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This is roundtumtums living in Hougang/Kovan. I work in Alexandra. I like to hang out in Jalan Besar, Hougang/Kovan, Alexandra. Japanese, Thai, Taiwanese are my favorite cuisines. I also love Restaurant, Café, Food Court, Street Food and Chinese Soup, Sushi/Sashimi, Pasta.
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Muchachos – Burrito Bar Smile Jun 25, 2014   
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Categories : Mexican | Bars/Lounges

If you are looking for something a little different from the typical Asian and Western food which is available, you can pop by Muchachos, a burrito bar which serves up casual simple Mexican wraps which are so big it call fill you up.

 
Once you step into this little cozy hidden gem, you will be greeted by a black white and grey palate of colors and a lovely cable lights which hang from the ceilings.

 
Menu

Menu

 
The menu is simple with different flavored Quesadilla, Burrito and Burrito Bowls. Don’t be surprise that a burrito will cause you at least SGD 12.45, because the portions here are so huge! One burrito was enough for both me and Mr Heng, as we later found out after we ordered.

 
There is just a single counter top within the establish which has various toppings which you can choose to add into your burrito! I had every single item added onto my burrito, and even had a serving of guacamole. What is Mexican food without a bit of Guacamole?

 
You can see from my hands how big the burrito is! I cant even circle it with one hand!

Sorry I had to show you these half eaten pictures but we couldn’t find a knife to properly slice it.

 

 
You can see how much ingredients have been packed into it and served up to us to ensure that no hungry customers walk out. I couldn’t even finish mine and had to pack it home!
Tip to the ladies: Try sharing one with your girlfriends first!
If you are looking for a day to wind down and chill out with your friends, you might want to consider knocking back a bottle of beer with their Wing Wednesday promotion where you can get 50 cents buffalo wings, with a minimum order of 6!
Promotions

Promotions

 
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VERDICT
Well worth a visit for their delicious burrito wraps, I cant think of another place which serve up something similar. Generous portions and a cosy environment located near Outram park MRT station, I cant think of a reason why you shouldn’t be popping over!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Burrito
 
Spending per head: Approximately $15(Lunch)

Dining Offers: Wing Wednesday - 50cents wings


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My Coffee Haven Smile Feb 21, 2014   
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Categories : Café

I never really had a liking for coffee, unless it is a chocolate based version like Mocha. However a trip down to Chye seng Huat pretty much change all that.

 
As one of the most well known cafes in Jalan Besar, this coffe house took over the original "Chye Seng Huat Hardware Store" and turn it into a little coffee haven. With a centralized coffee counter that have baristas churning out cups and cups of beautiful aromatic coffee in the middle, you can sit right at the action and get lost in the hustle and bustle.

You will be surprised to find that theyy have a steady stream of customers all day hankering for a cup of their coffee even on weekday afternoons. My first trip down there and I was hooked, so there is little wonder why.
Espresso   Milk

Espresso Milk

 
The coffee here was aromatic and slightly acidic(aka sour). I just found it amazing that coffee could taste this good. Thick and robust in flavour, it is the perfect cup of coffee on a rainy day. Even Mr. Heng my most anyhow tastebud food partner commented that this was good coffee.
SGD 4 - 6
Peach Turnover

Peach Turnover

 
I grabbed a peach turnover as well upon the recommendation of the staff and it turned out to be really good. Crumbly buttery soft, it was a perfect companion to the coffee.

VERDICT

TREID AND LOVE IT. I only can whine about the opening hours which only allows me to be there on the weekends. I cant wait to try their savoury menu next and get another cup of caffeine goodness.

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Recommended Dish(es):  Peach Turnover, Espresso+Milk
 
Spending per head: Approximately $5(Tea)

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I miss this pasta already Smile Feb 16, 2014   
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Categories : Multi-Cuisine | Restaurant

Had a flight to Vietnam and I had time for a quick bite at TCC. The smoked duck pasta was recommended as one of the quickest dish that could be prepared so I went for it. 
Smoked Duck Pasta

Smoked Duck Pasta

 

It was so good I slurped up the whole dish in less than 10 mins cause even Mr Heng who was sharing the dish with me also agreed it was a great dish!

Great flavors with ample amount of sauce. Duck was soft and succulent. Definitely a great dish to kick off my flight overseas!

Now I am just wondering when I can head back there again. If only the car park at changi airport isn't so expensivesad
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Smoked Duck Pasta
 
Spending per head: Approximately $18(Lunch)

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Categories : Japanese | Ramen

If you have been a fan of Yoshimaru Ramen Bar like I am, you would always be greeted by a wide array of side dishes which leaves you scratching you head, making that hard decision.
After several trips down, I have found my ultimate favourite which I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a healthy side-dish which is crazy tasty too!
Cold Tofu Salad

Cold Tofu Salad

 
The cold tofu rest on a bed of veggies and it is drenched in a tangy dressing which has a hint of citrus. I have tried this dish which a few of my friends and they are all in love with it.
Refreshing taste and generous portion, this side dish with a bowl of spicy cold ramen is ICHIBAN!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Cold Tofu
 
Spending per head: Approximately $15(Dinner)

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A true hidden find Smile Feb 14, 2014   
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Categories : Café

I like to think that cafes which are usually out of the way from the main roads with few human traffic is considered “Hidden Finds”.

Well that was until I learn about Backstage cafe which is located in a “bird dont lay egg” ulu like mad location that I am pretty sure if I ever try driving there without my GPS, I will be hopelessly lost. Despite that, it was a foodie trip which I dont regret and definitely look to be heading there often in future for the excellent food served up to us that day.

 
Once you step in, you will be overwhelmed by how spacious the cafe is, emitting a welcoming and casual vibe. I like how the service counter is right in the middle of the restaurant so that we can see the barristers busy at work, serving up their artful creations to eager hungry customers. Tall ceiling, warm lightning, sofa and table seatings, the Backstage cafe is definitely a cozy spot for dinners with friends.

Given the out of the way location, this would also be a nice spot for those who are seeking a quiet spot for their afternoon coffee and readings.
MOCHA & CAPPUCINO

MOCHA & CAPPUCINO

 
With Papa Palheta supplying the coffee beans, the cappuccino and mocha was robust and balanced in flavour. Accompanied with delicate latte art, I am sure this pretty drink will definitely make anyone’s day better!
SGD 4
SIGNATURE PORK CHOP

SIGNATURE PORK CHOP

 
It is no surprise that this was one of the signature dishes at Backstage Cafe,. Thick rich peppery sauce was drenched all across the tender soft meat which doesn’t come with the “porky smell”. The sundried tomato butter also adds on a rich flavour onto the meat.

To make the meal less sinful, equally yummy buttered mash potatoes and well seasoned sauteed vegetables were served on the side.
SGD 18
CHILLI CRAB PANINI

CHILLI CRAB PANINI

 
Spicy sweet crab meat fillings were sandwiched in between thick slices of bread which helps mute the spiciness of the dish. The chunky mash potatoes drenched in brown sauce was velvety in texture and definitely not to be missed. Another recommended dish, especially for lovers of spicy fiery flavours!
SGD 10
SPICY BUFFALO WINGS

SPICY BUFFALO WINGS

 
Boy did these set our tongues on fire! I had to gulp water down after each bite case it was just so crazy spicy! Definitely shiok to enjoy with some icy cold beer or as a snack. If you are having the buffalo wings, try not to order with other spicy items, Because we were so spiced up by the Chilli Crab Panini, this one came as a overkill for us.

VERDICT

Definitely a place worth going back, it is rare to find a place which serves great food in such generous portions! For weekdays, set lunch menus are available from 11am – 3pm and they are offering set meals as low as $9!

Great service with friendly smiles, I definitely see myself heading there over during one of the Saturdays to perhaps try out their desserts and all day breakfast menu and chicken roulade which was sold out during my visit. If only they are opened on Sundays where I have the time to gather my friends for brunch.

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Recommended Dish(es):  SIGNATURE PORK CHOP,CHILLI CRAB PANINI
 
Spending per head: Approximately $25(Dinner)

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