Average At Best

Average At Best

Featuring Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, Portico Host (Alexandra), Beach Road Prawn Mee Eating House, Seven & Ate, Our Tampines Hub Hawker Centre, Little Island Brewing Co, MOJO, Took Lae Dee (18 Tai Seng), Brunners Coffeeshop, Ah Lim Jln Tua Kong Mee Pok (Joo Chiat)
Jason Wong
Jason Wong

In the past this was belly-filling fuel for the rickshaw pullers whom this dish is named after. They needed something cheap and energy-packed to power the back-breaking work they did and this fit the bill while being tasty to boot.

In the thick and umami-packed broth, there was some dried shrimp, vegetables and fishcake, as well as plenty of fried shallots. However, while the noodles proved to be very filling, they were unfortunately cooked to death - mushy and lacking any texture. Still, I'm glad I tried this heritage and hard-to-find dish.

Taste: 2/5

3 Likes

Heartwarming and wholesome, particularly on the rainy day I was having it, if a little on the thin side. However, $13 for a tomato soup is a little too rich for my blood.

Taste: 3/5

1 Like

Adjust your expectations if you're an Eastie coming here for your bagel fix, as this newly opened "Korean Bagel" joint delivers neither on the Korean nor the bagel.

The very un-Korean Cowboy Bagel sees everything and the kitchen sink(except Korean ingredients) squashed between rather soft and uninspired bagel halves. You'd think having beef, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, gherkins, caramelised onion, tomato, guacamole and Mozzarella cheese would result in a textural and flavour sensation. Instead, this was a bland affair I had to force myself to chew through.
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Several established sites reviewed this place and I came here based on those unfortunately uninformed articles. Very disappointing.

Taste: 2.5/5

5 Likes

What is this? A dumpling for ants? The tiniest wantons I’ve ever seen , hidden by a useless stalk of Chinese parsley that I half suspect was used to partially obscure the fact that the portion was so small. One Two Sucks continuously baffles me with its popularity.

Taste: 2.5/5

2 Likes

Standards seem to have dropped since the last time I paid a visit, for this carrot cake wasn’t fried and tasted quite dense. The saving grace was the punchy chilli sauce which I used for everything else we ordered.

Taste: 2.5/5

2 Likes

A little stodgy but otherwise flavourful yam cake that works as a filling and affordable breakfast or lunch option.

Taste: 2.5/5

2 Likes

The real stars here are the plentiful, ultra crispy nuggets of battered fish. The gravy was too thin and bland for my liking and the nondescript chilli as well as stingy sprinkling of coriander made no difference either. Where other places give you pork belly and ngoh hiang as well, this popular stall in Tampines Round Market doesn’t seem to. I haven’t had a better lor mee than Fu Chun at Eunos Crescent Food Centre yet.

137 Lor Mee
137 Tampines Street 11, Singapore 522137

Taste: 3/5

1 Like

For an establishment run by Thais, I expected a better green curry. It was watery, lacked aromatics and weirdly had broccoli in place of baby eggplants. The chicken was measly and tough too. I guess this is passable for coffeeshop fare. Sort of.

Thai House Restaurant
302 Ubi Ave 1, Block 302, Singapore 400302

2.5/5

1 Like

Predominantly peppery notes from the sauce helped mask the slightly frozen taste of the seafood, but this was satisfactory overall, with lots of fishcake, prawns and fish slices tangled between the slippery noodles.

Taste: 3/5

Everytime I feel it’s a good idea to go to P.S. Cafe(because chilled out ambience – which is the only thing it’s got going for it really), I immediately regret it after the fact. Their brunch items are consistently underseasoned, with the eggs, sausage and salad suffering from a dire lack of any taste whatsoever. Add to that miniscule portions for the giant price tag and it’s guaranteed to put me off till 6 months down the road when I’ve forgotten the distasteful experience and repeat the cycle of self-inflicted sadness again.

Taste: 2.5/5

3 Likes

This long-running cafe run by a gregarious Cantonese granny is more well-known for its wanton mee than its fried rice, so I thought I’d try the latter. Sadly it’s nothing to shout about and the portion wasn’t very filling either.

Taste: 2.5/5

3 Likes

Another staple on Babasan’s $10 set lunch menu is their Buah Keluak pasta. The flavour of the nut could have been more prominent and the sauce more generous, but otherwise this is a viable tummy filler for lunch with lots of meat. Spice it up with Babasan’s tongue burning belacan(so strong you can smell it from a distance).

Taste: 3/5

4 Likes

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