"I have always found fried oysters dry and chewy, but Chef Angus (Chow) fried these perfectly. The oysters remained huge and juicy. Topped with remoulade and tobiko, these were addictive."
Ms Urica Cheng, 31 , customer service manager
Get it from: Boruto, 01-01 Golden Castle Building, 80 South Bridge Road; open: Tapas Bar: 6 to 11pm (Mondays to Saturdays), Sake Bar: 4.30pm to midnight (Mondays to Saturdays), closed on Sundays; tel: 6532-0418; www.boruto.com.sg
Price: $15.80 for two pieces
"The different elements - sweet yet tangy lychee sorbet soft-serve with red date jelly, longans, little pink meringue gem biscuits, edible flowers and a cookie crumble - worked amazingly well together. It felt like I was drinking a cup of lychee lemonade, but in soft-serve form.The dish also evoked a sense of nostalgia with the use of traditional flavours and ingredients."
Ms Valerie Ng Suying, 23, art teacher
Get it from: Stray by Fatcat, 04-23 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road; open: 11am to 10pm daily; tel: 6835-7317
BARA CHIRASHI DON
"The seafood and sashimi cubes retained a hint of coldness and freshness, a welcome change from some chirashi dons I've had, where the sashimi was warm. The delicious and well-marinated salmon and tuna cubes came in rather large chunks, along with equally generous servings of salmon roe, octopus and prawn. At just $12.80, this is value for money."
Mr Ernest Chua Kai Guan, 20, undergraduate
Get if from: Sushiro, 01-22/30 Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road; open: 11.45am to 2.15pm, 5.45 to 9.15pm daily; tel: 9450-1020
DUROC PORK LOIN
"The pork loin was tender and flavourful. The eggs and chicharron contributed to a nice balance of textures. The plums were also really delicious."
Mr Brian Bong, 22, undergraduate
Get it from: The Masses, 01-02, 85 Beach Road; open: 12.30 to 9.30pm (Mondays to Saturdays), noon to 9pm (Sundays); tel: 6266-0061; themasses.sg
SHORTRIB GRILLED CHEESE
"This is one of the best cheese toasts. So very sinful, but oh so delicious you wouldn't want to share."
Ms Magdalene Chow, 38, music producer
Get it from: Alter Ego, 01-13D, 8 Raffles Avenue; open: 11am to 10pm (Mondays to Fridays), 11 to 1.30am (Saturdays and Sundays); tel: 63279301; www.alterego.sg
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