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𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐛 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐡 (4⭐️; $23) - Crisp on the outside and pillowy soft toast packed full of flower crab with sweet mayo, tangy pickled-shallots, juicy umami pops of ikura, and refreshing herb salad.

𝐓𝐨𝐦 𝐲𝐮𝐦 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐬 (4⭐️; $24) - Delicious sharing plate of fresh, plump, and juicy @ahhuakelong mussels. The homemade Tom yum rempah hit all the right sweet, tangy, savory, and spicy notes. If nitpicking, did wish for the mussels to be better cleaned as several had the beard still attached.

𝐁𝐮𝐚𝐡 𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐮𝐚𝐤 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐚𝐨 (3.5⭐️; $18) - Distinct earthiness and deep buah keluak notes with well-rendered pork belly sandwiched in a crisp bao. Did find it to lean on the richer side and would have preferred for pairing of tangier achar (over the current nuttier rendition) for better balance.

𝐃𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐟𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐬 (4⭐️; $15) - Delectable sharing bites of moist and buttery financiers paired with creamy and umami chicken liver mousse. Personally found the zesty orange peel to be polarizing, adding a refreshing touch yet detracting from the richer stars.

Big prawns were quite good.

The broth itself tastes the same as the ones with the normal prawns. It's not extra briny from the big prawns

The broth is very strong. It's quite intense, but quite salty. It's kind of like if you stewed the normal soup down. In which case it's not as creamy from pork or briny from prawn as I rmbed

Overall a decent bowl, definitely not worth the travel

The sauce is sublime. It's quite sweet, very intense, and there's a strong fruitiness to it. Not sure how they achieved it, but it's miles ahead of your average tomato sauce

Worth a try if you're nearby

The oxtail is extremely tender. The sauce is meh tho, it's not umami enough nor thick enough, abit too sweet

Overall a good version, but the place is damn ulu so it's really not worth the journey under the sun at all

Prawns were very good. Pasta had a pretty decent texture. But bottarga sucked. Bitter with terrible flavour, I couldn't bring myself to even finish half of it

Not to mention they charge the same as a CBD pasta wth


Also I saw the pizzas, the dough looks limp so definitely no reason to visit

Had a weekend dinner at Sin Heng Claypot Bak Kut Teh (BKT), located along the bustling streets of Joo Chiat. The restaurant is quite famous and popular among locals in the area. I have dined here several times already, and the food quality and quantity have always been consistently excellent.

Here are my top 3 must-order dishes at Sin Heng Claypot BKT. Firstly and most definitely is the Claypot BKT, their soup is the herbal variation, with a rich and fragrant flavor that is not too overpowering. The soup is refillable, and the pork ribs are always cooked to perfection, offering the right texture and chewiness. The portion size is generous for the price. They also offer variations with pork innards and tail, and a mix dry version.

Next is the Cereal Chicken, the portion is generous, with many chicken pieces fried to an even, crispy coating of cereal. The cereal chicken pairs extremely well with the hot, soupy Claypot BKT.

Last but not least is the Cai Po (Preserved Radish) Egg. This dish features a thick and fluffy omelette paired with crunchy cai po. It serves as a perfect complementary side to the previous two dishes, making for a hearty meal combination.

Beyond the food, the staff at Sin Heng Claypot BKT are friendly and very efficient. From queuing to ordering, getting condiments, serving, and payment, everything was hassle-free. I believe the restaurant has deep heritage and dates way back, with a display booth at the front showcasing their history, which is very interesting, which you can check it out while queueing.

The dining environment is clean with indoor seating, but it is not air-conditioned. It can get quite hot and humid during sunny afternoons, which might not be ideal while eating hot BKT soup. However, on rainy days and chilly nights, this conditions are perfect.

They have a small car parking area right in front of their stall reserved for customers, accommodating about 10 vehicles. The queue during dinner time, especially on weekends, can get pretty long. However, the food wait time is short, and the turnover is usually fast, making it worth the wait.

I highly recommend Sin Heng Claypot BKT to anyone looking for an authentic, hearty BKT experience to enjoy with friends and family.

Went to Mr & Mrs Super Crispy Prata for a late breakfast on a weekend, introduced by my partner who knew my love for prata, and it definitely did not disappoint.

Tucked in a small coffee shop on Joo Chiat Street, it is extremely popular among the locals. As the name suggests, their prata is consistently crispy yet not too oily, with great-tasting dough.

My personal go-to dishes, which I highly recommend, are the plaster prata and the egg cheese prata. The plaster prata features a perfectly cooked egg with a runny yolk, which pairs extremely well with their signature sambal sauce. Their sambal is on the sweeter side but is packed with flavor. Combined with the curry, it creates a match made in heaven for their prata. The egg cheese prata is thick and hearty, with a generous amount of cheese packed within the egg and dough.

The coffee shop is relatively small with limited seating, and on weekends, the prata may run out quickly. So, do come early and be prepared to wait for both seats and food. Nonetheless, it is worth the trip to indulge in their sinful yet delectable prata.

Smallest portion alr

The veggies were alright, so was the fish. But the Assam is not strong enough. The flavours were generally there alr, but it's just somewhat weak. Plus it's very very oily

Smallest portion alr, just 5 prawns and nothing much else

Prawns were overcooked. Idk what's Indonesian but the aroma is like kamheong. Except made into the curry. Except that the curry is weak. When it cools down, you can hardly taste the spices

If you're going to be have a spice-ful sounding dish, why make it so weak? Plus there's a lot of oil, so it's clearly not for health reasons

Don't bother

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Probably the version with the most obvious pork lard taste I've had. Unfortunately the wok hei and the fragrance of the garlic could have been more pronounced

As it is, it's a decent version that's quite well seasoned, both with salt and sugar