Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, Lavender, Singapore.

It is an impromptu dinner with a group of four people after an evening run at the usual route. That night was a quiet night with two groups of people in the restaurant.

I choose the seafood angel hair pasta with sambal as my main course. It is a fusion cuisine, mixing western with local hot and spicy flavour. The prawns are fresh and crunchy. Good to give a try or even try to cook one on my own.

We shared a lot of travel stories during the dinner especially on my friend’s stories about her recent road trip in Australia. Also, another road trip in Iceland from another male friend. Those stories do make me feel it is time to travel again.

Address: 75 Jellicoe Road, #01-00 Wavelink Building, 208738 Singapore.

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Miam Miam

Miam Miam – A Japanese French restaurant locates at the Tampines One Shopping Mall. We discovered it by accident on one of the Friday’s afternoon lunch after trying to redeem some freebie for our Puma Night Run 2015. Yea, it was some time ago. I realised that I have not written my reviews on this restaurant.

It did take quite some time for 4 of us to decide what we wanted to eat. It looked very delicious for each of the item in the menu. And, we decided to order our own meal and added on with desserts. It is really a very satisfying lunch session.

While waiting for our food, one of my colleagues eager to learn how to take food pictures to share to his friends. Therefore, we all took out our phones and started to snap all the way. From the plain water to coffee, we tried a few shots.

And I randomly took the interior and crowd in this restaurant. It is pretty okay business for them during the lunch time. The restaurant setting is considered as simple but I do not so like to have too many light bulbs.Below is the group picture of our food for the day including main dishes, drinks and desserts.


Their signature dish, the Miam Miam Spaghetti. The spaghetti cooked al-dente and the ingredients were enough for each bite. The ingredients include the bacon strips, the soft boiled egg, some tomatoes and vegetable. The taste is just alright for myself, it is not too salty because of having the bacons. Do mix the soft boiled egg together before start eating.

After mixing it, my colleague told me, the spaghetti has turned into a plate of Cantonese Fried Noodle. Another spaghetti that you may wish to try is the Riz Noir Squid Ink Pasta.

Next, the Souffle De Nuage. To be honest, I have no idea what is this dish and I have to get the description from the Internet, “Home-style fresh tomato sautéed rice topped with fluffy clouds of egg and cheese.”

The fluffy clouds of egg and cheese on the top makes it very presentable. Lastly, it is our desserts, the Chocolate Souffle. It is really melt in my mouth. Great piece.

French toasts which you cannot get it wrong at any restaurants.

Address: #B1-05, 10 Tampines Central 1, Tampines 1, Singapore.

Lenas

Lenas
After the previous visit last August, I went there again with my colleague on the night we finished work late. We walked one round at the lower ground of Tampines One and could not find a seat at any restaurants there.
Lenas
As we seated, we looked through the menu for quite long before we decided what to order. The food which we ordered is delicious and we enjoyed our food that night.
Lenas
Lenas
Lenas

Location: #03-K1/K2, Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1. Singapore.
Ambiance: Great atmosphere as usual, the place is spacious and it is not crowded when we reached at the restaurant.
Rating: 3/5. Although previous rating was 4/5, it is not because of the quality and service drop. This round the food is good too and worth for trying.

Pasta Zanmai

Pasta Zanmai, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur.
I just realised that I did not write enough review for Pasta Zanmai which was first introduced by my brother. He asked for a dinner at Pasta Zanmai in Mid Valley sometimes back in Year 2011.

I was introduced to this yummy-licious restaurant and fell in love since then. It is because of their set meals which allow us to try many different dishes. Here is some of the set meals that I tried so far.

For the first visit, we tried these sets:-
Mini Ebi Ika no Spicy Pasta with small mushrooms, prawns and squids. I like this pasta, cooked al-dente.
Pasta Zanmai
Mini Chicken Onsen Tamago Pizza
Another good try is this pizza with half-cooked egg at the middle of the pizza.
Pasta Zanmai
Kaki Kimuchi Pasta. I hope I get the right name, it is a soup based pasta where they use the kimchi broth.
Pasta Zanmai
Tori Karaage Garlic Rice It comes with four pieces of fried chicken breast meat. The fried chicken is well-marinated before fried. The garlic fried rice is aromatic and it comes with some salad. It is not very oily meal.
Pasta Zanmai
For just two set meals we got so much food on our table,
Pasta Zanmai
We also ordered the Itachoco Monaka a biscuit with vanilla ice cream and chocolate fillings. I guess we just too greedy for our first visit. However, do not worry, this set meal portion is not big. You can finish it by yourself or share it with another person.
Pasta Zanmai
Months later we try again at this restaurant. We tried another two different set meals. Another soup based pasta that we tried, Mini Asari Wafu Soup Pasta uses the mini shortneck clam. The soup is nice.
Pasta Zanmai
Mini Kani Avocado Gomadare Pasta consists of crabmeat and avocado. It uses the sesame sauce as the based of the pasta. It has a strong sesame taste.
Pasta Zanmai
Mini Unagi Omi Rice. It is a garlic fried rice topped with roasted unagi and omelette. It served with miso soup.
Pasta Zanmai

And, we ordered the same pizza again,
Pasta ZanmaiPasta Zanmai gave me the best memories of all restaurants in Mid Valley. Here is the place where we celebrated the best moments together, even farewell also held it here and some occasional lunch with friends. Other set meals that I have tried,
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Pasta Zanmai
Pasta Zanmai
My previous visit was before 2014 Chinese New Year, where the lou sang took place with some ex-colleagues.
Pasta Zanmai
Pasta Zanmai

Location: F-051, 1st Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur.
Ambiance: Spacious and private.
Rating: 5/5. Wonderful place to have lunch and dinner with sumptuous delicious food to be chosen. It is a great place for gathering with friends and families too. The food is great and the services too.

Lenas

Lenas, under MOF (Ministry of Food)
It was my birthday celebration!. The earlier celebration was at Swensen’s, Mandalay Style and Thai Express. We went out for a late lunch, I guessed, it was about 2.00PM when we were free to go for lunch.
Lenas
Upon reaching the restaurant, there was no queue and quite empty. So, we did not have to wait for long for our food to be served.

Smoked Salmon Spaghetti with Cream Sauce
It looks really creamy for me and I can smell the strong taste when it is served.
Lenas
Grilled Fish with Salad
I wanted to eat fish and I ordered it. The fish is grilled to its perfection and it tastes good. I do not have to add salt or pepper for extra taste. It comes with salads and sauce.
Lenas
Seafood Set with an Fried Egg
It comes with has 2 prawns, half grilled fish and a baked potato. It is most expensive fried egg that she ever had.
Lenas
Location: #03-K1/K2, Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1. Singapore.
Ambiance: Great atmosphere as it is quite empty during our visit. The space is spacious.
Rating: 4/5. The food is tasted good, perfect for my taste bud and the services are great and staff is very attentive to our orders.

Kungfu Paradise

Kungfu Paradise

It is a Singapore brand for local food and snack that went into Malaysia’s market recently. It has two branches in Malaysia, namely Mid Valley and Paradigm Mall. I went to the Mid Valley’s branch with my two other colleagues for lunch.

We ordered from the set lunch menu of our choices. I chose to have Curry Chicken with Rice. It came with a fried egg and a glass of Iced Lemon Tea.
Kungfu Paradise
The curry sauce was tasted quite okay with fried chicken. The portion may look little but it was quite filling after finished it with the drink. You may give a try on this set if you are in Mid Valley next time.

Location : LG074A, Lower Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ambience : Not crowded during lunch break. Easily can get table for two or four persons.
Rating : 3/5. Easy to find place to sit during the lunch hours. It comes with set lunch with wide range of selections at different prices.

MOF

MOF –  Ministry of Food-My Izakaya

After hours of baking the pineapple tarts, my cousin and I went down to Bugis Junction to hunt for food. There was no queue when we went to this branch. It was our late lunch cum dinner. MOF offers a wide range of food, drink and desserts selection.
MOF
After flipping through their menu, we finally placed our orders and it took a little while to serve our drink and then, our food. I think it is not dinner time yet so, the service is quite fast.

Limonata

Having a weird name, we can guess it might have a weird taste too. Yes, it is pretty sour when I tried my first sip.
MOF

A Pot of Green Tea

I did not expect they serve me with a big pot of green tea, as it was just for 1 person serving. It was kept warm under a burning candle. It was a classy way of presentation. The taste of the green tea was strong. Thumb up!
MOF

Seafood Tonkatsu Ramen

I ordered the Tonkatsu Ramen in pork soup. The first thing I tried when they served me the ramen was the milky pork soup. Yes, I liked the broth so much and tasted good on my first sip of the broth.
MOF
The ingredients inside were pretty generous portion and cooked near to its perfection or rather my level of perfection. I quite liked that they put the fried garlic on top because it did make the entire bowl of ramen smelt fragrant. I almost could finish the whole bowl of soup. I was very full that night.

I would definitely come back to try others.

Location : #02-45, Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore.
Ambience : Space, good for group gathering and some of the corner seats can be quite quiet and some seats are al-fresco style.
Rating : 3/5. Good food, good environment and good services. The menu has various selections to choose.