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

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 05

Moving around between Singapore and Malaysia

After just meeting with Rachel on Friday evening for dinner cum drinking session, we meet up with each other on Saturday (11 May 2013) again as we need to go Bugis to survey on some of the things which we had been preparing to buy before planned to go back to Malaysia to have dinner together with Rachel’s Family.

So we meet at up Jurong East before proceeding to Bugis. Before proceeding to shop around, we stopped by the Bugis hawker center for a lunch first. There were quite a lot of people having their meals there as from what I know there were some very popular stall over at these area and some of them even being interviewed by some of the food critics shows.

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Black Carrot Cake

Forgotten which stall are more popular ones, we just proceed to look around the place and buy anything that caught our eyes. In the end, I bough black carrot cake (Aka “Chai Tao Kway”) which was not well prepared as I was still able to taste that raw black soya sauce not really mixed well with the carrot cake though the carrot cake by itself was soft and powdery (Did not put any spring onions on top of it like most of the other carrot cake stall too). Rachel on the other hand bought Mee Rebus from one of the Malay stall (There are many more selling the same stuff).

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Mee Rebus

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Jul 31

Kuriya Japanese Fresh Fish Market at Causeway Point

The days went so fast and it was Thursday (9 May 2013) again. Meeting up with Rachel as usual for our dinner and this time we decided to go Woodlands causeway point shopping mall for our dinner instead of going town as it was nearlier to Rachel’s house.

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Fresh Sashimi which you can buy and the chef will slice it for you on the spot

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The price are cheaper than most of the Japanese restaurants

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Dec 28

You Ji Jia Chuan Duck Rice (友记家传鸭饭), TWG and Pastamania Trip

It is Deepavali Day on Tuesday (13 November 2012) which means it is a public holiday in Singapore. Both Rachel and I plan to go out for a relaxing windows shopping and dining together for the day. Our first stop for lunch is decided to be over at Bugis for duck rice as recommended by one of her friends and the place is actually a stall inside a coffeeshop opposite of Bugis Junction.

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When I saw the stall, I remembered that there should be other branch inside foodcourt (Other places) which looks something like this stall too. Anyway since it is a coffeeshop kind of stall, there are no air conditioning and it is all depends on whether it is very hot and humid during the time you are there.

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Aug 05

Dinner and Ring Collection @ Causeway Point

After a day work on Thursday (02 August 2012), Rachel and I meet up at Woodlands as we need to collect something over there. The collection of the proposal ring that we have selected and bought during our Swensen’s lunch at Causeway Point.

We are actually quite excited about getting the ring as we are not sure if the size we selected is really the correct size that can still be wear at later on. Will be using this for our pre-wedding photos shot at a later stage too.

We reached there around 7pm and go direct to Lee Hwa Jewellery  to collect the ring first before having our dinner before going back home.

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Aug 02

Swensen’s @ Causewaypoint and Coleman’s Cafe @ Peninsula Excelsior Hotel

It is Saturday (28 July 2012) and both Rachel and I had planned to go out together (Yes, we are always meeting up to do things together and never get sick of it. 😉 )

We meet up at Causeway Point for lunch together with one of her sisters (Laurel) at Swensen’s as Laurel need to do some windows shopping for an event later in the evening. By the time I reached causeway point, they had already done their shopping and waited at Swensen’s for me to eat lunch together.

Over at Causeway Point, they have this event called “HeritageFeat” which is also at some other shopping malls to promote heritage of Singapore culture and lives. (Just took one photos of it as I am in a hurry to meet them.)

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