Friday, 20 June 2014

Jumbo POT - JPOT

It was a treat from my wonderful colleague that she recommended me to this place, JPOT. I just realized that it was part of the JUMBO group of restaurants. The place was crowded and reservations were necessary. As far as I know, there were only 2 outlets in Singapore, one at Tampines One and the other at Vivo City. The 3rd is coming soon at Parkway Parade. Be sure to check out the one near you...

The food were very fresh and there were lots of varieties to choose from. The sauces were located in the center of the restaurant and they tasted great especially when you mixed a bit of everything. The garlic mix was my favourite. Basically I added a little bit of everything with a lot of garlic and sesame seeds. I was greedy so I made two bowls of sauces. The other was a combination of all the oils such as chilli and sesame, and with some fresh chopped garlic and leek. Smells great! There were also several choices of soup to choose from. My recommendation would be the Herbal and the Fish Head soup. Splendid!

I am feeling hungry especially when I looked at other peoples' tables. All the tables were full of food!! Oh my god...!! It was not a buffet but the amount of food that people ordered seems unlimited. Let's now turned to the food... My favourite dish, beef!! I ordered the Premium Beef , the Wagyu Ribeye and the Grain-Fed Ribeye. It was fantastic, so tender and soft, and it matched pretty well with the sauces. I loved it!! I am a huge fan of beef by the way... The thickened beef slices were served with quail egg, so you got to break and mix it with the meat. The savoury taste was fantastic. 

We also ordered Pork Loin, Kurobuta Pork and the Jumbo Pork Ball. My friend was a huge fan of pork, therefore we do not need to fight for food. The pork was also tender and soft. We had 2 servings of Pork Loin. Basically this place served very fresh meat.   

The Jumbo Pork Ball was homemade. The meat was very fresh and the taste was well marinated. It also matched well with the sauces. Try all the homemade balls! They have prawn balls, cheese balls, meatballs, beef balls, etc. I had tried a selection of balls, so far all tasted great! We ordered others like fish, vegetables, scallops and some cooked food. I visited this place twice, and I would love to go again... 

The food all just tasted soooo good!! The fried yam can be eaten straight or can be thrown into the broth to be boiled to soften it further. The fried homemade beancurd was also my favourite. There was free flow drinks at $3.80, selections include soft drinks and homemade drinks - Longan and Barley. 

This is one of the best steamboat I had eaten so far. It was far much better than Mushroom Pot or those Ma La or Si Chuan style. The price was a little steep but it was well worth a try. If you have tried it, I believed you would give the food thumbs up!!! More information can be found here.

JPOT @ Vivo City
1 HarbourFront Walk
#01-53, S'pore 098585

JPOT @ Tampiness 1
10 Tampiness Central 1
#03-16, S'pore 529536

Ratings: 4.0 out of 5

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Chonburi Mookata House

I had a hard time hunting down this place. It is located in a coffeeshop at Blk 421 in Ang Mo Kio Ave 10. I saw people posting this Mookata place online so I decided to check it out myself. Getting to its carpark is a complicated task for those who do not live there. Finally I found the place!! I could smell the BBQ air from afar, and it was very alluring. I ordered the Platter set for 2 at $22 because there were only 2 of us. There was also additional food choices to add on separately. 


And there it goes.... There was also Platter for 4 available at $39, normally as a family set. There was a wide selection of add-on for sides, and they were not expensive at all. It is not a charcoal BBQ unlike Tom Yum Kungfu. To each its own preference. 

I was quite satisfied with the food because you could hardly find shisamo in many Thai Mookata BBQ. There was also egg surprisingly compared to quail eggs in most steamboats. Time to start cooking... ...

The aroma smelled so good. I was so eager to stuff it into my mouth though it was burning hot. Don't forget to dip into the Thai chilli sauce, very spicy, but delicious.I ordered extra meats - bacon, beef and pork. I felt that the meat in the platter was not enough for us because we were meat lovers. If you are loking for cheap eats, this place is one option. By the way, the soup was boiled with corn, not plain stock water. It's basically corn soup. I will move around to hunt for more Mookata to try!! Yum yum... ...

Blk 421, Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
#01-1149, S'pore 560421

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Itacho Sushi

Itacho sushi is one of my favourite sushi hangout place. I love the wide range of varieties available here and its unique choices. I feel that their sushi are very creative and innovative. There are a few outlets located round the island so if you are nearby, go try it. You will be addicted. They would also have promotions every now and then so be spoilt with it. Be prepared to queue if you are patronizing those locations in town. To avoid the crowd, JCube and Bedok Mall would be your other option. You would be flipping the menu back and forth trying to decide which to order.... Nice!!! Your eyes would be attracted to the varieties in the menu. 



Look at the choices, even the colors of the menu is good enough for you. The few common sushi that I always place order would be the Salmon & Skin sushi. This range is always on promotion, and it went once as low as $0.40 each. Because it is cheap, there is a limit to how many you can order. 

On top of that, the next common one would be the sashimi. Salmon meat and salmon belly are my favourites!! The tender meat and the fresh taste of salmon that melts in your mouth, yummy!! 

I am frooling right now doing this post. I so wanted to go again. I had been visiting Itacho quite often in the past, just that I didn't really have the chance to blog and share it. Now here I am, shring my joy in this indulgence. I ordered other different sushi too, the creative ones, especially those you could not find in Sakae Sushi or Sushi Teh. 

Well, looks great right? It is so tempting now... There are also cooked dishes available, and the only one I tried was the deep fried salmon belly with black pepper sauce. There was alot of meat and it was definitely worth it. 

I will definitely be back always to enjoy the sushi here. The sushi was designed for a bite size so you would just love it when you can just stuff the whole piece into your mouth. That should be the way!! There will be little chance where you bite off halfway and the toppings just fall off. Thumbs up!!


Plaza Singapura, #02-35
Nearest Station: Douby Ghaut

Ion Orchard, #B3-20
Nearest Station: Orchard

JCube, #02-15
Nearest Station: Jurong East

Bedok Mall, #B2-42
Nearest Station: Bedok

Star Vista, #B1-12
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Tampiness Mall, Level 4
Opening soon

Ratings: 3.8 out of 5