Kinda pricey for Indian food, but very very worth it. Also MTR is much less intimidating now; it used to be entirely filled with Indians, which makes the authenticity more obvious, but we felt like the odd one out. This time there were like two tables of Westerners when we were there, so it feels more welcoming 🙃 (employees there are also pretty friendly)

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I wanted to get the fluffy vada... so I pointed at the first menu item (no photos on this menu) that said Vada. And this came. We were confused (should always always just look at the outside menu with photos) but ate it anyway and still it was GREAAT. It's a hard biscuit-like thing that tasted like a super yummy muruku? No idea it was just good. So I guess randomly pointing at the MTR menu might always give you a nice surprise.

Nevertheless, kept seeing the fluffy donut-like vada on almost every table, including one man who was desperately trying to tear a piece off despite it burning his fingers. So. Next time then :)

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Queued in the sweltering heat for almost an hour for Iskina Cebu's first day of operations at its new location in Timbre+. The melting puddle that was me was slightly assuaged by the super friendly boss who was goofing around as he cut up the majestically displayed roasted suckling pig. And also the promise of all that pork in my mouth.

Get some of the garlic vinegar dip for your pork and enjoy that crispy crackling. Gonna get some Cebu Pochero (Filipino stew that looks SO GOOD but maybe not in the oven that is Timbre+ during the day) next time, hopefully with a shorter queue 🙏🏻

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The things we had to do to get me here 🙃 was all worth it once I devoured this beautiful mess of curry sauces and the lovely, simple, PERFECT fried egg

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The queue for this popiah is ALWAYS LONG whenever I'm on the way to 321 Clementi. So when there were only 4 people queuing the other day, I JUMPED IN.

BUT. I still waited for 30 min ☹ as I got closer to the stall owner (this cute elderly lady), I soon understood why. Some would say she's just plain slow, I think she's just taking her time as the world goes by ~ 2 people behind me in the queue left because *time is money* (but good food needs time 💸)

When it was my turn, she started talking to me too (cute), and I found out that she's 73 and has been working here since 1993! Told her I was born in 1995 lol. She really takes her time to make the popiah, cooking small batches of bean sprouts to continuously refill and making sure the filling stays warm. That was some good popiah that took some waiting 👍🏻

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