A very impromptu trip with one of my girl friend before she flies back to Adelaide. I actually didn’t take photos of ALL the food that we ate as some, I kinda just forgot about it. But our trip started as early as 7.45am when we boarded the coach, reached Singapore at noon, then it was just shopping, eating and walking all the way till the following day 1130pm. Well, our flight was supposed to be at 11.30pm (the laaaaatest one) but it got delayed about 50 minutes. Thank goodness the duty free shops at the airport are opened.
So, let’s begin.
Ma Maison at Bugis Junction.
We’re so hungry by the time we arrive, and we knew what we wanted to eat at Bugis Junction. Well, 5 hrs in the coach could well be used to search up some food 😛 So knowing the Hamburg Steak is kinda famous, we got that, and a Squid Ink Spaghetti.
The sauce for hamburg steak is quite a piece. It’s not like those for omurice, it’s maybe like barbeque and worchestershire and tomato? As for the spaghetti, I thought that it would be made of squid ink, but no, it was just regular spaghetti, tossed in squid ink sauce, buttery and, only buttery! It’s actually my first time having squid ink, so I’m not sure if it’s meant to be tasteless, or its just the way they cooked. But anyho, it was ok though I wouldn’t order that again. Maybe try something else.
Then, k-ki at Ann Siang Rd.
It’s my 2nd time there, but first for my friend. We were kinda dead tired by then and knowing we’re going to be having dinner 2 hrs later, we decided to get just 1 cake and a tea to share. Though I was really tempted to get Fromage melon.. The one we had was Onigiri. Nope, it’s not eel or seaweed or sushi rice. It’s a combination of milk chocolate and sweet basil, inside was a blood orange gelee, then topped with orange marmalade. I liked it, though it was quite unusual at first. I may recreate it at home (when I get my head around it)
After that, we met up with another 2 friends and one of them brought us to Maxwell Food Court for Lao Ban Beancurd. OMG it was so yummy!! How did they end up with a texture like that. A cross between panna cotta and tau foo far, melts in the mouth and so refreshing. Such a waste they ran out of the Almond Beancurd. Would like to taste that next time 🙂
Then we had dinner at Bistro Soori (pic below), and it was quite a long wait (about 1 hr).. Unusual as I didn’t read any reviews of them being slow in service. But presumably, the kitchen was in a mess maybe due to miscommunication, cause after our meal, we heard Chef Benjamin McBride pulling a Gordon-Ramsay in the closed-door kitchen.
After that, one of our friend suggested to get Korean Fried Chicken from Kko Kko Nara. Well ok! (pic above)
It was a spiced chicken wing, fried to perfection. Thin crispy skin, juicy meat. Now this is the real finger licking good!
At Bistro Soori, 4 of us had 2 appetizers and 3 entrees to be shared.
Duck Rillette, Gherkin and tarragon dijon. Imagine eating mashed roasted duck, with mustard. I dont know, 2 weeks later I can’t remember much about this dish. It just came a little smaller than expected.
Foie Gras Duo with poached pears, brioche croton, pink peppercorn and Gastrique. This was my second favourite. The pear was perfectly poached to spoon texture. I thought the pate was better compared to the fried as it had more flavour to it.
Brown butter Maine Lobster, tomato, thai basil, tamarind, fennel. This one is a little interesting; very fusioned in terms of flavour. Reminds me a little of rojak.
Cured Roasted Pork tenderloin, braised red cabbage, Grain mustard, golden raisin, pear. This was my fav of the night. the raisins were so juicy and plump. I usually never liked red cabbage but this was sweet along with the mustard sauce. Pork was well done.
Chicken, Daikon, radish, greens, vanilla. Uh wait, there’s vanilla in it? Really? Trying to recall but no I can’t remember of any vanilla in it. The chicken was moist and we liked the cute little red radish in it.But it wasn’t that memorable.
Ahh.. so thats’ what we ate on Day 1 (considering we arrived at 1pm)
Stay tune for part 2! (there’s only 2 parts anyway cause we were only there for 2 days)
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