Still one of my favourite bars in Singapore, with strong drinks that so affordably lethalize.
Essentially the spiritual sequel to their popular Find the Chicken in the Chillies. Underneath the river shrimp's gently crispy exterior lies a Sensitive New Age Guy-esque masculine softness, and the "mala" heat mileage for the dish varies - the naked river shrimp alone reveals just a feathery tease of sting, whilst a careless spoonful may yield a significantly more insistent numbing and sensuous plumping of the lips. 3.8/5
This was a hosted meal, courtesy of Birds of a Feather.
Essentially your usual Teppei Kaisendon but with the usual heavy-handedly salty marinade replaced with a muchly welcome, gently numbing mentaiko-esque spicy sauce. Little bits of chilli padi provide the odd needling tingle alongside their usual nose-teasing wasabi. Make it a permanent fixture on the menu, please? 4.1/5
Essentially the seaweed-coated and caramel-drenched lovechild from a urgently erotic tryst between a Gymboxx-built French fry and a curvy, flirtatiously coquettish potato chip. 4/5
This dish is one of the many items on the restaurant's new menu which launches 6 April, and other friends joining the avian party include the Pig Ear Mosaic, "Xiang Su" Duck, the black-and-white black sesame dessert MonoTone, and a naughty deep-fried shrimp sequel to the popular Find The Chicken In the Chillies. Spanking new weekend brunch offerings such as the eggtastic Bird Skillet and Big Bird First (big breakfast? geddit? - Joke Tuition Teacher) will also be introduced the same week.
The uncharacteristically shrimpy chilli crab, whilst slightly assertive in its umami saltiness, was mushily smooth and ideal as a spread, but its containment in a jar was a curious choice that came across fairly "Macallen in a plastic cup", and the given ratio of chilli crab to mantou was akin to applying a 36D cup size onto a 32B. Fit is important. 3.8/5
Apparently so named after their Chef Meup, and not because the owners are hardcore bondage fetishists a la 50 Shades of Grey.
People know exactly what they are getting when it comes to a visit here, but for those who want a quick rush to the...head, the drinks on offer are bluntly, bluntly efficient.
The Thai eatery was (un?)fortunately more thread than Concertina wire.