Monday, December 21, 2009
Had lunch with mama at Ootaya this afternoon. There wasnt a queue unlike what has been read in many reviews of the place. Maybe because we were there at 1230, the crowd started streaming in at 1pm.
I had the popular Hokke or rather the Charcoal grilled Atka Mackerel while mama had the Torotoroni (Scallop with rice and Chicken n Touf fu soup)
Hokke: I really didnt like this. It was over grilled, resulting in it being burnt, not slightly burnt but really black. Hmm wonder if it is meant to be this way, i doubt so. Or maybe the skin was not meant to be eaten, eat at your own risk, your own cancer risk! It was also a rather salty slab of fish. It is almost impossible to eat it on its own. Then again I do have very little tolerance of salt. At $17, it is certainly not worth it, especially if you compare it with the scallop rice that my mum had at the same price.
The accompany sides:
This is my mama's food. The Torotoroni. This is the scallop rice that is heated over a block of solid fuel. It kept the rice and scallop pipping hot! The miso sauce topping adds a sweet and salty flavour to the rice. Very good!
The very tasty and flavourful soup. The pieces of chicken were tender and tasty. My mama especially liked the soft and silky toufu. For me I love the eggy taste of the soup.
12:00 - 21:00
Monday, December 7, 2009
This has got to be the Best Lor Mee in Singapore. Thick glooey gravy with ample crispy ingredients. Fantastic with lots of vinegar, chili and garlic! Comes in 3 sizes, $2.50, $3 and $3.50
Check out the really really long queue! I think we waited about 30 minutes for our bowl of lor mee. Do you spot AMK in the middle of the queue?
Blk 109 Bt Purmei Road
Close on Monday
Had brunch at Si Chuan Dou Hua, Plaza Parkroyal. Hmm was a so-so experience, not fantastic, we had a $50 voucher so well, no complains, but i guess crystal jade is a better bet for dim sum, cheaper too! If not then Lei Garden or Wah Lok.
Xiao Long Bao
Shrimp and mince pork crystal dumpling
Ma La Hot and Sour dumpling soup
Ma La Knife cut noodles
Crispy Pork Floss Pancake
Shark bone soup with Fish Maw - I love this! I love the slightly sticky texture of the soup, probably boiled for many hours with many types of bones?!
The signature dessert-Dou Hua with wolfberries
Glutinous rice ball with sesame - you could get a yummier bowl at blk 85 feng shan mkt or beach road mkt!