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Love the variety of their muffins esp the chocolate one.

Grab a couple of their egg tarts as well

[ Food Week — Heritage Restaurants ] Some of you may already be familiar with Red Star — either from their extensive history as one of Singapore oldest and more premiere heritage restaurants, or during the recent news coverage of heritage restaurants struggling during this pandemic.

I'm quite a newcomer to the heritage restaurant scene. Prior to that, I'd no problems subsisting only on fine dining Chinese establishments — because the spread, food, and service were good, we never saw a need to eat elsewhere.

Ngl, when I was first made aware of this stratum of F&B restaurants, I was quite confused. Looking like a movie set straight out of 1970-80s HK, and boasting staff that are equally at home in the environment (finished with pushcarts and lippy service), I was confounded RS could still thrive amidst aggressive modernisation.

But once the food arrived and we settled in, everything fell into place.

The charm of RS lies in both its traditional-styled Hong Kong dishes — especially their dim sum, which you can still procure from pushcarts touted by seasoned wait stuff — and its ability to transport you to a time before your own; to a space where the pace of life was a tad slower, and the colours of one’s historical heritage was that much more brilliant.

Some may call it a gimmick — the entire experience isn’t the cheapest, with the average cost of our plates hovering around $4.50 — but during my visit, I found a raw authenticity in the unfettered adherence to tradition that transcends even today. Despite its founders being less involved due to age — RS is founded by 2 of the 4 Heavenly Kings of Canto Cuisines in SG, and used to be THE spot for HK film stars! — you can still taste the hallmarks of their influence (see the unabashed pizzazz, usually in the form of an abundance of shrimp in every dish; no complaints here!).

And there’s a wistful nostalgia when I see the staff go about their routine in effortless synchronicity, honed by decades of practice.

I still believe there is a place for food like RS’ in today’s SG: We just need to be reminded of their presence, and perhaps not be as dismissive of the less glamourous aspects of our food culture.

Followed where the queues took me and boy was I not disappointed! Love the al dante noodles (similar to that of Eng’s) which I don’t normally find, I much prefer this to the usual translucent yellow wanton mee noodles (if you know, you know).

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All our favourites from @tsuiwahsingapore.
Clockwise from the middle:
- HK-style Curry Chicken with Rice
- Deep Fried Wantons
- Luncheon Meat & Scrambled Egg Sandwiches (excellent with their chilli oil)
- Steamed Broccoli
- Braised Abalone Sauce Rice with Chicken & Kale
- Mala Sliced Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles 💯
- Kagoshima-style Braised Pork Cartilage in Fish Soup with Rice Noodles 💯
Drinks here are super authentic tasting, I’ll always have the Milk Tea, which really transports me back to the time when I worked in Hongkong.
They also have a Chef’s Recommendation Set Menu which feeds 4 persons quite substantially for $60.
#FTrecommends

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@chengdubowl serves up healthy and delicious poke/salad bowl with a Sichuan twist right to your doorstep! Their bowls are a healthier rendition of our all-time favourite fiery hot Mala! With a wide range of fresh ingredients available, you can choose to 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐰𝐥 or pick from their 𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐮 𝐁𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐬 and 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢 𝐁𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐬. Also, check out the latest addition to their menu - 𝐁𝐚𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐥𝐞, which caters to those who prefer noodles over rice!

I tried the following:
𝘾𝙝𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙙𝙪 𝘽𝙤𝙬𝙡𝙨
𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐁𝐨𝐰𝐥
𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐁𝐨𝐰𝐥
𝐌𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐁𝐚𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐥𝐞 (𝙉𝙚𝙬)

𝙈𝙞𝙣𝙞 𝘽𝙤𝙬𝙡𝙨
𝐊𝐢𝐦𝐜𝐡𝐢
𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐲 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐄𝐠𝐠𝐬
𝐒𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐮𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐚 𝐒𝐚𝐮𝐜𝐞
𝐎𝐱 𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐎𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦

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From now till 30 June, enjoy free delivery when you order via foodpanda or get a 10% off for all takeaway orders from the ala carte menu.

As there are numerous combinations into customizing your own mixian, TamJai SamGor has also put together a takeaway combo ranging from $12.80 to $13.80 each, featuring five of their bestselling soup bases and selected toppings, with a choice of a side of Chongqing Hot Sauce Crunchy Cucumber or Black Fungus and a beverage of Hong Kong Milk Tea or Iced Lemon Tea.

In addition to these takeaway combos, every two bowls of mixian ordered will entitle you to receive a complimentary pack of the limited edition Tufei Chicken Wings Flavoured Potato Chips. Alternatively, you can also purchase them at $2.50 each, while stocks last as only a small quantity have been imported from Hong Kong for this promotion.
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✨ TamJai SamGor Mixian
📍 133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point, Unit 01-01/02, Singapore 059413
🌐 www.tjsamgor.com/sg
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Cold noodles with chicken shreds (S$6.80)
Available at Chengdu Bowl

What a comforting bowl of noodles! The curry was strong and flavourful without being too heavy or overwhelming, making it wonderful pairings with the generous ingredients and beehoon. Serving was quite filling.

There was a little bit of a queue during lunchtime hours but other than that, food was served quick and piping hot. It’s nice that they pack the noodles + ingredients separate from the curry. Good to try especially if you like curry :)

This large bowl of glorious goodness greeted me after about 30 mins of queueing during the lunch peak hour. Some of the items, such as the Yong Tau Foo and the Char Siew, were slowly sold out as I inched closer to the front. Fortunately, I still managed to snag this Chicken Cutlet Curry noodles, 大 ($5.50). On the first mouth, I could taste the coconutiness of the curry. The gravy was light and not overly spicy such that I could easily slurp down every last drop of the sauce. The alkaline noodles were abit soggy and could be more springy. The Chicken cutlet was the main star of the dish for me. Freshly fried due to the constant snaking queue, the chicken cutlet was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. There was a slight hint of prawn paste as well. The perfect combination was when I doused the chicken with the curry, letting that crispy skin soak in all the lemak goodness. On top of all that, there was also free flow pork lard I could add for that extra crunch. I will definitely be back again to try the other dishes that were sold out.

Many people would come here for the ambient as it located within Fort Canning Park.

Sadly I couldn’t enjoy dining in right now but still great to have it takeaway. Especially for those who just finish their run or walk at the park, this is a great place to drop by for some drink and pastries.

As their usual, the croissant never disappoints me. Stuffed with ham & cheese, a definitely great pastry to begin the day.

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Square-shaped brownies are prepared and baked daily to perfection. The menu changes every day so do check out their instagram for it.

The brownies over here are chocolatey and rich in sweetness with a hint of bitterness. The use of salt was like an add-on to the already good brownies and complemented very well with the cacao. Never judge these brownies by their size because they are very gao and one is enough to fill you up. I love them for their chewy, dense, moist and rich texture. A little pricey for its size but definitely worth the try and occasional treat.

The banana bread feels like banana cake to me. Quite dense but moist and not overly sweet. It was good but too pricey to indulge frequently.

Peanut Butter & Pink Salt Brownie 》$5.20
74% Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Brownie 》$5.50
Valrhona Dulcey & Smoked Sea Salt Flakes Brownie 》$6.20
Banana Bread 》$11.50