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Chanced upon this place after seeing two reviews on Burpple from my colleagues who mentioned how this place serves one of the best BKT in Singapore... within 5 minutes the word was out and I’ve convinced our team to head on down for lunch to investigate this claim for ourselves. (We normally head to Founder’s).

I love the ambience of the place and the decor, and while there’s no air conditioning... it somehow takes you back to the old days of how this dish was enjoyed. The broth is the star of the show here, and they offer unlimited refills that seem to get better and better after every refill. The pork is soft, tender and you can tell it’s really good quality pork that they use. I’ll recommend that you get their side dishes to go with your BKT, and make sure you dip every bite into that thick soya sauce and chilli combination!

Almost certainly you’ll see every table ordering these beauties and you wouldn’t blame them. I’ve had the meatballs in Sweden, and while it’s not as good... IKEA does a pretty good job with the dish. Be sure to ask for more of that ligon berry sauce !

Newly opened in Ta Sun Eating House, a new branch closer to the offer means easier access to good roast meats! The portions here seem slightly more than the other stall, and I love how it’s cut in thick pieces that allow you to enjoy the bite through the pieces of meat!

A classic beef burger with fries for $4.50 in a hawker center? Yes please! While it’s not the best one you will have, it’s pretty decent. I’ll prefer if the bun was like a brioche as it felt abit dry... but overall a decent order!

Have seen Tong Fong Fatt around a couple of places and decided to give it a go, and it’s easy to understand why there is a constant queue in front of their stores. They do a simple unadulterated version of the chicken rice, and they do it well. The rice is nice and grainy, soup is simple, and the chicken is moist and what you would expect!

The war goes on between the two stalls, but I’ve always had a soft spot for this stall and it’s probably because of the mutton rendang. The mutton is super soft and full of flavour, and everything else is pretty decent. I’ll probably say the other stall does a better rice and chicken wing, so maybe combine both elements for the best of both worlds!

Expectations were high after seeing the long queue in front of the store, so I went with the fried fish bee Hoon Soup. Pro tip - Add the fried eggs for $0.50 to elevate your dish!

A great dish to go with the claypot rice! More commonly known by the locals as “mui chai”, it is braised together with the pork to make it soft and tender!

Pleasantly surprised by how great these XLBs were. It’s comparable with all the good places that do it as the broth is Super flavourful and the skin is silky smooth. Highly recommended!

Slightly greasy in my opinion, but the fry does provide a nice crunch and the chicken wing is moist and tender. Combine it with the porridge they sell at the neighbouring stall and you got a pretty decent combo!

Super famous and generally attracts a long queue that puts me off from enjoying this plate of nasi lemak, but this time round there wasn’t a queue so hurray! The rice and chilli are outstanding, but my egg was overcooked and slightly rubbery. The chicken wing is pretty decent and overall a decent plate, but wouldn’t spend more than 10 mins queueing for it.

Choose from huge pieces of yong tau fu before selecting the style that you prefer. I went with the laksa soup and Hakka noodle combination which worked out well in the end!

About Shaowei Ho
Shaowei Ho

Shaowei Ho

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Product Manager @ Burpple by profession 👨🏻‍💻 Explorer of Good Food by passion 🍔

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