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Finally Tried This Legendary "Zichar" Hawker Stall This is one of those stalls I have heard so much about over the years but somehow, I'd never gotten around to trying their food. I guess you can blame it on the high number of tempting options at Old Airport Road Food Centre. Well, I finally had dinner there with my parents tonight and most of the dishes turned out to be really good. Of the four items we ordered, the white pepper crab was the hands-down winner. The sauce packed a potent peppery kick but more importantly, it's very fragrant thanks to the huge amount of butter used. Both the stirfried vegetables and the onion omelette were full of "wok hei" and really tasty as well. Now for the not-so-good part of the meal. I am sorry to say this but the sambal stingray which I had the highest hopes for, was disappointing because unfortunately, the flesh of the fish was tasteless. That could have been saved if the sambal had been shiok and spicy enough. Sadly, even with the "belachan" mixed in, the sambal lacked fire and was strangely rather bland. I hope this was a one-off that can be attributed to a unusually weak batch of chillies or something along those lines. Anyway, our total bill came to $82, inclusive of 3 bowls of rice, which is very good value. If you are keen to visit, do note this stall is only open from Thursday to Sunday, and from 4pm to 10pm. They sometimes close a bit earlier too.
Best Combo: Chilli Crab + Fried Mantou Fresh meat crab w Thick and flavourful chilli sauce w egg..Slurp!
Fresh Crabs Fresh, affordable and great tasting crabs. Try their steamed crabs. 😋
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Taro Boba Milk Tea Mochi Croissants A cross of flaky croissants with a subtle chewy texture, flavoured with taro boba
Taro Mochi Croissant ($4) I must be honest for a moment – when I first tried their products after they opened up a bake outlet at Djitsun Mall in Bedok, I was sorely disappointed. Their cruffins were hard, too crusty, unnecessarily sugary and dry + flaky on the inside. My love for Brotherbird just waned from there. That was 4 months ago. Yesterday, I decided to give them a shot again. This was a spontaneous purchase as me and my brother were exploring CT Hub for snack options, and the place we went there for, Deliveroo’s Editons, was closed. 😔 Anyway, they had a pretty nice section of bakes in their current lineup! Yet, of all the flavours, the Taro was the one calling out to me…like…do you guys feel that way with food sometimes?! Because I do, and I am not ashamed to admit that. 😨 Hahaha I digress. What a turn-around this was! This has very well reignited my love for Brotherbird – chewy, bready, moist croissant with an exterior of an amazing crispness. And the part that really matters – it’s stuffed with taro filling! 😍 It’s super shiok when I was having this and finally got to the filling because it made for a substantial bite! Happy-inducing is what this was. You know…I was wondering why I felt like life had been breathed into me today. Now that I think about it, I’m pretty damn sure this was partly the cause of that. 😋 (7.5/10)
👉Matcha “Kit-Kat” Pain au Chocolat👈 Better known for its house-made artisan soft serves and mochi donuts, @brotherbird_bakehouse has also made a name for itself by offering mochi croissants and cruffins (croissant + muffin) since early last year. Hidden at ulu CT Hub 2, it is just a takeaway store, unlike the ones at Djitsun Mall (Bedok) & Stateland Café. 。 I wished it was served warm out of the oven. But nevertheless, it was still a pretty sweet treat after lunch at @simple.dailyfood2. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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