Beast & Butterflies @ M Social

This is another restaurant joint under the Millenium Hotel Group. Similar to that of Café 2000 at M Hotel.


A place with nice cozy environment coupled with great ambience especially at night. You get to enjoy live band music on Saturdays.


Great place with great music and of cos great food.

Beast & Butterflies offer a good selection of foods and I hope I can have a chance to savour all of it in time to come. 😀

For Starters…..

Truffle Crispy Fish Skin & Potato Chips dusted with black truffle powder. Oh mine, this is one of my favourite starter. The truffle powder taste so good and empowering. Certainly not for the faint hearted.

Crunchy Greens, icy plant with wasabi dressing and sides of sesame miso dutch cucumber. Woo….this is one starter dish to order. The icy plant is super cruchy and refreshing with the wasabi dressing. Awesomely delicious!

For mains……


Cod Fish, deep fried atlantic cod served with cripy egg noodles, bailing mushrooms and hong kong choy sum in gravy. This cod is damn power when deep-fried. Surprisingly, goes well with crispy noodle. High end type of 生面.


Chicken Claypot Rice, fragrant rice cooked in a claypot with preserved sausage, salted fish, chinese mushrooms and chicken. Interestingly, this dish is equally tasty with all the required flavours expected of a claypot rice. 👍 Only challenge is that the rice portion is insufficient after your appetite have warmed up. 😅


Steamed Clam Chorizo, steamed littleneck clams and iberico chorizo in white wine served with bread basket. Italian la la to be exact.

Beast Burger, grilled u.s. wagyu beef and cheese burger, bbq sauce, mustard and mayo, brown onions, served with potato fries and mesclum salad with sesame dressing. The beef patty is good though a bit messy to consume.

Lobster Porridge, teochew-style lobster rice porridge in crab broth, baby abalone, crispy conpoy, bonito flakes, fried shredded ginger and scallion. Nice but not as champion compared to the lobster porridge in Orchid Live Seafood. The soup based is at most so-so probably over empowered by bonito flake.

Thai Chicken Basil Pasta, linguine served with wok-fried spicy minced chicken with sweet basil and crispy egg floss. This is one interesting dish, pretty unique. Recommended to try.

Char Kway Teow, stir-fried flat noodle with prawns, preserved sausages, chives and bean sprouts. I just do not know how to describe this dish, simple and yet taste great.

For desserts….


Matcha Lava, warm green tea cake, matcha ganache, azuki red beans, vanilla ice cream. This is another must order sweets. Highly recommended.

Another great place for your dining options!


So, do keep a lookout on this blog post for any new menu updates from time to time. 😉


Bon appetit!

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Beef Noodle Soup @ Blk 226 Ang Mo Kio Food Centre

You may find beef noodle soup almost everywhere around you but a good stall is hard to come by.

I have tried many of these beef noodles and one such stall really stands out is this stall below

Hong Heng Beef Noodle Soup & Laksa at Blk 226 Ang Mo Kio Food Centre.

Their beef noodles comes with condiments like salted vegetable which brings out the umami when consume as a dish together.

My personal preference is the dry version though the soup version is equally good too.

Believe me, it goes extremely well with the chilli sauce that is mixed with cincalok. Certainly heavenly when poured over it.

Their beef balls are also another champion dish that is succulent and bouncy and not forgetting their power soup base too.

Well, nothing beats experiencing on your own and uncover the gem of this stall if you develop the craving for beef noodles the next time round. 😋

Straits Chinese Nonya Restaurant at Keck Seng Tower

Straits Chinese Restaurant is the oldest Nonya Restaurant in Singapore. It is by no means easy to look for an authentic Nonya cuisine and I must agree that their Nonya food is pretty authentic and tasty.

This restaurant is extremely popular with tourists and you will get to see bus loads of tourists being sent here for lunches and dinners.

They offer a good selection of appetizers, mains and desserts to cater to individuals’ palate.

Appetizer to go….

Keropok (Prawn Cracker) – Great start for the meal. Goes extremely well by dipping it with the sambal belacan.

Sambal Belacan – Star of the meal. Trust me, it is going to blow you off. It can go well with the white rice on its own too.

Soups

Hee Peow Soup – Fish maw with meat ball and fish cake.

Kuak Pedas – Hot & Sour Seafood Soup comes with prawn, squid and straw mushroom.

Mains

Ayam Buah Keluak – A type of nut cooked with chicken and braised in thick tamarind gravy.

Sambal Sotong – Sweet based tomato-rish sambal, really power and taste different from the usual sambal sotong that we are used to having.

Babi Pong Teh – Nonya style slow braised pork. The pork is tenderliciously good.

Otak Otak – Generous chunks of fish with each mouthful.

Nonya Chap Chye – Mixed vegetables, (primarily cabbage) stir fried with black fungus and tossed with glass noodles.

Dessert

Chendol – Sinfully good and highly recommended. 👍

So, if you are craving for a good nonya food, do give this restaurant a try!

Mee Hoon Kueh (麵粉粿) @ Blk 226 Ang Mo Kio Food Centre

Have you had any solid and power Mee Hoon Kueh? Where to find such store?

Mee Hoon Kueh (hand-torn noodle) or commonly known as 麵粉粿. Sometimes it is also commonly referred to as 板麵. It is another one of those comfort food that we can find easily in any hawker stall.

Basically, it is noodles torn into pieces by hand & cooked in anchovies-based soup top with minced pork, fried anchovies, fried shallots, egg and served with red cut chilli on the side.

Some variations could see with mushroom or seafood item.

What makes this dish tick? To me, I would think the soup base is a key in the ingredient that makes a good bowl of Mee Hoon Kueh.

Having said that, it will also depend on individual taste buds to ascertain a good bowl of Mee Hoon Kueh as well.

So far, there is this particular stall selling Mee Hoon Kueh (實里達生麵, 麵粉粿) at Blk 226 Ang Mo Kio Food Centre that is perpetually spotted with long snaking queues each time I am there.

Well, I decided to jump on the queue and to see for myself on how good it can be since there is always a long snaking queue. There must be a reason for it and the only way is to experience it the hard way. 😂

This is the end product after much fanfare. Unfortunately, the Mee Hoon Kueh has sold out by the time the queue reaches me. 😥

I had no choice but to settle for the next best option which is the 生麵. You will need to top up an extra dollar for the fried anchovies if you need additional. It comes in 3 sizes; small at $3, medium at $4 and large at $5.

It certainly looks good on the appearance. For a small bowl at $3, I must agree that it is value for money given a pretty decent size prawn that comes along with it.

Soup is tasty too though I feel there could be another better one out there somewhere as I cannot really get the umami out of the soup.

Will I revisit this stall again? Hmm…if there is no queue, I don’t mind. However, if there is a long snaking queue, I might probably take a rain check. 😊

Chicken Run @ Paya Lebar Square

Frankly, I am not one who is especially excited when it comes to hot pot as I am not really a huge fan of it. There are many different variations when it comes to hot pot eating. (I am sure you will know what I mean 😉)

Well, there is this traditional stew pot place in Paya Lebar Square, Chicken Run which I find their hot pot is really good though and thought you guys should give it a try if you have a chance to do so.

From its name, you may just think of it like some place selling fried chicken or chicken related stuff until you step in to check their menu.

They do offer a variety of food items other than just hot pot.

Chicken Laksa Pot – oh their laksa soup base is just so good and of standard too.

Mushroom Pot – a great dish for non-meat eaters. Soup base is awesomely tasty. Good to gulp it down with a bowl of steaming rice.

Beef Pot – beef lovers will love this stew beef pot. The beef is cooked to tender perfection.

You may also go to their self-service fridge to pick up ala-carte food item to add on to the various soup base.

They do offer appetizers and other ala-carte items on their menu as well should you choose to add on to the feast.

Stirfry Baby Spinach – this is one recommended vegetable item that I personally like.

Wu Xiang a.k.a Ngoh Hiang – deep fried minced pork roll in beancurd skin. Another champion dish.

So, next time when you have the urge or feel like having hot pot for a change, do give this place a try. 😉

Harry’s Bar & Dining

I have always seen Harry’s outlet in the past but did not really find time to step in to one of their outlet to have a go at their food options.

It was only till I realize that one of the love dining privilege offered by AMEX that prompted me to seriously consider their dining options.

Well, I must say food quality is pretty good and different outlets offer slight variation in their food menu.

Harry’s Signature Wings – a good appetitizer to begin with. The flavor comes with their own spice and the tobasco sauce gives it a spicy sourish kick.

Sriracha Buffalo – Sriracha Chilli Jam, another great version of the wings. Certainly leaves you fingers licking good.

Beer Battered Fish & Chips – white fish fillet, coleslaw, mushy peas, spiced fries. Pretty tasty and comes with a decent fish portion.

Seafood Spaghettini “Mee Goreng” – Singapore styled fried noodles, crispy squid, tiger prawns, white fish fillet. Uniquely localized dish, could be seasonal menu.

Prawn & Seaweed Aglio Olio – Tiger Prawns, Seaweed and Freshly Cut Chilli. I just love their Aglio Olio. All tine favourite for pasta dish.

Chicken Parmigiana – Breaded Chicken, Honey Baked Ham, Tomatoes, Olives. The portion is really huge. Good for sharing.

Beef Rendang with Basmati Rice – Beef Rendang, Coconut, Archar, Papadum. This is another awesome surprise. Beef were tendering good.

Chicken Tikka Masala – Tandoori Chicken, Pita Bread, Masala Curry. This is equally delicious as well especially when you soak the entire pita bread inside the masala curry. Sinfully good. 👍

Pork Katsu Rice – Australian Bangalow Pork, Japanese Curry, Carrot, Potato, Basmati Rice. Interesting fusion of Japanese with Indian cuisine. Didn’t know this combination can be a champion too.

Sausage Burger – Italian Pork Sausage, Bacon, Egg, Onion Jam, Gherkin, Sriracha Mayo, Honey Mustard. This is uniquely different from the usual burger we use to have.

Harry’s Jazz Burger – Wagyu Beef Patty, Bacon, Double Cheese, Button Mushroom, Onion Jams comes with flavoured fries.

Another food option for you to consider. Value for money with the love dining privilege. 😉

Fret not for those not on love dining privilege. They do offer 1 for 1 lunch specials from Sun to Thu until 3pm.

Lee’s Taiwanese @ Faber Hill

Yearning for some good authentic Taiwanese cuisine?

I chanced upon this restaurant at 112 Faber Drive, Lee’s Taiwanese. Usually I am very particular when it comes to Taiwanese cuisine as I am not really a big fan of it. Well, for Lee’s Taiwanese, I must admit that this is one place that I will highly recommend if you are yearning for a good Taiwanese food.

Lee’s Signature Rice

Taiwanese Signature Beef Noodle

Braised Beef Shanks

Century Egg Tofu

Pan-Fried Chives/Cabbage Pork Dumplings

Braised Minced Pork Rice

Crispy Chicken Chop

Braised Intestine Mee Sua

Pork Chop Noodle

Chicken Chop Noodle

Their chicken chop tastes really good with their salt & pepper spice. Not to mention their braised meat rice too. 👍

They do offer Western selection as well for those who are not so keen in trying out their Taiwanese cuisine.

Quesadillas is one of their popular menu item too.

Try it and let me know your thoughts. 😊

Starscafe @ Copthorne King’s Hotel

I have always been searching for nice cafe food within the Copthorne Group other than my usual haunt at Cafe 2000.

In the past, the dining offer was not applicable at Starscafe. With the revision of their program beginning of 2018, the ala-carte dining benefit is now extended to cover Starscafe.

I have always wanted to try it out but the relatively steep food prices held me back previously. Now, I am glad that I am able to do so with the dining offer. 😊

This is a nice cozy cafe setting with just 8 dining tables in total.

They offer a good variety spread of menu item ranging from Appetizer, Soup, Gourmet Sandwich, Western Favourites, Ocean Fresh, Pasta, Penang Signatures, Snacks to Desserts.

I will certainly be more than willing to try each of the menu category in time to come.

Lobster Bisque – Smooth and creamy soup of French origin based on a strained broth of crustaceans

Cream of Duo Mushroom Veloute of shiitake and button mushrooms

Crispy Fried Platter – Combination of spring roll, money bag, chicken wanton served with Thai Chilli sauce

Grilled Chicken Satay (1/2 dozen) with traditional condiments and spicy peanut sauce

Roasted Half Spring Boneless Chicken – marinated with fresh herbs, garlic, boiled potatoes and light pepper cream sauce

Fish and Chips – crispy fried breaded John Dory with mesclun salad and french fries

Grilled Halibut Fillet – Denmark Halibut served with lobster coulis, salmon roe, seasonal vegetable and cheese stick

Kway Teow Thng served with fish dumpling, sliced pork and shredded chicken with flat rice noodle in a superior broth

Prawn Hor Fun – Wok fried flat rice noodle with prawn, egg & seasonal vegetable in a savoury gravy

Baked Apple Crumble with vanilla ice cream

Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream

Overall, food quality is good and comparable to Cafe 2000. So, if you are looking for a cozy and quiet ambience to pamper yourself, you may consider to visit Starscafe for your next visit.

Affordable & Good Steak at iSteak Diner

There are times when I have sudden cravings for beef steak. At the same time, I do not want to spend a tidy sum just to satisfy this craving.

You can always find one such western food outlet near where you are. Being a fussy eater, I am quite particular when it comes to beef steak dining.

There is this place, iSteak Diner where I really enjoy going for their beef steak. It is really affordable and good. Best part, you can have the beef steak well under $20.

NZ Striploin 250g Cut – the medium rare striploin is nicely & juicily done. You can choose to go with mushroom or black pepper sauce. Every order comes with 2 sides and they offer a wide selection of sides to choose from.

NZ OP Rib Steak 1Kg Medium Rare. This is the all awaited communal sharing dish. Meat eaters, this is for you! 😎

Non-beef eaters, fret not, you can go for other mains like pork, chicken, lamb or fish.

I love their starters too.

Chicken Popcorn – I must say this is one of those champion chicken popcorn that I ever had. The batter is just so tasty with the tender juicy chicken.

Calamari Rings – the crispy batter is one of its kind. Superbly awesome. You need to experience it for yourself.

Gourmet Sausage – 4 different types of sausages (one of them is a spicy sausage) that goes well with the mushroom sauce. A must for sausage lovers.

Pepper Fish Fillet – Well, there is nothing much to shout about it. Just normal grilled fillet with pepper sauce.

Lemon Pepper Chicken – something unusual, tastes great especially with the slightly charred skin.

Honey Ginger Chicken – pretty unique in its taste too.

Beef Burger with add-on mozarella cheese and sauteed mushroom.

Seafood Aglio Olio – Nothing much to shout about. There are better ones elsewhere.

Overall, food quality is there and importantly value for money!

Try it and share your thoughts with me. 😊

Cheap and Good Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice is commonly associated with Singaporean and Malaysian cuisines, although it is also popular in Thailand & is considered as one of the national dishes of Singapore.

You can easily find chicken rice in many chinese coffee shops, restaurants and street hawker stalls, and also in chain restaurants such as Boon Tong Kee, The Chicken Rice Shop and Wee Nam Kee.

There are many different versions of chicken rice depending on individual preference. Some like it for the rice fragrance, some for their soup base, some for the tenderness of the chicken meat while some for the condiments like ginger and chili sauces.

Prices per plate also ranges from $ to $$$$$ depending on where you dine.

I managed to find this particular cheap and good stall at one of the coffee shop, Gourmet Street at 22 Sin Ming Road selling at $2 per plate.

The stall name is called 记得来 literally translated as “remember to come”.

The rice is fragrant coupled with the tenderness of the chicken meat. Their ginger and chili sauces are equally champion too.

Best part of it, the cabbage soup that they serve is also super tasty and delicious. You can also request for additional soup refill and they are generous with that.

All this for a decent $2 a plate. What more can you ask for?

Go and have a try if you happen to be near that area. 😉