Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen

Chef Tan-San, the first Tonkatsu Chef in Singapore, set his journey at My village at Serangoon Garden, Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen, bringing you authentic Japanese cuisine at affordable prices to the heartland.

Small but service orientated

Table setting

Potato Salad $3.90

Shoyu Ramen $10.90

Cha Shu Ramen $11.90

Tonkatsu Ramen $14.90

Ramen texture is springy, combine with different soup base for different experience

Katsu Don $12.90

Chicken katsu served with egg omelette on top of rice 

Premium Pork Loin 19.90

Just look at the pork katsu, super crispy breadcrumbs at the outside, yet moist and firm on the meat texture. The pork katsu is not oily yet very tasty. Serve with other sides like radish, cabbages and tonjiru soup (made of tonkatsu broth). What's more, roasted sesame for you to grind and add Tonkatsu sauce for extra flavour.
This set come with free flow of rice and cabbage!!! Quite worth the deal if you ask me. 

Opening Hours:
11.30am to 3pm
6pm to10pm 



Verdict 4/5

Good food, good service from the staff, will recommend this place to all to try out.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Fika Cafe & Bistro

 A cafe that serve authentic Swedish cuisine in Singapore. The food are mainly traditional swedish cuisine and its halal too. There are currently 3 outlets, Beach Road, One KM mall and  Millenia Walk, so this review is for the outlet located at Beach Road. 

This is how it look like at level one, mainly for small groups or couples

Menu, refer to this link for their online menu

Cafe Mocha ($7.50)

Skagen (chilled) $19.90

Crepes wrapped with shrimps, red onions, mayonnaise, fresh dill and topped with Swedish roe. The crepes are too thick to my liking. Not for heavy eaters as the portion is small.

Garlic Pasta with Meatballs or Grilled Chicken ($19.90)

Linguine pasta, garlic, olive oil, parsley, chilli flakes and choice of either meatballs or grilled chicken. Pasta seems to be slightly overcooked.

Swedish Meatballs ($19.90)

Meatballs serve with potatoes. Cream sauce, lingonberry jam and a small side salad serve as side dishes. The meatballs are made up of minced meat, hence easy to eat.

Herb-crusted Salmon - ($26.50) 

Seared glazed salmon with a herb crust served on a bed of mashed potatoes with honey ginger glazed pickled red beets, sauteed asparagus and lemon butter sauce. Garnished with capers and fresh dill. 

Kladdkaka ($7.90), top up with Ice cream ($1.50) 

Swedish brownie served with fresh berries, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. You can choose either chocolate or vanilla ice cream 

Caramel Ice Cream Waffle ($9.80) 

 This is off the menu but this week special. you have a choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream serve with waffle. Warm caramel sauce that drip over the ice cream and waffle, topped with biscuit bits and icing. Caramel sauce taste really good but the waffle taste more like flat, non chewy pancake which was a kind of disappointing.


Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun: 12:00 - 23:00


Beach Road, 257 Beach Road 
Contact: +65 6396 9096

Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard 
Contact: +65 6336 7234

11 Tanjong Katong Rd., OneKM 
Contact: +65 6702 2456



Verdict 3/5

For the price of the food, i think it is consider quite cheap compare to similar cafe concept. What's more, they have set lunches for you to choose from which is quite worth the catch. Simple and good presentation of the food when served. I will recommend this place if you intend to have a small gathering with your friends or family members.