Skewers aren't great for your health nor your wallet but they sure are tasty! Had this popular ่‚‰ไธฒ chain at ๐Ÿ“ beauty world, and was thoroughly satisfied by the salty, juicy meats. I particularly liked the pork on the thick red twigs (?) And the mushrooms!

Not a bad place to satisfy your cravings but slightly pricier than most skewer eateries!

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@churrosrepublic may be a simple churro stall but they do a decent churro and a whole range of sauces!

Bite sized churros are such an indulgence to me -- I love fried dough only if it's crispy and the maximum surface area just maximises it's crispisness. The dough within was nicely chewy without being too raw. All in all a decent price to pay for some nice churros.

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Hazelnut ($6.90) ๐Ÿน8/10

I thought I'd like the roasted better than this, but the subtle hazelnut flavour won me over. There's something about hazelnut that reminds me of caramel and chocolates, which complemented the creaminess of the coconut shake. Remember to ask for less sugar for this, or your drink might get overly saccharine.

Signature roasted ($6.90) ๐Ÿน 7/10

The roasted flavour was rather prominent and left a slow-release toastiness to this drink. However, there was something disturbingly artificial about the aftertaste that I couldn't quite put my finger on...

Salted caramel ($6.90) ๐Ÿน 6/10

If this were a normal coconut shake, I would have rated this more highly. However, since it exalted itself as salted caramel, I was expecting more of an elevated butteriness to it's flavour but it didn't come through.

Cookies & cream ($6.90) ๐Ÿน 5/10

I could barely taste any cookies and cream in this shake. To my dismay, I could only taste some stale cookie taste after I had let this drink sit for too long. Letdown!

I've heard so much about this authentic hole-in-the-wall banh mi shop just a few minutes from Tanjong Pagar MRT. It really lived up to its name!

The real showstopper here is the exceptionally flaky baguette crust that hides pillowy clouds of open crumb. And yes, it's truly crispy, not hard! Can they please expand into a bakery so I can just buy loaves of their baguette?? By the way, I had mine freshly baked because they ran out of bread while I was queueing -- much to the dismay of grumpy aunties, but to my delight.

The classic order here is the bami Saigon, which features ham, floss, and liver patรฉ. I'm not really a fan of either of the 3 so I got the chicken BBQ and boy was it delicious! I wasn't expecting much but the chicken turned out to be deliciously charred and tender despite its humble appearance. Despite what other reviews say, it was juicy and flavourful inside and not dry at all. The portion isn't too huge but is definitely good enough for a decent lunch. Definitely coming back here when I can!

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Here are the fairly popular and pricey doughnuts from Korio -- the dough was firm and chewy and didn't even get soggy after leaving it overnight.

Chocolate hazelnut ($4.50) ๐Ÿซ 8/10
Best out of the lot, the chocolate layer was thick and rich. The crisp chocolate and crunchy hazelnut helped cut through the chewiness of the doughnut.

Honey ($4.50) ๐Ÿฏ 8/10

Faint fragrant scent -- almost floral in fact. If you prefer a more delicate rendition of deep fried sugary carbs, this one's for you.

Classic ($4) ๐Ÿฉ 6/10

This was just covered in a frosted glaze but was actually the sweetest of the bunch. Get the caramel instead if you prefer the taste of sweetness but with an added dimension to it.

Caramel ($4.50) ๐Ÿฎ 7/10

Counter staff asked if I was a sweet tooth before I proceeded to order this. Actually, it's not as sweet as I thought. There was actually bits of salt in it that cut through the buttery caramel? However, not that outstanding overall.

Overall, these were a nice treat but I wouldn't pay that exorbitant amount for doughnuts again -- I'd much rather go for their much more exciting sammies!

This creative egg tart store @mil.eggtart started out as a home business but expanded to a quiet corner in Havelock square (near Chinatown). It specialises in artisan Portuguese egg tarts -- that means imaginative flavours encased in a flaky crust, rather than the crumbly crust that Singaporeans are used to.

3 egg tarts ($10.30) ๐Ÿฎ

Earl grey black tea ๐Ÿง‹
Coffee โ˜•
Ham & mushroom ๐Ÿ–
Yam & purple potato ๐Ÿ 
Lychee champagne ๐Ÿ’

I didn't get to try all of these flavours but the ones I tried were sort of one-dimensionally sweet. With all the unique flavours they promised, I thought the tarts could have more depth to them. What came through, though, was the incredibly flaky crust which is what I look out for in an egg tart!

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My first time trying bombolinis!

Oreo ๐Ÿช
Pistachio ๐Ÿฅœ
Chocolate ๐Ÿซ
Nutella ๐ŸŒฐ
Lotus biscuit ๐Ÿช
PB&J ๐Ÿฅœ

I admittedly don't have much to compare with but these seemed to have a very generous amount of filling in them. I managed to try the lotus biscuit and the pistachio, which were both thick and rich. You could even taste the gritty pistachios they ground down. However, others who tried it all agreed that the excessive powdered sugar tipped the bombolinis into saccharine territory. They were also quite greasy and the dough wasn't as chewy as what I'd expect from a doughnut.

These are considerably cheaper than the popular burnt ends ones (5 for $20) but given the neighborhood location (whampoa) the shop is located, these pastries could be considered on the pricier end.

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These yellow taters don't look like much but they pack such satisfying fluffiness that I was immediately transported back to Amsterdam where I was constantly guzzling finger foods at a street market.

These fries are immediately re-fried when you order them so it only takes a few minutes before they are served piping hot and crispy.

I picked the people-pleasing frittesauce (tastes like mayo but only 25% fat) with a dash of raw onions on top. The onions were mild, which accompanied the fluffy fries with a juicy and refreshing crunch. Lekker!

@mr.coconutsg is overhyped so I gave @cocoboss.sg a chance -- especially since it's also on #burpplebeyond ! They offer so many flavours so I took a while to amass this short list but here we go:

Hazelnut ($6.90) ๐Ÿน8/10

I thought I'd like the roasted better than this, but the subtle hazelnut flavour won me over. There's something about hazelnut that reminds me of caramel and chocolates, which complemented the creaminess of the coconut shake. Remember to ask for less sugar for this, or your drink might get overly saccharine.

Signature roasted ($6.90) ๐Ÿน 7/10

The roasted flavour was rather prominent and left a slow-release toastiness to this drink. However, there was something disturbingly artificial about the aftertaste that I couldn't quite put my finger on...

Salted caramel ($6.90) ๐Ÿน 6/10

If this were a normal coconut shake, I would have rated this more highly. However, since it exalted itself as salted caramel, I was expecting more of an elevated butteriness to it's flavour but it didn't come through.

Cookies & cream ($6.90) ๐Ÿน 5/10

I could barely taste any cookies and cream in this shake. To my dismay, I could only taste some stale cookie taste after I had let this drink sit for too long. Letdown!

The grilled pork and patties looked unassuming but turned out to be our favourite of the feast โ€“ especially the grilled pork. The cuts were sufficiently fatty and smokey to wow us and leave us wanting more because we only got tasting portions of the dish.

Compared to the two poultry dishes (the quail), I preferred this as the chicken was so tender that it came apart like butter. The rich claypot sauce was also quite appetizing.

I've got to say โ€“ at this point in time during the tasting, we were all pretty much stuffed. These cute little quails were flavourful and tender but a little boney because of its small size. I didn't find this dish very inspiring because they only served salt and pepper on the side to flavour the quail.

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