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The  Food Compendium
The Food Compendium

The chillies were weak.

This was very well executed though, there's some smokiness and the sweet glaze worked extremely well with the tender beef ribs

This price is pretty reasonable, since the execution is like an upscale restaurant and the portion is generous too.

We tot it wouldnt be enough for two but surprisingly what we ordered(plus 1 rice) filled us to the brim, we didn't even finish some rice and we had no space for dessert

Here's the verdict for this place:
When researching this place, I poured through many reviews(everything from burpple and maybe half of the reviews on Google). Is it going to be a atas rendition of nasi lemak that does the dish justice or is it another place that just bamboozled tourists and foreigners?

As usual the answer lies between the two extremes, I saw that many people had complaints regarding the food, so either not everything is good or they have consistency issues. The two dishes I chose were after careful consideration and they delivered, more than expectation actually. If youre coming here just for these 2, I'd say it's well worth your effort and money. Based on the reviews they seem consistent, no one said anything bad about them. If u come for other things you might very well be sorely disappointed and think it's extremely overpriced.

For these 2 dishes the pain points were worth. Pain points being the rules are seriously confusing, about where you can research and how the different levels have different menus at different times(the problem is that they overlap, during lunch both levels have the nasi lemak set, for example, I think)

Manage expectations, choose the right dishes, and this place might well be worth your time

There's some quite messy and annoying rules about nasi lemak sets being only available at some levels at some times or sth(the upper and lower levels don't have the same menu exactly)

I tot the rice wasn't special at all, peanuts and cucumbers were decent. Egg wasn't very crispy even tho it's fried on the spot. It's the ikan bilis that's absolutely delicious, quite different from normal, hard to describe but it's more atas and clean tasting yet still very lovably crunchy. Sambal was much sweeter than normal and a lot less punchy due to the amount of caramelised onions inside, I prefer normal sambal that's actually spicy

The otah though. It's very different from normal, there's such a high proportion of meat that's it's more like eating fish than otah. Jizzworthily juicy and packed w umami, really unbelievable

Must try

Quite a decent execution, with an Asian spin. The aroma of the red dates was perceptible and the bitterness worked well in the dessert

I've tried almost all their dessert, and felt that all of them were not bad but nothing too stunning


The size of the fillet and the texture seems like barramundi to me. Anyway this was well executed, the sauce was thick and rich.

Overall when it comes to our classic singaporean dishes "elevated", I feel like there's really no point unless it's quite obviously better. It shouldn't taste like literally same everything else but better ingredients, nor is it acceptable that it's any less shiok(which restaurants catering to I guess atas folk who aren't used to full on flavour are prone to doing)

I wouldn't recommend this place except for that specific group^

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The herbal soup was way too mild, the pork ribs weren't more tender or flavourful than the best bkt places(here they use USDA prime pork or sth). It's quite objectively not as good as song fa's best cuts going at half the price. I don't see the reason for this dish's existence

The hokkien mee itself was fine, pork lard was bad though. Carabinero was not the best, I'm surprised the sambal was super legit.

Overall it's alright, my best friend really liked this though

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Not impressive. The texture was fine but absolutely no crisp. And I didn't like the edge to it, which was quite apparent.

Some well executed hawker char siews are better, not much reason to get this.

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For 3 sticks. The pork had a great texture too, it's actually surprisingly similar to wagyu. I'm floored by the uniformity of the tender texture that comes with some bite. The peanut sauce was chunky but somewhat mild

Also despite the colour it's not crispy at all. Forgivable given the texture of the interior but unexpected.

Overall it's pretty decent, worth an order if you're here alr

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Solid stuff, mild heat cos it's a restaurant

The bacon bits is somewhat of a scam because you're really kind of forced to add it, you need a little bit of contrast. So that wasn't super value for money

Nonetheless this was absolutely delicious. Creamy, rich, there's some umami from the cheese, yet it wasn't too jelat. Pasta was on point as well. I haven't had too many gourmet Mac and cheese, or even Mac and cheese tbh, so this is definitely the best I've had so far. Nonetheless, it's worth it

Even tho I say it's not too jelat, probably best to split with someone lol

Saw a video of bifengtang lobster on eater? And was tempted to try.

This wasn't a great version though, the white wine? Taste overwhelmed everything else and you can hardly taste the spices.

Meat sauce(Ragu) had a slight tang, pasta texture was decent. If I'm not wrong they replaced liver w foie gras, very crispy outside and creamy inside, but there was a taste which I didn't like at all, maybe cos I rarely eat foie. Overall a competent rendition

Only the most annoyingly accurate, the most painfully truthful reviews.

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