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Bryan Soh
Bryan Soh

Have been reading and watching review from Eatbook, Night Owl Cinematics, Sethlui talking about a cheap and affordable meal in CBD and finally got to try it.

As want most of them mentioned, the Wanton Noodle was already sold out when I reached at 12pm. I decided to try their Minced Meat Noodle.

Their Minced Meat Noodle is different from other Minced Meat Noodle I have tried before. The sauce is sweet and the Noodle is springy. The noodle itself is also unique probably they cooked till Al Dente. I would say if there isn't Wanton Noodle, you should then go for this.

As I was full yet, I thought of ordering Mee Rebus as it is another favourite ordered by consumer. However, they mentioned it is not available on Friday. I then decided to get Prawn Noodle.

The Prawn Noodle really has nothing to shout about and the prawn given is actually 2 x half cut prawn = 1 prawn. However, being $2, there isn't much to talk about. Do note that Prawn Noodle dry is not the dark Soya Sauce type but literally dry with a bit of prawn broth in it.

Overall, it is an affordable meal if you are working in CBD area or just trying to save on meals.

When I was young, I remembered how delicious and affordable the zi char is compared to the rest and decided to relived the memories by having dinner with my family there.

We ordered Black Pepper Crab ($56), Assam Fish Head ($26), Salad Prawn ($20), Salted Egg squid ($14), Thai Pig Trotters ($22) & 2 x White Rice ($2).

The Black Pepper Crab is fragrant and the best black pepper crab I have ever tried. However, the crab was just average size which can be pricey. The Assam Fish Head has the right spices which is great.

I have eaten braised pig trotters but never fried. Hence, when the opportunity arises, we ordered it and the crispness is amazing.

For the salad prawn, it was quite a disappointment compared to my childhood. In the past, the prawn is just lightly coated and fried with lots of fruits around it. However, there is only 8 prawns and limited amount of fruits. I know that the due to inflation they had to cut cost the keep price low but big disappointment compared to what I had for my childhood. Also, the prawn is fully coated and deep fried which I don't think is good for salad prawn dish. I would suggest to lightly fry or just steam it so that can better taste the freshness of the prawn which also nicely drenched with the mayonnaise.

The salted egg squid was lackluster as I don't taste the salted egg at all. It taste more like Calamari.

Overall, I still think it is great and worth it try to eat with family.

This stinky tofu have been around since my parents time and they raved how good it is. I have tried pasar malam stinky tofu but they were not authentic.

After a karaoke session with my friends, I coincidentally saw Mini Star while heading back. What's more, they are still opened at 11.40pm. Hence, after all these years of my parents saying how good it is, I decided to give it a try.

When the tofu, it is not as smelly as I expected. The fermentation bring extra crispy to tofu. I would say it is a decent dish.

It would say it is good for trying and not for everyday eat as it cost $4 for just beancurd.

Tried after my friend's recommendation. I would say that this is better than Katong Laksa one. The broth has the nice spicy coconut flavour.

Katong Laksa is overpriced and does not have much taste.

For a market price of $2.80/$3.30, I would say it is very flavourful.

I ordered their Cheese Baked Chicken 'w' Mushroom Rice ($10).

They offered old cucumber soup for every main dish customer order and the old cucumber soup have lots of flavour. It shows that they didn't scrimp on the soup.

The rice is butter rice which adds the creaminess. It would be great if they offer more mozzarella cheese in it and have Parmesan Cheese as condiments. They offered Chicken Thigh which is generous for them.

However, this is where the downfall begins. The Chicken Thigh has a sourish taste which feels like its spoiled or had been contaminated. The Chicken is the main ingredient which should have been the best but it is otherwise.

Also, the HK Milk Tea tasted like canal water. This is the worst Milk Tea I ever tasted. Not sure is it the tea leaf is spoilt or what.

Please check your ingredients is of acceptable quality before serving it to customers.

The cheapest Michelle Star Eateries in the world even though the price has risen from $2 to $2.80 for their Soya Sauce Chicken Rice.

I ordered Soya Sauce Chicken Rice with Roast Meat ($4.30). The chili is more sourish than spicy. The Soya Sauce and the Roast Meat is pretty average which doesn't have anything to shout about.

I wouldn't recommend coming all the way here to try but only if passed by.

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It has been more than a year since I last tried and I'm glad the taste is just as how I used to love it.

The generous amount of curry and not overly expensive ($2.90 for rice, pork cutlet and cabbage)

I doubt I will ever get sick of it.

Had their Century Egg with Pork Porridge for only $2.50. It is hard to find such a affordable Porridge nowadays.

Although it is cheap, it doesn't mean it is bad. It is very delicious but the con is that the flavouring is not distributed evenly so I only managed to taste much of the flavour at the bottom.

They also had 5 different types of Porridge which is $2.50, 2 which is $3, 1 which is $3.50 and last one for $4.

Ordered their Chicken Cutlet Curry Rice ($4.30) takeaway (+ $0.20).

The Chicken Cutlet has the right ratio of batter and chicken. The curry is great too and only downside is that I want to have more of the sauce. They gave lots of rice which is enough to fill a big eater like me.

However, one of the thing they need to improve on is the cabbage. The cabbage is kind of hard which I would expect it to be softer. If they are able to cook it longer, it would be great.

For only a price of $18.80+ during a Friday dinner, the quality of the food is really good. The meat is store in a freezer and put in a small container instead of one big batch really shows how the restaurant really put in the effort to keep the quality of the meat well.

In additional, they have free flow drinks which is rarely unheard of from a Chinese steamboat buffet.

After trying the beef soup in my last visit, I decided to try their Braised Beef Noodle Soup (RM24.40).

I would say this is one of the most dish must order in Din Tai Fung other than Pork Chop Egg Fried Rice & Xiao Long Bao.

Their soup you can taste is cooked for hours with spices and beef. Their beef is of a thick cut but still melts in your mouth.

Don't let the Pork Chop Egg Fried Rice & Xiao Long Bao overshadow their Braised Beef Noodle.

Ordered a total worth of $25 for 3 pax. The spiciness is mild as we ordered 小辣. There is a little broth in it and it is nice to slurp on it.

By the time we finished our meal, there is a snaking long queue being formed. Luckily, we came right after rain stopped hence there wasn't a queue when we arrived.

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