Tanjong Pagar / Outram park / Chinatown

Tanjong Pagar / Outram park / Chinatown

Featuring Botanist, Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King (Tanjong Pagar), Bakerzin (VivoCity), Cantonese Delights (Hong Lim Market & Food Centre), The Daily Cut (Guoco Tower), Caffe Pralet By Creative Culinaire, Poh Cheu Hand Made Soon Kueh and Ang Ku Kueh, Han Kee Fish Soup (Amoy Street Food Centre), Original Chew Kee Eating House, Piao Ji Fish Porridge (Amoy Street Food Centre)
Spoons Of Delights
Spoons Of Delights

These were the dishes I tried this time round:
-Pork Mix Toji Teishoku ($16.90++ or $14.90++ for ala carte): Half pork cutlet, one breaded pork and sliced pork on a hot plate
-Shogayaki Teishoku ($12.90++ or $10.9++ for ala carte): Stir fry pork belly in ginger sauce

While the Pork Mix Toji Teishoku was similar to the other Toji Teishokus which I have countless times before, I like this pork mix combo as you get both a fried pork cutlet and sliced pork! Best of both world! I like the soupy eggy broth to drench my rice in them!

It was my first time trying the Shogayaki Teishoku! When it got served, I thought it was weird that they gave a side of mayo sauce to go with the ginger sauce pork belly. But oh my, it was the best combination ever and I loved it! I also like that the ginger sauce wasnt tooo gingery, so I could enjoy the dish still!

It was also the first time the service staff came round to explain their signature dishes to us, and I got to know that they pride themselves in the RICE and MISO SOUP! Wow, that is a very bold statement to make, to say that your RICE is good. But omg, the rice is really good! No wonder I find myself being a rice bucket and finishing up my rice everytime I dine here!

📍Keong Saik Bakery

💚Matcha Cruffins!! ($5)💚

Have been waiting for this visit to Keong Saik bakery for the longest time! (Because it is quite out of the way from the places that I typically frequent).

This is my second time trying matcha cruffins (previous visit at another bakery). I must say both are on par standards! this matcha lava was even more flowy as I air fried to heat it up (145 degrees 3 mins) before consuming it the next day. Buttery flaky croissants that was crispy and fragrant with a very strong earthy matcha lava interior! Lava cruffins is one of the messiest croissant to eat but so satisfying at the same time! 🤩

Opted for takeaway as I was under the impression that there is strictly no dine in service on weekends (hence we had our meal elsewhere before this visit). But when we were there we saw some ppl dining in too 🤔

Bought the Klook voucher to get some discount ($9 for $10 worth)! (Lol but ended up spending more than the voucher amount bought and brain didnt react in time to buy another voucher immediately on the spot haha. Brain 老了. If you are new to Klook, feel free to use my code to get $5 off your purchase: AR2RU 🥳

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📍Keong Saik Bakery

💜Taro Orh Nee Croissant Cube ($6)💜 too pretty to be eaten!

This concept of a croissant cube was so innovative and it intrigued me! Plus a taro orhnee croissant! 🥐 So unique and special! I like how there are many different layers of taste going on here. From the smooth orhnee paste (with coconut milk it seems) to the taro cubes on top of the croissant cube which is slightly harder.

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Dined here because I had a voucher. But turns out I didn’t really enjoy my visit here

👉🏻fried fish with ginger onion $15.8++: I’m not sure why the fish wasn’t fried. Diff from the photo from another review. Fish is frozen fish and can taste a metallic aftertaste. The sauce that accompanied it was also slightly salty not the ginger onion sauce I’m used to

👉🏻salted eggs shrimp $22.8++: this was alright the nicer dish of all 3 items. But the prawn didn’t taste v fresh either slightly mushy. And the flour batter separates from the prawn v easily. The salted egg taste could also be much stronger

👉🏻 Yangzhou fried rice 9.8++: I had one scoop of this rice and couldn’t eat further. The fried rice didn’t have the egg fragrant fried rice taste at all. It was very bland and had a very strong rice smell that I couldn’t take it. Felt like I wasted my money for it

But perhaps I ordered all the wrong dishes from this stall. If anyone wants to visit here maybe you have better luck trying other dishes

Whenever I am at Chinatown, my go to Chinese dessert stall is Mei Heong Yuen! Much needed cold treat for the hot weather in Singapore! The must get item for me is always this mango lychee shaved ice! Comes with fresh diced mangoes and popping lychee and mango balls!

I have been eyeing Kele Swiss rolls for the longest time. But always thought it was a little bit too pricey. The opportunity to try it came when it got listed on Burpplebeyond 1-for-1 a few weeks ago! It took me two tries to get my hands on them though. First try was at Vivo city before dinner time and they had already run out of the lychee martini Swiss rolls. Second try was at the chinatown Smith street outlet after lunch time and the stock was still available (and no one). Got my hands on the lychee martini and avocado Macadamia nut! Interesting how the swissrolls have to be frozen. Best served after thawing them for 10mins. Much more creamy than a normal Swiss roll. And I'm someone who doesn't really like eating cream. but when the swissrolls are at their semi thawed stage, they taste slightly like icecream! Visible bits of lychee and macadmia nut in both. I will say trying it once is enough 😅 The premium Swiss rolls are selling at $12.90 each roll. (There is actually an ongoing $10.90 store promotion now. But the Burpplebeyond 1 for 1 will still be $12.90 for two rolls).

Didn't know Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh sells other Kueh items besides the angkukueh! This was bought at their atrium sales instead of at the original outlet. 3 boxes for $10 (the ondeh ondeh had 6 ondeh balls but I finished two of them already before the photo haha) or 1 box for $3.5. I didn't buy their angkukueh because I tried once before and still prefer poh cheu's😁 I quite like their lapis sagu though! Especially the purple yam flavoured one. But the coconut smell still isn't as strong as Bengawan Solo's! I ate the pengkueh panfried with crispy edges and enjoyed it!

It is how I remember it to be - with ample ingredients! Comes with charsiew, mushroom, 2 fried wanton and 2 steamed wanton. The wanton had alot of meat fillings too! They aren't the almost empty kind of wanton. The noodle was slightly oily though and is the thicker almost like the yellow noodle kind. The smallest portion here costs $4.5 with additional 30 cents for takeaway! There was a moderate queue as well when I visited on a weekend afternoon. #jijinoodles #honglim #honglimmarket #burpple #takeawayfood #takeawayfoodsg #takeawaysg #takeaway #burpple #burpplesg #food #foodiesg #sgfoodie #whati8today #8dayseat #vscofoodie #iweeklyfood #foodporn #foodstagram #vscofood #foodphotography #sgmakan #sgmakandiary #sgfoodstagram #singaporeeats #exploresingaporeeats #exploresg #whatsgoodhere #sgfoodie #sgfoodaquiver #aquiversg

SLII muffin's egg tart and coconut tart! Who else thinks of SKII when you see this stall? 😂 I love the tarts here (not so the muffin). Egg tarts > coconut tarts! But they only had a few egg tarts left on my visit so had to make do with what was left. Both crusts were the same buttery kind! The coconut tart is super filling (and also heaty) that I ate it as my dinner mains with a cup of fruit juice. The tarts are selling at $1.20 each or 6 for $6.6 so it made sense for me to get one box! #sliimuffin #eggtart #coconuttart #honglim #burpple #burpplesg #honglimmarket

I don't really like such sweet shaved ice desserts. But because dining companion wanted to have it, so here we are. Mango lychee flavour ($6.50. if you get just mango or lychee it is cheaper at $5). The popping bobas here have a strange taste that I can't really identify. It sure doesn't tastes like mango pops. I wished there was more Chinese dessert items here like ah chew!

We called in advance at 4.30pm to make a reservation for dinner (but still ended up needing to wait about 10mins from reserved timing / 25mins from the point you reach the hawker and let them know which table you are sitted at). We got the $5 bowls X 2 (because we always believe the portion is lesser for a 1x $10). You have the option to choose all chicken or mixed (chicken + sausage). We loved it that the chicken here was super soft!! But the chilli used is the chicken rice chilli kind (with a tinge of sourness) rather than the spicy belachan kind (which i prefer). Between this and the Holland drive claypot, I actually prefer this! Although the claypot rice at aljunied (Tian Tian Xiang) is still at the top of my list because of the chilli! (Side note: we were sitted right outside this stall and we saw how the claypot cover was immediately used to cook another bowl without washing. Lol and how the order paper sheets were stuffed into the claypot with rice inside. Unhygienic much?haha) #lianhebenji #claypotrice #claypotchicken #claypotchickenrice #burpple #burpplesg #food #foodiesg #sgfoodie #whati8today #8dayseat #vscofoodie #iweeklyfood #foodporn #foodstagram #vscofood #foodphotography #sgmakan #sgmakandiary #sgfoodstagram #singaporeeats #exploresingaporeeats #exploresg #whatsgoodhere #sgfoodie

So I was shocked when we arrived at capital tower (we had previously checked out rookery at Hong Leong building on a sat aftn, and it was super quiet, so never will I have imagined how noisy it will be at night). The place was super crowded on a fri night at early 7+pm. So crowded and busy that the staff didn't even have time to entertain us. Staff 1 saw us waiting at the door, but had to entertain other guests orders, told us to wait, but eventually didn't get back to us. Staff 2 walked by and gestured to us to just take any seats available (even though we had make a chope reservation). So my qns was why can't staff 1 do the same too instead of making us wait a good 5 mins standing in the doorway looking like idiots 🤷🏻‍♀️ ok aside from the noisy environment and crowdedness, our food was served in like less than 15mins. Our guess is that because 90% of the diners were just there to drink and only the few of us were actually ordering food 😂 ordered the crabmeat pasta and pork chop because everyone had been raving about the pork chop. However, we were disappointed when the pork chop was served.. the size seems to have shrunk! While the pork chop had a good marination, it was still too chewy and fatty for me. Too much fatty portions! So I preferred the crabmeat pasta! Visible chunks of crabmeat! 1 for 1 with shopbackgo or Burpplebeyond! #shopbackgo #shopback #shopbacksg #burpple #burpplesg #burpplebeyond #burpplebeyondsg #chope #chopesg #therookery #food #foodiesg #sgfoodie #whati8today #8dayseat #vscofoodie #iweeklyfood #foodporn #foodstagram #vscofood #foodphotography #sgmakan #sgmakandiary #sgfoodstagram #singaporeeats #exploresingaporeeats #exploresg #whatsgoodhere #sgfoodie

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