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Not exactly the cheapest plate of pork ribs you’ll have, especially given that it’s one of those corner canteen looking stalls in a shopping mall. But having seen a long queue outside, we knew something was up and found out from Burpple that we had to order this dish.

The dish borders very closely to a butter pork rib like dish with the sauce, but it is well flavoured and fragrant, not overpowering with the salted egg which I do enjoy. The ribs are tender and go very well with the sauce. All in all a great dish and you just need some rice and maybe a fried egg to go with it.

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Tucked in the corner of the Broadway Coffeeshop, you’ll find this Putien Zi Char outlet selling pretty decent dishes. The bee hoon had a decent wok hei to the dish and had a nice bite to it. Could have used some sort of sauce to go with it, but I guess this is the style they are going after.

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This dish doesn’t need much of an introduction... and you can just tell from this picture why it’s a popular dish on pretty much every other table. I love the chilli they added to the sauce, and the tofu is Super soft and silky. The prawns give that extra juicy crunchy texture to make it such a satisfying dish.

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Not sure about the origin of the name, but it’s my standard carbs order when I come here. I love the small quail eggs that comes with the dish and it goes well with pretty much any of the dishes you’ve ordered.

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Use whatever you prefer to order it, but just make sure you do. The star is actually not the shellfish itself but the broth! The spicy, packs the wine flavour and I love drenching the birthday noodles in it for the extra shiok factor!

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Always been satisfied with Karu’s fish head curry when I’ve had the pleasure of trying it and today was the first time I actually dined in. I think they used a red snapper head and the meat was soft, tender and perfectly cooked. I could do with a bit more of a punch from the curry, but it’s good enough for the price you pay!

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Trust me, regardless of what you order here, chicken 65 can fit right in perfectly:

Fish head curry? Add Chicken 65...
Chicken Briyani? Add Chicken 65...
Teh Halia only? ADD CHICKEN 65!!!

It’s the perfect popcorn chicken that KFC never thought about. Love the fried curry leaves that gives it that extra fragrance... you can’t go wrong with Chicken 65!

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Definitely one of the top HCK I’ve had! Super flavourful and juicy with every bite. The crust gives such a crunch of umami flavour from the shrimp paste and they don’t hold back on it as well. Be sure to dip it into the chilli sauce to cut through all that richness!

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Just look at that gloss over the bean sprouts! I love how generous they are with the bean sprouts because it gives this nice texture bite against the soft hor fun and flaky fish. Be sure to load up on some green and red chilli to go with every bite!

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A good side dish to add to your meal, felt the dumplings could have been fried a little better and judging from the dark char but lack of a crusty bite was that the temperature might have been too hot. The tasted pretty good and left me wanting more.

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Tucked inside of Golden Mile tower is this little Japanese eatery serving a promotional lunch set that comes with a miso soup and hot/ice green tea. The Tori Teppan Don was pretty good and well cooked, I especially enjoyed the fried garlic bits and wished the rice was more drenched in the teriyaki sauce.

I knew I had to get this dish once I saw it placed down at the neighbouring table. The glossy sauce and strong smell of the Chinese wine will be the first thing that hits you, but as you taste all of the components of the dish... it evolves into this deep complex flavour that is surprising for such a simple dish.

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