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the more homecooked it is, the better
Cherie Heng
Cherie Heng
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水煮鱼!while it may translate to water cooked fish in english, its clear steamed fish in a chilli oil (mala) broth. Its not too spicy and is extremely generous with vermicilli and vegetables! Highly worth it, i think its about ~$25. Also its a place filled with the happy voices of locals gathering, an authentic spot in the heart of Chinatown

Especially with the braised pork noodles!!! Where else can you find something so value for money (its $6) and the best part of it is how it taste exactly like chinese fusion carbonara with its creaminess 😍

I will totally come back to slurp up the noods.

We also had the surprise platter for dumplings. Great assortment to try out but i guess i'll stick to my favourites next time: pierogi, smoked duck and original.

Will support them if theres launch of more flavours!!

A craving for some hearty soup brought us here. The broth was strong in its peppery taste though it does feel like it can be more fragrant. Get the founder's prime ribs, where you can gnaw it off the rib. The meat here isnt the most tender overall, but its worth it.

The charcoal youtiao is on a deal now for $2, and felt crispier + healthier than the usual.

Ps. They provide free powerbank to customers too

#burpple1for1 ($17 for 2)


Dim sum galore here in a place filled with timeless Hongkong class at Safra Yishun. Shout out goes to:

Any dimsum with prawns because they are super fresh (shrimp dumpling soup, cheecheongfan, prawn dumplings, fried prawn fritters)
Ngoh Hiang: extremely dense and filled with chunky bits
Not in picture: their perfectly crisp siobak (pork belly) and charsiew platter.

20% off with Safra card is much appreciated. For $20 per pax, felt like a buffet with good service.

After seeing the adorable jiajia & kaikai, we had to eat their fave treats. I like the chocolate custard bun. At $2.90 each, this place does marketing right. Still, a nice pit stop while at river safari.

Ps. This place sells rice bowls too from $10

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Loove the dim sum here, somehow everything is just so delicious!!! The scallion oiled noodle feels like it goes on for days and it's very Q. The fried onion pancake goes well with the chilli vinegar sauce, the tofu achieved the crisp outside and soft inside. Of course, the flowy salted egg buns were great too, and it's on the sweeter side. We also ordered the unique meehoon kueh (the best) and cheecheongfan. ($27 for 2 for this spread)


Parents recommended this $15 dish during our Chinatown trip and woa what a deal???? It was a large piece of fish and had the most tender and freshest meat. Albeit on the bony end, the fish was simply delightful. While many stores in my favourite kopitiam sells this, this is the store my parents recommend.

My favourite hongyoushaoshou and xiaolongbao for $10.50?? What a steal - there's a long queue at this humble family-runned stall and it's clear why. The skins are so supple and it tastes very homemade.

The food here reminded my friend of home. While I felt like it is laden with salt, the vermicelli with braised pork & sliced potato is nice. I guess I will be back to try the other authentic dishes!

it has the homeliest of food, and eating in its Chinese period drama traditional setting just makes me recall those condor hero moments. I think these food would have been well loved then too. The must have dang gui duck is IRRESISTIBLE with its depth in Herby taste. Plus that crisp skin. This is a place that got the meat and fats ratio to the right extent. (~$16 pre gst)

For its 15th anniv, it also got the $1.50 scallop Tofu dish in golden pumpkin. Its so supple and it mixes well with the western tasting pumpkin sauce.

The r&d department of DXE is indeed on a roll.

This homely broth is close to the heart and warms up the tum just right: daoxiaomian and the sweet salty mix of jajangmyeon (we wiped it clean). Also heard the chef was from Crystal jade last time. They deserve more fanfare for sure. ($5-6)


If it is so, it must be because of the chicken oil glazed rice, cold tender chicken and shiok chili with the right balance of sourness. Not a fan of the sour veg... Could only wish for more. ($7.80 for takeaway)

I write to remember good food, and to share the most humble of eats

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