Just had to come to try the highly raved, affordable version of DTF. Be prepared to queue. Though the shop only opens for business at 5, the queue starts forming way earlier than that. With around 12 people in front of us, it was a gruelling 2hours wait before we had our orders taken and another half an hour before our orders were served😅 Nevertheless the pork ribs fried rice was really worth the wait. True enough, there was wok hey tasted in the rice and the Chef really did a great job frying because I could taste the egginess in each grain of rice! Unfortunately the pork rib was a little underseasoned and too thin. For that, JuHao serves a better version of the pork ribs in my opinion. As for the Dan Dan noodle, the peanut sauce was more on the savoury side as compared to the sweeter version of DTF’s. Having the seaweed salad added a refreshing note to that night’s spread. Pot stickers were ordered too. The size was rather small but there was a fair amount of soup in them. I was not too sure but the dough kept sticking to my teeth when I ate them. That got a little on my nerves but overall it was a good meal:) For a DTF substitute, I think JuHao fares better 👍🏻

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Finally a satisfying meal for a dumpling lover! The fried pierogi filled with smoked bacon, truffled potato and cheddar just went so well with the sriracha crema dip. Really a dumpling flavour that you can find nowhere else. The other dumpling dish ordered was boiled dumplings with sichuan vinaigrette which was not bad. Braised (shredded) pork noodles and miso mushroom noodles were great as the egg noodles were springy but the sauce for both tasted almost identical.

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Used the beyond deal for this delectable treat. The buckwheat soba are made fresh every day, explaining why they were so smooth. Enjoyed the punch in flavour that came with the addition of wasabi. Sadly the portion was not filling at all:( Hopefully one day there is an option for a free or chargeable upsize of soba noodles:)

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A stall in Wisma Atria Food Republic that sells Taiwanese styled hot pots. As the hot pots are ala carte, you will have to pay for the carbs (handmade noodles or rice). Top up items include wood ear, bean sprouts, beancurd skin etc at the price of $1.50 each. As for the gravy of the hot pot, you can select the spiciness level just like mala hotpot. However it’s more of spicy sesame taste rather than mala taste. For each hot pot ordered, you can choose to have the Chef cook the carbs and top up ingredients for you into one pot or cook them yourself. The latter will mean that you will be given the the hotpot with chicken pieces in it and the rest at the side (as seen in the picture). SO, you can OTOT cook and eat your food. For my pot, the noodles were springy despite being soaked in the gravy for some time. Also, despite cooking various ingredients and noodles in the gravy, the intensity of the flavours remained the same?👍🏻 Not to forget the tender chicken pieces too!:)
Overall, it was a great treat for two and definitely a stomach warmer (little spicy was spicy enough for me) on chilly days:)

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The black pepper chicken tasted exactly like our chinese sesame chicken just that it was packed with a spicy punch. The soba noodles went great with the black pepper chicken as the gravy made each strand silky and hence, so easy to slurp up the whole bowl.

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Love how innovative yet persevering some of our local Hawkers can be at preserving certain heritage dishes. This filling lunch value set comprises of their signature Hakka tofu rice bowl, pancake and a hot beverage. The rice bowl is actually no other than the Hakka styled thunder tea rice. Other than that, it consists of Hakka styled yong tau food ingredients like fried tou kwa and bitter gourd stuffed with minced pork. I love how they put in extra effort to season the individual ingredients of the thunder tea rice. You can actually top up another dollar for the thunder tea soup:)
For the side of pancake, I ordered a green tea pancake with red bean filling. Other options include sesame pancake with shredded coconut filling and traditional plain pancake with peanut filling. The dough was so soft and flavourful yum!
Though the famous Hakka thunder tea is just located across the street, I will still return to support, just because a twist can make everything better sometimes.

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All thanks to Burpple Beyond, I finally had the chance to try this deli that has been on my wishlist for the longest time. As far as I know, it’s a deli that requires no further introduction😜 Generous chunks of springy lobster on a well toasted butter bun. For the extra truffle butter that came with it, I dipped my straight cut fries in it, which was yum😊
Sadly this deal is no longer on Beyond but it’s definitely a must try for any Truffle fans❤️

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Korean concept store in OC that houses a cafe, manicure parlour and salon. The cafe is really pretty with high book shelves, potted plants and fairy lights. For the 11 items on the Korean Styled American menu, every customer is entitled to order each once hence it is technically not a brunch buffet. However that said, it’s hard to eat 11 items on your own when it comprises of American breakfast, panini etc😜 Portion wise wasn’t that big but it could amount to something if one were to try to finish three or more items😂 Enjoyed the ham and cheese or chicken bugolgi panini the most!:)

The image of these huge chunky, thick slices of fresh grouper kept appearing in my dad’s head and that’s why I had the chance to find out this gem. The catch was so fresh that one could literally tear off layer by layer of the flesh while savouring the taste of the ocean in each slice of grouper. In order to hero the catch, the soup was lightly yet adequately seasoned to bring out the freshness of Teochew styled dish. One could ask for thin or thick bee hoon, mee sua or even rice to go with it. Definitely a good meal on a rainy day:)

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Finally finally the chance to try this cake. Both the cake sponge and cream were rich in goma flavour. The cake sponge was fluffy but not that soft to fall under the weight of the goma cream as the slice became smaller and smaller with each bite. Really an enjoyment for any goma/ black sesame fan:)

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Part II of Mala spree night which was totally unplanned for the new flavour of Mala Chocolate! It was so good ohmy! Velvety dark chocolate packed with a punch of intense mala flavour. The mala was so legit that it actually left a slight burning sensation in the stomach while and after savouring it. The White Christmas was the perfect complement as the mint custard with candy cane added a refreshing tone to the spiciness, without having the mala to overpower it.
If you are new to Tom, please don’t miss White Choc Nori, Parmesan Cheese and Chocolate Stout!

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Part 1 of our Mala spree night!
Really one of the best MLXG I have ever had. Loved how dry they stir fried it in order to have all the ingredients soak up the mala gravy. The gravy was just so ❤️. $15.50 was definitely not unreasonable, considering that there were about 8veg, 1 meat and noodles! The popular potato noodle soup was the bomb! The soup was not spicy at all. In fact, it was overflowing with umami flavour and the perfectly cooked, smooth potato noodles just made the experience even more mind blowing! Not forgetting to mention how generous they were with the ingredients (kelp, minced pork, quail egg etc) in the broth too!
Had been eyeing this place in the longest as the two storey coffee house was always so crowded and the whiff caught while passing by was always so mouthwatering. So Glad that we gave it a try because it was totally worth it! Definitely returning to try other noodle options like Tan Tan mian!

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