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A Good Choice - The Barramundi ($36++) Beautifully crisp of skin, the Barramundi at @cheek.sg bistro is ideal for anyone who is partial to fish. It comes in a good size cut that’s thick and tastes really fresh. But what propels the one here to the next level are the braised leeks and umami mussel-based sauce beneath. They give this dish a unique-to-Cheek distinction. The accompanying salad also plays a part as the mixed leaves come tossed in a dressing that’s deliciously nuanced ($36). Furthermore, as if she could have predicted our food order, the Rosé from @weawines recommended by Manuela when we were first seated, paired seamlessly with the fish.
Veronica
4w
Cured Trout (Price: $24++) I only managed to visit @cheek.sg three days ago, a few months after it subtly shapeshifted into a bistro. To me, the intangible but undeniably present qualities that have remained of #cheekbyjowlsg is Chef-owner Rishi Naleendra’s unique take and elegant execution of choice produce and ingredients as evidenced by the new dishes on the menu, and his wife Manuela’s disarming smile and relaxed hospitality which makes everyone immediately feel at home (she has quite the knack of changing your mind about a midday glass of wine too). I may have missed Chef Rishi that day (he’s busy getting his new restaurant on Amoy Street ready for the scheduled opening in mid July), but I saw Chef Alan more than capably holding the fort with the team during the lunch hour rush. Although my friend and I had already ordered a few dishes including the barramundi for ourselves, we were surprised by chef with the house-cured trout shown above. You can bet we were only too happy to give it a try and yes, it revealed itself to be most delicious. The layer of very fine black olives was a delightful savoury foil to the clean-tasting fish. Even more so when whooshed through the light almond cream, and interspersed with bites of the crisp, cool shaved fennel. Needless to say, the plate was as clean as a whistle by the time we were done.
Veronica
4w
This Burrata Is A Must Try ($26++) My hands-down favourite from my spontaneous lunch at Cheek Bistro. I literally went “Wow!” when I took my first bite. Though surprising, the micro herbs and crispy fried shallots went amazingly well with the creamy cheese and fresh, juicy heirloom tomatoes. What however, elevated the dish to become nothing short of spectacular was the addition of fermented green chilli. It brought an eye-opening tropical sultriness of heat, tang and intoxicating aroma that was completely unexpected but made total sense because when I had a mix of everything in my mouth, it tasted unspeakably perfect.
Veronica
4w
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Fried Spring Rolls ($9.50/6 Pieces) What’s a Vietnamese meal without some spring rolls! Hidden within the crispy brown batter was a filling of an interesting texture; tender, moist but not crunchy. My curiosity was piqued, which had me cracking the secret code from the staff. So the spring roll filling was actually made of pork, carrot, radish, yam and some Vietnamese spices. That explains the tenderness of the mushy pork meat though I couldn’t really taste the carrot and radish. Dip the spring roll in the fish sauce with chili padi helped for an additional kick of spicy, savoury flavour. One point worth commending was that initially we were served some burnt spring rolls by the new staff but was noticed by a senior staff and she took the initiative to change the entire plate for us. She was also open to feedback. Great service!
Miss Ha
11w
Premium BBQ platter for 2 ($39.90). Get teleported to Vietnam when you dine at the fashionably rustic @langnuongvietnam, especially with the low tables and knee-height chairs that are easily spotted on Vietnam streets. Have your food grilled over charcoal the Vietnamese way in traditional clay stoves, but don’t expect for any smoke extractor which means you might get smoke in your eyes like we did, or having to fight against smoke from neighboring tables. Thanks to @eatigo_sg , we got the premium BBQ platter at 50%, i.e. $19.95. 🙌🏻 The platter comes with marinated pork belly, pork collar, chicken thigh, squid, prawns, and a vegetable platter of enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, brinjal slices and lady fingers. Portion was a little small though. Enjoyed the sweet, savoury, flavorful marinate that I even grilled the lettuce, for lining meat, which were soaked in the marinate. The friendly staff recommended us to try the green chili dipping sauce, spicy yet refreshing, sweet, citrusy, cutting through the meat oiliness excellently. The red chili was, on the other hand, fiery.
Miss Ha
11w
For Atmospheric Vietnamese Barbecue Emulating the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese streetside dining, this Vietnamese barbecue restaurant at Foch Road is the place to go on a weekend night if rustic dining is your style — you won't literally be seated by the streets, but the relative discomfort of dining at knee-height tables does require that you work for your food. Thank goodness then that it is delicious, and the bustling ambience transports you momentarily to a buzzy Vietnamese eatery. Order the BBQ Meat Platter ($39.90 for two persons, $69.90 for four), which comes with a well-marinated selection of meats and seafood — prawns, baby squid, pork belly, pork collar, and chicken, along with a platter of vegetables. You will cook the meats over a small charcoal barbecue fire at the table (told you you'll have to work for your food) — it takes awhile, so come here in good company. Their house-secret marinades are what really elevate the flavours of the meat, and the dipping sauces that come with are really tasty too. If you have space, consider adding on a generous slab of Dory Fillet ($11.90). Take Burppler Zi Heng Tay's advice and get a glass of Lemonade ($3.90) for a refreshing pairing. Pro tip: Dress down and breezy. Avg price: $25 Photo by Burppler Zi Heng Tay
Burpple
1y
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The east meets west in this lovely hump day dinner! Crispy eggplant with shanghai sauce, grilled avocado with yuba, burrata in mala, cow tongue taco, squid ink rice clay pot style, grilled beets were all v yummy!
Mushy
1w
BBQ Grilled Thick Bacon Curried Scrambled Eggs, Potato Tostones. Visited Kilo Kitchen for their new weekend brunch menu which had was recently launched just two weekends ago. A pretty safe option to go for, the BBQ Grilled Thick Bacon is also rather satisfying; the slabs of thick bacon were juicy and succulent, savoury and smoky from the grilling process; a sheer pleasure for meat lovers. Whilst the curried scrambled eggs carried only a rather light hint of curry, the eggs were pretty well-executed too; creamy and runny being just moist enough and without being too wet. The Potato Tostones were also delicious; the chunky potatoes providing a good bite, whilst being well-seasoned with salt for flavour and also came with crisp curry leaves to further enhance the Asian theme of the other elements on the plate. A pretty quality brunch item; all that in a modern, chic environment that really works well for the lazy weekend brunch.
Xing Wei
3w
For Soulful Sharing Plates in a Casual Chic Setting Sleek decor, well-stocked bar and impressive open kitchen (wood-fired grill, anyone?) — this chic spot along Duxton Road doles out delicious sharing plates that's perfect for dinner with the gang. Must-orders include the Pan ($7), consisting of a grilled potato focaccia and fragrant confit garlic and shallot adobo dip, and the crispy-outside, tender-inside Grilled Rainbow Trout ($46). Photo by Burppler Alicia Kho
Burpple
24w
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[Kilo Kitchen] - I was really disappointed with the Ricotta Gnocchi ($26). The gnocchi was too doughy and bland. Even the delicious mushroom and miso butter sauce did not manage to lift the taste profile. . Find out more at https://www.sgfoodonfoot.com/2019/02/kilo-kitchen-duxton-road-moved-to-its.html . Kilo Kitchen 97 Duxton Road Singapore 089541 Tel: +65 64673987 Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line) Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 530pm - 12midnight Sat: 6pm - 12midnight (Closed on Sun-Mon)
SG
18w
[Kilo Kitchen] - The Squid Ink Rice ($29) serves in claypot is defintiely eye catching but its only for plating purposes only. It was missing that smokey flavour and burnt rice grains which one would expect in claypot rice. The finishing was also on the salty side too. Apart from that, I enjoy the crispy baby squid that comes with the claypot rice. . Find out more at https://www.sgfoodonfoot.com/2019/02/kilo-kitchen-duxton-road-moved-to-its.html . Kilo Kitchen 97 Duxton Road Singapore 089541 Tel: +65 64673987 Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line) Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 530pm - 12midnight Sat: 6pm - 12midnight (Closed on Sun-Mon)
SG
18w
[Kilo Kitchen] - I like the idea of the egg yolk, giving the Atas Lentils ($26) a coat of creaminess. The smokiness of the bacon gives it a nice contrast but I am not sure about the necessity of the truffle. If it comes with some some pita bread to mop up the lentils, that would be perfect. It felt a bit weird having it alone without any bread. . Find out more at https://www.sgfoodonfoot.com/2019/02/kilo-kitchen-duxton-road-moved-to-its.html . Kilo Kitchen 97 Duxton Road Singapore 089541 Tel: +65 64673987 Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line) Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 530pm - 12midnight Sat: 6pm - 12midnight (Closed on Sun-Mon)
SG
18w
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Raclette Beef Inaugural tasting of beef with raclette and I must say it was very well done.. the NZ tenderloin was cooked to soft perfection medium rare and the torched warm raclette spread over it added oomph to the whole dish, elevating the umami status
Yvonne
1w
The Brunch Burger ($18.90) Not any of the highly raved items on their menu, but this Brunch burger at Flavour Flings turned out to be pretty delicious. The burger came with 2 pieces of deep fried chicken fillets coated with bread crumbs for a crispy texture, paired with a spicy BBQ mayonnaise between the hamburger buns. Not only were the chicken fillets juicy, the spicy bbq mayonnaise was a nice complement with its sweet smokiness. Served with garden salad and Cajun-spiced scrambled eggs. Portion was generous especially for the scrambled eggs. The creamy milkiness was balanced by the smoky spicy cajun seasoning.
Miss Ha
5w
Salted Egg Yolk Croissant ($6.90) Home to the first salted egg yolk croissant in Singapore, Flavour Flings expanded the number of salted egg yolk items on the menu that includes a raclettesant with added raclette cheese on this croissant, but I would still go for this classic rendition. Buttery and flaky, the salted egg yolk croissant had nothing but a copious amount of oozy salted egg sauce. Since this was supposed to be a sweet item, it helps as the sweet salted egg filling was slightly more milky, custardy like that of a Liu sha bun. Not that I was expecting one with chili padi and curry leaves, but the thick filling could be made even better if it had a grainy texture.
Miss Ha
5w
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