老潮州 (Old Teochew) – Ghim Moh, Singapore


Ghim Moh is a place less explored by me if not for my other half. We decided to try this stall one morning cos of it’s loud green signage shouting the Teochew out of me… (I’m half Teochew you see…)

Old Teochew is located towards the last second row in the middle of the food centre and they offer only 2 products; Mee Siam and Satay Beehoon. We were in the mood for Mee Siam so we ordered. I’ve tasted very good mee siams in my life, from traditional to modern fusion and this one looks legit. What adds to the anticipation was the aunty’s precision in prepping the order. Looks like an OCD to me haha… There was a short queue so had to wait a little and finally got the mee siam in 10-15mins.

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Glorious Mee Siam
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The chilli is the bomb and I love chives with mee siam
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They also added this crispy shrimps which adds on to the overall umami flavours.
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The secret of the yummy Mee Siam… The Sauce!
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Stall Front
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Plates standing by for slams

Rating: 4.5/5.

Taste: Love the balance between the tanginess from the assam, the spiciness and also the nuttyness from the sauce. Yes, she adds grounded peanuts into the soup to give it more creaminess and aroma to the sauce. Super appetising, great for mornings!

Portion: Average.

Service: Self-Service. But they squeeze the lime for us… perfect for those who don’t wanna get their fingers dirty haha

Ambience: Hawker Centre

Price: $3… They got PayLah!

RTE: Twice so far!

Location: #01-18 Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre (https://goo.gl/maps/iShxEHpn2ZF2)

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Haji Daliman Korner – HarbourFront, Singapore


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!

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Still loving how the peanut sauce blends nicely with the lontong/bean sprouts/tofu and fish keropok! Shioks!

Portion: Good size

Price: $3

Service: Self-service

Ambience: Hawker Centre

RTE: Whenever around the area!

Calories: 660

Location: #01-33 Seah Im Food Centre (Opp Harbourfront Centre)

Ichida Japanese Dining – Club Street, Singapore


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!

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Entrance
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Ground floor long counter
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Deco
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First up, Scallops with Spicy Cod Roe sauce and Japanese tomato
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Fresh shuck oysters
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Sashimi… Love the tuna belly here…
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Grilled Sweet Trout
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King Crab… The meat is soooooo sweet!!!
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Crispy shell from the prawn we ate earlier… Nothing goes to waste!!!
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Special made by chef… Uni, hotate and dunno what… taste pretty good!
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Forgot what fish but damn sweet…
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This soup is awesome!
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More treats from the chef!
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Japanese melon and peach really damn sweet… These are not cheap when I was there the last time!

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Hands down one of the best tasting Japanese cuisine places in Singapore. Freshness accompanied by awesome service!

Portion: Good.

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!)

Feeling Appreciated


You know when you write about food, you really wanna tell others how heavenly the stuff that you’ve tried and hope that they too, can enjoy the flavours that you experienced. And I really appreciate the owners/representative of the establishment writing back to at least respond to what you wrote. If not in my case, they would respond to customers who commented on the food and place, regardless of good or bad the comments. This is a way of telling your customers or critics that you do take in feedbacks and try to make it better when there are any negative remarks. 

Lately I did get some responses on my writing. One of them is my write up on MacDonald’s (http://wp.me/pCcuC-tW) where the management responded to me and gave the well deserved commendations to one of their older staff who went out of her way to make me feel comfy and welcomed back home at Changi Airport Terminal 3. That staff Swee Yong, wrote on my About Roy page (http://wp.me/PCcuC-2) thanking me for my writing in to MacDonald’s and is an avid reader of my blog now. To me, you don’t have to thank me at all, you really deserve it ‘cos you didn’t expect I can be THAT influential with my writing by making your management notice your efforts. Keep up the good work and may every Singaporean based overseas get to feel your warmth when they are back and have their first meal at MacDonald’s Terminal 3. 🙂 

Then of late, I wrote about a few must-go places in Perth and they responded to my TripAdvisor reviews. 

Response from Cottage Cafe @ Berry Farm
Response from Cottage Cafe @ Berry Farm
Response from Jean-Pierre Sancho
Response from Jean-Pierre Sancho

Seriously you’re welcome peeps! Please let the staffs who are behind the scenes, know that they are being appreciated for making such wonderful food!! I really enjoyed my meals there and nothing went to waste! 🙂 Will try to visit again soon! You can see the reviews I wrote here http://wp.me/pCcuC-uA and here http://wp.me/pCcuC-zq. If you wanna read more about my reviews on TripAdvisor, you can check out http://www.tripadvisor.com/members/bigthing

I just wish that customers can be a lot more generous in giving their compliments when the food is good. Most of the time we keep quiet about it. I for one, wouldn’t. I would make sure the chef/cook preparing my meal knows that his/her work is being appreciated. ‘Cos it is really a very very tough job being in the kitchen more than 8 hours a day, in excessive heat and the potentials to get heat rashes, heat cramps, heat exhaustions, heat stroke and dehydration. And while all that is happening, they have to make sure the food is cooked to perfection, presented nicely, and prepared in the quickest time and hygiene. 

Alright, I promised Ho Chi Minh write ups… soon this week! Later y’all! 😉

 

Big Roy

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Big Roy

Finally I bought it…


Bought what? Bought the domain lah. eatwithroy.com is now mine! 🙂 Being back in Bangkok again does really help me to work on my food blog again and I do apologise for my readers for my absence. To add on to the spur are the statistics I see online where I have on average more than 100 unique hits daily without any new blog entries for more than a year! I know it’s little as compared for some other bloggers but to me, they are my readers, and I would wanna update more places for them to enjoy too!

So thank you my friends, for reading what I post, and for helping the blog to reach more than 40,000 hits already. I will be backlogging some nice food I discovered in Shanghai and will also be discovering new ones while in Bangkok or wherever I will be posted for my real job.

Stay tune and will blog again very soon. 🙂

Big Roy