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Home-cooked Fried Rice

I was craving for fried rice and this day I finally had the chance to fry my own rice! I love to add big onions into my fried rice. So coincidentally, there were big onions in my house and I sliced them up immediately. They add a lovely sweetness and fragrance to the rice!


The other ingredients were crab meat, chicken patty and egg. The seasonings include salt, pepper and mushroom powder.

This is the version that my dad likes: shallots instead of big onions.



Will add on pictures when I fry them with different ingredients such as spam and ginger!


Gluttons Bay

This place is a gathering of Singapore’s local food, from chendol to bbq sambal stingray. It is also a place I frequent for dinner whenever I go to Esplanade for concerts. However, it now faces some competition to the newly opened Kopi-O which also serves local food fare. The Gluttons Bay is al fresco style, whereas Kopi-O is a comfortable air-conditioned place. Their prices do not vary much.

I have only tried a few dishes from Gluttons Bay – Hokkien Mee, Chendol, Stingray, Oyster Omelette,  Carrot Cake and satay. The food are palatable if you’re there for the first time. The only dish I re-eat is the Hokkien Mee ($4) as I felt the sambal chilli that comes with it is nice. It is not too dry or soupy. It comes with two prawns and juicy squid rings. The only bad thing are the garlic pieces that were not thoroughly cooked. When you bite into the many garlic pieces, it does not taste that nice.

As for the rest, there are more than a dozen better ones at your neighbourhood hawkers. The chendol is a really cannot-make-it dessert.  There was little coconut milk and a miserable bit of gula melaka. The ice shavings were coarse and big. 😦

The fried rice ($4) looks so simple. The corns, carrots and green peas and fake crab stick meat can be bought off from frozen shelves. Would you pay $4 to eat this?

I suggest you check out Kopi-O. If the food is not that delicious there, at least the air-condition will be able to make up for the money and time spent there. ^^

Place: Makansutra Gluttons Bay
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue #01-15 Singapore 039802 (Outside Esplanade)
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs : 5pm – 2am; Fri & Sat : 5pm – 3am; Sun : 4pm – 1am
Read more: http://www.makansutra.com/eateries_mgb.html

Big Eater 大食家海鲜

Introducing you the favourite restaurant near my neighbourhood that serves great seafood and zi-cha! My colleagues and I will go there for birthday celebrations. The price is also affordable and the portions are filling.

Some must eat items are:
1. Crab bee hoon soup 螃蟹米粉
2. Black Hokkien Noodles 福建炒面
3. Stir-fry “lala” (subject to availability)
4. Yang Chow Fried Rice 扬州炒饭
5. Crab with Salted Egg 咸蛋炒螃蟹
6. Black pepper crab 黑胡椒螃蟹
7. Deep-fried fish (Soon-Hock)
8. Beancurd skin rolls 腐皮卷

Hokkien Noodles (Small) – $4.80
Salted Fish Fried Rice (Small) – $4
Hot Plate Deer Meat (Small) – $15
Crab – $38 per kg
Spinach in soup – $14
Beancurd with Pumpkin (S) – $12
Sweet and Sour Pork (M) – $15
Crispy Roll (M) – $15

Green Apple with Sour Plum juice – $4.50
Ice Honey Lemon – $2.50
Chinese Tea – $1.50
Sour plum – $2
Coral Grouper – $60
Rice – $0.80
Peanuts – $1
Towel – $0.30

Exclusive of 7% GST. No service charge.

Stall name: Big Eater 大食家海鲜
Location: No. 34 Jalan Pari Burong (Upper Changi Road) Singapore 488700
Tel: 62457268

Other branches:
1. Big Eater Restaurant Pte Ltd 大食家海鲜
Blk 964  Jurong West St 91, #01-342 Singapore 640964 Tel: 63970480
Blk 155 #01-324 Bukit Batok St. 11 Singapore 650155 Tel: 65614836
Blk 524A Jelapang Road #01-01/02 Singapore 671524 Tel: 67649819

2. Grand Eater Seafood Restaurant Pte Ltd 大食家海鲜
Blk 279 #01-337 Bukit Batok East Ave 3 Singapore 650279 Tel: 65691272
Blk 273 #01-78 Bukit Batok East Ave 4 Singapore 650243 Tel: 64252372

3. Master Crab Seafood Restaurant Pte Ltd 螃蟹师傅
Blk 108 Punggol Field #01-01 Singapore 820108 Tel: 64258079
Blk 475 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 #01-31 Singapore 680475 Tel: 67649487
Blk 639 Punggol Drive #01-07 Singapore 820639 Tel: 64259435
Blk 19 Ghim Moh Road #01-229 Singapore 270019 Tel: 63141868
Blk 227C Compassvale Link #01-13 (Unit 03) Singapore 544277 Tel: 65556515

The restaurant must thank me for typing out all their branches!

Similar post on the same restaurant on my blog: Click

Chin Lee Restaurant

My family went to this restaurant to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. The food is not that fantastic and being located in the neighbourhood, the price is not cheap. Their salted fish fried rice is good, got the “wok-hei”. On top of this, I must must must recommend their Or-ni or yam paste dessert which is one of the best I’ve tasted. The portion is small though, but really worth trying. I’m thinking of just going down to eat their or-ni!

Stall name: Chin Lee Restaurant 深利美食馆
Address: Blk 115, #01-285, Bedok North Road, Singapore 460115
Tel: 64495454
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri (lunch) 1130 am to 230 pm, (dinner) 6 pm to 1030 pm
Sat, Sun and PH (lunch) 1130 am to 230 pm, (dinner) 530 pm to 1030 pm