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Bak chor mee ($4.50)
⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
🍴Used to have this quite often when it was at Serangoon and was disappointed when it closed so boy am I glad that they have reopened, albeit at a location further away. The noodles (choice of mee pok/ mee kia) remains as springy and aldente as I remember although a tad oiler. Also a fan of their yummy and well-marinated mix of ingredients - minced meats, sliced pork, pork liver, braised mushrooms, fish cake. We tried both the basic mushroom sauce version (still flavourful but I remember the mushroom taste being slightly stronger previously) and with chilli & vinegar (delicious and rich but the mushroom flavour can get lost). Their accompanying soup was also flavourful with a rich umami flavour from the long simmering of soybeans and ikan billis which makes me keen to try their soup version in future visits.
📍 Macpherson Minced Meat Noodles, 01-18, Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre, 4 Woodlands Street 12, Singapore

Teh ($9.50)
J ($13.50)
⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
🍴Finally got down to trying the much talked about and instagrammed #kkisweets. J was the combination of three of my favourite flavours - black sesame, yuzu, and matcha - and super aesthetic as a cute pot with a tiny sprout 🌱. While the three components paired well together with the nutty black sesame ‘pot’, sour yuzu curd & crunchy matcha cereal (loved the crunch but would have liked a stronger bitter matcha element), we found that they weren’t evenly spread such that some bites had more of one component and were not as balanced as we would have liked. Teh had a unique mix of earl grey mousse, pear compote, hazelnut sponge, and a crispy hazelnut praline. We loved the floral-tangy profile balanced with the slightly salty nutty hazelnut. However, the earl grey was quite light and more of a subtle floral aftertaste, and as earl grey fans, we would have preferred had it been stronger. Overall, we loved that the cakes used a mix of unique flavours, were just the right sweetness level, well-executed, and light on the palette. We would say that they are worth a try but not really worth the hype and high price (given their tiny size). Would probably only visit for a special occasion or if wanting to indulge 😅
⚠️ Make a reservation in advance with your pre-ordered cakes to secure a seat. This popular cafe has gone a bit mysterious with its lack of any signage and it’s easy to walk straight pass it 😂 . Tip: it’s right next to sunny hill and look out for the door with 01-01
📍@kkisweets, 01-01, 3 Seah Street, Singapore

Teh ($9.50)
J ($13.50)
⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
🍴Finally got down to trying the much talked about and instagrammed #kkisweets. J was the combination of three of my favourite flavours - black sesame, yuzu, and matcha - and super aesthetic as a cute pot with a tiny sprout 🌱. While the three components paired well together with the nutty black sesame ‘pot’, sour yuzu curd & crunchy matcha cereal (loved the crunch but would have liked a stronger bitter matcha element), we found that they weren’t evenly spread such that some bites had more of one component and were not as balanced as we would have liked. Teh had a unique mix of earl grey mousse, pear compote, hazelnut sponge, and a crispy hazelnut praline. We loved the floral-tangy profile balanced with the slightly salty nutty hazelnut. However, the earl grey was quite light and more of a subtle floral aftertaste, and as earl grey fans, we would have preferred had it been stronger. Overall, we loved that the cakes used a mix of unique flavours, were just the right sweetness level, well-executed, and light on the palette. We would say that they are worth a try but not really worth the hype and high price (given their tiny size). Would probably only visit for a special occasion or if wanting to indulge 😅
⚠️ Make a reservation in advance with your pre-ordered cakes to secure a seat. This popular cafe has gone a bit mysterious with its lack of any signage and it’s easy to walk straight pass it 😂 . Tip: it’s right next to sunny hill and look out for the door with 01-01
📍@kkisweets, 01-01, 3 Seah Street, Singapore

Wagyu Beef Donburi ($15)
Mentaiko Tamgo ($5)
⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
🍴Missed my chance to visit when it used to be at Amoy and then always found it too crowded so I’m glad the hype has faded. The thin roasted beef slices are tender and nicely seasoned, with an accompanying mix of sauce, yogurt, and onsen egg that made it not dry. However, felt that it could do with less soya sauce & more yogurt for better balance as it was a tad on the saltier side. Have heard that the portions have shrunk as the price has gone up but with #burpplebeyond, it’s $12.50 nett with miso soup which is reasonable for the ~6-8 beef slices and town standards. Sides are an added $5 and while pretty pricey, we really enjoyed the #tamago that was soft, almost soufflé-like, and with a nice Unami touch from the mentaiko. Best part of our meal was the really friendly auntie (owner’s mum) who helps out on occasional weekdays when they are short of staff.
📍@gyunamisg, B2-06, Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore

Super skin booster cococane ($5.10) ⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️
Cococane with honey lime jelly ($4.20) ⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
Sugarcane with green apple & aloe vera ($4.70) ⭐️ 3.5/5 ⭐️
🍴Have always been fans of sugarcane + coconut so was happy when #cococane reached out to let us try their unique combination! Their CocoCane tasted more of sugarcane than coconut but had an added refreshing element and crunchy fresh coconut bits. Our overall favourite was the super skin booster that had sourness from orange and lemon, well balanced out by sweetness of coconut, sugarcane, and aloe vera. Bonus points for knowing that it’s meant to help our skin 😉. Separately, we also enjoyed the sweet-sourness that the honey lime jelly added. We were less impressed with their sugarcane that tasted more like the basic sugarcane one can get at hawker centers with the addition of chewy aloe vera. We couldn’t quite taste any green apple and would have liked for a stronger sour-tangy flavour to it.
📍@cococane. Outlets at City Square Mall, Yew Tee Point, Woodlands MRT, CompassOne, Waterway Point

Truffle wagyu ($20)
Tsukemen ($14)
Wagyu chips ($8)
⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️
🍴 Been seeing glowing reviews of this place and glad I gave it a try as we thoroughly enjoyed both dry ramens.

While pricey, the #trufflewagyu was well-executed and had generous portion of tender wagyu meat. Loved that the onsen egg & truffle sauce gave a nice creaminess and the ramen wasn’t dry or overly rich as some of the other dry truffle versions I’ve tried (I.e kanshouku, suparakki). The addition of seaweed, spring onion, and chili oil also gave a nice balance and complexity to the usual truffle flavour.

The #tsukemen “Singapore best” had a deliciously rich seafood-tonkotsu dipping sauce. It tasted like a more complex and elevated bonito stock and was so yummy we were tempted to drink it, if not for how salty it was by itself 😅. Only issue was that the lean charcoal pork was a bit tough rather than tender.

The #wagyuchips were pricey given the tiny serving, but sinfully delicious with the thin crisp chips being cooked in wagyu fat and served with actual tiny truffle bits. Already looking forward to returning to try their soup versions and other ramen!

⚠️ Would recommend making a reservation early via Chope to secure indoor seating. Despite calling in for a reservation, mine was somehow lost but thankfully there was still outdoor seating available. That said, plus points to the super efficient and attentive service ☺️
📍@torashosg, 32 Tras Street, Singapore
#cafehoppingkidsxramen #cafehoppingtanjongpagar

Peanut Min Jiang Kueh (80c)
⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
🍴This was a min jiang kueh unlike the rest. The dough texture was a marriage between a typical MJK and a soft chewy tapioca kueh, and it was chock full of grounded peanuts. That said, we would have liked it more if it were less sweet - we could even see the sugar granules. It’s hard to compare this with others we’ve tried because of how different the texture is, but overall we would recommend giving this chewy version a try! By the time we went (11am on a weekend), the more unique flavours like sesame and yam was sold out. However, we tried adding our own @singalong black sesame paste at home and it went so well with the dough 😋
📍Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake, Tanglin Halt Market, 48A Tanglin Halt Road, Singapore

Lei Cha ($3.50)
⭐️ 5/5 ⭐️
🍴Of all the leichas across the island that we’ve tried (and we are ardent leicha fans), this version reigns supreme. The magic is in the soup - “gao”, bitter, savoury, and so complex. We never fail to drink it all up and always leave wanting more! Paired with a mountain of vegetables, ikan bilis, and crunchy peanuts atop a bed of rice (white or brown for 50cents more), it is truly a perfect healthy lunch. It’s the first time we’re posting about this since circuit breaker, but we honestly eat this every other week, taking the quite inaccessible journey to tanglin halt and braving the 30 - 45 mins queue each time. But that’s how much we love it! Leicha isn’t for everyone, but if you love it this version is a definite must.
📍Hakka Thunder Tea Rice, 01-31, Tanglin Halt Food Centre, 3A Commonwealth Drive, Singapore

Chicken Rice ($3)
⭐️ 4/5⭐️
🍴Still my go-to for affordable and yummy chicken rice when in the West. Fragrant rice, tender chicken paired with the classic dark soya sauce and sweet-spicy chilli. While the chicken is nothing memorable and alike those from other hawkers, we enjoyed the accompanying crunchy achar that was just the right level of sourness. Our favourite part is the hearty home-cooked style soup that’s served on the side. Made from chicken bones, carrot, white fungus, and corn, it’s an elevated version of the usual one-note soup from most chicken rice stalls, and made the meal more complete and enjoyable.
⚠️ Popular #chickenrice stall with a queue but their fast and efficient service meant we got it after 10 mins ☺️
📍@ahboychickenrice, 01-01, V6 Food Court, 678A Chua Chu Kang Crescent, Singapore

Instagram: cafehoppingkids For homecooking: @stayhomemakan

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