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Lake Toya, Japan

Spot of Tranquility.

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Little India, Singapore

Spices, gold and splashes of colour!

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Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay

Garden City, City in a Garden.

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Bryce Canyon, USA

Thor's Hammer

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Chocolate Test, Singapore

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." -Charles M Schulz

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Long Phung

Joo Chiat has a reputation for so many things- its architecture, its rich history, the unbelievable amount of good food that lines its streets and also increasingly, for its reputation as a red-light district. Located admist the karaoke bars, Hotel 81s and Fragrance Hotels is this place called Long Phung. The eatery was filled at 1 p.m. and there were always queues forming outside. 

Goi Cuon (Prawn Roll) ($6) never really appealed to me. Not sure if it's because of the paper skin or that it tastes a little bland. But that said, the prawns were fresh.

The deep fried Cha Gio (Vietnamese Spring Roll) ($6) was so much better- well, everything deep fried is better right? The ingredients also differ from the Prawn Roll. It consists of some ground meat and some shredded vegetables like carrots.

This was a massive plate of Goi Vit (Minced Duck Salad) ($10). It's as though beansprouts are free, and so is the duck! The duck was chewy and was was appetising when drizzled with the sweet and sour accompanying sauce.

The deep fried chicken was boneless (at least the one I ate). What did I say about deep fried food tasting good? It's pretty ordinary though!

The Pho Ga (Chicken Noodle Soup) ($5.50) was delicious! Light and sweet soup with heaps of chicken! I'm not sure if it's just got to do with their cooking culture but it seems that pho is always laden with lots of ingredients. How is it that everytime towards the end of a meal all I'm left with is some meepok without any more ingredients, but for the pho, after i'm done with the noodles there are still so many chicken chunks swimming in the bowl? Mysteries of life.

An eatery selling very affordable and pretty good food. It was quite difficult to communicate with the waitresses/waiters there though. We tried to get a cup of water twice but gave up after we realised they couldn't really understand what we were asking for.

Long Phung 
159 Joo Chiat Road
Tel: 6344 2005 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Yayoiken (Liang Court)

It's rare that you see something on hungrygowhere which has a rating of 100%. So we decided to troop down to Yayoiken to see if the food is indeed that good. On a side note, we combed the shelves of Meidi-Ya after lunch and saw grapes priced at $70 and rock melons priced at $90. Grown with gold fertiliser? 

There were no queues at all when we went at 1 p.m. on a weekend although it was comfortably packed.

I got the Mix Toji Set ($13.90) where you can change the sliced beef to sliced pork. This dish consists of sliced pork, fried prawn and pork katsu topped with egg. I probably can't fault them for this, but the pork katsu and the prawns were far too soggy for my liking. While I was okay with the texture of the sliced pork, some found it overcooked resulting in it being tough. I do like the eggy goodness of this dish together with the sauce over it though. Pretty generous portion of pork katsu for this price.

Service was decent and the food came pretty quickly. Pity, the food doesn't live up to its 100% rating!

177 River Valley Road
Liang Court Shopping Centre