Saturday, September 20, 2014

Crab Ah! @ Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa & Spa

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Pincers and Pints await you at Crab Ah! I am not referring to the all lobster Pince & Pints at Duxton. Instead I am bringing you to Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa & Spa. The waterfront area of the resort is converted into an al fresco dining facing the South China Sea offering a feast for two which includes succulent Sri Lankan crabs and an array of appetisers, side dishes, desserts and free flowing house wines and beer.

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The picturesque views of the sunset on the coast, music from a live band and the surrounding sea breeze present a perfect evening for couples to wrap up a delightful dinner. If you are lucky, you may also spot peacocks running around the waterfront or sleeping up in the trees.

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Crab Ah! is available every Friday from 630pm to 9pm at $138++ for two inclusive of free flowing house wines and beer.

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Deep Fried White Bait 4/5

The dinner for two started with some delectable Deep Fried White Bait. Well seasoned and crispy, this is a perfect appetiser to go with the free flow wines or beer while waiting for the mains.

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Salted Egg Yolk Crab 4.2/5

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Chilli Crab 4.5/5

For the set dinner of two, diners get to have a choice of four different sauces. The four sauces available are the signature Chilli sauce, popular Salted Egg sauce, black pepper sauce and superior XO sauce. I got the chance to try two out of the four sauces. Both sauces were as good. The crab was also fresh, sweet and juicy complemented by the delicious sauces. Among the two sauces I tried, I would have to be a bit bias and go for more favourite salted egg.

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Deep Fried Mantou Buns 4.2/5

Golden Deep Fried Mantou Buns are also served for diners to dip into the flavourful crab sauces of their choice.

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Stir Fried Seasonal Vegetables 4.2/5

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Shrimp Fried Rice 4.5/5

After digging into the luscious crustaceans and getting my finger messy, there were more dishes awaiting for us to savour. Both the Stir Fried Seasonal Vegetable and Shrimp Fried Rice looked kind of plain but that's only in appearance. The stir fried vegetable was crunchy and flavourful. Each mouthful of the fragrant shrimp fried rice was filled with wok hei aroma. Thumbs up!

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Pandan Ice Cream 3/5 and Teh Tarik Ice Cream 4/5

Dessert is a choice of the Pandan or Teh Tarik Ice cream. I personally prefer the teh tarik ice cream over the pandan ice cream. I find the pandan ice cream tasted more like kaya, a bit too sweet.

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Assortment of Kuehs 4/5

Besides ice cream, there are also a selection of different Kuehs for diners to have a taste of the local snacks. There is even a Do-It-Yourself Ice Kachang dessert counter.


Crab Ah!
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa & Spa
Sentosa
101 Siloso Road
Singapore 098970
Tel: +65 63711020
Website: http://www.shangri-la.com/singapore/rasasentosaresort/press-room/press-releases/pincers-and-pints-await-at-crabs-ah/
Nearest MRT: Harbour Front (CC Line, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Fri: 630pm - 9pm

Direction:
1) Alight at Harbour Front MRT station. Take Exit C or E. Walk to pick up point at exit of Lobby F in Vivocity (near JPot and Nyonya & Baba Restaurants). Wait for the complimentary shuttle bus service. The shuttle service is available every 20 minutes of the hour. Journey time about 20 minutes. [Map]

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Teck Kee Wanton Mee @ Tanjong Pagar Plaza

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My wife has been telling me about this Wanton Mee stall at Tanjong Pagar Plaza so on a fine weekday afternoon I made my way down to check out Teck Kee Wanton Mee which my wife has been raving about. We arrived slightly after the lunch hour which was a blessing as I needed not queue for my food and even the stall lady offered to deliver my food to my table.

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Wanton Mee 3.8/5

My wife ordered the Wanton Mee ($3) which comes with a couple of char siew and a bowl of soup with 2 wantons inside. The char siew was dry and the wanton was quite pedestrian. However, what stood out was the springy, semi firm noodles with a nice bite. The texture is sort of a in between of the maggie mee noodle and Hong Kong style wanton mee noodle. The sauce also remembered me of Kok Kee, which I thought was pretty similar. The other bonus is the free flow pork lard.

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Signature Wanton Mee 4/5

I went for the Signature Wanton Mee ($4) which has additional fried dumpling and soy sauce chicken. I felt that the tender soy sauce chicken fair much better than the char siew which was on the dry side. The flavour was also there. The fried dumpling was also worth mentioning. Unlike the using minced pork stuffing, these are stuffed with fish paste.

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Vegetable 2.5/5

We also ordered a plate of Vegetable ($3) to go along with our lunch. We wanted to have a cleaner diet but the greens was unfortunately on the oily side.

After checking out Teck Kee Wanton Mee, I can understand why it has a group of fans. The noodle is definitely the star of the dish. If they are willing to spend more effort on the roast and wanton, I am sure it has the potential to become one of the best wanton mee in town.


Teck Kee Wanton Mee 
Teck Kee Wanton Mee Coffeshop
Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza
#02-04/05
Singapore 082001
Tel: +65 67358411
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 7am - 4pm

Direction:
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards Orchid Hotel. Continue walking to Tanjong Pagar Road. Cross the road and turn left. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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