Daily: 11:00 - 22:30
Happy Chef Western Food is located at Tai Hwa Eating House and serves Western Food.
Click: http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2013/08/happy-chef-western-food.html for full post with pics.
Another reason besides going to Tai Hwa Kopi Tiam for Bak Chor Mee was to try the famous Western Food from Happy Chef. They serve a wide range of Hainanese-style Western food which has been drawing crowds from all over Singapore
One of their popular items is the Chicken Kiev--deep fried chicken rolled with cheese and ham. At $9, I found the price steep initially but the portion was HUGE. The amount of gooey cheese right at the centre was very generous, and thus stealing the limelight from the leading actor, Mr Chicken.
There was no doubts about the crispy chicken coating, but the cheese solidified very quickly and turned into a chewy rubber that dislodged from the chicken. The taste emerged neither from the chicken nor the cheese, but the HAM. Better eat while it is still hot.
Nothing unique about the homemade mushroom sauce, as raved about in the video.
Perhaps we should have ordered the Fish & Chips instead of Chicken Schnitzel $6. Despite the visible black pepper flecks, the chicken itself was bland and nearly tasteless. Did not help much by the salty chilli sauce.
Though the entire cutlet was flawlessly fried, some parts of the chicken skin was uncoated evenly and became very soft & greasy . We wished we had KFC as we slogged through the characterless meat.
I can't be sure whether standards have dropped since it's my first try. (The owners who made TV appearance were not there) Furthermore, I have only tried 2 out of the 30 dishes here. Food not exceptional but the Chicken Kiev is still the better out of the two.
The variety served here is rather different from the usual western food stalls. The names of the food offered here might already be enough to interest you in trying it at least once! From schnitzel to chicken kiev, each of the items here sounds incredibly delectable. I like the pork chop here alot (i cant use the word 'best' as i've yet to conquer everything on the menu). Unlike many western food stalls which serves pork chops that are kinda dry, the ones here were very tasty and juicy. The sauce that comes with it was also good and plentiful. Instead of the usual coleslaw as a side, broccoli and baby carrots are served here, which is a refreshing change to me. However, one downside is that this place can be quite warm and crowded, due to the famous bar chor mee stall located in the same coffeeshop. In all, the food served here is definitely worth the price, especially if you are looking for something different yet do not want to break your wallet.