Monday, 29 June 2015

BaaMee Bangkok (Jalan Besar)

Thai Tom Yum Baa Mee (Wanton Mee) $5
BaaMee Bangkok located in Jalan Besar along Syed Alwi Road opened in late 2014. It seems to be the only stall (besides the drink stall) in operation at that coffeeshop. Hence, there would be plenty seats available.
BaaMee Bangkok's menu is limited with just 6 dishes on the menu. The more prominent dishes are theThai Tom Yum Baa Mee (Wanton Mee) $5 and Kaa Moo (Stewed Pig Trotters) $6.

 It seems that the food at the stall is dished by a Thai chef.
Thai Tom Yum Baa Mee (Wanton Mee) $5
 I ordered the Thai Tom Yum Baa Mee (Wanton Mee) $5.
Thai Tom Yum Baa Mee (Wanton Mee) $5
 It was beautifully plated on a flowery bowl and served with a bowl of wantons and wanton soup.
Thai Tom Yum Baa Mee (Wanton Mee) $5
As the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover. This Thai Tom Yum Baa Mee (Wanton Mee) was incredibly fiery (spicy). The addition of the chilli & pepper powder, garlic infused oil, pork lard, peanuts and garlic sauce lead to a complexity of taste. I was wondering why I did not find it very spicy. The spiciness set in half an hour after my meal, when I felt my stomach burning.

Although the slices of Char Siew was a little on the dry end, they were still tasty. As for the egg noodles which looked dry, they were surprisingly springy and tasty when well mixed.  
Thai Tom Yum Baa Mee (Wanton Mee) $5
The wantons provided was bigger and plumper compared to other stalls. 

This bowl of Thai Tom Yum Baa Mee (Wanton Mee) was beyond my expectation in terms of taste. It was just so delicious and addictive. I had wanted to rate this as a must try. But on my second visit, I felt that the standard had dropped (or was inconsistent). Found out much later that they had opened another branch in Toa Payoh Central. I hope that the standard and taste is not compromised by this expansion as this could eventually hurt their business even at their main outlet.

BaaMee Bangkok (Jalan Besar)
45 Syed Alwi Road
Singapore 207636
Tel: +65 9636 0048
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun 11am to 9pm
                           Closed on Mon

BaaMee Bangkok (Toa Payoh)
Blk 177, Toa Payoh Central 
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun 8am - 330pm 
                           Closed on Monday

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Llaollao Singapore: 1 For 1 Smoothies at NTU(till 27 Jun 2015)

Source: Llaollao Singapore
Llaollao Singapore: 1 For 1 Smoothies at NTU(till 27 Jun 2015)

- Valid till 27 Jun 2015 from 3pm to 7pm
- While stock lasts

Monday, 22 June 2015

Restoran Todak (Orang Asli) (Malaysia, Johor Bahru)

 Prawns cooked in Indonesian Curry
Restoran Todak (Orang Asli) is a well known kelong seafood restaurant located in Johor Bahru. Although this restaurant is located around 30 minutes drive away from the checkpoint, it is popular among Singaporeans. At the car park which is unmarked, you are likely to see more Singapore registered cars compared to Malaysia vehicles.
Restoran Todak is unique as the whole restaurant located along the coast on kelong stilts.

The restaurant is located directly opposite Singapore's Sembawang Coast and provides a picturesque view. As you can see from the photo above, those cranes in the background are from Sembanwang shipyard.
Although the restaurant has indoor seats, most of the tables and chairs are located outside (without a roof) - alfresco style dining with the sea breeze. We arrived early for dinner as we were aware that the restaurant would be packed and some of the seafood would be sold out if we arrive late.

The live seafood are displayed with the prices indicated. For their crabs, they have different pricing depending on the prices. The cheaper ones typically get sold out before 730 pm. The you will need to wait and see if new stock comes in in the next couple of hours or order a more expensive crab.
We used the big menu (above) and ordered our food based on the recommendation of the type of cooking style for the food.
 Prawns cooked in Indonesian Curry
The Prawns cooked in Indonesian Curry were delicious! The prawns of different sizes were relatively big and very fresh; succulent and sweet tasting meat!
Fried Buns (Man Tou)
We ordered fried buns (man tous) which complemented perfectly with the Indonesian Curry gravy.
 Salted Egg Crab
The Salted Egg Crab was unique. I was expecting this to come with sauce and was surprised when it was a 'dry' dish. Taste wise, there was just a slight hint of salted egg flavour. Initially, we thought that the wrong order was delivered to us as this tasted more like fried garlic crab! I was not too impressed with the taste. But the saving grace was that the crab was so fresh! The meat could be easily extracted from the shell and was so tender.
Japanese Snail (Japanese Escargot 日本螺) Gong Bao 宫保Style
The Japanese Snail (Japanese Escargot 日本螺) was cooked Gong Bao 宫保style. This dish was very well executed. The Japanese snail had a smooth texture and was springy! The Gong Bao style complement the Japanese Snail quite well. If the sauce was slightly more spicy, it would be more ideal!
Egg Omelette (Fu Rong Egg 芙蓉蛋)
Egg Omelette was fluffy and addictive - very well executed.
Butter Crayfish
Had great expectations for the Butter Crayfish. But it disappointed in terms of presentation and taste. I was expecting a more buttery flaovour that would make this addictive.
The Lala too was just 'meh' disappointing. The Lala were not meaty and plump enough. This is definitely not the best lala; is average.
Sweet Potato Leaves with Belacan
The Sweet Potato Leaves with Belacan was well fried. Cooked and tasted just right. It complemented the plain rice extremely well.
Complimentary Fruits
After each meal, every table would be served with a plate of Complimentary Fruits.
The total cost of our meal. Relatively cheap after converting to Singapore dollars considering this meal fed five persons.

This restaurant is definitely worth coming back to. I saw several tables ordering their fish and oysters. The oysters were huge! The downside is the distance from the causeway; you would probably need a vehicle. 

Restoran Todak (Orang Asli) (Malaysia, Johor Bahru)
No 1 Kampung Orang Asli, 
Telok Jawa, Masai 
81750 Johor Bahru
Tel: 07 386 3696
Opening Hours: Daily 1130am to 1130pm

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