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If you've read my previous post on my experience at @yoda.fm's omakase, this is the post you're waiting for!

As simple as it looks, the Japanese Musk Melon is possibly the sweetest & juiciest melon on this planet! What I love the most about ending the night with this was how the chef has sneakily drizzled half the melon with whisky, while leaving the other in its original state.
When we were introduced to the dish, we were instructed to have the original piece first, before diving in for the whisky-drizzled piece. The after effect of that is a sweet, alcoholic but yet a light end to the entire 10 courses.
If it weren't for @jiaknonstop's request, we wouldn't be able to try out the genius combination of whisky & melon 😌 •
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I don't usually post multiple photos, but gosh, this omakase that I had definitely deserves it!

With the help of @jiaknonstop's planning, we were able to try out @yoda.fm's $100++ omakase which requires at least 3 days notice! However, if you'd like more interesting items (like ours), we suggest you book them a month in advance!
So this lovely cover is one of my personal favs from the evening - Sambo Rice, which comes with Japanese Rice, topped with Negitoro, Uni & Ikura! So to eat this dish, you'd have to mix the ingredients all together before spreading it out on the seaweed & rolling it up to eat it.
It was so good, I was close to licking the entire bowl after I was done, but I didn't.
In order of sequence, here's what our $100++ got us:
* Oyster with Tabasco & Squid & lady's finger
* Poached egg, Ikura, taco & wasabi
* Otoro, Chutoro, Hamachi & Botan Ebi
* Fried Botan Ebi
* Tempura costed Natto & Sea Bream with Shiso
* Crabclaw, foie gras, daikon & Lamb chop in shiso sauce, potato salad, edamame
* Sambo Rice - Negitoro, Ikura, Uni
* Stir fried somen
* Japanese Musk Melon + with whisky
The last item would require a post on its own, cause as simple as it is, it is pure genius.

Creating a new snaking queue is Shun Feng Crayfish Delight.

As the owners, Daniel & Willy, cook every bowl of soup individually, expect to wait about 45 to 60 minutes to order!
The sweetness of the broth differs with the ingredients! We had the Crystal Crayfish Delight ($6/$10), Mackerel Slices Delight ($7) & the Red Grouper Slices Delight ($7). Of the 3, the most flavorful bowl was the Mackerel Slices as the broth has the sweetness from the prawns & Mackerel without any fishy taste.
The Crayfish broth was slightly lighter as compared to the mackerel, but at $10, you do get 2 whole juicy crayfishes sliced in half.
The winner is actually what comes together with the soup, the crystal kwayteow that's tossed in this sweet, yet savoury sauce topped with deep fried shallots.

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Sinn Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice

Adding another chicken rice store to my list of good chicken rice!

Situated conveniently opposite Novena Church, Sinn Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice serves up pretty decent chicken rice! We had a go at both the Roasted Chicken $15/half) & Steamed Chicken ($16/half) which had tender, yet juicy slices of meat, & both perfectly roasted chicken skin & bouncy q steamed skin.

Best part of it, they're on their way to getting their halal certification! So now everyone can try out the Hainanese version of chicken rice 🐓

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In commemoration of Singapore's 52nd Birthday, @yumchasg has come up with localized flavour for their xiao long bao, Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao 肉骨茶小笼包 ($5.20/3pcs).

For lovers of the herbal version of BKT, Yum Cha's version is the perfect one for you! Although I do prefer the peppery version, the subtle herbal flavors makes their XLB unique, yet extremely yummy!
Only available till the 13th of August (that's 4 more days!!), Yum Cha members or DBS/POSB cardholders can enjoy a 1 for 1 promotion of this special item!
Thank you @ksherena for extending the invite! •
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Joining in the coffee hype with the instagrammable Coffee in a Cone ($8) from @thecoffeeacademicssg!

Located at Level 2, just right in front of the entry gate of #sgcoffeefest, you get a choice of Piccolo or Chocolate in the cutest chocolate coated cone! Let the coffee or chocolate melt the inner chocolate coating to give you a mocha or something more chocolatey. •
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I can finally say that I've tried Ryo Sushi!

🙌🏼🙌🏼 The level of excitement prior to this dinner was high as I've heard so much about it & had to try it!
Our 18 course dinner ($78) was a special arrangement that consisted of 4 starters, 11 pieces of sushi, 1 side, 1 Chirashi bowl & ended off with a warm bowl of Dashi Soup.
One of the highlights from the meal was Chuturo with Shoyu Foam 😍
It was a party in my mouth as the Shoyu Foam added a nice salty touch & texture which enhances the flavors of the chutoro!
I could have a whole plate of this to myself if I could. •
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Known for the tea cakes & bread, Bakerzin has recently opened their newest outlet in industrial area, Tai Seng!

Apart from their newest outlet, they are launching a new menu that will be rolled out island wide.
One of the items would be the DIY Pasta ($6.80) where you get a choice of pasta (Linguine, Penne or Spaghetti) & a choice of style / sauce (Aglio Olio, Arrabiata, Carbonara, Homemade Cream Laksa, Marinara or Pesto). Top up another $4 from a variety of meaty & seafood toppings, or $2.80 for vegetarian options.
We had the Coffee Pulled Pork on Homemade Cream Laksa Spaghetti ($10.80), which sounds pretty exquisite & unique!
The Laksa cream was just right, with strong coconut & haebi (fried shrimp) flavors, without being too overpowering while the coffee pulled pork was tender yet held the coffee flavors together pretty well. With locally sourced beans, it tasted like kopi gao pulled pork, which may or may not suit everyone's palate, but it was a plus for me!
This was a hosted tasting & thank you @bakerzin.sg for hosting us! •
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Founded in Kagawa by Chef Tamotsu Kurokawa, Tamoya is well known for their handmade Udon, which is done daily, resulting in soft yet springy & extremely q noodles.

They recently introduced 4 new dishes into their main menu - Beef Sukiyaki Udon ($13.80), Double Tempura Vegetable Udon ($13.80), Pork Spicy Miso Udon ($13.80) and Maze Mix Udon ($8.80). Served in a hotpot, my personal favourite would be the Pork Spicy Miso; which comes with a slight spicy kick! The hotpot allows for the soup & meat to be kept warm throughout, and you have a choice of adding the Udon in to warm it up, or eat it as it is!
This was a hosted tasting by @tamoyasg & thank you @brandcellar for inviting me! •
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Early rainy mornings calls for some Breakfast Mac & Cheese ($12) from @birdbirdsg 😌 
It's the perfect combination of bacon, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes & kale together with gooey cheese & #eggporn worthy yolk right smack in the middle of it all.

The combination of umami flavours leaves you wanting more, but do remember to spare some space for their Signature Fried Chicken & Softies as well. •
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The only desserts that I'm willing to have & regret later - soft serve.

With the scorching weather is Seoul (but monsoon season is soon!), having milk soft serve from @thedala_hongdae is something you must have!

As much as I can't take milk, the milky & creamy consistency was extremely enjoyable in the heat. Either have it plain, or have their Tiramisu version, this is something not to be missed!!

Having a cookie to end off the Iced Americano was the perfect treat.

Tucked in a small corner was Moment Coffee, which had a small neon sign with it's name just at the store's window front.
With beans from @manufactcoffee, the floral flavors would be tasted with every mouthful.
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