Friday, July 01, 2022

More food from Jtown Cafe

Jtown Cafe, bakmie ayam belado

I noticed their bakmie ayam belado on a neighbouring table the last time we were here and it looked good. Man this one sure packed serious heat. The chillis turned out to be more spicy than it looked. It was also less stew-y compared to their bakmie ayam cabe ijo which had more chicken flavour. That one didn't have so much burn. Couldn't say which one I liked better because both were good in their own ways.

Jtown Cafe, martabak butter sugar

Managed to also break out of their matabak manis campur and got the polo which had just butter and sugar. Or was that margarine? I liked that they didn't sting on both ingredients in the pancake. Yummy! 

Jtown Cafe, Midpoint Orchard

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Pizza and saltimbocca from 2it & drink

2it & drink, romana buffalo mozzarella

For reasons, we've eaten at 2it & drink a number of times but yet have visited their parent Otto Ristorante. Anywayss....Romano pizza from their menu topped with additional buffalo mozzarella. One gets to choose if those mozzarella go into the oven with the pizza or are served fresh. Those olives sure were juicy.

2it & drink, saltimbocca

There was a saltimbocca for the weekend special. Pork was lean but the masala wine sauce and the truffle mash helped. Deliciously salty and savoury perfumed with sage. 

2it & drink, Valley Point

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Tora Tora Tora, Oxley Bizhub 2

Tora Tora Tora, kaisen don

I had to get lunch here (#11-19 Oxley Bizhub 2, 62 Ubi Road 1) so I ended up with a kaisen don. One with vinegared rice. Not bad tasting if I might say so. Those maguro chunks was pretty good eating and there were scallops and ikura as well. What pleasantly surprised me was the wasabi - it's the grated stuff. All these in a bowl less than $20 at the roof of Oxley Bizhub 2. They even have Asahi Kuronama on tap.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Rose flavoured Lay's potato chips from Scarlett Supermarket

Rose flavoured Lay's potato chips

Picked up a bunch of unusual sounding snacks from Scarlett Supermarket (思家客) at Chinatown Point. We haven't been here for a while and some new things have snuck into their shelves. Can you see it? The rose potato chips...

Rose flavoured Lay's potato chips

Here's a closer look at it.

Rose flavoured Lay's potato chips

The speckles make them look like whole grain chips. There's definitely rose flavour in there so what I was trying to get used to was saltiness because I've only experienced rose with desserts or bandung. They're also a little tangy.

Rose flavoured Lay's potato chips

Monday, June 27, 2022

Fish and strawberry bagels with dirty chai at Two Men Bagel House

Two Men Bagel House, Holland Village

I've gotten bagels from this Holland Village branch of Two Men Bagel House (into the bagel-verse!           十一 十二 十三 十四 十五 十六) only once. Back then, their outlet bagel was chocolate chip. It's become strawberry bagel for some reasons. Their menu has been revamped to include a bunch of what I guess are historical top sellers and those are available in all their shops.

Two Men Bagel House, dirty chai

Curious about their dirty chai. It's chai with a shot of espresso. So the strawberry bagels......

Two Men Bagel House, lox strawberry bagel

Here's the Lox in one. A smoked salmon bagel that's kinda similar to the Fisherman I've had previously at Tanjong Pagar. The strawberry flavour in the bagel came through for this one so that was nice. Unlike the next one...

Two Men Bagel House, what she order strawberry bagel

...which was What She Order? featuring fried fish, tartar sauce, capers, cheese, dill and some sambal which I couldn't detect. Because this had more going on, less strawberry flavour. Not none. Just less. This reminded of Filet O Fish. Maybe it's fried cod? Both bagels were not bad tasting. 

Two Men Bagel House, Holland Village

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Blanco Court Beef Noodles, Chinatown Point

Blanco Court Beef Noodles, mala beef noodles

I don't remember if I've ever had Blanco Court Beef Noodles but they have a number of branches across the island. This was the shop at Chinatown Point (#B1-52/52A Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road, tel : +65 8816 1979). The bowl at the top was their mala beef noodles - something they did as a Father's Day Special for this month. Hot and numbing spicy according to them but if you asked me, it was definitely not 麻 and probably just 小小小辣. Needed a bit more salt as well but otherwise, not bad tasting.

Blanco Court Beef Noodles, beef tendon kuey teow

Their soup tendon kuey teow was more impressive. Those tendons were chunky and tender. While Blanco Court Beef Noodles didn't have the most memorable broth, it passed muster with sufficient saltiness that made it delicious.

Blanco Court Beef Noodles, condiments

What you'll find upping the game are the condiments which one can help themselves to. Peanut's good for dry noodles and lime's good for everything. Chilli sauce with chinchalok = delicious dip for the meats or spicy flavour enhancer for their soup. Even though they didn't have the most impressive beef broth out there, they didn't leave us without options to zhng it as well.

Blanco Court Beef Noodles, Chinatown Point