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.

Black Pot Noodle

Black Pot Noodle at Tampines Mall Kopitiam.
Address: Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central 5 #04-27/29, 529510, Singapore.

It has never been failing to satisfy my craving for a hotpot of ramen. I usually visit this Taiwanese food stall in Tampines Mall Kopitiam to have my ramen. I love their broth for the ramen and the texture of the noodle is springy type. At times, they will have promotion as well for different set of meals.

For this visit, I wanted to eat rice with the fried fish because I am getting back my appetite to eat after having a week of flu and cough. The fried fish is rather smaller this time. It comes with some vegetables and half hard-boiled egg.

When it comes to rice set, the soup is not spicy compared to the ramen in which you can ask for more spicy soup. Another difference is for rice set, they add the glass noodle into the soup and it makes me feel very full after eating them. It is one of the worth to try food in this food court.

Mook’s Thai Mookata BBQ

Mook’s Thai Mookata BBQ.
Address: 2 Liang Seah Street, Bugis, Singapore.

On one of the running nights with my friends in Singapore’s city area, we stopped by Bugis for our dinner, just a short walk from my friend’s house. We walked around the food street at Liang Seah Street where many of the restaurants are selling steamboat located and we decided to try the set meal of 4 person at the Mook’s Thai Mookata BBQ.

We were greeted at the main door and there was no crowd when we entered the restaurant at 9PM. We seated at the center of the restaurant so it was quite easily to reach the waiters for food ordering.

Then, the waiter showed us the menu and we decided to go with our initial plan of ordering the set meal. The waiter asked whether we have any of the ingredients of the set meal that we were not eating. It is kind of waste if we did not eat and still order it. Well, it was only me who did not take the pig liver so we did not change anything from the set meal and the guys wanted to have rice, we added two bowls of rice. We did not order drink. The waiting time to be served is reasonable, judging by the crowd when we were there.

The first picture of the food served on our table. It looks pretty reasonable portion of meats and vegetables, two bowls of rice and a jug of the soup broth. Nicely presented with the side background of my friend’s bag, SuperDry.

Let me show you the closed up picture of the meat.

The waiter told us to grease it first before start grilling our meat. It is not easy to work on it especially using the small tongs. After we managed to grease it well enough, we placed our meat on top and the clams, meatballs, crabmeats and sausages on the soup to start cooking.

Then, added the vegetable and we started eating. We have to occasionally grease the grill area as it easily turned brown and it would be harder to grill our meat later. Besides that, we have to add the soup broth constantly too. For this set meal, we can easily grill it for three or four rounds with all the basic ingredients that we ordered.

We can add the clams and prawn head to make the soup sweeter along with the cabbage. Lucky that this group of friends are omnivores, we ate everything that they served on the plates. Maybe, we were hungry back then.

Lastly, we put in the noodle and cooked it with the remaining soup broth. The soup is sweet and tasty, just a little oily because of the oil from the grilled meats. We almost finished the soup 🙂

Hutong Lot 10

Hutong Lot 10.
Address: Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Food Court, Lower Fround Floor, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I am back to Malaysia right now and I am looking for a job in Singapore. While I cannot always be in Singapore to search jobs, wait for interview’s calls and get offered because I did not hold a valid long term pass that allows me to stay longer, so I come back to Malaysia and continue the searching. Well, luck is not at my side yet as right now the people are still on the holidaying mood and for Chinese business, it is about year end closing before the arrival of the Roaster Chinese New Year in the late January. I am positively looking forward to get a new job and have a new start and leave the rest behind.

For now, I am in Malaysia where all the great food are and I am back into action to write more food reviews. I am glad that recently I have met many friends who are willing to go out with me to keep trying new places, have good food together and spend the rest of the day talking nonsense! They are awesome people.

In my recent revisiting Hutong Lot 10 at Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, I have a great moment shared with my friends from Bangkok, Thailand who came to Malaysia for holidays. They are my ex-colleagues from my previous company and I am glad that they rang me up for a catch up in the city.

There are few food stalls I love to revisit and try their food again. Firstly, the Imbi Road Pork Noodle.  I visited my “old friend” stall. It was after 2pm when I dropped by to buy my lunch for my aunt and myself. The boy is still remember me, ‘buy double set and take away!’ I took away the pork balls noodle with my favourite noodle selection, the meehoon mixes with kway teow. Then, the man behind the hot boiling pot prepared the noodle and pork balls for me. He is still remember me too!

We chatted while he prepared the noodle with his hungry stomach (he told the boy to keep an eye on his bowl of noodle from being taken away by cleaner). It is wonderful to see some old friends. They are gold and great people who prepared me the hearty pork balls noodle.

The quality and taste of the pork noodle is well maintained with great amount of noodle, minced pork and pork balls. It is filling and heavy meal. You can order soup or dry version. They use pork bone to prepare the soup broth.

Secondly, I tried the fried noodle from the famous food stall named Kim Lian Kee. They are famous with their fried Hokkien noodle, the fried black, thick yellow noodle. However, during my takeaway I ordered the Moonlight Hor Fun.

As you can see from the picture, you know how sinful this fried hor fun is. Hor fun is similar as kway teow. This fried noodle is a black and dry version of Cantonese fried noodle. The ingredients used by the cook are same as the Cantonese fried noodle but it did not come with heavy gravy. They cook with lards and its oil, and great wok hei. If I visit their stall again, i will have my video taken while they are busy cooking.

Back to the taste, oh well, heavenly great, I cannot stop eating it. The only thing I do not like is oily but this is fried hor fun! The noodle can satisfy two stomachs of the day.

Thirdly is from the Soong Kee Beef Noodle food stall. It is still one of the best noodle stalls inside this Hutong Lot 10 food court. Cheap and filing bowl of noodle comes with a spoonful of minced meat and some vegetable on top of the springy wanton noodle. I believe they make their own noodles daily and the cook is skillful enough to cook it until it is springy and not soaky at all. When I mixed the minced meat with the noodle, I saw extra oils at the bottom of the bowl. The cook spread a spoonful of oils on top of the noodle as soon as the noodle is ready to be served in each bowl. Do try their beef balls noodle too, it is their signature dish which goes well with their handmade chilies paste.

While you are waiting in queue to get your bowl of noodle, you can watch ow the cook prepared the noodle, by adding few noodles together into the hot boiling pot, stirring it with the big chopsticks and large strainer for noodle. It is amazing ‘the making of…’.

Hutong Lot 10 serves all the famous local foods in Malaysia. It is a great place to be if you want to try the local foods at one place. It is air-conditioned, clean and spacious. It might be slightly expensive to eat it here but you get a better and safe environment because they have many cleaners cleaning the tables and security guards who go rounds.

I am sorry to my Muslim reader as this entry is about non-Halal food.

Hawker Food

Recently I have been trying a few of the hawker food and I would like to share some of them here.

Kang Le Fried Prawn Noodle, Changi Village Hawkers Centre, Singapore.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 500002.
The hawker centre is full with people during my visit on one sunny Saturday after my marathon. When I approached this food stall, there were six plates of fried prawn noodle in queue. The cook prepared all the fried prawn noodle at one go for seven portion including mine. At first, I am a bit worries about the quality of the fried noodle because he cooks in big portion. When the fried noodle is served, they put the chili paste and it is superb as per said by auntie, his wife. She said the chili paste is homemade and she even told the foreigner the chili paste is better than other chilies.   I’m not sure if it is home made or not.

Kway Teow Soup, Eastlink Food Court, Tampines, Singapore.
Address: 8 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529543.
Although I feel its slightly pricey for a bowl of noodle which some minced meat, fish cakes and fish balls, I feel satisfied for having a bowl of hot soup after a long day in the cold office. The soup broth tastes normal in the beginning and as it cooled off, I am able to taste the sweetness of the soup broth. I almost finished the soup. The uncle cooks with care as how I see him cooking for the first two customers.

The Western Co, Singapore.
Address: 30 Foch Rd, Singapore 209276.
Our colleague wanted to try this food stall which offers TWC Raclette Chicken which waited for an hour. The making process is more interesting than the chicken itself. The amount of cheese on top of the chicken chop is just right, however, the overall taste does not really match or blend well.

Yew Chuan Claypot Rice

Yew Chuan Claypot Rice At Beach Road Hawker Centre.
After a jogging session with some of my colleagues, we decided to stop by at the newly reopened food court, the Golden Mile Food Court at Beach Road for our dinner. We went around the food court and we settled down at this stall, Yew Chuan claypot rice.

I let my colleague to order the claypot while the rest of us look for table and ordered drink. The waiting time for the claypot rice to be ready seem quite long even though I do not see many customers around.

Well, good food is worth to wait. We conquered the whole claypot rice which comes with generous amount of ingredients such as chicken meat, some salted fish, Chinese sausages, vegetable and I couldn’t recall the name of the black colored sausage. I added some black sauce, mixed them around and let the ingredients’ essence immersed into the rice before start eating them.

Address: Golden Mile Food Court, Beach Road, Singapore.