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Char Kuey Tiao ($4) Apparently Lim doesn’t sell their Hokkien mee in the day. :( So I settled for their CKT instead. It was nubbad, with a light wok hei and a good spicy kick. Didn’t enjoy the tiny little prawns used though as it dried up.
Dex
5w
Hokkien Mee $5 Plugging away at this nondescript coffee shop along Changi Road is the brother of the owner of the more famous Kim’s Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee. Having learned the craft from his sibling, he eventually set up his own stall which has seen multiple changes in location before settling in Hock Choo Eating House. Fans of a drier style of Hokkien mee will definitely dig this. The noodles are imbued with maximum flavour from having soaked up a richly umami broth made from pork bones, chicken, dried anchovies and sweet corn, which partially makes up for the lack of wok hei. What sets this Hokkien mee apart is the use of crispy fried ikan bilis as a garnish, adding a welcome crunch to the gloriously slurpy mess. Worth a visit if you’re in the hood. Taste: 3.5/5
Jason
6w
Grew up with Lim Hokkien Fried Mee and it continues to be our favourite over the years. They use a combination of yellow, thick white noodles and beehoon. We like how it’s not too wet which a lot of stalls do, making it seem as if we’re slurping soup based noodles. The stock has strong garlic and prawn fragrance, with slight wok hei. Crispy fried pork lard and ikan bilis are also provided, which we gladly mix in to enhance the flavors. • Hokkien Mee SGD4.00
Sg
17w
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Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake ($60 Whole Cake) See how thick the top chocolate layer is? It’s quite possibly a layer of pure dark chocolate as it’s very solid. You do have to take the cake out of the refrigerator at least an hour before serving, but if you’re in an air conditioned room I suggest at least two hours, or else use a metal knife to do the slicing as it’s challenging with the thin plastic knife. The moist chocolate cake below is crumbly but super delicious. You won’t be able to help yourself from picking up all the crumbs!
Melissa
2w
Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake ($60/Whole Cake) Bagged a gorgeous, decadent whole chocolate cake (1kg) from Chalk Farm for $60. They do sell them by the slice too for $8 per slice. I think it’s a slightly healthier version made with olive oil instead of butter but it’s definitely one of the most awesome chocolate cakes I’ve ever had! The intricately decorated top layer is quite possibly pure dark chocolate. I was very impressed by how well it held up without refrigeration (almost 4 hours the previous night at ambient or air conditioned room temperature) and the precise swirls weren’t even sweating or the least bit messed up. Placed it into the refrigerator overnight and took it out an hour before serving and it was actually hard to cut through the solid thick top layer with the plastic knife provided! The dark chocolate is rich, luscious, slightly bittersweet, and oh so delicious. The moist chocolate sponge cake below is also so damn addictive. I love that this cake never comes across as too sweet, and although it is luxuriant, it’s never too overwhelming or jelak. A true chocolate lover’s dream.
Melissa
2w
Kueh Salat (S$6) Love how soft and smooth the pandan custard is - melts in your mouth! Butterfly pea rice is soft and has a chewy texture to it. Rice is NOT clumpy at all! Amazing. See more at @satisfyingbellies on instagram!
Belicia
27w
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This needs no introduction. Lunch Bara-Chirashi at @bistrodulepin is perhaps the highlight of any weekday soirée on Orchard Road. At $14 a bowl, I am hard pressed to find a similar quality, hearty meal than this one; comes with a miso prawn soup.
Traveling
5w
Gotta exclaim that the 9-course Omakase dinner here was a real good value and quality for the $70. Situated in old Orchard Plaza, this is just a small establishment with confined space, giving one the same feel like that in Japan itself. Not as obvious from its name, it is actually Japanese fused with French influences. And the result was a Japanese dining experience with surprises in taste. That explained why the meal started with appetisers with cream cheese, liver pâté and burrata cheese. On top of the more typical but fresh items like Hiroshima oyster and Anago sushi, we were intrigued by their other items done very differently. Their sashimi was served with an interesting miso-peanut butter like sauce which gave it an awesome flavour, we’ll-complemented with crispy garlic chips and wasabi. The fried tuna was served with a tartar-like toppjng that went well with the deep-fried tuna. The meal was no lacking in premium ingredients, with black cod, king crab, Kagoshima beef and Uni. The black cod was well-executed and flavoured with a plum-pesto sauce, special and delicious. The king crabs were done tempura style and served with also an unique orange ginger sauce. Biting into those well-marbled juicy beef was just heavenly. And the meal definitely ended on a high note with the yummy angel hair pasta topped with Uni and generous portion of Ikura. By the end of the meal, we felt absolutely satisfied, with the good deal, quantity and quality of the food. We would recommend to add on a sake or wine to make the experience an even better one. Due to its space and popularity, early reservation will be a necessity to avoid any disappointment.
I makan
7w
Chicken Liver Pate ($5) I loved their chicken liver pate with Meiji crackers. The pate wasn’t as fatty as foie gras, but was still very creamy. There wasn’t a very strong stench and it tasted quite pleasantly light with the biscuits. The portion was also surprisingly big, considering this was only $5! Bistro du Le Pin occupies a small space on level 2 of Orchard Plaza, which is near Centrepoint, at Somerset mrt and has affordable lunch sets (bara chirashi and omelette rice) for about $15. The chef is Japanese, so you can be assured it’ll be a great experience. Also found out that they offer omakases at night!
Elizabeth
31w
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Dinner at Populus I love their Cod&Leek and it comes with mashes potatoes
Brenda
1d
Channeling Sunday Brunch Vibes Love the food at The Populus cafe and it’s evident how many other people love them as well. It’s packed on weekends, so make sure to make a reservation before heading down or you be in for quite a wait. They have an extensive All Day Breakfast and Grain Bowl menu, as well as amazingly crispy waffles that you can top up for (~20 min waiting time) when you order their sundaes. The Populus is my favourite place for waffles, as their texture ticks all my boxes. The drink menu here covers both caffeine addicts and non-coffee drinkers as they serve up Mork hot chocolate imported from Melbourne, as well as non-coffee lattes. They brew great coffee here as well, with some beautiful latte art that warrants ordering the hot drinks for. Recommendations: - The Populus Scramble (I personally it prefer it without the deluxe option of lobster bisque and crabmeat) - Bounty of the Sea Grain Bowl (for seafood lovers) - The “Chicken Rice” Don - Jamaican Rum Bananas Sundae with Waffles - Hot Latte (or any hot milk coffee based drinks for the latte art!)
Melissa
1w
The “Chicken Rice” Don The Populus’s take on chicken rice comes with a fried chicken cutlet, an onsen egg, pickled cucumber, purple cabbage, carrots, and ginger, with some mayo on top of a bed of Japanese white rice. The fried chicken is stellar, and luckily there’s an option to add on more fried chicken to your bowl if you want! We did not break the egg yolk to mix into the bowl this time but the rice was not dry thanks to the addition to mayonnaise. The pickled vegetables were great as well, as they remained crunchy, and weren’t too sour. Even though I’m not a fan of pickled ginger, the version here is quite good as the flavour is milder than other places, it’s not too sharp and certainly does not overpower the other ingredients. While this certainly isn’t the local chicken rice that we know, it’s a fantastic rice bowl combination and I would totally order this again and even consider adding on more fried chicken!
Melissa
1w
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Cheese Tart Nice cheese flavour and surprisingly light! Makes a really good party snack, worth a try if you're looking for a dessert that is light and not that sweet.
Vanessa
12w
Starting the weekend on a SWEET note! 🍫 . I must say that this limited edition Chocolate Cheese Tart (now till 31mar) from my all-time favourite BAKE is really good! 😍😍😍 The same lusciously smooth & creamy cheese mousse infused with rich cocoa flavour without overpowering each other. Who would hav thought chocolate & cheese could complement each other so well! 💯 . The subtle bittersweet also neutralises the richness of the cheese filling (in a good way), making the overall taste more well-balanced. Not too sweet, savoury or cheesy, just the way i like it! 💕 My fav part is the crispy buttery crumbly tart shell which is also chocolate-infused. TASTES SO GOOD & adds a good crunch to the soft filling. ❤ I think i'd rate this to be on par with the original cheese tart! 👍🏻 Thank you @just_stitch for the vday & bday treat! 😊
serene
14w
🎶You are my SUNSHINE, my only SUNSHINE~🎶 . You're still my number 1! 🌞 The creamy goodness of the perfect ratio of different cheeses that is velvety smooth, coupled with savoury buttery double-baked crust that is crispy & bears an alluring aroma, has made this a heavenly but dangerous addiction! 🤩 . This seasonal special - Shiruko (red bean) & Walnut really aced it further! ❤❤❤ It was akin to eating a good anpan bread with cream cheese, not overly sweet as the savoury perfectly balanced out the sweetness. 😋 Those who saw my IG story wld be able to see the cross-section - lots of red bean (nt just the top!) 💕 Love it! . Only available till 10 Feb so grab it before it's gone! 😉 . Thanks @just_stitch for this treat!! I will 'take revenge' to fatten u up too, u've been warned! 🤣
serene
15w
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