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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mussel Guys Seafood & Steak Restaurant
#02-123 ViVoCity
6820 1800

It’s been ages since I met up with Elaine, Hui Qing and Sharon as a whole group since we graduated from VJ. Finally, we managed to find a common time after weeks of postponement.

Dinner was at Mussel Guys where their set dinners come with a soup of the day, a choice of several main courses and coffee or tea. Our soup was the ubiquitous cream of mushroom which was nothing outstanding. I suspect that they use the canned Campbell instead of making it from scratch.

Elaine and I had the Oven Honey Baked Salmon ($15.90++). Usually, it’s served with rice but we requested for it to be replaced with more vegetables. The salmon was not overcooked and still retained its fatty juices. The taste reminds me of honey baked ham—just that this is salmon instead of ham. One thing I don’t like is the small pool of oil beneath the fillet. Otherwise, I can’t find any other fault with the dish.

The Grilled Chicken and King Prawn ($15.90++) comes with a side serving of vegetables and mash potato. There was only one prawn but the portion of chicken was quite large. The chicken was tender enough and the marinade made it aromatic.

Wild Mushroom in Cream Sauce Spaghetti ($10.50++) is a simple pasta dish. The mushrooms were quite fresh generous. But Hui Qing said that the cream sauce made it overwhelmingly nauseous after some time. That’s the reason why I always order tomato sauce based pasta since I don’t trust myself to finish a cream sauce one.

Service was slightly below average. The waiter who took our orders was unsmiling while the one who served our meals was shaking visibly as he placed our food in front of us. To be fair, he’s probably a trainee who needs more practice. Overall, the food itself is nothing memorable but value for money, I guess.

It’s ironic that we didn’t try the mussels which the restaurant is named after. Perhaps, that’s the dish that keeps customers coming back for more.

P.S. I apologize for the lack of photos for this post as I accidentally deleted them. Do use your imagination in picturing how the food look like!


9:20 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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Gastronomic Ruminations
She Bakes & She Cooks
Singapore Daily Makan Photo
Small Potatpes Make the Steak Look Bigger
The Orthorexic Foodie
The Skinny Epicurean
Timeless Facade
Food Glorious Food