Wednesday, 21 September 2016

My favourite Switzer Alliance

Switzer Alliance sounds like a Western cafe at first impression but you will be surprised it's actually not. The open spaced eatery is offering Chinese cuisine of 'tze-char' concept with a touch of home-cooked flavor. Nestled within the Toa Payoh golf club, it's a great hide out to chill and relish on affordable good food after a few rounds of golf. Be prepared to expect bold dishes at Switzer Alliance as the founder is an adventurous commando who likes to explore and play around with flavors!

Switzer Pork Trotter Bee Hoon
What I like about this home-style dish is the simplicity of it. Delicious and filled with wok-hei fragrance, the vermicelli is not too greasy. Every strand is infused with strong black soy sauce and meaty flavor, you will be surprised the generous amount of pork trotter served.

Switzer King Pork Ribs 
You might think this is sweet and sour pork but you got it wrong. Don't judge the book by its cover, the succulent and tender pork ribs has an unbelievable taste of chilli crab! Sweet, spicy and sour, a unique and daring approach that will definitely tickle your tastebuds while you indulge.


Chilli Crab and Salted Egg Buns 
I have recommended countless types of chilli crabs in my previous posts however this time the wow factor of the Chilli crab here is the salted egg bun that comes along. Deep fried to golden brown and stuffed with smooth salted egg, dip in with thick chilli crab gravy to savor this wonderful concoction. Do take note that you have to order the chilli crab in order to enjoy the salted egg buns, it comes as a set!

Dual Flavor Kailan 
Prawn Paste Chicken Wing 
Switzer Pork Ribs


Switzer Alliance
Address : 590 Toa Payoh East, Singapore 319134.
Tel :+65 6635 7806

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

我最爱的点心-虾饺和烧卖!

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I have been a fan of Hong Kong delicacies since the day I travelled there. The food there is just so undescribably delectable especially the dim sum and staples that I will never get tired of. It's hard to find traditional Hong Kong fare in Singapore unless the eateries are operated by Hong Kong owners. I have tasted quite a number of them, the champion still goes to Sun Lok Noodle House which I have patronised for more than 20 years. From the restaurant's furnishing to the dishes top to toe, there is nothing to pick about.



Steamed Dumpling Siew Mai
Steamed Dumpling Siew Mai
Made up of mostly chicken drumstick and an adequate amount of prawn, using the right proportion of meat plays a huge role to determine the texture of Siew Mai. Steamed till tender, this is one of the best and gratifying dim sum I ever had.

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling Har Kau
Steamed Shrimp Dumpling Har Kau
A good quality shrimp dumpling relies on the skin. Sun Lok's unbeatable Har Kau has skin that is not thick yet bouncy and translucent, when lifted it is not easily broken as well. The prawn inside is not just fresh but locked with a certain type of meat fragrance. Find out what is the secret ingredient behind from the video.



Sweet and Sour Pork
Sweet and Sour Pork
The all time favourite sweet and sour pork looks simple but to get that seamless outer crisp while meat still retaining succulent and soft requires good frying skills. Amount of flour used and top quality vinegar is also the key to achieve such luscious taste. I actually ordered two plates because I can't get enough of it!

Stewed Chicken and Pig Liver with Onion
Stewed Chicken and Pig Liver with Onion
Even before you get to feast, you will first hear the addictive sizzling sound coming from the claypot, this meant a guarantee hot dish served. Stewed chicken and pig liver are both tender and moist, infused with robust flavors that is heavenly delicious. Eat it with white rice to enjoy a different sensation.

Steamed Carrot Cake
Steamed Carrot Cake
Congee In Lychee Boat Style

Congee In Lychee Boat Style
Congee In Lychee Boat Style
Shrimp Won Ton Noodle
Shrimp Won Ton Noodle
Kang Kong With Fermented Beancurd
Kang Kong With Fermented Beancurd


Sun Lok Noodle House
Address : 321 Clementi Ave 3 #02-10, 129905 Singapore.
Tel : +65 6564 5188

Watch my video to find out more about the taste of the dishes and some other dishes which I would like to recommend in my video.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

A Vietnam restaurant Lucky Saigon

Lucky Saigon

Lucky Saigon

Lucky Saigon

Singapore Blogger
Fried Spring Rolls, Paper Rice Rolls, Pho and Baguettes. These are some of the basic staples you will find when you travel to Vietnam. Lucky enough I have found this place Lucky Saigon offering most of the traditional Vietnamese food you would have expected.

The interior is furnished with light brown wood and decorated with traditional Vietnam ornaments which sets the customers to the right mood. What I also admire is the overall intricate details they have input, the wooden cutlery, plates and bowls that enhances the dining authenticity.

Mango Salad
Mango Salad
Unlike Thai salad, the Vietnamese salad has a more profound and balanced mixture of condiments. Served with authentic sauce by the side, the slightly sweet and spicy taste creates a refreshing punch to start your meal.

BBQ Prawn with Salty and Spicy Sauce
The prawns' aroma was incredibly good! I could smell it even before it was served. Freshly grilled to a perfect charcoal fragrance, I insisted on using my mouth to peel the shells off so that I could relish the original flavor of the prawns. Real foodies will understand this as the right way to eat prawns.

BBQ Chicken Rice Vermicelli
You can't skip this dish, although simple but it is a satisfying staple. Comes with generous serving of herbs and nuts, it gives you a  refreshing bite with the sweetened sauce blended evenly. The grilled honey glazed pork (Char Siew) is tender and has a well balanced cut of lean and fatty meat. A wise choice to order with almost everything in a bowl.

Wild Betel Leaf Wrapped Beef
Crispy Fried Spring Rolls
Crispy Fried Spring Rolls
Shredded Chicken Baguette
Shredded Chicken Baguette
Avocado Smoothie
Avocado Smoothie
Hot Milk Coffee

Lucky Saigon
Address : 17 North Canal Road, #02, Singapore 048829
Tel : +65 6532 3363

Sunday, 11 September 2016

一间直接侮辱我的餐馆,让我很痛心!

昨天很兴奋的带了几位朋友去支持我曾经介绍过的餐馆。这间餐馆也有参与我的Fan Club Card,好让我那些好朋友去享有他们给的优惠。
每间参与我的Fan Club Card 都会放我的Poster. 这是因为之前很多好友到了餐馆看不到任何关于我的Fan Club Card的资料有一点担心能不能用? 有些甚至不敢进去。之后他们反映给我,叫我放一些资料在那些有参与的餐馆。
起初我不想放Posters因为我觉得很尴尬,在加上我每次都会带朋友去吃,我会觉得很不好意思。不过越来越多的朋友一直向我提议。最后我觉得应该让我的朋友用的时候很安心,很开心。所以决定放Poster让他们知道这间餐馆是可以使用我的Fan Club Card.
昨天我发现这间餐馆把我的poster放在厕所旁边。我真的很心痛, 我觉得如果他们不想放我的Poster可以直接跟我讲,不需要这样侮辱人家,我觉得做人应该懂得尊重别人,人家一定会更加尊重你。
拿了我的Fan Club Card的朋友都知道我是没有任何收费,因为我觉得要给就Steady的给, 不要做到很小气。
所有参与的餐馆都知道我是没有跟它们要求任何费用,因为我是一心一意想介绍好吃的餐馆给我的好朋友。
我很心痛是。。。每一张A2 Size Poster 大概需要$22, 我真的不介意出这个钱,因为我觉得要就不做, 要做就要让我的好朋友去的时候安心和开开心心。我真的不想让他们去到那里一直担心我的Fan Club Card可以用吗??
我这么用心的去做, 为什么你们要这样糟蹋我的一片用心?如果这间餐馆这么不想优惠给我的好朋友,可以不要参与,我觉得OK的,因为这是你们的选择。我会尊重你们的决定,竟然答应给了,就大家把它做好。他们还很大声的告诉我已经放在一个很容易让我的朋友看得到的地方。原来是放在厕所旁边。
我很想问大家的意见? 是不是我太小气了? 还是他们真的不懂怎么样尊重一位真心想帮他们介绍他们的食物给大家的一位朋友呢?
I brought my friends to this restaurant yesterday night which I have recommended previously in my blog. Knowing that this restaurant has participated in my Fan Club Card, I wanted them to enjoy this privilege.
All of the restaurants that have participated in my Fan Club Card will paste up my poster. This is because some of my friends are worried on whether they can use my card or not in the restaurant as they don't see any related information of it. Some even dare not to step in. They then suggested that I should put up posters as an assurance.
At first I did not want to go with this idea because it's quite awkward actually, moreover I always bring my friends to these restaurants, but when the request was more I decided to proceed so that they won't have any worry or doubts when using my Fan Club Card.
Yesterday I saw this restaurant pasted my  poster near the toilet, I felt very heartache and disappointed. If they don't wish to put my poster they should tell me directly and not do such an act to humiliate my dignity. You have to respect people first before asking people to respect you. I believe this is the most basic courtesy that we should all have between two parties.
Friends who have my Fan Club Card would know that it is a complimentary card. I will not do despicable acts and cause troubles for the users. Participating restaurants also know that I did not request for any fees as well because my objective is to recommend good food places in Singapore.
It's very hurting because every A2 size poster costs around $22 but it's not just about the price but the respect for this poster. I believe if you want to do, do it right if not might as well don't do it. I really do not want people to to use this Fan Card Club with doubts.
I have put in so much effort yet they don't appreciate and even humiliate my dignity. If this restaurant doesn't want to give any privilege to my friends they need not be involved in this. I really don't think it's a  problem because this is their choice. I will respect their decision, but when you have decided to commit and told me confidently that you have pasted somewhere obvious to spot and in the end I found out its pasted near the toilet? Where is the respect?
I would like to seek everyone's opinion if I am too petty? Or they really do not know how to respect a friend who sincerely wants to recommend good food?

Monday, 5 September 2016

Media food tasting for Kwan Inn vegetarian restaurant

Kwan Inn Vegetarian restaurant held it's media tasting on 2nd September and I was invited to share my humble opinion of the food here. It wasn't my first time trying vegetarian dishes as I have experienced a 3 months vegetarian course just last year to eat clean and to test my endurance level. Surprisingly it is not as bad as I thought and there are many things I have learnt in the process. For instance my body felt 'healthier' as I consumed lesser saturated fats but more vitamins C and fiber. Along the way, I understood various ways of how vegetables can be cooked creatively.
Vegetarian food has evolved over the years, in the past there were just simple vegetables, beancurd or fruits but now you can get to enjoy 'chicken rice', 'laksa', and even 'fish' that taste very similar to the actual dish. Kwan Inn Vegetarian was founded by Mdm Choo since 1990s who went through a rough road to where she is today spreading her love for good and healthy vegetarian food. She has a big heart for people whom are less fortunate and would always lend her hand to any charitable events. I am delightful to have an opportunity to taste her notable creations.

5 combination cold dish
The cold dish has scored a high mark because of it's meticulous effort in each serving. There are perfectly fried spring rolls, black pepper tofu that is stir-fry seamlessly and addictively delicious, fragrant pandan chicken, mushroom rolls and well flavored pork ribs. Every single one of them has it's own speciality. I was truly impressed by the first dish.

Herbal Soup
I was really looking forward to the taste of this herbal soup because it is not easy to boil a good bowl of soup without pork ribs or at least chicken bones. The sweetness and fragrance comes mostly from the bones. I drank the first sip and it blew me away! The sweetness is present and it tasted so good with the herb assortment. Carrying a touch of bitterness makes a perfect combination.

Laksa
Laksa
This is a special dish of the day as it wasn't planned to be served during the media tasting. We were blessed with Mdm Choo's generosity and got to try her very own unique version of laksa. The most important ingredient of laksa are dried shrimps, it brings out the 'seafood' flavor and is the soul of the dish. To replace that, Mdm Choo uses another ingredient that could produce a similar 'seafood' essence and added coconut with chilli. She successfully achieved that laksa fragrance and managed to capture my appetite as well with this amazing tasty broth.

Assorted mushroom stuffed in golden tofu
Assorted mushroom stuffed in golden tofu 
With so many types of dishes that are fried, this one stands out the most as it is steamed. The name also sounded especially catchy in Mandarin. '月光宝盒'. Although the looks of it is not the most appetising but the nutritional values behind was what attracted me. Cooked with various kind of mushrooms and stuffed in home-made tofu, it is soft but not mushy. Mushrooms were ideally flavored which the gravy would go well with white rice.      

Cai-Pu French Bean
Cai-Pu French Bean
Fried Monkey Head Mushroom
Fried Monkey Head Mushroom
Steamed 8 Treasures
Steamed 8 Treasures
Minced Beancurd w/Special Sauce
Minced Beancurd w/Special Sauce
Indonesian Vegetarian Fish/Prawn (Curry)
Indonesian Vegetarian Fish/Prawn (Curry)
Salted Fish Fried Rice
Salted Fish Fried Rice
BBQ Vegetarian Fish
BBQ Vegetarian Fish



Kwan Inn Vegetarian Restaurant
338 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437110
Tel: (65) 6348 0019