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$20.60 ($0.80 from 4 containers) for 141

clear tomyum soup seafood $9.90, green curry chicken $9.90, stirfry eggplant with basil pork $9.90, mango salad $8.90

very worth for the price! tomyum soup can be quite spicy haha the attack-your-throat kinda spicy

Chips were well seasoned, crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Fish was slightly under seasoned, but was battered well, without it being oily despite its crispiness.
Also had the chicken which was well flavoured. Portion sizes were good.
Would recommend you choose the fries over the other sides as those tasted best.

This bubble tea shop hidden away in a HDB estate of Toa Payoh is amazing!!! The prices are a bit steep for an indie bubble tea shop, and the packaging isn't the best; but don't be fooled by the unaesthetic milk tea! The shop decor is quaint and cute, and the tea is really good. Boy and I went back within a week to get it again even though we don't exactly live within the vicinity. We also have this shop to thank for in discovering the wonders of coffee jelly (instead of pearls) as a topping. It is worth noting that their bubble tea comes in 3 sizes, but the "M" size pictured is relatively large.

Boy: Butter Milk Tea (M) with Coffee Jelly ($4.80 + $0.60) in 0% sugar. Tea was so buttery and smooth. There is no other way to describe it! Only thing that it's a bit on the sweet side even on 0% sugar and might get a bit jelat after awhile. That said, it's a perfect combo with the coffee jelly and a must-try. Coffee Jelly is crunchy like konjac jelly which I'm not usually a fan of, but was delicious in this context.

Girl: Lychee Milk Tea (M) with Tea Jelly ($4.60 + $0.80) in 0% sugar. I was expecting the usual lychee tea flavor, but this was surprisingly good! They do their Lychee Tea strong and extremely flavorful, and it's still sweet at 0%. I paired this with their Tea Jelly and it was great! A nice change to the usual grass jelly served at other shops.

Both the drinks above were part of their recommendations, which I must say are well-pointed out so maybe look out for those on the menu. The drinks are a bit on the pricier side but with Beyond is a very nice deal!

Service: 5/10
Drinks: 9/10 (not 10 only because it's on the sweeter side which may not be ideal for health conscious peeps)
Ambience: 8/10 (cute shop!)
Price: 3/10

With dining out limitations enforced during this period of heightened alert, hawkers all around Singapore are now turning their attention online, offering deliveries and takeaways services to tide business through during this trying period. Let us show our support to our local elderly & heritage hawkers during this unprecedented period.

Fried Carrot Cake is a local breakfast favorite and is made with steamed rice flour, white radish, fried with egg and garnished with spring onions & garlic. If you have breakfast craving like me, come try this authentic black sauce fried carrot cake with a generous portion of eggs at this hidden hawker stall at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre run by my godfather, Mr Seah. Thank you & kindly support him and all heritage hawkers! πŸ˜„πŸ™

Maybe he gives you more eggs or garnishes if you quote my name β€œMelissa Kang Frenz”. Joking la… Haha πŸ˜‚ Seriously I had this Black Sauce Fried Carrot Cake many times since young & no doubt it’s still one of the best local food I tasted. Try it yourself! πŸ˜‹πŸ‘

Lee Ta Fried Carrot Cake
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Address: Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre, 210 Lor 8 Toa Payoh, #01-67, Singapore 310210

> Red Bean Pau (θ±†ζ²™εŒ…) ($0.80)
i really like their smooth texture for paste tbh and same going to lotus pau too. It's a bit sweet aftertaste but their paste filling was enough.

> Lotus Pau (θŽ²θ“‰εŒ…) ($0.80)
i really like their smooth texture for paste tbh and same going to red bean pau too. It's a bit sweet aftertaste but their paste filling was enough.

> Char Siew Pau (ε‰ηƒ§εŒ…) ($0.80)
hmmm bbq pork was sliced in thin but filled a lot of charcoal bbq pork inside the bun.

This is my third attempt to patronise this stall with the first two in vain, once they were not open and another time they just sold out. At 11.55am, I was literally the last customer.

They only do the white version these days although it is evident from their signboard they used to do the black version as well. Their style is thick cut, pan fried till crispy on the outside and lots of egg! I mean seriously I saw them adding two eggs for a $3.50 serving.

Soft CB now so that means I cannot enjoy it piping hot there and then but need to tabao and the 30 mins journey home did not help. Making allowance for this, I judge based more in the flavour. Strong taste of fish sauce and it balances the sweetness of the Chai Poh. Every mouthful is a delight because of the thick cut carrot cake and the generous amount of egg.

I don’t mind coming back earlier in the morning when soft CB is over to try it piping hot.

Using a stock photo due to the current COVID measure dine-in restrictionsβ€”I did a takeaway and ate in the car and didn't take any photos. Do note that takeaways are usually not allowed for Beyond users but exceptions were made due to the COVID regulations.

We ordered the Sea Bass ($15.90) fish and chips, which was their priciest main dish on their menu. They have a good price range from below $10. All fried dishes include 2 free sides, but I topped up for premium sides which were Truffle Fries ($3) and Pasta ($1.60).

Boy: Fish tastes fishy. Nothing special for the ordinary chips, the Truffle Fries are better. Coleslaw was bad. KFC coleslaw taste better.

Girl: I hardly slam an eatery like that, but the fish was absolutely disgusting. Definitely makes the list for Top 3 worst Bass I had in my life. They make me not wanna eat Sea Bass for a good while because the fishy flavor was puke-worthy. A lot of the fishiness also comes from the skin of the fish; I think it wasn't washed/ treated properly before cooking. It was really gross, fishy and soggy beneath the crispy batter. The only thing good about the meal was the fries. Pasta was subpar, not sure why it comes as a premium side.

Overall, if you wanted to give them a shot, I would recommend getting other dishes and NOT sea bass. The normal fish and chips are half the price and the reviews on them are at least decent.

Overall ratings
Food: 2/10
Price: 7/10 with Burpple (for other mains, not Sea Bass)
Service: 7/10

This is the minimum order if youre ordering meat only.

Wasn't very crispy by the time I got home but can tell it's pretty good if you're dining in. The crisp is the kind with bite, not the biscuit or shattering kind. Flavourful too and not incredibly salty

The chili is heavy handed on garlic, which we enjoyed very much w the meat

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Disclaimer: takeaway so probably doesn't compare at all to having it while dining in

The duck was pretty flavourful but could have been a tad more tender. Skin wasn't crispy at all by the time we got home. Pretty darn expensive for 12bucks

The sauces were lacklustre. The black sauce was very mild, and barely added anything. The sesame sauce( think it's their signature) was interesting at least, there's a strong ginger taste. The citrus sauce was very lacking in sweetness, works ok w the duck(even tho it's bad on its own)

Not worth the trip down - flavours weren’t anything to rave over.