Here We Go Again! @ Ju Feng Garden Kitchen

Sen Washiyama (2)©BondingTool

One of the tables reserved for us tonight.

In my previous outing to The Coastal Settlement posted in When 19’s Not A Crowd on 9th April 2013 with my Photography Khaki Group (a closed group, to date has 1174 members), Adrian Aw Yong told me that Wu Ting Ting’s mother owns a cze char stall in Commonwealth Drive. In less than a month, another makan session was organised on the 22nd April 2013. This time round, we had the privilege of Calvin Huang’s (Glamour Wave Photography) attendance.

Food Photography Event on 22nd April 2013.

Food Photography Event on 22nd April 2013.

The “About” of Photography Khaki Group is candid:

[We Shoot What We Like even IF the photos are not nice]

I’m looking for people who share the passion of photography to meet up for outing, TCSS or even sharing tips on Photoshop or creating digital artwork.

If you love to meet other photographer or Photoshop users to trade tips, tricks and ideas, I’m looking forward to meet you.

I’m starting this group to meet up with like-minded people to share skills and techniques.

Hope to meet friends with a passion for landscape, portrait, travel or even backpacking tips and experiences.

Explore interesting locations & events in Singapore and slowly expanding to other countries .. We called that MicroAdventure ..

**Usage of offensive remarks within this group page is NOT ALLOWED unless you can say something offensive yet no one can understand, by all means carry on.

Racism, Sexist, Religious, Vulgarity –> I can’t stop you so just minimize it.

Getting tips from Calvin Huang.

Getting tips from Calvin Huang.

Sen Washiyama©BondingTool

Calvin showing us the different angles of shooting to bring out the best in food photography.

Comments made by Calvin on our photographs were constructive and encouraging at the same time 😀 See captions on photos for his comments.

There is distraction of an object on the top and water reflection on the sides. Need to avoid these...

There is distraction of an object on the top and water reflection on the sides. Need to avoid these…

Try to add chopsticks and the sauce at the top right hand corner... Also, you could have someone using a fork to poke the doufu and lift up from the dish about 1 inch away, then snap the photo.

Try to add chopsticks and the sauce at the top right hand corner… Also, you could have someone using a fork to poke the doufu and lift up from the dish about 1 inch away, then snap the photo.

Too much empty space on top left corner. try to shoot lower. The cucumber is too prominent.

Too much empty space on top left corner. Try to shoot lower. The cucumber is too prominent.

Too much empty space at top left n right corners, shoot slightly lower and focus on the chicken which is closest to your lens.

Too much empty space at top left n right corners, shoot slightly lower and focus on the chicken which is closest to your lens.

Good effort, however try to shoot lower to empathize on the stacking and show a little of bokeh of background.

Good effort, however try to shoot lower to empathize on the stacking and show a little of bokeh of background.

overall, this photo looks underexposed, especially on the right hand side. "more light" and zoom out slightly.

Overall, this photo looks underexposed, especially on the right hand side. “more light” and zoom out slightly… too much shadows, overpowering.

Anthony Lim's winning shot.

Anthony Lim’s winning shot.

Other shots taken that night which also ended up as our meal:

The chef was so nice! He said it would be better for our photography if he didn't cook the fish first, lol...

The chef was so nice! He said it would be better for our photography if he didn’t cook the fish first, lol…

Calvin's take on black pepper crab.

Calvin’s take on black pepper crab.

The attendees had a good time that evening!

Calvin giving away some tips.

Calvin giving away some tips.

Snapping away...

Curry time.

Frank Ho and his charming smile!

Frank Ho and his charming smile!

Ricky Quah making us laugh along with him.

Ricky Quah making us laugh along with him.

Time to eat finally!

Time to eat, finally!

Sen Washiyama trying to feed Alex Lim, lol...

Sen Washiyama trying to feed Alex Lim, lol…

Jeslin Tan our lovely co-organiser.

Ricky Quah and Jeslin Tan, our lovely co-organiser.

Benjamin GX Lin, Seow Hong and Wilson Wong.

Benjamin GX Lin, Seow Hong and Wilson Wong.

Calvin Huang our special guest of honour tonight.

Calvin Huang, our special guest of honour tonight.

Anthony Lim, Benjamin GX Lin and Seow Hong.

Anthony Lim, Benjamin GX Lin and Seow Hong.

Su Suling and Klavier Tan.

Su Suling and Klavier Tan.

Serene Xin and Iva Cung.

Serene Xin and Iva Cung.

Wu Ting Ting, Sam Han. Calvin Huang & Adrian Aw Yong.

Wu Ting Ting, Sam Han, Calvin Huang & Adrian Aw Yong.

Ting Ting, Sam, Calvin Adrian.

Ting Ting, Sam, Calvin and Adrian.

Calvin's closing speech at the end of dinner and announcement on his selection of winners in a mini contest for best unedited food photos.

Calvin’s closing speech at the end of dinner and announcement on his selection of winners in a mini contest for best unedited food photos.

Sam and Calvin Huang.

Sam and Calvin Huang.

Calvin & Anthony©BondingTool

Anthony Lim receiving his prize from Calvin Huang.

Adrian Aw Yong receiving his prize from Calvin Huang.

Adrian Aw Yong receiving his prize from Calvin Huang.

I am very fortunate to be selected as one of the recipient of the grand prize - this video (3 over hours) changed Calvin's life as a photographer and I can't wait to watch it. Calvin told me he watched it more than 20 times!

I am very fortunate to be selected as one of the recipients – this video (over 3 hours) changed Calvin’s life as a photographer and I can’t wait to watch it. Calvin told me he’d watched it more than 20 times!

Ricky Quah©BondingTool

17 participants in tonight’s food outing plus the lady boss (Ah Yen) of Ju Feng who was so kind to give us a fat discount and quiet corner with good lighting for our event.

Here’s a gallery of some pictures I took that night. Click on any picture for a bigger view 🙂

I had a fantastic time learning and bonding with my kakis that night. We had such a great time I’m looking forward to yet another adventure with them!

Thank you for the great company and invaluable lessons!

Thank you for the great company and invaluable lessons!

Happy learning 🙂

Ju Feng Garden Kitchen serves wonderful cze char with authentic local taste at very reasonable price and friendly service. It was so good some of our kakis (Wilson Wong is one) are planning their own family trips there. As Su Suling said, “Cooking is excellent. Highly recommended.”

Ju Feng Garden Kitchen
Blk 117 Commonwealth Drive,
#01 -733,
Singapore 140117.
Tel: +65 6473 4320

Updated on 14th April 2014:
Ju Feng Garden Kitchen has moved!
Address: Blk 7, Unit #01-105.
Tanjong Pagar Plaza.
Singapore 081007.

Tel: (+65) 9325 7816

Operating hours: 11am – 11pm
Economic Rice starts from lunch till early evening.
Cze Char is only available for dinner now (5.30pm – 11pm)

Update of address as of 2016:
Address: Blk 318 Jurong East Street 31 #01-40 Singapore Singapore (7 minutes walk from Chinese Garden MRT station).
Hours: 11:00am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Tel: 9325 7816

Read more reviews of Ju Feng Garden Kitchen by clicking here:
JU FENG GARDEN KITCHEN 聚丰园小厨 – CRAB PROMOTION
JU FENG GARDEN KITCHEN 聚丰园小厨 @ 7 TANJONG PAGAR PLAZA

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11 Responses to “Here We Go Again! @ Ju Feng Garden Kitchen”
  1. Alex Lim says:

    Thanks Semi for the review content, my honour to have you to join us in food outing. Hope to see you next round. Thanks again 🙂

  2. Adrian Aw Yong says:

    Thanks for promoting Ju Feng Garden Kitchen! btw, the photo really nice!

  3. washisen says:

    I’ve got to say, this Sze Char store offers a very good variety of food for a very worthwhile value! Food was fantastic, company even more so! I would definitely recommend this to people and organize more trips of my own back here again!

    Kudos to our main organizer Adrian Aw Yong for his efforts and making this such a successful outing!

  4. lignumdraco says:

    Looks like a fun meet. And the food looks good too.

  5. Kevin says:

    Looks like fun and delicious.

    • Sam Han says:

      Having fun, good food and free tips! Everyone is so helpful and patient. There’s 17 people taking pictures of the food and the chef undercook them for our photo taking and then fully cook/warm them up afterwards for our consumption. It was really a wonderful outing 🙂

  6. Sofia says:

    This group sounds like so much fun. If I lived there I would autoinvite myself (then it would be 20, not 19) 🙂

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