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Featuring Tiong Bahru Market, Victor's Kitchen (Sunshine Plaza), Liang Zhao Ji Duck Porridge Duck Rice (Whampoa Makan Place Block 90), Encik Tan (West Mall)
Sheryl Lim
Sheryl Lim

I’m sure this place is fairly popular, so I’ll just zoom in on what stood out from what I ordered!

The Bolo Bun with Char Siew (that’s being attacked by chopsticks there) is essentially your two favourites combined. The thick crust is perfect: not flaky, sweet without being overly buttery, bites with a crisp. Combined with the savoury pork - blew us.

Egg tarts are also really good - what you need in one. Good curd, good crust. Ugh, good.

Everything was pretty juicy - but I must add a caveat: the Liu Sha Bao comes pretty oily/liquidy so be prepared.

Lastly, try their special milk tea!

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We all have those days where we crave for OIL AND OIL. Went on a quiet Sunday night and some favourites were still open (incl chee kueh!!). This stall (Long chinese name), specialises in orh jian - pick from $4/$5/$6/$7, or add $2 or so for more orh. (See that gold @top left) May not blow your mind, but I liked the firm, slightly charred texture of this one, and can imagine myself coming back.

Tip-off: Cashless apps (e.g. NETS flashpay/DBS Paylah) give you a 50cents discount at some stalls here! Until End May I believe. (I’m not sponsored - though I wish AHA)

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For a midweek local crave, Encik Tan is the way to guarantee solid satisfaction a reasonable prices. The proportion of ingredients to noodles fit nicely for this laksa, with a thick broth that doesn’t border on being too cloying/‘gao’/‘gelat’. If, no, WHEN, you drop by, do try the scissors cut curry chicken rice (looked amazing), and add a dollar for your favourite drink.

With Cantonese style porridge that is cooked to a comforting smooth consistency, there is just enough duck meat to complement the porridge. For some, the sauce may be too salty, so do get a drink to go along. After all the que however, trying the braised duck rice may be more ... shookening... but I just wanted some 粥... and no they don’t have 皮蛋.....

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