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Commercialised Michelin-Starred Hawker Food This is the place where you can have the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal. Up to this day, it continues to attract long queues at its original stall although it’s now commercialised. Prices start from $2.80 and it’s served with either rice or noodles. I had the soy sauce chicken, roasted pork and char siew noodle ($6.80). The soy sauce chicken was tender (possibly cause I had the drumstick) but it’s certainly not the best I tried. Char siew here is prepared Hong Kong-style which was a balance of fat and meat with the edges nicely caramelised. As for the roasted pork, the skin is crispy and the meat is tender which was not bad. Noodles are springy and is served in a mix of lard and sambal belachan. In my opinion, I feel the char siew and roasted pork are better than the soy sauce chicken. For all the hype and accolades, there are better stalls out there who are more deserving of them.
Michelin doesn't always mean amazing. Honestly, the branches severely disappointed me, but an opportune short queue allowed me to try the OG; the branches do no justice to the brand name — it's way better here. - The soy chicken noodles ($3.30) had a decent bounciness, well complemented by the sauce and chili. The chicken was tender, though a tad too tough, and carried a good amount of flavour and fragrance. Good but not amazing or Michelin star good. - Is it worth the queue? Opt for Maria Virgin Chicken instead, it's in the same compound — better and has no queue. ----- 📍 335 #02-126 Smith St, Complex Market & Food Centre, Singapore 050335 ⏱️ (Mon-Sat) 10.30am-8.30pm; closed on Sundays
I Like It With Rice 😄 The cheapest Michelin star dish in Singapore and purportedly, the world, is a humble plate of Cantonese-style soya sauce chicken from “Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle”. It is served with either rice or noodles and most people seem to opt for the latter but I prefer the former. Even though it comes splashed with the same dark sauce used to cook the chicken, I find rice more ideal as it’s a less intrusive sidekick to the juicy, tender flesh of the fragrant and very flavourful chicken. If you want a more authentic dining experience, I recommend checking out the original hawker stall located inside Chinatown Smith Street Market and Food Centre located at 335 Smith Street #02-126. Be prepared to queue though.
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This has been one of our favourite places for brunch until recently. With their menu largely unchanged, we were dismayed that the taste and how some of them were prepared were obviously different. First indication was the Affogato that we always loved to order on every visit. Missing were the crunchy nuts that distincted theirs from others. The Affogato was still good but less the X-factor. Their crispy crab cake was a major letdown, being our all-time favourite from this place. Crab cake itself was still delicious; but not everything else on the plate. The egg, bacon, avocado bread were poorly prepared. The little amount of crispy chips and salad sprinkled around the plate was miserable and no longer made sense. Also from their breakfast platter it was visible that standard in preparation of their food had dropped. Whatever the reason was, hope it’ll improve while we’ll not be returning for sometime.
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Hidden Gem At Novena Medical Centre Chanced upon this place one fine afternoon! Will come back to chill here one day!!!!
this place is honestly like a hidden gem, wld never have known of its existence if we didn’t walk past it. this French Toast (S$12.90) is no ordinary one bc it’s HUGE. two thick slices of buttery and soft brioche buns made more decadent after being soaked in its eggy mixture, cooked and drizzled generously with maple syrup. i love how they layered cheese between the two slices of brioche, for alsome saltiness to cut thru the richness of the brioche itself. they were also topped with tomatoes and avocado + a serving of creamy scrambled eggs in the side.
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