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Toa Payoh / Braddell

Toa Payoh / Braddell

Featuring 136 Hong Kong Street Fish Head Steamboat (Clementi), Lee Fun Nam Kee Chicken Rice & Restaurant, Shinkei Japanese Restaurant, Hua Fong Kee Food Court, Yi Kou Xiang Rojak, Balance Delight Coffeeshop
Kenneth Lee
Kenneth Lee

Had my sashimi cravings satisfied at @shinkeibuffet!

The value-for-money buffet spread includes over 120 Japanese favourites like makimono, yakimono, tempura, aburi sushi, nigiri sushi and much more. The main highlight would definitely be the fresh thick slabs of sashimi from the sashimi moriawase. The hamachi (yellowtail) was exquisitely sweet and just shiok. I would probably just sit in again and just stuff my face with the sashimi platter.
Lunch and dinner buffet goes for $45++ for adults and $29++ for children below 10 years old. For the rest of the few days of January, every 2nd diner gets 50% off!


A must-try dish at 136 Hong Kong Street Fish Head Steamboat.

I was looking forward to dish after seeing numerous posts about it. You look at this dish and you can tell you're in for a treat. I mean, look at the runny raw egg cooking within the bubbling luscious thickened sauce. Claypot Mee Tai Mak is definitely one of my favourites!

One of the best wanton mee I've had!

This is my go-to place if I wanted good and affordable char siew. I spontaneously ordered the char siew wanton mee and it was surprisingly good!

What I like best is actually the noodles itself. The noodles' texture is incredibly springy yet easy to chew and the dark soya sauce just adds so much flavour to them. It comes with soup which I like to pour onto my noodles from time to time.


Simple fishball noodles with excellent fishballs. Brings new meaning to "bouncy bouncy smack smack". In the same coffeeshop, there is a good cze char stall as well!


Definitely satisfied our craving for chicken rice. Not only was the chicken good but so was the pork. The char siew had the nice charring and stickiness while the roast has a nice crackling and crunch in the skin.

We also tried one of the favourites, the soya sauce chicken. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the sauce was superb.

However, things can get a lil' sinful here at Lee Fun Nam Kee Chicken Rice. They tend to add lard to their dishes which make it extremely tasty but also that much oilier and fattening. It is also a tad more expensive than other chicken rice restaurants.


One of the best Chinese rojaks we've had comes from a tiny unassuming stall in Toa Payoh.

Every single bite had a nice crunch to it, from the fresh pineapples to the crispy beancurd. The peanut and prawn paste sauce is drool worthy. This rojak (from $3) is a beautiful symphony of flavours.


One of the better roast meats around!

Hua Fong Kee Roasted Ducks offers succulent and tender meats. The duck is juicy yet the skin is crispy and the sauce is divine with the rice. Also, it would be a sin not to eat with their chili which definitely takes things up a notch.


I look at the number of posts, then I look at my stomach and I realise my body is a machine.

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