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This is another hidden gem I have yet to write about which I reckon they ought to have some attention. Started by 3 young men who reminds me of myself when I first started my business at 25. What’s being offered here are Mexican and Northern Indian cuisine (As the name suggested). An interesting mix and totally affordable. Check out the pics and comments below:
Taste: There were more hits than misses definitely and the foundation is there for greatness. Just have to keep up and improve the standards.
Service: Very good.
Ambience: Little cafe at the lobby of boutique Noble Hotel
Location: 407 Jalan Besar, Singapore 209012. Located within Noble Hotel. Tel: 96197386.
Hung Wan Restaurant is a Cha Can Ting I frequent when I was staying in Shenzhen, China. The best thing about this place is, it is just below the regular spa I frequent too. So can order their food up and eat while I was watching TV program or having a foot massage! Awesome lifestyle back then and missing it definitely.
Hung Wan I believe are owned by Hong Kongers and they have gone through renovation recently and the interior designing was done by Millwork Interiors based in HK too. Very excellent work done, with a vibrant and energetic design giving the restaurant a younger and fresher look. Check out the pics below:
Taste: Not bad. Tasted better but nice enough to curb my cravings. A bit on the oily side though.
Service: Slow… Cos 24hrs… lesser staff?
Ambience: Smoking now disallowed inside aircon areas but still you get some assholes smoking inside.
Shenjing is famous for it’s roast goose in Hong Kong but you don’t have to travel there just to look for good roast goose. Many have learnt the trick of roasting good goose and they are all over HK and Guangdong province of China. One of which, was pretty near my Shenzhen office at Huaqiangbei area, the electronic city of Shenzhen.
The eatery is very very small and usually super crowded during lunch hours. The weird thing is, their meals are not cheap there as compared to some RMB$15 ones along the same road. But people would queue up and pack or dine in. So I gave it a try, and was lucky to find a table.
Taste: Roast goose not bad. The skin is the key factor. Very yummy. Flesh is tender. Char siew is typical lah, lean and a bit chewy cos of the tendons.
Price: As above on the pics.
Service: Fast and poor.
Ambience: Small, crampy and loud.
RTE: Tapao maybe. Will ask the runners to tapao next time.
Location: 93 Huafa N Rd, HuaQiang Bei, Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518000. Hours: 9.30am to 9pm daily. Tel: +86 755 8376 3344 (Check stock or orders)
Spotted this stall the other day and swear that I’ll be back to try their wanton noodles. Reason? I saw Pork Collar char siew. Then I thought it could be part of a special order or something, hell no! It’s the char siew they use for their noodles!!! Maituliao, Lim Peh is back here to check it out. To my surprise, it’s better than I thought!!! Found out also they have been operating for more than 20 years! See comments below!
Taste: I seldom give wanton noodles full rating but this plate of noodles won me over. Noodles were supple and springy, sauce is blended nicely balancing the sweet and savoury, the pork collar char siew was heavenly (can be a little more charred will be best) and last but not least, the wantons… normally only fatty minced meat right? This one has shrimps in them! No shit, shrimps! So much effort!
Portion: Noodle portion a bit little for me lah cos so delicious right! Big eaters please ask for ‘Ma Dai’, which means double the noodles!
Ambience: Hawker Centre
Location: #01-22 Ghim Moh Market. 7am to 2pm (Closed on Mon)
Another #sglegendaryhawker. My go to place for Gado Gado, an Indonesian style salad. Now managed by a young chap but food quality is still there. I’ve included another new informative tab on calories per serving, for my friends who are also watching their food intake!
Taste: Still loving how the peanut sauce blends nicely with the lontong/bean sprouts/tofu and fish keropok! Shioks!
Portion: Good size
Ambience: Hawker Centre
RTE: Whenever around the area!
Location: #01-33 Seah Im Food Centre (Opp Harbourfront Centre)
留着青山在，不怕没炒萝卜糕 (With Chey Sua still around, don’t be afraid there’s no fried carrot cake 😂)
Definitely a legendary hawker of over 50 years. Second generation now, their carrot cakes are made fresh daily and their unique way of frying their ‘pancake’ carrot cakes won them a place in the Michelin Guide.
Taste: Love it. They cut the carrot cakes into small pieces and mix them like fillings in an omelette, hence the pancake style. Very yummy and can tell they take time to fry them… that’s why we waited for an hour… 😓
Attended an Omakase dinner one of the evenings with a bunch of friends at this newly opened Japanese restaurant located right smack where all the action is, Club Street. Head Chef Ron Leo hosted us to a wonderful meal of yummilicious Japanese cuisine and sake which left us filled to the brim! Check out the pics below of what we had!
Firing up the Joshu wagyu!!!
Served with special sauce!
Chef showed us the way to eat uni…
Pop into your mouth!
Chawanmushi with black truffle and uni… Damn shiok this one.
Taste: Hands down one of the best tasting Japanese cuisine places in Singapore. Freshness accompanied by awesome service!
Ambience: We were there before their opening hence I believe the overall feel wasn’t completed then.
Service: Plain awesome. Chef Ron was humorous and staff we super friendly.
Price: $100 onwards (Depends on your budget but chef is very generous!)
RTE: Definitely!! When I feel rich! 😉
Location: 82 Club Street, Singapore 069450. Tel: 62220235 (Call to reserve with a budget and number of pax ready!)