Food · singapore

Jia Xiang Mee @ VivoCity Mall

The store in VivoCity was the first time I tried Jia Xiang Mee, introduced by a friend. Since then, I’ve tried their other stores but none of them has the same standard as this one (according to my personal preference). Last week I was in VivoCity and thought about eating noodle, so I visited this place again after so many years! (I’ve been to Vivo for several times during that period but never eat here lol..).

I ordered Jia Xiang Mee. The original one. It comes with wontons and shrimps as well. At first bite, I felt disappointed because even tho the texture of the noodle was springy and nice, I felt like it was too bland in taste. I continued eating for a while until I saw the condiment table!! OMG, I should have added some of the condiments! I took soy sauce, white pepper and chili pickle. I put soy sauce and pepper into the bowl and mixed everything. Moment of truth.. hap! It tasted sooo much better! Then I tried their wonton as well. It was great! Skin were thin and meat inside was tasty. Yum~!

Jia Xiang Mee

The noodle itself is SGD 7.9, but I bought water bottled as well so the total was SGD $9.9. Still affordable for a meal in the mall I think.

Jia Xiang Sarawak Kuching Kolo Mee

Address : 1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-38 VivoCity, Singapore 098585

Food · Ho Chi Minh City · singapore · Travel

Sanpoutei Ramen Singapore

This morning me and my friend went to Holland Village to have breakfast at one of the cafe there. After we finished, when we walked to the bus stop my friend told me about this Japanese Restaurant on the way. The name is Sanpoutei Ramen and she said it usually very crowded so we have to queue early if possible. Their ramen is using fish broth and my friend recommended it. So we decided to eat there for lunch.

Sanpoutei Ramen Holland Village Singapore
Sanpoutei Ramen Holland Village Singapore

I stayed around the area until lunch time, while waiting for my friend. There is a small park where I can sit and enjoy the weather. Then I also remembered there is a good pet shop in the area, called “All breed pet shop”, so I visited them. Next, I waited in a coffee shop, Costa Coffee while updating my blog (but haven’t posted and now I’m writing this one instead… oops :D). I mistakenly order a heavy drink (which made me couldn’t finished the noodle at lunch!). I thought it was a hot green tea, but it was ice-blended (frostino) instead. Morning brain fart..

Around 11.55 am my friend came, and we entered the restaurant. I supposed to queue for us though but I saw no line in front of the restaurant so I didn’t queue but sitting on the bench near by while watching the restaurant in case they suddenly have people queuing. I think the staff there was suspicious at me since I watched the restaurant for quite some time while waiting for my friend lol.

We sat down at the table appointed to us, and the guy brought me a box to put my bag in it. It didn’t take long for us to order since we know what to order already. I wanted to try their rice dish but maybe next time.. was still full from the green tea drink.

Both of us ordered shoyu ramen with soft-boiled egg. It’s their specialty.

The noodle came so fast and we dig in immediately. First, I tried the soup. Fresh! If you like rich type of soup, maybe this is not your cup of tea. Bamboo shoot was yummy. Soft-boiled egg was delicious and cooked perfectly. Noodle is thin and chewy. Overall it is recommended to try.

Sanpoutei Ramen Menu

Sanpoutei Ramen Menu

Sanpoutei Ramen Menu

Niigata Shoyu Ramen Sanpoutei Singapore
Niigata Shoyu Ramen

Have you tried this before? What do you think of this ramen? Do let me know  in the comment! Thank you for reading.

Ciao!

Address : 253 Holland Ave, Singapore.

Website : sanpoutei.sg

Food · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Mama Pho – Different Kind of Pho

Today I tried a different type of Pho in one of the restaurant near Bitexco. I like the normal Pho (the soup one) but not really a fan of noodle soup. My husband told me that this place, called Mama Pho, has some different ways to serve Pho (actually he told me it was a noodle and i didn’t think it was Pho!).

We came in and sat, then the waitress brought the menu to us, which was served as placemat as well. They have many different style of Pho, including the normal soup one, such as dried pho, wok-fried pho, rolled pho, crispy pan-fried pho, and golden-fried pillow pho. Very interesting isn’t it?

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Dried Pho Menu

I love dried noodle so I ordered the Pho kho dau hu, nam va rau (dried pho with tofu, mushroom and homemade sauce). It took a while for them to prepare the food. I guess it goes well with their slogan ” Freshly Made”. They also claimed no MSG and preservatives added.

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Dried pho with tofu, mushroom and homemade sauce

It looked delicious and tempting! But of course I need to hold myself and took a picture first 😀 I tried the soup first. Yummy! It was a bit sweet (just a little bit, like all other Pho soup in Saigon). I poured two to three spoon to my noodle and mixed it. It made the noodle less sticky to each other.

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Dried pho

Sorry for the blurry picture! Didn’t realize not enough light to speedy photo-taking. I tried the noodle with the homemade sauce and I love it! It was a little sweet and salty. Delicious. I added some chilies and it even better (Although in the end I added too much chili and too spicy for me…).

The portion was not big but good enough for me. It is 66k vnd for one portion of dried pho. Slightly higher than other pho place. But it’s worth to try for a change.

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Sweet rice balls with coconut

For the dessert I ordered Che Troi Nuoc (Sweet Rice Balls with Coconut). I rarely ordered dessert but this one was just too tempting. I’m a fan of sweet rice balls (or mochi in some languages). The dessert come first though, before my noodle! Luckily it was not a cold/hot dessert, so it doesn’t matter if I leave it until I finished my noodle. The coconut soup was sweet but bearable. The sweet rice balls was chewy but easily swallowed haha.

All-in-all, it was a good experience to try out this place. Have you tried it as well? What do you think of this place? Let me know in comment.

Ciao!

Address Mama Pho : 111 Ho Tung Mau, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

 

Food · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Quyen ky mi gia

If you like Chinese-style noodle, you will like this restaurant. I knew this restaurant from my husband, who happened to know this place from his colleagues. It’s located in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, at 47 Bui Bang Doan St, Tan Phong Ward. They have a website too! From their website, I found out about their other branch as well. Turned out they have branch in District 1 as well … We don’t need to go to District 7 after all!

Anyway..on this post I will write about the on District 7.

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Quyen Ky Mi Gia

Their place is quite big. It has a semi-outdoor seating and indoor seating.

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And below is their menu. All in Vietnamese!

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Quyen Ky Mi Gia Menu

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Quyen Ky Mi Gia Menu

I ordered Mi Kho Xa Xiu Hoanh Thanh (Dry Noodle with wonton and charsiu). I only know that Mi Kho means Dry Noodle, and Hoanh Thanh means wonton. Yum! I like wonton.

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Chili and pickles

This chili is not too spicy, I still can handle it. But the pickles.. I gave up eating it. Too spicy for me >__<

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Soda chanh ( Lemon Soda )

This is the first time I get soda chanh which I need to mix it myself! Interesting though, because I can make it match my taste.

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Mi Kho Xa Xiu Hoanh Thanh

This is it! The noodle. It came with a somekind of shrimp cracker. Looks yummy eh? I like small noddle! It was delicious as well. I don’t like the charsiu though. And that shrimp cracker tasted bland, and some parts were hard to bite.

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Hoanh Thanh (Wonton)

I love their wonton! It came in small pot. The soup was not my taste though, because it’s a bit sweet.But the wonton.. yummy!

Their price is a bit high than other noodle place, but once in a while won’t hurt. I definitely come back for their noodle and wonton. So next time I will order Mi Kho Hoanh Thanh! It’s not in their menu tho, but maybe they can make the dry version of Mi Hoanh Thanh.

 

 

Food · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Mi Nam Vang @ Hu Tieu Hong Phat

I was interested to try hu tieu today. It’s a noodle dish in Vietnam that came from Cambodia and/or China, they said. Unfortunately the place i wanted to go is closed until 4 pm. I asked my driver if he knows other place, and he brought me to this place, Hong Phat. He said it’s very famous before, but he doesn’t know whether it’s still good or not now. Hmm..i can try (and i was very hungry as well !!).

Hu Tieu Hong Phat
Hu Tieu Hong Phat

Hu Tieu Hong Phat
Hu Tieu Hong Phat

The place were not too crowded when i came. A guy came to me and spoke in Vietnamese, then i reply in English (I know he was asking me how many people). Apparently he doesn’t understand, so he called a younger guy who can speak English. I think he is the son of the owner. He asked me again, then let me sit anywhere on empty table.

Hu Tieu Hong Phat
Hu Tieu Hong Phat

As I sit here, i saw many people coming to this place. They have to share table with stranger as well if you see on the layout. The specialty of this place is Hu Tieu Nam Vang, but i ordered Mi Nam Vang, dry style. They have wet and dry style, can say what you want when you order.

Mi Nam Vang
Mi Nam Vang

It came with a plate of vegetable. First, i tried the soup. Very rich broth, but a little sweet. I’m used to salty broth. The soup has a chunk of pig blood. Next, i tried the noodle. It tastes good, but (again) a little sweet. There are many topping on top of it, such as shrimp, crispy pork lard, pork liver, small shrimp, minced pork, spring onion and some other small things i don’t know the name. For the topping, if you don’t like pig organs, you can also ask them to remove it when you order. But if you eat everything then just try it, they are pretty good.

Sauces
Sauces

They have many kind of sauce to add on dishes, but i think not all suitable for my dish. There are garlics, minced garlics, chili sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, homemade chili sauce, vinegar, and sugar. I was really surprised when i saw sugar. I need to ask my Vietnamese friend about this lol.

After i’m finished eating, I read that their pork spring rolls for lunch menu is really good. Hmm.. maybe next time will try that, and hu tieu! The price for Mi Nam Vang is 85k vnd. No additional tax or service charge, all included.

  • Address: 389-391 Võ Văn Tần, phường 5, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh 70000, Vietnam
    Phone:+84 8 3839 0187
    Opening hours · 6:00 am – 12:00 am