Places to eat in the East

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[Invited Tasting]

Skai and I were invited alongside other bloggers for a food tasting event at Crowne Plaza Crab and Crepe some time ago. Unfortunately yours truly has been rather tardy in reviewing this and the buffet is no longer available. In any case, I really liked the pictures taken that day and would like to share them for memory sake. LOL

Honestly, I was feeling very bad that day during food tasting. I was having bad morning sickness coupled with migraines and basically puked the whole damn day. But I had promised Carrie that I would attend the food tasting and still appeared nonetheless.

Skai was basically my tastebuds that day as I was feeling extremely queazy and unwell. Azur (one of our favourite places for food tastings) brought together Crabs and Crepes (both sweet and savoury) for a buffet! Here are some items where c(hubby) aka Skai savoured!

Seafood Bar, Sashimi and Sushi

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The mysterymakan girls Fidelis, Esther and I had a girly night out at Cafe Melba to experience their Ladies Night event.

It was pretty much a free and easy event with free flow of selected cocktails with Australasian styled canapés.

I've been to Cafe Melba a couple of times before for Brunch but it was my first time checking out the place at night.

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Honestly, the outdoor seats can feel quite warm due to the humid weather. Highly recommend that you go for the seats indoor instead. Which was what we did!

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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

[Invited Food Tasting]

BFF and I visited SIFU recently courtesy of a food tasting invitation from Huntington and SIFU. I've heard BFF raving about the food in Hong Kong plenty of times and needless to say, I was extremely intrigued by SIFU.

Personally, I have yet to visit Hong Kong, was only in their airport for a transit flight to Korea. Perhaps in future! Have been meaning to visit Hong Kong Disneyland.

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SIFU is conveniently located at Bugis Junction. I love the decor! I've been checking out places with lovely decor for inspiration for #nadskaihome!

Anyway, back to the main topic.

About SIFU

SIFU is a Hong Kong inspired dining room which features their very own take on Hong Kong style items. Most of the items are fusion dishes. East meets West and Hong Kong meets Local flavours inspired items. The name SIFU actually is a reference to "master" or "teacher" in Cantonese. All dishes are handmade by the chefs and bakers by scratch!

Apparently I'm Cantonese but I do not know anything about my half-heritage. Oops. We sampled a few of their dishes and here's my 2 cents about some of them.

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Handmade Pillow Buns

These handmade buns comes in 4 different fillings: Char Siew, Sweet Custard, Zuki and Yuzu Cheese. Personally I prefer the Char Siew over the sweet variations. You may notice in the picture above that there is this 'air pocket cavity' above the char siew filling. It is actually SIFU's technique of a pillowy soft bun. Buns retail at $1.20 per piece.

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Crispy Prawn Toast

The Crispy Prawn Toast ($8.80 per serving) had a minced prawn paste on top of a crispy bread which was deep fried. I did find that the toast was a tad oily for my liking however it was very delicious.

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Caramelised Roasted Ribs

I found it adorable that SIFU took a different take on a typical Western dish. Instead of a full slab of ribs, SIFU serves by rib. Personally I really enjoyed the rich caramelised taste. I usually do not order ribs elsewhere as it can get rather too jelak for me however, I liked the option of ordering per ribs here. The ribs are a tad costly in my opinion. At $3.90 per rib, a full slab would burn a hole in my pocket.

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Pulled Pork Ribs Chinese-style Slider

This reminded me so much of a Kong Bak Pau. Instead of the usual fatty pork, SIFU uses caramelised roasted pulled pork with crunch greens in the traditional Chinese Lotus Leaf Bun. Sliders are at $4.80 each.

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Signature Roasted Chicken Thigh and Shrimp Dumpling Soup Noodles

At $10.80 a bowl, this dish is easily the most value for money dish in SIFU. Instead of the usual egg noodles, SIFU uses a special type of beehoon (apparently a hybrid between vermicelli and local beehoon) in a hearty rich soup accompanied with a juicy huge chicken thigh and fat shrimp dumplings. Personally I felt that the soup was a tad too salty. However I did a quick check with my dining companions and they found that it wasn't salty to them. So it could just be my preference! Are the Cantonese more inclined to saltier food?

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Pork Chop Dry Noodles

Another extremely value for money dish. At $9.80, you get a very generous pork chop with almost never ending thin, stringy traditional Hong Kong egg noodles. Highly recommended to share. BFF and I were struggling to finish this dish!

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Beef Stew Rice

Easily one of favourite dishes, the Beef Stew Rice is served with a bowl of rice topped with a quail egg and a lovely medley of beef, carrots and radish stew. The beef is cooked for over 6 hours and the results are amazing. Tender and juicy meat accompanied with rich thick gravy at only $10.80.

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Milk Pudding

Last but definitely not least, we tried the popular dessert from Macau. Honestly, at first, I was pretty sure that I would not like this dish. (normally am not a huge fan of jelly, pudding and anything else of that texture). Even BFF was shocked that I enjoyed this dish so much. The Milk Pudding is served with a fine 'sawdust' topping which was actually finely crushed biscuits. It was a light and not overpoweringly sweet dessert to end a great meal. At only $5.80 for a jar, I was extremely tempted to dapao one for breakfast the next day.

Do check out SIFU. I know I'll be back this week for their Milk Pudding 😉

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Thanks for the invite SIFU!

SIFU
Bugis Junction #01-69
200 Victoria Street
Singapore 188021
(t) 6337 7613

Opening hours:
11:30am - 10:00pm daily

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[Invited tasting]

The kind folks from The Boiler (courtesy of Carrie) invited Esther, Fidelis and I to a tasting at The Boiler with our partners! I was extremely excited about it as I LOVE SEAFOOD! Especially since it's Louisiana Style Seafood!

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The Boiler is actually located near in Tai Seng and is an industrial themed restaurant. Immediately when I stepped in, I loved the place! Skai aka c(hubby) and I are expecting our Punggol BTO next year and we kinda decided on a modern industrial theme! We loved the looks of The Boiler!

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While it was a joint food tasting with many other awesome bloggers, we 6 managed to sit together! Perks of coming early!

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Leon and my BBF (best booby friend) Fidelis! Also our fellow Punggol neighbour!

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Esther and Steve who might also be our neighbours!

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And boring old us. #nadskai

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We ordered some drinks to start with. Beerita, a combi of a beer+margarita for c(hubby) and my favourite Somersby for myself!

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And the next thing we knew, we had a huge amount of food on our table!

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The Fish & Chips ($12.90) were so good! The chips were not your normal fries and were shaped in a way that it was so easy to scoop sauce. I don't know how best to explain this but it's seriously a must order in my humble opinion!

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We also tried the Bacon Shrimp ($11.90), Louisiana Spicy Mid Joint Wings ($8.90) and Southern Chicks & Waffles ($9.90). While they were tasty, the Fish and Chips totally stole the whole show amongst the starters.

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We had the pleasure of trying The Boiler's Duo Bag ($49) which serves two and consists of prawns, mussels, clams, corn, sausages and buns. I really enjoyed this and thought it was extremely value for money for the size of the prawns!

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We also tried The Boiler's Bombdiggity Bag ($139) which serves 4 pax. The Bombdiggity Bag consists of Dungeness/Brown crab, prawns, mussels, clams, corn, sausages and buns. Esther raved over this bag as it contains her favourite crab!

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My personal favourite however was the Lobster!

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Look at the size of the lobster!

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Currently there's a promo for the Lobster at $49! We loved it so much that we couldn't help but to order a second serving!

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We ordered the Lobster AND The Boiler's Duo Bag! We also tried all 3 of their homemade sauces: The Works, Garlic Butter and Peppa' Butter!

The Works was the spiciest of the lot and made my tongue tingle! Esther loved the Peppa' Butter sauce while I personally preferred the Garlic Butter sauce! Honestly, I'm bias to anything with garlic!

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I really enjoyed The Boiler and I think the rest did too! Some of us are already planning for the next outing there! Am hoping to try The Lobsicle this time!

Check out Esther's review of The Boiler here!

About The Boiler
Owned by bankers-turned restaurateurs,“The Boiler” is a Southern American-inspired seafood joint that serves up fresh seafood in Louisiana style known as Seafood Boil. It aims to ignite your five senses by bringing back the harmonious spirit of fresh tasty seafood and unassuming dining atmosphere all under one roof.

The Boiler Pte Ltd
18 Howard Road
#01-06, Novelty Bizcentre Singapore 369585
(t) 6635 1285

Opening hours:
Closed on Monday
Sunday to Thursday (5:30pm to 10.30pm) Friday and Saturday (5:30pm to 12.00am)

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I'm not sure if any of you guys may remember this... in 2010, I started this #mysterymakan tradition with Jacelyn, Esther and Fidelis. Each of us would take turns planning makan outings and would only reveal the address on the day itself with no other details. With the Mystery Makan tradition, we visited new places and tried new food! It’s really fun and we all look forward to our Mystery Makan sessions. Personally, I always search for nice themed cafes to showcase in this Singapore Lifestyle Blog.

This time, it was Esther's time to organise! And this has to be my favourite Mystery Makan venue that Esther has organised before!

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Eat.Play.Love is a craft cafe where one can enjoy food and drinks while having a creative outlet in making trinkets, dolls and anything you'll fancy that is available in the cafe.

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We spy The Tiramisu Hero!!!!

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Our favourite!

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Old school Green Spot!

Eat Play Love seems to serve a fusion of food mainly thai inspired.

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Esther had the basil chicken which she gave a thumbs up!

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Fidel and I had the mango fish which comes with fries normally but I was quite full so i swopped mine to more salad!

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BFF had the Mango sticky delight.

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And we enjoyed the Tiramisu and coconut ice-cream!

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And we soon got right to business!

Esther, Jace and I went for the shrinking plastic.

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Here, you can trace the design you want (or well, draw freestyle) and colour it.

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Here are my charms.

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After which, you'll put it in the toaster oven where it'll shrink!

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Tadah!!!

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My charm bracelet!

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With BFF's!

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Esther's earrings and keychain!

What is a blogger gathering without camwhoring?

My #nadootd!

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Pic with Esther!

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BFF and BBF :p

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With BFF!

Thank you Fidel for this pic of me!

Check out Eat.Play.Love at:

28 Aliwal Street #01-07 Aliwal Arts Centre
Singapore 199918
(t) 6444 6400
(e) eatplaylovecafe@yahoo.com
(w) http://www.eatplaylove.com.sg/

Check out their posts here:
- Esther's
- Fidel's

Other Mystery Makan sessions previously:

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