Wadori Yakitori

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It was my first visit to Kuriya Japanese Market located at the basement of Tampines One. It’s like a food court with different stalls for customers to choose from.

There’s Wadori Yakitori, Idaten Udon, Men-ichi Ramen Express, Ichiban Bento and one area selling sushi.

I decided to try the Wadori Set C which consisted of Yakitori Chicken, Pork Belly, Chicken Meatball and Deep-fried Chicken, as well as a Chawanmushi (steamed egg) and free-flow of soft drinks. The price is quite affordable at SGD9.90.

However, I wasn’t really satisfied with the quality of the food. Tori-Q, which also specialises in grilled meat sticks is actually tastier than Wadori Yakitori! The chicken balls were a let-down! and the sauce just  doesn’t go well with the rice and the grilled meat.

I doubt I will eat from Wadori Yakitori again! However, I will return to try the Bento or Ramen next!

Thai Express

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Dinner at Thai Express, Bedok Mall

Tonight’s dinner was at Thai Express in Bedok Mall.

Time flies when you are having a good time shopping and then you realised its already 7:30pm! It’s strange you don’t even feel tired or hungry!

Since today is a rainy day, we decided to eat Thai Food! Tom Yum Soup is always comfort food for the rainy weather!

We ordered Tom Yum Seafood Soup, Thai Seafood Otah, the Gai Phat Med Ma-Moung-Him-Ma-Phan (Sauteed Chicken with Cashew Nut) and the Sauteed Kai Lan with Mushroom, and 2 plates of White Rice.

Service wasn’t really good at this outlet. We sat beside a French couple with a toddler, and the mindless mother put her spoon which was ‘infected by chilli from her phad thai’ into the child’s food to feed him and made him spit out the food and cried and created a huge scene! Sigh…

 

Saap Saap Thai

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“Kra Pao” Basil Crispy Chicken Rice at Saap Saap Thai, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore

I crave for Thai food!! and I’m glad I will be getting my dose of AUTHENTIC THAI FOOD in Chiang Mai come 4 January 2017!

I’ll be visiting Chiang Mai for the first time as the all-time favourite destination in Thailand is Bangkok (shop, eat, massage, repeat).

I love Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork), Green Chicken Curry, and their Fried Fish! Just thinking of all these Thai food makes my mouth water! Fast Forward to 4 January 2017 please!!!

Christmas Dinner

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Singapore Fish N Chips at Fish N Co, Changi Airport Terminal 2

This year’s Christmas dinner is held at Fish N Co in Changi Airport Terminal 2 since April is working.

Why is this called “Singapore Fish N Chips”? It’s just because it comes with ‘Chilli Crab’ sauce… But to be honest, Fish N Co needs to work harder on the flavour of the chilli crab sauce as it tastes nothing like it!

I’ve not been to Fish N Co for a while and these days, they have given fancy names to their Fish & Chips such as “Swiss Fish & Chips” – Fish & Chips with Mozza-Oregano Stuffing, topped with garlicky lemon butter sauce, “Bombay Fish & Chips” – Indian herbs-and-spice twist with curry mayo dip, “New York Fish & Chips” – Signature Fish & Chips stuffed with parmesan cheese and topped with lemon butter sauce.

Happy Boxing Day!

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Black Chicken Bento from QQ Rice (SGD5.90), Our Tampines Hub, Singapore

QQ Rice is a food stall selling healthier rice (oats rice in this case) and they have quite a large variety of rice products!

There’s brown rice which is quite common, eaten mainly by those who want to lose weight. Then there were the uncommon ones like red rice that helps to create red blood cells, and purple rice that helps promote longevity.

Sometimes I wonder why healthier food is more expensive… It’s like you get penalised for trying to be healthy. Which is why junk food sounds more appealing 😛

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Pikachu’s Ice Cream Bun, Level Up with Rare Candy! (SGD18), Pokemon Cafe, Bugis Junction, Singapore

The Pokemon Cafe in Bugis Junction reopened recently with the Sun and Moon concept introducing characters like Rowlet (the Owl), Litten (the cat) and Popplio (Sealion).

The food items were so expensive and tasted so-so.

Underneath the cute face of Pikachu is just a scoop of raspberry ripple ice-cream, and the Japanese wafer dipped in chocolate (Pikachu’s ears) were a bit soft, like it’s been out in the open for too long, losing its crispiness and freshness.

We received a free Pokemon cafe placemat, as well as a coaster when we ordered food and drinks from the cafe.

I guess the Pokemon Cafe is losing steam as there wasn’t any queues at all when we went this evening after buying some books from Kinokuniya.

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Fish Soup for dinner is best after an hour of Zumba!

I was thrilled to find a stall selling mixed fish soup in the coffeeshop near my house. It’s hard to find good mixed fish soup nowadays. It’s either the sliced fish is not fresh, or the soup is so bland and diluted.

The one I had today at the Food Fare Foodcourt at Tampines Street 82 was not too bad. The best is I felt healthy eating this for dinner after 1hr of zumba!

Usually they put condensed milk into the soup to make it sweet and milky. However, I’m a fan of clear soup based fish soup. Luckily the stall owner asked me if I wanted bittergourd in my fish soup and I told her “NO”. Life is bitter enough, I don’t want to add anymore bitterness to it by killing my tastebuds!

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XO Durians! Yum! (3 December 2016)

I have not eaten durians for a very long time!

Yesterday, Singtel broadband was DOWN the whole day… so after dinner, we had some durians to chase the blues away. Sigh… we are so ‘hooked on the internet’ these days that without it, we feel so cranky!

Most of the durians are imported from Malaysia. There are those 1-day tour to Malaysia to feast on durians offered by some tour agents or Community Centres and I’ve been to one before with my sis-in-law where we just need to pay S$50 and there’s a coach bringing us into Johor Bahru to feast on durians, as well as shop at the Premium Outlet.

Durians have a very strong smell and not everyone likes them. Some can take the smell but not take the taste. Some can’t even get near durians to be brave enough to eat them!

Do you know that there are so many types of durians out there? These are some of the more popular ones and my favourites so far:

1 ) Mao Shan Wang (猫山王) literally “Cat Mountain King” is supposed to be the BEST of all durians – the King of Kings!

2) D24 used to be the rage until it was ‘beaten’ by all the Mao Shan Wang, XO and new breeds of durians.

3) Red Prawn (红虾) was something I had eaten in Johor Bahru during my Durian Day Tour and fell in love with quite immediately. The flesh is a bit orangey-red, which is how the name derives from, and extremely sweet!

4) Golden Phoenix (金凤) is quite bitter and more watery in texture. I’ve eaten this at Johor Bahru as well, but I like those bitter-sweet and sweet kind. Sometimes the ‘bitterness’ can be too extreme for me.

5) XO as the name suggests is a bit bitter-sweet and reminds you of the alcohol. However, the flesh is really soft and yummy!