Pumpkin is actually a fruit.

I always had a distant relationship with pumpkin. Its just like how you would stay away from squash or parsnip. Rare commodities that you would find on your daily meal. But this was before I came face-to-face with the fruit. Twice.

When I ordered this dessert dish to try, I honestly had no expectation. It was based on a recommendation. So, the skeptical me only took half of a piece to taste. But ho and behold, I had no idea that I would be stuffing my face with seconds. Or more than that. Baked from a pumpkin paste, the pancake possesses a mild level of sweetness from the fruit, topped off with a fine layer of icing sugar. Sweet but not too sweet. Definitely one of the best desserts I have ever tried in a Chinese restaurant.

Pumpkin Pancakes
Paradise Dynasty, Ion Orchard

Like I said, I was never a big fan of pumpkin, before I had the pumpkin dessert at Paradise Dynasty, so here I am having a try at another variation of the orange fruit. 

I was caught by surprise by the mild sweetness of the soup, boosted by a light tasting broth. Smooth and creamy, it not only whets your appetite but keeps you wanting for more. 

Pumpkin Soup (Order with their Set Lunch)
Bakerzin
Jurong Point

All-time favourite.

Every single time I’m at Old Town White Coffee, this is the only dish that I will order, besides the toast of course. One of the specialities in the chain outlet, this bowl of wholesome goodness just makes me beg for more. I can eat this almost everyday and never get sick of it. Its not about the bits of prawn or chicken chunks, but the light and sweet broth that is actually the vital key for this dish. The perfect combination for the bland flat rice noodles, you will find yourself lapping up every drop of the soup. I kid you not. If you have not tried this at Old Town, you have no idea what you’re missing out.

Chicken Ipoh Hor Fun
Old Town White Coffee

Not your average grilled chicken.

I’m hardly the fan of grilled chicken. Most often, they appear to be too dry or tough. But Poulet Roti, which simply means grilled chicken, is the speciality dish that we have to try at this up and rising French bistro. Tearing the flesh away from the bone may not be as easy as compared to the braised duck, but it is definitely easier then usual. I started to bear hope. With a average chunk on my fork, I ensured that it was well-drenched in the sauce (which I was clueless about until I checked the menu again). At first bite, I could easily taste the savoury marinade of the meat which is surprisingly tender to chew. Yet, something else sent my taste buds and brain to a frenzy. It was creamy, slightly buttery, savoury and fungi. I know something was missing so I gave up and checked the menu. The culprit was the restaurant’s home-made mushroom chardonnay sauce. This was what made the dish so interesting and addictive. Maybe because I have a thing for mushroom, but this dish got me wanting for more. In my opinion, the chicken meat and the special sauce had a seamless partnership to satisfy my taste buds and tummy.

Poulet (pronounced as poo-lay) is a new French casual dining restaurant tucked away at Bugis +. Besides their speciality dish, the restaurant is also known for its braised duck, escargots and oxtail de Bourguignon. If you are looking for affordable (under $20) and reasonable French cuisine, look no further and try Poulet.

Poulet Roti

Poulet
Bugis +

Calamari does not necessarily have to be fried.

Calamari: Squid served as food

Alas, Calamari does not necessarily mean fried squid. And this is definitely not the kind of calamari you would be expecting but do not be too quick to judge yet. I promise that this will be a special treat for your taste buds. Drizzled in olive oil, served with soft chick peas, baked to perfection. You can even hear it sizzle when the chef removes it from the oven. This is definitely a side dish that I will order whenever I’m in this restaurant. Grab the bar seats if you do not mind, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of a busy Italian kitchen.

Calamari
Pizzeria Mozza
Marina Bay Sands

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Not proud to say that this is the first time I’ve ever tried Chocolate Molten Lava Cake in the entire 22 years of my life. But I was in a for “dark” surprise. I love dark chocolate, so this dessert suits me to the tee. I preferred pairing it with the vanilla ice cream though, the blissful mix of cold and warm. However, try not to order in bulk, as the molten lava would have harden a little while the waiter waits for all the servings to be ready before they serve together.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake S$12
The Wine Company
6 Sentosa Gateway
#01-08
Singapore 098072

Best Prawn Mee in Singapore and JB. And some say Batam.

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I cannot remember when was the first time I ate this dish. I probably couldn’t pronounce my name yet. In my honest and biased opinion, this is the best prawn mee I’ve ever eaten. It is so good, I literally do not eat any other prawn noodles out there. The prawn soup is bursting with flavour especially coupled with egg noodles. Otherwise, you can eat with bee hoon for a more subtle taste. I’ve tried the prawn mee at Beach Road, it is no where near this standard man. Overall, try it if you’re around the area.

Just across the road of Kallang Station.

Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee S$5
2 Jalan Ayer

It was love at first bite.