Archive for February, 2009

One-Ninety at the Four Seasons

One-Ninety Restaurant and their ala carte buffet dishes

Feb 28, 2009 @ 18:23

The Queen & the Mangosteen

After the demise of my favourite cafe, the Corduroy Cafe, at Vivocity, I was suitably depressed upon the discovery that the replacement was not to be another cafe. Yes, the Queen & the Mangosteen is formally open, the latest British Pub in town. Not that I know of many others. I have heard of Irish Pubs though.

Anyway, as the Mangosteen happens to be my favourite fruit, and because of the nice decor, we decided to explore the place. 2/3 of the seating is actually Al Fresco, and when I went there for an early dinner at 5pm, most of the people were sitting outside anyway.

There isn’t very much in the food menu, about 2 pages to be exact, and you better be a big fan of fries, because they sure serve a ton of it. I ordered my most favourite British dish, Breaded Scampi, mushy peas and fries, while the Partner ordered a Sirloin Steak. Regrettably, for $20, the Scampi was not enough to fill me, and I had to have 1/4 of the steak as well. The dish was nice though, I think mainly because Scampi is hard to be bad, but it wasn’t spectacular. The flavour of the steak was nice, but it was overdone despite our order of Medium Rare. I’ve always wondered where to find Scampi in Singapore, and now I know where to find Scampi in Singapore!

The next table ordered Mini Burgers. Those look really nice and cute. 3 mini burgers but they look as big as 1 entire burger combined. I might order those the next time. I’d still like to go again. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing and I really wanna try out those mini burgers.

The Queen and the Mangosteen Scampi and fries

Behold the 10 Breaded Scampis

The Queen and the Mangosteen steak and friesThe Sirloin Steak.The Queen and the Mangosteen outdoor bar seatsThey have bar seats, elevated seats as well as bench seats. Indoor is table seating.View of Vivocity outdoor fountainThe peaceful view. Will look pretty when the casino is up.

Feb 22, 2009 @ 16:03

I love Thunder Tea Rice

 December 08 (061)

Have you ever tried Thunder Tea Rice, also known as Lei Cha Fan? I think a lot of people are scared off by the 7 different types of vegetables there. There’s beancurd, peanuts, cabbage, green vegetable I don’t know the name of, and some star shaped looking vegetable. The only non vegetable thing there is the anchovies. And then there’s also the swamp thing green soup, which is actually mint soup. Both the rice and the soup are really tasty. In fact, it’s so tasty to me, I wonder if it is really healthy. I know there are several places that offer this dish, but I mainly go to the Suntec Food Republic since that’s the most convenient place for me, especially after gym sessions.

I love Canele!

Croque Madame

I don’t know about you all, but I go weak at the knees when I see an egg like that. I can’t even remember what the name of this sandwich is, I believe it’s the Croque Madame with ham and Gruyere Cheese. So satisfying and filling. Comfort food at its best! I like to go to the Raffles City Shopping Centre branch, get one of their cushion seats and just watch the world go by, perhaps with a pot of tea as well.

~Update 23 May 2010~

Canele at Raffles City is currently closed. In fact, half the restaurants at Raffles City basement are closed for some sort of renovations. It is scheduled to be reopened in September 2010. As to whether Canele has closed down for good at Raffles City, or only temporarily, is anyone’s guess. Click here for Canele’s website.

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