Ban Heng Restaurant

Ban Heng Restaurant
Address: 181 Orchard Road #11-01/02, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896.

I was with my aunt and cousin for my aunt’s birthday celebration at Ban Heng Restaurant which located at Orchard Central. It is my first time visiting this Chinese restaurant. They serve dim sum eat all you can during weekday and we went on to try it.

It starts with their default dishes which are 8 of them.
– Drunken live prawns with Chinese herbs
– Shark fin soup with crab meat
– Deep fried Halibut cod fish in Thai style
– Chilies crayfish
– Braised whole abalone with brown sauce
– Deep fried soon hock with superior soya sauce
– Steamed half shell clams with garlic and ginger
– Steamed red Garoupa with superior soya sauce in Hong Kong style

After finished with the default main dish, we ordered other steamed dim sum, fried dim sum and dishes from the menu. The portion which they served us was not small at all. The quality of the dim sum is normal and nothing great to share. The taste is mild and need a lot of improvement to bring up the quality of the food.

It is not a good selling point when you focus on giving a big portion of food to your customers and forgo the quality and taste of the food. End of the day, your staffs complained about the customers were not able to finish the food they ordered.

The prawns with wasabi mayo, prawns with oats and fried squid rings.

We ordered a plate of the braised Ee Fu noodle which turned out to be slightly flavoured and I ate it with the plain green vegetable and a fried chicken.

The fish maw soup has the same soup based with the shark fin soup. Even  soup, they serve more than enough for three of us.

Lastly, we ordered the yam paste in Teow Chew style. I was slightly shocked with the yellowish liquid in my bowl of dessert and I was thinking how come it has so much oils inside. It does not taste anything and I did not know what it is. I skipped the entire “liquid” and just scooped the yam paste.

Again, quality of food is important too as customers enjoy the taste and presentation of the food more than the quantity of the food served. Hope there is improvement from the chefs.

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Ajisen Ramen

Ajisen Ramen
Address: 200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction,#01-01, Bugis Junction, 188021 Singapore.

Famous for its rich Tonkotsu soup (pork broth) which captures the essence after hours of boiling. My cousin tells me their soup broth is very famous and nice. Must finish the soup before leaving the restaurant.

She told me to have dinner before heading home and she chose to eat at Ajisen Ramen in Bugis. During my previous time, I like their Pork Kimuchi Ramen. Look at this bowl of noodle which consists of a lot of ingredients such as kimchi, pork, bean sprouts, half egg and lots of spring onions.

I mix all of the ingredients together and it gives the pork soup broth another taste, some kimchi taste ^^. If you like you can add some chilies powder into the soup to bring up the spiciness, just like what my cousin did for her bowl of Seafood Ramen.

Beautiful variance of colours, sweet and tasty pork soup broth, springy ramen, great people sitting together and quiet environment completes the night. The bonus of the dinner that night was our next table’s baby girl entertained us for the whole dinner. 🙂

Korean Dessert Cafe

Korean Dessert Cafe, Nunsongyee 눈송이 .
Address: 534 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188749.

I came back to Singapore after a two-week break in Kuala Lumpur. Since, I am holding the Singapore Visitor Pass, I have to plan my trips down to Singapore with careful consideration, only be here when there is interview, event or course to attend. Yes, I am looking for new job after quitting the previous job.

Last weekend, I was meeting up with my cousin, aunt and my friends and this week, I will go for a class on Google Cloud. Then, I will head back to Kuala Lumpur for another two weeks or until there is an interview schedule. Well, looking for job is a full time job for me right now and hopefully, there is a right opportunity this new year.

After the Christmas event at the Garden By The Bay, my friend and myself went to this cafe for a talk. She wanted to have some talks and stayed late night. This cafe sells all the Korean bingsu (ice shaved dessert) and Korean toasts. They served drinks are well.

For my first time I tried the Americano (아매리카노) after another of my friend shared her experience in drinking Americano during our gathering in Kuala Lumpur. I always think Americano is bitter and black. It is not my cup of coffee.

However that night I felt my life needs some new experiences. Do not let my perception deter myself from having new adventures. I kept my mind opened when I tried my first sip. And, then I write my story here.

First bitter, then sweet.
That night, my friend ordered the Injeolmi Bingsu (인절미 빙수). It is not a good idea to have heavy dessert at night and I took a bit share of the ice shaved dessert. It is nice, love the shredded walnut and chewy mochi bites on top.

Sumire Yakitori House

Sumire Yakitori House
Address: 80 Middle Rd, #01-88/89, 188966 Singapore.

I visited this Japanese restaurant on one of the Saturday’s evening after the Google event at NUS. It was my first visit to this restaurant and the restaurant always has big crowd during the dinner time. And, it was lucky that my friends able to get a nice table that night.

As I was the last person to reach the restaurant, I did not get to take more pictures as they were eating the first half of the dinner. Here is what I ordered that night,
Karaage Sabashio Gozen.

It comes with Tori Karaage (Japanese fried chicken), Saba Shioyaki (Grilled Mackerel), a bowl of Misoshiru (Miso Soup), Tsukemono (a pickled radish) and a bowl of Japanese rice. It is simply delicious dinner of that night. I love the Saba and Karaage, it is a worth of value set.

My friends ordered the Sashimi 5 Kinds to share. Sashimi is fresh and the portion is just right to be shared with small group of people. The restaurant is famous with its yakitori. You can order them from their menu and they will serve it hot.

 

Greyhound Cafe

Greyhound Cafe Malaysia.
Address: Ansa Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It is my second visit to this cafe and restaurant which is located at the Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During my first visit, I tried their desserts with a friend and this time I tried their main courses with another three friends. It was our gathering after some three years we did not meet up because of busy with working life.

Spicy Spaghetti Thai Style
Pasta cooks in Thai style is quite normal in a Thai restaurant if they serve fusion food. I satisfied with this pasta. It is delicious and not very spicy. Using the angel hair stir-fries with meat, mushroom, cherry tomatoes, peppercorns, basil leaves and of course chilies. It is worthy to give a try on this Thai fusion pasta.

Spaghetti with Crab Meat with Prawn Cream Sauce
Having such a long name, this main course was being recommended by their waiter during our visit. My friend ordered it and no complaints about it. I think it should be delicious too because of the combination of the prawn cream sauce with crab meat.

Minced Chicken with Sweet Basil and Hot Chilies.
This is the most popular dish in Thailand whenever we visit Thailand’s street food. It cooks with minced chicken meat, serves with a sunshine (fried egg) on top of the rice. It comes with a bowl of soup too.

And lastly, we shared the chicken wings together as our snack (actually it is our appetizer but we ate it after our meals).

Dancing Crab

Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-20/21 The Grandstand, The Grandstand, 287994 Singapore.

My friend bought two Groupon vouchers to eat at Dancing Crab. We booked a table for five people for dinner at the Dancing Crab’s The Grandstand branch. There was no crowd when we visited the restaurant that night due to heavy rain in the evening.
While we were waiting for another two other friends to join us, we ordered two set of the Dancing Crab Seafood Combo.

We ordered the Combo Bag #1 (Sri Lankan Crab)

It consists a Sri Lankan crab, prawns, clams, potatoes, sausages and corns cooks with their signature sauce. The amount of seafood is reasonable, size of the crab is alright for us to share. The seafood is fresh, their signature sauce blends nicely with it.

We ordered the Combo Bag #1 (Lobster) too. It consists the same ingredients are the crab and cook with different sauce. I am not able to recall the name of their signature sauces.

We added the Grilled Butter Rolls to dip the sauce and to complete the dinner. When it was served hot, dip it into the sauce, it tastes great.

Since we used the vouchers for this dinner, it is still reasonable good and worth to give a try. However, the location of this restaurant is hard to be reached with public transport so be prepared to use Uber or Grab.

Ryoshi Sushi Ikeikemaru

Address: 177 River Valley #B1-48, Liang Court Shopping Mall, Singapore 179030.

My ex-colleagues wanted to have some sushi for lunch when another colleague suggested to go to Liang Court so that he could buy ingredients for weekend’s cooking from the Medi-ya supermarket. Then, we decided to go to Ryoshi Sushi Ikeikemaru, the Japanese restaurant which is located within the Medi-ya eatery area.

Since they picked the sushi from the conveyer belt, I decided not to have a heavy meal and therefore, I ordered the Wakame Ramen. It is served hot with lots of seaweed. The soup is clear and nice, it goes well with the ramen.

Next is the Bara Chirashi Donbori. It is really nice when I tried it myself during the second visit where by I ordered the rice and noodle set. It is a small bowl set of the Bara Chirashi and Wakame Ramen. Simply satisfying meal with generous and fresh ingredients.

While other colleagues ordered their own meal as well, The Cold Chasoba looked generous in portion.

And I missed out the name of this two set meals,