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There really does seem to be one Din Tai Fung-esque fried rice stall too many around the island these days โ€” there is seemingly one such stall in most heartlands. Was going about the Central Business District looking for somewhere wallet-friendly to dine at and came across this new stall named I ๐Ÿค ็ฆๅฃ็ฆ hidden within Marina Food House. The stall places it emphasis on their fried rice offerings โ€” the star item of the stall being the XO King Fried Rice and their Black Truffle Fried Rice which are prominently listed on the menu board that fronts the stall. As with most other stalls serving up similar fare, expect a familiar mix of other Din Tai Fung-esque fried rice being available here โ€” think variants of the fried rice such as XO, Spicy and Egg Fried Rice available to pair with meat options such as Pork Chop, Chicken Chop, Shrimp and Crab Meat. Prices of the fried rice dishes ranges from $6.50 to $10.00 โ€” not exactly the most pocket-friendly option around, but still relatively affordable considering this is in the Central Business District after all.

Being a one-man show, the Fried Rice is done upon order; that being said, the Pork Chop and Chicken Chop have been prepared ahead of time to be heated up when the order of the fried rice is being prepared. The Pork Chop Fried Rice (XO) comes with no surprises considering what we all know comes with the Din Tai Fung-style of Fried Rice that has been further popularised by King of Fried Rice โ€” the XO variant sees the fried rice being wok-fried with XO sauce. The result is this plate of fried rice that is savoury and with bits of crisp umami-ness that comes when one chews on those bits from the XO sauce included. As with almost variants of such styles of fried rice we have came across, the grains being used in the variant served at I ๐Ÿค ็ฆๅฃ็ฆ features short-grain rice that is lacquered with just enough oil that gave it a consistently moist texture throughout. The rice does come savoury with a slight hint of wok-hei for that light smokiness that makes it so good on its own; what was really the limelight for us was the Pork Chop however โ€” no doubt it does seem to lack that crispness that some renditions such as the one from FireRice had. That being said, we liked how tender the Pork Chop here was; does not require much effort to chew and maintain its juiciness โ€” all that whilst still lightly peppery and not particularly porky for a good flavour.

With so many Din Tai Fung-esque fried rice stalls around, it does feel that the market for such fare has been pretty much saturated โ€” there is also significantly less hype surrounding such dishes as opposed to when the trend has seemingly started with King of Fried Rice having aggressively expanding throughout the entire island. That being said, I ๐Ÿค ็ฆๅฃ็ฆ is a stall that would serve the office folks around the Central Business District well โ€” there are some, but not that many of such stalls located at this end of Singapore; definitely provided office workers yet another dining option or a convenient spot for them to get their cravings for Din Tai Fung-esque fried rice resolved. The fried rice is executed well, while we did really enjoy the pork chop despite there being some room for improvement for it to be up another level. Overall, something which we would not mind going for again; a reasonably priced Din Tai Fung-esque fried rice option in the Central Business District that would appeal to the office crowds working in the area.

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Peppery hot, medium chilli spiciness, tasty and fluffy fried rice. Comes with a fried egg and sliced cucumber topped with Maggi chilli sauce. Simple and yummy.
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๐ŸšฉIndian Stall, North Spine Food Court, 76 Nanyang Drive, N2.1, 02-03, Nanyang Technological University, 637331
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$4.80 for 5 ingredients and mee hoon.
Always my to-go comfort food. Pretty good variety of ingredients to choose from!

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Saba fish with spicy grilled chicken. The portions are good for sharing with my daughter, as I was feeling quite full from my afternoon snacking.
Satisfying!
$7.00

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They were all overcooked but it's still not bad at all as the meat quality is decent. The way it's served makes it seem like your normal Japanese stall stir fry but the quality is what sets it apart, including the sauce and the rice. The seaweed soup was good too

Normally it's 10nett if you eat there, basically mookata style. Their concept is really weird cos they serve 100g wagyu at 30bucks but it's at a hawker centre, idk if they're gonna last long man. I mean the vibes at this hawker is better after they reno'ed it but I still can't imagine forking out 30bucks at a hawker

However their kimchi is terrible, it's probably made in house because the fermentation tastes like beer, it's so weird

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Felt that this was more valuable. Not only the grilled chicken chop was huge, juicy and spiced nicely, their Tom Yum spaghetti portion was generous and the taste of it is a hit. Better than the one I had at South Spine. The pasta spiciness is more spicier than the Tom Yum mama and certainly not for those who have a weak stomach. Spicy but shiok, what to do.๐Ÿ˜…

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Classic creamy tom yum mama noods with two big prawns with shell on it, one large tender mussel, normal chewy sotong, various tom yum spices, a raw egg and chilli that will make your ass regret the next day. It was okay and quite expensive, also seems like something I can cook if I have the stuff but at least I like the spicy flavour here. The tom yum souriness and spiciness will totally spot on.

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Hwad dee Krab.๐Ÿ™
No monee go Thailand... Nehvemind. JaiTo Authentic Thai-Western Fusion here fรผr you.
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Seafood Tom Yum Mama($8.50)๐Ÿ˜€
Classic creamy tom yum mama noods with two big prawns with shell on it, one large tender mussel, normal chewy sotong, various tom yum spices, a raw egg and chilli that will make your ass regret the next day. It was okay and quite expensive, also seems like something I can cook if I have the stuff but at least I like the spicy flavour here. The tom yum souriness and spiciness will totally spot on.
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Chicken Chop Tom Yum Spaghetti($7.20)๐Ÿ‘
Felt that this was more valuable. Not only the grilled chicken chop was huge, juicy and spiced nicely, their Tom Yum spaghetti portion was generous and the taste of it is a hit. Better than the one I had at South Spine. The pasta spiciness is more spicier than the Tom Yum mama and certainly not for those who have a weak stomach. Spicy but shiok, what to do.๐Ÿ˜…
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๐ŸšฉJaiTo Thai-Western Fusion, 50 Nanyang Walk, Hall 16 2 Canteen Stall, Singapore 639929
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My mom and I visited this Singapore Coffee Museum to have our breakfast on 28 September 2022.

There were 3 staff near the cashier. While placing our order, my mom asked the staff beside the cashier whether they have mee siam.

The staff told us to look at the menu affixed to the wall. The area was dimly lit and my mom asked the question again. The same staff said something along the lines of, "Refer to the menu and order what you like." Meanwhile, the staff at the cashier looked on and listened to our conversation.

Let's assume for a moment that my mom is illiterate, so lighting is immaterial to my feedback. My mom then placed her order of Mee Siam with the cashier and the cashier finally said, "We do not have Mee Siam here." Why didn't she say this when asked repeatedly at first?

"I thought you said there is Mee Siam?" replied my mom to the staff who told her that.

"I DID NOT SAY THAT WE HAVE MEE SIAM, I told you to LOOK at the menu!" defended the staff.

At the same time, I was having a conversation with the cashier asking whether there were customers on the second floor. If there wasn't, I would not trouble them to open up the level just for us.

To my disbelief, the cashier said, "We (3 of them near the cashier) don't know because we are not in charge of the second floor. We are only in charge of the first floor."

I was speechless for a while. Why didn't you say that you will check and let me know? Is your Manager aware that this is your attitude?

I asked the same question again and explained my rationale. I did not get a response until after completing my order.

One of the three staff must have gone up to check. She came back and kindly told me that there were 2 other people upstairs.

Wow your staff are truly, unbelievably and extremely rude. I hope the Founder is aware of how your staff behave. It is unacceptable!

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The elderly lady makes pohpiah, muah chee and her rojak that gets sold out fast. I love how quietly & steadily she works even with a queue.

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Oh Wow! This taste fantastic! Fragrance and savoury. Cut up instant noodles that look like fried rice from afar masak with load of ingredients, sides with a bright sunny side up and timun with Maggi chilli sauce. Piping hot noods at its best tastisfaction.
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๐ŸšฉIndian Stall, North Spine Food Court, 76 Nanyang Drive, N2.1, 02-03, Nanyang Technological University, 637331
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Affordable decent plate of tender steamed chicken de-bone over fluffy rice flavoured with chicken stock. Comes with a bowl of carrot soup. Their ginger was meh... cold, a little spicy and carries not much chicken essence. Chilli was alright.
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๐ŸšฉChicken Rice Stall, Canteen 16, 50 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637658
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