Salted Egg Pork Ribs $10 I like how the salted egg sauce was thick, not watery and still had the grainy texture of the egg yolk. Though a bit on the sweeter side, the sauce had some spice to it with the chilli padi infused in the sauce. Pork ribs were tender and crispy, overall a pretty good salted egg dish!
Sze Qi
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Prawn Balls ($10) On my second visit to Chuan Kee Seafood, with the exception of these Prawn Balls ($10), the dishes I ordered for our family dinner, were those I'd tried and enjoyed previously with Burppler @blueskiescottonclouds and her colleagues. Slightly bigger than a ping-ping ball, and fried for a crunchy exterior, these prawn balls were slightly mushy within as they're formed from a mixture of minced prawns and tofu. For the dip, what you get is the same sweet dark sauce used in "popiah" but I personally preferred eating them with the sambal chilli.
Veronica
3w
Tasty & Value-for-money Seafood Dishes Reasonably priced and tasty, the "zichar" dishes at Chuan Kee Seafood was a hit with our group of six when we were there for dinner. Our order of 10 dishes cost us $275 in total (excluding drinks) and our satisfaction with them ranged from "high" to "very high". My favourites would be the Salted Egg Crab (I love its no-nonsense sauce which was grainy with salted egg yolk), Curry Fish Head (the spicy gravy is not overly "lemak" and there's plenty of "tau kee" and "tau pok"), Assam Fish Head (please see my earlier post for details about this) and the Teochew-style Steamboat (it has a lot of yam, "ti poh" and white cabbage in that opaque sweet soup plus the fish tasted really fresh). For dessert, they have a freezer stocked with lime and cola flavoured ice popsicles that you can help yourself to as many times as you like! Verdict: I need to return soon for more. With my parents in tow the next time.
Veronica
4w
Assam Fish Head Introduced by Steven, a good friend and colleague of my fellow Burppler Angeline, this hidden gem of a "zichar" place in an industrial building area proved to be full of tasty surprises. We're a greedy bunch so we ordered a total of 10 dishes, including the popular curry fish head and the assam fish head. Both turned out to be really shiok! The latter, shown above, had a spicy gravy that's mouthwateringly tangy with a hint of sweet. It had a concentrated consistency so you know there was enough "rempah" in it. Very importantly, the fish which was simmered with ladyfingers, white onions and tomatoes, tasted fresh. I highly recommend this if you like dishes with a spicy kick and a tang.
Veronica
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For Hearty Steamboat and Beer with Friends Newly opened 55 Steamboat is located at 55 South Bridge Road — easy to remember. This cosy place is outfitted with brick walls and cement floors, and will surprise you with its reasonable prices, attentive service and high quality meats. At $29.80 per person (no GST and excluding soup base), expect interesting options such as pig intestines, prawn paste, beef omasum (have this in your mala soup!) and lamb slices on top of the standard choices. Expect to order multiple plates of the sliced beef and marinated beef — they're excellent. Choose from three levels of spiciness for their mala Hot Spicy soup base, and also try the sweet Tomato for a non-spicy option. Bear in mind that two soups will cost $18, so be sure to dine here in a group of four or more like Burppler Hwans Lim did to get the best value (psst, she came twice in a weekend)! Pro tip: Come with beer-loving friends — four big bottles of Qingdao go for just $20 (that's cheaper than at most coffeeshops)! Avg Price: $40 per person Photo by Burppler Dex Neo
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55 Steamboat Buffet ($29.80/pax) With the constant rain and chilly weather, there's only one thing on my mind – hot, steaming bowls of soup soup soup! 😋 Just opened a week ago, 55 steamboat has quite a wide range of items on the menu (some you won't normally find at the standard steamboat places too), better quality and very friendly service to boot! 🙌 The soup base we got was the Mala (level one for us please 🙈) and the Bone Soup – a pork bone base. The bone soup was sooooo gooooood! Right off the bat, we were slurping it down. And the owner says no msg! Do note that the soup is a separate charge ($18) so bigger groups of about 4 pax would be more worth it. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 The meat range is nubbad, with sliced meats that will satisfy. We mainly stuck to the Marinated Beef that was super tender and the Sliced Pork Belly. We also loved the Pig's Intestines that was super shiok after taking a slow bath in the mala. Overall a great experience, but can be pricy if you're going down with just 2 pax. I'd recommend grabbing the nearest couple and making it a double date. 👯👯‍♂️
Dex
31w
Prawn Paste Sorry about the photo that doesn't do this justice. Fans of 百年YTF will love this! It's basically free flow of your favourite prawn balls. 😂
Dex
31w
Steamboat Buffet Steamboat Buffet (~$40/pax) Newly opened @55steamboat serves up excellent soup bases like their pork bone soup and mala soup. The rich pork bone broth is already very tasty on its own. Overall, ingredients were very fresh. I particularly enjoyed their big intestines strips, an item seldom available at buffets. Another item deserving special mention is their handmade prawn ball. Served in a piping bag, the service staff will assist you to add the prawn paste into the soup in the shape of little prawn balls! Once cooked, the balls are a nice pinkish red and delivers the sweetness and crunchiness of the fresh prawn meat! 55 Steamboat is currently running a 10% discount opening promo so capture the opportunity to try this at a steal😉!
Jayson
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Italian grub Made an impromptu visit for some casual, homey Italian grub. Food was served very quickly and generally pretty good! We ordered: - Porchetta (love it, crackling was crispy and the pork was tender with just enough fat) - Fresh burrata with parma ham, tomatoes and arugula (love it, the burrata was so creamy) - Stuffed Roman Schiaccata (love the truffle creamy goodness) - Assorted pizza (ok but I would pass this next time) - Mixed Ragout (beef and lamb) with homemade gnocchi (very saucy, loads of chunky tender meat, love it) - Pistachio tiramisu (love this!) Will I return? Yes. The price point is definitely friendly on the wallet. Great place to take the family or gather with a group of friends so that you can order more dishes to share. Total bill of the above including 2 coffees: $150 (we ordered small servings)
Nic
4w
Authentic Italian fare Ordered the Porchetta (Baked Pork Belly) with Wild Fennel. The small portion was good for 2, priced at $9 which we thought was very reasonable. The chunks of fat melted in my mouth. 😍 Try it with a bit of the mustard sauce, gives it a different burst of flavour.
Vanessa
5w
Truffles Truffles Truffles Truffle pasta was on point. The crispy skin on the pork belly was amazing. Price wise was decent
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Traditional Stuffed Roman Schiacciata $10 (Small) Stuffed with the wonder combination of cream cheese and truffle. Need I say more? The schiacciata is toasted to perfection, has a slightly chewy texture, and the fluffy bits inside soak up the cream cheese and truffle, and every bite keeps you wanting for more.
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We also tried the Ayam buah keluak here. Slightly more tangy compared to the ones I had. The Bakwan Kepiting was nice and so was the bubur cha cha. All these dishes for less than SGD50!
Blueskies
4d
Extremely reasonably priced Peranakan food or Nyonya food at Ivins. The portions are small, meant for 2-3 persons and you can upsize for more people or just order more dishes so you get more variety like we did. We had the belacan kang kong, chicken curry, beef rendang and chap chye. Food tasted homecooked.
Blueskies
5d
Tahu Goreng I like ivin's version of tahu goreng because of the coarsely grounded peanuts and the sweet and spicy tahu goreng sauce with a slightly sourish tinge (from the Assam water I suppose ) . The Flavours are well balanced without being too sweet ( or heavily laden with ketchup manis like what most stalls outside do ). One look and you can tell that the tahu goreng sauce is homemade. The crunchiness of the peanuts and the the Soft and moist tahu just go so well together . At Sgd 5.00 , the portion is pretty substantial. Good to share among two .
MichelleLIN
12w
Ivin Ivins I used to frequent this Peranakan family restaurant with my parents during my growing up years and the food here has always been known to be tasty and affordable. The portions are good for 2 to share. Although prices have visibly gone up quite a little , the food remains good. The food served here makes you feel like you are eating at home . The Ayam goreng (SGD 7.90) is marinated in a secret spice which until today I can't crack the code but it is very aromatic. I would have liked the chicken parts to be chopped up smaller (like how they used to do it in the past) so more of that marination can get into the chicken. Having said that ,the Ayam goreng was still good . The Nonya chap chye has a flavourful broth and the vegetables are cooked well. Unlike some Nonya vegetables which can be quite greasy , I like ivins's version because it's is very light on the palette and very soothing. Another dish which I particularly enjoy is the Babi pongteh which is cuts of lean pork stewed in a rich brown gravy ( made of fermented beans) until fork tender. You can ask for a small bowl of chicken curry gravy on the side to complement your meal ( if you didn't want to order another chicken dish). The gravy is so flavourful and has a stronger taste of spices which is much more refreshing than the local curry ( which is usually stronger in coconut taste ). The gravy alone is sufficient for you to head down to ivins . That is how good it is :) This is one good place for family / group meals because of its cosy / casual setting and pretty affordable prices.
MichelleLIN
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Meat Platter Nothing I can say will live up to the food of Red Eye Smokehouse. From ribs to wings, their smoked meats are freaking delicious and with their smiling service you can't expect anything more.
Sidhartha
15w
Barbecue, it's like Chocolate for Men. The Smoky Savory Allure of fat stacks of carefully rub slowly cooked meat Shoulders, Ribs & Brisket sliced thin or hacked rough. 🐮 . What explains Barbecues Unholy Grip on men of all backgrounds. I don't know & I frankly don't really give a damn, just give it to me. 😋 So here it is, Beef Short Ribs (💵S$11/100g) Pulled Pork (S$10/100g) with sides of Sweet Potato fries & Broccoli Salad (💵S$5/half portion) My love for BBQ Meats are Infamous & have a Unholy Grip on me therefore it's gotta be more than a mere 100g for me Starlight so just keep'em Coming Son, keep Pillin' it & Stackin em. 😍 . ACAMASTIPS💮:Red Eye Smokehouse offers decent American style BBQ if you're craving for it, well they serve more than 1 style of BBQ namely Taxes, Louisiana, Cajun & etc as I was told. 🖖🏻
Acamas Teo
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American BBQ Barbecue, it's like Chocolate for Men. The Smoky Savory Allure of fat stacks of carefully rub slowly cooked meat Shoulders, Ribs & Brisket sliced thin or hacked rough. 🐮 . What explains Barbecues Unholy Grip on men of all backgrounds. I don't know & I frankly don't really give a damn, just give it to me. 😋 So here it is, Beef Short Ribs (💵S$11/100g) Pulled Pork (S$10/100g) with sides of Sweet Potato fries & Broccoli Salad (💵S$5/half portion) My love for BBQ Meats are Infamous & have a Unholy Grip on me therefore it's gotta be more than a mere 100g for me Starlight so just keep'em Coming Son, keep Pillin' it & Stackin em. 😍 . ACAMASTIPS💮:Red Eye Smokehouse offers decent American style BBQ if you're craving for it, well they serve more than 1 style of BBQ namely Taxes, Louisiana, Cajun & etc as I was told. 🖖🏻
Acamas Teo
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The Pitmaster's Plate ($38) + 1/2 Ribs ($12) A great place for the meat lover! The plate includes brisket, pulled pork, wings(they run out of sausage😂) and pickles!
Michelle
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Bak Kut Teh (~$20, feeds two). Transiting in Frankfurt now. The plane was pretty cold so I could definitely do with some hot soup right now. 🔸 This was taken when @supertastermel visited Singapore, and I thought we could let her try our local food in a nice aircon environment. It was an enjoyable meal! 🔸 Happy that @hiamjio and @lovetoeatthemost joined us too, and the owner @lovetoeatthemost for the treat.
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Bak Kut Teh - Premium Loin, Rice, You Tiao (SGD $15.30) @ Founder. . Tender, savoury pork ribs with a hint of sweetness to the meat, which slides clean off the bone. . Robust peppery broth that has a good kick of spice and herbs. Very tasty. . The Hotel Boss has a good location too, on the outskirts of the Bugis area of Singapore, with many good eating and drinking places around. . Invited tasting by @founderbkt. . . . Founder Bak Kut Teh 2 outlets islandwide More details on my blog.
Ivan
6w
Apart from a wide variety of bak kut teh served here, one of my favourites is this pacific clams ($15.80). - The original soup base is peppery but not overwhelming. With cut chilli and coriander leaf added to the soup base, this dish is even more flavourful to the already delicious bak kut teh. - Thank you @founderbkt for hosting us and @justinfoodprints for the tasting invite. - 🍴 Founder Bah Kut Teh Hotel Boss 500 Jalan Sultan Singapore 199020
Annabel
10w
Weekends should be spent feasting with the family! Since it's raining, how about some piping hot Bak Kut Teh? 🐷 Where to find this? Founder Bak Kut Teh 📍 500 Jalan Sultan, Hotel Boss L1-09, S199020 ⏰ Daily: 11am to 5am 💰 Featured: Premium Ribs (S$11.80++), Steam Cod Fish (S$18.80++), Crispy Prawn Roll (S$5.80++) and more..
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