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Featuring Firebake - Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant, The Communal Place, DOCO (International Plaza), Legendary Hong Kong, [COMING SOON IN OCT 2019] GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet (The Centrepoint), Penang Bagus, Saturday House, Rhombus Pizza, A*MUSE, Kei Kaisendon (Paya Lebar Square)
Ellejay K
Ellejay K

Came here for the burpple beyond but got the four-course sets instead! Costs $29 each and after gst and service charge, $34 each!! Definitely much more value-for-money than getting ala carte dishes. I think the sirloin main course itself is alr $33 and the mango sago dessert is $9??? Also, it comes with free flow coffee/tea 😋

There were two choices for the set menu and we got one of each since the min. order was 2. The left column is the Asian Set while on the right is the Western Set. Can’t rmb the fancy names of the dishes so err ya haha

🥡Asian Set🥡
1) Salmon potato ball/cake salad
2) 3 egg spinach soup
3) Braised seafood white bee hoon
4) Mango sago with ice cream

🍴Western Set 🍴
1) Smoked salmon salad
2) Cream of pumpkin
3) Sirloin with asparagus and mashed potato
4) Brownie with ice cream

On the whole, the food was enjoyable. The colour of the seafood bee hoon wasn’t what we expected though, a bit too brown right?? But the prawns were large. Also, the medium-well beef was quite bloody so we requested for it to be cooked more but it became well done instead... yeah but it’s ok la the welldone wasn’t too tough or anything!

Service is good and ambience not bad, not crowded for a Friday night. Although spending $10/$15+ for a zichar dish like seafood bee hoon may be unusual, u shld give this place a try 🙂

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Seeing the snaking queue of their neighbor Punggol Nasi Lemak, Penang Bagus’ business paled in comparison. Besides a middle-aged couple, we were the only customers on a Saturday evening. They serve a mixture of Penang, Tze Char and Korean food...doesn’t that make you want to try it already??? hehe. Prices are quite ok too – penang specials are around $6, $7 while tze chars are like $8.90, $11.90 ish. Here’s what we had:

🥓Lor Bak
Pork in beancurd skin served with tau gua, century egg and fishball.

🍤Penang Prawn Mee (Upsized)
Nice!!! Prawns were big and fresh. A nice mix of yellow noodles and beehoon.

🥦3 Egg Spinach
This was a pleasant surprise - it doubled as a light soup as well hehe.

🍖Mongolian Pork Ribs $11.90
Really good and generous (~10 pieces 😯)!! Sauce was rich and flavorful (and perhaps a bit too much) and the meat was cooked perfectly.

Used beyond (penang special w drink set and Tze char) and added up to $27 only 😱 Felt so bad bc it was so cheap haha but will definitely come back!!! Totally wont mind paying the original price. And would try the Korean dishes such as bingsu and toast 👀 service is good too the aunty introduced their homemade chili and recommended the curry fish head for our next visit.

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Just putting this out here 👀 this is beef tonkotsu ramen. Really like the texture of the noodles! Soup was nice but I kept thinking about how much msg there would be in there hahahaha

This place is seriously a gem! Not only is the food good, the service is great and fast and the interior retro!!! Never disappoints every time. Pictured here are half white chicken, za cai (mixed veg), beef hor fun and chicken feet skin in thai sauce.

Chicken was 😍😍 skin was perfect and jellyish. Za cai was slightly salty. Beef in the hor fun was good, like it was tenderly tough 🤔 And the cold chicken feet skin — highly recommended!!!!!

Add-on chicken rice was $1 /plate and quite a generous serving. Our group of four had a bowl of soup each although we only ordered two plates of rice. (soup is very good!!!)

There are a few vouchers on fave, but they can only be used at the outlet in far east plaza.

2 mini bowls for $5 using beyond!! When using beyond you can only have jap white rice as the base (the other option is jap brown rice). Had the garlic butter shrimp and grilled beef. Both were very flavorful and went well w the fish skin! The owner recommended the cajun fish skin and it was indeed not bad. Would def come back to get the normal sized bowl for $9.90 😁

1) Tamago with Unagi Don $15.90
2) Tamago with Salmon Don $12.90
3) Tamago with Teriyaki Chicken Don
4) Kei Signature Kaisen Don (Small, 90g) $12.90

This tiny place only has 2 staff and seems unassuming at first but they actually serve very good dons 😍 Very skillfully prepared. Unagi was soft, salmon sweet, chicken large and tender, sashimi fresh!!!! Tamago (egg roll) came with aburi mentaiko. There are 3 options of meal top-up: we payed $3 for salad and refillable (!!) soup and tea. They also served complimentary free-flow (!!!!) green tea eggs but I feel like they were like normal braised eggs, not much taste. Service was gr8 as well 😊😊 Had an enjoyable meal.

Fun experience 👅👅 This halal establishment is homely, cozy and friendly; probably fits at most 3 groups of 4 ppl. Costs $18.90 for 1.5h (Fave voucher $13.90). At first I was worried about the cooking time but apparently it only takes 4-8min to cook one. And also apparently each customer gets 2 free drumlets but we didn’t 😞 They also serve spaghetti and mushroom soup. Choices of drinks include green tea and honey&calamansi. Reservations are required so call/text 9844 0210 before going down!

(read on for spoilers)

They have a variety of toppings: shrimp, tuna flakes, chicken ham, chicken hotdog, minced beef, beef pepperoni, crabstick balls, pineapple, peppers, mushroom, corn, onion, olives, cheese....... You can also make sweet pizzas, with toppings such as Nutella, kaya, chocolate chips, fruity pebbles, rainbow sprinkles, oreo crumbs, desiccated coconut and Gula Melaka.

Will come back for this again 👅

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The Communal Place has a nice interior with spacious wooden tables and random we bare bears plushies sitting on some tables HAHA. Went there on a Sat evening and there were only 2 other tables occupied. I feel that it’s underrated tbh because all the dishes were enjoyable and plated nicely :-(( Food was served v quickly too — I think we only waited for like 10 mins. Here’s what we had, clockwise starting from the biggest picture:

Nice and tender. Had it medium well. Beef cuts vary everyday; mine was US striploin. Read that another burppler had sirloin. They both look the same nonetheless.

Bouillabaisse is a French seafood stew but I would say that it’s more like a seafood bisque to me. Quite generous servings of mussels (6), baby octopus (3?), fish (2 small chunks) and prawn (2?). Bouncy octopus and prawns.

Nice. 4 medium-sized ribs. Corn was fragrant!!

Linguine topped with an onsen egg. Pieces of beef cheek, though little both size and qty wise, were soft and enjoyable.

Salmon was skillfully cooked. Flaky and juicy. Um the miso sauce though, tasted dubiously similar to the bouillabaisse o_o (edit: the sauce is not supposed to be miso but is a bouillabaisse foam. Miso -> miso glazed salmon damn hahahaha I’m a noob)

Ordered a glass of the welcome drink that they served after we sat down bc it was that nice. Slightly fizzy with pomelo pulp. But the one we ordered sadly didn’t taste as nice.

Using beyond, the bill added up to $82 after service charge and gst. Water was FOC. Would recommend this place!!!! 🙌🏼

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Expected it to be impeccable but sadly nah. I can’t rmb the full names of the dishes but here we go:

Beyond only applied to 4 dishes — Scottish blue mussels, prawn capellini, risotto and sea bass. So we ordered those, plus lamb and a bread and butter pudding.

1. Scottish blue mussels in white wine
It was ok, quite enjoyable. Served with sourdough.

2. Prawn capellini
Hard undercooked noodles......... :(

3. Risotto
Hard undercooked risotto................. It’s a no. The mussels and prawns were okay though.

4. Sea bass and salad
It was okaay, nothing special imo.

5. Lamb
We had it well done so it was really tough.. Served with a few mushrooms and fried batter. Not worth for $32.

6. Bread and butter pudding
Yas. A bit smaller than I expected haha but it’s ok cuz quite sweet so eat too much will jelat

We also ordered English breakfast tea and orange juice. Costs $1 to refill the teapot. Water was also chargeable. Total bill was $132.

Really nice rustic wooden interior with orange lightbulbs. Pop song covers lulled in the background. Strong ceiling fans provided a nice breeze (or gale). Great service as well. 👌🏼

Here’s what we ordered! Burpple Beyond applied to any main dish.

🥘 MAINS 🥘

1. Carbonara $13.90
Tasted as good as it looks. Arrived the fastest.

2. Leg of Lamb $18.90
Thin and juicy, slightly too red near the bone. Tasty sides! I think they were like salted roasted potatoes and veg.

3. Hamachi Fin $18
Not an expert on fish fins but it was a bit on the dry side — over cooked? Felt like saba. Chili went well with the fish though and presentation was cute. Would be better if it were served with some carbs... Slowest to arrive.

4. Sambal Fish $16.90
Nice samballll. Served with rice (butter or coconut I can’t rmb oops).

5. Top-up Mushroom soup $3
Okay. Garlic bread was softly crispy and oily — nice.

🍺 DRINKS 🍺

1. Shirley’s Temple $5
I think it’s sprite with cherry?

2. Hawaii Soda $4
Pineapple soda 🧐

3. Iced Lemon Tea $3.50
Can add the amount of sugar syrup u want.

4. English Breakfast Tea $5.90
Nice.

Overall a nice place for dates or hanging out with your buds.

Sorry for the really bad photo haha I just couldn’t figure how everyone takes those nice overhead shots.

Buffet included tteokbokki, kimchi, japchae, kimchi pancake, chicken wings, cheese tofu, broccoli, mala vegetables, tapioca cubes, sweet potato slices, yam paste, gingko barley dessert and udon (?).

Drinks included iced water, water chestnut, lime, mango and hot Korean barley tea.

GOTTA TRY the chicken wings and tapioca!! The skin of the chicken wings was crisp and sweet, and didn’t taste fried? The tapioca seemed unassuming but these white cubes were sweet and make a good confection.

The staff were v friendly and offered to help us take pictures. Paid $27 after some discount.

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