Local Fare

Local Fare

For the list of local dishes, local inspired dishes, fusion dishes, etc.
Wei Zhi Chiang
Wei Zhi Chiang

Weekend brunch at Sinpopo with their recently refreshed menu - they’ve introduced new dishes along with returning favourites, all of which focus on local flavours with a fusion twist.

The cod here was baked so well! It was buttery and creamy, pairing with lightly crisped up pieces of fish maw in a black cod broth. At this price tag though, we wished the hor fun came in a much bigger portion and with stronger wok hei. Broth could be done less salty as well.

Thank you @sinpopobrand for the kind invite! ✨

Chanced upon The Upper Room at e2i West! Went for the classic toast set and was pleasantly surprised. They use wheat bread for their toasts and it’s done soft instead of crispy. There’s a good amount of kaya butter sandwiched in, quite enjoyable though the kaya they use is quite sweet. Tea was fragrant!

We are now very used to ordering pork slices over pork ribs when having bak kut teh, because they’re so easy to enjoy! Plus point is Song Fa’s pork slices are always very tender.

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A sweet rice dumpling with filling of sautéed minced lean pork and winter melon strips. There seems to be a slight subtle spice to it, but the sweetness overpowered it for me. Was my least favourite of the 3 flavours we tried.

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Stumbled upon this gem of a mee hoon kway spot that’s just a short walk from Jurong East MRT! It’s accessible via the bridge on the back, tucked in Vision Exchange. It’s more pricey a bowl at $6 for the dry version without the big meatball you see here, though it did have quite a bit of topping and includes an egg in the side soup. The soup version is at $5. They do have the other noodle options too, like ban mian and you mian.

Didn’t have this with their homemade chilli as my throat was a little sore then, but I tried a little of it and it was quite fiery! Some of the mhk pieces were a tinyyy bit doughy but they were really impressive in general. They were done just the way we like our mhk to be, with a great chew and just the right thickness! Comes with minced meat, crunchy ikan bilis, meatballs, crab stick and my favourite mani chye. Would definitely have this again if I’m in the area.

PS. Didn’t know there’s so many food options here in Vision Exchange, will come back to try more out!

📍JY Lam Eating House
Vision Exchange
2 Venture Drive #02-45

There are 2 kway chap stalls here at Holland Drive Food Centre and we tried out Blanco Court’s first! Unfortunately thought it was quite average, though the intestines were well cleaned. The flavour of their broth and braised items leaned to a lighter end. Might want to skip on the salted vegetables as they were a lot saltier than the usuals.

Reached at 8am but they already had a very very strong queue going! Glad to be back again at Ah Hua for their signature mee tai mak that’s tossed in a shiok pork lard oil mix + a side of handmade fishballs, veggie rolls, meatballs and her giao. Always satisfying!

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Something new at Ah Hua! Enjoyed these a lot, they were fresh, bouncy and crunchy. They’re also selling the fresh ones that you can get for your new year steamboats!

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Other than the Janggut Laksa, we got ourselves a plate of wanton noodles from Bei-Ing Wanton Noodles. The queue took a while, but unfortunately, we weren’t quite fans. The egg noodles did have a decent bite, but are tossed in a dark sauce and chili combi that was more sweet. Char siew slices were the lean sort, and even though the taste was not bad, we found them too chewy. Wantons were average, we preferred the boiled ones to the fried ones.

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Journey to the East yesterday means we could stop by Da Dong for breakfast! Haven’t had their prawn noodles in a long time and that first sip of broth was just ultra shiok. Don’t expect the intense prawn-y sort of base here, but you’ll get one that’s very well-balanced with a garlicky crustacean sweetness. Sadly no refills, so we always make sure we savour every drop 😂 Damn good!

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It was a pleasant surprise with these, they were sliced thin and fried crispy, with a balanced fat to meat ratio. Good for sharing.

Lao Jiang has a couple of outlets around, but if you want to catch their Burpple Beyond deals, they are available at their [email protected] outlet in King Albert Park. Apart from this set deal, the other 1-for-1s are their weekday lunch set, dinner set and local delights. Thank you @laojiangsuperiorsoupsg for having us & @burpple for the kind invite! ✨

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This reminded us a lot of a mild tom yum soup, more sweet-sour than the Thai kind of spicy. Preferred the original soup from them! For their soups, you get to pick rice or noodles to go along - either added into the soup or have it dry where it’s tossed in a dark soy sauce mix. Noodle options available were hor fun, you mian and bee hoon. Enjoyed the dry hor fun more for the slight q texture. It’s 1 for 1 with Burpple Beyond when you get this as a set with a drink and dessert.

Lao Jiang has a couple of outlets around, but if you want to catch their Burpple Beyond deals, they are available at their [email protected] outlet in King Albert Park. Apart from this set deal, the other 1-for-1s are their weekday lunch set, dinner set and local delights. Thank you @laojiangsuperiorsoupsg for having us & @burpple for the kind invite! ✨

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