East Coast / Bedok / Kembangan / Changi / Tanah Merah

East Coast / Bedok / Kembangan / Changi / Tanah Merah

Featuring Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique (East Coast Road), East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Changi Village Hawker Centre, Dutch Colony Coffee Co. (Frankel Avenue), Beach Road Prawn Mee Eating House, Mr and Mrs Mohgan's Super Crispy Roti Prata, Ramen Champion (Changi Airport Terminal 3), Mizzy's Corner (Changi Village Hawker Centre), Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian (85 Fengshan Centre), Blackball (The Clementi Mall)
Spoons Of Delights
Spoons Of Delights

BATTLE OF THE BEDOK 85 BAKCHORMEE!🥊

Bedok 85 hawker is always my first hawker choice for dinner, because the bak chor mee soup stalls there are only mostly open at night! I used to eat Ah Poh Minced Meat Noodle during my schooling days (back when there were no food review platforms). It was only when I read more food reviews did I make the switch to XIng Ji Rou Cuo Mian. Having been a loyal fan of Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian for the past 10 years, at every visit to bedok 85 hawker, the same qns will pop up - whether to eat from the left (Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian) or to give the right stall (Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee) a try. So anyway, during this particular visit, the aim was to try Seng Hiang. But upon reaching the hawker centre, I saw a lot more people ordering and eating from Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian and almost wanted to back out. But decided to stick to the intended plan to try Seng Hiang (purple bowl pictured here)

So this is my verdict: Overall, Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian (white bowl) still wins my heart!💗

-Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee’s noodle seemed more soggy and were clumping up just a few seconds after the bowls were served.
-Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee has alot more visible minced meat chunks! As compared to Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian’s where the minced meat is all disintegrated everywhere and I cant really have a mouthful of minced meat at one go to taste it by itself.
-Seng Hiang gave alot more cut chillies than Xing Ji!
-The soup portion given by Seng Hiang seemed a little too little? I finished my soup even before I finished the noodles and pork ball
-Lastly (this point may matter for lazy ppl haha): For Seng Hiang, you are given a buzzer and you will need to self collect the food and balance the tray of hot noodle soup to your table. For Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian, they will deliver the hot noodles right to you!

Price wise, both are the same. Small bowls for $3. For Seng Hiang’s $4 bowl, you get 9 pork balls instead of 5 pork balls. Noodle portions for $3 and $4 bowls seemed pretty much the same.

@lovenoodles.sg is a thai fusion restaurant situated in the Siglap area! What is special about this place is that they have SPICY NOODLES where you can customise the spicyness level from level 1 to level 5! You can choose the ingredient (seafood / chicken / pork) and the type of noodles (spaghetti / vermicilli / beehoon etc)

This was what I tried:
🌶Spicy thai seafood spaghetti level 1: This had level 1 spicy, which was very manageable as it had more of a soy-based sauce! Slurpy delicious sauce with fresh prawns and sotong rings! Lots of minced garlic in it as well for maximum fragrance!

🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶Spicy thai chicken spaghetti level 5: The level 5 spicyness level is VERY SPICY, no joke ok! Be warned! Even my family member who had higher spice tolerance level than me went running for water. Try this if you love a good challenge of your spicyness level!

🐖Minced Meat holy basil pork: Aromatic minced basil pork dish, with a portion of fluffy rice! I like that the rice wasnt hard (very important ok!). The sauce was not too overly salty or spicy and there was enough sauce to go around to mix with the plain rice. Comes topped with a sunny side up egg too!

🍗Fried lemongrass chicken wing: I rarely see fried lemongrass chicken wing being sold in most thai restaurants! So rare that my family member was puzzled what the “hair” was! Haha!! Looks aside, this lemongrass chicken wings was full of flavour, very juicy and marinated well. The chilli sauce given paired very well with it too! Recommend to get this as a side dish!

My favourite duck rice at East Coast lagoon! Have been eating this since I was a kid! Super love the braised sauce and tender duck meat. Goes well with both the braised rice or porridge!

While the queue may seem short, the wait is always super long. But you can call ahead for takeaway orders!

Checked out the new gelato stall in Bedok north! Small shop with one high table with 2 chairs and a bench. And it had a makeshift divider with the neighbouring bakery shop.

With the burpplebeyond 1 for 1, you get to enjoy two cups for the price of 1! We opted for the small gelato cup ($4.20; one flavour only; Additional 60cents for premium flavours like pistachio). Picked the coconut lychee and yuzu gelato.

Was expecting a lighter lychee taste but ended up it was more like 80% coconut and 20% lychee. Was slightly too sweet for me. The yuzu gelato was slightly sour in comparison. Overall our choice of the two flavours complemented each other quite well.

Do check out this place if you are in the neighbourhood!

Coconut shakes from @cocoboss.sg !

Have been eyeing such coconut shakes for the longest time, but a little too pricey for my pockets. When coco boss appeared on the burpplebeyond 1 for 1 list, I knew it was the perfect time to check it out!

Besides choosing the flavours, you get to customise your drinks like a bbt by choosing the sugar level, toppings and whether you want the coconut to be in bits or chunks!

🌴signature roasted coconut, 35%, chunky: got this so that we can try how the original coconut shake tastes like! Would have went for 0% sugar actually but friend likes sweet stuff so.. to be honest I couldn’t tell any difference between the chunks or bits. Guess it is a super minute difference haha

🌴hazelnut coconut, 0%, bits: woah I really love this. The hazelnut added a very fragrant flavour to the coconut shake. Although friend who tried it with me didn’t really like the hazelnut taste overpowering the coconut, I really loved this!

(Tip: get your coco boss from Marine Parade outlet and bring it with you to East Coast park for picnic / sambal stingray feast at East Coast lagoon hawker - which was what we did! 🤗)

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Last day of dining in was yesterday! So my last dining out before Phase 2 (HA) was at @jinyumantangdessert ! 5th time back here!!

We got the same usual orders again except for one item which we tried for the first time!

🍧double boiled milk with mango (cold): was advised by the cashier to get the cold option and it was good! Like a cold milk pudding

🍨grass jelly with taro balls and mango - this is totally the typical order which we get every single visit haha. The most worth it choice

🍧taro sago milk (hot/cold options available): we got the hot option and wow this totally tastes like bobochar! Quite nice actually!

All bowls above are $4.5 each.With Burpple beyond, we got 4 bowls for only $9✌🏻

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📍Lagoon famous carrot cake stall

But they are more famous for their popiah. Tried it for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. It is good. Better than qiji's popiah! This shall now be my favourite popiah from now on! I like how the oooiah's sweet sauce was not overly sweet (qiji's one is vvv sweet), and was also surprising to find some fake crabmeat balls in the popiah! I haven't eaten any popiah elsewhere where there is crabmeat balls in them! Be sure to opt for the chilli version as the spicy chilli gave it a v good spicy kick! Will order again for future visits to this hawker!

There are only TWO mains which I eat whenever I am at bedok 85 hawker - bakchormee soup or minced pork ball porridge from this stall (Chai Chee pork porridge #01-23)!

Both are long queue stalls but the porridge queue is shorter! I always get the item that is not stated on the menu - minced pork ball porridge! And add egg! Super comforting!

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My number 1 favourite cafe in the east: South Union Park! Third visit and counting (will be back again for the fourth visit soon as there are still items I wana try!)

💖Seared prawn mentaiko pasta ($23+): it comes with many small pieces of fresh seared prawn. The mentaiko taste was verrrry faint though. And because of the sauces used like prawn butter, konbu and chives, this dish had a Chinese sauce taste for me 🤣 but I still enjoyed it. Wish that the mentaiko taste can be even stronger!

💖Pommery pork chop ($24+): read good reviews for this on how the pork chop was between fish and chicken texture hence decided to try it. I normally don't fancy tough dry pork chop, hence if a review says it tastes almost like chicken, I am getting it! And yup, the pork chop was very tender and soft. But because it was still slightly thicker cut, it tended to be slightly dry in the middle. We wished more pommery mustard sauce could be given!! I liked the mashed potatoes and the soft simmered cinnamon apples!

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My number 1 favourite cafe in the east: South Union Park! Third visit and counting (will be back again for the fourth visit soon as there are still items I wana try!)

💖Seared prawn mentaiko pasta ($23+): it comes with many small pieces of fresh seared prawn. The mentaiko taste was verrrry faint though. And because of the sauces used like prawn butter, konbu and chives, this dish had a Chinese sauce taste for me 🤣 but I still enjoyed it. Wish that the mentaiko taste can be even stronger!

💖Pommery pork chop ($24+): read good reviews for this on how the pork chop was between fish and chicken texture hence decided to try it. I normally don't fancy tough dry pork chop, hence if a review says it tastes almost like chicken, I am getting it! And yup, the pork chop was very tender and soft. But because it was still slightly thicker cut, it tended to be slightly dry in the middle. We wished more pommery mustard sauce could be given!! I liked the mashed potatoes and the soft simmered cinnamon apples!

Meal made more affordable for Burpplebeyond 1 for 1! To get access to 1 for 1 deals at over 500 places, do use my referral code to get 30% off the Burpple Beyond Premium plan! Sign up at https://burpple.com/invite/MAND8435 or use my referral code: MAND8435

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Borobudur snack shop has been on my old school bakery / Kueh Kueh shop list radar for a long time now. But always didn't get a chance to visit as it is quite out of the way (i.e. not near bedok MRT)! Finally got the opportunity to visit recently when running errands nearby. On that particular morning, I was craving for kueh Ambon specifically. Browsed through their google map review photos and read how the other kuehs were just average. Just so happens, when we visited, their stall was filled with Kueh ambons! Snagged a packet of it (4 for $2.4) and I totally enjoyed it! Love pulling apart the vertical layers of the honeycomb cake /Kueh Ambon! Also love the brown crusty bits. hope such old school bakeries can stay around longer!💖

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PSA: mcgriddles on offer today (8 march 2021) at $3 with any purchase!

Since I didn't like fries, woke up early to get their Breakfast hashbrown ($1.90) to complete my meal!

My favourite item at macs, other than breakfast wrap chicken ham and spicy mcnuggets! Pls make mcgriddles stay on the permanent menu!!

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