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Jul
5

Peppery Hot – Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh

I have eaten numerous times at Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh (or Pork Ribs) Eating House. This has got to be a must try dish in our garden city island – Singapore. I’ve tried both the Rangoon main branch and the newer branch at Tanjong Katong area. The quality is consistent and the restaurants are equally packed during the peak eating hours.    The soup has a unique aroma and blend of herbs and pepper mixture. The soup combination is made of up of fresh pork ribs, garlic and a blend of Ng Ah Sio herbs which attracts both locals and tourists alike to their store. I would usually order either the lime juice drink or hot chinese tea to cool the spiciness in the soup due to the strong peppery blast. The soup and ingredients are usually boiled over a long period of time as you would be able to notice the garlic and pepper residue at the bottom of the bowl. This store to me is in my top 5 Bak Kut Teh restaurants in Singapore which is a must try. My other personal favourite is the one located at Clark Quey area – Song Fa Bak Kut Teh. What to order? Their menu has alot of dishes ready for order. I have listed my typical favourite orders from this store after having tried out most of their dishes. NG AH SIO Bak Kut Teh Menu - Front Cover NG AH SIO Bak Kut Teh - Menu 1. Signature Spare Ribs Soup I prefer this dish to the Signature Pork Ribs soup as the meat on the Spare ribs are more tender and can be easily peeled off from the bones.    2. Pig Tail Soup For the more adventurous eaters and for those who don’t mind trying fatty meat. Close up on the Pigs' Tail Soup I will usually get the frowns and OMG expressions from friends when I order this dish. It’s great tasting seriously! love it as it’s SOFT and the smelly pig tail smell has somewhat been gotten rid off for this soup. 3. Braised Pig Intestines  Note that this is the small intestines dish.  4. Blanched Pig Kidney The Kidney has a slight crunchiness bite as compared to the liver. Refer to the dish second from the right.  5. Side dishes – You Tiao & Preserved Vegetable The ‘You Tiao’ (or ‘You Char Kway’ in English) goes well with the soup. Dip it into the soup...
Jun
29

TCC – The Connoisseur Concerto

During this season of the Great Singapore Sale (GSS), TCC is currently offering a 1-for-1 promotion on their main dishes and pastas for their members. Most of my family and friends are already members and we took the opportunity to feast again on our favourite dishes at TCC! Note: To qualify for membership, you will need to spend just SGD$80 on one receipt. The great thing about this membership is during your birthday month, you get 50% off your bill (excluding 7% GST and 10% Service Charge) for the first visit of your birthday month and 30% off for your second visit.   The Appetizers Wild Mushroom Bisque This is a bowl of creamy wild mushrooms broth served with garlic bread. Their mushroom soup is not too thick and this bowl alone is likely to make you full, therefore it’s good to share unless you have a big appetite. The Tuna Salad is also a must-try. There are 5 pieces of tuna per plate tossed with homemade citrus-miso dressing.  Tuna Fish Salad Pastas This has got to be my personal favourite pasta – the Spaghetti Aglio Olio flavoured with chilli and garlic and accompanied with prawns and pan-seared scallops. I have eaten this dish for at least 10 times so far and I’m pretty sure that I’ll order this at my next visit. Note: This dish is rather spicy due to the chilli padis and seeds found in the whole dish. You could request for a less spicy dish when placing your order. Seafood Aglio Olio  A new dish added to the menu recently is the Soft-shell Crab with Black Pepper Pasta. It’s my second favourite pasta now. The Spaghetti is tossed in spicy teriyaki black pepper sauce, crowned with crispy fried soft-shell crab and asparagus spears. I love the generous serving of tobiko as the garnishing too. As for this Chicken Spaghetti, the taste is just so-so. I do not recommend this as the above two choices are definitely better than this. Mains TCC has a good selection of great tasting healthy main dishes too! This is one place where you can feast on delectable, guilt-free food!   Oven-roasted Spring Chicken with Brown Jus Beef Striploin with Yakiniku Butter Sauce Snacks If you’re looking just to have some munchies or small bites, try the hearty portion of wedges with irresistible melted cheese dip. Otherwise, the Shrooms Bite – a delicious light puff pastry filled with a sautéed mushroom ragout will make a great choice too. Drinks Hazelnut Latte Caramel Ginger Crumble...
Jun
25

Ji De Chi Dessert Liang Seah Street Bugis

After our Korean Dinner at Wang Dae Bak Restaurant, we headed to Chinatown looking for desserts but Mei Heong Yuen Dessert store was closed at 10pm!? Upset that our desserts plans were foiled, the girls swiftly decided on satisfying their desserts cravings at Bugis Liang Seah Street. Usually we would have headed for Ah Chew Desserts but the queue for seats was way too long!  Jer then recommended that we try Ji De Chi  but it was equally packed on a weekend. Thank goodness for her contact, otherwise we would have to wait even longer!  Anyways, a form was given to us readily to fill up our orders. We had to pass it to the staff once we were done and make payment at the cashier before the food was served.  My All-time favourite – Mango with Pomelo Sago tasted very good.   Jer tried the Durian Shaved Ice SGD$6.00 and the taste of the durian is creamy and sweet! Love it! The shaved ice is thinly shaved and is so soft and smooth that I took quite a few mouthfuls of her dessert.    Shengfang’s Mango Ice with Mango Icecream. (Do note that this is not a shaved ice dessert. Look carefully before ordering as there are quite a number of mango desserts in the menu.) It’s still a good choice but shaved ice would have been nicer.  Other great tasting dishes are the Green Tea Snow Ice with the yummy red beans and nata de coco and Black and White Sesame Paste which has a Rich, Mellow Taste.  Another flavourful Hot Dessert is the Double Boiled Snow Pear with Chuan Bei & Red Dates. We also won a Herbal Jelly (SGD$2.30) from a Scratch to Win card!  It has a natural bitter taste and tastes great with honey poured over it. Wish us luck in this lucky draw! Wish us luck in the grand draw!   1. Ji De Chi (Liang Seah Street)8 Liang Seah Street #01-03Tel: 6339 9928Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs 11am – 11pm                              Fri & Sat 11am – 1130pm  Note: Ji De Chi has three outlets. The other two outlets are located in Jurong Point and Plaza Singapura.  2. Ji De Chi (Jurong Point) 63 Jurong West Central 3 Jurong Point (New Wing) #03-102/103/104 Tel : 6794 8887Opening Hours: 11am-10pm 3. Ji De Chi (Plaza Singapura) 68 Orchard Road #B2-53Basement 2, Plaza Singapura Tel : 63379828Opening Hours:...

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