Tuesday, 14 August 2012
The new food court at Tower 3 at the Marina Bay Financial Centre has a yong tau foo stall which is ok - nothing amazing but it is after all a food court in an office building so lower the standards a little and it's actually enjoyable. Had this for dinner today, along with some beef kimchi soup.
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Prawns for lunch at Level 33, Marina Bay Financial Centre, a photo by monchichi10 on Flickr.
Saturday, 2 June 2012
When my folks were in Singapore for a holiday, they mentioned a chicken rice place which was highly recommended by their friend. Said friend, being Malaysian and all, clearly knows a lot about good food, so instead of tossing the suggestion into the Bin of Rubbish Food Suggestions, we decided to check it out.
Not much was given as a guideline – the chicken rice shop by Raffles Hotel.
So, I put those exact words into Google and out came pictures of the place shown above. Must be famous then if those words alone could generate that many hits of the one place?
Chicken rice condiments – Garlic chilli sauce, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce
You gotta have the chilli sauce with the rice. Sod the chicken. Who needs chicken. It’s the rice I’m most interested in.
And of course, with most Hainanese chicken rice, you have to have the ginger mixed in with the chilli sauce and dark soy sauce.
So we ordered the Hainanese steamed chicken to have with the rice. Not my choice of chicken, to be honest, as I prefer roasted chicken which has less pink meat. When it comes to chicken, I’ve never really learned to eat anything other than the white meat. I mean, I’ve kinda stretched to the wings and that, but still can’t actually eat drumsticks and the lot. My folks enjoyed this quite a bit, saying that the chicken was tender and firm (organic chicken, if I’m not mistaken).
Oh uh huh yes this was what I came for. The rice. Not any common rice, but the flavoured chicken-rice rice. It tastes so fragrant, and each grain sits comfortably on its own. I just absolutely so love chicken-rice rice. This did not disappoint. In fact, it possible is one of the top three nicest chicken-rice rice I’ve ever had.
Thai-styled Kerabu Jelly Fish
Because I don’t like the chicken, and because the rice was just too good to not be accompanied by anything else, I decided to order something which would really offset the taste of the rice. This sour, sweet, tangy and spicy dish with a slight lemongrass tinge of crunchy jelly fish was an excellent choice to accompany the rice. Enjoyable and definitely something to be ordered again.
Definitely gonna make another visit to this place.