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Whereas the 𝗔𝘆𝗮𝗺 𝗕𝘂𝗮𝗵 𝗞𝗲𝗹𝘂𝗮𝗸 ($8), while enjoyable, didn't quite punch at the same weight class. Behind its multi-faceted show of spice and umami, the flavours didn't really shine through with the potency expected. But the substitution of chap chye for your usual leafy greens was an endearing touch, no doubt.

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Hambaobao are back! Trailblazing hawker burger pioneers who carved out a fusion burger niche for themselves, and drew in ferverous crowds lining up for their buns before their hiatus.

Candidly, I always found their burgers good but not worth the insane wait. However, this 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗽𝘆 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘆 ($8) at their new Jalan Besar space? Exceeded all my previous memories. Crazy crackle in the siew yoke that thunderously crumbled under toothy duress, almost like crackers collapsing effortlessly.

Imbued with the feisty kick of hoisin sauce and mustard, each subsequent bite intensified in addictiveness. Simply unadulterated and sultry texture porn — especially when paired with the fluffy, chunky bite of their 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗱-𝗖𝘂𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 ($2.50)

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Signature Henghua Lor Mee is a white broth wok-cooked version with a hearty serving of ingredients which include vegetables, seafood, pork and clams
Location: Ming Chung Restaurant, 67 Maude Rd, Singapore 208348

Hua diao wine chicken with ginger @ $3
Stir fried cabbage @ $3
Pig's organ soup + small intestines @ $6.40
Rice @ $0.60

The signature dish here is the Pig's organ soup which has preserved vegetables in it and the taste is quite strong so not everybody will like it but it's good and refreshing for us. There's also good amount of ingredients inside which was good for sharing with the additional dishes we got.

The cabbage was quite normal while the chicken was not bad though there can be more ginger taste.

Laksa @ $3

Not sure if we remembered wrongly but think it used to be $2 or $2.50. Tastes still good and portion is perfect for us.

There's also the other type of laksa that has got more shrimp taste to it and we personally prefer those. Will still come back once in a while for this.

Oops forgot to take photo of the ice cream.
Soursop mint in cone @ $5
Yam ice cream in cup @ $4

There's quite a few interesting flavours and it's a generous portion for the price. All ice creams are at the same price, which is something that we like and appreciate as well.

Will be back if happened to be around the area.

3 meat combo for 2pax @ $16
Vegetables @ $5
Rice @ $0.50

Very good and flavourful meats. The charsiew is our favourite and we think it's been roasted multiple times to achieve the flavour it has. The siew yoke is nice too but has a bit too much fats. The roasted duck is also just nice.

The veggie though is just boiled like how it's usually done at such places, the sauce and garlic bits give it a nice taste and texture. And we had nai bai which are shorter stalks so easier to bite also.

We also love the rice here, it's a bit dry which is how we like it and the sauce has a unique and really nice taste to it.

Will definitely be back.

Top: honeycomb ice cream + waffle @ $10
Bottom: ricotta with pistachio bits ice cream + waffle @ $11
Used 1for1 burpple beyond so only paid $11 in total for two.

The ricotta ice cream has a good cheese taste that's strong enough but not overpowering or gelat. The pistachio bits can be a bit smaller and more infused. The honey comb ice cream is a bit more bland and some of the honey comb bits are quite large and hard.

The waffle is not bad, a bit more of the crispy type.

Sardine puff @ $2
Luncheon meat puff @ $1.60

Had to wait about 10mins for this but it's nice to see that everything is really handmade, plus we got to have it nice and hot.

The sardine puff has a bit of a unique taste and a little bit spicy, and the puff is full of fillings which makes it really satisfying. The luncheon meat puff is heavier with just a bit of luncheon meat plus potatos and egg and it's not spicy at all.

Will want to get again but only if it's convenient.

Baguette with kaya butter spread @ $2.80

Seems like the only stall here that sells toast. It's quite good, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Could cut the bread a bit more in the centre though cuz it's cut quite low and with the kaya butter spread at the bottom layer it's quite bottom heavy.

Top left: ayam buah keluak burger @ $8
Top right: spicy pulled pork burger @ $7.50
Bottom: hand cut fries @ $2.50

The spicy pulled pork burger was not bad and the layers of taste from the top bun to the mayo sauce to the pulled pork and then to the cheese and the bottom bun was very distinct and really nice. But there's not much surprise there so it's quite average.

The ayam buah keluak burger has a bit more of an acquired taste and we are not sure if it's suitable as a burger dish. Probably try once for novelty and never again.

The handcut fries were really good though, the texture and taste were all quite good.

Upsized oyster cake @ $2.80

There's a few places with this traditional dish and wanted to try them at different places. The one here only has oyster option but it comes with a small prawn in it. Tastes not bad but the seasoning of the filling can be slightly strongwr. The pastry is a bit too thick and can be crispier.

Overall tastes not bad but we prefer the Teochew Meat Puff at Woodlands.