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Arrived at 6.50am and already there was a queue even though they were supposed to open at 7am. They have two stalls here, one selling fishball noodles and the other selling Bak Chor Mee. The latter was not open yet at the time of my visit.

Ordered Fishball Mee Kia dry, $5.00 for extra ingredients. The noodles were Al dente and chilli sauce goes well with the noodles. Piquant and packing quite a bit of heat, although a bit greasy.

The fishballs were of uneven shapes, given that they were hand made. Very bouncy and tasty, definitely beats the factory types you get from most noodle stalls.

The portion was small though, even at $5.00 a bowl so can’t really claim value for money.

Overall one of the better fishball noodles in Singapore.

Went to Curry Nations and ordered 3 Cheese Naans, Butter Chicken, and Palak Paneer ($56 for 2 pax)!😇 Overall ratings 8/10! Food was sooo good especially the cheese naans but it was slightly pricey🤧 Will definitely be back again though!

Eating this brownie with it’s (I assume) unprocessed cocoa gave my companion an almost perfectly lined lip. Mildly sweetened and slightly crumbly, this brownie came recommended by the server.

On a diet? This Chocolate Flourless Cake ($10) was light and not sweet. It felt healthy 😝 but personally I would like it a tad sweeter to give the cake a good taste balance.

Paired with the autumn tea ($5.50) was a worthy match.

So glad to have tried the Iced Mocha ($6.50) from Tanamera Coffee today, as its quality brew made me happy!

A smooth cup of coffee, the chocolate and coffee notes did not clash but instead complemented each other well. It is not too sweet yet quite rich. The amount of milk and ice was also just right and it stayed flavourful all the way till the last drop!

Best of all, you can get 1 for 1 discount on their beverages using #burpplebeyond . Definitely a worthy cup of coffee I don't mind getting again!

Cali is a nice and cosy place to share a meal, even on a Saturday night, as it’s not crowded. We had the pepperoni pizza, which was standard fare, and the smoked duck carbonara, which wasn’t overly creamy and gelat. The truffle fries were really good (my fave) and topped off the whole meal.

It was worth it as we had the Entertainer 1-for-1 deal, if not it might be a little pricey. Good to pay a visit if there are promos on!

(To note, the Entertainer 1-for-1 deals are on the pasta, burgers, fajitas and pizza.)

A nice light flavour here, nothing too strong nor overwhelming but neither was it mind blowing. A very normal bowl of katsu don with two huge crispy breaded prawns. Highly recommend just going for the tonkotsu here for their premium pork loin!


If you are looking for a place with decent food and drinks, Cali Bar is one place to consider! We ordered a couple of dishes and here are some of my favourites:

Kurobuta Pork Loin Fajitas ($30) - this was the crowd favourite, due to the flavourful and rather tender meat, the smoky onion slices and guacamole that you can assemble in a wrap! Definitely 1 good fajitas that is good to share!

Baby Back Ribs ($36) - the ribs itself may be rather small, but it was tender and flavourful. The fries were even better. Light, crispy and fluffy, I think I can eat a whole bowl without a problem!

Baked Cheesy Nachos ($18) - this is one addictive snack. Crispy nachos with cheese, guacamole, salsa and jalapeno, this is one sharing dish that is great with beers!

If you are working around the area, this is one place to consider for after work drinks. Do note that it can be rather expensive, but I guess it's how it is in the Rochester area! Thank you @scalemicroinfluencers for the invite and @cali.singapore for the food!

A posh Korean BBQ restaurant in a colonial house, @chingu.rochester offers rather decent lunch sets that you can consider!

I got the Stir-Fried Pork set ($17) which came with a variety of side dishes and soup. The stir fried pork itself is quite tender and definitely very flavourful! I love how the pot that it's served in is still very hot, which burned the bottom of the rice slightly, forming this crispy crust that is similar to that of claypot rice.

The side dishes were decent including the kimchi which isn't too sour.

Considering the location, the lunch set isn't too expensive and the quality is not too bad. An option to consider!

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One of my favorite tonkatsu places! Love the free flow cabbage that you can eat with every bite of the rice. The premium pork loin was really tender, while breaded and fried til very crispy. The miso sauce gave a nice peppery and savoury taste to it. Highly recommend!!


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📍CALI (Buona Vista) @cali.singapore
CALI at Park Avenue Rochester is an humble restaurant located in the heart of Buona Vista. Serving up delicious Southwestern cuisine, they pride themselves on their relaxed ambience and elegant dining experience.

CALI is having a 1 for 1 promotion across their burgers, pastas, pizzas, and fajitas (free item will be those of lower value) - just simply mention to the staff! They also have a 30% discount for anything on the food menu or drinks menu for lunch (except set lunch) or dinner. However, do note that promotions cannot be combined!
You can also order delivery (free delivery islandwide with minimum $50 order) via https://www.njfoods.sg/scootr/restaurants/cali

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