Sunday, 25 November 2012

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck (Paragon)

E gave us a treat on the Friday that just past. This is the 4th time having dinner here and it doesn't disappoint me each time. So far, this is still the place where i feel that it serves the best Peking duck! So the previous week we had Peking duck at Old Hong Kong and yes, it cannot be compare to what you get at Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck.

These few precious pieces of crispy skin are meant to be eaten after dipping with some sugar. The best part of the entire duck's skin!

That's what you get if you request them to cut out the 2 thighs!

Credit to E for contributing to some of the photos, especially the one below. It shows how juicy and crispy the meat and skin is. I always request for them to cut out the thigh so that we can really enjoy some real good juicy duck meat. Try it for yourself the next time.

2nd cook for the rest of the duck meat is all that we can see below. Wrapping the minced duck meat with fresh lettuce. It is very refreshing especially when you had quite a few slices of those oily crispy skin and meat.

Spinach beancurd with prawns and scallop. We had the small portion since there are only 3 of us. There are 4 pieces of the beancurd, therefore if you have more people, you probably have to order the medium or large portion so that everybody can enjoy one each because it is so yummy!

Crab roe noodle. This can definitely feed more than 3 people even though we have ordered the small portion. It does look a little plain but the taste of it will not disappoint you.

Total cost of the meal was about $150

Address: 290 Orchard Road #05-42/45/K1/K2 Paragon

Food: 4.5/5 Burps
Service: 4/5 Burps
Price: 4/5 Burps

Old Hong Kong at Raffles City

When I got back from my Italy trip, i was having serious craving for some Chinese food. When I was in Italy, I did not get to eat any Asian food for 2 weeks consecutively .That almost kill me! We didn't make special plans to have dinner at Old Hong Kong. But since we were at Raffles City running some errands, we decide to have our dinner there.

We ordered half a Peking duck. It comes with 3 different kind of sauce, sesame, goose liver and sweet sauce. We prefer both the goose liver and sweet sauce, but not so much for the sesame sauce. It doesn't go too well with the Peking duck skin.

There are 3 different ways that you can choose from for the 2nd cook of the duck's meat.

1. Ee fu noodles with duck meat
2. Minced duck meat wrap with fresh lettuce
3. Duck meat wrap and steam with beancurd skin

As shown above, we have chosen the 3rd way of handling the remaining duck meat and I kind of like since it is not fried and oily.

The last dish was rice in lobster broth. The portion was rather small with a few small pieces of lobster meat. If you have tasted lobster bisque before, that's how it taste like.

B wasn't feeling too well and after a few sips of tea, she was coughing really badly. There were 2 staffs standing right beside us as one of them were slicing the skin of the Peking duck and the other one were helping to place it on the plate. I requested them for a glass of warm water and they told me ok, will get it later. But B was coughing so badly that she was about to puke! So i stood up and ask the staff at the counter for the water. It took quite awhile to come even though they know we kinda need it "urgently". The 2 staffs beside us can definitely tell how badly B needed a glass of water. But they ignore and continue slicing the Peking duck. At least the lady who was helping out could get the water if the one slicing can't stop immediately. For this, I gave them a 2.5 rating for their service. Seriously, i'm quite a sucker for service. And i totally believe that a customer will return not only because of the food but for the service received too.

Total cost of the meal was about $85.

Address: 252 North Bridge Road #02-18 Raffles City Shopping Center

Food: 3.5/5 Burps
Service: 2.5/5 Burps
Price: 3.5/5 Burps

Saturday, 24 November 2012

The Mayor of Tiny Town

We chanced upon this place online and was immediately attracted by the candy floss dessert that was really eye catching. It is very accessible by car or public.

The place was brightly lit with woody decor. It looks very simple but it makes us very comfortable.

There was only one staff serving all the customers. It was alright because there wasn't occupied when we popped by at around 4-5pm of a Saturday.

We didn't have our dinner there even though they do have choices for proper food. However due to the timing, we were still full from our lunch and thus we only had drinks and desserts.


It comes in a small teapot. It was something different as compare to those usual teas such as earl grey, green tea. Its worth a try!

Lemonade with Mint

This is really refreshing and thirst quenching. However due to the taste of the mint, it can be quite subjective. Personally, I do like the drink. However if you don't quite like minty taste, you may think that it taste a bit like toothpaste.

Mayor's Mischief

This is the main reason that brought us here! The huge cotton candy really caught our attention!

You need to pour the little jug of hot espresso onto the cotton candy which will then melt it and mix it with the ice cream at the bottom.

It does get a little messy.

And the final product (although doesn't look very good),  the mixture of the ice cream, cotton candy and espresso blend in very well!

Total cost: $26.05.

Address: 62 Cantonment Road Singapore 089757

Food: 3.5/5 Burps
Service: 3/5 Burps
Price: 3.5/5 Burps