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Newly opened at Cross Street Exchange, make your way down to this yakiniku restaurant for a round of drinks and Japanese Kushiyaki and delicacies. With Burpple Beyond, enjoy their $33.90 Set which comes with a round of five sticks Kushiyaki and two High Ball per person. Spoiled for choice with their wide variety of Yakitori, Pork or Vegetable Kushiyaki, we recommend ordering their tender Kashiwa (chicken thigh), Tsukune (housemade chicken meatball), Asparagus Maki, Bacon Hotate and Shishito (Japanese pepper). Be sure to quote "Burpple" while making your reservation prior to heading down!

Overall enjoyed this MaLa Tang chain from China for hearty soup with customisable ingredients served in individual bowls. Could see ourselves coming back when wanting a simple, comforting bowl of warm soup.

They offer 3 soup bases - mala, tomato, and mushroom, so there’s something for everyone. The mala tang was more ma than la, but overall still tasty. We were more biased towards the non spicy bases - the thick sweet-sour tomato broth reminded us of HDL’s version (but slightly less sweet) while the mushroom was light and earthy without being overly salty/oily. Would order these two again!

There was a good selection of ingredients to choose from (allegedly more than 60!), and prices are calculated by weight at $2.88/100g. They were generally of decent quality. Would say that the meat isn’t the best, but the vegetables, seafood (esp the fish), and carb options were fine! Also liked the dipping sauce station which offers fresh coriander, spring onion, crushed peanuts, garlic, chilli etc.

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The chicken was nice and tender, the combi just didn’t work for us. The egg plant was chewy and weirdly cooked. Looks better than it taste.

Really good pizza! One of the service staff was really friendly and helpful! Pretty good experience here ◡̈ However, do call them in advance to check if their dishes for the 1-for-1 deals are available (I guess esp over the weekends). We got there only to find out that they had ran out of ingredients for all the dishes under the 1-for-1 deal

Second time trying Wafuken - the first time we took away from their Tanjong Pagar outlet. We went with one of the pre-made sets, the Duck Breast Set - half portion of sous vide duck, beetroot quinoa, ramen egg and wafu salad. Similar to in Tanjong Pagar, there is also the option for you to customise your bowl.

Disappointed that the portion was quite small for its price. We were sharing our orders in a group, but I’d think it won’t fill me up if I was having it alone. Taste wise though, the standard’s as good as we remembered. The bowl in general was tasty and not overly seasoned. Especially enjoyed the duck that was very tender, though it would be nice if it had a bit more of a crisp crust.

Wafuken is one of the brands that you can order from when here at Central Food Court!

Grilled Baby Octopus & Homemade Chilli (S$15++)
Available at @folkscollective
Looked different from picture on menu. Quite addictive with the tangy chilli dip.

Folks Collective
Address 🏡 : 20 Cross Street, # 01-25/ 26/27 Cross Street Exchange, Singapore 🇸🇬 048 422
Open ⏰ :
Mon - Fri : 11am - 11pm
Sat : 11.30am - 10.30pm

It has been more than a year since I last visited Thailand and boy do I miss the place, its people and most definitely, the food. I have always made it a point to avoid ordering Phad Thai in Singapore due to the sheer number of times that I have been disappointed but not anymore, the Phad Thai here at @folkscollective instantly sends my tastebuds and me back to Thailand!

Helmed by 4 talented chefs hailing from the Land of Smiles, it is no wonder that the Softshell Crab Phad Thai ($18.90) here as well as most of the many dishes that we have tried hits all the right spots! While we were here, I also observed that there were quite a number of Thais visiting the eatery as well; now, you can be assured of their authenticity!

Apart from the Phad Thai, some of my favourite dishes here include:

Steamed Squid With Garlic & Lime ($23.90); cooked to perfection and with simple ingredients, it is choke-full of flavours while ensuring that you can still taste the freshness and sweetness of the squid
Chef's Fruit Salad ($18); part of the CNY menu, this medley of fruits accompanied by a Thai sauce is super refreshing and helps to clean your palates in between dishes
Spatchcock Chicken ($24); if looks could fool, this is it! This ordinary looking grilled chicken is packed full of flavours due to it being marinated in a blend of corainder roots, garlic and fish sauce before it is grilled to perfection. The method of cooking is spot on as well as it helps to lock in the juices and make the meat super tender, must-try!

We also had the pleasure to try some other great dishes like the Yellow Coconut Crab Curry ($15), Royal Kapi Rice ($15), Pork Belly & Long Beans ($20) as well as desserts like the Ice Cream Kati ($6.90) and Red Ruby ($6.90)

@keikaisendon.sg needs no further introduction - who isn’t familiar with their yummy rice bowls topped with fresh sashimi from the seas of 🇯🇵?

Here’s what we enjoyed at their new @crossstreetexchange outlet…😋
👉K7 Ebi Mentaiyaki Kaisendon
👉K18 Teriyaki Salmon Belly Anago Don (NEW)

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(Applies to K1 to K20 only)
❗️Only at Cross Street Exchange outlet (CBD Area)
‼️From NOW until 19 Aug 21, Thursday

💌Thank you @keikaisendon.sg for having me again!😊

📍Kei Kaisendon
Cross Street Exchange
18 Cross Street 01-110, S048423
Other Outlets: Wheelock Place, Century Square, Hillion Mall, Thomson Plaza, 111 Somerset, Marina Square, Sembawang Shopping Centre, One Raffles Place, Suntec City, Paya Lebar Square, Novena Square 2

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Come to this casual resto-bar for good vibes, tunes, and a wide selection of craft beer. Share pizzas like the Smoked Duck Pizza ($16.90) or pasta like the Tom Yum Seafood Pasta ($19.90). Alternatively, go hearty with mains like the comforting Beef Bourguignon ($17.90) braised in red wine served with mash potatoes or the Angus Cheese Burger ($19.90).
Photo by Burppler Emily S

*Eligible for takeaway till 31 August 2021.

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Affordable omakase but the sushi didn’t have much taste to them. Our favorites were the beef, uni and minced tuna bowl.

Overall a good experience but will probably not be back.

Waffles are pretty decent, haven’t tried it with ice cream though. But I’m pretty sure it’ll be a good pairing. Their scrambled eggs are really good. Well seasoned and buttery! Coffee is good too, but I’ve tried their iced teas too and I think it’s a better pairing.

One of my favorite place to get chirashi near office! Koji sushi bar has an outlet conveniently located near Telok Ayer MRT Station. As its indoor dining only has counter seats, I prefer to visit this restaurant in a small group / with one other friend for a cozy meal.

Sashimi Rice Bowl ($18)

Would recommend anyone trying their bara chirashi for the first time to switch up the white pearl rice to mixed grain rice (+ $1) as it somehow taste better! The portion of salmon cubes served was rather generous, with the variety of fish similar to what you'll see in typical bara chirashi (salmon, tuna etc). I very much enjoy the freshness of the fish and the soyu sauce that complimented well with the sweetness from the fish. To top it off, the sashimi bowl was served with a generous portion of tobiko and fried rice puffs, providing an extra crunch to the dish yum.

Rating: 8 / 10