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Rokeby @ Jalan Riang

rokeby2Celebration for him getting another year wiser. He is not so enthusiastic to celebrate it this year as he think he had just crossed the national youth age. Haha.

Lemmy Lemonade ($5) – I didn’t expect it in a bottle. The taste is just right. Neither too sour nor too sweet.

calamariGolden Calamari Rings ($10.90) – Just right chewy calamari rings in lightly crisped beer batter, the perfect combination. Goes very well with the chilli mayo dip too.

chicken wingsVegemite Glazed Chicken ($11.90) – We wanted to order the Mushroom Fritters but they ran out of it. So we substituted it with this. Unfortunately, the sauce is not to our liking as we find it too salty & there’s too much crispy bits on the skin.

musselsRokeby Chilli Mussels ($19.90) – You get to choose the spicy level from Zero, Mild, Hero to Legendary. We opted for Mild & it’s just right for us. The sauce is pleasantly savory, a tad sour from the tomatoes & lightly spicy. Totally satisfied with the generous serving of mussels.

stewBraised Ox Cheek Stew ($20.90) – The sauce is addictive. We took the bread served together with the mussels & wiped out this sauce. The mash potato is also velvety smooth. The star got to be the ox cheek. Tender & melts in the mouth, we crave for more of it.

tiramisuHome Made Tiramisu with Bailey’s Irish Cream ($6.50) – In an occasion like this, a cake is a must. It’s more on the bitter side but we like it.

There’s no service charge or GST. The good food made up for the lack of ambiance. Glad that he enjoyed it.

Initially I felt kinda guilty as we were supposed to go somewhere else for high tea but due to my lack of diligence, we didn’t manage to make a reservation. So this place was kinda last min & reservation was only placed the night before. We were given the least romantic table near the entrance which made me even more guilty. The staff was nice & tried to change a table for us but due to some misunderstanding, we stayed put at our table. Guess what, the staff actually gave us a ‘special’ discount because of this. Not that we are hard up for it but we really appreciate their sincerity & kind gesture. Good customer service like this goes a long way. Kudos to Rokeby & their team!

15-9 Jalan Riang
Singapore 358987

Tel: 9106 0437

Opening Hours
Tues-Sun: 9am-10pm


The Cajun Kings @ Jalan Riang

Had been missing the boiling crabs from the US. A place where you dirty your fingers with food served in a bag & shells thrown on the table. To satisfy my craving, I suggested this place for a simple birthday dinner with him.

The signature salt, pepper & lemon dip.

Fried Calamari ($8)

tck combo
TCK Combo ($65) – This combo comes with a bag of red sea prawns 500g, green lip mussels 250g, 6 sausages, 1 corn & a basket of cajun fries. We chose the Garlic Butter seasoning which is quite tasty. The only thing I don’t like is the sausage as I find it too salty. The 18 prawns are fresh & succulent.

Both of us are seafood lovers & we left the place satisfied. We walked in at 6.30pm without reservation on a Tuesday, we were given a table but were required to leave by 8pm. Which means the place is fully booked on a weekday so reservation is strongly recommended if you don’t want to leave this place disappointed.

The Cajun Kings
15-1 Jalan Riang
Singapore 358987

Tel: 6284 4426

Opening Hours
Tues-Thurs: 4.30pm-10pm
Fri: 4.30pm-11pm
Sat: 3pm-11pm
Sun: 3pm-10pm

Chui Xiang Kitchen 醉香小厨 @ Teck Chye Terrace

Along Upper Serangoon Road, near Lim Tua Tow Rd is a stretch of eateries. This is more like a zi char place & their tables are stretched all the way to the outside, full house. We were there to celebrate my mum’s birthday on  Sat night.

*Update on 27-12-11 > They have shifted to Changi Village. Address is updated below.

Cabbage Chicken ($16) – This is their signature dish. The chicken is wrapped with cabbage & simmered in savory gravy till meat is tender soft. The cabbage totally absorbed the taste of the gravy. This dish is a must try.

Beancurd with Golden Mushrooms ($8)
– A good combination of fried beancurd, golden mushrooms & spinach with gravy. Very tasty.

Salted Egg Yolk Prawns ($18) – It’s a little oily & not much taste of the salted egg yolk. Can find bits & pieces of the salted egg yolk on the plate though. Still nice but not fantastic.

Broccoli with Abalone Mushroom ($10)

Soup ($8)
– The pot of soup is enough for 7-8 bowls of serving. I can’t remember what soup we ordered. If I’m not wrong it should be seafood soup. Since it’s not double boiled soup, can’t comment much on it but definitely not my kind of soup.

Almond Jelly with Longan ($2)
– We wanted to order yam paste but it will take about 20mins to prepare. It’s bed time for my nephew so we decided to order something else that can serve faster. A simple dessert but not a bad alternative too.

Overall we enjoyed the food. The price is reasonable & we will definitely be back for their cabbage chicken.


Chui Xiang Kitchen 醉香小厨
Blk 5 Changi Village #01-2001
Singapore 500005

Tel: 6214 9916

Villa di Parma @ Kensington Park *Closed*

Came to know of this cozy little place off serangoon gardens thru one of my gal fren. It’s a nice sight seeing the owner’s 2 gals munching on mini sized pizzas specially prepared by their daddy, apparently the chef of this place.

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