Showing posts with label Fishcake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fishcake. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fishball Story @ Hungry Bee Coffeeshop (Geylang Lorong 28) - New Supper Spot In Geylang


It is a sad news for me to know that Fishball Story has moved out of NUS UTown which is near my home and embarked on a new challenge in Geylang. However I am happy for Douglas and Fishball Story as it is bringing its delicious bowl of fishball noodle to the East. Together with Char Grill Bar and 818 Seafood, they have partnered to open a new coffeeshop called Hungry Bee at Geylang Lorong 28.


Even greater news for fishball story fans and supper seeker, Fishball Story at Hungry Bee Coffeeshop is opened until 2am!

Premium Fishball Noodle 4.5/5

The Premium Fishball Noodle ($6) comprises of fishballs, fishcakes, fried fish skin, fish dumpling and fried bean curd skin with fish paste. Douglas continues to make the firm and bouncy fishballs using his grandmother's recipe, using 100% yellowtail fish meat. Instead of making the fishballs and fishcakes at the stall itself now, Douglas made them from his new central kitchen and deliver them to the stalls.


Not only does Douglas handmade his fishballs and fishcakes, he also prepared the sambal and pork lard for the stalls. It has been a while since I last had his noodle and I thought the sambal has improved. The marriage of the spiciness with the noodle has a better kick, layered by the pork lard aroma.


If noodle is too heavy for you, you can also opt for the Fishball Soup ($4.50) or Mix Soup ($4.50) with fishballs and fishcakes in a flavourful and sweet soup. Go for the mix soup if you prefer varieties, especially the fish cakes which is speckled with chilli and scallions.


Fishball Story
Hungry Bee Coffeeshop
(Geylang Lorong 28)
512 Geylang Road
Singapore 389468
Nearest MRT: Aljunied (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 2am

1) Alight at Aljunied MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk straight to Sims Ave. Cross the road. Continue on Geylang 25. Walk to the end and to Geylang Road. Cross the road. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Rong Sheng Fish Head Bee Hoon @ Taman Jurong Food Centre


Hidden right at the corner of Taman Jurong Food Centre on level 3, near the toilet area is Rong Sheng Fish Head Bee Hoon. To be frank, the stall did not look inviting. I took a chance and ordered a bowl of fried fish beehoon because of the sign saying it is Hong Kong style fishhead beehoon. I had a brief chat with the uncle behind the cooking and he told me he is from Hong Kong. Maybe that explains the signage.

Fried Fish Beehoon 4/5

I have to say the Fried Fish Beehoon ($3.50/$4) smelled really good when it was served to me. The cloudy soup carried a hint of chinese wine which was very aromatic. Together with the heat from the ginger, it warmed the body with each sip of the soup.

Fried Fish Beehoon 4/5

Fried Fish Beehoon 4/5

The beehoon itself was smooth and silky. You probably can tell from the picture, I had a hard time picking them up with my chopsticks. For the main ingredient, the fish meat itself was chunky and meaty.

Five Spice Fish Cake 4/5

The stall also sells some homemade Five Spice Fish Cake ($1). I got a piece to try and it was quite a delightful snack or small bite to go with the fried fish beehoon.

Overall I enjoyed the bowl of fried fish beehoon. Although milk was added to the soup, the robustness of the sweet broth was not eclipsed by the milky taste but instead giving in a creamier texture on top of the hint of aromatic Chinese wine.

Rong Sheng Fish Head Bee Hoon
Taman Jurong Food Centre
3 Yung Seng Road
Singapore 618499
Nearest MRT: Lakeside (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed-Sun: 10am - 10pm
(Closed on Tue)

1) Alight at Lakeside MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Lakeside MRT station (Stop ID 28091). Take bus number 98. Alight 5 stops later. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Lakeside MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop opposite Lakeside MRT station (Stop ID 28099). Take bus number 240 or 246. Alight 4 stops later. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Palette Restaurant & Bar @ Capitol Piazza


BreadTalk Group has done it again with a new dining concept called Palette Restaurant & Bar that housed together 10 different brands from Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The new restaurant borrows a mixture of dining concepts of a food court, marche and a full service restaurant. Stepping into the dining hall, diner is handed an ipad where they can order from the ten brands at their comfort from their table and the food will be served to them when it is ready. Payment is at the cashier before exiting the dining hall.

BBQ Chicken Wings 4.2/5

Dinner at Palette started with some light bites from Huat Huat BBQ Chicken Wings ($12 for half a dozen/ $21 for one dozen), a brand for 14 years. The chicken wings are grilled to a nice exterior crispiness with a subtle sweetness. Most important the pairing chilli sauce goes very well with the chicken wings and very addictive.

Sate Ayam Madura 3.5/5

I am glad to find one of my favourite Indonesian restaurants, IndoChilli at Palette. From IndoChilli, we tried both the Sate Ayam Madura ($8.80 for 5pc) and Tahu Telor ($9.80). The sate was tender but lacked the charred aroma. I suspected is due to the used of electric grill instead of charcoal grill. Nevertheless the creamy nutty sauce for the sate consistency is there and good.

Tahu Telor 4/5

The Tahu Telor ($9.80) as far as I can remember, it still taste as good as I had the last time. I am delighted to see that IndoChilli still add those white beansprout head to the dish giving the sauce a hint of spiciness and crunch.

Fish Cake 4.2/5

Ah Koong Restaurant from Johor Bahru, Malaysia has an impressive story. Started in 1987 with only 5 men, it has expanded to 5 restaurants and a manufacturing facility with over 100 workers. This is their sixth outlet and also their first outlet outside Malaysia. Their preservative free fishballs and fishcake are handmade from ikan parang fish paste.

Fishball Noodle Dry 3.5/5

Beside the Fish Cake ($4.90), Ah Koong also sells Fishball Noodle ($7.90) and I got to try the dry version tossed in a black sauce which complement quite well with the thick yellow noodles. The bowl of noodle comes with bouncy fishballs sliced fishcake, minced pork and fried shallots.

Fried Hokkien Crayfish Mee 2.8/5

The luxury Fried Hokkien Crayfish Mee ($15) from Yong Xin Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle was a disappointment for me. Unfortunately the noodles did not get to absorb the flavour of the beautiful stock. It felt like the person behind the wok did not do a good job. Diners can also find Char Kway Tiao ($9) and Oyster Omelette ($11) on their menu.

Noodles with Abalone 4/5

Ah Yat Seafood Kitchen is another brand at Palette that most Singaporean will be familiar with. With a huge selection from wholesome set meats, roast meats, dim sum, congee, noodles, rice dishes and live seafood, Ah Yat offers something for everyone. I tried the Noodles with Abalone ($18) using Ah Yat's proprietary abalone sauce, a top secret recipe that was created over 40 years ago. The sauce not only complement the plump and juicy abalone but the noodles too.

Premium Pork Ribs Soup 3.5/5

While Balestier in Singapore does house a couple of popular Bak Kut Teh restaurants, I doubt I have heard of Balestier Bak Kut Teh. Nevertheless, it is still good to have a bowl of Premium Pork Ribs Soup ($9.50) in the air conditioned mall with its hot and peppery soup base warming the body.

Braised Beef Brisket Noodles Dry 3.5/5

Hok Kee Authentic Hong Kong Noodle & Congee is a Hong Kong brand with over 60 years of heritage starting from a mobile food vendor in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. While the sauce and noodles of the Braised Beef Brisket Noodles Dry ($9) tasted average, the melted in the mouth beef brisket itself was good.

Wonton Soup 4/5

Hok Kee also specializes in wonton. The Wonton Soup ($8) comes with silky smooth wonton stuffed with bite sized parcel of fresh shrimp, lean pork, pork fat and flat fish.

Champagne Pork Ribs 4/5

Little Nanyang at Palette is a new brand in the Singapore scene debuting in Food Republic Hong Kong in March 2013 servicing Southeast Asian cuisine. In Singapore, it will be enticing Singaporean's palate with a selection of zi char dishes such as the Champagne Pork Ribs ($10.80). Actually I could not really taste any champagne but the pork coated in a sweet sauce is cooked to fork tender.

Hainanese Chicken Rice Set 3.8/5

On top of the selection of zi char dishes, Little Nanyang sells the popular Hainanese Chicken Rice Set ($10,90) too. All the components of a chicken rice, from the chicken to sauces are well executed except for the rice. It lacked the fluffiness and aroma of a good plate of chicken rice.

Chandi Murg Tikka 3/5

Being a cultural melting pot, Palette has Delhi 6 offering North-West Indian cuisine to cater for the rest of the community. Due to some restriction in the kitchen, they can only use electric tandoors which may explain why the Chandi Murg Tikka ($13) ensconced in a garlic and cashew nut cream sauce is not as good as some that I have tried elsewhere.

Sunset Gula Melaka Banana Parfait & Butterscotch 4/5

Golden Chilled Mango Soup with Mango & Citrus Fruits 4.2/5

Dinner is not complete without some drinks and/or desserts from 90 Gastro Bar. Besides the extensive range of wines, beers and hard liquor, 90 Gastro Bar also offers a twist to some old school desserts such as the Sunset Gula Melaka Banana Parfait & Butterscotch ($8) and Golden Chilled Mango Soup with Mango & Citrus Fruits ($8). The golden chilled mango soup with mango and citrus fruits stood out for me with the blend of mango ice cream, mango puree and coconut milk, giving it a airier and frothier texture than the traditional version.

Overall I find that the new concept has its hits and misses. The new concept reminds me about a group of foodies who feels that hawker food needs to be priced more expensive and also have air conditioning to preserve the hawker heritage. Palette Restaurant & Bar seems to fit their idea. We will see whether the new concept by BreadTalk Group is the direction to go.

Palette Restaurant & Bar
Capitol Piazza
13 Stamford Road
Singapore 178905
Tel: +65 63843359
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 1030pm

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit D. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Suki Thai Steamboat and Thai Cuisine @ Golden Mile Complex


Suki Thai Steamboat and Thai Cuisine is the latest addition in Golden Mile Complex. The month old restaurant serves not only Thai Steamboat but also Mookata as well as some authentic Thai dishes. Suki Thai offers both set menu as well as a la carte dishs for its Thai steamboat and mookata.

Thai Steamboat 4.2/5

The Thai Steamboat comes in two soup base, Chicken and Tom Yum. Among the group, we seems to prefer the tom yum more than the chicken soup base. The sour-spicy broth seems to be even more tastier after cooking the ingredient in it, infusing all the essence.

Mookata 4/5

Suki Thai started off with only steamboat has since introduced Mookata on their menu after feedback from patrons. The beauty of dining at Suki Thai, especially in a big group, you get to enjoy both the Thai Steamboat as well as the Mookata.

All in One Combo Set Menu

As Suki Thai is still new, they are also still adjusting their food offering as well as the pricing, gathering feedback from patrons. On the combo set menu they have the Vegetable Combo ($14.90), Meat Combo ($24.50) and Seafood Combo ($29.50). To be competitive, Suki Thai has since introduced the All in One Combo Set Menu ($40) which comes with everything; seafood, meat and vegetable. It is really value for money.

Wagyu Beef

Kurobota Pork

Suki Thai also offers some selection of premium items on the menu such as the Wagyu Beef ($22), Kurobota Pork ($22), Baby Abalone ($26) and Canadian Big Scallop ($16). I like the fact that the meat at Suki Thai is not thinly sliced, which comes with a nice bite.

Jade Noodle 4.2/5

The ala care items at Suki Thai comes in different coloured code which determines the pricing starting from $2.50 per plate. One item not to be missed in the Jade Noodle which is the same noodle served in MK Steamboat in Thailand. This is like your wanton mee noodle served cooked. It is super springy and so good that I can eat on its own.

Crispy Fish Skin 3/5

Thai Fishcake and Cheese Hotdog 3.5/5

The thing about having steamboat or mookata is to wait for the soup to boil and then cooking the ingredients. Sometimes the wait is just too long for the hungry stomach. Worry not as Suki Thai also offers some delectable light snacks and food to fill up the stomach first such as the Crispy Fish Skin, Thai Fishcake and Cheese Hotdog.

Mango Salad 4/5

We also asked the kitchen to prepare for us a plate of Mango Salad the "real" Thai way without tuning down for the local palate. Instantly I can taste Thailand burning in my mouth, it was so fiery that I felt I was knocked out by a muay thai boxer.



Besides the trio offering of Thai Steamboat, Mookata and Thai cuisine at Suki Thai, I like the spacious spacing at Suki Thai compare to the the other restaurants in golden mile complex. Having steamboat and mookata can be quite a sweaty event. The air conditioned and spacious spacing means no more squeezing and sharing tables with strangers.

Suki Thai Steamboat and Thai Cuisine
Golden Mile Complex
5001 Beach Road
Singapore 199588
Tel: +65 62913313
Nearest MRT: Nicoll Highway (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 11pm

1) Alight at Nicoll Highway. Take Exit A. Take the bridge and walk to the junction of Java Road and Beach Road. Turn right onto Beach Road. Continue on Beach Road and walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Spicy Thai - Thai Cafe @ Aljunied Avenue 2


I am not new to Spicy Thai at Aljunied Avenue 2. In fact I have been back for a couple of times with my friends for the Thai food. What makes me come back again and again probably is the exciting menu. There always seems to have something new on the menu each time I am back.

Prawn Cake 3.5/5

We started with some Prawn Cake ($2/pc). I don't usually order the prawn cake because many times I have restaurants servicing me one that is mixed with too much flour or too thick with its batter. I would say the prawn cake at Thai Spicy is one of the better ones that I have eaten.

Fish Cake 3.5/5

The Fish Cake ($2/pc) was springy and has a hint of spiciness. Paired it to sweet chilli sauce for a more delightful enjoyment.

Nam Tok Neua (Basil Beef) Salad 3.8/5

This is one salad that the carnivores will applauded. The Nam Tok Neua (Basil Beef) Salad ($15) comes with beef strips tossed in a spicy thai sauce served with century egg. There were not much vegetable except for the basil flavour that is infused to the beef. The meat was a bit tough to my liking but the sauce was top notch. Not forgetting my favourite century egg.

BBQ Pork Neck 4.5/5

BBQ Chicken Wing 4.2/5

I was told that Spicy Thai has recently engaged a grill expert from Thailand and I was eagerly looking forward to the grill items. From the grill section of the menu, I tried the BBQ Pork Neck ($10) and BBQ Chicken Wing ($6 for 4pc/ $9 for 6pc). Both the pork neck and chicken wing were really well marinated and grilled to perfection. The infused sweetness with the smokiness and slightly charred surface made these finger licking good.

Deep Fried Kang Kong with Special Thai Sauce 4/5

 I had the Deep Fried Kang Kong with Special Thai Sauce ($10) in my previous visit. It was a unique creation definitely. Compared to my previous visit, it seemed like there was a bit more batter giving it a more crispy crunch. Having it alone is it bland. It needs to pair with the special thai sauce. Quite similar like have Indian rojak.

Dill Pattie (Cha Om) Omelette 3.8/5

I am glad the price of the Dill Pattie (Cha Om) Omelette ($8) has not increased since my visit almost a year back. It was also great to note that they have used for dill pattie in the omelette for the herby taste to stand out more.

Crispy Seafood Lad Na 3/5

Crispy Seafood Lad Na 3/5

Crispy Seafood Lad Na ($6) was another dish that I tried previously. Now the fried hor fun is served separately from the gravy for retaining the crispiness. I actually think otherwise. Although the crispiness is retained, the dish felt separated without stir frying the hor fun with the gravy to infuse the flavours.

Water Fry Egg with Thai Style Crispy Sun Dried Fish

For a healthy option there is the Water Fry Egg with Thai Style Crispy Sun Dried Fish ($12). Very interesting way of fying egg, I would love to learn from the chef how to do it. Just be warned that it is packed with a spicy, tangy kick. I thought the crispy sun dried fish was additional, it did not really complement the dish except for decorative purposes. Nevertheless it was really crispy similar to the ikan bilis.

Red Emperor Snapper with Chilli Garlic 4.5/5

Moving on to the new items on the menu, we started with the Red Emperor Snapper with Chilli Garlic (market price). Simplicity at its best with the garlic and chilli combo plus a bit of lemon zest to boost up the whole natural flavour of the fish. Everyone on the table enjoyed it. However, I thought the fish was a bit overcooked by a minute or two but overall it was a very good dish.

Thai Walking Cat Fish with Spicy Lemon Soup 4.2/5

Another fish dish on the new menu is the Thai Walking Cat Fish with Spicy Lemon Soup ($28). Restaurant seldom serves cat fish on the menu but it is actually quite tasty. The flesh is firmer compared to the red snapper. I was concern of the earthy taste of the cat fish but it was well covered by the spicy lemon soup that is used to cook the fish under constant charcoal heat.

Basil Mussels 4.2/5

Still on seafood, we tried the Basil Mussels ($15). I enjoyed how the basil flavour has been infused into the shellfish giving it an addition aroma.

Lala Beehoon 4/5

The highlight for the dinner probably was the Lala Beehoon ($18) and one of the newest creation I was looking forward to try. The silky smooth beehoon was buried underneath a pile of sweet clams. Most of us enjoyed it but some felt that it was too peppery for their weak tongue. The peppery kick did give me an adrenaline rush but I thought it overshadowed the sweetness of the clam that supposed to be absorbed by the beehoon.

Lemongrass Jelly with Aloe Vera Cubes and Calamansi 3/5

Tapioca in Coconut Milk 4.2/5

Thai Red Ruby 4/5

Sticky Glutinous Rice with Mango 4/5

Not forgetting the desserts to wrap up the sumptuous dinner. Spicy Thai offers a good selection of Thai desserts such as the Lemongrass Jelly with Aloe Vera Cubes and Calamansi ($2.50), Tapioca in Coconut Milk ($3.50), Thai Red Ruby ($3.50) and Sticky Glutinous Rice with Mango ($6). The lemongrass jelly and red ruby are perfect to cool off that fiery tongue after all the spicy food. The tapioca was steamed to a delectable softness that is excellently complemented by the sweetness from the coconut milk. Last but not least the classic mango sticky rice to complete the delicious meal and wonderful company.

Spicy Thai - Thai Cafe
Blk 115 Aljunied Avenue 2
Singapore 380115
Tel: +65 67478558
Nearest MRT: Aljunied (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 12am

1) Alight at Aljunied MRT station. Take Exit B. Turn left and walk towards Aljunied Road. Take the overhead bridge. Cross the road and walk to bus stop opposite Aljunied MRT station (Stop ID 81081). Take bus number 80. Alight 2 stops later. Cut through the housing estate, walk towards the food centre. Cut across the food centre and walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Aljunied MRT station. Take Exit B. Turn right and walk to Geylang East Ave 1. On Geylang East Ave 1, turn left and continue to the end of the road. Cross the road and continue on Aljunied Crescent. Walk down Aljunied Crescent and turn right onto Aljunied Ave 2. Walk to block 115. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]