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Different Taste Cafe And Restaurant (Downtown East)

AsianChinese

This casual family restaurant serves zi char favourites, like prawn paste chicken and sambal kangkong.

Daily: 11:00 - 15:00

Daily: 17:00 - 22:30

+65 65845320
$10 based on 12 submissions
Children/Family (4 votes), Dinner (4 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (4 votes)
Syndicatee

Good food, reasonable prices!



Always a good place to eat at but the queue is always so long so if you are going with ur family please go earlier / later around 8ish pm for dinner. I have yet to try their awesome curry fish head because I went at that time and the small curry fishhead was already sold out L

Ambience/Setting

it’s a zhi char place so what can you expect, it’s gonna be noisy! Because it’s a very family orientated restaurant you will expect lots of kids running around although the restaurant is not that big. Prolly seats about 40 odd people :)

Service

hmm I would say the people there are friendly and nice so service wise not too bad !

Food

I ordered the prawn paste chicken because one of the staff highly recommended it to us J and it tasted rly not too bad! And we order claypot tofu which was MMM YUMMY! J and since there was no more small curry fish head we ordered the yam basket and man was it good! Crispy on the outside and soft in the inside with so much ingredients inside it!

Overall, definitely worth going back and infact I am going to! :D shall be taking more pictures when i return!

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22 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Taste Differently indeed .....

rought my whole family for a quick meal. Order slice fish hor fun, tofu mixed vege and prawn roll. All the food are either just too salty Or plain tasteless. kitchen seems to only have is merely just salt And no other condiments. sloppy cooking . Strongly not recommend 
05 Jun 2012 • 14 reviews • 1 follower

Good food, reasonable prices!



Always a good place to eat at but the queue is always so long so if you are going with ur family please go earlier / later around 8ish pm for dinner. I have yet to try their awesome curry fish head because I went at that time and the small curry fishhead was already sold out L

Ambience/Setting

it’s a zhi char place so what can you expect, it’s gonna be noisy! Because it’s a very family orientated restaurant you will expect lots of kids running around although the restaurant is not that big. Prolly seats about 40 odd people :)

Service

hmm I would say the people there are friendly and nice so service wise not too bad !

Food

I ordered the prawn paste chicken because one of the staff highly recommended it to us J and it tasted rly not too bad! And we order claypot tofu which was MMM YUMMY! J and since there was no more small curry fish head we ordered the yam basket and man was it good! Crispy on the outside and soft in the inside with so much ingredients inside it!

Overall, definitely worth going back and infact I am going to! :D shall be taking more pictures when i return!

01 Jun 2012 • 3 reviews • 33 followers

Tastes different!

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It wasn't too busy, and there were only about 6 families eating there.

I had ordered 3 dishes and 2 rice for the two of us, for SGD$35, with no GST or Service Charge. At about SGD$10 per dish, it was pretty standard.

They charge for wet tissues at 30 cents each. So if you want to save on wet towels, then best to return to the staff. =P

"Home-made" BarleyIt was so bland, it tasted like cloudy lemon water. =/ Not a trace of Barley other than the Barley Pulp at the bottom of the glass.

First dish served!

Sweet & Sour Pork

More sour than sweet. But pork was crunchy. So were the tomato, cucumber, capsicum and pineapple slices.

Second Dish!

Cereal Chicken

 A cross between popcorn chicken and cereal prawn. Crunchy chicken bites with sweet and crunchy cereal. But the cereal was too oily.

Baby Kailan with BeefBeef was tender and juicy. But seasoned with too much salt or soy sauce. It was too salty and my taste buds shrivelled upon the second bite.

The Bland Barley saved our taste buds in this instance.

15 May 2010 • 51 reviews • 0 follower

great nice food

Went there with my family.. Friendly waitress that gave us a big table that can rotate because my kids asked for it (although only 5 of us). The food are fantastic.. I love the fried cereal chicken.. very unique as I can't eat prawn so this is great so that I can try.. Yummy.. I love the tahu goreng too... Overall very happy and will be back again..
12 Apr 2010 • 57 reviews • 17 followers

Simple and not too pricey

Went for a simple meal with my wife at Different Taste Cafe on one of the Weekday evening. Not too crowded, situated at the older and prominent stretch of Downtown East. There are many real big tables and I was asked to sit on a table meant for 6 when there are only 2 of us.

Ordered a simple mean of seafood bittergourd soup and a plate of sweet sour pork. Both just sufficient for 2 of us. The soup should be cooked sufficiently long that the tast of bittergourd actually gets into the soup. I normally can't taste the bittergourd from the soup alone in most bittergourd seafood soup from normal hawker stalls.

The meat of the sweet sour pork is sufficiently tender and the exterior crispy enough. The sauce is not overpowering on either sour or sweet.

Simple fare but satisfying. Not too expensive too as there are no GST and Services charge.