Chye Huat Hardware

Address: 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563.
I have no ideas what made my colleague to treat us a drink at Chye Huat Hardware on the Friday’s afternoon. It was a message shared by another colleague, who went out for lunch together with us, 9 of us, and told us to meet up at the cafe as one of our colleagues wanted to treat us a drink.

Okay, there was another account saying that it could be just that one colleague wanted to treat one of the 9 colleagues but the rest of them dragged into the picture. Anyway, it is a free drink.

It was my third visit to this cafe, and second time trying their coffee. This round, because of the weather, I chose to drink cold brew. The Ethiopia Suke Quto, Cold Brew Black. It consists of floral, citrus, Earl Grey tea and peach. It tasted like kopi-o. ūüôā

I have no ideas whether it supposed to have Earl Grey tea’s taste but it has none, purely on coffee even the floral or peach taste was not strong. My colleagues tried the Cold Brew White which tasted better because of having milk inside.

We ordered the lemon pie and shared it as you can see the pie from the background of my drink. Thank you for the treat. It was a wonderful Friday’s lunch for whatever reason it was.


Singapore Laksa

Address: Broadway Food Centre at the junction of Tyrwhitt Road and Horne Road, Singapore.

The Laksa smells good every time passed by this stall runs by an uncle alone. With some fish cakes, tau pok, cockles, quite fresh and clean, generous noodle and extra umphh with sambal, it looks spicy yet it is not. It is rich, filling, delicious and satisfied. If you are not very hungry for lunch, it is a good choice, otherwise, you can try his famous mee sua or handmade meatballs noodle which is great too. I will cover it next time. Stay tuned!

Chicken Rice

Address: Happy Hawkers, #01-273, 132 Jurong Gateway Rd, 600132, Singapore.

It is located just right behind the Food Clique and it is my second visit to this chicken rice stall after my accidental discovery that it sells chicken rice at cheapest price. It has roasted pork and barbecue pork as well. I guess usually people will order a combination of different dishes. It comes with a small bowl of soup as well.

I pretty enjoyed the chicken rice here and would like to visit again whenever I am in Jurong East. It is cheap, filling and tasted good, that is important.

Aqueen Hotel Lavender

Address: 139 Lavender Street, 338739, Singapore.

The hotel’s coffee house often do promotion for set lunch and this visit, it was a buy 4 free 1 offer. And, it has been a while we did not visit this restaurant for lunch. Their menu changed for this visit. They used to serve the coffee and tea, however, right now they serve soft drinks only.

The set lunch comes with a bowl of soup which we can self-service from the counter and a pudding dessert. They have improved their mushroom soup’s quality with additional mushrooms inside the soup. Last time, we always think it their mushroom soup is made directly from the canned soup. At least for now, it made some effort to make the soup better.

My main course for the day is the pan-fried salmon in teriyaki sauce with mashed potatoes and salad with Japanese dressing. It looked pretty well presented. The salmon itself is well-tasted, not over-cooked and if you want extra taste, teriyaki sauce goes well too.

By the way, today is Valentines’ day. Wishing everyone has a great evening on this special day!

Tai Sun Eating House

Tai Sun Eating House, French Rd, Singapore.

The food court which is located next to the Lavender’s Fair Price offers good choices of food. The fish head noodle and the ban mien are those which I have tried so far and they are recommended. Usually during the lunch time, these two stalls have quite long queue.

Sometimes back in mid November, I have been trying to de-stress by enjoying food and it seemed something have been bothering me a lot. I am slight losing some fate.

Back to the food, I walked to the food court from my office which is quite distance to have the ban mien for my lunch. I prefer to order the dry type with chili paste as this mixture is quite balanced and goes well with the handmade noodle, fried onions, fried anchovies and sliced of mushroom. If you do not like to take spicy food, you can go without chili paste.


The recommended appetizer, the shrimp cakes come in 3 pieces, which we cut them into smaller pieces for everyone to enjoy. Served hot, smell good and go great with the sauce. 

It is a recommendation from the waiter who served us. It is well marinated with some familiar ingredients which my aunt used to use in cooking. Truly a home cooked style, simple and good for a try although it is not a fantastically great for second time.

After the long wait for the fried basil chicken rice, it was served with a beautiful sunrise fried egg on top of the white rice. The basil chicken is not spicy, tasted normal and can still be improved.

Address: 91 Bencoolen Street Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652.

Sumire Yakitori House

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

I visited this Japanese restaurant earlier this month, hours before my half marathon with my cousin and my aunt. I asked my friend for a suggestion of Japanese restaurants in town with reasonable price. She told me to go Sumire Yakitori House, which she brought me here last year after my NUS’ event.

We chose from the set lunch menu. We added ala-carte flame-seared salmon sushi rolls and hot green tea.

Salmon Nishoku Chirashi Gozen
It consists of sushi rice bowl with sushi sashimi, flame-seared salmon, salad with shredded chicken, chawanmushi and miso soup.

The set lunch serving is generous and filling. The salmon is fresh. The chawanmushi, miso soup and salad are the common Japanese side dishes.