9 Curated Dishes To Induce More Excitement for your Weekends

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The age of eating out, especially on weekends, has dawned on us (or at least for me). Most of us find comfort in convenience, instead of ordering economical rice from the nearby coffee shops which has become a routine. Why not explore a range of Asian delights, or even rainbow-themed food now? So let’s forget about takeaways and check out this list of places that are confirmed plus chop, really delicious! Also, we’d highly recommend you have your meal with a refreshing can of ice-cold Coca-Cola for that EXTRA kick of shiok-ness.

Impian Wahyu

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How can we forget one of my all-time favourite Indonesian eatery – Impian Wahyu? I have to reiterate the divinity of the handmade sambal chilli that comes with the Ayam Penyet ($5.50) which features crispy chicken with white grains. Upon order, the sambal chili is handmade on the spot. Co-owner, Ms Wahyu, fries tomatoes until they are dry, before mixing them with dried chillies and sugar. The concoction is then pounded in a mortar to create the sambal chilli. The sambal is just perfect with the smashed chicken. The chicken-sambal duo tastes even better with a can of fizzy ice-cold Coca-Cola Light! Drop by on the weekends, and catch co-owner, Mr Batman, sharing about the origins of the dishes to diners. Two hospitable hosts, great food, you would no doubt, feel at home. It’s no wonder families and loved ones congregate at Impian Wahyu, especially on the weekends!

Impian Wahyu

Address: 49 Jalan Besar, Hong Sin Café, Singapore 208805

Opening Hours: 8am to 8pm daily.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impian.wahyu

Word Bistro

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A bite into Word Bistro’s rainbow burger brings you a step closer to food heaven. The colourful Handsome Burg ($20) is a rainbow burger which consists of bacon, onion, kale, and a thick succulent beef patty slathered with house-made spicy peanut butter sauce, stacked between 2 rainbow buns. This savoury delight is comforting, and the vibrant colours put us in a good mood!

Word Bistro

Address: 906P Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787110

Mobile: 9699 4829

Opening Hours: Tue-Thu & Sun 12pm to 10pm. Fri & Sat 12pm to 10.30pm. Closed on Mondays.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordbistro/

Golden Pillow 933

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Boy, were we excited for the arrival of Golden Pillow’s Curry Chicken Bun ($14 per portion) when we ordered it from the comfort of our homes just over the weekend. We unboxed the set to find a huge glazed bun. As the instructions suggest, we cut open the bun with a scissors to unravel a packet of curry swimming with huge chunks of potatoes and tender chicken. While the chicken was soft, the fun (and delicious) part was really tearing the bun up and dipping it into the curry. The bread boasted a caramelised coat which paired well with the well-spiced curry that has a light heat. The richness of the curry chicken and bread also goes so perfectly with a Coca-Cola Zero Sugar! The beverage is just what you need to help cleanse the palette after a spicy but super shiok meal.

Golden Pillow 933

Address: 1 Kaki Bukit Road 1 #05-11 Enterprise One Singapore 415934

Phone: 6323 8933

Website: http://www.goldenpillow933.com.sg/about.htm

Opening Hours: 9am to 9pm daily.

Wen Wen Pork Rib Big Prawn Mee

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A hearty hotpot is what we look forward to after a long week of work. Granted, there is a ton of hotpot choices out there but you’ve got to pay Wen Wen a visit. The owner, Uncle Richard, serves up a seafood hotpot ($60 for 2 pax / $70 for 4 to 5 pax) filled with a plethora of ingredients, including pig tails, pig intestines, lala, pork ribs, prawns, crab, and pu er tea! An unusual sweet, yet briny, taste from the rich broth would burst forth, and it might just blow your mind. The only thing sweeter than the broth is Uncle Richard’s dedication towards his customers – he gingerly cleans and prepares the seafood daily. The star of the dish is the Teochew cold crabs, which boast a moist and sweet bite. Equally yummy is the lala and prawns which are all very fresh. You can top up $50 for a can of abalone. The pork ribs feature fork-tender meat that’s easily detached from the ribs – so enjoyable! Now that’s a meal that really will provide some respite for our tired souls.

Wen Wen Pork Rub Big Prawn Mee

Address: #01-147, Old Airport Road Food Centre, 51 Old Airport Road, Singapore 390051

Website: 9026 5983

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 2pm (lunch) and 5.30pm to 10pm (dinner). Closed on Mondays.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wenwenbigprawnmee/

Hooked on Heads

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We love to indulge in a bubbling claypot of assam fish head, especially the one found at Hooked on Heads. Get hooked on the decade-old restaurant’s signature assam curry fish head, which attracts waves of crowd everyday. We hear it’s pretty impossible to get a table unless you call in, or patronize before dinner time. Owing to the generous use of coconut milk, the curry here boasts a creamy finish, without being too oily. The curry also packs a slight heat which enhances the complementary rich-sour flavours of the curry. Hooked on Heads guarantees that all the ang koli (red garoupa) fish that they used is fresh and sweet. If you’re looking to excite your tastebuds, and your weekends, do pop by, and you won’t be disappointed!

Hooked on Heads

Address: 6 Sin Ming Road, Tower 2 Sin Ming Tower #01-01, Singapore 575585

Phone: 6455 4948

Opening Hours: 11am to 9.30pm daily.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HookedonHeads/

Shun Feng Crayfish Delight

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Heartlanders of the north can now wake up in their jammies and drop by Shun Feng to enjoy a hearty bowl of homemade crayfish soup ($6 for small, $10 for big). Imagine biting into sweet and succulent crayfish flesh, while slurping on a creamy seafood broth that’s simply addictive. The rich broth is perfected by owners, Daniel and Willy. They use 11 secret ingredients and a pork-based broth which is stewed for at least 4 hours daily to concoct the broth. Swimming alongside the crayfish are dory fish, tofu and homemade meatballs made using bits of flounder fish and pork shoulder. Every kilogram of meatballs is beaten by hand about 25 times to create a firm texture. The meatballs are so juicy and well-marinated! I just wanted to curl up in bed like a baby and take a nap, after wiping my bowl clean. If you desire additional crayfish and meatballs, choose the $10 portion!

Shun Feng Crayfish Delight

Address: 848 Yishun Street 81, Broadway Kopitiam, Singapore 760848

Opening Hours: 11am to 12am daily.

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/shunfengcrayfish/?ref=py_c&_rdc=1&_rdr

Chin Chin Eating House

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Whether it’s packed, or eaten right on its premises, the chicken rice from Chin Chin Eating house just tastes so good. As one of the pioneers of chicken rice in Singapore, Chin Chin plays host to dozens of patrons who come for their halved steamed chicken ($14) which comprises huge chunks of chicken breasts, tenderloins, wings, legs and thighs. You’ll pretty much fall head over heels in love with the moist and tender meat. While the rice appears to be less oily, it is fragrant and made even tastier with the addition of tangy chili and earthy ginger dip. You have been warned, the chilli packs a punch so you might want to have an ice-cold can of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar by your side to cool your mouth if the spicy level gets way too much to handle!

Chin Chin Eating House

Address: 19 Purvis Street, Singapore 188598

Phone: 6337 4640

Opening Hours: 7am to 9pm daily.

Sun Lok Noodle House

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Congee might not seem like the most exciting meal to have on a Saturday, but patronize Sun Lok Noodle House and order a bowl of Scallop Porridge ($11) and you might think otherwise. Just look at that silky goodness! Sun Lok Noodle House was previously located in an ulu corner of Taman Jurong, but they have moved to Clementi 321. Imagine my excitement when one of the best congee is now easily accessible. Beyond its satisfyingly thick and gooey consistency, the savoury congee carries a sweetness brought about by the incorporation of scallops. Embrace the congee spirit with some fried youtiao, which will make it even heartier. Although I am used to pairing congee with side dishes, this congee is so good that it can be eaten on its own. Yes, it’s that good!

Sun Lok Noodle House

Address: 321 Clementi Avenue 3, #02-10321, Singapore 129905

Phone: 6564 5188

Opening Hours: 11.30am to 10pm daily.

Picnic Urban Food Park

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Picnic is a family-friendly eatery with an interior that combines modern day lighting and elements of nature. Picnic has interactive old school arcade games, a garden-themed hangout and even a bar. What’s unique about Picnic is that you place your orders via a “vending machine”! Over at Ezo Hokkaido Eats, the Buta Don ($14) is a unique Hokkaido-inspired dish you must try. Dig into a bed of Japanese Pearl Rice covered with strips of pork belly, collar and loin that have been marinated in a sweet tare sauce, and grilled to a perfect caramelization. If you fancy Chinese cuisine, you can go for the Signature Taiwanese Beef Noodles (Lunch-$13, Dinner-$17). The noodles were slightly bland, as compared to the Buta Don. However, the great taste of a Coca-Cola Classic will provide an instant uplifting refreshment as you indulge in both dishes. Weekends don’t get better than this.

Picnic Urban Food Park

Address: 435 Orchard Road, #03-15 Wisma Atria, 238877

Phone: 6734 8352

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.

At the end of a hectic week, you should reward your gustatory system with one, or a few of the dishes mentioned above. There’s also no better way to enjoy delicious food, and the weekend, than with a refreshing can of Coca-Cola.

This article is brought to you in partnership with Coca-Cola®, the opinions are of the writers’ own.

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