Friday, December 31, 2010

Astons Specialties Wagyu Ribeye Steak

Even though I am not a steak connoisseur, I could not resist the temptation of trying the wagyu ribeye steak from Astons Specialties which was offered at a promotional price of $38.90 for 200 grams.

Served with two free side dishes (baked potato and tasty rice), the Grade 5/6 wagyu steak is well-marbled with an exceptionally smooth texture and a remarkably tender consistency. Another differentiating factor of wagyu beef is its delightful succulence with mouthwatering juices exuding with every bite.

Given its expensive price, I certainly had very high expectations of Astons' wagyu ribeye which unfortunately, failed to impress me to return for more. Somehow I still prefer its prime ribeye that is not only more robust and flavorful but costs less than half the price of the wagyu.


Astons Specialties
Sembawang Shopping Centre
604 Sembawang Road

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice

Not a fan of scissors cut curry rice after trying some not-so-good ones in Singapore, I finally managed to try the original Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice at Jalan Besar today and it indeed lives up to every bit of its reputation.

Delightfully drenched with irresistable curry gravy, a plate of Beach Road curry rice served with curry chicken, fried cabbage and fried egg, costs only $2.60. The distinguishing factor of this curry rice is its special curry gravy which is exceptionally rich and flavorful with just the right sweetness, spiciness, thickness and consistency. Even though the serving was reasonably large, I found myself finishing it mouthful after mouthful and had to resist the temptation of ordering another plate.

Unlike the not-so-good scissors cut curry rice whose gravy were either too sweet or too salty, too thick or too diluted, Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice certainly deserves commendation for its outstanding curry gravy that must be the best in Singapore.


Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice
229 Jalan Besar
Open daily from 11am to 3.30am

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Liang Zhao Ji Duck Rice

Located beside the famous Hoover Rojak in Whampoa Food Centre, Liang Zhao Ji also has its queue of customers waiting to have braised duck rice for lunch.

I ordered a plate of duck rice which costs $3. Expecting the dark-colored rice to be the traditional yam rice served in some braised duck stalls, I was slightly disappointed to find out that it was just white rice thoroughly coated with braised gravy. Nevertheless the rice was soft and savory. I enjoyed the delicious braised duck which was fleshy and tasty. The chilli paste, which was spicy mixed with a sourish tinge, didn't leave much of an impression.

Although nowhere near the best of the braised duck rice that I have tasted, Liang Zhao Ji certainly has its fair share of fans who feel otherwise. Perhaps I should have tried its duck porridge instead.


Liang Zhao Ji Duck Rice
Whampoa Food Centre
Blk 90 Whampoa Drive