Coffeeshop / Hawker

Coffeeshop / Hawker

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Triffany Lim
Triffany Lim

I had to give this a try when they had a choice of pork or beef meatballs. Upon the first bite, we knew these meatballs were definitely handmade where the texture soft and firm (unlike frozen meatballs) with orange specks of carrots. The meatball was tender, juicy and complemented well with marinara sauce which I reckon would be even better if the sauce was thicker in texture. Overall, it is still a good choice of side dish for sharing 》$5.80

Al-dente pasta doused in a classic flavour of white wine and garlicky goodness. The white wine sauce was flavourful with a generous spread of sweet briny white clams. This is definitely the most value for money for its quality and portion 》$5.70

The grilled chicken was tender, juicy and packed with flavours from the mushroom sauce. I went with their signature mushroom rice & grilled herb potatoes for my choice of 2 sides. The mushroom rice is very fragrant with shiitake mushroom and caramelised onions 😍 The grilled herb potatoes were well cooked with a mix of sweet and savoury that taste like honey soy sauce. The portion served was extremely huge for its price point 》$5.90

I would highly recommend this if you are looking for the best and pocket-friendly hawker western food in the east. Be prepared not to go with a hungry stomach and brave the queue. I queued for 20 mins at 8:30pm (close at 🕘) on a weekday to takeaway during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) where dining in is not allowed.

Munchi offers a huge selection of MJK in original, charcoal and green tea skin with a choice of fillings such as peanut, coconut, red bean and sesame. Other than MJK, they also have pancakes with a more variety of fillings like Belgian chocolate, cream cheese, honey cheese, ice cream, mao shan wang, matcha, oreo cheese and Thai milk tea.

The usual peanut MJK consist of ground peanut and sugar but over at munchi, they use housemade peanut butter that is chunky and crunchy. Other than the colour, there isn’t much taste to the charcoal flavoured skin. I like the soft, fluffy and chewy skin when goes together with the thick and rich peanut filling makes it a very satisfying snack 》$1.30

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Rice, Aburi Chicken, Sautéed Corn, Onsen Egg 》$7

The aburi pork belly was noteworthy from being marinated in shoyu for up to 48 hours before they are cooked sous vide-style with a charred abrui finish. Although the pork belly was well marinated and thinly sliced, the meat was a little on the tough side but I like the distinct charred notes on it. This reminded me of the thinner version of Korean bbq pork belly.

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Base ($1)
Rice / Soba Noodles / Garden Salad

Protein(s)
Chicken ($3) / Pork ($4) / Salmon ($6) / Unagi ($9) / Beef ($12)

Sauce
Sweet Teriyaki / Truffle Shoyu / Spicy Nacho Cheese / Truffle Mayo

Side(s)
$1 / Portion
Edamame / Onsen Egg / Crinkle Fries / Sautéed Corn / Sautéed Mushrooms

$1.50 / Portion
Potato Salad / Coleslaw / Fluffy Tamago / Lok-Lok Broccoli / Steamed Broccoli

$2 / Portion
Baby Octopus / Takoyaki (3pcs) / Onion Rings (4pcs) / Crispy Chicken Skin / Salmon Belly Bites

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Rice, chicken, teriyaki sauce, onsen egg and lok-lok broccoli 》$6.50

Hideki is a Japanese Fusion Poké Bowl Concept where you can freely select your favourite choices to satisfy your taste buds. It allows us to build our own bowl where we start off by picking our base, protein and sides then finished with a complimentary sauce of our choice.

The chicken was marinated for up to 48 hours with a secret shoyu marinade before they are cooked sous vide-style to retain their juiciness and end off with a charred abrui finish. It was firm to the bite, served with a nicely torched exterior with smoky notes to the meat. One of my favourite sides will be the lok-lok broccoli that was fragrant, slightly charred and crispy.

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Base ($1)
Rice / Soba Noodles / Garden Salad

Protein(s)
Chicken ($3) / Pork ($4) / Salmon ($6) / Unagi ($9) / Beef ($12)

Sauce
Sweet Teriyaki / Truffle Shoyu / Spicy Nacho Cheese / Truffle Mayo

Side(s)
$1 / Portion
Edamame / Onsen Egg / Crinkle Fries / Sautéed Corn / Sautéed Mushrooms

$1.50 / Portion
Potato Salad / Coleslaw / Fluffy Tamago / Lok-Lok Broccoli / Steamed Broccoli

$2 / Portion
Baby Octopus / Takoyaki (3pcs) / Onion Rings (4pcs) / Crispy Chicken Skin / Salmon Belly Bites

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Each set came with a fried egg, tempeh, fried ikan bilis and peanut, served with homemade sambal. The coconut rice is fluffy, moist and infused with blue pea flowers that gives a lovely blue colouring.

The rendang chicken set comes with a huge chicken drumstick that is tender and coated with rendang. The chicken wings were crispy and juicy but I feel that it lacks flavour and tempeh was soggy probably due to the vapour formed when we chose to takeaway.

I would try this because of the infused blue pea rice otherwise the side dishes and toppings is something that I will not remember.

Chicken Wing Set 》$4.50
Rendang Chicken Set 》$6.50

📍 Kampung Kia Blue Pea Nasi Lemak | #01-26

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Chanced upon this place while searching for some tze char meals for dinner. It was so crowded that we waited for another 30mins for collection despite calling in to order a few hours in advance.

We ordered most of their popular and recommended dishes to try. Although the assam fish head looks spicy, it turned out not as spicy as it looks. The fish head was fresh and the gravy was refreshing without being too sour/spicy.

Hong Kong style pork ribs were wrapped in aluminium foil. The sauce was good and the meat was soft and tender.

Butter prawn with pumpkin is very rich and savoury. We couldn't really taste the pumpkin but we love how it is rich yet not jelak. The prawns were fresh and easy to deshell.

Dried Shrimp with French Bean was on the saltier side but still acceptable if we are to eat it with plain rice. Still tasty and the dried shrimp probably contributed to the saltiness.

Assam Fish Head 》$26
Hong Kong Style Pork Ribs 》$12/small
Butter Prawn with Pumpkin》$25/medium
Dried Shrimp with French Bean 》$9/small

📍 Hau Ji Seafood 有乐天 (豪记) 海鲜 | #01-207

The XXL bowl is recommended to be shared between two pax, served with a choice of thick/thin bee hoon or rice. Featuring in the huge bowl is a whole deep rock lobster, flower crab, batang fish, squid, pacific clams, white clams, tomato and tofu in a broth packed with rich flavours from different types of crustaceans.

The soup contains sweetness from flower crab and lobster, accompanied by a good mix of seafood and umami goodness. We added huge scallops for $3 each and found it worth every penny. What we got was definitely a huge bowl of premium seafood at affordable prices. Indeed a comforting and satisfying meal when we paid them a visit on a cold and rainy evening without the need to brave the long waiting time as seen on other reviews.

For those who are looking for smaller portions, they also have L ($8.80) and XL ($18) bowl meant for one pax. The L bowl excludes flower crab and lobster which also means that you will be missing out on some sweetness from those crustaceans or go for XL bowl that is similar to XXL except it is 40% of the portion served for one pax.

Soft and tender kampung chicken with a firm bite. The rice is fragrant with the use of pandan leaves and cooked till fluffy with a nice grainy texture. One good thing was the rice not being too oily.

The beansprouts that came topped with silverfish, chilli, spring onions and pepper are plump and crunchy but a little light on flavours. Overall the food was slightly above average but the price is on the high side for the portion served.

Kampung Chicken Thigh Rice 》$5
Silverfish Beansprout 》$4

Minced meat noodles with pork liver, sliced pork, minced pork and mock abalone, topped with crunchy fried anchovies. The noodles are cooked al-dente and springy, tossed in their umami signature sauce with chilli and vinegar.

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My type of comfort food on rainy days. The noodles are well cooked with a nice texture. Prawns were fresh and the broth was flavourful with a slight sweetness. The additional of fried shallots just made it even tastier 》$6/small

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