Originally from Golden Mile, Mum Beer Thai House is now...housed in an obscure coffeeshop just next to Tampines Round Market. According to some Google Map reviews, this place serves the most authentic Thai food in Tampines. At the very least, it's as spicy as anything you'd get in Bangkok. My basil pork rice was studded with loads of chilli padi, which also made me break out into a coughing fit on the first bite. Besides that, the portion was generous and very well-seasoned, with the delightfully forward aroma of holy basil. The rice itself was however a little clumpier and softer than I normally prefer.
138 Tampines St. 11

It's been a few years since I've had Roast Paradise, and I'm happy to report it's still as good as ever, even at their new branches. Give the well seasoned mee pok a good toss together with the minced pork, spring onion and smokey chilli paste before combining it with a mouthful of fatty, charred Brazilian pork belly. I guarantee it’ll make your day.

The broken rice with pork chop at @langnuongvietnam18fochroad Is really one of the better ones I’ve tried. Obviously the star is the lush bone-in piece of pork, glazed in a savoury sauce that accentuates its meaty goodness. The rest of the key components were executed flawlessly too, from the mushroom and egg cake, to the chewy yet crunchy shredded pork skin and crumbly, delicate rice.

Authentic Vietnamese BBQ restaurant @langnuongvietnam18fochroad lives up to its name. The grilled black pork collar here is scrumptiously smoky and succulent, the glistening pieces piled high upon a bed of eggplant and lady fingers, and served with 3 types of dipping sauce which complement the meat perfectly.

A massive portion of piping hot and extra crispy chicken cutlet crowns Dan Lao's signature scrambled eggs over rice. Don't forget to spoon a heapful of their addictive dry chilli oil over your rice, it really adds to the dish. In this case though, there can be too much of a good thing. It's always undoubtedly highly satisfying whilst in the midst of the meal, but by the end of it I was feeling slightly sick from the overwhelming richness of the food sitting heavy in my belly.

Mediocre by any standards, the chilli sauce is underwhelming, the fishballs and fishcake bland and the stinginess of ingredients as well as overuse of fried shallots is just further salt in the wound. Get your fishball noodle fix elsewhere.
Ming Fu Fishball Noodles
509 Food Court
829 Tampines Street 81

A soothing plate of slurpworthy noodles, paired with chilled poached chicken and interestingly, century egg, which added a funky umami to the piquant chilli and vinegar sauce. Top up a few dollars more to swap chicken breast for succulent chicken thigh.

What this Hokkien Mee lacks in wok hei, it more than made up for in terms of portion size and ingredients. Meant for 3, our order could easily feed 4 of us. Besides the unique distinction of being cooked in a claypot, the Hokkien Mee here is also brimming with sotong and lala clams. And in-lieu of pork lard - gloriously crispy chunks of salty pork belly crowning the noodles. Speaking of the noodles, these are of the wetter variety, which was a plus point because the broth was flavourful, imbuing the combination of yellow noodles and beehoon with umami. Some might bemoan the absence of smokiness, but I didn't miss it here. The accompanying sambal and limes enhanced the enjoyment further, with bursts of spice and zestiness to break up the monotony of the soft noodles.

At this price, this seafood rice bowl at Feather Blade East Coast feels pretty bare bones. No doubt the scallop, salmon and ikura combo feels slightly luxe, but there's just not enough here to satisfy.

A weekend brunch menu exclusive to Feather Blade’s East Coast branch, the beef yakiniku bowl packs bags of umami, with furikake, crispy garlic and spring onion mixed into the tender meat over sushi grade rice cooked in kombu and dashi.

Eggs on rice is an Asian comfort food staple I never tire of, and Dan Lao does a scrumptious version, where rice seasoned with soy sauce is blanketed in silky, golden scrambled eggs and plush chunks of salty luncheon meat. The portions are filling, and will definitely leave you in a food coma, so avoid having it for lunch.

Also known for its $2 “kosong” curry mee, this coffee shop stall’s steamed rice dishes pass muster if you’re looking for a healthy alternative that isn’t yong tau foo or fish soup.
Nicely presented in a bamboo steamer, the portion might suit OLs, but I found myself rather peckish still. As for the taste, it’s decent but could be more full flavoured, and could use more greens.