Don't be a fool and miss this sale! Get Premium at 30% OFF now >
close
Asian

Asian

Chinese, Korean, Thai, you name it!
Nobelle Liew
Nobelle Liew

I have no patience for Jay Fai (I’m sorry!!!), so meanwhile I’ll settle for The Salted Plum’s crab omelette 😛 For what it’s worth, this is a really good crab omelette. I mean there’s tons — like seriously a lot — of fresh, juicy, and sweet crab meat in there, and real big lumps too (not those mushy ass canned ones). And that’s really the most important ingredient eh? Yes omelette was nice, but damn the amount of crab in there sealed the deal for me.

3 Likes

How good could it be? I’ll set the record straight today: this dish is pretty damn fkin good. You’ve got tender chunks of chicken thigh boasting blackened charred bits (that are so addictive btw), just lightly seasoned, but oof packing such a punch you’d be sporting a leaking nose in no time. I was super impressed with huge kick of chilli here, especially with how it ain’t a flat kinda spicy, but a more nuanced one layered with the smoky charred bits and different aromatic veggies used. The portion’s really generous as well yknow, if you need another reason to order this other than it’s bloody delicious.

5 Likes

I’ve always loved the Cantonese classic cold dish of chilled tofu with century eggs and pork floss, and I thought ok there’s no way anyone can make this humble dish any better. Until I tasted Fook Kin’s that came with ikura. Those little ruby pops of saline, sweet, oceany goodness added such an unexpected burst of flavour I was just digging through the plate for more! Given how flavourful the other ingredients were though, I’d have preferred the sauce to be the regular soy sauce+vinegar mix instead of the starchy salty one they served. It made the originally light starter a little to heavy for my taste.

1 Like

I'm a big fan of dang gui roasted duck (read: Ya Wang/Dian Xiao Er), so there was no way I wasn’t trying Fook Kin’s rendition after seeing it on the menu. If we’re simply commenting on the roast duck, I have to say they did a bang on job. Skin was thin, fantastically browned and crisp, with a nice hint of the spices used in marinated the duck. The meat itself was equally satisfying, both tender and flavourful. Thing is, though, there’re plenty of good roast ducks in Singapore and what makes a dang gui duck a dang gui duck is the herbs and accompanying sauce it’s served with. I could definitely taste the aromatic herbs in the sauce as well as the characteristic bitterness brought by the dang gui/angelica herb, but unfortunately it was way too bitter. Instead of bringing about a pleasant contrast to the otherwise rich sauce, the bitterness overwhelmed it all and ended up overpowering the duck. I actually ended up dipping the duck in different sauces just to balance it out.

3 Likes

I remember back when they used to be called “Five Ten” and dishes were literally priced at $5/10, so when I popped by The Salted Plum I was more than a little taken aback by the price hike. Where I could get little nuggets of fried chicken with nori butter at $5, I could now only get cucumber or peanuts at the same price 🙃 Still I ain’t gonna complain cause I still maintain they sell among the best Taiwanese restaurant chows in Singapore. Take their Lala: sweet sweet sweeeeet clams are stir-fried with Taiwanese pesto (flavour’s very similar to preserved veggies I reckon) then topped with crispy pork croutons, resulting in a fantastically addictive and umami-packed dish and pork croutons. It was so packed with flavour I literally COULD. NOT. STOP.

2 Likes

Given my recent addiction to Izy Fook, I popped by Roast Paradise’s other collab and was as pleased with their roast pork and char siew. It’s easy to say “oh you like Roast Paradise anyway so it’s not a surprise to enjoy Fook Kin”; but what most don’t realise is maintaining consistency, especially across multiple eateries, is so so challenging. Take that fabulous standard of quality control and the resulting succulent roast meats, it’s simply impossible not to have every meal end in sheer bliss. If you can’t down so much meat though, I’d definitely suggest giving the char siew a go. You can find lots of good roast pork around Singapore — not that that downplays how good Fook Kin’s is — but I feel it’s not as easy to find char siew done as fantastically as theirs.

1 Like

I remember one of my favourite street chows in hcmc being their steamed rice rolls, essentially their take on the local chee cheong fun. Seeing it on MOC Cottages’s menu won a big 😍 from me, yet elicitated a huge 😱 when we saw the $14 price tag. How much can they possibly zhng this $1 street food to warrant that price, I thought. But then, look at that HEAP of pork on the rice rolls. Discounting flavour entirely, just that massive pile of chargrilled pork makes it completely worth the buck. And then you factor in the soft, silky, smooth rice rolls, the bed of fresh herbs and greens, and an amazing nuoc cham sauce on the side — absolutely gorgeous. Ain’t gonna lie, this completely turned the tables after their lacklustre banh mi.

3 Likes

Coated in a thin, crunchy, golden batter, this simple dish of Ren-kon and Tamafura (deep-fried lotus root and onion rings) stole my heart. Great batter aside - and that's half the battle won, mind you - I loved how earthy and sweet the root vegetables were, holding firm on their own and shining through that batter. The lotus root for one still retained a kinda muted crunch, cooked al dente if you would call it such; and the onion - oh-so-moist, sweet, and just melting in your mouth.

Little golden potstickers, stuffed to the max with juicy mince and chives, pan-fried to a perfect crisp. The skin's thin, light, and surprisingly grease-free. Dunk that into some strong black vinegar, and top it with loads of shredded ginger: 😋😋😋

Dubbed the Chinese 🍕, it's essentially a flaky, buttery pastry, filled with flavourful, juicy mince and lots of chives. Aside from how plain delish this is (not that anyone could ignore that), I really liked that it wasn't oily, and didn't leave any unpleasant residual greasy mouthfeel. The initial silence, and sighs of approval that ensued, was a huge clue as to how much we all loved it.

3 Likes

Decided to see what really hype was about...nope, didn't get it. The chicken was really, really dry and tough, totally bland and unseasoned, and just so unappetizing. It's such a shame cause it was so exciting seeing them roast the meats right in front of our eyes! Seriously praying this is just a one-off, and that Iskina Cebu's way better than this.

5 Likes

Laksa Lemak (aka Siamese Laksa) should really be an amalgamation between an assam laksa and a curry laksa. Unfortunately Kuvo's Slipper Lobster Laksa Lemak (S$14++) leaned way to much towards the assam. While I loved the fragrance of the contributing spices and aromatics, most of it was masked by the insane sourness. Even the coconut failed to come through - it lent to a creamier texture, but not so much of flavour.

4 Likes

Spending all my time eating (and eating) cause what else is there to do in small 🌞🌞 Singapore?

What To Read Next

Say Hello and Goodbye to These Burpple Beyond Deals (March 2020)
Say Hello and Goodbye to These Burpple Beyond Deals (March 2020) The time has come to welcome a brand new batch of awesome 1-for-1 deals! Also, take note of these 1-for-1 deals to redeem before they expire on 31 March 2020. 
The Sweetest 1-for-1 Dessert Deals
The Sweetest 1-for-1 Dessert Deals Delicate cakes, ice cream s’mores, nostalgic tarts, Swiss rolls, macarons, eclairs, pancakes and more with #BurppleBeyond! Enjoy leisurely weekend afternoons or after-dinner hangs with these sweet deals.
1-for-1 Burpple Beyond Deals in Raffles Place
1-for-1 Burpple Beyond Deals in Raffles Place Fill up on tasty bibimbap or Chirashi lunches, have a midday coffee and tuck into comforting Thai or Western meals for dinner, or go on a swanky date in Raffles Place with #BurppleBeyond!</em>
1-for-1 Burpple Beyond Deals in Bukit Timah
1-for-1 Burpple Beyond Deals in Bukit Timah Macarons with tea, hearty Italian nosh, sugar-free cakes, melt-in-your-mouth steaks and more — here’s where to get your fill in Bukit Timah.
ADVERTISE WITH US
ADVERTISE WITH US