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Modern Twist On Local Food

Modern Twist On Local Food

Think local food with a modern twist All pictures are taken by me. And I pay for all my food unless otherwise stated
Joel Hoe
Joel Hoe

Bakkwa with a twist
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Bacon strips grilled ‘bakkwa’-style with an oriental green salad complete with lotus root croutons
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Laksa with an Italian twist
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Using laksa paste in creamy risotto rice and then topped with an array of seafood and laksa leaves
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The risotto is nice and creamy
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However the laska flavour was very mild, almost non-existent. I was expecting a more of the coconuty laksa flavour
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Perhaps the addition of sambal will enhance the laksa flavour
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Breaded pork katsu served with homemade rendang sauce, steamed rice and pickled vegetables
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The homemade rendang sauce provided a coconuty flavour and spicy kick to the breaded pork katsu
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And the addition of pickled vegetables managed to tone down the greasiness of the breaded pork katsu and leaving me not too jelak

Braised pork belly with preserved mustard greens on a bed of risotto
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The preserved mustard greens added some saltiness to the mild flavoured braised pork belly
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And the risotto somehow added a sophisticated textural depth to the overall dish

1 for $3.65
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Coated in fragrant curry and local spices, topped with a sweet chicken floss infused with spicy dried shrimp
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In-house salted egg yolk sauce and chili crab gravy over shoestring fries
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Laska with a twist
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Fresh sautéed prawns and mussels in a luscious pink sauce (creamy alfredo with herb and tomato)
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I opt for fettuccine
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The fettuccine was al dente and had a very fragrant laksa sauce
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And the best part, mussels were fresh and the sautéed prawns were succulent
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$22 for 500g
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Bak Kwa with an Asian twist
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Bits of fresh pineapple embedded within a minced pork jerky
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An unique combination of savoury and sweet
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The fresh pineapple bits adds an irresistible tang and succulent crunch to the tender juicy minced pork
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Teochew brasied duck with a Japanese twist
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Ramen noodles tossed with house-made sambal chilli, hae bee (dried shrimp), lor (braising sauce), onsen egg, sliced radish and thinly sliced pieces of braised duck breast
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*Fried shallots, beansprouts, spring onions and coriander are used as garnish for the ramen
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The noodles absorbed the lor (braising sauce) while still maintaining a nice and firm texture
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Hae bee (dried shrimp) packed a mouth of unami flavours and the house-made sambal chilli; which had a splash of vinegar added to it, provided a right amount of chilli heat without overpowering the duck flavour
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And slices of thick radish which were gently simmered in the same lor (braising sauce) to cook the braised duck, managed to give me a explosion of flavours when I bite into it
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Overall, kudos to Jin Ji for giving a new spin to Teochew braised duck
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Using free-range French poulet that are raises on a special feed, Lucky Bird combines chicken rice with a healthy Western twist
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Comes with generous amount of shredded carrots, pickled cucumbers, purple cabbage, shallots, tomatoes and beansprouts
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This healthy and luxurious version of chicken rice is surprisingly flavourful and the chili sauce packes a punch
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And all the vegetables especially the pickled cucumber compliments the lean succulent French poulet and gave me a nice sourish refreshing aftertaste
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One of my favourite modern twist on chicken rice
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#burpple #sgfood #moderntwist #LuckyBirdOkiePokieBowl #chickenrice #shreddedcarrots #pickledcucumbers #shredded #pickled #carrots #cucumbers #purplecabbage #shallots #tomatoes #beansprouts #vegetables #healthy #flavourful #chillisauce #lean #succulent #poulet #chicken #sourish #refreshing #aftertaste #LuckyBird #PayaLebar #PLQ

Using free-range French poulet that are raises on a special feed, Lucky Bird combines chicken rice with a Western twist
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A carb-loaded burrito wrap which is chicken rice encased within a tortilla wrap
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Personally, I prefer that this burrito wrap to have less chicken rice in it as it gets real messy after a few bites and also after half a roll, I feel really jelat
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I would prefer that there will be more sauces for this wrap; perhaps ginger or black sweet sauce to have more flavour and texture
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#burpple #sgfood #moderntwist #ChickenRiceWrapNRoll #chickenrice #burritowrap #tortillawrap #messy #jelat #sauces #chillisauce #LuckyBird #PayaLebar #PLQ

Available till 8 Feb
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Grilled chicken slathered with spicy sauce, underneath a bed of cucumber and lettuce and tucked between a mantou
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The chicken is nicely seasoned and grilled. But however tastewise it is more like sambal chicken or induced in otah perhaps due to the spicy sauce. And the cucumber wasn’t as crunchy as I thought it would be
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A bit of a let down though as it had no flavour related to the laksa dish
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#Burpple #sgfood #moderntwist #laksachickenmantou #grilledchicken #grilled #spicy #sauce #cucumber #lettuce #mantou #YaKun #WhiteSands #PasirRis

Joel Hoe

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