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This is Bern living in Central. I like to hang out in City Hall, Raffles Place, Orchard. Italian, Japanese, Thai, Singaporean, Cantonese are my favorite cuisines. I also love Café, Hawker Centre, Restaurant and Chinese Soup, Porridge/Congee.
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Far from the 'wagyu' of ducks Cry Feb 23, 2016   
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Categories : Roasted Meat

Full review's at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2015/09/london-fat-duck.html

The food was a bit of a hit-and-miss, and shockingly, the duck was lacklustre, whereas the barbecued pork was excellent.
Also, the Scotts Square tenant is an occupiers-liability lawsuit waiting to happen; the floors were so oily that, even with my rubber-soled heels, it was a feat trying to keep from slipping. It was a nightmare walking in and out the slippery floors.
We had:
1) Signature London Roast Duck ($12.80 for regular): gamey and chewy and dry. Terribly disappointing, considering its signature dish status. Suffice to say, we didn't finish this.
2) Barbecue Pork with Honey ($14.80): saving grace of the meal and absolutely smashing. Beautifully caramelized with a sticky honeyed glaze, and meltingly luscious, this was perhaps the best char siew I've had in a while. I'll return just for this.
3) Hongkong Wanton Noodle ($6.80): decent, if a little pedestrian.
4) London Roast Duck Noodle ($7.80): disappointing that the noodles was better on its own, plain, without the duck, which was double whammy with its gamey taste and lean breast cut.
 
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Overrated Cry Feb 21, 2016   
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Categories : Thai | Buffet

Full review's at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2015/11/jim-thompson.html

Nice ambience, and lovely colonial building, but the food at Jim Thompson is lackluster, far from authentic, and depressingly watered down. Notwithstanding the abysmal fare, the restaurant was still a full-house on a mid-week evening. Packed with business-types.
We had:
1) Goong Hom Sabai ($20): mushy prawns swaddled in a rice paper and yellow egg noodles, and deep-fried to oblivion. The tasty plummy chilli dip did little to save the overdone appetizer.
2) Khao Phad Nam Lieb ($20) - rice fried with black olives and minced chicken, sided by raw shallots, lime dice, cashews, and chillis: one of two dishes that actually passed muster, this had a good amount of flavour and char.
3) Gaeng Panang Neau ($24) - panang curry with Australian beef tenderloin, coconut cream, and crushed peanuts: the other commendable dish, but it would have been better served piping hot, instead of tepid.
4) Phad Grapow Gai ($22) - stir-fried minced chicken with straw mushrooms, garlic, birds eye chilli, and holy basil: should have been punchy but it was disappointingly vapid.
5) Pla Ga Pong Daeng Thod Gra Tiem ($22) - deep-fried red snapper fillets blanketed in an gooey garlic sauce: let down by the less than sparkling fresh fish. The muddy taste of the fish overwhelmed the lovely sauce
 
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Categories : Japanese | Hotel | Ramen

Having dined at 4 of their branches (Keisuke Tori King, Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons, Keisuke Tokyo, and Gyoza King), we thought it high time to hit up the mothership where it all started.

The Black Spicy Tonkotsu King ($11.80) with Flavoured Egg ($2) was so thick the broth was practically viscous. I couldn't finish this, it was terribly cloying. I should have ticked the 'light' option for the soup base, this needed to be watered down to half its viscosity.

 
The Red Spicy Tonkotsu King ($11.80) with the option of Special Topping ($4) comprising a flavoured egg, seaweed, and stewed pork, was just as stodgy. In contrast, the pork needed more flavour and stewing time.

 
The best part of the meal: the marinated beansprouts that were totally refreshing, addicting and delicious.

 
 
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Why no more truffle mac & cheese? Cry Jun 12, 2013   
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Categories : European | Steaks and Grills | Brunch

Read the full review at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2012/12/the-white-rabbit.html

I loved the truffle mac & cheese at TWR. So I was shocked that TWR would remove such a beloved and popular item off their revamped weekend brunch menu!

While I get that restaurants regularly rehaul their menu to 'keep things fresh', I never understood why they would remove bestseller items off their menu. These popular dishes are precisely what set these restaurants apart and make repeat customers out of their diners. Take those away and you're bound to lose some of your customer base. I mean, the only reason why I go to TWR for brunch, instead of my favourite Wild Honey, is because of the truffle mac & cheese. The truffle mac & cheese is seriously the best thing about The White Rabbit's brunch menu. Now that there's no more truffle mac & cheese, I'm just gonna stick with Wild Honey for future brunches.

Apparently, we aren't the only ones who feel the pinch of losing the truffle mac & cheese. A quick chat with the manager revealed that many diners lament the loss as well.

If the management is reading this review, I implore you to bring the beloved truffle mac & cheese back!
 
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So not worth the calories Cry Jun 07, 2013   
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Categories : Thai | Restaurant | Steaks and Grills | Kids-Friendly

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I'd heard good stuff about Bangkok Jam, and thought I'd get reasonably decent stuff. Like Thai Express, which serves similar stuff at the same price points, I'd expected simple Thai fare, no-fuss and homestyled. I thought it was a good sign that it was a full-house on a Friday night, with a seemingly never-ending queue outside. But that turned out to be a fake-out. The food was lackluster, with very few barely passable dishes, and the price tag not commiserate with the quality and value. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes. Maybe the chef was having a very off day, but it was one of the most unforgettable meals I've ever had. Because it was just so bad.

Service that night was also frantic and frazzled. The staff were clearly stressed to their limits and unable to handle the full-house. They were nice enough, once they stopped zipping around to take orders, but their ragged harried mannerisms made it obvious that they were so understaffed. In comparison with Thai Express, which serves similar stuff, my take is that you're much better off at Thai Express instead.

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1) Por Pia Tod ($7.90) deep fried spring rolls with Vietnamese dip were unimpressive and generic, like those frozen ones that you get from the supermarket. The spring roll skin was too thick and the fillings too stingy.

2) Khao Tang Na Tang ($7.50) rice cracker crisps with mild chicken pate. One look at the dip and I wasn't impressed. It looked dull and insipid, like it'd been sitting out for waaaay too long. True enough, it tasted just as bad, if not worse. It had a sour rancid taste, and smell, and I spit it out and had to rinse my mouth out after a mouthful. Not very ladylike, I know, but it was just awful. This alone would have made the entire dining experience horrible. The rice crisps were hard enough to chip a tooth, it had been re-fried to a solid rock-hard finish.

3) Goong Pun Tak Rai ($9.90): lemongrass prawn cake skewers was the only passable dish. The prawn cakes were juicy and fresh, not the best around but it was alright. I liked the unusual addition of sweet corn nibblets.

4) Kai Jiow Poo ($10.50), fried omelette with crab meat, while flavoursome, was a wee bit too salty. That said, if paired with plain white rice, this would have been half-way decent
 
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