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Fiona Lee
Fiona Lee

First time eating at a proper Turkish restaurant so not sure if the taste of the food is considered authentic. For those intending to use Burpple, take note that you shouldn't make a reservation on google - had a strange experience of being made to call on the spot to cancel the reservation before we were allowed to redeem the deal. Food was alright, nothing to shout about personally. Portion was ok, but for the quality/quantity probably wouldn't be worth it without the 1 for 1. Best dish of the day was ghe kunefe - be warned that it takes quite long to prepare (more like 20mins instead of the 10mins mentioned). Did expect it to be bigger for the price when I first saw it, but as it is quite cheesey on the inside, the portion is enough as it can get quite jelak even when sharing. Total bill was around $90.

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Clockwise from top: lime pistachio, yuzu citrus, matcha, orh nee

1. Lime pistachio: Not bad, the taste of the lime filling was strong enough but the couldn't taste the pistachio which was used as a topping
2. Citrus yuzu: sweet and tangy, my favourite of the lot and one of the few exceptions i enjoy as someone who does not really like donuts
3. Matcha: had high hopes since i love matcha, but give this a skip! Matcha flavour was so subtle, cant really tell its matcha
4. Orh nee: another crowd favourite bestseller which i thought was ok, but personally prefer cream fillings that are on the lighter side

Plus points to the cashier for being so friendly! Would go back to get the yuzu citrus again and try other flavours like pulut hitam.

Gave this place a try due to the overwhelming good reviews on Burpple and Google and it lived up to expectations. We ordered the smoked duck, grilled perch, lamb shank and ribeye (pictured) using the Burpple Beyond deal. The ribeye was the best of the lot - it came medium rare and was tender and juicy, would order it again if i return. The lamb shank was also soft but still had a very mild gamey taste. Perch and smoked duck were pretty good as well. Out of the mocktails ordered, felt that the new horizons was the best. Total bill for 4 mains and mocktails only came up to around $90 with Burpple which is affordable and great value for money.

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Great service and pretty good food. Got the Tunisian (shakshuka with brioche) which I enjoyed. Soft fluffy bread went well with the shakshuka. The server was also very friendly as well! Customers should note that they will start charging for still/sparkling water from September onwards though (no longer complimentary).

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Previously read good reviews about it so I wanted to see how it fares against other katsu places. The pork katsu ($9.80) did not come with rice ($2.00 ala carte). In general, although pricey for a food court, the quality of the katsu is restaurant standard. However, for charging $2.00, the portion of rice given is quite stingy. Only a sad small dollop of mustard was given as well, although the store did give quite a lot of cabbbage (pictured). Overall, the food was pretty good. However, I feel that Maruhachi Donburi is more value for money overall and would prefer that over this (given they are both similar in terms of the food offered).

FYI - Prices have risen to $7.50 for this. Portion was generous and just nice for 2. Bottle of gula melaka provided to add as much sauce as you prefer as well. The snow ice came with red beans, chendol (green jelly), grass jelly and clear jelly (seems to have replaced the attap seeds?). Texture of the snow ice was also good, but slightly bland without the addition of the gula melaka. More worth it than getting a bingsu at other places, but I think the snow ice at Ji De Chi leaves a stronger impression.

Ordered a few items but favourite of the lot was the crispy eggplant (pictured). It was crisp and well flavoured - would go back to get it again. For some of the other items:
- Fish maw soup: was not bad but the portion was small and more meant for a single diner just FYI
- Seafood pao fan: felt it was a little salty, but generous with the ingredients
- Chicken with truffle: decent but nothing very outstanding

Service was great as the staff were very attentive and offered to top up our tea occasionally and divide the dishes as well. Be warned about the tea though - did not notice it was charged per pax so it can get pretty pricey at about ~$4++ per person.

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Flavours bought : Mango, peach, apple crumble, tiramisu and snow crab mentaiko

Promo at AMK was buy 6 and get 2 free items (applicable only for normal items at $1.20). Total price paid was about $17+ with the croffles priced from $2.70 to $3+.

Pretty worth it as the croffles were quite big and were also generous with ingredients. Have yet to tried all but so far my favourite is the mango one as it was topped with a lot of sweet mango cubes.

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Went on a weekend and there was a queue which didn't look too long but it moved quite slow. Food also took awhile to arrive after being seated but no big issue as there is free flow soup while waiting. Soft tofu stew ($11.90+) did not come with rice and had to add on separately ($1.50+) - note that there is GST but no service charge. The portion is not very big but is ok for small eaters. Soup was a little spicy but satisfying. Tofu was not the super soft kind typically used in sundubu but that was fine.

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Redeemed the 1 for 1 deal and was surprised when the seller allowed us to redeem it without getting a drink (i.e. 1 for 1 acai with the drink being optional). Total was $9.80 nett for two M acai bowls. I preferred the cookie monster better out of the two due to the ingredients and cookie butter. However, seems like the quality used to be better when they were located at Singpost. Not sure if it was because the acai was left at the counter for a few minutes (since we were told to return in 5mins without being given a buzzer) but the acai was not really icy. A friend commented that it didn't seem fresh as well. But given the 1 for 1 promo, its still very worth it and would return again.

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They had many pre-set options but I decided to go with the classic rosti with sour cream ($10.90) and top up with the mushrooms ($5.50) instead. Total price paid was $16.40 nett since there was no GST/ service charge. Rosti and mushroom were both good, but seems like prices have risen (compared to an earlier review on Burpple with the exact same combo) so its not exactly cheap. But still worth a try and very convenient in terms of location.

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Passed by KINEX and decided to give it a try since they have Burpple Beyond. Pandan latte sounded interesting but did not really taste special. Peach oolong was nice! Very worth it with Burpple (total $4.70 for both). Do note that exclusions apply for the deal and drinks above $6 are ineligible.

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