Grissini Tasting Session 2018

September 29, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Grissini Tasting Session 2018
392 Havelock Road
Level 1 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel


Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm (Lunch), 6:30pm - 11pm (Dinner)
Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm (Brunch), 6:30pm - 11pm (Dinner)



https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/grand-copthorne-waterfront/grissini/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Purple Taste, and Darren Bloggie.



Tagliolini, White Onions, Butter And Sage Sauce, Shaved Fresh Black Truffle

La Cala

September 25, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

La Cala
7 Fraser Street
Duo Galleria #01-43


https://www.facebook.com/lacalasg/


Crispy Suckling Pig (SGD $35)

Putian Flavour Food

September 21, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Putian Flavour Food
121 Hougang Avenue 1 #01-1350

https://www.burpple.com/putian-flavour-food


Putien Lor Mee (SGD $5 / $10 / $15)

PizzaExpress

September 17, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

PizzaExpress
6 Scotts Road
#B1-08 Scotts Square

251 Holland Avenue

7 Fraser Street
#01-01 Duo Galleria

5 Straits View
#01-20 Marina One

2 Tampines Central 5
#02-20 Century Square


https://www.pizzaexpress.sg/


Pizza Margherita (SGD $14)

Yan Ting

September 14, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Yan Ting
29 Tanglin Road
Level 1U The St. Regis Singapore


https://www.yantingrestaurant.com/


Steamed Marble Goby Soon Hock Fish Served With Bean Curd And Seasonal Greens (Signature Set Menu @ SGD $115 per person)

Nuodle

September 12, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Nuodle
10 Eunos Road 8
#01-136 Singpost Centre

1 Northpoint Drive
#01-175 Northpoint City

1 Tampines Walk
#01-101 Our Tampines Hub


https://www.nuodle.asia/


Signature Beef La Mian Noodles (SGD $8.65 / $11.95)



Tasty Halal Chinese Beef Noodles

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 4
Value for Money: 6
Spent about SGD $17 per person.


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Opening in October 2017, Nuodle is a halal-certified noodles store that serves hand-pulled Chinese noodles, specifically, the Lanzhou variety. Novel idea, as this is an uncommon cuisine for most Muslim friends, Nuodle has thus attracted long queues almost daily, thanks to their tasty and consistently well-executed food.

Ambience at Nuodle is simple modern casual. The light wooden cushioned furniture and medium lighting, along with its linear arrangement, make the place seem welcoming. High seating near the open kitchen allows you to watch the chefs at work. Oriental touches of decor complete the look. The place is usually buzzing during meal times.

Service at Nuodle is largely self-service, with ordering, payment, and collection of orders over the counter. That said, staff are friendly, and offer greetings to diners upon entry. Don't expect much product knowledge, though I note staff do their best to fulfill requests. They're also quick to clear away empty / dirty tables when diners leave, quite efficient.

Food at Nuodle is focused on Chinese Lanzhou hand-pulled noodles, with a limited menu. There are only 2 different main courses on the menu - beef noodles and seafood noodles, with several customisation options for each. This also means consistency; the dishes are generally tasty. Portions are large for individuals, and can be shared. Prices are comparable to a cafe, budget about SGD $17 per person for a meal here.


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Nuodle Exterior
Nuodle Exterior


Nuodle Interior
Nuodle Interior


Nuodle Menu
Nuodle Menu



A straightforward Lemon Tea (SGD $2.65), served in a small jug. Has a zesty sweet sour flavour, more refreshing than cloying.

Lemon Tea
Lemon Tea (SGD $2.65)



I prefer the Sour Plum Drink (SGD $2.65), with its fruity sour sweet flavour. Served in a small jug, this is lighter, and more refreshing, as a beverage.

Sour Plum Drink
Sour Plum Drink (SGD $2.65)



The star dish is the Signature Beef La Mian Noodles (SGD $8.65 / $11.95). Choose the style of your noodles; thin, normal, thick, flat, or leek leaf shaped. The hand pulled noodles are soft and springy with a light chewy texture, done in the traditional style of Lanzhou, Gansu, China. Served in a warm but incredibly tasty soup / broth, which looks thin but has big beef flavour. I prefer the version which has chili oil, for a little bit of kick. The marinated beef slices have a tender chew with savoury meaty flavour, while the beef tendons have a slippery crunch to texture. Finished with tender vegetal sweet daikon radish slices, and spring onions. Good!

Signature Beef La Mian Noodles (SGD $8.65 / $11.95)


Signature Beef La Mian Noodles
Signature Beef La Mian Noodles


Signature Beef La Mian Noodles


Signature Beef La Mian Noodles


Signature Beef La Mian Noodles



They have a variety of side dishes. I usually get the Soft-Boiled Egg (SGD $1.60), because it goes well with the warm soup / broth. Will share the additional Sliced Beef (SGD $8.65) for a more satisfiying meal, this has a tender chew with savoury meaty flavour. The Pickled Cucumber (SGD $2.60) is a refreshing side dish, for its juicy, vegetal sweet sour flavour and crunchy texture.

Soft-Boiled Egg
Soft-Boiled Egg (SGD $1.60)


Sliced Beef
Sliced Beef (SGD $8.65)


Pickled Cucumber
Pickled Cucumber (SGD $2.60)



Best eaten quickly when served piping hot, the Beef Pancake (SGD $6) has a crisp, flaky, crunchy outer pastry shell, enveloping tender marinated beef slices and scallions within. Bite in, and you get the bold meaty savoury flavour. Better than I expected. Worth ordering!

Beef Pancake (SGD $6)


Beef Pancake
Beef Pancake


Beef Pancake



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Update Sep-2020: Returned to Nuodle for more of their signature hand-pulled noodles, and their tasty soup, perfect on cold days. The menu at Nuodle has expanded, with more options available, and while prices have remained about the same, portion sizes have decreased. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, seating at Nuodle is less cramped these days, with appropriate spacing between tables.

Nuodle Tissue Paper Packet
Nuodle Tissue Paper Packet


Nuodle Menu
Nuodle Menu



The Pickled Cucumber (SGD $2.80) remains a refreshing side dish, for its juicy, vegetal sweet sour flavour and crunchy texture. But the portion size is halved from before.

Pickled Cucumber
Pickled Cucumber (SGD $2.80)



Slight change with the Braised Eggs (SGD $1.90 per piece), as it's now served whole instead of halved. Price has slightly increased, but still worthwhile to add for its earthy eggy sweet flavour and wobbly soft texture.

Braised Eggs
Braised Eggs (SGD $1.90 per piece)



Served chilled, the lovely Black Fungus Salad (SGD $2.80) has crunchy slippery black fungus / wood ear fungus pieces, with a slightly sour, bold earthy vegetal flavour. Some tender white onions and red chili complete, giving this a sweet spice note.

Black Fungus Salad
Black Fungus Salad (SGD $2.80)



Served chilled, the Tofu Skin Salad (SGD $2.80) has a pleasant chewy soft texture, with mild grainy sweet spicy flavour. The tofu beancurd skin is tossed with tender carrots and drizzled with chili oil, I only wish it were slightly more spicy.

Tofu Skin Salad
Tofu Skin Salad (SGD $2.80)



Was disappointed with the Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings (SGD $3.90) which had a doughy thick and dry dumpling skin, with little minced chicken within.

Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings
Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings (SGD $3.90)



The Beef Ball Soup (SGD $6.80) has their signature warm but incredibly tasty soup / broth, which looks thin but has big beef flavour. Filled with big bouncy beef balls, which were a tad more salty than savoury meaty in flavour. Slices of tender daikon radish with vegetal sweet salty flavour, and fresh crunchy spring onions with vegetal sweet flavour completes this sharing dish.

Beef Ball Soup (SGD $6.80)


Beef Ball Soup
Beef Ball Soup



The Signature Beef La Mian Noodles (SGD $8.60 / $11.90) remains as good as before. Choose the style of your noodles; thin, normal, thick, flat, or leek leaf shaped. The hand pulled noodles are soft and springy with a light chewy texture, done in the traditional style of Lanzhou, Gansu, China. Served in a warm but incredibly tasty soup / broth, which looks thin but has big beef flavour. I prefer the version which has chili oil, for a little bit of kick. The marinated beef slices have a tender chew with savoury meaty flavour, while the beef tendons have a slippery crunch to texture. Finished with tender vegetal sweet daikon radish slices, and spring onions. Good!

Signature Beef La Mian Noodles (SGD $8.60 / $11.90)


Signature Beef La Mian Noodles
Signature Beef La Mian Noodles


Signature Beef La Mian Noodles



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Noods & Meats

September 08, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Noods & Meats
414 Yishun Ring Road

https://www.facebook.com/NoodsandMeats/


Noods & Meats Meal Flat Lay
Noods & Meats Meal Flat Lay

MuYoo+ Tasting Session

September 05, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

MuYoo+ Tasting Session
311 New Upper Changi Road
#01-94 Bedok Mall


Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am - 11pm



http://www.muyoo.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 Food In Sing, Cindi 1601, Captain Slow Yeo, NAHMJ Food, Travel & Lifestyle Blog, Wish Upon A Tart, Hiak Kor, SG Cafe Hopping, and Mitsueki.



Colourful Fruit Bread Flat Lay

Undandy

September 02, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Undandy
Online Website Store

https://www.undandy.com/


15 By Faria (USD $198 / SGD $269)

Chang Sensory Trails 2018

September 01, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Chang Sensory Trails 2018

https://www.changbeer.com/changsensorytrails-singapore/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Chang Beer, msginginly, Ms Janice Eats, and Daniel Food Diary.



Thai Style Prime Ribs With Aroy Dee Signature Seafood Sauce & Jaew Thai Chili Sauce, Beer Chang