Category Archives: Singapore

Ginzawa @ Orchard, Singapore


We have read some good reviews about this restaurant and decided to give it a try for Father’s Day dinner.

It is located in the Palais Renaissance mall on Orchard Road, which is a rather quiet shopping mall a bit off from the busiest part of Orchard Road.
IMG_1355 IMG_1356 IMG_1359 These were ordered for the kids….these weren’t extraordinary but were fine dishes for kidsIMG_1362 Beef Inaniwa Udon IMG_1367

Cold Soba with Black Pork and Hot Soup DipIMG_1369

 

Chawanmushi – portion was big enough for two kids to share. Perfectly steamed.

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Ebi Salad – there were tiny fresh shrimps and tiny dried shrimps, nice saladIMG_1364Beef Tataki – very good beef, tender, slightly seared
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Aburi sushi set – delicious! I actually preferred aburi sushi when it comes to the more oily fishes. IMG_1366

This is the deluxe version of their chirashi don – a must try dish!! Fresh and high qualify fish and seafood.  They offer it in their lunch set menu but also offer as an ala carte item for dinner.IMG_1360

“House Maki” – caviar, uni, minced toro on top; shrimp and yellow pickle in the middle.  And it is maki size!  Another must try!  Very satisfying!
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Salmon skin roll – this was a very pleasant surprise – at other restaurants, I usually would wish they will put in more salmon skin but apparently here is not a problem.IMG_1374

 

Great dinner overall, not cheap but very value for money.  High quality Japanese sushi always come with a price anyway.

We will definitely come back again as this has become my favourite Japanese restaurant in Singapore! 🙂

Batter Fluffy Flaps @ East Coast Road, Singapore


We were always hesitant to try this place for dinner as it looks too much like a dessert place.  But since it is my boy’s birthday and he loves dessert, we decided to try.

Well, the results…the kids were happy (according to my boy, he has never felt so full before!) and we believe we will come back again.

Teriyaki chicken wrap (with pancake) – yummy chicken, good portion size

Pancake burger with egg and cheese

Spaghetti with prawns in spicy sauce…yummy (yes, there are non-pancake dishes on the menu too)

Highlight of the meal – Oreo pancake + chocolate chips ice-cream + crushed oreo….I only got to have 1/3 of these, my boy insisted on finishing all the rest. :pIMG_0411

Bruno’s Pizzeria & Grill @ Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore


A very popular Italian restaurant in the neighbourhood.  Delicious food, generous portion and affordable price. Don’t expect to find a table without reservation on the weekend!

Calamari & Shrimp – fresh and crispyIMG_1444

Beef carpaccio with truffleIMG_1445

Egg plant lasagne
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Squid ink spaghetti  with prawns in tomato sauce – spaghetti was al dente; prawns were fresh and juicy
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Ham and mushroom pizzaIMG_1450

 

They offer value for money lunch sets and we tried their $13.90 sets the other day…

Garden salad with beet root and cheese
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Cream of carrot soup

Mushroom aglio olio   

Italian sausage pizza

Long Phung Vietnamese Restaurant @ Joo Chiat Road, Singapore


There are a number of vietnamese restaurants along Joo Chiat Road and we chose this because it was full house and with a small queue while others were at most half full.   It took us about 10mins in the queue to get a table.

Special raw beef noodle – raw beef, beef balls, beef shin, beef brisket.  Good soup base, beef was tender and brisket cooked well.    

Noodle with pork knuckle and vietnamese sausages – meat was soft and soup base was flavorful but I think they do a better job with the beef.  

Almost every table ordered one of these – was good but not the best.  

We will certainly come back again for a hearty bowl of beef noodle!

Platypus Lobster Shack @ CBD Singapore 


This place is one of the busier spot in the area so we decided to give it a try for dinner. 
It was really nice and comfortable sitting outdoor in the evening, without the hustle of the day.  

Urchin & Lobster Bisque – could not really taste urchin but there is a nice portion of meat.

The traditional lobster roll with side said and truffled chips – generous portion of filling, lobster + tomato was quite refreshing.

Spicy roasted garlic lobster roll – spicy but not too much but garlic was a bit too strong.