Pre theatre dining at Mischief

Dinner before Les Miserables (which was awesome btw)  at Mischief where a limited pre-theatre menu was offered; not a lot of choices but I guess the restaurant had to get the dishes out quite quickly.

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A giant hotdog for me which well tasted like a normal hotdog. I do like the thick cut potato chips, crunchy and meaty.

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E’s burger with the same chips.

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We also ordered a side of charcoal cod out of curiosity, and boy was it really black. Gimmicky dish in my opinion

 

Mischief
Esplanade Mall
8 Raffles Avenue #01-12
Singapore 039802

Pre theatre dining at Mischief

De Burg

I have been wanting to try these burgers since I read so many raving reviews, with most proclaiming them to be the best burgers in Singapore.

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Located in CT Hub, which is admittedly quite ulu but that means lesser crowd (yay), the tiny restaurant was actually quite packed when we popped in on a Sunday evening. Plenty of burgers on the menu with several named after local celebrities (like radio DJs), cute lah.

I got the original while E got one with spam mmm. Both burgers came huge, hunky and frankly quite impossible for a girl to bite haha oh yes free flow fries too, perfect for hungry NS boys.

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The burger was delicious. The meat was perfectly moist and seasoned, great balance of vegetables and overall great flavor. My only complain was the size but I am probably the only one. Fries were ok lah but they are not meant to be the star of the show anyway.

Will come back for more. (oh yes, when I was there they only accepted cash do take note as the nearest ATM is pretty far)

 

De Burg
2 Kallang Avenue, #02-15 CT Hub,
Singapore 339407
Tel: 6538 2874

De Burg

MEATLiquor

Well this was a disappointment.

MEATLiquor is really quite the cool place, from the colorful outlandish decor , the loud music and down to the random photobooth at the corner of the restaurant. Even the food has cool names i.e. The Dead Hippie. Too bad the food didnt quite meet our expectations.
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Started with the Hippie fries (above) – with griled onions and hippie sauce. Well the hippie sauce tasted like tarter sauce. And the Sambal Fries, which was basically fries slathered with chilli sauce. The fried egg on top though was a nice touch.

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Our tray of burgers + cheese fries, onion rings and Monkey Fingers.

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The cheese burgers were tad too dry but the chicken burgers fared slightly better with its juicier tastier chicken patties. I did enjoy the gigantic onion rings (so fun to eat!) The monkey fingers though were too heavily drenched in vinegar making them too sour to enjoy.

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Really more of a watering hole than anything else.

 

MEATLiquor Singapore
99 Duxton Road Singapore 089543
Tel:  6221 5343

MEATLiquor

Best of 2015

2015 just flew past eh. It was a year of ups and downs – some ups definitely included (finally) obtaining my Masters, renovating and moving into my dream home, new friendships, celebrating some of my dearest friends’ weddings and new borns.

I also wanted to celebrate some of my best meals of 2015 because hey I love food and a good meal is always an enjoyment. So my criteria tends to be quite subjective because a great meal not only comprises good tasty food but also the service, atmosphere, company and sometimes really just an overall vibe. Without further ado, and in no particular order.

19587117680_57939a1921_zA burger by the road by Daniel Thaiger – this was in Bangkok Feb 2015 and that darn burger with the secret sauce was so juicy and delicious. Devouring on the road amidst tuktuks and stalls selling pad thai just made the experience even more fun.

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Chirashi at Man Zhe Die 3, Taipei and hotpot at Huang Jie Huo Guo, Taipei. Basically the whole trip was stuffing our faces but these meals in particularly were memorable because the food was just that darn good.

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This epic sushi meal at Midori sushi, Tokyo. Look at that picture, nuff say.

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Basically everything I tried at Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chop House was awesome. Especially those fresh as hell oysters.

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On a more local front, the crab bee hoon from Long Ji Zhi Char was so full of flavor that we just couldnt stop eating it.

Another date night, another awesome meal and this time at Pince & Pints  for the Truffle Lobster roll that blew my mind away

I was pleasantly surprised by how awesome the Chirashi Don at Koji Sushi (yet to be blogged) was, with those crispy tempura bits. Skyrocketed its way to the top of my Chirashi List.

Last but not least, all the delicious home-cooked meals at home and also by my dearest friends and family. Those of course are priceless. For 2016, I hope to be able to experiment more in the kitchen and pick up a few good recipes to add to my repertoire – stay tuned for more home cooked meals.

Best of 2015

Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chop House

Hidden, well ok located (was I the only one who had a hard time finding the entrance?) on the 3rd floor of The Robinsons at Heeren, Luke Oyster Bar & Chop House is home to the best oysters I have eaten so far.

The caveat , I am no expert on oysters and have only eaten my fair share at buffets (but really good, expensive buffets though) so dont take my word for it; come down and grab some for yourself.

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Starters – corn bread with butter. Great one bite snack.

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I heard great things about the lobster sliders, but I think my expectations were just too high? They were tasty but I thought the bread to meat proportions could be adjusted. And these were pretty expensive without it being all that satisfying, if you know what I mean.

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Half dozen oysters, we had 2 of each kinds (sorry i cant remember the names) and wow they were good. Sweet and fresh, one can almost feel that light sea breeze as you slurp down these bad boys.

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The crab cake was equally delicious, packed solid with crab meat. And pretty substantial too

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And we ended the meal with a simple burger, cooked perfectly with a middle rare patty. Yes we were extremely happy with the meal here.

Service was polite but distant (not a criticism, I think it suits this place) and the restaurant was tastefully decorated with a great view to boost. The only small gripe would be how close the tables were too each other, dampening what could have been a romantic ambience.

Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chop House

Bangkok Travel Diary Pt 1 – Feb 2015

So I make a trip to Bangkok on average once a year and I have got my itinerary pretty down pat – where to shop, what to eat, when to go for a massage.. but of course there’s always something new in Bangkok so every trip is a balancing act between going back to old favorites and trying something new (which might get added into the old favorite the next trip and hence a vicious cycle)

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Tried JetQuay’s service for the first time, its basically a “VIP” lounge in Changi Airport where you go directly into a sweet lounge and rest whilst airport staff does all the checking in for you. The food at the lounge was not great, from my random plate above. After checking in, you get driven to your gate, or shop of choice via a buggy. Pretty fun.

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One of my old favorites – Som Tam at Siam Square. I cant get enough of the fried chicken wings and the signature papaya salad with salted egg, so good. There used to be long queues when I first found this place but with the opening of a new branch over at Siam Centre, you can now waltz into an outlet quite easily.

Som Tam Nua
392/14 Siam Square Soi 5
Rama 1 Road, Bangkok

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Having seen so many people posting pictures of these delicious looking huge toasts, I had to go down to After You to try. This was the Shibuya Honey toast with bananas and it was hugeeeee and absolutely awesome. Why? Cos it was full of butter, heart-stopping fatty salty melt-in-your mouth toast filled with butter. Serving’s huge though, the 2 of us could barely finish half before we admitted defeat; yes not suitable for the oldies (get 3 pax or more to share)

After You Dessert Cafe (There are plenty of branches)
Central World, 7th Floor

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Another old favorite – SabX2 Wanton mee; the one place in Bangkok filled with Singaporeans, even the waitress there takes your order in mandarin. I honestly dont think much about the Wanton mee here mostly because I dislike pork lard, I hate that feeling when the lard bursts in your mouth when I accidentally eat it. Plus too small portion lah though the wanton is pretty good. I came here actually for the Pork rice (you can see we ordered a portion each). The pork was fork tender and braised lovingly for hours (I imagine), the rice paired with the pork, that savory sauce and salted vegetable was just awesome. Comfort food at its best.

SabX2 Pratunan Wanton Noodle
4/32-33 Soi Petchburi 19, Pratunam (do come at odd hours to avoid queuing with Singaporeans)

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Saw someone eating this on instagram and knew I had to track this food truck down. These Daniel Thaiger burgers were the bomb – the perfectly oily bread sandwiching juicy beef patty, cheese, onions lettuce and mopped up in the secret Thaiger sauce. Its a food truck, so be prepared to wait by the road side ( we waited for ~20mins) but the wait was so. worth. it. Do come early cos I heard the burgers sell out quite early.  Oh and the truck moves around so pls check out their facebook page on the latest location before heading down.

Daniel Thaiger Burger Truck
Facebook

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Lastly, a new item on the agenda. Talad Rot Fai night market, a huge sprawling market with an emphasis on vintage. Right at the end of the market are large shops selling really cool vintage, restored furniture (think old barber chairs, restored gas station signs as lamps etc) There are also several bars and restaurants as well as food stalls at the market. Shopping wise, not so much, just your usual run of the mill t-shirts and souvenirs. I thought it was a nice market BUT its so darn far away – take a bts to On Nut station and from there take a cab ride (took us about 20+ minutes due to traffic) then another 10 mins walk in (tell the cabby to drop you opposite Seacon Sq and walk over to avoid even more time stuck in traffic). Would I recommend this place? Yes if you have never been there before and esp if you love looking at vintage stuff but I personally wont go there again (unless I was looking to purchase vintage home furnishing) just cos of the distance and lack of stuff to buy there.

Talad Rot Fai Night Market
Srinakarin Road Soi 51 (behind Seacon Square)
Opens on Weekend nights, till midnight

Bangkok Travel Diary Pt 1 – Feb 2015