Saturday, 23 March 2013

Patisserie G

A small and cozy place for a sweet bite and a cuppa. I look the exterior of the shop. The sign board is plain and simple with just a "G". I guess G is the initials for Gwen Lim, the owner of Patisserie G. It was opened in November 2012.

Selection of macaroons

The Cakes

Lychee Rose and Salted Caramel macaroons


I love the salted caramel flavour as it was sweet and salty at the same time. It is also richer as compare to the ones sold in Canele. I would prefer this. However the size of the macaroons seem to be a little smaller and the price is also abit steep.

Price: $3 for each macaroon


the description given to this beautiful dessert is "Choux puffs, light caramel glaze, piped with chantilly cream, on a sable base."

It is beautifully presented and every part of it just goes well with one another. It is actually a bit small and $8 is again kind of overprice in my own opinion.

Price: $8


Price: $5.50 per cup

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-40 Millenia Walk

Food: 4/5 Burps
Service: 3/5 Burps
Price: 3/5 Burps

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles

Went there about 2.30pm and there was still a queue when we reached. Not surprising at all actually. And we were glad that there was a queue instead of seeing the stall close for the day. So we queue for about 20 mins or so. This is consider rather short because I queued about 1.5 hours the previous time because I came during the lunch hour about 12.30pm.

There was this old lady queuing in front of us and the lady boss insisted her to take a seat as the floor may be slippery. When her noodles was ready, the auntie asked the old lady to go back to her seat and she will bring the noodles to her. By the way, it is suppose to be self service. We were really touched to see this as the lady boss herself is not young too. When it was our turn, she chatted with us and told us that it is dangerous for old people to fall and so she insisted to bring the noodles to the auntie instead of letting her carry by herself even though it is suppose to be self service. Uncle came out from behind the stall and started chatting with us too. He told us that he has been standing ever since 5am. They did not have any helper because they used to have one who stole their money, thus they decided not to have any. Uncle showed us his hand from all the washing and peeling of prawns over the years.

Auntie showed us her hand as well and surprisingly they look really smooth for her age!

They also told us that after tomorrow (24 Mar 2013) they will be close for a month because uncle has to go for eye surgery. Hope uncle recovers soon so that we don't have to miss his prawn noodles for too long!

We asked them to pose a picture for us and they are sporting enough to give us a big smile!

We ordered the $8 portion, one dry and one soup. The prawn noodles come in $3, $5, $8 and $10. For big prawns you will have to order $8/$10 portion. Both are just as good seriously. Just like what uncle said, you wouldn't feel thirsty after drinking the soup. True enough I didn't feel thirsty like how I always will after eating most prawn noodles. The soup is really rich with the taste of prawns. It is thick  and really tasty. Uncle also told us that they will fry the pork lard and shallot themselves. The dry prawn noodles taste extremely yummy because of the fried pork lard and shallot. They added that for soup one as well. The prawns are really fresh and uncle told us that he prepares the prawn only when customers order so that the prawns are not left there for too long. This is also the reason why the queue is slow moving.


While we are eating, uncle came over to have a chat with us as they have finish selling everything and they have close the stall for the day. He told us that a lot of customers complained that his wife (the lady in the picture of course) has bad attitude. Some scolded her online and was spread around the hawker center. He then defended his wife and said that she is a kind hearted lady. If she sees pregnant ladies queuing for the noodles, she will demand the husband of the pregnant lady to queue up and carry the noodles instead. If the pregnant lady came alone then she will insist to bring the noodles to her table. And yes, we just witness her thoughtful side awhile ago. Uncle also said that he has many regulars and there is this group of Japanese who will patronized his stall regularly because they love his prawn noodles. He will serve them first even when there is a long queue because these are his regular customers who have been supporting him for 20 over years. There are also some VIPs whom he has to give face to and thus he will also allow them to skip the line. However there are customers who will be very unhappy about it and scolded him or his wife. When he told me this I thought it was fair for him to serve these regular customers and VIPs first since they have been buying and supporting him for decades!

So if you would want to have a taste of this already very famous prawn noodles, you got to be patient. The queue can be very long and slow moving because uncle and auntie are already old and they do not have any helper. I would say that it is worth queuing for hours to just drink that soup and I will definitely visit again.

Address: Blk 41A Cambridge Road #01-15 Pek Kio Market and Food Centre

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

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Chye Seng Huat Hardware

If I have not read about this place, I wouldn't have notice it even if I walk pass it. And i think the unsightly outlook gives this place a little mysterious feel which people like it nowadays.

Though this place is secluded, it definitely attracted a whole bunch of unexpected crowd.

 I queued for about 20 mins to place my order at the counter. That could probably be the only minus point I had for this place. I personally kind of hate to queue up but I know in order to have a taste of the famous coffee, I do not have a choice but to queue...

We ordered 2 cappuccino and a walnut brownie to start off with as the cook food will take awhile to be serve. The coffee is good and it seems to be one of the MUST ORDER for everyone. There are many different varieties of coffee to choose from.

Walnut brownie

The top layer of the brownie is crispy, just the way I like it. However the cake part is not as moist as I expected. I prefer brownie to be slightly moist.

Price: $5

Pancake Stack

The toppings come with banana and walnut. I don't really remember if butter is serve together. I found that the pancake is pretty normal. Nothing really special about it.

Price: $10

Ham Omelette with additional bacon

The omelette is pretty thick but once again, nothing much to wow about. I added $2 for 2 additional strips of bacon. I didn't expect them to give only 2 strips. I guess it is more advisable to go there for coffee and pastry.

Price: $8.50 + $2

 Address: 150 Tyrwhitt Road

Food: 3/5 Burps
Service: 3.5/5 Burps
Price: 4/5 Burps

Saturday, 9 March 2013

The Line

2nd time been to The Line and each time I visit, I will not be able to finish trying the wide varieties of food they have.

The food is always that fresh especially for the oysters and crab legs. Had quite a couple of osyters and they tasted so sweet and fresh. However I do prefer the way that Oscar's at Conrad serve their oysters. They do not place the oysters on the plate while the customers can pick up freely and quickly. They will open the number of oysters on the spot according to your request. And I feel that it is much fresher in this way.

Crabs, mussels, scallops

Mini lobsters and Alaska crab legs


They have about 5-6 varieties of sashimi to choose from. I've tried the salmon, maguro and tako.

Sushi, Soba

there was no chawamushi which was quite a big disappointment to me.

Mini Burgers, Hash Brown, Pizza

Roasted Prime Rib


I was surprised  that they do not have any prawn tempura that day. Am not sure if they serve that normally.

Cooked Asian Food

Dim sum and Ginseng root chicken soup

Indian Cuisine (Naan, vegetable curry, chick tikka, papadum)

Local cusine (Prawn noodle, fishballl noodle, lor mee, laksa, wanton mee)


Nonya kueh

Chocolate Fondue

Fresh fruits 

We had lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The normal price is $98++ per person. We made a booking online via Shangri La website and got a 25% discount. So the total bill for 5 adults and 1 senior citizen after discount was about $510. I have to say that the price is indeed a little too steep for lunch when it is not totally perfect. Examples liked the lack of chawamushi and praw tempura is already a minus point. You have to request from the service staffs for dessert spoons, they do not display them outside for you. They have entertainment such as a friendly lady balloon maker who walks around to offer making balloons of any shapes that you request for. And its totally free! It is not only applicable to the kids. It can be done for anybody.

Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Shangri La Hotel

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