Sunday, 29 May 2016

Food Tasting @ The Workbench Bistro, a dessert cafe in Ang Mo Kio

Located in Ang Mo Kio residential area, Workbench Bistro is about practical food creation.  They serve honest good food, handcrafted coffee, ice cream & homemade waffles.


Their concept is simple, to create delicious eats that offer up a variety of flavors and delectable goodies that everyone can enjoy. As a dessert café in Ang Mo Kio, they keep with the same or similar atmosphere of that of some of the other cafes and shops springing up along the sleepy stretch on Ang Mo Kio Ave. Their menu is as diverse as their own personalities, but they welcome their guests with an inviting environment and décor style that makes you feel right at home. Their concept is to make sure you are happy every moment you’re in the café.

 Garlic Fries

The owner envisioned a raw space where he could create practical honest food & hence the tagline “practical food creation” and the name as a workbench is defined as:
1. a bench at which practical work is done.
2. a table at which an artisan works

Old Fashioned Chicken Stew, Stewed in creamy sauce served with ciabatta bread, good for soup and garlic lover like me :)

The Workbench Bistro was born out of a vision to create honest, practical and delicious foods and drinks. Today they offer a diverse menu that includes everything from ice cream waffles to buffalo wings and beyond. They aren’t afraid to make sure their customers are 100% satisfied when they leave the dessert café in Ang Mo Kio. They started Workbench Bistro as a creation of our vision, and today that vision is brought to life by their delicious menu offerings and attractive café. By utilizing their artisan skills, They create enjoyable foods that will satisfy your taste buds.

Crab Meat Linguine cooked in White Wine and light tomato cream sauce

Love the coffee

Signature - Waffle with Ice cream


Address: Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
#01-1881 Singapore 560332

Tel: 6452 0810

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 10pm
Sunday 11am to 10pm
Mon Closed



Monday, 1 February 2016

Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant Yu Sheng Promotion for Chinese New Year

Special Promotion for CNY

Come and try this yummy yu sheng
 Yu Sheng, It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly Salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means "raw fish" but since "fish (鱼)" is commonly conflated with its homophone "abundance (余)", Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor. 
While versions of it are thought to have existed in China, the contemporary version was created and popularised in the 1960s amongst the ethnic Chinese community and its consumption has been associated with Chinese New Year festivities in MalaysiaIndonesia and Singapore.
Yu Sheng with special house apple ponzu sauce.

Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant offers high quality Japanese food and Japanese ala-carte buffet at affordable prices. 
Based in Singapore, Shin Minori sources for the freshest food from a wide range of suppliers to recreate the flavors of Japan.
all are so delicious

Super Full after eating all the yummy food :D

Soft Shell Crab

my all time favourite - yummy sashimi, super fresh..

special dessert for valentine's day.. SWEET 


Address: 81 Clemenceau Avenue #03-15/16, UE Square Singapore 239917 (Clarke Quay MRT)

Price for CNY yusheng Promotion : S$49.90 one for one (takeaway only)

Lunch Buffet: Adult - S$35++, Child - S$25++
Dinner Buffet: Adult - S$39++, Child - S$29++

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Savour the Festive Flavours of Maru-Ten's Christmas Udon

Maru-Ten's Udon

Fast-expanding Japanese udon chain Maru-Ten Udon is dishing up a specially created Christmas udon just for the month of December, will be available from 1 to 25 December 2015 at only United Square, located at 101 Thomson Road, #B1-07.

It was my first time to try their udons.

with my favourite KAKE UDON and tempura.
KAKE UDON - it is my favourite. I love original taste. :)

About Maru-Ten Udon

Maru-Ten Udon is the newest place in Singapore to get authentic Japanese udon at a reasonable price. Its signature Sanuki udon is made from carefully selected flour from Japan and its dashi soup is made fresh every morning using its original recipe.

Classic tempura, as well as specially created ones, are made from a special blend of flour resulting in a light crispy batter.

With the first outlet opened in June 2015, Maru-Ten Udon now has four outlets and is planning to add more franchised stores.

 Curry Udon, my least favourite, as not a big fan of Japanese curry, but I believe is good for those Japanese curry lover.

This chicken cutlet is super delicious :D

Kama-Age Udon, very light taste.

Here comes this month SPECIAL - CHRISTMAS UDON

This limited edition festive dish comprises Maru Ten's signature al dente Sanuki udon infused with fragrant matcha and topped with its in-house tangy tomato sauce. These are accompanied by a trio of crunchy delights - crispy Arancini (a croquette of rice and shrimp), tempura shiso and sweet pumpkin - to form a delectable Christmas ensemble that is pleasing to the palate, the eye and the wallet.
The Christmas Udon starts from just $11.80 for the small portion, $13.80 for the regular and $15.80 for the large.

Managing Director of Maru- Ten Udon, Mr Yuji Katayanagi.

He believes in constant innovation and creativity to continuously delight his customers. He says, " we are always thinking of new ways to improve the menu and taste while keeping to the highest quality of the food served". His persistence has resulted in perfecting the udon to its ultimate chewiness as well as coming up with specially created dishes such as the Soup Ten-Don.

 Soup Ten- Don, yummy!

with the Chef and MD, Mr. Yuji Katayanagi

Maru-Ten Udon's other outlets:
Parkway Parade
80 Marine Parade, #B1-85 to 87, 112 to 146 Food Republic
Tel: 6348 0217
Business hours: 11.00 to 22.00 (Last order 21:30)

Junction 8
9 Bishan Place, #04-01 Food Junction
Tel: 6734 1796
Business hours: 11.00 to 22.00 (Last order 21:30)

Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-50 Rasapura Island
Business hours: 11.00 to 22.00 (Last order 21:30)

Maru-Ten Udon Information:
Maru-Ten Christmas Udon (IMAGES):

For those who are interested in experiencing how Maru-Ten's udon is made, a special udon-making workshop will be held on MONDAY, 14 December 3-5pm at the United Square outlet. for more information on the workshop, please visit: or

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Follia Italian Restaurant Media Tasting

A Hidden Gem of Hearty Italian Food in Clover Way

Homemade pasta demo by Chef Francis Quoh

Chef Francis Quoh has a simple philosophy about his food, and that is to keep it real. Always.

Follia’s Italian fare is testimony to this philosophy with everything on the menu prepared by hand from scratch with only the freshest and finest ingredients. From the crusty hand-stretched pizza bread and the pastas cooked al dente, to mouth-watering mains and unforgettable desserts, dining at Follia is always a hearty and unpretentious affair.

Follia Italian Restaurant 

Address: 3 Clover Way Clover Park Singapore 579078

Phone No.: +65 6353 3995



Hours: Mon-Fri: 11.45am – 3:00pm 6:00pm – 11:00pm, Sat: 3:00pm – 11:00pm, Sun: 11.45am – 3:00pm 6:00pm – 11:00pm


Instagram: #folliasg @folliaitalianrestaurant @francisquoh

Media Tasting Menu
15th September 2015

A typical Italian meal consists of minimally six to seven courses, from appetizers and antipasti to mains and dessert.

Pane : (Bread)
Pane Pizza Aglio

Freshly hand-stretched pizza bread, mixed herbs, olive oil, and sprinkled with fluer de sel.

Fleur de sel ("flower of salt" in French; French pronunciation: ​[flœʁ də sɛl]), flor de sal (in Portuguese), or flor de sal (in Spanish and Catalan) is a hand-harvested sea salt collected by workers who scrape only the top layer of salt before it sinks to the bottom of large salt pans

This pizza bread tasted delicious, simply love the fragrant of herbs. 
Olive oil has been a symbol of italian food and of the history of italian cuisine for the longest time. 
The main type of fat found in all kinds of olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). MUFAs are actually considered a healthy dietary fat. If your diet replaces saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats such as MUFAs and polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), you may gain certain health benefits.

1st Course: (Appetizer)
Patate Pancetta e Taleggio

Shallow-fried patate purea, filled with sauteed onions, bacon, ham and taleggio, served with cheese sauce, mesclun, balsamic vinaigrette, and cherry tomatoes. 

This appetizer is one of their signature specialities. To start the meal consists of potatoes layered with onion, bacon, ham and taleggio cheese shallow fried and baked to golden perfection, this is a perfect dish for potato lovers, with a glass of white wine, is heaven to me :)

grapes, roa2nd course: (Salad)
Smoked Duck, Gorgonzola& Poached Pear

Dressed with arugula, orange segments, cherry tomatoes, grapes, roasted walnuts, drizzled with vinaigrette.

This is one of my favourite dish among all dishes.

3rd course: (Soup)–New item
Zuppa di vongole e cozze

Classic Tuscany clams & mussels soup, cooked with clam juice, tomatoes, vegetables & herbs, drizzled with basil pesto.

The clams and mussels were very fresh, but I still prefer in white wine soup (if there is a choice for me)

4th course: (Pasta)
Squid ink Tagliatelle

Assorted seafood cooked in squid ink sauce, tossed with squid ink pasta, dressed with chargrilled squid, basil, parsley & cherry tomatoes

This is super delicious!!! As I am a seafood lover, this is hand-made daily with the main ingredient imported from Italy. The result is a fragrant infusion of murky goodness dressed with tender, char grilled squid, basil, parsley and cherry tomatoes.

The bad point about having a squid ink pasta is -- it would stain your mouth :D not ideal for a date :p

5th course: (Meat)
Ossobuco alla Milanese

Braised veal shank, dressed on a bed of saffron risotto,served with rosemary foccacia

This is Follia’s star recommendation. Braised for no less than 4 hours, the veal shank is fall-off-the-bone by the time it is plated and served on a bed of saffron risotto. Don’t forget to polish off the sauce with the accompanying large slice of freshly baked bread. YUMMY!


6th course: (Chicken)–New item
Pollo alla Diavola

Boneless chicken leg, marinated in chilli pepper, lemon juice & smoked paprika, seasoned with sea salt and chargrilled to perfection, served with mesclun, roasted potato wedges, saute mushroom, semi-roasted cherry tomatoes, & lemon wedges.

One of my favourite dish as well as I love spicy food. 

7th Course: (Desserts)
Panna Cotta

Kirsch rum infused panna cotta dressed withorange reductions and assorted berries.

Do not leave Follia without finishing with dessert. For something lighter, try the silky smooth Kirsch rum infused Panna Cotta dressed with orange reductions and assorted berries.


A true Italian classic, made with lady finger biscuit, dipped in liqueur& double espresso, layered with mascarpone & dustedwith cocoa powder, served with espresso coffee cream & berries.

I always love Tiramisu..

Highly recommended to this hearty Italian Restaurant. You should not miss if you love good Italian cuisine.

Follia Italian Restaurant 

Address: 3 Clover Way Clover Park Singapore 579078

5th course: (Meat)
Ossobuco alla Milanese
Braised veal
shank, dressed on a bed of saffron risotto,
served with rosemary foccacia
Follia Italian Restaurant, 3 Clover Way, Singapore 579078
15 September 2015
Pane: (Bread)
Pane Pizza Aglio
Freshly hand
stretched pizza bread,
olive oil & sprinkled with fluer de sel
Follia Italian Restaurant, 3 Clover Way, Singapore 579078
15 September 2015
Pane: (Bread)
Pane Pizza Aglio
Freshly hand
stretched pizza bread,
olive oil & sprinkled with fluer de sel
Follia Italian Restaurant, 3 Clover Way, Singapore 579078
15 September 2015
Pane: (Bread)
Pane Pizza Aglio
Freshly hand
stretched pizza bread,
olive oil & sprinkled with fluer de sel