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Jiak Private DIning - Dialect dining all in one meal

~Invited Session~

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The best thing about being an Eastie is that's where the good food is (I can imagine lots of rejections), and good food not just withstanding to hawker food but also private kitchens. Chef Anon's humble abode is around Joo Chiat and we were treated to a different world up in his step up apartment.

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This view that pretty much sums up my rooftop experience, would have been lovelier right at sunset.

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Jiak offers whiskey pairings with their meals and you get 4 different whiskies to go with the courses.


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This utterly cute menu should not be missed, test your chinese reading skills by reading the menu!


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Prime Rib Lotus Root Soup
Double boiled over charcoal 


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We started the meal with a bowl of homecooked goodness, overflowing with pork ribs and lotus roots. Not to mention, refills are readily available. I loved how sweet the soup is from all those hours of simmering - this definitely resonated with my cantonese roots.

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Signature Foie Gras Ngor Hiang 

On the saltier side, this beancurd skin fritter was given an innovative twist with foie gras paste and the likes of minced pork and chestnuts. Perfect with whiskey actually.

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Herbal Emperor Chicken 

The dash of alcohol gave this nourishing dish an aromatic finish. Fall off the bone tender, this reminded me very much of home - so comforting.

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Steamed Cod Fish in Chicken Broth 

Another hearty dish is this cod fish chunk steamed in a tasty chicken broth.

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Braised Kurobuta Belly 
Chinese steamed buns 

In short, khong bak pau and his version was slightly saltier than what I have been eating yet who can resist these fluffy buns!

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Tiger/Vannamei Prawn Dry Laksa

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Homemade Fish Otah Nasi Lemak 

Our mains was a choice of laksa and nasi lemak and the best thing about bringing a partner is I get to have both and then pick a favourite! I leaned towards nasi lemak as a favourite mainly because of his homemade fish otah.

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Green Bean Soup
Coconut

Chef Anon's version is probably the thickest I've eaten for green bean soup.

$70 nett per pax

Thanks Chef for such a lovely homecooked meal, another option for private dining and support local!

Jiak (家)
184B Joo Chiat Place

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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