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How does a thick, juicy bulgogi burger with kimchi sound? Excellent, right? However the execution here at Burgerlicious did not meet expectations - it was quite small and the patty though juicy, slightly burnt. Kimchi is a little too sour. Wouldn't recommend :(
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It's the eve of Diwali here in multi-ethnic Singapore which means we get to enjoy a holiday tomorrow and be thankful for goodness triumphing over evil! I love our many cultures, religions and flavours - for how can one custom-make your own Japanese maki sushi from a restaurant started by Singaporeans in the heartlands? Something lighter in preparation for the feasting that is to begin. Have a good one everyone! πŸ˜™
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I finally tried the famous dried Yong tao Foo near my house which has been attracting long queues for years. The dry version is the one that has my colleague craving for every week. It's really fresh and the sauce is sweet, savoury and complex when mixed with chilli. Wow.
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Tonight's dinner from Kabuke featuring their truffle Wagyu Don with Grade 5 wagyu, grilled in its own fat and onsen egg. I am in love with this - if I can marry it I might. It's $28 and also available during lunch!
So a new "fusion hotdog" place just opened up TODAY on Robinson Road, opposite Lau Pa Sat at So Sofitel! Called HafuDog and made up of some really passionate young people. I got this chili dog w pork sausage for $9 though. It was tasty but definitely not enough to fill one up and for that price... ouch. I hope they will relook their pricing because that's the hardest part to stomach!
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Finally tried Copper Chimney from Asia Square's food garden because butter chicken with naan is one of my favorite combinations! This is slightly pricey at $9.90 but it's quite good quality food though I wished for a thicker gravy. I enjoyed the naan very much.

Apparently this Copper Chimney has no relation to the famous one in Mumbai. Still I am glad that such good Indian food is readily accessible in Singapore!
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My brother cooked some amazing homemade spaghetti with ragu sauce yesterday! When I tried asking for the recipe he said he went by feeling and it's all classic ingredients for Bolognese. Onions, carrots, celery, minced beef... yummy.
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This truffle mazesoba from Kaneta Shoten at Chinatown Point was surprisingly delicious! Instead of minced meat there was chunks of fatty pork, mixed with super chewy thick noodles and a generous coating of truffle oil. yum!
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A glass of Malbec and a nice sizzling short rib cut of beef with some salt and seasoning at the side is all you need for a Happy meal. It's only $22 as well! This hidden speakeasy steakhouse called Fat Belly sits at the back of acclaimed dessert parlour Sugarhaus at Serene Centre and only comes to life after 6! Reservations highly recommended as they only sit 10!
Nothing like a clear soup base with some beancurd skin/tofu stuffed with fish meat and rice noodles for a light lunch on a cloudy day. Quite the quintessential Singaporean style Yong Tau Foo, come to think of it. Check it out next time you visit a hawker centre! This one at the Golden Shoe Interim Hawker is decent enough.
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this Galaxy cake is one of the most Instagrammed dessert in Singapore! while inside is nothing to speak about, it sure does look pretty outside.
It's a cold rainy day in Singapore - perfect for a big hot bowl of pho! Yummy. what is your ideal rainy day dinner like?
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Alexis Cheong 2 weeks ago
I made some Red Curry using the Thai pre-made Blue Elephant paste and it turned out really well, especially since I didn't have duck meat and used chicken instead ! look out for it if anyone is going to Thailand.
Had a satisfactory bowl of minced meat with meepok noodles by Lam's today from Parkway Parade! That food court has some gems in there, and all this for less than $6! We are blessed to have affordable, delish and clean food here in SG.
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Alexis Cheong 3 weeks ago
I'm super excited because I just got a new Samsung Note8 and switched from my iPhone of many years! now I can take better photos and videos, hopefully!
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Need a strong but smooth cup of flat white this Thur morning to get me to the weekend! Like this from Ink & Lion back in BKK, though we have good ones in SIN too. Do you guys like coffee too or prefer tea?
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Ending off my weekend jaunt in BKK with a nice comforting and slightly spicy tom yam soup from Cabbages & Condoms, which is a themed restaurant that does decent local food as well! You'll be pleasantly surprised :)
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Any trip to Bangkok is incomplete without a visit to Roast at Thonglor Soi 17! I have been here since they started as a small space to being part of a sprawling lifestyle space. The food is still as good though!
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 3 weeks ago
Alexis Cheong I love this place! The community markets were a surprise with some really interesting local food. The roast serves some amazing bacon-beef burgers and fries. Also the basement has a Vietnamese pop up that serves great Bahnmi and local brews.
Alexis Cheong 3 weeks ago
Great tip, thanks Swaminathan!
The steamed #snapper fish in a #fish-shaped dish that is a must at T & K Seafood in Bangkok even if it's drizzling and packed with people shouting into your ear. Green camp ftw!
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Taking a short break in my favourite neighbouring city, Bangkok! I was recommended to check out the Som Tam Nua restaurant at Soi 5 where papaya salads are their specialty but the fried chicken is the bomb. Super duper awesome!
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I went back to Wanna Cuppa opposite Clarke Quay today for lunch and tried their Carbonara which was awesome. I hope no eggs has been used! The pasta was slightly hard because it is supposed to be al dente, and that's rather important especially in SG when pasta is often overcooked :P
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We went on a Yong tao foo hunt on a colleague's behest last night and were rewarded with fresh, springy ingredients in a clear tasty broth! It was superduper delicious - I finished the bowl in record time. Find it from next gen hawkers at Bai Nian η™ΎεΉ΄ #01-106 and check out the other stalls in Albert Food Centre on 270 Queen St! Treasure trove!
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This looks like a tremendously delicious plate of Hokkien fried noodles, so I'm sharing it with you guys here! Check out the full details on https://instagram.com/p/BZJAj6rnZVy/
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The liu sha bao, which translates to "Flowing Sand Bun" is what we call the Salted Egg Custard Bun in Chinese here in Singapore and it's one of my favourites at any dim sum restaurant worth its salt! Sweet and slightly salty with a warm fluffy bun... a perfect ending to any meal. The one at Chinatown Point A-One is really decent.
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Finally tried the super popular Sichuan mala pot dish that always sees a long queue at Chinatown People's Park called Ri Ri Hong. The peppercorns were no joke and made all our tongues numb but I kinda liked it.... ingredients were fresh and well balanced (we only asked for a little spicy)
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Happy Friday! There's always time for cake - it's as black and white as that :P
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Hokkaido milk ice cream (matcha and sesame) together with peach and yuzu sherbet! They were incredible and totally under the radar being in a sake and NOT on the menu! I'm such a fan of this place.
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Went for the tasting of Ah Ma's Homemade Cakes's 6th outlet opening at the basement of Plaza Singapura! For those who have not caught on to the castella cake fad yet - it's essentially super basic egg sponge cake which tastes fluffy and homemade. I can see why queues form for these because they are so simple yet delicious! It is somewhat of a fad though so if you see the queue stretching for more than 15 mins.... come by again in a couple of months.
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Yovent ThΓ©n 1 month ago
This is sure trending
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Homemade (by mum) Assam fish head cooked with pineapple and spices is like nothing one can find outside! I wish I have more time to eat at home - days like these I am grateful for.
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Ronak Rajani 1 month ago
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Hey Alexis!

Was trying to send you a personal message!
Hi Ronak, what's up!
Ronak Rajani 1 month ago
Heading to Singapore next week! Would love your personal recommendations on places to visit to eat and drink?
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Hi Ronak, I would say definitely check out Chinatown and Little India, but also don't miss MBS and Orchard Road. Have some xiao long baos from Din Tai Fung (do a search for their branches) and make a booking for a buffet at the Straits Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel (I've blogged about this!) otherwise I really enjoy going to Maxwell or Amoy St Hawker for the authentic local experience - just go before noon to escape the Office crowd during lunch time weekdays!
Top of the day to everyone in the Pepo fam! I went to try out the new gelatos from Chocolat from Milano, which is now available at Da Paolo Gastronomia at MBS, right beside the Art Science Museum. The gelato is so smooth, creamy and rich that it brought me back to Italy for a moment. Go try it!
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Another brilliant off-the-menu creation at Kabuke, the new sake bar on Telok Ayer. This miso pork belly made miso happy. The meat was succulent and juicy with the right bite to it!
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This Tempura Prawn Roll is one of the few innovative modern Jap izakaya creations at the newly opened sake bar on Telok Ayer. Besides the wide range of sakes, I find the food to be super underrated as they pair really well with sake! Check it out!
Last night's spicy bolognese pasta from a small Garden-themed bistro called Wanna Cuppa just beside the popular Song Fa bakuteh opposite Clarke Quay mrt. I really liked the quiet and calm atmosphere - it's perfect for a romantic date! The food's good and not too pricey too.
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
A hot bowl of spicy tonkotsu ramen with minced pork hits the spot every single time. And this is super affordably priced too! Great find in Novena Square (it's at level 1, beside the main entrance, and I don't remember the name!!)
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Went for lunch at the Japan Rail Cafe at Guoco Tower today and my my the salmon avocado don is fancy! It comes with clams which I wasn't aware of but they were sweet. And there's dashi soup for you to pour into the rice to make it into an "ochazuke" which is like a rice broth, super delicious that way! Totally recommend everyone to check this cafe out and feel completely transported to Japan.
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I'm hankering to try this Bulgogi Burger from the newly opened Burgerlicious joint that I saw on Instagram! Who thinks this looks absolutely divine?
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Laksa Yong tau foo is one of the most underrated local food combi ever! If you have the chance to visit a good Yong tau foo stall chances are they will have laksa broth too. Try it!
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My breakfast this morning - traditional soft boiled eggs with some dark soy sauce. Something that is very prevalent in Asia and one of the best ways to have protein!
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First dibs at modern BakBak on 10 Circular Rd near Boat Quay! During our tasting tonight we learnt that they are the second gen of the pioneer Rong Cheng Bakuteh (Pork Bone Soup) and aims to modernise this dish. They are also the first to use these long "Dragon Bones" (aka pork loin rib) in the peppery soup. Upon sitting down, you can even order your food via an App, pay for it and have it delivered to your seat without raising a hand. Everything was re-novated. I love both the pork bone soup and the tech!
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Probably one of the best kept SECRETS of katong - the Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice at the basement of Katong Shopping Centre. For $5.50 you get a plate of heaped chicken rice with achar and cabbage soup. What great value AND deliciousness.
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Avocado #toast ($12.50) from newly opened cafe Elia on Jiak Chuan St had yummy house-baked #bread and a whole #avocado on it but rocket leaves were sad and wilted.

I did enjoy my #lattes though - I preferred the Don something blend (more hazelnutty) rather than the Sonic blend. Overall a decent cafe, more for the coffee than food for now. Have a great weekend everyone!
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Weekends are made of raw chopped fish and Japanese rice. I love it when my bowl looks like a rainbowl 🌈
If only all lunches were from The Autobus! Their protein bowls are one of the best in town. I'll urge anyone who's even remotely nearby to go try it. The yogurt chicken and Peppers with avocado and honey mustard sauce is my favourite combi!
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This needs better bread, but what a glorious baked Camembert! Probably one of my favourite ways to eat this delightful soft cheese. And I really don't mind the white toasted bread either. Great tasting at French "bistro" Braseiro tonight.
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First look at newly established The Bird at MBS B1 and L1 of famous Yardbird parentage! They served up Southern goodness in an upscale environment with a variety of bourbon, whisky and assorted cocktails! During my tasting there, fried chicken here with the cheddar waffle was done really well - the bird was perfectly juicy and yummy with the bourbon maple syrup and bourbon soaked watermelon. At $45 this dish for two is actually quite worth it! Service there was also warm, just like Southern hospitality.
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Yovent ThΓ©n 2 months ago
Looks scrumptious
Checked out a secretly famous neighbourhood French bakery this Sunday morning that I've heard many whispers about. Apparently they use high French butter to create these flaky yet chewy babies. Expensive at S$2.80 for the plain croissant but it was worth the immense joy. Check it out if you are ever in the Holland/Bukit Timah area!
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Time for some yummy mazesoba which apparently uses Japanese ingredients but was invented in Taiwan. It is dry ramen with delicious minced meat, topped with an onsen egg that you break and mix into the wonderful concoction. If you haven't tried it before I'll suggest you do! They can be found in Kajiken, or the main branch of Kajiken at Boat Quay called Ramen Matsuri.
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One more try at the interim hawker on market st! This is a super traditional dish from Singapore that I doubt can be found elsewhere other than Malaysia. Mee tai mak (rice noodles shaped like a mouse's tail) with handmade bouncy fish balls cooked in ikan bilis and soya bean broth which is sweet and savoury much like Japanese dashi. Simple, but delicious!
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Ignas Pečiūra 2 months ago
This looks so interesting!!!😍
There's a new interim hawker centre just beside a Telok Ayer MRT after the famous Golden Shoe Hawker had to be shut down in way of progress! 63/65 hawkers moved, including the Tiong Bahru Wanton Mee which I tried ytd. It's not quite there in terms of taste or uniqueness in my books, but the queue might tell you otherwise! Be prepared for snaking long queues if you go from 12-1 but after 130pm it is much more relaxed.
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Do you love poke bowls as much as the average PMEBs in the CBD? Because 3 poke bowl stops within walking distance is quite something! I tried out a newly opened Poke Lulu at Oxley Tower cos I had 1-for-1 Entertainer and it surpassed my expectations. Super generous and varied ingredients plus free kimchi topping at the side. Hmmm maybe I'll go back again this Friday πŸ˜‡
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Do you know that if you order an iced latte at Kith they give 4 shots of espresso? Haha. Their regular latte is just 2, thank goodness. And I could do with a big cup of caffeine love this Monday morning! Have a good week ahead peeps.
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The best Cuban sandwiches in town, and they are 100% halal! Seriously. The cheesesteak cubano is the bomb!
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
A small preview to a new sake bar my friend is opening up on Telok Ayer St! It's so new there isn't even a location tag and I'm not supposed to announce anything yet 🀐 but the sake selection there is awesome - the Nambu Bijin (middle bottle) is award-winning and so drinkable! Do u guys like to drink sake?
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This might not look like much because the lighting is horrible, but I found a Chinese "speakeasy" restaurant in Plaza Singapura inside Lokkee restaurant at Level 3 which you have to enter from an unlabelled side door. They have special items like the Crocodile Paw but we only tried their Mala Irish Duck which was friggin fantabulous. Highly recommend anyone in SG to check out this experience! Older Chinese folks won't like it though so please steer them away....
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Happy Thursday! A healthy good bowl of acai smoothie with berries and nuts really hits the spot after exercising, which was what I did yesterday! Now if only I can have a bit of this for breakfast....
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Francesco Sisco 2 months ago
An healthy flag!
This looks so pretty and tasted even better! A special national day peanut butter latte (they were aiming for red and white) by The Autobus, the peanut butter flavour is fragrant and not too sweet. Best part is there's no coffee in there so you can have as much as you want!
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My colleague from the Philippines is here in SG for two weeks and one of his fav cuisines is Thai so I brought him to my fav Thai eating place at Golden Mile Complex (Little Thailand). He ordered the rather uncommon Shrimp Paste fried rice (his fav dish in PH) which Beer Thai had and he said it's approved! Yay. The restaurant will be closed the next 3 Mondays of August too so we are lucky!
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It was my sister's wedding yesterday and we woke up super early for the church and lunch reception. But it was the traditional Chinese wedding dinner with the suckling piglet that was the highlight for me. The skin was downright divine! A rare treat!
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