Warm Bowl Of Goodness For A Rainy Day ($5.50) For those working in the CBD, check out this place along level 1 of The Arcade. One of my favourite affordable places to visit in Raffles Place, it boasts 3 types of meehoonkueh for different tastebuds. My favourite is the curry version, the first time I ate it I felt so touched!! It’s like a fusion between mhk and laksa, very flavourful and heartwarming. I also like the dry one, you can add a soft boiled egg for 50 cents!
Teo
32w
Dry You Mian ($5.50+$0.50 For Egg) Tried the dry you mian here after seeing @veronicaphua’s review and it was really good! The noodles were nice and springy and went well with the sauce and clearly generous portion of ingredients. I must say that my favourite part was the fishball!! It was amazingly soft- probably the softest and best fishball I’ve had in my life. The meatballs were also great but the fishballs were definitely superior. Also, get the egg for 50 cents extra! It makes all the difference.
Elizabeth
38w
Their Mee Hoon Kueh Is Much Better Than Average While rambling around the old Arcade building in Raffles Place in search of an early lunch, I stumbled upon this four months-old eatery that specialises in “mee hoon kueh”. Their signature is the soup version but their handmade noodles (there are the usual three types to choose from) are available with laksa gravy or prepared in a dry style as well. I ordered the latter with a soft-boiled egg added on for an extra 50 cents (total price: $$6), and was delighted at how good it turned out to be. The al dente pieces of “mee hoon kueh” were wonderfully soft and smooth with zero trace of flouriness. They also had a nice chewiness that made me think of a rather firm mochi that’s been sliced flat. With the egg broken and stirred around, the noodles became even tastier coated in its lusciousness. The toppings were blanched “mani cai” (马尼菜 - the dark green bitterish vegetable that I love), some minced pork, sliced mushrooms, fishballs and meatballs. For the price and given the location of this eatery, the amount was good. In terms of condiments, you can help yourself to sliced chilli padi in soya sauce, a savoury sambal and a thin, sourish chilli dip. There is very, very limited seating here and it is pretty warm, so unless you go for a very early or late lunch, takeaway is probably a better option.
Veronica
38w
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Amazing Korean BBQ Stumbled across this unassuming spot near the gym, #CheatmealSunday & we were so glad we gave it a try. So many options of meat, fish, prawn, particularly loved the pork chop, ribeye cuts, pork belly + the variety of vegetables, sauces and kimchi. Includes the cooked buffet spread too! Definitely try the rice cakes, kimchi stew and seafood pancake! At $25.80++, this was certainly well worth the spend!
Vanessa
2w
Korean BBQ buffet At A Reasonable Price You may miss this korean bbq buffet place at the corner along the katong area but it is definitely value for money! There are a number of choices of meat including beef (marinated or not), chicken and pork belly in wine, garlic or not marinated one! Free flow Hot dishes are served too and you can have korean pancake, fried chicken, a few types of kimchi or even have a bowl of soup while waiting for the food to be ready! Veg and different sauces are served just in case you would like to wrap the meat while eating. The staffs are really friendly and they can address everything quickly. Recommended if you’re looking for korean bbq buffet at the east side.
M
42w
Good Value Korean BBQ Buffet In Tanjong Katong I admit that I rarely go for Korean BBQs, let alone Korean BBQ Buffets. So I am not the best judge of them but I really liked my dinner at #DanjiSg a lot. Owned by a friendly Korean Chef-owner whom you'll notice popping in and out of the kitchen often to check on things, I get this feeling this is a place where pride is taken in everything they do. The elegant Korean lady manager may not speak much English but she has a very pleasant demeanor about her as she walks around to clear dishes, and doesn't hesitate to help clean the grilling pan when she sees it getting gunky from use. For the price (all listed below), I think their spread is impressive, especially for the meats to be barbecued. There're big, thick slices of pork belly dressed either in wine, garlic and Korean spicy bean paste, marinated beef short rib and beef brisket (my favourite - it's so buttery!). You can help yourself to the pile of fresh lettuce, sliced raw garlic, whole green chillies and different sauces to wrap the grilled meats in too. Seafood lovers will be pleased to know Danji offers really big prawns, squid and fish too (but the fish nothing fancy - just the white cottony-soft type). Besides the above, the buffet includes classic Korean cooked dishes such as kimchi stew, ginseng chicken soup, chives pancake, chicken wings and a tasty stirfried "japchae" (glass noodles). There's freeflow of rice, Korean tea and water. Dessert is simple cut fruit. I am glad the chef-owner does not display a huge amount of food at one go but does top-ups regularly instead. It's wonderful to see the focus is on having food taste fresh rather than simply going for a "wow" visual factor. Buffet prices are as follows: Weekday Lunch (11.30am to 2.30pm): Adult $15+, Child (4-12yrs) $8+ Weekday Dinner (5.30pm to 10pm): Adult $22+, Child $16+ Weekend & Public Holiday (11.30am to 10pm): Adult $24.80+, Child $16+ Address: 188L Tanjong Katong Road Tel: 6348 1244
Veronica
1y
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Assam Fish Head With A Very Appetising Gravy Within the corner coffeeshop that faces the big carpark in Joo Chiat are three stalls selling food I like very much. In the morning, I go there for “Da Dong Prawn Noodles” on a regular basis and of late, have also grown fond of the “ban mian” (the dry version is shiok) from the stall next to it. Come evening time, it’s the “zi char” dishes by “Mellvin Seafood Restaurant” that draw my return visits. I feel their cooking leans towards the Malaysian style, with dishes seasoned slightly heavier for a more intense flavour profile - something I find more enjoyable. Shown above it their Assam Fish Head which has a gravy sour enough to make your mouth pucker a little but there’s no denying it will also have you reaching out for more. They don’t stinge on the “rempah” so there is a nice body to the gravy too. As you can see, the amount of vegetables and pineapple is pretty generous as well. And for the record, every time we have ordered fish here, they have never not tasted fresh either.
Veronica
20w
Yam Ring ($18) I’ve not had many yam rings before, but if they’re usually like this, I think I’m a fan! The crisp, flaky exterior is the perfect vessel for the wide range of ingredients (chicken chunks were really tender) and mild but tasty sauce. Crack it open and you’ll find smooth, fragrant yam that I just loooove. Might not be the most glamorous place, but the zi char here at Mellvin Seafood definitely satisfies.
Dex
24w
For a Late Night Feast Housed in a coffeeshop where Da Dong Prawn Noodles operates by day, Mellvin Seafood Restaurant takes the limelight when night falls. For a late night supper sesh, share the Indonesian Prawns in Claypot (from $16) with a super lemak, spicy gravy! Photo by Burppler Dex Neo
Burpple
24w
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Umami-greatness is happening right here at Ah Kee. This might be fear factor for some but I implore you to fear-less as this plate of kway chap (starting from $3.50) is what every carnivorous person should aspire to achieve. While some might deter from ordering the big intestines as some stalls do not clean it properly, which results in a stench, you can rest assure that Ah Kee does it impeccably well. Everything was so well balanced and you will not experience any strong “herbally” flavour in the braising liquid. I would highly recommend adding the pork belly/braised duck and especially the silky smooth pig’s skin. ____________ Ah Kee Braised Duck Rice Kway Chap Address: 531A, Upper Cross Street, Hong Lim Food Centre, Unit 02-18, Singapore 051531 • #BurppleChinatown
Julius
1y
For Underrated Kway Chap This stall at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre is a foolproof choice for when you're in the mood for consistently good kway chap. Burpple Tastemaker Julius Lim also likes it for its affordable price and generous portions — definitely a plus for larger appetites or post-workout meals! The cook is known to pile the plates, but don't let that stop you from adding on a portion of duck to your basic Kway Chap Set (from $3.50). The bird is their specialty after all, and the meat is tender yet with great bite. Other add-ons to consider are Pig's Ears ($1) and Large Intestine ($1.50). That's exactly what Burpple Tastemaker Julius Lim ordered, and his heaping plateful of goodness came up to a very, very decent $6. Burp! Avg price: $5 Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Julius Lim
Burpple
1y
Umami-greatness is happening right here at Ah Kee. This might be fear factor for some but I implore you to fear-less as this plate of kway chap (starting from $3.50) is what every carnivorous person should aspire to achieve. While some might deter from ordering the big intestines as some stalls do not clean it properly, which results in a stench, you can rest assure that Ah Kee does it impeccably well. Everything was so well balanced and you will not experience any strong “herbally” flavour in the braising liquid. I would highly recommend adding the pork belly/braised duck and especially the silky smooth pig’s skin. ____________ Ah Kee Braised Duck Rice Kway Chap Address: 531A, Upper Cross Street, Hong Lim Food Centre, Unit 02-18, Singapore 051531 #BurppleChinatown
Julius
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Dependably Delicious Zichar When one of my cousins suggested this place for our meet-up, I immediately agreed as I have always liked the food there very much. The six of us covered the table with our combined favourites of clams stir-fried in garlic and chilli, the restaurant’s signatures of fried beehoon and white pepper, steamed fish head and crunchy fish skin with achar. Besides these, we also ordered a couple of stirfried vegetables because another of my cousins Gwen sure loves her greens. Every dish arrived in a timely manner, was cooked perfectly and tasted very good. There was no over or under of seasoning at all. It is quite a feat considering how rushed off their feet all the staff are on a Sunday night with a perpetual queue outside JB Ah Meng’s entrance. For your reference, the bill for the six of us came to about $260 in total, inclusive of a few beers and non-alcoholic drinks.
Veronica
3d
Deepfried Fermented Bean Pork Belly Deepfried Fermented Bean Pork Belly ($12) . A definite must order at JB Ah Meng, this plate of sinful goodness is crispy and juicy at the same time. The crispy exterior reminds me of childhood fried chicken wings from home which is probably what makes this plate exceptionally satisfying.
Jayson
11w
Fried Fish Head This dish was simple, and delicious, although there was no wow factor. We did like the generous topping off spring onions and ginger fried together to create a heart warming dish to be eaten with rice. But our family loves eating fish head so we enjoyed this dish!
Ben
13w
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