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Ochazuke Konbu Spaghetti - Curious PaletteOchazuke Konbu Spaghetti from Curious Palette. The equivalent of that “exotic” racially mixed person you met in primary school who did not fit cleanly into that whole CMIO framework and looked really unique and attractive and had a cool accent. The ang moh spaghetti had the strong aroma of Chinese cooking and the chilli oil helped further that Chinese vibe, but then the seaweed and moist shimeji mushrooms added a strong sense of konnichiwa to the proceedings. Elsewhere, the prawns were absolutely gargantuan in size, and probably need to be cut into three pieces each to be comfortably consumed. I enjoyed the pasta so much, I did not even mind all the pea action going on (and said action was hot and heavy, with all them hipster peas rolling around smirking at me and languidly flaunting their self-aware mushiness). 4.1/5

Curious Palette
64 Prinsep Street
Singapore 188667


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, and that it was time to share his findings with others. Instead of aligning himself with the vast sea of vanilla foodie influencer-style of writing, which would admittedly open more doors in terms of free meals and public relations love, Shawn decided to approach food writing by way of satirical humour, turning the don't-ya-wanna-eat-what-I'm-eating-cuz-I'm-a-public-figure self-importance/self-indulgent gravitas of Instagram foodie-ism in Singapore on its head and conveying his thoughts about food in a manner which is decidedly obscure at times and on others, frankly nonsensical. The rigours of legal practice and desire for a form of indulgent escape led to Shawn's second passion - experiencing and writing about new and luxury hotel properties. 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 critic, blogger or photographer. He is simply a guy who loves food and luxury hotels very much and (likes to think that he has) a quirky sense of humor. Shawn is presently a full-time lawyer, and when he is not premature ageing due to stress and vicious deadlines, he is somewhere spending an exorbitant amount of money trying out new dining places and hotels.

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