Wow I have reached 85000 UNIQUE READERS on eatwithroy.com already! Another 15000 more I’ll reach 100,000! May not be a lot for some but to me, that’s an achievement of non-repeated visitors! Base on last year’s report, I have readers from 90 countries! This is just awesome and spurs me on to write more!
So this is what I try to do. I’ll write a post at least once a day or at least 5 times a week. This is to ensure my friends here are kept salivating on the daily basis! ;P
Thanks again to everyone for visiting my site and sharing with your friends who enjoys food like we all do! Have a blessed weekend ahead folks!
Checked out the Food & Electronics Fiesta today slightly after lunch hour. Dunno why Food and Electronics are put together, but I reckon they do not have enough exhibitors participating in the event. Marketing the booths are not easy, so maybe they should rebrand their event a little bit. However that said, many booths are not related to the event as well! I see people selling shoes, promoting credit cards, weight loss companies there… This is a food fair, you have a weight loss exhibitor there… you reckon the patrons still dare to eat or shop for food? But for a foodie like me, I heck care, walked past them munching on my Otah Springroll…
Brought my mum along and we took the train there as I expected huge crowd ‘cos of the holiday as well. Reached Expo station and already I can see a lot of people heading towards the expo’s direction on the left instead of the right where the new Changi Citi Point mall is. As usual I’ll let my photos do the talking… with description below of course 😉
The event has 2 more days and ending on 20th April 2014. From 11am to 9pm. Admission is free!
Lots of things to buy, if you have a foldable trolley basket, bring it!
Don’t drive or even take cab. Take the train!
Leave your kids at home. They won’t like it. Lots of shouting.
Bring cash but keep it safe. Crowded areas, free entry, usually got pickpockets.
Happy Easter everyone! Have fun food tasting and shopping! 🙂
As the name suggested, this place was founded in 1980 selling rice dumplings or bak zhang in SG terms. This place came highly recommended and since I was in Zhongshang Road, I went ahead to try their food.
Taste: 4/5. It’s a typical Xiamen or Minnan food eated by the locals. For me the taste is just ok only, nothing to shout about.
Service: Counter aunties are friendly. Self-service though.
Ambience: 3/5. You come out you smell of ngoh hiang…
Yeah I’m on a roll writing Genting food ‘cos I really need to clear all the food that I reckon worthy (or not!) in my backlogs. This foodcourt place has been there for the longest time, originally opened for the bus and taxi drivers but now more people are actually eating there now. Recently renovated, this foodcourt now is a lot nicer than what it was previously. Along with the new renovation, the price of the food also escalated a lot. Nevertheless it’s prolly one of the cheapest places to eat when you’re in Genting Highlands. Check out the reviews below:
Taste: 4/5 (A lot better than some ‘higher class’ eateries in Genting)
Service: Self-service. For the tse char you can opt for the dishes be served but will be more costly.
Ambience: 3/5 (Smokers are still allowed inside…)
Price: Average around RM$15-30 depending on what you eat.
RTE: All the time lor!
Location: Basement 5 of Resort Hotel, Genting Highlands. Directly opposite Theme Park Hotel.
Have been really busy these few days and I’ve decided to write some of my backlogs. This blog post is to let my readers here know what I’ve experienced at this restaurant. I’ve never been to this restaurant before hence would like to try it since it looks pretty decent from the outside. My mum and I got in, found a nice table beside the window overlooking the clouds, and ordered our dinner. I ordered some of their specialties to try their food and if it’s really that good. Check out my comments below:
Funny I’ve never written about the food in Genting Highlands… I visit this gambling paradise annually with my mom (sounds like a jackpot pilgrimage!) for years! And not surprisingly, we went again during December when I was back in Singapore. This time we stayed at the First World Hotel where it was convenient for my mom to walk from the bus terminal to the hotel. Will update the hotel stay experience in sleepwithroy.wordpress.com sometime this week.
If you’re staying at the First World Hotel, it is connected to the Indoor Theme Park where there is a food court. We’ve been eating there for years and of course the prices have escalated, so did the rest of the eateries/cafes/restaurants in comparison. Nevertheless, the food here is still good and one of the more affordable places to have your meals while you’re at this monopolized entertainment village.
Taste: Overall is good. Remember to tell them not to put too much oil and MSG.
Portion: Below average.
Service: Below average. They can be very busy.
Ambience: Food court is crowded most of the time.
Price: See pic.
RTE: Yes, as always!
Contacts and address: First World Hotel Food Court Level 2.
After the wonderful experience at the coffee place of 褚家园咖啡馆, I walked through the back alleys to discover many nice B&Bs and more street food. But I was pretty locked in to try one of the famous oyster omelette in Xiamen, hence skipped the rest. Oyster Omelette is pretty well known in Guangdong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. It’s a lovely fried plate of sweet potato flour with eggs and of course, oysters. The locals in Xiamen call these oyster omelettes 海蛎煎(Hai Li), while in Taiwan it’s known as 蚝仔煎 (Orh Ah Jian), in Thailand it is known as Hoy Tod (But with seafood) and back home in Singapore (also Malaysia), we call it 蚝煎 (Orh Jian) for the Hokkiens and Orh Luak for the Teochews. Whichever way it is, I still enjoy oyster omelette and I miss it sometimes as I’m base in Shenzhen now.
When arrived at the little hole in the wall shop, there was already a long queue… so no choice, have to join the queue and check out what the fuss is about. Check out the pics below:
Taste: Pretty good. Flour is the soft type, which is more traditional actually. A lot of juicy plump oysters, and coated with a serious layer of egg! Great snack! Must try!
Price: RMB$10 only!
Service: The aunty taking orders is nice and friendly. The guy frying the omelettes not so friendly but after chatting with him, he started smiling. Overall nothing unpleasant.
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