Salmon Bowl If you are a SMU student, trying to be healthy and bored of the Koufu salad already, you should give this one a try! Portion was not quite filling if you choose romaine for a base but you can always ask for half-half. The salmon slices was pretty thin and they only give us a few slices, so I recommend you to choose chicken breast or tofu for more filling option!
Honey Glazed Tofu Goma Cha Soba Finally got down to trying this new kid on the block in SMU. This small eatery adopts a rather systematic ordering system whereby patrons begin by selecting one protein of choice (honey glazed tofu/teriyaki chicken/shabu shabu beef/salmon), one base of choice (rice with Japanese dressing/cha soba with either wafu or sesame dressing/salad), followed by any additional protein and toppings (mentaiko, fish roe). The kitchen behind the counter dishes out the orders by layering the individual components, before passing it onto the front collection counter whereby the torching of proteins and mentaiko is also done. Before serving, the staff will also put some furikake on the sous vide egg that’s included as part of the donburi, spring onion, sesame seeds and nori. Hungry patrons can then straddle up when their queue number is flashed. Highly recommended by my friend to try out the honey glazed tofu, I selected that as my protein of choice, atop a bed of cha soba doused in goma dressing, alongside an additional serving of tofu ($1). Visually, it looked promising. For my additional top-up of tofu, the portion of tofu was indeed generous. It was glazed in a honey teriyaki sauce which I found too be a tad cloying when paired with the cha soba, which in itself was already seasoned. Perhaps it would go best with just plain ol’ rice. Onto the cha soba, it was already mixed in with the dressing so the whole pile was just, rich. However, the discerned would also detect that this wasn’t the real deal - it was mere green wheat noodles, but with a strong alkaline taste probably due to overcooking and failure to blanch in cold water after. The components of the dish just didn’t congeal to produce a coherent rice bowl. Ingredients felt better tasted individually, and sent confusing signals to my tastebuds when married. The sous vide egg was perhaps the only saving grace as it was done beautifully, revealing a luminous core. Oh yes, not forgetting my favorite Japanese pickled radish that was decent too, but sadly only two slices were given. For $5.90 this bowl (SMU students/staff get $1 off), no complaints but there are definitely better donburis out in the vicinity.
Flamed chicken thigh with soba! 13-Aug-18 ♡ The well marinated chicken meat and chewy soba ☆ $6.90
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@ Harvest Didn’t realise katong area had so many cafes around 😱 Was preparing to slim down cuz of graduation so we’ve been hunting for places to clean eat😂 Strongly recommend getting their chicken breast! Super tender and well marinated, what a treat for my tummy!! No surprise that the cafe was packed w many patrons at dinner time🤗 Plus point, the regulars are only $12!!!!! Just a lil’ disappointed at the baby carrots cuz it’s only one long thin stalk boo :(( I thought it would be many short plump ones☹️ - 🍽 FUD FOR THE TUMMY • Chicken Breast + Soba + Baby Carrots + Marinated Cherry Tomatoes + Guacamole + Lemon Vinaigrette ($12 + $1.50) • Norwegian Salmon Fillet + Brown Rice + Whole Roasted Garlic + Onsen Egg + Avocado + Mentaiko ($12 + $3 + $1.50) • Bottled Water ($1.50)
Protein Bowl Grab a paper on the counter and choose your protein, base, 3 sides, topping and dressing for $12 and above.
Grain Bowl Of Chicken May I disrecommend the Yuzu sauce. If there’s such a word? Haha It was really more a jam; really sweet and artificial tasting when I had high hopes for Yuzu-anything 😍😭 Tasted icky on paired with anything. That said, the chicken is truly consistently good 😋 thank God they allowed me get a serving of soy garlic; which is a much better gel for the rice bowl 💪🏼 This dressing is: 2/10 Also in case you are wondering why I’m back? Well, it’s part of social obligation paid for group sorta friendships. Haha. Pardon the neon!
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Jam & Eggs (S$15.00 Nett) Decided to pay a visit to the much highly acclaimed Seven & Ate for their popular pork burgers and boy, did it live up to every bit of the hype. Located along Horne Road, this 8 month old eatery serves burgers, rice bowls and an array of appetisers like fried jalapeños and nacho chips. There is also a bar counter for those who drink. The decor of the restaurant is tastefully done, coupled with good music to create a warm atmosphere (albeit a little dark in some areas). I went for what seemed to be a crowd favourite, the Jam & Eggs (S$15) and opted for fries instead of nachos for an additional top-up of S$1.50. The fries were super crisp yet delicate in the centre and came with a tub of home-made tomato ketchup which was sweet, tangy and provided a nice bit of freshness to the crinkle-cut fries. The burger packed a double layer of their signature honey mustard pork patties, (all burgers come with at least two patties) a fried egg, bacon jam and a generous amount of "egg fritters". The pork patties were very well executed, each being juicy, flavourful and so tender, to the point where it began to fall apart in my hands. These patties were so delicious, they could definitely hold their own against their beef counterparts. The sunny-side up had a runny yolk which provided an awesome creaminess to the whole dish. However, what really elevated this particular burger for me was the egg fritters and bacon jam. The egg fritters were greasy, sinful but oh-so-yummy and exploding with egginess. The bacon jam was sweet and smoky, reminiscent of barbeque sauce and complemented the saltiness and oiliness of the rest of the toppings perfectly. I can see why this is indeed a popular choice with customers. My tablemate ordered their Peppa Pig (S$15), which featured jalapeños and mayo atop the patties and was equally excellent. Each component of the burgers has had obvious thought and care put into it to create a truly awesome rendition of this dish. And of course, Burpple Beyond has made a meal here extremely value-for-money, so remember to add this to your list of foodie haunts for great food and a fun time with friends and family. Air-conditioning ☑️ Prices stated are NETT 💸 Order and pay at counter 🔔 Seven & Ate 78 Horne Road Closed on Mondays Opens only from 4pm onwards
Steak Quinoa Bowl Healthy, tasty and comforting bowl of nom. A mix of the onsen egg, guacamole, quinoa topped with a slice of beef makes every mouthful super satisfying. We waited pretty long for our meal (with spicy wings) as we sipped on wine and craft beer, enjoying the music and conversation. Pretty good place to catch up or chill :)
Burgers (From $14+ Onwards; On Burpple Beyond 1 For 1) Lookin’ like a real feast right there; and definitely tasted like one! #throwback
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MealPal #2/12 Buddha Bowl [Non-MealPal price $9.90] after a sinful weekend of kway chap and seafood boils, this healthy vegan bowl was perfect for a Monday lunch. the beetroot hummus went well with the quinoa and veggies. Otherwise the ingredients are quite plain.
Mushy Patty Burger The Cheesy Burger ($10.90 nett) might have also been a case of mismatched expectations. The patty wasn't a whole portobello mushroom like I thought it'd be. It was a minced mushroom kind of patty which couldn't hold itself together because it was not compacted tightly enough. Upon first bite, this already disappointed me. The sweet potato fries were the only respite. Perhaps I should've ordered the Buddha Bowl ($9.90 nett) which looks better & might taste better. 💳 Accepts credit cards & Favepay 🌬 Air-conditioned seats only 🙋 No Service Charge 🚫 No GST 📶 No WiFi available 💦 Free water served
So Salty I'm not really one to eat vegan food, but Soul ALife piqued my curiosity. However, my experience here was less than desired - might have been a case of mismatched expectations? I don't know. The Mac and Cheese ($7.90 nett) looked great in pictures & reviews - was pleasantly surprised to find this was actually a full portion enough for a meal, not like the appetizer-size that I was expecting. But upon first bite, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. It didn't have that authentic cheesy feel that I was looking for. A few bites in, I started to regret ordering it. Eventually, my partner & I didn't finish it; we left 1/5 untouched because it was just too salty to handle. Definitely not ordering this again 😔 💳 Accepts credit cards & Favepay 🌬 Air-conditioned seats only 🙋 No Service Charge 🚫 No GST 📶 No WiFi available 💦 Free water served
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Thunder Tea Rice Weekend’s over & looking to eat clean? Probably the healthiest food at a food centre. Rice topped with a variety of fresh veggies & a bowl of aromatic soup made out of herbs & nuts. I chose brown rice & added meatballs & taukwa on top all the veggies. The thunder tea soup was very light & wasn’t that strong unlike other places. I’m a huge fan of TTR but this was my first time trying the one at Amoy Street food centre. I have tried better ones but this was just lighter in taste. Do you like lei Cha (pounded tea/grounded tea) rice? 📍: 7 Maxwell Rd #02-127 Amoy St food centre 💵 : $4 for white rice, $4.50 for brown rice 👄 : Will I return? If I’m craving for this at that area. 🌟 : Tips : - I still prefer to drink the soup on its own instead of drenching my whole bowl of rice with the green tea soup like some people do.
Thunder Tea Rice Choice of white rice ($4) or brown rice ($0.50 more) Very filling and vegetables were yummy. You can choose to add 3 meatballs or a taukwa topped with meat for a dollar more. The taste of the thunder tea soup wasn't too strong, so those who are skeptical about Hakka thunder tea rice can try this.
Lin Da Ma's Thunder Tea Rice 😍😍 Newly opened at Amoy! I tried thunder tea rice once and oh gosh, it was a horrible experience and I never dared t order it again 😩 But I decided t try it again today becos this stall looked promising and am I glad I did!! 💕 It was so deliciously yummy and it won't cause the usual post-lunch-food-coma/post-lunch-pregnancy syndrome cos it isn't very heavy 😊 It's also v affordable at just $4.30 for the choice or organic brown rice! This is gona be my new favorite food haunt 😁 #burpple
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