I honestly really enjoyed the thick curry that was super fragrant, not overly coconutty or cloying (read: not jelak), the fragrant spices clearly coming through; but I was a little disappointed at how there were almost no accompanying ingredients. One of my favourite things about fish head curry is the abundance of veggies in there — usually brinjal, tomatoes, okra even — and I was surprised to find barely a ladle’s worth of veggies in Fragrant Wok’s curry 😕 Still if you ain’t a sucker for the veggies like I am, you’d find the fresh fish and good curry pleasing enough.

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Not the best of course, but at S$18 I'm not complaining. There's a lot of meat for the price, and the skin's got a good crisp. Only thing is the meat was dry, and certain parts had a strong porky taste. The accompanying chili made everything better though so no problems with that.

金瓜虾 a.k.a. Pumpkin Sauce with Butter Prawns. Seems pricey at S$12 for 4 balls, but each prawn's actually pretty big. Crunchy, juicy and fresh too. The prawns are coated in a light and thin batter, tasty and surprisingly not at all oily. The pumpkin sauce though: that was the bomb. It's creamy and luscious, yet retaining a tad of the characteristic sandy mouthfeel root veggies have; sweet yet still slightly savoury, with a tinge of curry spice. I don't care what else you order, but if you visit please please please don't leave this out.

Their Marmite Chicken was a simple dish, featuring thin slivers of chicken stir-fried to a crisp, coated in a lovely savoury-sweet marmite glaze. While the pork dishes would beat this hands down any day, I wouldn't mind having this if I had the extra space.

On the side note, so impressed was I with such marmite dishes, I decided to take a leap of faith and tasted the spread straight outta the jar today. Worst. Decision. Ever.

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Their pork ribs are fried and cooked perfectly, surprisingly lean and really moist - so you won't go wrong ordering any of many pork ribs dishes. This however, stood out as THE best coffee pork ribs I've had. Aside from the well-prepared pork, the sauce itself was mind-blowing. Sticky and caramelised, the coffee glaze was fragrant and really intense. I've never had a rendition with that concentrated a coffee flavour, so coffee fans this is YOUR dish to try. The Salted Egg Pork Ribs may be most popular, but don't discount this too quick.

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Quoting @vanessa_kou here that me too "succumbed to the temptation of my Instagram and Burpple feed". Mine didn't have that photogenic oozy wet yolk, but taste-wise it was spot on. Delicious, rich, and flavourful smokey broth as the base to our childhood mee tai mak (I love calling it mouse tail hehe!), finished with some minced meat, cut veggies and an egg. And the small serving's only S$5?! So. Cheap.

Only gripe's the wait. We waited over an hour for our food. So a heads up, reserve a table and pre-order your dishes for a better dinner experience.

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From a popular small zi char stall on the 5th floor of Far East Plaza, the much raved about Salted Egg Pork Ribs was spotted on almost every table - and understandably so. The perfectly fried pieces of pork were crisp despite being drenched in sauce, while tender and moist on the inside. But what most people fall head over heels in love with is the luscious, smooth, sinfully delectable salted egg yolk sauce. It's more savoury than sweet (like other stalls that add sweetened condensed milk) so the salted egg flavour comes out stronger. It is however a tad too watery and creamy for my taste. I'd prefer less buttery sauce, and one with chunks of salted egg.

Still, it is pretty damn delicious.

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Spending all my time eating (and eating) cause what else is there to do in small 🌞🌞 Singapore?

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