We took grandma out for dinner, and we thought the nearby Jurong East area would be perfect for her. Jurong East has been transformed in recent years from a functional transit area to a lively, bustling town with Westgate, JEM and JCube bursting with shoppers at the seams.
All of us met up at the train station and we took her on a short walk to the basement of Westgate, where we were surprised to find a new restaurant (where Texas Chicken used to be) that appeared to be a indoor tze char place!
If you love tze char, you WILL love this place. Air-conditioned, comfortable, and really really delicious.
We ordered the following dishes – sweet and sour ribs, hei chou (prawn rolls), sambal kang kong (of course, right?) and the mussel thing, which I forgot what it’s called.
Getting into the restaurant is by no means easy, though. It was a 20-minute wait and we had to queue. But it was all worth it! Crab was also on offer but we didn’t get it.
The wait staff were really helpful and cheerful as well. In fact they also interacted with my grandma. She was delighted!
It was the four of us, and we ordered four dishes. It was perfect! We will be back. 100% recommended!
3 Gateway Dr, 608532
We entered the Jamie’s Italian restaurant really late, like 30 minutes before closing time. Unfortunately for us, it wasn’t good news for us. The air-con was turned off I think towards closing time, and we were still eating. It was so stuffy. 😦
We ordered Jamie Italian’s Squid Ink Pasta, which turned out well. It was packed full of the usual seafood flavours, mussels, squid etc. We shared the pasta among the four of us. Unfortunately all I remember of that day was the stuffy environment, but I won’t harp on that further. Sorry. Haha.
Then came my “The Parma” pizza! Probably what I was look forward to the most. Topped with tomato sauce and beautiful mozzarella, and the lovely prosciutto ham, as well as rocket & parmesan. It was $28.95 but looking back, they could have been more generous on the parma ham.
Here are close-ups on the squid ink pasta. Indeed it was yummy. 🙂
We also ordered Spice Fries, which was Gennaro’s chilli rub at $7.95. Unfortunately, we’ve tried the Jamie’s Italian in Edinburgh, and this one in Singapore doesn’t come close.
All in all, I’m not exactly a fan of this Jamie’s Italian, but if I do come back, I will be sure to come way earlier!
My aunt is back in town and of course my family has to gather and catch up. Having been deprived of all good local food, she immediately summoned us to Jurong East for lobster laksa!
The weather was perfect for laksa, but at first we had difficulty locating the stall. It’s actually the second stall when counting from the right. There isn’t much of a signage on the stall, but we were so happy to finally find it. A cheerful young chap took down our orders. He looked like the owner of the stall! Since there were 9 of us, we ordered TWO lobster laksas.
When it finally came we were in awe! If I recall correctly it’s $17.50 or something for one bowl. Two sets of these dishes were perfect for the 9 of us. There was also udon hidden beneath. We enjoyed them tremendously. Yum!
Upon leaving we got a glimpse of this really creative poster. Perfect for seafood lovers, we say!
Jenggood Jom Makan
214 Jurong East Street 21
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