CLAYPOT CHICKEN RICE
"The chicken is tender, aromatic and smoky from being cooked over a charcoal fire. The best part about eating this comforting pot of rice is scraping the charred bits in the claypot."
Mr Lance Ong, 27, statistician
Get it from: Xiang Jiang Claypot Chicken Rice, 498 Jurong West Street 41, CCMW Coffeeshop, open: 10am to 2pm, 5 to 9pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday, tel: 9270-0993
Price: $10 for two people
"I love that this French toast has a fig jam-stuffed centre in an eggy brioche that is drizzled with pickled plum-infused honey and served with grapes, plums, edible flower petals and hazelnut butter, which adds a nice touch of savouriness."
Ms Yeong Kar Yan, 25, freelance writer and graphic designer
Get it from: Ninja Bowl, 15 Duxton Road, open: 9.30am to 9pm (weekday), 9am to 6pm (weekend), tel: 6222-8055, go to www.ninjabowl.com.sg
ARK CLAMS WITH SPICY SAUCE
"This dish brings me back to a nostalgic time when my godparents filled glass bottles with half-cooked blood cockles that were marinated in soya sauce, chilli padi and chopped garlic. The blood cockles in this dish are cooked just right and have a spicy and savoury aftertaste."
Mr Peter Lin, 33, public servant
Get it from: Heng Hua Restaurant, Block 748 Yishun Street 72, 01-212, open: 11am to 11pm daily, tel: 6757-1762
"The beef rendang here tastes as good as those served in Indonesian restaurants. The fragrant meat chunks are rich in coconut milk and have hints of lemongrass. All the flavours are unlocked in the first bite."
Mr Adam Luo, 37, audio video editor
Get it from: Kedai Kopi Pak Dollah, E!hub Pasir Ris Downtown East, 02-119, open: 9am to 9pm daily, tel: 6493-2704, go to www.pakdollah.com
RAINBOW CHIFFON CAKE
"This cheerful-looking cake has a soft and fluffy texture and each bite is filled with the sweet fragrance of pandan and coconut. It tastes as delightful as it looks."
Ms Janice Wee, 42, housewife
Instagram: @msjaniceeats Get it from: Polar Puffs and Cakes, more than 25 outlets, including 311 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Mall, B2-K5 and 33 Sengkang West Avenue, Seletar Mall, B2-K3, various opening hours, go to www.polarpuffs-cakes.com
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