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Nope.

Wouldn't eat this again.
Emily S
Emily S
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The good & the bad; Truffle Fries ($8++) were marginally addictive, Chicken Chunks ($10++) were abysmal.

I have a HUGE issue with food being served & not matching what's on the menu.

These are not shoestring fries. My accompanying mayonnaise with the chicken chunks never appeared (at least the nacho cheese did). & I have doubts on whether tempura flour was actually used for the chicken chunks.

I don't eat fried food - the only exception being French Fries & actual tempura battered things. Needless to say I was pretty disappointed on the whole.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Indoor seats but it's really warm as the ground floor museum door is left open
πŸ–₯ Accepts reservations - I used Chope
🍽 Burpple Beyond partner - but only for mains/pasta
🚫 No free WiFi
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable

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If you expect the Heng Hua Fried Beehoon ε…΄εŒ–η‚’η±³η²‰ to be more flavourful than it looks, well, you're completely wrong.

Might have been an off day, but this was the most bland-tasting, unsatisfying dish I've had in a long time. & this coming from someone who is used to eating healthier home-cooked food with less salt/oil/etc... You know it's gotta be pretty bland.

Wasn't impressed by how the clams were also quite sandy/gritty - which is a slight turn off for me, but I know is a HUGE turn off for some people.

Perhaps it was in part my fault for letting someone who eats like a mouse order my food. I inhaled this small portion ($4) in record time & it barely filled me up. In fact, if I ate 2 plates of this, I wouldn't even be half full.

But I wasn't about to order another plate, duh, because this was so unsatisfying.

I'm hoping the other dishes are much, much better... But with so many other good stalls to choose from at Alexandra Village Food Centre, I'm quite sure I won't be heading back to this one anytime soon.

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Kaya Thick Toast ($1.20) from 1970's Best Coffee 七十年代 (#01-10). Kaya is pretty watery & bread is nothing special. Wouldn't recommend.

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My least favourite dish was the mushroom soup - is it just me or is inflation making soups more expensive? For the price tag (not part of any 1-for-1 promo), this was too watered down for my liking. Would've preferred something chunkier & with more robust flavour.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
🍽 Burpple Beyond partner
πŸ–₯ Accepts reservations on Quandoo
πŸ’¦ Water IS chargeable

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Everything about this night was disappointing, except for the nice live music & above average casual dining food. & the fact that out of the 6 main dishes I ordered, 3 were free because Pietro Ristorante Italiano is a Burpple Beyond partner.

Initially, I thought it was my mismatched expectations - I was hoping to have a nice quiet dinner, but the live music (though well played/sung) in the background was so loud that we had to shout-talk to hear each other. Ok, maybe that was my bad.

It then took them 10 whole minutes to take our order.

Our food only came >30 minutes later. That was the mushroom soup. The first pasta came 12 minutes thereafter. Remaining main courses came in intervals of 10-15 mins, one by one. Painfully, we ate our meal "zhichar"/communal-eating style. Had this been a meal where nobody shares their food, it would've been an even more unpleasant experience.

Final straw was when their credit card machine didn't work when I was paying for my meal. A few customers before me had difficulties paying with credit cards as well.

Clearly they were understaffed & operationally poor at executing. I really regret choosing this as a location to celebrate my birthday. All of us were so tired at the end of the night.

Oh, & here's a tip: If you intend to surprise the birthday girl with tiramisu, putting the plates & spoons in the table 15 mins before you bring the surprise out is a DEAD GIVEAWAY.

It's not a big deal to me, having a surprise ruined.... But you should've seen the look on everyone's face when the waiter did that. Like, bro, wtf u doin.

Unfortunately definitely not coming back. Especially since this is quite a long drive away from home for me. I'm too tired to even write about the food - so here's a collage of what we ate, & let me try to put this experience behind me.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards only if their machine is working
🌬️ Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€οΈ Al fresco seats available
πŸ–₯ Accepts reservations - I used Chope
🍽 Burpple Beyond partner
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable

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Unfortunately, the dark chocolate cake ($5.80++) fell below expectations & I didn't even feel like I wanted to finish it. It was very dry, felt way too frozen, & I really didn't enjoy it. Just stick to the cocktails, really.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ–₯ Accepts reservations - I used Chope
🍽 Burpple Beyond partner
πŸ“Ά Free WiFi available

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The Cheesy Burger ($10.90 nett) might have also been a case of mismatched expectations. The patty wasn't a whole portobello mushroom like I thought it'd be. It was a minced mushroom kind of patty which couldn't hold itself together because it was not compacted tightly enough. Upon first bite, this already disappointed me. The sweet potato fries were the only respite.

Perhaps I should've ordered the Buddha Bowl ($9.90 nett) which looks better & might taste better.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards & Favepay
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ™‹ No Service Charge
🚫 No GST
πŸ“Ά No WiFi available
πŸ’¦ Free water served

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I'm not really one to eat vegan food, but Soul ALife piqued my curiosity. However, my experience here was less than desired - might have been a case of mismatched expectations? I don't know.

The Mac and Cheese ($7.90 nett) looked great in pictures & reviews - was pleasantly surprised to find this was actually a full portion enough for a meal, not like the appetizer-size that I was expecting.

But upon first bite, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. It didn't have that authentic cheesy feel that I was looking for. A few bites in, I started to regret ordering it. Eventually, my partner & I didn't finish it; we left 1/5 untouched because it was just too salty to handle. Definitely not ordering this again πŸ˜”

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards & Favepay
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ™‹ No Service Charge
🚫 No GST
πŸ“Ά No WiFi available
πŸ’¦ Free water served

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Craving a burger but unfortunately the signature Burffle ($18) didn't satisfy my cravings. The waffles were crispy & awesome as usual, but the beef patty fell flat - it was too salty & also overcooked. Overall, the flavours in this dish were too one dimensional, even with the animal-style sauce.. Wouldn't recommend it.

πŸ’· Cash & NETS only
🌬️ Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ“Ά WiFi available
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable

The Classic Chocolate Lava Cake ($12++) was probably the most disappointing of all. It felt like a microwaved lava cake! Yes, it's great that the lava actually flows... But this wasn't anything very special. Would not recommend.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ–₯ Accepts reservations - I used Chope
πŸ“Ά WiFi available (Paragon's)

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The Mushroom Soup ($6+) wasn't on the house - paid for it with an Eatigo 30% discount. I thought it was reasonable though would've been better if it were thicker, but my partner felt it was overly peppery.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ™‹ Service charge applicable; no GST

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The Pan Seared Salmon ($24+) was pretty dry, & the accompanying buttered rice wasn't buttery as much as it was served not hot.

Overall, though this was practically a free meal, we weren't too satisfied with what we ordered. Perhaps we should've ordered something else like a pizza or pasta... But hindsight is always 20/20.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ™‹ Service charge applicable; no GST

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