Saturday, November 27, 2021

Ah Gu Kaka Wa (Guochang Chuanweiguan) at Djitsun Mall

Chuanr and Ganbian Sijidou

From the exterior, this place seems rather odd (5 Ang Mo Kio Central 2 #01-01, 6757-3358). Lit with neon and furnished with Minion and Pokemon chairs, the Latin letters on the signboard say Ah Gu Kaka Wa, and yet the Chinese characters say guochang chuanweiguan.

But the chuanr on the menu looked promising, and my hunch was right: the chicken skewers in particular are the closest that I've been able to find to the now defunct Alati. It was a smaller portion, but the meat was moist and tender like Alati, and it was seasoned just right too. The pork isn't bad either, but I'll pass on the mutton and beef next time, especially since the former was dry and didn't even taste like mutton.

BTW, their ganbian sijidou is one of the better renditions around town, especially since the chili peppers were delightfully thin-skinned and crisp. They have quite a few other things on the menu, including kaoyu, suancaiyu, and jigongbao. I'm not sure how those fare, but the beer was impressively cheap.

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