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Tanjong Pagar

Tanjong Pagar

Featuring The Lokal, Ginza Tendon Itsuki (Tanjong Pagar), Don-Don
Kua Choon Searn
Kua Choon Searn

Thin sliced pieces of meat with spring onion which you grill on the tabletop grill provided.
This being their top recommended dish did not disappoint. It was well marinated and the meat was of good quality!

Price: $10++. Verdict: ok ok. I've previously made a review on Lokal's sticky date pudding where I've raved it over and over. Sadly in this case, I am unable to say the same about the banana cake. This banana cake is admittedly good, but I just don't like it as much. I guess I would prefer for the interior of the banana cake to be slightly more moist. The one I had at Lokal was a little too dry for my taste.

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Price:$10++. Verdict: yes, would be back again. Lokal is one of your typical cafes that has ridden on the recent cafe rage. But Lokal is unlike many of the cafes that have run-off-the-mill food items, subpar interior design and sometimes horrible service. The entire environment in Lokal is extremely comfortable. From the furniture (sofa with cushion pillows), to the warm and rustic interior design, to the proactive without being oppressive service, and finally to the really tasty dessert, this place really deserves a 2 thumbs up. Of the really tasty dessert, the one that really stood out is this sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream. The pudding was appropriately sweet without being oppressively or overly so. The texture was also good. It was firm without being hard. This sticky date pudding has this irresistible charm that makes you want to dig your fork into it again and again. Make sure you do not forget your large scoop of ice cream on the side! Eat it together with your sticky date pudding! Would return to Lokal again when I am in the area!

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Price:$13++. Verdict: YES. Pls go if u r in the area (and if u have the time to queue). Priced at $13++, this tempura don is arguably one of the most affordable tempura don I've had. Despite being so affordably priced, the serving size remains very generous. The special set had tempura prawn, chicken (albeit the chicken is a little weird), mushroom, corn, and several other vegetable. The runny tempura egg is really the icing on the cake!! Loved it. And besides the tempura don itself, you will also get chawamushi (which was really well made too!!) and miso soup. Be warned though, the drinks there are quite expensive. The green tea (that's not refillable) is about $4 per cup. So perhaps you r better off getting iced water if you are on a budget. Another issue I had with this establishment is the queue. My friends and I queued for about 1 hour on a weekday afternoon!!! And it was after the usual working crowd lunch period (we started queuing at about 130pm)! So be warned and do not expect to be able to casually stroll into this restaurant like you would in any other restaurants. I would likely visit this establishment again, but perhaps not so soon because it seems like it has only 2 food options - vegetable set tempura don, or special set tempura don. I guess it's an inevitable trade off between variety and quality.

4 Likes

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