This weekend, we decided to catch Voyage De La Vie at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). Before the show, we thought “Hey, why dont we have dinner at Malaysian Food Street?” as there were still some food we had not yet tried.
So Kate and I avoided the dinner crowd and ate at about 5pm at the Malaysian Food Street @ RWS. This time, we had makan that were different from the first time @ Malaysian Food Street. We tried the Penang Lim Brothers Char Koay Teow as well as the Huen Kee Claypot Chicken Rice! So, let’s find out the verdict!
Penang Lim Brothers Char Koay Teow
It was with much anticipation that we tried the Penang Bros Char Koay Teow. This was one of the foods that we very much wanted to try the last time round. As we were early this time, the queue was relatively short. However, here’s the unhappy part…
We decided to try the $4 version to test the skill of the chef (and of course the fact that we wanted to save $1 on eggs – $5 a plate for char koay teow with eggs). The first unhappy part was that the cashier told us that the $4 version would be much oilier, trying to deter us and buy the more expensive version. Not to be deterred or waivered, we continued with our choice of the $4 char koay teow. So we got our queue number of 133.
The next unhappy thing was, the number went from 130, 131, 132 and you thought, “YAY! My turn!”… 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 THEN when there was NOBODY ELSE IN THE QUEUE, our number flashed across the digital display – 133. Well, the thing was because we chose a plate without eggs, so they chose to cook those with eggs first before tending to us!
What’s worst was that an uncle who wanted to buy the $4 (he came after us) was given the same oily reasoning and he changed to $5 AND STILL GOT HIS CKT EARLIER THAN US!
After finally getting our Char Koay Teow, we noticed that the portion was actually quite small…
The CKT was indeed very oily (have you noticed the oil?!) but that was expected. There was however, wok hei in this version of char koay teow. Well, taking into consideration the entire experience from queuing till eating , this plate of CKT is considered average.
Next, we tried the
Huen Kee Claypot Chicken Rice
As mentioned in our previous post, the fragrance of the claypot chicken rice was so enticing as you walk past its store. We really think that the claypot as well as the traditional cooking method of the charcoal stove, enhanced the taste of the claypot chicken rice.
The small version which we ate costs $9 (with salted fish , $8 without salted fish) and the large costs $12 and $15 (with salted fish) respectively.
We did not regret the decision of adding the salted fish. The saltiness of the fish blended well with the charcoal cooked rice. *Please remember to mix the salted fish well into the claypot rice before consumption!
It was also very fragrant (as advertised by its smell as we walked past) and the rice was of high quality where each grain was well separated. The chicken was tender and gave off fragrance of the soy sauce. The only misgiving was that the rice at the bottom could have been more burnt so that you can have some crunchiness while eating the claypot rice. But well, for health’s sake, burnt rice is not that good right?
So the verdict for this trip to the Malaysian Food Street @ Resorts World Sentosa RWS is
– Give the CKT a miss
– Try the Claypot Chicken Rice
P.S. Try to avoid the peak hours as well. We realised that they now control/limit the number of people allowed into the food street. So you’ll have to queue just to enter during peak hours.
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