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Featuring Park Bench Deli, Cheek by Jowl, Maru Japanese Restaurant, Aloha Poké (Amoy Street), Free The Robot Coffee, fȳr, WANTON Seng's Noodle Bar, Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant, Kinki Restaurant + Bar, Sugarhall
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A great place to satisfy your cravings for Ipoh hor fun. The sauce here has a tinge of a herbal taste which makes one feel less bloated after eating. One must opt for the fried fish nuggets if he had to choose between that or shredded chicken. But of course, I had to have both 😋

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Why have I not tried this earlier?!

I’ve known for a long time of WANTON Seng’s Noodle Bar existence but I could never convince myself to fork out $7 onwards for wanton mee when Amoy Street Food Centre is just a stone throw away. But thankfully, because of Burpple Beyond’s 1-for-1 mains, I thought it was now worth it to try.

I had the twosome noodles which consists of boiled wanton dumplings, charred char siew and slices of fatty roast pork belly. After slurping the bowl clean, all I can say is that I’m ashamed that I didn’t come earlier!

Regardless with a 1-for-1 promotion, I think these noodles are worth the spend. There’s free flow broth and crispy pork lard which elevates the already flavourful dish to another level. The chili isn’t as spicy as the likes of Eng’s but it gets the job done.

In short, I’ll definitely come here more often for my noodle fix.

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A scrumptious rice bowl packed with lots of flavour!

I ordered the pork jowl don because it sounded like such a hearty dish on the menu.

Atypical of most rice bowls, this comes with garlic fried rice which is superb when mixed with the onsen egg. Some people would prefer to have uruchimai, or pearly white Japnanese rice, but I think the fried rice makes for a more well-rounded dish. The grilled pork cheeks were tender and well-cooked and seasoned. Definitely left wanting more!

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The fried egg power sandwich is a lazy man’s breakfast.

All the good stuff condensed and concentrated to fit in your hand: double fried egg, crispy crackling bacon, chunky tater tots, all smothered in melted cheddar and their signature PBD sauce between ciabatta bread.

Only available on their breakfast menu! 0730-1030 on weekdays and all-day on Saturdays.

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Saw the opportunity and I seized it.

I was at Amoy Food Centre and I noticed Han Kee had a relatively short queue so I literally jumped right at it. If you walk around the vicinity, you would notice this iconic green bowl on many tables - shows their popularity!

I ordered the $5 sliced fish bee hoon (also available in $7/9 sizes) and I can tell why it’s so enjoyed by many. The soup is clear yet fragrant especially from the fried onions. The sliced batang fish taste fresh and come in thick slabs. The noodles are cooked precisely to give a nice “bite” texture which elevates the whole dish. It’s definitely one of my favourite sliced fish soups now!

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Super affordable Korean stew in the heart of the CBD!

What's great to have especially with all the rain nowadays is a hot piping Korean stew. @jjigaejjigae offers different jjigae sets such as pork, beef, beef & pork, seafood (pictured, $16.90 for 1 pax and $28.90 for 2 pax).

Each set is packed with different ingredients. For example, for seafood, there are mullet fish slices, octopus, prawns, black mussels, white clams, cheddar cheese, cheese cocktail sausages, cheese tofu, napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, white onion, leek, tau kwa, baked beans, rice cakes, kimchi, dangmyeon and the beauty collagen stock. What a mouthful, literally.

They have a signature house-made beauty collagen stock and claims that it provides youthful radiance, energy and metabolic boost. One can choose from three collagen base flavours: yuzu salt, doenjang and kimchi gochujang!

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A late night Japanese option.

We were wandering the Bay Area for late night eats. We stumbled upon Japanese Restaurant & Bar Yamakazi. It opened till 11pm and we were in luck. I ordered a chirashi and when they served it, it was terrible. It looked like a cheap garden salad with only five thin pieces of sashimi. I refuse to pay $32++ for that. Naturally, I complained. Found out that it was a kitchen hand that made my chirashi and not the Japanese chef. The wait staff apologised and got the chef to prepare one for me.

After a lengthy wait, I got my bara chirashi sushi (S$32.80++) 2.0. It came with sashimi cubes of salmon, tuna and kanpachi yellowtail together with actual crabmeat sticks, tamago and ikura roe! Pretty good for a chirashi served at 10:30pm! (Swipe right for before.)

It was quite an ordeal but had a good meal at the end of the day. Here's hoping to win an 18-course omakase meal at Ryo Sushi for my friends and I for #BurppleSushiMonth!

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NEED!

After a hectic week, all one needs is this San Juan Cooler from Sugarhall. The concoction made of Bacardi Carta Blanca, passionfruit, lime, Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic and topped off with green grapes, makes this a refreshing and palatable drink with a kick. I wish this came in a jug.

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The perfect bar snack complement to a night of cocktails.

The Bikini Sandwich from Sugarhall is grilled cheese to another level. Just think of prosciutto, BURRATA cheese and truffle butter all sandwiched between two toasted slices of bread.

It'll prepare you for many more rounds of drinks for sure!

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The star of the evening was the unexpected Foie Gras and Scallop Sushi (S$24++ for two pieces)!

It was pure cognitive dissonance. I didn't know whether I wanted to gobble it whole and quickly, or to savour each bite slowly. What I was sure of was that it was pure bliss. When I bit into the sweet glazed pan seared foie gras and Hokkaido scallop, it was an ultimate flavour and texture explosion. #Burpproved

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A crowd favourite at Kinki!

Pretty much every table had at least one bowl of this magical donburi. The wagyu foie gras donburi, just the words would make one salivate.

A generous portion of thinly sliced wagyu beef that tears with just one bite, is mixed together with an equally generous amount of pan seared foie gras chunks. Both resting on a bed of fluffy steamed Japanese rice.

Dinner becomes awkwardly silent because everyone would just be stuffing their mouths with this dish. #Burpproved!

Enjoy ongoing promotions, AMEX Love Dining and Entertainer 1-for-1! I managed to get 50% off the entire bill except drinks!

So sinful but oh so good.

Hyang Yeon is a simple Korean restaurant offering the typical dishes. However, a not so typical dish caught my eye, tteokbokki with CHEESE (S$18 + 3). It was a glorious platter of chewy Korean spicy rice cakes, fish cakes, vegetables in a spicy sweet chili paste all conjoined together by a thick melted layer of cheese. It's a guaranteed mess!

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