Tanuki Raw

Craving for some sashimi? Try out Tanuki Raw, which is conveniently located at Orchard area. They also have another location in National Design Centre.

A must-try dish for sashimi lovers is their Tanuki Kaisen Chirashi Donburi ($22.90). Where they serve you all the good stuff you can think about. From tuna, scallop, salmon sahimi to uni and ebiko that goes with Tanuki Raw’s signature mixed rice.

Overall, the taste of the sashimi are fresh and it goes well with the mixed rice. Something I’ll definitely go back to again.

Another dish we tried from their menu is the Foie Gras Truffle Yakiniku ($19.90). It consists of US black angus short rib, pan-seared foie gras and onsen egg with truffle soy sauce and black garlic brown butter over their signature rice.

We also tried one of their rolls—Superstar Roll ($12.90). Seared salmon and crispy mozzarella cheese combo is love.

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Here’s a photo of their menu:

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My friend and I had a nice and fulfilling dining experience. Price range is not on the cheap side but I think it it’s affordable enough for the quality and taste they serve. Lastly, the place tends to get crowded but it’s worth the wait. 🙂


Store Locations:

Tanuki Raw at Kapok
111 Middle Road
01-05 National Design Centre
Singapore 188969

Tanuki Raw at Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road
#04-01 Orchard Central
Singapore 238896

Savour 2016

Celebrated the Delicious last weekend at Savour 2016 with one of my best buddies. We had lunch under the scorching sun, it sounds crazy but with all the tasty food and fun we had… I say it was worth it.

Here’s the list of food that we munch on.

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(Clockwise from the top)

1 – Signature Stewed Ancho Pork Taco, Sweet Corn and Mango Salsa by Team Lower East Side [$6]

2 – Siew Yoke Umami Rice (Roasted Pork Belly, Crispy Nori, Japanese Umami Rice) by Labyrinth [$12]

3 – Peach Cooler Mocktail by Harry’s

4 – Wagyu Striploin, Mushrooms, Beans and Truffles by Team Bar A Thym [$12]

5 – Angel Hair Lobster Pasta, Fish Roe, Crispy Ebi by Team Saveur Art [$12]

6 – R&D’s Fried Chicken (12 Spice Dredge, Gong Bo Sauce) by Guest Team R&D [$6]

We also tried some cheeses. Just because it’s cheese, right?

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And finally, some Hokkaido Lavender Soft Serve Ice Cream for $5 to cap off our food trip.

There will be more Savour shows for this year—Savour Wines on September 8-11 and Savour Christmas on November 17-20. Mark your calendars.

Kimchi Pancake (Kimchijeon)

Kimchi. Kimchi. Kimchi. I’ve been craving for kimchi these past few days already. So I decided to try cooking some Kimchi Pancakes for lunch. So here it is. Ta-da!

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Disclaimer: I am not a chef or anything, I just like to experiment when it comes to cooking. 

Things you need:

  • 3 tbsp of flour
  • 3 medium eggs (I used only 2 eggs, but I find it needs more egg)
  • A handful of soybean sprouts
  • 1 cup of kimchi
  • 3 tbsp of kimchi sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chopped white onions
  • Chopped spring onion (depends on your liking for this one I used around 2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame oil

Procedure:

  1. On a separate bowl, whisk in the eggs, kimchi sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and the flour. Make sure to mix in the flour carefully as it may create lumps.
  2. Over a low heat, pour sesame oil on a hot non-stick pan and then fry the onions until they becomes transparent.
  3. Add the soybean sprouts, kimchi and toss in half of the spring onions.
  4. After a minute, pour in the egg batter mixture and sprinkle the remaining spring onions. After two minutes or if the other side if cooked already flip the pancake. About a minute or so your Kimchi pancake is ready.
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This brand is worth trying. I tried many kimchis already and this one is nice! The brand is Chan Chan Chan. Yup! That’s three Chan(s) there. We usually order it online, so I’m not sure if FairPrice or Cold Storage sells this.

If you’ve managed to try my recipe, let me know how was it.

One Sunday Afternoon

“When you drink coffee you are already two hours ahead of your peers.” I heard someone said it. Well too bad for me ’cause I don’t drink coffee. *insert non-coffee drinker puns here* Anyway, my friends and I visited two coffee shops last Sunday where we had our lunch and killed some time before we watched Burnt.

First Stop:

Common Man Coffee Roasters (22 Martin Road 01-00, Singapore 239058)

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Some ordered the Common Man Burger and the Tender Pulled Pork Burger.

Mine was the Organic Eggs Benedict—Tender braised ox cheeks, two poached organic eggs & chive hollandaise, with pepita toast. Look at those runny eggs. Yum!

And some Crab Salad to share—shredded crab meat with wild rocket, romaine, endive, sugar snaps, avocado, mint, pomegranate & caper crumbs in a mango mint dressing for sharing.

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Verdict:

I tried all the food we ordered and in my opinion the Eggs Benedict and the Crab Salad are delectable dishes. A must-try! Sorry guys, I can’t comment on their coffee but according to my peers they are good.


Second Stop:

Toby’s Estate (8 Rodyk Street, 01-03/04 Singapore 238216)

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The place is bigger than the usual cafes here in Singapore.

Some beans and dessert they sell.

Tempura Mushrooms—Chunky tempura portobello mushrooms with lightly drizzled citrus dressing.

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Green apple and Pineapple Orange juice—freshly squeezed.

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I got to also taste the Affogato. It’s nice (coming from a person whoe doesn’t drink coffee.) Maybe because of the vanilla ice cream. LOL

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And the V60. I love their mug—matte finish and I love that gold accent on a black mug.

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My friend also took some photos of me.

Verdict:

If you are looking for a place who serves a lot of cakes, this is not a place for you. But, if what your after is keeping those caffeine flowing in your bloodstream then by all means drop by here and have a taste of their Woodneck or the V60 coffee. And DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT forget to order the Tempura Mushrooms!


Update: I have learned to drink and enjoy coffee. And I am thankful I did.

I love flat white, lattes and cold brew.

The Garden Slug

As a pre-birthday celebration (last 10 October), the four of us—me, my sister and her husband and my best friend ate at The Garden Slug for dinner. Personally, I really don’t like celebrating my birthday that’s why it’s just the four of us. LOL

These are printed paintings by a local artist. You can check his instagram account @michael_lee_sy.

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Three Little Pigs: Bratwurst, Bacon & Ham Hashed with Mushroom Cheese Melt & Potato Egg Bake.The Garden Slug 6

Roti Johnson: Pork+Beef Patty, Chilli Eggs, Gooey Mozzarella, Creamy Parmesan, Drunken Onions & Sriracha Aioli.The Garden Slug 9

Spicy Mindy’s Chicken: Chicken with Chilli & Lime Leaf Garlic Butter Sauce.The Garden Slug 5

Babyback Pork Ribs: Slow-Baked Ribs Simmered Hickory BBQ Sauce.The Garden Slug 7

Overall, the food is just so-so. It’s not great but it’s not also bad.

Food Fest

A couple of months ago, I was asked by my friend to take some photos for Stew Küche. It is a restaurant here in Singapore that offers German cuisine. The photos were used in hungrygowhere and for a deal post in Superdeals these both are by Insing by the way.

I have placed some screenshots of the site. But you can also personally visit the site. I’ve changed some photos into B&W because those were not taken by me. Ha ha

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The food was really great! I really recommend their Pork Knuckles. It was sooo good I tell yah!!!

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Address: #01-40, 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Block 119, Singapore 151119
Telephone: 6276 6445
Opening hours:
Tue – Fri: 11:00 – 15:00
Tue – Fri: 17:00 – 22:00
Sat, Sun & PH: 11:00 – 15:00
Sat, Sun & PH: 17:00 – 00:00
(They are closed every Monday, except Public Holidays)

Banana Cupcake with Honey & Cinnamon Frosting

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Here’s my own version of Martha Stewart’s Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting recipe.

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INGREDIENTS:
Cupcake batter:

  • 1 1/2 Cups All-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Cup or 1 stick Unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 Cup Mashed ripe bananas (about 4-5 bananas)
  • 1 Ripe banana for garnish (optional)
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Pure vanilla extract

Frosting:

  • 1 1/4 Cup Confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground cinnamon

 

PROCEDURE:

1. Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Or you can use silicon mini muffin pan just like what I did.

2. Mashed the bananas.

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3. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients—flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Then mix together.

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4. After mixing, make a well at the center of the flour mixture. This is where you’ll pour the remaining ingredients—butter, mashed bananas, eggs and vanilla. Blend in the mixture but remember not to over mix it. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan.

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5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or try inserting a toothpick, if it comes out clean then the muffins are good.

6. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.

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7. For the frosting, beat all of the ingredients using an electric mixer for about 4 to 5 minutes or until smooth. Frost your cupcakes and top it with sliced bananas.
NOTE: Place the bananas right before serving. Or you can just eat it without the frosting (Banana muffin) Lol

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***The frosting looks weird, I’ll practice more. 
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Singapore: Week 2&3 (Food)

 

I compiled the things I’ve eaten during my 2nd and 3rd week here in Singapore.

CHINESE:

Of course, Din Tai Fung. You can’t leave Singapore without eating here. Except if you are from Taiwan.

 

For the weight watchers, Soup Broth Asia offers dishes that is prepared without MSG and they put calorie count in each dish. Try the Yam rice. Yummeh!

JAPANESE:
Tajiyama, a Japanese charcoal grill Yakiniku restaurant. You have to try their Eat-all-you-want Wagyu Beef menu. So good! ❤

Ajisen Ramen

Ichiban Sushi
Chicken Teriyaki with Miso soup + Hot green tea.
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Ramen Play

And some Japanese Soba from Cold Storage.
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THAI:
Absolute Thai at Johor Premium Outlet.

Our food:

WESTERN:
Boston Clam Chowder from The Soup Spoon. They also sell their soups in this handy packs. Just need to re-heat them in microwave or stove.
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High Tea Buffet at House, Barracks & Camp. They have lovely food and interior—very homey and relaxing.

KOREAN:
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at Seoul Garden


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DESSERT/SWEETS:
Ci Gusta! A gelato and yogurt place located at Anchorpoint Shopping Centre. Their gelato is too sweet for my taste though.

Twelve cupcakes, they offer a lot of flavours. And I heard that this is one of the most popular cupcake shops here in Singapore.

Lao Ban Soya Beancurd is LOVE! The soya just melts in your mouth and the sweetness is just right. Soya goodness!! Kriscel Go 2013 Singapore-60