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A few eats

Limster | May 17, 2004 02:29 AM

Lion's head meatballs at Zoe's was quite good -- nicely flavoured meat, fairly well chopped and smooth, served in a clear broth. Not bad, although I pretty the version at Wing's -- more Shanghainese in it's dark braising sauce that's a little sweet and a smootherr interior with a tender almost "puffy" texture.

Ajisen Ramen at the Super 88 Food Court is actually quite decent, and ranks as one of the best bowls of ramen I've had in the area, even if that title means little. The basic aijsen ramen has very good chashu, tender with the clovey hints of star anise. Pretty decent broth, a foggy stock that had a nce savoury flavour to it, despite the overkill of caramelized shallots. Noodles seemed machine made though, not the chewy handpulled noodles that the dish really calls for.

Loved the tea with lovely cubes of slightly chewy pudding at Infusion Tea Spa. Yogurt tea is a little weak on the tang.

OK banh mi at Lu's, nothing to write home about, but did the job, even if the filling was on the skimpy side, resulting in too much bread to filling, the taste and textural balance was off. Pretty good pandan flavoured coconut milk dessert with gelatin stripes, red beans, lychee and my favourite, what we call "attap chee" back home (sorry, never learnt the western term for it).

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