Aston Specialities

It has been long time I did not visited Aston. I think the last vist was somewhere in late November last year to celebrate my aunt’s birthday at the Suntec City. This time I visited the branch at City Square, near Farrer Park MRT station.

The queue on Friday’s lunch on the day I visited the branch was quite long and it was quite crowded with working people, families and students as well.

It took us a while to come to our turn to place order at the counter before they lead us to our table. While waiting, I was unable to decide whether I want to eat the salmon with 2 side dishes or spaghetti with salmon. Then, I saw their new promotion, the chicken confit set which comes with 2 side dishes too. However, when it came to my turn to place order, the chicken confit was sold for the day. Wow!

So, I settled down with just the basic char-grilled chicken with garden veggie and potato wedges as my side dishes.

The char-grilled chicken completes with mushroom sauce on top of it makes my lunch so completed. The chicken chop is slightly over-grilled where I saw some burned bites. However, other part of the chicken meat is still tender and juicy.

The poached garden veggie is completely over-cooked until it is too soft for me. Probably, this is suitable for people who prefer to eat soft broccoli and carrot.

Lucky the potato wedges saved my day, it is definitely cannot go wrong with processed food.

Secret Recipe

Secret Recipe, Jusco Maluri, Kuala Lumpur.

I went back to Kuala Lumpur for Christmas last year and spent a week with loved ones. I feel very happy when I returned home and spent such a long time with them. It is more happier because I did not bother much about my work. It is a real holiday.
Secret Recipe
I went for lunch with my aunt at nearby shopping center. We ordered the set lunch, the Vietnamese beefy noodle and Western chicken chop with mushroom sauce. It comes with a drink of your choice. 

Vietnamese Beef Noodle
Secret Recipe
The beef noodle’s soup is great and aromatic. How to make it? It consists quite a lot of ingredients such as sliced beef, meatballs, some bean sprouts and lots of fried onions. It makes the noodle good.

Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce
Secret Recipe
The chicken chop is tender and goes well with the amount of mushroom sauce given. They have black pepper sauce too. The plus side, they give sweet corns. It comes with a small portion of rice, not plain rice.

All set lunch comes with a drink of your choice, and I chose A&W soft drink with cost RM4.00 if you buy separately from the menu.
Secret Recipe

Location: G19, Taman Maluri Shopping Centre, Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ambiance: The restaurant is quiet, not crowded. There is limited number of seats in the branch. The service is fast and the waiters are responsive.
Rating: 3/5. The lunch set is quite nice and worth to give a try. Even if you do not like the set lunch offers, the ala-carte  menu does offer many other dishes. Both of our choices taste good.

Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe

Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe

After a walk at Botanical Garden on the Saturday’s morning, we headed to Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe which is located at Plaza Singapore, Orchard Road. It is a Hong Kong style restaurant and it has quite a lot of branches in Singapore.

Since it was an early dinner, I decided to try the famous Hong Kong style’s Yin Yong (mixed coffee with tea). Uniquely, this yin yong serves in the stainless steel mug. I could not recall if Hong Kong serves Yin Yong in the same way.
Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe

Each time visiting Hong Kong style restaurant, I will order the wanton noodle to try. It is something like testing the chef’s skill. The wanton noodle was ordinary only. I did not take a nice picture of the wanton noodle that I ate. I tried to search online to get the similar picture and it is so hard to get one. Maybe, it is not their signature dish.

My cousin ordered the Chicken Chop. I was a little bit shocked to see the chicken chop was so small piece. Even, the chicken chop that she ate at food court is bigger than this! I took the fries and it was a bit hard (not crunchy type), looked like over-fried.
Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe

We also ordered Fried Wanton. It is lucky to have ordered this as the chicken chop portion is quite small. This fried wanton was pretty okay. It was crispy and went well with the sauce. It saved our dinner 🙂
Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe
Maybe, next time we need to choose our food wisely.

Location: #06-08/10, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore.
Ambience: Nice, quiet and spacious.
Rating: 2/5. Unique presentation for the drink and the food is just on it average standard.

Old Airport Road Food Centre

Welcome back! For the second entry, I would love to write about this “die die must eat” fried kway teow that I saw at Old Airport Road Food Centre. I went there after I have done with some work at Tampines and I headed down to Mountbatten MRT.

Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow

There was a queue when I ordered this fried kway teow. I waited for 15 minutes before I could walk out from the stall and sat down to taste this lovely fried kway teow. I asked to add a little chilli paste into it and yes, it tasted great with enough of “wok hei”. The portion was generous for a small plate and the ingredients were mainly clams and bean sprouts. I have no idea why yellow noodle was added together with kway teow when it said to be fried kway teow. My cousin sat opposite me also smelt it nice.

Sugarcane Juice

Visiting Singapore food court without having the sugarcane juice is not a complete meal for me. I love the sugarcane juice especially drinking it while I am hot or after eating. However, I have to say, the sugarcane juice is quite sweet.

Chicken Chop

Meanwhile, my cousin ordered a chicken chop with a reasonable price.

The chicken chop was quite big piece, juicy and mixed well with black pepper sauce. I tried a few bites and it tasted good and did not over cook. It gave two side dishes of your choice and she chose salad and coleslaw. It was a very filling dinner for both of us.

Location : 51 Old Airport Road, Singapore.
Ambience : Noisy and slightly crowded with people.
Overall : 3/5. It is quite worth to pay a visit to this place. Besides that, this food court does have plenty good food to try such as Prawn Noodle, Soya Bean and etc which I would love to try it during my next visit. In addition, the price ranges are reasonable.

*Rating is between 1-5 with 1, the lowest and 5, the highest. The rating is based on my personal preferences.

Seed Cafe

I pretty miss my lunch buddies, that is why, I want to write this blog. We went to Seed Cafe to have our beautiful lunch and it was a surprising finding. Other than its services is slow, the rest of it are still alright. Here is our meals,

Thai fried rice is one of the good try.
Seed Cafe

Nasi lemak is one of the set lunch menu. Plenty of ingredients inside, it looks yummy!
Seed Cafe

Creamy mushroom spaghetti was a so-called vegetarian spaghetti because it did not have any meat inside besides mushroom. The creamy sauce and the overall taste were just nice to finish it until empty like below:
Seed Cafe

Chicken chop with wedges and salads came in a pretty big portion and it was very filling for girls.
Seed Cafe
It comes with drink,
Seed Cafe
Seed Cafe

Location:
G(E)013A Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

KFC

Once a while the KFC will launch something special or limited edition sets which only sell for a certain period of time. Back in year 2008, they introduced the Chicken Chop. I went to try it and took a picture of it.

I did not remember the taste of this chicken chop already.

Another limited edition set was the Chicken Rice.