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Uya 四代目菊川’s Unagi— That’s the One for Me

Pei Xia Ang

I’ve never really seen the point in queueing up for hours to get a seat at a restaurant, much less a bowl of unagi to be honest.

But I guess that is because I have never been much of a fan of unagi. Until now.

My heart was stolen one fateful Friday by a bowl of Hitsumabushi. Located in the heart of town, Uya 四代目菊川 ’s Hitsumabushi has made me appreciate unagi like never before.

Oh and the best part, there was not much of a queue even during lunchtime. The simple reason being that they have a larger restaurant space to cater to more diners at a time!

Crispy Bone, $6

At Uya 四代目菊川 , there is minimal wastage as every part of the unagi goes into good use. The crispy unagi bone was crunchy and addictive, with close to no fishy taste. Its taste reminded me of chicharon (Filipino fried pig skin), but without the fats. Perfect for snacking on!

Grilled Liver, $9

Served either with sauce or poached, each liver was soft and fresh. As we were having it for the first time, we figured that having it with the sauce would be a “safer” option. Turns out that that was a good call, as the sauce helped add a slight sweetness to the taste of the liver. However, given the chance, I would like to give the poached liver a try to experience its taste in its originality.

Hitsumabushi, $35(M) $48(L)

Now we get to the meat of the matter (pun intended). At the first bite, I loved how the skin of unagi was just crispy enough, while the flesh was soft. The sauce that glazed the unagi was not too overpowering, and it helped bring out the unagi taste just right.

Actually, not too many people know this, but the reason why the unagi served at Uya 四代目菊川  is so plump and fresh is because they are stored in Tatebas (bucket filtration system), and were only incapacitated before every lunch and dinner service. Only the freshest for you at Uya 四代目菊川 !

On the other hand, something that most people are aware of are the 3 main ways of eating Hitsumabushi. The original way (without any garnishing), adding condiments (spring onion, wasabi, and nori), and making Ochazuke (rice with soup) with condiments and Dashi broth.

Personally, I preferred the second method of adding condiments to my Hitsumabushi here at Uya 四代目菊川.

The wasabi helped enhance the flavour, giving the unagi an extra kick. Additionally, it wasn’t too spicy, so you don’t have to worry about overdoing the spice. Then, the spring onions come in. They helped add balance to the dish by giving it a fresh, refreshing taste.

All this is not to say that the original taste of Hitsumabushi was not nice, but rather the condiments helped add a complexity to the taste of the dish.

Verdict

Unagi isn’t the easiest dish to prepare, and the amount of meticulous effort that goes into preparing it cannot be put into mere words. The chefs at Uya 四代目菊川 have honed the skill of crafting the perfect bowl of Hitsumabushi, and I highly recommend that you give them a try.

Special Promotion

In conjunction with the traditional Day of the Ox, Uya 四代目菊川  is having a special promotion. On the 20th July 2018 AND 1st of August 2018, with any purchase of any unagi set, diners will get to spin a die. The number that the die lands on entitles diners a discount off their bill. For instance, if the die were to land on a “2”, you will get to have a 20% discount off your bill and so on. Imagine if the die lands on a “6”!

What’s even better is that Uya 四代目菊川 is extending their opening hours by 30 minutes on those two days, so you have no more excuse not to head on down!

(** Terms and Conditions apply)

Uya 四代目菊川   takes both walk-ins and reservations.

 

Uya 四代目菊川
501 Orchard Road
#02-15/16 Wheelock Place
Singapore 238880
Tel: 6732 1096

 

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We tried McDonalds’ Cheesy Loaded Fries For You So You Don’t Need To

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There has been a heck of a buzz surrounding MacDonald’s cheesy loaded fries that was rolled out in stores recently. For today’s article, we tried Macdonalds’ Cheesy Loaded fries for you so you didn’t need to.

Almost every Facebook feed or Instagram story I’ve seen has at least one post dedicated to dissing it. Patrons have claimed that the actual item doesn’t look like how it was advertised. Macdonald’s has since taken to Facebook to speak up on the issue.

For an unknown reason or another, I was always under the impression that it was mayonnaise, cheese and bacon(from the breakfast menu) dumped atop a pack of medium fries. It was only until recently that a friend told me it was sour cream instead and told me it was actually pretty good. That sparked my curiosity and  I decided to go give it a try.

I was still having my doubts about it being all fries and no sauce so I topped up 50 cents for extra sour cream and cheese.

Verdict: 3.5/5

I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything came together. It was a mini party in my mouth- you know, good old MacDonald’s. Every fry was generously drenched in sauce. Definitely worth the extra 50 cents! However too much sauce can be too cloying(je-lat) after a while so be warned.

Somehow I was craving it again the next day so I went back to have the cheesy loaded fries again! I got the normal portion without extra sauce this time round.

Verdict: 3/5

I wish there was a little more sauce to coat each and every fry because 3/4 through the cheesy loaded fries I ran out of sauce.

Below is a comparison of the fries with and without extra sauce(+50 cents) side by side!

We had another colleague Ian try the cheesy loaded fries and here’s what he had to say:

“The warm nacho cheese didn’t overpower the bacon. The bacon was almost like a hint, or an aftertaste. I was lucky to have gotten fries that were still hot and crispy, so I got an addictively savoury, crispy bite every time.”

Have you tried the cheesy loaded fries? Shoot us your thoughts in the comments below!

 

How The Heck Does Eggs ‘n Things Make That Insane Whipped Cream On Them Pancakes?

James Chan

Eggs ‘n Things

Following their recent opening at the new wing of Plaza Singapura, with a name like Eggs ‘n Things, I couldn’t help but feel excited at the prospect of a high protein meal.

Eggs ‘n Things decor

The eatery couldn’t be any prettier with a strong Hawaiian theme evident to anyone who walks by. Instagram feeds are definitely going to explode with their pictures for sure. If you haven’t heard of them, let’s just say they’re really popular in Harujuku, Tokyo Japan.

Eggs ‘n Things Omelette
The Food

All their ingredients arrive fresh from Japan and they make most things in-house. I’m told that Japanese eggs are the best as they are tastier and a whole lot richer compared to our local eggs. You can easily spot a Japanese egg by their orange-hued egg yolk. Slurps.

Eggs ‘n Things Surf and Turf and Eggs

Meats & Eggs – Surf ‘n Turf ‘n Eggs, $27.90

You can choose how you want your eggs done but I went with scrambled. Nothing really stood out for me other than the prawns being a tad saltier than I would like them to be. It’s also the priciest item on the menu (probably because they use organic beef).

Eggs ‘n Things Spinach and Bacon Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedicts – Spinach ‘n Bacon, $19.90

Just like that, a star is born. Everything about this dish is PERFECT. The bagel (made in-house), the pasteurized poached eggs with rich orange colored yolk and the bits of bacon strategically placed in the spinach. Wow. It’s a real eye opener and that’s saying something considering my Chinese heritage (I have small eyes).

Eggs ‘n Things Potato and Bacon Omelette
Omelets – Potato, Bacon ‘n Cheese, $19.90

This pales in comparison to the Spinach ‘n Bacon Eggs Benedict. There’s no going back after you’ve had a taste of heaven. I’m pretty sure this is why this dish didn’t sit very well with my palette. I felt it was a little dry to be honest. For the exact same price, I recommend the Eggs Benedict for sure.

Eggs ‘n Things Strawberry Pancakes
Pancakes – Fresh Strawberry, Whipped Cream and Macadamia Nuts, $19.90

Oh my goodness. Definitely the winner of the day (it was a close fight with Eggs Benedict). What won my heart or stomach rather was surprisingly the Whipped Cream. It was light, refreshing and just highly addictive. The pancakes themselves were fluffy and one of the better pancakes I’ve had in my life. If you want to take a picture of this dish in all its glory, you’d want to do it immediately as soon as it arrives. The tower of whipped cream loses its structural integrity really quickly (it starts collapsing in less than 5 minutes). This is a MUST ORDER.

Pair them pancakes with a series of syrups that they make in-house. Flavours include Guava (unique af), coconut and your standard maple. I personally loved the coconut.

Eggs ‘n Things Sign Board

Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?

Hell yeah. The Eggs Benedict and the Pancakes are more than enough reason for me to revisit Eggs ‘n Things multiple times for sure. Also, based off their success in Japan (people can queue for hours to have a taste), I would say they can expect the same level of success here in Singapore. So check them out before things get too crowded!

Eggs ‘n Things
Plaza Singapura #03-79/83
68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238891
www.eggsnthings.com

 

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llaollao Says It Has Nothing To Do With Yole Froyo

James Chan

Llaollao Singapore Speaks

Early this morning, llaollao Singapore issued a statement stating that they “have absolutely nothing to do with Yole Frozen Yoghurt”. It was only just but a couple of days ago that Yole took over all 29 llaollao outlets while llaollao quietly and abruptly exited the froyo scene. You can check out the article we wrote about Yole HERE !

In the article, I actually did a comparison between llaollao’s and Yole’s yoghurts and I found Yole’s froyo to be slightly sweeter. There’s a clear definition between their tastes but I’m assuming not everyone got the memo.

llaollao has nothing to do with yole

Drama In The Froyo Arena

To be honest, I smell some corporate drama brewing. To quote llaollao’s statement directly,

“Additionally, we would like to emphasize that we have absolutely nothing to do with Yolé Frozen Yogurt. It is a totally new brand in the frozen yogurt market that does not exist in Europe, even though it has been advertised as such.”

Dang, talk about being savage. But if it’s indeed false advertising, it’s but only fair that our local people be told the truth no?

llaollao froyo

Good News Singapore

Fun fact? In their Facebook post (which can be viewed HERE) llaollao clearly states that they “are far from finished in Singapore” and they will be back with new stores across the country soon, very soon.

They urge fans to stay tuned to their social networks as they will be back “sooner than you can expect”. Here, I’ll save you the trouble and link you to their PAGE HERE.

As of yet (13/12/17, 2pm), Yole Singapore has not issued any rebuttal or response to llaollao’s statement. Does silence mean consent?

llaollao story similar to gong cha

Coincidence or?

If you recall, Gong Cha had a similar story. We’re ecstatic that they’re back, don’t get me wrong, we even wrote about their return in glee (Check out that article HERE) but then doubt clouds my mind as I wonder whether this is a new marketing gimmick or trend that we’re going to be seeing often here in Singapore. I for one, am not for it. They can’t play with our hearts like that. It’s just cruel.

 

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Tapas Club – Authentic Spanish Tastes on Orchard Road

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About Tapas

When we talk about Spanish food, most people will usually think about tapas. The word ‘tapa’ has the origin from the verb ‘tapar’, which means ‘to cover’ in Spanish. There are many versions of the origins of tapas. The most common story being serving food with the cover or lid to keep the flies away.

Tapas Club Chipirones con Huevo Frito (baby squid with fried egg)

Chipirones con Huevo Frito (baby squid with fried egg)

Back to present day, tapas can be found aplenty in bars or a restaurants as snacks. But they can make you full if you have a few portions or several with friends. Tapas can be cold dishes like cheese (queso), cold cuts (jamon, chorizo, salchichon, etc.), or hot dishes like tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette), gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp). In Spain, a tapas bar can be just a tiny hole in the wall.  However, the variety of food will depend on the region that you are in.

Tapas in Singapore

Before Tapas Club opened in Singapore, many authentic Spanish restaurants were already established here. Places such as Binomio, FOC, Catalunya (closed in 2016), etc. Spanish cuisine was still relatively unknown to many Singaporeans and lagged behind French and Italian in terms of popularity.

Fret not, my fellow readers, Tapas Club has opened in the prime shopping area of Singapore for quite some time and I am glad to inform you that the food here is really nice and the price is wallet-friendly too – starting from $5 – $25.

Tapas Club is run by Chef Jose Alonso (from Binomio) and Chef Manuel Berganza (One Michelin Star Chef). The restaurant serves authentic Spanish tapas at a comparatively low price (Singapore’s standard). I have visited the restaurant twice and have had nothing but praise for the two chefs for serving yummy and authentic Spanish food in a very casual setting.

La Comida

Tapas Club Sardinitas con Salsa Espinaler

Sardinitas con Salsa Espinaler (baby sardines with Espinaler sauce)

I tried different dishes in my two visits and all I can say that all the food were yummy. In fact, I think the overall quality of all the dishes is even higher than tapas you get from a typical bar in Spain. My favourite dishes are Sardinitas con Salsa Espinaler (baby sardines with Espinaler sauce), Pluma de Cerdo (pork shoulder), Pulpo a la Brasa (grilled octopus) and Fideua Negra (squid ink noodle paella). For the desserts, I had Crema Catalana con Sorbete (creme brûlée with sorbet) in my first visit but it was not as memorable as the food so I didn’t order the dessert again in my second visit.

If you are a fan of Jamon Iberico like me, don’t miss the Jamon Iberico or the cold cuts platter. If you order the platter, you will also get Pan con Tomate (toast bread with tomato) on the house. This is similar to the one you can get at FOC and if you don’t order the cold cuts platter, I still think you should order this dish. It’s just $5. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Verdict

Tapas Club Paella de Chorizo

Paella de Chorizo (chorizo paella)

If you read till here, you will know that I like this place a lot. Tapas Club, albeit its uninspiring name, serves honest delicious Spanish food. The ambience may not be as nice as Binomio or FOC. However, I believe with its price, its location and its quality food, Tapas Club will become a hit among young crowds here. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

 

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An Honest Bowl of Prawn Mee

Pei Xia Ang

The Weekly Glutton (16/10-23/10)

The Weekly Glutton features dining delights that have impressed us one way or another (or not) and are places we highly recommend you patronize.

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Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle bowl

Traditional Prawn Noodle

I suppose each one of us have different preferences when it comes to our favorite food. Some of us prefer the traditional taste, while others prefer the more modern adaptation. I for one favor the traditional, no-frills dishes, and the Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle is one of such places.

Here, they serve simple, fuss-free servings of prawn mee, each bowl capturing the essence of a honest bowl of prawn noodles.

Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle signboard

The menu at Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle was simple. Just 4 options of prawn mee to choose from: traditional, with pork ribs, with pigs tail, or with jumbo prawns. Most options allow for customers to choose the size of the portions that they want, and a soup or dry version.

We decided to go with the traditional prawn mee, but ordered a bowl of dry mee and soup mee for comparison.

Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle the soup

The soup

When I first tasted the soup, I loved the rich, authentic taste of the prawn broth. This was unlike other places that you can taste the addition of MSG to the soup.

Admittedly, the addition of MSG gives the soup a “kick” that was a bit lacking here, but as I am all for sticking to authentic flavours, you won’t hear any complains from me here.

To top it off, the broth was commendably not too salty or oily, especially taking into account the fact that we ordered yellow noodles.

Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle gif

The noodles

The noodles were of just the right texture— not too soft or overly chewy. In fact, they even carried a certain springiness that we really enjoyed.

However, my favourite kind of prawn mee is the dry version, as each bite is always packed with so much flavour. Tossed in chilli sauce and perfectly al dente, the noodles were gone in a blink.

Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle prawn close up

The prawns

Arguably the star of the dish, (I mean it’s called PRAWN MEE for a reason) the prawns here were succulent and fresh. We ordered the regular ones, and each prawn was already so plump and meaty.

Imagine the JUMBO PRAWNS!!!

Plus, the prawns here come peeled for you so you don’t have to struggle with it!

Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle pork

The pork

Thinly sliced and carrying just the right amount of fat, the pork strips go really well with the prawn mee. They add texture to the bowl of noodles.

Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle garnish

The garnish

Having garnishing adds a special flavour to each bowl of prawn mee. It defines a stall’s signature taste. The garnishing here was unpretentious— shallots, lard, and other ingredients. The shallots and lard, coupled with the crunchy beansprouts and kang kong made every bite of noodles a delight. Not to forget the sinful chunks of lards mixed with chilli, heightening  the umami sensation.

Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle wholesome meal

Conclusion

Even if you prefer the modern adaptation of prawn mee to the traditional, do still drop by Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle for an honest bowl of noodles. Greeted with warm smiles and a yummy bowl of noodles, one is sure to leave satisfied.

Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle store front

Old Hokkien Prawn Noodle
Address: 517 Geylang Rd
Singapore 389473
Tel: +65 9663 3633
Opening Hours: Tuesdays- Sundays 9am-3am

6 Tips for the Next 50 Cents Festival

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Over the weekend, The Mbassadors decided to take a little trip down to the 50Cents Festival over at Chinatown! Being our virgin experience, we weren’t really sure what to expect, other than great food, and even greater crowds.

Despite expecting a crowd, we were still taken aback by the sheer volume of people packed into one tiny street. Seeing as this wasn’t the only thing that took us by surprise, we’ve decided to put together a little list of things that you can do to make your experience a little more comfortable should you choose to go for the festival the next time it comes around. Here’s 6 things you can do:

1. Dress light.

It’s going to be incredibly humid, with hundreds of people packed into one tiny street moving at a snail’s pace, so be sure to dress light! A simple tee shirt and shorts will do the trick.

50Cents Festival - The crowd is insane

50Cents Festival - People everywhere

And ladies, go easy on the make up. You’re going to perspire so much you’ll regret having wasted the effort.

2. Come in a group.

Seating is scarce, so come in numbers and have a game plan! Some of you can look for seating and snag it for you and your friends, while the rest of you can go queue for food and order for your friends who are busy scouring for seats!

3. If you have one of those Mini Fan Thingies, bring one.

We’re really not kidding about the heat, so if you have any of those portable mini usb fans or the ones that connect to your phones, bring them. They’re going to come in handy when you’re queuing up for the food.

4. Bring Tissues, and lots of them.

Eating is going to be a messy affair for sure, so come prepared with lots and lots of packets of tissues so you can dig in and not have to worry about clean up later. Also, maybe a small plastic bag to dump all those used tissues into for easy disposal! Let’s try to leave the tables cleaner than we found them, so everyone can have a pleasant experience next time!

5. Have plenty of 50 Cent Coins ready to go!

Some of the queues can be dreadfully long, especially in the heat, but don’t make that experience worse for yourself by not having your money ready when its your turn to pay! The vendors won’t take too kindly to you holding up their already snaking queues. Most (if not all) of the fare was sold at multiples of 50 cents. A bottle of Coca Cola was $1.50, a bowl of Char Kway Teow was $1, and a skewer of Satay was 50 cents. We would suggest bringing a small pouch full of 50 cent coins, so you’re never holding up the queue doing math in your head!

Oh, and that bowl of Char Kway Teow? Keep reading for a look at the food! 😉

6. Get reserved seating!

50Cents Festival - reserved seating by Chope

This year, Chope set up a designated seating area that people could reserve tables in through their app.

Now, on to the food!

There was definitely plenty of variety, and the smells were incredible. Here’s some of the dishes we tried!

Steamed Peanuts:

50Cents Festival - Steamed peanuts

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Mini Wa Ko Kueh:

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Chicken Rice:

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Ma La Baby Lobster:

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Red Glutinous Wine Chicken:

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This was really good! The chicken was very tender and flavourful.

Laksa:

50Cents Festival - laksa

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The Laksa had potential to be better with more chili and if it was served a little warmer.

Cereal Prawns:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otah:

 

 

 

 

Satay:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The satay was actually very well done, being very juicy and tender without too many burnt bits despite being cooked over an open flame.

Char Kway Teow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was excellent.

Hokkien Mee:

 

 

 

 

 

 

We sadly didn’t get to try this, the queue was way too long!

Steamed Dumplings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

If these GIFs have you watering at the mouth, then be sure to stay tuned for the next installment of the 50Cents Festival!

We’ll be sure to let you know, as soon as we do!

Feast on 50 Cents!

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Time to Break the ol Piggy Bank

You’re going to want to gather those 50cent coins you’ve got lying around. Why?

The Singapore Food Festival is back for it’s 2nd consecutive year running at Chinatown Food Street with The 50Cents Fest!

If the name isn’t obvious enough, The 50Cents Fest is a food festival where every dish is priced at 50cents!

Held from the 29th – 30th July 2017, the festival intends to bring visitors back to “the golden era of 1980s Singapore,” where they can immerse themselves in the 80’s with not just food, but with a “realistic 80s ambiance, interactive 80s games, as well as memory jogging sights and sounds.”

Food to Expect

Singapore Food Festival has sourced for more than 20 stalls and 10 old-school mobile hawkers this year, the festival promises to please with more food and activities than ever before! Check out some of the dishes available this year below!

singapore food festival Red Glutinous Wine Chicken

Red Glutinous Wine Chicken

singapore food festival Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee (Rickshaw Noodles)

singapore food festival Abacus Seed

Abacus Seed

singapore food festival Yam Paste

Yam Paste

Click here for a full list of all the food fare!

You could also stand a chance to win some really cool prizes, just by either dressing up in an 80s styled outfit, or be spotting taking a photo with any of the 80s drama characters that will me moving around the venue!

Oh, what’s that? You want to see more food?

From Last Year

Well, check out some dishes from last year as well then!

singapore food festival Pig Trotter in Vinegar

Pig Trotter in Vinegar

singapore food festival Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls

Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls

If these pictures have you as hungry as I am writing this right now, then check out the video from The 50Cents Festival 2016 below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRSVn0jhoe0

The 50Cents Festival is happening from the 29th(Saturday) to 30th(Sunday) July 2017.

singapore food festival Dim Sum

Operation Hours are as follows:

Saturday: 12PM – 11PM

Sunday: 11AM – 11PM

The 50Cents Festival is jointly organised by the following sponsors:

singapore food festival Sponsors for the festival

Hot Dog Heaven

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Anyone will tell you that in Singapore, there’s absolutely no such thing as there not being food around. With so many eateries and restaurants peppered all over the island, it’s a miracle more people aren’t perpetually spoiled for choice when it comes to their meals.

I found myself in a similar position yesterday, when I was in town around dinner, and I was starving. I was around PoMo Shopping Center, and having not eaten the whole day, boy was I ready for a good meal. The only problem was, there was so much to choose from, I simply couldn’t decide what to eat.

Since it was the 4th of July, we decided to get the most Western thing in eyeshot, which just so  happened to be Hotdogs Inc.

Hotdogs Inc interior

Hotdogs Inc.

At first glance, Hotdogs Inc.’s outlet at PoMo Shopping Center seemed like any other unassuming food outlet, with a no-frills, almost barebones layout consisting of a counter to order at, a condiment station, and ample seating. Little did I know, I was in for one of the best hotdog experiences of my life.

The Service

As soon as we stepped up to the counter to order, we were greeted with warm smiles and pleasantness. The person taking our order, whom we later discovered was the manager of the outlet, was very helpful in explaining the different dogs they had, as well as telling us about the current promotions they were having. This may not seem like much, but anyone who’s worked F&B before can tell you that having to repeat the same information to everyone who walks up to the counter, and still doing it with a genuine smile, is not an easy feat.

The Food 

Hotdogs Inc hotdog

Spicy Italian Sausage Dog

My colleague decided to go for the Spicy Italian Sausage dog, which was the special of the day. Simply loaded with flavour, the Spicy Italian Sausage dog is made with fresh Wild Rocket Leaves, Purple Cabbage and Round Cabbage, topped with Hotdog Relish, Tomato & Cheese Sauce.

As delicious as this dog looks, though, something else caught my eye.

Hotdogs Inc wienerli dog

Wienerli Dog

When I go out to eat, I usually have a couple of habits.

  1. No vegetables.

I personally find that the taste of the vegetables can sometimes overpower and distract from the flavour of the meat, rather than complement it.

2.   Meat.

Yup, meat. Lots and lots of meat.

3.   Sauce.

Because who doesn’t love sauce?

Even though the picture does show that there is a little greenery in the dish, it was the last thing on my mind as soon as I read what was in this beast.

“Spoilt for choice between Beef & Pork Sausages? Our Wienerli Sausage contains both top-grade Beef & Pork so You can have the best of both worlds by choosing our Wienerli sausage!

Our WIENERLI SAUSAGE hotdog bun comes with fresh Wild Rockets, Purple Cabbage, Round Cabbage, Onions, Tomato and topped with Sweet Relish & our home-made Chilli Crab Mayo.”

Come on. With a description like that, you’d be insane to turn down this bad boy.

The MOST flavorful dog I’ve had in ages, HANDS DOWN!

  • A perfectly cooked sausage
  • The relish added a layer of unexpected complexity
  • Chili Crab Mayo empowered every bite with an umami overload.

If they have food in heaven, this would be on their menu.

Hotdogs Inc promotions

Promotions

Hotdogs Inc. is currently running Weekday Specials that offer you discounts on selected dogs and meals on different days.

Hotdogs Inc signboard

Hotdogs Inc.
Address: 1 Selegie Road, PoMo Mall, #01-23 Singapore 188306.
Opening Hours: Mondays – Fridays: 11am – 9pm, Saturdays: 11am – 5pm, Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
Tel:  +65 6265 0443
Email:  takeaway@hotdogsinc.com.sg

 

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The Weekly Glutton (19/6 – 25/6)

James Chan

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Thai Super Bowl

thai super bowl trending eats

instant noodles at a premium price

Posts on Thai Super Bowl have been flooding my socials recently and I decided to jump on the band wagon after noticing pretty good reviews about the place.

Located deep in the heartlands of Hougang. Thai Super Bowl began business in April and have been exponentially gaining popularity ever since.

I admit, there was some level of expectations I had conceived prior to my visit. The images and videos I saw on my socials looked amazing. BUT you know that old saying?

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This is a classic example of just that.

The Food

Armed with hungry stomachs and great expectations, we, a party of three, decided to order the signature Thai Super Bowl, $36.

thai super bowl seafood meal

a meal for three, signature Thai Super Bowl, $36

As you can very well see, it looks great! The colors, positioning of ingredients and composition of the image is of a pretty high standard. The taste, however, I’m afraid doesn’t do the image justice.

TIPS: If you do decided to go after reading this, as soon as they serve you your tray/bowl, take out the prawns, squid and mussels. You don’t want them to be over cooked. Also, try to finish your noodles ASAP, they’re going to turn soggy otherwise.

The Thai Super Bowl comes with Prawns, Squid, Crab Sticks, Meatballs, Chicken Minced, 2 eggs amd Mussels cooked in a spicy Tom Yum Broth . Sounds like a pretty good deal for $36 no? Throw in 6 packs of instant noodles too just for that carbohydrate fix.

BUT

Them Prawns

thai super bowl prawns

frayed flesh on prawns– telltale sign that they are NOT FRESH

The Prawns were NOT FRESH. Take a look at Exhibit A, fresh prawns are supposed to have an easy to peel shell and firm inner flesh. This prawn right here has frayed flesh which speaks volumes of its freshness.

Them Mussels

thai super food mussels

mussels were not fresh too– they were tough and dry

As mentioned above, we took out the prawns, squid and mussels as soon as the tray was served but them Mussels were still tough and extremely dry.

#looksgoodtastesbad

Le Squid

The squid was tethering on the edge of failing but there were still some hints of freshness so I’ll give it to them.

Other than that, everything else was honestly pretty normal. Only the Chicken Minced managed to excite my severely disappointed taste buds, but then again, who could possibly mess up Chicken Mince?

The Untruths of Online Marketing

I honestly don’t understand or can begin to fathom the positive reviews this place has on some content platforms. They are all lies, just heed my advice and don’t bother going.

thai suer food overpriced food

overpriced food

“What they’re serving is essentially a huge pot of instant noodles and charging you a premium for it”

For those additional ingredients, I wouldn’t mind paying that $36. Of course, if they were of a decent quality and standard. But nope, IT FAILED IN ALL ASPECTS.

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This is a joint that will definitely not withstand the test of the time if they don’t buck up. They serve other dishes too but I’m not going to stick around to find out more thank you very much.

Expect to wait for hours if you pop by during dinner time. I tried on Father’s day but Dad got impatient and we went to eat somewhere else. Thank goodness for that, or he would have killed me for bringing him to such a place.

thai super bowl exterior

front layout

Thai Super Bowl

 

thai super food queue

no reservations, walk ins only

Thai Super Bowl
Address: #01-41 Hougang 1, 1 Hougang Street 91
Singapore 538692
Tel: 6385 3195
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9.30 pm daily

 

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