Went to Wheeler’s Yard with Pakcik on one of the weekends. We had to use google map to find the place because it was so well hidden. Parking is also an issue because there is very limited parking lots in that street. One alternative is to park in the HDB carpark across the road.
It was pretty warm so we waited for a seat in the air conditioned area. Upon ordering at the counter, we were given this buzzer. When our food is ready for collection the buzzer will vibrate.
I must say that the cafe is well maintained and managed. Customers don’t have to stand around to wait for coffee because they will be notified by the buzzer. Utensils, iced water and sauces were neatly placed in a corner for the customers. From ordering to food collection, everything is systematic and neat. Great effort!
We already had lunch earlier so we just ordered drinks and cheese fries.
The cheese fries ($9) was great! I love thick fries and the generous amount of cheese. The food portion in Wheeler’s Yard is huge, so don’t be too greedy when you place orders. I saw quite a number of couples struggling to finish their 2 mains and fries.
Pakcik had mocha while I tried the hot chocolate. Hmmm… think the mocha is better. The hot chocolate is not up to my expectation. It didn’t gave me the “happy” feeling after drinking it. Kinda too powdery?
Anyway, both of us like this cafe and will definitely be back to try the burgers and breakfast.
Had another outing end of last month with the CCC ladies. Only 4 of us could make it to the gathering. =(
Anyway, we chose New Harbour Cafe and Bar at Tanjong Pagar road because we missed the sio bak (roasted pork belly) and hokkien mee!
No gathering is legit without alcohol~
This is one of our favourites: White clams in beer stock.
Each clam is so fat and juicy. The stock is very flavorful and good for slurping~
Next favourite is the Mah Mee. It’s actually fried hokkien prawn noodles with the addition of clams and Chinese sausage. Each strand of noodles is nicely coated with the thick gravy. Together with the egg and garlic, the flavor is so rich and you will definitely be craving for more. Although this is not the al dente kind of noodles, it’s also not too soggy. It’s best eaten with the blended red chilli which will numb your tongue for a while. Do try it even if you can’t take spicy food because there’s always beer to cool you down~
This is another favourite item there: Roast Pork Belly (Sio Bak in dialect)! Because of its popularity and quality, the waiting time is longer than the other food item. So make sure you order this first before you decide on what else to eat.
Not sure if you can see from the picture, there’s minimal fat in the roasted pork belly, almost no fat layer! Despite the minimal fat layer, the meat is really tender and the skin is super crispy. I couldn’t hear what the ladies were talking about when I was chewing on the skin.
The meat is served with a black sweet chilli sauce and the blended red chili. Eat them together for even better flavor~
LOL~ I sound like the Sio Bak’s spokesperson.
Something that is not commonly found in a bar: Salmon Sashimi~
Still feeling hungry, we ordered another round of Mah Mee and some fries~
The total bill of 4 pints of beer plus the food above only cost us $130.80. There’s no GST and service charge~!
Post dinner drinks was at one of the bars along Tanjong Pagar road~
End of last month, Manhattan Fish Market had a few dining promotions which cousins and I felt that it’s too good to miss.
We were very tempted by these 2 promotions and so we met up for dinner at JCube. I guess the promotion brought in some crowd to the mall, because we had to queue to get a table even at 8.30pm. Usually JCube is quite deserted on weekday nights.
Initially we only wanted to order the 1-for-1 small flame to share among the 3 of us, but Stinky Min said she’s very hungry, so we got the spicy baked fish set as well.
Hmmm… think the food looks better in picture. LOL~
Stinky Min is also into IG, so both of us were positioning the food and snapping away, while the I-should-pretend-to eat-only-a-bit-in-front-of bf cousin Elaine, texted away. (hehe… maybe I should hashtag my cousins’ nicknames….)
The small flame was decent. The most loved item was the flamed prawns and the creamy sauce~ Yum~~
Fish is a bit soggy, and fries were cold. I hate cold fries!!
Shan’t complain too much since it’s 1-for-1.
The spicy baked fish was soooooo salty! OMG! I could feel the salt sucking dry all the cells of my tongue. Good for cousin Elaine cause she doesn’t take spicy food and so didn’t have to eat this. She is the only person who can’t take spicy food in the entire cousin clan. Boo~~~
The fried calamari was pretty decent. We were snatching to get an extra piece.
Stinky Min wasn’t full after the meal, so we ordered a brownie ice cream to share. We really enjoyed the dessert because the brownie was so dense and yummy~ The hotplate kept the brownie warm and melts the ice cream on it~
After settling the bill, I told cousin Elaine that she must treat me when she gets her first pay. I am so not going to let her forget that I have been treating her for the past 8 years~ It’s payback time! =P