Gong Xi Fa Cai! It is finally Chinese New Year! It is the time to feast , gamble and COLLECT HONGBAO. Before you start collecting your HongBao tomorrow, let’s find out who walked away with $50 cash voucher this week!
Location: Sunday Folks
Being one of the cafe that is so well known and still surviving so well, I think there must be a reason to it. Truly think that it’s serves one of the best soft serve and waffles. Not too sweet and it doesn’t make you sick. Ordered the earl grey soft serve and ermagawd delicious is an understatement for it. I love how “just nice” everything is over there. The sweetness of ice cream is just nice, the rate at which the ice cream is melting is just nice, the texture of the waffle is just nice. It’s this “just nice” that makes you crave for it again and draws you to them whenever you’re at Holland V for a meal. Thumbs up for you Sunday folks!
Location: Tiong Bahru Food Centre
Been a while since I last visited Tiong Bahru Hawker. So I have to get my favourite Sesame Chicken Rice. It’s just another menu item from a regular Hainanese Chicken Ricw stall but man, this is crispiliciius good! I suggest you have them on the spot instead of 打包（takeaway). Eat it while It’s hot and crispy. And for $3.50, it’s a generous portion served with beansprouts. Yes – you don’t have to pay to have an extra side dish. Go try it!
The “special” version includes 5 slices of chashu, wood ear fungus, hanjuku egg, and 1 piece of tokudai nori. I’ve been to London’s branch a few times and I have a rough idea of how it tastes. Here, the noodles no doubt are perfect (I’ve gone for hard, and extra hard for my second serving). The soup is a little too rich for me, but it is extremely flavourful. Definitely worth a try! Special shoutout to those who’ve studied in the UK: I’m sure you know what this is! The “special” version includes 5 slices of chashu, wood ear fungus, hanjuku egg, and 1 piece of tokudai nori. I’ve been to London’s branch a few times and I have a rough idea of how it tastes. Here, the noodles no doubt are perfect (I’ve gone for hard, and extra hard for my second serving). The soup is a little too rich for me, but it is extremely flavourful. Definitely worth a try! Special shoutout to those who’ve studied in the UK: I’m sure you know what this is!
Location: Lian He Ben Ji Claypot
My go-to place for claypot rice in singapore! The claypot rice here is cheap and sooo good! Fragrant, full of ingredients and satisfying! The only catch – its crazily long queue! they open in the afternoon (weekends) at like 4:30-ish 🕟 ~ so faster order as it would take about 1-1.5hours!!!
Location: Violet Oon
Nice ambience, good service but food wasn’t really up to our expectations thought. Preferred their satay at Clarke quay outlet. Mum wasn’t satisfied at all.
Location: Soup Master
Need to eat something to nourish myself to build up defense against seasonal flu. Ordered a double boiled soup recommended by the stall owner that he reckon not heaty. So lotus Root with pork rib, peanut and dried squid. The soup was very sweet, sweetness from plant based lotus and peanut, and sweetness from seafood, the squid. Pork Rib provided the protein. The carb was the steamed pumpkin rice. The pumpkin was steamed to paste, its sweetness permeated throughout the grains. The rice was fried with dried scrimp thus, it has the seafood sweetness as well.
Location: BBR BY ALAIN DUCASSE
Excellent Mediterranean cuisine executed with traditional French cooking techniques. An unexpected combination that makes magic happen. The service here was amazing and the whole restaurant was so pristine and organized. Definitely worth the pretty penny we paid.
Veggies are the new “fetch”. At Joie, an assortment of vegetables are beautifully plated and carefully crafted to create an exciting 6 course set lunch menu. Started off with a cup of cheese sticks that much resembled raw spaghetti to munch on while we waited for the other dishes. We were then told to cleanse our palettes with a shot of their refreshing juice nestled in a bed of crushed ice * boujEee*. Petit Fours included faux sashimi (not a fan of actual raw fish so this was great), a very random cracker and a droplet bursting with pomegranate juice YUM! Made the idiot decision of ordering Charcoal Coated Tempura — super uninteresting, should’ve gone with the Baby Root on truffled mash. Had AN AMAZING bowl of mushroom soup but it was SO tiny. Had the Gnocchi which had mushroom sauce poured over. Pretty good. My friend had the Duo Ravioli platter which was delicious too. I want to lament about the portion but I have to remind myself that this is “fine dining”. Went with the Red Wine Poach Pear with Lime Sorbet (tad too sour) which I thought could’ve been presented better… pear looks bludgeoned to death. Drinks were super average tending to diabetically bad. Could barely finish my Hawaiian Blue mocktail aka my blue artificial colouring and syrup water. Hoping for more consistent quality throughout the courses. Would still come back to try their other creative takes and for the tranquil view of the Orchard Central rooftop garden (MUST ask for the seat with the view!!!). Joie is perfect for occasions and heading towards that meat-free lifestyle.
Location: Pura Brasa Singapore
Pura Brasa mean Pure Embers in Spanish and rightfully represents BBQ and charring methods for its meat! Spanish Pork Ribs is charred to perfection. The meat slides off the bone easy and it’s wonderfully tender! The seafood paella is fresh and filled with thoughtful ingredients to add texture and taste to the dish. Service was great! Staff was attentive and helpful in every sense.
Location: Soi Aroy@Sim Lim Square
Soi Aroy offers affordable and delicious North Thai food which I seldom see in Singapore. The porridge is super good! I love the collagen broth.. Its light but delicious. Tried grilled pork cheek for the sides too.
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