If you do not want to be in the queue for the famous white bee hoon then Sembawang Traditional Claypot Rice might be a good alternative. It is located just a couple of shops away from that coffee shop where the white bee hoon is, you just keep walking and you could spot it after making a right turn, it is directly opposite Sembawang Shopping Centre. It was not as crowded as i expected to be particularly during lunch on a Sunday though most of the tables there were occupied. The service was quite attentive, the menu was presented right after when seated down and the order was taken right after. I decided to go with Da Lu Mian ($4.80), San Lou Bee Hoon ($4.80) and Garlic Fried Chicken ($12.80).
Da Lu Mian came first. From the name, i guess it is supposed to be KL style braised noodle but the noodle was a bit too thin and it is closer to the braised Hokkien Noodle that is commonly available at most Cze Cha stalls. It was tasty though not too memorable, the addition of fried pork lards enhanced its flavor quite a bit. The portion was a bit too little thus not too filling.
San Lou Bee Hoon came next, though not as crispy as it is expected to be but i could taste the intense wok hei in it. It was nice though not the best that i ever tasted.
The Garlic Fried Chicken that came last was the most disappointing. Though it was served along with large amount of fried garlic but it did not have any garlic taste, not even a bit of it. It reminded me of those Malay style Fried Chicken Wings that are usually served along with Nasi Lemak as it has quite a distinctive turmeric taste. It would be more acceptable if this dish is labelled as Turmeric Fried Chicken as it is more appropriate in accordance with the taste.
I might just come back for their claypot rice the next time as this is what they are famous for.
SEMBAWANG TRADITIONAL CLAYPOT RICE
No 4 Jalan Tampang SINGAPORE 758948
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm