Food Hunts

Food Hunts

Featuring Knockhouse Cafe, The Assembly Ground (Cineleisure), Perch, Pasta e Formaggio (Marina Square), Lowercase, Nipong Naepong ([email protected]), DON DON DONKI (Orchard Central), Nam Seng Noodles, Daizu Cafe, Starbucks (Plaza Singapura)
Sydney -
Sydney -

Choose a good seat and you’ll be able to watch the Jewel Sky waterfall during your meal :-)

We tried:
Duck confit - not the best. Duck meat was a tad too dry.
Barramundi - quite good. Soft fish laid on top of creamy mashed potatoes. Portion could be bigger.

I didn’t have high hopes for Perch, because we generally don’t like fusion food. After all fusion food has a bad rep of being “not here not there”... 🤭

Perch was surprisingly good. Decked in plush furnitures and gold cutleries, the place looked very clean and luxurious. The prices were also wallet-friendly plus there was BB 1 for 1!

We tried:
Pork chop
Steak (300gm)

Both were very soft, and succulent. Done very very well. Will be coming back for sure 🥳

We visited on a weekday lunch time and had to wait at the door for a table 😦 it was full house and staffs were quite overwhelmed...

We ordered the lunch set (salt & pepper chicken bowl $14.90?) and an ala-carte dish - steak don which was $18. One of the worst decisions of my life... $18 for the steak don was not worth it at all. Food arrived at our table cold. Ingredients in the bowl didn’t really match together though I must commend their healthy approach to use purple rice as a base!

There’s also a loooooong wait so don’t come here if you’re starving 😪

I was craving for some carbie noodles so Kajiken felt like a good choice. But... to my disappointment I felt the portion was quite small. More noodles could be given, and there’s only one or two pathetic looking pieces of Cha Shu ($13.80). Could have been a higher portion with more ingredients to make the dish more interesting.

It was a rainy day and we chanced upon Sing Yi Seafood in Punggol. Feeling cold we decided to order Claypot Fish head ($24) and 3 Egg Spinach soup ($13, S). Both dishes were a generous portion. Soup was a bit sandy at the end, not sure if it’s from the veg. But it was a really delicious meal :)

Located at 129 Rangoon Road, Daizu Cafe is a newly opened cafe! We were greeted by a rustic, minimalistic decor and sleek lines, and the aromatic of freshly grounded coffee beans.

The cafe serves a conservative selection of brunch items like Egg Benedict’s with a twist, and also main dishes like rice options. We went for Miso Beef Striploin and Mentaiko Salmon rice bowls!

The beef was seared to tender medium-rare perfection while the Mentaiko on the salmon was super generous and had a lightly torched aroma.

The cafe is equipped with power plugs - ideal for working if you need a change in environment from WFH! Love the place, will be back. It’s a short 5-8 min walk from Farrer Park Exit B.


Lunch sets come with:
Your selected main
Sesame dressing salad
Mini side dish of the day
Miso soup

FYI, rice, miso soup and salad is refillable!!! We were super stuffed after having the set.

This place is charming, with a bar as well if you’re in a mood to chill here for some drinks 🍷

Located in the middle of Liang Seah Road, Chong Qing Grilled Fish is known by many food hunters. Come 7pm, you’ll see a sneaking queue of hungry diners waiting outside the shop for a seat.

Diners are advised to visit with their whole group before the dinner crowds to get a seat quickly ;) staffs are attentive and provide their service fast, and are well-versed in the menu. Feel free to ask away to get recommendations by the staffs.

One of the staff was really impolite when I wanted to use BB’s 1-for-1 deal, saying it was a big waste of the deal. Just have to stand your ground and insist on redeeming it I guess 💩🤷🏻‍♀️

We ordered the sea bass in medium spicy which was very manageable! I loved the soup but was slightly on the oily side. The sea bass was huge and very very fresh as well. The meat was tender and well-cooked - not too overcooked either.

Highly recommended for everyone to try at least once! 😋

10/10 recommended

I might have chosen the wrong dishes to try, but I had the Masala (?) Prawn Linguine which tasted like it had hidden notes of Indian spices which I didn’t fancy. The tiger prawns were fragrantly grilled to perfection, but lacked the right flavour to go with the Indian spices pasta.

My friend ordered the lasagne but was disappointed by the small portion which looked like it came out of a microwave box. Diners can also make use of their lunch promo that comes with a soup and drink! I believe you can have the salad instead of soup as well.

Overall? Pretty sad.
Value for money? Yes, it keeps you full.
Worth the calories? Probably....not.


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