Georges Bank seared scallops, duck green curry, coconut rice and peanut crumbs. The scallops were fresh and bouncy lumps of happiness whilst the duck was chewy, just a tad tough and rather salty. You probably never tasted coconut rice quite like this – it was not merely fragrant like Nasi Lemak rice is, but was literally soaked in coconut milk for unadulterated coconut goodness. However, all these elements and their respective texture and taste seemed like different canvases and showcases for the true star that is the dramatically coloured, spicy and amazing dark green curry paste to shine, as the paste tasted ever so slightly different with each pairing. Quite marvellous and one of my most memorable and startlingly good mains ever. 4.6/5


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16 Jiak Chuan Road
Singapore 089267

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Shawn began documenting his food experiences since he started reading Law at the National University of Singapore. Initially he turned to food for solace from the rigours of university life, and food eventually became his safe haven away from the horrors of legal practice. However, it dawned on him one day that he has become sufficiently enlightened about the magic of discovering new and good food. Thus, he joined Burpple, a company with which his goals coincided - to help people decide what to eat. Secret Life of Fatbacks is an extension of Shawn's Instagram account (@Larvitar). For intellectual property reasons, he is unable to name the website anything related to the titular Pokémon character. Feel free to ask him in person what "Fatbacks" refers to. Shawn is not a professional food critic, food blogger or food photographer. He is simply a guy who loves food very much and (likes to think that he has) a quirky sense of humor. He enjoys combining them in his writing, and hopes to put a smile on some faces along the way.

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