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Yet Con Restaurant

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Located at Purvis Street, Yet Con Restaurant serves Chinese food and Chicken Rice.

Daily: 10:00 - 22:00

+65 63376819
$11 based on 57 submissions
Lunch (20 votes), Children/Family (17 votes), Dinner (17 votes)
Angelicus

Justice to Yet Con... Or is it?

Despite the ravingly bad review at the bottom, my husband & I still decided to visit Yet Con anyway as we live in close proximity & that we never venutured into Purvis street for food before.

We ordered Hainanese Chicken + Sweet and Sour Pork. 

The sweet and sour pork, in my husband's own word, was the best in Singapore he has ever tried. I found it quite tasty & less oily than most in Singapore too but compared with those from Hong Kong, the flavor can still be a bit more balanced.

The Hainese chicken I believed has the most controversy & many compared with Tian Tian, for that I would say the followings:

1) Texture & tenderness -wise, both shops had their chicken well done. 
2) If flavor is more important for you, go to Tian Tian.
3) If you wish to be able to taste the chicken with natural chicken flavor, Yet Con wins - hands down. This may also explain why their chicken is so much more expensive.

The only thing I really didn't like (the non-existent service aside - though I don't find the service "Bad" per se - I have seen much worse.) is that they have this strange public toilet like odor coming out everytime they open the door to the kitchen. That was really yuck considering we paid $26 for a 2 person's meal.

Overall I will say the place is worth a visit once or twice in a year for their chicken & pork, though you won't find me eating there that often - partly due to the cost, partly because I really don't like the odor from the kitchen. 


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15 Apr 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Justice to Yet Con... Or is it?

Despite the ravingly bad review at the bottom, my husband & I still decided to visit Yet Con anyway as we live in close proximity & that we never venutured into Purvis street for food before.

We ordered Hainanese Chicken + Sweet and Sour Pork. 

The sweet and sour pork, in my husband's own word, was the best in Singapore he has ever tried. I found it quite tasty & less oily than most in Singapore too but compared with those from Hong Kong, the flavor can still be a bit more balanced.

The Hainese chicken I believed has the most controversy & many compared with Tian Tian, for that I would say the followings:

1) Texture & tenderness -wise, both shops had their chicken well done. 
2) If flavor is more important for you, go to Tian Tian.
3) If you wish to be able to taste the chicken with natural chicken flavor, Yet Con wins - hands down. This may also explain why their chicken is so much more expensive.

The only thing I really didn't like (the non-existent service aside - though I don't find the service "Bad" per se - I have seen much worse.) is that they have this strange public toilet like odor coming out everytime they open the door to the kitchen. That was really yuck considering we paid $26 for a 2 person's meal.

Overall I will say the place is worth a visit once or twice in a year for their chicken & pork, though you won't find me eating there that often - partly due to the cost, partly because I really don't like the odor from the kitchen. 


02 Jul 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Yet Another Con.....

Real disapointment as this was THE place for chicken rice ! (including the ambience)
Terrible value for money: we paid close to $40 for 2 persons
Roast pork was dry and hard; portion of chicken was right for 2 persons and the veg was huge (to be fair not sure if they only have one size)
The rice which used to be their signature'dish' was bland.
When we paid at the counter and were rather surprised at the bill, we tried to ask the old guy at the counter if the amount was correct - he simply glared at us and just kept repeating 38.40! 38.40!
Next time we're going across the street....!
31 Dec 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Terrible Service & very rude old man @ the counter

While the chicken rice is nice, the service made it a terrible feeling .... We asked for drinks orders from the old man at the counter and he passed very rude remarks. We felt like we owe him a living and only they serve good chicken rice in Singapore!
17 Sep 2012 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Thumbs Up for the Ambience.......

As the title states, the Ambience is certainly something to be raved about. Not many places in Singapore can claim to give you the 70s feel as well as Yet Con can. And as reviews go, there seems to be a mixed review, and it belongs either to be very good, or very bad, not much in between. Unfortunately, I belong to thinking that this is a bad food adventure.

Came to Yet Con from the recommendations from my father's friend, my family ordered 4 chicken rice, half a chicken, the roasted pork and the steamboat with beef. And we were ready for a delicious dinner.

The chicken and the chicken rice seems to be the usual favourable food for people on a diet, i.e. tasteless. To me, the chilli sauce does help to develop some taste for the chicken and the rice, but only just. In itself, it lacks the punch that most other chicken rice stall delivers. The roasted pork tasted a bit weird, the dark sauce that goes with it was a bit sweet rather than savoury. I guess food is really subjective but I gave both these dishes a thumbs down.

Saving grace of the dinner was the steamboat. The stock was clearly well done, and when we first started with the steamboat, we only added the vegetables and eggs, and that soup was DELICIOUS, with natural sweetness coming from the stock. However, after we started dunking in the meat and other ingredients, the soup turned too salty, to the point it even tasted bitter.

If you are coming in for service, this is certainly not the place to be. We were ignored quite a fair bit of times, and for this particular experience, it was consistent that to get something done, you need to ask twice. This is very common as I looked around, most patrons were ignored too, except for a few tables where they clearly are the "old customers". Maybe Yet Con know that they can survive with return business such that they do not need new business.

Anyway, this experience reminds me to take a pinch of salt when we take recommendations from our friends..... Food is indeed subjective.....

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24 Jul 2012 • 33 reviews • 0 follower

Thumbs up for the food!

For more details and pictures, please visit: http://cheesemafia.blogspot.sg/2012/07/yet-con-hainanese-chicken-rice-purvis.html

We sought refuge in the air conditioned place at Yet Con Hainanese Chicken Rice Restaurant in the sweltering noon heat. Stepping into the old and no frills restaurant reminded me of classic Hong Kong eateries and for a moment it felt like I was out of Singapore. The place was bustling with people during the lunch hour.

The 'Homemade' Barley ($1.50) was definitely not 'homemade' with its distinct artificial syrup flavoring that bore a strong resemblence to Yeo's barley drink. I was disappointed at the lack of barley pearls in the drink.

Chicken Rice (Half a Chicken- $13, Rice- $0.60 per bowl)

The chicken at Yet Con Restaurant is served as it is, without additional oil or sauce. I thought the chicken was succulent and tasty and loved the fact that it was not overly greasy.

The chicken rice was very fragrant. We thought the chili sauce could be improved though, perhaps a little lime and some garlic could do the trick.

Fish Maw with Chinese Cabbage and Assorted Meat ($20)

The Fish Maw dish was a little on the pricey side but it was well worth it. The dish was well seasoned and bore chunks of seafood, meat and vegetables. The sauce was really good and I particularly enjoyed the fish maw.

Hainanese Pork Chop ($10)

This has got to be the highlight of the day. The pork chop was excellent and everyone at the table loved it. The breaded pork was crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, it went very well with the light tomato based sauce.

Good place for a casual quick lunch!