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Super interesting combination here - you have burrata soft serve, tomato and strawberries jam with a dash of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. Thoroughly enjoyed this!

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Couple more days to catch @nudedles.4 x @iammirkofebbrile for their pop-up collab at Chinatown Complex Food Centre.

Thought the queue would have settled down by now but no guys, it didn’t 😂 We got 1 of each of everything and our favourites were the classic Rigatoni alla Carbonara ($9) and Linguine al Pesto ($7). These were on point. No other tips on how to catch them, but to get here and be in the queue probably before 930am - ask around for the queue so that you don’t miss it!

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The excitement that got to me after seeing @cweizhi ‘s story of Poh preserved vegetable hor fun spurred a weekend trip to Chinatown Complex Food Centre, where they have reopened after shutting their stall at Empress Market. It was a regret back then when I brought my mum along wanting to try, only to realise that they have closed down.

As the chef whipped up a wok of high heat, we could already smell the sweet aroma of the chye por. It was joy sparking to watch him in action as he seared the hor fun before pressing it flat into a pancake or perhaps more like an omelette as it is slowly blanketed over by the egg layer. The strong wok hei game is real; even before digging in, the slightly charred rice noodles were already exuding smokiness from some strong flames. With bits of chye por and pork lard encompassed within, you could probably imagine the aroma, coupled with a light seasoning of soy sauce and fish sauce. How flavorful! Topped with prawns and spring onions. Recommended for sharing to avoid jelak-ness.

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Was attracted by this stall, not only because there was a pretty long queue, but also because they had these huge earthen pots to cook their herbal soups! They have 30 over types of soups to choose from, and all of them come with a cup of ginseng water to pair.

Enjoyed the Salted Vegetable Duck Soup, it had just the right balance of saltiness and came with lots of soft salted vegetables. Duck meat was not bad in texture as well, though it can be a touch more tender. Will be back to try the Herbal Chicken Soup which seemed super popular.

📍Herbal Soup 瓦罐煨汤
Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre #02-017
335 Smith Street, Singapore 050335

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All 3 of my planned options for lunch at chinatown complex were closed, so I ventured around the hawker centre and found a queue forming at this stall and I went for it! The caifan is rather decent but I didn’t find it particularly amazing. The rice is average; sweet and sour pork was alright but I would prefer if it were crunchier. I liked the cabbage w black fungus and carrots which were nicely cooked - soft but slightly crunchy, as well as the ytf items (2 types of stuffed taupok) which were juicy with a bouncy paste. Can’t say I would be compelled to walk 15 mins here just for this, but it is rather light on the palate and tasted quite homely so that’s probably what the folks in the queue were queueing for. Worth a try!

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Even though this was taken away, the texture of the SJB wasn’t compromised greatly. the base of it still had that burnt crispy crunch while the meat inside remained juicy. no weird pork taste too.

XLB was not bad, normal la

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