Stew Kuche & Two Wings @ Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1

Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1 seems set to be another happening hang out place right in the heart of Alexandra. Why? The concept is quite simple really. Coffee shop setting with a twist – all the stalls in this coffee shop attracts the younger clientele with French, German and American cuisine. No mee pok ta at this kopitiam…

Stew Kuche Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane
Stew Kuche Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane

We were there at about 5pm on a Sunday and the evening crowd was already starting to build up. We decided promptly to go for the half pork knuckle ($15) and a pint of Hofbrau beer (click to check out our experience at Hofbrau Munich) ($12). Apparently, the ordering queue for the drinks and food are different. You pay at 2 different counters as well. While waiting for our turn, Two Wings with its slogan of “One just isn’t enough!” caught our attention and we went with 4 of its wings ($8.50)!

Two Wings 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Two Wings 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1

Two Wings has an interesting manner of processing your order. Your handphone number is used as a means to collect your order. Once your wings are ready for collection, a SMS would be sent to your phone and you’ll need to mention your order number on your phone in order to collect your wings. That’s a fantastic way to grab phone numbers for marketing purposes by the way…

Half Pork Knuckle Stew Kuche
Half Pork Knuckle Stew Kuche with Hofbrau Beer
4 Wings ($8.50) from Two Wings
4 Wings ($8.50) from Two Wings

The half pork knuckle did not look that impressive. However, we realised that our half was loaded with meat! The outer layer was crispy and the generous layer of fat fused with the meat within. Not too bad for a kopitiam actually. But of course, the original pork knuckle at Hofbrau Munich tops it all! 😛 The sides also had a local twist. Instead of the usual sauerkraut, achar was used. Ingenious really.

Next came our wings. Two Wings actually advocates a “correct” way to have your wings.

Step 1: Pull of cartilage at the wider end
Step 2: Twist and pull the small bone
Step 3: Twist and pull the big bone
Step 4: Eat and enjoy your boneless wing!

In this way, you’ll be left with a huge chunk of meat on the wing end which we thoroughly enjoyed with the chili dip. A great wing overall – crispy and juicy. But we thought that the taste department lacked a little. Best wings ever? Definitely Lost Coast Brewery’s Buffalo Wings; even better than the original buffalo wings at Anchor Bar New York.

At the same joint, there’s also Seasalt – The Seafood Place as well as Immanuel French Kitchen. There was also a bakery to round up the offerings here at Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1.

Our Verdict?

To be honest, the food standard is really not too bad. However, for a coffee shop (hot and stuffy within), the pricing’s a little steep. In comparison, for $10 bucks more (inclusive of taxes), you’ll be able to have a slightly bigger pork knuckle, be seated comfortably in a restaurant, have beers going at $9 a pint and is located centrally – perfect for gatherings (read our other posts to find out where this joint is!).

For the novelty, Stew Kuche and Two Wings at Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1 is definitely a good place to check out.

For return visits? We’re not too sure though…

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