You must be wondering where/what this place is huh? Well it’s my favourite claypot beef rice stall! Besides beef rice, they serve up pretty good zhi char too. The place is run by a Cantonese chef & mostly Cantonese crew too as far as I can tell. How do I know this you may ask? He speaks fluent Cantonese with that familiar Hong Kong twang, and his beef rice is drowned in egg gravy – a tell-tale cooking trait of a Cantonese chef because they love soupy-gravy stuff. Yums.
For the longest time – 4 yrs to be precise, I’ve been a blur sotong of a customer who ate at his stall with blind loyalty without knowing its name. I discovered their name only after they wisely invented a laminated ‘quick menu’ that was conveniently placed on my table. For what it’s worth, I must say I’ve brought him many customers along the way who inevitably fell in love with his gravy-licious dishes & SUPERB clear soups. Go ahead & sample everything on the menu! Soups are priced at $1/bowl.
Claypot Beef Rice ($4) [****.]
I dare say I can count AT LEAST 5 friends of mine who are fans of the stall’s cantonese fare. Although the place is rather small, there’s always a long queue of people at lunchtime waiting to da-bao his caifan. He only starts cooking zhi char from approx. 1.30pm, after the lunch frenzy dies down. They close early at about 7pm thereabouts.
Taste – 8.5/10
Price – $
Service – 7/10
Ambience – 7/10 (it’s a coffeeshop stall or sorts, dont have high hopes)
Accessibility – 8/10
[$]-cheap like peanuts: ($10 & below/person)
[$$]-average Jane ($15-$25/person)
[$$$]-you might wanna tke tht card out..($30-$60/person)
[$$$$]-extremely exorbitant ($70 & above/person)
[* to *****] – rating(s) for individual dishes
Tel: (65) 6732 4892
Far East Plaza, #05-99
Opening hours: 11am-7pm on most days
Dress code: casual
Buses: 143, 124, 167, 54, 190, 132, 171, 162..
Nearest MRT: Orchard MRT station