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Featuring The Salted Plum (Circular Road), Spice World Hot Pot, Belimbing Superstar
Terence Ong
Terence Ong

I loved their hearty and affordable Taiwanese fare and hope to see them back some day. Their braised pork rice (卤肉饭) and XL fried chicken are good!

Braised Pork Rice/ Lu Rou Fan ($12++ - Lunch Bowl/ $15++ for braised pork ala carte; Pic 1). A generous slice of braised pork belly that’s served with some rice, sous vide egg and cai xin/ choy sum. It comes with white rice by default but you can add $0.50++ to top up to shiny rice (like I did.

The great thing about the pork belly is that it’s got that balance between the melt in your mouth fat and tender meat. And being costed in the homemade soy sauce, it was irresistible that keeps you yearning for more.

The shiny rice deserves a special mention for how simple ingredients like lard and garlic oil can amplify a simple bowl of starch.

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I loved their hearty and affordable Taiwanese fare and hope to see them back some day. Their braised pork rice (卤肉饭) and XL fried chicken are good!

Pork Chop Bowl. ($10++ for Lunch Bowl). Also available on its own. For the lunch bowl, you’ll get a good amount of crispy, tender, tasty pork belly that’s marinated in a special seasoning and deep fried till crispy. To round it up, there’s some homemade pickled carrots and a sous vide egg.

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I loved their hearty and affordable Taiwanese fare and hope to see them back some day. Their braised pork rice (卤肉饭) and XL fried chicken are good!

XL Fried Chicken ($10++). You won’t regret ordering this. EXTRA LARGE pieces of BONELESS chicken thigh that’s coated with a crispy better. Choose from plum powder mix or salt pepper and preserved orange seasoning. We opted for the former and it added a distinct sweet, sour and salty flavour to the dish.

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The (in)famous teddy bear mala butter ($9.90++) which actually makes the very numbing hot mala soup base tastier. 🌶🔥😋

Shocked to hear about the sudden closure of Belimbing right before CNY.

Belimbing was a sister restaurant to The Coconut Club (or the atas nasi lemak place). It’s goal was to make Peranakan cuisine accessible to the masses (think cai fan). There was a wide array of dishes to choose from although the price point was rather high for how they wanted to position themselves. A meal here could easily rake up to $20-25 per head.

Overall, the food was good and I liked the Assam pork, beef rendang and ayam buah keluak. The sambal belachan was worth a mention too. There were less common Peranakan dishes on the menu and unfortunately, I didn’t get to try them all.

Unfortunately, that didn’t work out well like its sister restaurant. It’s sad to see how another restaurant bit the dust five months after opening. But this reveals how cut throat our F&B industry is.

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