Roland Restaurant

Chilli crab

We have some overseas relatives visiting us. Naturally we wanted to bring them to try our world famous Singapore chilli crab. Did a Google search and found glowing reviews of Roland Restaurant, who claims that they are the original creators of this iconic dish. And so a dinner was planned. Long story short: Our meal… 

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Toa Payoh Rojak

Rojak, S$3.00

I’m not a big fan of rojak, maybe because most are pretty average and fail to tempt me. But when I see a good rojak stall, I simply can’t resist! That’s what happened when I went to Old Airport Road the other day (actually to review another stall). This famous stall is now run by… 

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Dong Ji Fried Kway Teow

S$4.00 version, with prawn & squid.

This is one really “charred” char kway teow. And I really like this uncle’s version of fried kway teow. It’s kinda like a cross breed of Singapore-style and Penang-style kway teow — not too much dark soy, not too wet, and comes with seafood. The fat sea prawns and thick squid rings are cooked just… 

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Nam Kee Chicken Rice

Chicken rice for 1 person, S$4.00 ($3.50 for chicken rice + $0.50 for liver)

I’ve passed by this retro chicken rice shop several times, but never had the opportunity to sample their signature dish. The rice is mild on fragrance, but strong on the salt. The chilli is sufficiently spicy, but somehow lacks that X-factor. Unlike some places that deliberately undercook their chicken to maintain a soft juicy texture,… 

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