Thursday, May 26, 2011

Paradise Inn Braised Hor Fun With Venison In Black Bean Sauce

Reminscent of the famous Geylang Lorong 9 beef hor fun, the braised hor fun with venison in black bean sauce from Paradise Inn Restaurant left me a lasting impression when I had dinner there.

A small plate of braised venison hor fun which costs $12++ comes in a satisfactory portion for 2 persons. Extraordinarily thick and flavorful, the savory black bean sauce gravy complements the well-fried hor fun with an irresistable wok hei fragrance. The marinated venison is extremely tender and tasty.

Beside braised venison hor fun, we also tried the coffee pork ribs and sambal kang kong which were also very impressive. Come down to Paradise Inn Restaurant and try for yourself.


Paradise Inn Restaurant

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fei Kee Claypot Chicken Rice

Inside an old coffee shop along Beach Road lies an insconspicuous claypot chicken rice stall whose sign read "waiting time at least 15 minutes". I'm glad that I didn't give it a miss when I walked past because it was indeed worthwhile waiting for.

I ordered a bowl of claypot chicken rice for one which costs only $4. Unlike other traditional claypot rice, Fei Kee claypot rice is topped with generous pieces of fresh and crunchy cabbage which add a delightful sweetness to the distinctive charred flavour of the fragrant rice. If you dislike removing pieces of bones when having claypot rice, you will be happy to know that Fei Kee claypot rice uses boneless grade A chicken thigh meat which is remarkably fleshy and tasty.

With the use of superior quality ingredients eg boneless chicken meat, Fei Kee claypot chicken rice certainly impressed me as one of the best in Singapore. Open until 730pm daily except on Sunday, this will definitely make a satisfactory dinner for you and your family.


Fei Kee Claypot Chicken Rice
Luk Lu Eating House
341 Beach Road
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Todai International Seafood And Sushi Buffet

Newly opened at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, I did not expect Todai Restaurant to be so crowded on a weekday evening when I was there to try its international buffet dinner. Fortunately, the service was remarkably efficient and we were able to start eating without much waiting.

Looking at the generous selection of mouthwatering dishes ranging from seafood on ice, sushi and sashimi to churrasco, pizza and pasta, salads, tempura, cold cuts, Korean snacks, desserts and cakes etc, I had a really hard time deciding what to try first.

A big fan of Brazilian churrasco, I was most impressed with the outstanding grilled steak that is exceptionally flavorful and succulent.

My partner enjoyed the special snow crabs which are sweet and fleshy as well as the fresh oysters which are huge and juicy.

She was also delighted by the assortment of sushi and sashimi available.

The cooked food section, on the other side of the spacious restaurant, greeted us with a wide variety of Chinese and Western cuisine which included dory fish with cream Mornay sauce, roast beef with Jalapeno Demi sauce, mushroom with Demi cheese sauce, clam stew, teriyaki parrot fish and local favorites like fried rice and our signature chilli crab with its irresistable gravy. The tempura prawns are cripsy and tasty.

We completed our sumptuous dinner with delectable cakes, pastries and Korean strawberries from the dessert section.

Although the prices of Todai International Buffet may seem rather exorbitant, the spectacular spread of food, sushi and dessert, as well as the excellent culinary standard, make every single dollar worthwhile. It was a very memorable dining experience and I will definitely return to try the other dishes that I have missed out.


Todai International Seafood And Sushi Buffet
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue B2-001
Singapore 018972

Lunch: 11.30am to 4.30pm (last order at 4.00pm)
Mondays to Thursdays – S$42++ (adult), S$22++ (child)
Fridays to Sundays, Public Holidays, Eve of Public Holidays – S$58++ (adult), S$26++ (child)

Dinner: 5.30pm to 11.00pm (last order at 10.30pm)
Mondays to Thursdays – S$54++ (adult), S$26++ (child)
Fridays to Sundays, Public Holidays, Eve of Public Holidays – S$58++ (adult), S$26++(child)