Food I Ate (Meh..)

Food I Ate (Meh..)

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Athena Khoo
Athena Khoo

Hmm char siew bun was so so. Think my neighbourhood bakery does it better and cheaper. Bread was quite fluffy but wished there was more ingredient to go along with it.

Quite disappointing dish. Way too salty and more creamy (carbonara style) rather than cheesy.

Ordered the ala carte version as i thought the set meal will be too filling. Was expecting a small chicken drumstick but they gave the breast meat instead. Was expecting something like chicken up soy sauce chicken but it was 99% spicy and a tiny 1% tinge of soy sauce flavour. Would eat the grilled chicken/original chicken anyday 🤷🏻‍♀️

Ate 2 weeks ago. Surprisingly crowded, maybe weekend crowd. Sad that the portion of beef tendon was so tiny compared to the usual beef bowl. The runny egg yolk was the only redeeming factor. Even the miso soup was wayyyy too salty.

Part of lunch course for 2 pax ($38++). The bowls were nothing to shout about. Quite filling by the time the rice bowls arrived. On hindsight, should have ordered the cold soba/udon instead

Part of the lunch course for 2 pax ($38++). The salmon was way too saltish and very much preferred the kelp. Should have kept the salt to the minimum and let the salmon meat shine through.

Just read past reviews and seems like the price of the japchae and egg went up. Ordered japchae ($11.90 nett) with egg (add on $1.30). Very vegetable taste, order only if you like an extremely healthy taste lol.

Ordered the yachae pancake ($9.90 nett) for sharing. Disappointed at how paper thin it was though it was crispy. It could have a bit more thickness while retaining the crispiness. Taste was lacking too, given how thin it was.

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The kimchi dumplings ($5.90 nett) were too spicy for me to enjoy properly. The skin was crispy and there were a lot of fillings. Good for sharing. Would have preferred for the kimchi to be a little more on the sour side.

Bought the classic kaya toast set with top-up to cold teh-o ($5.70). Kaya toast was quite sweet, overall didn't exactly like it though the bread was crispy. Cold teh-o was not sweet so it was good!

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Ordered the chicken nanban ($15.80++) as well which could be redeemed via the Entertainer app (1 for 1). They managed to fry the chicken well so the skin is crispy but the ends of the chicken they gave were hard and difficult to bite through. I liked that they gave multi-grain rice which was healthy and didn't feel so sinful as a whole. The salad and broccoli were quite raw, ended up not finishing it. The egg mayo on top of the chicken was also quite bland (I could do a better job at home). This dish is also featured in the set lunch as well, though I would try something else if I come here ever again.


If you like charred char siew, you will like this place. The char siew had a 80:20 meat-fat ratio, good for those who like to taste more meat in their charsiew. I would still say the charsiew is a little too hard for my liking, similar to the previous time i went. The skin for the roasted pork was still cripsy and nice. Overall, didn't find it to be extraordinary and have tasted better charsiew/roasted pork but the lunch crowd speaks for itself even with the stall hidden in the back alley.

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