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From J99
Very soft texture of slow braised pork, combined well with taukwa and cabbages.
Wallet friendly prices.

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Brunched at Toa Payoh the other day and decided to give “Da Cheng Kway Chap” (stall #02-14) a try, mainly because I liked what I saw on display - namely pig’s ears!
To be frank, I still prefer “Feng Ji Kway Chap” at Jalan Batu but I did enjoy this stall’s. Their braised items have an old-school taste which I appreciate and variety is wider than most. For dipping, they provide a chilli sauce with a decent kick and proper acidity. The “kway” (rice sheets) is on the thick side and tends to clump but nothing a bit of chopstick action can’t fix.

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Nestled within the neighbourhood of Toa Payoh, @michinkoreanbbqtpy offers wallet-friendly 90-min KBBQ + Hotpot Buffet that features over 5️⃣0️⃣ different food items - fresh seafood🦐🦀🦑, marinated meats🍖, vegetables🥬 & various hotpot ingredients. For hotpot, you can choose from a variety of soup bases - Seaweed, Kimchi, Mala, Tom Yum, Clam & Collagen😋👍!

👉SGD17.80/pax on Mondays - Thursdays
👉SGD19.80/pax on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, eve of PH & PH

For a complete buffet experience😉, be sure to top-up another SGD9.90/pax to enjoy unlimited servings of premium meats and seafood such as Wagyu Yakiniku Slice, USA Beef Short Ribs, Iberico Pork Collar, Mud/Flower Crab, Slipper Lobster, Crawfish & even Mantis Shrimp!

And of course, drinking bubble tea from @robot_bubble_tea while KBBQing made everything so much more enjoyable😊. If interested, you can simply DM or WhatsApp 97433529 for orders.

Thanks @laoniangagency for the invite💌 and @michinkoreanbbqtpy @robot_bubble_tea for having me!

📍Michin Korean BBQ & Hotpot
18 Toa Payoh Lorong 7 01-232, S310018

Have always wanted to try out this place as I’d read some pretty good reviews about their fish head steamboat.

@laibaosg 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐢𝐥𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐓𝐨𝐟𝐮 is a rather unique take on silken tofu! The soft tofu was engulfed by a layer of sesame. The sesame layer was crisp while the tofu was really soft! Love the textural contrast presented in this dish - crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. You could also mildly taste the natural sweetness from the silken tofu. A pretty interesting dish that’s worth to try to see what it is like. Otherwise, it may just be tofu covered with a crisp savoury (MSG-laden?) layer.

It’s never a bad time for zichar. @laibaosg is definitely your neighbourhood zichar stall serving up some warm soothing steamboat soup that’s especially suitable for the cold weather nowadays. It’s worth a try if you’re in the area!

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Have always wanted to try out this place as I’d read some pretty good reviews about their fish head steamboat.

For the 𝗦𝗶𝘅𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗮𝘁, I ordered Red Grouper and topped up an extra portion of forest mushroom. The grouper was pretty fresh and firm. Chunks of fish meat could be found alongside other ingredients - forest mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, chinese cabbage, black fungus, yam, tofu and seaweed.

The collagen bone broth is cloudy and velvety, with natural sweetness from the fish and vegetables, and an earthy heft from the seaweed. Though the soup was creamy and smooth, I had expectations of it to be sweeter and more flavorful.

It’s never a bad time for zichar. @laibaosg is definitely your neighbourhood zichar stall serving up some warm soothing steamboat soup that’s especially suitable for the cold weather nowadays. It’s worth a try if you’re in the area!

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Set for 2 ($9)
⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️
🍴One of the best kway chap we’ve had in recent memory. The different cuts of meat were well-cleaned and thoroughly soaked up the braising sauce. We especially loved the chewy pig skin (with little to no fat), big intestines, and soft, juicy tau pok (beancurd). Paired with an extremely flavourful herbal broth and silky rice noodles, it made for a highly satisfying meal. Their preserved vegetables were also well-executed, providing a salty (but not overly so) balance to the meal. If nitpicking, we did find some of the duck meat cuts to be on the tougher side.
📍Guan kee kway chap, 01-24, 210 Lor 8 Toa Payoh, Singapore

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Ah I love this place and almost every dish. Be prepared to wait though because its a one man show. The wait can be 20min to even 1hr. Do as the auntie how long it would be.

I tried both dry and soup, and my personal preference, soup is better than dry
The soup was sweet even though they don't use pork at all, but its too light and not flavourful enough for my liking.
Served with 3 fresh prawns and slice fishcakes.
💰$7.
📍Deanna's Kitchen.
127 Toa Payoh Lor 1,#02-25

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Unique preparation style of using machines instead of humans to cook the fried rice! However it’s a little steep on the price for the portion provided in my opinion. I ordered the Mentaiko Salmon Fried Rice ( $10.90 ) doesn’t really has the Mentaiko sauce & very small portion of Salmon. For a food court price might be a little costly to some. If you’re a runny egg lover, the egg that came in this dish might not be for you as it was little on the overcooked side.
As for the fried rice overall, they seemed to use pearl rice which is nice and the rice was a little too moist. good for those who prefers moist fried rice.

It’s one of the best noodles you can find around Toa Payoh. The portion is generous and the customer service is excellent. You can start by taking the dry noodles with minced meat.

I joined the queue at Hup Chong Hakka Yong Dou Foo.
Normally I will go with soup, but limited space in my tummy, I chose dry, which is very good decision.
I really enjoyed the dry version, the sauce sweet and a little bit spicy, the YTF is fresh  and my favourite is the meatball 😆.
Too bad the intestine not clean.
💰$4.8
📍Hup Chong Hakka YDF.
124 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh

Overall, the food was not too bad. most of the dishes were well executed like the thai wanton mee and tom yum. Well seasoned and generous with the toppings. However, service from the counter staff lady was pretty poor but the boss was at least nice enough to rectify and explain the billing problem. FYI, all the pork neck items are not redeemable using Burpple. Not just the BBQ one. Not sure if I would come back again.