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Aburi, Chilli Crab, Poached Eggs and the list goes on.

This stall is all about hipster takoyaki! I was craving for takoyaki and burpple beyond led me here. &Here i've got the aburi cheese and chilli crab one. The latter looks like a mess with that thicc paste just spread all over, in a distasteful manner.

But the chilli crab paste packs a punch! It's spicy and you'll be able to bite into chunks of crabmeat. For that, im thankfully for that spam on the takoyaki. However, my gripe would be that the paste is cold.

Aburi cheese is gooey and coats the exterior of the takoyaki really well! The takoyaki has bits of octopus for both flavours. At the usual price of about $6 per box (with 8 pcs in a box), i wish the octopus could be more sizeable.

That said, I'm now really missing that takoyaki that used to be at Taka basement. The one that's 3 for $2.50 (ham &cheese, prawn or octopus). Anyone rmbs that too? 💕

This dish is a must-order especially for family dinners! The sauce is similar to that of chilli crab - without that egg mixed in &less spicy. The sweet &spicy sauce goes so well with white rice. The tofu is tender (but nothing out of the world). Prawns are crunchy and again, a good pairing with that sauce!

Pictured above is the small sized one, at $16. Price is alittle steep considering that there's only 5 prawns &that this is a tze char stall at coffee shop.

Oh, skip their 家乡炒饭. It's their signature but has small clumps of rice that aren't coated with the seasoning. Also, mostly just egg. The amount of chicken cubes in it makes this dish worth skipping.

The magma spicy udon is served in a hot stone bowl, with the soup bubbling away. The soup has a fierce spicy kick that's perfect on rainy days! It has a tinge of sourness which reminds me slightly of tomyum, less the herby taste. It's really spicy so if you can't take spicy food, pls avoid this. I like how this is a unique twist to the usual udon in clear, light broth!

The tonkotsu broth got me hooked upon first sip. It's rich yet not as oily &salty as other pork bone broths! It doesn't leave a film of oil on my lips. Yet, the aroma of the soup is dense and delectable. The smoked duck is tender and not too fat despite having the skin intact. Highly recommend this soup base!

Udons are said to be handmade but they tasted quite normal. Not exceptional in terms of their texture. But with their rather reasonable pricing and tasty broths, I may return when I'm in the area! The udons range from $11.80~13.80++.

Note: This item is not found on their signboard! We showed ieatishootipost's Instagram post to the stall aunty to tell her what we wanted 😅 She'll ask if you want your noodles crispy or not. The version we've got is the non-crispy version.

Portion for 2 pax: $22

The omelette is certainly like a thick, comforting blanket over the noodles! The centres are moist (not like the usual fu rong egg that's fluffy from the deep-frying) and generously topped with lotsa huge prawns. The prawns are scrumptious! Fat, crunchy and one word: 鲜! About 10 huge prawns found on my plate. The noodles are eemian, stir fried with lotsa lard and vege. The lard cubes are crunchy and add an added dimension of fragrance to every mouthful of noodles! Two of us girls couldn't finish the noodles. Probably cos we ordered another plate of 排骨王! I really love the omelette and I'll be back for it!

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This is yet another revisit! I got just that chee cheong fun this time round for a light lunch while my friend got their congee.

The chee cheong fun took about 20min before it's served. Considering that it's located at China Square Central where it's patrons are largely working adults, this is a tad too long a wait.

However, the texture and taste of the rice rolls are still good. Thin, has an eggy scent and the amount of sauce that it's served with is just right! They aren't too stingy with the charsiew, thankfully. The meat is not too dry so it matches this moist dish well (unlike the typical ones found in wanton mee, dry like jerky blahhh) Wish they can put a little more lettuce in the roll (just 1-2 pcs more).

My charsiew with egg rice roll costs $7.5. Althou there's no gst nor svc charge, it's relatively pricey.

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Got their breakfast box again! Yes, cos i really adore their smashed avocados. They give me so much happiness on a workday morning 😁

This time round, i got them paired with walnut sourdough instead of croissant. The sourdough is lightly toasted and while it's not as chewy, it's easier for you to chomp bites of the sliders. 3 sliders in a box, with an onsen egg &some watercress! Walnut is prominent in the dough and adds that extra solid crunch and nutty goodness. Smashed avocados, sweet cherry tomatoes and tender chicken cubes are generously laid atop.

This box costs $12! It's kinda tough to know the prices beforehand bcos they dont post them on their insta, neither are the prices indicated in the shop 😅

Queued for over 30min on a weekend afternoon before we got a seat.

There's some upsized variations available at $1.9 now! Think unagi sushi (the one in the background) and a huge tamago pocket with rice stuffed in the sliced centre (ohyesssss lovee tamogo!)

Usual must-gets include their aburi ones. Aburi salmon, aburi tamgo, aburi everything pls! Rice doesn't fall apart that easily as compared to Sushi Express and the food presentation at Genki just makes everything seem more appetizing + a bang for your buck.

&Oh, there's no need to wave frantically trying to get the attention of the staff, nor using their ipad for ordering of food. Scan the QR code on the slip of paper given to you to start ordering away on your phone! They provide free wifi to support this. I'm liking this 👌🏻

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Ordered: Tom Yum Goong, Green Curry Chicken, Platter (as pictured) and Stir Fried Butterfly Pea Rice

They ran out of pork that day so I was quite bummed about it considering that it's a Saturday evening, 6pm. It took 30min or so before the first dish was served. The platter of fried food was okay. The butterfly pea rice did blow me away. It's fragrant and the grains were distinct yet not too hard. It's worth trading your white rice for this. The rice left me beaming with high expectations of the other dishes. The green curry came and woah, it's laden with salt. The curry was so-so, chicken has the frozen meat taste 😥 totally not up my alley. Lastly, tom yum goong came in that little fire below, keeping it bubbling. The first spoonful of it didnt left me impressed but wasn't bad as well (just mehhh). But lo and behold, the prawns were mushy and totally not fresh!! They're stale, if i may be dead honest bout it. All the prawns in the pot were like that. Guess they might have been really good back in their heyday but based on my dining experience recently, it's likely to be my first and last visit.

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I'm not a fan when it comes to fried food. But these Deep Fried Prawn and Mango Rolls got my eyes all lit up. The crunch is so light, airy and not oily at all! No dripping oil all over your mouth. The noodles that they use to wrap around the filling are so thin! Usually, other similar dimsum dishes use meesua. But this tastes really different! The texture is really good. Probably because that it's exceptionally thin, it's crunchier and less oily! Only gripe bout this dish would be, i hope the mango : prawn ratio can be higher! Otherwise, it's close to perfection. Another must-try at this restaurant.

The steamed charsiew buns are quite passable so you may give them a miss! Stir-fried Turnip Cake with X.O. Sauce is delectable. Portion is huge for that so I would recommend it for sharing among at least 3 pax so that you leave space for more dimsum! The restaurant exudes serenity and peace. Our table faces the bamboos across at the other building and the tables are all spaced nicely apart ensuring some privacy. I'm loving this place &i cant wait to be back for my next visit! Mother's Day maybe? 😉

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A spin off the regular hargow! The prawn, carrot and some coriander are wrapped in that translucent skin. The skin is thin yet has a slight chew to it - omg the best skin ever? I love how the coriander gives this dimsum an elevated taste with it's fragrance. It complements the sweetness of the prawn really well.

Another must-try would be their Squid Ink and Seafood Dumplings! The skin has a different texture (slightly thicker) and is made from squid ink! The dumpling is topped with ebiko that sends an added dimension to the dish. The roe pops as you bite into it!

Their Baked Seafood and Morel Mushroom Tarts are pretty good! Really creamy texture that's not too jelat, something novel other than the usual steamed ones.

Pictured: Lobster Dumplings

The presentation itself is already a feast for the eyes! How cute are these dumplings? Placed on a little wooden base, with the thin bamboo handle. It has lobster meat, prawn, caviar, goji etc. The flavours of each ingredient come together to give you a light sweetness, a perfect bite. Not too overwhelming and it leaves your palate clean but wanting more!

The staff here are really attentive, they noticed my dining partner is left-handed and swopped the arrangement of the cutleries around! You dont even have to lift your fingers to refill your tea cup, they do it so promptly. Best of all? They offer to serve 2 pieces for each dimsum we order. The prices are prorated accordingly! SO WE COULD TRY ALL THE DIFF VARIETIES! Double thumbs up for this place.

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Second trip here to cool ourselves down after having 109 ytf which is just round the bend!

Spotted a new flavour (i presume so since i didnt see them when i was there the first time): Matcha with toasted rice!

There's 4 of us and we're using the double scoop 1-for-1 on beyond. The staff offered to help us divide the flavours into 1 cup each! Say yay to great service!

So we've got: Pistachio (which is the holy grail here), Avocado, Ferrero and Matcha with toasted rice!

All flavours were AWESOME and came out really well. They're not too sweet too. However, the pistachio one melted wayyyy too fast that day. Hope they can refine the recipe alittle!

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