Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sin Lee Foods on Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

Salted Egg Sweet Potato Fries

This is one of the last places I would've thought to find a place like this, as it was situated at the base of a sleepy HDB estate without much else around it (4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee #01-164, 6377-3170). I'm not sure what the old Sin Lee used to sell, but now it's a cozy little restaurant that would fit right into all of those converted shophouses along Boon Tat Street or Keong Saik Road.

And that's not just because of the classy wooden decor, but also the food, like those sweet potato fries above, which were delicately fried and covered in a salted egg sauce. We also got a torched broccoli salad that was almost like a long lost cousin of Moosehead's grilled cauliflower.

Sure, I'll come back here again, but admittedly only in measured doses, as the food tended to be very flavor-forward. In that sense, it reminded me a bit of places like the Publican in Chicago, although of course these guys weaved in ingredients that were local to Singapore. I might bring some out-of-own visitors here next time as a result.

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