Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Xiang Wei Qing Economical Rice : homely meal

I was told by a friend that this economical rice stall is a new venture of Douglas Ng, the owner of Fishball Story. This is the new stall that replaced the previous stall after the renovation of that coffee shop. There are 3 coffee shops near the AMK 628 Food Centre, each coffee shop has an economical rice stall but none is as popular as the Nonya Curry Mixed Veg Rice (#01-58) stall in the food centre and I have been a regular customer there. 

I went with my dining companion for lunch on a weekday, the selection of their dishes was not too extensive. I wanted to try their Lemon Chicken but was told it is not available but only the choices of Curry Chicken and Fried Chicken. I decided to go with the Fried Chicken and I was asked to choose the part. The server suggested to take the thigh portion and he offered to cut it into smaller pieces. I wanted to try the Steamed Meat with Salted Fish together with Sweet & Sour Pork and Sambal Potato Leave with 2 plates of rice for $12.20. They were using some of the plates left by the previous stall. Everything was neatly arranged on a tray for self-service. I took notice of the Combi Oven right behind, this is not a common sight at such a hawker stall in the coffee shop. 

This was not the first time that I have tried their Fried Chicken. It was quite good this time, freshly fried and the skin still retained its crispiness though the meat was not as flavorful. Sometimes, it was slightly greasy when it was left for too long and did not taste as good. 

The Steamed Meat with Salted Fish was slightly disappointed. This is likely to be one of those dishes prepared using the combi oven at the stall. The meat was not as soft as I would like it, steamed with a small piece of salted fish and shredded ginger. 

The Sweet & Sour Pork tasted decent though not much of a surprise. Those pieces of pork were deep-fried before adding in the pineapple and cucumber followed by the sweet and sour sauce. It was not as saucy but with a balanced flavor. 

The Sambal Sweet Leaves tasted homely, it would definitely be nicer if it is spicier as its spiciness was a little too mild. 

Though not impressively good, it is good enough for a homely meal.

Block 630 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 SINGAPORE 560630

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