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Gourmet Food Trail with Ah Lun (阿伦笑吃人间 周末趴趴吃) – Part 4 of 5: Straits Café @ Rendezvous Hotel and Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant at Turf City (马城阿一海鲜)

Gourmet Food Trail with Ah Lun (阿伦笑吃人间 周末趴趴吃) – Part 4 of 5: Straits Café @ Rendezvous Hotel and Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant at Turf City (马城阿一海鲜)
Happy diners at the fourth Ah Lun food trail

Happy diners at the fourth Ah Lun food trail

In a special collaboration with ten well-known restaurants, omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao, together with veterian food critic Ah Lun (黄卓伦) brought a group of readers on exclusive gourmet food trails for five consecutive Saturdays.

Each week, a group of 80+ readers visited two restaurants together with Ah Lun to sample their signature dishes as well as specially created dishes, not available on the restaurants’ menu.

Other than eating, participants also had the rare opportunities to meet with the restaurants’ chefs, some of them even sharing a few cooking tips on the spot.

For the fourth event, I attended the food trail together with fellow bloggers, Yong Wei and Mint Leong.

We visited the Straits Café @ Rendezvous Hotel for the first session and Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant at Turf City (马城阿一海鲜) for the latter session.

Here’s the menu for the first stop:

养颜甘榜鸡汤
菊花香露鳕鱼
芒果妈蜜鸡卷
鸿运糟香排骨
Surprise Dishes: Signature laksa, Durian cake, Almond jelly with sea coconut

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I enjoyed the Marmite mango chicken and their signature, award-winning laksa. The food at Straits Cafe are generally quite simple, hence it’s harder to be particularly fond of any dishes.

Guests flowing into Straits Cafe

Guests flowing into Straits Cafe

Guests all settled, waiting for food to be served

Guests all settled, waiting for food to be served

养颜甘榜鸡汤

养颜甘榜鸡汤

菊花香露鳕鱼

菊花香露鳕鱼

芒果妈蜜鸡卷

芒果妈蜜鸡卷

鸿运糟香排骨

鸿运糟香排骨

Straits Cafe's award-winning laksa

Straits Cafe's award-winning laksa

Durian cake

Durian cake

Almond jelly with sea coconut

Almond jelly with sea coconut

Straits Cafe head chef greeting everyone

Straits Cafe head chef greeting everyone

Yong Wei participating in one of the games

Yong Wei participating in one of the games

Moving on to Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant at Turf City, here’s the menu at the second stop:

白玉藏珍炖翅裙
玉树麒麟星斑球
松荔茸香酥大鸭
鲜蟹肉片儿汤面
Surprise Dishes: Golden coin meat and Salted egg yolk kueh

The two surprise dishes were really memorable. Both items are not available on their regular menu, but I think they will be crowd favourites if introduced. The head chef must have put in a lot of effort to design and craft these two dishes.

I enjoyed all the other dishes as well. Each aesthetically pleasing and rich in flavour. This is definitely one of the best menu I have sampled so far for this food trail.

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Kudos to the head chef and the staff at Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant.

白玉藏珍炖翅裙

白玉藏珍炖翅裙

玉树麒麟星斑球

玉树麒麟星斑球

松荔茸香酥大鸭

松荔茸香酥大鸭

Yam filling with a piece of duck meat at the bottom

Yam filling with a piece of duck meat at the bottom

Cooking demo by the head chef

Cooking demo by the head chef

Making wanton skin soup

Making wanton skin soup

鲜蟹肉片儿汤面

鲜蟹肉片儿汤面

Golden coin meat, skewered with an asparagus, liver and prawn

Golden coin meat, skewered with an asparagus, liver and prawn

Salted egg layered kueh - my favourite dish

Salted egg layered kueh - my favourite dish

Yong Wei loves the kueh just as much

Yong Wei loves the kueh just as much

I really love this - the coconut kueh and salted egg blended really well

The coconut kueh and salted egg blended really well

Mint participating in one of the stage games

Mint participating in one of the stage games

A toast to all

A toast to all

Lucky draw winner

Lucky draw winner

To read about the previous Ah Lun food trails:

Part 1: Crystal Jade Korean BBQ and East Ocean Teochew Restaurant

Part 2: Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurantand Lao Beijing

Part 3: Long Beach King and Marina Mandarin Peach Blossoms

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