Kin Arai Thai Kitchen

July 30, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Kin Arai Thai Kitchen
100 Jalan Sultan
#01-05 Sultan Plaza


https://www.facebook.com/kinaraithaikitchen/


Basil Minced Pork With Rice & Egg (SGD $5.50)

Zi Char - 101 Seafood Gourmet Tasting Session

July 25, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Zi Char - 101 Seafood Gourmet Tasting Session - Closed
101 Yishun Avenue 5 #01-03

Opening Hours:
Daily: 3pm - 11:30pm



http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/101-seafood-gourmet-yishun/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from HungryGoWhere, and Chubby Botak Koala.



Zi Char - 101 Seafood Gourmet La La Bee Hoon
La La Bee Hoon With Superior Broth (SGD $6 / $12 / $20)



Tasty & Unique Chinese Zi Char Dishes

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 3
Value for Money: 9
Budget about SGD $38 per person.


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In the highly competitive Singapore Chinese Zi Char arena of Yishun, there is a Zi Char stall every few steps around the markets. In this unforgiving atmosphere is 101 Seafood Gourmet, currently operated by a wholesale seafood supplier. The 3rd owner to use the 101 Seafood Gourmet brand name, they took over the stall in November 2015. And being in such a competitive environment means 101 Seafood Gourmet offers unique, tasty dishes that you cannot find elsewhere.

Ambience at 101 Seafood Gourmet is a typical coffeeshop, brightly lit, rather clean, with functional plastic and metal furniture. Noisy and bustling, their excellent location at the carpark entrance sees high foot traffic. On cool evenings, it's really nice to sit outdoors, though wet weather affects this place greatly.

101 Seafood Gourmet Signboard



Service at 101 Seafood Gourmet is typical of a normal Chinese Zi Char, which has fast, efficient, but brusque service. Orders are taken and fulfilled quickly, but as staff aren't trained on dishes and ingredients, they can only make general recommendations at best. The stall owners however, can give advice on their dishes, and will engage diners in conversation if needed. Being a wholesale seafood supplier, 101 Seafood Gourmet also has off-menu items from time to time.

101 Seafood Gourmet Facade



Food at 101 Seafood Gourmet is more than just the usual Chinese Zi Char dishes. Due to the intense competition in the area, they have created a variety of unique dishes to differentiate themselves from competitors. Specialities naturally focus on fresh seafood, and generally I find their dishes to be above average in taste. Portions are large, and meant for communal dining of at least 3 - 4 people. Also, being a wholesale seafood supplier, their prices are very affordable, cheaper than some other places here. Budget about SGD $38 per person for a full meal with a variety of seafood.

Menu


Menu


Menu



A house signature dish, the La La Bee Hoon With Superior Broth (SGD $6 / $12 / $20) is incredibly delicious! Fresh, meaty sweet clams, in a milky sweet soup / broth that has a good seafood and clam flavour. The thin and silky bee hoon / rice vermicelli noodles, along with spring onions for crunch and chili for heat, complete this flavourful dish. Highly recommended!

La La Bee Hoon With Superior Broth (SGD $6 / $12 / $20)


La La Bee Hoon With Superior Broth



What stood out about the Crab Bee Hoon (SGD $22 for 1 Crab, SGD $38 for 2 Crabs) is the affordable price. Meaty fresh crab with good sweetness, in a milky savoury soup / broth with thick bee hoon / rice vermicelli noodles. Not that substantial, but has decent flavour.

Crab Bee Hoon (SGD $22 for 1 Crab, SGD $38 for 2 Crabs)


Crab Bee Hoon



It's not easy to get hold of the threadfin fish that is this large. With the Threadfin Fish Head (SGD $68), they've struck gold, a large and meaty fillet of fresh sweet threadfin fish, whose meat flakes off easily. What makes this outstanding is the spicy lemongrass broth, akin to a Thai Tom Yum Soup. The chili lends a good amount of heat, while the savoury sour soup / broth, sweetened with onions, makes you crave more. Highly recommended!

Threadfin Fish Head (SGD $68)


Threadfin Fish Head



The experimental Salted Egg & Black Pepper Crab (SGD $38 for 2 Crabs) is affordable, but rather underwhelming in taste. While you get good spiciness from the black pepper, complementing the meaty fresh sweetness of the crab, the salted egg yolk sauce is too light and watery, lacking that yummy savoury salty taste. Could be improved.

Salted Egg & Black Pepper Crab (SGD $38 for 2 Crabs)


Salted Egg & Black Pepper Crab



The unique Green Dragon Vegetable (SGD $10 / $15 / $20) features fresh, crunchy garlic chives, grassy sweet in flavour with a hint of spicy sharpness. Absolutely loved these, the freshness and simplicity of a quick stir-fry makes it outstanding. Highly recommended!

Green Dragon Vegetable (SGD $10 / $15 / $20)


Green Dragon Vegetable



The experimental Ayam Goreng Kalasan (SGD $18 / $35) is an off-menu dish. What I like about this is the tender, moist, sweet chicken, topped with a slightly crisp, savoury salty skin. Very addictive! Served with a side of home made beancurd tofu, which chef is still tweaking the recipe to get right. During our visit, it was much too salty though.

Ayam Goreng Kalasan (SGD $18 / $35)


Ayam Goreng Kalasan



The Salted Chicken (SGD $18 / $35) features tender and moist chicken, baked in salt, until the meat has absorbed the flavour, making it deliciously salty sweet. The thick, herbal angelica / dang gui gravy complements the fresh taste of the chicken. Good!

Salted Chicken (SGD $18 / $35)


Salted Chicken



Unlike the rather weak wet gravy, the Salted Egg Prawns (SGD $16 / $22 / $30) has a good coat of thick, savoury salty sauce. The fresh and meaty sweet prawns / shrimp work so well with the smoky salted egg yolk sauce. Very addictive. Highly recommended!

Salted Egg Prawns (SGD $16 / $22 / $30)


Salted Egg Prawns



Overall, 101 Seafood Gourmet is a good choice for Chinese Zi Char and seafood, particularly for their unique, signature dishes which you can't get elsewhere. Worth travelling to for Singaporeans living in the North, or if you're around the area.


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Atmosphere Bistro

July 23, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Atmosphere Bistro
920 East Coast Parkway
#01-25 Parkland Green

460 Alexandra Road
#02-20 Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC)


http://atmosphere-bistro.com.sg/


Atmosphere Bistro Buffalo Wings
Buffalo Wings (SGD $13.80)

East Manhattan Bakery Cafe

July 21, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

East Manhattan Bakery Cafe
19 Lorong Kilat #01-03

30 East Coast Road
#01-04 Katong V


http://eastmanhattan.net/


Rum & Raisin Cheesecake (SGD $6.90)

Milkcow

July 19, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Milkcow
2 Handy Road
#01-03 The Cathay

238 Thomson Road
#01-19 Velocity @ Novena Square

1 Vista Exchange Green
#B1-06 The Star Vista

200 Victoria Street
#B1-K3 Bugis Junction

10 Tampines Central 1
#B1-K17 Tampines 1

1 Jurong West Central 2
#B1-27 Jurong Point

5 Changi Business Park Central
#B1-20 Changi City Point


http://www.milkcow.sg/


Milky Cube (SGD $5.90)

Zi Char - Penang Seafood Restaurant

July 15, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Zi Char - Penang Seafood Restaurant
76 Geylang Lorong 25A


Salted Egg Squid (SGD $13 / $19.50 / $26)

Carvers & Co

July 12, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Carvers & Co
43 East Coast Road

http://www.carversand.co/


Carvers Plate (SGD $30)

Chopsuey Cafe

July 10, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Chopsuey Cafe
10 Dempsey Road #01-23

38 Martin Road


http://www.pscafe.com/chopsuey-cafe-at-dempsey-hill/


Crispy Duck Pow! Pockets (SGD $17)

The House Of Robert Timms Tasting Session

July 08, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

The House Of Robert Timms Tasting Session
501 Orchard Road
#01-02 Wheelock Place

321 Orchard Road
#01-02 Orchard Shopping Centre


3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-361 Suntec City


Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 10pm



http://roberttimms.com.sg/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from HungryGoWhere, Chubby Botak Koala, Madame Chewy, Epicurious Caniggia, and Purple Taste.



Aussie Baby Ribs (SGD $28)

Indocafe - The White House Tasting Session

July 06, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Indocafe - The White House Tasting Session
35 Scotts Road

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 3pm (Lunch), 6pm - 10:30pm (Dinner)



http://thehouseofindocafe.com/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from HungryGoWhere, Chubby Botak Koala, Madame Chewy, Epicurious Caniggia, and Purple Taste.



Facade

Beast & Butterflies Tasting Session

July 03, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Beast & Butterflies Tasting Session
90 Robertson Quay
#01-00 M Social Singapore Hotel


Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Lunch), 5pm - 10:30pm (Dinner)



https://www.msocial.com.sg/restaurant/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from HungryGoWhere, Chubby Botak Koala, The Arctic Star, Madame Chewy, Epicurious Caniggia, and Seth Lui.



Ham Hock (SGD $28 / $38)

Manekineko Karaoke

July 02, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Manekineko Karaoke
2 Orchard Link
#03-05 *SCAPE

6 Raffles Boulevard
#03-208 Marina Square

201 Victoria Street
#03-18 Bugis+

293 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
#02-06 SAFRA Toa Payoh

333 Boon Lay Way
#3A-01 SAFRA Jurong

9 Sentul Crescent
#05-02 SAFRA Punggol



24 Hours Daily


https://www.facebook.com/manekinekosg/


Happy Wall

Professional Action Competency Model

July 01, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Professional Action Competency Model
Written & Researched by: Ivan Teh RunningMan

Simply put, a competency model is a framework which describes what people need to know and be able to do, in order to carry out their responsibilities effectively in their jobs. For companies, a well implemented competency model enables them to align employees’ performance with the overall business strategy.

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