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Single scoop (Cereal Milk flavour) with double stack charcoal waffles @ $9.60

Waffles were fluffy and crispy, with a tinge of saltiness that went well with the ice cream.

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Tender squid served in a spicy mix of vegetables with a hint of garlic.

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Just look how heavenly that kueh is... It’s moist, soft and coconut-y. It hit the perfect balance of sweetness and density - not cloyingly sweet or overly starchy. All the great traits of what makes a perfect kueh in my opinion ;)

It’s probably my favourite kueh here too!

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My typical experience with Peranakan fare usually consists of elaborate dishes - and we wondered why they didn’t have the usual crowd favourites like rendang, buah keluak, etc.

As we chatted with the owner about it, he revealed their goal of keeping prices affordable without scrimping on the quality. Simple, hearty, flavourful meals that you would expect to find for lunch at a Peranakan household perhaps?

What we ordered:
- Nasi Kunyit ($5.50)
- Dry Mee Siam ($4.50)
- Mee Rebus ($4.50)
- Fresh Calamansi Juice ($1.50)

We loved the fragrant coconut aroma from the curry in the Nasi Kunyit, the chicken soaked in this, and the soft tamarind-infused rice. The Dry Mee Siam noodles were a unlike what I’ve tried - it tasted like a mix of lemongrass and assam. The Mee Rebus has a different gravy from the typical Mee Rebus which I liked - it’s a bit more bitter and not as thick. But the part of all these dishes has to be the super-shiok chilli sauce...you can taste the sweetness of the dried shrimp in it :)

And do get the fresh calamansi juice - they freshly squeeze it, which is a rarity nowadays.

P.S. We were told that the place is usually very packed on weekends, where you might not get a table til 2pm. So try to go on weekdays when it’s pretty empty!

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Never thought of the combination of mantou and ice cream! We like it that it's crispy and provide an interesting balance in-between the hot mantou and cold ice cream. Will definitely recommend the ice cream flavor Roasted Rice Milk Tea!

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Angelina the chief kueh-maker here has a large following of loyal kueh connoisseurs - some of whom come to buy her kuehs in bulk. They use 3 different types of flours to make their kuehs here, which makes for all the difference in quality (the kuehs are really soft).

Kueh Koswee - strong Gula Melaka taste (and probably my favourite)

Ondeh Ondeh - generous portions of moist coconut filling (probably the most I’ve ever seen in an Ondeh Ondeh), but a pity that it doesn’t have the burst in Gula Melaka which I long for

Ubi Kayu Kukus - one of the better steamed tapioca kuehs I’ve had

Kueh Pandan - strong Pandan flavour and among the softer kuehs (and my sis’ favourite)

Getup Getuk - an interesting mix of sweet potato and tapioca, which is denser than the other kuehs

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Thanks to @burpple Burpple Beyond, I managed to enjoy a 1-for-1 deal! ✨ Flavours chosen: Earl grey lavender (premium), Kyoto Matcha (premium), Charcoal Vanilla, Thai Milk tea (ranking in order of my personal preference). Really love the earl grey lavender for its robust, lingering floral aroma and the Kyoto matcha for its jasmine-like fragrance- though I would prefer if there was a more intense earthy, bitter undertone that was lacking greatly here. The charcoal vanilla caught me by pleasant surprise, which had subtle woody, roasted undertone amidst it’s milky flavour profile. Texture of ice cream here is smooth, creamy with a melt-in-the mouth texture that I adore. While these homemade scoops of delight were a great satisfaction to the palate and combat to the scorching weather,I am afraid to admit I can’t say so for the waffles though. Exterior could have been more crisp and the interior was too soft and limpy for my liking. In addition, the batter lacked the characteristic buttery fragrance and carried off a bizzare lingering bitter aftertaste that seemed to suggest staleness. Much improvement needed for the waffles indeed; or perhaps the standard is inconsistent as I have chanced upon a few positive reviews online for it. My personal recommendation would be to come here just for the ice cream instead! 🍨 .
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$4.90 for this plate from mixed rice stall.
Thick pork chop, baked beans and savoury lady fingers.
Quick lunch.

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The title of “best popiah” elicits variegated responses but I like to call this (at the very least) the gold standard. There’s a whole lot of goodness packed into a singular roll, bound by a fleetingly sweet black sauce and encompassed by a layer of wafer-thin wrap (包饼皮): crispy garlic bits, sliced eggs, and savoury preserved radishes which moisten but not drench. Every roll is unabashedly lavished with fried garlic and finishes off with a lingering, defining fragrance.

Cosy Corner is also famous for its array of authentic Peranakan cuisines, but its popiah alone is enough reason to pilgrim to the West.

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