Can always rely on Chen’s for a heart warming bowl of Mapo Tofu.
Sze Chuan peppers and spices are well balanced, packs a small punch of heat and as you eat your way through the gravy-laden rice bowl, you’ll get the occasional savoury punch from their fermented black beans.
Haven’t found that many Mapo Tofu spots in town, but this is definitely one of my favourites!

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A small scaled eatery specializing in Chinese snacks. Amongst them, their signature: Fried Bao, also known as 生煎包.
Each serving comes with four buns, each piping hot and filled with minced pork and pork soup. Don’t be deceived by it exterior, these buns are HOT; take extra caution before sinking your teeth into one.
Although multiple other reviews have expressed their dissatisfaction with these buns, I think if you put stereotypes aside, the thick bao walls were necessary to hold in the soup, also to ensure that delicious crisp crust at the bottom. Definitely one of the items I’d return to savour.

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Not one to scrimp on ingredients, Uni Gallery’s maki is stuffed generously with shredded Snow Crab Meat, Cucumber, their secret Tamago sauce, then finished with top grade Canadian Aka Uni and Tobiko. Sweet, saline, creamy and everything screams freshness.
Quite possibly my favourite item on their menu.

Thankyou @theprsalon for hosting and @burpple for the invitation.
68bucks/maki (8pieces)
#FTrecommends

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I’ve never been a fan of Black Carrot Cake. This stall made me a convert, well, at least just for theirs. He’s got plenty Chye Poh along with the egg and white radish cake, fries everything in a wok on high heat together with a splash of black soy sauce, allowing the sugar to caramelize and form crisp sweet edges around the carrot cake itself. They only open till 11am daily, so you’ve gotta be a early riser to catch this worm.

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I’ve never been a fan of Black Carrot Cake. This stall made me a convert, well, at least just for theirs. He’s got plenty Chye Poh along with the egg and white radish cake, fries everything in a wok on high heat together with a splash of black soy sauce, allowing the sugar to caramelize and form crisp sweet edges around the carrot cake itself. They only open till 11am daily, so you’ve gotta be a early riser to catch this worm.

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Patrick Heuberger’s very own style of the Black Pudding. Interestingly creamy texture, unlike the typical graininess you’ll get from Black Puddings elsewhere. I must say, I actually quite enjoyed my share.

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We found this gem only when we spied it as a special on their ‘Daily Specials’ board.
Great broth; Saffron infused with white wine and cream. Paired together with the little nuggets of creamy Bouchot Mussels (personally not a fan of mussels as they can taste very irony and gritty sometimes, but these mini ones were so tasty). We cleaned this in a jiffy.

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This is fast becoming one of my favourite go-to restaurants for consistently well done classic French food.
The Bacon & Cheese Tart comes under the ‘Cheese Selection’ section of their menu, but I’ll gladly have it as an appetizer. Feels like a quiche but jammed packed oozing with cheeses and huge chunks of bacon. YUM.

Half a Tart: 20bucks
Full Tart: 36bucks

Easily the best “angmo-styled” Frog Legs I’ve ever had! Coated in a thin crisp batter, seasoned with a generous amount of salt, garlic, pepper and parsley. Mad tasty legs that keep you going back for more. Quite possibly my favourite dish during lunch at this fantastic French restaurant!
Each serve comes with about 7 frog legs.

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Another legitimate coffee house opens in the East. Hooray to that! This one even carries an array of sweets from @woodlandssd; think their fudgy Brownies, Blondies and Tea Cakes. Each of these will be priced at 5bucks a piece.
Housed in the heart of Katong/Joo Chiat, Homeground Coffee is currently in their soft launch phase and are only taking payment via tips.

4oz White | 4.5bucks
6oz White | 5.5bucks

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Here’s something new from Burpple we’ve all been excited for, for awhile and can finally share with everyone! It’s two, for the price of one!

Lunch at The Coffee Academics [TCA] was a tasty affair digging into Bonito-flake-ridden Spicy Umami Pasta (21bucks) and massive Angus Beef Cheesy Burger (26bucks). Most of my folks/friends have always known The Coffee Academics to be the coffee shop with well decorated high ceilings and comfortable-zen ambience but their slightly overpriced menu keeps them from making return trips to this posh cafe. With the soon to launch #burpplebeyond program, you’ll be able to enjoy 1-for-1 deals islandwide, like our 1-for-1 Main Course deal at TCA. So yes! That’s 26bucks for both Mains reflected in image above.

Burpple Beyond will take flight from Tuesday, 3rd July with more than 100 participating dining outlets. Go on ahead, download the app and stay tuned for more updates and meal-worthy deals.
#burpple