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The funniest memory I have of a trip to the States was our frantic beeline to the nearest Vietnamese restaurant after a week’s worth of American food. There’s just something comforting about flavourful hot soup and rice noodles to break the monotony of meat and breads.
Mrs Pho has a pretty decent rendition, and we opted for garlic (hello, plentiful lard chunks!) cockles with spring rolls too. I prefer this to Nam Nam’s Pho.
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The funniest memory I have of a trip to the States was our frantic beeline to the nearest Vietnamese restaurant after a week’s worth of American food. There’s just something comforting about flavourful hot soup and rice noodles to break the monotony of meat and breads.

Mrs Pho has a pretty decent rendition, and we opted for garlic (hello, plentiful lard chunks!) cockles with spring rolls too. I prefer this to Nam Nam’s Pho.

Mrs Pho
349 Beach Road


When I was younger, I’d have piano and art classes to attend on weekends. While I understood the beauty of music, I just couldn’t do well in the endless exams. After I happen to leave some lessons demoralised, I’d pop by this drinks stall to ask for a packet of Bird’s Nest drink. Of course, it’s not the actual thing, but as a kid, this sure kept me going. This couple’s smiles and their prices have never changed since 1999 - 30 cents for a small cup, 50 cents for a large one.
Sun Kee DrinksBlk 209 Hougang St 21#01-65Closed Mondays View Larger

When I was younger, I’d have piano and art classes to attend on weekends. While I understood the beauty of music, I just couldn’t do well in the endless exams. After I happen to leave some lessons demoralised, I’d pop by this drinks stall to ask for a packet of Bird’s Nest drink. Of course, it’s not the actual thing, but as a kid, this sure kept me going. This couple’s smiles and their prices have never changed since 1999 - 30 cents for a small cup, 50 cents for a large one.

Sun Kee Drinks
Blk 209 Hougang St 21
#01-65
Closed Mondays


This little island is saturated soggy with cafes everywhere. Maybe that’s why I’ve stayed away from the usual overpriced eggs and opted for actual dinners at my usual haunts. But today, I bring you a new-ish cafe: Rouse on Dunlop Street. 
What they’ve got that other new cafes don’t: food that is worth the money. Our chicken pesto toast, quinoa quake, crab patties and red snappies (pan fried red snapper with baby potatoes) went really well with the bold flavour of the coffees we had.
Rouse36 Dunlop StreetClosed Tuesdays

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This little island is saturated soggy with cafes everywhere. Maybe that’s why I’ve stayed away from the usual overpriced eggs and opted for actual dinners at my usual haunts. But today, I bring you a new-ish cafe: Rouse on Dunlop Street. 

What they’ve got that other new cafes don’t: food that is worth the money. Our chicken pesto toast, quinoa quake, crab patties and red snappies (pan fried red snapper with baby potatoes) went really well with the bold flavour of the coffees we had.

Rouse
36 Dunlop Street
Closed Tuesdays


Hand to heart, I haven’t had such a good burger in so long, I think I fell in love with my lamb burger at first bite.
Three Buns serves up really good, juicy and fresh burgers, though they are a tad expensive. We had the Rambo, the Baby Huey and the Burning Man which had too much peppercorn resulting in that spicy kick. The interestingly-cut Naughty Fries (with beef chilli and crazy creamy bernaise sauce) were all the better tasting with toppings on the side so the fries stayed crispy. Definitely “please come back with me to eat another burger”-worthy.
Three Buns c/o Potato Head Folk36 Keong Saik RoadClosed Mondays View Larger

Hand to heart, I haven’t had such a good burger in so long, I think I fell in love with my lamb burger at first bite.

Three Buns serves up really good, juicy and fresh burgers, though they are a tad expensive. We had the Rambo, the Baby Huey and the Burning Man which had too much peppercorn resulting in that spicy kick. The interestingly-cut Naughty Fries (with beef chilli and crazy creamy bernaise sauce) were all the better tasting with toppings on the side so the fries stayed crispy. Definitely “please come back with me to eat another burger”-worthy.

Three Buns c/o Potato Head Folk
36 Keong Saik Road
Closed Mondays


Presenting a dish from the other tasty part of the Brussel Sprouts menu - Crab cake & mash. The online menu doesn’t seem to list it down, but this dish was pretty decent. I don’t have photos of the grilled pork chop that G ate, but that was really good too. 
Keeping to the mainstay of Brussel Sprouts, we enjoyed our pots of mussels with the laksa broth, chicken and white wine and the free flow serving of stubby fries.
Brussel SproutsRobertson Quay80 Mohamed Sultan Road#01-12 View Larger

Presenting a dish from the other tasty part of the Brussel Sprouts menu - Crab cake & mash. The online menu doesn’t seem to list it down, but this dish was pretty decent. I don’t have photos of the grilled pork chop that G ate, but that was really good too. 

Keeping to the mainstay of Brussel Sprouts, we enjoyed our pots of mussels with the laksa broth, chicken and white wine and the free flow serving of stubby fries.

Brussel Sprouts
Robertson Quay
80 Mohamed Sultan Road
#01-12