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Do you love Din Tai Fung’s pork chop fried rice? Well have I got a place for you. Quietly located in the basement of Golden Mile Tower, King of Fried Rice serves up these delicious plates at a steal. Like their name suggests, they only sell fried rice, which comes in four different flavours ($5++) — original egg, XO, tom yum, and mala. If you’re feeling a little fancy, you can also add on extra ingredients such as tobiko, shimeji or a sunny side up for $1 per item. Unfortunately, they were already sold out of the tom yum and mala when we’d arrived. And this was just an hour after their opening!


Despite limited online reviews, there was a huge number of customers hoping to get their hands on this plate of eggy goodness. Although there were only less than five people ahead of us in the queue, we waited for a total of thirty minutes because there were plenty of orders. My mouth kept watering as I watched others tuck into their fried rice. The chef only fries a maximum of two plates at a time to maintain the quality. Despite being a two man show, the chef, and his wife, delivered each and every plate superbly.


Deliciously savoury with bits of egg in every bite, the rice was absolutely worth the wait. Each grain of rice was almost buttery. I also loved the amount of wok hei present in the dish, proving that they are indeed the king of fried rice.

While the fried rice was amazing, what really stole the show was the pork chop. It was perfectly marinated and tender. Some pork chops tend to be dry and hard, but this was definitely not the case here! In fact, I can honestly say that this is the best fried rice I’ve tasted.

King of Fried Rice

Address: 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, #B1-56, 199589

Phone: 9159 4902

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/koffriedrice/about/?ref=page_internal

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30am to 8:30pm. Saturday: 12:30pm to 8:30pm. Closed on Sundays.

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The wait is over everyone, Gram’s famous souffle pancakes have finally landed on our shores. Officially making its grand entrance at 1pm today, we already anticipate a long line of excited diners out the door. Gram Cafe & Pancakes hails from Osaka, Japan, and one could even call it the Godfather of all Instagram souffle pancakes.

Whipped full of air, and slow-cooked on a low heat, this gives us the iconic, and instagram-worthy jigglyness. Gram uses premium ingredients for its pancakes, with most of them being imported all the way from Japan.

These beautiful Premium Pancakes ($17.90) are made to order, so do expect to wait a little while. Unfortunately for us, it’s also only limited to 30 servings a day at 11am, 3pm and 6pm. This is due to the amount of time and effort required to produce each batch.

While we all hope we could eat it all day every day, don’t despair too much as they do offer other things as well! For our sweet tooths, you can opt for the classic pancakes they have, such as the Rich Tiramisu Pancakes ($15.90) Mixed Fruits and Chocolate Pancakes ($15.90). They’re created with the same recipe as Gram Japan, and is inspired by the traditional Japanese dorayaki pancakes.

And for those who’d like something more savoury, they also serve up the Turkey Bacon and Scrambled Egg Pancakes ($18.90), as well as Chili Beans Pancakes ($18.90) and a Salmon and Avocado Pancakes ($19.90). Other non pancake offerings include a BLT sandwich, french toasts, and even an exclusive Japanese Curry pancake set to come out later.

Although we’d only managed to get a taste of their Premium Pancakes on our visit, they were definitely up to standard. Biting into it felt like biting into a delicious cloud. Paired with the maple syrup and housemade whipped cream, it was a match made in heaven! The maple syrup was of a thicker viscosity which I prefer, and paired well with the cream, which was light and milky. Without a doubt, it’s one of the best souffle pancakes I’ve had in Singapore, and definitely worth a try.

Gram Cafe & Pancakes

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity #02-110, Singapore 098585

Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grampancakes/

Note: This is an invited tasting.

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Toa Payoh has its fair share of delicious eats and we’ve found another spot to add to the list. Heading over at 9:30am on a Tuesday morning, I was expecting the coffee shop to be relatively quiet but boy, was I wrong. Every single table, but one, was occupied by aunties and uncles tucking into the very bowl of deliciousness that brought me all the way here.

While it didn’t have a snaking long queue, there was a constant and steady stream of people waiting to get their hands on this glorious bowl. Evidently, this stall was very popular with the local residents, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on my own. Unlike most fishball noodle places that offer more variety, their menu only has two things — Fishball Noodles(Dry or Soup). You can order the standard bowl which costs $4, or choose to get a smaller or larger portion for $3 and $5 respectively. Despite the slim menu, the stall has been operating since 1967 so they must be doing something right!

There’s only one person manning the entire stall and I was amazed at how he managed to churn out bowl after bowl without stopping. After about a 15-minute wait, we finally received our food. We went with both the soup and dry options, but opted for different noodles in each. For the dry version, we ordered the standard mee pok (flat yellow noodles), and for the soup version, we got a combination of kway teow (flat rice noodles) and yellow noodles.


I was expecting a bowl with the standard fishballs and fishcake, and maybe some minced pork on top, but I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of ingredients. While it definitely had all the standard accompaniments, there was also a meatball, deep-fried wanton, and even braised mushrooms! I love both fishball noodles and bak chor mee, but my gripe with the former was always the lack of mushrooms that bak chor mee has, so imagine my happiness when this bowl came with it!

I prefer dry noodles to soup noodles so, naturally, I was more inclined towards the dry noodles here. However, the soup was honestly pretty tasty as well. The surprise star of the show, though, was the meatball which looked unassuming but turned out to be really good! It even had bits of water chestnut which gave it a better texture.

While I would have preferred the noodles to be a tad spicier and more vinegar-y, this is definitely worth trying if you’re in the Toa Payoh area.

MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.

Cai Ji Fishball Noodle

Address: 94 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310094

Opening Hours: 7:30am to 2pm. Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Everyday, without fail, Jie Bakery in Tai Seng rolls out batches of freshly baked bread.

I kid you not when I say that the bread-making process was therapeutic to witness. I was mesmerised by the machines kneading and dividing the rolls swiftly and efficiently.

After being kneaded by machines, the dough is shaped by hand.

A worker labels each batch of bread with different colours or patterns, according to its filling, before another worker places them, tray after tray, into the humongous oven.

Jimmy Ma, the owner of Jie Bakery, comes daily to monitor the operations. He helps out if there is a shortage of manpower, and does deliveries to various locations. Jimmy started with no experience in this industry, but has been managing the business for 30 years now.

Jimmy started out as an employee. He worked for 4 to 5 years and went through every role — baker, cashier, manager, and even deliveryman. He decided to take over the bakery when the owner wanted to shut it.

He shared with us that 2 years ago, there was actually a fire which broke out due to the worn-out oven exploding. Fortunately, no one was hurt. It was heart-wrenching for Jimmy to see his beloved bakery ruined.

Since then, he makes sure that the new oven is serviced every now and then. He has also learnt how to fix minor faults in the machines so that operations will not be affected. Sometimes, he learns just from watching the professional technicians repair the machines. 

Watching the workers spread the egg wash onto the sausage buns, and seeing the rolls emerge from the oven were exceptionally pleasing.

Another hot-seller is the white loaf. The charred exterior is removed and the loaves are placed onto shelves.

Another worker will then cut the loaves, with a machine. The slices of bread are now ready to be spread with kaya, butter, or peanut butter.

Yes, Jie Bakery prepares the entire loaf for you. Save the hassle of putting on the spread yourself.

We always order the fluffy loaves and sausage buns! Sometimes, we buy the plain loaves and toast them in our office for breakfast. The difference between the bread from Jie Bakery and the typical mass-produced bakeries is very obvious. You got to get your hands on the bread to fully understand what I mean.

Having fresh bakes at the start of the day brings us so much joy. We absolutely love the simple traditional bread that Jie Bakery offers!

Jimmy deserves a medal for his effort and hard-work! There is no shortcut to making such marvellous traditional old school bread (at least 800 to 1000 loaves of white bread a day).

Jie Bakery

Address: 123 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534837

Mobile: 9818 8386

Opening Hours: 7am to 11pm daily. 10am to 11pm on Sundays.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JieTraditionalBreadBakery/

MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.

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Everyday, without fail, Jie Bakery in Tai Seng rolls out batches of freshly baked bread.

I kid you not when I say that the bread-making process was therapeutic to witness. I was mesmerised by the machines kneading and dividing the rolls swiftly and efficiently.

After being kneaded by machines, the dough is shaped by hand.

A worker labels each batch of bread with different colours or patterns, according to its filling, before another worker places them, tray after tray, into the humongous oven.

Jimmy Ma, the owner of Jie Bakery, comes daily to monitor the operations. He helps out if there is a shortage of manpower, and does deliveries to various locations. Jimmy started with no experience in this industry, but has been managing the business for 30 years now.

Jimmy started out as an employee. He worked for 4 to 5 years and went through every role — baker, cashier, manager, and even deliveryman. He decided to take over the bakery when the owner wanted to shut it.

He shared with us that 2 years ago, there was actually a fire which broke out due to the worn-out oven exploding. Fortunately, no one was hurt. It was heart-wrenching for Jimmy to see his beloved bakery ruined.

Since then, he makes sure that the new oven is serviced every now and then. He has also learnt how to fix minor faults in the machines so that operations will not be affected. Sometimes, he learns just from watching the professional technicians repair the machines. 

Watching the workers spread the egg wash onto the sausage buns, and seeing the rolls emerge from the oven were exceptionally pleasing.

Another hot-seller is the white loaf. The charred exterior is removed and the loaves are placed onto shelves.

Another worker will then cut the loaves, with a machine. The slices of bread are now ready to be spread with kaya, butter, or peanut butter.

Yes, Jie Bakery prepares the entire loaf for you. Save the hassle of putting on the spread yourself.

We always order the fluffy loaves and sausage buns! Sometimes, we buy the plain loaves and toast them in our office for breakfast. The difference between the bread from Jie Bakery and the typical mass-produced bakeries is very obvious. You got to get your hands on the bread to fully understand what I mean.

Having fresh bakes at the start of the day brings us so much joy. We absolutely love the simple traditional bread that Jie Bakery offers!

Jimmy deserves a medal for his effort and hard-work! There is no shortcut to making such marvellous traditional old school bread (at least 800 to 1000 loaves of white bread a day).

Jie Bakery

Address: 123 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534837

Mobile: 9818 8386

Opening Hours: 7am to 11pm daily. 10am to 11pm on Sundays.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JieTraditionalBreadBakery/

MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.

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My husband is becoming a food expert in Johor Bahru because he goes across the causeway at least once a month to eat with his friends. When we finally arranged for a food trip last month, he excitedly brought us to this hidden gem in Stulang Darat. “I want to bring you to check out this cafe,” he said. Of course, I look at him in disbelief, because he is not a cafe person to begin with!

True enough, we ended up at a carpark situated in the midst of 3-storey flats. I thought we had lost our way. I saw an old school playground and a temple in the neighbourhood. But as we walked towards the end of Block B, I saw San Lou Cafe (三楼咖啡屋). Not the kind of cafe I had imagined, but a rather laid back eatery that serves really delicious zi-char dishes that are very affordable.

It’s a family-style restaurant and everyone here is very friendly. Before finding a table, we went into the kitchen to pick a fresh fish and decide on the cooking style.

I may not be accurate with the names of the fish, but the cook recommended threadfin and croaker, cooked in two different ways — steamed with preserved radish, and with assam. The steamed fish was covered with spring onions and preserved radish, which elevated the umami of the whole dish. You can taste the delicate sweetness of the fresh fish. The steaming Asam fish curry was my favourite. The whole table was slurping up the sweet, sour and spicy gravy.

The stir-fried clams here were probably the best I have tasted. They were slightly briny but very juicy and fresh. After eating the clams here, I don’t think I would order it anywhere else. We also had omelette with fresh krill (small shrimps) and Sayur Manis. It’s my first time eating mani cai with eggs; I usually have them in my bowl of mee hoon kueh.

This is an excellent eatery where you can truly experience JB food. Our meal only cost RM 98! What a steal!

San Lou Cafe

Address: 16, Jalan Stulang Laut, Taman Stulang, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Phone: +60 12-791 7868

Opening Hours: 7am to 2pm, closed on Thursdays

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In the old heartland estate of Jalan Besar, there sits a quaint cluster of hawker shophouses. The latest addition? The legendary Kok Kee Wanton Mee!



Being here on the afternoon of their grand opening, I was awe-struck by the stall which was exuding a commanding and strong aura that was fuelled by the clanging cymbals and banging drums of a lion dance troupe. The stall also had the support of friends, family, and loyal customers. Needless to say, it attracted the attention of the regular lunch crowd and curious passersby.

Fans will surely remember the nightly long queues for this famous wanton mee back at Lavender Food Square.



Everything on the menu is $5 now (a slight $0.50 mark up from before). To our pleasant surprise, every mouthful of Kok Kee’s soft and springy noodles  with their special homemade sauce still tasted splendid. And the noodles still sent us on a quick trip to food heaven… Yes, they may have been out of business for 2 years, but some things never change!



Apart from their noodles, Kok Kee Wanton Mee is renowned for their shui jiaos, and crispy wontons that explode like stardust. Needless to say, they were scrumptious! I was taken back to my childhood days — munching on bite-sized dumplings while my feet dangled above the ground from one of those red plastic kopitiam chairs.

The barbecued pork was tender and juicy, albeit lacking a deep reddish-brown hue and charred edges. The fresh leafy vegetables and mildly fragrant broth were comforting and soothed my soul. It is true, there is just something so special about the noodles here that makes it one of Singapore’s most beloved hawker dishes.


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Kok Kee Wanton Mee

Address: 30 Foch Rd, Singapore 209276

Opening Hours: 12pm till sold out

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kokkeewantonnoodles/

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Yishun Park Hawker Centre’s highly anticipated $1 carnival is back! Same as last year, there are 26 stalls participating in the carnival this year. Make sure you’re free on 29th June, from 11am to 5pm. Gather your friends and family to try the offerings from all 26 stalls. Pace yourself and go through as many $1 dishes as you can! Each customer can purchase up to 2 portions from the participating stall each time you join the queue.

Here are some of the new highlights and Team Tam Chiak’s top picks.

NEW DISHES THIS YEAR

Kalsom Kuih Muih (#01-01) – Potato Epok Epok
The Potato Epok Epok here is as authentic as it gets! I’m sure you wouldn’t stop at one but remember there are 25 other dishes to try!

Kintaro (#01-05) – Assorted Mochi
A traditional food for Japanese New Year, the assorted mochi is soft and chewy, and incredibly addictive!

Mo Mo Shi Guang (#01-09) – Sugar Cane
An underrated stall nestled in Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Mo Mo Shi Guang offers refreshing sugar cane juice that will definitely quench your thirst.

Ah Lock Tofu (#01-08) – Meatballs with Rice
Lock Teng took a break from his undergraduate studies to attend to his stall. The stall is known for its fried Hakka tofu and Hakka thunder tea rice, but be sure to try the meatballs with rice!

Yi Kou Mian (#01-12) – Fried Wanton
Handmade fried wantons are the perfect snack for both the young and old!

Chit Chaat Chai (#01-13) – Vadai
Infusing North Indian flavours into a Western snack-bar experience, Chit Chaat Chai recreates Indian street food. Don’t miss the vadai!

Da San Yuan (#01-15) – Fishball Soup
Have a simple bowl of fishball soup and let your hair down at the carnival.

Haji Osman and Jasmah Nasi Ayam (#01-19) – Thai Chilli Chicken Cutlet Rice
Look forward to Haji Osman and Jasmah Nasi Ayam’s Thai Chilli Chicken Cutlet Rice as it will satisfy all of your fried chicken cravings!

Xin Fa Ji (#01-23) – Fried Hokkien Mee
Relatively drier than others, the noodles absorbed all the essence of the stock really well. Mix the chilli in thoroughly and it becomes yummier!

Li Fang Congee (#01-25) – Pork Congee
The classic pork congee is simple, but satisfying!

Nanyang Curry (#01-26) – Chicken Curry
Now, $1 chicken curry? You absolutely can’t miss it!

51 Noodle House (#01-27) – Dry Mee Pok with Braised Pork
This rendition of bak chor mee with tender braised pork and dark sauce left quite an impression, and you should definitely try it.

The Outslider (#01-31)- Chocolate Youtiao
Crispy youtiao with chocolate sauce just can’t go wrong. Round off your feast here with this sweet treat!

Wee Kim Hainanese Chicken Rice (#01-32) – Chicken Rice (Roasted or Steamed)
If you’ve always wanted to try the chicken rice, but haven’t done so. This is the perfect opportunity.

Seafood Pirates (#01-35) – Mentaiko Omelette Rice
Seafood Pirates has upped its game by offering Mentaiko Omelette Rice this year! We loved the smokiness and umami in the torched mentaiko.

Jiao Cai Hotplate BBQ (#01-39) – Sambal Lala
Jiao Cai Hotplate BBQ only uses fresh seafood, so you can expect the sambal lala to be juicy and sweet. Don’t forget to dip the lala into the house-made sambal chilli and chinchalok. Shiok!

Tuck Shop (#01-44) – Iced Chocolate
Tuck Shop’s Iced Chocolate will be a huge hit with everyone. It’s not too sweet, and I believe that it’s a beverage that all will enjoy.

MISS TAM CHIAK’S TOP PICKS

XLX Modern Tze Char (#01-28) – La La White Bee Hoon *Miss Tam Chiak’s Pick*
Xin Long Xin’s white beehoon is immersed in a flavoursome broth that’s made with pork bones and chicken stock. The broth is simmered for 10 hours, so you can expect it to be really rich and robust.

Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang (#01-33) – Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang *Miss Tam Chiak’s Pick*
We were addicted to the ayam taliwang which Puti and Noorman marinate by hand. The chicken, which is loaded with their special marinade, is grilled to perfection.

Yap’s Noodle (#01-36) – Curry Chee Cheong Fun *Miss Tam Chiak’s Pick*
Yap’s Noodle’s curry chee cheong fun is a testimony to the existence of authentic Malaysian cuisine in Singapore. We enjoyed every bit of it!

Smokin’ Joe (#01-37) – 1/4 Wagyu Beef Burger *Miss Tam Chiak’s Pick*
Grab a quarter of Smokin’ Joe’s Wagyu Beef Burger for just $1! The juicy wagyu patty offers just a glimpse of Joseph’s affordable restaurant-standard fare.

Ah Tan Wings (#01-40) – Har Cheong Gai *Miss Tam Chiak’s Pick*
By now, most of you would have heard of Ah Tan Wings. Their irresistible har cheong gai (prawn paste chicken wing) is going for just $1! You may be tempted to have 10 but keep in mind that there’s plenty of food to try!

If you’re craving for prata, go to SJ Sickaner Ammal (#01-10) for some crispy yet fluffy Plain Prata with fish or mutton curry! JJ Prawn Noodle (#01-21)’s signature prawn noodles makes a return again this year. So if you’ve always been a fan, or have missed it very much, now’s the time to get a taste of it again.

$1 DURIAN

Yishun Park Hawker Centre is also offering different types (Mao Shan Wang, D13, D24 and Red Prawn) of durian at just $1! If this is not a deal to you, I don’t know what is!

So for durian-lovers out there, remember to collect your receipt from the hawkers when you purchase the $1 tasting portions. The number of durians you may redeem is based on the number of $1 food/drink item on the receipt from the participating hawker stalls. You can simply present the receipt(s) at the 3 designated durian stalls to purchase durians at just $1 each.

$1 WEEKEND PASAR EDITION

Look out for at least 4 stalls selling clothes, homeware, soft toys and many more. Prices start from $1!

PARK & PLAY $1 EDITION

Park & Play’s craft, face painting and highlight activities will run from 1pm to 5pm (complimentary). In addition, a BOUNCY CASTLE is making an appearance. And the entrance fee is just $1 for every 30 minutes. Aren’t kids now just so blessed?!

DRESS-LIKE-A-HAWKER PHOTOBOOTH

On 29th June, an actual hawker stall will be turned into a photobooth here! For those who have always dreamt about becoming a hawker since they were young (I’m low-key one of them), now’s the opportune time to dress like one. I’m very excited about this year’s photobooth because I’ll get to look like a hawker hero with props such as aprons and woks!

WIN TRAY-RETURN LUCKY DRAW

Ever since Yishun Park Hawker Centre started, it has been a self-tray returning food centre. On 29th June, stand a chance to win $1000 worth of dining credits ($2, $5, $20 or $100) through a lucky draw at tray-return stations. Beyond the dining credits, let us all also cultivate a habit of returning our trays whenever possible!

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Complimentary to-and-fro shuttle bus services will be provided from 10.45am to 5:15pm at Sembawang, Yishun, Khatib MRT stations’ drop-off points, and Yishun Park Hawker Centre. Take note that durians are strictly not allowed onboard.

All $1 dishes and $1 durians (1000kg only) are limited in quantity, so head over early to avoid disappointment. Admission is free so bring your friends and families! Remember to come with an empty stomach because there’re so much to eat!

Yishun Park Hawker Centre

Address: 51 Yishun Avenue 11, Singapore 760355

Phone: 6481 7573

Opening Hours: 6am to 10pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YishunParkHC/

This post was brought to you by YISHUN PARK HAWKER CENTRE.

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Makko Teck Neo’s location is interesting — it is tucked in a void deck in a quiet neighbourhood. Makko means ‘aunt’ in Peranakan culture while Teck Neo is the name of the lady boss. Makko Teck Neo sells their signature pineapple tarts every Chinese New Year. Following the success of the tarts, the team decided to open a restaurant serving Peranakan food in Telok Blangah Rise. They have also opened a take-away kiosk in Tang Plaza last year.

These bite-sized Ngoh Hiang ($11.90) were so addictive. They are filled with minced pork, prawns, chestnut and chives, and deep-fried till lightly crunchy. The chestnut gives it a nice crunch and the chilli sauce balances out the saltiness of the ngoh hiang. Nyonya Kueh Pie Tee ($9.90) is a classic dish where a thin slice of prawn is topped with soft turnip stew. Add some chilli sauce and you have yourself a nice little treat.

Dry Mee Siam ($5.80) is Makko Teck Neo’s signature. This dish is full of flavour – you can taste lemongrass, sambal, Kaffir lime and many other spices in each mouthful. With a squeeze of fresh lime, the dish is even tastier. Even though it was dry mee siam, the vermicelli remained moist and the tau pok still had some gravy when I bit into it. This is the house special and it’s usually sold out early.

Best paired with the mee siam, the Chap Chye ($14.90) was sweet and soft. Makko Teck Neo’s Tauhu Goreng ($6.80) sees deep-fried tofu piled with shredded cucumber, bean sprouts and a mountainous helping of nutty peanut sauce. We didn’t go for the Ayam Buah Keluak ($16.90). Instead, we ordered the Rempah Ayam Goreng ($11.90). The fried chicken is marinated with tamarind and served with their special sambal sauce.

They have different daily specials too. On the Sunday that we were there, the specials were Beef Rendang ($14.90) and Pork Rib Pongteh ($12.90). The most memorable dish on that day was beef rendang. It was on the spicy side and definitely packed a punch. The sauce was so fragrant and rich, and went very well with the plain basmati rice. Stewed in fermented soy bean, the pork rib pongteh was not too bad too as the meat was wonderfully tender.

Makko Teck Neo’s Peranakan food is not bad. We all know that Peranakan food requires tedious cooking processes and prices tend to be steeper. However, the food here is really value for money. The little eatery is located in Telok Blangah Rise, and public parking is relatively easy to find. They also sell different types of nyonya kueh such as kueh dadar, ondeh ondeh, kueh salat, kueh talam, kueh lapis and blue pea dumplings!

Makko Teck Neo

Address: Blk 35 Telok Blangah Rise, #01-303, Singapore 090035

Phone: +65 6275 1330

Opening Hours: 7.30am to 9.00pm (Tue-Sun), Closed on Mon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Makko-Teck-Neo-449543601763219

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Annyeonghaseyo! K-fever never ends, and Korean cuisine has never been hotter. Singaporeans’ love for awesome Korean food just never dies. Extremely popular in South Korea, Masizzim is a huge casual restaurant chain that constantly sends out delectable dishes that are perfect for sharing.

Masizzim – Hearty $50++ Set Meal That Will Make You Go “Daebak!” - YouTube

Masizzim’s menu centers itself on mouthwatering stews, DIY riceballs and lip-smackingly tasty sides. This June, Masizzim is offering the Daebak Set meal, which includes a scrumptious stew, a riceball, and a side at just $50++! With a choice of 3 stews, 4 riceballs, 2 types of sides (Pancake/Egg Roll) to choose from, you can build the ultimate set meal, by you, for you! If you aren’t sure what to order, then have a look at our recommendations!

Oh my, where do I start? Masizzim’s delicious fare has seriously got us in a pickle. It’s tough picking a favourite but let’s begin with Masizzim’s piping hot stews! Masizzim’s stews come with Spicy Chicken, Pork Ribs, or Beef Ribs. The meats are first marinated overnight, then carefully slow-cooked for 6 hours until tender. Yum.

Here at Masizzim, you are in control of what you eat! Diners can have a spicy or non-spicy stew, as well as decide between Korean Udon or Glass Noodles to add to their stew. For our first set, we went with the Spicy Pork Rib Stew, Tuna Riceball and a Crab Meat Egg Roll! The Spicy Pork Rib Stew boasts a spicy, full-bodied, soy-based broth which was rich and seriously addictive. Each spoonful just whetted my appetite and made me want to reach for more. The stew contains a good mix of fall-off-the-bone tender meat, tteokbokki, onions, sliced king oyster mushrooms, and slippery glass noodles, and a generous sprinkling of freshly cut leeks.

Every dish in the Daebak Set is pretty generous in portion! For instance, the Tuna Riceball is rather filling. We had fun rolling the rice mix into balls, and boy were the spheres tasty! The combination of multigrain rice, tuna and kimchi really had me hooked. What a flavour bomb! The gooey Honey Mustard Cheese Egg Roll is not to be missed either. Cheese lovers will swoon over this one, just check out the cheese pull! Egg and cheese just can’t go wrong, and Masizzim has certainly nailed this creation.

For our second set, we opted for the Spicy Beef Rib Stew, Anchovy Riceball and Squid & Leek Pancake. Like the Spicy Pork Rib Stew, the cauldron of Spicy Beef Rib Stew houses meaty beef ribs that are incredibly tender. But what I loved the most was slurping the slippery glass noodles which had soaked up the intense beefy broth. It was so yummy! The hearty stews here really packed very strong flavours, and I am sure that you won’t be able to get enough of the brilliant broths.

I am not a frequent eater of Korean food but when I do, I always ask myself why don’t I have it more. Imagine my excitement when I dug into the Squid & Leek Pancake! Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, the pancake is loaded with slivers of fresh squid and leek. Now, this is what I call a great side dish — one that opens up your appetite and make you all ready for the main courses to come. The Anchovy Riceball promised little bursts of flavour and occasional crunches, and was a huge hit with me. I still prefer the Tuna Riceballs but this was really good too!

There are also equally amazing sides such as the Crab Meat Egg Roll which is filled with juicy chunks of crab meat and nori, and the Bulgogi Pork Rice Ball which is chock-full of kimchi. I promise that both of these sides will leave you begging for more! If that’s not up your alley, chomp on the thick and savoury Tomato Cheese Kimchi Pancake!

I know, I know. There are just too many hearty and comforting options. It’s almost impossible to come up with the best combination, but we hope that our recommendations have aided in your decision making. Try the Daebak Set at Masizzim today and decide for yourself which is the best combo!

Masizzim

Address: 313 Orchard Rd, #B3-02, Singapore 238895 (313@Somerset)

Phone: 6509 5808

Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm, Sundays to Thursdays. 11am to 11pm, Fridays to Saturdays.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masizzimsingapore/

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