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Asian Cuisine

Asian Cuisine

Some of the yummy asian food places we’ve eaten.
Jason Low
Jason Low

I know...... dinner at Clifford Pier and you had Bak Chor Mee?!?!?!
But I couldn’t help it. I absolutely love Bak Chor Mee and the fact they declared it “Best” made me just want to try it more and I had absolutely no regrets.

Best Bak Chor Mee ($27.00)
The minute the bowl came, I knew there was something different. The Mee Pok (flat yellow noodles) looked a lot thinner.
Took a bit and I was completely drawn in.
The noodle was springy (QQ) and had a nice snap to it and the seasoning was mind blowing good. The vinegar they used was so fragrant. It was slightly sweet, slightly salty and slightly pungent, without any of it over taking each other. With each bite, it felt like multiple flavours filled the inside of the mouth, building up the anticipation for the next bite. It was complex, more complex than any Bak Chor Mee I’ve had before yet it all very balanced.

They were very generous with the ingredients as well, with a mixture of minced pork, lean pork, pork ball and pork liver.
The addition of lard was always a welcome and the inclusion of small pieces of crispy flat fish just added to the umami and gave a different texture to each bite.
The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the wanton. Wanton felt doughy despite looking fat and stuffed with ingredients and there was this taste of almost raw dough that lingered in mouth after eating.

Apart from that hiccup, everything else was amazing.

Nasi Goreng ($27.00)
Nasi Goreng unfortunately was a bit of a let down.
Not that it was bad, it was just very normal and well...... “hotel” standard. The rice was fluffy with a bit of spice, but it wasn’t very fragrant and was more Chinese fried rice than Nasi Goreng and the fried chicken looked and tasted a lot like it came out of a CP bag.
The achar (pickled vegetables) it came with was pretty good. Not too sour and not too sweet.
The star of the show had to be the satays.
In all honesty, it looked like nothing much but it was good! The chicken satays were tender and you could taste the fragrant lemongrass in the marinade. The peanut sauce it came with was good too. It’s a lot smoother than what you get outside yet having this almost peanut butter flavour to it. In fact, it was so good, we ended up ordering a plate of satay ($21.00 for 8 pieces. We had a mix of chicken and beef).

Dining at Clifford Pier was truest and experience. The food had some hits and misses but I was overall still really good.
The only thing was..... while the singer was good..... she didn’t quite fit the setting.

Still. And overall wonderful experience

Tucked away along Changi Road is a small, unpretentious bistro that sells some of the best Peranakan food I’ve ever had in Singapore.
Rumah Baba Fred’s menu changes weekly so do check in on their Facebook to see what’s cooking.

We were initially there to buy their rice dumplings but couldn’t help give their food a try and it was so so good!

We started off by trying their Lontong, which tasted every thing Lontong should be. It is rich and and extremely lemak (coconuty) and feels like something your Baba Grandmother would whip up during the festive season.
The only thing we felt that was a bit pedestal was the meat patty it came . It didn’t taste like much and didn’t quite go with the Lontong.

Next up was the Mee Siam.
The mee Siam was bursting with flavor and unlike anything we’ve every had before. Every bite just made you feel like having more. Everything was well balanced without each ingredient overpowering each other.

Everything we had that day had soul and you could feel the amount of love that went into each and every dish.

Since it's introduction, Mala Xiang Guo (Mala Pot) quickly became a staple food source for Singaporeans. Spicy, salty and tongue numbing, Singaporeans didn't once think twice about the suffering they'd have to endure for the taste of a good Mala Pot. But more often or not, the non-chilli lovers got left out.
Well not anymore!

Straight up, Singaporeans have an obsession with everything Salted Egg. Salted egg fries, chips, fish skins... the list goes on.
And just when we though that there could no longer be any new Salted Egg food, along came Three Good Guys to introduce us to Salted Egg Xiang Guo.

At a glance, it may seem like another gimmicky attempt at drawing customers (aka a certain fast food joint that came out with a sorry excuse for salted egg fries) but don't be fooled.
The trademark Salted Egg Xiang Guo is mind blowingly good. And it isn't the usual, slightly sweetish salted egg sauce either. It's smooth, rich and creamy yet packed... and I mean PACKED with salted egg yolk.
Every bite gives you that distinct salted egg taste and texture yet is very well balanced and that pinch of spiciness from the chilli ensure that the dish wasn't surfeiting.

What's most important is that nothing is over cooked.
Vegetables were still bright green and crisp, meat was tender and the King oyster mushrooms were juicy and tender.

Overall, if you're a salted egg fan, you will instantly fall in love with this dish.
Even if you aren't too big a fan, give it a try and this just might change your mind.

Overall, a fantastic and very uniquely Singaporean dish opened by Three young hawkerpreneurs.
Stay tuned too as they hope to be release other unique flavoured Xiang Guos in the near future.

Two thumbs up and a wagging tongue to Three Good Guys!

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Decided to finally give Red Sparrow a try and had absolutely no regrets!
Yes, they are a lot pricier as compared to some of the more main stream Vietnamese eateries / restaurants but the quality of the food speaks for itself.

Pho Ga ($18.00)
Talk about a bowl of noodle soup that warms the soul and this is certainly it. Because if my dietary restrictions, I had to separate the soup and the restaurant was more than happy to oblige.
The noodles were perfectly cook and while the chicken was slightly on the over cooked side, it was still tender.
It also came with an amazing meat ball that was so meaty, heart my and flavorful but the star of the show was the soup. It was robust without being over powering. With each spoonful, you can taste the umami-ness as well as the delightful aftertaste of the spices used in the soup.

Ga Nuaong ($24.00 + $3.00 for plain rice)
This chicken salad was to die for. It was sweet, spicy, Smokey yet juicy and tender. Every bite evokes your senses and leaves you craving for more. It’s everything that we love about Vietnamese food and more.

The drinks were a bit of a let down though. The sugar cane with calamansi was overly sweet, with barely a hint of sugar cane or calamansi.

The service though we felt was a little slow considering that there were only 4 tables including us. Maybe because it was Chinese New Year and they were a bit short handed.

Overall, it was still a great experience and we’ll definitely be back to try the rest of their menu.

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