Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Dark chocolates. Sometimes, I think taking dark chocolates do curb hunger pangs and stops me from having sweet cravings and sometimes helped to de-stress, not sure if it works for others.
Truffs, with handmade chocolate truffles, made her way into the CBD area 6 months ago, just across the Amoy Food Market. The boss is a guy who gives up a stable job for his passion for chocolates. To be exact, dark chocolates. He gives loyalty to just dark chocolates, there is no other kinds of chocolates in his shop.
I had the 66% antilles dark chocolate and 70% honduras dark chocolate. The 66% antilles had a tinge of sweetness. The other, the honduras, was more to my liking. I personally felt that it was bittersweet. The ganache in the truffles was delicately flavoured with mild richness in butter. Dark chocolates can be very alluring too, not to mention handmade ones.
I ate a piece of the chocolate fudge cake. The sponge was moist and soft. The finished ganache was nicely spread over the sponge. It was smooth and not any bit like the jello kind.
9 pralines @$24
They have a double-decker box which could contain double the amount of pralines if you find that 9 is not enough.
Thanks to Ei Liang, Hui Ling and Indra for hosting.
179A Telok Ayer Street
Mon-Fri : 12pm-7pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Truffle Butter. Ask for more. The black truffle was so fragrant and you simply forgot that the slab you were eating was butter as you popped it with the bread into your mouth. One serving is definitely not enough!
A shooter glass of a-char and lotus root (renkon) chips. The asian snack.
The olive that burst in your mouth. Not my kind.
Yusheng......always a healthy choice.
Satay Wagyu Beef Skewer. Ask for more. Yummilicioussss~
Shark Cartilage Soup.....with bursting flavour of the mushrooms.
Laska pasta. A fusion of east and west recipes.
Hokkien-'pasta'. The strong flavoured basil leaves is not very much to my liking, a tad overpowering.
Otah with Cod fish. A nice combination.
Yuzu sorbet to cleanse your palate.
Lamb Shank....with herbal infusion. Nice!
Cheek Confit that simply melts in your mouth!
This was a special occasion. All the food we had was at an extended price.
Amara Sanctuary Sentosa
Serve the pan-chan (side-dishes). We digged into the pan-chan as we waited for our lead to appear. This dinner served as a farewell gathering for our nana-san who will be leaving for Japan in mid-Apr and probably won't return to Singapore in another two years. Always thought that pan-chan is free-flow until we were told that there will be a charge of $1 when we wanted a refill for the third round.
Mocca Sweet Potato Shake @$6
The mysterious purple sweet potato combined well with mocca. I naturally picked it over the other common drinks such as watermelon shake. No doubt, my choice was right when I had the first sip. It was very nice. Mocca, or rather, mocha, was not overpowering.
Not very spicy. I wondered why koreans made their rice cakes so hard. Instead of being chewy, I felt the rice cakes would be a tad too hard for the fragile gastrics which would suffer from indigestion. If more kim chi was added, it would have been better.
Fried Dumpling with spicy noodles @$12.90
Probably sweet potato noodles, the texture was tangy, chewier and definitely thicker than our tang hoon (glass vermicelli). The gyoza were fried till crispy, mixed together with the korean spicy sauce, the plate of noodles was the noodle version of bibimbap.
Johnson's Soup with Rice (Large) @$42.50
The large portion comes with 4 bowls of rice. It's simply the comfort food for winter food-goers. Ingredients were pretty simple. Tofu, ra-myeon, ham, luncheon meat, sausages, spring onions and guess what? I discovered soy beans (the kind in tomato sauce, sold in cans) underneath the floating items. Of course, lots of kim chi. The soup was great...everyone of us kept scooping for more until we see the pit.
Marinated Pork Ribs @$22
The outlet at Illuma does not have BBQ stoves. Customers simply order and the kitchen staff BBQ-ed the food, ready to be served. Not much fun, we all thought and the food got chilled easily.
Overall bill worked out to be about $127 for 5 pax. If you wanted to experience a Korean kind of dining ambience, I would suggest going to their outlet at Dempsey Road.
Chang Korean Restaurant
Friday, April 2, 2010
Coffee served in an interesting way. Two layers. Metal saucer and cup containing the coffee. Why such a design, I asked. Similar to us, for cooling purposes. Pour your coffee to the saucer and your coffee chills fast.
Chennai Arya Restaurant