Burpple Beyond Date Eats

Burpple Beyond Date Eats

On a Burrple Beyond Premium membership with my significant other, and these are some 1-for-1 deal options!
Girl & Boy
Girl & Boy

This bubble tea shop hidden away in a HDB estate of Toa Payoh is amazing!!! The prices are a bit steep for an indie bubble tea shop, and the packaging isn't the best; but don't be fooled by the unaesthetic milk tea! The shop decor is quaint and cute, and the tea is really good. Boy and I went back within a week to get it again even though we don't exactly live within the vicinity. We also have this shop to thank for in discovering the wonders of coffee jelly (instead of pearls) as a topping. It is worth noting that their bubble tea comes in 3 sizes, but the "M" size pictured is relatively large.

Boy: Butter Milk Tea (M) with Coffee Jelly ($4.80 + $0.60) in 0% sugar. Tea was so buttery and smooth. There is no other way to describe it! Only thing that it's a bit on the sweet side even on 0% sugar and might get a bit jelat after awhile. That said, it's a perfect combo with the coffee jelly and a must-try. Coffee Jelly is crunchy like konjac jelly which I'm not usually a fan of, but was delicious in this context.

Girl: Lychee Milk Tea (M) with Tea Jelly ($4.60 + $0.80) in 0% sugar. I was expecting the usual lychee tea flavor, but this was surprisingly good! They do their Lychee Tea strong and extremely flavorful, and it's still sweet at 0%. I paired this with their Tea Jelly and it was great! A nice change to the usual grass jelly served at other shops.

Both the drinks above were part of their recommendations, which I must say are well-pointed out so maybe look out for those on the menu. The drinks are a bit on the pricier side but with Beyond is a very nice deal!

Service: 5/10
Drinks: 9/10 (not 10 only because it's on the sweeter side which may not be ideal for health conscious peeps)
Ambience: 8/10 (cute shop!)
Price: 3/10

Using a stock photo due to the current COVID measure dine-in restrictions—I did a takeaway and ate in the car and didn't take any photos. Do note that takeaways are usually not allowed for Beyond users but exceptions were made due to the COVID regulations.

We ordered the Sea Bass ($15.90) fish and chips, which was their priciest main dish on their menu. They have a good price range from below $10. All fried dishes include 2 free sides, but I topped up for premium sides which were Truffle Fries ($3) and Pasta ($1.60).

Boy: Fish tastes fishy. Nothing special for the ordinary chips, the Truffle Fries are better. Coleslaw was bad. KFC coleslaw taste better.

Girl: I hardly slam an eatery like that, but the fish was absolutely disgusting. Definitely makes the list for Top 3 worst Bass I had in my life. They make me not wanna eat Sea Bass for a good while because the fishy flavor was puke-worthy. A lot of the fishiness also comes from the skin of the fish; I think it wasn't washed/ treated properly before cooking. It was really gross, fishy and soggy beneath the crispy batter. The only thing good about the meal was the fries. Pasta was subpar, not sure why it comes as a premium side.

Overall, if you wanted to give them a shot, I would recommend getting other dishes and NOT sea bass. The normal fish and chips are half the price and the reviews on them are at least decent.

Overall ratings
Food: 2/10
Price: 7/10 with Burpple (for other mains, not Sea Bass)
Service: 7/10

This branch has over 100 reviews at an average rating of 4.8 so I had rather high expectations going in. This casual dining Japanese restaurant didn't have the good service raved about in reviews, especially with a borderline rude cashier; and the restaurant was slightly messy, perhaps due to the small space hence lacking storage.

Boy: Don't Be Square ($7.80) which is a don that consists of meatballs on seasoned furikake rice. Rice didn't taste seasoned and was mushy. Meatballs were also on the drier side. Would rate 4.5/10.

Girl: Salmon Mentaiko Don ($12.80) served with mash potato and furikake rice. Salmon was overcooked and on the drier side, topped with Mentaiko that was very thin and not the usual mayo with a fuller body. Rice was similarly soft and mushy, also not Japanese pearl rice that was used. Mash potato was fluffy and light, but lacking in the usual texture of potato. Would rate 5/10.

Boy also upgraded to the Yuzu drink with Karage set (+$5) and the Karage was tasty at least. Yuzu drink was on the thinner side though. Girl upgraded set for Mentaiko Onsen Egg + Miso Soup (+$3.50) and the egg was also lack luster, with a sweet miso soup cooked with carrots and tofu.

Overall: Ambience and service wasn't great. Food was a little disappointing but affordable with Burpple; post GST and 0.1% service charge bill was $21.80. Wouldn't really visit again but if you are an East-sider going through, it might be a good quick meal option as the food was served quite fast. Although I would much prefer hopping over to Guzman Y Gomez right opposite because their fish tacos are dabomb.com.

Ambience: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Food: 5/10
Price: 7/10 (with Beyond)

Nestled in the private estate in Kovan, it was nice and quiet on a weekday afternoon. Parking was easy (no official lots but available spaces with no double yellow line) and also walkable from Kovan MRT I believe. Air conditioned seating only available for 2 tables of 4 on the inside and the rest are outdoor but sheltered with sufficient fans. Lots of nice chill vibes and clean, simple interior. Staff is attentive too.

Choice for Beyond is not too limited and I would say 3/4 of their menu. And basically all non-alcoholic drinks. I opted for the Spicy Pork Pasta ($15.90) and an artisan iced tea where I was allowed to combine three types herb/ tea of my choice in a hot ($4) or iced ($5) option.

The pasta grows on you. I wasn't impressed at first when I realised the spaghetti was too soft and definitely not al dente, but it had a sort of fusion take I wasn't expecting—a bit like Ja Jiang Mian with a hint of mala, but pasta version. So I'm wondering if this was done on purpose. It wasn't too spicy or numbing but had that slight kick just to keep you wanting more!

Overall I would say it was a very pleasant meal and would definitely come back again. The meal came up to $23 nett which was affordable as well.

Ambience: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Price: 8/10 (with Beyond)

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A very small restaurant housed in Beach Centre. It was full house on a Saturday evening so I would definitely recommend making a reservation. The place has a rather casual vibe but has impeccable service. Staff is very helpful and dishes were served right on time. One after the other. They were attentive and would clear your plates once you have finished your dish. It is worth noting that the Burpple set menu was different from the ones featured in their regular menu. I was shown a photo with 5 courses and no text but in a gist this was what they were, served in order:

1.) Oyster Sashimi
This consisted of 2 oysters served cut and was a pleasant surprise because it was different from regular raw oysters! The texture was a lot more chewy, less watery and was complimented well by the garnished soy sauce.
2.) Sashimi Platter (scallop, yellowtail, salmon belly, tuna belly and another white fish sashimi)
Sashimi platter was lack luster in my opinion. Didn't feel particularly fresh but a nice variety of fish was presented.
3.) Prawn Tempura (fried prawn)
I indicated fried prawns because it tasted more like it than tempura, lacking the crunch of tempura batter. I am not sure if it was intended to be a tempura dish, but deep fried prawns are also not common in Japanese menus 🤷🏻‍♀️ This dish was just alright. Not great.
4.) Grilled Cod with mayo and ebiko + Ikura Chuwanmushi
The grilled cod was buttery and fresh. Light mayo dressing has a tangy taste to it with crunchy ebiko making it a tasty dish. Chuwanmushi was disappointing. I am a big chuwanmushi fan this was bad steamed egg for restaurant standards. Egg was tasteless and felt like it was made without special broth. Only saving grace is the fresh ikura on top.
5.) Beef with Garlic Fried Rice + Fish Miso Ginger Soup
As I do not consume beef, the staff was very kind to swop it out into unagi for me. The unagi was well prepared and soft to the bite but was a really small (thin) serving. Garlic rice was delicious too. My friend who ordered beef however left most of the meat uneaten because she said it was overcooked and tough. On the other hand, the miso soup was good! It was served with fatty fish slices with bone that I don't eat, but it is my first time having miso with ginger and I was pleasantly surprised.

Overall: Even though there was good service and decent food, with a wide array of dishes, I was sweating while having my food because the AC was not strong. May be because we were seated beside the drinks fridge. If you picked Unagi for the rice dish like I did, this is a very seafood-heavy course. I think it is a nice dining concept but post-taxes (with green tea) the bill came up to $143.35 and at 70 per pax I feel like you can have pretty decent Japanese food that you personally enjoy instead of being restricted by a course meal. Courses were mostly a hit or miss and the dishes I truly enjoyed were the oyster sashimi and unagi fried rice + miso soup, but you could have something similar elsewhere.

Ambience: 3/10
Service: 9/10
Food: 6.5/10
Price: 4/10 (with Beyond)

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This Japanese place was housed within ToGather Kitchen and Bar, which is more of a coffeeshop/ upscale kopitiam than a restaurant. It was extremely crowded with a long queue on a Friday evening, so I would highly recommend making a reservation in advance. Ambience was a 2/10 because it was super noisy, and we could barely hear ourselves even though we tried to have a conversation at the top of our lungs. I would advise visiting with low expectations of it being a chill and hang out place. I did visit with 4 pax and was able to use 2 Beyond coupons for our meal.

They had a substantial menu and the price point of the dishes was about $12 per course, making it a really good deal after Beyond promo. We ordered the Salmon Aburi Mentaiko Don which was alright; something I would rate a 5 or 6 upon 10 as it is definitely a budget don where quality of rice/ mentaiko is concerned. Salmon slices were thin but substantial though. Two of us also ordered the Salmon Mentaiko Bento that came with a side of cold tofu and salad, but the salmon was so overcooked some of us didn't finish it, making it a solid 3/10.

It may also be noteworthy that the food was served with disposable cutlery and definitely added to the budget vibe, and we were even more stunned when the bento was the disposable plastic sort.

Will I visit again? Probably not, but I wouldn't mind doing a takeaway if I was close by!

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Dined here on a rainy Thursday night and the place was quiet and cosy. The menu link on the Burrple redemption page is broken so I just thought to mention that there are 3 main dish options for the set menu — Sous Vide Chicken Breast, Porky Bowl and Seafood Aglio Olio, with 2 beverage options, being Ginger Lemonade and Iced Lemon Tea.

Boy: Chicken Breast (UP: $18.90). Found the chicken tender and the mash potato a pleasant homemade touch. Said the mash was very creamy, with peanuts that give it some added nuances. Overall 8/10.

Girl: Porky Bowl (UP: 17.90). It was a nice don-like rice bowl, laden with a thick egg omelette and bacon. Sweet sauce infused with the rice gives it a Japanese flavor. Whilst serving is large, I would say it's mostly an Eggy bowl. Bacon serving was rather small and it was mostly egg + rice. Would rate 7/10.

Verdict: nice ambience and decent food, but both Boy and Girl agree that the overall 7.5/10 rating is valid because of the Burrple deal. Would otherwise be lower if we were paying full price. Still worth a try if you are around the vicinity! Also note; cost for set was $28.25 after taxes.

I used to visit the Dhoby branch for high tea, and was always a fan of their well-crafted eclairs. This branch at Jewel was a takeaway concept, and they offer to hold on to the eclairs for you to collect only when you are done with your shopping.

From left to right:
Mango and Passion Fruit ($8)
Vanilla and Caramelised Pecans ($8)
Yuzu ($8.50)
Pistachio ($8)
Isaphan ($8.50)
Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Strudel ($8)

Was pleasantly surprised to find l'éclair on Beyond. I do find their eclairs a bit on the higher end but with Beyond it's a significant discount!

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Not the most glamorous shot, but we were served the fries in a plastic bag because the fries were overflowing and scooped by the server into the bag itself. It's a really big portion of fries! As a snack 2 Megas would probably feed 4. This is a takeaway concept but there is a standing area nearby with a large tabletop that accommodates >10 people where you can eat.

Fries were served moderately hot, but could be crispier. Taste similar to Mac's shaker fries. The Mega allows you to choose and mix 2 flavours in one cup; I was looking forward to try the wasabi and truffle flavours but those were not available at this branch. Instead, we tried the sour cream, seaweed, chilli BBQ and ranch o' cheddar.

Boy: 4 flavours all average only. Nothing special.

Girl: not a fan. Noted that ranch o' cheddar tasted slightly like Cheetos, if it's your thing.

Rating: 6/10 good for people who enjoy shaker fries. They probably serve it heated but not freshly fried, so I prefer Macdonald's fries to this. Portions are big and good for sharing with friends.

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Small eatery on the outside of the mall, and you need to exit via the main entrance in order to access. They have daily promotions and deals; I went on a Thursday which happened to be their Salmon Ikura Don 1-for-1 promo, so we dined without the Burrple deal which we would have otherwise used for the same order. Note that the place is small with limited seating, hence you are advised to reserve if you wish to dine during peak hours.

Boy: found serving on the smaller side and not filling enough. Salmon slices seemed tougher than usual. Rates it 5/10. "Not nice leh," he said.

Girl: serving size is smaller than usual dons but okay. Did not enjoy the sashimi as they were tough, and was served sparingly. Ikura serving was sufficient and relatively fresh, however rice could also be better seasoned. Did not have the fragrance of good quality pearl rice and needed more vinegar. Would rate 6/10.

Overall I would say it is very affordable with daily promos. Don alone would come up to $9 per person post taxes. Not my first choice if I'm craving a good don but wouldn't mind if I'm near the vicinity.

Quaint little Harry Potter themed cafe I never noticed despite driving by many times. Went on an off-peak weekday hour and it was nice and quiet. Service was great, and food was good with extensive menu. They serve themed mocktail and alcoholic brews too.

Ordered the Sous-Vide Chicken Breast ($16) with Cream Pesto Pasta, and it was fantastic. Cream was savory and just right—neither too heavy nor light, served with tender chicken slices in which I enjoyed. The dish was drizzled with pine nuts which provided an occasional extra crunch that was nice.

My friend ordered the Crab Meat Aglio Olio ($17) which she was satisfied with too. It was a more exotic tasting, spiced-infused Aglio Olio compared to the garlic-heavy variant Aglio I am used to having, but unique nonetheless. Was not too spicy either, even though it was indicated with a flame icon to be spicy on their menu. I would say just lightly spicy.

We picked the Eternal Garden and Lychee Fiesta (both $5 each) from their artisan tea section and were pleased as they were well-concocted and served in Harry Potter mugs with adorable silicon owl tea strainers.

Their Burpple promotion is due to end in March, and may not renew. Would recommend giving it a try before then:)

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Just thought this dessert was worth a special honorary mention because of the attention to detail put into it! Cute pastry for Harry Potter fans and is served with a mini foaming cauldron (dry ice) for your Instagram photos.

Cake sits in a globe, topped with a white chocolate snitch. The chocolate was rich and sponge cake was light, but overpowered the mango mousse.

All in all still a 10/10 based on presentation. 8/10 for taste.

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