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Alexis Cheong 1 hour ago
Singapore
Being a multi-cultural society means we get to enjoy all types of cuisines and today is an important day for our Malay community. Selamat Hari Raya and may all of you enjoy some yummy festive goodies!
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At last night's tasting in Ami Ami, we tried the tempura onsen egg tendon which is the most unique dish I've ever had! You guys must go and check it out if you have the chance.
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Jason Goldberg 2 days ago
Dream egg!
Alexis Cheong 3 days ago
Yoogane, Singapore
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Keyoungduck Vonchio Kim 2 days ago
λΆ€λŒ€μ°Œκ°œ boodae Jjigae
Alexis Cheong 1 week ago
Kiosk, Singapore
Having a really fruity, hoppy craft lager called Duel from Australia. Best paired with chicken, fish, spicy food or salads. Kiosk the craft beer bar opposite Lucha Loco at Duxton Hill is having a major 50% off all beers till July so head on down if you want to try some craft beers!
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Cresta Bar 1 week ago
Alexis Cheong 1 week ago
Had some crispy fried chicken paired with bouncy, thick noodles from next-Gen hawker Noodle Evolution at Lau Pa Sat. I love the green chilli sauce and the different textures in a bite. Lunch food in the CBD can be such a joy sometimes! Hope you guys are having some good food too, let me know what's for lunch or dinner!
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Ignas Pečiūra 1 week ago
Steamed plain chicken 🀣😒
Alexis Cheong 1 week ago
At least that's much healthier Ignas Pečiūra ! Haha
Alexis Cheong 1 week ago
This hits the spot every time. I consider Ming Hui Wanton Noodles at Allenby Rd coffee shop in my top 3 of all wanton noodles in Singapore! It's a tad on the saltier side but the char siew is sweet, fatty and tender while the chilli in this has the right kick. One word: Shiok!
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Cresta Bar 3 days ago
Cresta Bar 3 days ago
But it was not spicy
Alexis Cheong 1 week ago
Yuki Onna, Singapore
The Truffle Wagyu Beef Bowl from Yuki Onna is really delicious, and only for $24! Beef is tender and infused with the smell of truffle while the onsen egg jiggles happily when you shake it. Oishi!
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Alexis Cheong 2 weeks ago
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Alexis Cheong 2 weeks ago
EIGHT Korean BBQ, Singapore
Blog review preview: Was invited to taste 8 Korean BBQ's delectable lunch #bibimbaps yesterday at Clarke Quay Central and they were all sorts of awesome! Except for the slightly mushy rice, it was a good deal at $10.90 for a meat choice and 3 complements. Ingredients were generous and the sauce was not too sweet. Most importantly the hot stone created a slightly charred rice situation at the bottom, which was super yummy. I'm a happy luncher!
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Alexis Cheong 2 weeks ago
Coffee Hive (Cecil St), Singapore
Today's lunch situation. Silky smooth Ipoh-style horfun noodles with chicken slices and flavourful braised mushrooms. Delish!
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Alexis Cheong 2 weeks ago
Kilo Kallang, Singapore
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Only during weekends but man the roasting meat at Camp Kilo looks great! Have a great Sunday everyone!
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Jason Goldberg 2 weeks ago
Impressive!
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Koi Cafe, Singapore
There has been a revival in the battle of matcha drinks now that Starbucks has one with Earl Grey jelly and there's LiHo bubble tea in town. So I'm glad that KOI has gotten into the fray. This matcha latte is half fresh milk, half matcha powdered drink at 70% sugar level. Very refreshing in our mad Singapore weather today which was rainy yet sunny. Will you want to try this?
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Jason Goldberg 2 weeks ago
Yes!
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Geylang Serai Market, Singapore
Would you take a bite out of a Rainbow Bagel Fish Burger? It might sound weird but I tried it at this year's Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar and it was the most delicious item there! Not bizarre at all - it was chewy and slightly salty to complement the light, fresh fish patty. The queues and the heat and prices though are not for the faint hearted. Just go at 630pm and aim for this, grab some traditional snacks and skip the other multi coloured items. All syrup and colouring!
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
OUE Downtown Gallery, Singapore
I swear that's some really taste Japanese pearl rice underneath, but it's covered by the super numbingly spicy "mala" tofu with minced meat.

The Mapo Tofu Don ($8.80) at Chen Mapo Tofu really packs a punch despite being a one-ingredient dish.

This restaurant is super new at OUE Downtown Gallery level 2-29 so it's still relatively quiet! But the chef's the same Michelin-starred chef from Shisen Hanten so the quality is top notch, at super affordable "casual dining" prices. I can't recommend it enough.
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
IPPUDO EXPRESS, Singapore
Finally satisfied my ramen craving with a simple bowl of Ippudo express ramen. No frills, just chewy smooth noodles in a thick garlicky tonkotsu broth. I'm glad our food scene has advanced so much that good ramen is now much more common. Yum!
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
ah bong's italian, Singapore
Last night's dinner was at a place I've heard so much about. Pasta still remains one of my fav dishes after coming home from Italy, so I had to give this Crabmeat Aglio Olio a go. There's a generous sprinkling of crabmeat and the pasta was passable - just not Italian. This is more like "Chinese pasta", which is the result of of our cosmopolitan society. Pretty good though for S$16 nett!
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Sranudom Khem 1 month ago
I'm hungry
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Singapore
Good Sunday morning! Having a nice home-pulled latte with smooth, light coffee taste. Also did you guys know that Pepo app has one of the best and underrated photo editing and effects function? I find myself using this app to edit all my photos now before I post it elsewhere. Try it for yourself -- post a photo of something you've ate or drank and edit it here!
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Jason Goldberg thanks for taking so much care in developing it!!

Ignas Pečiūra is that cheese on some mushrooms?
Ignas Pečiūra 1 month ago
Alexis Cheong yes - goat cheese :)
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Something unique to Asia - a rose 🌹syrup and condensed milk drink we call Bandung. It was the original Instagrammable drink, before other colours and flavours made it to our shores (I'm going to have to try the super trendy Cheese Tea soon!) A good Bandung is actually hard to achieve because it's all about balancing the fragrance of the rose syrup (not synthetic) and the sweetness level.
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Had a light, comforting bowl of "mee sua" noodles with fried fish in soup that was cooked with bittergourd. For those who are not local, I highly recommend for you to try noodle dishes with mee sua in Singapore. The mee sua has a much softer bite without being soggy and does well in soup.
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Come have some!
Ignas Pečiūra 1 month ago
One day! :)
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Sushiro, Singapore
Tonight's Bara-Chirashi from the insanely popular Sushiro in Thomson Plaza. We queued at least 40 minutes in order to get a seat at the small restaurant but it's rather worth it at $12.80 per bowl!
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Jason Goldberg 1 month ago
That looks so good!!!
Sheena Daby 3 days ago
Does anyone know the recipe? Looks delicious
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore
I love how we can enjoy "street food" in clean, hygienic hawker centres at affordable pricing in Singapore. Back to some fiery Thai food for lunch at the bustling Amoy Food Centre. This Sap Thai stall at #01-58 whips up Thai mouthwatering classics in a flash. Aroy!
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Singapore
Homemade paella with local ingredients - bamboo shoots replacing artichokes in an improv! The charred bits below are the best bits... and the bomba rice had completely absorbed the prawn head and flower crab broth. Beautiful.
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Singapore
Starters from today's Spanish-themed lunch at a friend's house! I'm so lucky to have friends who love to cook, and to be invited to taste. The oranges with a slightly spicy drizzle of oil and olive sprinkles was so divine.
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
BAKE Cheese Tart ION, Singapore
When the Hokkaido Bake Cheese Tart opened in Singapore, there were queues of up to 6 hours to buy them! Now the food fad has died down somewhat so I've tried it and it's really delish. The cheese inside is light, creamy and salty-sweet and most importantly, starts oozing when you bite into them. On the outside though it just looks like a mini UFO πŸ˜… I'll recommend if anyone is in ION (basement 4!) to go try one as a snack if the queue is <10 mins!
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore
Back to regular programme with our local "angel hair" pasta or... wanton mee! From the famous stall in Maxwell that had all the Japanese tourists queuing for it! I find it so-so only, maybe my expectations are too high.
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Ignas Pečiūra 1 month ago
At least it looks delish πŸ˜‹
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
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Jason Goldberg 1 month ago
GUEST QUESTION
When are you returning to Singapore Alexis Cheong and what will you go eat first?
Alexis Cheong
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I am back since yesterday but sick like a dog! Determined to eat some Japanese tonight though. Updates soon :P
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Jason Goldberg 1 month ago
Rest up and eat udon and get well!
Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Da Maria, Amalfi, Italy
Having a decent pizza with sardines and mozzarella for lunch in Amalfi and thinking perhaps this will be my last pizza in Italy because... it's too much! I would kill for some xiao long baos or a bowl of chirashi don right now.... :P
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Osteria Da Antonio, Napoli, Italy
Had a seafood risotto ytd at Osteria da Antonio for dinner and it was really fabulous! When in the south, I am under the impression that we eat pizza for lunch and seafood for dinner so that's what I'm doing πŸ˜‚ I also learnt that Osteria and Trattoria essentially means similar things except the former is a little more homely.
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My first meal in Naples had to be a margarita pizza of course! It's pizza and seafood time in the south :)
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Al Pozzo Etrusco, Orvieto, Italy
When in Orvieto, have a mixed platter appetiser. I really really like Italian food... :P this little volcanic town in between Florence and Rome is really underrated imo!
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Alexis Cheong 1 month ago
Antico Corniolo, Gradoli, Italy
What's an Italian holiday without tomatoes (and strawberries in season)? Stayed in this super awesome Airbnb in the middle of nowhere (Gradoli is the closest town) overlooking a lake with its own chickens and jacuzzi. Simply the most blissful experience ever.
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Because I'm heading to Italy tonight for the next 10 days I made sure to load up on my favourite foods like this Japanese chicken oyaku don. It's a simple dish - fried chicken with caramelised onions and semi scrambled egg, drizzled in sweet teriyaki sauce over Japanese rice. So good though - it just went straight to my ❣️
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Jason Goldberg 2 months ago
Have a wonderful trip!
Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
I poured this latte art all by myself - what do you guys think? πŸ˜‚
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
OTC Cafe, Singapore
Attended a dear friend's baby's one year old birthday party/buffet lunch today and wow the custom-ordered dessert spread was super awesome! It's matcha chocolate flavour underneath the blue gradient cake, and those earl grey macarons look too pretty to eat. Everyone loved it!
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Keyoungduck Vonchio Kim 2 months ago
As a Korean, we has a same big party when babies first HBD party.big arty
Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Keyoungduck I heard! And there's also a 100 day party? That's really great :)
Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Alchemist, Singapore
Checked out a very small new wave coffee shop that's in black n white today at international plaza. The iced coffee I tried was nice and floral - but felt like something was missing! Perhaps I'll have the latte next time.
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
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Jason Goldberg 2 months ago
One area where Sous-vide is becoming quite revolutionary is in healthy fast casual restaurants. It enables high quality healthy food to be made fresh at scale.
Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
True Fredrik and Jason ! As technology advances we have to question how that affects food/dining
Sizzling black pepper beef set with avocado salmon for lunch yesterday was had at ichiban boshi, one of my fav fall back casual Japanese restaurant to have meals at. Their menu is always changing and innovative!
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Open Farm Community, Singapore
Time to work hard at doing nothing this Labour Day... except to have a cup or two of good coffee :) enjoy your Mondays people!
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Followed a very simple YouTube recipe to make Korean cheese corn for lunch today. It's a can of corn mixed w a tbsp mayo, sugar and teaspoon of butter in the pan. Tsp of carrots and bell pepper for colour if u like. Super cheesy and yummy. That's the extent of my cooking haha.
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Dudu Cafe, Singapore
I had a giant beef rendang curry puff this morning that was so sinful but super delicious this morning for breakfast. Worth every single calorie!!!
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Pholosophy, Singapore
Today's lunch was much healthier. I did not forget to pho-get! πŸ˜‚ Vietnamese beef noodles has the right amount of umami for me, I find. Definitely comfort food. This stall in Asia Square in the CBD does it perfectly.
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
McDonald's, Singapore
This might not look like much and it is super unhealthy to have McDonald's but I just can't resist it when they have limited edition items, like this crispy buttermilk fried chicken burger with pineapple! The chicken patty is definitely just Mcspicy without the spice, and alll the crispy juicy goodness. The pineapple was a little odd - I felt like it could have done without - the cheese was good enough. Still, overall a commendable effort by McDs to bring in this premium burger to the masses :P
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Tampopo, Takashimaya, Singapore
It had been rainy and grey for the past few days in Singapore so it made me want something warm and soupy for dinner. Naturally ramen fits the brief to the T! The black pig tonkotsu thin ramen from Tampopo (which I found means dandelion in Japanese) at Ngee Ann City basement 2 hit the spot right there.... I prefer this type of ramen to the Santouka version. What about you guys???
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Bunmai Sorn 2 months ago
Khmer food
Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Wow, is that squid???
Shweta Jain 2 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
Hi we will be there in Singapore for 5days... Need input please
Alexis Cheong
HOST
Hi Shweta, what do you have in mind in terms of cuisines/interest/budget/theme? Just food recommendations?
Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
In the US they have the Unicorn Frappe, but in Singapore I tried ordering a Merlion Frappe and succeeded! Have a look at my vlog and see how I got these mango-raspberry babies from Starbucks SG. https://youtu.be/A4FUvSla6AA
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Even though this is strictly not a food porn photo, I wanted to share my latest read by food writer Jay Rayner. He did a hilarious negative review of Le Cinq recently on the Guardian. And I enjoy his casual yet knowledgeable style of writing, on a favourite subject of mine.

For those seeking a good read, try Jay Rayner out for size. He has several other longer works too.
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 2 months ago
GUEST POST
Punjab Grill at Shoppes by the bay serves some of the best Punjabi food in Singapore. Dined with my fam week on a quiet weekday for dinner.

Their veg 5 course set menu is wide spread starting from some yummy Golgappas, Soup, 3-way Kebabs platter, main course and some exotic desserts.

The main course was Tawa Asparagus and Pulav (Rice with grilled asparagus), Naan with Dal Makhni (buttery lentils) and Paneer tikka (subtle spiced Paneer) was to die for.

While I wasn't too impressed with the kebabs, the main course made up for all. Overall the food was great, amazing service and ambience. Definitely a top Indian fine dine place in Singapore.

Ps. The real deal is the 10 course Royal Chef special. Have to get a reservation done 3 days in advance.
Alexis Cheong
HOST
Thanks for sharing this too!
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Open Farm Community, Singapore
Super delicious pastas to be had at Open Farm community at Dempsey - photo evidence here!
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 2 months ago
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IPPUDO Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
What's a Singapore trip without Ramen? I've heard Singapore really loves and knows Ramen.

I couldn't try a lot of places but glad I went to Kuro-Obi by IPPUDO. The first thing to love about Kuro-Obi is your customization experience of your Ramen. Pick a base, texture, oil, broth type and toppings.

Made with Chicken Broth, it's less dense but a little spicy and full of flavor. Picked soft, no oil and added some extra eggs.

Presented as a take away counter of Ippudo, I felt like it mimicked the experience of a Japanese Ramen Stall where typically you don't have time to have a long chilled out meal.

With just take away, Ramen might get a bit too soft and cold for your likes. Find a spot outside the bay while your Ramen is piping hot with hot scenic views of the Singapore cityscape, Merlion Park and Esplanade.
Alexis Cheong
HOST
Great photo and yes I heard of the new casual concept by ippudo, been thinking of checking it out and now I must!
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Sim Yee Siang 2 months ago
GUEST POST
a Taiwanese dessert from dessert story. peanut candy with yam/coconut ice cream, coriander wrapped in thin skin !!!
Alexis Cheong
HOST
I love this when I went to Taiwan! Thanks for sharing.
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Swaminathan Jayaraman 2 months ago
GUEST POST
Sometimes the food at the airport surprises me. Can't help but say I had the best South Indian breakfast was at the Chutney Mary, Terminal 1, Changi Airport, Singapore. The Pongal (slow cooked rice) and Vada combo was just amaze.

The chutneys and Sambar tasted authentic, made me feel like I was already back in India.
Alexis Cheong
HOST
My Indian colleague told me about Chutney Mary recently too, the one at East Coast! Because I recently paid wayyy too much for regular Indian food at Lagnaa in Little India :(
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Cresta Bar 2 months ago
Where is that place at the airport?
Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Cresta Changi airport terminal 1, chutney Mary!
Anoushka Vaswani 2 months ago
GUEST QUESTION
What is the best chili crab spot in Singapore ?
Alexis Cheong
HOST
My answer has to be Ban Leong Seafood at Casuarina! Otherwise I find mellben seafood at Tanjong Pagar to be decent and centrally located as well.
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Koji Sushi Bar, Singapore
Can you guys guess what is this?
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Hahahah good ones Jason Goldberg and Fredrik Goldhahn ! It's actually century egg sauce on tofu, with tobiko roe on top! Served chilled as an appetiser by Koji and super yummy!
Fredrik Goldhahn 2 months ago
One point then! πŸ˜‰ even if I spelled it wrong? Tobiku? Tobiko? Or why not just call it Flyfish Roe? πŸ˜ƒ Sounds very tasty though! 🍴
Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Tried out the 3-day old healthy smoothie shop Shake Farm on Robinson Road just now to get the Monster Malt ($8), made w bananas, ice cream, maltesers and chocolate. While it is yummy, I am not sure I'll pay that amount for such a small jar... right now they have a 1-for-1 promo though!
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Today's sinfully good Indonesian bami goreng noodles with egg and crispy chicken cutlet, coupled with some sweet chilli sauce. It's from the Malay stall near my office on Boon Tat St. Very delicious but I might need some coffee to wake me up from this food coma....
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Guzman Y Gomez, Singapore
This might not look like much, but a good burrito bowl with extra guacamole is always good for a change when you want some comfort food. Mexican chain Guzman y Gomez at Singapore's Asia Square does exactly that, and I love how Singaporeans are loving it as much as I am.
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Flying Monkey, Singapore
Cheers to the end of a long weekend with a nice, ice blended mango lassi with rum, will ya? The cocktails there are so good I went back twice in a week and brought more people! I'll highly recommend this place for grub and drinks.
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Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Crispy HK noodles from the Neydles House in Bintan nirwana resort for dinner last night was quite yummy, but man everything in this resort is in SG and not ID prices! This is what being a monopoly is like!
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Cresta Bar 2 months ago
Looks so yummy
At a super traditional Chinese 10-course auction dinner where dishes such as this braised duck with sea cucumber and mushrooms is served. Something that you can't easily get in restaurants nowadays! πŸ€—
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Desmond Lau 2 months ago
I was there too on the day,all the food is very nice
Alexis Cheong 2 months ago
Wow what are the odds!