Fretu Bendi - Quentin'sFretu Bendi from Quentin’s – fried okra with mustard seed, curry leaves, fried chillies and turmeric. Essentially economic rice (菜饭) okra as interpreted by bomohs trained in the darkest of arts. This was the most unassuming item from my meal at Quentin’s, yet the one I will most definitely be returning for. The soft and slightly mushy okra was coated with this salty yellow substance that is so show-stoppingly addictive and delicious, you are physically unable to resist its demand that you go for another spoonful of ladies finger even whilst you’re still chewing your current mouthful. Serious sorcery here. 4.4/5

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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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