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First time trying their pastas after being impressed by their smoked BBQ meats.

Priced at SGD5.50, I’ve to say it’s pretty average and nothing really stood out to me. Just stick to their smoked BBQ meats to avoid any disappointment...

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Within walking distance (about 8 mins walk) from Yio Chu Kang MRT Station, @madcharcoal is a hidden food gem that offers affordable Texas-inspired smoked meats grilled using 3 kinds of wood charcoal. Check out their full menu on their IG Highlights; They serve pastas too, which come with an 62° sous-vide egg and mini salad.

👉Platter Combo + 2 Sides - SGD25
Beef Brisket, Chicken Chop & Pork Belly, along with Ratatouille & Mash Potato

Really filling for 2 pax, the Platter Combo (P1) features their popular 24Hr Beef Brisket that’s rubbed with spices, cooked sous-vide for a good 24 hours, and smoked over lychee wood and charcoal for at least 2 hours. In short, it was a story of love at first bite with their smoky, buttery and succulent beef brisket.

Their pork belly and chicken chop were well-executed too. But if I had to nitpick, the special white sauce for the chicken chop was slightly diluted and could have a thicker consistency.

All in all, @madcharcoal is definitely a cut above the rest of the typical Western food stalls in 🇸🇬.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

📍Mad Charcoal
Link @ AMK (Orange Point Kopitiam)
3 Ang Mo Kio Street 62 01-38, S569139


Not ratatouille at all. It's just soft veggies with a lot of oil. Edible. Don't expect too much from their sides(their pasta is considered side also), their meats are pretty solid tho


Ckn was raved about by the others, it was tender with this sauce that has some flavour, but at the same time I couldn't quite pinpoint what exactly it was lol

Lamb ribs was the least impressive, kind of tender but no taste. Doesn't taste like lamb at all

Pork belly was passable. Very mild sweet glaze and quite tender, but goes well with their zesty homemade chili

Beef brisket was as good as they claimed. It's very different from the norm, fatty and crispy on the exterior. It's almost like a steak or sth haha. This is worth the trip(yes it's a damn long trip, very ulu area) and that's why they're so affordable for this quality of food


The cream sauce was very jelak, really delivers on the cream. Not too bad if you're into that, I enjoyed it

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Yeah, looks as miserable as it tastes. How is it aglio olio? It's plain pasta with the slightest sprinkling of cheese