After a long hiatus, I’m back and on the bandwagon of Maki rolls. Come on Wednesdays and get 50% off Maki rolls which is pretty bang for your buck. The Yuzu zesty-ness cuts through the jelat-ness of the mayonnaise, and the entire maki was lightly torched for a subtle char. Quite good!

They raised the prices and the bowls here are only slightly larger than my clenched fist. However these bowls are still delicious! Would recommend that if you’re hungry to just go for the larger bowls.

A newly opened Italian restaurant and bar, Amo is bound to become a popular dining haunt very soon. Their pizzas have the perfect consistency by being stretchy and chewy, and not doughy at all, with a perfect crust to filling ratio. True Italian pizza looks burnt, but tastes phenomenal, and this is just what Amo serves! I highly recommend their truffle and margherita pizza, and if you'll excuse me now, I'll go daydream about how good everything was.
The service here is also incredibly warm and friendly, so rest assured that you'll feel at home.

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Sweet yet tangy tomato sauce, with gooey mozzarella and a light sprinkling of olive oil, this pizza is made from dreams. Simple, yet incredibly delicious and much lighter than those cheese-ridden things we call pizzas nowadays. I could eat a whole pie (or a few) on my own 🌚

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Lavender soft serve?! Can I get a HOOYA?! Like all other Matchaya desserts, I was left speechless at how well-infused with lavender this ice cream was, and more importantly, how good this tastes! Finally pretty food can taste good too! They have also started serving in cones, but the only downside is that they turn pretty soggy quite fast. Do note the lavender is only a special flavour that lasts for a limited time at the Icon Village Outlet. And also, the ice cream melts pretty fast, as compared to their permanent flavours!

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If only words could express how mouth-watering, lip-smacking, belly-grumbling delicious this was. In all honesty this pizza made me fall in love 😍 From the perfectly chewy and crusty pizza, to the light mushroom paste and shavings of truffle and cheese, everything was perfect together and I SAVOURED every. single. bite.
The server we had (I didn't get her name, I'm so sorry! :() was so incredibly friendly and bubbly, and even got us wet towels after she found out we weren't eating with our hands because we hadn't washed them. YES, eat with your hands because 1. That's how the Italians roll and 2. The pizza tastes chewier and stretchier and it will make you a very, very happy camper.

Opt for the largest possible fish portion because the medium didn't even fill me up at all. (Or maybe it's because I'm just really ravenous today. 😂) The lightly marinated salmon was just sufficiently fresh and fatty for my liking, but what truly stands out at this Poke joint is perhaps their self-service additional toppings of ginger slices, kimchi and homemade pickled purple cabbage! Their addition of one superfood per bowl also includes toppings like ikura, not a very common topping in most Poke joints as well. They also flavour their rice with some sort of floss (salmon perhaps?) and sesame seeds, which was such a pleasant surprise because most places give plain, bland rice. Because they were super generous with the salad I had to spam their dressings, and my favourites are their goma sauce and korean spicy sauce, but I'm certainly not complaining. My only concern is that the portion of rice isn't really much and all the toppings almost overflow such that you have to eat all of the toppings first before being able to eat anything else. But then again why am I complaining about it overflowing right?! I'd much rather get a larger portion because more food makes me a happy kid. :D

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Got my hands on this during the wagashi fair a few days back. I think anything chewy and full of sweet carbs can make me very, very happy. I love how everything at the fair looked so delicate and there was even live demonstrations of wagashi making which was so fun to watch and drool over the Japanese handmade sweets.

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This store is run by a lovely old couple who have been making their chwee kueh daily for years, from steaming the rice cakes to making their special savoury chai poh sauce, it truly is heartening to see a pair so dedicated to their craft. Perhaps the last of savoury chwee kueh in Singapore (at least that I know of). I asked the auntie to help me separate the sauce cos I was 打包 (takeaway) -ing and she popped in an extra one for me just because there was extra space in the wrap. ❤ Guess I'll have to eat more chwee kueh before it disappears one day, and all we're left with is the factory made stuff.

Side note: If you stare really carefully to the left of the photo you can see a funny little message left anonymously which was pretty apt.

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Another moment in my life when I realise that hypes aren't always good. Although it looks really pretty, the amount of acai was really measly compared to other places, which doesn't bode well for them with the presence of many other nearby competitors. I could literally count the number of blueberries (that were dried up and of a really weird incomprehensible texture) in the bowl and the pieces of strawberry present probably can't measure up to the equivalent of one strawberry. The acai consistency was also very watered down and it just tasted of puréed fruit rather than acai itself. I'll much rather get my acai fix somewhere else sadly!

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What an unexpected find! This tiny Korean rice cake shop is tucked away at a corner in Novena, which makes it so easy to completely miss it when you're in the area. Because I went at closing time and this daifuku cannot be kept overnight (they must be consumed the day you buy them according to the owner) he gave me the last one for free as well. Thank you sooooo much :') I loved how the red bean paste isn't too sweet and the mochi itself has a wonderful texture that is just chewy enough without it being overly sticky that it sticks to the teeth, and the strawberry added just a tiny bit of tartness. But there was a overly generous amount of tapioca flour covering the mochi that every bite I took set flour flying in every direction and sticking on my face. But then again, good food sometimes gets messy right! Yay to another hidden find.

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Look. At. The. Generous. Fillings! 😍 These reminded me of Hong Kong styled 老婆饼 (Wife Cake) but with a heap ton of filling and so much more flavours. Also the skin was much more chewy than flaky, though I really enjoyed the interesting textures. I absolutely loved the yam/taro/orh nee flavour, because it really tasted like a real orh nee bowl, and it even had ONE ☝️ ginkgo nut hidden inside which was so chewy and added a different texture to the soft pies. I also loved the black sesame pie, which wasn't too sweet but had a distinct and robust black sesame flavour to it. The only one that was too sweet for me was custard - but I'll think it'll be a really good flavour to feed any kid - as my inner child was really pleased with how sugary it was. Get your hands on them fast, as they have a lot of other interesting flavours that are sold out pretty fast, like Thai milk tea, Sweet Potato and Green Tea.

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