27 Apr’21, Tue🌤
📍Sarnies (Telok Ayer)
- Roast Chicken Sandwich🥪
- Chicken Parmigiana🍗

Yay to Entertainer one-for-one!

Generous portion and super filling can~

The roast chicken sandwich was made up of roasted chicken breast, tomatoes, mesclun, home-cured bacon, guacamole and brown bread.

The bread were soft and chewy, I like. The veg were fresh, the guacamole was good, the chicken breast etc all tasted very healthy & green, but just feel something lacking, perhaps it’s just me (too healthy)...🙊

The chicken parmigiana was breaded chicken cutlet, with grana padano, cheddar, spicy homemade arrabbiata sauce and coleslaw.

Find the first bite quite impressive, like cheesy, the chicken cutlet was tender, and the sauce was not spicy, more like tomato based sauce, pretty good~ Just that the chicken cutlet was not as crispy as I would expect it to be, otherwise, it will be great.

On top of that, as it was covered with great amount of cheese, it can get a little surfeiting, good for sharing.

Food coma after that.🤣

Damage: $17.50

26 Apr’21, Mon🌤
📍Arcade Fish Soup (Arcade)
- Fish Soup (add veg)🍲

All-time fav, best on a rainy day, still good even on a sunny day.

Guess the fish was batang fish, tender (not mushy) and sweet (not legit sweet but is fresh seafood kind of sweet, u know what I mean).

The fried garlic and chilli cannot be missed~ The chilli is spicy and refreshing at the same time cos of the lime, yum!

Super long queue during lunch hr, be early to avoid the crowd!

Damage: $7

21 Apr’21, Wed🌤
📍Beans & Leaf (Telok Ayer)
- Kopi’o Kosong

In denial, not wanting to go back office yet, took a coffee break during lunch.

Decent robust local coffee~

Damage: $1.30

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21 Apr’21, Wed🌤
📍Fu Lin Bar & Kitchen (Telok Ayer St)
- 6 pcs of Yong Tau Foo with Thick Beehoon🍜

Now that they have soup option, I still go for their dry one, for their braised mushroom minced meat sauce~

Getting more and more expensive each time I come, now that it’s $7.50, not complaining, the thick savoury mushroom minced meat sauce was still good, and their YTF too~

Note: Do come earlier to avoid the lunch crowd, the staff will help to look for seat too...

Damage: $7.50

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20 Apr’21, Tue🌤
📍Tomyum Kungfu (Circular Rd)
- Tomyum Seafood Soup with Glass Noodle🥘
- Thai Milk Tea🥤

Here again for we craved for tom yum soup, that little sour and spicy kick (but not too spicy, so don’t worry).

Generous portion of seafood (prawn, squid, sliced fish, mussels), beancurd skin, mushrooms and onsen egg, yay!

Set lunch comes with a drink and sides, pretty value-for-money at CBD area.

Damage: $10

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19 Apr’21, Mon🌤
📍Coffee Break (Amoy St)
- Kopi’o kosong☕️

Not the cheapest Kopi’o kosong you can find at Amoy St but still, their coffee was pretty good, robust enough and that coffee aroma~

In need of this for afternoon boost.

Damage: $1.60

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19 Apr’21, Mon🌤
📍New Hong Kong Congee (Amoy St)
- Pork Organ Congee🍲

My to-go porridge, thick congee with generous portion of lean meat, minced meat, liver, intestines and dough fritter~ Enjoying every mouthful of it really!

Damage: $4

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17 Apr’21, Sat🌧
📍Swee Choon Tim Dum Restaurant
- Mee-Suah Kueh🫔
- Siew Mai🍖
- Baked BBQ Pork Pastry🥧
- Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun🍞
- Chicken Claws🍗
- Glutinous Rice with Chicken🍘
- Shanghai Xiao Long Bao🥟
- Beancurd Prawn Roll🦐
- Red Bean Paste Pancake🥞

Haven’t been too fair to Swee Choon all these while as I have been subconsciously judging it as a supper standard dim sum (like it is the one ppl go for/ the one that’s available, during supper timing)...

🫔Mee-Suah Kueh
First time trying their mee-suah kueh and definitely will order this again! Well-cooked mee-suah (not mushy), stacked together in a rectangular shape and deep fried, savoury taste...

Quite an interesting dish eh, crispy surface and chewy texture like a kueh indeed, taste wise, initially tot it’s a going to be bland at the looks of it, but it was well seasoned, not too salty, in fact tasted a little like carrot cake!

Will order this again!

🍖Siew Mai
Siew Mai was quite juicy and solid (filled with the meaty prawn paste), absence of that unpleasant porky smell and bonus for seeing and tasting the fresh prawn bits in the siew mai itself.

Texture wise, bouncy kind, not just a chunk of meat, u know what I mean~ This was nice leh!

🥧Baked BBQ Pork Pastry
Like the buttery pastry, the bbq pork was not fatty, and tasted a little on a sweeter note, pretty decent.

🍞Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun
Was expecting the bun to be steamed bun but I was wrong (fried bun), but nonetheless, this was still a decent salted egg yolk custard bun.

The salted egg yolk custard tasted both savoury and sweet (not too sweet), most imptly, it’s not greasy!

Ever tried salted egg yolk custard bun at some over-rated dim sum restaurant and I can see the oil in the custard filling (I can even scoop a spoonful of oil out) which left me disgusted even till now, since then, haven’t been keen to eat custard bun...

Now at least I like Swee Choon’s, quite decent!

🍗Chicken Claws
Used to be afraid of eating chicken claws for I think they look scary, but as times goes by, learnt how to appreciate it (full of collagen, aging already, in need for it).

The chicken claws tasted more towards the savoury side, braised to a point where the skin and bones can be separated in my mouth, not too oily, quite decent.

Just a note, probably eating by oneself was a bit too much, good for sharing.

🍘Glutinous Rice with Chicken
Find this quite normal, but I like the mushroom and big chunk of chicken meat, tasted similar to that of Khong Guan’s but less sweet.

🥟Shanghai Xiao Long Bao
Quite disappointed by this, no ginger and vinegar provided (we ordered delivery, not sure if they do provide when you dine in), the skin was a little thick and the filling wasn’t impressive.

Guess was spoiled at DTF xlb standard, this was a bit far from that.

🦐Beancurd Prawn Roll
Can skip this totally! Too oily, tasted the oil at first bite, regardless the filling was good or not, this was like a no-no, sorry, this one I cannot.

🥞Red Bean Paste Pancake
This was actually not bad, thin outer layer and not-so-sweet red bean paste, quite nice, just that perhaps we left it for a while before eating it, it wasn’t crispy, like so-so only.

Overall, hits and misses, but if I’m looking at dim sum at any time of the day, I wouldn’t mind trying SC’s...

Damage: $95.55 (excluding otah, tt’s from Jalan Kayu)

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16 Apr’21, Fri🌤
📍A Sticky Situation (45 Neil Rd, fka Illuzion)
- Grilled Chicken🍗
- Mentaiko Scallops🥣
- Soft Shell Crab Mantou with Chilli Crab Sauce🦀
- Skewers🍢
~ Chicken Thigh (with mala seasonings)🍗
~ Thai-style Marinated Pork🍖
~ Chicken Thigh (with homemade Thai sauce)🍗
~ Cheese Tofu (with homemade Thai sauce)🧀
~ Bacon-wrapped Enoki (with salt & pepper)🥓
~ Chicken Skin (with teriyaki sauce)🍡
~ Shitake Mushrooms (with salt & pepper)🍄
- Lychee Soju🍶
- 2 Litres of Beer Tower X 2 (one of which was free - promo for min. 3 pax with total $50 spending on food items)🍻

🍗Grilled Chicken
Quite skeptical about their grilled chicken when the staff recommended this dish, cos what is so special about grilled chicken right or not~🤣

But was pretty impressed after the first bite.

The chicken was nicely grilled, a little crispy on the surface, while being tender and juicy inside. The chef did a great job in handling it, kudos!

It was well-marinated, one can simply eat it on its own without feeling it too bland or too salty. The mushroom sauce was a plus-point, nice complement to the chicken, enhancing and adding fun to the taste indeed.

The grilled chicken also comes with some roasted potatoes, french beans, babycorn and cherry tomato, those were pretty decent, quite standard.

This dish I like~ Would recommend to try this dish!

🥣Mentaiko Scallops
The scallops were grilled to point, pretty fresh and juicy, and having that mentaiko sauce on top of it, delish! Nothing beats mentaiko sauce seriously, find this dish good for sharing~

🦀Soft Shell Crab Mantou with Chilli Crab Sauce
As for the soft shell crab mantou, while they look cute and pleasant to the eyes, find the fried mantou and the soft shell crab a little greasy.

Not sure is it because we left it for a while, or maybe cos the mantou was fried stuff and so was the soft shell crab, it turned out to be a little surfeiting.

Thinking would it be better if they use steamed mantou with soft shell crab or maybe we shld just try their smoked duck mantou next time.

Apart from the above, find the chilli crab sauce a bit off from the actual chilli crab I know. It’s not as sweet & sour as a tomato sauce, neither was it as spicy as a chilli sauce, it’s a bit in between, more like a sweet sauce. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not unpalatable, it’s just not the “chilli crab sauce” I’m familiar with.🙊

🍢Skewers
Their skewers came with different types of sauce/seasonings to choose from, mainly the homemade Thai sauce, teriyaki sauce, mala, Asian BBQ sauce and salt & pepper.

We tried some of the skewers with their Thai sauce, teriyaki sauce, mala and salt & pepper.

🍖Thai-style Marinated Pork
Out of the skewers that we have ordered, find their Thai-style marinated pork the best, like really! And for the price, it’s like so much worth it than the rest (which we ordered)...

The pork was not greasy, not fatty, absence of that unpleasant porky smell, it’s tender and juicy, tasted almost like chicken meat! Not sure which part of the pork it was, I could not tell any fatty parts in it too!

The sauce coated on the pork tasted like Thai sweet sauce with a bit of smoky flavour...

This skewer, I like too!

🍄Shitake Mushrooms Skewer (with salt & pepper)
Friends had the mushroom skewer and find it a little too salty to their likings.

🥓Bacon-wrapped Enoki (with salt & pepper)
A little disappointed by the portion of the skewer, looks a bit pathetic. We don’t remember getting the salt & pepper seasoning but it tasted so.

The bacon was already salty, not a good move to sprinkle more salt on it, lucky we got beer coming to the rescue~

🍡Chicken Skin (with teriyaki sauce)
Friend tried this and find it quite standard, can order/ can skip...

🍗Chicken Thigh (with homemade Thai sauce)
The chicken thigh skewer with Thai sauce was quite decent, the chicken was a little firmer, and tasted more towards the sweeter note.

🍗Chicken Thigh (with mala seasonings)
The mala seasonings tasted like a mixture of mostly cumin and some chilli powder, doesn’t taste quite like mala, a little disappointed in this context. Otherwise the chicken thigh was quite okay.

🧀Cheese Tofu (with homemade Thai sauce)
Lastly, for the cheese tofu with Thai sauce, not sure why this combi just gave that sour note, not that pleasant though, suggest to skip.

Service:
Friendly, approachable and attentive staff! They went that extra mile to help us with celebrating our friend’s birthday (i.e. played background birthday song, prepared HBD wordings’ LED light boards, got us “firework” candle and everyone sang HBD song for my friend, without us requesting for it)!

Really appreciate their effort!💯

Note: They can be quite pack over the weekend, do make reservation to avoid any disappointment! Understand that they have promo till end April 2021, for min. 3 pax with total spending of $50 on food items, you will get a 2 litres beer tower for free...

Overall, some hits and misses, but still quite recommend this place to chill & have a drink with friends...

Damage: $140.69 incl. of svc charge (Skewers ranging from $1.90 to $2.50, mains ranging from $13.90 to $17.90, and bites ranging from $9.90 to $24.90)

16 Apr’21, Fri🌤
📍A Sticky Situation (45 Neil Rd, fka Illuzion)
- Skewers🍢
~ Bacon-wrapped Enoki (with salt & pepper)🥓
~ Chicken Skin (with teriyaki sauce)🍡
~ Shitake Mushrooms (with salt & pepper)🍄

Their skewers came with different types of sauce/seasonings to choose from, mainly the homemade Thai sauce, teriyaki sauce, mala, Asian BBQ sauce and salt & pepper.

We tried some of the skewers with their teriyaki sauce and salt & pepper.

🥓Bacon-wrapped Enoki (with salt & pepper)
A little disappointed by the portion of the skewer, looks a bit pathetic. We don’t remember getting the salt & pepper seasoning but it tasted so.

The bacon was already salty, not a good move to sprinkle more salt on it, lucky we got beer coming to the rescue~

🍡 Chicken Skin (with teriyaki sauce)
Friend tried this and find it quite standard, can order/ can skip...

🍄Shitake Mushrooms Skewer (with salt & pepper)
Friends had the mushroom skewer and find it a little too salty to their likings.

Damage: $12.43 incl. of svc charge

16 Apr’21, Fri🌤
📍A Sticky Situation (45 Neil Rd, fka Illuzion)
- Skewers🍢
~ Chicken Thigh (with mala seasonings)🍗
~ Thai-style Marinated Pork🍖
~ Chicken Thigh (with homemade Thai sauce)🍗
~ Cheese Tofu (with homemade Thai sauce)🧀

Their skewers came with different types of sauce/seasonings to choose from, mainly the homemade Thai sauce, teriyaki sauce, mala, Asian BBQ sauce and salt & pepper.

We tried some of the skewers with their Thai sauce, and mala.

🍖Thai-style Marinated Pork
Out of the skewers that we have ordered, find their Thai-style marinated pork the best, like really! And for the price, it’s like so much worth it than the rest (which we ordered)...

The pork was not greasy, not fatty, absence of that unpleasant porky smell, it’s tender and juicy, tasted almost like chicken meat! Not sure which part of the pork it was, I could not tell any fatty parts in it too!

The sauce coated on the pork tasted like Thai sweet sauce with a bit of smoky flavour...

This skewer I like!

🍗Chicken Thigh (with homemade Thai sauce)
The chicken thigh skewer with Thai sauce was quite decent, the chicken was a little firmer, and tasted more towards the sweeter note.

🍗Chicken Thigh (with mala seasonings)
The mala seasonings tasted like a mixture of mostly cumin and some chilli powder, doesn’t taste quite like mala, a little disappointed in this context. Otherwise the chicken thigh was quite okay.

🧀Cheese Tofu (with homemade Thai sauce)
Lastly, for the cheese tofu with Thai sauce, not sure why this combi just gave that sour note, not that pleasant though, suggest to skip.

Damage: $18.59 incl. of svc charge

16 Apr’21, Fri🌤
📍A Sticky Situation (45 Neil Rd, fka Illuzion)
- Mentaiko Scallops🥣
- Soft Shell Crab Mantou with Chilli Crab Sauce🦀

🥣Mentaiko Scallops
The scallops were grilled to point, pretty fresh and juicy, and having that mentaiko sauce on top of it, delish! Nothing beats mentaiko sauce seriously, find this dish good for sharing~

🦀Soft Shell Crab Mantou with Chilli Crab Sauce
As for the soft shell crab mantou, while they look cute and pleasant to the eyes, find the fried mantou and the soft shell crab a little greasy.

Not sure is it because we left it for a while, or maybe cos the mantou was fried stuff and so was the soft shell crab, it turned out to be a little surfeiting.

Thinking would it be better if they use steamed mantou with soft shell crab or maybe we shld just try their smoked duck mantou next time.

Apart from the above, find the chilli crab sauce a bit off from the actual chilli crab I know. It’s not as sweet & sour as a tomato sauce, neither was it as spicy as a chilli sauce, it’s a bit in between, more like a sweet sauce. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not unpalatable, it’s just not the “chilli crab sauce” I’m familiar with.🙊

Damage: $27.28 incl. of svc charge