Sep 23

Gurney Drive Dining at Causeway Point

Had arranged to have dinner together with Rachel after a Friday (28 June 2013) work and we had decided to go Causeway Point for dinner as it was near to Rachel house so she will be able to reach home earlier to rest for the day as we have a long day outing on Saturday.

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As usual, there were a lot of people around at Causeway Point and almost all the restaurants we had passed by were full of people inside dining and outside queuing for their turn. This was when we saw Gurney Drive restaurant do not have a lot of people and decided to dine here instead as it was more quiet and comfortable without many people.

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Still quite a lot of empty tables not taken up

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They also sold some of their products in the restaurant too

We were able to get a table seats without any waiting and the staff was friend to show us to our seats while giving us the menu to look through what we wanted to order.

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Menu Book

After ordering our dishes, we happily chat up while waiting for our food to be served. Time taken for them to served the dishes was about 15mins of waiting time but the dishes was not really hot (More on warm temperature heat).

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Ampla Juice @ $3.80 (Regular)

For those who do not know, these are made from a fruit called “Buah long long” which was said to be high in antioxidants and Vitamin C. Not as good as the one we had drank over at Malacca trip but still fine and cooling to drink it.

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Gurney Special Fried Rice @ $6.90

The fried rice was soft and fluffy with 2 prawns on top of it while few other ingredients like pineapple, raisins, and chicken meat to make the dish taste nicer. In terms of quality, it was not a bad dish to have but in terms of quantity, they are very stingy as the plate of rice was small in portion for a price of $6.90 (Maybe one third of those Chinese Zi Char Stall).

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Penang Fried Kway Teow @ $7.50

Same as the fried rice, there were 2 prawns being added onto it with quite a lot of bean sprouts and some other ingredients. The kway teow was a bit oily yet will give a dry taste. I believe these dishes were ready made but re-heated / cooked when customer ordered it. It looked and taste warm and not hot at all.

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Grilled Stingray @ $8.20

The chili was quite spicy which was good for those who love spices. The portion was as usual, given in a small portion. Overall this dish was not a bad one as the meat was still soft and juicy.

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Lemon Mantis Prawn @ $6.90

This was the first time I had eaten a Mantis Prawn so do not really know what was its original taste like. In this dish, I was able to taste a very strong powering of lemon with some strange smell and I guess that should be the smell of the mantis Prawn. Quite crispy those it felt like the meat was minced with quite a lot of flour so cannot see anything like what I should see in a prawn (Mantis was still consider a prawn type so the meat should be around the same yet I did not see it here).

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Penang Cendol @ $3.50

One of the worst Cendol I had ever eaten so far. The ingredients were given in a super stingy way and there was not much taste of any black sugar like what I had eaten in Malacca or some other dessert restaurants. Totally not worth the price of $3.50 for a small portion and stingy ingredient dish.

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Trying to have fun with our camera.

1 Woodlands Square
#05-11/12, Causeway Point
Singapore 738099
Tel: 6894 7872
Website: http://www.gurneydrive.com.sg
(Updated as of 23 September 2013: They had change it into Penang Buffet Restaurant instead)

Operation Hour (Daily):
11:00am – 10:00pm
Last order: 9:30pm

Sep 10

Dinner with the guys at LEE’s Taiwanese @ JEM

Decided to meet up with the guys on Tuesday (25 June 2013) for dinner over at JEM again since it was so near to their workplace and there were still a lot of restaurant to try out over here. We had decided earlier to dine over at this restaurant called LEE’s Taiwanese as the guys had eaten there before during one of their dinner trip after OT in office.

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They wish to introduce this restaurant to us since they served value added set meals. The queue was not long even though the restaurant was packed with people dining there so we do not really need to wait for too long before we can get a table suitable for our group of 5 people.

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Sep 04

Dining over at Earle Swensen’s @ JEM®

As JEM shopping mall had just opened for business, both Rachel and I decided to go look around and have our dinner over at this place on Monday (24 June 2013). Met her after work at Jurong East MRT where we can walk toward JEM through a connected bridge just next to the MRT.

When we were there, we were quite surprise to see that JEM was just like a mini Orchard shopping paradise as you get to see a lot of different branded stalls which only can be found around town area right here in Jurong East just next to the MRT.

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We did some walking around to look at different stalls and to find a nice place for dinner when we saw Swensen which served salad buffet just like the one at Vivo. My mind was like great, I do not need to go so far just to have my salad buffet fix. We decided to walk into the restaurant partly was also due to the friendly manager who keeps trying to guide us into the restaurant and we hope to try out whether the variety here was as good as Vivo branch.

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Nice comfortable feel while dining here

The restaurant was using warm lighting to allow customer to have a comfortable dining within the restaurant while the tables were spaced nicely apart without being too close to your neighbor.

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Lucky Draw event during the opening

There was also lucky draw spin where you get to spin and win something after spending a sum of money dining in the restaurant.

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Sep 02

Buffet Dinner at Feast@East Buffet Restaurant

My third sister arranged to have a family buffet dinner at Feast@East Buffet Restaurant on Saturday (22 June 2013) as she had received some vouchers to dine over there. It was a long journey for us as all of us were living at western end of Singapore while the restaurant was located far east. Anyway it was good to try out new places once a while.

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Ground area of the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel

As the restaurant was located within the level 3 of the hotel, we need to get there through the lift of the hotel. The hotel itself had a very spacious ground level and gives me a very welcoming feeling as the floor was very clean and there were some sofa for guest to relax over a cup of coffee or tea while waiting or relaxing around the place.

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Entrance of the restaurant at level 3

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Sep 02

Brunch at Kith Park Mall

Rachel (Together with Hazel and Laurel) and I had arranged to meet up for photo shooting around Singapore Botanic Gardens on Saturday (16 June 2013) morning as they wish to test out their new camera (Which was bought recently) and their shooting skills. To cut things short, after the photo shooting during the early morning, Hazel suggested to go to a restaurant who served nice breakfast near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station.

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We took a bus from Botanic Garden (Bus stop near Gleneagles Hospital) to bus stop next to Dhoby Ghaut MRT and walk over to Park Mall where the restaurant is located. The restaurant was located outside the Park Mall and do not have any big signboard of their restaurant name.

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Aug 29

Woo Lee Jeeb Dae Bak Korean @ Food Republic (Causeway Point)

This Saturday (15 June 2013) was quite a special day for both Rachel and me as her family were coming to Singapore for a lunch and relaxation. I did not took any photos of the lunch event but while I am on my way back home, I did saw something very interesting which was a sport car caught fire along the expressway.

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Aug 28

Neighbourhood Zi Char Stall (You Le Tian Seafood Restaurant) @ Jurong West Street 41

Once a while, my family will go out to nearby coffeeshop to dine at the Zi Char stall nearby my house. This was just one of the Saturday (8 June 2013) which we went out for dinner instead of cooking at home. There were a few Zi Char stall nearby my area due to the many coffeeshop around these places (Around 7 coffeeshop walking distance from my block.

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My family decided to dine over at a Zi Char stall called “You Le Tian Seafood Restaurant” (有樂天海鲜). When we reached the place, we were able to find a table without any waiting as these Zi Char stall will always “Reserved” some tables for people who dine at their stall. In terms of cleanliness of the place, do not expect too much air-conditioning restaurant style of place when you are at a open air coffeeshop.

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