Boston Seafood Shack: One of the MOST ridiculous meals ever!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I haven't been to Boston before, but I am very sure that the seafood sold in Boston will be a lot more worth its value as compared to what I had at Boston Seafood Shack.

Boston Seafood Shack
#01-46 The Star Vista
1 Vista Exchange Green
Singapore 138617
Tel: (+65)6694 3984

I went to the outlet at Bueno Vista and honestly.. I have to admit that the food isn't too bad.

It is edible but there is a lack of an "X" factor. Furthermore for the portion of food served, it really isn't worth the price that you will be paying for.

This is one of those places that I would only recommend going if you have a thing for colourful furnitures and a lot of money to blow (swag swag swag, on you) (or your girlfriend/boyfriend) #justinbieberboyfriend #forthosewhodontgetmyjoke

Appetiser #1: Wild Mushroom Soup $5.50

I have ever paid more for a bowl of mushroom soup hence for the sake of justice I shall declare that I personally find the price of this dish to be fairly reasonable.

As for the taste, it was thick, creamy and flavourful. I love the bits of mushroom in it.

This is an odd comment but I like the colour of this mushroom soup.

I generally usually find mushroom soups of a dark brown colour to appear more appetising and somehow.. it seems more genuine(?) because the brown colour comes from the mushrooms and hence the darker brown it is = more mushrooms added, and I love mushrooms?

I know, I have a weird sense of logic. Especially when it comes to food. Oops!

Appetiser #2: Crispy Soft Shell Crab (with lobster sauce) $11

If the thought that crosses your mind right now is..

"Why would she be stupid enough to pay $11 for ONE freaking SOFT SHELL CRAB?!?!?!?!"

Please hear me out first...

Do I look stupid? (Of course I don't, that was a rhetorical question)

I would NEVER in my RIGHT MIND pay $11 for ONE minute soft shell crab, unless it is some heavenly crab that I would regret on my deathbed for not having tried it during my living years


"WE (Rod and I) GOT DUPED!!!!"

I say that because you can scroll down and see the next pic.

From the menu, we thought we would be paying $11 for 2 soft shell crabs (which is more price reasonable) but when the waitress served us the plate with that small soft shell crab.. We froze in shock.

We flipped through the whole menu looking for any fine prints which state that the pictures were only for illustration purposes. There were NONE!!!!


I can bet with you that the name of that crab is "Joe" because it cannot be any more average than it already is. There was nothing spectacular about its taste. It was so ordinary that I rather go to Sakae Sushi and order their soft shell crab. Cheaper and bigger in size.

If you're telling me that I am paying for the lobster sauce then I HAVE to tell you that the "lobster sauce" is in fact their LOBSTER BISQUE.

And a bowl of their lobster bisque is priced at $6.50.

I feel so fucking scammed.

Rod was fuming because he loves soft shell crab.

He felt so devastated looking at Joe, the soft shell crab.

Main: Grilled Barrmundi $16

The rest of our meal went downhill from the soft shell crab.

Our main was ridiculous as well. We paid $16 for that small portion and it was nothing like what we had expected (once again, we judged based on the pictures from the menu)


Fortunately we weren't feeling hungry and when we ordered, we THOUGHT we were going to get a huge portion hence we decided to share. Well we were so upset over what we were served that we became full from our devastation instead.

We hurriedly finished the pathetic amount of food, footed our ridiculous bill and got our asses out of the restaurant.

We were not the only customers who were shocked by the portion of food served. There was another family sitting behind us and when the waitress placed their plates of food on the table, I (because I was sitting facing the famiy) saw the expression on each and every of their faces .

THEIR FACIAL EXPRESSIONS WERE THE SAME AS WHAT ROD AND I HAD ON OUR FACES.

One of the most ridiculous meals that I have ever had in my life. This memory has been deeply etched in my mind.

Happy midweek!

Thursday, August 7, 2014


It's officially Thursday!!!!

Congratulations, you have been managed to get through more than half of the week!

Two more days and you can scream...


I'm currently out on clinical placement. As per usual, I can't reveal where I am working at due to certain protocols put in place by my school. All that I can say is.. I will most probably be shedding a lot of tears for this clinical placement.

Mentally prepping myself already. *takes in a deep breath of air*

When the going gets tough, you really gotta cherish life a whole lot more.

It's more precious than you think it is.

MOVING ON!

Gonna share snippets of my school life!

I will be graduating in less than 6 months (yay!) and knowing that when I return to school from my current clinical placement, I would have little time to explore the premises. Hence I had to make good use of the last day of second last semester by giving the school's "cafe" a go!

Ok, there is the two inverted commas because I THOUGHT it was a cafe but it wasn't!! It is actually a RESTAURANT!!!

And what caught my surprise and took my breath away was the extent and length gone to decorate the place.

It didn't even seem like it belonged within a school compound. The place looked like some fancy italian restaurant at a 4 star hotel.

Presenting to you.. "L'Rez"

180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
Nanyang Polytechnic
Block F, Level 3

Singapore 569830

Tel:6451 4384
Email: L-Rez@mymail.nyp.edu.sg



Usually they would be serving a 3 courses meal at $12 NETT. But when I went, they were serving a lunch buffet spread at $15.90 NETT.

So okay, might as well try it since I was already there!

Unfortunately, I didn't manage to take a picture of the food served at the buffet table. There weren't a lot of options.

There was white rice, soup (as seen in the picture above), slices of baguette available to go with the soup, some chicken roll, steamed fish in Cantonese style, balsamic salad and asparagus stir-fried with (dried) scallops and prawns.

FYI the prawns were big and juicy. Super super yummy!

Some chickpea + chicken soup. I can't remember the full name. It was too long.

SUPER AWESOME VEGETABLE CURRY PASTA

Frankly speaking, I was rather skeptical about this initially since... well, technically speaking, curry and pasta do NOT go well together. But oh gosh, this dish was heavenly.

Somehow they managed to blend the two different types of food so perfectly well. The curry tasted a little bit like the Mee Rebus gravy + Japanese curry? It was thick and hence it coated well around the penne. Good pasta choice!

I liked it so much that I wanted to go for a second serving of it, but I stopped myself from it because I knew that I would be over-eating and would then feel bloated. Hence, why make myself suffer right?

Happy Homie (:

DESSERTS

The desserts were great for Instagram but were unfortunately a huge disappointment for my tastebuds, only one of them managed to pass my taste test. More pics below.

Bread and butter pudding

I almost died swallowing this down. I didn't even bother to chew. I was just swallowing it down in whole mouthfuls, dying to get it over and done with. It was so so so bad.

Soggy. Moist. Disgusting. Icky. Just.. yuck!!

Not my kind of thing I guess.

Pannacotta

Looks so pretty but not my thing too (unfortunately) because it is coffee-flavoured!

I took one mouth of the content and gave up. It was too soft for me. Sensory overload? I almost belched everything out. Especially after having downed the whole bread and butter pudding down the way that I did.

The crunched up bits at the top are coffee I suppose, or that's what it tasted like to me?

I guess the extremely sweet-tooth people would like it because this is really really sweet!

Some strawverry puff thing!

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE OF THE LOT!!!!!!! I felt super happy eating this.
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Puffy puffs (ok fine this description does not make sense but I am having a tough time picking out the right verb!)
  • Perfectly blended custard cream which wasn't too sweet nor over-powering

IT WAS BRILLIANT!!

Just strike the bread and butter pudding out from the menu and serve me 10 more of these yummylicious little strawbie custard puffs!

With Roo! (not her actual name FYI)

And that's all lah from the food lot.

The rest are pics that I took with/of my closest polymates and I'm gonna miss them so much during this 8 weeks attachment period, and I can already foresee that I will miss them even more when I graduate.

They are probably the only people/thing/memory that I will cherish from my 3 years of studying in this school. Everything else, I just wanna erase and permanently delete from my brain if possible.

On second thought, let's also keep whatever knowledge that I have gathered since I practically shed blood and sweat to get those information into my head in the ridiculously short amount of time that we were given to cram all that stuff into our head before we were sent into the slaughterhouse (aka examination hall) to spill out whatever guts we were left with.

Kat

Kat and Reg

Classic Beryl head-turn shot

She always take the most unglam shots of people. I don't know how she does it but if you ever want the ugliest/unglamorous/ridiculous/worst picture of me, she is the person to look for!

HAHA. I HAVE TONS OF THIS BLOWN-UP FAT BERYL FACE PHOTO

This one is the TRUE CLASSIC.

All of us have one of this picture in our photo album. It's like a guaranteed thing.

Addy, I'm gonna miss you the most when I graduate.

I will save the teary speech for when we do have to part in our ways. Till now, I'm cherishing every moment that we have got left.

BAT (pronounced as "butt", like really)

I died laughing when I saw her in this outfit. First time that I ever saw her in this and it is because I went to her house for Hari Raya. It was hilarious. I stood outside her house for like 3 minutes, just laughing and laughing at her and the outfit. I have nothing against her and the outfit by the way.

It was just funny because I had never seen her in this outfit and I know that she kinda dislikes being in it because she generally hates wearing anything feminine and well.. it was a dress? It was too much for me lah, seeing her so feminine all of a sudden!

The Bat that I know is all boisterous and cool, and not afraid to show the world that there is nothing that a man can do that a woman can't do! Hats off to you Bat!! By the way, she is the best linguist that I ever know. Speaks brilliant English, fluent Malay, can understand bits of Chinese and speaks a little, super fluent in Japanese and Korean (practically like her mother tongue)!


AND OKAY THAT'S ALL!! I NEED TO SLEEP!! STILL GOT WORK TOMORROW! BYE