Nothing to shout about the breakfast here other than the fact that I loved the cheese that came with this big plate. The dish itself was a tad bit too oily though.

I think one of the effects of CB is that it makes you crave for food that is not easily found in your heartland neighbourhood.

Would love to have a bowl of steaming hot rice topped with the silk smooth tofu coupled with fiery red Szechuan chilli sauce!

One thing I like about Song Fa is it’s consistency; you can always expect the same quality, no matter which outlet you are at and that’s a pretty difficult thing to do, considering the size of the chain.

If this is their signature, then I’m not sure I’ll ever want to try anything else from them. The chicken is tough and not very flavourful, the sauce that it came with tasted very artificial and the fries were pretty salty. The milk tea cost is of similar prices to the bigger brands out there but I would prefer Sweetalk over it. So...

Back in the office but craving for hotpot during lunch? City Hot Pot has your back!

And amidst the current COVID situation, diners can be assured about hygiene standards as you will each have your own individual pot! And the best thing? You can go for dual soup bases (+$1) too!

The newly launched lunch special menu is available from on weekdays from 11.30am - 3pm and includes your choice(s) of soup bases, your desired mains options (8 to choose from), a vegetable platter, a staple, sauces and small dishes. We tried all of their recommended sets (Wagyu Chuck Eye Roll, Seafood & Meat, Seafood) and came to one conclusion: It's a steal! Despite the price point, City Hot Pot did not save on the quality! The meats were of a quality cut while the seafood was fresh, with no fishy taste that you will normally associate with hotpots out there.

I also want to point out that their soup bases (14 to choose from) are really good, with very robust flavours; one of the better ones that I have had! My favourite was the herbal chicken soup base and they serve up some includes unique ones too, like Laksa, Bak Kut Teh and Kimchi Soup. And psst, your vegeterian friends can join you here too!

The Chee Cheong Fun here are served in the traditional HK street-snack style, with an authentic mix of soya sauce, sesame peanut sauce, sweet sauce and chilli sauce. Silky smooth, this is probably the best product here.

The Hong Kong pineapple bun hails from Kam Kee Café (金記冰室) and is firm on the outside with a sweet, crumbly golden crust that provides crunch in every bite. The bun is also stuffed with a generous slab of fragrant premium butter in the middle that melts from the heat of the bun and comes in other fillings such as kaya and luncheon meat. Eat while it’s warm!

The eggtarts here are served in two styles, puff pastry and butter cookie, which are from Hoover Cake Shop (豪華餅店), favoured by HK stars Chow Yun-Fat and Liza Wang Ming-Chuen. But honestly, I have no idea why because I would prefer the ones from Tai Cheong

Love pasta? And love to customise your pasta? Look no further than @pastapronto.sg!

An exciting new DIY pasta bowl concept located at KINEX, Paya Lebar, the pastas here start from as low as $5.50! Besides, they offer 4 pasta bases and 17 different proteins and supplements to allow you to customise your pasta the way you want it in 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Choose your base

Japanese Shoyu Spaghetti (my favourite!)
Penne Pomodoro
Truffle Cream Linguine
Spaghetti Aglio Olio (my favourite too!)

Also, all sauces (except truffle cream) can be further customised to suit your spicy needs!

Step 2: Choose your protein

Australian Beef Flank
Norwegian Salmon (this was executed really well!)
Lemon and Garlic Chicken
Seasoned prawns

Step 3: Choose your supplements

It was a pretty fun experience building my own pasta bowl and I have to say that I really enjoyed the Shoyu Spaghetti as well as the Aglio Olio! The Salmon was also cooked really well, with a crispy skin on top of moist, juicy meat.

I also want to say that these pasta, although very affordably priced, comes in a large portion as well; leaving you both happy in your tummy and wallet. I was also impressed with the way the food arrived, as the sauce bases were packed separately, ensuring that you are able to enjoy the food the way it was meant!

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Mediocre at best; ingredients do not taste fresh, only saving grace is the portions served.

This is what happens when your friend from overseas come over, you stuff them with local delicacies.

Honestly wasn’t expecting any of the dishes here to blow our mind. Afterall, this is from a run of the mill foodcourt in a mall but the Carrot Cake ($5) here is one of the best that I have had! The fragrance of the egg plus the sweetness of the dark sauce and a hint of wok hei combined to make this the most popular dish on the table! We also loved the soup from the soup guru stall ◡̈

Subway has launched the new Breaded Chicken Cutlet sub and it is fast becoming my favourite one! The Breaded Chicken Cutlet makes for a very hearty and satisfying meal as it has more “bite” to it, adding a robustness to a sandwich meal. And before I forget, a new cookie flavour is launched along with the new sub and it is one that you definitely have to try! The harmony between orange and chocolate is perfectly balanced in the Chocolate Orange Cookie, bringing the festive season into my mouth!

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