Sunday, June 30, 2013

Itacho Sushi & Jika Udon @ Jcube

Itacho Sushi & Jika Udon is located on level 2 of Jcube. My friend and I queued for around 45mins before we entered the restaurant. While waiting, we came up with reasons why the queue was so long:

1) The food is really delicious
2) The food is really cheap
3) The shopfront is small
4) Service is slow

Moving on to the food.

Roasted salmon roll $3.80 (Itacho Sushi menu)

I think that it tasted ordinary and it is way overpriced. 4 large fish roes with a slice of torched salmon, some rice with asparagus in the middle of it.

Steam egg with crab $4.20 (Itacho Sushi menu)

I really love this one. Soft steamed egg with a layer of crab on top of it. It feels like I am eating shark fin soup and Chawanmushi at the same time. In the middle of the steam egg was a crab stick. It is a little pricey but it is pretty worth it.

Passionfruit green tea $2.50 (Jika Udon menu)

Moving on to the Jika Udon Menu.  The passionfruit green tea is good. Not too sour so you can taste the passionfruit and green tea as well. The pearls are super soft and chewy.

Udon with cod fish roes (Cold) - $10.50  (Jika Udon menu)

I was feeling adventuorous so I decided to try something different on the menu. To my horror, it is the complete opposite to how it looks. The worst udon I have ever eaten in my life. The noodles were half cooked and it is so tough. The cod fish roe were mixed with so much mayonnaise and it is cloying. I feel that it was too much for me to take after 2 mouthful. Times like this made me feel like I should stick to my comfort zone.

To sum it up, I think there are certainly nice food from the menu. I suggest you do a little bit of research before going there to eat so that you will not be as disappointed as I did.

Regarding the reasons why I think the queue was long, it has to be 2 and 4. The cashier was moving at a snail pace. There were only 2 person in front of us but we waited for 5 minutes to pay up.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

2D1N Soju Bang @ Tanjong Pagar

My second visit to 2 days 1 night (Soju Bang) with some course mates. The store is located along the shophouses. Do come an hour early to reserve a slot. The queues gets crazy around 7pm or so.

It costs $25.89 per pax for the buffet, inclusive of GST and service charge. This is a great place for carnivores like myself - All-you-can-eat-meat varieties.

Awesome meat. We started cooking before the rest arrived. I love the marinated chicken, sausages and pork belly the most. Sweet, tender and juicy chicken.

More meat.

If you notice, at the side of the pan, there are some oil bubbling. The bbq grill pan is actually slanted so that the excess oil will drip into a bowl that is placed just below the mouth of the pan. The amount of oil that didn't end up in our stomach is amazing. (The bowl was 3/4 filled with oil by the time we finished eating.)

Some of the meat variety

More pork belly and chicken

More pork belly and beef bulgogi. A plate of kimchi.

Some fresh lettuce to make some lettuce wrap the pork and beef.

My favourite banchan (side dish) - Japchae. Basically it is a kind of sweet potato vermicelli mixed with vegetables and sesame oil. I don't know why but I really love the taste of sweet, sesame oil goodness. Have some to go with the meat, it is delicious.

Minimal pasta salad and Tteokbokki for tasting. They tasted really awesome but eating starch is not advisable in a buffet as they fill up your stomach. I prefer to leave some space for my meat.

They only offer lime juice on that night. Not too sweet or sour.

I'll definitely recommend huge appetite meat eaters here. Nice place for gathering. The staff were really very friendly and come round every 15 minutes or so to change the aluminium foil so you don't have to worry about grilling your meat on burnt foil.

The only downside (that I can think of is), like most bbq, your hair and shirt smelled so bad afterwards.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cadbury Marvellous Creations

I finally bought the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate. - Love their new packaging. Colorful candies just makes you wanna eat them. I have always wanted the combination of candy and chocolate in a bar. Well done Cadbury.

Jelly Popping Candy & Beanies / Jelly & Crunchie Bits flavor. $1.80 each.

I'll start with Jelly & Crunchie Bits flavor. Visible jelly on the top of the chocolate bar.

Crunchie bits at the bottom. I love Crunchie! Those crunchy honeycomb bits are my favorite.

Sweet smooth rich milk chocolate with chewy jelly beans.

The chocolate is relatively sweeter than the jellies. There are 7 of these jellies in my bar (Yeah I counted) and it gets a little annoying when it get stuck on my teeth. Better to eat this bar at home so that you can get it off your teeth without worrying about anyone staring at you. Contrasting texture of hard and chewy in a bar.

Jelly Popping Candy I didn't freeze this one (Visible teeth mark!) Oh well, just wanted to let you guys see what is in it. The blue and red stuff in there are popping candy which makes a sound very similar to a crackling fire log in your mouth. I still remember getting a shock of my life eating the candy for the first time as a kid.

Chocolate in a chocolate. Inception. These are milk chocolate in candy shells, similar to smarties and m&m chocolate. There is only one pathetic jelly bean in this bar. Not very convince by the percentage of the content printed on the wrapper. To describe the chocolate in a sentence: Soft and smooth outside crunching and noisy within.

If you ask me, I prefer the  Jelly & Crunchie Bits because there are more jellies (I still like them even though they get on the teeth) and Crunchie is my all time favorite.

To conclude, I think it is a very fun candy chocolate to snack on.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tze Char @ Foodclique

Having some Tze Char with a group of friends at Jurong East Foodclique. I guess it is like a sort of tradition to try Tze Char at least once in your lifetime in Singapore. Having 7-8 dishes to go with your meal is like a banquet.

The dishes are of three sizes, small, medium and big and varies between $10-35 for each dish.

Salad prawn

I hate peeling prawns because I am lazy that way so this one is pretty awesome. Easy to eat with no shells. It is actually a lot of mayonnaise with fried prawns. The prawns are a little overcook though. Cherry tomatoes makes it taste less oily.

Prawn paste fried chicken - 虾酱鸡

It looks like an ordinary fried chicken but it actually very delicious in my opinion. Crispy skin with super juicy chicken it in. (seriously juicy) Very smooth, tender and well marinated.

Oyster egg omelette. This one is not like those oyster omelette I usually eat. There is no flour to make the sticky layer with egg (which is what I love about oyster omelette) However, there are a lot of big and fresh oysters hidden in it. Delicious but I think it will definitely taste better with a crispy layer of egg and soft chewy layer of flour.

Sambal Fried Kang Kong

This is the usual must eat in a Tze Char store. I love sambal kang kong! Really goes well with rice and I really love the smoked taste.

Venison meat

The sauce and it really goes well with the rice. I had tasted deer's meat before and for those who haven't tried it, the texture of the meat is in between chicken and pork. It is tender and slightly springy.

Fried tofu (I forgot the actual name of the dish)

This one doesn't taste like tofu. It tasted more like fish cake with some vegetable flakes in it. Nugget size tofu dipped in mayonnaise. I like fish cake so this one is pretty good.

Coffee ribs

It is the first time I am eating coffee ribs. It feels like I am eating dessert and main course at the same time. The meat is springy, coated with a sweet layer of coffee. It is kinda like drinking coffee with the sweet caffeine smell in my mouth.

It is a treat by my friends so I don't really know the exact price for each dish. The total was for $128.40 for 7 dishes and a medium size soup. There is 7 of us so it cost less than $19 per person.

I think this Tze Char is pretty good.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mcflurry @ Mcdonalds

New flavors from Mcdonalds - Strawberry Shortcake and Mudpie Mcflurry.

Oreo Mcflurry - $2.20

I still love the original Oreo Mcflurry the best. Vanilla creamy goodness. Very smooth vanilla ice cream. Price hike. - This used to be $2. Now I need to dig out some shillings for this.

Strawberry Shortcake Oreo Mcflury - $2.50

I ordered the Strawberry Shortcake instead of the mudpie. This taste like I'm eating strawberry sundae with Oreo Mcflurry at the same time. Kinda predicted the taste of it with. Strawberry jam syrup with oreo. I love the chunks of strawberry in it. Pretty good but a tad too sweet.