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Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice – The Taste Test Between Anxin Chicken VS White Broiler

Coming to Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice feels like coming back home – enjoying a plate of chicken rice and listening to conversations being made in Hainanese, just like what happens in my family during Chinese New Year (I can hardly speak Hainanese though, but I understand it). While the chicken rice dish itself may be as common as the air we breathe, those that have transcended the norm to …

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North Indian & Pakistani Food @ Balestier Market

Some of the best Indian food can be found in coffee shops or small restaurants, where the food itself is the star. North Indian & Pakistani Food at Balestier Market is one such example. I didn’t think much about it when the makan kakis met suggested to have lunch there. But when the naans arrived at my table, I wanted to grab a bite almost immediately. Naan is just like …

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Tiong Bahru Bakery

Believe it or not, this is my first time stepping into Tiong Bahru Bakery. I am not exactly an avid cafe hopper (as you can see from the limited cafe posts I have in this blog) but I usually like to hold meetings in cafe because of the comfortable atmosphere. Founded by master baker Gontran Cherrier and operating under the Spa Esprit Group, Tiong Bahru Bakery is an artisan bakery …

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Xin Sheng Gor Hiong Prawn Cracker @ Boon Lay Place Market

Finally a stall from the west! We were here for the power nasi lemak, I was walking around and saw a Channel U Yummy King poster on Xin Sheng Gor Hiong Prawn Cracker, so I decided to give it a try. It’s so popular that they even have outlets in Vivo and Orchard. It was a Friday night and service was pretty efficient. Food was served to our table within …

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A New Look and Menu at Restaurant Ember

Restaurant Ember opens its doors in September after undergoing a facelift after 12 delicious years. Taking helm at the restaurant since May this year is Chef Sufian Bin Zain, who has strong fine dining background and previously held executive roles at Iggy’s and Waku Ghin. Focusing on creating refined comfort cuisine uncomplicated, honest food with quality and freshness, Chef Sulfian’s interpretations lean towards a lighter, more ingredient-focused dishes. At lunch, …

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