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Tiramisu Of The Voluptuous Mouthfeel ($12++) Made with Rwanda Superior Coffee, the Tiramisu comes in a cup and is very thick and full-bodied in texture. It is not the “wet” kind but firm-ish, extremely creamy and on the heavy side. So it can be filling but you won’t care because you’ll be too busy savouring its heady aroma and scrumptiousness.
Veronica
16h
Orchard Road Has A Brand New Coffee Paradise. H O S T E D On the street level of ION Orchard (#01-15/16) is the newly open @bachacoffeeofficial which happens to be the first international outlet of the Marrakech-born coffee specialist brand. The original Bacha Coffee, built in 1910, is still housed in the Dar el Bacha palace or “House of the Pasha” and if you explore online, you can see how beautiful it is. Naturally, the Singapore venue is nothing but stunning as well. Coffee-lovers will have a field day here as it houses over 200 single origin 100% Arabica coffee beans from farmers in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia and beyond. From fine flavoured and fine blended coffees to naturally C0₂ decaffeinated coffees, there is something for every palate. The company’s focus is on achieving the perfect roast and grind to accentuate each coffee’s unique qualities and complexities, and I had the pleasure of trying three types (each pot costs $9++) beginning with the strongest, a Single Origin from Ethiopia’s Sidamo Mountain. It had a spicy, fragrant aroma, very full body as well as floral and cracked cocoa bean notes. From the fine blended coffee range, I was served the malty-flavoured, nutty-overtoned “Three Volcanoes” that contained Central American and Arabian beans. It was my favourite of the lot. Named “1910 Coffee”, the third was a fine example from the fine flavoured section with its mesmerising fragrance of strawberries and cream. I think it might be the one that can convert the non-coffee drinkers because it’s really lovely, especially with some chantilly cream or milk (these accompany every order of coffee here). To be frank, I wasn’t expecting a lot from the food because at first look, I thought it might be a “style over substance”. How wrong I was! The food menu may not extensive but what I had by Head Chef Jeremy and Pastry Chef Ryo were very good. These are what I recommend: the superbly buttery Croissants ($8++ for 2), the Scrambled Eggs with Truffle and #brioche that’s TO-DIE-FOR ($24++), the Tiramisu with Rwanda Superior Coffee (love its incredibly luxurious mouthfeel) and the Strawberry Soup with vanilla ice-cream, a most delightful and refreshing creation ($12++ per dessert).
Veronica
2d
For Coffee in a Moroccan-Inspired Cafe Seek respite from the heat in this quaint cafe tucked away in ION Orchard, inspired by the architecture in Marrakesh. Opt for the Moka set ($36) that includes a choice of hot or iced coffee, a chicken japaleno sandwich, and a choice of two croissants, two cakes or one pastry. On coffee, Burppler Evan Mua recommends the Sidamo Mountain single origin from Ethiopia ($9 per pot) for an intense depth of flavour with dainty floral notes or the fragrant Royal Pistachio ($9 per pot). Photo by Burppler K T
Burpple
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Inaniwa Udon [$24.80] You know how at many tendon spots you’ll end up leaving the shop smelling like a walking tendon yourself? 😂 There’s no such problem here at Tenjin! I loved their calm and inviting space tucked on the 3rd floor of Shaw Centre. We got to try their new inaniwa udon set that came with cold udon, mentsuyu, assorted tempura and kyabetsu salad. Was very happy to see it on the menu as it’s one of my favorite kinds of udon! Though the tempura should be the star of the show, the thin noodles didn’t lose out at all. They were chewy, smooth and picked up its light sauce very well. As with the other bowls, the lightly battered tempura were cleanly fried and not at all greasy. Will surely be back! Thank you @tenjinsg for having us and @burpple for the kind invite! ✨
Wei Zhi
1h
Special “Jo” Bowl ($14.80), Premium “Toku-Jo” Bowl ($22.80) I feel like the tendon craze here has died down since a while ago when so many tendon places popped up, but I decided to try this newer place called Tenjin that’s opened by the Le Amis group and I was rly impressed! Although presented not as stunningly as other tendon bowls, I feel like the quality of the tendon here is much better and it’s a better size as the ingredients aren’t overly big and not so much rice is given. (Truthfully, I’ve been staying away from eating tendons because they always make me so uncomfortably full.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The batter was light and everything was fried well. I particularly liked the fried shiso leaf because of how crispy and delicate it was and the prawns, which were really tasty and tender inside- not overcooked at all. Another thing I liked was that the tempura was only drizzled with sauce lightly, and there’s small bits of kombu on top of the rice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thought that the Special “Jo” bowl was sufficient. It had veggies like eggplant, kabocha (Japanese pumpkin), lotus root, bell pepper, shiso leaf, mushroom, 2 prawns and a lovely fried free range egg that was oozy inside. The Premium “Toku-Jo” bowl, which had the same tempura as the Special bowl (minus the lotus), and the addition of anago, fish and crab leg. Personally feel that I could have done without the additional tempura, which cost $8 more and wasn’t very outstanding. Nonetheless, the tendons here are quite worth it as they come with a salad with a creamy sesame dressing and miso soup as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Their space is on the smaller side, but it‘s quite warm and cozy, and I enjoyed this meal! They’ve also recently added a few new items to their menu - a cold inaniwa udon with assorted tempura and a tempura moriwase which has tentsuyu (a light sweet soya tempura dipping sauce with dashi and mirin). They both sound delicious, so maybe I’ll be back again when I feel like it.
Elizabeth
1w
Toku-Jo Toku-Jo ($22.80) . @tenjinsg probably serves up the best bowl of tendon in sg despite me being a fan of Tendon Kohaku for so long. The entire experience is just many notches up in terms of the decor, the lack of oily stench that lingers on the clothes, and the perfect bowl of friedfood heaven. I went with the premium bowl because why not but they also have the usual $12.80 (vegetables) and $14.80 (prawns + veg) bowls that are great to order too. Every piece of ingredient is not overfried and they serve just enough rice to complement the ingredients. My favourite pieces were the anago, fish and lava egg. The fact that I didn’t have to queue was also a huge push factor to return before this place starts to catch the crowd.
Jayson
2w
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La Salsa - TACO The Town (Talk Of The Town) 5 🌮/5🌮 Food is really good - in particular the tiger prawn chimichanga is a must try! The prawn is juicy and sweet. The osso busso is really tender and tasty for beef lovers. We also tried the Birra, a cheese based taco, which was a unique experience, the birra is best to be shared with other dishes! Will definitely be back to try more dishes, everything on the menu sounded interesting! Portions for all dishes are generous. The friendly service crew and pretty murals set a great tone for dinner!
Julia
6w
🎶I’m on tonight~ You know my CHIPS don’t lie, & I’m starting to feel it’s right~🎶 When you mention Mexican food, there are a few classics that comes to mind but one of my favourites would have to be tortilla CHIPS! 🤩🤩🤩 Just a plate of these crunchy munchies paired with some tangy salsa 🍅 & creamy guacamole 🥑 will be so heavenly! . The Queso Fundido ($19++) here at @lasalsasingapore has given a whole new lease of life to the corn chips! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Despite being a vegetarian option, I’ve come to realise why this is so popular among other diners! ❤ Featuring mozzarella cheese balls in a tomatillo sauce, there is nothing to not love about this dish! . The cheese balls 🧀 were lightly breaded & fried to the perfect golden brown, donning a nice crisp coat while revealing a stretchy & creamy inside that retains a nice chew. 🤤🤤🤤 I’m guessing they used Jalapeno peppers 🌶 in the tomatillo sauce so it does have quite a bit of spicy kick but it was certainly shiok (satisfying)! 🔥 The richness in its flavours got me going for more dips with the tortilla chips! 💕 . Certainly a great starter to the meal! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
serene
7w
Signature Strawberry Margarita Fantastic service from the crew although they seems to be experiencing technical issues and it almost became dining in the dark. - Margarita is on the pricier side at $19. It's alright. Not too sweet.
Emma
8w
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Value for Money Vietnamese Food Ordered the Beef Brisket Rice, Pho and Spring Rolls. The quality was there for the price point (no GST & Service Charge). The decor and ambience was unlike usual Vietnamese eateries and felt like a “tumblr” cafe. Service was superb given that not much ppl knows about this place. The menu choice was limited (am guessing since it’s a soft launch menu). Overall, would recommend y’all to try!
R
5d
Bun Rieu Cua 番茄虾蟹肉檬粉汤 [$9.80] We enjoyed TONKIN’s well-balanced rendition of this Vietnamese dish. Instead of the usual thicker consistency, the broth is lighter yet still flavourful. Most importantly for me, the broth is not overpowered by tomatoes and you get a distinct crab sweetness. There’s lots of toppings to go along - beancurd, tomatoes, chicken ham and blue crab egg cakes. Was a filling bowl! Also, if you’re dining with a friend, don’t forget the incredibly value for money Burpple Beyond deal here for 1 for 1 mains!
Wei Zhi
2w
Pho Ga 越南鸡丝汤河粉 [$7.80] Back again at TONKIN! Got the same bowl of Pho Ga as the flavourful and comforting bowl left a really good impression the other time. Happy that the broth is as good and unlike the usual shredded chicken pieces that are tougher, we especially liked the tender slices used here. Also discovered that they have an ala-carte buffet option that’s going for just $19.90 - it includes all the food items (excluding desserts) in mini and regular portions! We’ll definitely give that a go the next time we’re back. On top of the very reasonable prices, you can use your Burpple Beyond here for the mains!
Wei Zhi
5w
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