Local Delights ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌโค๏ธ

Local Delights ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌโค๏ธ

Featuring Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant (Bukit Timah), LE Cafe Confectionary & Pastry (Mackenzie Road), Ji Xiang Confectionery (Everton Park), Dona Manis Cake Shop, Ah Tan Wings (Yishun Park Hawker), Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian (85 Fengshan Centre), Crab Party, Wong Chiew Restaurant, Sing Hon Loong Bakery, Teochew Meat Puff
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Paying homage to our local favourites in a joint effort with Pine Garden, @citydonutsg offers up freshly made doughnuts with a local twist, and the Singaporeans in us were excited to try these interesting flavours!

๐™‰๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™š โ˜• ($2.70) - Filled with a smooth blend of @nanyangoldcoffee coffee cream and topped with a chocolate coated espresso bean, this was a perk-me-up that wasn't too sweet! Liked that the coffee flavour is pretty strong with a nice kick.

๐™‹๐™ช๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ข ๐Ÿฅฅ ($2.40) - Topped with a few strands of shredded coconut, I wished the cream was more rich, but it was quite light and didn't exactly hit the notes of a good Pulut Hitam dessert: Black glutinous rice, coconut milk and pandan leaves. I did like that it wasn't too sweet though... ๐Ÿค”

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Paying homage to our local favourites in a joint effort with Pine Garden, @citydonutsg offers up freshly made doughnuts with a local twist, and the Singaporeans in us were excited to try these interesting flavours!

๐™‰๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™š โ˜• ($2.70) - Filled with a smooth blend of @nanyangoldcoffee coffee cream and topped with a chocolate coated espresso bean, this was a perk-me-up that wasn't too sweet! Liked that the coffee flavour is pretty strong with a nice kick.

๐™‹๐™ช๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ข ๐Ÿฅฅ ($2.40) - Topped with a few strands of shredded coconut, I wished the cream was more rich, but it was quite light and didn't exactly hit the notes of a good Pulut Hitam dessert: Black glutinous rice, coconut milk and pandan leaves. I did like that it wasn't too sweet though... ๐Ÿค”

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๐Ÿงจ ๆญฃๆœˆๅˆไธƒ๏ผŒไบบๆ—ฅๅฟซไน !!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿงง๐ŸŽ‚

Happy Birthday, Everybody!!! ๐Ÿ˜‹โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ Literally "the day human beings were created", here's an array of traditional @jixiangconfectionery ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™†๐™ช ๐™†๐™ช๐™š๐™ ( ๐™๐™š๐™™ ๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐Ÿขโค๏ธ) to bring us Prosperity, Longevity and Wealth this year of the Tiger! ๐Ÿฏ๐ŸŽ‹

Besides the traditional flavours, we also enjoyed these:

โ™ฅ๏ธ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ˆ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™‹๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š
๐Ÿ’š ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ฉ
๐Ÿ’œ ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™ค (๐™”๐™–๐™ข)

All flavours offer a great balance of sweet fillings matched with a soft, chewy glutinous shell, and I definitely don't mind having these traditional sweets over usual birthday cakes! Hehehe...

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๐Ÿงจ ๆญฃๆœˆๅˆไธƒ๏ผŒไบบๆ—ฅๅฟซไน !!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿงง๐ŸŽ‚

Happy Birthday, Everybody!!! ๐Ÿ˜‹โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ Literally "the day human beings were created", here's an array of traditional @jixiangconfectionery ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™†๐™ช ๐™†๐™ช๐™š๐™ ( ๐™๐™š๐™™ ๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐Ÿขโค๏ธ) to bring us Prosperity, Longevity and Wealth this year of the Tiger! ๐Ÿฏ๐ŸŽ‹

Besides the traditional flavours, we also enjoyed these:

โ™ฅ๏ธ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ˆ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™‹๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š
๐Ÿ’š ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ฉ
๐Ÿ’œ ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™ค (๐™”๐™–๐™ข)

All flavours offer a great balance of sweet fillings matched with a soft, chewy glutinous shell, and I definitely don't mind having these traditional sweets over usual birthday cakes! Hehehe...

๐ŸŸโ™ฅ๏ธ ๐Ÿ…˜๐Ÿ…ฃ'๐Ÿ…ข ๐Ÿ…•๐Ÿ…ก๐Ÿ…˜๐Ÿ…”๐Ÿ…ข-๐Ÿ…จ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…จ!!! ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿงง

Woohoo~~~Maccas' #twisterfries are back!!! ๐Ÿฅณโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ Always a welcome change to the typical CNY steamboats, aren't these curly fries fun to eat? ๐Ÿ˜‹ And how cute is the Chinese name ๆ‰ญๆ‰ญ่–ฏๆก ??? ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’ž

So simple, and yet so delicious and heartwarming. None of the ๐’‡๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’š-๐’”๐’„๐’‰๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’š glitz of hipster cafรฉs, but ๐˜ฟ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™– ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™Ž๐™๐™ค๐™ฅ is undoubtedly THE place to visit for traditional ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™– ๐™‹๐™ž๐™š to warm the heart and soul. ๐ŸŒโค๏ธโค๏ธ

๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฏ
๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™๐™ก๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™จ. ๐Ÿฅฅ
๐˜พ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™๐™ฎ ๐™‹๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™จ. ๐Ÿฅœ
๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐˜พ๐™ง๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ. ๐Ÿฅ

I love how the subtle sweetness and different textures meld into every bite, like a warm hug exuding love on the tastebuds.

Sometimes, old is gold. ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

With the constant insurgence of new food trends, it's comforting to know that old is still gold. @lecafe_sg needs no introduction, one of our oldest and finest bakeries serving up traditional delights, including my favourite ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ง๐™™ ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™จ. ๐Ÿคคโค๏ธ

I'm not usually a big fan of traditional Beancurd, but I still remember the first time I tried these ๐™Ž๐™ค๐™ฎ ๐˜ผ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฏ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ tarts decades ago, and fell in love with that silky smooth beancurd filling, encased in a beautiful cookie crust.

Extremely light with a delicate sweetness, this provides a totally experience compared to the creamy, custardy mouthfeel of regular egg tarts. Looking deceptively simple, every bite provides a gentle pleasure to the tastebuds. ๐Ÿ˜ Learning to savour such simple pleasures reminds me that life can be so simple. ๐Ÿƒ

I do wish getting my hands on these tarts were simpler though, since all 3 outlets are situated in town, and their opening hours aren't exactly convenient for people working regular weekdays. ๐Ÿคญ

One of the best things that came out from this pandemic, was the time and opportunity to rediscover local traditional food that I used to enjoy as a kid!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™†๐™ช ๐™†๐™ช๐™š๐™ (Literally translated as ๐™๐™š๐™™ ๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐Ÿขโค๏ธ) symbolizes Prosperity, Longevity and Wealth, and is NOT made out of turtles. LOLS~~

It is a small round or oval-shaped Chinese pastry with soft, sticky glutinous rice flour skin traditionally wrapped around a sweet filling of Mung Bean Paste or Sugared Peanuts ๐Ÿฅœ, and molded to resemble a turtle shell and presented on a square piece of banana leaf. These days, they come in all sorts of colours and fillings ๐ŸŒˆ, but it's rare to come across a perfectly thin yet chewy skin with just the right amount of filling. @jixiangconfectionery has gotten this done pat, and I was elated at how all the flavours came together so perfectly without overwhelming the tastebuds.

Definitely worth a stop if you're cafรฉ hopping in the Duxton or Everton Park area! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

On rainy days like these, having warm ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™‰๐™–๐™–๐™ฃ to soak up that deliciously savoury Yogurt ๐Ÿฅ› and Tomato-based ๐Ÿ… ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ sauce is one of those guilty pleasures of mine that make me incredibly happy.

Delightfully flavourful and elevated with strong spices, Indian food is one of my weak spots, and I'm not just talking about the quintessential ๐™๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž ๐™‹๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™– or ๐™๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ž (depending on which side of the Causeway you're on. ๐Ÿ˜†) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

On rainy days like these, having warm ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™‰๐™–๐™–๐™ฃ to soak up that deliciously savoury Yogurt ๐Ÿฅ› and Tomato-based ๐Ÿ… ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ sauce is one of those guilty pleasures of mine that make me incredibly happy.

Delightfully flavourful and elevated with strong spices, Indian food is one of my weak spots, and I'm not just talking about the quintessential ๐™๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž ๐™‹๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™– or ๐™๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ž (depending on which side of the Causeway you're on. ๐Ÿ˜†) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Stewed herbal duck and heavenly soft fish maw, a rare gem in Singapore these days. The vegetables were a little bitter, but that soft, flavourful duck more than made up for it. Definitely worth a try if you're in the area!

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Better known as the most famous Prawn Paste Chicken Wings (่™พ้…ฑ้ธก็ฟ…่†€) in Singapore๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ, @ahtanwings needs no introduction.

For those looking to venture into the flavourful world of fermented prawn paste, this is a great starting point. Coated in a super crispy batter, the wings exude the unmistakable fragrance of prawn paste, especially when served piping hot from the fryer.๐Ÿ˜‹โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

For ่™พ้…ฑ้ธก aficionados like me, you may find the flavour to be on the lighter side. Personally, I would drench them in marinade as much as possible, but then again, some may find the flavour too overwhelming. Like I said, great for people who like the taste of prawn paste, but probably not so much of a kick for those who want the authentic power-packed fermented goodness on your tastebuds. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ

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