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Sakae Sushi (Northpoint)

Sakae Sushi, this time at Northpoint. Again, I had to queue up, for half an hour. With 32 outlets in Singapore, every outlet seems to have a queue outside during lunch and dinner time. Must be making big bucks!

Ajitsuke Idako $1.99

A must order for her everytime, Ajitsuke Idako which is baby octopus sushi.

Sakae Chawanmushi $1.99

The Sakae Chawanmushi was slight different from the one we ate at Choa Chu Kang Lot1. The Chawanmushi seems to taste slightly harder than normal. Might be because the amount of water to egg ratio is not consistent among the outlets or batches.

Teriyaki Chicken Ramen $10.99

Teriyaki Chicken Ramen, overall it was not bad. the teriyaki chicken was well marinated. It was soft, tender and tasty. The ramen was well cooked, soft and springy. The only thing that was disappointing was the egg, it was slightly overcooked. Looks like quality control is really a problem between different outlets; you get different standards.

Tenno Gozen $18.99

Everything here seems to be priced at $xx.99! The Tenno Gozen consist of Beef Hotplate, Tempura Moriawase, Lobster Salad Tofu, Mini Udon and Sakae Chawanmushi. Quite a lot of food!

Beef

Beef Hotplate

The beef hotplate, wish that the flame beneath can burn longer so that the carrot can be cooked longer and hence softer. Cooking the beef in this hotplate is a good idea after all, I can cook it to the leve I prefer.

Mini Udon

Mini Udon was average, nothing to shout about.

Tempura Moriawase

Tempura Moriawase, hmmm lousy. Thick batter, prawn was not very fresh and the flesh was not firm.

Lobster Salad Tofu

Lobster Salad Tofu, probably one of the best dish in the set. Amazing something that seems so simple such as tofu can taste so great when you know how to pair it up.

Service is quite good, just that there seems to be a long queue everytime. Having to wait for half an hour when there is just 4 couples in front of us. Also, does not make sense that they give us a table that could sit 8people! But overall, food is acceptable not too bad, will be back again.

Sakae Sushi (Northpoint)
930 Yishun Ave 2
#02-58/59/60/61
Tel: 6482 5038
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm daily
Website: http://www.sakaesushi.com.sg/

Wan Chai HongKong Tea Room (Lot 1)

Wan Chai Hongkong Tea Room has 5 outlets in Singapore. As the name suggests, it has the concept of HongKong eatery, be it food, beverage, layout or atmosphere. Went to Wan Chai Hongkong Tea Room in Lot 1 Shopping Centre at Choa Chu Kang for dinner. The place was packed. Had to queue up and wait for seats.

Table Number 1

We sat at table number 1! It was just at the entrance of the outlet. Wish that there were seats inside.

Menu Cover

Beverages menu

HK 'Yuan-Yang' $1.40

Ordered the HK ‘Yuan-Yang’. Asked for less sugar in an attempt to be healthy… and it was a disaster. Tasted so bitter! Me and my bright idea! =).

Crispy Silk Beancurd 'w' Pork Floss $5.50

The Crispy Silk Beancurd ‘w’ Pork Floss was delicious. It is amazing that such a simple dish that can be easily replicated at home can taste so Shioklicious! Moreover, just 2 ingredients is required. I guess the technique is also to control the heat when frying the beancurd so that the beancurd does not absorb the oil. This eatery managed to make sure that the dish was not oily!

HK Cheese Baked Chicken 'w' Mushroom Rice $8.00

My favourite, the HK Cheese Baked Chicken ‘w’ Mushroom Rice, an item which I have been ordering every time I visit the eatery. Depending on which part of the chicken you receive, it can be very tender and juicy or dry and hard to chew. The melted cheese certainty enhanced the taste of this entire dish. And I love the mushrooms. I should try some other items next time.

I always feel that they may as well do not give customers their complimentary soup. The reason is because, every time the soup taste weird (smelly) and has dirty particles in it. I do highly suspect that the pork/chicken which they add into the soup was not blanched. Hence, the taste and also the particles in the soup. If this is true then hmmm….

Over the food (which I mentioned) is not too bad. But do take note of what you order as the reviews online for the eatery has not been exactly positive.

Wan Chai HongKong Tea Room (Lot 1)
21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
#B1-10/11
Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall
Tel: 6893 8803
Opening Hours: Daily 8.30am – 9.30pm
Website: http://www.wanchai.sg

Bei Sheng Seafood Restaurant 北腾泰国小食

This restaurant has been here for quite sometime. Used to eat there long ago (4-5years ago) after that stop going there as it start getting very crowded. At that time it was called ‘Bei Sheng Lou’, not too sure the name is now lacking the word ‘Lou’

Decided to go there during weekday dinner. The indoor; air-conditioned seating was full despite being it a Thursday night. So we sat outside, as it just rained, it was quite cooling and this place is well-ventilated.

Menu cover page

Menu part 1

Menu part 2

Menu part 3

Menu part 4

Pineapple Fried Rice $5

The dishes was served quite fast, about 5 minutes after we ordered (the reason is because they had 6 chefs in the kitchen whipping up the dishes).  Last time, the pineapple fried rice came in a pineapple. Well now it comes in a place. The pineapple rice was delicious! Fragrance of the pineapple was even mixed within the rice. Pork floss added a crunchiness twist into the dish. Moreover, there were pieces of Chinese sausages that enhanced the taste of the dish.

Thai Deep Fried Fish Delight $12

Another recommended dish to try. The deep fried fish was very crispy, the surprising factor is that it is not oily at all. I wonder how they did that, normally in other restaurants, the sauce will be added over the deep fried fish just before serving so as to prevent patrons from seeing the oil dish. In this case, you can see from the picture that there is no trace of oil! Is the fish fresh? I have no idea as the fish was fried. But the meat was tender and crispy. Drip it into the spicy and sour sauce was a match made in heaven. This is a finger licking dish, virtually ate every single portion and even the meat stuck to the bones.

Fried Chilli Beancurb $6

We asked if they had any beancurb dish to recommend. They recommended us the fried chilli beancurb. Nothing really wow me in this dish, it felt as it all the ingredients were cooked separately and they were added to the hotplate just before serving; none of the flavours got fused into each other. In fact, it was disappointing as it was a recommended dish from the person who took our orders. And the fact that a nearby coffee shop zhi char is serves this dish and taste nicer.

Tom Yam Soup $3

The dish that I was anticipating. Their Tom Yam Soup was disappointing. The worst dish of the night. I thought a thai restaurant should serve a decent dish of tom yam soup. Well, this is way way below decent. The soup was not spicy as a result the soup was just sour and also on the salty side. Moreover, there was a strong hint of ginger taste. So its like drinking a soup that is sour and salty with ginger taste. Ingredients in it include prawns, mushrooms and squids. Ah Loy Thai and The Kelong at Bintan certainty serve better Tom Yam Soup.

After all these dishes, the 3 of us were still hungry. Decided to order another Pineapple Fried Rice $3 and Baby Kai Lan with Oyster Sauce $3.

Baby Kai Lan with Oyster Sauce $3

Baby Kai Lan with Oyster Sauce, the vegetables were well cook, crunchy taste. However this dish is on the salty side of the spectrum after all its with oyster sauce.

The stars for the meal are the Pineapple Fried Rice and Thai Deep Fried Fish Delight. The misses are Tom Yam Soup and Fried Chilli Beancurb. I am very puzzled about how the tom yam soup turned out, as i just searched the internet and everyone is saying how nice their tom yam soup is. Maybe its a weekday and their regular chef is present.(came up with this excuse as this place has been around for a long time and business has always been good, its hard to believe that they survived so long if they screwed up a dish like tom yam soup). I must say that their items are real cheap, its quite value for money and I am quite certain this is one of the cheapest thai restaurant in singapore. However, to recommend it to your friends or even foreign friends or not is a big question mark. I guess its safer to recommend Ah Loy Thai for now. Unless you do not care about taste and only care about value, then this place is for you.

Bei Sheng Seafood Restaurant 北腾泰国小食
701A Yishun Avenue 5 #01-01
Singapore 761701
Tel: 67564883