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I know...... dinner at Clifford Pier and you had Bak Chor Mee?!?!?!
But I couldn’t help it. I absolutely love Bak Chor Mee and the fact they declared it “Best” made me just want to try it more and I had absolutely no regrets.

Best Bak Chor Mee ($27.00)
The minute the bowl came, I knew there was something different. The Mee Pok (flat yellow noodles) looked a lot thinner.
Took a bit and I was completely drawn in.
The noodle was springy (QQ) and had a nice snap to it and the seasoning was mind blowing good. The vinegar they used was so fragrant. It was slightly sweet, slightly salty and slightly pungent, without any of it over taking each other. With each bite, it felt like multiple flavours filled the inside of the mouth, building up the anticipation for the next bite. It was complex, more complex than any Bak Chor Mee I’ve had before yet it all very balanced.

They were very generous with the ingredients as well, with a mixture of minced pork, lean pork, pork ball and pork liver.
The addition of lard was always a welcome and the inclusion of small pieces of crispy flat fish just added to the umami and gave a different texture to each bite.
The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the wanton. Wanton felt doughy despite looking fat and stuffed with ingredients and there was this taste of almost raw dough that lingered in mouth after eating.

Apart from that hiccup, everything else was amazing.

Nasi Goreng ($27.00)
Nasi Goreng unfortunately was a bit of a let down.
Not that it was bad, it was just very normal and well...... “hotel” standard. The rice was fluffy with a bit of spice, but it wasn’t very fragrant and was more Chinese fried rice than Nasi Goreng and the fried chicken looked and tasted a lot like it came out of a CP bag.
The achar (pickled vegetables) it came with was pretty good. Not too sour and not too sweet.
The star of the show had to be the satays.
In all honesty, it looked like nothing much but it was good! The chicken satays were tender and you could taste the fragrant lemongrass in the marinade. The peanut sauce it came with was good too. It’s a lot smoother than what you get outside yet having this almost peanut butter flavour to it. In fact, it was so good, we ended up ordering a plate of satay ($21.00 for 8 pieces. We had a mix of chicken and beef).

Dining at Clifford Pier was truest and experience. The food had some hits and misses but I was overall still really good.
The only thing was..... while the singer was good..... she didn’t quite fit the setting.

Still. And overall wonderful experience

I couldn’t have been more excited when I heard that the Impossible Burger was coming to our shores.
I’ve tried their competitor before and was looking forward to how good the impossible patty really was and it did not disappoint!

Impossible Chedda ($23.00)
This was such a delight to have. It still baffles me how they managed to get it looking, tasting and feeling so much like meat when it’s all plant based. The only thing is, I wished the added less ketchup. It did feel like they were trying to mask whatever non-meatiness there was but having tasted the patty on its own, I think it would have handled itself just fine.
The other parts of the burger was great too. The brioche bun was beautifully toasted yet remained soft and fluffy while the onion purée & pickles gave it an extra lift. Overall a fantastic burger

Burning Rice ($18.00)
The burning rice was pretty interesting too.
A great option for friends who need something more asian while bearding to a burger joint.
The rice had a good spice added to it and it’s interesting that they serve it with a burger patty.
Be warned though, it’s a pretty big bowl of carbs!

Sticky Icky Wicky ($7.00)
Finally! A sticky date pudding done right. Too many times I’ve ordered a sticky date pudding or sticky toffee pudding in Singapore and it was a let down.
This on the other when an absolute delight to have.
It’s warm, sticky, sweet, yummy. The kind of dessert that warms your heart and soul while you swallow it. Contrast that with the ice cold ice cream it’s served with and it was absolutely yummy.

Overall, we loved the place. The food we tried were really good and I will definitely be back. And yes, for the Impossible Burger.

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I couldn’t have been more excited when I heard that the Impossible Burger was coming to our shores.
I’ve tried their competitor before and was looking forward to how good the impossible patty really was and it did not disappoint!

Impossible Chedda ($23.00)
This was such a delight to have. It still baffles me how they managed to get it looking, tasting and feeling so much like meat when it’s all plant based. The only thing is, I wished the added less ketchup. It did feel like they were trying to mask whatever non-meatiness there was but having tasted the patty on its own, I think it would have handled itself just fine.
The other parts of the burger was great too. The brioche bun was beautifully toasted yet remained soft and fluffy while the onion purée & pickles gave it an extra lift. Overall a fantastic burger

Burning Rice ($18.00)
The burning rice was pretty interesting too.
A great option for friends who need something more asian while bearding to a burger joint.
The rice had a good spice added to it and it’s interesting that they serve it with a burger patty.
Be warned though, it’s a pretty big bowl of carbs!

Sticky Icky Wicky ($7.00)
Finally! A sticky date pudding done right. Too many times I’ve ordered a sticky date pudding or sticky toffee pudding in Singapore and it was a let down.
This on the other when an absolute delight to have.
It’s warm, sticky, sweet, yummy. The kind of dessert that warms your heart and soul while you swallow it. Contrast that with the ice cold ice cream it’s served with and it was absolutely yummy.

Overall, we loved the place. The food we tried were really good and I will definitely be back. And yes, for the Impossible Burger.

I couldn’t have been more excited when I heard that the Impossible Burger was coming to our shores.
I’ve tried their competitor before and was looking forward to how good the impossible patty really was and it did not disappoint!

Impossible Chedda ($23.00)
This was such a delight to have. It still baffles me how they managed to get it looking, tasting and feeling so much like meat when it’s all plant based. The only thing is, I wished the added less ketchup. It did feel like they were trying to mask whatever non-meatiness there was but having tasted the patty on its own, I think it would have handled itself just fine.
The other parts of the burger was great too. The brioche bun was beautifully toasted yet remained soft and fluffy while the onion purée & pickles gave it an extra lift. Overall a fantastic burger

Burning Rice ($18.00)
The burning rice was pretty interesting too.
A great option for friends who need something more asian while bearding to a burger joint.
The rice had a good spice added to it and it’s interesting that they serve it with a burger patty.
Be warned though, it’s a pretty big bowl of carbs!

Sticky Icky Wicky ($7.00)
Finally! A sticky date pudding done right. Too many times I’ve ordered a sticky date pudding or sticky toffee pudding in Singapore and it was a let down.
This on the other when an absolute delight to have.
It’s warm, sticky, sweet, yummy. The kind of dessert that warms your heart and soul while you swallow it. Contrast that with the ice cold ice cream it’s served with and it was absolutely yummy.

Overall, we loved the place. The food we tried were really good and I will definitely be back. And yes, for the Impossible Burger.

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After many months, we decided to make our way down to Black Tap to give their famous burgers and milkshakes a try and it was sadly, quite a let down.

The Lamb Burger ($24)
The lamb burger lacked a punch that I normally look forward to in a lamb burger. Keep it mind that dilute to my dietary restrictions, my food tend to be very low salt and even I felt this burger was a bit..... muted.
I didn’t get the gaminess of the lamb, and the use of a stronger cheese may have benefited the burger more.
The pickles too were a bit of a disappointment. I expected something punchy to really opens up my tastebuds but it just all felt a bit too mellow.
The fries were fried well but I do believe they pre-salt them before frying so the salt runs right through the fries, causing it to lose that slight sweet potato taste.

Oreo Cookie and Cream Milkshake ($12)
The milkshake on the other hand was really good. We decided not to go with the over-the-top Crazy Shakes and go with something a bit more classic and it didn’t disappoint. It was rich, luscious, thick (a bit too thick for the straw they provided) and everything a good milkshake is meant to be. At $12.00 a pop, it is a bit on the pricey side but I suppose if a certain fast food joint can sell theirs at $3.00, than this would be worth every penny.

Overall, I do think there are much better burger joints out there but if you want a good hearty shake than Black Tap is probably the place to be.

Hidden away sunset way is one our our favourite bistros in Singapore, Summer Hill. Opened by Chefs Anthony Yeoh and Christopher Soh, formally of the now defunct Cocotte Restaurant at Wandurlust Hotel, Summer Hill continues to focus on what they were always known for, Home-style and comforting dishes.

Don’t expect a large menu as Summer Hill focuses on a few few specialities that are focused on the ingredients and done exceptionally well!
One of my favorites is the Fried Veal Chop. It’s tender, juicy and if you’re a veal lover than this is an absolutely must have.
However, our favourite thing to come for is their Fried Chicken Day!
Every few months, Summer Hill will have fried chicken day and they serve one of THE BEST fried chicken around! The skin is crispy, with a slightly sweet twang that comes from the brown butter herbs, honey and lemon. The herbs adds wonderful earthy balance to the dish and the buttermilk definitely helps make the chicken extra tender and juicy.

And no worries, Summer Hill also offers some fantastic salads like the Creamy Ricotta and Marinated Tomato Salad that helps add a bit of acidity to the meal.

So if you’re looking for somewhere casual with cozy alfresco dining and some really good food, head down to Summer Hill!

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Ever since trying it during the Singapore Eco Film Festival, I was hooked and addicted and couldn’t be happier when I found out that there was one (yes, sadly only one) establishment that serves Burgers made of Beyond Meat patties.

I’m not a vegetarian by any means but the Future Burger at Wolf Burger is something that will blow your mind.
Beyond meat is a fully plant based protein “meat” patty that looks like meat, smells like meat and tastes as good as any beef patty you can get out there.
It is juicy and busting with “meatiness”.

Do note however that it is a lot pricier than the other burgers available at wolf burger (nearly double the price),

Apologies for the bad picture as the lighting completely thew off the picture but I would highly recommend it, if anything, at least for the experience.

Tucked away along Changi Road is a small, unpretentious bistro that sells some of the best Peranakan food I’ve ever had in Singapore.
Rumah Baba Fred’s menu changes weekly so do check in on their Facebook to see what’s cooking.

We were initially there to buy their rice dumplings but couldn’t help give their food a try and it was so so good!

We started off by trying their Lontong, which tasted every thing Lontong should be. It is rich and and extremely lemak (coconuty) and feels like something your Baba Grandmother would whip up during the festive season.
The only thing we felt that was a bit pedestal was the meat patty it came . It didn’t taste like much and didn’t quite go with the Lontong.

Next up was the Mee Siam.
The mee Siam was bursting with flavor and unlike anything we’ve every had before. Every bite just made you feel like having more. Everything was well balanced without each ingredient overpowering each other.

Everything we had that day had soul and you could feel the amount of love that went into each and every dish.

Since it's introduction, Mala Xiang Guo (Mala Pot) quickly became a staple food source for Singaporeans. Spicy, salty and tongue numbing, Singaporeans didn't once think twice about the suffering they'd have to endure for the taste of a good Mala Pot. But more often or not, the non-chilli lovers got left out.
Well not anymore!

Straight up, Singaporeans have an obsession with everything Salted Egg. Salted egg fries, chips, fish skins... the list goes on.
And just when we though that there could no longer be any new Salted Egg food, along came Three Good Guys to introduce us to Salted Egg Xiang Guo.

At a glance, it may seem like another gimmicky attempt at drawing customers (aka a certain fast food joint that came out with a sorry excuse for salted egg fries) but don't be fooled.
The trademark Salted Egg Xiang Guo is mind blowingly good. And it isn't the usual, slightly sweetish salted egg sauce either. It's smooth, rich and creamy yet packed... and I mean PACKED with salted egg yolk.
Every bite gives you that distinct salted egg taste and texture yet is very well balanced and that pinch of spiciness from the chilli ensure that the dish wasn't surfeiting.

What's most important is that nothing is over cooked.
Vegetables were still bright green and crisp, meat was tender and the King oyster mushrooms were juicy and tender.

Overall, if you're a salted egg fan, you will instantly fall in love with this dish.
Even if you aren't too big a fan, give it a try and this just might change your mind.

Overall, a fantastic and very uniquely Singaporean dish opened by Three young hawkerpreneurs.
Stay tuned too as they hope to be release other unique flavoured Xiang Guos in the near future.

Two thumbs up and a wagging tongue to Three Good Guys!

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Decided to finally give Red Sparrow a try and had absolutely no regrets!
Yes, they are a lot pricier as compared to some of the more main stream Vietnamese eateries / restaurants but the quality of the food speaks for itself.

Pho Ga ($18.00)
Talk about a bowl of noodle soup that warms the soul and this is certainly it. Because if my dietary restrictions, I had to separate the soup and the restaurant was more than happy to oblige.
The noodles were perfectly cook and while the chicken was slightly on the over cooked side, it was still tender.
It also came with an amazing meat ball that was so meaty, heart my and flavorful but the star of the show was the soup. It was robust without being over powering. With each spoonful, you can taste the umami-ness as well as the delightful aftertaste of the spices used in the soup.

Ga Nuaong ($24.00 + $3.00 for plain rice)
This chicken salad was to die for. It was sweet, spicy, Smokey yet juicy and tender. Every bite evokes your senses and leaves you craving for more. It’s everything that we love about Vietnamese food and more.

The drinks were a bit of a let down though. The sugar cane with calamansi was overly sweet, with barely a hint of sugar cane or calamansi.

The service though we felt was a little slow considering that there were only 4 tables including us. Maybe because it was Chinese New Year and they were a bit short handed.

Overall, it was still a great experience and we’ll definitely be back to try the rest of their menu.

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We happened to discover Oh Deli quite by accident and what an accident it was.

From the outside, it doesn't look like much.
Even at a first glance, the menu isn't fancily done.
But what it lack on these aesthetics was made up 100% by the food.

Omelette ($10.90)
Freshly made and piping hot, the omelette isn't your fold over, elegant omelette. These are more, cook-in-a-skillet, hearty, home made omelettes and it tasted like it too.
Made with really fresh ingredients, it was lightly seasoned and allowed each ingredient to be nicely highlighted.
Simple, fuss free, hearty and satisfying.

Egg Island ($14.50 + $4.00 for additional grilled mushroom)
This feels like the ultimate comfort British breakfast.
Baked beans were nicely cooked, soft without being mushy.
The poached egg was perfect. And I mean PERFECT! The white wrapped around the yolk beautifully and the yolk was nice, thick and runny.
Sour dough was pretty good without being too sour (which I personally prefer). The mushrooms were well cooked with minimal seasoning but was packed with flavor and the sausage was so so so good.
Not overly seasoned, the sausage had a great meat to fat ratio and was nicely coarse. Yummy!

The food here was very well done. Slightly on the mid-price side due to most of their ingredients being organic or free ranged (which is better than paying for for "fancy" all day breakfasts) but what they did was make a good hearty breakfast... well... good and hearty without being overly fancy or hipsterish.

Will definitely recommend you check out this place if you're around the area and Oh! (All pun intended), it's also a grocery store so you can grab some really great ingredients while waiting for your food to be served too!