Friday, 19 July 2013

TimHoWan Dimsum @ Plaza Singapura

I'm of the crazy queue to have Dim Sum in Singapore
It was opened awhile ago and the queue is still massively long
We waited for 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the table
Yes, It was a long queue!
We often wonder what's the fuss is all about

So why not try it?

I find it over-rated after tasting the food
You would want to try just to see why there are so many of them queue-ing 

Over-rated doesn't mean it's not good
The food in TimHowan are good
Just not to the extend where it's worth killing my time to just queue
When we finished our food in less than 30 minutes

The buns are the famous dish in the restaurant
Maximum 3 buns perperson
Glutinous rice was good with a lot of meat filling - 5bucks a plate
Chicken feet sauce was good too, i'd say better than the cathay dimsum
Prawn dumpling was good but not the best
Spinach, garlic and mushroom dumpling wasn't my favorite

There were 2 dish that I left out
Pork rib and steam beancurd wrapped with prawn
Pork rib had too much fatty in it
It was too much after that little dish
We initially wanted rice roll but mistakenly ordered the beancurd prawn

Normally, chinese restaurant would listed "Rice roll instead of Vermicelli"
I did not try the beancurd wrap as it was supposed to be better FRIED

How did you enjoy your experience in TimHoWan and the Queue? ;)

Spinach Garlic and Mushroom dumplings

The famous Char Siu Buns

The fillings

Chicken feet

Glutinous rice with meat (Pork maybe) fillings

Prawn dumplings

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Group Therapy Cafe @ 49 Duxton Road

Don't they just look delicious?
Picture 1 til the end tells you how much I enjoyed my food
I'm an egg benedict lover
As you can see I had a pretty terrible poached egg from my last visit at a French Cafe,
(Read my previous review)
To my surprise, I enjoyed nicely poached eggs at Group Therapy Cafe

They are a small cafe and we made reservation before we head down
They called to tell us that our table is ready!
As we all know that in Singapore on Sunday is pretty hard to find a place for brunch
A GOOD BRUNCH that is!
Group Therapy Cafe was nice to even call us :)

We head down right away with cab and it wasn't hard to spot the place
It is also very close to Maxwell Food Court at Chinatown

Group Therapy Cafe is not a big cafe but it was nice to be there
Waitresses and Waiters are friendly and had our table ready once we arrived
Their egg benedict comes with a thick toast
Very different from others but it was good!
Hollandaise sauce was good
Went perfectly with a cup of Jasmine Tea
A perfect sunday brunch I must say...

LOOK how clean my plate was!? ;)

I'd rate Group Therapy Cafe a 5 out of 5 *Bing Bing Bing*
Never hesitate to go back for another group brunch with friends!

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Tonkotsu King Ramen @ Orchid Hotel

Tonkotsu King Ramen is located in Tanjong Pagar at Orchid Hotel
I've never heard of the famous King ramen before until 3 recent weeks ago!
I met a girl from Japan and I'm a fan of Ramen
So I was wondering where in Singapore I could try ramen apart from Ippudo
She suggested to go to Tonkotsu King Ramen 

Wanted to know more, I googled it and found good reviews too
I was a tad nervous about the queue-ing 
and also the part where it is a small shop
which clearly means you need to queue for a long time!

I was not wrong about it!!!
Last night I decided to have a go and try my luck (bloody friday)
It was already a long queue at 7.30pm
Waited for almost an hour I must say

Question is: Do I like it?
I'd still prefer Ippudo a whole lot more!
It's not because of the place where it is located
Tonkotsu King does not have the delicious broth soup compared to ippudo
The taste was a bit too salty for me...
Apart from the negative side, I loved the pork
They are tender but some part are a bit hard

The shop is small, yes!
So small that it's pretty much untidy and dirty in the restaurant
There were dirty (supposedly clean) used tissue in the tissue box
I wanted to use one but it was used! (YUCK)
It's like a rush hour inside
As soon as you sit, your food were served right away (which is good)

I think I'd just go back to ippudo
After all, they have a very delicious pork bun and more choices to have!

I'd also give 2.5 out of 5 for Tonkotsu King Ramen