Food · singapore

Sake Aburi Mentaiko Tobiko Don @ Sushiro Thomson Plaza

I heard about this restaurant from a friend. He told me about a Japanese restaurant inside Thomson Plaza that has a good chirashi don with reasonable price, so I went to check it out. They had people lining up around 5.30pm, 15 minutes before they opened. I was not in line because I told them it’s for takeaway. For takeaway, you need to order from counter directly.ย At first, I wanted to just buy for takeaway but ended up eating there because they have seat for me, although need to share with other people.

The prices look reasonable indeed. I was looking at the menu when one of the staff (or owner.. manager? not sure) approached me and offered me to try their special of the day which has mentaiko and tobiko. Fortunately for him, I’m weak to mentaiko and tobiko! I just can’t ignore them, so I ordered the special menu…

When it came, I actually a bit disappointed because the mentaiko was not as I expected. It was mentaiko mayo ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The rice also a bit dry for Japanese rice. Salmon and tobiko was great. I still enjoyed it though, it was still a nice comfort food for me that day. I finished everything! My bowl was shiny at the end ha ha..

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Total cost for meal and drink (hot tea) was SGD$22.45. That’s quite expensive. Someone asked me will I go there again in the future, I said I don’t know. Maybe, if I really want to eat Japanese food and lazy to go to another area. Or, maybe I’ll try their chirashi don next time.

Address :ย 01-22/30, 301 Upper Thomson Rd, Thomson Plaza, Singapore 574408.

Thanks for reading! Ciao.

Experience · Food · singapore

Tono Cevicheria – Singapore

Saturday night is the time to have some fun and try out new stuff. My friend found this place, Tono Cevicheria, so we figured just try it out. I knew it won’t be cheap though! But hey, when is the best time to try Peruvian dishes other than now ๐Ÿ˜‰ The place is located in Duo Galleria in Bugis which is a convenient walking distance from Bugis MRT.

I thought I never ate ceviche but I was wrong! When the waiter explained to us about ceviche, I recalled one moment in Saigon when I ate it in a Mexican resto, a shrimp ceviche. Because this was our first visit, we had no idea what to order and how many dishes. According to the waiter, if we want to share the food then we could order 2 ceviches and 1 main dish with rice or grilled menu. They also have special menu for the day for ceviche and main course. After asking questions and discussing, we decided to follow the suggestion by ordering 2 ceviches and 1 rice dish for share.

Tono cevicheria menu
Tono cevicheria menu

We saw many different kinds of tiger’s milk in the ceviche menu, so we asked the waiter what is the thing about tiger’s milk, is it the real milk from tiger?! (don’t judge, we are just 2 curious girls who were lazy to google :D). The waiter kindly explained to us that the term tiger’s milk is referring to the ‘sauce’ on ceviche. It contains chili, onion, salt and lime, and Peruvian believes that after eating ceviche with the sauce they would become strong like a tiger.

Bread starter tono cevicheria

One of the ceviches that we ordered was the special of the day, Tiradito Verde (S$30). I forgot what fish they used for this dish, but I remember it also has sliced octopus and pan-seared tuna. Ceviche main taste is salty and spicy, but it actually not that spicy, at least still manageable for me (even though I sweat a lot and my lips were a bit numb lol). They also have a milder version of the sauce, so you can just ask the waiter to give a recommendation. It’s good that they gave us slices of bread because it helps to neutralize the strong taste of ceviche. I found this dish was great, but they need to improve on presentation because I think it doesn’t look appetizing on a yellow plate.

Tiradito Verde - Special of the day
Tiradito Verde – Special of the day

The second ceviche that we ordered was Tono (S$28). It is their signature dish. But I actually interested because it has crispy calamari in it (who can resist crispy calamari?!). This one also has a strong taste but less salty than the Tiradito Verde. Between the two ceviches, I prefer this Tono because the calamari gives an extra texture in my mouth. Salty, spicy, fresh fish and extra crunchiness from calamari. Yum! I love this one.

Tono
Tono

For the rice dish, we picked Arroz Con Pato (S$35) because we have enough fishes from ceviche so we figured we should try the duck leg confit as well. The rice was mixed with coriander and dark beer. It has a similar texture to risotto. I tried the rice itself and it was okay, but when I ate it with the duck it was awesome! The duck was sooo delicious. Crispy outside, but juicy inside. A really nice duck and rice duet!

Arroz Con Pato
Arroz Con Pato

My tummy and tongue were very happy with the food. I thought I had enough for the night and ready to go, but my friend wanted to see the dessert menu. Uh oh…

People say women have a different room for dessert. I guess that is correct… We ordered the dessert as well! Only one though, for share. We picked Alfajores (S$12), butter cookies with “Dulce De Leche” filling and Mango Mousse, out of the 4 desserts. I loved it. Sweet caramel taste with a buttery cookie that melted in the mouth combined with a refreshing Mango Mousse to balance the sweetness.

Alfajores
Alfajores

Overall it was a great experience for us in a Peruvian restaurant. Great food and dessert as well. When the bill came, we asked them to split it and charged to 2 cards. Easy peasy.

They will have an event soon on 17 – 23 September 2018 where they will feature different chef each day. You can make a reservation here :ย https://www.quandoo.sg/place/tono-cevicheria-34799#tab-smart-offers

Website :ย http://tono.com.sg/

Thank you for reading! Ciao.

Food · Travel

Beast burger – Best Burger in Chiang Mai

On the last day during myย trip to Chiang Mai, I couldn’t do many things because it was raining for the whole day! I stayed at hostel all morning and ate the leftover food from the night before as breakfast. We didn’t have any plan that day but of course we had to get lunch at some point. Me without food is impossible…

At first, we wanted to go to a Japanese restaurant nearby. My Thai friend said they have good food. But my other friend wanted to try a burger place. I forgot the name but the sister of my Thai friend told us it is the best burger in Chiang Mai. Apparently, my Thai friend disagreed. He said it is not that good and just a big portion. He showed me the photo and I instantly gave up on trying! It was so huge!

While we were debating on where to go, another friend from Thailand who is in the chat group replied “Try Beast Burger, it is very delicious”. It was approved by everyone after seeing some photos. There you go, I found my lunch! ๐Ÿ˜

Beast Burger restaurant chiang mai

We went to Beast Burger at lunchtime and ordered different type of burger for each one of us! I ordered Crunchy Chicken Parmesan (230 baht), my Indo friend ordered Double Double Burger (250 baht), and my Thai friend wanted Aioli Mushroom Burger (230 baht). Then we all sat near the window. They have outdoor seating as well but we couldn’t go upstairs because of the rain.

Crunch Chicken Parmesan Beast Burger

Crunch Chicken Parmesan

Double Double Burger Beast Burger Chiang Mai

Double Double Burger
Aioli Mushroom Burger Beast Burger Chiang Mai

Aioli Mushroom Burger

It didn’t take long for us to finish our meal. It was really delicious! I would definitely recommend this burger place. Their location also great, at the famous street in Chiang Mai, that is Nimman street. One thing to remember though, they only accept cash payment. Make sure you have enough cash before going there.

Thank you for reading! And hope you have a great eating experience there as well.

Ciao.

Address :

Nimmanhemin 17
T.Suthep A.Muang
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Food · singapore

Lutong Pinoy – Authentic Filipino Food in Singapore

Filipino food is one kind of food that I’ve never tried before. On my last visit to Singapore, my friend invited me to this restaurant in Lucky Plaza Food Court. Since I didn’t know anything about it, I let her ordered for us while I and another friend were sitting on empty seats. It is hard to find a place to sit during peak hour and we were lucky enough to get it close to the food stall.

Lutong Pinoy Filipino Food in Singapore

The stall called Lutong Pinoy. There were many Filipinos around enjoying the food from this stall. That is why I called it Authentic Filipino Food ๐Ÿ˜€ My friend also knew it from her Filipino friend. After waiting for a short time, she came back with a big bowl of bone soup! We have similar dish in Indonesia, called oxtail soup. This one called Bulalo. It was tasty, especially if you added lime before. But it was a bit beefy for my taste. The strong smell of beef was still there, so if you don’t like the smell better do not order this dish. Although I must say, you should try it at least. The portion was big! It was enough for the 3 of us.

Bulalo Filipino Food

Another dish she ordered was Sisig. It came with a raw egg on top and she had to mix it immediately while the plate still hot. This dish didn’t look interesting at all but the taste was to die for! It was very delicious. I asked my friend what’s in there, and when she mentioned it halfway I asked her to stop. I don’t care what’s in there anymore! It is good and that is the only one you need to know ๐Ÿ˜€ In case you’re wondering, it’s a part of pork, not beef or chicken.

Sisig Filipino Food

The total cost for 2 dishes and 3 steamed rice were SGD 26. It was quite cheap for a full happy tummy.

Address : 304, Orchard Rd, #B1-16, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863

Food · Ho Chi Minh City

Ramen Bar Masamune – new in Saigon!

There is a new ramen place in Le Thanh Ton street, at intersection with Thai Van Lung street. I don’t know the number but I’m sure you won’t miss it when you pass by. The place looks fancy from outside, and it is also fancy inside for a ramen place. 

Their ramen is different style than Ramen Danbo. They have a clear soup and the flavours are only shio or shoyu (and the special one. I ordered shoyu ramen, while my husband ordered shio ramen. We also ordered fried chicken.

It was pretty good I must say. Crispy outside and juicy inside. The taste was delicious as well. 

This is shoyu ramen. Their broth is not as rich as tonkotsu ramen but still delicious. It was refreshing to eat different type of ramen. The noodle was cooked nicely. We loved their texture that was a little bit chewy but soft as well. One thing bothered me was the smokey smell from the pork. It was really strong that the whole soup tasted smokey. But we both agreed that this smokey pork is the best pork meat on ramen so far! 

The ramen was 120k vnd per portion. And fried chicken was 110k vnd. The price quite high between ramen places in Ho chi Minh City. It is a good change though from the tonkotsu style ramen. 

How about you? Do you like a thick broth ramen or clear soup ramen? Let me know in comment ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ciao!