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Archive for April, 2013

Bari Uma Ramen

My friend is going overseas for work (indefinitely) and he suggested we eat here together for his farewell. He said he will miss this ramen when he goes over to Philippines.

The sliding door is typical of a Japanese ramen shop. Once you stepped in, you are quickly filled with the fumes of the food. I really don’t like the smell of fumes. On the other hand, the food was superbly good. Skeptical of eating ramen in Singapore, this shop really changed my impression of ramen. Reasonably priced, the tonkatsu broth was surprising rich and flavourful without being too oily. I don’t usually eat the fats of char siew but my friend was so envious that my char siew was more fatty than his. So I took a bite of the fats and oh my, I can’t believe what I just ate. The fats melted in my mouth and was so so so delicious!!! I even commented that I will order a plate of tonkatsu serving the next time I come.

menu

menu

nori uma ramen

nori uma ramen

ajitama ramen

ajitama ramen

The ramen was of the correct texture and temperature. I once read about the steps of cooking good ramen and its temperature which is not an easy skill.

gyoza

gyoza

The gyoza was piping hot when served. The filling tasted perfect with the correct amount of chives not overpowering the whole gyoza’s taste. The vinegar matched them perfectly.

Gyoza  $6.50
Ajitama $15
Noriuma + egg $15.50
Green tea $1.50

Will be back for the tonkatsu! Till then, all the best my friend. It’s not goodbye. 🙂 (Quoted from Laura Pausini – It’s Not Goodbye)

Prices exclude 7% GST and 10% service charges.

Restaurant: Bari Uma Ramen
Address: 19 Tanglin Road, #B1-01/02, Tanglin Shopping Centre, Singapore 247909 (Enter from where the taxi stand is. Below Kenko.)
Tel: 6887 4484
Opening hours: 1130 am – 10 pm

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PS Cafe

After an event photo shoot today, we went down to Paragon for late brunch. It was a shop selling bags and half the shop was this cafe. PS stands for Project Shop. I always enjoy Paragon because the crowd there is relatively smaller compared to the other parts of Orchard Road.

We got our table quite quickly although there were eight of us. Here’s what we had:

Menu

Menu

truffle fries

truffle fries

Chicken Tau Kwa

Chicken Tau Kwa

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Laksa Pesto

Laksa Pesto

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Eggs Benedict $20
Turkey Cranberry Sandwich $23
Laksa Pesto $20
Chicken Tau Kwa $20
Truffle Shoestring Fries $15
Fresh Soursop $10.50
Ice Latte $6.50
Honey Lemon $7.50
Long Black $6
Ice Lemon Grass Tea $7
Root Beer Float $7.50

The truffle fries came in a generous portion just nice for us to share. I had the laksa pesto which was very fragrant. But after a few mouthfuls, I felt the noodles getting jelak and dry.

I like the cafe, a suitable place for small gathering with friends.

Prices exclude 7% GST and 10% service charges.

Restaurant: PS Cafe
Address: Paragon Shopping Centre #03-41/42, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Tel: 6735 6765
Website: http://www.pscafe.com/paragonmenu/