exactly the same in colour and was also artificially flavoured... and not cheap too! Yucky and expensive too, don't order this if u come here.

But do try the Durian Chee Cheong Fun :)

Rice Roll and Porridge Restaurant
75 Killiney Road
Tel : 6736 1355