Nice Food From Other Burpplers

Nice Food From Other Burpplers

Featuring PARK, ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo (People's Park Complex Food Centre), Plain Vanilla Bakery (Tiong Bahru Estate), Manhattan Bar, Moosehead, Ramen Champion (Bugis+), Pete's Place (Grand Hyatt Singapore), SPRMRKT (Cluny Court), kinki
Nicholas Ray
Nicholas Ray

These were really good. The egg custard was a nice consistency - moist and jiggly yet firm. The pastry crust was crumbly and buttery. Not sure why it took me so long to finally try them!

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Impress your date at this hip, unfussy joint on Club Street that's great for inventive cooking and natural wines (they carry small quantities of ~200 types). Start with their House-baked Sourdough ($6) and house-cured Charcuterie ($16). Then, have the Cedar Jelly and Foie Gras Toast ($16) for a melt-in-your-mouth moment you won't forget. The menu changes frequently, but the Beef Tongue Sammy ($26) and the Endive ($21) — a salad that is perfectly complemented by Kyoho grape and tete de moine cheese — are mainstays you must not miss. If available, end your meal with the Birch Syrup Tart.
Photo by Burppler Katherine Catapang

One of my favourite lunches for the sheer convenience and speed that it gets served up. Run by the same folks behind Yu Kee Duck Rice, they had since opened up a few stalls of this “XO 肉脞面 Famous Minced Meat Noodle from Newton Food Centre” around, with outlets at Funan Mall and Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub just to name a few.

This one is from their Wilkie Edge outlet; using XO sauce instead of the usual vinegar-y sauce, the noodles are tossed in a sauce that is all savoury without the sour-ish tang that some may dislike in their bowl of Mee Pok. The noodles are done all springy; thinner noodles than the usual Mee Pok, while the highlight for me is the crunchy meatballs that comes with a golden-brown exterior and a juicy, meaty interior — something that I just cannot resist (always falling victim to fried meatballs here). The noodles also come with mushrooms and beansprouts for varied texture and to balance out the savoury notes, whilst also coming with wanton skin which adds a crispness to the dish, though not something I find necessary but good to have. Usually can’t do with my noodles without having chilli; the chilli here does come with a slight kick of heat that should be manageable to most who have slightly moderate tolerance to spiciness, but it does provide a necessary contrast to the XO sauce in my opinion.

After gobbling down some of the “char siew” here for lunch, I decided to order more to take home with me. It may be on the sweetish side but it is really tasty. Tender and juicy, the roasted meat seems to have a glossy caramelised finish on the outside. The portion shown above cost $30 which I feel, is worth paying for.

The chicken was lightly flavoured and not too dry. Very value-for-money after Burpple 1-for-1.

I think 10 on the menu, but it's written 5 on the receipt. But the beef Gyoza was full price so idk how it works exactly but there's definitely a discount

Basically this is spicy pulled pork except its not very spicy at all. Again it's one of those things thats seems very normal but is actually really satisfying. Meat was particularly tender tho and thats surprisingly as i usually expect slightly dry pulled pork.

Call it fast food but this burger was delicious. Why won't more places do burgers with real beef slices like this rather than minced patties? Only drawback were the fries which tasted like it came out of a packet. But I ain't complaining at a price like that.

Housed in a little wooden shack at the junction of Jalan Queen and Jalan Sultan in Pasir Pinji is a stall selling Fried “Nian Gao” (literal translation: “Year Cake”). From what I saw, their version of the traditional glutinous rice cake resembles a medium-soft block of toffee. It is cut into pieces, then individually sandwiched between a thin slice of yam and another of sweet potato. These are clamped firmly together before being dipped into a batter and dropped into boiling hot oil. The result is a crunchy ball, about the size of a child’s fist. It looks impressive enough but wait till you take a bite. That’s when it hits mind-blowing status.
The “nian gao” as you know it, has melted into a caramel-like lava. What’s remarkable is you can eat the whole thing without too much of a mess because the thick liquid is shored up by the double tubers, and thick but very light tempura-like coating.
One last thing - I love that although this snack looks like it could be teeth-achingly sweet, it isn’t at all.

Oh, for the love of crossaints. Pre-ordered a box of these delicious bakes, and boy was I torn amongst the innovative yet exquisite flavors on display. The pastries at Brotherbird are fun, visually attractive and generous in size. They also deliver in the taste department, made flaky and crusty, but slightly less buttery than a traditional crossaint- allowing the custard fillings to claim centre stage.

Of my box of 6, the banana cream pie cruffin shone as it was generously pipped to the brim with a lucious creamy banana cream ganache, which I must applaud for its balance of fruity and milky notes. The flaky pasty was the perfect medium for the subtle-tasting cream, every bite was satisfying without being overwhelmingly rich.

Another of notable mention is the Ferrero Crossaint- a timeless combination of chocolate coated crossaint filled with a viscous hazelnut rocher ganache. Biting through the crispy rocher ganache dusted with gold-colored flakes, layered sweet pastry and finally the flowy-middle- these were reminisent of good-old Krispy Kreme's nutella-filled donut, turned up a notch.

Pork in an Indonesian restaurant? Yes please. Solo diners should definitely order this signature dish, which features a tasting of the different types of pork that Kota88 offers. The glaze for the sate and char siew is sweeter than our local roast meat (I like the sweet taste but not everyone may feel the same), but the deliciously charred taste/smell is something you seldom find in sg. Roast pork I find average, the crunchy pig ears are an awesome addition! Ngoh hiang, siew mai and half an egg complete this bowl. If you come in a group, they also have a full menu of sharing style dishes, similar to any Chinese restaurant. I see quite a few Indonesian (speaking) customers here - always a good sign.
💡 : you can change the white rice to chicken rice without extra charge. Served with a rather tasteless dipping sauce so be sure to ask for the spicy sambal instead if you are a chilli lover like me.
🚗 : limited ERP parking available at springvale building where this restaurant is (parallel parking skills required), or neighboring block where KFC is. Otherwise, there is a bigger URA carpark (unsheltered) next to Shell petrol station (3 min walk).

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Chimichangas are deep-fried burritos. That should seal the deal. Don't be fooled by the liberal salsa verde and crema though, they didn't add much. The main problem is the slightly small size.

Baked goods galore at newly opened Micro Bakery at the iconic Red House(formerly occupied by Wang Cafe) and everything we tried so far has been scrumptious. The standout was the Raspberry Blondie($5) – rich, indulgent, and studded with raspberries, macadamia nuts and white chocolate, this cake had the perfect balance of sweetness, tartness and a pleasing hint of saltiness.

As for the Chocolate Zucchini Cake($5), the flavour was good but I found it slightly dry and the little bits of zucchini in it did not add anything. The Brown Butter Pecan Cookie ($3) though, was faultless.

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