Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Probably Deal of the Year Manhatten Fish Market $3.90!

It all started with a $39 fish and chip ad that started the uproar.

What fish and chip would cost $39? And by the time we know it, MFM changed it to $3.90. Citizens delight,  sometime the best marketing success comes from small changes like this

No fanciful marketing, no gimmicks just pure good food at a good price to reciprocate the favour. Not to mention it was good to see MFM Actively participating with its facebook fans. With many promotions to keep things interesting.

You may join in the fun and get certain online exclusive deals.

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This queue started forming at 2pm on a weekday noon!

No cutting of corners! The exact same size the fish looks even on a regular pricing. I couldnt believe it when a faction of people were ranting about the paper plate. But Seriously for this kind of pricing i would gladly eat it on a napkin. Hell i would even walk to the kitchen to self serve if need be, or maybe even bring my own plate for such pricing. To be honest, if your food is going to be bigger than your plate, you are having a excellant problem. Instead of fretting over it, celebrate it!

It was a $3.90 limit to 2 fish per person. 

No decoration no plating. Just pure good food for you. I would like to drench the whole fish in the sauce, they actually had a plus size bottle on each of the table. Generous i must say.

Well it was good while it lasted

On a sidenote There is a lot of comparision with fish n co but each to its own, ultimately we as consumers get more choice and end up with better deals. Just like pepsi and coke, yakult and vitagen. 

 930 Yishun Avenue 2, #02-06/07 Northpont Shopping Centre, Singapore
Tel: +65 6257 5507

Its BBQ Chicken 1 for 1!!!!

I must admit, i am a sucker for 1 for 1 deals just the other 5233943 people in Singapore.

So when we stumbled across BBQ chicken 1 for 1 deal at northpoint how could i say NO? (Sorry teppanyaki express we were actually there for you)

Firstly i must say, this place serve some good chicken and the olive oil marketing makes you feel less sinful after devouring everything infront of you. What it does is gives you a sense of lesser guilt so you may eat more.

YES OLIVE OIL IS HEALTHY, dont that make you feel that you are eating a meal your doctor will applaud you for effort?

Haha but we like it.

This meal was really a pain in a butt, i wanted everything. The pizza as a side dish looks good but my bff and me was so hungry we wanted all the dishes for ourselves. (in food you see your real friend colour)

I just wanted to whack the seafood pasta and the BBQ chicken, but the Marinara meatball was kind of tough to pass out. So was the mushroom chicken steak and everything else on the menu................

Truth be told, this is a korean food joint. But there is nothing korean about this place when i was here other than some cheesy korean MTV playing above.

The first thing i noticed, isnt this like 50% share of the food only?? When i saw the menu for the 1 for 1 choices it was supposed 2 chicken steaks.

Not that i wanted to sound like a cheapo but if you brought Mcdonald 's1 for 1 gourmet burger the other time when they had a promotion, you wouldn't expect to see half a chicken patty inside the buns right?

Anyway away from the misrepresentation, BBQ chicken marination is the best in its field. I am not sure how they make their chicken so firm and chewy.

This well was just 'normal' meatball tasted homemade too, not a bad thing but will definitely try the seafood pasta next time.

End result.. None was spared. We will be back

CATCH it before it ends

NorthPoint930 Yishun Avenue 2,#B2-17/20,Singapore 769098 
Tel: 6481 3310 Fax : 6481 7780
                                                                            Operation HoursDaily 11am - 10:30pm
(Last Order 10:15pm)

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Art Of Beef Brisket Noodles @ Balestier Food Center

I must admit i am not a big fan of beef noodles, the only beef noodles i can remember eating was the peppery beef hor fun at Geylang. And that was very good.

I was in the area for some projects and heard from friends that there is a very nice beef noodles over here. 

One interesting point was that there isnt a signboard for the beef noodles here, other than No signboard restaurant i can hardly remember any place without a signboard other than foodcourt eateries.

This plate of beef hor fun looks really tempting, it was nice to see that the beef was chunks of it. Rather than slices which would be very sad if it was.

The gravy was just nice, it is very smooth and delicious. The heavy sauce blended perfectly with the hor fun noodles. I cant remember when was the last time 2 ingredients could blend so perfectly together. That is the beauty of eating, there is no limit to the taste of any food.

A stalk or 2 of vegetable to add that freshness into a otherwise heavy dish. I finished everything of it man, and not even the hot weather or super expensive coffee @ $1.50 could spoil this lunch of mine.

Soup tasted a mix of cow stuff that i didnt know, but was a 'good' bowl of soup as compared to a bowl of noodles.

Balestier Food Center

beef brisket noodles

Apologies for not having more information, i was expecting a 'normal' lunch

Pasta de Waraku (The Heeren)

Heeren, once the icon of orchard. Remember the days when i was in secondary school i always come here to see girls with friends. And have coffee + cheese cake with girlfriend at the open air spineilli outlet

The backspace of streetwear were so packed and there were hardly any space to walk

Those were the time when heeren saw the better days.

With orchard bursting with charm from new icons like ION, Somerset 313. Only places with certain heritage could  still retain the crowd like taka, paragon, cineleisure, tangs just to name a few.

Orchard central is still trying to pull in crowds at this time.

With the departure of HMV and other anchor tenants, the Heeren of today is seemingly different. If you are sick of dinner crowd queues, head over to heeren as the restaurant offer some tranquility from the bursting orchard road.

And so we did.

Now that is something different from the usual salt and pepper, the meal here is seemingly not as salty and spicy as other food outlet. Perhaps to entice you to manually season your food.

Mushroom and scallop Fried rice

Mushroom and scallop Fried rice

When i took the first mouth i was not really a fan of it, perhaps thats the beauty of mushroom. First taste dont leave a impression. It is usually the aftertaste that makes you want to have another mouthful of it, no suprise that the japanese pearl rice makes it especially tasty. 

Mixed Grill

This dish when brought to me was sizzling hot. Man i couldnt wait to sink my teeth in the beef patty.

The only issue i had with this dish was that the chicken skin being dry and facing me was kind of a turn off, chicken also felt old, dry and just not fresh. There was a kind of old chicken smell in it, just look at the sickly and pale chicken in the picture.

Other than that the egg was one of the best i had eaten. It could be that the juiciness from assorted meat became a natural flavouring for the sunny side up egg.

Sauage was 'OK' la. But if i was going to order this dish again it will be because of the beef patty (forgot to ask if i could choose how it is done)

But in the end, it didnt matter. The taste was good enough to be a star for a burger. Juicy and flavourful, if you were to use it as a burger i am definately going to be a fan of it

The potato wedges were kind of bland too, but was too hungry and troublesome to add the salt 

In a episode i had mention about how some japanese resturant are a rip off when it comes to soft shell crab. In waraku i have found the haven for soft shell crab. This whole patter added up to like $12? i forgot how much it cost but it is really worthy dollar to dollar.

Taste wise it is basically just fried stuff and decent tasting starter. But what you get instead is value! But the amount of soft shell crab they dish out is really generous as compared to other places. I would prefer crispier soft shell crab though, lets see if i can get it the next time i dine there.

There was an assortment of curly fries, onion ring and waffle fries. This would work fine for the health concious diners but if you are a heavy taste person i am sure you will be busy shaking salt on this 'healthier' serving of sides. Just a tad lacking in season, it was leaning towards the blander side.

If you were to ask me, i am not sure if it is because the layout of the space made noise pollution an issue.

Yes you are seeing right, noise pollution. The back of the restaurant ends in a pocket like area, and the diners who were there talked loudly and someone it echoed it towards the whole place. It was just really noisy and really not a place you would want if you were dining with your date. 

Other than that, if you are looking for a chillout dinner with your gang of friends, this would be the place :)

Address: 260 Orchard Road, #05-04 The Heeren, Singapore
Tel: +65 6834 1123
  • Opening Hours: 11.30am – 11.00pm
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