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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

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Julius Lim
Julius Lim

Back then, Swensen’s was one of the popular casual dining restaurants in Singapore and till now, the brand still resonates to many of us. It has grown into the hearts of families as a gathering destination for affordable and hearty comfort food.

From now to 29 Feb 2020, Swensen’s is having a Bring Your Parents Out campaign whereby you can bring your parents out for a meal to the restaurant to relieve those memories. Diners will be treated to one complimentary ala carte main course for every two ala carte main courses ordered. All you have to do is to quote “Swensen’s Special Moments” upon ordering and tag @SwensensSingapore with the hashtag #SwensensSpecialMoment in a post on Facebook or Instagram, sharing on your family dining moment to enjoy the promotion. More information on the campaign can be found via http://bit.ly/BringYourParentsOut
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📍Swensen’s
68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, Unit 03-23, Singapore 238863

With three soup bases to choose from, signature tomato soup base, beef bone soup base and mushroom sauce, I opted for something light and tangy this time round and their tomato soup contains 7 tomatoes cooked in a single bowl of soup. With a variety of different ingredients to go with your soup noodle, I got the Ebiko Prawn Paste ($13.90) and it was a fantastic choice. The thick and flavourful tomato soup was reminiscent of a certain of hotpot chain’s broth while the hand-pulled noodles with a certain bite to it, is the perfect complement for noodle slurping. The addition of the ebiko prawn paste and half an onsen egg rounds of the dining experience. What’s more, if you are a Burpple Beyond member, you get to enjoy a 1-for-1 for certain noodle dishes such as this.

For all the positives the food brings, the customer service leaves much to be desired on this day. Everything was fine until I was about to make the payment, while my dining partner was still sitting at the table finishing her drink, that the wait staff immediately ushered in a group of customers to our table when my backpack was still on my chair. Maybe practice a bit of patience might help?
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📍EVENTASTY 一碗田 Noodle Bar
109 North Bridge Rd, Unit 01-13 Funan Mall, Singapore 179097

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The restaurant insists on using only fresh chicken and this clearly is the x-factor for me as the succulent and tender meat with the crispy skin is the winner for me. Served with an onset egg, this chicken rice dish is not your average run-off-the-mill version but a premiumized one that actually works. Besides this main, Le Coq will also be launching new dishes such as the Beef Crispy Rice ($28) and Ribs & Rice ($18) that will cater to a wider audience.
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📍Le Coq
25 Church Street, Capital Square 3, Unit 01-04, Singapore 049482

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This new limited time offer puts a twist to the traditional fried chicken, in which each piece of chicken is hand-brushed with a homemade tom yum sauce blend and sprinkled with popping candy. The sauce that is coated on the chicken aims to tingle your palate in which you can taste savoury, sour, spicy and sweet, the four flavours that is true to the Thai cuisine. Playing with the texture notes, you will get the crispy and saucy chicken with the sizzling sensation of the popping candy from each bite. This new chicken flavour can be ordered via the ala carte menu or as part of a combo, with 12 pieces of wingettes & drumettes combo that comes with 2 fries and 2 drinks at $22.45.
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📍4FINGERS Crispy Chicken
10 Tampines Central 1, Tampines 1, Unit 01-39/40, Singapore 529536

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Using Asian cuisine influences, the restaurant will be introducing dishes such as spicy chicken wings (these are flaming hot), ngor hiang, uni bowl and uni pasta. The latter takes centrestage as there is a chilled and warm version, with both having their own unique points. The chilled takes the vote for me as it does not make you feel surfeited from the creaminess of the uni.
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📍Le Coq
25 Church Street, Capital Square 3, Unit 01-04, Singapore 049482

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With a rather wide range of menu items and dishes that you cannot get from many places in Singapore, Good Come Again is one of my go-to places for Chinese barbeque skewers and North-Eastern China food. From Chinese salads to stir fried noodles and barbequed meats/innards, you are in for a truly unique dining experience at wallet friendly prices. From spicy to savoury and sweet, they have got it all covered, which you will surely want to come again in future.
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📍Good Come Again
8 Lorong 1, Geylang, Singapore 389118

What’s even better now is that they are offering all-day rice bowls and the Burnt Chilli Chicken 2.0 Bowl is priced at $10. If you are new to The Salted Plum, this is a must order as you will get a generous portion of charred chicken thigh that has been marinated with Szechuan pepper and grilled Chinese chives. For this rice bowl, it comes with a base of short grain rice and is topped with a sous-vide egg to give that extra creaminess.
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📍The Salted Plum
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City West Wing, Unit B1-122A, Singapore 038983

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However, this year’s celebrations seem to be somewhat muted with the many events happening globally and around us. From the impending world war to the passing of a basketball great and the rise of a virus disease, the mood around everybody seems to be low. What’s next in store in the coming months? We shall wait and see but let’s hope it’s something positive for us to cheer on.
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📍Oriental Elixir
10A Haji Lane, Singapore 189203

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Almaty – a deconstructed apple tart that contains smoked apple slices served with dollops of Gorgonzola cheese and cinnamon yogurt with a celery sorbet at the side. The sweet and savoury notes will play with your senses in the beginning but it will all make sense as you keep eating it. Perfectly balanced and a masterful play of balancing a strong cheese with a light celery flavour.

Medovik – a curtain call of honey cake with sour cream ganache, torched blood orange, rose crystals and yogurt sorbet. Between the two desserts, I pretty much prefer the Almaty every day, any day.
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📍The Nomads
70 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048458

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Scallops – this particular dish blew us away as the Koji cured scallops are topped onto a lentil cracker with spiced burnt corn. The explosion of flavours when you put this into your mouth is as if you were journaling along the Silk Road where the spice trade is one of the major economies during that period.

Squid Laghman – one of the regions that you will pass through along the Silk Road is Xinjiang Ugyhur and this noodle dish pays homage to the area. Instead of the traditional noodle, it is replaced with lightly grilled squid noodles here and it is joined with capsicum and pine nuts, all mixed in with a bone marrow and Sichuan peppercorn sauce.

Sturgeon – probably the second restaurant in Singapore to serve the sturgeon fish as most just use the caviar instead of the actual fish in a dish. Grill with a soy butter emulsion and dill oil, and served with crunchy grains, the firm texture of the sturgeon is a good pairing with the strong sauce.

Plov – a staple in most cultures across the Silk Road, at The Nomads, this Hunter’s Plov is reinterpreted into a risotto dish that uses Carnaroli risotto as the base. It is then topped with wagyu striploin, bone marrow, pickled heirloom carrots, tea-braised quail eggs and brandied raisins. This dish might be heavier in terms of the flavours as compared to the rest, so a bubbly or carbonated drink might help ease the heaviness.
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📍The Nomads
70 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048458

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Drawing strong influences from around Central Asia, this journey is a contemporary interpretation of such cuisines from the travels made by co-founder Shawn Kishore and Executive Chef Dannel Krishnan. In addition to the ala carte menu, diners have the option of three tasting menus from the A Trail Ablaze ($98) to The Odyssey of Fire ($148) and Nirvana ($188), the latter being an up to a 22-course omakase meal. Several of my favourites from the tasting menu include the following

Caviar & Kaya – a play on sweet and savoury whereby poached Argentinean red shrimp and a homemade kaya, paying homage to our favourite bread spread, is added into a kueh pie tee shell before it’s topped with Kristal caviars. A very unique one-biter offering with flavours that you would not have expected.

Nomads Nan – a traditional Kazakhstan-style bread that signifies breaking bread with friends and family. At Nomads, this bread is made from a secret family recipe which involves fermenting flour with yogurt overnight to intensify the flavour. Served with the Hunter-Gatherer’s Butter which is a mix of seaweed butter and an animal butter of the day in a hollowed-out bone.

Salat – one of my favourites of the evening which is a grilled fruit salad put together by pears that have been glazed with cherry vinaigrette, seasonal greens and crystallized walnuts. The anchovy sauce and frozen raspberries that have been added into it gives this salad a unique quality of it being warm and cold, sweet and savoury.
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📍The Nomads
70 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048458

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From 1 to 8 February, they are running a 1 for 1 promotion for their signature burgers with four flavours that you can choose from. We sampled both the Cheeseburger ($12) and Teriyaki Pork Shabu ($10), with an additional top up of $4 for a side of fries and the portion was generous and fulfilling. The former comes with a thick patty made with a blend of beef, pork and bacon, sandwiched between a garlic butter toasted bun that’s stacked with lettuce, tomatoes and onions. The indulgence doesn’t stop there as a slice of cheddar cheese is torched on top of the patty with nacho cheese and mayonnaise overflowing out from the burger. As for the latter, a substantial portion of pork shabu that has been pan seared in a homemade teriyaki sauce, is constructed with the burger bun. To pair with your burgers, Quick Fix Bistro & Bar is having a promotion of 1 for 1 full pint beer for $12 and 3 Soju for $30 before 8:00pm at the moment.
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📍Quick Fix Bistro & Bar
4 Jalan Ayer, Singapore 389142

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