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Jason Ng
Jason Ng

Aside from the skewers, we had suan la fen ($7.80), which is like chewy noodles in spicy sour soup. You are to be warned, as the portion given was massive, maybe can feed 3-4 people! Though the noodles were abit too chewy, I really loved the soup. The broth was really thick with meat broth flavours, chilli and vinegar that is really satisfying.

Best drink to go with these dishes is definitely Chinese beer, which was only $5.8 per bottle! Definitely coming back here again.

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By far, I think this is one of the most authentic places to get Chinese BBQ and dishes, as the ambience, people and food really did bring me back to the good times I had in China.

We had a variety of skewers, from potato to mushrooms to different meats and they were all really delicious! Most if not all of the skewers were seasoned similarly, using chilli, cumin and pepper spices. The seasoning isn't too salty, and the cumin flavours really come through.

As for vegetable options, one of my favourite is the potato slices, as the potato slices were smoky and had a wonderful crust that reminds me of potato chips. Biting through the crust reveals a creamy center within which is just satisfying.

As for the meats the pork belly skewers were quite tough, the chicken slices were okay but the best were the mutton skewers. Smoky, meaty and yet tender, these mutton pieces did not have any gaminess at all too.

The sweet bread skewers weren't that fantastic, as we expected a certain crust but it was just soft all the way. Perhaps mantou is a better option.

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Lastly, I was really impressed by the tangsuyuk! In order to make it vegetarian, they replaced the pork with mushroom, but it was still really tasty! The sweet and sour flavours in the sauce really did go well together. Though the texture of the batter may be a little hard, the sweetness and the umami from the fresh mushrooms within made up for it.

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Though I haven't eaten much kale in my life, my friend who cooked kale before said that they did this very well as it isn't bitter and still maintained its bite! It was lightly seasoned, making it a really healthy dish.

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Had a chance to try a variety of dishes from the vegetarian restaurant and I was thoroughly impressed!

Let's begin with the stews, pretty much a staple to order from Korean restaurants. The Soondubu jjigae or tofu stew was really hearty, pretty spicy and the stock was well flavoured with the vegetables within! Though I prefer my tofu stew with seafood, this is tasty as well. The dwenjang jjigae or bean paste stew has the umami coming from the fermented bean paste and it is definitely hearty too!

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Heard alot about how popular this Korean restaurant is, and true enough it's really packed even on a weekday night. Instead of their bbq, we were craving some stews and we got the Gamjatang ($55).

When the portion of stew came, I knew that this can definitely feed 3 people. Not only the portion was huge, it came with 8 side dishes! The side dishes were pretty unique and they were all well seasoned, especially the chilli potatoes.

The stew itself was very hearty, not too spicy and had numerous ingredients including pork bones (with some really tender meat in them) and various vegetable and mushroom ingredients. Definitely a wonderful dish that is great for sharing among friends! Both of us couldn't finish the portion definitely.

Honestly quite an authentic place and I do see myself coming back. Have had their bbq buffet at their Chinatown point outlet before and it was good too!

If you work around the One North area, this is one good lunch alternative to go to! I have tried a variety of their sandwiches and quesadillas before and they were all pretty delightful! The smoked salmon sandwich ($12) came with a rather substantial amount of smoked salmon pieces, fresh vegetables and a very refreshing dressing within. Though the bread itself can be a little tough, you know its quality bread. Love how fresh tasting the sandwich was!

They gave a good handful of chips that may be a little too salty, but they were still addictive. There is a small amount of coleslaw by the side too which was made fresh in house! Will be back to try their pastas and burgers 😍

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Although there is a rather huge variety of ramen types to choose from in the menu, I find myself going back to my default, the Black Spicy Tonkutsu Ramen ($12.80), because it is this satisfying and heartwarming. What makes me come back to this place again and again is really the broth. The Tonkutsu broth itself is filled heavily with umami from the long hours of boiling pork bones. I love how thick and rich the soup is! The already complex yet beautiful flavours of the broth is further enhanced by the black garlicky peppery sauce, which further intensified the umami flavours and gave the soup a light kick.

The ramen noodles were al dente and definitely soaked up the wonderful broth. The char siu is also worth a mention, as it was slightly charred and had a good ratio of meat and fat.

Been tasting this for years and the standard remains high. This will continue to be my favourite ramen 😍

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Heard alot about their roasted potatoes and decided to order some mains that have them as sides! We got the Cheese Quesadillas ($18 1 for 1 with #burpplebeyond) and added prawns ($5) in them. The Quesadilla were indeed full of cheese and it was an interesting touch as they were seasoned with I believe Indian spices. The prawns were fresh and plump! They gave a variety of sides and sauces which were good complements to the dish.

Now to the roast potatoes. I must say they were indeed creamy within with a good crust formed by the skin. Nicely seasoned with salt and pepper too! Not really mind blowingly good but it's definitely some good potato sides.

As for the Fish & Chips ($18 1 for 1 with #burpplebeyond), the fish is definitely meaty with a good flavour, but the batter is really hard. Definitely a pity.

We had the 2 for $12 alcohol promotion as well. The prosecco was alright but it was really small. The gin & tonic was stale and was very much watered down.

Had mixed feelings about the place, including the service as it was confusing. The waiter accidentally spilled one of the sides and didn't replace it until I asked. After getting the sides he stood there looking at me. Not sure what he wanted.

Went to this zi char stall upon hearing my friend's recommendation and I was quite pleasantly surprised! The XO Fish Meat Bee Hoon ($15 for 3 pax size) came in a pretty substantial portion and the XO flavour is definitely strong in this one! Although it musked most of the natural sweetness of the fish soup, the fish meat was fresh. I was very impressed by the beancurd we ordered as well, as it has this bold umami coming from the dried fish used to cook the sauce. Absolutely fantastic.

The San Lou Hor Fun ($15 for 3 pax size) definitely has the wok hei, but if not nothing too special. The Har Jeong Gai on the other hand is brilliant, as it wasn't too salty and was very nicely crispy and tender. Definitely a must order!

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These are just some of the dishes served during the 9-course meal ($468) which can definitely feed more than 10 pax. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much because I am very much a meat eater myself, but this really changed my mind. Each dish was very well executed, with my favourite being the sliced vegetarian roasted pig with honey sauce, as it was not only crispy, but so flavourful by itself and with the honey sauce. Even the appetiser was pleasing, as it came with a myriad of dishes that are flavourful in their own ways. Perhaps the only flaw was that the service was too quick 😂 Honestly this is a place good to hold family gatherings! I do see myself coming back again.

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Loaded Nachos ($28) - portion is huge, definitely for 6 to share. The nachos chips are fresh and not too thick, and I love how there are so many ingredients to pair with the nachos, especially the smoky meats. Wonderful sharing item!

Finally, this will be one of my go-to for Mexican food!

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Jason Ng

Level 8 Burppler · 592 Reviews

Love to travel for food and seek new places to satisfy my appetite 😋

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