I love catching up with friends over supper. While we are all busy with different schoolwork in the day, wee hours are always great to share news and laughters. But lazy me doesn't like to to take night buses or risk pricey cab fares, so its good to have friends who drive! For this session, we first went to Punggol Nasi Lemak at Kovan!
Rice with Egg and Chilli, Chicken Wings
I got to say, these guys served one of the best coconut rice I have eaten! The rice grains are fragrant, fluffy and had just the right amount of hardness to my liking. Chilli was mildly spicy with a sweet aftertaste, and every one of their eggs were runny! However, the rice portion was really small with one serving probably just half of a usual bowl.
I used to love the wings so much that I could easily down 3 at a go. While its signature crispiness remained, I found the meat itself to be rather tasteless. Either my memories were too fond, or the ones discovered at Pioneer MRT Bee Hoon store were simply too good. (Entry pending!)
Sambal Brinjal, Stir-fried Long Beans
Brinjal was well done with the addition of sambal chilli, while the long beans were really to just satisfy cravings. I forgot to take a shot of the otaks, but they were really good too with chunky thick cuts of meat.
The prices here could be really expensive for nasi lemak standard. 7 wings, 7 otaks, 2 dishes and 3 plates of rice with eggs cost us over 30 dollars. But honestly, I would still willingly pay for good chinese-styled nasi lemak. Anyone has better recommendations for me?
Next stop, a short drive to Serangoon Gardens brought us to Ice3! The dessert parlour had neon blue bar tables that were cool to huddle for desserts sharing, but I realised not good for photos as a lot of my shots turned out blue-ish!
Alcoholics Anonymous, Black + White ($10.90 each)
Their signature mudpies! I would order the first one on every visit because I simply could not find anything similar elsewhere! Smooth rum n raisin ice cream on top of a orea cookie crust, drizzled with raisins, almond flakes and butterscotch syrup. Go ahead and eat more, you won't be charged for drink-driving!
The other one was white choclate ice cream with coco crunch, chocolate chips and dark chocolate sauce. Not as exciting as Alcoholics Anonymous but still pretty nice. Going Bananas would be another good mudpie choice!
Waffle with Banana ($7.90), Ring of Fire ($11.90)
While fresh from the kitchen, the thick and spongy waffle wasn't to my liking as I pretty much preferred the ones at Udders. I couldn't remember all the flavours from RoF, but the ones that did stood out were Brownies N Cream, Tropicana Sorbet and ChocoNanas. The scoops were fairly small so you wouldnt feel overdosed from all the flavours!
With late closing hours (we left around 1+ am and it was still packed), Ice3 would be an ideal place for healthy-no-drinking chill outs, ending the stressful day on a sweet note. And of course, presence of good company always helps!