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Brian Xavier
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Together with mixed greens and mad tasty fried onions on the side, I really enjoyed the sliders; the pulled pork is succulent and tender, proving to be the star component of the dish with its juicy and savoury flavour. Served as a plate of five sliders, this is very ideal for a proper meal or to share over drinks!

This is part of a dinner tasting at @runway80sg hosted by @marque.sg! πŸ™πŸ»

Each one comes with the brand's signature Cream Cloud, which is their rendition of the current cheese foam trend!

I really appreciate and enjoy the use of natural ingredients to create their drinks to allow for an authentically refreshing fruit tea experience, and my favourite is the Strawberry which has a balanced sweet and sour taste. Similarly to my previous experience here, the cheese foam is really tasty, possessing flavour that is just enough to give the beverages a prominent, slightly sweet and salty flavour.

I'm giving away 3 $5 HITEA VOUCHERS and all you gotta do is to follow these instructions:

1. Follow @hiteasingapore and @thefussyfoodie_.
2. Comment the πŸ‘‹ emoji (any colour you like) and tag 3 friends - multiple entries are allowed.

Giveaway ends 17 December (Monday) and winners will be selected at RANDOM within the week and announced via IG story. All the best!

Hi Tea is situated at Far East Plaza as well as Northpoint City, so be sure to get your fruit tea fix from their stores!

Thank you @hiteasingapore for the drinks and vouchers! πŸ™πŸ»

While it undeniably is a nice, enjoyable bowl of mee pok, the price point just doesn't justify it for me, and I just find it a tad oily.

Have you tried this? What's your take on it and what's the best bowl of mee pok or ba chor mee you've had in Singapore? What exactly is the meaning of life? Feel free to share in the comments below. 😜

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The Whoaffles ($9.50) prove to still be superior even after all these years with the batter being crisp with a soft and airy interior. Paired it with Blue Peppermint Ice-cream and gula melaka sauce; don't know why it has to be blue but it certainly does not fall short of coolness from the mint, pairing well with the rich drizzle of my choice of sauce: gula melaka.

In a world where standards are so difficult to maintain, I'm glad Hatter Street is still holding on fine. πŸ‘πŸ»

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SWIPE for a preview of some of the dishes that went down that night and see if you can tell what they are!

Offering a variety of meats, cuts and parts, as well as veggies, seafood and non-hotpot options, you will surely be spoilt for choice as you browse through the fresh selection which include Prime Fresh Beef Tripe ($12), Swine Throat ($13), Prime Beef Tongue ($17), among several other choices! Of course if everything I mentioned has freaked you out a little, you can also select from Pork Belly ($8) or Australian Prime Beef ($18), to name a few.

For the soup bases, you can select up to three types, with a choice between THREE levels of mala. My personal favourite is the Pork Bone and Spicy Soup ($15) because it is flavourful but not too heavy and is the safest option is terms of keeping the original flavour of your food as much as possible. Having it at a level 1 spiciness, it was really easy for me to drink. Level 2 would be my 'last warning' point which I tried with the Tomato and Spicy Soup ($16) that I also enjoyed actually! For personal reasons I did not try the Spicy Jiu Gong Ge Hot Pot ($18) with which was given a level 3 spiciness; I could feel the heat from a distance so I assumed it'd be safer for me to avoid. 😨 There is also Mushroom and Spicy Soup ($15) for those who'd be interested!

If you need your sauces, there's a station to make your own, featuring a wall othat suggests combinations to go with your food! I personally love the sesame oil which comes in a red can as well as the vinegar which you can put after you've selected your condiments!

On a whole, it's been a really loooong time since my last hotpot experience and Xiao Mu Deng definitely satisfied and filled me up so bad I couldn't even think about supper. All's well that ends well I suppose. πŸ˜‚

Thank you @xiaomudeng_hotpot for the HUGE spread and @foodinsing for having me at the tasting! πŸ™πŸ»

The Poofy Pancakes ($14) consist of three soufflΓ© pancakes dusted with icing sugar and topped with vanilla Chantilly cream, fresh mixed berries and a side of maple syrup. Using Takaragasa wheat flour, the texture is delicate and pillowy, cutting through rather easily, and I am soooo happy it's not the slightest bit eggy! The cream has a very light and smooth texture with just the right amount of taste to perfectly complement the pancakes, so much so that I almost forgot there was maple syrup to dip! πŸ˜‹

Having wanted to try this for so long, I'm really glad the wait has been worth the while because I really enjoyed this with every mouthful! Will definitely be back for more next time. 🀀

Thank you @burpple @gigglesandjiggles for the opportunity to attend the event and tasting and the folks at @habitat_sg @honestbeesg for being such fantastic, chill hosts and for the insane spread that night! πŸ™πŸ»

The Carvers Meatball Sandwich ($16) serves @omnipork meatballs dipped in black pepper sauce in a banh mi-style bun with greens and a side of fries. As a heavy meat consumer, I can sort of tell this is not meat due to the overall texture, but yet somehow I don't really mind; when you have every component together, it still more or less manages to feel like a complete sub which I quite enjoyed!

The Carvers Xtreme Meatballs ($16) serves cheese-stuffed meatballs using a 'Meat Alternative' pork product from @beyondmeat over mashed potatoes, cream sauce and greens. I do feel that when the meatballs are stuffed, it does feel a little more convincing. Flavours can be further experimented with this though as I felt the seasoning could do with a bit more flavour. Despite that, the meatballs go great with the mash! 😁

As an event-only special, I got to try a Meatball Burger which makes use of @omnipork patties as well. A shame it is not on the menu, because the meatballs here definitely stood out the most with their tangy and savoury flavour, coming the closest to what I'd expect of the real deal. Perhaps a recipe for the future? 😌

With more F&B concepts, especially meat-heavy ones like CarversX (Asia Square 1 Food Garden, Bayfront) introducing vegan-friendly options, this allows for more inclusivity for our vegan friends and flexibility in dining out with a mixed group of vegans and meat consumers!

Thank you @greenmonday_official for having me at the event and @carvers_x for the food! πŸ™πŸ»

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The Classic "Tiong Bahru" Ice-cream Stick ($5.90) is sheer proof that celebrity Iron Man Chef @chefheman is fully capable of elevating something so simple and given, with inspiration drawn from elements of his past to incorporate into his SIN-cuisine. Using an old-school ceramic mug (oh how I'd bring ice-cream like this home as a child and quickly put it in a cup so nothing goes to waste!), the ice-cream is drizzled in luscious and smooth mango puree cream which has a natural sweet mango taste that somehow just pairs so perfectly; that really is all this needs to change the entire flavour profile of the dessert while retaining every bit of nostalgia it gives. ❀️ IronSupperClub is located at Jalan Wangi, roughly 10 minutes from Potong Pasir station. Helmed by Chef Heman himself, you can expect to find a variety of hearty dishes that combine western cuisine with a Singaporean touch. Chef Heman also gives career opportunities to those with special needs by providing them with a platform to train and garner experience in the industry as a means of caring for and giving to the community.

Thank you @project24sg @ironsupperclub for hosting the tasting and @qinlovesmacaronsss for the invite! πŸ™πŸ»

You can also find a variety of tempura and rice balls to select from via self-service.

The Beef Udon ($10.80) is a simple dish that honestly can't really go wrong; strips of tender sliced beef with thick wheat noodles in a warm broth, topped with a flowy onsen egg result in a recipe for a quick and satisfying meal. πŸ˜‹

Although already rather reasonably priced, I managed to get a 1-for-1 deal thanks to @entertainersg! πŸ‘πŸ»

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It's actually Matcha White Sesame ($10+), one of the recently introduced cakes at @stray.sg.

The exterior is what I'd assume to be a white chocolate matcha cream due to the distinguishable sweetness which resembles white chocolate, but for some reason a red bean-like taste lingers on after. Cutting into the cake would reveal a white sesame mousse with a rich matcha core that's rich enough to taste without being too bitter. The white sesame seems to be a little lost in translation with this one though.

On a separate note, lighting here is horrible here without sufficient natural light from the glass ceiling (it was raining and I used a torchlight and had to use a low f-stop 😒) so if photos are very important to you, do check the weather forecast. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

The set is rich in antioxidants and perfect as an indulgent yet guilt-free light meal for any time of the day; I personally felt this works as a complete meal as the components actually came together to be relatively filling without feeling as though I am overeating, and everything certainly came with no shortage of flavours and quality. πŸ‘πŸ» The Blue Bell Breakfast will be available at TBB at Eng Hoon Street from Monday, 16/9, with subsequent branches also bringing in the set on 24/9 at Jalan Merah Saga and 1/10 at @rafflescitysg and @tangssg. Go check it out and let yourself live like Audrey Hepburn for a little.

Thank you @jillyeats for the warm and casual hospitality and for hosting the event at @tiongbahrubakery! πŸ™†πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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The C&C&C&C Pasta ($10.90++ as a side or $15.90 as a main) consists of crabmeat, caviar, clams and chorizo, but menu 5.0 has a 5th 'C' - SEA (C) urchin (get it? 😏) which is up to your preference of adding on for an additional $6.

I had the 'starter' portion as part of their 2-course lunch menu - which by the way is super value for money at $20.90++ for either a starter and main or main and dessert, considering the ala carte prices - with the uni topped onto the dish to share with friends (which also explains why I ate this dish despite my non-seafoodie preferences). The last 'C' pasta I had was probably just with crabmeat and caviar which I surprisingly enjoyed, and that taste is still as I can recall even with the new additions of 'Cs'. I can't really explain why but there's something really enjoyable about having this dish cold, especially with the use of angel hair pasta and lobster bisque that make it so slurp-worthy. πŸ˜‹

This is also my virgin try at sea urchin, AKA uni, and it was an instant love-hate reaction for me; I immediately loved the silky smooth and melty texture but within 2 seconds, that strong 'flavour of the sea' kicked in and I was rather put off after that, although not as badly when I tried mussels/clams. 🀒 That said, my friends who love their seafood said that it was pretty good, so I'm positive that it's just my fussy tastebuds that fail to appreciate it. πŸ˜…

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Who says you can't love food if you're so damn picky? Ig: thefussyfoodie_

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