Showing posts with label Ramen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ramen. Show all posts

Saturday 1 November 2014

Top 10 Express Eats In Singapore

10 Express Eats
I am sure most of you have eaten quick meal (as in choice of food) especially during weekday evening(s) when you need to work overtime till late hours or before catching up a movie date? But I am just curious what are the choices that would appeared in your list; could it sandwiches, fast food, local snacks, instant noodles or perhaps movie snacks like popcorn, hotdog bun or nacho chips? No matter what is your options I think anything that is fuss-free and easy to munch on would be a great choice.

Friday 7 March 2014

SeoulFoodProject - #01 Instant Noodles Box (with recipe + cooking video)

[SeoulFoodProejct] Box 1 - Instant Noodles
Last few weeks I was back into chasing Korean Drama which introduced by my bestie on a latest fantasy romance known as My Love From Another Stars (來自星星的你) by Kim Soo-hyun (金秀賢) and Jun Ji-hyun (全智賢). And like most other Korean dramas there are always one/two scenes featuring their instant Korean Ramen which makes me salivate while watching it.

But now with this "instant noodles box" from SeoulFoodProject, I can easily enjoy pipping hot Korean Ramen anytime of the day. Furthermore this themed box also comes with a "golden pot" which used for cooking the ramen as well a set of Korean cutlery.

Friday 21 December 2012

The Perfect Interfusion At Sushi Tei

From November till 09 January 2013, all the 15 Sushi Tei outlets (here) island-wide will be having a new promotional menu know as "The Perfect Interfusion" which centred around warm and hearty rustic far with a contemporary twist.

Furthermore, all Sashimi fans will be thrilled by their new selection of premium sashimi-based dons at irresistible prices such as the Otoro, Kanpachi, Ika and Salmon Don for S$22.00 each. Below are some of the dishes from we had tried from their The Perfect Interfusion menu.

For appetizer we have Mentai Potato Salad (S$6.80) which is the one of my favourite starter whenever we visit Japanese restaurant. The fluffy mashed potato balls (with lovely bits of carrot and cucumber) is topped with generous portion of cod roe to enhance the flavour when compared to the usual Japanese potato salad.

{Must Try} Spicy Ban Ban Ji Ramen (S$10.00) is a very refreshing cold noodle dishes created by Sushi Tei, 112 Katong which is listed in their top six "Supreme Chef Challenge Creations" in The Perfect Interfusion Menu beside from those cold soba varieties in their usual menu.

The springy ramen taste great with the accompany spicy sesame sauce which gives it a nutty flavour and it pairs well with the crunchy cucumber and tender poached chicken too.

Yakiniku Cheese Roll (S$12.00) is created by Sushi Tei, Holland Village which is a whimsical re-interpretation of the cheeseburger. The sushi roll is wrapped with a layer of beef and cheese together with some sweet sauce which makes it resemble hamburger rice patty.

{Must Try} Instead of Chicken Katsu, we tried the Tori Nanban (S$10.00) that is created by Sushi Tei, 112 Katong. The deep-fried chicken is served together with the homemade Taru Taru sauce which is made of mayonnaise, shallots and parsley. I am sure this pipping hot crispy chicken cutlet will be a great choice in your ordering list.

Mango Avocado Roll (S$12.00) created by Sushi Tei, Thomson Plaza make use of both Mango and Avocado for this dish together with wafu dressing. For me who always love their Dragon Roll and Golden Roll, this new Mango Avocado Roll is sure a good catch to satisfy my fruity sushi craving.

Ikameshi (S$12.00) is a char-grilled squid stuffed with flavoured squid rice. Although it might look like a simple dish but the savory rice add extra touch to Hokkaido squid which brings out it's natural sweetness. Alternatively you could also try their Ika Sugata Shio/Teriyaki (S$9.00) which is grilled squid with salt or teriyaki sauce.

Ikameshi (S$12.00), Grilled squid stuffed with flavoured squid rice

Ikasumi Pasta (S$13.00) is one of the reason for my visit because I was tempted to this dish from one of the photos that I spotted on instagram a few weeks back .

The al dente spaghetti is tossed in a luscious squid ink sauce and topped with tender slices of squid and crispy fried garlic which you must eat together with the spaghetti to bring out it's flavour. But overall only the paste itself  is lightly flavored with the squid ink which makes it a bit plain and flat on the taste.

Matsutake Sukiyaki (Beef - S$26.00; Chicken - S$22.00) featured the seasonal Matsutake pine mushrooms which comes with a choice of either Beef or Chicken. This pot consists of glass noodles, tofu, leeks, carrots and enoki mushrooms in sukiyaki soup which is Refillable.

U.S.D.A Beef Tenderloin for the Matsutake Sukiyaki

After the main dishes, we decided to go for some desserts and since there are four of us in the group we could actually order different varieties to share among ourselves. Above are  Yuzu Sherbet (S$3.40), Nama Chocolate Ice Cream (S$4.80) and Matcha Nama Ice Cream (S$4.80)

Shiratama Azuki with Matcha Ice Cream (S$6.00) served in a pretty clam shell waffle which filled with Glutinous rice dumplings, Azuki beans and Matcha ice cream. Love the combination texture of chewy rice dumplings with crispy waffle shell together with the matcha ice cream.

Out of the four desserts that we had, my most favourite is still the Matcha Nama Ice Cream. I just simply love the intends flavour of the matcha ice cream flooding in my mouth which makes it so irresistible to stop at one. But if you are a chocolate lover, go for the Nama Chocolate Ice Cream instead!

Thanks to Sushi Tei and Veronica from Sixth Sense Communications for the invite tasting.

Sushi Tei @ Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road #05-30/31
Podium Block Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238873
Reservation: (65) 6737 8878

Monday 7 May 2012

Korean Clay Pot Ramyun

When we talk about the word "Ramen", it always lead us to either Japanese or Chinese style type of handmade soup Noodles which often served with meat based broth that is flavored with soy sauce or miso. From then you can select toppings such as sliced pork (Chashu), dried seaweed (Nori), spring onion and etc.

In this post I am sharing the Korean style Ramen which also known as Ramyun/Ramyeon(라면) and it is usually in the form of instant noodles(either cup or packet). Ramyeon comes is different flavour such as spicy, non-spicy, meat or vegetarian, soup and dry version. And the photo shown in this post  is one of their popular "Clay Pot Ramyun" which is spicy and often eaten with kimchi as a topping or on the side.


Although I do not encourage regular(such as daily/weekly) consuming of "instant noodles" but I have no obligation to stock up a few packets at home for rainy days or supper. For me, even having simple stuff like instant noodles I would also add in extra ingredients and garnish to make it more nutritious and a hearty dish.

As these few weeks seems to be raining quiet often I feel that it is the perfect weather to have a bowl of this "hot and spicy" ramyun to warm the day......

(Serve: 1      |          Preparation: 5 minutes |       Cooking: 4 - 5 minutes)

1 Packet of Instant Ramen
Some Red and Green Chilli, sliced
1 Stalk Spring Onion, cut into sections
Some Cabbage Kimchi
1 Egg, optional

1. Follow the packet instructions, add about 550ml(i use 600ml) of water into a pot and bring to boil.

2. Put noodles, soup powder, spring onion and vegetables(if you are adding extra napa cabbage) together into the boiling water.

3. Simmer for about 4 - 5 minutes till noodle is soften.

4. Dish up, garnish with some sliced chilli and kimchi. Serve hot.

Photo taken with iphone on Instagram(my instagram ID @cuisineparadise)

This is another version of my favourite Spicy Ramyun(Ramen) which I have cooked yesterday to pair with my recent homemade "Cabbage Kimchi" and "Stir-fried Anchovies". (*recipe on these two side dides will up coming up soon)

Thursday 19 April 2012

Korean Rice Cakes with Ramen Noodles - Rabokki (라볶이)

Tteokbokki or Ddeokbokki(떡볶이) is a popular Korean braised dish which consists of sliced rice cake, meat, vegetables, eggs, etc and seasonings. This dish is commonly purchased from street vendors in Korea and there are many different kinds of tteokbokki such as seafood tteokbokki(해물 떡볶이) or rice tteokbokki(쌀떡볶이).

Whereas in this post, I would be sharing a Rabokki (라볶이) recipe with you. Rabokki derives from the combining words of "ddeokbokki" and "ramyeon" which means stir-fried rice cakes with instant ramen noodles. With this you can have two different favourite korean ingredients in one dish and enjoys the chewy texture of rice cakes plus springy ramyeon.

Rabokki (라볶이)

My version of Rabokki is a bit different from the authentic way of Korean cooking. Here instead of adding carrot into the braised dish, it is served separately with shredded cucumber where you can add into your Rabokki according to your preference. I remember the first time I had this dish is over at Maameemoomoo's house a few months back and indeed I love this dish to bit. But my version is slightly different from Sherie's as it has being simplify by using pre-mixed Topokki Hot Sauce.

(Serves: 2-3 |        Preparation: 10 minutes |        Cooking: 10 minutes)

1 Packet(150g) of Topokki Hot Sauce
150g of Korean Rice Cakes (ddeok - 떡)
1/2 Portion of Napa Cabbage, cut into pieces
1 Piece of Fish Cake, cut into slices
1 Packet of Korean Instant Ramen, break into halve
2 Stalls Spring Onion, cut into sections
2 - 3 Hard-boiled Eggs, shell removed
1/2 medium carrot, thinly shred
1 Japanese Cucumber, thinly shred

Red/Green Chilli, thinly sliced
Roasted White Sesame Seeds
Chopped Spring Onion
Sesame Oil to taste

1. Rinse rice cake in cold water. Drain and set aside.

2. In a medium pot or frying pan, add rice cakes together with 250ml of water and cook on medium heat till water comes to boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

3. Next add in cabbage, spring onion, fish cake and noodles, let the mixture simmer for 1 minute(on medium heat) before stirring in the "Topokki Hot Sauce".

4. On low heat simmer the mixture till the sauce has thickened slightly and both rice cakes and noodles are soften.

5. Remove mixture from heat, divide it into 2 or 3 serving plates. Top with some shredded carrot and cucumber together with hard-boiled eggs and served hot with some garnish on top.


매운 닭 날개

For those who loves baked chicken wings, here is a preview of my next Korean dish which is known as "Korean Spicy Chicken(매운 닭 날개)". It has a similar cooking concept like the western "Buffalo Wings" whereby you can adjust the spiciness of the wings according to your preference.