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Featuring Tanuki Raw (Orchard Central), Dumpling Darlings (Amoy Street), Esquina, Dumplings.ru (Maxwell Chambers), Three Meals A Day, Gochi-So Shokudo (Bukit Panjang Plaza)
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Eat which store: Esquina
Eat where: 16 Jiak Chuan Rd, Outram Park
Eat nice not: 3.8/5
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๐Ÿฆž Red Prawn Paella ($39.78)
Perfect for seafood lovers, be prepared for a powerful umami *smack* from the sea, right in your face when this beautiful dish is served. I personally preferred to mix the sauces together with the rice as the flavours become subtler yet delicately creamy and sweeter-tasting. Felt that the paella was slightly hard to bite at times though.

๐Ÿฅฆ Cauliflower ($21.06)
Unrelentlessly doused with manchego (sheep) cheese, it unleashed a buttery fragrance diffused in every bite. Absolutely loved the savoury charred part as it really elevated of all flavours.

๐Ÿฅ“ Spanish Suckling Pig Belly ($37.44)
The fruity and savoury crunch from the fruits were essential to neutralise the greasiness and gaminess, though the fats were quite fragrant. Not necessarily worth the price and pretty much a miss for me.

๐Ÿ‹ Amalfi Lemon ($17.55)
A good balance of sweet and sour, and a perfect crunch. One of the best sponge cake Iโ€™ve had although I found this slightly too sweet. Glad that the tang helped to offset it though!

๐Ÿซ’ Complimentary Dessert
A surprisingly enjoyable melody of bitterness, savouriness and sweetness. The melt-in-your-mouth chocolate was paired with a perfect biscotti crunch. Particularly enjoyed the alcoholic note.
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*PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF GST AND SERVICE CHARGE
Reservation can be made through their website. $20 deposit required /pax for reservation.
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Not sure if itโ€™s enough to warrant a second visit as the dishes were quite a hit-or-miss. That said, a first visit must be made before that could be decided right? ๐Ÿ‘€
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Eat which store: 3 Meals a Day
Eat where: 12 Chun Tin Rd
Eat nice not: 3.6/5
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Kimchi Jungol (Kimchi hotpot)($40.95): Packed with addictive and enjoyable kimchi tang. Obviously, no restrain was held on the kimchi serving. The diced meat was easy to bite through with a slight fatty chew. (MUST-HAVE!)

Samgyupsal (Grilled pork belly)($17.55): Beautifully grilled with crisp brown edges. Perfectly paired with the side BBQ sauce with explosive umami flavours. Missing some extra lettuce but a must-have. (MUST-HAVE!)

Nakji Dolsot (Octopus hotstone bibimbap)($15.21): It was surprisingly light on the palate despite its fragrance. Wouldnโ€™t mind an additional dash of seasoning for a boost of flavour though. The octopus was well cooked and easy to bite through.

Tteokkbokki (Spicy rice cakes)($9.36): It provided a sufficient chew and kick, but with an awkward rice-flour like aftertaste.

Side dishes: Most of it leaned towards the sweeter side and did a good job keeping our stomachs occupied while making our gut anticipate for more. Bonus points for free-flow service!
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Operated by a Korean ahjumma, you canโ€™t say itโ€™s not authentic horh! Kinda hoping for a bigger serving of their meat in their dishes. Prices slightly steep for the wallet but itโ€™s market-priced for a Korean restaurant. Pretty good choice for a big-group outing though!
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Tip: reserve a table at least 2 days before to avoid 1h 30mins causeway-like queues & menu available on Google Maps!
*PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF GST AND SERVICE CHARGE
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Eat which store: Dumplings-RU
Eat where: 32 Maxwell Rd, #01-05 Maxwell Chambers, Singapore 069115, Tanjong Pagar
Eat nice not: 4/5
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๐Ÿซ‘ Stuffed bell pepper ($15.95): What Iโ€™d consider to be the star of the show. Pocketed within, meats are deeply infused with the flavours of the pepper while retaining the quintessential melt-in-your-mouth texture from the flavourful fats. Immediately transports you to a home in Russia with itโ€™s the warmth of a home-cooked food.

๐ŸŸ Seledka (Salted Herring) ($14.90): Donโ€™t be too taken aback from your first salty bite! This tender, cold and fatty palate is indeed an eye-opener to the cuisine. Paired perfectly with the carbohydrates, it neutralises the savouriness while providing ample warmth and sweetness to complement the herring.

๐Ÿ— Kotlety ($17.49): The mashed potato was served with an acidic tang which surprisingly works. Chicken patty although one-dimensional, had a bouncy texture alike a sausage frank. Salad has an acquired acidity which was crunchy and unlike any others.

๐ŸฅŸ Combo platter (12pcs) ($21.89): Our exotic entrรฉe (main actually,) which is mainly made up of mashed potatoes and minced savoury meats, though they all taste pretty similar to me. ๐Ÿ˜…The skin is considerably more chewy compared to the conventional dumplings weโ€™re used to! The dip has an uniquely acquired-tasting alcoholic end. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
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Dumplings-RU intricately balances flavours on two end of the spectrum to produce exotic combinations which will undoubtedly surprise your SE-Asian tastebuds. ๐Ÿ™Œ
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Tips: Make a reservation before coming down!!
*all prices stated includes 10% service charge.
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Eat simi: Soboro Beef Bowl
Each how much: $11.77 (Inclu. GST + service charge)
Eat which store: Tanuki Raw
Eat where: Orchard Central
Eat nice not: 3.4/5
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First bite in and youโ€™ll definitely be able to tell that the slow braised beef was well-marinated with its deep soy umami flavours diffusing in each mouth! ๐Ÿฅบ I particularly liked how the beef werenโ€™t sinew and was relatively tender with a slight chew. Rice was cooked to perfection - fluffy and well doused with sauce. ๐Ÿ™Œ
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However, the yolk seemed to make the rice tad watery. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I would also prefer consistency in its meat as some beef cubes were spicy while other parts werenโ€™t. ๐Ÿง Was also expecting a more complex flavour too as it turned out quite monotonous.
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Nevertheless, itโ€™s a decent meal with adequate serving and taste for $10++! It works perfectly as a quick-fix lunch when youโ€™re craving for something slightly atas too. ๐Ÿฅณ Get the salmon bowl instead! ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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Review:

A gem in CBD area that serves affordable lunch sets and cute gyozas ๐Ÿฅฐ
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Eat simi: Miso mushroom noodles, original gyoza, fried pierogi, grapefruit thyme green tea (lunch set)
Eat which store: Dumpling Darlings
Eat how much: $18.85 (inclusive of gst)
Eat where: 44 Amoy st s(069870)
Eat nice not: 4.5/5
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The staff were very friendly and quickly serve us their complimentary appetizer, cold bean sprout, which I felt was not bad, with some umami flavors.
We ordered their miso mushroom noodles and we must say they are atas version of bar chor mee, just a twist with an addition of Japanese flavors like the hanjuku eggs and seaweed flakes. The servings were rather generous, a lot of mushroom slices, and your typical garnishes. The egg noodles were chewy and springy, firm to bite i wld say and with the fried shallots, they added some crunch and flavor to every bite.

I would say the gyoza would the main character. Especially the fried pierogi, I was quite surprise as the fried pierogi was really an interesting dish, stuffed w truffle potatoes, cheese and bacon, the strong truffle flavor just release inside your mouth when you take the first bite! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ It wasnโ€™t too jelak as well even though there are potatoes inside and the skin to filling ratio is good ๐Ÿ˜Š! Would go back for their fried pierogi!! Otherwise, the original one is also a decent one, fillings werenโ€™t too dry, they still retain that juice in the gyoza. (was salivating while typing this so yall know how good this is ๐Ÿ˜Š)
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If I have to picky a little, I would say their egg noodle flavor wasnโ€™t quite well executed, there wasnโ€™t much taste to the noodle but the sauce and garnishes saved the day.
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Good ambience, super affordable lunch set and friendly staff. This has definitely won my heart over considering they are located in the CBD area.

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Review

Introducing this $10 glistening sinful wonder i've recently discovered at the newly opened Gochi-so Shokudo outlet in da wild west ๐Ÿคฉ Dabao this fast (BYOC!) before its promo ends on 18 August!!
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Eat simi: Iberico Black Charsiew Don
Eat how much: $10.22 (incl. gst)
Eat which store: Gochi-so Shokudo
Eat where: Bukit Panjang Plaza
Eat nice not: 4.5/5
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First off, the charsiew in yours sincerely's words, melt-in-your-mouth-artery-blocking-justified heavenly goodness. It's packed with intense char fragrance with the usual charsiew-sweetness ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ‘Œ You know how people usually comment of how the meat is "fragrant" or "sweet"? This is the perfect epitome of what these people are talking about. The marriage of the slight chew of meat fibres and glutinous texture of the nicely cooked Japanese rice immediately teleports you to a wedding ball *plays wedding march by Felix Mendelssohn* The glaze deeply infused with charcoal aroma also adds another dimension of flavour to the rice, giving it another *OOMPH* The acidity of the pickled radish was on point and accomplishes its perfect supporting role of cutting through the greasiness of the pork.
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I was borderline gonna give it a 4.8/5 but it slowly started tasting more "Jelak" towards the end of my meal due to the greasiness of the pork. Also, i would prefer more consistency to the texture and cuts as some pork slices had a 90% fat-10% meat ratio :/
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Overall, i really enjoyed how the the complex layers of flavours slowly unravels itself to reveal the distinct aroma of each element. ALSO CAN WE DISCUSS HOW THIS IS $10 FOR SUCH A BIG SERVING??? It feel like a $18 worth of meal (bc it was supposed to be $17.80 before promo HAHAH

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