Located under a block in the neighbourhood of Ang Mo Kio, Bánh Mì Sài Gòn is the viral Vietnamese baguette sandwich shop that was covered in many media channels since last year. Their number 1 best seller, the Bánh Mì Chà Lųa is packed with cold cuts that there is more meat than bread. The mammoth sandwich weighs a substantial weight and you will get the meat sweats from eating it. Despite the generous portion of meats, the flavour is still nicely balanced with the spring onion oil.

On Lok Yun has truly stood the test of time as this legendary institution has served countless diners over the years. From its American style sandwiches to breakfast plates with eggs, ham, bacon and sausages, my favourite is still their steamed bread with kaya custard that is the perfect pairing with an iced coffee.

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Both have their own cult following and I have personally tried both, but my vote still goes to Kor Panich. The warm sticky rice with the slightly savoury coconut cream is the perfect complement to the sweet mango. However, Kor Panich is located in a more inaccessible location as compared to Mae Varee, which is a stone’s throw from the Thong Lor BTS station.

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A new bold flavour arrives next week to Texas Chicken - the Salted Egg! And with every purchase of the Salted Egg Bundle, you will receive a Texas Chickygotchi to relieve all your childhood memories of raising a digital pet.

It was a meal fit for kings and queens. Adored by both locals and tourists, Kub Kao Kub Pla is a Thai restaurant chain that serves ala carte dishes from the region. We ordered so much food that I lost count how much we ate, but notable standouts include the Fried Eggs with Tamarind Sauce. Though it might seem a simple dish, the crispy edges paired with the tangy tamarind sauce is such a perfect pairing with rice. The Jungle Curry was super spicy while the Flower Omelette was a masterpiece. The Caramelized Pork Knuckle Stew is something that will make you dream about it thereafter. In fact, the menu is so extensive that you probably need a couple of trips to try most of the dishes.

Popular bak kut teh restaurant chain, Song Fa, has opened Song Fa Signatures offering modern Teochew dishes, inspired from the family’s cherished heirloom recipes. One such dish is the Nourishing Pig’s Stomach with Chicken Soup, a collagen rich soul-comforting soup with springy pig’s stomach and chicken pieces, that is the unanimous favourite around the table. Other dishes include the Silky Steamed Egg Tofu and Traditional Teochew Style Steamed Flounder Fish, both perfect to go alongside some rice. If you are craving for their bak kut teh, fret not as there will be the Signature Prime Rib Bak Kut Teh in the menu.

Fried chicken is life. This dish is so iconic that almost every country has their versions of it. Everywhere you go, there is always a fried chicken you can fall back on if you want some comfort food.

This is my first time trying Yardbird Singapore’s Chicken & Waffles which comes with 5 huge pieces of chicken that will be good for 2 pax sharing. The marination has seeped into the meat, making it very flavourful from each bite, and you can pair it with the honey hot sauce, classic American style. To go with the chicken, it comes with cheddar waffle with bourbon maple syrup and to cleanse your palate, there are cubes of chilled spiced watermelon. If you are there with a bigger group, there is also the whole bird option.

Song Zhuo Luo Bo Gao at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre is a stall that I grew up eating at. The carrot cake here is chopped up into small bite-sized pieces which you can eat easily with a small fork, and the best combination is to order it with extra egg, and fry it in the dark soya sauce and chilli.

Whenever we are at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, we will always get Bedok Chwee Kueh despite its long queue. Prices have also reverted to $0.60 per piece and the chwee kueh is back to its original small mold. What makes Bedok Chwee Kueh so good is the consistency that every single time, the taste will always be good.

Red Lantern Restaurant offers a good variety of stir fry dishes and being our first time there, we tried four dishes starting with the Braised Abalone Fish Maw Pot which came bubbling hot in a thick umami sauce that is great to drizzle over rice followed by the Red Wine Pork Ribs which has a smoky fragrance. I especially love the Dual Taste Kailan which has both the crispy and blanched version in a single dish, and rounding off the meal is the Fortune Fried Rice that contains crabmeat, prawn and topped with tobiko.

Residents living near to TAM CHIAK Kopitiam is in luck as the specially curated hawker stalls in the kopitiam will leave you spoilt for choices when there. We had breakfast there and ended up ordering 3 mains for the 2 of us, just to indulge our “tamchiakness”. Redhill Pork Porridge will definitely be part of our orders with the addition of the egg to create a creamy and smooth porridge consistency. San Dai Prawn Mee has the traditional prawn mee flavour that is hard to find these days and we were glad to have tasted it here. Mr Mee Pok is the modern interpretation of the hawker classic with the addition of onsen egg and wuxiang.

Set in a traditional restaurant setting with most local patrons coming here for family lunches and dinners, Methavalai Sorndaeng Restaurant might not be that known to tourists to Bangkok. However, if you are a true foodie, you should bookmark this place as the food has been time tested for decades and you will dine in an environment that has never changed after the renovation in the 90s and the restaurant even gets a band to perform during meal times.

After winning a Michelin Star for 5 years in a row, you can be assured that the food will be of a certain quality. We had some recommended dishes such as the restaurant’s signature Spicy Pomelo Salad with Shrimps that was perfectly balanced with the tanginess, sweetness, savouriness and a touch of spiciness, all flavours synonymous with Thai food that tingle your tastebuds. The Gaeng Som with Cha Om Omelette or acacia omelette in spicy tamarind soup was very appetising while the Stir Fried Catfish with Chilli has salted egg in it, making it a very good dish to go with rice. Lastly, for this trip we got hooked on the dish of Stir Fried Thai Eggplant with Minced Pork and Sweet Basil that we tried from several restaurants, and Methavalai Sorndaeng does it the best.