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Health

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aggs & xi :D
aggs & xi :D

Yums!! The meepok had a nice bite, wasn’t as springy as the good hawker meepoks but still pretty satisfying. It came with a savoury sauce that wasn’t salty but still had flavour. Did not like the konnyaku fishball, it was wayyy too bouncy (I’ve never eaten anything remotely close to such a texture) and there wasn’t much flavour either. My friends who had the same ingredient in their noodles (Laksa/Angelica noodles/Taiwanese spicy noodles) also shared the same sentiments.

LOVED the shiitake mushroom - it was juicy, tender and had a rly nice bite. Not salty like the typical braised mushroom, but even more tasty. There was also minced soya (to imitate minced pork) which was v savoury, “fried cabbage” that honestly just tasted like raw lettuce, and blanched bean sprouts. Came with a bowl of soup, which is served with all noodles / bento sets.

Definitely will repurchase, it was a satisfying, clean lunch, but will ask if I can swop out the fishball for more mushrooms!

Dumpling skin was quite thin and smooth, and filled with carrots, mushrooms, turnips, black fungus, and beancurd. I’m all about the textures so I kinda wished there was some water chestnuts for more crunch. The dumplings were drizzled with organic sesame oil and tamari, which was v fragrant and flavourful. A nice starter / snack, delicious but clean tasting!

The homemade pesto is herby and not cheesy like the true Italian ones, so it’s much less salty but also thinner. But I find that the crumbled boiled potatoes added gave some body to the pesto, and there were also some nice chunkier potato bits (yay!) The olives gave a sharp and slightly tangy taste, and the grilled cucumbers were soft and tender. Topped with basil leaves + feta cheese for some additional flavour. Spaghetti was also slightly softer than al dente. Portions are quite generous, and I liked that the dish overall wasn’t oily!

Was quite nice! Mushrooms were quite juicy (there’s shimeiji & button mushrooms) and the cream sauce (soy-based) was thinner than a regular one, so it’s less cloying and more clean tasting. The nutritional yeast acts as the “cheese” but it had a slight msg smell to me, tho there was no aftertaste. The spaghetti is a bit soft, tho still acceptable but it could have had a little more of a bite. Generous portions, but admittedly a little pricey.

Haven’t been to TDC in a while - inflation definitely hit, the bowl has shrunk by at least 1/3? That aside, was pretty pleased with my selection: Cilantro Lime Quinoa (a nice base with a light citrusy tang), Baked Sweet Potato (yum! really very sweet), Herb-Crusted Dory Fillet (skip it, it’s meh), Eggplant w/ Garlic & Herb (alright but was a little dry), Sautéed Mushrooms (shimeiji was crunchy and delish!), Pomegranate Seeds (for a pop of flavour), and Pesto which is what I always go for, for that herby and bright flavour. I do prefer a thinner pesto tho, but their dressings are generally quite thick and creamy.

For my own reference, replacing the eggplant with fajita veg and dory with peri-peri chicken would be the most ideal combi! But I shall give the other options a try too.

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Loved this!!! What an unassuming bowl of noodles. I really liked how clean-tasting and simple yet delicious it was - did not expect it to be so goood!

The taupok was puffy and I think it was grilled before being added to the soup, so it was extra tasty. Also particularly enjoyed the oyster mushrooms which were so sweet and tasty!! The soft silken tofu too! Carrots, corn were p naturally sweet as well. There’s also vegan tofu ham in it, which tasted surprisingly ham-ish. Soup was clear but flavourful, we suspect they added dates to amp up the sweetness.

Definitely planning a return trip!

I liked this! There’s corn, olives (a few), onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, purple cabbage, edamame, pine nuts, and some kombu topping. The salad tasted v fresh, tossed in some sort of vinaigrette (?), and was served cold, so it was even more refreshing. Portion is quite big but it’s very easy to eat! Seems like a simple dish but it’s done well and we enjoyed it.

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Avocado, ice plant, cherry tomatoes, red radish, oranges, ricotta, and hazelnuts - it’s a nice combination and tasted clean and refreshing. Good for cutting through the heaviness of the pizzas you’ll be ordering. It was tossed in an orange vinaigrette.

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Got this one on grabfood, so this is grab pricing. Salmon was quite decent, slightly overcooked but not too over such that it takes stringy. Liked that they left the skin on, and the glaze on the salmon was nice. Miso ginger sauce was delish - tangy (there is vinegar I believe) and savoury sweet and v asian tasting, with a mild heat from the ginger. Broccoli was not nice, and some were too hard. Peppers were raw so it’s quite crunchy, and naturally sweet. Pumpkin was super good, sooo soft and sweet and creamy. The half avo was nicely ripened and creamy too! Red & brown rice base was p decently done, each grain was separate, not mushy but not hard to eat either. Tried the portobello mushroom from the other box and it was v earthy and juicy! Wonderful meal, loved that it was healthy and filling and delicious 👍🏼

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Braised mushrooms were so juicy and flavourful!! Also liked the lion’s mane which tasted slightly meaty and was a bit fibrousy, yums. Carrots, spinach, and beansprouts were blanched and lightly / not seasoned so it was plain, which was alright since the veggies had their own natural sweetness. Raw cucumbers gave a crunch. Wasn’t rly a fan of the tofu nugget, which was not v crunchy and the insides had a kinda sponge texture. Not terrible, but I’m not about to order the 5pcs tofu nuggets as a side LOL.
Q satisfied as the dish was quite ~juicy~ as a whole. Also portions r huge again so small eaters please take note!

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Was a nice bowl of lei cha! Tasted v clean (one of the healthiest I’ve tried). Instead of peanuts, they used cashews, which was interesting but not as crunchy.
I especially liked the mushroom “ikan bilis”, which was crunchy and delish, and the long beans/cabbage/mani cai which were nicely cooked. Tofu was alright, could have been softer. Brown rice was q soft but not mushy. A satisfying lunch! Portions are huge tho I think 2 small eaters can easily share 1 of this.

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Salmon was inconsistent - half of it was overcooked, but the other half was nicely done, quite tender and didn’t have that firm stringy texture typical of over cooked salmon. I liked the honey soy sauce it came with!
Shiitake was rather big and juicy. Corn was reasonably juicy, but can be more naturally sweet. It isn’t canned (yay!) so it does have enough ~corn~ flavour and not dry/fibrous. Liked the garlic chips which gave some fragrance! It’s so much better than the msg-laden types some places use. French bean was crunchy and juicy but otherwise q average, I prefer them stir fried. The red rice was actually v nice - tasted a bit like pulut hitam (black glutinous rice) and I enjoyed it! Sous vide egg was properly done with a runny egg. They give pickled ginger too!

Overall I think this is alright - it’s not as flavourful compared to daily cut / the salad shop, it felt healthier and more clean-tasting which I don’t mind! But it’s not something I’ll crave for, just that if someone were to suggest this for lunch I wouldn’t be opposed to it.

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