Ming Chung Restaurant

Address:  67 Maude Road, Singapore 208348.

Since I began my half marathon’s practice with three other guys in my company, I was able to enjoy some good food for dinner at different locations, after the run. As the practice usually took place in the evening for an hour, by the time we started our dinner, it was usually around 10pm. The locations of our dinner were usually just nearby our office.

For this time, we went to a Heng Hua cuisine. If you are wondering what is Heng Hua. According to Google search, it tells me they are minority dialect from Putian, Fujian province in China. 

One of its signature dishes, the fried mee sua. It was well cooked and well tasted,  topped with peanuts and seaweed. They gave generous amount of ingredients, with some prawns, sliced meat, and green vegetable. For this cuisine, ingredients such as seaweed, clams, or other seafood are its main ingredients. 

Since seafood is their main ingredients, I am pretty sure, they know how to cook good dishes with seafood. We ordered the Fried Clams to share among us. Although the clams are small in size, they are fresh and well tasted. It is a good choice, delicious and worth to try.


Seven & Ate

Address: 78 Horne Rd, Singapore 209078.

Seven & Ate is a new cafe which replaced the Bao Makers, which is located near by the Lavender MRT station. Along this road, there are several cafes to hop if you around there for the whole day.

I visited the cafe along with three other colleagues on the Friday’s evening after work. It was the Chinese Valentine’s Day which is also known as Chap Goh Mei in Cantonese. On this eventful day, normally the Chinese single ladies will head to the river with the mandarin oranges to throw them into the river. It is said the right man who pick up the mandarin orange will find the lady and their relationship will blossom.

Unfortunately, in Singapore, I think if we were to throw the mandarin oranges into the Singapore River, the next thing we would get was a summon from the police officers, not a Mr. Right.

The waitress told us this was their new menu and plenty of the food from the menu are sold out. I was wondering how nice was it until some of them sold out. One of the food on the menu which remained same was the Pork and Oyster Burger.

I googled for this burger reviews as I tried it with having done my research. They say the burger comes with Honey Mustard Pork Patties, Fried Oysters, Onion Sour Cream and BBQ Sauce in between two buns. Well, the pork patties were really juicy and the fried oysters were crispy and fresh. The burger bun was soft but crispy from the outside. It came with the nacho chips served on the side.

Next, my colleague ordered the Spiced Blackened Chicken. It was nicely presented with garlic and sliced orange. Perhaps, it called blackened chicken, the chicken meat was grilled slightly darker but it was not too dry.

Next, I tried a small bite of the Duck Confit served with red wine sauce and red wine poached pear. It was soft and delicious, just that it looked quite small portion.

Lastly, it was the Hot Wings. I has about six wings with the chili paste spreaded across the wings. I did not try them, however, my colleagues said it was spicy.

Overall, the food is quite nice presentation, plenty of rooms for improvement if they want to change their menu again next time. The ambiance of the cafe is a little a bit noisy since it is a drinking place too. It is not spacious, probably cannot hold a big group of people. The cafe is decorated with old musical pictures and several instruments, so I am hoping to see a live band in the future with small groups of people enjoying the night.

Bigmama Korean Restaurant

Address: 2 Kim Tian Rd, 169244, Singapore.

Friday’s night, after working for a day, I asked for a dinner at Tiong Bahru, Singapore. Bigmana Korean Restaurant is one of the recommended restaurants to try in Tiong Bahru based on the online bloggers.

Without hesitation, my friend joined in. We walked from the MRT station to the restaurant which took us about 10 minutes walk. There was no queue when we reached the restaurant, however, the main shop was full with people. According to my friend, the restaurant expanded and they are now taking over the next door as well.

It is ran by a native Korean, so I believe the quality of food will maintain. For two of us that night, we ordered two dishes to try.

Our table was full with food when it was served. We ordered the seafood pancake and the Teokbokki. It comes with side dishes as usual for a Korean restaurant.

The main dish of the night was our choice, Teokbokki which is one of the popular traditional Korean food which comes with rice cake noodle cooked with fish cakes, eggs, vegetables and instant noodle.

The chili broth is not spicy although it looks red. For normal people, it should be just alright. Just remember to turn off the fire after a while so it would not over-cooked.

The Buchu Jeon, the Korean pancake made with chives and shrimps. The waiter apologized us because they missed our order and later, realized it and came to inform us they would serve in short while. I did not notice it was missed order, however, the pancake should not take too long to serve.

Along with the side dishes, it made my day to the fullness. No doubts, Korean side dishes are always most satisfying me and I liked all of them most of the time when I visited any Korean restaurants.

The night wrapped up with a beautiful night view that I never seen before from this angle. If there is a chance, I would love to come here again for the food and the views. It is a good place for dating with the night views 🙂


Air-Fryer Salmon

I wanted to cook salmon for dinner, so I went to buy a fresh and good piece of salmon from the supermarket in the morning. With just salt and pepper and some mixed herbs, I put it into the air fryer and set the temperature at 200°c for 12 minutes. It worked the wonder for you.

My verdict for this piece of salmon is…
It was crispy on the top, juicy on the bottom, it was not overly marinated, can taste the lovely fresh salmon.

Peanuts Porridge

Yesterday, my friend told me that she was cooking porridge for her dinner. She said it was a simple plain porridge and ate with fried vegetable. It gave me an idea to cook porridge for this weekend.

I prepared and washed one cup of the white rice, then marinated the rice with a pinch of salt. Meanwhile, I washed the peanuts and ready to put it into the rice cooker to cook. With the multi-functional rice cooker, it is very easy to cook porridge by adding 8 cups of water. I measured it and with 8 cups of water, it can make a thick porridge of my liking. It cooked for about an hour, the porridge was ready. The thick porridge serves as the base for me to prepare the porridge with other ingredients.

I added some carrots, mushroom, fish balls and an egg in the porridge and continue to cook for a while until the additional ingredients are cooked. It is smooth and favourable. Just add a pinch of pepper and few drops of sesame oil.

Dinner at Pasar Malam

Since there is a pasar malam at Tampines Central and I invited my friend to come over after her working hour to join me for dinner and a drink to talk about our lives. I suggested her to have dinner at few restaurants in Tampines Mall and Tampines One. And, in the end, we chose to pick some local food from the pasar malam.

Ramly Burger
It has been umpteen years I did not eat Ramly burger. It is not an healthy food. I do not even remember when was the last time I tried the Ramly burger when I was a student in my home town, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

There are two stalls, one at each end, selling the Ramly burger and we simply chose one which ended up queuing for more than 30 minutes to get 3 burgers. The cook prepared the burgers in batches, each batch his team and himself can prepare 32 beef and chicken patties.

Next, we bought six takoyaki with mixed favours. Somehow, I feel this takoyaki does not worth buying at all.

Thai Milk Tea
It is not as sweet as the normal Thai milk tea we usually can get from the Thai restaurants or those stalls in Bangkok, Thailand. It is slightly diluted and I find it just nice because I do not take much sugary food.

That night, our topics of gossip included stories about our normal day to day lives, work and people. Interestingly, I shared about someone I liked again (I used to like). Since, I was quite busy with another project and my previous group of teammates have not been making their stories about the client and me, things seemed back to normal. Moreover, the family trip with my friends to Tasmania and Melbourne in September gave me a strong influence that I need to find someone into my life. I am grateful the illusions and feelings which confused me back in August to October has gone. Although, I have been opened up to look a guy, a life partner after joining a seminar organized by the New Creation Church for Singles, I think it is something I can slowly work it out.

Wimbly Lu Chocolates

Address: 166 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207570.

It is my second visit to this cafe which is located near to Lavender MRT stations and closely nearby to other famous cafes such as Chye Seng Huat Hardware and VXX Cooperative at Foch Road.

It was an unusual evening for my friend to off work before 7pm for her shift. She called for dinner and I suggested to meet up at Lavender MRT station. I brought her to this quiet cafe which I discovered with my colleagues days ago.

She ordered the Cottage Pie and I ordered the Aglio Olio with Bacon for myself. She liked it. I liked mine too. Simple, small portion and delicious. It allows us to have some snacks or desserts after the main course. That is the main purpose.

We ordered the fried sweet potato as snacks. It looked like overly fried when it was served. The lighting at the cafe at night it slightly dark and it may not be suitable to take great pictures of the food.

The atmosphere in the cafe at night is slightly noisy than the afternoon time as there are more people visiting the cafe, however, it is a great place to have dinner for two, chill out with couple of friends, enjoy the music and the cozy environment.

So, if you are planning to bring your date out, do consider this cafe for a good dinner without burning your wallet.