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

Nasi Lemak with an Italian twist
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*Only Available at Cineleisure*
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November Seasonal Special
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Japanese rice cooked in creamy coconut broth, topped with beef rendang, sambal prawns, glazed anchovies, sliced cucumber, sambal chilli and quail egg
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Hae Bi Hiam with an Italian twist
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Linguine tossed with housemade spicy shrimp paste and sautéed prawns
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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

3 Likes

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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Salted egg yolk sauce is really creamy and I could taste the distinct flavour from the curry leaves
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Chili crab gravy packed a punch and the crab meat added a nice textural depth to the fries
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Overall, the shiok fries are indeed SHIOK as I devoured them in about 5 minutes
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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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