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Back loin ribs seasoned with secret dry rub and mopped with homemade bbq sauce then smoked in-house with a blend of mesquite and hickory wood chips imported from the US.

This restaurant with old-school bar vibes serves really good hickory-smoked pork ribs with sweet-smoky BBQ sauce. The ribs were tender and fall off the bone. My order came with two sides and I chose fries and (real) onion rings to go along with my ribs $33 ยฝ Slab + $3 Onion Rings

I got this mainly for the refreshing pear sorbet๐Ÿ Opted for pistachio butter which came in a GENEROUS amount but wasnโ€™t as nutty as I expected. Iโ€™ll stick to cashew/cookie butter!

Weโ€™ve heard about Tomo Cafe for quite some time and finally dropped by their outlet at Joo Chiat to check it out! We came after lunch so we just got some drinks and a dessert to share:

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This featured honeycomb in milk with an espresso shot that was aromatic and on point. The drink was really aesthetic but it was a little too much honeycomb for us. It had a tendency to stick to your teeth too. Nevertheless, we loved how changing to oat milk does not require a top up!

A substantial cup of houjicha goma latte, youโ€™d be hit by strong umami notes which tasted almost like seaweed but in a good way. The goma cream was nutty and delicious, while houjicha flavours were decently rich and not too thin. This was a good and safe choice!

We were initially quite surprised by the size of this dessert. There was a thin layer of pannacotta, topped with cinnamon crumble, generous honeycomb, and vanilla ice cream. The pannacotta was creamy and fragrant, went well with the texture of the cinnamon crumble and the sticky crunchy texture of the honeycomb. The vanilla ice cream was an icy refreshing contrast to the dessert.
Tomo Cafe is very popular, especially on the weekends. They have a dining time limit of 90 minutes too - so donโ€™t forget to make a reservation in advance. Weโ€™d be back for their drinks and to try their mains!

Really awesome dish. Sweet & Savoury on a plate

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They have amazing suckling pig but this appetiser โ€ฆ. ๐Ÿคช

The cake had great flavor and was light and fresh, not too sweet. Wish the cake could be slightly fluffier ๐Ÿ˜œ. Coffee comes only in black r white and white comes only with oat meal. Complimentary cookie

Oh this packed such a good punch! The sambal here was really solid, spicy with a nice hae bi hiam savouriness in it. The brinjal was soft and nice, though the skin was cooked til a bit too hard.


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Had this a pretty long time ago, and somehow I donโ€™t remember it being as good as it was now. The Bak Kut Teh here was on the peppery side - just as how I liked it. For the small size, there was a good portion of pork ribs in it, with the meat being relatively tender (Iโ€™ve had way tougher ones elsewhere๐Ÿซ ). A good fix if youโ€™re craving comfort food that is peppery, but Iโ€™ve got to admit that itโ€™s one of the slightly pricier ones and there might be queue even after peak dinner hours!


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First time at Sin Heng Claypot Bak Koot Teh, even though I have walked down Joo Chiat Road so many times for my entire life!

Saw some crowd at this food place so we decided to give it a go!

What we ordered:
-Bak Kut Teh (medium for $15)
-White Rice ($1): We wanted yam rice initially, but it was already sold out
-You Tiao ($2.50)
-Lime withe Prune Drink ($2)

The bak kut teh soup was a dark brown colour, however the tastes is not the herbal kind, but more of the pepperish kind, quite similar to songfa bkt i must say! The soups here are also refillable, and they give so much at one go (so much more than song fa)! Enjoyed the meal here!

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