Taken with my handphone pardon the poor quality pics

Went for buffet dinner with my colleagues.
Variety was ok but the seafood was not too fresh but for $26+ can’t ask for too much some more paid by the company.

Got warned by the chef for taking to many pics. But I’m giving free advert here oh well…


Fried Stuff

Seafood in ice not too fresh didn’t take the shell fish just a few prawns

More seafood

California roll

More California rolls

nigri sushi

Cold dish

Pasta and clam sticks

Sashimi and yes the prawn is raw (Looks to menacing to try)

More sashimi

Lots of deserts but not nice very hard

The pudding was not bad since it was readymade

Some fruits at the bottom

Ice cream with lots of flavours.

Grilled food

Remarks: I won’t go to sakura again on my own since there are many much better buffets. Maybe the other chains are better

Sakura International Buffet Restaurant
Jurong West Sports & Recreation Centre
20 Jurong West St 93 #02-06/07, Singapore 648965
Tel: 6899 8197
Website: http://www.sukigroup.com.sg/website/sakura.htm

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Saw a very nice rubbish bin by Simple Human at a Home-Fix DIY shop. Wanted to get it for a long time and I finally got it.

The shiny bin just gives a bit more motivation to clear my rubbish. Check out the website, there’s a lot of nice stuff to brighten up the house.

http://www.simplehuman.com/index1.html

Made a trip to the Botanic Gardens sometime ago, the placed has changed drastically from yester years.  It has included many other attractions such as the ginger garden, herb and spice garden, medicinal garden and a whole schedule of performances lined up at the symphony lake; the Singapore Symphonic Orchestra is a regular performer at the lake too. The Singapore national flower the orchid Vanda Miss Joaquim can also be found there.

It’s not too crowded with lots of open area, a great place for picnics and families to spend there time lazing around.


Look at all the clouds, so beautiful.


The garden, I should have taken better pictures but here’s what I have


All our barang barang (Stuff)


Not forgetting the food!!!

Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road
Singapore 259569
http://www.sbg.org.sg/

At last I found the mood to get this post up. This is the second time I’ve been to this restaurant. I would suppose this would be the most value for money french restaurant for the food offered. A picture speaks a thousand words. I’m quoting the name of the dishes off the website and I’ll try to explain if I can remember.


The table top


Vegetable sticks and 4 kinds of butter for bread(free flow). There are chili, pepper, normal and another kind of butter which I can’t remember


There are 3 kinds of bread, the above has raisin while the one below is plain bread but very crispy


A small menu given to us to keep us aware of the various dishes


AMUSES BOUCHE assorted nibble platter to whet the appetite
The cup on the right is soup, crab/prawn cake in the middle and some diced seafood on the left with a piece of bacon.


HOMARD AUX NOIX DE MACADAM macadamia nut crusted lobster millefeuille with tartare of tomato confit, yuzu lemon and momotaro scented couscous salad, wild herbs and zucchini gratin
Strong nutty macadamia taste with generous portions of lobster. Momotaro tomatoes are supposely sweeter than the average tomato.


JAMBON D’ESPAGNE EN TAPAS spanish ham with musk melon marshmallow, fleur de sel crusted japanese tomato, smoked mozzarella, crispy pickled garlic, stuffed baby squid and goat cheese bruschetta
The orangy sponge on the right is the marshmallow and the white triangle is cheese and the ring is stuffed squid and ham


VICHYSSOISE AUX OURSINS roasted organic cauliflower vichyssoise with steamed sea urchin chawanmushi, oscetra caviar, herb infused toast and milk emulsion
Sea urchin with something like cheese infusion below and a nice tasting “soup-like” drink can’t remember the name but texture was very smooth.


ROUGETS A LA FONDUE DE TOMATE
homemade cherry tomato tart tatin with grilled red mullet fillet, warm salad of pickled summer vegetables and coriander scented olive oil dressing
The fish goes well with the olive oil but not a fan of the complimenting vegetables


FOIE GRAS AUX POULPES PRESSES pressed foie gras terrine and octopus salad with homemade lemon oil, poilane bread tuile and organic leaves
This is one of my favourite, the foie gras terrine goes well with the free flow bread and I wonder how they made the thin layer of octopus at the bottom remarkable.


FOIE GRAS CLASSIQUE classic pan-fried foie gras with caramelised green apples and old port sauce
Ok this photo looks terrible because I ate up most of the foie gras before I realise I forgotten to take the photo, this is a signature dish of Saint Pierre, the apples however were a bit too sour for my taste buds


Pineapple Sorbet
No fanciful name for this but it’s light and refreshing after the appetizers


SAUMON ECOSSAIS pompadour potato crusted wild scottish salmon with yuzu leaf scented onion udon, homemade lobstertaragon tortellini and basil oil poached cherry tomato bourgogne rouge cuvee gerard 2003 nicolas potel
Someone else took this dish but I got a taste of it, I still prefer salmon to be done sashimi style, abit too cooked for me, the tortellini was slighly hard too


POULET DE BRESSE RATATOUILLE roasted french patte jaune chicken with papilotte of organic summer
vegetable ratatouille, duck essence infused corn chips, lemon and rosemary infused dressing
This dish I think tastes better than the salmon, the chicken was cooked to the right consistency, not too hard or too soggy, the corn chips was interesting, the ratatouille was an acquired taste, not terrible but was just weird for me.


Lemon slices for our cold water

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CITRUS pink grapefruit segments with orange and kalamansi infused with earl grey tea and lemon sorbet
Another refreshing dessert, lots of work must have been done to remove the segments so nicely with out the skin

GATEAU AU CHOCOLAT homemade flourless belgian chocolate cake with passion fruit ice-cream,
confit of orange zest and raspberry coulis
This was the last dish and was really very very very full, enjoyed the crunchy bits of sugar under the ice-cream


Ended off with fruit tea to complete the expereince. Very aromatic and I was very full and satisfied

Remark: Please go on an empty stomach when ordering the degustation menu or you may not be able to finish the food.

Saint Pierre The Restaurant
3 Magazine Road, #01-01 Central Mall
Singapore 059570 
Tel: 65 – 6438 0887
Fax: 65 – 6438 4887
Website: http://www.saintpierre.com.sg

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Fish and Chips
Salad

Salad that comes with it

ice cream cake
cake

Ice Cream Cake

Block 325 Clementi Ave 5 (Kopitiam)
#01-129
Singapore 120325
Phone / Fax: 67741225
Everyday 11:30 am till 10:00 pm (last orders)
http://botakjones.com/

Haven’t been in the mood to update this blog although I been to a few makan places. Have been to lazy to take the photos. Will update soon as soon as I get back in to the mood.

A fren recommended me a site with free discount coupons for makan places in Singapore.
Check it out here

This is the second time to Paramount, the last time was way before I setup this blog.
The menu remained pretty much unchanged after the last couple of years.
The standard of the the food is still pretty good. Lots of pictures and I can’t remember some of the food I ordered also.

Take note that there is a minimum of 4 persons required for buffet.

(The minimal portion to order is for 4) So you can order reduced portions i.e order for 4 if you have more than 4 people so that you can try more dishes.


Prawn and fruit salad. Very refreshing


Wasabi Prawn

Scallops with celery and carrots (No u cannot order scallops without the celery)

The dips and seasonings for the food


Beef with potatoes (The taste was good but doesn’t look too appealing)


Can’t remember what this is fried tou fu, wanton or something


Duck and chicken platter (Too much of it and had some problem finishing it)


Shishamo (Pregnant fish) Would be better if this was more crispy


Peking Duck (Limited to 2 per person)


Shake (Salmon sashimi) with Maki (California roll) The fish was surprisingly fresh we ordered this again without the maki.


Mini buddha jump over the wall (Limited to 1 per person)
Soup was nice but don’t expect too much at $33.80)


Soft shell crab, again not crispy enough suspect that the chef not too good at frying


Live prawn (200grams per person)


Tilapia fish


Pork bell with Jelly fish (Putien had a similar dish taste way better)


Ostrich meat (Taste like dear meat)


Mini octopus


Bamboo pigeon soup (minced pigeon with cashew nut at the bottom)


Yam ring with sweet sour pork, I though it was suppose to come with cashew nut in the middle


Fish maw and mushroom

Dessert Time


Mango sago


Herbal Jelly


Almond tofu with logan


Ice cream puff (not very nice too dry)

Cost:$33.80++ for Dinner

Remarks: The place is pretty sleazy a lot of Pubs and KTVs situated in this so called “Shopping center” Rent must be cheap for tung lok to make money

The Paramount
30 East Coast Road #01-01/02
Paramount Hotel & Shopping Arcade
Singapore 428751
Tel :+65 6440 3233
Fax:+65 6440 1933
http://tunglok.com