Average At Best

Average At Best

Featuring East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Our Tampines Hub Hawker Centre (Our Tampines Hub), Seven & Ate, Little Island Brewing Co, Mizzy's Corner (Changi Village Hawker), MOJO, Took Lae Dee (18 Tai Seng), Greenview Cafe (Far East Plaza), Brunners Coffeeshop, Ah Lim Jln Tua Kong Mee Pok (Joo Chiat)
Jason Wong
Jason Wong

Whilst the handmade cheong fun skin is admirably thin and silky, the fillings here leave much to be desired. The braised pork was rather dry and nondescript, and the soy sauce was a little too sweet for my liking. For this price I expected better.
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Taste: 3/5

Probably the worst ban mian I’ve tried, and I don’t often have this dish. A miserly portion, lacking in both ingredients and flavour, wastefully served in a takeaway container and with disposable utensils even though I ate in.
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Taste: 2/5

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Exuding fiery heat, the sauce was more chilli than mala, with a generous amount of crab meat smothering swirls of toothsome capellini pasta. Whilst the flavour was veritably punchy, I for one felt the spiciness was bordering on overwhelming. It was clever to use deep-fried mantou croutons as a garnish, but they were closer to rock hard than crunchy.
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Taste: 2.5/5

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A decent if nondescript plate of noodles from a hawker stall chain. What I found odd and slightly off-putting were the unusually paper-thin slices of meat - almost as if they were trying to stretch their dollar by providing the illusion of quantity through the number of pieces of pork on display.
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Taste: 2.5/5

Appetising though it may look, this was a far cry from the wondrous, wok-smoked delicacy I experienced in KL. The dark soy sauce was devoid of depth and the "tai lok" noodles, mealy and overly chewy. Worst of all, this hot mess was overly greasy and the lard pieces seemed almost rancid.

Taste: 1/5

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Generous portions of unfortunately rather dry shredded chicken, with little trace of the cilantro and lime that was purportedly in there. The smothering of melty cheese and dollop of queso fresca certainly helped a ways in making this palatable though.

Taste: 2.5/5

The reason why I avoid ordering non-fried seafood at casual eateries is because they aren’t usually fast moving items and there’s a higher chance its not as fresh as it could be. Case in point these crab and masa corn tacos, where the crab was super fishy to the point it was beyond redemption for me.

Taste: 2/5

Bland dumplings that seemed to suffer from freezer burn and an underseasoned chilli oil meant this dish was seriously lacking in flavour. Disappointing since this stall in Marine Parade Food Centre selling China cuisine looked popular and promising.

中华面馆
84 Marine Parade Central #01-49

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I felt the tom yum flavour and heat was too muted in the heavy cream sauce, which also overpowered the rather bland fish, mussels and prawns. This definitely has the potential to be good with a little tweaking though.

Thanks @burpple for the invite and @dstarbistro for the hospitality!

Taste: 2.5/5

In the past this was belly-filling fuel for the rickshaw pullers whom this dish is named after. They needed something cheap and energy-packed to power the back-breaking work they did and this fit the bill while being tasty to boot.

In the thick and umami-packed broth, there was some dried shrimp, vegetables and fishcake, as well as plenty of fried shallots. However, while the noodles proved to be very filling, they were unfortunately cooked to death - mushy and lacking any texture. Still, I'm glad I tried this heritage and hard-to-find dish.

Taste: 2/5

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Heartwarming and wholesome, particularly on the rainy day I was having it, if a little on the thin side. However, $13 for a tomato soup is a little too rich for my blood.

Taste: 3/5

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Adjust your expectations if you're an Eastie coming here for your bagel fix, as this newly opened "Korean Bagel" joint delivers neither on the Korean nor the bagel.

The very un-Korean Cowboy Bagel sees everything and the kitchen sink(except Korean ingredients) squashed between rather soft and uninspired bagel halves. You'd think having beef, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, gherkins, caramelised onion, tomato, guacamole and Mozzarella cheese would result in a textural and flavour sensation. Instead, this was a bland affair I had to force myself to chew through.
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Several established sites reviewed this place and I came here based on those unfortunately uninformed articles. Very disappointing.

Taste: 2.5/5

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