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ever know a guy that’s sort of average looking on the outside but he plays the guitar, is super sweet, and has the biggest personality??? because this is basically how i’d describe this burger. this is by far the most unassuming burger yet one of the most delicious burger. you’d be left wondering, ‘where are all the flavours coming from? who cooked you?? who raised you up???’

if this burger is ‘the one’, the accompanying fries and salad are the in-laws. and you’d see why this boy is so amazing. fries that look like it’s from mcdonald’s, but oh goodness it’s so tasty and crispy. father fries is truly a rockstar just like the boy. the mother, or the salad, well... tastes like vegetables: a little naggy sometimes but you know that ultimately she has your best interests at heart. you’re assured she’s reliably there to make sure the boy goes down the right path in life.

marry this boy immediately gurl.

10/10 would come back again.


At $32 for a four course dinner with a sizeable salmon fillet as your main, @wadodining set menus are pretty sterling value. Each and every course is quite generously portioned, ensuring that patrons waddle away sufficiently sated.⠀

The salmon, despite being under seasoned, was exceptionally well cooked. My father ordered it medium, and it arrived just so. Stunningly seared on the outside, while the internals remained moist and fantastically flaky. The skin was thoroughly de-scaled & was fried to an acceptable level of crispness, and the reverse side of the thick fillet sported a scintillating sear. I’ve already reviewed the coleslaw & mashed potatoes on the side, and the quality was constant over the different mains.⠀

With the salmon, I didn’t mind the lack of saltiness as much as I did with the lamb. That’s mainly due to the thick tomato basil purée that the salmon is perched upon, which gives the salmon a fragrant, herby aroma as well as a nuanced sweet & sour taste. Of course, more salt would’ve been excellent, but oh well.

And now, we finally get to the meat of the matter with @wadodining grilled lamb. The price of either a three or four course meal is primarily determined by your choice of main, and a 4 course dinner with a main of grilled lamb is $38 before an additional ten percent service charge is added on.⠀

For my lamb in particular, it was a curious tale of two lamb chops. The first that I cut into was just the right side of medium rare, as you can quite vividly see in the picture, and the second one was ten seconds away from well done. Needless to say, I vastly preferred the first chop for it’s sumptuous succulence, tremendous tenderness, and joyful juiciness.⠀

As with the rest of Wado Dining’s savoury dishes, the lamb was under seasoned. Which makes it even more remarkable as the natural gaminess of the lamb was mostly muted, instead possessing a clean, meaty quality to it. A little more salt, and a little more consistency, and these lamb chops would’ve been sublime.⠀

The coleslaw was tricky to eat, as some cabbage leaves weren’t cut down to a manageable size and were effectively about half of a leaf. The mashed potato was a satisfyingly smooth purée with a few chunks here and there for a little much appreciated textural variety. The taters were deliciously buttery even though they were crying out for a good salting, and I had absolutely zero trouble polishing it all off.

Like many other newly opened restaurants, @wadodining has a few improvements to make, but I believe that they’ve got amazing potential and I wish that they live long and prosper.

The crab cake is comfortably the more popular appetiser option on @wadodining menu, as expected. Sure, the crabby duo look kinda small & paltry in size, but do bear in mind that you’ve most likely downed a bowl of soup before this, plus you’ve got a full sized main course coming right up. And that’s not to mention dessert. All things considered, the portion size of the crab cakes are adroitly allocated.⠀

As momma always said, it’s what’s inside that counts, right? Well, yes. A creamy concoction of crabmeat cooked in a rich béchamel stuffs the crispy, deep fried casing to the gills. Yep, it’s pretty much a croquette. The crabcakes should’ve been fried for about 30 seconds longer, or in hotter oil. It was a little unappealingly pale on the plate, and one expects a little deeper shade of golden brown on a deep fried croquette.⠀

Like many of the other savoury items on the menu, I found the crab mixture within to be bland, and it was mostly creamy without much flavour. However, unlike the rest of the savouries, I didn’t mind it as much. Why, you ask? Well, the smidge of chili crab mayonnaise applied to the plate was a stroke of sheer inspiration. It’s a great example of how to adeptly infuse well loved local flavours into a western classic without any element feeling out of place.⠀

The chili crab mayo was almost a dead ringer for the chili crab sauces you’d get at an excellent Chinese seafood restaurant, with its brilliantly balanced sweet & savoury essences, and a slight but noticable sour tone at the back. Boosted by the creaminess of the mayonnaise base, this is a uniquely umami sauce. Shame there wasn’t quite enough of it, but what you do get is rather redolent.⠀

Despite the improvements that could be made, there’s no crab involved when I say that these crab-tivating crabcakes are decently claw-some in their own right.

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The place was full on a weekday night. Thankfully the wait was not very long. The pork chop sauce is heavenly! Pork chop itself is rather mediocre. Mashed potato is a go while the vongole is a no.

This cafe survived Circuit Breaker! Despite limited variety, they serve local and western food in really good prices. The egg and ham carbonara is decent and it’s less than $10. Decor here is quirky with chairs in various modern designs, a bicycle wall, a console corner, surrounded by fairy and neon lights.

Tried their jjangmyeon, we give it an average rating. Army stew is okay too. Have called few days early to make a reservation and we arrived before our time. Utterly upset when we were assigned a corner wall table with barely enough space to fit a stew pot for 3 people. It was a hazard if we didn’t request to sit outside instead. Hope they provide better service for reservation.

This eatery is not too far from Kovan MRT Exit B, but rather well hidden among the condo and houses in this area. Pop by for a don or curry rice below $10. Mine was salmon katsu curry rice, $6 is really filling!

This cafe is easy to be missed as it opens only from 12-6pm daily. Pasta is rich in taste and packs a punch! They also sell homemade chili sauce. Recommended to give it a try if you’re around the area.

Been here twice already, the decor and vibes are really nice, spacious and clean. Although it’s opened recently the weekend crowds have already begun, and it gets pretty noisy then.

The croissant was quite fluffy and crispy, but didn’t come with any condiments or toppings. Apple strudel was sweet and crispy, not anything too special too though.

Overall I’d come back during non-peak to study, but given the pricing not too often and definitely not during weekends.