Sunday, September 25, 2016

136 Hong Kong Street Teochew Fish Head Steamboat @ Clementi West Street 2 - Popular Claypot Mee Tai Mak Has Moved To The West


It is my great pleasure to announce that the popular zichar stall, 136 Hong Kong Street Teochew Fish Head Steamboat has moved from Toa Payoh to Clementi. Taking the social media by storm for its Claypot Mee Tai Mak, I am so happy that the stall has moved from central to the west, which is so much nearer to my home now. In fact, I have already visited the place 3 times since its opening

Claypot Mee Tai Mak 4.2/5

As there was 2 of us, we order the medium size Claypot Mee Tai Mak ($8) which is good for two person. The hot piping pot of mee tai mak is cooked in savoury black sauce that is instrumental in bringing the whole dish together. The addition of minced meat and diced kai lan provided the needed lift in textures. On top of that, the mee tai mak is brilliantly infused with the aromatic wok hei for an enjoyment experience.


To go with our claypot mee tai mak, we ordered a plate of Salted Egg Yolk Pork Ribs ($10). Deep fried to golden with a delectable crispy exterior that is marinated in a grainy salted egg yolk sauce. The addition of chilli padi and curry leaves, gave the tender pork ribs a spicy kick that did not overpower it but instead enhanced the whole execution.

Salted Egg Yolk Pork Ribs 4.2/5

I have read that the zichar stall is very popular when it is in Toa Payoh, however I did not encounter the crowd at their new location yet. Maybe they are still new to the neighbourhood and it will take a while for words to get around. I also think the zichar stall owner needs to speak to the coffeeshop owner about brightening up the place to attract traffic. Although the coffeeshop is located along the main road, I have passed by it several times in the afternoon and thought it was closed due to the dim lighting.

136 Hong Kong Street Teochew Fish Head Steamboat
Blk 713 Clement West Street 2
Singapore 120713
Tel: +65 82883368
Nearest MRT: Clementi (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 11pm

1) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Clementi Bus Interchange (Stop ID 17009). Take bus number 282. Alight 4 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Summer Palace @ Regent Hotel Singapore - An Unexpected Yummilicious Gluten Free Menu


My recent visit to Summer Palace at Regent Hotel Singapore lead to the discovery of an uncommon gluten free menu in a Chinese restaurant. I was a bit skeptical that it would taste good but I was proven wrong after my dining companions decided to be adventurous and ordered a few dishes on the menu to try.

Baked Sliced Pumpkin 4.2/5

The first item we noticed on the menu is the Baked Sliced Pumpkin ($12 per portion). Comes in golden brown, the chef highlighted the natural sweetness of the ingredient while giving it a extra coat of crispiness.

Wok Fried Diced Beef with Lily Bulbs and Asparagus 4/5

The Wok Fried Diced Beef ($42 per portion) is cooked with lily bulbs and asparagus. The tender beef is perfumed with aroma of the garlic and black pepper that enhanced the flavourfull meat. The lily bulbs and asparagus provided the extra crunch.

Baked Cod Fish with Teriyaki Sauce 4.8/5

A dish that I enjoyed very much was the Baked Cod Fish with Teriyaki Sauce ($22 per portion). The moist and buttery cod fish was complemented beautifully by the teriyaki sauce. I have to admit that this single dish has totally changed my perspective of gluten free dishes. It can be very tasty too.

Pan Fried Kurobuta Cutlet in Mongolian Sauce 4.5/5

The other dish I would highly recommend is the Pan Fried Kurobuta Cutlet ($32 per portion) cooked in mongolian sauce. My first bite into the cutlet drawn a confused thought in mind. Is this really pork? Why is it so juicy and tender. The excellent execution of the dish is probably the best version I have eaten so far.

Double Boiled Pear with Gingko Nuts (Cold/Hot) 4/5

To complete the delicious gluten free meal, I had the Double Boiled Pear with Gingko Nuts. It comes with both cold and hot version. The light and refreshing dessert was a fitting and healthy note to end the dinner experience.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Summer Palace
Regent Hotel Singapore
Level 3
1 Cuscaden Road
Singapore 249715
Tel: +65 67253288
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12pm - 230pm, 630pm - 1030pm
Sun: 1130am - 230pm, 630pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. Exit Wheelock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Continue onwards to Forum Shopping Mall. Walk further down to Orchard Parade Hotel. Turn left onto Tanglin Road. Continue walking down Tanglin Road. Turn left onto Tomlinson Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 18 minutes. [Map]


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