Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sunnyhills pineapple cakes looking all festive for 2013

Now that Christmas is over, we're all looking forward to a festive new year!

We had an early peek at Sunnyhills pineapple cakes new year packaging - this is what it is going to look like! All gloriously swathed in vivid vermillion and yellow. On the cover is a whimsical snake drawing forming the "2013" with the four founders stacked up as "1".

These are still the best Taiwanese pineapple cakes I have tried. They taste of real fruit, and don't have any artificial pineapple fragrances that are present in some others. I also love the buttery crust that holds firm the generous filling. These cakes are baked in Taiwan and airflown to Singapore. Go visit the cosy store at Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade #03-05 and be entreated to their amazing hospitality (each visitor gets a cup of oolong tea and piece of pineapple cake).

These pineapple cakes make great gifts when you go visiting for Chinese New Year (CNY). The buttery pineapple cakes resemble gold bricks, so these are perfectly auspicious. Inside, the pineapple filling captures the goodness of the sun (I have seen the sunny slopes of Nantou where the pineapples are grown). The sweetness also aptly lends a 甜甜蜜蜜 connotation (fantastic wedding favour too - way better than any slice of fruitcake).

The CNY gift set will be available two weeks later from 10 January 2013, but I'm sure you can pre-order. Email your queries/orders to service@sunnyhills.com.sg or call/send an SMS to +65 8522-9605 (10am to 6pm).

Monday, December 24, 2012


Two kinds of aged Jamón Ibérico on the Spanish Ham platter

Oh, Jamón Ibérico, how I love thee...

But wait, we're here for the steak. That's what Wooloomooloo Steakhouse is about. Yes, it's named after the bayside town of Woolloomooloo just south of Sydney, Australia (hey, that's near where I went sky-diving in June this year). But why would this premium Hong Kong chain choose such an unusual name? Well, see, there are an auspicious eight "O"s (similar to the zeros you would love to see behind your salary figure) and they kinda look like number eights as well lying on their side. No?


So indeed, you will get some Australian-inspired offerings at Wooloomooloo, with meat from both Australia and the US. A gorgeous Australian aboriginal dot-painting mural illuminates the passageway entrance that leads to the spacious 140-seater dining room.


Wooloomooloo is a chain from Hong Kong
There is an open concept kitchen at the back of the 6,300 square feet restaurant where you can watch your steak being prepared. Leather upholstered chairs, dark wood finishing and lots of neat wood piles - this place is furnished exactly like the restaurants in Hong Kong.

Semi private dining areas are carved out using chain link curtains - tres cool. The floor-to-ceiling windows of this posh eatery at Raffles City give you a scenic view of Stamford Road and St Andrew's Cathedral, not to mention the best seats for Formula 1 when it's in town.

Yes, Wooloomooloo is swanky, but not stuffy. The atmosphere is almost convivial and celebratory (hey, steak is always a celebration). The food here? Lots to choose from.

Start with any of the appetisers, soups or salads:

Jumbo Prawn Cocktail
Jumbo Prawn Cocktail (S$29)
Large, chilled and shelled prawns in a homemade cocktail sauce made piquant with horseradish, sweet chili and Worchester sauce. The regular portion has four prawns; five are shown here because we had five diners sharing this.



Tuna and Spanner Crab Tartare
Tuna and Spanner Crab Tartare (S$29)
This is like sashimi salad. Lightly seasoned morsels of Australian spanner crab cuddle up with sashimi-grade yellow fin tuna on a base of creamy avocado cubes, orange slices, shallots and coriander. A dollop of creme fraiche and salmon roe add to the indulgence.


Spanish Ham Selection - Oh Jamón Ibérico!
I'd just top up a little for the Spanish Ham Selection (S$38), as shown in the first photo. There are two kinds of Jamón Ibérico on the platter - top one aged 20-24 months and the other aged 30-36 months. Sure, not everyone is a fan of these pungent pieces of pork, but I just love cured meats. I also adore the sundried tomatoes, olives, stuffed piquillo peppers, artichokes and foccacia sticks that it comes with.

The Broiled Sea Scallops wrapped in Applewood Smoked Bacon sounds good too. You can have fresh oysters on the half shell, classic steak tartare, Australian Wagyu Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio, or choose a soup (Forest Mushroom, French Onion, Lobster Bisque) or go for a salad (Caesar, Grilled Chicken, Tuna Nicoise). Something for everyone.

But the main highlight of course is their steak.


USDA Prime Beef - Ribeye Steak (12 oz)
USDA Prime Beef - Ribeye Steak (S$74 for 12 oz)
Oh steak, sweet sweet steak. I can skip dessert but never my main. And this slab of USDA Prime beef is smooth, tender and beautifully broiled. USDA Prime rules.



70-Day Grain Fed Australian Young Black Angus Tomahawk
Australian Black Angus Tomahawk (S$125 for 1.1kg to 1.3kg)
This massive meat hammer comes from 70-day wet-aged, grain-fed young Black Angus. It's served with bone in and medium rare after 20 minutes in the broiler. Easily feeds two people.

Every steak is served with four homemade sauces (those little pots above the steak) – Red Wine Madeira, Au Jus, Peppercorn and Mushroom as well as a choice of four gourmet mustards (Dijon, English, Granary and Green Peppercorn). It's fun experimenting with the different flavours, but a good steak can stand on its own.



70-Day Grain Fed Australian Young Black Angus Tomahawk
This is the tomahawk all cut up. I have to say it was a little chewy in some parts, tender in others, with bits of sinew interrupting the experience. Still, it's much more charred than the USDA ribeye, and I am a sucker for those gorgeously caramelised bits.

Extra ravenous and feel like a splurge? There is a Black Angus Wagyu Tomahawk (S$272) which is almost twice the size (2.1kg to 2.3kg) with better marbling and tenderness. Sorry no photo!

Other specialties include Beef Wellington, Pan-seared Barramundi Fillet, Australian Lamb Cutlets, Roasted Spatchcock Chicken, and Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli.


Grilled Asparagus
Eat your vegetables. Grilled asparagus (S$16).


French Fries, Sauteed Kipfler Potatoes and Creamy Corn
Here are my vegetables! Some SERIOUSLY GOOD French Fries, along with Sauteed Kipfler Potatoes and Creamy Corn Soup (sides range from S$12 to 16). The fries, people. Must-have! Can I come here and just eat fries? Yes, I know they cost ten times that of McD fries but they are also ten times better.

You have room for dessert? Great, you have 11 to choose from!


Bread and Butter Pudding - so pretty!
The prettiest Bread and Butter Pudding (S$16) I have ever seen. Generous scoop of ice cream on top and caramel laced vanilla sauce at the bottom.



Pavlova dessert
Meringue lovers will adore the Pavlova dessert (S$18) topped with all kinds of sweet and sour fruits. Take a bit of everything in one spoon and let it mingle in your mouth.

Other choices include Apple Crumble, Creme Brulee, Wooloomooloo Cheesecake, Hot Chocolate Cake, Lemon & Lime Pie and a cheese board for two.



We had a peek inside the open concept kitchen
We got a closer peek inside the kitchen too. These huge Southbend broilers from the US are what gets the steaks to the ideal medium-rare doneness that they recommend. Each cut of steak is handpicked, cut in-house and flavoured with seasoned sea salt.


Burn, baby, burn, at 650 to 700 degrees C!
And in they go, getting a good sear at 650 to 700 degrees Celsius. Can you hear the sizzle and smell the aroma? It's awesome.



Wooloomooloo Lounge
On the other end of the restaurant, near the entrance is the Wooloomooloo Lounge, playing cool jazz in an intimate setting. The music gets more upbeat as the evening progresses.


Experienced mixologists are on hand to concoct all sorts of drinks
It's a great spot to relax and indulge in pre- or post-dinner drinks. Mixologists are on hand to concoct whatever you like - cocktails, classic martinis and innovative mojitos.


Wooloomooloo Signature Martini
The Wooloomooloo Signature Martini (S$19) is very refreshing with VOX Vodka, apple schnapps, fresh mint, grapefruit and apple juice.



Wine lockers for your favourite vino
Wine lockers for your favourite vino - simply purchase S$2,500 worth of wines to own a locker for a year. Your locker will bear a personalised brass plate with your name on it.

Their wine list covers over 150 labels lovingly curated by Noel Emmanuel (General Manager) and Jack Fraser (Restaurant Manager).


A showcase of their signature beef products
A showcase of their signature beef products is at the left of the restaurant's entrance.



Wooloomooloo Steakhouse at Level 3 Swissotel the Stamford
This outlet is their first international foray since the group was set up in 2004. They have three branches in Hong Kong - Lan Kwai Fong, Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui.

For the festive season, they are offering:

Christmas Day
Lunch: four course lunch S$68++
Dinner: five course dinner S$148++
Selections include Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio with 24-month Aged Iberico Ham for appetizers and a premium steak option of 200-Day Grain Fed Australian Sirloin with Foie Gras for main course.

New Year's Eve
Dinner: five course set dinner S$178++ complete with amuse bouche, palate cleanser and petit fours. After dinner, you can party away in the lounge as the live band plays til 3am.


During the month of December, on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, pop open bottles of Pol Roger Brut NV champagne at only $99++ (this special offer is not valid on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve).


Regular Weekday Set Lunches (noon to 2.30pm)
Three course set lunches at S$36++, S$38++ and S$42++. Pick from two starters and three main courses followed by dessert. Menu changes each week, but may feature Confit of Duck Salad, Pan-fried Halibut Fillet or Grilled Beef Medallion.

Christmas Executive Set Lunches
For December, there are Executive Set Lunches (S$46++, S$48++, and S$52++) until Dec 30, 2012 with dishes like Blue Swimmer Crab Meat Tower and Turkey Vol Au Vent.

Wooloomooloo can also accommodate corporate events or personal parties of 15 people and above.


WOOLOOMOOLOO STEAKHOUSE
2 Stamford Road
Level 3 Swissotel The Stamford
Singapore 178882
Tel: +65 6338-0261
Open daily

Restaurant: Lunch 12pm – 2.30pm and Dinner: 6.30pm – 11pm
Lounge: Mon – Thurs, 12pm – 1am | Fri – Sat, 12pm – 2am | Sun, 12pm – 12am
Bar Bites: Mon – Sat, 12pm – 12am | Sun, 12pm – 11pm



Many thanks to Veronica of Sixth Sense Communications for inviting and hosting the media event.


Merry Christmas Eve! What a wonderful time to be with family and friends, celebrating the festive season. And if you don't feel like cooking (and the massive cleanup afterwards) at home, you can always have a party elsewhere. That's what we did last week - lots of bloggers gathered at Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road for a blue-white-silver themed festive buffet.

This year, the hotel is serving Pork Knuckles served in Asian inspired Spicy Sauce and Red Wine Sauce together with the traditional Roasted Turkey, Honey Baked Ham and Meat Loaf. The usual buffet favourites are still there - deep-fried soft shell crab, sea cucumber with roast pork, butter prawns, a small but nice Indian section, sushi, sashimi, fresh oysters, and salads.

There are Yuletide desserts too - fruit cake, stollen, puddings and pies, plus log cakes. But the best dessert was the Kapiti Lemongrass and Ginger ice cream - a must-try!

The promo is on until 1 January 2013.

Check out the other bloggers' posts for more. Here are three - CookSnapEatLove, Melicacy, Moonberry (who very sportingly came with reindeer antler headgear!)

15 to 30 December 2012 (Except 24 and 25 December)
Lunch Buffet: Adult S$40++ Child S$24++
Dinner Buffet: Adult S$55++ Child S$33++

24 and 31 December 2012
Lunch Buffet: Adult S$40++ Child S$24++
Dinner Buffet: Adult S$80++ Child S$48++

25 December 2012 and 1 January 2013
Lunch Buffet: Adult S$60++ Child S$36++
Dinner Buffet: Adult S$60++ Child S$36++

Full details on the festive buffet pricing and perks are on the hotel's website.


PARKROYAL on Beach Road
7500A Beach Road
Singapore 199591
Tel: +65 6505-5666


P.S. It was also Jolie's birthday last Monday, and they specially plated a slice of cake for her (thanks, Karen!). She's eating a lot of cake this month! Thanks to @kopikosonggirl also who very sweetly got Jolie that pink rose hairband!

Jolie turns five

Sunday, December 23, 2012



Another neighbourhood gem. Fortune Delights at the Marine Parade Central food centre. This stall's rojak I never tried in all my ten years living in the East. But I'm glad I did today (after seeing the lady ferry a lusciously dark mountain of rojak to a customer). Nice crunchy vegetables and sweet pineapples doused with prawn paste dressing and a sprinkling of crushed peanuts. The tongue-tingling flavours party well together; the savoury, sweet, spicy and tart are all pretty well-balanced.

You know the part I often like best about rojak? The giant "croutons" in this salad - the you tiao (dough fritters) that do such a good job of soaking up the flavours! But these days I'm leaning more towards the juicy vegetables (turnip and cucumber).

This stall also offers popiah and pork rib prawn noodles. Guess I should head back more often.


FORTUNE DELIGHTS
Blk 84 Marine Parade Central #01-181
84 Marine Parade Central Market and Food Centre
Singapore 440084

Friday, December 21, 2012

SunBrunch

My story on Five Places for Sunday Brunch is out on Makanation.
http://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/five-places-sunday-brunch-031659288.html

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012




Yes, I finally have my dream food storage system! Thanks to the kind folks at World Kitchen (makers of Corelle® and other kitchenware) I got a fabulous makeover with the SNAPWARE® storage solution!

SNAPWARE is a durable range of plastic and glass airtight containers that are microwave, dishwasher, oven and freezer safe, and are completely free of Bisphenol-A (BPA). All made in compliance with US FDA standards.

You can keep food safer for longer, and transport food easily, because it's 100% airtight with maximum leak-proof protection.

And no, they are not made in China (phew). This is quality stuff made in the USA and Korea, with a lifetime warranty!

There are a few different ranges within SNAPWARE.


The stackable Snapware Airtight Modular range lets you arrange things in blocks
The SNAPWARE Airtight Modular range, as its name suggests, is modular and lets you arrange things in neat blocks. The lids are colour-coded for easy reference. And they are stackable when empty, saving valuable space!

The containers come in various sizes and configurations.



Finally I have my ideal flour bins! It's so easy to take cups of flour out from it
I'm so happy I've found my ideal flour bins! It's now so easy to flip open the big tab and scoop out the requisite cups of flour. And I can organise them easily by type too.



I love the Airtight Canisters
The SNAPWARE Airtight Canisters are wonderfully easy to use too. You can literally just use one hand to open and close them. So nice to see things organised in matching containers too. Choose from round or rectangular forms in tall, medium or short heights.

The black top one is specially for coffee - comes with a scoop too!



The containers are easy to open and shut but are completely airtight
The SNAPWARE containers are easy to open and shut but are completely airtight. Even kids know intuitively how to use them.



Kids can help themselves to food
Cookies stay crisp and tasty!



Snapware also has this really nifty cupcake carrier
SNAPWARE also has this really nifty cupcake carrier!



It stores twelve cupcakes or muffins, and is stackable too
It stores twelve cupcakes or muffins, and is stackable too! You can snap on another one on top and carry two dozen with you for a party or picnic.




You can prepare, store and serve all in the same container
The super versatile Airtight Eco One-Touch is probably my favourite range - it's made from natural, stain proof and shatter-resistant glass.

You can prepare, store and serve all in the same container - here I have some kyuri (Japanese cucumbers) being pickled.



The Airtight Eco One-Touch is great for marinating and storing items in the fridge or freezer, and can be used for baking too!
It is great for marinating and storing items in the fridge or freezer, and the glass dish can be used for baking too! A simple press of the button on the lid compresses then air within and prevents further air flow. Totally airtight and leak-proof (yes, you don't want any marinades spilling or adding smells to the fridge).



The glass range is not so easy for kids to open, because it seals tightly and only releases with the button on the lid
The glass range is not so easy for kids to open, because it seals tightly and only releases with the button on the lid. Good when you need to keep curious hands out!



The smallest size is perfect for my Hiyayako (cold tofu)
The smallest size for the rectangular series is perfect for my Hiyayako (cold tofu). Pour a little tsuyu (seasoned Japanese soy dipping sauce) and sprinkle some seaweed furikake over a block of tofu (you can blanch it first, if you prefer) and you get a tasty, a low-calorie, protein dish in bare minutes!

The glass container catches all the sauce and toppings nicely, so I don't have to use too much seasoning (which goes to waste eventually).



The SNAPWARE Airtight Vacuum Range secures safely without leakage
The SNAPWARE Airtight Vacuum Range also secures safely without leakage. An additional tab on top of the lid can be lifted when microwaving to facilitate heat flow, allowing the food to be reheated thoroughly. When unused, the containers can also be nested and stored in a safe-efficient manner.



Sigh...can't believe this used to be my old storage system
Sigh...can't believe this used to be my old storage system. Well, really no system at all.


My horrendous mess of storage containers previously
Yup, the previous mess of storage containers - lids that don't match, containers that don't last, glass bottles that are never the right size, disposable takeaway boxes that we try to recycle a few times before throwing away. On top of that, it's an eyesore!



Now it's all neat and tidy!
And now it's all so neat and tidy! One set for life - so much more environmentally friendly too, compared to repeatedly buying and tossing less durable containers.



Hahaha....Snapware princesses!
Nadine and Jolie goofing around with the labels, pretending to be SNAPWARE princesses.

Well, I'm very glad to junk all my old stuff and have durable storage solutions that makes sense.

SNAPWARE storage are great housewarming and Christmas gifts for the houseproud. Even if you don't get some for yourself, get some for others! It is available in all Tangs, Metro and OG outlets, as well as Mustafa at S$3.90 - S$29.90. Very good value, considering the lifetime warranty!

Monday, December 17, 2012


Have you bought all your Christmas presents already? Some of us have already gotten Christmas presents, and some wonderful ones too! Many of us also remember the less fortunate and reach out to those too, in this season of caring and sharing.

The MINDS Christmas Stocking Challenge is back again - you can sponsor a S$10 stocking for a child with special needs or from an underprivileged home, and it will also benefit the disabled person who made the stocking. One present helps two persons!

Last year, thanks to generous support, MINDS reached 138% of their initial target of 5,000 beneficiaries, blessing a further 1,900 disadvantaged/disabled children with a treat-filled stocking gift for Christmas!

This year, they are severely short - less than 20% of their target - because of delays from implementing the online sponsorship portal (which many people requested). But yes, e-donations means now you don't have to mail checks or drop by in person! You can use convenient e-banking to make someone's Christmas a little sweeter. All contributions are tax deductible.





What goes into the stockings? Each child will receive stationery, sweet treats and chocolate (for some families, these are treats they cannot afford). The stocking can even be converted into a useful pencil case. The full list of beneficiary organisations is listed on the website. There is also an FAQ on how the whole thing works, and why the items were chosen, etc.





“REACH FOR THE STARS”
This year's theme - 'Reach for the Stars', is inspired by Liu Sze Sze, a client from MINDS Employment Development Centre who loves handiwork and arts. The star seen in the event's logo is drawn by her - she had to practise a hundred times before getting this, as her psychomotor skills are different due to cerebral palsy.

The Star represents Hope and Aspiration and shows Sze Sze's determination to strive for excellence in whatever she does despite the challenges she faces with her disabilities.

Go on over to their site to see what it's all about and sponsor a stocking (or more) if you can. I'm so glad they now allow online donations. A moment of joy is just a click away.

Do call contact 6473-1148(ext 237/230) or ChristmasStockingChallenge2012@minds.org.sg if you have any queries.


Please help to share this with your friends, family, classmates and colleagues too. You're welcome to reblog this too.


Thank you!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Yes, another giveaway! I love giving away stuff. Plus it's the festive season! Anyway, remember Zinio? They were one of the first folks to give us digital magazines. I know many friends who now prefer to flip through the glossies on our mobile devices. The good thing is - you can carry a lot more with you, and you save a lot of trees!

Zinio is letting me give away 10 magazine subscriptions to any magazine in their collection (and yay, I get one too!). Just share this page (click below) and/or tweet this page, and leave me a comment below on which magazine title you'd love most to get.

On top of that there are 300 magazine titles available at up to 50% off already-discounted prices. Here are just a few sample titles: La Cucina Italiana, Vegetarian Times, Clean Eating, Esquire, Maxim, Elle, Yoga, Shape, Popular Photography, Billboard, AdWeek, Cosmopolitan, and Fast Company. Here's where to get 50% off: http://www.zinio-deals.com/december12/

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS has also put out some fantastic special holiday issues at 30% off: Food Gifts, Party Food, and even an entire issue devoted to Christmas Cookies: http://www.zinio.com/holiday2012

Browse and buy subscriptions or single issues instantly from your computer or mobile device to read wherever and whenever you like. The Explore section lets you read - even without a subscription - thousands of articles from your favorite magazines and share them with friends.


Closing date is 11:59PM, Sunday, 23 December 2012. Winners will be notified via email or through their profile/Google pages.



Sunday, December 9, 2012

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is holding its first food festival! The Epicurean Market is a three-day gourmet food and wine appreciation event bringing together the finest in culinary delights and vintages. Come and sample tasty treats from the 80 restaurants and eateries, and catch these celebrity chefs in person - Nancy Silverton, Daniel Boulud, Tetsuya Wakuda, Justin Quek and Hide Yamamoto!

There'll be masterclasses and workshops, plus live entertainment.

TICKETS:
- Early bird (before 2 Jan 2013) 1-Day Access Pass: S$49
- General admission (after 3 Jan 2013) 1-Day Access Pass: S$59
- VIP package: 3-Day Access Pass with VIP Lounge access
All tickets include S$30 credit for spending at the market
Ticket prices quoted exclude booking fees.

Tickets may be purchased at:
Marina Bay Sands Box Offices
Via the Marina Bay sands Hotline (+65 6688-8826)
Marina Bay Sands website


MBS has kindly extended 3 pairs of tickets for me to give away to readers. 

All you have to do is share this post on your Facebook page, and leave me the link in comments below.


You can also share this via Twitter (just post your link in the comments below, or add @camemberu so I can be notified).

Closing deadline is 11:59pm on Saturday 15 December 2012. I will pick the three winners by random draw and announce them on the Facebook fan page here (as usual, there's an extra chance to win by sharing that photo post).

Terms and conditions:

Marina Bay Sands Pte. Ltd. is solely responsible for contacting the winners. No refunds are allowed and the prize is not exchangeable for credit, cash or in kind. If unclaimed after the redemption period, the prize will be forfeited, and the winner shall have no further right to claim it thereafter.

Winners of the Epicurean Market Ticket Giveaway are not eligible to win the same prize in similar contests hosted by Marina Bay Sands Facebook, blogs, magazines and online publications.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Takeaway pack of Ne Ne Chicken

A name like that here would give Hooters a run for their money. But cheeky as it sounds, Ne Ne Chicken isn't a joint specialising in a certain chicken part. "Ne" means Yes in Korean, and "Ne Ne" is a doubly enthusiastic expression of friendliness. This Korean chain is seriously popular (1,003 outlets in South Korea alone!) and we're their first international outlet!

Ne Ne Chicken is all about sauce-coated, deep-fried battered chicken. The menu can be quite mind-boggling at first, with about seven sauces and three types of chicken parts - nine-piece whole chicken, boneless tenders, wings and sticks. And then there are the more affordable Super Meal sets with about four pieces.

Jolie loves saying, "Ne Ne Chicken"

I stay in the East but something like this is worth an investigative trip out to Buona Vista (the outlet is at Star Vista which is just next to the MRT). My kids and I had an impromptu meet-up with Keropokman and wife for a quick dinner (pardon the hastily taken iPhone photos!). The 17-seater shop is small and focuses more on takeaways and delivery. But very cheerfully decked out in their signature yellow.

You'll have to wait a while for your food as they only cook it upon order. It comes really piping hot! The batter does stay fairly crispy even after being doused with sticky sauces. Apparently it also shields the meat from drying out, so the chicken remains juicy. Strangely I found it almost too moist inside.


Freaking Hot
Of course we had to try the Freaking Hot Chicken. Yeah, it looks deadly, and it will be for some folks. The heat doesn't hit you immediately, but it is a nice slow burn (you'll feel it in your tummy afterwards too). I had two pieces and mopped up the sauce afterwards with other chicken pieces. And then I had to reach for drinks! But it's bearable.

We also tried Swicy (Sweet and Spicy?) which had a similarly reddish, gooey, translucent sauce that was much milder. A little too cloyingly sweet for me. Between the two, it's Freaking Hot all the way!


Green Onion
Even though there's no chili in it, my favourite is the Green Onion Boneless Tenders (S$26.90 for approximately 35 pieces with pickled radish and fries) - the chicken isn't drowned in sticky sauce, and so these boneless tender pieces are much more crispy. The sauce is also more savoury than sweet, a combination of mustard, soy and just a touch of sugar. The shredded green onions add a nice hit of spice.


Ne Ne Pop
Their Ne Ne Pop (S$5.90) gives you a drink with Popcorn Chicken and Tater Tot-like hash brown pieces. The chicken and potato sit in a plastic container atop the half-filled cup. Definitely a hit with the kids, and great movie snack idea (if movie theatres allow it at all). Pity the portion is so very very small!

I also couldn't resist going to Ne Ne Chicken again when I had the chance to drop by Star Vista a second time this week.


Original
We tried the Original, which is any day better than KFC.


Black Sesame
Some folks like the Black Sesame, but I'm still partial to Green Onion and Freaking Hot. Oh some sets come with really nice pickled radish cubes. And buffalo sticks (ultra-slim coated shoestring fries)


Snowing Cheese
The Snowing Cheese is oddly sweetish with its powdery coating of cheese. I wish they would do a blue cheese version!

The chicken is still best enjoyed in the shop freshly made. If you do take away or get Ne Ne Chicken delivered, it's best to pop them in the oven a few minutes to crisp up the chicken pieces.

They very thoughtfully provide plastic disposable gloves for eating, and also moist towelettes for cleaning up. Friendly Ne Ne indeed. For fast food, prices are a tad on the high side, but hey, I'd pick Ne Ne over Nandos any day.


NE NE CHICKEN
1 Vista Green Exchange
#01-24 Star Vista
Singapore 138617
Tel: + 6694 5489
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily
 
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