[Food Review] Victor’s Kitchen at Sunshine Plaza (Dim sum)

Aloha!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, work has been crazy and that has sort of affected my mood to blog…

Not forgetting the minor breakouts I am encountering at this moment!

I seldom have pimples and when I do, it’s either I’m very stressed or am using some facial product that is not suitable for my skin…

BB cream isn’t my thing but recently, I switched to that just for the fun of it and it actually seems quite okay. The only concerns I have when using BB cream/liquid foundation is how ‘thick’ the layer will look on my face and how clogged my pores would be 😦

I’m not too sure if this is the course of my breakouts but I am not ruling out the possibility of the increasing work stress as well 😦

Nevertheless, today I will be reviewing on this dim sum place which the bf saw Dr Leslie Tay (ieatishootipost)‘s post on his Facebook page.

The place is located at Sunshine plaza (Middle Road) and is called Victor’s Kitchen.

I actually googled it (I love googling almost everything and anything!!) and saw some poor reviews on the customer service on Hungrygowhere.

Read below to see if this is really true.

What we ordered :

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Nemo’s porridge – $4.50

I thought the name of this porridge was kinda sad…? LOL. And yes I note the “‘s” which means it can actually belong to Nemo and not that we are eating Nemo….okay nevermind. #grammarpolice

Anyway, we chose Wala Wala porridge initially and chose Phoenix porridge after we were informed (rudely) that the former is out of stock. Then we were informed (rude again) that the latter is out of stock as well and settled on this Nemo’s porridge.

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Deep fried shrimp dumpling – $5

OMG, I didnt know this was so over-priced until now that I’m blogging about it. I didn’t check the prices cause the bf was the one who ordered (and paid, teehee!).

It was delicious no doubt but looking at the prices, on second thought, I don’t think it’s worth getting it.

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Char siew chee cheong fun – $4.50

 

The chee cheong fun tasted not bad but could be tastier though.

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Their signature golden egg yolk lava bun, aka liu sha bao – $4.50

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The mandatory picture of liu sha bao

Friends and reviewers said that their liu sha bao is awesome but I thought it was so-so. This could be because I didn’t have them immediately after they were served to us as I was struggling to finish the other dishes!

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Scallop, sausage carrot cake with xo sauce – $4.50

I read the review on this dish on one of the food blogs before heading down to actually have a taste of it myself.

To be honest, this was actually my first experience trying out the traditional steamed carrot cake. Be it steamed or pan-fried, they are both actually reddish instead of carrot…

Anyway, although it was interesting I actually prefer the usual pan-fried version.

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Victor’s King prawn dumpling – $5.00

I thought the skin was quite thick which isn’t really my preference. I don’t like it when one bite of it forces the prawn and skin to be separated from each other kind, you know?

Anyway, I’m not a fan of ha gao so….yeah.

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Tasty queen size siew mai – $4.50

Now, don’t let its name fool you. I didn’t thought of it as ‘queen size’ until I read its name now.

It’s not that gigantic and somewhat similar to the usual normal size.

Taste is quite yummy though.

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Iced coffee ($3) and Yuan Yang ($2.50)

Iced coffee tasted okay, cannot comment on the yuan yang because I didn’t try it.

But OMG, both seems quite pricey especially my iced coffee!! 😦

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Bird’s eye view of our super late lunch or early dinner, however you want to call it.

Now onto the customer service which I really place loads of importance and significance upon when judging and reviewing food and eateries.

I must say that, sadly, I have to agree with the reviewer’s view on the poor customer service.

When we first arrived at the small, unmaintained small shop, we were not served.

We were instead ignored when the bf told the staff ‘Table for 2’ and I was quite annoyed about that.

When the bf was placing his orders with the lady cashier (younger one), he remarked that she was quite rude as well, giving that nonchalant attitude. And when she had to come by our table to inform us twice for out of stock items, she was giving the same rude attitude as well.

However, I actually witnessed that the old lady was quite friendly towards the end and to other customers.

Could it be because they despise younger customers?

Whatever it is, my take is that they should improve their customer service quality as well as upgrade their shop, taking care of hygiene issues too.

Victor’s Kitchen

91 Bencoolen Street

Sunshine Plaza, #01-49

Singapore 189652
T: 98382851

Mon-Sun:   10:30am – 8:00pm

Open on public holidays.

Overall rating :

3 stars

 

*A more accurate rating would be 3.5 but I dont have a pic for that 🙂

[Lifestyle] Alive Museum Singapore vs Trick Eye Museum Singapore

You have seen your friends flooding your Facebook or Instagram news feeds with them posing with 3D images and sculptures, either from Alive Museum Singapore or Trick Eye Museum Singapore right? Or even better still, have you already been to one of them and wondering which is better?

Let me do the work for you because I have been to both recently! And if you have too as well, let us see if you share the same sentiments as me, alright? 🙂

[ezcol_1third]Museums[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Alive Museum Singapore[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Trick Eye Museum Singapore[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Country of Origin[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Originated from Korea[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Originated from Korea[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Number of Exhibits[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]More than 80 artwork exhibits[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Approx 100 artwork exhibits[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Area size[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]929 sq m (10,000 sq ft)[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]800 sq m (8,611 sq ft)[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Ease of Photo taking[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Despite the larger size, we found it extremely difficult to take photos and to pose, without being disrupted by other patronisers or either that, we were always in the way too.Has indications of how to pose for photos as well as positions to stand to capture the best angle[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Although it is smaller in size, but the exhibits were well-laid out and it was so much more spacious than Alive. Has indications of how to pose for photos as well as positions to stand to capture the best angle[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Directions and signage[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]We found it difficult to navigate due to the lack of signage and there were doors which were dangerous placed which could easily hit onto others without warning [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Navigation was easy and we had no problems directing our own way[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Price of Tickets[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Adults : $25, Child : $20[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Adults : $25, Child : $20[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Location[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Suntec City Mall #03-372 (between Towers 3 & 4) • By MRT • By Car/ Taxi[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Waterfront @ Resorts World Sentosa 26 Sentosa Gateway Singapore 098138[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Accessibility[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Centralised area, easily accessible[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Although not centralised, it is still convenient for many by car or public transport[/ezcol_1third_end]

Here is a comparison of some similar photos at the 2 museums :

Alive Museum                                                         Trick Eye Museum

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alive n trick mermaid

 

alive n trick sit

 

alive n trick upsidedown

My verdict :

TRICK EYE MUSEUM!!!

You guys have to know that the numerical figures you see under its area size is misleading because Trick Eye is SO MUCH MORE SPACIOUS than Alive which easily wins my heart over. I was so annoyed at Alive due to the lack of space! IMHO, Alive may want to restructure their exhibits and make full-use of their bigger space if possible.

Tips while at the the Museums :

  • Ladies are advised to wear pants/leggings as there are mirrored walls and floors, and most importantly you will be required to pose at different positions and angles
  • Refer to the signages on the walls which would have sample poses of that exhibit. Of course, you are welcomed to let your creativity juices flow too!
  • Keep an eye on your belongings and we found that we could easily place our belongings within our sight at Trick Eye due to the larger space

[Media Event] Brunch Food Tasting Session @ HotelRe! @ Pearl’s Hill

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With its eye-catching and vivacious colours and branding, Hotel Re! should not be unfamiliar to most of the youths.  Hotel Re! is a modern retro themed boutique hotel that is designed with psychedelic furnishings tempered with a sleek modern touch. With numerous themed boutique hotels in the metropolis, this 12-storey, 140-room boutique hotel is a wondrous surprise waiting to be discovered!

What is also interesting about this hotel besides the fact that they are 100% non-smoking hotel, is that each floor in this boutique hotel has its own colour theme and all the rooms on the floor resonates with the designated colour and décor. So for example, if you are a huge fan of PINK (I hear you ladies!!) you may put in a request and the friendly staff at Hotel Re! would always try their best to accede to your request! 🙂

You may want to read up more here and for those looking for hotel venues to hold your wedding or any other events, do check out their affordable rates and packages here!

I was very privileged to have been selected as one of the five bloggers to attend the media event held by Hotel Re! to introduce their new weekend brunch menu. What is even more exciting is that I am also endorsing one of the dishes in their new weekend brunch menu! 🙂

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This is their new Brunch menu offering scrumptious dishes all crafted out by Chef William Ang!

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A little brief background information on Chef William Ang :

  • 40 years of professional culinary experience
  • President of Society of Professional Chef, Singapore
  • Cooked for His Excellency, President Mr. S.R. Nathan at Singapore Turf  Club
  • Guest Chef for Golden Age cooking TV serial in year 2009
  • Chief organiser of Singapore record-breaking event for Singapore’s Longest Satay held by KopiTiam Group in year 2007

There are 5 different brunch dishes as shown in their menu below.

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Here are the 5 dishes taken close-up :

1. Classic Breakfast – This classic breakfast features the full range of must-have English breakfast items like the golden hash browns, chicken sausage, baked beans, toasted chef’s choice bread and crispy turkey bacon. Sautéed portobello mushroom and cherry tomatoes at the side.

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This yummilicious brekkie dish is humbly endorsed by yours truly, tee hee! 🙂

I love the classic breakfast! Even when I’m out for brunch at other cafes, I would always 99.99999% choose this dish without fail because it contains all the ‘essential’ breakfast needs, thus I am elated to endorse this dish because it’s just so ‘me’! 😀

2. Salmon Bagel – Give in to your temptations and indulge in smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes, mesclun salad all perfectly encrust in a tasty toasted bagel with homemade zesty lemon cream spread.

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Slipper Lobster Croissant – Nothing is short of premium when this delicious croissant is generously filled with a mix of grilled slipper lobster tossed with chopping celery, chive, tomato in Japanese dressing and tobiko. Accompanied by truffle fries, this is an irresistible and elevating dish!

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Egg-citing Benedict – This is no ordinary dish. After countless weeks of experimenting and perfecting his recipe, Chef William promise that you will be back for more of these poached eggs resting on toasted English muffin base, topped with a generous serving of turkey ham or smoked salmon, sautéed mushroom and grilled baby tomatoes and mesclun salad.

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BeRe!Licious Pancake – Attention all berries lover! Do not miss this mixed berries compote drizzled with chocolate and strawberry sauce. Not in the mood for chocolates? No problem. Opt for butter and maple syrup for a healthier choice!

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Just by looking at these pictures, I bet you are already salivating and cannot wait to try them out right?

Now, here is the real deal!

Always placing affordability as one of their priorities, Hotel Re! is now offering these promotions!!!

Enjoy 50% off brunch items on the first weekend of our launch (6th and 7th Sept) and 20% off brunch items for the subsequent weekends in September.

After September, quote any of the endorsed bloggers name (Jean, Sharmaine, Cherie, Eileen, Daphne) to continue enjoying the 20% discount too!

Re!Fill Restaurant serves no pork and no lard.

For F&B Reservations:
Call (65) 6827 8226 or Text us at (65) 9111 7137
Email fb@hotelre.com.sg

Terms & Conditions Apply.

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