Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flee Away Cafe at Dunlop Street

Flee Away Café is started by Fann Hui Leng and Wendy Cheong as a mean of escapade from the buzzing city life. You can find your granny type of sewing machine as well as the seats salvaged from the old cinema in this retro café.

Their specialty is Le Char kuay, it is a little like the dough fritter snack that is better known as You Tiao but their version came with filling of your choice. You can either choose a Char Kuay as sandwich or tortilla wrap ($15.50).

The other must-try item has to be their specially created Beef Hash Pie Tee ($12.50). It is none other than kway Pie Tee shells with corned beef as filling. For dessert, their waffle with Gula Melaka pudding ($$8.50) is a strongly recommended choice. Another interesting choice has to be Ang Gu Kueh with ice-cream ($8.50).

70 Dunlop Street SINGAPORE 209398

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sebastian Mix Fusion Cuisine at Everton Park

Chef Sebastian Ho, 32, was trained in Singapore Hotel and Tourism Centre (SHATEC) and graduated with a Diploma in Culinary Skills. He worked in Italian restaurants and hotels like Grand Hyatt and Ritz Carlton Milennia. He then left to help his parents run their family business for 6 years. 

Read my review on Makansutra.

7 Everton Park #01-01 SINGAPORE 080007

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tonkotsu King MATSURI at Parkway Parade

Tonkotus King MATSURI is having their Soft Opening on 22 July 2014 and 23 July 2014 at Parkway Parade from 11.30 am to 15.30 pm for lunch and 17.30 pm to 21.00 pm serving only ramen with no side dishes.

And from 24 July 2014 onward, they will be in full operation serving the full menu. 

The newly introduced Wasabi Ginger Ale ($3.50) is specially bottled by Keisuke-san solely for his outlets, just like the earlier Green Tea Cola. The Wasabi Ginger Ale has a little to none of Wasabi taste but tasted a little towards Ginger Beer. This is definitely an interesting choice.

Gyoza is part of the selection for the side dishes. It comes in 3 pieces for $3 or 6 pieces for $6. It tasted just like those from the Keisuke Gyoza King in Tanjong Pagar. The dumplings have got a slight crisp exterior with a nice juicy filling. 

Nanban Chicken is definitely amongst one of my favourite choices for a side dish. The fried chicken pieces served with Tartar Sauce with sprinkled with bits of tartar sauce for $9. The tartar tasted a little egg mayonnaise with a rather slight sweet taste.

Tonkotsu Ramen ‘AWA ODORI’ ($18.90 with special toppings) is specially created by Keisuke-san using his secret recipe by adding in Pork Sukiyaki and a raw egg yolk to its sweet broth derived from the seasoned pork and caramelized onions.

Tonkotsu Ramen 'SANJYA' ($18.90 with special toppings) features 3 types of spices, namely the red chilli, the green chilli as well as a black spicy taste. These spices have been specially created for this particular outlet and for this special ramen. All of these spices might have their own distinctive flavor but harmoniously blended well when mixed together. It did not taste too spicy though it left quite a spicy aftertaste.

A special thanks for the invitation to be amongst the few to attend the Pre-Opening Dinner on 17 July 2014. We totally enjoyed the foods and drinks. 

It was a great pleasure to meet up with the unexpectedly friendly Keisuke-san.

80 Marine Parade Road #B1-18 Parkway Parade SINGAPORE 449269