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It's All About The East

It's All About The East

Helmed as the part of Singapore that has the best food, this list will be filled with all sorts that can be found in the Eastern portion of our tiny red dot.
Amanda Liu
Amanda Liu
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40 Hands is no stranger to the brunch crowd and they’ve expanded beyond Tiong Bahru and have opened a cosy space along Upper East Coast.

With the same industrial chic vibes, you’ve got a similar menu available, so all hot favourites would be available!

The Chilli Scram ($18) is one simple yet comfy dish! Don’t be deceived by the look of it, it packs a whole punch thanks to the chilli being scrambled with the eggs, and covers a mountain load of wild mushrooms atop a slice of pepita bread. Upon arrival, you’d be shocked at the amount of eggs that you have you’d probably have sufficient eggs for #bulkdays.

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When it’s cold outside (it’s about 4deg now in Brighton), all I’m craving for is something warm & comforting & the first thing that comes to mind is this frog leg claypot porridge I had.

Choose how big a portion of the claypot frog legs you’d like to have, as well as the way it’s done! For 2 pax, we ordered the bundle that comes with 7 frogs (buy 4, get 3 free, together with a pot of porridge) at $30. We may have over done it a tad bit cause we were starving, but that portion is usually good for 3-4 pax.

Apart from the portion size, you can also choose how you’d like the frog to be done, either stir fried with dried chilli or with spring onions. For chilli lovers, I’d suggest the former as it gives you that extra oomph.

On top of the pot of porridge that you get, I’d also suggest getting fried mantou (buns) as well! Dip in those fried buns & allow them to soak up the sauce that the frogs come in for that added flavour, and I can assure you that there’d be no regrets.

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Smoked daily using wood chips Urban Smokeshack has a variety of meats ranging from pork, to chicken, to ribs & duck as well!

Each main comes with two sides, which are fixed which includes baked baby potatoes & roasted cherry tomatoes!

However, if you’re going for the Chicken Thigh, it is accompanied with plain rice instead as the meat comes with their buah keluak sauce which is extremely lemak, so for those who are looking for a roast with a twist, do try them out!

As for my pork belly, the meat is rubbed with hickory spices & is a tad bit spicy, due to the peppers. The meat is slightly pink, but well cooked nonetheless and juicy!

You would have probably been to Bar Stories for their amazing cocktails, but did you know that Ah Hua Kelong is now permanently based there as well?

With seafood farmed locally within our shores, the exciting seafood tapas menu is something you'd want to pair your cocktails with!

One of the items we tried was Curry Mussels with Mantou ($16). Alternatively, you can opt for Pasta instead for $18!

Although I'm not a mussels lover, I had a go at one piece & I must say, fresh mussels definitely does taste a whole ton better. The plump & juicy meat absorbs the curry so well, that the fishy taste that I was afraid of was eliminated.

The curry recipe was inspired by Chef Ben's grandma, so it sure tastes of home! It was soooo good that the stipulated portions of mantou was not enough, resulting in having to order more to wipe out the curry. If I could, I'd happily drink the curry down just like that cause it was THAT good.

I remember this store while growing up in the east, where I frequent the space for their shepherd's pie, plus, it was just a stone throw away from my aunt's place!
Serving up their new menu, their new dishes are extremely appetizing but with a healthy twist! This allows them to aid parents with children to eat well!
Personal favorites from the day includes their Signature Nonya Mee Siam ($6.90) & their Nasi Lemak Burger (price tbc). Sunday lunch was well-spent, thanks to @justinfoodprints for the invite & fellow foodie friends! •
#Burpple #Aroundwithamd #TheRoyalsCafe #cafehoppingsg

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I remember the first time trying thosai was back in primary school, where cheese thosai cost me only $0.60 a piece and I'd always run to the thosai stall once the recess bell rings to be first in line.

15 years later, I'm trying out RajaRani's Masala Thosai, which reminds me much of what I had back in primary school & the best part, with masala!

With slight hints of spice mixed with potatoes, the masala adds a nice touch to the thosai, without being too overbearing. If you're a lover of spice, dip into either of the accompanying curries & you're in for a good feast!

#BurppleBestofTampines

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Travelled all the way to the East to have a go at the hyped Kolo Mee! Upon arrival, you'd noticed that there's a snaking queue for this store and the main store sign is filled with clippings from television documentaries and newspapers.

You'd be spoilt for choice as you look through the multiple options up on the board, but to get the best of everything, I suggest going for the Signature Set Meal, just like we did!

With prices ranging from $4-$7, the set meal consists of Spare Ribs, Char Siew, Fried Wonton, Boiled Wonton & their signature chili sauce!

The noodles were cooked just right, having a "q" texture which makes it pretty enjoyable. Go ahead and mix up the chili sauce to give you that spicy kick or keep it plain and simple with just their concoction of sauces.

Do remember to come early to queue as the waiting time may go up to about 30 minutes or so!

#BurppleBestofTampines

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What more if it's a version similar to loklok!

Say goodbye to late night drives to JB to satisfy your cravings when you have a store that opens till 2am in the morning! 🙌🏼 Choose from 30 over ingredients (I think, cause I lost count) & choose between either soaking them into your soup bases, or have them deep-fried or BBQ-ed!
Thoroughly enjoyed the Tom Yum Soup & Dried Scallop soup bases that we tried. 🤤 Not forgetting the super addictive deep fried kway teow ($2). More on that soon in my upcoming post!

When you're craving for a good beef bowl, this bowl of Truffle Wagyu will definitely do the job.

At $16, you get a bowl filled with rice (almost to the brim), topped with perfectly seared tokyo-style braised Wagyu, minced beef & a perfect onsen egg! For big eaters, one bowl can easily fill you & for a small eater like myself, I'd need to being another of me along to finish this.

Seriously #worthit.

#BurppleYoungHawkers

Amidst my project submissions, I'm craving badly for this super yummy smoked salmon salad! Generous layers of smoked salad atop mixes greens & juicy cherry tomatoes! All salad & salmon lovers out there say hooray!

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An afternoon with a bowl of smoked duck, juicy cherry tomatoes & peaches with bits of crushed nachos in it & cider on the side! It's the best for a hot afternoon while gallivanting around the historic Kampong Glam!

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The Holqa Cafe | Ho-L-Kah | Cuppa for the chilly weather. Geisha beans are just perf! Slightly too foamy tho :/

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