Ichiban Sushi

Ichiban Sushi

My cousin, Jennifer Lam, an international photography awards winner has invited me to try this Japanese restaurant which is located at AMK Hub for dinner. She told me this Ichiban Sushi’s food is nice to eat and worth to try. Since we returned from Japan, we quite missed Japanese food, so this was a good decision to go there for dinner.

As she was the first one to reach the restaurant, she started to queue there around 7.30PM while I rushed back to AMK from work. When I reached at the restaurant located at Level 2, the queue was pretty long already.
Ichiban SushiAfter some 20 minutes of waiting, we were served and seated near the window’s area. It was pretty hard to decide what to eat, so we just ordered hot green tea first.

Finally, I simply picked 2 plates of sushi from the menu to try out.
Ichiban Sushi

Chasoba and Katsu Don Wazen

I ordered Chasoba and Katsu Don Wazen as my main course. I think I have not gotten over with the cold soba yet. I wanted to reminisce the Japan cold soba that I tried. This set came with chicken katsu don. It is a combination of rice and noodle and you see how big the portion is. Guess, I was too greedy back then because the set also included a bowl of soup and fruits.

Following the actual cold soba eating, I added some wasabi into the soy sauce before I dipped the green soba into the sauce. It would be very yummy if the soba was colder. Then, the chicken katsu don were yummy too but it was a little dry for me. The rice and chicken portion was generous enough. It was just like 1.5 of its size. I think I was really greedy back then!
Ichiban Sushi
I was trying hard to finish both of it but I failed to finish the soba as I did not want to waste the rice so much.

My cousin ordered the salmon set which consisted of raw salmon and grilled salmon. Her portion was good enough and it was not heavy as mine. Her set came with a bowl of chawanmushi and fruits.
Ichiban Sushi

It was really satisfying dinner but sadly, I could not finish my soba and rice. I will not order so much next time. By the time we finished our food it was around 9PM and we took a walk around the mall before going back home.

Location :  AMK Hub #02-01 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569933.

Penang Culture

Penang Culture

On the second day in Singapore office, my BD team’s colleague asked me out for lunch, we planned to have ice-cream session together but until now, we still do not have time for it. So, we settled with a lunch together. It was a quite late lunch with few other teammates and we could not find a place in the food court and ended up at Penang Culture at Century Square.

We decided to order from the set lunch menu and I chose the Fishballs Glass Noodle. It included a glass of coffee or tea and a side dish. For the side dish, I chose the fried tofu and Lobak (Spiced Meat Rolls).

Fishballs Glass Noodle
Gurney Culture

I decided to have something simple and light on that day so that I would not be feeling sleepy later. Yes, the portion was pretty small with various type of fishballs. The taste was just average.

Fried Tofu and Lobak
Gurney Culture

The fried tofu was nice and crispy, and the fried lobak was just average.

Coffee

Overall, it was a simple and light lunch. I am proud that Penang food can make such a good business in Singapore. However, I personally feel that the food will taste better if you go to Penang, Malaysia to try it.

Location : 2 Tampines Central 5, #04-11/12, Singapore 529509

New York New York

Let’s go New York!!!

Yea, this month, we will go further, out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I will write about food in New York. Oh wait, when did I go to New York? Hahaha… No, it is New York New York at AMK HUB, Singapore. It is my first Singapore food hunt destination with my cousin, Jennifer Lam, who is an international photography awards winner.

It was pretty crowded with people during the dinner time at 7.30PM. My cousin reached the restaurant and queued for seat before my arrival. She went through the menu and pre-decided few food to eat and we placed our order before we were seated.

The starters we chose to have Seafood Chowder Soup and Calamari Rings. I think we are too greedy to have both of them as starters. The soup was delicious and up to the quality. Sadly, I was too full to finish up half of the bread.


Calamari Rings are crispy. It went perfectly with or without the sauce. Ya, it was a little bit oily.

I was too busy taking pictures of the food and my main dish, Spaghetti Aglio Olio With Bacons was served shortly after the starters. The bacons were crispy too and it did taste like roasted pork when I ate it. The spaghetti cooked al-dente with cubed button mushrooms.

While my cousin chose to have Fish and Chips.

Wow, it was a huge piece of fish. I am not sure what kind of fish but it was very fresh, similar to the ones from Cicerellos in Frementle, Perth, Australia. The fish was popping hot when it was served.

We completed the night with a glass of root beer with float. Ahh… It was a really wonderful dinner for both of us.

Location : Ang Mo Kio Hub 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #B1-25/26 Singapore 569933.

Swensen’s

Swensen’s Singapore

One of its branches located at Century Square, Tampines Central, serving from casual dining with wide range of food selection, desserts and ice-cream. I am not sure if there is still anymore Swensen’s in Malaysia, but lucky enough that Singapore has many branches.

It was my colleague’s birthday month and it was my first day of arrival in Singapore for a week of knowledge exchange with my teammate. My group of “fans” were asking me if I free to go for lunch. So, I said okay, thinking that I might be busy for the next couple of days, so why not today since I have not started anything yet.
Swensen
They suggested to go for Swensen’s where the birthday boy can a bowl of free soup. And yes, not only he did and we did too, the Pumpkin Soup. It was great to be treated special 🙂 and shared the good things together. Anyway, thank you for the sweet and thick pumpkin soup. It is an healthy soup.

Cheese Baked Meatball spaghetti
Swensen

Don’t underestimate it, can be very filling. I managed to finish it, anyway because I do not waste food. The taste was good with generous cheese and tomatoes purée. The 4 meatballs was springy!? Oh nom nom nom…

Oh wait, I still have my ice-cream as desserts. It was included in the set lunch. I thought I couldn’t order this which looked yummy from the menu but my colleague said, you can choose any of them. Wow! I know I can’t take it especially so “chocolate”. But it was so tempting and irresistible. Ops, Yes I want this as my dessert, Chocolate Crunch, please.

Chocolate Crunch
Swensen
It was a great lunch with a group of great friends. The total damage was unknown as they insisted to treat me even I “threatened” not to do their requests, oh no, which I could not. Thank you so much, all my “fans”. I will serve you all as my top priorities. “Yes, Captain, I am awaiting your order”.

Location : 2 Tampines Central 5, #B1-16 Century Square, Singapore, Singapore 529509