Hard boiled egg, daikon radish, chikuwa, fried fish cake with burdock, konjac, mochi kinchaku, horseradish, kombu seaweed

I love oden and have been wanting to try the one at Sanpoutei Ramen [$11.80++] for the longest time (the quest to find delicious oden is never-ending) 🍢

Queued up for > half an hour just to get a table (not sure why the restaurant is so crowded on a weekday evening but I guess due to social distancing measures, there are fewer tables) and then I waited another half an hour or more for my dinner 😓 Feel like the staff could have at least told me how long I would have to wait for my meal to arrive. My dad finished eating his dinner long before my food appeared. I’m guessing all the ingredients are frozen in their respective packets and so they had to defrost / heat up / boil all the ingredients etc.

The ‘mustard’ is actually horseradish and it’s extremely strong. I could feel it in not just my nose/sinus but also my brain (LEGIT NOT KIDDING YOU CAN GOOGLE THIS IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME!!) 😓 It actually also fell into the broth so it was kind of like consuming wasabi soup. But otherwise, the broth was delicious. I also enjoyed the chikuwa and daikon and fishcake with burdock. The moneybag wasn’t so amazing and didn’t have any veggies. It hd mochi inside I believe, but I’m not a big fan of the texture of the fishcake/tofu(?)

I would say this oden is good, not bad, well priced. But the waiting time is quite long, so that’s something to consider! Personally I would say the best oden I’ve had so far in SG would be at Shukuu Izakaya. This is only the 2nd restaurant in Singapore where I’ve had oden. I believe another Japanese restaurant in Tanjong Pagar also specialises in oden but I’ve yet to visit - it’s called The Public Izakaya. Will try that out next time!

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Hard boiled egg, daikon radish, chikuwa, fried fish cake with burdock, konjac, mochi kinchaku, horseradish, kombu seaweed

I love oden and have been wanting to try the one at Sanpoutei Ramen [$11.80++] for the longest time (the quest to find delicious oden is never-ending) 🍢

Queued up for > half an hour just to get a table (not sure why the restaurant is so crowded on a weekday evening but I guess due to social distancing measures, there are fewer tables) and then I waited another half an hour or more for my dinner 😓 Feel like the staff could have at least told me how long I would have to wait for my meal to arrive. My dad finished eating his dinner long before my food appeared. I’m guessing all the ingredients are frozen in their respective packets and so they had to defrost / heat up / boil all the ingredients etc.

The ‘mustard’ is actually horseradish and it’s extremely strong. I could feel it in not just my nose/sinus but also my brain (LEGIT NOT KIDDING YOU CAN GOOGLE THIS IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME!!) 😓 It actually also fell into the broth so it was kind of like consuming wasabi soup. But otherwise, the broth was delicious. I also enjoyed the chikuwa and daikon and fishcake with burdock. The moneybag wasn’t so amazing and didn’t have any veggies. It hd mochi inside I believe, but I’m not a big fan of the texture of the fishcake/tofu(?)

I would say this oden is good, not bad, well priced. But the waiting time is quite long, so that’s something to consider! Personally I would say the best oden I’ve had so far in SG would be at Shukuu Izakaya. This is only the 2nd restaurant in Singapore where I’ve had oden. I believe another Japanese restaurant in Tanjong Pagar also specialises in oden but I’ve yet to visit - it’s called The Public Izakaya. Will try that out next time!

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Milky, frozen bingsu with macaron pieces with assorted flavours: really reminds me of having Flinstones Fruity Pebbles cereal! The bingsu wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet thankfully! Not bad on a hot day. The fruit flavoured bingsus (save for the melon flavour) were sold out by late afternoon. A nice, newly opened place (opened in Jan 2021) to stop by for a quick dessert considering how few bingsu places there are nowadays!

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Can you guess what ice cream flavour this is?! It’s fish curry gelato with shredded prata 😂

I waited almost an hour for this (note: the store opens at 1pm not 12pm like Google says). There’s cumin and fennel seeds in it, and lots of chilli flakes. If I could describe it in two words: it REALLY tastes like frozen curry. I only managed to eat half of it, it’s really savoury and spicy; a sweet ice cream flavour would be the saner choice 🤪

No regrets for this $5 experience, I was very excited to try this weird flavour. Suspect that if the ice cream had been less spicy I would have probably been inclined to enjoy it more.

This is how I felt about it: 🧐🥵🧨🔥💦🥶❄️⛄️👋🏻 Would you dare to try this roti prata and curry flavoured ice cream?

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Small joys include... trying out exciting ice cream flavours after work! 🍦 This art installation/art collaboration between local ice cream shop @butterknifefolk and local artist @yellowmushmellow at @funansg is def worth checking out. An interesting part of #SGArtWeek is this concept of putting art in existing spaces and making it accessible to all! I really want to try that Moonlight Prata-ta ice cream next time, it was practically all gone today - it’s fish curry gelato with shreds of prata 😍 Always love the inventive and unusual sweet and savoury ice cream flavours that Butterknife Folk offer! The flavour I tried today was called Breakfast In Bed and had blueberry coulis, pancake bits, turkey bacon and blueberry ice cream.

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Small joys include... trying out exciting ice cream flavours after work! 🍦 This art installation/art collaboration between local ice cream shop @butterknifefolk and local artist @yellowmushmellow at @funansg is def worth checking out. An interesting part of #SGArtWeek is this concept of putting art in existing spaces and making it accessible to all! I really want to try that Moonlight Prata-ta ice cream next time, it was practically all gone today - it’s fish curry gelato with shreds of prata 😍 Always love the inventive and unusual sweet and savoury ice cream flavours that Butterknife Folk offer! The flavour I tried today was called Breakfast In Bed and had blueberry coulis, pancake bits, turkey bacon and blueberry ice cream.

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Small joys include... trying out exciting ice cream flavours after work! 🍦 This art installation/art collaboration between local ice cream shop @butterknifefolk and local artist @yellowmushmellow at @funansg is def worth checking out. An interesting part of #SGArtWeek is this concept of putting art in existing spaces and making it accessible to all! I really want to try that Moonlight Prata-ta ice cream next time, it was practically all gone today - it’s fish curry gelato with shreds of prata 😍 Always love the inventive and unusual sweet and savoury ice cream flavours that Butterknife Folk offer! The flavour I tried today was called Breakfast In Bed and had blueberry coulis, pancake bits, turkey bacon and blueberry ice cream.

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After a long, tiring day/week, finally visited the Bee’s Knees at The Garage! I love discovering food places I’ve yet to try. So, was the food the bee’s knees?

Beef Cheek Bolognese [$21++]: Pappardelle, braised beef cheek, tomato, basil, parmesan.
The pasta was kind of like lasagna sheets but a long, thin version. Couldn’t taste the basil. The beef cheek was not much and not amazing. Price a little steep for what it is but at least the pasta tasted okay and was al dente.

The Veggie Goat [$17++]:
Quinoa, goat cheese, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, beetroot, roasted nuts, pumpkin, balsamico.
Shared this vegetarian salad with my friend. There was lots of quinoa. I didn’t find any pumpkin strangely! Nothing much to shout about the salad. It seemed quite plain and unvarnished to me, like an assembled mish mash of ingredients rather than a proper salad. Maybe I should have put the balsamico on it.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake [$7++]:
Peanut butter cream cheese, digestive biscuit.
I thought peanut butter and cheesecake was a weird combination but it surprisingly worked pretty well. It was not bad but again the price is a little steep for not that big a slice of cake. Could taste the digestive biscuit in the cheesecake base.

While the food is alright, it is a little on the expensive side and wasn’t so amazing that the food itself would necessarily bring me back or inspire any cravings. The food is decent and the place is fuss-free and it isn’t that difficult to get attention from the waitstaff which I appreciate.

The ambience here is really nice, with the twinkling fairy lights on the trees and outdoor umbrellas, this would be a great place for celebrations or just catching up with friends you haven’t seen in a while! A nice place for al fresco dining, I imagine an early breakfast/brunch here would be lovely. Whenever I’ve walked past I’ve always seen patrons dining - note this is a dog-friendly restaurant within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and it’s within walking distance from Botanic Gardens MRT station. Didn’t have reservations on a Sunday night and it wasn’t a problem! PS. They have a day menu and a night menu too and $25++ for 2 cocktails.

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Brotherbird Coffeehouse just reopened yesterday at 32 Bali Lane!

Ordered this pasta and the customer next to me saw me eating this and ordered the same thing 😂 I found there was quite a lot of pieces of pork fat in this dish and bits of carrot. Quite an ordinary dish, a little on the expensive side for what it is!

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Brotherbird Coffeehouse just reopened yesterday at 32 Bali Lane!

Ordered this pasta and the customer next to me saw me eating this and ordered the same thing 😂 I found there was quite a lot of pieces of pork fat in this dish and bits of carrot. Quite an ordinary dish, a little on the expensive side for what it is!

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Wanted to try as many new places as possible while I’m off work. Since the Public Izakaya was closing soon (I wanted to get oden), I ended up at Imakatsu (which specialises in tonkatsu and employs Japanese waitstaff). Felt like having something hot so I had udon w/ free flow salad after my last pilates class for the year 🤗

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Wanted to try as many new places as possible while I’m off work. Since the Public Izakaya was closing soon (I wanted to get oden), I ended up at Imakatsu (which specialises in tonkatsu and employs Japanese waitstaff). Felt like having something hot so I had udon w/ free flow salad after my last pilates class for the year 🤗

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