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Didn't even step into the food centre yet but I could already smell the tantalising fragrance of the prawn broth simmering - it was THAT strong. Decided to go for the $12 option and was wowed by the huge prawns, rich broth, as well as the noodles mixed with an addictive sauce. Plus points for the pork rib and pig skin thrown into the mix as well! Definitely a must-try even if you are neutral toward prawn noodles.

I had always been curious about Greek cuisine, but never got around to trying until now. And a meal at Bakalaki made me realise how much I had missed out on. Better late than never. Greek food is very different in taste from French and Italian food, but it is delicious, simulating, filling and hearty nonetheless. And dining here feels like being transported to a sunny town in Greece.

Navigating through a Greek menu is so exciting because I can't understand a word of it and it's my first time ๐Ÿ˜‚ Luckily, there are English "subtitles" beneath each dish for me to make an informed choice. I decide to order Tzatziki at first look because one, I think I saw this word before, so it should be a pretty famous Greek dish, and two, I like its ingredients of Greek yoghurtโ€“best yoghurt, cucumber, garlic and olive oil. The service team lead is very thoughtful to suggest two dip platter instead, so that I can try another kind of dip and I, as a solo diner, will not be overwhelmed by huge amount of one of kind of dip. I opt for Taramosalata, which is white cod roe with lemon juice and breadcrumbs.

Tzatziki is so creamy and refreshing in taste. The tangy flavour of the yoghurt complements the cool element of cucumber so well. The garlic adds a hint of distinctive aroma to further spice things up. Spread it on the delicious pita bread with pillowy interior, this is pure comfort food, with lots of zest.

Taramosalata is more intense in taste. Not bad, but I prefer Tzatziki, which totally whets the appetite.

Super fluffy bread with crusty exterior is a joy to much on. This is the first time I try bread sprinkled with rock salt and oregano, and I love it.

I get a shock when Htapodi, aka the Octopus, is presented onto my table. My first thought is, "Is it possible for me to finish this?" And to add on to it, I'm not even a fan of octopus.

But this dish manages to convert me into a fan, and I know now why this is a speciality of the restaurant. The octopus is unbelievable tender. In fact, this is the most tender octopus I ever have, baby octopus aside. Slightly chewy but still easy to bite, packed with light briny flavour accentuated by splashes of lemon juice, and laced with a thin layer of smoky taste and charred meat, this is oh-so-good. By the way, I easily finish every bit of this.

Galaktoboureko, which is flaky thin Filo Pastry stuffed with semolina custard and Greek honey syrup, looks simple and is simply yummy. Semolina is a kind of durum wheat used to make this custard that is slightly different from the usual custard. This custard has more structure and is more curd-like in texture, I like it. And it pairs excellently with the slightly stretching thin pastry.

The place is beautiful: full of little details, like the bird-like lamps, the bougainvilleas, the straw-hat lamps, ratan chairs, , white-washed walls, full-panel glasses to let lots of natural light in to add to the dining experience. It reminds me of the famous Greek island, Santorini that I see in the photos.

The service is very good, being polite, professional, friendly and prompt to response. The team lead guy takes very good care of me by informing me to order dessert later and offering to hold my order of chicken skewers due to the possibility of me not being able to finish everything. And true enough, due to the generous portions of food, I have to limit what I can order. I'm really impressed by this thoughtfulness.

There are other food items that I really want to try here, not to mention a dining experience here really perks up my interest in Greek cuisine, so I look forward to be back again.

Thoughts: Greek food is awesome!

We can tell they tried to incorporate ingredients iconic to CNY in these creations, and have to shoutout about their pineapple crumble cake! ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸTwo layers of soft sponge sandwiching a tangy sweet pineapple filling, topped with cream cheese and biscuit crumble. ๐ŸคคThis was an outstanding rendition of a deconstructed pineapple tart in cake form and was definitely a crowd favourite ๐Ÿ˜. Weโ€™d say this dessert is definitely worth your calories!

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We definitely have to talk about their ๐˜พ๐™‰๐™” ๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™Ž๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก๐™จ as well ๐Ÿงง๐Ÿซ. We got to try their ๐™‹๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐˜พ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ข๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ($5.80), ๐™Š๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š ๐˜พ๐™๐™ค๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ($6.80) and ๐™Ž๐™–๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™€๐™œ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ก๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ ๐™Ž๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ($4.80).

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We started off the Burpple Eatup @tanameracoffeesg with their Yusheng! ๐ŸŽ‰ Thatโ€™s right Tanamera Coffee has come up with not 1 but TWO different Yushengs this festive season ๐Ÿงง๐Ÿงง.
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The highlight was their ๐™‹๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™ก ๐™”๐™ช๐™จ๐™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅš๐ŸŸ - a combination of the traditional indonesian salad and our local yusheng - features a delicious Indonesian Style Peanut Sauce, eggs, crackers and tofu cubes! This was definitely a unique and spicy take on the traditional yusheng. ๐Ÿ˜‹ The sauce was tangy and spicy and had a vibrant flavour profile, it definitely worth a try ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŠ

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Novel and delicious. But quite small. Comes with spam.

Probably the most popular stall in the food court. This was good enough, but not memorable.

Drinks stall with a fancy menu. Unfortunately my selections were sold out - coupled with a rude server. I ended up with this, which was so mediocre I'm reminded it's a food court.

Baked with organic unrefined sugar and filled with premium unsalted buttercream, this swiss roll triplex comes in a red gift box that is perfect for gifting ๐ŸŽ

Our favourite is the intense black sesame tahini vanilla ๐Ÿ–ค Apart from black sesame, the triplex also comes with light melt-in-mouth yuzu strawberry and pandan gula melaka swiss rolls ๐Ÿ“

๐ŸŽ‰๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐— ๐—ข๐ŸŽ‰
Enjoy 10% off your purchases (min spend $50) with the code . Head over to https://bit.ly/3G0AXXF for your CNY shopping! โœจ

๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram/Tiktok: @myfoodframes

๐Ÿ“tanamera coffee (robertson quay) @tanameracoffeesg
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Last weekend we visited @tanameracoffeesg for a Burpple Eat Up! Tucked snugly into a row of shophouses, the black and red โšซ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ด themed coffeehouse had both indoor and alfresco dining. We got to try vibrant Indonesian dishes ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ˜‹ and some lovely drinks ๐Ÿบ

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We absolutely loved and enjoyed their ๐™‡๐™ช๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™– ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™—๐™š๐™  ($12.80)! This was crispy spring roll skin ๐Ÿซ” that (somehow withstood the long duration of phototaking oops) wrapped around shredded duck, carrot, and vermicelli with a nuoc cham dipping ๐Ÿ˜

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Another crowd favourite was the ๐™‰๐™–๐™จ๐™ž ๐™‚๐™ค๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™„๐™œ๐™– ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ข ($17.80) which features squid ink fried rice ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿš, braised beef ribs ๐Ÿ– and a sunny-side up egg ๐Ÿณ. The rice was a gorgeous black, and was on the wetter side, but it carried the deep flavours of squid ink with a hint of umami. The braised ribs, though not fall-off-the-bone tender, were well executed and tasty.

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