Thunder Tea Rice (Lei Cha Fan)
This was an interesting one. I almost resigned to eating from one of the "typical" local food court stalls at Suntec City's Food Republic today until these guys caught my eye. "What the heck is Thunder Tea Rice?," I thought. I wanted to find out.
What I got was a big bowl of rice topped with assorted veggies together with some kind of a green soup. The soup was bursting with basil in aroma, but was surprisingly still a bit boring in taste, thus requiring me to pour in a bit of soy sauce to help it down. Only after I finished the soup did I realize my mistake...one is supposed to pour that green stuff (made from tea, apparently), over the rice, thus making this a bit of a Chinese version of ochazuke.
Well, despite not having any soup left to pour, I actually still liked the rice quite a bit, as those veggies were still decently tasty (and the rice decently moist) on their own. And there was definitely no guilt here for eating something so healthy. I'd like to come back (other locations at China Square, Amoy Street Food Centre, and VivoCity's Food Republic) and make sure that I eat it the proper way next time.