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This is spherepiece living in Jurong West. I am a UndergraduateI like to hang out in Arab Street, Chinatown, City Hall. Vietnamese, Singaporean, Malaysian, Hong Kong/ Cantonese are my favorite cuisines. I also love Restaurant, Café, Rare gems and Sushi/Sashimi, Zi Char, Ramen, Pannacotta, Vietnamese Beef Pho.
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Categories : Korean | Fusion

 
Curiosity makes the cat hungry. With the number of matcha lava cake photos circulating around, I would think that the Internet would have had an overdose on green tea. Something else is also brewing at Westgate: their latest dining establishment, Sync Korean Fusion Bistro. Korean food and I find it hard to agree with one another. How would Korean Fusion food score in this case?

 
Clean lines, chic, casual and contemporary: Sync Korean Fusion Bistro's interior take on a monochrome, muted colour scheme with wooden tables splayed in right angles to one another. The good news is that there's no service charge involved in your final bill, you will still get the usual service-fare including service staff going to your table to order, and serving it to you. The bad news is that the dishes are priced quite expensively, so I wouldn't doubt that they subsumed that elusive service charge into the prices already. Their saving grace might be the free wifi for those whose mobile data is hitting the roof or on prepaid cards.

 
A bistro opened by Samsung: with a corner for children: Sync Korean Fusion Bistro is opened by Samsung, the Korean multinational company responsible for what we are mostly acquainted with - smartphones and tablets. Possibly the only multi-coloured corner in the entire bistro, this is a children's corner for them to entertain themselves on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

 

 
Kicking off the meal with a Salad consisting of a melee of sweet corn, mushroom, beansprouts, pickles, kimchi. While the sourness and sweetness hit the right notes, the portion - approximately the size of two regular protractors - was much too little to justify for its price of $7.90.

 

 

 
The savoury Korean pancakes that were going one-for-one for DBS/POSB card users. Originally priced at $12 each, they come in two flavours - Seafood (white), and Kimchi (orange). The seafood okonomiyaki was heavy with flour and flavouring, and that's about it. The kimchi okonomiyaki scores slightly better in terms of taste, but credit goes greatly to the bonito flakes. Fusion with Japanese? I was confused. In any case, even with the card promotion, it doesn't feel like it's value-for-money.

 
The Ja Jang Myeon ($12.90) can still be considered decent, with a succinct fusion of Italian spaghetti noodles and Chinese/Korean ja jang myeon fragrant black bean sauce. For some reason the noodles break really easily and were not al dente.

 
Blur photo because I put too much faith in my new S4 to do the work for me.

My order of the Smoked Duck Ramyun ($13.90) was quite edible, with ramen-textured noodles soaked in a semi-spicy kimchi viscous sauce. The sauce was thick, but suspiciously made so by a(n) (over)dosage of corn starch rather than egg yolk or tonkotsu goodness like I wished. I guess my recent ramen escapades are spoiling me too much. There were so many points on this dish that felt pretty half-hearted (spiciness level, smokiness of the duck, sauce)... I can't recommend this.

 
Budae Jjigae, the army stew which I didn't try but had reportedly less sticky broth.

 
I probably only came for the Matcha Lava Cake ($7.90) which doesn't really disappoint except that the matcha doesn't flow as much as raved?! It was still warm and overall, quite satisfying. But... I noticed it was sitting at the counter for sometime before it was served. I get it that there is no service charge at this place, but lava cakes are time-sensitive. I can only say so much, without asking for a refund for the substandard experience at Sync Korean Fusion Bistro.

For full review: http://www.amiehu.com/2014/10/sync-korean-fusion-bistro-westgate.html
 
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Date of Visit: Oct 23, 2014 

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2nd visit!  Cry May 15, 2014   
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Categories : Café

 
The portobella pasta ($14) allowed a choice between tomato base and cream base. I selected the tomato base because I wasn't having a good appetite and definitely cannot finish the cream base pasta. The tomato base bordered on being slightly bitter with an overdose of basil. The pasta was not cooked al dente either, it was actually slightly tough. I know it was full house at the moment, but that's no excuse to compromise on food quality. My friend who ordered the cream base version found it very jelat as well, and couldn't even finish it. Usually she would help me eat my portion of food too, so I guess it must have been really quite off.

It's the second time I'm here but they have disappointed in terms of food once again. The service has not progressed further from my previous visit either. d'Good Cafe is supposed to be one of the more popular cafes in Singapore with endorsements by many celebrities and bloggers but honestly they are little more than a place for photo-taking.
 
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Date of Visit: May 12, 2014 

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Breakfast at Han's Cry Feb 24, 2014   
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Categories : Café | Kids-Friendly

My favourite sort of comforting Singaporean breakfast: Kaya Toast and Milo. It kind of reminds me of the mornings when I rolled out of bed at unearthly hours for school, and this would be the standard breakfast.

Out of convenience, we decided to settle for this at Han's, which was unfortunately quite substandard. Tastes like something I can make at home. Their Milo is also rather diluted. The Mushroom and Cheese Omelette was a little better but a little uncooked. Not recommended.

 

 


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Date of Visit: Feb 22, 2014 

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Fish Soup Cry Oct 16, 2013   
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Categories : Singaporean | Chinese | Food Court | Chinese Soup

 
I tried their Classic Fish Soup ($5.50) today, which comes with a bowl of rice. It says that they used Batang fish in their soup. The soup itself is quite diluted and not milky enough. There were two types of fish, one batang fish and the other is the vietnamese fish which was not fresh at all. I couldn't finish it after one bite, it was that bad. The vegetables were rather unappetizing as there was a strange taste in there. Too much MSG in the soup. All in all, not recommended and a waste of money.
 
Date of Visit: Oct 15, 2013 

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Not that good for a bubble tea Cry Sep 16, 2013   
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Categories : Taiwanese | Café | Juices


I saw quite a lot of people buying the Q Essential Bubble Milk Tea ($2.30 for Small, $3.50 for Medium) and so I decided to try it too. Oh well, Singaporean mentality at work here tongue

 

 
Their prices seemed rather reasonable, much cheaper than normal bubble tea shops. Maybe it's because it is situated in a university.

 

 
My immediate thought was that it was quite small... and when I took a sip, it was definitely not thick enough for a respectable milk tea. It wasn't fragrant enough either and a little toooo sweet even though I asked for 50% sweetness only. I think people bought from them because they are the only stall in The New World. But honestly my advice? Buy fruit juice from the adjacent Canteen A if you want a refreshing drink... the bubble tea here doesn't cut it for me.
 
Date of Visit: Jul 25, 2013 

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