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Here are the winners of the Singapore Food Masters 2019, concluding an end to the epic battle in our search for some of the tastiest delights! Once again, thank you to all who participated and we’ll see you again in the next battle.

Originating from the recipe of Malaysia Hakka Ban Mian, Bossi’s soup has a thicker consistency and their noodles boast a smoother texture. The Ban Mian includes traditional sweet leaves along with their special preserved vegetables that are fried together with the eatery’s secret ingredients to enhance the flavour of the soup. This dish is immensely delicious topped off with fried anchovies and a dash of their homemade green chilli sauce.

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Bossi Ban Mian

49A Serangoon Garden Way #01-18, S(555945)

People who have visited Taiwan before would have fond memories of their local delights such as the braised pork rice. Served with the perfect balance of fat and lean hand-cut meat, a flavourful special marinade together warm pearl rice, Caffe Zeppin’s variation of the braised pork rice is so delicious that most people gobble it up with great speed.

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Caffe Zeppin

26 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City #01-116, S(573971)

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Enjoy a hearty brunch with the sweet and savoury combination of the Full Breakfast Wazza. The buttermilk waffle is crispy on the outside, yet soft and fluffy on the inside. The sweetness is balanced with crispy bacon, sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. It is finally topped with a sunny-side-up egg that is sure to make this dish appeal to both your taste and camera.

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Common Chefs Bistro

8 Jalan Legundi #01-13, S(759274)

Enjoy a rich Taiwanese taste with a bowl of Feng Food’s sunny-side-up braised pork rice. The middle section of the three-layered belly meat is hand-cut and simmered. Rock sugar is then added to the onion, garlic and dozens of spices. They are slow-stewed for hours until the aroma and a golden surface appears. Served alongside pearl rice and a braised egg, this dish is a must-have for Taiwan food fanatics.

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Feng Food

1 Northpoint Drive, Northpoint City South Wing #B1-156, S(768019)

Flying Wok is a Halal-certified stall that is perfect for families and friends to start up a feast. Their Tom Yum Mama Wok is served in a pot of homemade tom yum broth with fresh seafood such as prawns and scallops together with the delectable mama noodles. The Jumbo Mama Wok is their signature dish that serves up to 10 pax while smaller size variants are also available to cater to smaller groups.

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Flying Wok

105 Canberra Street, S(752106)

Soft tofu stew is an iconic Korean traditional stew made with silk tofu. Well-known for being one of the healthiest options around when one is craving for Korean cuisine, the dish comprises of spicy kimchi, pork, seafood and eggs.

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Hanwoori Korean Restaurant

76 Serangoon Garden Way, S(555972)

The Nonya Fishhead is one of Happy Kampong Seafood’s signature dish. The fresh fish head is tender and sweet, combined with the savoury scent of Nonya to deliver a sweet, sour and slightly spicy taste that will stimulate your taste buds and have you coming back for more.

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Happy Kampong Seafood

164 Tagore Lane, S(787572)

Insisting on only using fresh ingredients and top-quality sauces every day, Hua Zai’s frog meat has a springy firm texture that goes exceptionally well with porridge. This delicious combination sells at an affordable price and there’s even an additional serving on the house with every 2 portions purchased at $16. What’s more, you can even add on savoury barbecued bites such as clams, stingray and more for just $10.

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Hua Zai Frog Porridge & BBQ

Block 9 Toa Payoh Industrial Park (along Lorong 8 main road), S(319061)

Ishiro’s specialty is the Aburi Chashu Bowl. Braised for at least 4 hours, the tender pork belly is then torched to perfection before resting on a bed of fragrant Japanese rice. Topped with their signature sauce, every bite delivers a rich and flavourful experience that is sure to satisfy you.

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Ishiro

180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Nanyang Polytechnic, Block P1 Foodgle Hub Food Court (Basement), Stall 3, S(569830)

The Golden Cup, or traditionally known as Krathong Tong, is a classic royal Thai cuisine dish that is commonly served as an appetizer or a snack. Each golden crispy cup is handmade and filled with stir-fried minced chicken with sweet pea, carrot and sweet corn. This flavourful dish is becoming a rarity as it is normally served only in authentic high-end Thai restaurants. So search no further and head down to this eatery to try this tantalising authentic dish today.

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Jai Thai Restaurant

7 Clover Way, S(579080)

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The symbolic volcano fried rice reflects the appearance of the Hallasan mountain, made of tasty kimchi rice, pork and a beaten egg surrounding the rice like a moat. Diners can also choose to have it with bulgogi (beef) instead of pork, making a delicious experience for all while learning more about Jeju’s culture.

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Jeju Kitchen

83 Punggol Central, Waterway Point #B2-05, S(828761)

The Claypot Chicken Rice is one of KL Tai Pai Tong’s most popular dish. Made with fresh succulent chicken, Malaysian plum scented salted fish, top-notch Hua Diao Chinese wine and just the right amount of black soy sauce to deliver an amazing taste with every bite. Diners are also able to enjoy the crispy crust of rice grains towards the end of their meal which makes the dish even more delightful.

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KL Tai Pai Tong

Block 675, Yishun Avenue 4 #01-01, S(760675)

A must-try for foodies is the delectable Penang Char Kway Teow, which is delicately prepared with only the freshest ingredients. The result is a healthy ‘wok-hei’ that is perfectly balanced and well enjoyed by many.

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Leaf Corner (Vegetarian)

5 Jalan Legundi, S(759269)

With a large number of chicken rice chains in Singapore, Lee Fun Nam Kee is definitely one that stands out for its original soy sauce chicken rice. For 51 years, Mr Lee Nam created this unique dish which comprises of a wide variety of ingredients, matched with succulent and tender chicken. His variation of chicken rice has proven to be irresistible and has become a well-known choice for anyone seeking to satisfy their chicken rice craving.

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Lee Fun Nam Kee Chicken Rice

94 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #01-04, S(310094)

Using only fresh red snapper fishtail ordered daily from the fish market, the Deep Fried Fish Tail with Gold Medal Garlic and Sauce is a popular signature dish. The fishtail is deep-fried, drizzled with minced garlic and diced chillies to delight one’s taste buds. Crispy on the outside, the meat is also fresh, sweet and tender on the inside. This is a definite must-try when visiting Lim Spring Court.

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Lim Spring Court

598 Yishun Ring Road, Wisteria Mall, S(768698)

Originating from a secret recipe in China’s Sichuan province during the Qing Dynasty, the style of chicken claypot which Qi Xiang serves provides an authentic traditional flavour that sets it apart from other stalls. The secret recipe creates a strong fragrant scent and a savoury taste for all the dishes made. Combining the recipe with local flavours, their chicken claypot packs a unique taste that will leave you craving for more.

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Qi Xiang Chicken Hotpot

973 Upper Serangoon Road, Mee Sek Foodcourt, S(534725)

Well-known for its authenticity, the owner of Sembawang Traditional Claypot Rice has years of experience serving one of the best Traditional Claypot Rice. Using fresh ingredients of the highest quality, the Claypot Rice packs a rich flavour which is further enhanced with spices. The freshness of this dish is guaranteed as it is only cooked upon order.

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Sembawang Traditional Claypot Rice

4 Jalan Tampang, S(758948)

Swatow’s Braised Duck Meat is a traditional Teochew dish originated from China, Shan Tou. The duck is braised for long hours in their special marinade to produce a unique fragrance in the meat. The succulent meat delivers a flavourful experience that is a must-try for anyone who visits the restaurant.

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Swatow Seafood Restaurant

181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #02-62, S(310181)

Takagi Ramen

The mouth-watering handmade Hakata-style firm ramen noodles together with Takagi’s original smooth Japanese Tonkotsu (pork bone) broth is one of their most popular dishes. The flavour is enhanced with a light shio seasoning and infused with the subtle aroma of kombu and bonito, topped with tender, slow-braised chashu pork slices, thinly sliced green scallions and blanched silver sprouts. It’s sure to satisfy you with every slurp you take.

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Takagi Ramen

51 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 #01-01C, S(569922)

This signature porridge is consists of a wide variety of ingredients that will grant you a wealth of tasteful experiences with every bite. Served with salted egg, century egg, onions and scallops, the porridge also includes sliced fish, cuttlefish, pork meatball, sliced pork and chicken. Every bowl is simmered to infuse the natural flavours of the fresh ingredients to achieve the optimum taste.

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Ten Points Porridge

11 Rivervale Crescent, Rivervale Mall #01-02B, S(545082)

If you’re looking to have a scrumptious meal during dinner or supper then look no further. Thai Hao Chi Mookata at Upper Thomson Road can boast to be one of Singapore’s best mookata joints. The soup base is prepared with a flavourful meaty broth which surrounds the dome-shaped grill plate instead of the traditional hot water commonly served in northern Thai mookata. Take your pick from various selections of ingredients and dig in.

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Thai Hao Chi Mookata

908 Upper Thomson Road, S(787111)

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The signature A5 Wagyu Beef Noodles is a savoury treat for all who seeks to satisfy their bellies. The tender Wagyu Beef slices are served in delicious beef broth, while the noodles can be served either in a flavourful soup or drenched in their signature Hainanese gravy. This perfect combination of noodles along with succulent wagyu beef will leave you craving for more.

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The Beef Station

2 Tai Thong Crescent, The Venue Shoppes #01-05, S(347836)

Believing in serving only the best to their customers, each order of noodles is cooked separately to ensure that every plate is fresh and flavourful. The White Noodle is this restaurant’s specialty dish and it’s served with fresh clams paired with their unique customised sauce. Even after you’ve completed your meal, the dish leaves a delectable aftertaste that makes it unforgettable.

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The Home Restaurant

30 Sembawang Drive, Sun Plaza #B1-19, S(757714)

Calling all mala enthusiasts, you’re going to love this dish. If you fancy the challenge or thrill from taking on really spicy food, you will definitely fall in love with Tian Wei Seafood’s spicy crab. Using Indian dried chilli and Sichuan pepper, the spice complements the taste of crab to perfection. There are even 3 different levels of spiciness for you to select from so that you get to enjoy the one that fits you just right.

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Tian Wei Seafood

81 Tagore Lane, TAG A #01-10, S(787502)

Tuk Wan means everyday in Thai, and that’s exactly what this eatery is, an everyday kitchen. Dedicated to offering diners with a distinct and multi-sensory authentic Thai cuisine dining experience daily, their dishes are all creatively and meticulously prepared by Thai chefs. Their pork collar skewer is freshly marinated with a thin layer of lard which brings out the tenderness of the meat, exciting your senses as you sink your teeth into it.

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Tuk Wan Kitchen

10 Jalan Leban, S(577551)

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If you’re looking for a new weekend fusion brunch palette, a classic American breakfast spread, or a perfect meal platter, the Wild Chief Breakfast Set has you covered. It is served with a remarkable golden-brown and crisp fried chicken, sauteed mushrooms, smoked salmon, creamy buttery eggs and toast. You might want to save some space in your stomach before heading down to devour this scrumptious meal.

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Wild Wood Café

598 Yishun Ring Road, Wisteria Mall #01-51/52, S(768698)

With nine different levels of spiciness to choose from, you get to enjoy this uniquely marinated signature spicy Peranakan buffalo wings to your heart’s content. Infused with flavours of the matriarch Peranakan sambal recipe, their delicious wings will keep you coming back for more. The Towering Inferno Buffalo wings are a must-try as they’re probably the spiciest buffalo wings in town.

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Woody Family Cafe

12F Andrews Avenue, S(759930)

Founded in mid-2018, the Wu Ming Hainanese Chicken Rice has soon gained popularity amongst locals and tourists. The mouthwatering tender chicken is served with fragrant chicken rice. Together with their secret recipe chilli sauce, sesame oil, ginger and premier black soy sauce, this dish has garnered many loyal customers with more to come.

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Wu Ming Hainanese Chicken Rice

1 Sengkang Square, Compass One Kopitiam #04-11, S(545078)

One of Xinghua Delights’ most popular dishes is the Xinghua Bee Hoon which uses the rice vermicelli from China’s Putien, well-known to be distinctively thin. It is then boiled together with their soup made from chicken and pork bones for 7 to 8 hours, allowing the vermicelli to absorb its rich flavour. Pair your meal with the restaurant’s homemade chilli sauce which is made up of nearly 10 different ingredients to enhance its flavour.

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Xinghua Delights

7 Jalan Legundi, S(759272)

Yan Ji Seafood Soup has been popular since the 80s due to their belief in providing diners with value for money food while using the best possible premium ingredients. Their signature soup base is made using chicken, pork ribs, and premium Japanese Hokkaido scallops boiled together for 4 hours. After which, the minced meat is cooked to extract its flavour before adding in prawns and fish, altogether producing a delectable meal for their diners.

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Yan Ji Seafood Soup

4 Woodlands Street 12, Marsiling Mall, S(738623)