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Sundays

Sundays

My typical Sunday goes like this light breakfast > church service > lunch > a whole family day > dinner... Pretty normal except I have the best family that likes to eat.... A lot so sundays become our good food day and in this space I'd like to share the good stuff we have (':
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The rate of eating nice meals at home has clearly preceded penning them down- with no valid excuse other than laziness. But for Mother’s Day laziness cannot be an excuse; with Burpplebeyond and the knowledge that this is the sister cafe of South Union Park (SUP)- I decided to order from Eleven Strands.
Via pickup we paid only $66 for 4 mains and 1 dessert #BurpplebeyondWINS. Everything was delicious but particularly good was the well executed squid ink pasta cleverly sautéed with garlic and other condiments, with of course the handmade tagliatelle (+$3), our default pasta choice at SUP.
My picky nature found the pork chop and wagyu patty too lean or even dry but it does not bother me much because they are well handled; also all the supporting sides and sauces will cover any flaw. I mean how can I not love the homemade brioche bun (another of my favourite at SUP again).
For dessert we got the Apple Tart which was actually Feuille de brick (think crepe but with a crisp pastry profile typically from being fried) wrapped with sautéed apples, different currants, croquant, almond flakes; and cold vanilla ice cream. What can go wrong? A paradoxically light yet rich dessert to end off a celebratory meal.

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I was bent on living “austerely” when the stringent circuit breaker measures were announced. A good month of self reflection and awareness of what a “charmed” life we had and may have taken for granted. But a few days into the CB mode and I realise lessons and reflections could still be done without forsaking good meals.
This particular dinner was that example of a good meal - Japanese skewers generously seasoned with salt pepper and sauce typical of Kushiyaki skewers.
I especially liked the well handled chicken heart and gizzard - excellent companion to a chilled glass of beer. But there are other great skewers like the meat balls which has well-meaning bites of ginger and other vegetables, and the other standard meat skewers of lamb chicken and pork.
Note that either Skewer Set A/B comes with a bigger slab of unagi (as pictured), on a bed of Japanese rice which is best eaten with the onsen egg.
All these were part of the special takeaway/ delivery menu during this COVID period. The skewer bar provides free delivery for orders above $40/ $5 delivery with a min order of $30.

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I always marvel when chefs create memorable out of commonplace ingredients. Take egg that is deftly beaten and folded layer by layer for example; that births Japanese Tamago. The version at Ten Sushi pays good tribute to the simple yet painstakingly prepares Japanese dish. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you’d order this dish when you patronise the F&B establishment.

The ambience here is the epitome of minimalism
And I enjoyed my iced white 👍🏻

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When a Japanese restaurant serves unabashedly thick slices of sashimi, you know they are confident about their produce.
That is exactly what you find at Ten Sushi; in addition, mind you that you get 1 for 1 with Burpplebeyond for ala carte, non-assorted sashimi orders.
The salmon, salmon belly and tuna we had, were approved by my sashimi loving family and we have definitely bookmarked Ten Sushi and Marusuya outlets to satiate future Sashimi cravings.

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When a Japanese restaurant serves unabashedly thick slices of sashimi, you know they are confident about their produce. That is exactly what you find at Ten Sushi; in addition, mind you that you get 1 for 1 with Burpplebeyond for ala carte, non-assorted sashimi orders.
The salmon, salmon belly and tuna we had, were approved by my sashimi loving family and we have definitely bookmarked Ten Sushi and Marusuya outlets to satiate future Sashimi cravings.

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A recent lunch I had with a friend who recently subscribed to burpple mentioned that some establishments can be found on eatigo or other food platforms “and you don’t pay for those...” he commented. But I quickly raised that there are those places that you’d hardly get any sorts of discounts at but burpple and South Union Park (SUP) is a prime example.
I’ve been here twice for brunch then dinner and was only very impressed on the first visit; dinner here fell short of expectations with an underwhelming baby back ribs main we had. But with Burpplebeyond I was determined to return and sooner than expected I found myself revelling in what I first fell in love with; SUP’s chicken liver pate. Shortly after everything I’d wished for on plate: poached salmon that had not one trace of what I always feared in slabs of fish, sapless poor textured white meat. The fish sad on a bed of spinach and zucchini swimming in a shallow pool of sorrel cream that I polished off the plate.
Another note: SUP hand makes their pastas which means you definitely should try them because handmade wet pastas are quite recherché at least in my sphere of the SG F&B scene.
Lastly, the fish and chips here employs a barramundi fillet as opposed to common dory/ sea bass fillets; this along side an in house coleslaw with red cabbage, a testimony to SUP’s emphasis on using good quality ingredients, something I look for in every menu earnestly crafted by chefs.

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My 2nd visit to introduce the delicious pizzas here to my extended family. An amazing “good for groups” option, I beamed pridefully when across the table everyone nodded in approval of how these pizzas were a mark above many other commercial pizza places. I’d like to think it just brings me great joy (and pride) when my loved ones enjoy good food (I suggested) together. 🙊

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The festive season celebrations at home happen to be a concurrent cake galore for my family. I mean 5 cakes in a span of less than a week is no small feat?

2 of which happened on the same day and were local flavours, Ondeh Ondeh and Durian Pengat ordered from the Malayan Council. The baseline was that both cakes had moist and nice sponge which should be so for all good cakes. But beyond that I found the granulated brown sugar and pale taste of any fresh pandan the minuses of the Ondeh Ondeh cake.
On the other hand the Durian Pengat had some real durian flesh and flavour, with your neighbourhood bakery like cake cream that was smooth and saccharine.

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The pizzas at Chef Icon redefined the stereotypical view that pizzas are “junk food” because what we get is a vegetarian and clean tasting rendition of the Italian staple. While this tasted nothing like the usual Italian/ American pizzas, the unique bread like base with a pastry like crisp crust was noteworthy.
The toppings of mild cheese, curry powder, a soy based vegetarian ham and healthy fresh tomato chunks were contributions to the clean character of this 6-inch pizza.

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My to go flavor at Mr Bean found its sibling in a wholemeal, healthier choice version.
Sadly the batter on its own, because Mr Bean pancakes are thick, was slightly unpalatable imho.
Sticking to the usual batter I am familiar to, healthier choice or not.

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My palate wants what it wants especially when I am sick. May be just me but I craved for random things after inhaling so many pills over a span of a week. The above was one on the list and Dad took effort to drive me to his favourite place for it at Parkway.
The protocol here is to choose a slab of fish charged per gram and they’d slice it up for you. Dad thinks they serve one of the fresher sashimi around; while I don’t have these often, I had my fill and was satisfied after I finished almost 2/3 the plate

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Eat to live, live to eat. Alternating between the 2 all day err day?

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