After reading many raving reviews of JB Ah Meng, I finally got to try it and I am happy to report that the dishes I tried did not disappoint:D! The signature White Pepper Crab, JB San Lou Meehoon and Fried Garlic Chilli Clams are very flavourful - easily crowd pleasers across ages. Two dishes stood out to me in particular. The Deep Fried Pork Belly with Fermented Beancurd is very fragrant, crispy and though they are deep fried, they are not dry or oily - pretty impressive and addictive I must say! While Sambal Kang Kong is a common zichar staple, their version is super lardy and flavourful, complete with a generous sprinkle of lard cubes and plenty of wok hei🤤! The meal amounted to about $150 for 5 pax, which is reasonable. Overall, this zichar place is on the 重口味 side, in a good way if you like strong flavours like me:) Will probably order rice to go with the dishes when I visit again!

Popped by Malaysia Boleh! foodcourt at AMK Hub with my family on Sunday and am pleasantly surprised to find a number of dishes that are actually pretty good and affordable:)! The Fried Lau Shu Fun ($5) from KL Hokkien Mee is infused with wok hei and the slippery noodles are coated in a sweet, savoury and lardy dark sauce. The KL Wanton Mee ($3.80) features springy egg noodles tossed in dark sauce and paired with plump wantons and well-charred char siew. Lastly, Yong Peng Xi Dao Fishball Noodles ($3.50) is tossed in dark sauce and the fishballs have a firm bite without being overly (read: artificially) bouncy. For a themed foodcourt specialising in Malaysian street food, I was half expecting gimmicky food but it turned out that there are quite a few hidden gems:)!

This is the best beef noodles I had in Singapore❤️ Toa Payoh Hwa Heng Beef Noodle is actually located in Bendemeer Market and Food Centre (#01-01) and the dry mixed beef noodles with beef tendons ($5) is the bomb. The gravy is robust and flavourful and the amount of beef, beef balls, innards and tendons given is super generous for the price point. The beef tendons literally melt in your mouth because they are that soft! There is really nothing to nitpick for this delicious bowl of goodness, except for the fact that you probably need to queue for at least 30min during lunch hours🤪

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The addiction to yong tau foo with chee cheong fun is real🙈 My Monday staple from Zhen Zhen Delights at Maxwell Food Centre comprises of 7 ingredients with CCF ($5.10) drenched in chilli and vinegar, hmm so good🤤!

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TGIF from Ellenborough Market Cafe🌈! I’m soooooo full from the buffet dinner (1-for-1 promo for HSBC cardholders whee) but I enjoyed every bit of it - the lovely vibes and environment, great service and the food is not bad too! My favourites of the night would be the roast beef, beef stew, kueh pie tee, ah balling, fried durian dumpling and bread pudding. Time to redeem myself over the weekends😅

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It’s been a while since I had my favourite set lunch ($18) at Herbal Oasis, which comprises of soup, side dish and rice of your choice. The Qi Tonic Chicken Soup is sweet with herbal/bitter undertones, which gives it a very well balanced taste. The chicken is very tender as well. The bitter gourd omelette is crisp, light and the sweet goji berries in the omelette neutralise the slight bitterness of the thinly sliced bitter gourd. Completed my meal with a delicious bowl of sweet potato brown rice. Soul Food Soul Good😌

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Starting my morning right with Sea Salt Caramel Muffin ($2) from Skinny Cakes, a local bakery that specialises in low-sugar recipes💪🏻 The muffin is soft, fluffy and moist, and the fragrance of the caramel comes through without being too sweet:)

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This is my 3rd visit to Two Men Bagel House and this time I tried the Bo-Ssam Bagel ($14), featuring roasted pork collar, house kimchi, pickles and aioli sandwiched between toasted plain bagels that are oh so soft and delicious. The korean-style pork collar is tender and well-seasoned, and every bite is a delightful burst of flavours:) Surprisingly, even with such strong flavours, it is not greasy or jelat right till the end of the meal - another win for my favourite bagel joint! P.S. Pardon the poor lighting as I was sitting next to a huge neon light😅

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Wrapping up the weekends with an indulgent treat from Kovan Rojak ($8 with extra youtiao and cuttlefish) at Kovan Market & Food Centre (#01-39) - the youtiao is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the crunch of the jellyfish and fragrance of the toasted cuttlefish add another dimension to the dish and the myriad of ingredients are coated in a rich shrimp paste sauce that has just the right balance of sweet and savoury tones🤤 Satisfied and ready to start the week!

I have very low resistance for laksa pasta😬 I have been wanting to try the highly raved 462 Prawn Laksa Pasta ($17) from Tolido’s Expresso Nook and I finally made my way down to the bustling cafe today:) The place was pretty packed on a Saturday afternoon (had to wait in line for 20-30min) but the laksa pasta was worth the wait😍 The laksa gravy is rich, flavourful and infused with the fragrance of coconut milk, and it goes really well with the al dente pasta and succulent prawns. I polished my plate clean! Given its quality and quantity (portion is pretty big), the price is quite reasonable👍🏻 Officially one of my favourite laksa pasta in Singapore:)!

The Sarawak Kolo Mee ($4) from One Ton Mee at Bendemeer Food Centre (#01-09) has all my favourite elements: springy egg noodles tossed in a light lardy sauce, boiled and fried wanton and braised minced meat😃 Pretty wallet-friendly for the generous portion too!

Took a break from work on Monday and found myself back at Tanjong Pagar area for a bagel treat at Two Men Bagel House! Bad news: All the bagel options except Rye has sold out by the time I reached at 2pm. Good news: Despite the lack of options, the Rye bagel turned out great! The bagel is perfectly soft, bouncy and chewy. I like that it has a great bite without being tough. I ordered the Lox Bagel ($12) which consists of a generous serving of smoked salmon, cream cheese, beet, pickled red onions, capers and dill - the ingredients complemented one another really well and it was delicious! Easily my favourite bagel place in Singapore😍

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