Friday, May 29, 2015

Thai Extravaganza at Town Restaurant, Fullerton Hotel Singapore


Thai food lover be rejoiced as Town Restaurant at Fullerton Hotel Singapore will be showcasing a spectacular spread of authentic and traditional Thai cuisine put together by acclaimed Thai Chef Chumpol Jangprai. The tantalizing Thai Dinner Buffet from 28 May 2015 to 7 June 2015 includes other International and local spread on the buffet line too. Diners at Town Restaurant will also stand to win a pair of return Thai Airways tickets to Tokyo with a stopover in Bangkok in a lucky draw.

Tom Yum Soup 3.8/5

The Thai feast started to with a bowl of Tom Yum Soup to warm up the stomach for a spicy treat. I felt that the soup can be spicier but I also understand it needs to think for the majority.

Spciy Green Papaya Salad 4.5/5

Whetting up the appetite is the plate of Spicy Green Papaya Salad. Sweet, salty and spicy, we have everything on the plate. Thumbs up.

Pad Thai 3.5/5

A staple Thai dish is the Pad Thai. If it is not cooked properly, the pad thai can be on the sweet side. This is quite nicely done. While it did not have the wok hei aroma, it did come with a nice balance of flavours.

Green Curry Chicken 4/5

I have eaten at many Thai restaurants in Singapore and usually the meat from the Green Curry Chicken was quite dry and tough. I like the fact that chef not only paid attention to the velvety green curry but the chicken meat too. The cut is also bigger and cooked to a nice tender.

Thai Style Satay 4/5

A must try is the Thai Style Satay. This is one authentic street food that I don't really see in Singapore's Thai restaurant. It will be nicer to eat it when it is hot from the grill. Dip into the peanut sauce to further enhance the flavour.

Steamed Seabass Fillet with Sweet Lime Sauce 3.5/5

The timing of cooking the Steamed Seabass Fillet was well judged with the moist texture. However the sweet lime sauce was rather mild. I think we are used to a more intense and richer taste.

Mango Sticky Rice 4/5

A selection of Thai desserts such as the Water Chestnuts in Coconut Milk and Syrup, Mung Bean Thai Custard, Black Glutinous Rice with Taro and many more to complete the whole Thai feast. Among the various desserts, my favourite is still the Mango Sticky Rice.


Town Restaurant's Thai Dinner Buffet
Date: 28 May to 7 June 2015
Time: 630pm to 1030pm

Sun-Tue: $55++ (adult), $28++ (child)
Wed-Sat: $69++ (adult with seafood selection),
                $89++ (adult free flow of draught beer and Singapore sling),
                $34++ (child)

Tel: +65 68778911/8912

Town Restaurant
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049178
Tel: +65 68778911
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place (EW Line, NS Line)

1) Alight at Raffles Place MRT Station. Take Exit H. Turn right and walk towards the river. At the river, turn right again and walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Yuan Cheng Carrot Cake (源成菜头粿) @ Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre


Previously I have reviewed Truly Curry Rice, Hong Ji Wanton Mee and Indian Taste Hunter at Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre. Today let me bring you to another stall in the same food centre selling fried carrot cake. Unlike most fried carrot cake stall, Yuan Cheng Carrot Cake (源成菜头粿) uses vegetable oil to fried the radish cake for a more healthier consumption.

Fried Carrot Cake 4/5

Yuan Cheng Carrot Cake sells both the white and black version of the dish. During my visit, I ordered the Black Fried Carrot Cake ($2.50/$3). In recent times, my palate has changed and I actually prefer the black version which is sweeter compared to the white version which is more savoury.

Fried Carrot Cake 4/5

The fragrant plate of fried carrot cake is well coated with the dark sweet sauce with bits of caramelized charred. Slightly crispy on the exterior while moist inside. The dark sweet sauce has a nice aroma, not overly sweet but complementing the radish cake instead.

Fried Carrot Cake 4/5

The carrot cake diced into small rectangle shape also made it easy for eating. Chye poh and egg was also added to enhance the flavours, garnished with some spring onions. This is definitely one good plate of fried carrot cake which I would go back for. Probably I should try the white version in my next visit.

Yuan Cheng Carrot Cake (源成菜头粿) 
Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre
79 Telok Blangah Drive
Singapore 100079
Nearest MRT: Telok Blangah (CC Line)

Opening Hours:

1) Alight at Telok Blangah MRT station. Take Exit A. Take the overhead bridge to the other side of the road. Cut across block 45 to Telok Blangah Drive. At Telok Blangah Drive, turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]


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