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Run by several young adults, the 3 week old soei gor (水哥) at blk 45 holland drive is a Hk styled casual cafe that serves typical chaa chan teng grub.

I had the scrambled egg and ham toast and was actually very pleasantly surprised! The silky scrambled eggs had a great texture and the heavily buttered bread was well toasted and remained fluffy throughout! While the eggs were slightly unseasoned, it's better than it being overly salty.

While it's still not as good as Australian Diary,it def has potential to being to being the best in the area.

HIDDEN FIND ALERT.


Directly opposite the famous Master Tang Wanton Noodles on 6th avenue lies a quiet stall called Mian Zhi Yuan that serves up OUTSTANDING prawn noodles.

Walking into the space, you can smell the distinct aroma of the stock, made with prawn heads and pork gently simmering away. I seriously almost started drooling. haha

Its definitely a good idea to get the $4.50 bowl as it comes with several fall off the bone pork ribs. The soup is intense and super flavourful. My dining companion remarked that she felt like she could finish the entire pot but I was too busy stuffing my face that i could only grunt in agreement. Managed by a group of young hawkers from Penang, they also have another outlet at Bukit Batok. #westsidebestside

Serving relatively cheap and delicious food, Alex Eating House, on Beach Road is perennially crowded with office goers trying to get their hands on their famed roasts meat.


A glorious platter for 3 consisted of nicely charred charsiu, roasted pork belly and a roast duck drumstick costs about $25 and is money well spent. Slathered in sauce, the duck is meaty and super flavourful and dont get me started on the pork crackling. Brittle and almost biscuit like, it gave a satisfying crunch with every bite. The meat itself was no slouch and I could literally count the interspacing layers of meat and fat. The charsiu was decent, but if i had a choice, I'd definitely go for the former two especially because they both go so well with the house picked cabbage.

That being said if you want the best bits, its definitely a good idea to go early or face disappointment.

One of the greatest feelings in the world is tucking in to a steaming hot rich bowl of slippery ramen noodles when it's storming outside.


Keisuke tori king is legit. Artery clogging soup, springy noodles and a chicken leg so giant I wouldn't be surprised if someone said it came from the Cretaceous period.

Today I died and went to tuna heaven.


I visited Maguro Donya at suntec city based on a friends recent raving about their otoro don. At 39++ a set, it came with 6 glorious slices of fatty tuna rested on a bed of vinegared sushi rice. The set also came with a small bowl of chawamushi and a miso soup that was good, albeit slightly salty. But heck, the star of the show was the otoro. Deliciously fatty and melt in the mouth, the texture was almost akin to eating beef. Mildly sweet but so rich. The worst part of my meal was realizing i was on my last piece.

While definitely not the kind of meal, one would eat daily. It's definitely worth every dollar and such a good pick me up during the mid month slumber.

Food (8.5/10)
Ambience (7/10)
Overall (8/10)

Celebrated my birthday a few days ago by hitting up old faithful, Valentinos.


While they are generally quite pricey, They had a ala-carte lunch buffet on Saturday at $45++ where they serve things in tasting portions so we felt it was worth a shot.

One of my favourites were their squid ink fettuccine with crab meat in their tomato cream sauce. Omg i could've eaten 10 plates of it. The pasta was al-dente and the crab came in giant chunks, not the wispy kind you get at some places. Tomato sauce wasnt too acidic but was pleasant and rich. Damn comforting.

Also check out their braised beef and pork cheeks! Skip the pizzas because its pretty ordinary. Service was good and the waiters were frank with their recommendations telling us what was better than others. :P Such candour.

Food (7/10)
Ambience (8/10)
Overall (7.5/10)

There's something super comforting about a steaming hot bowl of noodles on a stormy day.


The craving for Tom Yum Ban Mian at the hawker center at Holland Village always lingers on the back of my mind because it is always consistently good.

Opened from Tuesday to Sunday and costing only $3.50, you get a substantial amount of hand made noodles and a generous amount of minced pork and vegetables. The pork is not dry but tender and doesn't disintegrate into tiny pieces. They mellow out the fiery tomyam by wisely adding evaporated milk which adds some sweetness and richness. Not a very common practice but surprisingly it goes well!!

Taste (7/10)
Ambience (6/10)
Overall (7/10)

Helmed by Dylan Ong, one half of the brains behind Saveur, The Masses serves up quality food at pocket friendly prices.


One of my favourites was The Egg. I mean, how can you not get egg-cited. Hah. Hella smooth Chawamushi topped with Ikura, Tobiko and potato chips. Such an umami bomb but it wasnt overtly salty as expected and the crunch of the chips surprisingly went really well with the smoothness of the egg and the texture of the fish roe. Also check out the C&C pasta. Filled with caviar and crab, it definitely was tasty. Would've preferred if it was warm though. Maybe it should be C&C&C; crab, caviar and cold😂 #imnotfunny

The ambience was bright and cheery. Service was pleasant, and we even had a complimentary plate of Burrata! :D Whoo

Food (8/10)
Ambience (7/10)
Overall (7/10)

Man man is easily recognizable by its long line of patrons eagerly waiting to get a chance for freshly barbecued unagi.


ITS SO WORTH THE WAIT! It's really fresh and so good. Order the hitsumabushi, which gives you different recommended methods to eating it. And while all of which are damn shiok, My favourite is to have it simply with all the garnishes and the sticky mildly spicy unagi sauce.

While the snaking line might be the obvious downside, personally, the real downside is that it's going to be hard for any other unagi dish to meet the same lofty standards.

Food (9/10)
Ambience (8/10)
Overall (8/10)

The Bakery by Woodlands sourdough is officially my new favorite place for morning toasties.


From the fresh crisp breads painstakingly baked dailies to the many fillings available, everything is lovingly homemade. I really liked the hummus the best. Thick and insanely creamy, it was well seasoned and had just the right amount of cumin without it being too overpowering.

It does get pretty warm because it's all alfresco dining so try and get there early. Or simply just get it to go.

Food (8/10)
Ambience (6/10)
Overall (7/10)

The recent hot weather has been making be crave the Cold Truffle Somen with Hotate ($14.90) at Yuki Onna.


While it gets pretty warm there especially if you're in office wear, the somen comes cold with fresh scallops and a dallop of caviar. This almost felt like the little sister to gunther's well known cold truffle angel hair pasta. Although the portions are tiny relative to what you pay for, its flavourful and very easy on the palate. Definitely a good choice for the occasional lunch splurge. Mmmm🤤

Food (7/10)
Ambience (6/10)
Overall (7/10)

The Gambas Al Ajillo ($14) were a such a wonderful spanish treat at Pim Pam.


Sautéed in olive oil and garlic and topped with parsley, the seafood was really fresh and the toasted crusty bread provided was real handy to mope up that remaining addictive shrimp infused oil. The portions were quite small, but that was just an excuse for us to order more food :)

The crowd was vibrant and noisy. A good fit with the whole lively spanish tapas/bar vibe. The menu is pretty extensive as well so come in a group to sample as many dishes as possible.

Food (7/10)
Ambience (7/10)
Overall (7/10)