Sunday, July 22, 2007
"My Rice" Chicken Rice, Balestier Road
This was a completely random meal. Running an errand out on Balestier Road today, we stopped at a coffee shop to grab a quick bite (Wan Lee Food Court at 567 Balestier Road). I wasn't expecting anything special, but to my surprise, there was a hawker inside claiming to be the "former Mandarin Singapore Hotel Chatterbox chicken rice chef." Really? OK, let's give this one a shot.
Now, was it just me, or did this look like the exact same porcelainware that they used at Chatterbox? (before they remodeled into that plasticky place, that is) Food-wise, I guess it was fine; the chicken was tender and the rice was tasty. But for some reason I seemed to remember a little more "oomph" from the old Chatterbox version that I couldn't find here (especially the chili sauce). Then again, I wasn't exactly a regular at Chatterbox, so I may be totally wrong on that.
At S$5 (US$3.30) for the set, it seemed like a high price to pay for chicken rice. But they did give umlimited refills of rice with that, and it sure was a heck of a lot cheaper than Chatterbox in the end. And hey - it was on the same porcelainware.
Digested at 2:02 PM
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