Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Revisiting Good Pig Trotters Fried Bee Hoon (好猪脚米粉)

Good Pig Trotters Fried Bee Hoon (好猪脚米粉)

Here's back at Good Pig Trotters Fried Bee Hoon. Topped my plate with fish cake and fish fillet (魚柳) today. The add ons aren't special but they're adequate. The point to the stall is the bee hoon after all.

Good Pig Trotters Fried Bee Hoon (好猪脚米粉), The Arcade @ Collyer Quay

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Lay's Roasted Cumin Lamb Skewer Flavor from Scarlett Supermarket

Lay's Roasted Cumin Lamb Skewer Flavor

I was apprehensive but curious at the same time when I saw these on the shelves. Turned out to be much better than I had imagined. Was surprised by how they managed to capture those 羊肉串 flavours in the chips.

Monday, November 28, 2022

More stuff from Happy Lamb Hotpot (快乐小羊)

Happy Lamb Hotpot (快乐小羊), tripe

Here's a few items from Happy Lamb Hotpot we haven't tried previously. Like the beef book tripe which was served cooked. The reason you'd swish them in the hotpot is to get them nice and warm. Nice beefy flavour with a tender but chewy texture. 

Happy Lamb Hotpot (快乐小羊), beef short rib

Beef short rib was not bad. Nice texture from the slightly thicker sliced meat but the flavour had less intensity than I was hoping for.

Happy Lamb Hotpot (快乐小羊), premium lamb

What I liked much better was their premium marble lamb which was tender and filled with all that wonderful lamb flavour. Note to self : get this again!

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Re-revisiting Gaston

Gaston, Keong Saik Road

Our third time eating at Gaston.

Gaston, kronenbourg blanc

Kronenbourg is a great easy drinking beer just like Hoegaarden with it's floral citrus-y flavour.

Gaston, food

Looked like we ordered a lot but we didn't.

Gaston, trout confit

Confit trout with the smoked potato salad was delicious. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Meat was about medium doneness and nicely charred on the outside. Those trout skin crackers on the side needed a bit more salt.

Gaston, onion tart blue cheese figs

Together with the trout was an creamy onion tart with blue cheese and figs that kept our mouths busy while waiting for the main courses. Also delicious.

Gaston, stewed lamb pomegranate

We had braised lamb with roasted pumpkin which was... ordinary if not for the bursts of citrus from the pomegranate.

Gaston, sweetbread

The pièce de résistance tonight was their Ris de Veau Sauce Forestière - fried veal sweetbread with forest mushroom sauce. This was so good. They mentioned 140 grams and that it was considered a sizeable piece. Pretty impressed by the sauce which had good salting and an intense flavour from the mushrooms. At this time, I would be hard pressed to recall another mushroom sauce which packed as much flavour as this did. Wished the portions of the sweetbread were bigger for what they charged though.

Gaston, les crepes gaston

Tried their Les Crêpes Gaston which was done with banana rum compote, hazelnuts and some sour cream. Said banana rum compote had probably been prepared and refrigerated because unlike the warm crepe, it was chilled. Not bad. The dessert would be more awesome if it was done à la minute table side but I understand that they probably can't with the limited space. 

Gaston, Keong Saik Road

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Lau Wang Claypot Delights, Bugis+

Lau Wang Claypot Delights, Bugis+

Came across Lau Wang Claypot Delights (#04-13 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street, tel : +65 9135 3392) the last time we were here, made a mental note to check them out and now we're here.

Lau Wang Claypot Delights, sambal kangkong

Decent sambal kang kong with shrimpy heat from the sambal. It's a little more saucy than I was expecting.

Lau Wang Claypot Delights, herbal sliced fish soup

Their herbal sliced fish soup came with six thick slices of snakehead. Pretty herbal and sweet - that's as much as I can describe it. I felt it was a little too sweet at the start but I kinda got used to the flavour as I drank it. Wouldn't say I'm a fan of the soup but I didn't dislike it and I loved the fish.

Lau Wang Claypot Delights, ngoh hiong

Ngoh hiong passed muster. What got my attention about these was the lack of excessive use of five spice powder. The skin was crispy and the stuffings were minced pork and water chestnut. Not bad tasting and pretty good eat with the chilli sauce they included on the side.

Lau Wang Claypot Delights, spicy frogs

This was their spicy frog claypot - perhaps their rendition of 宫保田鸡 with heat that progressively caught on. Definitely not the standards of kung bao frog I had in mind. Again I didn't dislike it but I was bothered with how small the frogs were. We ordered the pot with three frogs and there was too little meat methinks. 

Lau Wang Claypot Delights, rice

To catch all the sauces.

Lau Wang Claypot Delights, Bugis+

Friday, November 25, 2022

Revisiting Legendary Hong Kong

Legendary Hong Kong, Rochester Commons

We scored a seat in the air conditioned balcony at Legendary Hong Kong today.

Legendary Hong Kong, noodles

They have one of the better gong zai meen (公仔面) I've tasted in my limited experience with them in cha chan tang sort of places. Why? They've thought though enough of this simple dish to not overcook the noodle. Pretty good texture for instant noodles. I'm speaking from the experience of having this the second time here.

Legendary Hong Kong, beef tripe

Stewed tripe. An order had pretty generous portions. Flavour was nice but this was something one would want to eat while it's hot because it hardens as it cools.

Legendary Hong Kong, ribena

Pretty surprised by their hot Ribena. If my memory didn't fail me, this was almost as good as the one we had at Aberdeen

Legendary Hong Kong, seafood hor fun

Seafood hor fun was blandish. But there's chilli on the side and sliced chilli one could request for. Those and with a splash of light soya sauce, this turned out pretty darn good. Some of the smokiness came through after that.

Legendary Hong Kong, prawn paste mid wings

Nice prawn paste mid wings.

Legendary Hong Kong, lettuce

Was surprised that I enjoyed the boiled lettuce with oyster sauce as much as I did. I must be getting old.

Legendary Hong Kong, shrimp dumplings

These were prawn dumplings stuffed with whole shrimp in them along with minced meat. Not bad tasting but I do have a couple of thoughts on how they could be improved. Involves more lard and thinner skins.

Legendary Hong Kong, coffee

Coffee's okay. I kinda know what to expect out of them so the bar is never set high for them.

Legendary Hong Kong, crispy condense milk toast


Legendary Hong Kong, Rochester Commons