Yuba Hut–Get makis slathered in lots of sauce, minus the queue

I had a quick lunch today at the recently opened Yuba Hut. Yuba Hut is a Japanese casual eatery at Heartland Mall next to Kovan MRT that specialises in makis and donburis. When I think of makis slathered in lots and lots of sauce, I think of the popular Koh Grill at Wisma which always has a long queue. Yuba Hut offers such makis too, and the best part is you won’t have to queue an hour for them.

There are 5 different makis to choose from in Yuba Hut’s menu

  • Cream Cheese Mentaiko Salmon (4psc $9.90 / 8 pcs $16.90)
  • Champion Floss Maki (4psc $9.90 / 8 pcs $16.90)
  • Taiyou Century Egg Maki (4psc $9.90 / 8 pcs $16.90)
  • Salmon Aburi Maki (4pcs $8.90 / 8 pcs $15.90)
  • Samurai Unagi Aburi Maki (4pcs $8.90 / 8 pcs $15.90)

We tried the 1st 3. I am told that the Champion Floss Maki is the most popular order and it’s not hard to tell why. The sweet salty sauce tastes like a combination of teriyaki and mayonnaise, and it kind of reminded me of Okonomiyaki. I also liked the Cream Cheese Mentaiko very much. My dining companions said the sauce was too jelak/cloying, but I loved it! Loved the salty combination of cream, cheese and mentaiko on top of the seared salmon! Apparently there was unagi encased within one of the makis, but it got lost in all that sauce. But I say, when enjoying such “messy makis”, the enjoyment is in the “in your face” flavours, and it’s not the time to nit-pick on subtle flavours. Didn’t like the Century Egg Maki though, the sauce needed some getting used to.

Yuba Hut - Cream Cheese Mentaiko Salmon (1)

Cream Cheese Mentaiko Salmon

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All about Edward : Your top 10 favourite things as a 17th month old toddler

You know I’ve written hundreds of articles on food, and I’ve barely written anything about Baby that it’s a little embarrassing. I’m going to dedicate this post to Edward as well as attempt to post more baby/toddler stuff. OK he turned 17 months a few days ago, but we still call him Baby. Of course right?

Baby Edward having fun at Hort Park (12)

In no particular order, here are Edward’s 10 favourite activities or things.

1. CRAYONS

We’ve been giving Edward crayons to try out since he was 6 months old (supervised of course), but it’s only in the last couple of months that he suddenly gained deep interest in them. He LOVES crayons! He loves to hold them, he loves chucking them out of the box, grabbing a few at a time and scattering them around. He will also make marks on the drawing paper, nothing fancy so far, just random scribbles. And even though he may have a few with him on the highchair, he still insists on getting hold of every crayon within sight.

Btw, I’ve tried 3 different types of crayons and so far the Faber Castell Jumbo Erasable crayons 12 in a box is the best in terms of saturation and being break-proof. It’s been a month and the crayons have all survived except for a green one that cracked after being thrown onto the edge of a table. Oh and the reason why I even have 3 different boxes is because my heart breaks a little each time a crayon is broken so I figured I need spares, lots of them….

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ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2017– Free goodies worth $150, 1-for-1 discounts and win a trip to Sapporo!

The 3rd edition of ION Orchard’s Culinary Creations is back, boasting lots of 1-for-1 dining treats, free parking and even a unique Chocolate Wonderland! Check out ION’s webpages here, here and here for more information, or scroll down for a quick summary!

Chocolate Wonderland (14 – 16 July only!)

ION Orchard’s B4 ION Station will transform into a decadent Chocolate Wonderland. There will be cooking demonstrations, stage contests and even sampling of chocolate goodies and more from the following brands :

  • Magnum (personalise your macarons!)
  • 1872 Clipper Tea
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • LeTAO
  • The Marmalade Pantry
  • GODIVA
  • Awfully Chocolate
  • Saveur Art
  • Lim Chee Guan

    Check out the full 3 day programme here.

    Ion Orchard Culinary Creations 2017

    Great prizes to be won too!

  • LeTAO is giving away 1 pair of return tickets to Sapporo, Japan
  • ION Orchard is giving away gift boxes with chocolate treats and dining vouchers worth up to $150 between 2-4pm daily from 14 – 16 July. The 1st 100 shoppers daily who spend a minimum of $150 (up to 4 same day receipts) qualify. OR if you are one of the 1st 150 tourists to flash your “Handy smartphone” provided by your hotel (no minimum spend required).

     

    ION Orchard Culinary Creations 2017 - content inside the Chocolate gift box

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    Meats & Malts– Affordable Western food and you must try their fabulous Tom Yam pasta!

    Meats & Malts opened earlier this year but surprisingly, I haven’t seen or heard much about them on the social media sphere. In fact, when I googled, the only mention of them is from the Straits Times! That’s a shame because Meats & Malts is one of my best finds this year so far (food & relaxed ambience), definitely worth a visit if you’re nearby, or even if you’re not!

    Meats & Malts Seating Area

    So spacious!

    Meats & Malts is tucked away at the corner of the BreadTalk IHQ at Tai Seng, next to Food Republic. The seating area is massive, because BreadTalk IHQ is massive. I love the high ceiling, so spacious! Thanks to the humongous ceiling fans, it’s a breeze sitting outside, literally!

    Meats & Malts - Seafood Tom Yam Pasta (Mixed seafood with Thai Tom Yam spices) $15.80

    Seafood Tom Yam Pasta (Mixed seafood with Thai Tom Yam spices) $15.80

    Ok so here’s the most memorable dish that we had. To think I was really reluctant when my dining companions suggested to order this. I wanted something more “cafe food” style, but they ignored me and went ahead! Everything was great about this dish, but what I loved most about it was the bouncy texture of the pasta and the really delicious tom yam cream sauce. It was good that the spice level was just right too. I could just eat oodles and oodles of those noodles with that sauce.

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    Man-Cakes?! You have to visit LeVeL33 Craft Brewery and Restaurant to try them!

    I am so smitten by these Man-Cakes that I had to just mention them upfront. Now is this creative or what? Mini pancakes served in beer mugs, with generous dollops of clotted cream. And did I mention bacon, because bacon just makes things taste better. You will laugh when ordering it, and it will be fun to eat too.

    LeVeL33 - Bacon Man-Cakes (Banana, Maple, Clotted Cream) $15 (2)

    Bacon Man-Cakes (Banana, Maple, Clotted Cream) $15

    And I think the Man-Cakes epitomises the philosophy of LeVel33, which is to establish itself as a relaxing and fun place to dine at, especially on the weekends. There are so many items on the menu I want to try just because they sound so interesting! Btw, the person holding the beer mugs is Executive Chef Jimi Tegerdine himself. Chef Jimi has been working in the culinary world since 2001, and has had experience in numerous locations such as The Relais de Coche in South of France, Wagamama and Cho Gao in Australia. At Cho Gao, his role was to give a fresh interpretation of traditional Asian dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, India, China, Indonesia and Japan. And you will see these Asian influences again in the dishes that are served at LeVel33.

    Scroll down further for our review of the recently revamped Saturday lunch menu.

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