Because lor bak. The contrasting textures of the chunky pork and crunchy water chestnut make eating these meat rolls a joy; add the crispness of the deep-fried soy bean skin to the mix and euphoria. But what delights me most is the beautiful aromas of the five spice powder which add so much depth to such a simple dish – each spice carefully orchestrated to bring out the subtle sweetness of the water chestnut and to balance the meat's distinct flavour. Ok, that's all.
Jackson
1y
Wok-frying tang hoon (or even bee hoon) is a skill all on its own – the trick is to never blanch them in hot water but to soak them first in cold water instead until they are slightly soft but still with a good bite. A hot wok and a fair amount of oil, and you're ready to work it! The oil makes sure the mount of tang hoon doesn't form into clumps but a swift hand is necessary as well because the heat may cause the noodles to stick to the wok. Throw in some seafood (read: prawn, squid and fish cake) for good measure and texture, and bean sprouts, julienned carrots and spring onion for colour and flavour. Liberal dashes — liberal = enough — of soy sauce and cracked black pepper later, you then feast. Ok, that's all.
Jackson
1y
I'm a fan of their sambal sotong which is always cook in the right texture, comes with a big portion and serve on top with their really good sambal but it's no longer the same. Disappointed 😢 - Overall only the tom yum seafood rice and king of cendol is good. Generous amount of mixed seafood cooked in their tom yum which is a balance of spicyness and sourness. 9/10 The cendol is one of the best i had and it's already very yummy but with a scoop of durian flesh.. Omg what else do you still need.. 9.5/10 - Prawn noodles soup is quite salty although the portion of the prawn is quite big and was given a generous amount of pork slices. 6/10 - Penang rojak and Penang kang kong both comes in with a same sauce but seriously shouldn't it comes in a bigger plate, it's so difficult to stir! The you tiao on the rojak is so freaking hard like stone! 4/10 #instafood #insta_food #food #sgfood #sgfoods #foods #yummy #hungry #foodism #foodgram #foodgasm #foodfie #foodspam #foodporn #sgfoodporn #sgfoodstagram #foodstagram #foodspotting #sgfoodspotting #foodshare #sgfoodshare #foodpics #sgfoodpics #foodie #foodlover #8dayseat #burpple #penangfood
Suzanna
4w
Because CKT. Ok, that's all.
Jackson
49w
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For Muslim-owned Grain Bowls and More Tucked within the newly opened boutique hotel, The Daulat, this Muslim-owned cafe is run by the guys behind Working Title, Afterwit and The Mad Sailors. Santap, which means to eat luxuriously in Malay, serves hearty grain bowls, sandwiches and pizzas. Indoor seating is limited to a communal table, so it's best to dress comfortably and sit alfresco on a cool day. Go for the Beef Rice Bowl ($15) that comes with cherry tomatoes, a poached egg and red onions set atop a bed of cauliflower and brown rice mix. It's topped with alfalfa sprouts, red daikon and drizzled with a housemade tonkatsu sauce. Otherwise, you won't go wrong with the Aubergine Pizza ($13), topped with feta cheese, okra and curry mayonnaise. Pro tip: During Ramadan, Santap opens only from 5pm on weekdays, and on offer is a $15 set meal for any main and a drink. Avg Price: $20 per person Photo by Burppler Hilary See
Burpple
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Beef Rice Bowl [Halal] If you're looking for a cozy outdoor café to sit down and enjoy a bowl of rice with plenty of fresh veggies and herbs, then Santap and its Iftar Set (Rice Bowl + Drink, $15) might just be right up your alley. It is the brainchild of the people behind places like Afterwit, Mad Sailors and Working Title, and sees its menu adopting a healthy-and-clean-eating slant. To execute that, they've thrown in numerous fresh ingredients (plus a poached egg and a papadum) into the mixing bowl. What could go wrong with such an acceptable-sounding method? Not much, I guess, except for one - the over-reliance on it to produce a significant output in terms of taste. Personally, I feel that this was the misstep. Don't get me wrong - I do think the Beef Rice Bowl has its merits. It makes for an aptly light meal for iftar, which paces very well with, what I'd like to call, the Ramadhan appetite. It was filling, but not to the point where you'd start feeling bloated and uncomfortable. The poached egg is also worth a mention - it was really well-made, with a firm, yet delicate egg white and a viscous yolk that oozes out with a pizzaz like Bruno Mars's. However, it fell short because of how painfully average it is. Not sure if it was bland or that I was finding for just something to trigger the "wow this is good" gun in my head, but I kept feeling like I was eating it mindlessly. It is because of that very thing that I honestly believe it lacked sophistication or an element of surprise. So while I do feel that Santap has an admirable concept, I think their Beef Rice Bowl leaves more to be desired. But hey, nothing a little bit of tweaking to the recipe can't fix right? Otherwise, they have other choices on the menu which probably trump this and are thus, worth a try. (6.8/10)
Zul
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Just thinking about this Shrimp Rice Bowl (avocado, pineapple, black beans, white radish, housemade garlic butter sauce) that I had fifty-one working titles ago at Santap, a new Halal and Muslim-owned cafe concept situated within the Daulat Hotel in Little India. The café serves specialty coffee, generously-portioned sandwiches such as their Chuck Meatballs and Aubergine Egg, brunch dishes such as their Challah French Toast and Frittata with Avocado and Smoked Salmon, as well as other rice bowls featuring meats like Lamb and Salmon.
Shawn
2w
Herb Chicken Sandwich From Santap; the latest concept by the folks behind The Mad Sailors and Working Title situated at The Daulat near Rochor MRT Station — this new concept is Muslim-run, and aims to serve wholesome, healthy and hearty meals. The Herb Chicken Sandwich might look a little intimidating at first with its size, but it's light and fluffy ciabatta bread proves to be rather easy to eat overall. Chicken was done pretty tender, with curry mayo and Emmental cheese to provide for a savoury flavour with a little creaminess. Topped with zucchini, it comes with a refreshing crunch. Not a big fan of the pappadum on the side that comes with salsa — carried a rather heavy palm oil flavour which I am not quite used to, though pretty fine disregarding that aspect.
Xing Wei
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Brothers in Fine food. Only managed to order this Red Velvet Hot Chocolate cos kitchen closed to prepare for dinner. I don't understand WTS is wrong with these kind of cafes. I don't see other places rejecting food orders also. FYI there's like only 3-4 people around when i was there seated at 1 table. No obvious taste of red velvet in this hot chocolate but the pinkish tone does make the drink pretty instagrammable. <3⠀
Nicholas
3w
For Affordable Steak at Brunch With exposed ceilings and long wooden benches, this Muslim-owned cafe in Tampines West Community Club oozes casual chic industrial vibes that are perfect for lazy weekend brunches. Bonus points for their friendly staff! Visit for the Butcher's Daughter ($14), a dish that's available only on their weekend brunch menu (9am-5pm). Expect a generous piece of seared sous vide steak cooked to your preferred doneness, served with scrambled eggs and fries on the side. The Burpple community loves how juicy and tasty the meat is; the fluffy eggs and spot-on crispy fries are a happy plus! While you're here, consider ordering the Spiked Muddy Espresso ($6.50) that comes sweetened with gula Melaka. Avg Price: $20 per person Photo by Burppler Cedric Lim
Burpple
3w
Peanut Butter Jelly Toast Much has been said about their items in the brunch menu, but this Peanut Butter Jelly Toast (S$10.00) appears to be a much underrated comfort food in this Muslim-owned enclave. Think about grilled fresh brioche, yummy peanut butter, homemade summer berries compote (otherwise known as fruit jam) and sliced bananas coming together to make a satisfying meal. All these with no meat involved, does that count as vegetarian-friendly? I reckon the meal will be simple bliss with a cup of flat white in place.
Siming
4w
Pulled Duck Pasta $9 - slightly small portion but it's not bad 3.5/5
Teoh
7w
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3 Different Ramen Top right: Volcano ramen $11 Top left: Beef ramen $12.9 Middle: Chicken ramen $11 Love the beef ramen out of the 3 bowls. Broth was tasty! Volcano was nice but starting to prefer chicken slice instead of minced chicken in it. Chicken ramen was alright, calm and fragrant. Beef was marinated very well and it has a distinctive taste to it that it doesn't fade away even though it's in the soup which is of a different taste. It was also tender and soft!! Very generous with the beef quantity. Boiled eggs given in the volcano and chicken ramen was yummy. Personally felt that the presentation this time was not nice compared to the previous time I visit. As seen in the picture, some ingredients have sinked into the soup.
Hasina
5w
Sunshine Dragon Maki $12.9 Yummy with cold mango on top and prawn tempura inside which made it crunchy. Good without the sauce and wasabi itself
Hasina
5w
Volcano Ramen shiok!! Ordered the level 1 volcano ramen ($11++). The chicken broth (supposedly cooked for 30 hours without MSG) is Super shiok! I finished every drop of the soup! They are pretty generous with the mushroom, seaweed, and corn! My partner ordered the dry ramen( also $11++) but the noodle quantity was significantly less than the soup one (30-40% lesser). Also it strangely taste like "Chee Cheong fan". Xoxo, wet tissue no have
Yellow
8w
Kaisen don I had never heard of this place before, passed by and decided to try. Surprisingly, pretty good Japanese food for an okay price. $16.50. A lot of sashimi in this bowl compared to other Kaisendons!
hana
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Budae Jjgae (Army Stew) $39 It was a cold and rainy day so we decided to try : Ham & Sausage Ramen in Hot Pot !! omg... the portion is so huge and worth sharing maybe for 2 or even 3. The kimchi stew was juz amazing!! Thanks to the lady manager, we got a free topup of the stew (coz it was so good that our stew was almost empty)... or was it suppose to be free? (not sure) (ᵔᴥᵔ) Worth trying guys!! Will definitely come back for more!!
Hanais
4w
Budae Jiggae For $39 bucks, this Budae Jiggae was good for 2-3 pax. Broth was tasty and worth it with a generous mix of chicken and veg. It wasn't spicy at all. The mushroom Japchae($8) we ordered was just meh. It was lacking ingredients like mushrooms (it's a mushroom dish), sesame oil and it had a strong raw carroty taste. We decided it tasted better dropped into our army stew. Would be great if they offered free banchan (side dishes) like other Korean places but they don't. One thing that could use serious improvement though is the customer service. We were blantedly ignored by 3 different waiters and waitresses even though the place wasn't busy. We only wanted to call for additional water and these service people saw us waving, but they all decided turned their heads and face another direction. They were idle at that point. Yeah... ummm real friendly. So when we finally got the female waitress to stop to hear us out 15 minutes later when she scooted past, first thing she did was to slot us a receipt. Which came as a surprise too because nobody told us iced water was chargeable and on a non-refillable basis. Water came 10mins later. What a tale lol. We might come again for the variety- food was decent but we think the service could be better. This place would be good for family gatherings or with muslim friends. Aside from the pajeon ($16 pancakes), most of the food seem reasonably priced. We paid about $20/pax.
Rianne
9w
Delicious Halal Army Stew Budae Jjigae - each pot comes with generous helpings of chicken, chicken ham, chicken sausage, Korean rice cakes, baked beans, an assortment of mushrooms, tofu, kimchi, ramen, and a slice of cheese. Read more: https://www.misstamchiak.com/muk-bang-korean-restaurant/
Maureen
11w
Army Stew Rich in flavour and ingredients, this army stew is delicious. It tends to be a bit too spicy for some people but I enjoyed it a lot
Ethel
13w
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Black Pepper Chicken Burger 🍔 This burger is oh sooo big! I didn't expect it to be THAT big! 😱 HAHA. If I only knew, I wouldn't order side dish of potato wedges with it. Too filling for someone who is a small eater (but a frequent eater! 😅). Expectedly, I didn't finish my potato wedges. 😥 The chicken was tender and maintaining its crisp, but I was not impressed with the marination. I felt that the flavour was all coming from the black pepper sauce. Overall, it was a good experience to taste Chic-A-Boo's Burger. I should've tried their fried chicken which they are more known for. 🤔 PS They just opened an outlet last week in City Square Mall which replaced the Astons. 😊 #burpple #simplejoys #chickenburger
Gela
17w
Fried Chicken Spicy fried chicken with 2 sides to choose from a number of sides they offer. Best to eat them while hot and I am not the fan of their muffin.
Fat
30w
Chic-a-Boo Set 2 ($9.50) One of the more affordable dining options at HillV2, & undeniably one of the better fried chicken joints I’ve tried too. Like KFC, you get to choose between ‘Favourite’ (original) or ‘Hot & Spicy’. Honestly, give up on their favourite & just follow your heart into the flaming option – so well-marinated at every microscopic angle, it’s been so long since I last enjoyed an obese chicken so moist & tender, as if it has reached its full potential. The set also allowed me to choose 2 side dishes out of 11, thumbs up to their cream of chicken & curly fries, next time I’ll give their sweet potato fries a try. Excellent homemade corn muffin too. No complains at all, this good chick place makes me quite happy.
Blanche
1y
Some chic a boo for lunch! While the number of side dishes to choose from makes the meal slightly more interesting, the fried chickens are average.
Andy
2y
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