Friday, June 09, 2023

Fish Pie from the English House in Singapore

Fish pie topped with mashed potato

The Inflation Menu item at the English House today was this fish pie, which was delicate and easy to eat. It turns out that they also have wine by the glass on the Inflation Menu too. But I still felt bad that I only went in to order the cheapest things, so I added an Eton mess for dessert, which was more expensive than both the pie and booze. I was content either way.

Thursday, June 08, 2023

The Mixed Pork Intestine and Ear Banh Mi from Miss Saigon

Bánh mì phá lấu heo

This is one of those more adventurous cuts of meat that I was referring to last time, which I grabbed from the 24 hour Orchard Plaza outlet of Bánh Mì Sài Gòn (150 Orchard Road #02-56). It turned out to be rather sweet (without any chili in there), so I won't get it again. But there is a very long menu of non-sandwich items that is worth exploring. I just need to remember to dress down when coming here, not only since it's stuffy in their non-air conditioned unit, but also since I came out smelling like grease this morning, just before heading into the office at that.

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Wayang by Ayam Penyet Ria at Funan

Peaking Duck

This ayam geprek stall from the Ayam Penyet Ria folks had a sign that said that their sambal was "SPICY A.F.," which naturally drew me in (107 North Bridge Road #B2-K07). There were three choices available, with my Balinese spicy matah advertised as being the spiciest. But it wasn't spicy. Or at least, it was more about sliced garlic than it was about chili. Fortunately, that fried duck above was pleasantly moist and fatty while being surrounded by a light and crispy skin. I'm willing to come back to try their "fiery" and "extremely spicy" belacan next time, but I really hope it's not sweet.

Saturday, June 03, 2023

Lai Makan by Orchid Thai Catering

Larb Gai

There are a lot of Thai places at Aperia Mall these days, but I won't go back to this one (12 Kallang Avenue #01-42A). That larb above wasn't sour nor spicy enough, didn't have much rice powder, and was served warm. I didn't like their tom yum soup either, as it was rather sweet.

Thursday, June 01, 2023

The Atsukiri Rosu Shogayaki from Ginza Anzu

Atsukiri Rosu no Shogayaki

I haven't been to Anzu since they left their old location. But we were at their Great World spot tonight (1 Kim Seng Promenade #01-113), and this was not only one of the cheapest items on the menu, but also one of the only non-breaded items. Now, I'd rather have thinly sliced shogayaki, but this was still tender and refreshing with that ginger, all with the added bonus of having tons of fresh lettuce at one's disposal. I just may come back for it.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Party Poori Pop-Up by Chef Anil

Flaming Pani Poori

Druggists rotated their food pop-ups this week to this guy's catering service. He does those pani puri with pomegranate and a potato puree delivered via piping bags, as well as a pau bhaji that was surprisingly spicy. Yeah, I liked it. Too bad there wasn't much else on the menu or else I would've ordered more.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Trying Ye Olde Cow Food Truck in Singapore

Classic Burger and Ye Olde Cheese Fries

I've been eager to check out Ye Olde Cow for some time now, as it is a food truck doing dry aged smash burgers. But their operating hours and location out in One-North meant that I had to go out of my way for it. Fortunately, they've started to do some appearances in the city, including a two-day stint at Druggists, a little bar that I'm quite fond of (119 Tyrwhitt Road, 6802-0228).

I was disappointed in the burger though. After all of that talk about the quality of their dry aged beef, it ended up being covered up by too much cheese. Really, all I could taste in that thing was the cheese. I still ate it all, but I ever get it again, I need to ask them to hold the cheese and the sauce, while doubling up on the onions given how skimpy they were. Phat Burger Bro. is still my preferred shop.

L'Entrecôte La Baguette at Funan Mall

L’Entrecôte La Baguette The Sandwich (1/4 Baguette)

Cool, the L'Entrecote folks are doing a pop-up at Funan serving steak frites in sandwich form (107 North Bridge Road #02-04) It looked like quite a mess when you unwrapped it, but they spiked it with arugula as well as their sauce, and it was easier to eat than it looked (those yellow things on top are fries, by the way, not cheese). They also had a petit version of their usual steak frites; I might have to come back for that, if anything just because of how much cheaper it was than their usual serving.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

LeNu’s Nagano Pork Belly With Tomato Broth Noodle

LeNu’s Nagano Pork Belly With Tomato Broth Noodle

There is a spicy option available for that bowl above, but that one isn't it. It's just the non-spicy version of LeNu's tomato broth. It was light yet savory, especially with that pureed tomato on top of that scalding hot broth. Actually, that puree was cold from the fridge, which really made me wonder how refreshing this bowl could be if they offered a cold version.

The Beef Bomb Set from Yakiniku-GO

Beef Bomb Set

The Yakiniku-GO folks are running a promotion right now featuring a MasterChef Asia finalist, and this "beef bomb" is one of the outputs. Admittedly, I didn't read the menu very closely, and thus wasn't exactly sure what was inside those round balls of beef. It turned out to be multiple cloves of garlic. Fortunately, they were pickled rather than completely raw, so that helped take some of the bite out of it. I won't order it again, but I did kinda like the wagyu fat seasoned rice and yuzu kosho ponzu that came with it.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Famous Whampoa Seafood White Bee Hoon

La La White Bee Hoon

I'm not sure if these guys at Whampoa Makan Place are really that famous, or if it's just self-proclaimed (90 Whampoa Drive #01-24). The lack of chatter about them online plus the super clean-looking signboard with the Merlion logo on it makes me suspect that it's the latter, meant to hook people who don't know better. Indeed, that la la bee hoon above wasn't particularly savory nor aromatic, but it was fresh and edible enough that I cleared it quickly.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Shake Shack’s Avocado Bacon Burger

Avocado Bacon Burger

Here is the special that Shake Shack is currently running with, featuring Niman Ranch bacon. Fortunately, the bacon was thin enough that it didn't dominate the taste, although my choice of double patties probably helped with that too. I'll stick to the usual ShackBurger next time, but I will admit that those crinkle cut fries are finally growing on me.