Monday, July 9, 2012

The Handburger









This first visit has turned me into one of their greatest fans. 

THE HANDBURGER
252 North Bridge Road
#B1-77/78 Raffles City Shopping Centre
SINGAPORE 179103

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hua Nam Restaurant






This restaurant has stood still with time. The last time i came was a decade ago but everything seemed to be still the same. 

I ordered at the counter for siew mai, hai Gor and fried carrot cake at the counter. They re-steamed it and delivered to my table quickly.

All these dim sum have got an old school feel. I had tasetd the best dim sum during my Hong Kong trips so these might not be the best tasting but i enjoyed it. My favourite has to be the fried carrot cake. It was slightly oily but still have the slight crisp outside and moist within. I could even taste a bit of shredded radish in it. 

It might not be the best tasting dim sum but i would not mind coming by if i happen to be in the vicinity.

HUA NAM RESTAURANT
224F Upper Thomson Road SINGAPORE 574356

Fu Shi Roasted . Wanton Mee




I was there on a rainy afternoon. I went specifically to try this highly raved roasted delights stall. The queue was unexpectedly long on a Saturday afternoon. I waited for about 30 minutes to order a plate of roasted pork and char siew rice together with a plate of roasted duck rice. 

The nicely cooked rice served with a generous amount of braised sauce. 

They chopped the roasted pork into chunky pieces just exactly how i liked it. It got a good mixture of lean and fat to give it the right tenderness. They marinated it well to give it the saltiness and flavor. The equally chunky char siew was a pleasant surprise. It was nicely marinated then caramelised well to give it the robust flavor and texture.

The roasted duck is another must try right at this stall. The duck was nicely roasted to give it the juiciness and succulent texture. 

I know i will be back again.

FU SHI ROASTED . WANTON MEE
320 Shunfu Road #02-25 Shunfu Mart SINGAPORE 570320

Monday, July 2, 2012

Indonesian Style Noodle

Purchased the voucher via Groupon to try the Indonesia style noodle for the first time. This shall be an entirely new experience for us as we have never tasted such noodle before. We went on a Saturday for lunch. The place was rather quiet with only a few tables occupied then. This noodle place is serving 6 types of noodle, side dishes, desserts and drinks. 

The voucher entitled us to 2 drinks, 2 noodles and a side dish. We ordered a hot barley ($1.20), an iced lemon tea ($1.20), Mee Kang Kong ($5.20), Mee Ayam ($4.80) and Taukwa Pok ($2.50).

After ordering, a number was given. We were expected to pick up the foods once our number was displayed on the LED panel. We collected our drinks and took our seat. We waited for about 5 minutes for the foods to be ready. The Taukwa Pok was served later to our table. 

The first impression of Mee Kang Kong somehow reminded me of Mee Rebus. It tasted quite similar as well. The gravy tasted a little sweet but the sweetness balanced up by the sourness of lime. The thick gravy goes well with the noodle. 

Mee Ayam served with veggie, mushroom and chicken pieces. It tasted a little bland. I added in the hot chilli sauce to spice it up a little but it did not make much difference though the spiciness of chilli was a little intense. 

We were given an option to choose in between the spicy and non-spicy version for the Taukwa pok. We opted for the non-spicy version. It tasted a little like the rojak but minus the prawn paste and peanut taste. 

I would prefer the iced lemon tea to the hot barley as the hot barley tasted a little diluted with very minimum sweetness. 

It was a pleasant lunch. We might come back again if happen to be in the vicinity the next time.






UPDATED: This place has already closed.

YOU & ME NOODLE PLACE
930 Yishun Avenue 2 Northpoint #B2-39 SINGAPORE 769098
Operating Hours: 11:00 to 21:00 hrs

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gourmet Burger in Coffee Shop


If you are a burger lover then i bet you must have heard of De Burg and their famous tagline - 'Burgers are not Fast Food!'. Good burgers are never fast food. 

I attempted to eat at this burger joint twice but it was closed for the first time and it was sold out for the second time. I made a special effort to be there early for lunch on the third attempt. I expected to see lunch crowd but it was rather quiet at 12.30 pm. We were their first batch of customers of the day. 

We ordered the De Burg Burger for $18.45 and the Bacon Cheese Burger for $9.85. We added an additional of 100 grams of beef for $5.50 as an add-on for the Bacon Cheese Burger as advised by Chef Andrew. 

The burgers were cooked upon order so a relatively long waiting is expected. We waited for about 10 minutes for the burgers to be served. The burger sets were served with a portion of salad made up of wild rocket and red cabbage drizzled with Balsamic Vinegar together with fries. 

Their signature De Burg Burger is the combination of a 200 grams grilled Australian striploin patty with grilled bacon and grilled Portobello Mushroom. The patty was grilled perfectly to medium well leaving a little pinkishness that led to a nice tenderness. The patty was seasoned lightly so not too flavourful. It might be done purposely to preserve the original beefy flavour. It was nicely charred with a slight smokiness. No tast of saltiness detected from the crispy bacon strips as it seemed slightly overcooked to obtain the crispiness. The Portobello Mushroom was a good addition. The burger was garnished with a generous bit of wild rocket leaves and a slice of juicy tomato. The buns were nicely toasted and tasted just fine. 

The Bacon Cheese Burger consists of 200 grams grilled aussie striploin patty served with cheese and bacon garnished with tomato and wild rocket leaves. The patty was grilled nicely but not much flavour. The bacon strips were not too flavourful as well.

Overall, they served pretty good quality gourmet burgers using fresh ingredients but a little pricey in a coffee shop environment. I am not quite a fan yet but i might just go back if i happen to be in the vicinity and crazing for a better burger.






DE BURG
119 Bukit Merah Lane
#01-40
SINGAPORE 151119
Operating Hours: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Closed on Monday and Last Tueseday of the Month