Food Galore!

This entire week was dedicated to non-stop eating at great places all around Singapore. Don’t be too excited! Let me get to them one by one 🙂  

Rochor Beancurd House 梧槽豆花水  

 

Located along a vintage street of Geylang, filled with shophouses and eateries, what makes this shop so special that it stands apart from the rest?  

Simple. The shop owner, Jason Koh himself and his passion to keep a local dessert- beancurd, traditional.  

Jason is a Twitter friend whom I got to know through that social media site recently and found that he is very active in engaging his fellow followers online.  

“I love to interact with people and by running my own food business, I get to cook and see all sorts of people from all walks of life everyday,” he shares. ”That is something I can never do when I just place myself in front of a monitor or just by meeting my office-based clients.”  

So out of curiosity and craving for nice cold beancurd on a scorching day, along with two friends Joreen and Ping Xuan, we made our way down to Rochor Beancurd House located at Geylang for an afternoon dessert.  

The Rochor Beancurd House (RBH) serves a variety of traditional local food like beancurd (hot and cold), grass jelly, Portuguese egg tarts, kueys, baos and dim sums.  

We bought a tray full of beancurds, grassjelly and egg tarts and enjoyed them on a lazy noon after burnt out searching the narrow streets of Geylang as we are unfamiliar with the place. As we sat down to enjoy our dessert, I realised a long queue forming unknowingly and found out that they turned out to be loyal customers of RBH as them seemed familiar with the employees who are tending the shop.  

The Overall Experience: Great food with great service. It’s a definite return for me 🙂  

Located at:
a) 745 Geylang Road Lor 39 Singapore 389653
b) 432 Balestier Road #01-436 Singapore 329813  

For more information regarding RBH and Jason Koh, feel free to refer to my reference site –

Rochor Beancurd – Bean There, Done That?

House of Seafood @180 – 螃蟹之家  

  

 The second place I went was to the House of Seafood(HOS) @180, originally located at Joo Chiat Road.  

I got to know HOS while having dinner with some friends in Bedok. Apparently they had a branch there as well.  

HOS offers a wide range of chinese cuisines including the freshest catch of seafood from the ocean.  

Trusted over the years for being the best in quality and taste, people from all walks of life enjoy the fantastic goodness and freshness of their delicacies  

  I was there with my family and tried their chilli crabs. They were superb! The service there was good too with valet parking services as it is located by the main road surrounded by private bungalow estates, thus it’s difficult to find a proper parking lot nearby.  

The dishes were served with smiles from the waitresses and waiters and tea pot was refilled whenever it was empty. The only thing I wish they had improved on is to serve the dishes in a more proper order. We had the soup served first and by mid meal, we were all thirsty from all the sambal and thai chilli sauce. And the crabs were only served after we had finished our entire meal with the rice – which we felt rather bloated and could not really appreciate the great taste of the huge, meaty crabs. 😦  

Jack later told me that it is due to over-crowding during dinner time, did they mix up the serving procedures. I was doubtful about that but he is the one who knows the boss… 😐  

The Overall Experience: Food is great but could have done better in terms of serving procedures. But I will still go back for more crabs! 🙂  

Located at:
a) 180, Yio Chu Kang Road (off Serangoon Gardens)
Singapore 545628
Tel:6282 7180
Fax:6284 7182  

b) Blk 88, Bedok North St 4
#01-125, Singapore 460088
Tel: 6442 5180        
Fax:6284 7182  

Website: http://www.houseofseafood.com.sg/index.html  

 

Zhou’s Kitchen 周庄  

Went to a buffet at Zhou’s with Jack’s family.  

The ambiance there is nice and food of different variety were placed at the buffet counters for customers to take their pick.  

As I arrived rather late and nearly their closing hours, I only managed to eat one round. (Also due to some tummy problems :x) The crews there were very friendly and went table to table asking for comments, engaging their customers with friendly conversations regarding the food and staff. When they knew I arrived late and there wasn’t much crabs left on the buffet counter, the branch manager there immediately requested the kitchen to prepare one specially for me, hot from the stove! I was ultimately touched but I had my fill of crabs the day before at House of Seafood, so offered it to Jack’s mom.  

What I love there: the friendly crew, the nice handmade jelly, the desserts were delicious just by the looks  

The Overall Experience: Many thumbs up! I’ll be back! (with the coupons).haha.  

Located at:
a) 368 Alexandra Road
The Copperdome, Anchorpoint
Singapore 159952
Tel: 64731123  

b) 7-13 Amoy Street
#01-01 Far East Square
Singapore 049949
Tel: 68771123  

c) 10 Sinaran Drive
#01-73 Square 2
Singapore 307506
(Next to Velocity@Novena Square,
above Novena MRT)
Tel: 68931123  

d) 63 Jurong West Central
#03-28 Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Singapore 648331
Tel: +65 6363 1123  

Reservations are highly recommended for all outlets. For more information visit their homepage: Zhou’s Kitchen  

ASTONS  

 

Astons is a restaurant serving western cuisines. If you are a fan for chops and burgers, this is definitely the place for you 🙂
Went there with friends from school for a lunch meal after watching Paranormal Activity (the 2nd time).  

They serve great set meals accompanied by two sides all at the cost of between SGD6.50 to SGD10 depending on your choices. There are of course the more high-class dishes like steaks and ribeyes which are more expensive.  

I got the Chargrilled Chicken and personally thinks that it is fantastic! Topped with crunchy onion rings and cold pasta salad.Yummilicious! The chicken is cooked just the perfect way a chicken should be – chewy, tender and juicy.  

The Overall Experience: I love the food! The waiting time is abit long though…but it’s definitely worth the wait 🙂  

Located at:
ASTONS BRANCHES (too many to be listed)  

Website: ASTONS  

Last but not least… our favourite local dishes –  

BAH KUT TEH!!! 肉骨茶  

Leong Kee (Klang) Bah Kut Teh  

My original mission was to try out the authentic thai food along Bugis – introduced by QQ. But when we reached there the shop was not yet open, and our hunger pangs were getting worse, so we decided to settle our empty stomachs at Leong Kee Bah Kut Teh which was further up the street.  

My first visit there was with Jas and the usual guys 🙂 And I loved the soup there! Never attempted to try other bah kut teh after that. (Besides the one in Batam. Cuz they don’t have it in Sg)  

What is unique about this shop is that they have a variety of bah kut teh catering to your likings. QQ ordered the traditional one with only the ribs and mine was the mixed version with organs and all. (I like wierd stuff.lol.) Anyway, based on my previous experience with Jas and the guys, I realised that the traditional one has a stronger aroma and taste than the mixed version. But for people who have preferences like mine, the soup still taste awesome 🙂  

The Overall Experience: Good food but with kinda stuffy environment. I wish they had more fans. But i will still go back 🙂  

Located at:
321 Beach Road (Jn Sultan Gate and Beach Road)
Opened from 11am to 9pm
Closed on Wednesdays  

Reference – if you want to see more pictures 🙂
Leong Kee Klang Bah Kut Teh  

Do stay tune if you want to know more about places with yummilicious food in Singapore! 🙂

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