Friday, May 10, 2013

Frienzie Bar & Bistro @ Punggol

This is a part of Singapore that I will never set foot on if not for special occasions like company dinners. My impression of Punggol is like general population's impression of Choa Chu Kang. Ok you get the idea. I did not have a high expectation of the food at Frienzie when I first heard of the place, but wow the food turned out to be really good!

Pardon my lacklustre photos, I didn't bring out my normal compact cam, and all were taken with my trusty S3! So we had buffalo wings, nacho chips and deep fried button mushrooms for appetizer.

Venison steak with fres and soft bun

Thin-crust Seafood pizza

Shrimp Aglio Olio - a tad too spicy tho but the shrimp was crunchy and very fresh!

Overall, I thought the food was good for a bistro & bar. Prices for the main courses range from $18 - $30+, so I thought they were pretty reasonable for the portion offered. What I really like was the ambience of the place. Pretty much like a Timbre without a live band, but it's hard to find a serene location to have your meal and just have a casual dinner over beer. So I'll definitely recommend this place to people who want to have big group gatherings. However, do arrive early as the carpark slots are pretty limited. 

I shall leave you with some pictures I took of the river to end of this food post. Have a great weekend! 

Frienzie Bistro & Bar
10 Tebing Lane #01-02
Singapore 828836
Tel: 6441-0966 / 8318 8850 (HP is more responsive, I heard)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Burger Bar @ Far East Plaza

If you are looking for a hearty burger, look no further than The Burger Bar! I had the famous Omakase burger the day before when I was at Pasarbella, but so not satisfying. Hence, I went back to Burger Bar's custom made burgers the next day. My previous and recent orders had been the same: Honey Oat bread, beef patty, montery jack cheese, caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms and truffle mayo sauce! I don't know if its the truffle mayo, but it really bring out the flavour of the juicy patty and omg, I'm salivating now. When I've burger craving, I'll think of Burger Bar straight away.

So in order to demonstrate the hugeass portobello mushrooms better, I pulled out and took a picture and now on closer inspection, I realised maybe the angle looked a bit wrong.... oops. Anyway, I really like the soft and slightly chewy honey oat buns that help aid in digestion too (I think), which I think goes well with all the meat and extra toppings. 

I just wished there's more minced beef and sauce for the beef chili cheese fries! Otherwise, I think it's not too bad. 

The seating area is a bit small, so I would advise to have the burgers during non-peak hours like Sundays! It's located at level 1, in between Ya Kun & Chippy's. I hope you get to satisfy a hearty craving of a meaty burger soon!

By the way, they have an offer now on - pay just $5 for $10 worth of burgers!

the burger bar (by fatboy's concepts)
#01-16A/B Far East Plaza
Tel: 6737 3315
Opens daily from 11.30am to 10.00pm

the burger bar FB page

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Brunch at Choupinette

On our way to Turf Club to visit PasarBella, we passed by Choupinette that is located just beside Coronation Plaza and I remembered reading a blogger who blogged about the awesome eggs benedict. It looked packed to the brim during the day, so here we are to try a slice of French heaven in the evening.

It seemed like we booked the entire restaurant on a Saturday evening because there's only 2 couples in the restaurant having dinner. Good atmosphere and I love the cosy decor of the place with this air of class. First up, Eggs benedict!

The hollandaise sauce is slightly tangier than others that I have tried before, but I feel that it goes really well with the salty smoked salmon and toast! The zest certainly helped to whet my appetite for more bites. I guess they specialise in pastries and eggs benedict, so the toast at the bottom was quite soft and easy to cut through. The best eggs benedict I've tried so far in Singapore yet.

The chicken sausage was juicy and flavourful and very nicely grilled. I thought that the scrambled eggs was a little too bland and not as buttery as I preferred. But overall it was a hearty meal with grilled tomatoes, brown mushrooms and wholemeal bread.

At $22++ for 1 brunch set that includes a hot drink and a juice, I would say that it's reasonable for the quality of food served here. I read that their pastries are fresh and delectable, and I wished that I had left more space to try the dessert! Good thing that it's located along the main road, so that definitely upped the accessibility to the place.

607 Bukit Timah Road 
Tel: 64660613