May 24, 2014

Singapore Food Trip!

I went to Singapore for a business trip last week.  And when I'm there: I meet friends, eat food and have fun!

I was fortunate to stay with my friend in her service apartment.  I arrived on a Tuesday (holiday) afternoon, left my luggage at her place and went straight to H&M.  After shopping we ate at Red House. We started with boiled sweet peanuts and hot tea.

Peanuts and Hot Tea
For Main Course, we ordered Cereal Prawns and Chili Crab.  I love their Cereal Prawns. For my "sawsawan," I asked for vinegar and chili sauce. Sarap! I thought this would be the highlight of our dinner until the Chili Crab arrived with the Mantou bread - perfect combination. Super yummy! I wanted to eat more but I was super full already.

Crispy Cereal Prawns
Chili Crab
Mantou Bread
After our satisfying dinner, we walked around the block and settled at Pies and Coffee.  The place is so nice, love the ambiance. We ordered hot tea and coffee.  

The next day, I went to our SG office. I had lunch with my Filipino Colleagues at Shin-Sapporo Ramen.  I wanted to order the Menchi "value meal" but opted to order what my colleagues have recommended: Beef Gyudon.  It was quite okay for a lunch meal - added spicy sesame oil to make it more exciting.

Menchi with Rice
Then for dinner, I went out with my team.  I saw this restaurant near my friend's service apartment, Brussel Sprouts.  Unfortunately, will be dining at a different branch - inside Sentosa.

I was so excited to eat Mussels.  Our host ordered for us.  He ordered 4 buckets of Classic Mussels dish, some cheese and cold cuts platters.

Mussels and Fries

Cheese and Crackers
The Mussels were fine (big, flavorful and with good texture) but I didn't enjoy the dish that much. I think I'm not a fan of the sauce: Vin Blanc (onion, parsley, butter, celery, leek and white wine).  Next time, I would love to try their Cream-based: Ostendaise (fish stock, lobster bisque, shrimp and mushroom) and Poulette (parsley, butter, mushroom, chicken stock and cream). These are the recommendation of the Filipina waiter.

For dessert, we ordered the Lava Cake! 

Lava Cake
On my 3rd day in Singapore.  I booked a lunch date with my former colleague-friend.  We both love spicy food so we agreed to eat at a Korean restaurant, Auntie Kim's.  As expected, there were yummy appetizers!

For Main Course, we ordered Spicy Pork Bulgogi and Seafood Pajeon.  Oh, I love Korean Food! The Spicy Pork Bulgogi was to raved for.  I would strongly recommend to order this dish!

Spicy Pork Bulgogi

Seafood Pajeon
For dinner, I met my old team mates.  We ate at Imperial Treasure Steamboat.  On your table, you will see many dipping sauces.  Since we didn't know how to mix the sauces, we asked the waitress to do it for us.  Just tell them whether you want it spicy or not.

We ordered the set meal for 4.  We added the fish skin.  This dish is so delicious - must try!

Fish Skin
The set meal includes the following:


2 types of soup base: Satay and Pork broth

Seafood and veggies

Assorted Balls

Meat, Noodles and Tofu
I liked the Satay soup-base.  So yummy! And for any shabu-shabu meal, you just have to shoot all the meat, balls, veggies and seafood into the pot. Once cooked, you can dip your meat into the mix (prepared by the waitress earlier).  Wow, I really got "bundat" with this meal.  I was hoping there's more space in my stomach to eat more...

After dinner, we walked along Orchard looking for a dessert place.  We found Robert Timms. We ordered coffees and cakes.  Another colleague followed and order his sandwich.  We didn't bother trying it because we were really very full!

Carrot Cake

Hazelnut Latte

House Sandwich
We had so much "kwentos," we ended around 12 midnight.  It was a great day catching up with friends.

On my 4th day, I had a brunch meeting outside of the office - BoomArang.  I ordered coffee and Eggs Benedict. It was a good meal to end my SG trip. I loved the smoked salmon!

Cafe Mocha

Eggs Benedict
I will surely go back to Singapore to discover more good restaurants!

Red House
60 Robertson Quay, #01-14 THE QUAYSIDE, Singapore 238252
+65 6735 7666

Pies and Coffee
11 Unity Street,Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995
+65 6733 9272

Shin-Sapporo Ramen
460 Alexandra Road, ARC (#02-23), SINGAPORE 119963
+65 6276 5708

Brussel Sprouts
31 Ocean Way #1-01 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
+65 6684 4344

Auntie Kim's
460 Alexandra Road ARC 0221 Singapore 119963
+65 6274 3383

Imperial Treasure Steamboat
UOB ATM - ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
+65 6732 8231

Robert Timms
Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
+65 6735 9201

60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252
+65 6738 1077

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