Saturday, June 28, 2008


Feeling peckish? Have a craving for something sweet? Or do you just have a sweet tooth? Try this out.

The first thing I love about PODS is their packaging. The way they describe it is so funny.

Fantastic afternoon snack to go with a cuppa tea. Crunchy biscuit on the outside, soft caramel on the inside, covered by a smooth chocolate top. Sweet...

It comes in Snickers and Twigs too. Even though I'm a great fan of the Snickers bar, PODs Mars is the best. :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Botak Jones

There was alot of hype about this food outlet, all just because an Ang Moh opens a food store at a coffee shop. Many of my friends have tried it before, and their reponse to the food? "it's OK lah..." they all say. What does that mean? So to put my curiousity to rest, I suggested a burger meal at Botak Jones (Ang Mo Kio Branch) one Sunday evening.

First impression? Crowded! There's a long queue at the store and most of the customers belong to Botak Jones. With so many customers, the food couldn't be that bad I guess...

So we ordered their Botak Burger and waited for about 20 minutes before the food came. Oops, they forgot to put the cheese, so we had to wait another 15 minutes before finally getting to meet our dinner.

The burger did looked quite good honestly...

The portion is very big, so it's good for hungry people. But taste wise?

It's OK lah Now I know what that means. It's not bad tasting, but it's not fantastic either. Just a few more dollars and you can get a much much better tasting burger at Earl Swensen's. Plus air-conditioning seating too. Haha...

I ordered a little dessert too, which... was quite sad looking...

my little apple pie...

Well, I did see other people order giant sausages, which looked good too. So was I just unlucky and ordered the wrong dish? Or is Botak Jones just all gimmick? I'm leaning more to the latter really :)

Block 529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Singapore 560529
Phone / Fax: 67551225
Everyday 11:30 am till 10:00 pm (last orders)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ABC Popiah

When ever Cobby and I are having Kuay Chap dinner at Toa Payoh, we'll always share one of our favourite popiahs. This store has been here since the 70s? Maybe longer.

The stewed turnip is very nice and flavourful with a good texture. I especially love the slight hint of fresh mince garlic smeared onto the popiah skin, along with their firery chilli paste. I also love the crispy bits inside, what is it? I think its peanuts. Wrap up all the goodies with their handmade popiah skin, 1 roll is usually not enough. YUM~!

Oh if you're feeling adventurous you can even buy the popiah skins from the boss and make popiahs at home! :)

ABC Popiah
Blk 93 Lor 4 Toa Payoh
Time: 1000 - 2200, Off on Mon
Owner: Mr. Tay
Outlet: 62561737

Friday, June 13, 2008

Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa

There's alot of contraversy on this simple little laksa store.

The humble laksa store originated from a simple coffee shop at Depot Road, mostly frequented by people from the nearby DSTA buildings. In no time, the yummy claypot laksa created a reputation as one of the best laksa stores in Singapore!

When the coffee shop suddenly closed down, there was a frenzy among fans to search for their beloved laksa store. Strangely, not one but TWO stores were found. One at Alexander village food centre, the other at Telok Blangah crescent, both claiming that they were THE store from Depot Road.

This caused quite a lot of discussions on WHO is the real macoy!? Along with the heated discussions came theories on why there were two stores. Some say they were actually siblings, some say daughter, some simpy claimed that the other is fake! Haha… I have tried the original as well as the other two new stores, so my stand is…

I believe the one at Telok Blangah Crescent is closer to the original one at Depot Road. :D

But this entry is about the other one at Alexander Village Food Centre. Although it is not as good as the one at Telok Blangah Crescent, this laksa is honestly not bad.

Long queue...

The soup gravy is very thick and flavourful as they are a little heavy-handed on the coconut milk. But hey, any thinner and it would be crossing the line of being bland right? :)

The prawns are very fat and crunchy, and the claypot keeps the laksa nice and warm throughout the meal.

P.S.I’ll visit the one at Telok Blangah again soon so stay tuned for updates!

Alexander Village Food Centre
#01-75, Block 120, Bukit Merah Lane 1

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Shami Banana Leaf Delights

It's more commonly known as the Briyani store at Yishun. In fact, I only found out what was the store name when I last visited it. I'm forgot to check if it's Halal or not, but I'm quite sure they don't sell pork! :)

OK, for those who have not tried Shami's Briyani, beware. Especially for all you small eaters out there. Their portions are HUGE!

Many people just order one and share it with someone. Apart from the huge portions, Shami's briyani is also what we describe as very jelak - very heavy and filling.

They have quite alot of variety, such as mutton, chicken, fish, prawns, even crab! For vegetarians, they have vegetarian sets too! They also have alot of vegetable side dishes to choose from...

We ordered the mutton set which was S$5.50 for a huge portion of briyani, a choice of vegetable, 2 crispy papadum and a giant chunk of mutton with meat so soft it just melts in your mouth!!!

But surprisingly the curry wasn't very spicy, so this would be suitable for people who have a lower tolerance to spicy food. Spice lovers like me would have felt it lacked the "shiokness". But overall the dish was alright.

Shami Banana Leaf Delights

Northpoint Shopping Centre
The Food Mall
930 Yishun Avenue 2, #B2-10
Singapore 769098
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