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Cheesecakes ($6.90-7.90)
Overall ⭐️ 3.5/5 ⭐️
🍴Finally gave these cheesecakes a try as they’re affordable at ~$3.70/slice with #burpplebeyond 1-1 (however would say they’re quite pricey at full price because they’re pretty small in size - slices have seem to have shrunk 😕!) The group’s general favourite was the Paws of Fury (Yuan Yang; 4⭐️) which was a flavourful and well-balanced mix of aromatic tea and coffee. The Maneki Nemo (Lemon & yuzu; 3.5 ⭐️) was a close second with its refreshing citrus and strong yuzu flavour. We found the Tiramisu (2.5 ⭐️) to be dry in texture and besides the topping of cocoa and strong coffee aroma in the sponge, the cheesecake portion itself didn’t have much flavour and lacked the alcohol that we enjoy in a tiramisu. The Emperor’s Romance (Lychee; 3 ⭐️) tasted more floral (rose?) than lychee and artificial, and despite having 2 actual lychee pieces, they were frozen so it was more like ice bits 😅. Overall, would recommend not eating the cakes straight after buying as their industrial fridge is probably of a lower temperature. The cakes were all pretty frozen, making them hard and icy (almost like ice cream cheesecake which was quite enjoyable in itself in a way), and needed time out to ‘defrost’ to be more cheesecake-like.
⚠️ Only takeaway is available so we brought these to the food court to eat. Apologies for the odd socially distanced placement of these cakes as we lacked proper utensils and made do with the cake boxes 😅
📍@catandthefiddlecakes, 01-18, Westgate, Singapore (Other outlets at Clarke Quay & Tai Seng)
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Wanton Mee ($3.50)
⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
🍴Unlike the usual wanton mee noodles, their version used a thicker noodles that was a cross between traditional wanton mee and fried noodles. We loved how it was al-dente and springy! Even though there was no visible sauce, the noodles were highly flavourful, especially when tossed with their speciality chilli (super spicy!). We also like that it wasn’t as oily as some of the other notable stalls. The lean chasiew was also well-marinated but nothing to shout about, while the dumplings were yummy with a good soft skin:filling ratio. This shop is apparently affiliated to the famous Eng’s Char Siew Wanton mee, and we would say it is a solid alternative, especially if you love fiery chili and less oil!
📍Dunman Char Siew Wanton Mee, 02-19, Dunman food centre, 271 Onan Road, Singapore
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Osaka fluffy pancakes ($14.90)
⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
🍴Super fluffy and soft pancakes that are part of the brunch/mains menu (which is 1-1 on #entertainersg, a great deal). It’s a highly generous portion with 4 thick stacks and would recommend sharing as it can get a bit rich and sweet if eaten alone (like I did oops). Loved the texture of the pancakes that were soft and airy, with a nice subtle egginess to them. They come with a homemade berries compote, matcha granola, berries, kuromitsu & matcha sauce. As a matcha fan, I wished there had been more sauce as the current amount was quite little, making the bitter rich matcha overpowered by the other components. Also found the ratio of pancake: toppings off, and ran out of toppings halfway through which left me eating some pancakes dry (or maybe my rationing was bad 😅). Overall, still really good and worth a try at the $7+ when 1-1 but personally still prefer their soft serves and drinks
📍@matchayasg, 01-08/09, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, Singapore

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Ouyang latte ($6)
Timeless yuan yang ($6.50)
⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
🍴 Offering speciality beans from SEA & China, we went with today’s bean of Yunnan Ouyang. Timeless yuan yang is still my favourite drink here with the balanced mix of coffee from a double ristretto shot, and earl grey (from the earl grey ice ball). It was highly enjoyable with the milk providing a creamy element, and the floral notes and aromatic tea from the earl grey becoming stronger as the ice ball melts. Also enjoy that the taste of this drink changes in subtle, interesting ways with each sip. The latte was easy to drink with a lasting fragrance. There was a nice balance of chocolate-y notes and hint of cherry, although personally would have preferred for a stronger cherry/ floral element to balance out the chocolate.
⚠️ There is an ongoing flash deal for Iced Timeless Yuan Yang at $3.50 on #shopbackgo). This social enterprise is also not just an ordinary cafe, having a social mission of empowering persons with special needs through coffee making.
📍@forewordcoffeeroasters, Temasek Holdings, 28 Orchard Road, Singapore
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Unique Popiah with crispy noodle, cucumber, black bean sauce, salted egg, and preserved vegetable

Ground Pot Chicken 地锅鸡 ($18/$26)
Claypot Braised Pork 砂锅红烧肉 ($18)
Beancurd soup 大煮干丝 ($13.80)
Stir fried lala with chicken 花甲鸡 ($26)
Lala in signature sauce 捞汁啦啦 ($16)
Deep Fried Dough Popiah 彭城小份 ($12/$18)
⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️
🍴This cosy restaurant serves a wide array of authentic Northern Jiangsu cuisine and we highly enjoyed all their recommended dishes. The 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐧 (地锅鸡) was tender chicken meat braised in a flavourful sauce and we especially liked the soft potatoes that soaked up the sauce, and the unique homemade dumpling that had a chewy texture while being crispy at the edges (that had been in contact with the claypot). It’s a tough fight between both lala dishes with the 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐥𝐚 (捞汁啦啦) being on the sweet side with a nice kick (from wasabi!) while the 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐚𝐥𝐚 (花甲鸡) had a spicy mala kick definitely suiting the spicy lovers, and a mix of juicy clams, tender chicken, and crunchy bamboo shoots. Would also recommend the 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐩 (大煮干丝) that was highly comforting and a refreshing balance to the richer dishes; The creamy broth was made from day-long simmering of chicken & pork bones. Instead of noodles, it came with shredded beancurd that had a great QQ texture. Their unique 𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐚𝐡 (彭城小份) is also worth a try, with the thin popiah skin being a great complement to thin crispy noodles, fresh cucumber, sour preserved veges, and salty salted egg and black bean sauce. Their other popular dish is the 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐤 (砂锅红烧肉) that while delicious, we found some leaner meat to be a bit on the tougher side. While Chinese cuisine tends to be stronger in flavour, Peng Cheng Xiao Chu has adapted to local taste preferences and we were glad to find all the food to be not overly oily or salty as some might expect.
⚠️ Already relatively affordable, they are now on #burpplebeyond offering 1-1 main dishes ☺️
📍@pengchengxiaochu_sg, Peng Cheng Xiao Chu 彭城小厨, 45 Temple Street, Singapore
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Hokkien Mee (L $8)
⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️
🍴Run by ex les amis sous chef Xavier Neo and his wife, this #hokkienmee was well-executed. The large portion was really big, good for sharing, and came with generous serving of 4 prawns (pre-peeled!), squid, and tender pork belly. His version is similar to the Michelin bib Tiong Bahru one with its fragrant prawn and pork aroma, and sits nicely between classic wet and classic dry hokkien mee without being too oily. Although it could do with slightly more wok hei, we highly enjoyed this version that paired really well with, and was enhanced by, their homemade sweet-spicy sambal comprising lots of belachan (shrimp paste).
📍Hokkien Man Hokkien Mee, @hokkienman.hokkienmee, 19 Lor Toa Payoh, Singapore
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Shiok Maki ($16.80 each)
Pork asparagus ($3)
⭐️ 3.5/5 ⭐️
🍴Haven’t been back to Koh grill for years and it’s still as popular as I remember with long snaking queues. Ordered both their famous #sushirolls - generation 1 & 2 #shiokmaki. Gen 1 was grilled unagi eel with avocado while Gen 2 was fried ebi (prawn). Both were topped with lots of fish roe, yummy aburi salmon (that could do with slightly more smokiness), and their speciality creamy sauce that we are guessing has a mix of cheese, mango & mayo. We preferred the unagi version that was more balanced in flavour and found the prawn version to be overpowered by the crispy batter such that the prawn taste was somewhat lost. We also found the sauce a bit on the sweet side although pairing with wasabi helped to balance it out, and would have preferred if their wasabi was stronger/ spicier. Do note that their rolls while Shiok are heavy as the rich sauce can get too much, and we would recommend sharing the rolls. Separately, we enjoyed the grilled asparagus wrapped in thin pork slice and would recommend trying some of their grilled sides.
⚠️ Make a reservation in advance (can SMS/call their number) or be prepared to queue for 30mins-1hr
📍Koh Grill & Sushi Bar, Wisma, 435 Orchard Rd, Singapore

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