Tanjong Pagar / Outram park / Chinatown

Tanjong Pagar / Outram park / Chinatown

Featuring Botanist, Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King (Tanjong Pagar), Bakerzin (VivoCity), Ji Xiang Confectionery, 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, Original Chew Kee Eating House, Han Kee Fish Soup (Amoy Street Food Centre)
Spoons Of Delights
Spoons Of Delights

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

$50 worth of food! the frog legs in dried chilli sauce (medium portion $18.90++) portion was quite little as compared to the frog leg places in geylang? I barely got any kick out of eating frog legs and the pot ran out of frog legs already haha. I think there was only less than 3 half legs?? And even for those visible frog legs we see, there was barely any meat on them. The 三色蛋 ($16.90++)also came totally different from how it was pictured in the menu. Because it looked just like steamed egg?! We had to verify the receipt and cut open the steamed egg to check that indeed there was minced meat and salted eggs in them. But they were really few and far between. To add up to the bill, we got a plain scallop porridge pot ($4.9++) and a water chestnut drink ($2.3++). So in total we paid $19 for the qoo10 voucher + a few cents more. I wouldn't say that the food was worth $50? For the price of $20 I can still accept, but still not fully satisfied 😁 #burpple #burpplesg #aoneclaypothouse #qoo10 #qoo10sg #froglegs #food #foodiesg #sgfoodie #whati8today #8dayseat #vscofoodie #iweeklyfood #foodporn #foodstagram #vscofood #foodphotography #sgmakan #sgmakandiary #sgfoodstagram #singaporeeats #exploresingaporeeats #exploresg #whatsgoodhere #sgfoodie

We were walking around finding snacks/desserts stalls. We chanced upon this Hum Jin Peng stall with a long queue. The only info available at the stall front was that the hum jin pengs were sold at 6 for $1. A quick search online yielded the result that this was a stall with an interesting experience as customers fry, pick and pack your own dough fritters! (it started off as goodwill, customers helping the busy owners. But it lasted as a tradition haha) It was indeed nerve wrecking at first as we didn't know what to do. So firstly, you tell the stall owners your orders. You then help to flip the dough fritters in the oil to cook them until they are golden brown in colour. If you need help differentiating between the red bean and salted ones, the aunty can help you. You then dip your red bean humjinpeng into the sweet sugar flour mixture. Pack them 6 into a paper bag, and take your own plastic bag! We had so much fun until we almost forgot to pay the money before we walked off 😂 the uncle here was v jovial and friendly, and he made a comment that they weren't making money out of this business! Between the two dough fritters I tried, I prefer the red bean ones! #burpple #burpplesg #maxwell #maxwellfoodcentre #humjinpeng #food #foodiesg #sgfoodie #whati8today #8dayseat #vscofoodie #iweeklyfood #foodporn #foodstagram #vscofood #foodphotography #sgmakan #sgmakandiary #sgfoodstagram #singaporeeats #exploresingaporeeats #exploresg #whatsgoodhere #sgfoodie

I think this is our 4th or 5th time eating it! We came this time round because there was a 1 for 1 chicken wings promotion (as long as you pay with OCBC card)! As we recalled that the spicy yangnyum was really toooo spicy, we opted for the yangnyum and soya wings! But between the two, i still prefer the soya wings! The yangnyum was sweet and only had a little tinny bit hint of spicyness. Ok, enough of chicken wings for the month 😆 #burpple #burpplesg #chickenup #chickenupsg #food #foodiesg #sgfoodie #whati8today #8dayseat #vscofoodie #iweeklyfood #foodporn #foodstagram #vscofood #foodphotography #sgmakan #sgmakandiary #sgfoodstagram #singaporeeats #exploresingaporeeats #exploresg #whatsgoodhere #sgfoodie


But don't worry, because it qualifies (i.e. the best seller items - chilli crab scrambled egg toast, kaya pancake and the umami pork burger). But as we were not hugely craving kaya pancakes that day, we went for the chilli crab toast and umami pork burger instead ($18 nett)! Both dishes were fantastic! Except that the chilli crab toast may get abit repetitive after awhile (guess coz it is meant to be a side and not a main). I liked that the chilli crab sauce was slightly spicy! Although I can't really see much crabmeat as they were all shredded up. We could do with more toast bread though! As for the umami pork burger, it was veryyy delicious! I especially liked the kombu mayo sauce that came with it that give the slight sourish punch which complemented the meaty minced meat. The curly fries on the other hand could do with spicier chilli sauce / garlic chilli sauces 😃 no gst and service charge here! Made even more affordable with burpplebeyond 1 for 1! #burpple #burpplesg #burpplebeyond #food #foodiesg #sgfoodie #whati8today #8dayseat #vscofoodie #iweeklyfood #foodporn #foodstagram #vscofood #foodphotography #sgmakan #sgmakandiary #sgfoodstagram #singaporeeats #exploresingaporeeats #exploresg #whatsgoodhere #sgfoodie

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