Monthly Archives: September 2010

Shami Banana Leaf Delights (Northpoint)

This is probably the most popular stall in Northpoint Food Court. It is the Indian Stall called ‘Shami Banana Leaf Delights’, quite a mouthful isn’t it.

There is a queue at the stall. With about 3 servers, I waited about 5-10minutes. And the food you get is warm, not cold due to the constant crowd. Hence, most items should be quite fresh in the sense that it is fresh piping warm from the kitchen behind.

Chicken Briyani Set $6.00

This set cost $6.00.  Chicken, 2 pieces of crackers, bean sprouts (your choice of vegetables) and a huge portion of rice.. It used to cost only $4.50… but well inflation again.. They should just cut down on the amount of rice they give and lower the price. Many people especially 2 females will tend to share just 1 plate of this, because the portion of rice is really alot. Looks delicious right! The rice with curry was nice, every single grain of rice was well cooked.

2 pieces of crackers and bean sprouts

Crackers were surprising still warm (normally its not warm) and was crispy. Bean sprouts cooked just nice with a crunchy taste. It was not overcooked and certainty did not taste under cook (raw taste).


Look at this flaming red piece of chicken. Do not worry, it is not spicy. I wish it was at least a little spicy. Its just the colouring. Might look scary, but actually its delicious. The meat is soft and tender, easy to eat.

But something to note, please rinse your mouth after eating this. Shall spare the details, you will know why when you rinse.

Overall, this should be one of the best stall in Northpoint Food Court. Price is on the higher end but portions are generous. You are likely to be full, loaded with calories and carbos after eating the rice.

Shami Banana Leaf Delights (long queue at right side of picture)

Shami Banana Leaf Delights
Northpoint Shopping Centre Food Court
Tel: 6754 3797
Opening Hours: Daily 9:45am to 8:45pm

Tampopo (Takashimaya)

There was a queue outside Tampopo which we expected as it was a Saturday afternoon. Waited about 15minutes. Thought will have to wait longer, lucky us.

Tonkatsu Ramen $15.90

I am not sure what makes a ramen good. Personally, the soup and ramen were not bad. The star was the Tonkatsu! Crispy n the outside, it is not oily. And the it was not too thick. Nice!

Tasty egg $1.80

Look at the egg yolk, still runny. Wish they at least heat up the egg as the egg was cold and abit expensive at $1.80.

Black Pig Deluxe Shabu Ramen $15.30

took some black pig up to the top

The black pig was shiok, thin slices with melt in the mouth sensation. Ramen and soup was not too bad either.

Matcha Chiffon Cake $5.80

I came here for the black pig, but I think the highlight is this Matcha Chiffon Cake! Its very nice, try it. The azuki bean in it was heavenly, if only more was added.

Service was good. Water was refilled promptly without any need to request for a refill. Moreover, you do not need to wait too long for the food to arrive, although it was full house.

Tampopo Restaurant (Takashimaya)
B2-33 Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Tel: 6235 2318

Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 10pm

New World Mutton Soup

First tried this stall (New World Mutton Soup) in 2008 when I was working in Singpost building. Had quite a good impression, hence came back to try again.

Mutton Noodle (Soup) $5.00

It used to cost cheaper than $5.00. Standard has definitely dropped. The soup used to be richer with a stronger herbal taste. Moreover, there is quite a strong taste/smell of mutton that mask the soup. I certainty do not recall this taste previously. Too little noodles too. As for mutton meat, lots was provided. But the next time I come Bedok Interchange Food Centre, I am going to skip this and go eat the Soto Ayam instead.

New World Mutton Soup
Bedok Interchange Food Centre