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Butter Bean – Super Instagrammable cafe with Kopi and Teh lattes at only $3.20!

Ever wished that cafe prices would not be as exorbitant as they are now? With Breadtalk Group’s latest concept, this has become a reality, and hopefully a trend in the near future. Check out Butter Bean, which are currently located at Funan and Vivocity. The sunshiny cafe offers  modern Nanyang kopi/teh beverages brewed using "Western" methods. Food served here includes pocket sandwiches, open-faced toasts, baked goods, and mains, all freshly prepared daily on premise.

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8 Durian– Fresh durian delivered to your doorstep de-husked

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I have always been a bit apprehensive about purchasing durians. During my younger days, my father would be the one to procure the durians. It was a pity he did not take me along, but I guess he would simply purchase from his favourite durian shops or sources in Geylang. I have never purchased durians myself and would be totally clueless as to the correct price to pay so as not to be ripped off. Not to mention that good durian stalls are usually not conveniently located.

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Lately, I was asked to try out 8 Durian, and online purveyor of the King of Fruits. They have their own durian plantation in Pahang, where fresh shipments of durians will be delivered to Singapore twice a day. In a way, I was relieved not to have to face any rough and tough durian seller. Just click click click online to choose my durians. It may not be the cheapest around, but I like the fact that I don’t have to haggle.

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Kiyoshi Izakaya Japanese Restaurant – Affordable Bento sets available for delivery

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Now that Phase 2 is here and dining-in is acceptable once again, although limited to a maximum of 5 in a group, many of us still plan on eating at home to minimise time spent outside. Recently I had the pleasure of receiving a delivery from Kiyoshi Japanese Restaurant. Of all my food deliveries so far, Kiyoshi’s meal was the most convenient because we had ordered bento boxes so the meal already came nicely laid out in bento box form. So here’s a tip if you want a fuss free delivery meal, order bento boxes, be it Japanese or Chinese. Otherwise, be prepared to unwrap lots of plastic containers or packets!

Launched in May 2020, Kiyoshi prides itself on fresh ingredients prepared using an innovative, contemporary approach. The restaurant specialises in inaniwa udon, Other highlights of Kiyoshi include sashimi, donburi, ramen, yakitori and affordably priced bento sets. We ordered 2 bento sets and 2 sides to try. Their bentos start from $9.90 a set.

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Pictured here are Pork Katsu Bento – $16.80+ | Unagi Bento – $18.80+ | Chicken Karaage – $9.80+ | Ebi Tempura- $14.80+

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The Famous Kitchen – Homely Nanyang cze char dishes available for delivery

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Recently, I had the pleasure of trying out the food at Famous Kitchen. The Famous Kitchen is a casual family restaurant specialising in local seafood creations and traditional Nanyang cuisine inspired by owner, Jeffrey Foo’s travels around China. I have heard good reviews of Famous Kitchen and in fact, I have even tried their sister restaurant Famous Treasures at Capitol, and found the food to be very appetising and value for money. I wanted to visit Famous Kitchen a number of months back, but because they are located in Sembawang, and I live in the East, I did not manage to make it there in the end.

Although we would all wish for COVID to end immediately, I must say one of good things that have come out of this bad situation is that many F&B are now offering island-wide delivery. It gives us the opportunity to try restaurants that are too inconvenient to go to, or boast too long a queue, right in the comfort of our own home.

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The 4 dishes that I tried at The Famous Kitchen are:

1. Venison with Ginger and Scallion $18

2. Deep fried Marble Goby $72

3. Salted Egg Yolk Prawn with Italian Sauce $27

4. Charcoal Beancurd with Enoki Mushrooms $16

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8 Crabs Seafood Restaurant – Fresh wild crabs for delivery!

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During the Circuit Breaker period, I was invited to check out 8 Crabs Seafood Restaurant. Crab restaurants are aplenty in Singapore but I found out that 8 Crabs Seafood Restaurant is the only company in Singapore using grade AAA premium Sri Lankan sourced wild crabs. The crabs are supposedly meatier, tastier, bigger and less watery as compared to farmed crabs. To ensure freshness, these crabs are caught, air-flown, prepared and delivered to to each customer within 12 hours. Read more about why wild caught crabs are better here.

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I went to check out their website and I noticed that the crabs comes in various sizes from from L, XL and XXL. I was torn between getting L or XL which is $20 more because those who eat crabs often will know that a large part of the crab comprises of shell. And if you get too small a crab, some of the flesh may be inaccessible or stuck.

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