Wednesday, August 31, 2016

6 Types Of Noodles In Singapore - More Guide, More Flavour

Being involved in the F&B industry more than two years makes me even familiar with typical noodle dishes. Actually, if we talk much deeper about noodle, it will remind us of the good childhood memories when our parents bring us to a small noodle stall located at downtown to be the biggest treat ever. And now, a simple noodle dishes that we have to eat in the past has ben transformed into much more modern and keep on evolving to be significant. Living in Singapore is truly a great idea to discover remarkable noodle dishes that’s contemporary or even sophisticated because this country would give you so many options about noodle dishes to be tasted for. Just check out this guide.

All of us undoubtedly enjoy distinctive noodle bowl with some kind of fresh toppings that comes in a superior presentation. But do you know there are 5 types of noodle in Singapore so far? Probably some of you already know while many of you still didn’t realize it. Next question is, where to find it? Fred not, this guide would be packed with some recommended restaurant to be your next destination. If you like this, feel free to share it anyway.

1. Mee Goreng
It is not uncommon to find Mee Goreng in Singapore. A particular favorite hawker food that is associated with South Indians culture with a touch of local flavor. Using the thick and springy yellow egg noodle mixed together with specific tomato sauce and some kind protein is something to be expected from this. Served with half-cooked egg makes it even delicious. Savour each bite of it nicely.

Alternative Venue: Springleaf Prata Place
396 Upper Bukit Timah Road
The Rail Mall
Nearest MRT: Hillview
RSVP: (+65) 64 932 404, 90 626 849
Operational Hours:
8.00am - 12.00am (Everyday)

2. Banmian
Actually, this dish is originally from China and Taiwan. Known as the handmade noodle served in soup, but in Singapore, it can be served dry. Precisely, the meal is considered as healthier options because it consists many vitamins from any variations in ingredients, stocks and noodle shapes. To some extent, it supposed to be served with egg and protein in order to push the flavor up and makes it even richer to be tasted. Definitely a right meal for cold weather like now.

Alternative Venue: Foodclique
461 Clementi Road
Level 3 SIM HQ Block A
Nearest MRT: Clementi
Operational Hours:
9.00am - 9.00pm (Monday - Friday)
9.00am - 4.00pm (Saturday)
Closed on Sunday

3. Fishball Noodle
The oldest noodle bowl in Singapore that truly represents the nation’s identity. And yes, to live like a local, all you need to taste at the first is just Fishball Noodle. This hawker food delicacy consists of springy noodle, chewy fishcake, and garnished with fresh spring onion. It’s simple, delicious, and tasty. Try it, your sense will be lifted.

Alternative Venue: Eat
Rail Mall, 380 Upper Bukit Timah Rd 436
Nearest MRT: Hillview
RSVP: (+65) 64 623 034
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 12.00am (Everyday)

4. Charsiew Horfun
Looking for melt-in-the-mouth sensation? Of course, Horfun is the right answer. Inspired by the Ipoh culture which is warmth and friendly, this type of noodle dish is truly significant. Even though it appears quite simple, taste is speaking more than the presentation. Smooth, tasty, and rich comes from every single component on that plate. The major highlight, of course, the noodle itself to be paired with the chasiu. 

Alternative Venue: Shan Cheng
1 Jelebu Road #01-56/57
Bukit Panjang Plaza
Nearest MRT: Bukit Panjang
Operational Hours:
8.00am - 10.30pm (Everyday)

5. Ramen
The fanciest noodle bowls in today’s world. Perhaps, it doesn’t only look beautiful but the taste is truly excellent. In Singapore, there are so many types of ramen that comes in different presentation and composition. The sights and sounds of slurping noodle accompanied by tenderness of pork meat emanating once you taste it. The one that you see here is listed at the Best Ramen In Singapore.

Alternative Venue: Keisuke Ramen
Suntec City Mall (Level. 2)
Nearest MRT: Promenade 
RSVP: (+65) 63 377 919
Operational Hours:
11.30am - 10.00pm (Everyday)

6. Jajangmyeon
Jajangmyeon is proud Korean noodle that is available within the territory. This type of noodle emphasize the flavor and texture packed in a generous presentation. Combining several types of ingredients consist of black bean sauce, chunky pork meat and the fresh cut of cucumber truly makes this dish stand out. There is a slurp sensation once you taste it and leaving a remarkable aftertaste. No one could resist this.

Alternative Venue: Dagiya Gogiya
4 Hillview Rise #01-09
Nearest MRT: Hillview
RSVP: (+65) 67 107 833
Operational Hours:
11.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)

If you are trying to escalate your noodle game, be sure to taste all of them. It can be found easily close to you or even following this guide properly. Indulge yourself more and more.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kinsa Sushi - Lion Country's Great Sushi Restaurant

Kinsa Sushi presents a new concept of dining with its revamped menu aimed towards the healthier lifestyle. The unique transformation from a humble restaurant in Square - Ang Mo Kio into a modern destination for the love of Japanese food is the successful story behind them. Welcome to the newly reformed Kinsa Sushi.

Located on the West side of Singapore, exactly at the HillV2 this place is kind of hidden gem in the city. Just step in, and the warmth and cozy ambiance will greet you nicely. The design really invokes a modern and authentic feel with a touch of Japanese accessories. The spacing between each table is quite tight because of the presence of live sushi station that's truly attracting. It is truly perfect for casual gatherings.

For the distinctive treat, be sure to order Salmon Mentai Maki (S$ 16.80). An upgraded version of the common sushi menu by replacing the white rice with purple rice as the organic ingredients. This dish consists of fresh salmon dressed with spicy mayo and veggies that turned into low-calories option and healthier choice. No wonder they are known for this and people keep on ordering this. The first organic sushi in Singapore so far.

Remaining on the robust menu, was Hotate Mentai Maki (S$ 17.80). The bright protein layer on top is more than smooth and fresh incorporate with the tasty mayo and another fresh vegetable as the core layer of it. But still, the highlight is that organic purple rice that makes it taste lighter and interesting.

For smaller options at Kinsa Sushi, also known as the best-seller menu here is the Chuka Iidako Gunkan (S$ 3.80). A fresh octopus sits on the top layer of that sushi is the major highlight of this menu. It's truly tasty and delicious.

Meanwhile, salmon lovers still got another menu to be tasted in Kinsa Sushi called Spicy Shake Gunkan (S$ 2.80). That superior mixture emphasize the smoothness of salmon, richness of mayo, and freshness of veggies. Once you bite it, it will straightly melt in your mouth. Sounds good enough? The taste is better than it looks.

Come and get your five-star sushi that comes in low-fat options. Because Kinsa Sushi does concern about flavor and texture that never make you feel any guilty to taste their menus. Definitely a good destination for good food with nice ambiance.

Special promotion: 30% off selected items during lunch time.

Kinsa Sushi
4 Hillview Rise
HillV2 #02-02
Nearest MRT: Hillview
Operational Hours:
11.30am - 3.00pm (Lunch)
5.30pm - 10.00pm (Dinner)
11.30am - 10.00pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and P/H)

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Riverside Indonesian BBQ - Rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor. Time To Check-In?

Riverside Indonesian BBQ is widely recognized as one of the great food stalls in the capital. Established in 1996, the growth of this spot is really significant and now the picture of their menus has been circulated around social media. The basic objective of their menus is serving an authentic hawker food in low cost which means everyone can afford them easily. As it name suggests, their current specialty is the brilliant Ayam Panggang Set or even Sotong Panggang Set. Both menus are not only attracting but also emphasizing the real definition of flavor and texture.

Having 12 outlets across the boundary, this stall is absolutely visible and reachable. The one that you see here is located at Food Opera as the modern food center in the downtown area of this city. Mostly of their store is just simple and small. There is a live grilling station on every single outlet to showcase all ingredients that they used here is just fresh and handmade. Even the sauce is also handmade to ensure the richness is there.

The scrumptious treat at Riverside Indonesian BBQ is truly Sotong Panggang Set (S$ 7.00). As you can see, that protein has been cooked to the perfection and drizzled with the special homemade sauce. The chewiness is there incorporates by the richness of that sauce. Perhaps, the rice itself is so fragrant and covered by salty curry sauce. If you are looking for the complete meal, just ask for an additional Vegetable (S$ 1.00). It is a combination of fresh coleslaw and carrot that has been dried and lighter. Of course, it really makes sense to be paired with that protein and rice.

Another extensive menu is Ikan + Sotong Panggang Set (S$ 8.50). As it name suggests, the major player on that plate absolutely belongs to both protein. The dish is comes balanced with special homemade sauce and sweet chili that complements the protein. It's delicious, crispy, and smooth. A simple presentation for big flavor.

Heading up to the all-time favourite menu at Riverside Indonesian BBQ called Ayam + Sotong Panggang Set (S$ 8.50). In this plate, you will get 2 different protein that surprisingly compliments each other nicely. The juiciness of that grilled chicken meet the softness of that fish is just melted in your mouth. Especially if you add more chili into it, the flavor has been burst out and become more significant. It tastes better than it looks, though.

Riverside Indonesian BBQ epitomizes simple local food stall with a great food and affordable price tag. No wonder the queue is just there even there is no specific meal time. Because people know the best.

Riverside Indonesian BBQ
2 Orchard Turn #B4-03/04
ION Orchard
Nearest MRT: Orchard
RSVP: (+65) 65 099 198
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Pepper Bowl - Hawker Food That's Truly Outstanding

With a menu emphasizing the Japanese comfort food, Pepper Bowl is a good example of interesting hawker food stall on the country. Offering four types of the menu with three different types of protein is more than enough to attract many customers. And guess what, they are easy to sell out. Because the queue would never get stop even on weekday lunch. Just plan your visit then. 

Strategically located at Amoy Street Food Centre, this stall is 8 minutes away from Telok Ayer MRT Station by walking. You can easily spot this stall by looking at how long that queue is. The reason they are truly famous now is just because they have been featured on Makan Sutera Guide. One of the popular tvs shows for food and cooking. That is why people keep on coming back for this.

One must-try dish straight from its name suggest is Black Pepper Beef Rice Bowl (S$ 5.00). It is truly intense in flavor, rich in texture, and well presented. What people love the most about this dish is that ultra-juicy protein has absorbed the tastiness of that beautiful sauce. It is clearly shown how good they are in cooking process and using the fresh ingredients as well. On top of that, an additional Onsen Egg ($ 0.60) partially add more flavor into that bowl. Perhaps, the presence of that egg has to escalade the whole presentation for sure.

Another significant dish is the Spring Onion Pork Rice (S$ 4.50). The tender pieces of meat are richly flavorful, with a strong blast of garlic and spring onion. The major highlight of this dish is located at the pork itself that has been cooked to perfection. Along with that, a simple Onsen Egg ($ 0.60) is also necessary to push up the texture and add more creaminess to that bowl. The real definition of the good meal is here.

Pepper Bowl is a right destination for Singaporean dining scene. They served a really good food that doesn't cost you a lot. Worth a queue along with the calories.

Pepper Bowl 
#02-102, 7 Maxwell Rd
Amoy Street Food Centre
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer
Operational Hours:
11.00am - 3.00pm (Everyday)
Closed on Saturday

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