Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wild Honey, Singapore

Lucky enough, the last day I was in Singapore fulfilled my tummy and my heart. The lovely breakfast remind me of a wonderful time in Melbourne, lunch also. Heidi and I came to Wild Honey since she had a good meal there before.

In Mandarin Gallery

The cafe was crowded with hungers. And oh, we have to line up at the counter, browsing menu on the ipad and pay there :)

Some tables were reserved for others.

Here was our seats.

Hot mocha, I can tell from its look that it not gonna be good.... and I was right, very watery mocha.

There are tons of good liking photos on the menu... Here are what we ordered.

French Toast stuffed with mango served with vanilla mascarpone cream and berry coulis.

One of the best french toast ! the bread was so light and fluffy, the mango was not too sweet, a hint of sourness, eating with the sweet syrup and a tangy coulis... HEAVEN !

Ciabatta with mozzarella and spinach.. looks simple but I tell ya... AWESOME !

Can I say it again? The best sandwich ever... keep dreaming about it.

I wanna go back again and try all there food... Oh, I bought back a ciabatta loaf... So good !

Wild Honey
333A Orchard Road, #03-02 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore
Tel: +65 6235 3900 (no point calling; you’ll have to queue)
Open daily: 9am – 10.30pm

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Plain, Singapore

Heidi took me here, The Plain... and we just realized it is very near to Heidi's workplace.

We arrived there at 7 am and found out that the cafe is opened at 7.30... haha

Being the first customer, we can take the photos inside without hesitate :)

The cafe is Aussie style, the owner used to live in Melbourne... no wonder !

Heidi's latte

My skinny cappuccino.. Oh my, the smile was on my face when I first sipped it... Not so often you smile naturally when you have food.. gotta be the great one.

Love love it... such a long time for a really good coffee since I left Sydney !

Salami : Salami, sweet chilli relish, roma tomatoes, cheese and rocket.. exactly what you have in Melbourne.

Love the atmosphere, the coffee and food !

The Plain Cafe
50 Craig Road #01-01 Singapore
(Near the intersection with Duxton road)
Tel: +65 6225 4387

Friday, October 21, 2011

Waku Ghin, Singapore

This post is way behind for the time I went to Singapore (in May) I am lucky enough to join Heidi for her mum's birthday dinner at Waku Ghin, opened by Chef Tetsuya Wakuda who also own one of the country's best, Tetsuya's in Sydney.

There are 4 private rooms that can serve only about 25 people at one time.

Chef bring us a huge tray of these beautiful fresh seafood which going to be cook for us tonight. We are excited already :D

First course : Flan of Oyster with Bacon and Spinach

A combination of Silky Japanese Chawanmushi and a crisp & juicy Oyster is new to me, spinach & bacon rounded up the dish. Good start !

2nd course : Marinated Botan Ebi with Sea Urchin and Oscietre caviar, Signature dish.

OMG, this one is sooooooooo good ! Every components in the dish are very fresh. A very creamy sea urchin, a very sweet Botan Ebi and a salty (not too salty) caviar plus an rich frozen egg yolk underneath... I slowly ate this one as if I don't want it to finish. (actually I think more than this serving will be too much cuz of the richness of it)

Grilled Anago with Foie Gras and Confit of Zucchini

Anago is soft and mild in flavour, pared with the richness of Foie Gras is just nice. Zucchini makes the dish lighter.

Don't you excited when seeing these?

Tasmanian Abalone with Polenta, Tomato and Garlic Cream

The best Abalone I would say. Being a fan of Polenta, nothing to blame about the dish. Love the vibrant colour !

Oh YES !

Braised Canadian Lobster with Tarragon

Not being crazy about Lobster, but I can say this is the best one (am I use too many "the best''? lol) So fresh as Lobster can be. Gosh, until now, even the dish is so good, I wish it is smaller serving...

Sharkskin wasabi grater.

Charcoal Grilled Duck with Potato

Looks quite simple.. but the oh-s0-crisp skin is to die for !

The Australian Blackmore Wagyu Beef Marbling score 9 !!!

The way he cooks is so neat & professional !

Australian Blackmore Wagyu Roll with Wasabi, Citrus Soy Sauce and Grated Radish

When I see the beef, I know it must be good.. but when I put it in my mouth, wowwww, that's called "melt in the mouth"

Citrus soy sauce and grated radish have a lovely acidity, cut through the richness of the beef.

and he asks "Would you like another piece?"

Consomme with Rice and Hirame stomach can't fit another more (really?). I just have a few spoon of it...


I can't remember about the tea :P but what Heidi wrote in her blog is "A type of fine and very expensive tea from Japan that is grown under the shade rather than in full sun. Chef Cory explained that this tea requires a low brewing temperature of about 40℃, any higher it would release too much catechins and would result in a bitter taste"

and it tastes like salty seaweed...very interesting !

ok, now that is all for savoury dishes o_O We do need some exercise... Kitchen tour, yeh!

Now you know why the ingredients here are very fresh.

Pastry section.

Beautiful writing !

and now, in dessert room ...

Granita of Grapefruit with Chartreuse Jelly

very refreshing, I like !

Dark Chocolate Mousse with raspberry compote

Ghin Cheesecake, an airy light Japanese cheesecake with a hint of citrus.

Very Tetsuya's style.

Petit Four : Macarons, Green tea truffles and snowballs

I like them all esp the snowball, so buttery with a macadamia nut.

A box of Petit four to take home :D

What a great time !

Waku Ghin
Marina Bay Sands. Casino Level 2, Bayfront Ave Singapore 018956, Singapore
Tel: +65 6688 8507
Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm