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I get extremely excited when I find a place that serves great food at great prices . I feel that the whole world should know :)
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I love the selection of salads at marche .

This is what I call the everything in salad.

A little of juicy field mushrooms, cous cous , pumpkin and olive salad , chickpea salad, sweet potatoes , red cabbage slaw, roasted capsicum, freshly shredded carrots and topped with lots of pumpkin and sunflower seeds .

Enjoyed the 50 percent eatigo discount rendering this salad at 3.50.

How nice 😋.

Incredibly flavourful tomato basil soup that chases away any weekday blues .

I like how natural and clean tasting this soup was and the tangy-ness from the fresh tomatoes .

One of the best tomato soups I have had .

There’s a reason why marche survives through the ages.

Everything is just so home made .

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I love how zesty and Crunchy this salad tastes with the sweet bursts of crimson red pomegranate .

The grilled salmon was fresh , moist and had a crispy skin .

Really good value for money .

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What a hidden find .. ...

It is surprising to find such high quality sushi 🍣 at such amazingly affordable prices in the heart of town.

This must be the best kept secret .

Everything on this plate was done so well .

The tamago was warm and cooked till soft and moist and the freshness of the salmon was exceptional , the salmon Aburi melted away on my palate .

Even the miso soup was no ordinary soup , it was sweetened with clams .

At 18 dollars - this was shockingly affordable.

This place definitely presents so much more value than the stalls at Hokkaido Marche .

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The best nonya chap chye is still found at ivins ivins . And the price is just 1/3 of what you would normally pay in overpriced Peranakan restaurants.

Well stewed vegetables , a good Tau Cheo kick , a good portion of gravy to go with rice .

The crisp beancurd sticks just add such an authenticity to the dish .

This is a place my parents used to take us when we were kids and there’s a feeling of nostalgia every time I step into this restaurant and see the familiar faces .

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Empress porridge cafe

If you could just smell the aroma of the pigs trotters bee hoon when it was served ....

Packed with full of umami goodness of lean and well braised pigs trotters ( yes ... very lean and juicy strips of high quality meat ) , this sizeable bowl of bee hoon reminded me of a good home cooked fare.

Topped with lots of stewed vegetables, fluffy eggs and spring onions , this pigs trotters bee hoon is so delicious .

The best part is that the bee hoon was not oily or greasy and not overly drenched in sauce - it had the right balance of texture and taste .

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Chow kee
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For the die hard fans of the old Tiong Bahru market ... ...

This is the best hidden secret of Tiong Bahru market. For those of you who know The old Tiong Bahru market well, chow kee used to be very popular .

Particularly known for their horfun and rice dishes in Cantonese style, this stall still has its regular followers.

The black bean ( See chup) fish horfun was full of wok hei and I must say that the cuts of fish slices were very very very fresh and thick - really one of the best I have had . The hor fun was of a high quality texture and was slightly QQ. The whole dish came together very nicely 😊

One of the best black bean fish hor funs I have eaten in a Long time - definitely better than kok sen’s version in my opinion ( and no need to endure the crazy queues ) .

The best part is that they are open for dinner -
Together with quite a few other many stalls ( ie the famous Hokkien fried prawn mee , Lee Kwang ji roasted meat and char Siews and Chen’s carrot cake ).

Do come by Tiong Bahru market for dinner sometime - you may be surprised to find quite a good variety of food 😊

At 5 dollars , this was hands down value for money .

Very very very very good :)

I must confess i grew up not liking onions and leeks .

However, this onion and leek tart with julienned carrots and ripened tomatoes on a thin short crust pastry dough really blew me away.

The natural sweetness and the crunchiness of vegetables juxtaposed against the creamy and eggy custard- like binding within the tart and the buttery and crisp pastry of the tart base was a party on the palette.

I honestly haven’t had such a good and hearty tart in a Long Long time.

Served together with a side salad , you are free to TOP your salad with marche’s homemade strawberry yoghurt dressing and onion balsamic dressing or the mixed herb dressing. Lovely beyond lovely ....

Just a reminder if you do intend to get this tart- please insist on having your tart warmed up even though the server would tell you that the tart ( that sits on a warmer ) is warm enough.

I have had many experiences where I had to tell the server - please warm my tart . Yes I know It’s warm enough ( it is not ....) ... just please warm up my tart again . .. . Thank you very much .

Da jia Shi
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I love how this porridge is smooth and yet retains some grains . Very “homecooked” with minimal or no msg .

Comforting and delicious !

At 3 dollars , this was really value for money 😊

A good variation from the usual prawn Claypot tang hoon ( vermicelli) is this beancurd Claypot tang hoon.

You can the same tasty vermicelli cooked in a myriad of aromatics , white peppercorns and spring onions and nice juicy pieces of pan fried beancurd.

This is the only place I can find this Claypot beancurd variation and the vermicelli is cooked till perfection every time - neither too greasy Nor too dry - just the right balance .

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Crispy pieces of battered fish in a sweet and Savory basil sauce - very addictive.

You can opt to add on a fried egg ( which is done so beautifully ) with a flowy yolk .

One of my choice options for value for money thai food in town .

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These prawn cakes are soooo huge .

Fried till a nice crisp exterior and juicy interior -
Best prawn cakes I have eaten in a long while .

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I dream of food .

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