Monday, August 25, 2014

The Real Food @ Novena

I've walked past this place alot of times but never have I stepped in. So finally for my team farewell for my colleagues, we made a trip to The Real Food.

Everything here is organic, healthy and vegetarian. So if you're a carnivore, you can close this page now. Else, read on.

There's noodles to rice to breakfast to burgers for you to choose from. The portions may seem little but trust me it's really filling.

Beet roof burger which was surprisingly nice.

I didn't manage to keep track of the prices neither do I know the entire bill because our colleagues who were leaving us decided to give us a treat.

Overall, if you're looking for organic, vegetarian and nice food, you can come by here. I'm not a major fan of vegetarian but this was pretty good. I enjoyed myself.


Square 2
10 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307506

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cafe: Sin Lee Foods

Located at a quiet cozy corner of Jalan Bukit Ho Swee you can find Sin Lee Foods. One of the new cafes that you can add on to your list.

We went on a Wednesday and it was super quiet. It wasn't even close to crowded.

It's about 10 minutes walk from Tiong Bahru MRT though.

Not very extensive menu.

Peach Iced Tea $6

This was pretty average so to be charged $6 is a little on the high side in my opinion.

Cafe Latte $5.50

A very tiny cup that well... my coffee companion doesn't give her approval of this.

Croissant Royale $16.90

Vegetables were too salty, salmon wasn't very fresh but the croissant was pretty good. Crispy and fragrant. Overall if you put them together they are just passable. Nothing fantastic. Poached eggs wasn't done well, so for that, I guess I didn't really enjoyed this dish.

Spam Fries $6.50

Spam fries never goes wrong. So this was good.

Sin Lee Fried Chicken Waffle $21.90

This is supposedly their signature dish which I find overly priced. Yes, the chicken is good but the waffle was bad. I kept harping on the point it felt like plastic. Oh, just so you know, the chicken tasted like prawn paste chicken. So... yeah.

Mini Doughnuts $8.90

Forget about this. The doughnut was overly oily and... the sauce that came with it wasn't fantastic.

We didn't bother finishing the doughnuts.

Anyway, conclusion? Once is enough. Not really worth coming all the way here and paying the this kind of price.


Blk 4 #01-164 
Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Singapore 162004

Opening hours: 
Closed on Monday
Tue - Sun 1000 to 2100


Friday, August 22, 2014

Concetto by Saveur

A sister restaurant by Saveur is Concetto. They took over the space that was previously Billy Bomber facing the road at The Cathay.

The restaurant is pretty crowded so it's better to get yourself reservations before heading over.

Caesar Salad $9.90

Looks like a very small plate of salad but it's really good. trust me. We enjoyed ourselves very much on this even though the portion was indeed very pathetic.

Carbonara Fettucine $12.90

This was really good too. I really enjoyed my Carbonara and in fact I would love to eat this again.

Prawn Aglio Tagliatelle $13.90

A hint of spice and loads of shrimps and prawns. A good dish but I prefer my Carbonara over this.

Cod $22.90

Another humble portion but the cod was really fresh and tasty. Slightly pricey in my opinion for the portion but it was really good.

Pistachio Panna Cotta $6.90

I totally love this pistachio dessert. YOU MUST TRY THIS if you go Concetto. Really, it's that freaking awesome.

Tiramisu $10.90

Tiramisu was equally good with strong alcohol taste. But I'd go pistachio more then this because I'm a pistachio lover!


2 Handy Road
#01-11/12 S229233

Opening hours: 
12:00pm - 9.30pm


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Travelogue: 5D4N Hong Kong itinerary 2014 (Day Four & Five: Ocean Park, Tsui Wah Restaurant, Tim Ho Wan, Kai Kee Restaurant, Tai Cheong Bakery)

If you haven't read my day one post, the link is here.
If you haven't read my day two post, the link is here.
If you haven't read my day three post, the link is here.

Day four, 28 July 2014, Monday

Woke up slightly earlier today to have breakfast at Tsui Wah just opposite our guest house before heading to Ocean Park. Almost the whole day will be spent at Ocean Park so day 4 is pretty short.

It's this kind of set again so it's very easy to order. Hahahaha.

Everything you see for like SGD10, a very heavy breakfast which was suitable for a long day for us.

We took the train from Yau Ma Tei to Admiratly and upon exiting, we saw this long queue to buy tickets cheaper a little then getting from the ticketing counters are Ocean Park. So you queue up here, to get your tickets first then you proceed to exit from exit B, then you'd not miss the super ultra mega long queue for the citybus.

Anyway I read online that citybus stops its service at 4pm, that's not very true because when I was there, they extended it until 8pm that day. It was a Monday when I went Ocean Park.

Oh, and you don't have to worry about getting a separate ticket for the bus, you can just tap with your Octopus card.

Well... Since I didn't take alot of photos here's just a summary of my day at Ocean Park.

It's super mega crowded. Yes, very crowded with a lot of Chinese tourist. It's super sunny, I almost died and because it's very sunny, umbrellas are everywhere. It's so irritating because umbrellas have no eyes and I got poked on my head not once not twice but countless times.

The rides are all almost 45 minutes waiting time onwards. Macdonald Ice Cream Cone is SG2.50. (which is pretty normal for theme parks) You must watch the dolphin and seal show, it's super cute. And that's about it for me at Ocean Park. By the time we left at 5/6pm, I was already baked. I had tan lines all over. Hahahahha.

Here's some photos to share. If you haven't been to Ocean Park, it's worth to go at least once even though it was crowded like mad.

After a super sunny, long and tiring day, we decided to have a good treat for ourself with Tim Ho Wan (like finally!)

We had to walk a good 10 minutes before we find this place but it is all worth it. Definitely better then Singapore's and not to mention, a lot cheaper.

By the way, they have only 4 outlets left in Hong Kong. So time to update your list if you have one from years ago!

These are the 4 outlets left for now.

Can you believe it? 7 dishes and we're only pay like SGD22!

Everything was just awesome. Enuff said. Hahhahahahahaa.

We ended the day early again because we were damn sticky/shagged/tired/exhausted from the whole day at Ocean park.

Day five, 29 July 2014, Tuesday (Final day)

Sadly... We woke up to our last day, packed all our stuff before heading out to have breakfast and buy some last minute local snacks to bring home. We randomly chanced upon Kai Kee and went ahead to have their set menu... again! Hahahaha.

Everytime I complain their set menu so much food but I always end up finishing everything.

The noodles are awesome and the pricing is similar to Tsui Wah. So if you're sick of Tsui Wah you can eat this instead.

Hong Kong's food so far haven't really disappointed me and I've enjoyed most of it. The best of course was my eggtarts that I managed to grab hold of them while on my way to the airport.

They have an outlet at Tsing Yi station, just at the concourse before you change over to the airport rail. So you can grab fresh eggtarts out from the oven before heading home.

I bought a good 3 box full of them and finished up 2 boxes on my own. Egg tart overdose! But it's all worth the calories :D

Anyway, here's a shot of my lovely egg tart.

There, and I'm done with my Hong Kong trip. I hope that whoever it reading this somehow had benefited one or two tips. Even if you haven't, I'm still glad you read everything hahahahhahaa.

Till my next adventure which will happen in late August, late December 2014 and mid February 2015. Not revealing where I'm heading first but I'm really excited about getting out and flying.

Travelling is something I can live without! :)