Dennis Laurent 991 •
05 Jun 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower
This (literally) hole-in-the-wall shop in front of Cuppage Plaza surprisingly offers a delectable array of Japanese Food - well, not so much Japanese, but it's nicely done at least. I was there twice. However, there's less-than-stellar consistency when it comes to the performance of the food
I forgot the exact name of the food - but this is basically a generous portion of stir-fry veggies, meat (pork I think, to add a certain savoriness), and shrimp on top of rice. Not really Japanese in nature, I guess - But it is certainly delicious. There's a strong wok-hei flavor in my dish, which is rare and appreciated. The rice was fluffy on my first visit. However, on my second visit, the rice was lumpy, and I need to mash it with the sauce on top to make it "passable" - consistency is badly needed. I suggest to mix this dish with a generous dollop of brown sauce, chilli powder, and pepper for good measure. Definitely a must-order.
so-so only, the gyoza on my second visit was a bit charred, if not pan-fried too long. The filling is rather juicy and succulent, but I feel it lacks a certain oomph - passable
Overall, this hole-in-the-wall place is indeed cheap. I like that is is not pretentious, and serves a nice Chinese stir-fried style rice - If I want to eat cheap in Orchard, I now simply know where to look - but...the place is rather small and cramped - and I believe you'll leave the place with a pungent aroma of food - but that's a small price to pay for an above average food - They also have affordable bento, but only for takeaways (kinda puzzled me, but that's the policy anyway)