Menya Musashi

Menya Musashi, Raffles City, Singapore.
Address: 252 North Bridge Rd, B1-44C, Singapore 179103.

It has been two months I stopped writing food reviews and it is time to resume and put up some nice photos and some reviews about the food which I have tried so far in the month of June.

Firstly, I would like to share with you a worth-to-try premium set from Menya Musashi. It is a Japanese restaurant located at Raffles City shopping center. The premium set which I ordered is called Cha Shu Ramen.

The Chashu ramen, karaage (fried) chicken, a chawanmushi, salad and a glass of drink.

You can choose type of the ramen, thick, thin or matcha noodle. You can choose the soup based too, original, garlic and spicy. Also, you can choose to have fried gyoza or karaage chicken.

My ramen is using original soup broth, thick ramen and it has 1 chashu only with some shredded wood-ear, half egg, seaweed and some pickles. If you order the Chashu ramen set, you will get additional pieces of meat without the karaage chicken and chawanmushi. It depends on your preferences.

The drink is refillable and you can choose between hot or cold houji cha, plain water or other drinks with additional costs.

The lunch is filing, sumptuous, delicious, worth to try. You may want to avoid fried chicken cutlet if you do not want to eat oily food.

Pig & Wolf

Pig & Wolf, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Address: 7.01.07 & E7.01.07 Level 7, Pavilion Mall, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It has been a while since my last visit to Pavilion and now, it has a new wing called Pavilion Elite with many branded outlets and restaurants situated at this new wing. Besides that, I came across a another new wing in the old Pavilion, the Level 7 which has plenty of restaurants there.

One of them is the Pig and Wolf. It is a non-Halal restaurant. My apologies to all my Muslim readers.

According to the Pavilion’s website, Pig and Wolf restaurant is a subsidiary of the popular 3 Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf. It is a casual dining restaurant that offers a mixture of Western and Asian cuisines. It offers from pork burgers, pasta to pork ribs.

Together with my friend, we explored this new restaurant. Initially, we wanted to order the set meal which comes with a soft drink and soup of the day. However, after looking at the a la carte dishes, we decided to order separately which we can have what we wanted to try.

During our visit they were doing a ‘Buy 1 Free 1’ promotion for the coffee’s menu which we both felt it was a better offer than having the soft drinks from the set meal. So, my friend picked the Iced Mocha and I chose the Iced Latte. Their coffee is just right and does not need extra sugar syrup.

My friend spotted the luncheon meat fries on the menu and we ordered one basket to share together. It is a simple appetizer which we can do it at home too. The luncheon meat is slightly fried and it tastes nice and crispy.

We ordered the Mighty Porky Burger which is one of the recommended dish on their menu. The presentation of the burger is still alright with some salads on one side and wedges on the another side. I liked the crispy and hot wedges. As for the pork burger, the pork patty is slightly dry.

We ordered the Pork Steak too which was recommended by the waiter. The meat was well marinated and strong garlic smell. The meat is juicier than the pork burger and it has the same side dishes.

Overall, the food portion is good enough, maybe they can improve the taste of the food to be more attractive. The environment in the restaurant is good and quiet, suitable for big group of people as there are plenty of long tables in the restaurant. We spent our afternoon here for lunch and coffee.

KyoChon

KyoChon, Malaysia.
Address: SkyAvenue Genting Lot T2-33, Level T2, Sky Avenue, 69000 Genting Highland, Pahang, Malaysia.

Last March, my friends and I went to the Genting Highland for a short trip in the afternoon. It was raining when we reached the Skyway station and the crowd waiting for the cable cars was quite huge. They were mainly the tourists from China and you can imagine how big the groups of people were there. Luckily, the Genting Skyway’s management has provided a separated queue for tour groups and normal visitors to enter the queuing area. However, it did not ease the human traffic and it took quite long to reach our turn.

The ticket of the cable car and the price for a standard cable car for each trip. It is a good money to earn! As we were at the new Skyway Station, the cable cars were new ones, more stable and comfortable with more space.

It was raining on that afternoon. Upon reaching the hilltop, I could feel the cool and needed to put on my sweater. I was having cough over the few weeks. We walked around to see which restaurant was available for us to have lunch.

Our first choice to eat at Madam Kwan but the restaurant did not serve a number of dishes due to shortage of ingredients. I was pretty sadden because I could not try the Nasi Bojari. Then, we walked around again and ended up at this Korean restaurant, KyoChon which my friend said quite nice. We queued a while for our table but it was a high-round table with high seat. I did not like this kind of seat and I did not like to eat facing outside of the restaurant whereby a lot of people walking around the area. Simply unsecured.

Even though we were hungry at that time, it still took us quite long to decide which set to choose from the menu and it took some time to serve the food too. We placed our ordered with a waitress who is from Philippines and she was quite attentive to our questions and orders.

I am not too sure whether we over-ordered our food. It did look a lot of food on our small table. We have three cold drinks (OMG, so cold still drink cold drink with ice), two plates of fried chicken, one with soy sauce and another with honey, some salads and three bowl of rice, kimchi fried rice, garlic fried rice and plain white rice. Yes, now I do feel we over-ordered the food.

Personally, I liked their honey fried chicken which was very well marinated and cooked. It tasted better than the soy sauce. I guess it is because of the additional honey coating on the chicken that makes it tastier and crisper. Let me share with you a closed up picture of both chicken. The top plate is the honey chicken and the bottom one is the soy sauce.

Their Kimchi Fried Rice is nice too with strong Kimchi and spicy taste. It comes with an egg on top of the fried rice. When compared with the Garlic Fried Rice, one may find the latter is normal taste.

Soup Spoon

Soup Spoon

Sunday’s afternoon lunch meet up with my great “brother” in Singapore. I met up with my friend who treated each other like brother and sister after a short chat in FB messenger whereby I told him about an IT event on-going. We met up at Raffles Place MRT where it was most convenient place for both of us to meet up, as I was coming down from the East and he was taking the Red line from the North.

Before that, I purchased the Groupon’s voucher of SGD$20.00 worth of value which we can order two sets of soups and we saved about few dollars each person. It is always good to check out the great deals online before we head off to the restaurant.

I ordered the roasted pumpkin soup with a tuna mayo bread. It is one of their set with bread. Instead of bread, you can choose to have sets with salad too. My friend chose to eat the minestrone soup with salad. The portion of our food is quite big portion which comes with bread, salad and rice. Besides that, the set meal comes with a drink of your choice too.

The pumpkin is rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Pumpkin seeds indeed are an excellent source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which are good for heart health. That day, I was still having the cough and flu. After having the pumpkin soup and hot black tea, my flu was getting better than the days before.

It is an healthy meal of the day with great set meal offer which I see its benefits more than other things.

Old Town White Coffee – Signature

Old Town White Coffee – Signature, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Address: T.014A, Third Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Another throwback entry of January’s event. A day before the Chinese New Year, I went to the Mid Valley Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur with my cousins and my uncle in the late afternoon to settle their issues at Digi centre which is located at The Gardens Mall.

Initially, they wanted to try the food court which is located at Mid Valley’s level three, Food Junction. Unfortunately, the food court is closed that day.

Instead of keep searching for the next restaurant for late lunch, we crossed to the opposite side and settled down at Old Town White Coffee. It was half-crowded when we entered the restaurant and the waiters served us immediately after the tables were arranged for us. We sat outside of the restaurant, just two steps from their entrance.

It took us a while to decide and place our order. Some of us ordered the noodles, the steamed rice and the signature nasi lemak and drinks. They served the noodles first, followed by the cold drinks and then hot drink and next, the nasi lemak and lastly, the steamed rice.

I ordered the dry egg noodle with barbeque chicken. It does not come with a small bowl of soup. It seems different than the normal Old Town outlets or this set meal does not come with soup.

The noodle texture is disappointing because it is soggy and less taste. The chicken meat are generous and so does the vegetables. It is just a bit hard to eat such a big stalk of vegetable 🙂

I completed my meal with a glass of warm soya milk and I felt filling. I would recommend to go to normal Old Town White Coffee restaurant instead of the Signature brand which makes no difference except the prices and bigger plates and bowls!

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.

Sanpoutei Niigata Ramen

Sanpoutei Niigata Ramen, Singapore.
Address: Shaw House, 253 #B1-04/05 350 Orchard Rd. Singapore 238868.

For some reason last month, I landed myself at this Japanese ramen restaurant which is located at the Shaw House and tried their signature ramen. It is my first time visit to this place and this restaurant.

I ordered the Tonkotsu soup ramen and it is no regret at all although it is not a highly recommended ramen from the menu. It comes with soft boiled egg, two pieces of porky meat and seaweed. At first, the portion does look small to me. As soon as I try the soup, I believe I will have a filling ramen as my lunch.

The six hours simmered tonkotsu broth to get the delicious and concentrated soup. It is rich and I love the soup. Do they allow refill soup? The ramen is said to be handmade and it is cooked al dente. I also noticed that it is different shape, slightly thicker and more filling. Oh heavely!

You can order other add on if you wish. Otherwise, a hot green tea is good too.