Saturday, February 18, 2012

Meii sushi

A little walk down past our office brings us to meii sushi which was highly recommended by the traveling hungryboy. We actually wanted to go to our favorite spot, teppei, but it was full. Hence meii sushi.

And boy it was really very good - i ordered the sushi set. the sushi came with large slabs of fish and a little bit of rice, and there were four pieces of sashimi, all salmon and tuna (wish there was some swordfish though). The tempura was only so so - the batter was far too tough and of course cannot hold a candle to teppei. But this is pretty much a sushi place and for that it delivers , well. (8/10)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ryan Tan's signature drink and coffee

Recently having been crowned Singapore's barista champion for a second year in a row, Ryan was pulling the shots at papa palheta, so I dropped by to take a look.

Tried his signature drink which was awesomely good- first layer of crema with hints of strawberry - moving on to strawberry and hazelnuts from the espresso- almost like eating strawberries with cream. Nice!

The espresso made with a blend comprising aida battle's Kilimanjaro (which I bought the other time from square mile) and Bali kintamani. Lots of strawberry on the nose and palate mixed with vanilla and hazelnut.

The cappuccino made with duchys organic milk was a revelation - as the milk's not homogenized, it was soooo creamy that it threatened to overshadow the coffee. Not that I minded of course. Delicious. Should have asked for less milk though.

I ended off with a piccolo which was pretty good too

Coffee is always up to Ryan's high standards (8.5/10)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Maison fatien volnay

Had this the other day at Maison Fatien ( located at Duxton road). A volnay from maison fatien's own vineyards in burgundy and this was pretty good - started off really extremely tight that I was a little disappointed, but after a while in the decanter it began to show some mushrooms on the nose while becoming pretty elegant with fine tannins and good ripe fruit on the palate. Quite a bold expression of a Pinot noir in that it's quite full bodied compared to other burgundies but still very good