Review and Ratings
Arabica Fries Kebab @ Marsiling MallReview: Fries Kebab @ Marsiling Mall
A recently opened stall at Marsiling Mall foodstall, this Arabica Kebab is a nice and different addition. Serving great tasting kebabs, I tried the Salad Kebab ($5) and Fries Kebab ($6). The portion is good and the chicken is grilled well. Definitely recommended for kebab lovers wanting a taste in a neighbourhood estate at local foodcourt prices. Green Chilli Chicken RiceStumbled upon this food stall by accident and intrigue by the queue. So I tried the food and oh my was it different and delicious. The green chilli and the crackers made this chicken rice unlike any other chicken rice I have ever tried. Great in its own category. The chicken was served served in the traditional chicken rice cut and portion but more like ayam penyet style. So it was generous and I ended up ordering an extra rice (at just 50 cents, the chicken rice meal itself is a justified $5). I would come back to try this again and I recommend you to visit this place. It will be worth your time and trip.Boat Noodle @ Causeway PointReview: The Boat Noodle @ Causeway Point
I have visited Boat Noodle twice in JB so upon knowing that there is a new opening of the Halal Boat Noodle in Causway Point, I drop by the place with my wife and son. So we ordered several bowls, a sticky mango rice meal and a rice meal. Because of the opening promotion, each bowl (mini-bowls) is 60 cents instead of $1.50. with drinks for 3, the whole meal costs almost $60, on the above average considering that the bowls are already priced low and we didn't order that much. I also felt the taste and variety to be better in JB. So for the novelty of the experience, it is good but for the food, it is not that great enough to warrant a come back anytime soon. The mango was sour and that is something that kitchen should be aware of before serving the customers with pride.Nasi Lemak Pizza @ PizzahutThe taste of the nasi lemak is so authentic. The crunchiness of the ikan bilis, the sweetness of the sambal tumis, the boiled egg, the cutie small cucumber and the breaded chicken are all very satisfying and fit into the soft dough. At first , it seems like as if it would taste funny but actually it taste exactly what the original Nasi Lemak except its in a form of pizza. I give a rating of 4.5/5. White rice set meal @ KomalasReview: White Rice Meal @ Komalas Villa
Komalas is a place that I must visit at least twice a year. And since I have been there since 1990 so we are looking at more than 60 visits easily over the past 31 years. I have therefore seen the price change from $4 to now $10 for the same meal that I have been enjoying through the years. So a trip down to Komalas at Serangoon is a trip made to one of the most established vegetarian restaurants managed by father to now the son. The meal has maintained its consistency. You will get to taste different vege dishes as they change the menu every day. What you will enjoy if you are a big eater is the free flow of food - rice and everything on the tray with banana leaf. I have to say that I am addicted to the white rice meal and for every visit, I am always in anticipation of what the verge dishes combination will be served. And to accompany the truly filling meal is a masala tea. If you are there for dinner, supper would no longer be required. Enjoy the authentic South Indian serving and the many others they have on the menu. So if you don't mind the price, you will enjoy the set.Pindang Ikan tenggiriIf you miss your grandmother's cooking. This will be a simple dish you can start with. Ayam Percik @ WanderlustReview: Ayam Percik @ Wonderlost
I tried the Ayam Percik which at $20 per set was among the lower-priced items on the menu. However, it didn't taste anything like the ayam percik I am used to. It tasted just like a smashed chicken with lots of sambal on it. Accompanied only by limited vegetable mix and mash potato. I feel that ayam percik is therefore over-rated and over-priced. I didn't enjoy it at all despite having it as my break fast meal. Probably the only meal throughout 27 days of Ramadhan that I didn't finish the plate. The sambal is plain (nothing wow about it) and the chicken is about the size of any KFC piece. For a 'posh up-market western' restaurant, the ayam percik is a complete letdown.Chicken Rice @ Rex Changi RoadReview: Chicken Rice @ Rex Changi Road
We had our birthday celebration baby Zara for 10 pax in 2 separate tables. So a variety of dishes was ordered with the chicken rice being the main. We had omelet, vegetables, butter prawn etc. Food was generally all ok. As commonly served, the rice is a small portion so some of us had to order extra rice. But for everything else the portion is relatively reasonable. Personally, I do not find the rice as nice or good as the one at Mackenzie at Prinsep Road. The whole chicken was expensive at $30 per serving.Briyani Lamb at Spize Temasek ClubReview: Briyani Lamb @ Spize Temasek Club
We had our birthday celebration for 8 pax. Each of us ordered our own dish eg Nasi Goreng Kampung, Briyani Lamb, Shish Kebab, Pesto Chicken etc. While all of the dishes come in generous quantity it seems that the quality has dropped. Perhaps it might be due to a change of chef or that the restaurant is experiencing full house. My own briyani lamb is a disappointment. The lamb is not a chunk but came cut in smaller pieces. The rice is bland and the curry is not fitting of a restaurant expectation. At $14.90 it wasn't worth it. .The taste on a whole is below average and I would say the briyani at Geylang Serai / Jooc Chiat Complexfood centre or even Victory at North Bridge Road are far better. 4 of us returned home with uneasy stomach. The food obviously has lost its standard and falling behind the service and ambience that attracts people to the place.