Swing By for Breakfast in Shenton Way

Category : Breakfast

I enjoy coming to work in town. The bus journey is faster, the food is better & the view is nicer. Recently the experience has also been enhanced as there are swings installed around the Raffles Place MRT by National Parks as part of their 50 years anniversary. So if there’s time & vacancy, I’ll swing around for a while before headed off to breakfast & work.

According to their website, it seems like the swings are part of their roving exhibition of nostalgic playsets of yesteryears. So the swings are only available for a limited time:

– Raffles Place Park (mid March to mid May)
– East Coast Park (June to end July)
– Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (mid August to mid-October)
– Singapore Botanic Gardens (November to December)

Even though it’s stated that the swings at Raffles Place is only till mid May, it’s still there now in mid June. So if you’re working in Shenton Way & are interested to reminisce in your childhood playground, better be fast.

 

After starting my day on a good note, it’s time to level up by going for lard bee hoon at 108 Eating House in Clifford Centre. Highly recommended by my supervisor. Thumbs up

108 Eating House is a small shop opposite Han’s with a very long queue snaking towards Guardian in the morning. Its menu is very simple. Bee hoon or kway tiao for carbohydrates. Luncheon meat, fried beancurd, fish cake or fish fillet for sides.

If you love lard, you can request for more to be added onto your plate. Yes, lard. It’s definitely not for the health conscious folks. A plate of standard bee hoon with fish fillet costs S$2.60. A large plate of bee hoon without any side costs S$2.30.

It’s only open from Monday to Friday in the morning till they finish selling.

Hope you guys like the bee hoon. I’m off to work now~

108 Eating House (View in Google Maps)
20 Raffles Place
#01-08 The Arcade
Singapore 048620

Open from Monday to Friday in the morning till they finish selling

 



Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Buffet Restaurant

Category : Buffet, Korean

I’ve been going to eat at soooo many places that I have a lot of catching up to do on my food blogging. Backlog is one thing. The depressing part is my growing waistline!! Even when I reverted to the “normal” eating routine, my waistline didn’t revert… 🙁

Okay okay, enough whining. Time to return to the main topic. Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Buffet Restaurant. This is a simple & straightforward blog post. 2 words. Cheap & Good.

Where else can you find a buffet serving you unlimited meat at a price of only $15+ for lunch and $24+ for dinner? Yes, the keyword is “meat”. If you’re a meat eater, this is the buffet to come to. No service charge. Just dig in.

And because it’s Korean BBQ, it provides fresh lettuce, tomatoes & garlic for us to wrap up the meat into a ball to stuff into our mouths. Korean Style with healthy greens. It also has sides like kimchi, pancakes, seaweed soup, etc.

Of course if you’re only into meat, you can just focus on meat alone. So it’s a good & versatile choice for hanging out with your friends and colleagues.

Upon payment, the owner will also offer to deodorize your clothes with some kind of spray saying “Food nice, smell not nice.” Now, that’s service 🙂

Thanks alot to my dear friend for recommending this great restaurant! *blow kisses*



Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Buffet Restaurant (View in Google Maps)
231 Bain Street
#02-01 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231
+65 6336 4476
pbongsin@hanmail.net

Monday – Sunday (including Public Holidays)

Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Adult – $15+
Child – $12+

Dinner: 5:30pm – 10pm
Adult – $24+
Child – $15+

No Service Charge

Welcome Back James @ Peony Jade Keppel Club

Category : Buffet, Chinese

Yeah! Another reason to gather and hang out 🙂 Even though the organising has been a little disorganised, no thanks to my watsapp for crashing and refusing to launch >_<

But we still came together before James flew off, thanks to everyone who actively coordinate with each other to make it work for an almost 包全场 experience! Woot~ I love my class!

I was lucky to be able to hitch a ride and was spared from walking the distance into Peony Jade @ Keppel Club where we came to enjoy the NTUC Plus 1 for 1 Promotion on Peony Jade’s Divine Ala-Carte Dinner Buffet.

This 1 for 1 Buffet Promotion is for Monday to Friday dinner in the months of June & July 2013, excluding eves and days of public holidays.

When we arrived, we were the 2nd group of customers in the entire restaurant and…we were also the last group of arriving diners.

Plus the 1st table subsequently moved into a room and as a result, it really feels like our class has reserved Peony Jade exclusively for our gathering =P

Similar to the Peony Jade’s Divine Ala-Carte Dinner Buffet I had at Clark Quay previously, there’s a list of 5 items which can only be ordered once.

I was a little disappointed that Shark’s Fin Soup was not amongst the items as it was really good the last time I had it.

And we weren’t impressed by the 5 items mainly because:

1. Atlantic Salmon Sashimi – The portion was very little. There were 5 of us and the portion served was more for at most 2 people.

2. Mini Buddha Jump Over the Wall – A friend commented that the Soup of the Day, which is watercress soup, is much better than this. To put things in perspective, he gave the thumbs up for the watercress soup.

3. Wok Tossed Chilli Crab – I didn’t really like the Chili Crab sauce. Friends who tried the crab said that the meat texture is not nice. Doesn’t seem to be very fresh.

4. Poached Fresh Prawns with Chinese Wine – Prawns are fresh. In fact all their prawn dishes are good. The only thing is we didn’t taste the Chinese Wine…

I very much prefer the limited 5 items from my previous dinner at Peony Jade @ Clark Quay.

The items we did enjoy very much, so much so that we kept ordering them over & over again were the “Sauteed Prawns with Wasabi Sauce & Caviar” from the seafood section & “Marinated Smoked Duck” from the appetizers section. These 2 dishes were the highlight of the dinner, for me at least. I simply LOVE the wasabi prawns!!

Another interesting moment was when a friend who arrived late places his order. “I’ll have 1 of everything from the seafood section except the last item”. We were like “We like your style”. Thumbs up

And then our table was filled with food…I no longer know which item is which so I think the other dish that I like could be the “Sauteed Prawns with Chilli Sauce”. It has the same texture as the wasabi prawns so I guess this could be it, judging from the name…

Deep Fried Prawns with Cereal” & “Fish Sliced ‘Thai’ Style” also received good feedback.

Besides eating & eating, I also learnt a few interesting things during the conversations we had over the food which I’ll share in future posts.

Once again, I took too many photos of the food and didn’t take any photo of the people. Frankly speaking, I also paiseh to take photos of people haha…since I myself don’t really like to take photos…so…we’ll see. Till next time 🙂

Peony Jade @ Keppel Club (M, Level) (View in Google Maps)
Bukit Chermin Road
Keppel Club
Singapore 109918
+65 6276 9138 or +65 6276 8327
www.peonyjade.com

Monday to Friday
Lunch: 11am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10:30pm

Saturday to Sunday
Lunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm