photos and more: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/fatty-wengs-restaurant-bugis/
good singaporean-chinese mainstay near bugis. guys, this place is a local institution – it’s the sort of old-school restaurant your grandparents and their grandparents went to (depending on how old you/they are) for their birthdays and weddings and chinese new year celebrations.
in short, eating here is like paying respect to nostalgia and all your forefathers stood for – and it doesn’t hurt that the cooking is fantastic, classics executed perfectly, and service efficient (as it always was in the old days).
it’s the kind of food most of us chinese in singapore grew up eating, a little more polished and extravagrant than mum’s daily cooking, but familiar enough to feel as comforting.
that also means that while there is a lot I could tell you about how soft and yielding the tofu was, how sweet-savory the sauce on the pork ribs, and how those individual grains of fried rice were expertly seasoned and delicious, I could just as well say nothing much – silence here as implicit approval and agreement with the esteemed expertness of this place.