I have always wanted to try Sushiro but I keep putting it aside because of the long waiting time๐Ÿ˜… Finally got down to trying it in Suntec City recently and it did not disappoint.

We ordered a variety of sushi and it totalled up to $47 for 2 pax, which is pretty reasonable. The sashimi is very fresh and the sushi are generally good. Fatty Mackerel Oshisushi is a leaf-wrapped pressed sushi with marinated fatty mackerel - it looks a little odd but it turned out to be flavourful and not fishy. What a pleasant surprise!

The non-sushi items such as the Crab Cream Croquette and Matsutake Chawanmushi are delicious too. The creamy crab filling literally squirt out from the crispy croquette when you bite into it. The autumn-special chawanmushi is silky and savoury too.

Did I have to queue for this? Yes, but thankfully the food was good and made up for it๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Truffle Cacio E Pepe ($22.90) comes with fusilli lunghi tossed in secret pepper mix, parmigiano, pecorino cheese and truffle oil. While the curly pasta has a very nice texture, this is a little too peppery for me and the truffle flavour is not very prominent as well. Do note that there are no other ingredients in this pasta - you can add on other ingredients like bacon ($2.50) or scallop ($4.50) if you wish to.

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Lamb Merguez ($23.90) came with lamb merguez sausage, paprika, pomodoro, fresh mint and Meredith goat cheese. I was a little worried that the goat cheese and lamb will be too gamey, but they turned out alright and this is actually quite tasty. We chose Pumpkin Rigatoni as our choice of pasta. I like that the tube-shaped pasta is al dente and picks up the sauce nicely.

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I had dinner at the foodcourt next to Don Don Donki at Clark Quay Central and the Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen with Ajitamago ($15.90) from Ramen Hitoyoshi is one comforting bowl of ramen. The thin ramen noodle has a firm texture, the spicy pork-bone broth is full of flavour and the chushu is soft. Good stuff!

True Cost is a stunning rooftop restaurant at Suntec City with an interesting concept: You pay a small entrance fee ($5 per pax for lunch) and get to enjoy the main menu at low mark up for best value.

For appetisers, we had Grilled Eggplant with Miso ($7.95), Bone Marrow with Chilli, Pita and Parmesan Mousse ($14.85), Scallop with Coconut Cream and Mint ($10.95) and Salmon Ceviche with Cucumber and Avocado ($9.95). I generally preferred the hot appetisers to the raw bar. The grilled eggplant is pretty decent. While the bone marrow is rather oily, it is quite tasty and goes well with the pita. On the other hand, the raw scallops and salmon ceviche is overpowered by the heavy sauces and I felt that the flavours and textures did not really complement each other very well.

For mains, we had Beef Cheek with Pea Purรฉe ($13.95), Crab Linguine in Chili Tomato Sauce ($13.95), King Grouper with Vine Tomatoes ($26.85) and Grilled Chicken with Curry Corn ($9.85). The mains are generally good and my favourite is the beef cheek. The fork-tender beef is juicy, flavourful and goes well with the sweet pea purรฉe (not a fan of peas but this did not taste like peas). Sadly, I found the grilled chicken to be pretty underwhelming - it is a tad dry and the bland curry corn does little for the dish.

On the whole, while the food is not mind-blowing, it is generally good (except for a few misses) and for the price point and lovely ambience, it is indeed good value-for-money. Glad to finally try this!

Itโ€™s been a while since I ate at Dumpling Darlings but it is still as good when I had lunch there recently! The Lunch Set ($17) comes with a noodles, dumplings and a drink of your choice.

The Sichuan Pork Noodles and Braised Pork Noodles are delicious. The springy egg noodles go very well with the flavourful Sichuan minced meat and shredded pork ragu. The fried shallots and bacon sofrito add a nice crunch and fragrance to the noodles, and the Hanjuku egg is the cherry on top of the cake. Love it!

There is a variety of dumplings to choose from and they are generally good. The original dumplings feature thin dumpling skin with tasty pork and cabbage filling. However, the dumpling with the wow factor would have to be Fried Pierogi, which is a crispy parcel of smoked bacon, truffle potatoes, caramelised onions and cheddar. Iโ€™m not a big fan of deep-fried food but this is so good.

The iced drinks are equally good - I love their Grapefruit Thyme Green Tea and Longan Osmanthus Pu-Erh. Overall, this is a pretty good lunch spot in CBD given the quality and portion of the food served - satisfied!

The Mentaiko & Salmon Carbonara ($16.90) is creamy and savoury without being too jelak. The al dente spaghetti and salmon pieces go well with the sauce - I generally like Hoshinoโ€™s pasta and this did not disappoint.

The Soufflรฉ Omu Garlic Chicken Carbonara Risotto โ€œShkmeruliโ€ Style ($17.80) comes with a fluffy soufflรฉ egg on top of rice and grilled chicken that is cooked in a delicious cream sauce. The egg does not flow out when you cut through it, but it is very soft and airy. Iโ€™m not a big fan of cream in general, but thankfully cream sauce is not too heavy. The grilled garlic chicken is also very tender and well-seasoned. Definitely exceeded my expectations!

Last but not least, dinner ended with ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ต ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ (my favourite wedding dinner dessert!) and the combination of sweet yam paste, ginkgo nuts and coconut milk is the bomb. A wonderful conclusion to this satisfying Teochew dinner!

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The ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ถ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ต ๐—ž๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐˜„ ($๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜‚๐—บ) is really good. The kway teow is akin to a springier version of hor fun and the large surface area of the kway teow is thorough coated in chai poh - this is very tasty and fragrant!

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The ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐——๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ธ ($๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น) is actually quite tough and I didnโ€™t quite enjoy this.

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The ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ข๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฒ is full of flavour and the prawns are coated in a savoury oyster sauce - pretty delicious!

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