MENTAIKO CRAB MANTOU
"This dish brings back childhood memories of kong bak pau that my grandfather made. I like mixing the soft boiled egg with mentaiko cream and dunking the crispy mantou into this combination. In between the buns is fried softshell crab with more mentaiko cream."
Mr Aloysius Lim, 36, retail supervisor
Get it from: Sin Lee Foods, 01-164 Block 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee; tel: 6377-3170; open: 11am to 9pm (Tuesday to Friday), 9am to 9pm (Saturday), 9.30am to 6pm (Sunday), closed on Monday; go to www.facebook.com/sinleefoods
STICKY DATE PUDDING & VANILLA ICE CREAM
"This pudding is beautifully moist, with a cake-like texture. The ginger toffee sauce adds a unique dimension to the dessert so it does not become cloyingly sweet."
Ms Michelle Tan, 27, healthcare coordinator
Get it from: FYR Cycene Ond Drinc, 19 Boon Tat Street; tel: 6221-3703; open: 11.30am to 11pm (weekday), 9am to 11pm (Saturday), 9am to 4pm (Sunday); go to www.facebook.com/FYRBTS
Price: $25 ++ (part of a three-course set menu)
HAINANESE PORK CHOP
"The meat is tender and it is lightly fried with a layer of breadcrumbs that gives the right amount of crispiness. Instead of curry, it is served with sweet and sour sauce, which is lighter and more appetising."
Mr William Tey, 63, retiree
Get it from: British Hainan, 75 Carpmael Road; tel: 6336-8122; open: noon to 3pm (Friday and Saturday), 6 to 10pm daily, closed on Tuesday; go to www.british-hainan.com
SEABASS WITH ROSEMARY HOKKAIDO SCALLOPS
"The juicy Hokkaido scallops are an ingenious complement to the light and flaky pan-seared seabass. Together with the salty kick from the herring caviar sabayon and Jerusalem artichoke, this dish is amazingly delicious and visually pleasing."
Ms Eileen Yeo, 34, technology manager
Get it from: Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar, 36 Purvis Street; tel: 6837-1468; open: noon to 2.30pm, 6.30 to 10.30pm daily; go to www.garibaldi.com.sg
Price: $40++ (part of a three-course set menu)
PANCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE BITS
"The pancakes with warm maple butter sauce are a delight. They are thick, fluffy and moist. The accompanying dark chocolate bits add a nice sweet crunch."
Mr Gerard Vinluan, 41, civil servant
Get it from: Clinton St Baking Company & Restaurant, 31 Purvis Street; tel: 6684-4845; open: 8am to 6pm daily; go to clintonstreetbaking.com.sg
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