Sunday, April 05, 2020

Chapter 55, Tiong Bahru Road

I've been to Chapter 55 (#01-37, 55 Tiong Bahru Road, tel : +65 6221 2219) a few of times before and I did enjoy some of their food - hence worth a mention. The menu seemed to have changed recently though. 

Chapter 55 has their rendition of spaghetti vongole - one which is pretty garlicky with a bit of heat from the chilli. This version in my opinion has little focus on the quality of the olive oil or the clams. It's an unapologetically localized garlic and chilli rendition which I thought was quite nice.

Their pizza isn't particularly Italian and definitely not Neapolitan. There's a thin crispy crust, not so airy and has a texture similar to crackers. Interestingly, there's one with duck and lychee for topping. Can't say I didn't enjoy this. 

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Margaret Drive Chicken Rice, Havelock Road

I saw this stall (#01-22, Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre, 22A/B Havelock Road) open in the recent weeks and was initially wondering if it was another one of those that might have been taking advantage of an old branding to sell chicken rice. Tried it and I'm happy to discover that these guys tasted very much like how Sin Kee did. The chicken was the same slurp off the bone tender type and the rice was good enough on its own. The only difference was the chilli sauce. This one was noticeably more lime-y. Which I liked too.

After checking with the proprietor, they were under the same management as the shop at Holland Drive and  *drumroll*....who also happened to be the same people who are managing Hua Kee at Redhill! Dots just connected. The stall's open from 10am till 4pm or until they're sold out.

Friday, April 03, 2020

Two Men Bagel House, Holland Village

Two Men Bagel House has a new shop at Holland Village (17D Lorong Liput). I thought it was a good idea to check them out since I've been eating at the shop at Icon Village a number of times now ( ). Because of COVID19, they're only doing take aways.

The outlet exclusive bagel that this shop has which the other branches don't is the chocolate chip. This is their Elvis on chocolate chip bagel. Caramelized banana jam, bananas, candied bacon and peanut butter. How could I say no to that? It's nice. Deliciously messy kinda nice and I felt that the bacon, yup the bacon, brought it all together in its own way.

Madmoiselle Chantal featured corned beef, honey baked ham, Swiss cheese with a sunny side up and some Carolina mustard. I liked it as a cold cut bagel with eggs and cheese. Not out of place with the chocolate chip bagel as one might initially think.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Cheeseburger with extra cheese, pickles and mushrooms from Five Guys

Another round of trying different combinations of toppings for the cheeseburger from Five Guys. Am trying to keep things as simple as possible. Am telling myself that I may have reached the state where I don't need the bacon anymore.

Today's shake was cherry and malted milk. Very drinkable combination but pretty sweet. What I foresee to be something that I could do with more regularity is the coffee banana - an arguable throwback to the banana spin that I used to get from Spinelli's.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Revisiting Uma Uma Ramen

It's been almost a year since the last time we were at Uma Uma Ramen. The lemon tori paitan bowl which I liked isn't on the menu anymore. What they do have is their bushi tonkatsu which featured bonito in the broth and lime along with some a curly yellow noodle which one would normally associate with Sapporo ramen. Broth was delicious. Smokiness from the bonito and a light citrus from the lime.

There was a seasonal bowl that featured shaven black truffle from Alba and tamago sauce. A dry bowl where there was just enough of the creamy savoury egg sauce to coat the noodles which were also flavoured with said truffles and bits of fatty cubes of aburi charshu. Charshu that was mostly fat and flavourful.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Fire Grill Western Grill, Food Republic @ Wisma Atria

There's something to be said on the decal stuck in the front of the the stall about their philosophy. Something which they obviously do not follow or care about. Something about food being cooked on order. Everything on this plate betrayed that philosophy. The chicken chop was prepared before hand and merely seared on the griddle before they served. Less then 4 minutes all these took.

But it didn't taste bad. With the cheese powder, I found their pasta very edible. Chicken chop was nicely chao tar and if I might add, pretty tasty. Forget about the soup or the sauce on the side, it's not worth it.