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Two Face Pizza & Taproom

We were at the Tiong Bahru area last week for a project and decided to have dinner at Two Face Pizza and Taproom. This place is a kopitiam(coffee shop) during the day hence the name Two Face, since it transforms into a restaurant at night.

Two Face: Koptiam by day, restaurant at night

We read some mixed reviews about this place but decided to try their food anyway. Since it was convenient, we had dinner there twice. During our visits, we didn’t really experience poor service. I think that the staff were not friendly but also not rude. The service can be described as perfunctory.

We ordered the Pork Belly with Maple Mayo. I didn’t like this dish. I guess I expected the pork belly to come with a twist but it was just fried. Lex liked it though.

Pork Belly with Maple ($8)

The Spicy Buffalo Wings was OK but we wouldn’t order it again. I think the ranch dressing they served it with did not complement the dish.

Spicy Buffalo Wings ($8)

The Bismark pizza was ok but again it is not a memorable dish. I would it eat if it was served but I wouldn’t order it again.

The Carbonara was delicious. I would come back to try the other pasta dishes but I’m a bit put off by the food so far.

Carbonara ($14)

Striking out three out of four dishes seems to be a very poor percentage for a food joint. Maybe we will drop by just to order the Carbonara, to go, when we’re craving for pasta.

Two Face Pizza & Taproom

  • Price Range: 20 / pax
  • Website: www.twoface.sg
  • Address: 56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-48, Singapore 160056
  • Telephone: 6536 0024
  • Operating Hours: Tue – Fri: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 5:00 pm- 12:00 am, Sun – Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Closed: Mon

Platypus Gourmet2Go and Lobster Shack

We walked past Platypus Gourmet2Go and Lobster Shack a few weeks ago when we went out for a brisk walk. I’ve never tried a lobster roll before so we had to have it for dinner the next day.

Platypus Lobster Shack

We ordered two lobster rolls and to our surprise we got a complimentary bowl of Lobster Bisque. Our server told us that they were gathering feedback from customers since they wanted to put it on the regular menu. I love crabs and lobster but I’ve never really liked bisques so I was a bit apprehensive when I tried it but I really really really love it.

Best Lobster bisque ever!

The bisque was creamy and well balanced. I loved how the roe did not overpower the soup. I’m not familiar with the taste of sea urchin so I can’t really comment on how well the ingredient tasted but all I can say is if they sold a large portion of the lobster and sea urchin bisque, I’d be a regular at their restaurant.

The Traditional Lobster Roll

The Traditional lobster roll had some butter-poached lobster meat with roasted garlic mayonnaise and chives. The bun was buttery and slightly crunchy since it was toasted. The lobster was delicate and a splash of lemon really brightened the flavors.

Smoke Paprika Lobster Roll

The Smoked Paprika lobster roll had butter poached lobster with Spanish paprika with Hollandaise and chervil. I preferred this one to the Traditional Lobster roll since I like strong flavors, but what I really liked about this roll is that although the flavors were strong they did not overpower the taste of the lobster. The dish was well balanced so you could still taste most of the ingredients.

The sides deserve a special mention since they were excellent as well. The truffle chips had a strong truffle flavor and it had a spicy kick which made it taste like truffle and BBQ. I’ve never really liked the taste of truffle until I had their spicy chips. The salad was fresh and the citrus dressing was light and refreshing. You will really feel stuffed after having such a huge meal.

They serve a different menu during the day and the lobster rolls are only served after 6 pm. We were talking about how it would be great to bring guests here. Unfortunately, they are only open on weekdays and they only accept cash so you need to withdraw some money before coming to this place, but it is worth it.

I like how the restaurant is very intimate and the staff is very friendly. The Platypus Gourmet and Lobster Shack is a must-try in our book. If you’re in the Telok Ayer/ Chinatown area, we would recommend trying this place.

Platypus Gourmet2Go and Lobster Shack

  • Website: www.platypuskitchen.com
  • Address: 3 Pickering Street #01-31 Nankin Row Singapore 048660
  • Telephone: 6438 796
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Lobster rolls are only served after 6 pm

World Street Food Congress

The World Street Food Congress was held in the F1 Pit last May 31- June 9. We went on June 1 which was a Saturday and we were excited to sample different street food from all over the world. Our overseas guests were the ones who asked us to bring them there.

We were surprised that the wasn’t a huge crowd at the F1 pit.

The first dish we tried was from The People’s Pig is by Chef Cliff Allen from Portland Oregon. The Porchetta is an Italian pulled pork meat which was moist and well seasoned. The arugula with lemon cut the fatty flavor of the pork and fresh ciabatta rolls completed the sandwich. This was our favorite among all the dishes we tried that we had it one more time before we left the venue.

Our favorite Porchetta Sandwich ($9)

The fish tacos from Tacombi by Chef Aaron Sanchez from New York was another favorite. The fish was moist and the breading was crisp.

Perfect Fish Tacos from Tacombi ($10)

The soft shell crab burger by EuroTrash Food Cart from Portland, Oregon was surprisingly good. I was hesitant to try it since I couldn’t image a soft shell crab burger but the spicy mayo yogurt sauce elevated the burger. This dish makes me want to go to Portland to try all the awesome food carts there.

Soft Shell Crab Burger with Zesty Mayo Yogurt Sauce ($12)

The seafood tostada from La Guerrerense by Dona Sabina Bandera Gonzalez from Mexico was nice and refreshing. They brought some ingredients from Mexico and you could choose how spicy you wanted the tostada. Lex was raving about how fresh and delicious the ceviche was. I’m not a fan of ceviche but I appreciated the dish.

Seafood Tostada ($10)

I couldn’t imagine why there wasn’t a huge crowd at the venue since the dishes we tried were amazing. The only drawback from our point of view is that the serving size is too small for the price that they charge. We do hope that there is another World Street Food Congress next year since we’ve become huge fans.