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Blacktulip
This is Blacktulip living in Tampines. I am a HR Generalist, work in Tanjong Pagar. I like to hang out in Clarke Quay, Bedok, Tampines. Japanese, Peranakan / Nonya are my favorite cuisines. I also love Food Court, Hotel, Restaurant and Seafood, Steamboat/Hot Pot, Sushi/Sashimi.
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Yummy seafood hor fun Smile Aug 26, 2013   
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Categories : Seafood | Halal | Zi Char

 
Nice service coupled with great eating environment and good food. I ordered the seafood hor fun. Didn't take too long for the dish to be served up. I had taken hor fun before with really salty gravy. This one was good. It's gravy complements the dish very well. The seafood was fresh. I could feel the bounciness of the meat when I put them in my mouth. The meal a good size for the price and a good place for fellowship with my Muslim friends. Would definitely go again.
 
Spending per head: Approximately $8(Dinner)

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Beary nice bear paws! Smile Aug 01, 2013   
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Categories : Taiwanese | Chinese | Café | Stall / Kiosk | Burgers and Sandwiches

 
Nestled in the heart of where most youths in Singapore come together is a new kid on the block. Actually, I should say...new 'bear' on the block. No, not the real bears but close enough! They call it Bear Bites! This brand is oh-so-famous to those who frequent night markets in Taiwan (It was even featured in Taiwan variety programs). I was honored to be part of the guests for the opening on 27 Jul 2013 at *Scape. It was a rainy day but the rain did not douse out the excitement of both Bear Bites crews as well as hungry people like me.

 
Bear Bites started in Taiwan back in 2010. While on a holiday in Japan, the founder (Avery) chanced upon a unique fusion concept between Taiwanese steamed buns and Japanese cuisine. An East meets West concept was thus birthed when the idea of creative burger was created. With more than 10 branches across Taiwan within a short period of 3 years, it has not only proven itself to be a success story but a really delicious one too!
Joseph (one of the owners) preparing my burger

Joseph (one of the owners) preparing my burger

 
Ordering of the burger comes in steps. Yes, you have to follow the rules here. First you choose the meat. There are 2 options to choose from: Karaage Crispy Chicken and Oishi Fish Fillet. I went for the chicken. Step 2, you choose the cute looking pastel colored bear paw buns (they looked like stuff toys...I wouldn't mind having a pink bear paw cushion lol). Options include: Original Milk, Brown Sugar, Yam, Curry, Oat, Strawberry (seasonal) and Squid ink. I opted for milk. The last step was to choose the sauce namely: Mushroom, Sweet & Spicy Thai, Black Pepper, Tartar, Honey Mustard, Golden Cheese. I'm a big fan of mustard so you wouldn't have to guess twice for what I chose! As the burgers are prepared on the spot, mine came piping hot...which just fits right into the rainy weather. The picture above shows Joseph (one of the Singapore outlet owners) making my burger.

 
I was told that the buns were flown in all the way from Taiwan. To me, this would mean that it is the original recipe. The bun basically taste like chinese man tou, except that it's much softer and slightly sweetened. The thick tomato and lettuce were very fresh and crunchy. The best part of course is the meat! It was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Despite the fact that my honey mustard sauce was spread sparingly across the meat, it didn't soften the crispiness.

 
My next try was the Chocolate Gelato. This time, I went for the brown sugar bun to compliment my chocolate ice cream. Comes served in little bear paws that is of smaller size than the chicken burger bun. It's a good size for kids. Maybe they should consider having Baby Bear Bites (aka. Happy meal!). Nonetheless, the chocolate was rich and very filling!

Do note that Bear Bites do not sell fizzy drinks, they only have Pokka bottled drinks for health reasons. And I also need to add that the buns are made of organic ingredients.

Please do not mistaken this with Bear Paw Burger in Malaysia. They might look the same but the taste is quite different. Bear Bites comes without the sogginess. Look for the red bear print lantern!

 
One thing to add, they might want to consider printing 2 receipts. One for the crews to make the order and one for the customer to keep. Coz people with gold fish memory wouldn't really remember what they ordered. So when orders were ready, they didn't know it's theirs tongue

And here's to many more bear paw prints in Singapore! Photo below showing the 2 owners (Left: Avery and Right: Joseph)

 


 
Recommended Dish(es):  karaage chicken
 
Date of Visit: Jul 27, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $8(Lunch)

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Snackers for pre-dinner Smile Jul 30, 2012   
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Categories : American | Fast Food | Halal

It was another 2 hours before dinner and I was starving. So I decided to go for something light. I normally order the drumstick set if I wanted light meal but this time, I wanted to try the roller set but changed the fries to cheese fries.

 

 
The roller tasted yummy. I like the generous amount of melted cheese inside the wrap. In addition to the crispiness of the chicken bits, it gave a nice texture to the entire wrap. Because it is really small, you won't get too full by eating the set. Good for those who are looking for quick bites.
 
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Yummy Indian food Smile Jul 30, 2012   
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Categories : Indian | Vegetarian

As we have a new Indian colleague on board, my boss thought that it would be a good idea to have a team lunch a Komala to welcome the new girl and help her fit into the team.

 
I decided for once, to forgo my favorite Coke and go for a typical Indian drink. So I chose lassi. This is a very sweet yoghurt drink. Different from the magnolia type but I like. I have a sweet tooth so I'll tend to fall in love with anything sweet. But I don't often take stuffs that are too sweet. However, this is the exception.

 
For main course, I ordered the onion dosai. Didn't manage to finish the dish coz it's just too big piece. And there's a whole lot of onions in there. But it was very good value for money. Also, we find the service staff very friendly and helpful mad
 
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Good pork chop Smile Jul 30, 2012   
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Categories : Steaks and Grills

I love pork chop and when my friends suggested Aston, my first question is whether they have good pork chops. This is only my second time visit an Aston restaurant eating the same thing. My first was at The Cathay.

 
This dish didn't disappoint me at all. The juicy piece of meat simply keeps you coming back for more. The corn was cooked to perfection as well. It was juicy and you can actually taste the fragrance on first bite. The yummy vege were not overcook. On the whole, it was a dish worth coming back again for.
 
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