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We order 2 of their Chef-recommend mocktails and you can taste a strong flower aftertaste. If you prefer flowery soda that is.

The other, lavendar, has a cool dark purple colour with a hint of sour taste. If you hop by the communal place make sure to try one of these.

The Seafood pasta was amazing, however the over fried duck taste too oily(you can see the entire plate is filled with oil)

Overall dining experience was pretty chill with good service from the staff, they even gave us a complimentary drink which is cute :) But it eventually gets louder once the crowd came in and you can barely hear your partner talking to you.

Trio-Cheese toast filled with pulled sambal pork was very well marinated and very tasty πŸ‘ the tomato soup came with it was nice too. Will come back for more!

Their sets each came with a naan and a basmati rice. Love their butter chicken and palak paneer, delicious πŸ˜‹ good service too!

Ordered seafood pasta and also the beef burger. 1-1 with burpple beyond. Taste was good, just that they could have use fresh prawns instead of frozen ones for the pasta. They gave a welcome drink which was really good and refreshing as well. Truffle fries was good too. Would recommend coming here.πŸ‘πŸ» environment is Cosy and not too noisy.

Sharing with you my favourite at @thecommunalplace! 😍 While most of their mains were well-executed, that one dish that really stood out for me was their Pulled Pork Burger ($16++). πŸ”
The buttery brioche buns carried a little crusty exterior from toasting while remaining soft & fluffy inside, which was a winner for me! πŸ’―
While not the most succulent, the pulled pork was extremely well-marinated & flavoured 🐷, complementing the buns really well! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ The creamy coleslaw rendered a luscious mouthfeel!
The generous amount of accompanying fries 🍟 were really good too - chunky & well-salted! ✌🏻 The side salad with balsamic vinegar dressing have a tangy refreshing touch πŸ‘πŸ»
Absolutely enjoyed this dish a lot! πŸ’•

Surprisingly kids friendly for a place that has a great bar to compliment the food. Thumbs up for the attentive and smiley staff and the dishes were delicious and flavourful :) Hubby and I shared a pull pork spicy linguine and a miso salmon. Will definitely come back again!

Also known as Volcano Tofu, this dish came steaming hot!! The tofu was silky smooth and had a melt in your mouth texture. The sauce was flavourful and had bits of minced meat and seaweed. This is one of their signature dishes and a definite must order when you’re here!


You Kee XO is a famous restaurant in JB and this is their first branch in Singapore. While I’ve never tried their original branch in JB, the food here was really really good! They specialize in roast meat and they offer a platter of 3 of their classic roasts β€” Crystal BBQ Pork Belly β€œChar Siew”, XO Signature Roast Duck and Traditional Roasted Pork Belly β€œSiu Yuk”. This platter comes in 3 sizes: $23.80 (for 2 pax), $33.80 (4 pax) and $43.80 (6 pax).

Hands down the highlight of this platter was the char siew! 😍It was perfectly charred and caramelised, and had a very chewy and buttery texture. The siu yuk was fatty, fragrant and crispy. The roast duck was really tender and had a crispy skin.

This was overall one of the best roast meat I’ve ever had!! So so happy to have dined here! Plus the service here is really good! They even offered us a complimentary green bean soup to end our meal πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸΌ


So I just stumbled upon this gem in the basement of Dunman Food Centre. I had already inhaled a plate of my favourite β€œJoo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Noodle” but was feeling greedy, so at the spur of the moment, decided to try food from this stall.
There were only a few dishes on display but somehow, I had an inkling they were going to taste very good. I was right. The two items I ordered - sambal goreng and the mix of paru (cow’s lung) with daging (beef) sambal were truly aromatic and delicious. If you have never enjoyed paru because you thought it’s too hard and chewy, the one here will be a revelation in spongey softness. But it’s not just that. The rempah (blend of spices) of both dishes are drool-worthy. Even the splash of sayur lodeh gravy on my rice was wonderfully fragrant and thick-ish.
I chatted briefly to the young Malay lady who owns this stall and she said although she has walk-in customers, the bulk of her business is catering. There is a Whatsapp number on her @daunlimaurecipes account for orders to be placed if you are keen to try. And I do think if you are like me and enjoy rich, spicy Malay food, you should. She does hers really well.

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Mark this spot on Joo Chiat Road down for quick, diet-friendly meals. For a healthy twist on a local fave, try their Lo-cal Chicken Rice ($8) for brown rice piled with cucumber, carrot, sous vide chicken and a delicious homemade chilli sauce. Alternatively, try their Quinoa Lemak ($8) featuring organic quinoa simmered in coconut milk and served with tumeric chicken, onsen egg, sambal chilli, roasted almonds and baked anchovies.
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TiraMISU is a classic Italian dessert that I always enjoy! ❀ Hence, ordering this dessert ($13++) at @thecommunalplace was totally an expected move from me. βœ”
I must say that this is one aesthetically-pleasing dessert! 😍😍😍 With tiramisu served in a cup, accompanied by honeycomb, mixed berries, walnuts & oreo cookie crumbles, I was so drawn to it! πŸ’―
While the mascarpone cheese was creamy & light (almost foamy), there was too little ladyfingers in my opinion. 🀨 The taste of coffee & kahlua was hence overpowered by the almost foamy mascarpone.
Thankfully, the mixed berries & walnuts were the saving grace as they added more textures & flavours πŸ’•, making this a decent plate of dessert. πŸ‘ŒπŸ» But if you want a good tiramisu, this will probably not satisfy you. 😐
Perhaps I have too high expectations on my Tiramisus! πŸ˜‚

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