Mama Panda Kitchen
Panda Chocolate Custard Bun ($2.90)
Price Rating: $
Ambience: 1*

This has got to be one of the cutest bun I’ve seen, maybe its just the cuteness overload after visiting Kaikai and Jiajia. A normal chocolate custard bun, it was soft and fluffy and not too sweet. For $3 bucks I think it’s pretty worth the buy.

Swensen’s
Creamy Mushroom Bread Bowl ($9.80)
Price Rating: $
Ambience: 2*

Another pleasant surprise!
When the bread bowl was served, I wasn’t expecting a huge portion. The mushroom soup was normal, but the bread was decent. Comfortable food on a rainy day.

Kazuki at Kent Ridge (NUH Medical Centre) 

Teriyaki Chicken Set ($5)

Price Rating: $

Ambience: 1* 

Are you a student looking for some cheap and good food? 

Or a staff at NUH who just busted a budget and a few days away from payday? 

Worry not, you don’t have to eat grass. 

Head on down to Kazuki at level 1 in our Medical Centre. I was so hooked on this shop for a while because it is so cheap, value for money, and the portions are huge. The teriyaki chicken is my favourite because it reminds me of old canteen food in schools. So the next time if you don’t know what to eat, don’t say your makan kaki never tell you!

Pontian Wanton Mee

Wanton Noodle Set ($4.80) 

Price Rating: $

Ambience: 1* 

Enough said, pontian has earned a name of itself as the go-to comfort wanton mee stall. It is filling, rich, with chewy noodles and flavourful sauces. At $5 you can get a set with drinks and soup dumplings. Good deal! 

Akimitsu

Gyudon ($15) 

Price Rating: $

Ambience: 2* 

Gyudon, in a tempura place, yes, I didn’t order fried food. If you’ve read my previous reviews, you’ll know why. 

So friends, if you get called to Akimitsu that specializes in amazing tempura dishes in large portions, but want to give the oily foods a pass, this Gyudon is here to save the day. Soft, tender and moist, it is comforting to eat. Though the beef tends to be a little too bland for my taste, it is an OK meal. 

Akimitsu

Hokkaido Milk Pudding ($5.90)

Price Rating: $

Ambience: 2* 

Jiggly pudding when you shake it, this milk pudding has a slightly chewy texture to it and that's what I like. The Hokkaido Milk taste was milder and I’m the kind of person who loves rich, thicc and flavourful dairy products, but it’s not too bad for 5 bucks. 

Marche by Movenpick
Fitness Salad ($20.90)
Price Rating: $$
Ambience: 3*

I know I know, “Why would you spend $20 on a salad Jasmine!” Yeah I get that a lot, but just hush for a bit and hear me out on this one alright.

Fitness Salad, dressed with balsamic dressing, made this a refreshing salad on a table filled with oily, deep fried food. I am not a fan of oily food at all,gives me the runs and makes me a merlion, so I normally have a salad as my side to turn to when I really hate oily food, but am too nice to not refuse them when offered by my friends.

So I looked at the Menu, hmm, $20 bucks, that’s pretty pricey for a small side salad.
I confidently called for the waitress and ordered it. “Would you like a sharing plate?” She asked. I confidently said, “Nope”. She raised an eyebrow but then went along.
Man was I shocked.
Shortly after she served the salad that took up half of our table, yes, it’s that big.
So friends, unless you want to fill up on greens like a cow (which I totally enjoyed), don’t order this big, worthy, flavourful bowl of goodness, please.

Marche by Movenpick
Truffle Fries ($10.90)
Price Rating: $$
Ambience: 3*

Truffle Fries, at $10, of course, I wasn’t expecting much, so I won’t be talking about how mild the truffle taste was like. Let’s talk about the fries. Fried till golden brown and yet not too oily, it was still crispy even after it turned cold. Thinly sliced, it was easy to eat and paired nicely with thinly shaved parmesan cheese.

Fun fact: Two condiments I often bring along with me when I dine out-- Balsamic Vinegar and Truffle Oil, so I don’t get disappointed over and over again. You gotta save yourselves friends.

P.S. Still better than McD's fries.

Marche by Movenpick
Rosti with Sour Cream and Pork Sausage ($16)
Price Rating: $$
Ambience: 3*

Truth be told, there are I’ve tasted better Rostiis. Marche’s is a tad bit too oily for me but for Rostii lovers, I think it’s still worth the visit.

In huge portions, Marche never fails to let people have a good time in a nice, European setting, good with friends to laugh but don't forget to mask on when you are collecting your food!

Cedele

Furikake Egg Toast ($10) 

Price Rating: $$ 

Ambience: 2* 

A sunny side up layered with spinach, mushrooms only some sourdough rye goodness, the perfect power breakfast to start the day! 

Coffeesmith

Scones and Americano ($8.50) 

Price Rating: $$ 

Ambience: 3* 

*Drum roll* 

Okay! On episode 2 of us finding the best scones, we have our next candidate: scones from coffeesmith! 

When you bite into it, the scone is buttery, moist, chewy and doesn’t just fall apart like it’s cheaper alternatives. Goes really well with a cup of Americano as you sit in the cafe and people watch.

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Coffeesmith

Shrimp Salad ($16.90) 

Price Rating: $$ 

Ambience: 3* 

Tangy, refreshing and the perfect combination of toppings. The shrimp salad is a western dish with an asian twist to it. The prawns are sweet and spicy, and the taste is neutralized by the olives, onions and grapes. A very filling meal without all the guilt!