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Finally down to creating this list; at the rate of my redemptions... I had to have a list to store my multiple experiences!
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My Burpplebeyond backlog is piling up but first my umpteen eclair from this exquisite patisserie because they are amazing; this time it was extra sweet because mum packed them from Jewel for tea on a mundane WFH day 😬

A very belated post on the family’s post COVID dining trail- happy to report that I’ve actually finished trying all the new places on burpplebeyond at Jewel?

My experience at herit8ge was mixed, wondering if I’d ever return without Burpplebeyond. The satay tacos I ordered come with tender chicken chunks and a locally nostalgic peanut satay sauce no doubt; yet the combination with its hard banal crisp taco shells was questionable.
Separately the char siew pork ribs and Lamb burger I had samples of from my dining companions had poorer meat components i.e. slight dryness- toughness.

The side otah sticks we had was a crowd pleaser to turn things around, smooth flour battered crust always wins my health conscious soul over

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On the eve of National Day, i get to enjoy the scenic view of Gardens by the Bay form the Kallang PCN we woke up at 6am to “explore”. Then had breakfast at one of the better brunch places in Singapore - enter Sarnies, before walking to Chinatown and have my Singaporean Kopi after a milky, cafe masala chai latte. This was not before stopping by this non descript chiffon and roll cake stall which had Dr Leslie Tay’s article displayed- at $1.80 per slice of chiffon I found this one of the softest chiffons I’ve had and was very pleased.

At Chinatown complex food centre I had only space for desserts so the chendol that Our Grandfather Story featured we had to try. It was a good bowl of chendol at $2 considering how the slightly savoury pandan tadpole jellies are handmade.

But my win for the day was Xin Xuan’s Min Chiang Kueh, I love pancakes so corollary, I love Chinese pancakes. The ones here are soft and delicious that it made me feel like they were everything I could have ever wanted.

#HappyNationalDay I do love the country I live in✨

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A very belated post to cont. the family’s post CB dining trail- happy to report that I’ve actually tried all the restaurant places on burpplebeyond at Jewel?

Perch was definitely my next favourite besides Tonito. Firstly free corkage when we patronise the neighbour 1855 alcohol retailers; I love dinners with nice drinks as with many Singaporeans whom take respite/ temporal refuge (?) in them 😬

Next food was good and value for money with burpplebeyond. I enjoyed the Thai Red Curry that these pink-hued smoked duck breast slices were dressed in; because the pool of sauce was great we mopped it up effortlessly. While I would have preferred softer meat, this was a good attempt to make tough duck breast tender and not dry. For our pasta, we enjoyed it but might not order it again so that we can venture into trying other mains offered at Perch.

We had a side of fried cauliflower which was excellent that we wanted to recreate at home, think not cloggy fried cauliflowers chunks with a charred crisp exterior and melted cheese atop. But we’d suggest skipping the sautéed spinach which reminded me of upscale zichar.

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A very belated post to cont. the family’s post CB dining trail- happy to report that I’ve actually tried all the restaurant places on burpplebeyond at Jewel?

Perch was definitely my next favourite besides Tonito. Firstly free corkage when we patronise the neighbour 1855 alcohol retailers; I love dinners with nice drinks as with many Singaporeans whom take respite/ temporal refuge (?) in them 😬

Next food was good and value for money with burpplebeyond. I enjoyed the Thai Red Curry that these pink-hued smoked duck breast slices were dressed in; because the pool of sauce was great we mopped it up effortlessly. While I would have preferred softer meat, this was a good attempt to make tough duck breast tender and not dry. For our pasta, we enjoyed it but might not order it again so that we can venture into trying other mains offered at Perch.

We had a side of fried cauliflower which was excellent that we wanted to recreate at home, think not cloggy fried cauliflowers chunks with a charred crisp exterior and melted cheese atop. But we’d suggest skipping the sautéed spinach which reminded me of upscale zichar.

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Is this the onset of the family’s post COVID dining trail? Dining out on both days of the weekend after 2(?) months (I’ve lost count) of #stayhome shenanigans.

Was overjoyed when I notice Tonito’s set menu refreshed with a different pasta and an addition of soft tacos. As our 6 dishes (5 from the Burpple Set, and 1 ala carte order) were successively served, I am happy to report that the elation was generally sustained.
While we were missing the fully furnished nachos that was from the previous set, the “naked” nachos served as a nice teaser for a delicious wider variety.

I previously wrote that the quinoa salad won me over and it remains just as paradoxically appetising and decadent.
On the mains, the trustworthy soft tacos at Tonito comes with tender chicken cubes - a benchmark for the Latin American staple. As for the crab pasta, a hearty take on tomato pasta - al dente.

To end off an already solid meal, the tart pineapples atop soft coconut cake drenched with (condensed?) milk and cream for dessert left us rolling out the restaurant with filled bellies (figuratively).

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Is this the onset of the family’s post COVID dining trail? Dining out on both days of the weekend after 2(?) months (I’ve lost count) of #stayhome shenanigans.

Was overjoyed when I notice Tonito’s set menu refreshed with a different pasta and an addition of soft tacos. As our 6 dishes (5 from the Burpple Set, and 1 ala carte order) were successively served, I am happy to report that the elation was generally sustained.
While we were missing the fully furnished nachos that was from the previous set, the “naked” nachos served as a nice teaser for a delicious wider variety.

I previously wrote that the quinoa salad won me over and it remains just as paradoxically appetising and decadent.
On the mains, the trustworthy soft tacos at Tonito comes with tender chicken cubes - a benchmark for the Latin American staple. As for the crab pasta, a hearty take on tomato pasta - al dente.

To end off an already solid meal, the tart pineapples atop soft coconut cake drenched with (condensed?) milk and cream for dessert left us rolling out the restaurant with filled bellies (figuratively).

The first family dine out experience after months of stay-home dining since COVID hit us was at South Union Park and boy was it great to be out for hearty restaurateur grub.

With burpple 1 for 1 we had 2 portions of the new short rib katsu dish. An excellent decision as the tender “fall off the bone” ribs in a fried breaded crust was almost revolutionary when you contemplate the technical cooking attention that went into ensuring the crust remains crunchy and meat remains tasty yet tender. On a bed of napa cabbage and interestingly dark onion purée, this was a substantial and balanced meal for me.

For a starter I decided on the seafood minestrone because almost every other table had a serving. Be patient to let the fresh out of the oven soup cool after you cut through the flaky puff pastry that felt like the pride of a pastry chef if handmade (context: I have been baking so much as part of my COVID diaries activity and boy are crusts, flaky pastries a true challenge). Yet the captious palate would have preferred fresh seafood instead of scrawny shrimps and shelled clams.

The rate of eating nice meals at home has clearly preceded penning them down- with no valid excuse other than laziness. But for Mother’s Day laziness cannot be an excuse; with Burpplebeyond and the knowledge that this is the sister cafe of South Union Park (SUP)- I decided to order from Eleven Strands.
Via pickup we paid only $66 for 4 mains and 1 dessert #BurpplebeyondWINS. Everything was delicious but particularly good was the well executed squid ink pasta cleverly sautéed with garlic and other condiments, with of course the handmade tagliatelle (+$3), our default pasta choice at SUP.
My picky nature found the pork chop and wagyu patty too lean or even dry but it does not bother me much because they are well handled; also all the supporting sides and sauces will cover any flaw. I mean how can I not love the homemade brioche bun (another of my favourite at SUP again).
For dessert we got the Apple Tart which was actually Feuille de brick (think crepe but with a crisp pastry profile typically from being fried) wrapped with sautéed apples, different currants, croquant, almond flakes; and cold vanilla ice cream. What can go wrong? A paradoxically light yet rich dessert to end off a celebratory meal.

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My first burpplebeyond redemption during the COVID circuit breaker period was bubble tea 5 min from home... because everyone could use some sweetness during this period.
Yocha brews milk tea that are good enough for me (caveat: NOT a bubble tea connoisseur).

My favourite out of the burpple set was the above.
Primal ingredients of cheese, corn and mushroom to whip up some thing all cheese fanatics will applaud. The crisp by grill, flour tortillas were layered with enough cheese that redound to an overflow and nice cheese pull.
Fresh tomato salsa is graced atop the quesadilla to provide a complementing bite; overall you get a filling delicious vegetarian dish I’d order again.

I was reminded from the menu that this was the sister restaurant of Tono at Bugis Duo Galleria. Which made the family happy because we had wanted to dine at Tono on a Saturday evening but couldn’t because the restaurant was full house with a long wait list.

The Burpplebeyond set was a no brainer because it was 4 individually portioned dishes for an approximate price of 2; giving it enough variety that I always appreciate when I dine.
Firstly quinoa I dislike but fried quinoa I love- this was in both the tangy quinoa grain salad and sparsely on the Tallarin Saltado. While I found the latter Peruvian pasta an interesting take on a vaguely familiar black hokkien mee, only with Al Dente pasta; it was enough for just a one time try.

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Eat to live, live to eat. Alternating between the 2 all day err day?

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