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Those who are not so much into raw fish can explore the few options in the Donburi section of the menu here. The Aburi Duck Teriyaki + Onsen Egg (also $10) and this came highly recommended, and Iโ€™m glad to report that this was good too (though I personally prefer Japanese Curry Express' partially torched riff of this dish).

The salmon fillet wasnโ€™t overcooked and they were (too) generous with the mentaiko, though the rice in this bowl was bordering mushy (compared to the bara chirashi don).

This bowl is possibly the cheapest one around considering the amount of fish youโ€™re getting! You might be tempted to go big with the premium version, but the normal size would suffice for most.

The marinade is on the sweet side, but nothing a trickle of soy sauce canโ€™t fix! Note that the prawn is cooked, not sashimi style.

Not many places do this right and till today I only like Casuarina's, which combines mozzarella and Cavendish banana slices plus a light drizzle of caramel sauce. Other places I've tried ruin this combination by using the wrong type of banana (e.g. the not-so-sweet goreng pisang variety) or the too-salty sliced "cheese" that just tips off the balance. ๐Ÿ˜”

It's unbelievably good but I struggle to finish this on my own. Make sure you half this with someone and get a plain/plaster perhaps!

Hard to resist getting this when looking for something to sate hunger pangs on the go. Though more on the (white) peppery and sweet side, the flaky parcel's filled with a good amount of tender chicken chunks along with sweet corn, carrots, onion and green peas.
Best eaten warm, but it reheats in the toaster pretty well too!

What I love about the teenie tiny char siew baos here is the extra smokey flavour in the filling. They don't use minced meat either, so you bite into chunks of meat instead. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ The skin's very thin too, so even though the bao is small compared to most, you're probably getting the same amount of filling!

Pop the moon (or moons, if you order large ๐Ÿ˜) to coat the piping hot strands of wok hei-kissed noodles for that extra layer of slippery lusciousness, then enjoy it with chunks of fried lard, sliced squid, peeled prawns and veggies. Still my favourite horfun to date!

Walked past an โ€œArabian Kebabsโ€ sign and couldnโ€™t help but make a u-turn and follow the irresistible smell (in a coffeeshop no less)!

While itโ€™s not as massive as your usual kebab wraps, this was really tasty and value for money! Love the crisped up bits of chicken pieces in there too. Will definitely have this again when Iโ€™m in the area, and try the lamb version and maybe with the Arabian rice next.

While I was deciding which baos to order, the auntie lifted the cover of a huge bamboo steamer basket to unveil a mountain of siew mais steaming away, and it was just impossible to look away. ๐Ÿ˜„
While the savoury baos here were superb, I enjoyed these tasty little parcels more, especially since very few make these from scratch anymore.

I went back to take a photo after eating and there was only a single layer left then! Thank you #BurppleTastemaker Eileen for the recommendation. ๐Ÿ˜˜ Can't wait to have this again during your #TastyTastemakerTour ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ’ฆ

Got this at the $10.90 promotional price that's available till May 15; visit their Facebook page for more deets!
Needless to say, this was really a value-for-money catch! The slices of sashimi were fresh including tuna, salmon, yellowtail, sea bass, sweet shrimp and akagai (red clam), as well as the speck of uni and (tea)spoonful of ikura. Even the kani crabstick was above average.

It's a shame that they don't use Japanese rice though. I have to admit that you can't complain at $10.90, but after the promotion is over, I'd probably go to Teppei and top up a few more bucks instead.

This stall is probably one of the many things I miss from the CBD. Not the healthiest (processed food purge ehem), but my goodness, this is some mighty flavourful, bomb diggity brekkie! ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ
If you're lucky, you'll discover a couple of pulled pork-like braised pork chunks that they use to cook with the bee hoon. Otherwise, there's always the ridiculous pile of lard they give.

p.s. Most worker bees treat themselves to this in the morning, so come early as it's usually sold out before noon (if you're lucky, you'll be left with the pre-packed ones with whatever ingredients they have left). If that happens, the soy sauce chicken rice here is pretty damn solid too.

I've been wanting to try this place ever since a friend sent me a picture of their punny signage. ๐Ÿ˜‚ So much win, no?

And Steak Frites at $12.50? YASSS PLEASE! They use wagyu rump for the steak and it comes with fries or a liberal heap of smooth and buttery mashed potatoes. The steak itself is so juicy you don't need any sauce โ€“ just dab it on the truffle salt and you're good to go! Not sure about that salsa though; would have preferred some mixed greens instead!

And the burger here is pretty legit too โ€“ a thick, succulent patty in between fluffy buns with arugula and tomato. Just wish there was cheese slapped on it (and bacon, though I was told that the meats used are Halal certified). Eat this fast otherwise the bun gets soggy from all the meaty juices.

Ordered the 'taco' thinking we could share it but it comes in one huge piece. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… The amount of chicken chunks was super generous though (they use one whole leg!) and the marinade's pretty flavourful.

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Muriel A

Muriel A

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