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Thien Kee Steamboat Always a great idea to have a homely steamboat for a dinner gathering with relatives! Ordered a large steamboat set, large omelette, large Hainanese pork chop, half a steamed chicken, 30 pork and chicken satays and it totaled up to $160 for 9 pax!
Steamboat + Chicken Rice + Zichar + Satay = Shiok-dom In 7 out of 10 discussions with my parents on where to eat, the name of this eatery is brought up. Sprawling across a few units in the basement of the Golden Mile Tower, “Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat” is the perfect place to tackle cravings for Hainanese chicken rice, steamboat, “zi char” and freshly-grilled satay in one fell swoop. A family-run establishment, the friendly and vigilant bosses can always be seen hovering, ready to lend a hand where needed. The chicken of their chicken rice is decent but it is the rice that I really like. It is on the oily side but it sure is tasty. In fact, I’m happy to spam it with their lip-smacking, slightly salty chilli sauce and have it just like that. They do their steamboat the traditional way. So forget about selecting a broth because there is only a standard clear one. As for the ingredients, there is no choice involved. Only elimination. Unless you tell them what to leave out, the standard mixed plate of prawns, sliced fish, sea cucumber, fish maw, sliced pork, pig’s liver and cockles will land on your table. Ditto a plate piled with Chinese cabbage and a small bowl with a raw egg still in its shell. One such set is suitable for two, so a party of four should double it. Of course, nothing complements the ingredients cooked in the steamboat better than the chicken rice chilli dip. We like to supplement our meal by getting on a stirfried vegetable from the “zi char” menu. Sometimes, an omelette too. Although we didn’t order on our recent visit, this eatery also serves satay that we find tasty. Their grilled meats are consistently well-marinated and tender.
Family Steamboat Dinner PRICE: $126 (5 adults) Inclusive of medium steamboat $43, half chicken $19 *No prices on menu, yikessss* WAITING TIME: What waiting time? Everything came within 5 minutes. Even the cooked dishes. We were seriously amazed. REMARKS: - Soup was totally bland at the start, I had to add soya sauce into my own bowl of soup - Soup became really pretty salty towards the end - Standard old-school steamboat ingredients. None of that fancy fish glue, prawn glue and whatnot. - The youngsters at our table liked the Hainanese pork chop, the older folks not so - Loved the chicken rice - The omelette reminds me of pancake in a good way. Hated the bittergourd though. - HOT AND SWEATY cos we were seated near the kitchen. There was no fan nor aircon near us. NEED to pick our own tables next time instead of getting assigned to such a bad table.
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Dontcha Wish Your Pot Was Hot Like Me Hotpot’s been around for donkey years, but it’s enjoyed a renaissance in recent years for some odd reason. With hundreds of hotpot joints blossoming up all over the country, and with stalwarts like Hai Di Lao & Beauty In A Pot, it really is becoming an oversaturated market. However, Shi Li Fang’s claim to fame is that it’s the cheapest(?) hotpot place around. And I might actually be inclined to agree here, as the spread that’s pictured here plus more on the side set my buddy and I back about fifty bucks. Not bad considering that we’re two big eaters and we got some of those tasty, tasty premium meats. The mala hotpot is as you’d expect; hot, peppery and guaranteed to make you sweat. The collagen chicken broth, on the other hand, was simply stellar. Wobbly collagen chunks are slowly melted down with wolfberries to form a deliriously delicious and wonderfully wholesome broth that’s thicker than Christina Hendricks. It’s so good that I didn’t really want to cook anything in it, instead longing to just pour it all down into my stomach. Their meats and other offerings are decent, but nothing particularly outstanding. Their premium pork slices were quality stuff, and the beef was a beauty to behold. Seafood was super fresh and there’s really nothing to complain about. It’s certainly good eating at a good price, so round up the gang to bang this hottie of a pottie.
3⭐ Average hotpot but cant haim for the price $9.90. I have been keeping count of the steamboat affair with WB cos I promise him one steamboat every quarter, but this is the 5th steamboat we had this year. 🙄 WB rated this 5/5 cos as long as it's steamboat. 🤦 #ShiLiFang #Hotpot #Burpple
Hotpot err day all day 🤣 Individual hotpot at a very affordable price. For about $20 a pax you get to have a set of meat and veg platter, free flow drink and sauce. Each pot you can get up to 2 soups (refillable) 👍🏻They have several set options to choose. I like the tonic chicken soup. When you can’t afford HDL but wish to eat hotpot, can try Shi Li fang. You can even accumulate points and exchange stuffed toys/novelty items. Not bad experience 👍🏻 (Do not expect to have performance for their handmade noodle like HDL 😂 i was having too high hope to see the staff dance with the noodle until i saw the staff tearing the noodle dough into smaller pieces like how a ban mian aunty prepare your Mee Hoon Kuey at food court😂) #jxeatsrecommend
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Why So Oily? Is it just me? Each time I eat at The Daily Cut, after the first mouthful I find it too oily for my liking. I come here wanting to eat healthier, & oil isn't part of my must-eat. The last time I dined here, I ordered the steak as well & paid extra for it. It was so tough that I broke TWO forks in TWO places, thereafter vowing never to eat steak at a place that uses only plastic cutlery. I didn't even finish the beef because I was so tired of chewing. Fast forward 3 years; the quality of the steak has definitely improved. But the oilyness that I remember still remains. I mean, I'd still finish the bowl, but.... #justsayin I ordered the regular ($12 nett) bowl which comes with 2 bases, 1 protein (which you can substitute for 3 vegetarian-friendly supplements, 3 supplements, 1 topping, 1 dressing. This is what I got - · Bases: Whole-grain pasta & quinoa · Protein: Striploin steak (+$1) · Supplements: Bell peppers, brussels sprouts, egg whites, button mushrooms (I added $1 because I opted for an extra supplement) · Topping: Toasted pumpkin seeds · Dressing: Mint yogurt (which I eventually donated to a friend I bumped into) Thankfully I had a 10% cashback boost from Shopback GO to lessen the pain. Still, though, not sure if I'd return here again. At least not in the next 3 years. 💳 Accepts credit cards 🌬 Air-conditioned seats only 🍽 Shopback GO partner 🏃🏻 Take-outs possible 📶 No free WiFi 🙋‍♀️ No service charge 🚫 No GST
Protein Bowl The Daily Cut’s Fall menu is back! So have to get my fav pumpkin & brussels sprouts Regular Bowl $12 + $1 additional supplement Whole-grain pasta x 2 Chicken breast Pumpkin Brussels Sprouts Sweet Corn 🌽 Curry Cauliflower Parmesan Breadcrumbs Rosemary Olive Oil Sadly they forgot about The Brussels sprouts. Guess I have to go back for it next time
Regular Bowl [$12] Would say it's a pretty decent bowl of salad. However it's slightly pricey (can't afford to have this everyday sobs). What I love the most is their purple sweet potatoes - it has this creamy texture and it's sweet. It feels like I'm having a healthy ice cream 😂 Their kimchi are surprisingly good too, something I wouldn't expect since they are not even a Korean restaurant. Their cherry tomatoes are fresh and juicy (I guess that's why I love their food from my head TOMATOES!). I like their teriyaki chicken too - the sauce is not too overpowering and it goes really well with my chilled soba. For the dressing wise would recommend getting the peri peri or the pesto vinaigrette (and not the one with olive oil haha oops). Anyway their onsen egg is a little overcooked 😅 so you might wanna take note of that.
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Lola's Breakfast Look at the size of those two pork sausages. So perfectly browned and crisp. And they were super juicy and meaty too. <3 One thing I like about this sort of breakfast platter is that usually the components can be adjusted to your preference. I prefer poached eggs to scrambled and I don't like bacon, so had it replaced with extra mushroom (+$1) This delicious hearty brunch ($18) came with a salad, slice of sourdough, two sausages, eggs and sauteed cajun mushrooms. Again, all about well-executed individual elements coming together. The poached eggs were perfectly runny and just delightful with the toasted sourdough. Mushrooms were tender and not overly seasoned. And the lightly dressed salad provided a refreshing touch. Aaaah...makes me feel so basic, but I really do love a good brunch.
Coffee Tasting Platter Lola's Cafe uses a blend from Colombia, Brazil and Ethiopia, and I really love the blend because of how different it tastes as both black and white. I'm glad this remarkably affordable platter ($5) allowed me to have the best of both worlds. As a piccolo latte the coffee was so smooth and rich. The chocolatey, nutty notes so characteristic of Latin American coffee shone through beautifully. As black coffee the beans had this bright, crisp acidity, citrus notes and was definitely more lighter-bodied. Definitely the Ethiopian roots of the coffee practically glowing. Lola's Cafe certainly takes its coffee seriously. A coffee aficionado (like me *cough*) would definitely enjoy a visit here and sipping a cuppa in a beautifully decorated, cosy little cafe. 9/10
honey paprika chicken wings! must-try! came for lunch and we enjoyed every dish here :)
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Charcoal Waffles with Ice Cream Was adventurous enough to try the butter beer ice cream (signature flavour) but not that gutsy enough to add on a serving of salted egg yolk dip (comes at additional cost btw). Looking back, I should’ve just gone for it since I’ve travelled al the way from west to east just to try out their ice cream waffles! Butter beer ice cream was extremely creamy. Tho alcoholic, it doesn’t leave you with a nasty beer breath. Waffles lived up to expectations- crisp on the exterior while fluffy on the inside. As with all charcoal waffles, there’s no significant taste to the “charcoal”
Brown Butter Waffles with Shoyu Caramel & Guanaja Dark Chocolate Ice Cream My dining partner and I literally inhaled thus $15 dessert haha. It was that GOOD. That crispy, thick, fluffy made-to-order waffle with that hint of savoriness from the brown butter and a mild flowery aftertaste from a sprinkle of dried lavender. The kicker is really the salted caramel sauce drizzle, which really elevated the flavor of both waffle and ice cream, gave it complexity and body. As for the ice cream, it was really good as well. The shoyu caramel just tasted like...salted caramel and I was rather grateful for that as to taste the soybean-based shoyu in your ice cream would have been...strange. But still really delicious and rich and creamy. The chocolate ice cream was good too, with a strong but perfectly balanced chocolate flavor, not too bitter and not too sweet. Fatcat is really everything its hyped up to be. A tiny, cosy cafe in the heartlands of Bedok serving creative desserts made with love and care. 9/10
Enjoying my @fatcatsg Ice Cream at home! You can now order and have them deliver to your house for any cravings or events. Surprise your guests with FatCat Ice Cream 😏 $4.50 for one. $40.50 for a box of 9 flavours! Free delivery with every 3 boxes.
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