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Classic fried chicken - come with a sunny-side up, pineapple cubes, cucumber slices, chilli paste, and of course, ikan bilis and peanuts.

Read more: https://www.misstamchiak.com/spice-rice-nasi-lemak/

I think this place offers the BIGGEST ONION RING I’ve seen in my life! It is bigger than the size of the baked potato!

Chanced upon this place, and it has replaced that popeye outlet in Somerset 313, so headed in and tried them out.

First thing first, I have to say, swipe left to see these harmless looking buns that tasted AMAZING! It is on the complimentary when we visit them then, and similar to Aston’s concept, they offer two sides of your choice to match with your mains.

Portion wise is good and their sides taste really good; flavourful. However, personally the sirloin is a miss, while ribeye is alright only. I will go with chicken as my main the next time I visit!

🤤 4/5
💸 $30/pax (definitely lower if you order other protein)
📍 Josh’s Grill at Somerset 313
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An umami explosion!

The “kibbeh nayyeh” at Habibi-San is a play on the traditional Levantine mezze in which instead of raw spiced lamb, we have raw wagyu mixed with a tangy wasabi-yuzu vinaigrette. And in place of pita, we have a contrasting crunchy senbei cracker as the base.

All refreshing and hearty at the same time! It’s definitely a must-have!

An umami explosion!

The “kibbeh nayyeh” at Habibi-San is a play on the traditional Levantine mezze in which instead of raw spiced lamb, we have raw wagyu mixed with a tangy wasabi-yuzu vinaigrette. And in place of pita, we have a contrasting crunchy senbei cracker as the base.

All refreshing and hearty at the same time! It’s definitely a must-have!

Being the Woodlander than I am, I was pretty excited for Chic-A-Boo’s opening at Woods Square — whilst my initial impressions of their food a couple of years ago at their now-defunct Ang Mo Kio (yes, there was one in a coffeeshop near Djitsun Mall) and HillV2 outlets were less than impressive, we were pleasantly surprised by their fried chicken after one visit to their Sembawang Shopping Centre outlet, which we have been returning to ever since.

The Set 1 comes with two pieces of fried chicken, a choice of two sides and a drink — the fried chicken at Chic-A-Boo is available in two flavours; the Favourite, and the Hot & Spicy, which was sold out during our visit made on a weekday night at approximately 8:00pm. The fried chicken was a little off from what we were expecting — perhaps being prepared in batches and that we visited at a rather odd timing (though people were still queueing up for seats); the batter felt a little limp and lacked the crispness that I would have thought it will carry, though the spices used in the batter such as the slight hint of pepper was still pretty prominent, and that the chicken was still considerably juicy and tender. Sides were pretty much the usual; the Onion Rings being the same ones that one would find at Andes by Aston’s or Aston’s Specialties outlets (yes, Chic-A-Boo is a brand under the Aston’s umbrella), while the Curly Fries seemed more like short arches of fried potato that is lacking on the “springy” aesthetic — almost the same as what we have experienced in our recent visit to A&W at Canberra Plaza.

To be fair, the quality of the food served at Chic-A-Boo at Woods Square falls a bit short of the Sembawang Shopping Centre location — perhaps one of the few teething issues for a newly-opened outlet. Also noted that there were quite a number of items unavailable (or at least, some of the items which we wanted to order were); a little surprising considering their scale of operations. The outlet at Woods Square is also considerably smaller than most of its other locations, with all seats being outdoor with the ordering counter and kitchen being situated indoors. Also wished that their staff were more alert to the surroundings, such as to inform queueing patrons to occupy the vacant tables considering how this is a self-service establishment; perhaps an addition of a sign would help. Otherwise, Chic-A-Boo is a great addition for the residents of Woodlands — a spot that I am likely to return to if improvements were to be made to the standard of their food to be consistent as their other locations.

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Had the chance to dine alone whilst working from the office; wanted to drop by other places but found myself hitting Curious Palette instead — one of the spots that is rarely exercised even when eating alone around the office.

Wanted to go for something more substantial, but found myself eventually going for the Kaya, Coffee Butter — the very same item which I had went for when I first made my return to the cafe when dine-in was just re-instated after moving into Phase Two of the Circuit Breaker. The aesthetics of the dish had since changed — gone were the days of the square sliced toast stacked up with the soy sauce bottle one would often find in coffeeshops that contains their Espresso Shoyu; now the items come with toasts sliced in triangles, and the Espresso Shoyu comes in a saucer instead.

The Kaya, Coffee Butter Toast was what I remembered it to be — the crisp, old-school toast that it came with resembles that of Ya Kun’s Kaya Butter Toast; just sliced slightly different and comes slathered with ample portions of Kaya and Coffee Butter for a balance note. Perhaps of the way the toasts are being sliced now, the flavours of the Kaya and Coffee Butter are also a bit more pronounced this time — the Kaya being all smooth and carried a distinct note of the caramalised coconut jam; all that without being overly sweet nor grainy as the commercial variants available in supermarkets, while the coffee butter carries an alluring bitter undertone that cuts through the usual saltishness of butter which is an interesting flavour profile that brings the usual pairing of coffee with Kaya Butter Toast straight into the toast itself. The sous vide eggs that accompanies the Kaya, Coffee Butter Toast comes wobbly with molten egg yolks — the best sort of eggs with Kaya Butter Toast that we so much enjoy in the traditional Hainanese breakfast, and comes accompanied with Espresso-infused Shoyu; do go easy with the dousing of the Shoyu considering how the Espresso Shoyu comes with a rather deep, earthy and saltish note that is more intense than the usual light soya sauce that some will enjoy their eggs to go together with.

The Kaya, Coffee Butter is probably one of those items that is rarely seen being ordered at Curious Palette — after all, the other items on the menu would probably appeal to the cafe-goers a lot more and are also more substantial in terms of portion size. I do enjoy their twist to the usual Kaya Butter Toast though — one that can only be pulled of by an establishment that specialises in specialty coffee; and is something I would consider having again for a light lunch/brunch at Curious Palette.

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Had the chance to dine alone whilst working from the office; wanted to drop by other places but found myself hitting Curious Palette instead — one of the spots that is rarely exercised even when eating alone around the office.

Wanted to go for something more substantial, but found myself eventually going for the Kaya, Coffee Butter — the very same item which I had went for when I first made my return to the cafe when dine-in was just re-instated after moving into Phase Two of the Circuit Breaker. The aesthetics of the dish had since changed — gone were the days of the square sliced toast stacked up with the soy sauce bottle one would often find in coffeeshops that contains their Espresso Shoyu; now the items come with toasts sliced in triangles, and the Espresso Shoyu comes in a saucer instead.

The Kaya, Coffee Butter Toast was what I remembered it to be — the crisp, old-school toast that it came with resembles that of Ya Kun’s Kaya Butter Toast; just sliced slightly different and comes slathered with ample portions of Kaya and Coffee Butter for a balance note. Perhaps of the way the toasts are being sliced now, the flavours of the Kaya and Coffee Butter are also a bit more pronounced this time — the Kaya being all smooth and carried a distinct note of the caramalised coconut jam; all that without being overly sweet nor grainy as the commercial variants available in supermarkets, while the coffee butter carries an alluring bitter undertone that cuts through the usual saltishness of butter which is an interesting flavour profile that brings the usual pairing of coffee with Kaya Butter Toast straight into the toast itself. The sous vide eggs that accompanies the Kaya, Coffee Butter Toast comes wobbly with molten egg yolks — the best sort of eggs with Kaya Butter Toast that we so much enjoy in the traditional Hainanese breakfast, and comes accompanied with Espresso-infused Shoyu; do go easy with the dousing of the Shoyu considering how the Espresso Shoyu comes with a rather deep, earthy and saltish note that is more intense than the usual light soya sauce that some will enjoy their eggs to go together with.

The Kaya, Coffee Butter is probably one of those items that is rarely seen being ordered at Curious Palette — after all, the other items on the menu would probably appeal to the cafe-goers a lot more and are also more substantial in terms of portion size. I do enjoy their twist to the usual Kaya Butter Toast though — one that can only be pulled of by an establishment that specialises in specialty coffee; and is something I would consider having again for a light lunch/brunch at Curious Palette.

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The egg tart reminds me so much of a beancurd tart where the colours are lighter and the filling is jiggly soft and silky. My jiggly egg tarts came home looking messy after a bumpy ride home 😅 The coconut tart was very fragrant and filled with a generous amount of shredded coconut. Both the coconut and egg tarts come with a nice and thick tart shell that feels like a biscuit and it’s not too sweet.

Aside from coconut and egg tarts, they also have flavoured cheese tarts such as blueberry cheese tart, lemon cheese tart and strawberry cheese tart.

Coconut & Egg Tart 》$6.60 for 6pcs / $1.20 Each

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