Movie Review: Kungfu Jungle 《一个人的武林》

Donnie Yen Kungfu Jungle

Thanks to MigmeSG & Clover Film Singapore for the invites to the movie preview yesterday. It was indeed a spectacular Hong Kong action movie.

Here is the movie synopsis:-

A vicious killer (Wang Baoqiang) is going around Hong Kong killing top martial arts opponents. When convicted killer and Kung Fu expert, Xia (Donnie Yen) hears this, he offers to help the police catch the killer, in return for his freedom. However, the canny and lethal killer eludes them again and again. Although the latter made it quite clear that Xia would be his ultimate challenge, Xia refuses to be drawn into the life and death duel – until the killer threatens the women he loves most.

Director:Teddy Chan
Cast: Donnie Yen, Bing Bai, Wang Baoqiang, Charlie Young, David Chiang

I personally enjoyed the movie process although the plot was not that fantastic. But the uniqueness of the film is the intensity and the suspense elements that applied in the plot.There are flashbacks on the storyline along where we can think and imagine the developments throughout the plot.

The impressive part is the fighting scenes which makes the highlight in the movie. The scenes were intensive and brutal where you can see bones getting broken and necks getting slashed.You can feel painful to watch it with the sound effects that comes together. The fights involve different martial artists with variety techniques to show which gives an anticipation towards the next killing scene. Different fighting scene can gives different excitement and anticipation on the fighting sequence.The best action scene would be the final fight which is staged on a highway where massive heavy trucks are speeding by. It was amazing and awesome! Couldn’t elaborate more here as I think it will be best for you guys to watch it!

If you are a action movie lover, you might not want to miss this. Kung Fu Jungle movie gives you appealing satisfaction indeed.In addiction, it is nice to see different parts of Hong Kong with the beautiful surroundings in the scene.

On the side note: The film was made as a tribute to various martial arts experts and veterans in the Hong Kong action movie. It was introduced towards the end of the movie . For instance, Jackie Chan appeared by having footage on one of his early films shown on TV in the movie.

FIX Cafe

Finally visited FIX after seeing and reading reviews on instagram and social media about their cakes. The cakes are so beautiful not to be missed out in instagram which attracts quite an attention too.FIX is an alfresco poolside café located in HomeTeam NS –JOM Club. It is hidden within the neighborhood area in Ah Hood Road. It is also the brainchild by the same owners of GRUB at BishanPark and their recent newly opened supper bar, GRUB at 221 Rangoon Road.

Since my foodie partner and I wanted to try various cakes, we decided to order one main set only. Ordering and payments are to be made at the counter before foods are served to our table. We order a main set S$14.00 which consists of Beef & Kimchi Naanwich and a glass of Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Milkshake. It is quite creative to use naan to replace breads for sandwiches which is filling as it uses flour to make too. The fusion combination of beef & kimchi was just nice to compliment the bland taste of naan. The golden egg yolk that flows through the beefs, sauces and naan wrapped out the whole taste. The milkshake was recommended and true enough it tasted flavorful and rich when it is served cold. However, the drink was not cold enough after a while. And the taste after that was not that nice anymore.Fix Cafe 1 Fix Cafe

We ordered a glass of Lemon Curd Milkshake S$7.00 separately. Refreshing taste when it is served cold.

And here comes the highlights of all where we had 4 different types of cakes.1Fix Cafe 2 Started off with Passionfruit, mango & coconut chiffon cake S$7.00/slice. Light, soft and tender chiffon with fruity taste. It’s almost everyone favourite list.1Fix Cafe Passionfruit mango coconut chiffon cake

Mont Blanc S$6.00/slice that is new in the display. We ordered one to try and the sweetness was just nice and not overwhelming. But the crust was slightly hard and we have difficulties breaking it to bits to go with the topping. Perhaps it gets harder after hours of baking.1Fix Cafe Mont Blanc

Butterscotch Arabica Choux S$6.00/slice. Surprising salted caramel with chocolate in the middle gives a ‘wow’ taste.Fix Cafe 3

Cacao Barry Chocolate Truffle Cake S$7.00/slice. It was made with 70% cocoa. If you are a chocolate lover, you might not want to give it a miss.Cocoa Barry Chocolate

Total amount S$47.00 that included GST and no service charges. Servings are within 15 minutes and well-presented. The concept original handmade goods are truly creative with the foods and desserts which can satisfy the visual and filling too. Definitely will be back for more desserts!

Fix Café

31 Ah Hood Road HomeTeamNS-JOM

01-06, Singapore 329779

Tel: 6256 1484

Website: www.fix-cafe.com.sg

Restaurant Home by Chef Tan Yong Hua

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Celebrity Chinese Chef Tan Yong Hua was formerly the Chinese Executive Chef at five-star hotels namely Marina Mandarin Singapore and Sze Chuan Court at Raffles the Plaza and Pearl River Palace at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. He was also the Executive Chef for LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant by the Tung Lok Group. He prepares personal cuisine and make everything from scratch with his latest brainchild, Restaurant Home.2Home23home3 4home4

We started off with a Peking duck (Barbecued Peking Duck with Lychee Wood S$38.00 (Half Duck) / S$68.00 (Whole Duck)) feast with slices of skin dipped in sugar. Followed by sliced meat with popiah skin, leek, cucumber and a sweet sauce.6Home6

For the rest of the duck can be prepared in few ways. We had deep-fried version with dried chilli, roasted minced garlic and capsicum pepper fine salt S$10.00 which is the second serving from Peking Duck Fragrant, cripsy taste with spiciness lingering taste after.

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Baked Marble Goby with Chef Tan in-house Recipe (S$9.00 per 100g). It’s my favourite dish. Chef Tan explained instead of using the usual cooking method, the fish is baked in claypot using ginger and lemongrass as the base. It was perfectly done with the uniqueness way of preparation.5home5

Homemade egg beancurd with shrimp paste, crabmeat and roe in PiPa style S$18.00. Chef Tan and his team make homemade fresh daily ingredients such as shrimp paste, mushroom, egg and water chestnut. It is deep fried served with crabmeat and roe sauce.Extremely smooth and soft!9Home9 8Home8

 Stewed Golden Noodles with Lobster and Spring Onion wrapped in O Ba Leave (Seasonal Price). Based on Chef Tan sharing, the golden noodles are made from his unique recipe and has no alkaline in it. The presentation has a visual satisfaction. Noodles are separated with lobster and sauces when serving. Lobsters are tender and fresh with flavorful sauce to go with it.7Home7

Soup of the Day S$20.00 was boiled dried vegetables with candy dates, wolfberries and pork.Soup taste natural sweet and home feel taste.

We are in luck too as Chef Tan also introduces the list of the available lunch set menu. Here are the list menu:-10Home10

Soup of the Day
Homemade ramen with 8 Head Quaity Amidori Abalone
Chilled Rosella Flower Jelly with Diced Mango
S$26++ per person1Home Noodles

Soup of the Day
Crispy Roast Pork with Handmade Yellow Noodle
Chilled Rosella Flower Jelly with Diced Mango
S$24++ per person12Home12

Soup of the Day
Barbecued Duck with Lychee Wood served with Homemade Yellow Noodle
Chilled Rosella Flower Jelly with Diced Mango
S$24++ per person

Soup of the Day
Honey Glazed Barbecued Pork Loin with Homemade Yellow Noodle
Chilled Rosella Flower Jelly with Diced Mango
S$22++ per person

Soup of the Day
Spicy Homemade Noodles with Minced chicken, tomato puree and shredded cucumber
Chilled Rosella Flower Jelly with Diced Mango
S$20++ per person1Home Dessert

Loving the dessert to end the dinner session. Refreshing and cooling after taste was ideal after greasy session. The lunch set was quite a generous portion that can share with 2 persons though.So, you guys can try their ala-carte as sharing to provide more varieties for your lunch session.

 This year, Chef Tan is joining the Ultimate Hawker Fest 2014 to celebrate Singapore’s unique hawker heritage while raising funds for the needy and disadvantaged with his signature – Lychee Wood Roasted Duck Rice. Do drop by to give your support!

So mark your calender on 22 Nov 2014 to be there at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 401 & 402!

Restaurant Home
392 Upper Bukit Timah Road

The Rail Mall Singapore 678046
Tel: 6465 1698

Operating Hours: Open Daily
Lunch: 12:00PM ~ 3:00PM  (Last order 2:15PM)

                             Dinner:  6:00PM ~11:00PM (Last order 10:15PM)

Email: reservations@restauranthome.com.sg

Website: http://www.restauranthome.com.sg/


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