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Happy Chef Western Food (Tai Hwa Eating House)

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Happy Chef Western Food is located at Tai Hwa Eating House and serves Western Food.

Daily: 11:00 - 22:30

+65 63980773
$7 based on 23 submissions
Dinner (7 votes), After Work (5 votes), Lunch (5 votes)
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An (un) happy chicken or chef?

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 SingaporeOne 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. 

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11 Aug 2013 • 257 reviews • 8 followers

An (un) happy chicken or chef?

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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 SingaporeOne 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. 
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05 Apr 2013 • 13 reviews • 0 follower

Good Food

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The food here is quite good. The chicken chop that I had was quite juicy and tender. The chops were also quite big, and there were quite a lot of fries. It is also set at a normal price. The service was quite fast as well.
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02 Nov 2011 • 389 reviews • 13 followers

Value-for-money Western Spread

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Was already full but wanted to try the western stall's food too so friends and I ordered their pork chop to share.

The pork slices were actually quite thick and there was 2 slices! Tho the slices were quite thick, they were juicy and nice, not tough at all! The mushroom sauce was also heavenly! Not from a can!

I am determined to return soon and try all the over food this stall sells!

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10 Mar 2011 • 294 reviews • 11 followers

restaurant quality at coffeeshop?

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Happy Chef Western Food is located in Tai Hwa Eating House. Does the coffee shop name sounds familiar? Well its in the same coffee shop as Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle stall! If the queue at the Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle is too long, fear not, there is Happy Chef Western Food!

Not to be out done, Happy Chef Western Food has its fair share of publicity and interviews.

Chicken Shnitzel comes with generous servings of vegetables, fries and a huge chunk of chicken that was well marinated. The chicken was not oily and was soft and tender. The vegetables was boil, another plus, who says you can’t try to be healthy eating western food.

This is another hidden gem in a coffee shop. I can’t wait to try the other items available. Who says you can’t find good quality western food at affordable price?

Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/happy-chef-western-food/

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19 Aug 2010 • 227 reviews • 30 followers

happy as can be

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was getting a little adventurous & wanted to try some new stuff, instead of patronizing the usual restaurant settings in town. then i recalled there were some hidden finds along north bridge road area.

made my way to tai hwa eating house, spotted the infamous western food stall. ordered myself a pork chop & extra fries. the service was prompt, while the presentation of the food was good enough for me.

was a little disappointed with the not so juicy pork, than perceived, but then again, for the price to pay, it was still a good meal.

i believe i shall be revisiting this hidden find, to try some other stuff as displayed on their board sized menu.

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