[Media invitation] SIFU at Bugis Junction

By Unknown - Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hello everyone!
It has been a great pleasure to be invited for a food-tasting session at SIFU, a cafe-restaurant with inspiration from the Hong Kong's dining scene, a "cha chan ting". SIFU debuted in Singapore back in July 2014 and they have now revised their dishes to cater better to local preferences. Comfort food priced at affordable prices, ranges from Hong Kong's favourite beef stew and noodle dishes to all-day dim-sum delicacies. I can't wait to introduce some of my favourite dishes here.

This cafe-restaurant offers a relaxing ambience through its modernised interior design and furniture as well as an open concept kitchen. As you can tell from the pictures, they have ample space to cater to large groups as well.

A great place for some hang-out sessions with friends and family. 

  Some of the wallpaper and design serve well as backdrops for your ever popular instagram pictures, just like these ones below.

The modernised concept will do good in the long-run as cafes are trending nowadays.

Just a note for readers that food titles marked with  are the dishes that I would recommend you to try should you patronise this cafe-restaurant. 
Hopping on to the food part! 

Pulled Pork Ribs Chinese-style Slider
SIFU paired the Chinese Lotus Leaf bun with its caramelised roasted pulled pork instead of the traditional braised pork, differentiating itself from the usual fatty Kong Bak Pau. The meat's flavour was slightly overwhelming for my liking.

Caramelised Roasted Ribs
The SIFU ribs are tender and nicely caramelised, one of the better dishes here. It is served as a single rib with each order to allow customers to have ample appetite for other dishes coming up next.

Beef Stew Rice
One of SIFU's top three dishes, this dish consisting of tenderised beef, cooked for over six hours, carrots and radishes, is served with a bowl of rice topped with quail egg. The flavour of the beef stew was kinda strong for me so pairing it with the rice is a must. 

Signature Roasted Chicken Thigh and Shrimp Dumpling Soup Noodles ✧
This dish is served with special beehoon (a cross between vermicelli and local beehoon), marinated chicken and shrimp dumplings that are wrapped in-house by the chefs. The broth is prepared dedicately by chefs daily and the boiling process takes over eight hours. The flavour is surprisingly rich for such a light soup.

 Pork Chop Noodles
The tender meat is hand pounded by the chefs daily. It would be recommended that more gravy is added on to the noodles to prevent it from being too dry and less springy. 

 Milk Pudding ✧

I was surprised out that this milk pudding was created by the Group General Manager herself. The great combination of the salted biscuit, caramel layer and milk pudding was perfect and I could not get enough of it. People who are not fans of sweets might find it too sweet for their liking but I would still recommend this after the main dishes.

 Handmade Pillow Bun (餐包)
From top: Azuki Custard✧,  Char-Siew, Yuzu Cheese and Sweet Custard. 
It takes 98 minutes for each Pillow Bun to be handmade and baked, from dough to bun.

My favourite bun is this Azuki Custard bun (above), that gives the smooth milky flavour. It was actually inspired by an elderly customer who only wanted to try the Pillow Bun if it came with red bean. Thanks to that, now we are able to try this tasty bun that you cannot find elsewhere.

The thing about food is that different people have different taste buds, so why not try them yourself to see how they actually fare?

Bugis Junctiom #01-69 
(Old location of MOS Burger)
200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
Opening hours: 11.30am to 10pm daily
Tel: +65 6337 7613

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