Showing posts with label Cheng Tng. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cheng Tng. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Crystal Jade Pavilion @ Vivocity - The Group's Third Fine-Dining Brand Opens At Vivocity


Occupying the former premises of Crystal Jade Dining IN, the restaurant has reopened as Crystal Jade Pavilion, the restaurant group's third fine-dining brand. It is located on level one at Vivocity, facing the picturesque backdrop of the waterway and Sentosa island. 

Chilled Fresh Lily Bulb and Cordyceps Flower with King Oyster Mushroom 4.2/5

Chilled Tomatoes, Chilled Homemade Tofu with Scallop, Deep-fried Mushrooms and Corn 4.2/5

We started with a couple of appetisers such as the Chilled Fresh Lily Bulb and Cordyceps Flower with King Oyster Mushroom ($13.80), Chilled Tomatoes with Roselle Plum ($10), Chilled Homemade Tofu with Scallop, Bonito Flakes and Perilla Leaf ($18.80) and Deep-fried Mushrooms and Corn with Salted Egg Yolk ($12.80). I can't put my finger on my favourite, because all of them are deliciously good.

Poached Scotland Bamboo Surf Clam in Prawn Broth 4.8/5

The Poached Scotland Bamboo Surf Clam in Prawn Broth ($26.80 per pax) is a unique soup offering if you are not looking for something different. The robust prawn broth is poured tableside into the bowl with fresh bamboo clam pieces, which are instantly cooked. Diners can choose to add condiments like julienne ginger, black fungus, coriander and deep-fried dough fritters to enjoy the soup.

Pan-fried Sliced Duck and Foie Gras with Crepe 4/5

The Pan-fried Sliced Duck and Foie Gras with Crepe ($18.80 per pax) is eaten like your Peking Duck. However, the version here has more textures, coming from the meaty slice of crispy-skin roast duck, pan-fried foie gras and crispy fried beancurd skin. To eat, wrap them up in a homemade crepe with julienne tomatoes, leeks, cucumber and refreshing butterhead lettuce.

Pan-fried Threadfin with Supreme Soya Sauce 4/5

Live seafood is available at Crystal Jade Pavilion too. A recommendation is their Pan-fried Threadfin with Supreme Soya Sauce ($58.80 for 600-700g). The firm and moist fish is deep-fried and then simmered in a superior soya sauce. However, diners must be careful as it has a lot of bones.

Fresh Chinese Yam with Sea Cucumber in Fragrant Spicy Sauce 3.8/5

Great with a bowl of rice is the Fresh Chinese Yam with Sea Cucumber in Fragrant Spicy Sauce in Claypot ($42.80). It is a treasure pot of crunchy Chinese yam and spongy Australia sea cucumber in a tongue-tingling gravy.

Poached Choy Sum, Black Fungus & Cordyceps Flower in Chinese Ginger Wine

On a lighter note, we had the Poached Choy Sum, Black Fungus & Cordyceps Flower in Chinese Ginger Wine ($24.80). The jade green veggies are steeped in a ginger wine broth.

Braised Duo Vermicelli with Pearl Abalone & Pork Belly in Abalone Sauce 4.5/5

The winsome Braised Duo Vermicelli with Pearl Abalone & Pork Belly in Abalone Sauce ($33.80) is a must-try. It combines fried beehoon and tang hoon coated in a braising liquid enriched with pork belly and abalone sauce.

Cheng Tng Sweet Soup 4.2/5

Brimming with quality ingredients such as peach gum, white fungus, ginkgo, dried longans, and lotus seeds is the Cheng Tng Sweet Soup with Six Treasures and Golden Luo Han Guo in Whole Fresh Coconut ($13.80 per pax). A light and refreshing dessert for a sweet finish.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Crystal Jade Pavilion
1 Harbourfront Walk
Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 62785626/ 91772005
Nearest MRT: Harbour Front (CC Line, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 930pm
Sat-Sun, PH: 1030am - 330pm, 6pm - 930pm

1) Alight at Harbour Front MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Monday, October 22, 2018

White Rose Cafe @ York Hotel - Traditional Teochew Porridge With An Array of Dishes For Lunch And Dinner


White Rose Cafe at York Hotel is known for its quarterly Penang Hawkers' Fare buffet and its signature Curry Fish Head dish on its a la carte menu. For a change, the restaurant is bringing back the Traditional Teochew Porridge along with an array of traditional dishes. The promotion will be available for both lunch and dinner from 01 October to 30 November 2018.

Braised Duck with Bean Curd 4/5

All in all there are a total of 16 a la carte side dishes to go along with the Teochew porridge. We tried a few of these dishes on the menu, starting with the Braised Duck with Bean Curd ($12).  Both the duck and bean curd were well braised, absorbing the savoury sauce which goes well with the plain porridge.

Bean Curd with Pork Floss 2.5/5

While the Bean Curd with Pork Floss ($6) is smooth and silky, I find it a little bland to go with the porridge. Maybe adding a richer oyster sauce to the dish will be more appetising.

Century Egg with Pickled Ginger 2.5/5

I didn't quite like the Century Egg with Pickled Ginger ($6). It lacked that pungent ammonia whiff which I like about this acquire ingredient. I also like the yolk to be runny but this is a quite dry.

Chap Chye 3.5/5

The Chap Chye ($9) is cooked to a delectable bite, not stewed until too soft. I like that the cabbage still has a crunch to it. I only hope that the fermented bean curd taste can be a bit stronger.

Chye Poh Omelette 3/5

Onion Omelette 4/5

For the eggs, there are the Chye Poh Omelette ($9) and Onion Omelette ($9). I prefer the latter as the onion is more fragrant and has a subtle sweetness on top of the fluffy omelette. As for the chye poh omelette, it turned out to be on the salty side with the used of salty chye poh. I thought it would taste better if sweet chye poh is used instead.

Sliced Fish with Ginger and Spring Onions 3.5/5

Diced Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce 3.5/5

For some stir fried items, there are the Sliced Fish with Ginger and Spring Onions ($12) and Diced Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce ($10). They are not the usually dishes you will find in traditional Teochew porridge but who is complaining about variety, just give it to me.

Braised Chicken Feet with Mushroom 4/5

Probably I am the only one eating the Braised Chicken Feet with Mushroom ($10). The braising sauce has penetrated into the chicken feet and mushroom, liven it with the savoury sauce. Love it.

Braised Mui Choy with Pork Belly 4.2/5

Another braised item on the menu is the Braised Mui Choy with Pork Belly ($10). The pork belly is cooked to fork tender and it even comes with a bed of mui choy underneath. I find this quite value for money. getting two items in one pot.

Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish 4.2/5

Everyone's favourite for the dinner goes to the Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish ($12). The saltiness of the salted fish was not overpowering but complemented the patty with a little hint of spiciness from the red chilli.

Cheng Tng 4.5/5

If you have problem deciding which 16 dishes to order, you can also go for the two 4-course set menu that is good for 2 pax at $29 per set. Both set menus come with free flow steamed rice and porridge as well as a choice of hot Cheng Tng or Tang Yuan in Ginger Flavoured Syrup for dessert.

All DBS/POSB and UOB credit and debit cardholders enjoy 10% off the a la carte dishes from the Teochew Porridge menu. Diner also receive one complimentary carpark coupon (per bill per table) with a minimum spend of $50 on a single receipt (valid only for the Teochew Porridge promotion).

Note: This is an invited tasting.

White Rose Cafe
York Hotel
21 Mount Elizabeth
Singapore 228516
Tel: +65 68301156
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 11pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk down Scotts Road towards Goodwood Park Hotel. At Goodwood Park, turn right and walk to the end of the carpark. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tian Tian Yuan Dessert House @ Tiong Bahru Food Centre - It Offers More Than 60 Different Type Of Desserts


Singapore is known for its humid weather and what is for fitting then a bowl of ice cold dessert to cool oneself from the heat. A visit to Tiong Bahru Food Centre after a hawker feast, one should not miss checking out Tian Tian Yuan Dessert House to finish the meal on a sweet note. You will be astonished to find that the stall offers more than over 60 different types of desserts.

Ice Kachang 4/5

A tradition childhood dessert is the Ice Kachang ($1.50). The shaved ice is drizzled with different coloured syrup water which makes it very appetizing and appealing. Buried under the mountain of shaved ice, you can find ingredients such as red beans, jelly, attap-chee etc.

Cheng Tng 4.5/5


Cheng Tng ($1.80) is a traditional dessert that is available either cold or hot. Many stalls took shortcut and used syrup nstead of making their own longan soup. If my palate did not fail me, the longan soup tasted genuine. I also like the fact it is very generous with the accompanying ingredients that comes together with the bowl of refreshing dessert.


Tian Tian Yuan Dessert House
Tiong Bahru Food Centre
30 Seng Poh Road
Singapore 168898
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (EW line), Outram (EW Line, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun: 11am - 11pm
(Closed on Wed)

1) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit A or B. Head east on Tiong Bahru Road towards Jalan Membina. Walk down Tiong Bahru and turn right onto Kim Pong Road. Turn left onto Lim Liak Street. Walk to end of Lim Liak Street and turn right onto Seng Poh Road. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Outram MRT station. Take Exit A or C. Walk to bus stop opposite Outram MRT station (Stop ID 06011). Take bus no. 33, 63, 75, 851 or 970. Alight 1 stop later at Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Road. Continue on Tiong Bahru Road and turn left onto Seng Poh Road. Continue on Seng Poh Road until destination. Journey time 8 minutes. [Map]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rong Fa Cheng Tng @ Havelock Road Food Centre - Traditional Dessert at $1 Only


Looking for some cheap traditional desserts? I came across Rong Fa Cheng Tng at Havelock Road Food Centre the other day and noticed the stall steals dessert as cheap as $1. This is a price point that you hardly can find it at food centre anymore.


Pulut Hitam 3/5

The Pulut Hitam ($1) comes with a spoon of coconut milk which allows customer to add into the black glutinous rice dessert to their preference. The sweetness of the dessert was rather balanced with the bonus of dried longan. However I thought it was a bit on the watery side.

Cold Cheng Tng 2.8/5

The Cold Cheng Tng ($1) is quite disappointing with the substitution of the traditional ingredients used in the traditional dessert with canned peach and jelly. The longan soup was rather bland too. It tasted more like syrup water. For an additional $2, you get to have gingko nuts.


Besides the pulut hitam and cheng tng which I tried, the stall sells a variety of desserts too. Most of the them are around $1,50 with the most expensive item at $2. While the dessert is not the best I have tried, it is definitely one of the cheapest I have found.

Rong Fa Cheng Tng
Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre
Blk 22A Havelock Road
Singapore 162022
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am - 9pm

1) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to Bukit Ho Swee Link. At Bukut Ho Swee Link, turn left and walk to Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee turn right and walk to Jalan Klink. Walk down Jalan Klink and look out for a staircase that goes down the slope. Take the staircase to the bottom. Turn right and follow the covered walkway to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Monday, March 14, 2016

Jubilee Coffee House & Bar @ Netheravon Road (Changi Village) - The Old Bungalow Charm


Converting the bungalow along Netheravon Road near Changi Village into a restaurant is Jubilee Coffee House & Bar , a sister restaurant of Coastal Settlement further down the road. The old bungalow has a nostalgic charm that serves up a selection of Western and Asian fare.

Ter Kar Bee Hoon 4.5/5

I go to know about Jubilee Coffee House & Bar after Christina brought me here for lunch a couple of months back. I am back here again for the Ter Kar Been Hoon ($15). Usually pig trotter bee hoon is dry version but here it is wet version with the aromatic scent of Chinese wine. It says something when I am back for the same dish.

Pork Curry Rice 4.2/5

The other dish we tried is the Pork Curry Rice ($18). The plate of rice comes with a huge serving of breaded pork with a fried egg. The pork cutlet is deep fried to golden brown, tender, moist and juicy. For a localised twist, a bowl of local curry is served on the side.

Ching Teng 4.5/5

For dessert, we tried the Ching Teng Cold ($7). Served in huge glass, the Ching Teng comes in abundance of ingredients that is perfect for the humid weather.


The first impression of the menu is that price is rather steep. However the food portion is actually quite generous. Hence I think it is quite reasonable. Food wise I am quite surprise by the quality and standard. If not for the distance, I would definitely go back more often to try the rest of their offering in the menu.

Jubilee Coffee House & Bar
580 Netheravon Road
Singapore 508516
Tel: +65 65430060
Nearest MRT: Tampines (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 1030am - 12midnight
Sat, PH Eve: 930am - 1am
Sun, PH: 930am - 1030pm

1) Alight at Tampines MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Tampines Bus Interchange (Stop ID 75009). Take bus number 29.  Alight 22 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 70 minutes. [Map]

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Singapore Tea Party by Sensodyne


The Singapore Tea Party by Sensodyne took place at The Duxton Hotel on 20 Jun 2015 attended by 20 selected guests and their friends, who have voted at where both Maureen (aka MissTamChiak) and me has nominated our favourite dessert places. The exciting afternoon gathered seven dessert vendors under one roof allowing us to mingle, indulge and share our great little moments together with the guests.


We are very thankful to the various dessert vendors taking their time off to spend the afternoon servicing us with the beautiful hot and cold desserts. We have the following nominated dessert vendors at the Singapore Tea Party with their yummylicious offerings,

1) Alfero Gelato
2) Lady M
3) Jin Jin Mango Ice Kachang
4) No Name Cheng Tng
5) Pacamara
6) Tong Heng
7) Udders


The beautiful emcee officially opened the Singapore Tea Party with a brief introduction of the various dessert vendors. After that, the guests are invited to “dig in” to the spread of desserts.  Quoting  from Maureen. “Don’t think about slimming down, just enjoy to your heart filled”


It was a dessert heaven at the Singapore Tea Party. I was actually feeling kind of overwhelmed with the buffet of desserts, not knowing where to start with. From gelato, cake , coffee, traditional egg tart, traditional hot and cold desserts, we are spoilt of choices.


As a token to all the participating dessert vendors, both Maureen (MissTamChiak,.com) and me signed a certificate of appreciation and presented it to the participating dessert vendors. Once again this party will not be possible without their support.


There was also an instagram contest where 2 winners picked by Maureen and me, get to walk away with $100 worth of GSK products. A surprised People’s Choice award was also presented to Udders which has gotten the highest number of votes among the 12 nominated dessert vendors.


The Singapore Tea Party is just only a small part from us to share our great little moments with our fans and readers. If you have your own Great Little Moments, why not share it on and stands a chance to win a staycation at Resorts World Sentosa’s Ocean Suites.

*This post is brought to you by Sensodyne

Monday, June 8, 2015

SG Food on Foot’s 5 Favourite Dessert Places


Reflecting back the years I have been blogging, the joy of this journey is not just about finding and sharing good food on my site. In this food discovery journey, these delicious moments were not possible without the company of like-minded friends who shared the same passion in discovering good food. Indeed food bonds people and these delicious moments are not perfect without ending with some yummilicious desserts in each meet up or food trails. With that I would like to share 5 of my favourite dessert places where you indulge in your own great little moments with your friends and families.


Mad About Sucre located along Teo Hong Road, beside Outram Park MRT station is one of the hottest and latest patisserie that I went with a group of foodie friends. The exquisite and elegant desserts, together with the ambience have left all of us impressed. Among the cakes I tried during my visit, my favourite is the Coco Citron which comes with a harmoniously execution of lemon curd sourness and refreshing coconut mousse on top. In fact, I have heard that they have recently introduced a new series of cakes. I can’t wait to go back and try them.


I am not a big fan of overly sweet desserts but I do have a weakness for a good cup of gelato or ice cream. In fact, I can finish a tub of gelato/ ice cream all by myself. Over the years, many gelato places have popped up around the island but my all-time favourite has always been Alfero Gelato for its full body flavour, rich, creamy and smooth texture. Currently it has 3 outlets at Macpherson, Marina Square and Orchard Gateway.


Recently, I fell in love with the ice cold frozen yogurt as I like the hint of sourness in them. Beegurt has been one of my recent discoveries and I simply fell in love with this yummy ice cold yogurt desserts. It is also perfect for cooling down in the hot and humid Singapore weather. In addition, the frozen yogurt allows one to be creative with their own choice of toppings.


As a food blogger, we need to be always on the alert on the latest trend so that we can share with our readers. Korean Bingsu is the latest craze in town now. Many bingsu cafés have recently been opened to jump on the bandwagon. Having tried a couple of these Korean snowflake desserts, my recommendation would be NunSongYee at Burghley Drive (Serangoon Garden) for its varieties, fresh ingredients and ambience, especially the melted in the mouth snowflake texture of the shaved ice. The huge serving is also perfect for sharing with friends.


Going back to my root, my all-time favourite dessert is this humid little dessert stall tucked inside a coffeeshop in Bedok. No Name Cheng Tng painstaking boiled the longan soup everyday at its stall instead of taking the shortcut of using syrup. For only a dollar seventy cents, we got a bowl of refreshing and sweet traditional Chinese Cheng Tng dessert packed to the brim with ingredients such as dried longan, white fungus, gingko nuts, dried persimmon, winter melon, glutinous ball, malva nut and sweet potato. Unlike most Cheng Tng stall, the uncle prefers to use ice cube instead of shaved ice. I like the idea as it keeps the cheng tng cold while not over dilute the broth when the ice melted.


In collaborating with Sensodyne, the choice of toothpaste that relieves pain from tooth sensitivity, we will be holding The Singapore Tea Party, showcasing a list of dessert vendors nominated by Miss Tam Chiak and me, entirely voted by the public, sharing our great little moments with each and everyone of you.

You can cast your vote at and stands a chance to get invite to The Singapore Tea Party together with a friend. Join us and eat to your heart’s content in one of the greatest dessert tea party of the year.

*This post is brought to you by Sensodyne