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What's different is that instead of the super hot chili paste they basically use sambal here. Otherwise it's alright, the veggies are cooked at too hot a temp it's difficult to eat immediately

A taste of childhood. Been eating there when they were at longhouse, first time having them again at balestier.

EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS IT WAS. Due to nostalgia I really love this(it was by far the best braised duck rice my younger self have had) but I will try to be objective.

Their grains are particularly delicious. Each has a life of its own, most places have grains that stick together but this doesn't at all. Superb with the sauce, good enough to eat on its own

Their chili is still smashing too. A sweet sour slightly viscuous clear garlic sauce, as well as a peanutty thicker sauce that brings a bit of heat. Mix the two for maximum pleasure.

Have to say their duck meat is not the most tender but good enough. Also there's mad skill in deboning the duck leg, it's super clean.

Duck soup is plain but nice, there's depth. Imagine salted veg duck soup without the salted veg lol

Still one of the best around

This BCM as good!! The dry meekia version had an oomph to it, and it was a better than average medley of noodles and sauce. Defo sth I'll keep coming back to!

Located in Days Hotel, 21 on Rajah specialises in Mediterranean and Asian local delights and diners can look forward to the eye catching seafood on ice, mixed grill kebabs with creamy garlic sauce, Lebanese flatbread with hummus before diving into the local favourites such as the DIY station of fruit rojak or get meaty at the carving, BBQ & grill sections.

For a weekday lunch buffet, it is priced at $48++ per adult, weekday dinner buffet at $58++ per adult, weekend brunch buffet at $58++ per adult and weekend dinner buffet at $68++ per adult. For booking reservations, you can head over to the link below.
✨ 21 on Rajah
📍 1 Jalan Rajah, Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore, Singapore 329133
🌐 21onrajah.com
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For our mains, we ordered a plate of duck rice from Long House Soo Kee Duck Rice, and we were served a plate of messy-looking rice, topped with duck meat with a hard-boiled egg served along the side. However, the dish was awesome! 😋 The duck meat was really tender and there were no bones at all, so it is not a hassle at all to finish the duck meat. Furthermore, we love that some of the duck meat still has a layer of skin/fats on them, and we really love those chewy portions too!

However, what we thought really differentiated this duck rice from other duck rice is the rice itself! Soo Kee's version drenches the rice in a sweet gravy that was full of flavour. As a result, the rice doesn't taste dry and boring at all, unlike that at many duck rice stalls around Singapore! There is chilli served along the sides, and it is only slightly spicy and has a tinge of sourness to it as well (probably from lime), but we thought it adds another type of flavour to the rice if you like it!

This is one of the tastiest duck rice that we have had in Singapore and for only $4++, you should definitely try it out if you are planning to have a meal at Balestier Market. 😋😋😋

We were looking out for cheap food options in the Novena area and we chanced upon Balestier Market! To start our meal, we ordered two popiahs from Miao Sin Popiah, which cost around $2 each. One highlight for us would be the generous serving of peanut crumbs, which makes the filling really crunchy! While the skin was a little thicker-than-usual, we felt that it was useful because the turnip from Miao Sin was a little wet. Thankfully, the Popiah skin didn't break easily but it would have been nice if the turnip were a little drier. The spicy level at Miao Sin Popiah (if you indicate that you want spicy Popiah) is pretty mild, so if you really want your popiah spicy, you should indicate that you want more chilli.

Surprisingly, Miao Sin Popiah also sells other fried items such as carrot cake, and we will be sure to try that in future as we saw good reviews about those too!

Balestier Market was pretty empty on a Saturday afternoon, and given that there are air coolers in this hawker centre, it actually makes for a decent environment to have a conversation with friends! The only downside is that it is not really near any MRT station, and you probably need to take a bus to get there.

The small (4sgd) was pretty substantial portion for small appetites. The soup is delicately flavored with two fresh prawns meatballs crispy anchovies and veggies. They had run out of my favorite flat noodles will come back to try the dry version.

About 18.5 SGD, liked the fresh medium sized prawns with a faint garlicky taste coupled with spinach and basil on a tomato sauce base. Pizza is thin crust and has a smokey flavor but somewhat dry. However disappointed as it got squashed before delivery.

Decent sized portion (for most people). Biggest issue would be that the pork belly had no miso flavour whatsoever, tasted quite plain with a charred flavour primarily. There's no miso sauce or anything of the sort on the rice either, which makes for a little bit of a bland dish. Upside would be that the pork was fantastically tender, and the ice lemon tea that came as part of the set was pretty good. Overall, I reccomend ordering something else.

Rating: 5 ඞ/10 ඞ

Final price: $28.25 (Burpple set for two)

Unfortunately, this dish was a little lacking. Portion is small, with a overpowering furikake-esque taste. The only garnish is tiny shrimp and tobiko, so most of the dish is just pasta lol. Not reccomended for people who want big portions. Came with Ginger Lemonade, which had an overpowering ginger taste. Pasta was al dente which was good, a fantastic hardness to it.

Rating: 3 ඞ/10 ඞ

Final price: $28.25 (Burpple set for two)

Back at one of my favourite casual diners to try out their new menu!

If you had not seen my previous post on @viiogastropub , you’re missing out! Borne from the Founder’s love for fine food, craft beer and good company, @viiogastropub menu spotlights a line-up of fresh craft beers and delicious food that will delight all taste preferences.

👍🏻𝐏𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐨𝐢𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐬
With Brioche, Marmalade and Torched Tobiko. That’s one huge piece of Foie gras! Definitely one of the biggest piece of Foie Gras we have had! Would be better if the brioche was crisp!

🐙𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐬
With bianco sauce, potato noisette, charred cherry tomato and ikura.

👍🏻𝐀𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐨 𝐎𝐥𝐢𝐨 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐚 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐩
Al-dente and flavorful.

👍🏻𝐋𝐚𝐦𝐛 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐤
Tender and robust, not gamey.

Served with ice cream and shaved chocolates. The waffles tasted fresh and crisp, a nice finale to end off the meal.

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