Uncle’s Kitchen (not my uncle :P)

3 05 2009

Bugis Junction basement (next to bubble tea shop, Four Leaves, near Cold Storage)

unclekitchenlogo

May be you might have seen this logo before

friedkwayteow

Fried Kway Teow not bad

chickenwingfriedriceFried Rice with BBQ Chicken Wing

If you are shopping in Bugis Junction (BJ), crowded with people, and you are tired of eating fast food for lunch… we found this place that serves “food-court style” food and comparable price to food court. There is no service charge unlike eating in restaurants. In my opinion, the price is cheaper than the food court in BJ. Hahaha. Anyway talk about the food, the kway teow not bad. The chicken wing is nice but common. Haha. Fried rice is not fantastic. But overall still ok.

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Full House Cafe 满家乐

25 03 2009

Website: Full House (Man Jia Le)
Location: Central @ Clarke Quay Basement B1-30

Central @ Clarke Quay (Location: B1-30)

Another branch location found on website…
14 Scotts Road,
#01 – 16A/B Far East Plaza
Singapore 228213

Tel: (+65) 6665 0180
Fax: (+65) 6261 9939

I saw the advertisement on tv programme, 肥超人 recommendation. My first visit last week. Read from some websites, it’s better to patronize the main shop at Far East Plaza. Not sure about it because I never went there. Anyway I went there at 3.30pm and they really cook on the spot. I wonder how they are going to handle if there are more customers.

I ordered…
– Egg wrapped carrot cake (photos to be posted when I collect my new laptop), $3.50
– Superwings, $4.50
– Super Kung-fu iced milk tea, $1.90

There is another carrot cake called pan fried carrot cake… which sounds common to me, so I ordered egg wrapped carrot cake. My personal opinion is… it looks rather easy to “copy” and the taste is not special enough to melt me. The carrot cake contains lap cheong 腊肠 and together wrapped with pan fried egg and sprinkled with chicken floss, served on a (recyclable) paper plate. Oh yes, quite a small serving, it’s indeed a snack!

Superwings consist of 3 chicken wings roasted with honey and margarine (my taste bud tells me so, might be wrong)… tasty! hot (hold it with care)! need to wait for them to roast on the spot. I wish they provide lemon or lime to enhance the taste. Consider $1.50 for each chicken wing, it’s not cheap but a standard price I see nowadays.

The iced milk tea has a funny name 功夫奶茶 with cartoony Bruce Lee featured on the menu poster. It’s their most popular drink when I went there. Almost every customers ordered this. Hahaha. It’s different from sweetened ceylon tea with milk. Not sure how they balance the quantity of milk and sugar. I personally love it! Reminds me of bubble milk tea at Taiwan.

The decor of the shop is rather different from cafes in Hong Kong. This shop is towards modern and retro themed with orange and white colours, quite relaxing to the eyes. Anyway it’s better to patronize the shop not too early as they might not be ready with the food preparation.





Thai dishes

30 01 2009

Location: Golden Mile Complex
Sin Lai Lai 01-29
Tel: 62923192
Call and ask if it’s opened 🙂

Price ranged from $8 onwards. I believe it’s better to look at the menu yourself and state the size or price you are ordering.

What we ordered were sweet and sour chicken, small plate from $8. Tender and easy to bite, highly recommended by my mum. We also had a HongKong style steamed sea bass which is higher in price, $20. And a side dish, sambal kang kong which is $8 too, overpriced in my opinion.

Though I didn’t get to try the pineapple rice, it seemed to me that it’s nice because the people around us ordered pineapple rice and finished it all. Oh yes, waiting time is around 10 minutes, just nice for my “window shopping tour”.

Our total cost: $42 after adding 3 drinks ($1.50 each), 3 rice (50cents each), no service charge.

Just an advice: Avoid going to the toilets at the basement, it’s very abandoned and badly maintained. Perhaps you can go to the other buildings.

Before I end this post, this complex has mainly Thai tenants selling supermart raw food, beer, handphones and etc… it’s rather different from Suntec, Vivocity… shopping centres. Experience it once in a while, feel different, haha..





Kim Gary HongKong Restaurant

26 09 2007

Location: #02-128 VivoCity Singapore 098585

Tel: 6376 8183


I tried Wrapped Fish in Egg with Chinese Mushroom Rice 蛋包鱼香菇饭 ($7.90).
Rice is nice!


Actually I wanted Almond tea but I can’t find… out of curiosity, I ordered yolk in almond drink 杏仁滚水蛋 (forgot is it $2.50). Strange taste but acceptable.

After trying the food here, I personally prefer Kim Gary than Wan Chai.





B1 Cafe

25 06 2007

Basement 1 of Peninsular Excelsior Hotel

seafood mee
Seafood mee $3

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home-made Barley drink (with barley inside)

Air-con there super cold, haha. I prefer the barley drink than the mee.. haha.. But the food there is catered for Malays, yes it’s Halal.





Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House

25 06 2007

#01-53, Sunshine Plaza
91 Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189652

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Cost: $3 and up

Soup with one wanton included. Drink excluded. Portion is too small and not nicely presented, char siew is so-so. Thumbs up on the crispiness but little meat-filling fried wanton.





Victor’s Kitchen @ Sunshine Plaza

17 07 2006

#01-21
Opening Hrs: 10am++ to 8pm
Closed on Mondays

price may be wrong cos I might remember wrongly, since they din issue us a receipt.


You Tiao Cheong Fun (above) – $2.50
this dish is my fav!!


Siew Mai (above) – $2.50


Steamed Milk Egg with Ginger Juice – $2.50


Pork Ribs Rice – $3
Lao er’s fav! Her comments: the meat is tender and the uncle give a lot more meat than rice. The whole thing considered small serving cos she’s not FULL, haha.


Lor Mai Gai


Chee Cheong Fun with Char Siew


Carrot Cake