Restaurants & Cafes

Restaurants & Cafes

Featuring [CLOSED] The Laneway Market, Jones the Grocer (Dempsey Hill), Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro (Millenia Walk), Hjh Maimunah Restaurant (Joo Chiat), The Manhattan Fish Market (Junction 8), Poulet (Kallang Wave Mall), SAMA Curry & Café (Plaza Singapura), Domino's Pizza (Killiney), Shan Cheng Ipoh Horfun (Compass One), Cafe Football Singapore
Thiam Peng Tan
Thiam Peng Tan

This won us over. We're not fans of ramen using chicken broth and we weren't fond of Marutama, but this visit was wholly impressive. This soup didn't have the ickiness of usual chicken broth ramen, while replicating the punch of pork broth yet without the jelak. Don't forget this is not halal - see that char siu - but a conscious effort to use chicken broth to make a good pork ramen. It showed. The seaweed was outstanding too, not an afterthought but an X-factor. Add to those an ajitama with the perfect gooeyness. The weak link was the noodles, which weren't very authentic.

Aka eggplant salad. Filipino cuisine is hit and miss, and I was ready for this to go wrong lol. But it's awesome! That's a roasted eggplant below prawn paste, raw onion and raw tomato. All the simple ingredients came together so well. It's recommended to be paired with lechon to cut through the richness.

I was recommended here by a Filipino so that must mean something. The crackling skin was on the level of Chinese suckling pig, it's incredible. Many places can't get it right. The thick meat was roasted well, featuring a good bite and a nice balance of lean and fat. Yet, I left unsatisfied. Because although it's a very professional job, the lechon here was missing the grittiness of the streets. It lacked the X-factor I need in lechon - the gaminess.

Decent broth, decent glass noodles. I appreciate there's shabu beef, standard beef and beef balls. But the standard beef was damn bad. They're mostly tough and dry.

I like Thai mama but this is more like mama drained of its soup than stir-fried mama. Very sour. Seafood was quite good quality. Portion was okay for me, but may be small for some.

The servings, or at least the crockery, at this vegetarian restaurant are huge! That slightly made up for the inflated prices. Nothing to complain about the laksa, yet also nothing special. It's like standard laksa, vegetarian or not.

The servings, or at least the crockery, at this vegetarian restaurant are huge! That slightly made up for the inflated prices. This nasi goreng was heavily seasoned, but not in a good way. There's little actual flavour. Plus it's dry and hard. Fortunately the mock satay, keropok and samosa were all good.

My virgin experience with rava thosai was great, so I zhng up with this. Overall it's not as shiok but I can't pinpoint why. It's crispy and fragrant, and there's lots of potato under it. The three sauces also contributed different experiences.

A sumiyaki under Les Amis, which guarantees quality. As a fan of PRC BBQ, this was also overpriced relative to the food. Especially these rice pots, which go for $35 to $55. It serves two, but both the rice and the eel were very ordinary.

A sumiyaki under Les Amis, which guarantees quality. As a fan of PRC BBQ, this was also overpriced relative to the food. This cut is $48 yet not great. It's not beefy and a bit rubbery. But the garnish of kimchi, fried garlic and spring onion was appreciated.

A sumiyaki under Les Amis, which guarantees quality. As a fan of PRC BBQ, this was also overpriced relative to the food. This chicken wing costs $10 and arrived dramatically in a box with charcoal and wood haha. It's stuffed with truffle rice. Totally not worth it haha. Neither the chicken nor the truffle was good.

A sumiyaki under Les Amis, which guarantees quality. As a fan of PRC BBQ, this was also overpriced relative to the food. I love foie gras and cannot resist. But even though it's never bad, this was not the best. It's oily enough but not gamey enough.

Tried more food than this account shows. Not known for naggy, deep reviews. Just the truth.

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