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Yok Yor Thai
Yok Yor has been standing for months now and I had finally come to find it, nestled across Chili Cha Cha at Haymarket. The cooks were dressed as construction workers and they even wore those safety helmets. The place was rather small but comfy.
Spicy Pork Belly
This dish can be found in the ‘Rice’ section of the menu, the pork belly is the best compared to any other Thai restaurants I’ve tried; Spice I am, Home, Chat Thai. Or perhaps it was the spicy-ness that enhanced the dish’s flavour.
Gai Tod Hard Yai
The Southern fried seasoned chicken served with sweet chili sauce was my favorite. The chicken was tender on the inside and crisp on the outside and sprinkled with fried onion. The sweet chili sauce was mixed with chopped red onions.
The catfish did not come out satisfying, although it was found in the ‘Chef’s recommendations’ section. The catfish had a lot of bones in it and you just have to tear each piece apart to get rid of the bones. Eating it was simply frustrating.
The next day, I went for a very late dinner at Yok Yor since my friend wanted to try it out. This time, I decided to call on for desserts after we finished eating the mains.
Thai tea ice cream with sweet potato
The ice cream was tasty especially with sweet potato cubes. It was sweet and you could feel the tea taste. Then, my friends and I noticed the place was packed with Chat Thai’s waitresses and waiters. They ordered all the delicious-looking foods, which were the ‘Specials’. We saw them ordering this mountain of chocolate and bread for dessert, which of course tempted our nosiness.
The Chocolate Volcano
Presenting the chocolate-milo (may I add) volcano with just a layer of white plain bread on the inside as its foundation base. The volcano was sculptured with thick chocolate ice cream and showered with loads of milo powder. Then two Twister chocolate stick biscuits were pierced in—-voila! A magnificent dessert creation, especially for chocolate lovers.
So you should watch out for the ‘Specials’ when you’re eating in Yok Yor, they are pasted on the walls at the left side of the place. No doubt about it, Chat Thai has got some competition, but the location of Yok Yor is kind of out of reach. Rather remote and unnoticeable, especially when there is real construction done outside it and this resulted in a barrier covering up the place. But this construction-site restaurant has got some serious drilling food for sure.
323 Castlereagh St
3 days in Singapore to visit my grandfather. I went with my mum and she promised to accompany me conquer all the food and shopping that I crave for. I literally a list of almost everything that I wanted to do in Singapore during the flight.
King’s ice cream stand can be found on the streets of Orchard Road. This ice cream wrapped around a bread is an ultimate must in my list. The soft pink and green coloured bread is actually tasteless. My mum ordered her favourite Mint Chocolate chip and I ordered the Chocolate chip.
(From top to bottom) Mint Chocolate chip and Chocolate chip King’s Ice Cream
Afterwards, we head inside Takashimaya and after hours of shopping we went down to the Ground floor to look for some food.
Mackerel Fish Otah
Otah is always served with Nasi Lemak, but because I wanted to store my appetite for dinner at Newton. The otah was salty and very oily, it scared me for a bit but it was still tasty.
At night, my aunt joined us to dine in Newton.
Sugarcane ice drink
The sugarcane ice drink had always been drunk whenever I go to Newton, this was simply never missed. Its sweetness is just right if you ask for no sugar to be added.
Ocien we call it and this dish had been my favourite till I tried it once more and this time, I must admit I wondered what happened to that flavour that defined Newton’s specialty. It is still crispy and the mixture of with egg is still right, perhaps I just grew less fond of oysters.
BBQ Chicken Rojak
My aunt had ordered the rojak that had BBQ chicken, cucumber, shredded lettuce and apples… and peanut sauce poured over it. The rojak tasted okay, I’ve had better.
The stingray that night did not disappoint me, it was still white soft in texture (its meat) and in taste and spicy.
Singapore Chili Crab
The crab was also very delicious that night.
That night, I enjoyed the carrot cake a lot more than the ocien. However, an unfortunate event occurred, I got diarrhea. My stomach must have grown sensitive living in clean Australia. This was terrible.
Sergeant Hainan Chicken rice
The Sergeant chicken rice can be found in Ion’s food court, my cousin was the one who recommended it to me. The portion of meat was generous, and I loved every bit of its succulent chicken meat.
Raspberry King’s ice cream
One was not enough for me. I finally found another flavour that topples down my chocolate chip, raspberry.
On the second day, I forced my mum to go eat in Yoshinoya which is located in Takashimaya.
Rice beef bowl
Chicken and beef combo bowl
I was beyond pleased to see Yoshinoya had not change a bit, not even a single tiny bit. I had visited this place since I was 6 years old! The beef was still perfect, its chicken was still saucy and the rice was still as sticky as ever.
Alast on the third day our flight was in the afternoon and we didn’t have time to go around eating or shopping. This trip had been memorable. I shall miss my akong dearly and all the food.
Jakarta, Indonesia Part III
Social House, Grand Indonesia
One of Ismaya’s fine restaurants that serves various kinds of delicacies from Japanese sushi rolls to western food.
Strawberry and carrot juice
Pizza Mushroom & Cheese
Pasta Carbonara chicken
Overall, the dinner was satisfactory. The ribs and the salmon sushi roll were the highlights of the lunch.
Magnum Cafe, Grand Indonesia
The above picture says everything, this royal cafe serves all Magnum desserts. I ordered the Magnum chocolate ice cream stick dipped in dark chocolate smothered in almonds and macadamias.
Bolu (sponge cake)
I crowned this bolu as the king of all bolus. Soft, tender and fluffy.
Es Cendol yummm…
Badde Manors + San Churros Glebe
The first thing that caught my eyes… the dragon-turtle-like water hose on the top corner of the outdoor area of Badde Manors cafe Glebe. Questions hatching inside my head, ‘what was it used for?’, ‘does it still work?’ and etc.
Posters were pasted EVERYWHERE, job advertisements, event posters and loads of commercials. I assumed that people could just go in and stick them on the wall because Badde Manors is very popular for campus students. There were 3 of us, and the cafe serves only vegetarian food. We ordered the Three mushroom risotto and Crumbed Bocconcini.
Three Mushroom Risotto
The serving was generous, but then again it’s risotto really and it’s a veg cafe, I expected large platters because there was no meat to digest and be fulfilled. The Three Mushroom Risotto was tasteless, it was quite awful that we had to add in a lot of salt. But I love the fact that it was very sticky. The garlic breads were alright, it tasted better when you eat the risotto with the bread.
The Crumbed Bocconcini was a disappointment too, but we were more disappointed because all of us were cheese-lovers, and we expected this crumbed cheese ball to be exotic. It was pretty much tasteless too, sure the cheese was nicely gooey and chewy but it tasted very very plain.
Definitely not coming back, but it was worth the try. Badde Manors had been standing (renovated) for a total of 28 years now and you could see some of the very ancient posters round the cafe walls. This was probably what interested me to come over, I have quite the passion for history. Afterwards, we decided we could not get desserts in this place, we expected it to taste as tasteless as the other two dishes. Thus, we moved to San Churros instead.
Luckily for us, we were crazy for dark chocolate and none liked milk. Ordering had never been that easy.
Dark chocolate Ice Cream Sundae
Churros for two
I hate whip cream no matter how sweet it might taste or how yummy people say it is, sure I know that not all taste the same but I just do not like the icky creamy sensation. Fortunately for me, one of my travelbuds on that day loved whip cream and she finished the whole fluff on the sundae. The dark chocolate was still too sweet for me, but it still tasted so good. Whoever invented chocolate is a true genius in the food world.
37 Glebe Point Rd
47 Glebe Point Rd
Glebe NSW 2037