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Featuring Wrap & Roll (ION Orchard), Swatow (Toa Payoh), Chow Fun Bar & Restaurant, Sky on 57, Ishinomaki Grill & Sake, Westlake (Farrer Road), Mr Prawnie Fried Hokkien Big Prawn Mee, Ho Rang I, Li Xin Teochew Fishball Noodle (ION Orchard), Muthu's Curry (Race Course Road)
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1. Decent fish with nice batter at affordable price. Despite their range of fishes, we still preferred their dory fish which was cheapest but nicest, especially to go with their dips.
2. Yummy razor thin chips. Forget the usual fries for chips. These thinly sliced chips were the real deal.
3. Free-flow dips. Their dips had to be one of the main draw for us. Curry, XO, salted egg, cheese mayo, etc. And all unlimited!
4. No-frill dining. Fast-food style it was. Just order, pay and collect to eat. Simple to enjoy a fish and chips meal. Halfway thru the week, sometimes quick and simple is good too.

These were the 3 Cs that came to mind. This fusion Jjampong topped with mozzarella (a lot) and tobiko would be ideal for anyone who enjoys that thick, stretchy cheese throughout every mouthful of the noodles. But beware it could get overwhelmingly jelak for some, not to think of finishing it by oneself.
The wheat-noodle Jjampong was slightly chewy in a pleasant way, definitely good to fill the stomach for a hearty meal. Fried with onions and cabbage, the dry Jjampong had a tasty Wok Hei which we found enjoyable.
Besides our 1-for-1 noodles, we also had the Sweet potato pizza with a whipped cream as dessert. Taste-wise, the sweet potato was good. The whipped cream added a sweet and smooth creaminess to the pizza, although it was a little too creamy as we weren’t much into whipped cream.
Together, these were quite a lot to handle without feeling stuffed, especially with all that cheese and cream and the big portions of chewy noodles. But with a more balanced choice of flavours next time, we would find ourselves back again.

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Flower crabs were actually quite a good alternative to the bigger mud crabs, with meat so sweet and easy to eat from thin shells. The seabass was fresh and best enjoyed steamed, although the Thai chilli was really kickass spicy. The prawns was big and good, but we would just simply have them steamed next time to taste them in their original freshness.

Their special would be the fried fish roes to go along with the fried fish. Do mix in their chilli for the ultimate kick in the thick Lor Mee sauce, just as satisfying but without the long wait.

With these juicy succulent fire-grilled prime ribeye and Iberico Tomahawk pork. Smokey and fatty, it was just perfect to pair with a glass of red wine while soaking in the chillax atmosphere.
TGIF everyone!

Inventive and substantial, we were again happy with the surprises and interesting flavours from the young chefs.
Well done and keep the ideas going!

A chance to chill out for breakfast to some delicious bakes and coffee.
Besides the regular breakfast items, they offer some fresh bakes with appealing flavours here, simple and good.
We particularly enjoyed the one with mentaiko, fresh and yummy with the savoury mentaiko taste.
Seated by the walkway outside the cafe, it was a relaxing way to watch the time passed by. Happy birthday Singapore.

But the magic at Stray seemed to need some reworking.
The dessert menu sports a local theme, with Ondeh Ondeh, calamansi and You Tiao, etc. We tried them all but didn’t find any wow factor.
Started with the Ondeh Ondeh, there was an element of surprise from the twist of textures from familiar flavours of the Ondeh kueh. Admittedly, it was a good start. However, the Calamansi then fell flat being just a variation of the former but with Calamansi taste.
Anticipations from the You Tiao churros were marred by its execution. Crispy on the outside but the thin double-strip churros still tasted doughy within. Nevertheless, the smokey kayu dip that came along with it was smokily memorable.
Overall, we wished there was more finesse in both the design and execution of these creations.

We were just amazed how this SambalKuroRibs was priced below $10. Iberico pork ribs steamed overnight in sambal marinate and aburi-ed with Buah Keluah. The taste was so addictive and meat so tender it was readily off-the-bone.
The LaksaVongole was another dish below $10 and strong in flavour. The Korean clams were served in lemak Laksa sauce that went aptly well. It came with steamed Mantou although we would prefer fried ones to go with the Laksa sauce, much like those chilli crab dip.
Overall, both these were distinct and strong in flavours they would actually go very well with some rice or even Wanton Mee style noodles, although they were meant to be eaten on their own. Keep up the tasty and good value-for-money stuff guys.

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Their Avocado Toast was yummy with lots of textures and tastes. It was topped with generous amount of grains and nuts, pickled onions for extra crunches to the creamy avocado. My favourite pesto sauce was complemented with spice-like flavour from the grains, sweet-sour from the pickled onions and fresh lemon. The result was a combination of punchy flavours with creamy and crunchy bites.
One cannot leave Old Hen without having their bottled drinks. The cold Matcha milk made my day to complete a satisfying breakfast.

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But it also doesn’t always turn out the way you want it to be.
With the location, we did go with certain level of expectation which ended with disappointment.

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Their affordable menu offers an extensive variety of bite-size to big-plate dishes with quirky names such as BellyRollMe, DuckedByLaksa or MythicalChawanmushi. That’s b’cos these guys had creatively put in twists to familiar Japanese and Peranakan or local dishes. The thoughts put into each creation were evident from its presentation and combinations of flavours.
The MythicalChawanmushi, for example, was visually spectacular with the squid-ink Dashi Unicorn that would “disappear” into the Chawanmushi topped with generous serving of Ikura. The BellyRollMe was an unique take on classic Porchetta with Mee Siam gravy, conceptually and tasted really interesting.
While popular items will be kept, they seek to mix others in the Omakase meal to continually introduce surprises in the dining experience. And experience is what they seek to create here. We certainly enjoyed the warm services with great enthusiasm in explaining the story behind each creation. Even the placemat has meaningful messages in its design.
We also appreciate the social-minded efforts from the guys at Uncle Kiisu. What do we mean and what Uncle Kiisu really stands for? It will be more enjoyable to discover and experience it yourself, as what they seek to achieve.
For a limited period, the Omakase meal is going for 1-for-1 with @chopesg booking. Also check out their wine-pairing b’cos we certainly enjoyed it with ours.

Good food = Good mood. Will say it's good only when it's good.

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