Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ramen Play @ JEM (Jurong East)

Another shopping mall opens in Jurong East.

I'm really glad that I don't have to travel to Orchard to shop now since the brands I love are now in JEM. I visited Ramen Play with a couple of my friends.

Crispy Dango $3.60 for 3

It is served piping hot and I feel like I'm eating a chicken meatball takoyaki. The chicken is juicy and the takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise and nori made it taste even better.

Cha Shu Uobushi Tonkotsu Ramen - $12.80

Ramen is cooked really well and I love the sweet Tonkotsu (pork) soup base. The Cha Shu has got thick rings of fat. Semi liquid tamago (egg) is heavely. Everything is good except the bamboo shoot. There was an awful bamboo smell. I can't really describe it but it stinks. The bowl is perfect without them.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lotte Korean Mart - Tanjong Pagar

A trip to the Lotte Korean Mart after work! Just a few minutes walk from my workplace

Location: 67A Tanjong Pagar Road 088488

It is a 5 minutes walk from the Tanjong Pagar Station, Exit A. Located along somewhere in middle section of the long stretch of shophouses. If you spot the Orchid Hotel, just walk along it.

Haneul Bori - $1.50 (Barley Tea)

I was expecting this to be sweet and similar to our barley drink, of a different shade but I was so wrong. This is sugarless.  For those who had tasted Oolong Tea without sugar, it is kinda similar to it. There is a wheaty barley taste that lingers in the mouth and tasted more pleasant each mouthful.

Any TTMIK listeners out there? I started learning Korean a few months ago with the podcasts from TalkToMeInKorean (TTMIK)

Coincidentally, I bought the tea that Kyeon-Eun Shi was talking about in the video. (Watch around 0:40s onwards.) This video is in full Korean but with translated annotations.

I really appreciate the free podcasts that they provide. Thanks TTMIK!

Milkis - $1

This looks kinda cute. I think there is a lot of unexpected taste when it comes to Korean beverages, and partially due to the fact that I can't read Korean labels.

This is a actually a strawberry yogurt drink but with fizz. Imagine drinking strawberry yogurt drink (similar to the Marigold Strawberry Yogurt drink) but with carbon dioxide from a soft drink fizzing in your mouth. It's like drinking sprite and yogurt drink at the same time. Pretty cool.

It gets a little too quiet here if not for the TV. Some Korean snacks, drinks, instant noodles, frozen food can be found but there were not much variety compared to larger Korean marts in Singapore. There is a nice Korean guy working in the mart though.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sushi @ Fairprice Xtra (Jurong Point)

Some sushi for dinner. - $9 It was around 7 pm or so on a Saturday night and the sushi sets were on discount.

It was the first time I spotted scallops in the sushi section in Fairprice. I told myself I must get this. The best scallops I had in Japan were gigantic.

I think the salmon and scallop are alright. It was a little too soft and lacks the springy raw seafood texture. Not that great but not too bad either. The sushi had been there for quite a number of hours I presumed. For a cheaper price, you can expect a lower quality.

Still delicious on an empty stomach.