Friday, 28 June 2013

Hua Ting

This is my first time at Hua Ting after reading countless of reviews on it, both good and bad. I am eager to know how the dim sum taste like and have also ordered some of the more popular dishes.

Hua Ting Signature baked chicken and mango tarts

I love eating tarts. All kinds of tarts but am also afraid of the overly rich butter taste if it is not done properly. There are some tarts that the crust is just overly rich with butter and I will not be able to finish everything and it will sometimes makes me feel nauseous. These chicken tarts are real good stuffs. It does have the buttery taste (which is important to have), but not too rich. So it is fine to even eat 2 or 3 of them. The flaky crust taste just as good by itself even without the filling.

Price: $4.50

Steamed Seafood and Abalone Dumpling

I feel that the skin for this dumpling is a little too thick. will be better if it is thinner. It really does come with a tiny slice of abalone which basically is not really important. But if you would like to have a substitute for the usual har kow and siew mai, no harm giving it a try.

Price: $6.00

Steamed custard bun with salted egg yolk

This seems to be a MUST order dish whenever I'm out having dim sum. I love the feeling when I take the first bite and the watery custard oozes out into my mouth. I like those with salted egg yolk as it will  have this sweet and salted taste. The one at Hua Ting is worth ordering. Great texture and great taste!

Price: $4.20

Steamed Beancurd stuffed with fish paste

I was craving for all the steamed dishes that day. Thus I have ordered this to try. Actually I do like ordering different types of dim sum and try not to stick to the usual ones everytime. Well I guess this is a little normal. It's just like any yong tau foo that you can find outside.

Price: $4.20

Steamed beancurd skin roll with minced pork in oyster sauce


Minced pork, carrot, vegetables are wrapped in the beancurd skin then soaked with oyster sauce. As you can see, they are not stingy with the filling at all.

Price: $4.20

Steamed carrot cake with conpoy

This is basically the usual carrot cake that people order when they have dim sum. But I guessed most people will order the pan fried one. This is not exactly the steam carrot cake I am looking for.

Price: $4.20

I would say that the overall taste for the food is pretty alright and I will come back again to Hua Ting for  dim sum. The price is really reasonable too considering the fact that this is a restaurant in a hotel.

Address: 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel Level 2

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

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Peperoni Pizzeria (Zion Road)

I've been to the Peperoni Pizzeria at Greenwood Avenue a couple of times and this is the first time that I am here at the branch at Zion Road. Everything is pretty much the same. I read reviews which commented that the food at Zion Road was not as good as the one at Greenwood. But I can't really testify that since the last time that I've been to Greenwood was few years back and I can't do a direct comparison. But overall, I would say that the food here at Zion was good.


The toppings include pineapple, bell peppers and ham. The crust is really thin and the layer of cheese on the crust makes you want to finish every single pieces on the plate. Unlike those typical thick crust pizza which fills your stomach quickly with those thick dough!


The toppings include 3 kinds of mushrooms. Button, Shitake and Porcini. I'm not a mushroom lover but still I tried a slice of this to have a taste of it. Surprisingly I'm pretty ok with it even though it has nothing but just mushrooms. Different kinds of mushrooms.

Prosciutto Crudo di Parma

Toppings include parma ham and rocket salad. I'm a lover when it comes to parma ham. This picture doesn't do justice to this pizza because the generous serving of parma hams are right below the greens. Every slice of the pizza guarantee you a mouthful of parma ham. Bravo!

All pizzas cost $19 as we have ordered just the medium size for all. As seen in the menu, the pizza are all priced the same and are only differentiate in terms of the price by the size.

Al Nero di Seppia

This is the best squid ink pasta that I have tasted. My choice of pasta was Tagliatelle. It is a little spicy and the mixing together with the chopped tomatoes gave it a more appetizing feel. Can't get enough of it.

Price: $23

Carbonara (Kids' size)

You can order a share just for your kiddo if you have brought any along. You just have to select the flavour and then choice of pasta and let them know you want it in kids' size. The cabonara was good. But i was never a fan of it as the cream always overwhelmed me and I can't finish the whole portion.

We have also tried the All' Aragosta (Seared lobster pasta) but have totally forgotten to take a picture of it. It was nothing fantastic actually and the half lobster that comes with the pasta doesn't have much meat. Price: $35. Not worth the price.


The Tiramisu is a MUST TRY for the Tiramisu fans! The portion is quite big and it will be good to be share.

Price: $13

Address: 56 Zion Road

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

Sunday, 9 June 2013


We decided to head down Robertson quay for branch since we wanted to run some errands nearby after that. We did not know where to eat, thus just stroll around Robertson Quay for somewhere that seems a little crowded (to me, it would be either the food is really cheap or the food is damn nice) and serves proper brunch.

We chanced upon this place where it was packed with people at about 9+ 10am on a Saturday morning. I knew we have to join the crowd to try it out. We were lucky that a couple was leaving which means the waiting time was greatly reduce to probably about 5 - 10 mins or so.

I like how the ice water was served. Every table has got different kind of alcohol bottle filled with plain water. Even the metal mug which they use to contain the sugar is pretty interesting.

It is a very simple place for you to have your breakfast and because the place is so simple and peaceful, it feels comfortable to even be here alone.


No fanciful coffee art, just a simple cup of thick and fragrant coffee.

I guess because everything seem so simple, they could have missed out on cleanliness. Check out the lipstick stained plastic cup they gave us for the ice water.

Breakfast Burrito

Ok i have to say that they don't focus much on the presentation of the food. Seriously to me, presentation is secondary. It is good to have but it is fine without it as well. What matters most to be is the taste.

So this dish comes with some roasted potato that are properly done and also some tomato salsa that is very appetizing. Scrambled eggs with chorizo, tomatoes and cheddar cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla. The burrito is THICK. As you can see from the picture, the eggs filled up every spaces in the wrap.

Price: $14.60

Eggs Benedict

2 poached eggs served with roasted potatoes, a slice of water melon, English muffins and your choice of either smoked salmon, smoked ham or spinach. So we picked the smoked salmon. The eggs are nicely done and are topped with Hollandaise sauce. You will have no regrets at all eating this.

Price: $14.60 (choose to upsize with just additional of $5)

And then it started pouring. And when it does, we just want to leave because the wind was so strong that we begin to feel that our body, the tables and chairs we are sitting at are wet. So it can be better if the tables are not just located at the walkway.

Address: #01-02 The Quayside, Robertson Quay

Food: 4/5 Burps
Service: 2.5/5 Burps 
Price: 3.5/5 Burps

Saturday, 1 June 2013


Have visited Porn's for quite a few times. They have also changed their menu and the layout of the restaurant this time when I visit. I have to say that the food the serve taste much better than most of the chains of Thai restaurant around.

Thai Shrimp Paste Fried Rice

I love shrimp paste. This dish comes with fried egg, pork floss, green mango, cashew nuts and prawns. The portion is huge and it can be good for 2 person. I only manage to finish eating half of it. So if you are not a big eater, you should share it with a friend so that you can order more sides!

Price: $9.90

Pad Thai

A popular Thai noodle dish that is serve in almost all Thai restaurant. I have tasted some which are pretty dry before and the Pad Thai at Porn's is served a little wet with the sauce covering every strand of the glass noodles.

Price: $9.50

Chicken Tom Yam Soup

The clear tom yum soups reminds me of what I have tasted in Bangkok. The taste is authentic.  We had the small one but not exactly small. Good for 2 person. The taste of the soup is strong and you will crave for more after the first mouth.

Price: $9.90

Thai Prawn Cake

It comes in pieces for each serving. The prawn cake is good as the prawns are not entirely mash so you are still able to chew on small pieces of prawns. This is the MUST ORDER to me whenever I patronize.

Price: $8.90

Homemade Thai Ice Longan Tea and Thai Ice Tea

The longan tea is pretty refreshing and the Thai ice tea is pretty normal. I prefer those sold in Bangkok where it is much thicker.

Price: $3.90 each

Address: 28 Liang Seah Street

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