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If you're a fan of curry, their ๐—–๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ also arrives doused in a deluge of moreish curry blessed by a pleasant twinge of sweetness โ€” textbook Japanese, really.

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While plain and simple is my preferred style for tonkatsu, I am also partial to their ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€๐˜‚ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป ($12.80) which introduces velvety egg texture that plays a perfect foil to the pork cutlets.

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Stunningly good ๐—ž๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฎ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€๐˜‚ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐˜ for just $15.80, way below market rate at similar-quality restaurants. The catch is that they are a hawker stall. This hidden gem is relatively new but has a deep history โ€” the chef actually headed Ginza Bairin at ION, now defunct but used to be my go-to for tonkatsu.

It's easy to fall in love with their signature katsu, seducing with titillatingly orange robes of ragged ridges. They let out the most melodious of crackles as your incisors clamp down on the airy pockets between the crispy panko debris. Once through, you're greeted by a tender but assertive recoil that is just sublime.

Possibly the best value for money you can get for tonkatsu around SG, along with Hajime. Its ensemble of Japanese rice, tonkatsu sauce, mustard, and miso soup even trumps that of stalwarts like Tonkichi. Of course, don't expect a culinary revelation for $15 but this is a stall that punches significantly above their price point.

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โœจ OVERALL RATING: 8/10 โœจ

๐Ÿ„ What we had:

Red Tom Yum Seafood Soup ($5.90) - good flavour, actually spicer than what expected! portion was sizeable, a lot of seafood in it!

Prawn Omelette ($9.90) - decent, with small prawns in the omelette. however a little bland, and oily.

Honey Chicken ($5.90) - honey was glazed on all the pieces, making it sweet with every bite!

Basil Chicken Wings ($4.90) - 3 pieces and they tasted alright. was really hot when it came, chicken was tender and falling off the bone!

Iced Milk Tea ($3) - not overly sweet, the best kind of thai milk tea

VERDICT: sat down and ordered, finished food under an hour despite busy service. totally fast and easy, servers are friendly and attentive! prices are super attractive. 100% will come back to satisfy thai cravings โ˜บ๏ธ

For a coffee-shop brisket, I'm gonna say this was awe-inspiring. Each strand of chewy 72-hour-slow-cooked brisket was reasonably tender and thoroughly-seasoned with barbecue sauce.

Expect a very sweet dimension to this, though. I found the sweetness a bit jarring but others loved it. I wouldn't say that I liked this more than the original burger because it wasn't as juicy nor rich but this was a strong contender.

super generous with EVERYTHING!! there was so much seafood (squid, prawns, fish, fish cakes) plus the amount of bee hoon was nuts... the soup was not bad quite salty and a bit like a chicken soup base?? nothing special. i think what made it stand out is rly the generous portions given itโ€™s a restaurant setting!! this is a zi char place so they also serve individual zi char dishes alongside the ala carte rice and noodle dishes. def worth a try.

Charsiew was good as usual, and all of the pieces were beautifully caramelised (no burnt tops this time!) so I was extra happy.

Roast duck skin could be crisper but flavour was good; duck meat was decently tender but a bit gamey for me - solved that by dipping it into the plum sauce.

Siew yoke was tender but i found the bottom layer salty, the middle and top sections were fine. The crackly top was crunchy for some pieces, but not for the rest. But gotta say, this is one of the least salty siewyokes (other than the one my dad makes ๐Ÿ˜) I've had!

Also I feel like the portions are damn generous for the price point?? Oh and the noodles were springier this time and tasted really good! I'm not a fan of the soup but my bf likes it - there's dried scallop in there!

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The first bite into this had me wide-eyed and slack-jawed. Just kidding, my jaw was just fine because I couldn't help but take another bite into this thick monstrosity within seconds -- with juicy patties and melted cheese, what could I ask for?

If I dare, I might even say this was comparable to shake shack -- but without the latter's overwhelming oiliness. The price even factors in fries!

The only gripe I have is that there's a fair bit of gristle in the patty that gets annoying after a while.

@mr.coconutsg is overhyped so I gave @cocoboss.sg a chance -- especially since it's also on #burpplebeyond ! They offer so many flavours so I took a while to amass this short list but here we go:

Hazelnut ($6.90) ๐Ÿน8/10

I thought I'd like the roasted better than this, but the subtle hazelnut flavour won me over. There's something about hazelnut that reminds me of caramel and chocolates, which complemented the creaminess of the coconut shake. Remember to ask for less sugar for this, or your drink might get overly saccharine.

Signature roasted ($6.90) ๐Ÿน 7/10

The roasted flavour was rather prominent and left a slow-release toastiness to this drink. However, there was something disturbingly artificial about the aftertaste that I couldn't quite put my finger on...

Salted caramel ($6.90) ๐Ÿน 6/10

If this were a normal coconut shake, I would have rated this more highly. However, since it exalted itself as salted caramel, I was expecting more of an elevated butteriness to it's flavour but it didn't come through.

Cookies & cream ($6.90) ๐Ÿน 5/10

I could barely taste any cookies and cream in this shake. To my dismay, I could only taste some stale cookie taste after I had let this drink sit for too long. Letdown!

Another great concept by the Black Hole Group offering Greek food in the West.

The platter came served with pitas smelling like amazing pizza crust, looking absolutely igworthy with the char and salt flake garnish and tasting very much as expected.

The four dips were pretty good as well - a cod roe which had a strong fishy taste but in a good way reminiscent of yummy brand canned tuna, cucumber yoghurt which was most neutral and easiest to eat, roasted eggplant tasting like a strong meat marinade, and spicy feta which was creamy with a lingering warmth.

Ordered a lemon chicken gyro [18.90] to accompany the carbs and really enjoyed that too. Chicken was tender but the fries really stole the show with its holy trinity of light, golden and fluffy.

There are many great items from @ioosteriasg but their truffle bread remains a favourite. Crispy schiacciata stuffed with creamy truffle sauce makes for an excellent starter โ€” assuming you donโ€™t stuff yourself full before the rest of the food comes because itโ€™s so good

Chilli Crab Shakshuka ($16)
A spicy tomato puree base is cooked with chunks of crab meat, topped with an onsen egg and comes with halved fried mantous.

The base initially tastes on the sweet side, but the spiciness kicks in after a while and lingers for a pretty long time. The chunks of crab meat are visible and add a different form of sweetness to the dish. Mixing in the onsen egg gives you added creaminess as you dunk each slice of mantou in.

๐Ÿ“ธ & โœ๐Ÿป by Tastemaker Amanda Liu

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