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I’m sure this place is fairly popular, so I’ll just zoom in on what stood out from what I ordered!

The Bolo Bun with Char Siew (that’s being attacked by chopsticks there) is essentially your two favourites combined. The thick crust is perfect: not flaky, sweet without being overly buttery, bites with a crisp. Combined with the savoury pork - blew us.

Egg tarts are also really good - what you need in one. Good curd, good crust. Ugh, good.

Everything was pretty juicy - but I must add a caveat: the Liu Sha Bao comes pretty oily/liquidy so be prepared.

Lastly, try their special milk tea!

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We all have those days where we crave for OIL AND OIL. Went on a quiet Sunday night and some favourites were still open (incl chee kueh!!). This stall (Long chinese name), specialises in orh jian - pick from $4/$5/$6/$7, or add $2 or so for more orh. (See that gold @top left) May not blow your mind, but I liked the firm, slightly charred texture of this one, and can imagine myself coming back.

Tip-off: Cashless apps (e.g. NETS flashpay/DBS Paylah) give you a 50cents discount at some stalls here! Until End May I believe. (I’m not sponsored - though I wish AHA)

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For a midweek local crave, Encik Tan is the way to guarantee solid satisfaction a reasonable prices. The proportion of ingredients to noodles fit nicely for this laksa, with a thick broth that doesn’t border on being too cloying/‘gao’/‘gelat’. If, no, WHEN, you drop by, do try the scissors cut curry chicken rice (looked amazing), and add a dollar for your favourite drink.

Dropped by when they had just opened, and the quality of the coffee is uncompromising. The clean, minimalistic space is hidden enough to spend a quiet afternoon with friends, and though I got a takeaway, I know it won’t be my last! Their second branch here has a promising selection of cakes and unique mains - but the coffee itself is good enough to warrant a visit 😋

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With Cantonese style porridge that is cooked to a comforting smooth consistency, there is just enough duck meat to complement the porridge. For some, the sauce may be too salty, so do get a drink to go along. After all the que however, trying the braised duck rice may be more ... shookening... but I just wanted some 粥... and no they don’t have 皮蛋.....

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Salmon cooked just nice (what I’m always looking out for), a good variety of ingredients that make the dish interesting enough! Especially love the barley included with quinoa, it’s not very common to come by :-) Plus the dou ya!!

When it first arrives, it may not look impressive or substantial for its price tag, nor do the ingredients suggest specialty that cannot be recreated at home. But oh boy, biting into the paper-thin crisp rim of egg white, you marvel at the way it’s been fried to perfection. And then the salmon, pulls apart into a tender pink, just nice - even a hint of the freshness of the fish. Don’t worry the soba is never mundane, complimented in the concoction that is mushroom juices, furikake, and sour cream as you desire. Very worth.

Operating on a pay-as-you-wish basis, the coffee here is seriously good. It’s nice that the iced mocha doesn’t lose its espresso flavour (like many iced coffees do), and may be considered even more bitter than the smooth hot mocha! The hot mocha is full of flavour and is... just very satisfying aha. They have almond milk options, and their chai latte looks extremely tempting for a next trip! Pssssst, they’re on the entertainer too.

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Just tried out this newly opened Zi Char place in the Upper Serangoon area! (Lorong Lew Lian) It is located in Food Park in the HDB block, and the food is seriously very well done. Seen here is the Creamy Sands Crab and Salted Egg Crab. Firstly the presentation of the crab is nicely done with care. Next, I find the flavours of the crabs unique - heard that they added Wasabi into the Creamy sands sauce which gives it a nice kick! Don't forget to accompany the crabs with deep fried mantou.

Just tried out this newly opened Zi Char place in the Upper Serangoon area! (Lorong Lew Lian) It is located in Food Park in the HDB block, and the food is seriously very well done. Seen here is the Creamy Sands Crab and Salted Egg Crab. Firstly the presentation of the crab is nicely done with care. Next, I find the flavours of the crabs unique - heard that they added Wasabi into the Creamy sands sauce which gives it a nice kick! Don't forget to accompany the crabs with deep fried mantou.

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