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The Munchies

The Munchies

Featuring Egg Stop (Paya Lebar Square), beGIN, #MakanBoleh (Seah Im Food Centre), Platypus Kitchen (Katong), Hong Ho Phang Hong Kong Tim Sum (Telok Kurau), FairPrice Finest
Jason Wong
Jason Wong

Although this isn’t even Tex-Mex, it definitely does the job. Tortilla chips are fully loaded with rich braised beef, guacamole, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, stewed black beans and salsa, making for a crunchy, moreish accompaniment to a tall, cool pint of Archipelago.

Taste: 3/5

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This proved to be the perfect accompaniment to BeGin’s spice-infused cocktails – bite-sized morsels of plump prawns slathered in a buttery curry sauce, sat conveniently on a crisp pappadum, ready to be easily popped into your mouth.

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Taste: 3/5

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Pani-puri filled with a crab curry that tasted rather muddled. The pani-puri was thicker than usual so as to be able to hold in the curry without breaking apart.

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Taste: 2.5/5

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We adored the buttery, flaky pastry shell, but the filling of sauteed meat and Tandoori masala curry sauce tasted like the spices needed more cooking down. A little tweaking and I can see this easily being a hot favourite.

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Taste: 2.5/5

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The pictures of soft thick-cut brioche generously stuffed with one of my favourite foods of all time – eggs – proved too tempting to resist, so I finally succumbed to ordering what could easily be made at home.

Kudos to Egg Stop for preparing the fluffy scrambled eggs a la minute, as these were fresh and very well-cooked. I also liked the subtly spicy signature sauce slathered on the insides of the bread. The sandwiches here make great snacks, and though they’re a little costly for their size, still pack much more value than many an overpriced brunch plate at any trendy cafe you could throw a stone at.

Taste: 3/5

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The sweet and unctuous bbq pork filling is roasted on premises before being wrapped in a fluffy, soft bun skin that pulls apart easily.

I'm no expert on pau but I definitely like these and mornings here are always packed with the breakfast crowd.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Sometimes while passing a Malay food stall at the hawker centre I give in to temptation and get these deep fried delights if I happen to spot them. These vegetable fritters containing julienned carrot and cabbage were satisfylingly crunchy and not too doughy, and served with a sweet and spicy Thai chilli-esque sauce. Great for a light afternoon snack or whenever you're feeling peckish.

Seah Im Food Centre, Dapur Minang - Dapur Melayu #01-36

Taste: 3/5

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An enticingly burnished bun, in its center, a caldera of molten, liquid gold. A little too fluid to take a bite out of and risk spillage, I instead resorted to sipping from the bread itself. Satisfyingly eggy and salty, if but only it were more set.

Chef Hong H.K. Bakery #01-79

Taste: 3.5/5

This, my friends, is the highly elusive and sought after Salted Egg Potato Chips. Like crack on your snack, the salted egg powder coats everything in a salty, slightly sweet, intensely addictive 'sian dan' flavour, which is punched up several notches from the fiery curry leaves that are also mixed in. As you get to the bottom of the barrel(which I did in one sitting), you will find yourself desperately sifting your fingers through the last dregs of magical angel dust while you shamelessly smear the precious last remnants into your mouth. Currently only available at popup booths that appear sporadically in the vicinity of MRT stations or delivery, they also sell a mouthwatering array of other salted egg infused snacks such as salmon skin and tapioca chips. More info at www.facebook.com/siantanfrenzies

Taste: 4.5/5

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I did a double take when I passed these by at Fairprice and immediately grabbed a bag. Imbued with a good hit of Sriracha flavour, these chips are tangy and hit the requisite spice notes. HOT! as advertised on the package however, they are not. Fortunately I also found Lingham's Sriracha, my current favourite brand of Sriracha. This bad boy tastes so good but guarantees a fiery wake up call the next morning, if you know what I mean 😝

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